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1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G4HP53LXP
Hello all. We have a 1993 Buick Lesabre 3800 that will cut out and hesitate only when you put a load on the engine when it is in gear. When it is in neutral will run just fine. Took the catalytic converter off-suspected plugged exhaust-and that was fine. Repla...
1994 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L t/s flasher VIN: 1G4NV55M4R
The next step in diagnosis of no turn signals is to locate the t/s flasher. Alldata is incorrect and the Mitchell book is not helpful either. The dash panels and radio and ashtray are all out... Anyone know where it is?
1996 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L alternator VIN: 1G6EL12YXT
Good afternoon: I am working on a 96 Cad Eldo that has a charging system problem. The car came to me with the service electrical system and service engine soon light on.I checked for codes,all codes were history codes for a canister solenoid problem. I had a l...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L fuel gage VIN: 1G6KY5492X
the fuel gage drops to empty, radio cuts off, power windows & door locks quit working, traction off message, theft system message comes on. Was sent to us from another shop. The DIM has been replaced, PCM has been replaced, & reflashed with latest updates. No ...
1964 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327CID removal VIN: 400837S100
I am looking for the correct procedure to remove transmissionfor clutch replacement This is a perfect car and I would like to take great care in R & R
1988 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Brougham 5.0L Wiper System VIN: 1G1BU51H9J
Shop owner's vehicle, so time and money is not an issue on this one. This is a nice 1988 Caprice with the typical clunky and slow wiper motor/pump from this era. The blades tend to drag on the windshield even at higher speeds. The owner also dislikes the norm...
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JC5440P
We have spent a lot of time on this vehicle trying to resolve a driveability complaint.There apppears to be a problem with voltage spikes.When you have the scanner hooked up to the ALDL connector,the voltage will go up to 25 volts and the coolant temp sensor,m... Trouble codes: 14 (Coolant temp sensorlow or shorted), 23 (Mat sensor), 42 (Est)
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L hvac fuse #15 VIN: 2G1WW12M3S
this vehicle will intermittently(every couple days)blow the fuse number 15 in the passengers inside fuse panel.this fuse powers the hvac mode doors,cruise control,daytime running lamps,rear window defogger. i have done a very detailed inspection and driven th...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L fuel guage, door locks, starting VIN: 1G3NDT13W7
Here's the layout, Customer states vehicle needed jump start because battery was very low and could not crank engine. Battery is new (3 months old). This has happened 2-3 times before over the course of the past 9 months. Truck is driven almost everyday, some...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JH12FQ2
Now vehicle is back with rough idle, p0300.I cant find any vacuum leaks on this beast and if you drive the vehicle it seems to have plenty of power. What is strange is the fan constantly kicks off and on even if the vehicle is cold. Also forgot to mention old ... Trouble codes: P3000
1997 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GKFK16R0V
came back may 2nd 2005 no start no spark ign.module had hole burnt through it replaced coil and module turned ign.swich to the on position , coil was producing a steady spark until the module burned out which was a few seconds.thanks for any help curt at wedig...
1997 GMC Suburban C2500 5.7L rotors drums shoes
this truck came into my shop with M2M ( metal to metal) front and rear on the brakes.. replaced parts as needed... a week past customers bac with problems with brakes.. rotors and drums were blue from the heat .2nd replacement on all.. about two more wweeks we...
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: IGTEK14R3V
When vehicle checked on start-up, there is a misfire on cyl. 5&7. After a few minutes, misfire changes to 1&8. I have replaced plug wires number 1 and 8, injectors 1 and 8. It threw a P1364 code. I phased distributor in, eliminated P1364 code. Still have P0300... Trouble codes: P0300
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L headlight switch VIN: 1G2HX52K7S
I am wondering if any one knows of a repair for the head light switch and connector. It appears it has gotten pretty hot and the connecter is distorted and the heat has affected the operation of the switch. I know the switch is replaceable but I am looking for...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WK52J91
This car orgininally started out with a lost of power in January. Had code PO300. #2 misfire. Cleared codes and test drove o.k. Came back in 2 weeks later, wouldn't go over 25mph. Plugged up cat. Replaced cat. Test drove fine. 2 weeks later came back with chec... Trouble codes: P0420, P1811 (Max. Adapt and Long Shift)

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1982 Cadillac Seville 4.1L starter shimming VIN: 1G6AS6985C
The problem was two fold...a defective starter the AC Delco reman starter looked identical with the exception of a slightly shorter starter solenoid...the starter would spin for several seconds taking too long to push the gear into the flexplate and when it di...
1956 Chevrolet C6500 235CID Rear Cylinders VIN: 6B56J01596
After numerous tries, we finally got all of the air out of the rear wheel cylinders. I think what did the best job was to pull the shoes back and push the cylinder pins down into the cylinder as far as possible, then open the bleeder as we pushed the brake ped...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W7P
Gueeze! the fix reply happened 12 minutes(!!) after I posted! From [...] (Ronald from south CA) you guys ROCK! Special thanks To Ronald and also spot on were Bob from Il, Sherman from TX Don from AZ, Michael from MI, Scott from Il, Bryan from NC, Ro...
1998 GMC K2500 Suburban 6.5L ebcm VIN: 1GK2K45LM5
in short as with a growing number of customers with a fancy newer vehicle and an older empty wallet they declined further repair time...thanks to rick in Missouri,albert in Louisiana and Mike from New York. The ground was where I was headed next as Al had sugg...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK29182
Thanks to the gentlemen that responded to my request. I used a little of the information Geoffrey gave me and tested out the heater. The heater was good so, replaced the relay and all is well. Trouble codes: P0540 (Intake Air Heater or Intake Air Heater relay).
2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L master` VIN: 1GKFK66U42
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52T4T
upon further tests found that air bag light was not doing bulb check and tcc light on as well.decided to investigate the air bag module under rh seat.it was rotton.unpluged it and o2 started responding and tcc light was now operational.aparrently these cars ha... Trouble codes: P0134 (insufficieat activity sensor 1).
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L drivers door regulator VIN: 1G2NF52T8Y
I did indeed find the regulator damaged as Scott from Minnesota said. I replaced complete and on down the road it went. Thanks
1997 Saturn SC1 1.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G8ZF1286V
(David from California (Northern) Yes [No] we have no spark [bananas]! It turned out to be the ignition module. I guess it would heat up and cut out. Thanks to those that replied
1997 Saturn SC2 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZG1277V
thanks for all the help on this saturn , had to return car to customer for know as it runs good but still has this missfire problem, after I motor vac the car I put a bottle of gm injector cleaner in tank. told him to take it dealer and have crank resink as a ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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