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1997 Buick Riviera 3.8L serpintine belt VIN: 1G4GD2217V
I have this Buick Riviera with a supercharge 3.8, The problem is the main belt. Part of the belt is worn off on the inside and the belt is loud. Alternator power steering AC and tensioner pully all seem to line up ok. My Question is could a tensioner cause thi...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, idle to high VIN: 1G6KD52BOR
hi thanks in advanced for any help i have a 1994 cadillac sedan devile with po85 code i have removed throttle body and cleaned all passage ways and bores readjusted tps someone had previously adjusted idle base screw i also lowerd idle to spec and to o% thrott... Trouble codes: P0085
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L charge light
cust came in saying that charge light is comming on. check alt and no charge. replaced alt and all was fine till she starts car in morning and light comes on for about 2 min anybody have this problem help!!!
1991 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hydraulics VIN: 1GCCS14Z0M
Dec 03 vehicle arrived with clutch hyrdaulic failure. Had replaced master, slave, reservoir hose with g.m. factory parts. Worked great for 3 months. March 04 returned with intermittent clutch release with pedal to floor. Found master internal bleed and warran...
1992 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L engine VIN: 1GCGK24FSN
Hello and thanks for reading this post. We don't do much diesel work but this was orignally coming in for a transmission problem. Came in on a hook. No start. When we cranked the engine it spun over way to easy. Checked compression and found none on several cy...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19W1V
Unable to start vehicle. Fuel pressure at 45 lbs. Volume good. Spark OK. No codes present. TPS, ECT, ok. While cranking, scanner showed no pulse width. Tested voltage at connector to injectors, OK. Poured gas into throttle bore, vehicle started and kept runnin...
1997 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGC24F9V
thanks inadvance for reading this post I have this turbo deisel that will stall intermiantly. most often at low speed , but is starting now at hi speeds also. truck will restart with key , or if at high speed the customer holds full throttle and has restarted...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L turn singal flasher VIN: 1GNDT13W5W
g. m. tech's help [lol] the issue with this blazer is the turn singal flasher is always flashing [clicking].it will stop when the brake pedel is depressed or when the turn singals or emergency flashers are used. everything seems to operate normal except the co...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Misfire VIN: 2GCE19V9X1
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L ebcm VIN: 1GCKT19W9Y
hello guys and thanx in advance for any suggestions. I have this s10 pickup, the abs light comes on at times and stores a code co265 foe ebcm relay. Mitchell is leading me to a bad connection at the 2 wire ebcm connector.I have checked the connector and tighte...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Long crank time VIN: 1GTGK29U32
Hi Group, Sorry in advance for the long post. This GMC truck has presented a real chalenge. I starts fine cold, and will start fine hot immediatly after it is shut off, but if left to sit for 10 min or longer it will crank for at least 5-10 seconds before sta... Trouble codes: P0160 (Low O2 activity bank 2 sensor 2), P0140 (Low O2 activity bank 1 sensor 2), P0300 (Random misfire)
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR64H21
Hi there. I have another wonderful problem child that just makes you glad that you became an auto tech. A long story, but bare with me. I have a couple of different things going on and pretty sure I have an intermittent open within the underhood fuse block. Th... Trouble codes: P0410
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L ignition key VIN: 1G2WJ52J7Y
the ignition key wont shut off all the way or come out of the ignition tumbler. after removing the lower steering column cover the key removal sol. will not entergize the sol for it to be all the way to be shut off. you can push it manually to remove the key. ...
2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L Cooling System VIN: 1G8ZS52812
Hello All Thanks for taking the time to read this. This car came in with a light brown milky film in the cooling system reservior. I believe it is a head gasket. Have no codes, engine shows no signs of contamination in engine oil.I checked TSB's and IATN post...

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1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 1G4HR52K7V
I believe the fix is in. I had 8 replies in a matter of 1 day. Thanks to Steven, Jim, Chris, Jimmy, Donald, John, Daryle, & Terry, consistant with the order of the replies. The suggested help included 3 votes for MAF sensor being bad/dirty, 1 vote for leaking ...
1989 Chevrolet V1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Slave cylinder VIN: 1GNEV16K3K
Well, thanks to all that replied. We replaced the slave cylinder with another OEM unit. Bled the system using DOT 4 brake fluid as per dealer and All Data Specs (same fluid as before). Again the clutch pedal felt good, and the customer did not wish for us to g...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDTBW3P2
First of all I would like to thank everyone who replied to my plea for help. After having a [...]. Alot of replies were about a injector pulse. I forgot to mention that I did check for a pulse, and it had one. The thin...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L engine
It was suggested that I check with salvage yards as they should be able to help inform us as to which engines can be swapped in for this vehicle. While that would make sense if they would like to make more sales, that was not the case. After contacting several...
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG15W4T
I am closing this without having the vehicle fixed. We replaced the fuel pump very cautiously. Customer was explained that the pump was OEM with 180,000 miles and there appears to be a fuel pressure problem. This did not fix the problem and the customer has de... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean), P0174 (system lean).
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L long crank time VIN: 2G1WL52M6T
Sorry about the delay on the fix, customer just brought the car back. The injectors were the problem they were leaking, I didnt leave the gauge on long enough the first time. It takes about twenty minutes for leak down to 20 lbs. Thanks to all who replied abou...
2001 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 2G1WL52J11
Hi fellowtechs: Igot 15 replies on this one-a record for me! Thanks to each one for taking time to share your thoughts. I am going to close this post for now, but I'm not sure if it is fixed or not. I just talked to the owner, and he said the car is not acting...
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L sensor VIN: 3GKFK16TX1
hello Everyone, Sorry it took so long to close my request, the customer cameback yesterday.I replaced the LF hub with sensor and it is fixed. Like everyone said the sensor is being jack up by rust.I suggest cleaning it but customer go with hub. I removed both ...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52E4X
Thanks all for the input and information, but as of present there hasn't been any codes or problems with this car, and the customer has chosen to leave it be until it becomes more of a problem. (not to worry, he will be back). Peace, GI Trouble codes: P1404, P0404, P0101.
1991 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX54CM1
Well, I got er' done! But I opened a can of worms on the way. The miss under a load was the ignition coil. I had too much confidence in the used coil on the shelf I tried. After the new one fixed it, I threw the 'k.g.p.' in the trash. With the load miss out of...
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