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1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L no charge VIN: 1G4CWS3L2N
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4GD22K75
I start and run engine then after 3 min it shuts down.I've cleaned off the neg grounds and it made a difference and ran longer.The fuel amp ramping looks real bad.I have hot relay and hot fuse.I do'nt know what is causeing the power wire to stop working.Over a...
1996 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GBHK34FOT
Got engine stall after driving but will start back up. Got code P-1216D (Fuel sol. res. time too short) & code P-1217D (Fuel sol. res. too long). Fuel rate warmed up is 10.3, it has not stalled on me around the shop. Looking for a second opinion. I am sure it ... Trouble codes: P216, P217
1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Supplemental Inflatable Restraints VIN: 1GNDX03E2X
This van came in for the Air Bag Light on. We'll call it the SIR (supplemental inflatable restraints). Hooked up the modis and retrieved code 1030 : Passenger pretensioner circuit resistance is high. Pulled the test off of Shopkey started following test the fi...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 8.1L coolant VIN: 3GNGK26GX1
hey guys, got an 8.1L burning coolant on all 8 cylinders, this truck has been to three dealers, and they didn't know whats causeing this I guess, It kind of looks like coolant doesn't flow through the intake manifold, and I haven't had one of these engines apa...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer Xtreme 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS18W31
Hi, this truck came in last week with code P0410 stored. I cleared the code and it came back 3 days later. I went through the flow chart and everything is working normaly. Stft increases when air pump is activated. I did find unusual data in freeze frame- maf ... Trouble codes: P0410 (Air injection system)
2001 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR52291
Hi guys! Here I am again. This little Metro came in with a smoking problem and it's too young to do this. We checked everything over and found that the rings were plugged up and the valves needed attention. After all the work was done & reassembled my employ...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Parking brake
Hello IATN Members. I have this Tahoe With The parking Brake that hardly work well. I am sure almost all of us have seen this problem. I replaced the parking shoes because they were worn down to the metel. I think because some one did not know that the park...
2003 Chevrolet 1500 5.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3GNEC16253
We have sent this vehicle to GM dealers who advise they can not find anything wrong however as soon as we send it out with a load of students it dies.After the vehicle sits for anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes it then starts and runs fine for up to two weeks. Wh...
1986 GMC K1500 High Sierra 5.7L reverse VIN: 2GTEK14H0G
numerous teardowns still have trans probs first couple of times it had nasty fluid complete overhaul with new converter and the overrun clutch plates burned up tear down and install new ones again and check the throttle valve adjustment worked fine for a while...
1997 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G3HN52K6V
We have this 97 Olds with a 3800 Series 2. The car seems to lack the power normally felt in other 3800's and is a real toad on the highway, particularly when trying to climb hills. When converter is locked it tends to buck and when viewing the timing on the sc...
1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2FW2187K
Hi all, this thing was driven in the customer stated that it wouldn't start after sitting for just a few minutes when he went somewhere. When it gets fully warmed up it losses signal to the Injectors. Spraying carb cleaner in the intake will get it to star...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L instrument cluster VIN: 1G2NE12T7M
car came in with starts then dies concern. after running through diagnosis I found that there was no voltage to the passlock circuit on lock cylinder from instrument cluster. disassembled cluster to find burnt circuit board. replaced instrument cluster with us...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L alarm system VIN: 1G2WP12KOV
hello everyone. I need some help on this one. When the vehicle is sitting in the bay with the key on or off and out of the ignition, or in the ignition, the horn will start to sound the head lights flash and the door locks click erratically. However , the ampl...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G2WK52J31
thanks for checking this one out. this car came in with a complaint of speedo dropping out and tach doing the same at cruising speeds. we drove vehicle with scanner and confirmed a loss of speed reading on scanner at same time of speedo drop. the tach is a res...
2001 Saturn SC2 1.9L Stall VIN: 1G8ZY12711
Thanks in advance techs for any help availible. This car lost power while on the causeway coming from New Orleans. If you are not familiar with this bridge it is 24 miles long with NO SHOULDER. This is undoubteably a techs worst nightmare, a breakdown with no ... Trouble codes: P1599 (engine stall), P1620 (coolant sensor problem), P1624 (snap shot availible)

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1985 Buick Regal T-Type 3.8L tcc operation VIN: 1G4GK4794F
Thank you to all who replied to my posting. Especially those who provided more 'in depth' assistance. The vast majority thought the TCC solenoid was causing the problem, and you were all right. Some suggested checking the TCC valve above the solenoid, that tes...
1997 Buick Skylark Limited 2.4L cruise control VIN: 1G4NJ52T7V
Well, we never found anything wrong with the car, some said to check the floor mats, and we did and they seem OK, but we told the customer to keep his eye on them.And checked wires, everything seemed OK at this time. We had asked customer many questions about ...
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Temp Gauge VIN: 1G1YY22P0T
Thanks to eveyone who replied. Leonard hit on the nose. The fans are working normal, and 3/4 on the gauge is fine with this vehicle. He did tell me about a company called Hypertech that makes a reprogramer for the vehicle that can change the fan on temp, and o...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13WT2
To all Techs. I would like to thank you for helping solve this vehicle, the problem i found was a fuel pressure regulator leak and Cyl.#2 injector coil low ohm, after replace both parts the problem went away. thanks again Trouble codes: P0300 (Radom Misfiring Detect).
1991 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1G2NE54UXM
Well this one is finally fixed. The culprit was a bad TPS Thanks to all that responded, I checked everything that was mentioned to do. All advice was well taken and helpful. On to the fix. The customer came in with a misfire. Checked for codes...None T...
1999 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L security system VIN: 1G2HZ5213X
hi group well finally got this thing figured out had to spend alot of time to find it, retested key and tumbler again for probably 10th time, finally while turning key and moving tilt column around saw the resistance go open for a split second, spoke with cust...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L No Start, Stall, starts/shuts off VIN: 1G2WR5217Y
Hi All done and gone ...the reset for the security was the 30 min procedure IE key on for aprox 10 min (sec lite will stop flashing)turn key to lock for 5 secs turn key to on for 10 min again turn to lock turn to on 10 min, this relearned the key... I used the... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent sol control starts and runs here), P1629, U1255 (no communication 24 cycles ago found this later).
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