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1961 Chevrolet IMPALA 348CID cooling VIN: 11837S1699
Hi techs:This is my personal pride and joy My problem is i can't seem to keep it from overheating.Especialy when ambient temp is above 80 degs.If i run it at highway speeds it is not real bad but if i come to a stop it wants to climb on the gauge to almost peg...
1988 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1G1JC5113J
I'm looking for some help with diagnosing this 88 Cavalier's lack of power and poor idle quality conditions. When depressing the accel pedal it feels as is there is an exaust restriction. Backpressure was checked and was above 2.5 psi. Cat converter was replac...
1993 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Torsion Bar VIN: 1GNEL19W8P
Hi Group,This Astro got towed in for something broken in front end. The right side Torsion bar is broken. The salavage yard asked for the length of the bar. Either 41" or 36". It is 41" The customer opted for a new bar. The dealer did not ask for length but to...
2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3G2JB12461
Hey guys and gals, I am in need of some serious help here. I have a Pontiac here that I am very close to lighting a match in the gas tank. This car came to me from one of my best friends moms and I am doing this from home, something that I never do but I owe t... Trouble codes: P0300

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1991 Buick Regal 3.8L battery VIN: 2G4WB11L9M
Hello Thanks for all the responses all very helpfull in the end I used the battery charger on the battery started feeling for hot parts and found that the power antenna was causing the battery drain and after further testing I found that my amp meter was out t...
1983 Cadillac Seville 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6AS698XE
Hello everyone, the customer needed the car for few days when he brought it had more codes were in it 22,26,27,52 so everything was pointing to shorted tps and open throttle switch adjustments were ok.I changed tps and isc I had to get this car fixed that day ... Trouble codes: 52 (Power to ecm interupted).
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L tcc VIN: 1G6KD54Y8Y
Thanks to Dan [...]. You guys provided lots of great info which I used to reccomend a repair stategy to the customer. This on...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Convertor VIN: 1GNDU06L2S
Thank's guy's! Upon review & your input, I decided against trying to defeat the TCC. I would have bet good money Fri. that I was going to fix it with a fuel pump As the pump pressure was only 18 PSI., BUT NO, I still have the light acceleration miss. Going bac...
1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15M2V
Wasted a post, tim and chris were right, wrong cal. Rick and gary tips were great in confirming the aftermarket cat was good. Customer said it was the oem ecm and never was changed Bull%^@#!@ so the 350 r 4/4 two cat system 1st program did not take the vin of ... Trouble codes: P0430.
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Fuel Leak VIN: 1GNDT13W9V
Hello to all , After 6 removal and installations , I can replace this fuel pump/sending unit module in my sleep. 4 I did on my back with jack stands, so the horizontal part will be easy. I did learn many things about this type of repair. My first installion ...
2000 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L valvetrian VIN: 1GTGG29R3Y
Hello --sorry for the late reply. I wanted to make sure enough time had passed on my repair to verify a fix. I dropped a 'new' set of rebuilt heads on this unit and sent the old heads back for a core. I asked for a written explanation of what they found wrong ...
2001 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L steering VIN: 1GKEK63U21
Sorry, this vehicle has not been fixed. Customer will bring it back when I have some idea of what to do. Am leaning towards replaceing the gear box as one reply said that there is an updated gear box w-pressure switch. Anyway, a Big 'THANKS' to all that replie...
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 1J3AJ85MXS
well, we hope we got it. thanks to all that replied. crank sensor ohmed out different from new, and fuel pump sounded a little loud, so we replaced it and the pump relay, just to be somewhat sure. has been 5 days now and, so far so good thanks again don
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1G3WH52H8X
Hello everyone, Well,we had to push the car in the shop.It would not move at all.Got the car in the shop,rechecked the fluid level (o.k.).The trans mission was still making a lot of noise,(buzzing sound).As several of the replies recommended checking my line p...
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