Specialize in Chevrolet GMC truck repair service in Lansing, MI. Our team dedicates itself to providing exceptional Chevrolet maintenance and repair service.
Chevy GMC trucks are dependable and reliable vehicles, but even the toughest of trucks require routine service. It can be a challenge to find technicians equipped, educated, and experienced enough to repair Chevy trucks. Fortunately, Chuck's Garage Lansing boasts a team of ASE certified technicians capable and eager to provide you with Chevy truck service.
We look out for our client’s best interest. We try to put ourselves in our client’s shoes when we test their vehicle, so to speak. Communication and empathy are vital. Throughout the entire process, you will be updated about the progress of your vehicle. Any service will be thoroughly discussed with you. Your questions will be answered honestly and promptly.
If you are looking for honest and thorough Chevrolet truck repair in Lansing MI, you have come to the right place.
Common Chevy GMC Truck Problems
GMC Chevy Truck Contamination of Extended Life Coolant
Problem: Extended life coolant becomes contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended service time. Causes premature water pump failure, radiator failure, heater core failure, heater valve failure, coolant hose failure.
Repair: Coolant replacement every 2 years.
GMC Chevy Truck Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Leak
Problem: Check Engine Light on due to loose or worn gas cap.
Repair: Make sure gas cap is tight. Test gas cap seal if Check Engine Light does not go out after checking gas cap tight.
GMC Chevy Truck Harsh 1-2 Shift Check Engine Light
Problem: GMC Chevy Truck 4 speed automatic transmission harsh 1-2 shift and/or Check Engine Light on with code P1870 stored. Caused by wear of the bore for the TCC isolator and regulator valves in the valve body. This condition commonly occurs after transmission reaches normal operating temperature.
Repair: Worn valve body replacement.
Chevy GMC Truck Instrument Panel Lights Flicker and Exterior Lights Intermittent
Problem: headlight switch is known to fail. Since headlight switch also controls interior lights a malfunctioning headlight switch can cause issues with interior lights.
Headlight switch failure symptoms include:
- Headlights and taillights failing to turn on or off;
- Interior lights flicker, or fail to turn on or off;
- Instrument panel lighting off or flickering when headlights on;
- Parking light malfunction.
NOTE: Bad tail-light ground wires and corroded tow package wiring can also lead to some of these issues.
Repair: testing and headlight/dimmer switch replacement. Test and repair bad tail-light ground wires and dirty corroded tow package wires.
GMC Chevy Truck Premature Transmission Failure
Repair: We strongly recommend transmission service every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and ensure best operating order.
GMC Chevy Truck Replace Fuel Filter to Prevent Fuel Pump Failure
Problem: fuel pump failure causing engine to stall and not restart.
Repair: Fuel Filter Replacement every 30,000 or annually to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump and premature fuel pump failure.
GMC Chevy Truck Windshield Wipers Failure
Problem: Windshield Wipers Failure Due to Faulty Wiper Motor Control Circuit Board. The windshield wipers may not work intermittently. Lightly taping on the wiper motor when the fault occurs should temporarily get the wipers working again. Some vehicles were recalled for this problem and some were not. We can check if your specific vehicle is covered by warranty repair.
Repair: Wiper Motor Control Board replacement.
GMC Chevy Truck Noisy Air Conditioning Compressor
Problem: Air conditioning compressor may develop an abnormal noise.
Repair: AC Compressor Replacement. We strongly recommend when AC compressor is replaced for a noise condition, a AC refrigerant filter should be installed to prevent any metal particles in the system from damaging the new compressor.
GMC Chevy Truck Flush Brake Fluid
Problem: brake fluid moisture contamination causes brake problems and premature brake system failure.
Repair: Flush brake fluid every 60,000 miles
GMC Chevy Truck Water Pump leak Coolant Loss and Engine Overheat
Problem: water pump coolant leak can result in engine overheating.
Repair: water pump replacement.
GMC Chevy Truck Alternator Failure Alternator Noise Dead Battery
Problem: alternator failure causing dead battery, or abnormal alternator noise. The check engine light warning light may or may not illuminate.
Repair: alternator replacement.
GMC Chevy Truck Heating and AC Temperature Problem
Problem: incorrect temperature or HVAC air delivery. Caused by heater / AC (HVAC) temperature air delivery mode door actuator failure. Check engine light error code(s) should be stored in the HVAC control module.
Repair: check for Check Engine Light error code(s) stored in the HVAC control module. HVAC temperature air delivery mode door actuator replacement.
GMC Chevy Truck ABS Front Wheel Speed Sensors Failure
Problem: The anti-lock brake system (ABS) front wheel speed sensors fail, ABS warning light may illuminate, erratic ABS system function.
Repair: ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement.
GMC Chevy Truck Power Brake Hydro-Boost Unit Fluid Leak
Problem: Hydro-Boost power brake systems leak hydraulic fluid from the hydro-boost unit located behind the brake master cylinder.
Repair: hydro-boost unit replacement.
GMC Chevy Truck Power Door Lock Actuators Not Working
Problem: power door lock actuators are slow to operate or stop working completely.
Repair: power door lock actuator replacement of defective unit.
Chevrolet GMC Truck Reduced Power and Check Engine Light
Problem: Throttle position sensor (TPS) failure causing Check engine light with Reduced Power message or OBD trouble code P2135. Related to throttle position sensor failure, and can be caused by faulty TPS wiring, bad TPS connection, or a failed Throttle position sensor.
Repair: Inspect TPS wiring harness and TPS connector. Throttle position sensor must be inspected, tested. Most common repair is Throttle Position Sensor replacement.
Chevrolet GMC Chevy Truck Fuel Level Sensor Failure
Problem: Fuel level sensor displays incorrect fuel level.
Repair: Fuel Pump Replacement or Fuel level sensor replacement. We strongly recommend replacing the complete fuel pump on high mileage vehicles.
Chevrolet GMC Chevy Truck 4WD Transfer Case Position Sensor Selector Switch Failure
Problem: 4WD transfer case encoder motor position sensor or the selector switch failure causing Service 4WD message display.
Repair: Transfer case encoder motor position sensor replacement, or the Transfer case selector switch replacement.
Chevrolet GMC Chevy Truck Keyless Entry System Stops Working
Problem: Keyless entry system may stop working. Can be due to dead key fob battery, faulty key fob, keyless entry receiver failure or keyless entry wiring issue.
Repair: key fob battery replacement, keyless entry receiver replacement, keyless entry wiring diagnosis & wiring repair.
Chevrolet GMC Chevy Truck Popping Noise From Muffler Heat Shield
Problem: muffler heat shield becomes loose causing a rattle or popping noise.
Repair: Install muffler heat shield kit available from GM to correct this problem.