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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L3R
hello, we are working on a 1994 buick lesabre. the problem is that when cold the car will start and die. it will do this as many as 8 times before it will continue to run. the customer also reports intermittant shut off while driving and again the start and di... Trouble codes: P0406
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2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52K71
-July 3/08, CEL came on, scan and found code P1133B,O2 sensor number one not switch sufficiently, data stream confirmed a lazy O2. Replaced O2 sensor, cleared code and road tested car O2 is switching properly. -July 21/08, CEL came on, scan and found code P113... Trouble codes: P133
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L No Start, DELAY STARTING VIN: 1GNEK13T11
When outside temp. is hot and vehicle has sat in parking lot for awhile, engine will spin for several seconds but will not start. Doesn't even try to start. Customer stated that when this happens, he will turn key of and attempt to restart a 2nd time and it wi...
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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L instrument cluster VIN: 1GNEC13T95
speedometer sticks at 70 mph, replaced instrument cluster twice, all gauges worked. i took to dealership to have programming for steering wheel controls and cluster quits working. they told me had short in system. installed cluster from another vehicle, all ga...
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1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L 80 Idle relearn VIN: 1G3GR62C3S
Have a 95 Aurora with 4.0, it had wrong ISC installed and wire plug did not fit correct. Original complaint was stalling. Installed correct part and new connector. After some research then was able to find out how to learn idle and get rid of ses light and cod... Trouble codes: 80
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1990 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G4HR54CXL
Thanks to everyone who replied. The majority of people said that crank sensors and ignition modules are prone to problems on these rigs. In this case it turned out to be a combination of weak ignition coils and a module that would stop trigering spark to #3 cy...
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L security VIN: 1G6KY549XX
Thanks for all the help the thermistor was bad. I found one from napa. Gm has discontiuned the piece. 1.6k ohm resistor will work if needed.
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Poor Fuel Economy, hard start VIN: 3GNGK26J0W
Well, as suggested by a few of you, I purchased reman fuel injectors from Linder Tech Services in Indiana. They are awesome to deal with, and very fast shipping. My Suburban is finally fixed. This is the last time I will ever buy a set of reman injectors from ...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L key fobs VIN: 1GNDT13W6X
new fob bad dealer next door has had a bunch of new fey fob problems for 99 model year
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L compressor VIN: 1GNEK13T1Y
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO RESPONED. EVERYONE PRETTY MUCH NAILED THIS ONE. FOUND SOME METAL IN THE ORIFICE TUBE SO WE REPLACED DRIER AND COMPRESSOR. NO MORE NOSIE.THANKS AGAIN
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Drive Cycle VIN: 1GCCT19W9Y
was able to chill with ice & fan & clear O2 heater but not Cat, EGR or purge did find a sticking Fuel Tank Pressure sensor & will change but intake started leaking badly & owner is contemplating an S-10 divorce. will update if he ok's repairs.
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L brakes VIN: 1GCHK24U42
Thanks for all the help. I did have the correct part. I also bled everything will all the suggested tips. This is a hydralic unit so there is no vacuum involved with this one. After trying everything two and three times we went with another hydralic booster. N...
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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L battery VIN: 2G1WX12K73
THANK YOU EVERYONE THAT POSTED ON THIS. I PUT A BCM IN IT AND HAD IT PROGRAMED AND IT FIXED THE PROBLEM NOW ONLY A 20MA DRAW AFTER SITTING FOR 2-3 MIN OF SITTING THANKS
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L right front signal VIN: 2G1WF52E24
We this one is fixed, I received 7 replies . I took Bradley idea of running new wire from the ebcm right to the sensor. I used 16 gauge wire and spun it with a drill, covered it with loom and at first ran it along the window cowl directly down to the wheel. No...
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2004 Chevrolet Optra 2.0L No Start VIN: KL1JK52ZX4
I think the I got a basic reply. I was looking for the "Ive seen that before". The vehicle got a couple dealer cam sensors. It always lost its signal when it wouldnt start. Yes it would start and run great 90% of the time. When the signal was funky it wouldnt....
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2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LT 3.9L P\S pump noise VIN: 2G1WK15151
Thanks to all the replies!I flushed the system first until clean fluid came out, still had the noise, seemed like it was worse, before you had to hit all the way one way or the other, now just sitting growls like hell.I decided to replace the pump, made noise ...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.0L Power mirrors VIN: 1GCHK29KX8
I have not purchased this truck yet, but trust all my fellow tech who responded they all agree install new mirrors & reprogram. This was my 1st help request. What a great response Thank you all Bob [...] will save your e mail, If I buy, I'll E mail you Thanks a...
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2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L tcc VIN: 1GMDX03E3Y
Well..after much cussing and throwing wrenches i figured it out...turns out one of the "new" solenoids i purchased from an unnamed supplier was mechanicly bad...although all electicly good and no codes... this THE last time i get aftermarket electrics for this...
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