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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JC5249W
Hello again have this Cavalier that dies on the road and will crank but not start. I went on this road call and found the fuel pump/injectors fuse blown(20 amp). Inserted a fuse and it started . Checked out at shop and noticed when car heated up fuel pump very...
2000 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GCEC19T21
hello everyone I have this 2000 chevy pickup with a 5.3 not a 5.7 like the iatn states it is. The truck came in with overheat problem, we tested the cooling systym with the chemical and it showed a blowed head gasket. We replased head gaskets and had heads tes...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC12424
This vehicle was brought to me for a complaint of cutting out at highway speeds under load and the traction control light coming on. Please read the repair history and note that I have replaced the ebtcm, after which the ets light no longer comes on but it sti... Trouble codes: P0122 (TP Sensor circuit 1)
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L idle VIN: 1G3AJ55M8T
Vehicle will get a very high idle after driving for around 2 miles. After the vehicle gets a high idle the transmission will stay in 2nd gear and not down shift to first. It will shift up. When you come to a stop the vehicle will countinue to pull it self forw...
1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA 5.7L illustarion
I need the resources of the group, if possible. I have a 1988 5.7 TPI Trans Am Gta engine. It has been gone thru with detail. One issue with the detail is the fact I have moved and was not involved with packing all components at the time. Havindg said that. I ...

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1989 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L no comms VIN: 1G6CD5157K
No FIX on this one. This vehicle does not have the jumper installed in the DLC cover, so that idea was out the door. We did try substituting a new AC-Delco BCM (but did NOT replace the EPROM, only swapped from old unit), same symptoms. Tried establishing comms...
1989 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L rocker arms VIN: 2GCFK29J0K
Well after a month of working on and driving this pig it is fixed for now. New 1.5 roller tip rockers brought the vacuum from 13' to 17' at idle. The idle is much smoother also. The rockers definitely helped. Still had a knock code so I timed this with a vacuu...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L cooling fans VIN: 2G1FP22P4T
Well, I certainly would like to thank everyone (and there was a bunch) for their thoughts on this one. I will send a note of thanks to each replier. I'm writing this off-line and can't remember who suggested the fact that if you have a 50/50 mixture of antif...
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2NE5535R
the customer was bringing me the wrong ecm he was getting one for the car with an overdrive transmission this one is only a 3 speed put in the right ecm and all is well Trouble codes: 35 (idle speed error), 65 (injector circut fault).
1994 Pontiac Firebird 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G23456789
Sorry it took so long to response and consider this as a closed matter. Customer believed that further diagnose expense is not warranted and that 'other shop' must pay for it. The 'troubled-child' just sit in the lot collecting spider webb while customer decid...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G2WP52K21
thank you all for your help. vehicle has gotton worse. the trans shop we use suggested adding two cans on sea foam in the oil and 1 can in the fuel tank. that was on the idea of carbon build up. i will drive monday and diagnos if its in the trans or engine (ha...
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