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1996 Chevrolet Express Van Base 1500 135 WB

1996 Chevrolet Express Van
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Rear Wheel Drive, 1500 135" WB
15 mpg city / 19 mpg hwy
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March 20, 2012, 11:57 am

Candra H

Question: Can I change a heli-coil?

There is a heli-coil in cylinder 5,the cylinder is hitting the spark plugs that go to this van, we put a shorter one in and its still not getting the right spark, the check engine light went off when i first changed , now its back on , i want to know how to proceed, not sure if we could change the heli-coil or not

March 21, 2012, 8:34 pm

Richard W
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You can change the heli coil. But I would check the compresion i that cylinder. If the plug it the piston. The piston could be cracked.

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