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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Digital Cluster Illumination VIN: 1GKD54Y9VU
This vehicle lost the digital read-out display for speed, prindle display, turn indicators, and mileage readout. All other warning indicators and lights work fine it also runs and drives good. The vehicle had no previous warnings or signs of this problem and o...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L traction control system VIN: 1GCET1283V
Hi Guys, I am writing about this vehicle because the traction control system will activate for short periods of time intermittantly when being driven. My customer tells me it happens about twice a week and cannot be predicted. I have experienced it only once ...
2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WO6VR54R61
this vehicle high long term fueltrim. when getting to 23 percent the check engine lite comes on. we cleaned the mass air flow, checked for vac leaks, checked fuel pressure which is 42psi, and replaced a plugged fuel filter. after driving several time the fuel ... Trouble codes: P0171 (b1 lean), P0174 (b2 lean)
1986 Chevrolet C10 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2GCDC14H7G
This truck stalls when you let off the gas from a cruise and slowly come to a stop. It idles fine in gear sitting still even if you goose it and let off the gas. The one weird thing is if you back up in reverse and stop it seems to be O.K.. But if i get up to ...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Right three cylinders not running VIN: 2G1FP22S1S
Got one for the Chevy guys out there. Did head gaskets on this 3.4L. Right bank is dead, loads up with gas, thought at first the injectors were leaking, I dont think thats the case. I'm affraid the valves are adjusted incorrectly ( although I did it to specs )...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L engine VIN: 2G1WN12MXS
This vehicle came in for the classic problem of the lower intake gaskets leaking. When we drove the vehicle into the shop, it ran fine, and sounded good, it just had coolant in the oil. We replaced the intake gaskets, let the oil drain over the weekend, and ch...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19RXT
This truck was pulled in for a no-start condition. When I started working on it the staring motor would crank normally,kick back,crank normally then the starter drive would slip(spin)then I would let off the starter.While doing this I checked for spark at the...
1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Lighting VIN: 1Y15K5283W
This care came in for the headlights staying on all of the time. the running lights would stay on also. Even with the key out of the ignition. We tracked down the problem the DRL module. we pulled the circuit board out and found the boad burnt up in spots. We ...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L starter VIN: 1GCHG35R6Y
This fleet vehicle came in about two years ago with a bad starter. It had stayed engaged and the nose of the starter was destroyed. Inspected the ring gear and other than some small nicks it looked ok. Replaced starter with a Car Quest reman unit. It worked ab...
1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.0L external lights VIN: 1GTEC14M5T
thankx in advance for your help!! truck came in with a complaint with blowing parking lamp fuse when you turn external lamps on. i unpluged harness in the back and also the front one and we wiggled wires along the frame to see if there was any change there was...
1997 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Don't know VIN: 1GTG625R8V
It stalls when I come to a stop after going over 30 miles per hour. It shifts fine through all the gears and does not have a misfire or anything else, it just stalls when I come to a stop. Sometimes it has a hard time getting into 1 gear after coming from reve...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L fuel pump VIN: 1G2NF52E92
Hello fello GM lovers, I need some assistance. I do not have 12 volts to the fuel pump at the jucntion under the car by the passanger rear tire. The code that I got from this car was P0230- Fuel pump relay control circuit malfunction. The relay tested ok. The...
1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L reverse & 2nd gear VIN: 1G8ZK5277W
customer came in said car is shifting hard into 2nd and reverse wasn't working.i test drove car had no reverse till i reved it to 3000 then it moved slowly. hooked scanner up got codes po732 incorrect gear 2 ratio.i drove it with scanner trans data showing and...
2002 Saturn Vue 2.2L bcm issue VIN: 5GZCZ23D82
Problem programming BCM. Second try, second BCM. Both had an error communicating at step 06. Have asked technical assistance for the Tech-2. Technical assistance for SPS. All say it should work. Called Saturn dealer, they said we cannot program the BCM. Is Sat...

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1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G4WB52K5X
Thanks to all for usefull info. I have check the fuel pressure reg. no trace of leak, also i disconnect the hose to reg.(road tested) and it still stall 2 times(45psi at this time on gage) Check MAF no sign of contamination. Check also EGR if clean and if stuc...
1989 Cadillac Seville 4.5L heater blower motor VIN: 1G6KS5156K
A big thanks to everyone who responded. The cadilac is fixed. I disconnected the battery and jumpered the cables together for about 10 minutes and then reconnected the battery and restarted the caddy and now the blower works like it is suppose to. So I really ...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L water pump bolts VIN: 1G6CD53B9N
To repair the stripped water pump bolt holes would have required engine removal.The car had the customer declined any repairs.It seemed everyone advised heli-coils to repair the stripped holes.
2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L engine noise VIN: 1G6KF57981
well techs, thanks for the help on this one. i've asked the customer to return in 5000km and i will run an engine flush chemical and a 15w50 synthetic oil with his next service. the noise is so light it's not funny, kind of a lifter noise buried under the indu...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Fuel gauge stays on, alam chimes don't work VIN: 2G1WN54T7N
We had to give up on this one. There were several replies that would be worth checking the achieves for. The one that helped us the most came from Edwin from Idaho. Follows are some suggestions from Edwin; Possibly rather than pull the fuses to locate the para...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L heating system VIN: 2G1WL52M7V
Thanks to all 16 resonders. The general concensus was to flush system-some said use soap to loosen up the crud in the system. What I did was to flush the system using only water till it came out CLEAN. Then refilled the system using Prestone All makes/models g...
1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L heat controls/defrost controls VIN: 1GCGC33J9W
thanks for the replies, but i just explained to customer i would have to charge him for my time in it, he was ok with it. anyways i figured first place to open was heater core, and i nearly it the floor laughing, it was wrong heater core, it hooked up ok to ho...
2000 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDX03E4X
I finally fixed this last night. Richard [...] hit this one dead on . Someone had did a intake job on this van and left the crank sensor wire out of its holder. I pulled the whole harness out and examined it and found 1 small spot that had intermittently bee...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1G3WS52H9X
Thanks group Terry [...] hit this right on it, on the wiring of aldl connector all modules (computers) on this car comunicate to the scanner to one single wire, if one computer is bad will shut everything of car will not even crank, I unplug the connector on ...
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Engine Removal VIN: M3RM575549
Thank you to all that replied to this request. The owner has decided not to repair the vehicle at this time. However if I run into this again I can say with confidence that the engine can be removed from the top, as the overwhelming majority of you have done t...
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