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1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon Collector's Edition 5.7L starter VIN: 1G4BR82P8T
Hi all; Another week-end gone. I have a Buick with a starter problem. I replaced the starter in November 07 as the case was broken. I thought it broke because the mounting bolts were loose but the starter shattered again this week. This time the drive end of t...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCEK14W2W
I have this k1500 that when sitting in the driveway idling it blew the oil filter o ring out the side of the filter. It was not double o ringed and now I have a loud ticking noise from the rear of the valve covers and it goes away after 15 minutes. It is a tic...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Controller VIN: 2GCEC19Z66
Well this is what I get for trying to cheat. I have an 06 silverado that did not come with TPMS and I want it for all the interstate travel that I do. By brother works for cadillac and lent be the tech 2. He claims you can go into the tpms menu under chassis a...
1993 GMC C1500 Sierra 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTBC14K9P
was towed in needing fuel pump would not start after repair. advanced dist timing. base timing now at 15 decrees. it ran for 1 day. timing chain had 10 degrees slack. replaced it. still no start. has good spark thru. the plugs has fuel thru injectors.will not ...
1998 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Engine VIN: 1GTEC14W5W
I have just replaced the lower intake manifold gaskets on this engine. I followed the specs to the letter for torque. I used a vacuum and used the plastic discs for cleaning. I am ready to start tear down again if I cannot determine the noise. I believe it is ...
2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L electrical VIN: 1GKDT13S93
This Envoy has had a problem for approx. 3 months now up here in the northeast where batery seemed to die overnight. To rule out battery itself, three different new ones have had the same result. Dealer has claimed no problem, obviously wrong. I have found th...

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1986 Cadillac Cimarron 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G6JG69WXG
I want to thank everyone who helped my mind. I had a really good feeling it was the regulator that was leaking. Thing is that troubled me was that the engine surged so wildly, I was thinking that there had to be something else causing that. I'd Never seen an...
1998 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KE54Y3W
I would like to thank everyone who replied to my request. I replaced both crank sensors and the stalling was over. I would like to thank Richard,Alex,John&Juan for hitting the nail on the head. I had to pull the crank sensors and they had oil leaking into the ... Trouble codes: 1599 (engine stall or near stall detected).
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCHK24G73
Thanks to all who replied, especially Billy from Georgia. Although I had already looked for a hole in the intake Billy's post made me go back and what had happened was the EGR valve had apparently been knocked into the firewall and the casting it mounts to has... Trouble codes: P0101.
2005 Chevrolet Colorado Sport 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
After all the replies,I decided to send the customer to the dealer,to have the head checked.I don't think the customer is going to bring it in.If I get any more info from customer I will post.Thanks to everyone for your help. Ken Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK29103
I ended up sending the customer to the dealer with it, I think that there was injector issues and the warranty was 200,000 km for injectors. The truck was really starting to run rough as well as being hard to start. Thanks too all of the replies. Trouble codes: P1094.
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