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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW52K2S
HI I have this Buick that has come back the problem is driving down the road it will jerk really hard like a miss fire and will set the p0101 maf code and on the scan data I will see the maf drop to 0 so I put my lab scope onto the maf sensor to see if I was l... Trouble codes: P0101 (Maf senser)
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HR54K6Y
I have good customer that states every now and then the car does not start or starts hard.I have tested the 18x signal(good)and have had the local napa test the ICM module.any help would be great. Jon Trouble codes: P0336 (18x CKP problem)
2005 Buick Allure CX 3.8L "gurgling"hello VIN: 2G4WF53295
hello g.m. techs!i have a stupid question. i have a customer that just bought this 2005 buick alure and she is hearing (i am too) a "gurgling" noise coming from the heater core area. my question is... what is causing this? and what is the cure? coolant is full...
1998 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L steering stability VIN: 1G6KE54Y4W
When we started testing the vehicle the light was not on and the system working ok. Reset the computer and test drove several times and cant get the light or code to return. Gave vehicle back to the customer and said if returns or gets worse to bring it back. ...
2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 3GYFK6F6N9
We have an Escalade(dive by wire) that when you take off it feels like your no even on the gas,but the gas is on the floor.No codes
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1YY2387M
car had skip from bad egr this when my headache began the only code is 41 from ccm checked all grounds data values go wherever whenever relace ecm same couldn't try memcal none availble Trouble codes: 41 (only from ccm)
1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL54T7N
OH JOY, thanks in advance. Original complaint was hard to start hard and rough running intermittently, was stalling. Then would start fine, and run fine for awhile. We replaced the PCM, and no more stalling for about a month or two, then it started stalling ag...
1992 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS14A4N
1995 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L Surge VIN: 1GCGK29F0S
Hi, I hope this request is not too unusual, but I have a past customer in the Huron, Ohio area who is having major trouble with a 6.5L injection system. He can find no one who is competent to actually diagnose the systems down there as opposed to endlessly th...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, stumbling
We have had this vehicle in our shop for almost two weeks now, when it came in the customer complained that sometimes while driving, the vehicle would buck and surge under acceleration, so, after hooking up our Nemisys scan tool, we pulled a code for the low r...
1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Stall VIN: 2G1FP32G8W
I need help. A 1998 Chevy Camaro with a 5.7L and manual Trans came into our shop with the compliant: "Car Stalls sometimes, it doesn't matter if moving or at idle." After checking car 99 times I got it to happen 3 times, I notice that the SECURITY light comes ...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Knock Sensor Code VIN: 1GNEC13RXX
Hi All, 1st Thanks For Your Input It will be GREATLY APPRECIATED. This truck came in with a trany code only it was tested to be a bad ECM. No problem just put a new one in and done...wrong trans code gone but now a knock sensor code shows up. Test it per alld... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor Mudule Circuit)
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Hesitation, LACKS POWER VIN: 1GCEC14V81
I told him to take the truck back and have them go through it and they did. They told him it needed a knock sensor. They then told him it needed a tune up, which was also done not too long ago. They then told him that the converter was clogged and they were bo... Trouble codes: P0332
2001 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22K61
hello, this vehicle came in with code po420, the first thing i did was raised vehilce up and banged on cat and sure enough there was stuff bouncing around in the cat. the customer chose to have the cat put on at a muffler shop. he brought it back i cleared cod... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat eff. low)
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH55K91
Vehicle owner complains of SES light on with no driveability issues. Code PO420 keeps returning. The previous shop has replaced the Catalytic Converter 3 times with a direct fit, installed both 02 sensors and a Mass Air Flow Sensor. The problem keeps returning... Trouble codes: P0420
2002 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L distributor VIN: 1GCFG15W22
I have a 02 chevy van 4.3 with a spin no start condition. i replaced the distributor 5,000 miles ago due to broken teeth. IT was towed in today with the same problem. The oil pump seams to be working properly,no intake leaks visable, no teeth on cam gear seam ...
2002 Chevrolet C-Series Kodiak C7H042 8.1L Backfire VIN: 1GBM7H1E52
This is a Local Propane delivery truck that is also propane powered. The problem is that the engine backfires through the intake so badly that it blows apart the air intake housing and brakes the relief valves for the propane system. This has a Quantum Technol...
2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GBJG31U35
Thanks ahead of time for any help. Vehicle had new engine installed by us recently. After engine was installed, found misfire occuring on cylinders 5 and 8 in misfire graphic on tech-2. Did not see any misfires in misfire history at that time. Misfire could no... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Engine Misfire)
1993 GMC G1500 Rally 4.3L Limp home mode VIN: 1GTDG15Z2P
hey everyone and thank you ahead of time.van has a 4L60E trans, with 2WD. the van first came in with an intermitent concern going into limp home mode, if you turned the van off and restarted it, then it would be back to normal. the van came from a tranny shop ...
2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L timing VIN: 1GKES12S94
this vehicle came in for misfire 5,there was valve seat problem which is fixed now.(head job)this car uses exhaust cam actuator work with oil pressure.we put everything back together and now sets code p0016-ckp/cmp correlation(only when i test drive on the roa...
1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L trans VIN: 1GHDX03E8X
The trans slips and shudders in 1st and 2nd gear when taking off from a stop.This only happens during the first minute of driving.I can start and stop during that first minute and the trans will slip every time.Upshifts are very late during this time.After tha...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2HX52K0S
engine quits while driving, will not restart for an hour, all systems are working fine in shop and cannot dupicate problem, customer states it happens once or twice a day. we replace 2 coils and module bacause they were corroded, wires going to module were fin...
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Lurch VIN: 1GMDX03E7W
Vehicle lurches/bucks under partial load from 3000 RPM to 5000 RPM's. Symptom is not present under brake load sitting stopped. Vehicle feels very similar to when you free rev a GM and hits the "rev limiter". Symptom only present warm. Does NOT feel like igniti...
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L engine VIN: 1G8JW52ROY
this vehicle at the dealership ,we were told it had a bad injector after the injector was replaced it was out of time?i dont beleve the vehicle would run if that was the case.vehicle runs smooth with no misfire above 2500 rpms.all coils are good vehicle has a ...
2001 Saturn L200 2.2L Chimes, shift interlock VIN: 1G8JU52F31
Before I get started on this problem I need to request that all replies be posted to the site so I can read them. If they are emailed they go to the boss's email address and he is out this week, so I won't be able to read emailed replies. We have this Saturn ...

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1988 Buick Century Custom 2.8L no ign spark VIN: 1G4AH51W2J
well thanks for all the help as a # of responses it was indeed a intermittent short in the shielded wire lead from the crank sensor to the ign module, was able to find it using a wiggle test, replace d the wire and problem solved, thanks again
1997 Buick Skylark Limited 2.4L MIL Lamp on, FIXED O2 VOLTAGE VIN: 1G4NJ52T4V
Thanks to all that replied. Removed every ground I could find and cleaned. Erased codes and this seemed to cure all problems. Thaks again. Nate Trouble codes: P134.
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4CW52K2U
Thanks for all the replies they were all helpful.We ended up rplacing the charcoal canister and the fuel tank. The canister was dripping fuel out. The customer couldnt remember if the check engine light was on or not before it died. Also it maybe poss the tank...
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G4WS52J3Y
Hello to all. A special thanks to all that read and replied to my post. I had to give up on this one. My confusion was getting power to the crank fuse and relay,thinking the BCM was OK. It was not. Customer had it towed to a local shop( I suggested Dealer) and... Trouble codes: U1000, P1630, B1001, B3102.
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Unknown VIN: 3G5DB03E52
Dont know if its fixed yet but after the many replies I put an ignition switch in.We let the customer take the car for now.Thanks for all of your help. Jon
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L radio VIN: 1G6DM57N83
appears to be the module for the attenna put a remote antenna in it and it worked ordered unit and cust has not returned yet i will update when i get him in here
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 8XF5126801
Thanks guys for all your help. It put me in the right deriction. What I found was a power problem to the burn off module that supplies power to maf for operation. Restored power to module & that did the trick.It was another reminder to not over-look the basics... Trouble codes: 33 (maf sensor high).
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L speedometer VIN: 1GCCS1444V
thanks to all the guys who took time to help turns out that who ever installed the radio had made spaghetti out of the wiring..since i had cut the gn/wt wire feeding the radio and cluster,I thought it couldnt be the radio..however they had tagged one o...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBJK34JXW
The balance pump was found to be the culprit. As far as the gas gauge goes the carter tech told me that the gauge is the average of the two tanks together. thanks for your help.
2000 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L password VIN: 1GCGK24J9Y
mostevery one said the same thing however the the code did not reset and the truck failed one more time while the customer had it. it has not failed to start in over a week I will post again if any further info.
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L 4wd VIN: 1GNDT13S52
Well I would like to thank everyone who replied. Just reassured me. The vehicle 4wd is engaging properly now. The GM dealership acted strange when we picked up. I think they figured out that it was nothing we did that damaged any of the TCCM's. After all ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Braking VIN: 2GCEC19T44
replaced the bpmv, valves stuck in old one reblead system and have great pedal with abs system working
1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L wheels VIN: 1GKEK13RXV
90% said alginment sae angle,put 4 new tires and algnment with no change.others said transfer case still locked but was not so.i am at a complete loss the customer opted to take it,lots of time into with little to show.sorry i could not provide more info.
1999 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1GTAG35R5X
1997 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L chime module VIN: 1G3HN52K7V
chime module (bcm) was constantly in test mode. it is supposed to come out of test mode when the key is off or after 8mph. it was not. i removed the bcm and found a bad resister. replacing the module fixed the problem and the interior lights are working.
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