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1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GBDM19W2T
i inherited this van from a friend/contractor who tried multiple things to repair poor running to no start eventually.many things were wrong but now i need some fresh ideas.the distributor was checked for rotor position and reset.new ac delco dist. cap,rotor,p...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G1NE52J2Y
Hi guys this is for a good friend of mine that I am trying to help out. She said that this vehicle will surge at times going down the highway or up hills. I noticed that this engine has a little bit of a rough idle, not enough for her to say anything but these...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3AJ55MXT
Hi gang, I'm getting drug through the knot hole on this one. I've got a hard code p0325 knock sensor problem. If I tap on the cylinder head I get a knock sensor signal. The sensor resistance is within spec at 100,000 K ohms. The bias voltage on the signal line... Trouble codes: P0325

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2002 Cadillac Escalade 5.3L body VIN: 1GYEC63T82
The evidence showed that the throttle was depressed when the accident occured. Rusty from Massachusetts who left one of the replies seemed to be very knowledgeable on the subject and his explanation seems to be right on the money. His reply is as follows. Fr...
1994 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions, High Nox VIN: 1GCCS1443R
Hello, Sorry for the long delay in posting this fix. The vehicle ended up being a long drawn out process as the customer would pick up the vehicle for days at a time before brining it back. Given that everything electronic was working properly and the ports we...
1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS19W2R
Wow, I finally figured it out. Someone had put in a pickup coil in the distributor which was of the wrong polarity causing the spark timing on the primary (pickup) to be over advanced in relation to the dist. secondary (rotor to cap). What was happening was th...
1992 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L No Start VIN: 1G3NL1430N
Well I got 22 Replies and almost everyone said the same thing, and almost in the same words. I had never seen one of these engines before, but that is no excuse was just not seeing the trees for the forest. Any way these are apparently known as being hard on...
1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L speedometer, tach VIN: 1G8ZJ5276V
All the replies I received involved checking for power and ground etc. However, we determined that the gauges were damaged by applying a little too much force trying to pull them from the front of the cluster before removing the retainer nuts from the rear of ...
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