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1996 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Intake Manifold VIN: 1G4CW52K2T
Members, I have removed upper intake manifold to locate coolant leak. The area around the EGR tube is melted and warped. The EGR stove pipe is missing from the lower manifold. I have checked with two GM parts dept. I am told you must buy new lower manifold. Yo...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L lifters VIN: 2G1FP22S8R
Snap ring came out of two lifters. one of the lifters the cup came out. What is the problem with this car. What should I do? Will it happen again? Can I replace the lifters and forget about it? Thanks in advance for your help.
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L intake,water pump VIN: 1GNEK13R5X
i'm on my 3rd intake manifold gasket, 1st water pump, corrosion every were. im now going to use fel pro's new [...] set. big deal right! my question is for a differant antifreeze. prestone has a new gold antifreeze, is this better than reusing dex-cool. d...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L cruise/tow haul switch VIN: 2GCEK19T61
customer connected a trailer to vehicle(it had electric brakes) the truck did not have the electric brake control intalled yet (still does not) trailer brakes locked up, turn signals stopped working.After trailer was disconnected,turn signals work but, now we ...
1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GTGK24K5S
This pick-up has an intermittant problem when hot. The idle speed will hunt up and down from approx 800 to 550rpm's and back again, most times it will stall out.This may happen when you are coming to a stop or may start acting up after it has been idling awhil...
1997 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 5.7L chuggle VIN: 1GCGC29ROV
vehicle has a surge/ chuggle especially at 8o kph at cruise in 3rd gear. feels like tcc locking up and then releasing and relocking over and over. also, exhaust pop is evident.still there in od but not as evident. suspected tcc lock-up problems. commanded tcc ...
1998 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L abs pump VIN: 2GTEK19RW1
After repairing brakes I went to bleed abs using my scan tool onlt to find that it has been broken and I cant turn on abs pump to bleed . Does anyone know a procedure for bleeding abs without scan tool as I dont know how long for OTC to repair it. thanks for y...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Oil in coolant reservoir VIN: 1G3AJ55MXT
This vehicle has black gook in the coolant reservoir and radiator fill area. No coolant in oil. Have pulled intake; oil/coolant "butterscotch" at coolant passages in manifold at passenger side, not at drivers' side. The intake gaskets look bad where the gook ...

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L speedometer VIN: 1G1JF5247T
thanks to iatn and the input from javier [...]. we send the costumer to the dealer to reprogram the pcm and the cluster the speedometer is working now! ! ! ! !
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G2WP12K3X
STARTER! Thanks to Dave from Penn. for 'nailing' the problem, and Steve and Scott for reinforcing it. Thanks to the rest of the responces too (not easy to find a noise without actually hearing it). What happens is the starter pinion breaks loose from starter d...
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