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2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L starter VIN: 2G4WB55K51
Car was towed in with ignition lock jammed,would not turn either direction. I was able to turn it after some wiggling and replace it. The boss sent the key to the dealer to match the PASSKEY resistor. No problem with reassembly. Next day customer calls to say ...
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L oil pressure VIN: 1G6KY5494X
oil pressure fluctuates between 0-5 psi at idle at 195f and 35-60 psi at 2000 rpm
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2002 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS54Y02
Greetings techs, I need some Cadillac help. This SLS has banks 1 and 2 rich codes. I am finding the fuel pressure confusing. What is the fuel pressure supposed to be on this Cadillac when it's running? The only thing MOD says is that it is supposed to be 41-47... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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1995 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L Battery VIN: 1G1LD55M9S
This car has a parasitic draw causing the battery to go dead, it does not happen every night maybe twice a week. After restoring the charge and retesting the battery the car only has a .2 amp draw. Have checked alternator, interior light circuits, and door loc...
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1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCCS1445V
I am just about whipped this afternoon. I have the NAPA delivery truck that was towed in for a no start a few weeks ago. It was out of time so I removed the front timing cover and the chain was broken. replaced the chain and gear set. The truck started but ran... Trouble codes: P0300
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1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L tensioner VIN: 1GCCS1444V
Truck came in for a chattering belt tensioner when ac is on.I replaced the tensioner and belt and the tensioner still chatters.When slight throttle is applied the noise goes away.I know the newer chevy trucks have a problem with liquid slugging in the ac compr...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R2V
I need a little help on this one. Truck came in running bad and we found injectors leaking bad. We replaced all the fuel injectors, cap, rotor and wires and plugs. Truck ran better cleared codes and sent customer on his way. Truck came back with check engine l... Trouble codes: P0151 (O2 low), P0154 (Low O2 Activity), P1153 (Insufficient O2 Switching)
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19T1Y
truck came in originally for cold start run problem NO MIL ran poor for 1st 1km and lack of power in that time, now it's got worst still no MIL. LOW amps fuel pump and volume test OK, when you 1st start fuel trims O and runs rough & misfires random cyls., No p...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GNDT13W5Y
Hello, This blazer came in last month with a bad transmission. No forward or reverse. Fluid was very burnt and lots of metal particles in trans pan. Rebuilt tans installed, coolerlines flushed. The vehicle came back 3 weeks later with a complaint of a shake a...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W31
TRUCK STALLS AND WILL NOT START. REPLACE BLOWN ECM1 FUSE AND WILL RUN FOR SHORT TIME. FUSE HAS BLOWN SEVERAL TIMES IN LAST DAY OR SO. THIS FUSE OPPERATES IGNITION, FUEL INJECTOR, ect. HAS ANYONE DELT WITH THIS? WHAT DID YOU DO?
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52E93
This vehicle came into me on the hook. No crank no start. There was no mil light windows wouldn't work. It acted like it was in accessary not run or crank. Found bad wire to ignition switch, ran new wire vehicle started and everythig worked. Vehicle towed in f... Trouble codes: B1369 (Device ignition 0 unlock/on/start), B1379 (Device ignition 3 on circuit open), B2965 (Key in ignition circuit open), U1000 (Class 2 data link malfunction)
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1997 Saturn SL 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZF5282V
Hi Everyone Hope this is an easy one for you saturn techs. as you already know 97 sl1 5 speed, runs great but code 1404, and no info. Recent engine swap due to a rod knock, out test driving it when code sets. (engine rpm 2749) closed loop(39mph) 27% load 10in... Trouble codes: 1404 (manufacture specific)
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2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L power locks,,and misc.inop VIN: IGSNZ27658
intermittantly blows body fuse,,,problem just started no history of any related repairs ,,,any suggestions in this area would be greatly appreciated,,,thanks in advance Doug.
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Fixes & Summaries for GM
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2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB55K02
got a ton of responses to this one. before i opened this request i ran a static engien compression test had about 150 psi in all cylinders. after reading all the responses i decided to do a comp test on cylinder number 4 with the engien running. came up with o... Trouble codes: P0300 (miss fire code).
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1996 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L battery VIN: 1G6ET1295T
Thanks to all who put there ideas out there for us. as all turns out (Iknow the suspense is killing you all) We chased ourselves front to back more times than we care to mention, we started eliminating circuits from the class 2 bus and were able to narrow it d...
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L shifting VIN: 2GCEC19K2P
we replaced e,c,m, and that fixed it, 4 of 5 replies suggested same, the other asked about shift sol,thank you all.
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Internal Trans VIN: 1GNEC16K8S
Thanks for the replies. Many of you provided some very helpful information. On the other hand some were very discouraging. The most important thing needed in any task is confidence, so to the one's who sat on mine... this isn't rocket science. What I did find ...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
the fix was a new distributor thanks for all the help it was greatly apperciated Thanks Sam Trouble codes: P0300.
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1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L headlights VIN: 1Y1SK5282W
First of all thanks to all who replyed with greatly appreciated information.The vehicle was turned over to me from another shop with the information I had presented.I was about to stay late the other night and search for the grounds and perhaps run a seperate ...
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1999 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCGK29J3X
I bolted this thing all back together and had exactly the same misfire as before I pulled the intake off. Gerry from Michigan questioned the scanner and that was the path to resolving the problem. When I manually pulled the ignition wires off at the plug and r...
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2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1Y1SK5287Y
Thanks to all who replied. This car has seperate grounds for everything, the #1 Junction block at the left kick panel had a voltage drop of about 2 volts on the ground side, looks like it might have been a flood car. Replaced block with used one, fixed everyth...
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