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1989 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G4EZ11C9K
Ok everyone this one has 5 mechanics stumped I have called in others from outside the shop to look at this car to take an out of box look but they are know scratching their heads. The system has been checked for resistance in the wires most of the sensors have...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L 15a ign sw fuse VIN: JT2SK12E1R
any one seen a problem were the 15A ignition switch fuse will blow intermitantly? The complaint is intermitant no start or start than stall within a second. when this happens the 15a ign sw fuse is blown, replace the fuse and the vehicle will start up again an...
2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L power seat VIN: 1G4CW54K7Y
Hello all, the problem were having with this Buick, is not just with this car, but with several others. The power seat motor for the up & down has the worm gear stripped. The only way to fix it that I've been able to find, is to buy the entire seat bottom asse...
1988 Cadillac Seville 4.5L air mix door VIN: 1G6KS5155J
I can check body data BD24 air delivery mode and its no.4 off,how do you operate the air delivery?
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L gauges VIN: 1G6CD1338L
customer brought car in for a tune up we replaced plugs and wires. 2 days later he called and said all of his gauges were reading metric in stead of english. gas tank monitor and temp control. owners manual says use e/m button on dash dealer says same thing. n...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1G6KD52Y8T
car came in with no ac compressore engagment. control panel stays on econ, and will not switch to auto. 1347 code pulled from computer(low freon. At that time checked system and it was very low. add freon and reset computer. It worked. Well 2 months later, its...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L codes VIN: 1G6KD54Y3V
Car just bought no history, sets a message/code in dash service steering system exp127. Snap On scanner did not retreive codes, took codes from dash activation. found 17 codes, clear codes. roadtest. One code only reset:-C1241-Magna Steer Circuit Malfunction. ...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L fuel gauge,battery light VIN: 1GYEK63N32
1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo CL 5.0L check engine light VIN: 1G1AZ3772D
purchased this car for myself, previous owner took carburator off, knocked out factory plugs for idle-air adjustment. i was told that he removed, cleaned, and "guessed" about where the idle screws were originally! the car does not run bad, just a little ruff i...
1988 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.0L excess exhaust temps VIN: 1GCDK24H8J
cust complains of no power, poor fuel economy and engine overheating. major concern consists of glowing exhaust manifolds under highway cruise / load. exhaust syst over heating results in significant coolant temp increases to the point of pull over and shut do...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22P21
slight stuble on idle also has small miss at 55mph in 4th gear with converter locked up. faster speeds can't fell it. new plugs twice, new wires cap and rotor cleaned inj system twice. good compression test on all cylinders 170lbs. only under load in 4th. if i...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1FP22S1R
Vehicle came in with misfire, black smoke, rich exhaust. Had low spark on cyl 2 and 5. Changed the coil pack, no change. Changed the spark plugs and the wires and it ran great. One month later returned with same problem. Compression is good, 130+/-5. The plugs...
1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L No Start, no spark
Hello everyone, I will thank you now.I have a 1997 Chevy van with a 4.3 litre engine there was not a listing for that motor. the problem that i have is that i have no spark. The processor was replaced and reflashed in this process. through testing i checked wa...
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1QNEK13R0X
Veh towed in runing poorly. ses on (mil) codes p0102 and p0340 Found blown engine 1 fuse underhood.this fuse power all o2 heater maf cmp sensors purge and vent soleniods. labled (eng1)20 amp mini fuse. replaced cleared codes test drove all ok. next morning pul... Trouble codes: P0102 (maf sensor signal cicuit low freqency), P0340 (cmp sensor circuit)
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3.8L steering
This vehicle has a loud poping type noise only on hard right turns. The best description of the noise is the sound a bike makes when a baseball card is between the spikes. It only happens when the car is on the ground. Cannot deplicate on the host. Seems to be...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Actuators - all VIN: 1GNFK16R4X
Hello All: This vehicle's power door lock actuators are not working properly. Using either of the front door switches, all 4 actuators quit moving fully after one or two cycles of the switch. The rear door actuators may move a little, or just barely try to mo...
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L voltmeter VIN: 1GNGG25R02
Hello fellow doctors of the automobile, This van has an intermittent condition that I am hoping one of you have experienced. The customer relates that this morning his voltmeter waved at him 3 times. It dropped to the bottom of the scale and then returned to ...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2GCEK19T82
Hello While driving down the road this truck will intermittently cut out. When it does the rpm guage drops slightly, and abs light comes on and the check engine light turns on briefly. Each time it cuts out it sets the trans range code and the abs code. When... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175 (Fuel trim bank 2 rich), P0706, C0237 (Rear Wheel speel signal erratic)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L mil light on VIN: 174F124704
I have a 04 4x4 chev with abs light on. The two codes are p0550 and p0201. They are both history codes and the light comes on intermitintly. I have done a search on iatn and found one with the p0550 code and there was a reflash to correct it. I ran the vin thr...
1997 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTGC24R7V
This truck has a no start condition. Fuel pressure is good, spark to the plugs. Customer was pulling out onto the hwy. and it just died he said. Pulled a couple of plugs and they were wet w/ fuel. Fuel pressure does not drop after key is turned off. Thanks for...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX52K55
Journeymen I'm posting for a neighbor shop. He has this car in that will occasoinaly not start. When this happens the is a buzzing from the area of the glove box. Cycling the key several times wil finaly get it to start when the buzzing stops. His real problem...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP1212V
97 gran prix,supercharged.came in with check engine light.found missfire and lean bank 1 codes-checked for external vacuum leaks,none noted.stft was at 4-8% and ltft at 16% at idle.checked with smoke machine,found crankcase filling with smoke.replaced intake g... Trouble codes: P0171 (testing and results)
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Lock Cylinder VIN: 1G2NE52T3X
Car came in for ignition lock so we replaced the barrel and key. Car starts and runs fine but the security light is on. There are no codes present and we tried the proper relearn procedure. Had GM code the key and barrel. How do we get the security light to tu...
1998 Saturn SL1 1.9L 2-3,34 shift VIN: 1G8ZH5287W
The Car came in 2 mouths ago with very hard shift into 3 gear,4 is still hard but not as bad.cleared codes and every thing worked ok.But Know it back and shifting hard again.With codes p0122,p00748,p0341.Cleared codes held battery cables together,No so lucky t...

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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Rear air suspension VIN: 1G6KY5495X
Got many responses (as usual). Many said this vehicle has to have an electrical connection and an electronic box on the unit. Brought the car back in for another look-see, and it DOES have electronic controls on the air shock (Some replies said this model had ...
1964 Chevrolet Belair 454CID Exhaust Fit VIN: 139C424N10
Hi and thanks for replies and didn`t get that far yet but Hookers sound workable? and a cable system for clutch is interesting. Hedman or Hooker will be choices - an RJ (racingjunk) member called and said Hoookers have lots of room (he runs automatic) but thou...
1993 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNEL19W9P
I removed the EGR valve and found it stuck open with carbon chunks. After a good cleaning, I refit it with and updated gasket that has a screen. I had to remove the spark plugs for cleaning before the car would start. Once it started all was well. Trouble codes: 32 (EGR error).
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L gas pedal VIN: 1GNEK13KXS
Hey all, This car is fixed, kind of. The customer brought the car back for routine maintainence and the noise was gone completely. She said that she must have gotten used to it, but I drove the car and its not there any more. The bulk of the replies referred t...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2G1FP32P6T
Well, it still isn't fixed. I installed the new distributor and had the exact same problem. Since the original post I've removed the intake to check for an internal vacuum leak due to the head being resurfaced, replaced the intake gaskets w/ gm gaskets, I had ...
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L starter VIN: 1GCCS1445T
thanks for all the help guys i removed the left side motor mount bolt and pole jacked the engine up and the starter came out with a little help from the prybar and i was easy to put it in that way also thanks r chavez ase master tech
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCGK24R2W
Hi guys! Wow, it seems that alot of you have had this system in their shop with some sort of problem. You all were correct about the job itself being fairly easy, in fact even finding the problem was cut and dry on this one. The number seven injector was s...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS13W6X
Thanks for all the replys fellas. My cam retard was good, I couldn't get the brick to make it relearn but being as everything was reading fine on the scope after I cleaned the MAF, I let it go. I drove it for 35 miles after cleaning the MAF and no further prob... Trouble codes: P0300 (testing and results).
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Dash, radio lights VIN: 2G1WH55K8Y
Well, once again most of you were correct. The back of the switch was turning black. If I jumped the terminals it had dash lights. A new switch fixed the problem. Thanks once again to all who replied.
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L all over VIN: 1FMYUO41X2
Thanks for all your responses, in the end it ended up to be a 2 bad tires (new good year regatta 2) check on a road force machine replace 2 tires and all is well. again thank for all the help
1997 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GTFG25RXV
Thanks to all who replied. I guess some folks don't believe that by removing o2 sensors that are in front of catalytic converters is a viable test. Through my experience I have found that method to work, but just for the heck of it I dropped the Y pipes and ra... Trouble codes: P1406 (egr valve pintle position circut).
2004 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 8.1L encoder VIN: 3GKGK26G04
according to service bulletin 03-04-21-001d, i replaced encoder sensor and that was it. no more problems. system is working ok. special thanks to william mcurray
2004 GMC Savana Camper Special G3500 6.0L No Start VIN: U641135031
we managed to fix this van with the help of everyone. it ended up being the simple relearn by leaving the key on intill security lite stopped flasshing about half hour. i would also like to thank dan for his info on how the system worked. it is always good to ... Trouble codes: P1631.
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L temperature gauge VIN: 1G3NF52E91
thanks for all the help but unfortunately car never returned
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L theft-deterent VIN: 1G2JB1241T
Sorry for the delay in fix, just recieved module tuesday, Althought his is a simple [...] system, the Instrument panel refused too accept a close replacement value that was even less than 2% ... A bypass module '[...]' was purchased for the installed re...
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