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2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2G4WB55K9Y
There is a turping, scraping, sound constantly comming from the engine that could be heard from pretty much enywhere. I thought timing chain or components, but no. Had it apart twice and did not find anything. Had the balancer shaft gears desconected (thought ...
1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L Inner RH CV Joint VIN: 1G1LT53T3M
This car came in a few days ago with a pulled out axle, the RH inner CV joint pulled apart going down the road. They just had it replaced before it went out. So we just figured they had installed the wrong one, so we checked into it and yes there were 2-shafts...
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCCS1445V
Good evening Techs, Put a fuel pump assy in for a no start and the fuel gauge reads past full all the time. Was working good according to driver and it is a fleet vehicle and the driver is probally telling the truth.(just my luck)I plugged the old unit back up...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L all gauges VIN: 1GNDM19W8V
Intermittently all gauges (warning lights ok) would not work. Checked power supplys to cluster at time of failure - tested ok. Customer had stated that fuel pump had previously been replaced (shop supposively had problems with installation - no sure of actual ...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 1GCEC14W9X
Long block was installed in truck and vechicle ran fine after test drive customer picked up vechicle and stated truck did not feel like it had the power as before and said truck seemed hard to start as if motor was in bind then would crank and run after truck ... Trouble codes: 300 (Random Misfire)
1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.8L Radiator VIN: 3R47AAR450
This car keeps pushing about 3 inches of coolant into overflow but will not draw it back into radiator.I had the radiator repaired about 3 months ago and all was fine.Thermostat is about the same age and seems to be working fine. We have looked for leaks and c...
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.4L Engine VIN: 1G3WH15X9R
We are having a problem with the engine whining at around 2500 rpm. we've taken the serp belt and timing cover off and we've replaced the timing belt and idler pulleys. we've bench tested the tensioner pulley and it is quiet. We've eliminated the chance of it ...
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 1G3NL52T7V
hello all ive been beating my head out on this one car came in stalling when put into gear checked spark fuel pressure no dtcs security light was blinking replaced pass lock and tumbler car now starts and runs in gear but as soon as you hit the throttle it cut...
1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2NE51N9N
Vehicle shudders, idles rough in mornings, stalls in reverse. Applicable sensors have been checked and/or replaced. This is an intermittant problem.
1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L No Start VIN: 1G2NE5430P
Car came in as a no start no spark. My tech checked car and wound up replacing ignition module and car started and ran fine. Test drove checks ok. returned car to cust and 3 days later car comes in on a hook and no start and no spark. Check for crank sensor re...
1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G2NE14N7P
Hello, We need your help once again. We are primarily a foreign car shop, but decided to help out an elderly neighbor. We installed a used engine due to a rod knock it went relatively smooth until we tried to start it. We know have a no start condition with s...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52T8T
hello everyone this one has me a little puzzeled this car came in as a no start and customers says she was driving and all of the dash lights came on and stayed on the next time went to start car wouldent start well i started by pulling the codes got code 1601... Trouble codes: 1601 (loss of computer data link), 1629 (theft system problem)
1999 Saturn SW1 1.9L noise VIN: 1G8ZM8280X
hi guys and gals ,trans came in as carry out from another shop,complaint was no movement forw or rev. found nut loose and not much more so we did the overhaul and installed a new factory valvebody. i quoted customer a price after the dealer told me solenoids w...

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1991 Buick Skylark 2.5L No Start VIN: 1G4NV54U4M
Hi Guys! First I want to thank everyone for replying! Those of you who suggested to check the power to the EMC were right on the button! We traced the wiring with an ohm meter at first which didn't show us much, continuity was fine on every wire. Then we n...
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L 3-1 wot downshift VIN: 1G4HR52KPV
replaced forward roller clutch and reaction drum. had very slight wear marks on roller race in drum. didnt think that would be a problem but it was. life is good again
1983 Chevrolet C10 Suburban Custom 6.2L engine VIN: 1G8EC16C4D
Lifters were locked up. Took them out and drained them. Reassembled it. Boy it was fun doing the lifters without taking the heads off...NOT! After that the engine ran fair but not really well. Customer drove for two days and seems to be getting better. Thanks ...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1JC5240X
After all our testing, finally discovered that gm had problems with heads and therefore programmed ecm to kick in fan after extended idle below 5mph no matter what temp engine is, (knew that it kicks out over 38mph on road). Finally found this out on alldata b...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L four wheel drive,front end VIN: 1GCHK29111
This problem seemed to be in the front end ,but was found to be the transfer case ,the fluid from the fractory was pink/burnt,dexron.The recommened fluid is new trac diff. fluid only avable at the dealership.Droped the old and flushed the case at drain hole an...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L valve/lifter VIN: 1G3NL52EXX
ok, thanx to everyone who replied. This was a weird one, it seems that upon reassembly the suspect lifter never bled down and when i started it the valve hit the piston.I replaced the valve and reassembled with the new lifter and all worked fine.
2004 Other GM ADMIRAL SE 8.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5B4LP57G73
We knew the rv was under waranty but still wanted to have an idea of what was going on before we took it to Workhorse authorized dealer.They kept it a week and a half and said they replaced the crankshaft sensor and cleared the codes.We have yet to pick it up ...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Cuts out, Stall, Trac off light on VIN: 1G2NW52E9X
It happened to be a Ignition Switch. Go Figure.Thanks to all who replied. I had to figure this one out on my own but it was a learning experience.
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