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2002 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L struts VIN: 1G4CW54K32
We have a Park Ave hear that makes popping noises on both sides that seem to be coming from the upper strut area. Customer states that when the strut mounts are replaced noises go away for awhile but return later. Strut mounts were aftermarket replacements. No...
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2GIFP22P95
This car is at another local shop and I was called for a fresh opinion. This is the managers personal car and they've not been able to fix it long term. The water pump is not leaking. The distributor is dry. The car throws no codes at this point. Rpm is lim...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1WF55E5Y
sorrry guys for the brief description earlier, i was swampd, this car has been a little headach, did all the basic checks fuel,vacuum, spark,fuel trim normal,maf,tps no gltches.. my question was if anyone has encounterd problem like this. the car idles perfect... Trouble codes: P0300
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1986 GMC K1500 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GTEK14H7G
The number stamped on the distributer matches All Data's reference but this is not a four wire plug in. The question is why are the control moduals in the distributer going bad, did I put a bad pick up coil on it, and how to test further? Thank you for any hel...
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2000 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L anti theft problem VIN: 1GTFG25M2Y
this van got towed in to our shop for not starting.hooked up the scanner and got p1626 which is for anti theft system fuel enable ckt.cleard the code and the van started fine.explained this situation to the customer that the van is starting fine at this moment...
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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Steering VIN: 1G3WH52H41
Hi guys, A customer brought in his vehicle regarding difficulty in steering. I realized that the power steering fluid was leaking from the rack seal, so I replaced the rack and let the car idle. Once warmed up, I tried to steer but it still came up difficult, ...
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1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP53L1P
thanks to all that helped.whAT I FOUND WAS THE TIMING HAD JUMPED ONE TOOTH AND FOUND A BAD PLUG WIRE. Trouble codes: 18 (cam crank error).
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2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Gas Gauge VIN: 1GVEK63N34
Thank you all. Everyone had great input, but James from Oregon had the the best insight. There is a extended warranty on any 2003-2004 GM Escalade, Avanche, Tahoe, Yukon, Etc... Instrament cluster. It covers any of the gauges (1 or more) for sticking, flutt...
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEK18R6V
First just let me say thanks for all the responses. The truck is running much better but it took some effort to get there. I replaced the #7 plug wire and ran two cans of BG through the injectors. I have found that if you let the BG sit in the injectors for... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L batt light VIN: 1GCHG35R92
Many thanks to all that replied. I took a shortcut by replacing the PCM to no avail. I did download a diagnostic chart for this problem, but it referenced connector pins I did not have so I could not use it. With the vehicle running, I noticed that I could get...
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Hanger Bearing VIN: 2CNDL73FO5
The Problem is that part of the CV joint is siezed in the PTO output flange . I talked to a GM Tech (non iatn ) they have had a couple that they have had to replace the driveshaft and yoke because they would not come apart .There are no parts avaible at this t...
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