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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G6CD53BP4
car came in wif misfire needed major tune-up and some sensors replaced.runs great but at idle itll get a misfire.it has the grd. strap in dist cap.cleaned and checked grds at starter.added extra grd at back of alternator.its an intermittent miss.but it does mi... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor), 22 (tps sensor)
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1989 Chevrolet R1500 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GNER16K6K
After extended idle periods like at a drive up food service and waiting in line vehicle died and would not restart. would start after setting for 30 minutes to one hour. Trouble codes: 32 (EGR malfunction)
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Engine VIN: 1G1JC1241T
We suspect the cooling system was hacked up with block sealer at some point because there was goop in most of the coolant passages. We removed what we could and blew air into every open passage. Radiator is clear. Engine still overheats in 10-15 minutes stady ...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L popping VIN: 1GNFK16K9R
Happy Holidays all. This 96 Suburban has a 2000 suburban motor. I was informed the intake manifold was purchased at local chevy dealer to accomodate the original TBI system. Nice clean job underhood. The problem is an intermittant popping in intake that only...
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1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L intermittent no start, cranks good VIN: 1GTHK34J9W
Hello all. We have an intermittent no start cranks ok condition. Customer says that will crank over for 20 - 30 seconds before engine will start. Cannot duplicate the condition so were we wondering if anyone else has seen this. Checked crank sensor and cam sen...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Surge VIN: 2G1WH55K8Y
This impala has a surge above 45mph if you are cruising at a steady speed with rpms between 1500 and 2000 and you push easily on the accelerator to speed up slightly or pull a grade the car begins to surge and the rpms surge back and forth by 200 to 400 rpms u...
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Gas Gauge VIN: 1GNEL19WXY
When you start this vehicle the gas gauge fluctuates from pegged full to anywhere on the gauge and back. It doesnt always go to pegged full either. It will stop for about 3 seconds wherever it chooses, then move again. Seems to quit fluctuating when put into g...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Drive-axles VIN: 1GNDT13S72
This trailblazer has a continuous squeal at 20mph and higher it sounds almost like a brake warning squeal however it doesn't change when the brakes are applied and all the brakes are in good shape the noise sounds like its coming from the right front and the i...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Radio VIN: 1GNDT13S54
Hello everyone, I have this Trailblazer that interminently has no radio volume. It is a Bose Radio with external amp. When the problem is active there is no volume but everything appears to be working with the radio. If you press the onstar button the display ...
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1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Differential VIN: 1GHDT13W3X
Need some help, Customer came in complaining of a hard bumping noise coming from under the vehicle. Very slight at no load. Very pronounced under load (accelerating, uphill). He said it gets worse when it warms up. Test drove, confirmed, bump will transmit thr...
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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Engine Noise VIN: 1GW3WH52H5
Hello all, This is my personal car. It has developed an unusal engine noise when first started on a cold morning (30 degrees F-about 70 degrees F). It sounds like a high pitched squeal with a light knocking sound that varies with engine RPM. It lasts for about...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L starter VIN: 1G2NE52M2V
This is my daughter car, she went to get gas and the car would not start. Tried to jump start, no luck. tested batt 1.5 volts, replaced. No power going to start side of starter, tried to "jump" across leads on starter, no luck. The "anti theift" light on dash ...
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1986 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L convertor lockup VIN: 1G4HR6937C
I RECIVED A REPLY THAT LEAD ME TO A TRANSMISSION PLACE OUT IT MIN. THE WEB SITE IS www.ls-trans.com, E-MAIL THEM AND THEY WILL E-MAIL OR CALL YOU BACK. THE NUMBER ON THE SITE IS WRONG FOR SOME REASON. THIS IS A GOOD BANDADE FOR A CAR THAT IS ALMOST 20YRS, AND ...
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L charge light
thanks jay, you were right the pos cable was not corrode but the contact between the post and battery was bad. something as simple as that was causing the light to come on for about 90 sec in the morning.
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1994 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 6.5L Misfire VIN: 1GNGC26F7R
we don't have this vehicle back together but I am going to call it a 'fix'. although we had 250 lbs with a hand held tester, we pumped air into the injector hole with the rockers removed and it was leaking into the intake. after removing the head we found the ... Trouble codes: 92 (balance fault 2).
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1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GBFG15MXT
Well im going to call this one fixed. Had 8 replies, all good ideas. Problem still did not make sense to me.I kept thinking for fuse to blow on shut off there must be a surge or a relay or diode i hadnt found. Put my low amp probe at the three spots the diagra...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC5246V
Thank you to all who replied to my post. Upon removal of the timing cover the cam gear had in fact jumped two teeth. Due to the mileage on the vehicle the customer opted to a used lower mileage unit. All is now well thanks again. Dave. Trouble codes: P0341, P0335, P0300.
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L tcc system
thank you all for your help, we have not yet made time to fix the vehicle, but hopefully with the informatoin recieved the problem will be solved, thanks again.
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2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1TD62624
Finally i fix the problem. G.M. have release new lifter for the Aveo. G.M.tac said the problem occur alway on the cyl number two. Change the 4 lifter of the cyl 2 and the vehicule is o.k. The problem occur alway at cold start in the first minute of the road ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1993 Geo Metro 1.0L Booster VIN: JG1MR3364N
Vehicle fix was a new booster, the other booster that I installed off the other vehicle must have had the same problem. Thanks for all the replies.
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1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Hesitation, NO POWER VIN: 1G3HN52K2S
i would like to thank everybody that replied thank you all!!now for the fix , when i got back into this car it was 38 'f out so the problem showed again and this time and this time the car had a hard time starting and the relays in the convience center were cl...
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2000 Pontiac Firebird 5.7L turn signals
Thanks for all the responses! The problem finally got to the point where it happened all the time and I was able to trace it. The fuse for the turn signals also feeds the back up lights. The switch for the backup lights is located on the right (passenger) side...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L turn signal flasher system VIN: 1G2NF52T61
Hello everyone. Sorry go get back so late. Some customers can't give up their cars for long. Anyway, I had many replies to this one saying that either the turn signal switch or the hazard switch is faulty. Sure enough, replacing the turn signal switch cured to...
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