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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Passenegr Side Control VIN: 1GHR52K9VH
Greetings Fellow Techs, Got one I need to run by the AC experts out there. 1997 Buick LeSabre with dual control AC system. Both AC and heat work fine with just the driver controls but the passenger controls do not change the settings on the passenger side. Bot...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Power Steering VIN: 1G6KY5490X
Help! You can feel pulsing in the steering wheel when making turns. I have replaced the high pressure hose, after asking two Cadillac service writers opinions. No luck, replacing it did not help. It is not speed sensitive. Low speed turning as well as high spe...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 4.3L d3/d4 VIN: 1GCEK14WXV
hello this truck came in with a shifting problem, it would not shift into 3rd gear. first and second were fine. the trans fluid was completley burnt. we found the 3-4 clutches completley burnt up. after an overhaul( complete banner kit) on then lift the tr...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L abs VIN: 2GCEK19T5X
This truck came into the shop with an ABS light on. After scanning with Tech2 has code C0227 (left front sensor erratic) Replaced Left front hub-speed sensor, cleared codes and took out for a test drive. The truck now has an ABS stop at slow speeds. Replaced r...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L fuel gauge VIN: 1G1NE52M5X
Fuel gauge drops to empty and low fuel light comes on. I have 12 volts on purple wire to tank. Voltage on black wire from tank was at 2.45 volts and stayed steady when gauge went to empty. Scanner showed fuel level steady at 64%. Replaced BCM and had it progra...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GE4R5T6TX
Greetings all GM techs, I have a strange one here. This blazer has a P0147 and P1810. I have replaced the rear oxygen sensor and the code returned within a day. The sensor seems to be swinging properly. The other code for the trans is worrying me. The vehicle ...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L flasher VIN: 1GNDT13WXX
Haven't seen this yet ( he was referred and called on phone ). He says turn signal flasher clickes all the time while driving down the road. No lights are on at this time. Turn signal lights work like they are supposed to. If he pushes on the brake pedal the c...
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GKDT13W5V
We have this little jimmy with a funny noise coming from in the bellhousing area.I was so sure it was a busted flywheel that we slid tranny back and changed it.Still have a noise like something is hitting in that area.doesnt sound anything like a rod knocking....
1990 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G3EV13C1L
Need help on this Trofeo, AKA "the electrical nightmare" Cust came in claiming Dealer had told her EGR was bad, car had rough idle and indeed one EGR pintle was stuck open. we replaced EGR and car ran fine. checked codes, found a VATS code,EST code and EGR cod...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Suspention VIN: 1G3WH52H51
Hi everyone, We need help tracking down a severe noise comming from the right front suspention area. It happens mainley when the steering wheel is turned either left or right and the car goes slowly over a bump or the brakes are applied and released.The noise...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G23NE52T9
car was brought to us 2 weeks ago first thought it was fuel pump, only had 10 psi replaced fuel pump,car would start and die instantly and then would try to start but it would backfire through the throttle body. We then went to the timing chain and it was worn... Trouble codes: B2965

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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y3V
One said ck ground and most said replace MAF with Delco unit, so I did both and it is fixed. Drove for two days, no problem. After a while fuel trim also straightened out. Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass airflow problem).
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 3.1L running lights,horn,cigarette lighter VIN: 3G1JC11T1N
I appreciate all the feedback I received from all of you the fusible link @ the starter was right. special thanks to the guy that said it was the black one bang on, thanks alot everyone
1997 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on, Long Crank In AM VIN: 1GCGC29R8V
I check the flow chart for the code P1351 didn't come up with a conclusion on the problem. I did find the Dist. timing was off 11 deg. reset it. It still starts hard in am or sometime after a long soak time. Whose it started never has a problem starting until ... Trouble codes: P1351 (Igntion Control Circuit High Voltage).
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L evaporator VIN: 2G1WH55K9Y
Well got a few replies but only martin [...] nailed it on the head. The entire dash board must be removed,screw by screw, nut by nut. Nothing will be left. The brake booster must be removed to access the 6 nuts holding the brace to the firewall. Booster afte...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Gauges, Batt light. VIN: 1GCEK14T8Y
Got 6 replys on this one, most talked about ground problmes or maybe a flash. Customer has a Pool business and has not been able to leave truck again, if truck returns and i whip this thing i will post a fix. Customer has stated problem makes him nervous but d...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L A/C Drive Belt VIN: 3GNFK16ZX2
Sorry for the long time till close, wife was in hospital. Problem was broken reed valve in compressor caused by rear Thermal valve returning liquid to compressor, Had thoughts of trying just the TXV, but after checking compressor as Kevin from Penn. suggested ...
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW54R51
had 6 responses and 5 indicated the MAF as the problem and they were right. thanks to all of you who responded. the most noticable difference with the new MAF was that the gps readings at idle went from 5gps with the old one to 3.5 gps with the new one. we rep... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 rich), P0175 (bank 2 rich).
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