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2000 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Misfire VIN: 2G4WY55J4Y
This vehicle came in to replace leaking (coolant) intake manifold gasket. After changing gasket we had a vacuum leak. After redoing intake gasket students got some intake and exhaust push rods switched and bent some valves on restart. Removed and sent heads ou...
1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL12Y5R
I changed ICM, No change. By-pass go Hi as soon as engine starts. All the 24X,4X,Cam signals, IC control waveforms are clean and sharp. I'm geting frustrated! Trouble codes: 23 (Ingnition controll problem)
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L abs module-no communication VIN: 1G1JF52T0W
vehicle came in with the abs and brake warning lights on. hooked up Solus and checked for DTCs. no communication between module and scanner. checked DLC connection, fuses and relay:good. checked for communication between scanner and PCM:ok. suspected a failed ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L 5th gear VIN: 1GCK33284F
Hoping for some help on this Allison. Vehicle was brought to us from a tractor sales outlet. Needless to say, it does a lot of towing and hauling. We were told that, when towing, it would all of a sudden rev up and red line the engine. After coming to a stop, ...
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G3AJ51W8K
Good day fellow tech's, This vehicle was towed in with a no start condition. Vehicle has spark on all six but no injector pulse. I went though the no start flow chart from All-Data and it lead me to the ignition mod. Replaced. No change. The Crank sensor was t...
1996 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GHDT13W3T
After changing when you go to drive the vehicle it blows the ecm fuse anybody have any ideas
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L alternator VIN: 1GHDT13W4W
the charging system puts out under no load 14.6 to 14.14v after runing for 35 min. place a load (a/c, rear defoger, heated seats, headlights) on it and you can watch the voltage drop in 3 min from 14.6 to 12.6v. the "l" wire seems to go to the vcm. installed n...
1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4L power antenna VIN: 1G2WJ12X3R
Greetings. Looking for schematic for this power antenna setup. It is the non relay oonfig (coupe). Alldata and Chiltons only provide for the relay config (sedan). The connector at the antenna motor has org, drk grn, and blk wires. Org is always hot driving the...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52T6V
This car starts fine but sets a code P0335 every time. I have replaced the crank and cam sensors, ignition module and PCM. Checked the wiring and terminals from the crank sensor to the ignition module,and from the ignition module to the PCM...all ok, no proble... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Shaft Position Sensor Circuit)
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Cam Supports VIN: 1G2NF52T3Y
Hello, This vehicle came to us with oil leaks. Engine was very oily but we saw clearly the base of the cam supports were leaking. With the high milage on the vehicle we sold a complete valve job. The car is back with the same oil leak. Somthing I find interest...
2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L No Start VIN: 3G7DB03E12
Towed in with no start. Has spark 55 psi fuel press. No inj. pulse. Has code u1040 in BCM I beleive this is a theft related issue but our diag. equip. (and knowledge) is limited on this subject. Point me in the right direction if possible. Also had no cam sign... Trouble codes: U1040
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall
Hello I have this 2000 Bonneville that stalls intermittently when coming to a stop like the key was turned of. It might stall 3 times one day and the next it will run fine. When it stalls it starts right back up and idles fine. It will do it cold or hot. Ther...
1993 Saturn SL2 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZJ5574P
car come in no start, has fire to spark to spark plugs, fuel pressure ok, unplug one fuel injector very weak noid light, injector plug-in has power on both sides, unplug another injector (random)same result, unolug a third or forth and you have flashing noid l...
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L MIL Lamp on, No power VIN: 1G8JW54R81
Hello everyone. We are a Ford dealership trying to daignose this fine Saturn. Problem with the electronic throttle body controls. First concern is that I have no communication with my Snap-on Modis, with either PCM or ABS modules. Talks to BCM ok. Used Generic... Trouble codes: P1516

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1996 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1GCW52K6TH
Plain and simple as you might guess from the symptoms, we replaced the door switch and all is fine. When we talked to the customer about the price she mentioned that sometimes the display on the door would go out. Never mentioned this before. Thanks all...MIcK
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 1G1JF5244V
thanks to all that replied we pulled the timing chain cover everything looked good so we decided to pull the head again to take a second look #3 cyl looked like it had score marks on the walls i was thinking bad piston or pin pulled piston it was worn but when...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L rod bearings VIN: 1G1ND52T6W
it is possible but not recommended to replace just rod bearings w/ engine in car..vehicle not repaired ..customer was to trade car in...thanks for taking the time
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L engine VIN: 3GNEK13783
well, it seems the cause of this one is metal from #1 exhaust lifter roller and cam lobe plugging the lifters. It looks like this may have been going on for some time, as the oil pump is scored and it also looks as if the rod bearings have been hot, and rockin...
2001 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GTGG25822
the reason i havent closed this one out is i am waiting for the heads to come [...] from the machine shop, this thing had a intake valve sticking on number one cylinder,i was going to finish the job before i closed it out thanks for the replys i recieved.
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GTEK19T31
Sorry this took so long, I kinda just pushed it aside for now. So as far as i know afer the little time i spent on it is that it almost has to be a valve body issue, Will post the fix to this hopefully when i get a chance to swap valve bodies. Thanks you all f...
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