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#518 of 762 Oil pressure and temp gauge
Apr 05, 2009 (5:24 pm)
I am a newbie and need all the help I can get. I have a 2001 Chevy Tahoe LS with 143,000 miles on it. Yesterday morning when I got in it there was an awful ticking noise and it was running bad. The oil pressure is usually great, if anything it runs a little high. Yesterday, it was running around 30. I took it directly to my brother. The ticking sounded like it was coming from the valve cover on the drivers side. He pulled it off and it was thick with milky looking oil. We cleaned them up and replaced the gaskets. When I drove home last night the ticking was gone. I got up this morning the ticking is back the oil pressure is down again and now the low coolant light is on and the temperature is down slightly. Am I in real trouble here? What kind of problem am I looking at? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am not a big money girl and my car isn't throwing any codes. I don't want to keep driving and do any damage.
Thanks in advance!
#519 of 762 Re: Oil pressure and temp gauge [suzydall]
Apr 05, 2009 (6:10 pm)
Well the milky looking oil means the water from the radiator has gotten into your engine. That could be from a blown headgasket, or a worse internal engine problem. The head gasket is between the engine block and the heads (which have the valves that you undoubtedly saw when you took the valve covers off).
Since your coolant light is also on, you have a definite problem. Do not drive it.
#520 of 762 pissed off !!
Apr 06, 2009 (7:06 pm)
my tahoe stalls when im turning at a slow idle. thats the only time it does it. also my ac doesnt blow cold air in my middle or back seats. the front blows great. i just changed my brakes and my abs and break idiot lights came on. does anyone know why.
#521 of 762 Re: pissed off !! [nkturnl]
Apr 07, 2009 (4:01 am)
Check to see that the wheel sensors were put back in place, or one may have been damaged. Check also to see that you have enough brake fluid in the master cylinder.
Regarding your rear AC, is the symptom that the fan speed does not adjust and blow higher volumes of air? or is the symptom that the air flow is correct, but it's not cold enough?
#522 of 762 Re: pissed off !! [kiawah]
Apr 07, 2009 (4:05 pm)
thanks it was on for a few min. now i have driven it alot more it hasnt come on at all. fluid is fine and thr sensers looked ok. abiut the ac it blows fine in the back it just doesnt blow cold at all. the front is perfect. any idea why the tahoe is stalling when i take a turn at a very slow speed.it fires right back up when it stalls.and it does it at all diff levels of fuel. that has been bugging me for years.i took it into the dealership and they charged me 800 buck and didnt fix it.its really starting to worry me cuz my daughter is starting to drive now.
#523 of 762 catalytic converters
Apr 10, 2009 (10:15 am)
are aftermarket catalytic converters as good as factory converters for the 2002 tahoe
#524 of 762 01 tahoe brake and anti lock light
Apr 10, 2009 (3:20 pm)
These lights come on together and stay on at various times. Can anyone provide a diagnosis?
#525 of 762 door molding
Apr 10, 2009 (3:28 pm)
Can you buy the little silver strips that go inside the black door strips on all 4 door?
#526 of 762 Re: 01 tahoe brake and anti lock light [mike123]
Apr 10, 2009 (6:27 pm)
Take it and have any error codes read out of the computer, many auto parts chains will do it for free.
Brake Warning indicator is set by:
- BCM body control module detects park brake is engaged
- BCM detects low brake fluid condition
- IPC performs bulb check
- EBCM detects ABS disablilng malfunction
ABS indicator is set by:
- EBCM detects an ABS disabling malfunction
- IPC performs bulb check
- IPC detects a loss of serial data communication w/EBCM
- a DTC is set during previous ignition cycle
#527 of 762 Re: 01 tahoe brake and anti lock light [kiawah]
Apr 10, 2009 (6:48 pm)
When they come on, they come on together.