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2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G6KD54Y83
G.M. Techs your knowledge is needed.I have lost my --- on this one. Did have a bad vaccum leak,quick bucks, yea right 5 days later,1-3-5-7 missing randomly,compression chk. all above 140. Found T.S.B. on reprogram called dealer been done, hoping to pawn it on ... Trouble codes: P171, P174, P300, P506, P507
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2004 Cadillac SRX 4.6L loss of assist VIN: 1GYEE63A94
Customer has left vehicle with us twice, but we have not been able to verify symptom. Customer says total loss of power assist in both directions. engine speed is not a factor. We have been road testing for several days and not been able to verify any problems...
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2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Starting VIN: IG6DM57N04
Hi, I have cad. that when in cranking possion will pulse voltage to starter,check engine light & interior light flash with pulse also. battery & connections are good.no engine codes will loose communications with pcm when cranking. tested fuses & relays, good....
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1987 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1YY2186H
i have this 87 corvette in my shop that runs kinda weird and gives me weird mass air flow data. customer complained of running rough, check engine light on and said if he shut it off and restarted it that it would run fine for about 60 seconds before running r... Trouble codes: 34 (mass air flow sensor)
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L top end VIN: 2G1FP22PXS
hi people here is my situation.this car had head gasket failure,we replaced head gaskets,took the heads to our local machine shop where they took out the bad spot surfaced both heads pressure checked them and "cleaned up the valves"according to the machinest ...
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1996 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJK34J5T
Hello Chevrolet/Gm techs.. I'm almost exclusively a Ford shop but we have a 96 3500 series 7.4 in our fleet that runs like a 'swiss watch' at all throttle angles/loads.. We're trying to get thing past CA smog to sell/auction it, but it keeps setting P0300 for... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L range hub VIN: 1GCHK34R4W
This truck came in with a noise on decellaration it was diagnoised to be in the transfer case. The range fork was worn severly and range hub had contacted the planet and rounded the teeth. We replaced the fork, hub, and planet and reassembled. Truck came back ...
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1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Surge VIN: 2G1WL52M7X
Car came in for heater hoses due to leak. Repaired them and test drove fine. Customer came to get and tried to back out of the parking sopt and the thing started to buck and surge real bad. The next morning tested and it runs great for about 2 minuets and then... Trouble codes: P1106
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1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY22G1X
thanks for all your help Trouble codes: P0327
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L High idle VIN: 2G1WF55E2Y
This vehicle came in originally for an intermittent stall. Checked IAC motor and found it sticking. Replaced and cleaned out throttle body. Came back a while later still stalling and now with TP sensor codes and a MAF sensor code. Tested and replaced MAF senso... Trouble codes: P0122 (TP sensor signal low voltage), P1122 (TP sensor signal intermittent low voltage)
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2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: IGCCS14541
Hello to All, Here is how the customer describes his issue,"hesitation when leaving off gas & when stepping on the gas slightly.Feels like ignition misfire".Owner has replace plugs, wires & coils with no improvement.I could not duplicate these symtoms, howev... Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS sensor cicuit low/short)
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2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX03E82
Van has sat for a year. Only code is p1189 eop sensor. Van will crank but no start. I have 60 lbs fuel pressure, good spark, I believe no injector pulse. I can run an injector balance test with MODIS and van will then try to start then die due to fuel injector... Trouble codes: P1189
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2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBHG31U33
We got this vehicle in for check engine light codes p0300 multiple cyclinder miss fire and code p0340 catalytic effiency bank 2 check cat post o2 sensor voltage varrying from 200 to 800 mv same as pre o2 sensor we are recommending cat. check code p0300 check m... Trouble codes: P0300, P0430
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNET16S43
Purge solenoid and vent solenoid tested OK. Unfortunatly don't have smoke mashine. Any common problem,any ideas? Trouble codes: P0442
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Engine VIN: 2GCEC19V34
Customer complained of engine noise at startup when cold. It sounds like lifter noise and more than just one. The oil pressure is good and due to the low mileage on the truck I need help from Chevy techs to know if theres any problems mechanically with this pa...
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2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WH52K94
Vehicle driven in once, towed in second time for intermittent crank/no-start. She states the security warning flashes, she can duplicate the problem using the remote unlock feature but she can't prove it here. She also claims to be able to start it most times ...
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1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTEC19MXV
keeps burning connector at sender inside tank. fuel filter has been changed , i cked this time & it's clean, tank is clean ,the sock was like new. cked voltage at fuel pump getting 12.1-12.2v tried another relay voltage unchanged. running v are 13.2-13.5v
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2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L heated seats VIN: 1GKEK63U32
thanks in advance for any help with this one, i have a denali whith inop heated seats, both front. i have tested all wiring and switches to to seats, and all work fine. so now iam at the point alldata says to test the seat element ( back) for resistance. wirin...
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2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L heated seats VIN: 1GKEK63U32
thanks in advance for any help with this one, i have a denali whith inop heated seats, both front. i have tested all wiring and switches to to seats, and all work fine. so now iam at the point alldata says to test the seat element ( back) for resistance. wirin...
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L abs VIN: 1KGDS13S32
replace air suspention compressor and that fixed air suspention. I have a abs light and red brake light on . also service brake message on dash along with no speedometer and no transmission shifting. codes co236 and po502 present . speed sensor and abs speed s...
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2002 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GC336GH38
Need some help from all the 6.5 experts. This van belongs to a personal friend.Started out on a road trip it it and over heated.(Having to put 30 gallons of water in it to make it 50 miles back home) When it was towed in I found 3 cylinders hydro locked. I rep...
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1990 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3EV13C9L
This car has been nothing but problems. The car has a problem keeping the idle that has been learned. Customer recently purchased it. It originally came in on the hook. Intermittent no start, replaced the ICM, and that fixed that problem. After it was started ...
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1991 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L ign spark VIN: 1G3CW53LXM
customer brings car to me and says intermitantly car dies while driving. Sometimes it will restart right away, sometimes takes several minutes to several hours to restart. Fuel pressure ok always. took 2 days to recreate symptom in shop. tested and replaced cr...
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G3NL52T6X
Thanks in advance. This is one those problems . A quick run down, the cust came in months ago with a nostart, I spent hours on it and it had no spark,after much testing (coils module etc) I gave up and sent her to the dealer. and never heard from her again. No... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 cyl misfire)
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1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L wipers VIN: 1GMDX06E3V
we have installed a wiper transmission last winter. the wipers froze to the windshield and won't park. last week it came back not parking again. we started with another transmission ( the part that looks like a rachet) we set it like gm says then activate the ...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L engine VIN: 1G2NE12T6X
I have a 99 Grand Am with a once in a while no start,setting 2960 code in theft system.From my experince,passlock sensor is the problem,vehicle is my daughters car,was wondering if anyone has experience bypassing this type of system.On the older systems I have...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 1G4HP52K9V
IT APPEARS THERE WERE 3 DIFFERENT TYPES OF GAUGES USED, AND THREE DIFFERENT WIRING DIAGRAMS. THE CAR COMES BACK IN TOMORROW, AND WE WILL TRY TO MAKE SENSE OF IT AGAIN.
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1998 Buick Regal 25th Anniversary Edition 3.8L heater blower motor VIN: 2G4WF5210W
Thank you for the coherent replies. (Not check power and ground)This is how it went down. The dealer does not have or supply a compatible blower motor for this vehicle. We did locate a blower motor kit which contains the motor, vent tube, under dash panel, 3 p...
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2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L rpa system VIN: 1GYEK63N22
WELL AFTER READING MORE ABOUT THIS SYSTEM THROUGH MITCHELL ON DEMAND I WAS ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE SYSTEM AND RETRIEVE CODES. ALLDATA WAS NO HELP AT ALL!! AFTER GETTING CODES I WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT LEFT REAR MIDDLE SENSOR WAS THE ONE THAT SHUT DOWN THE SY...
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1989 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2GCEK19K3K
To answer a few replies, the fuel pump (pressure and volume) was good, also had a good waveform and good pump speed. I hooked up a fuel injection cleaner machine to remove the fuel pump from the system and I still had the problem. Everything was pointing to ...
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1989 Chevrolet USPS LLV 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBBS10E8K
Thank you for all your help. As it turns out, it was the fuel injector. It would operate at under 13 volts, even through receiving proper voltage and trigger. Replaced the injector and it runs like a charm!
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Fuel gauge,low fuel light, battery light VIN: 1GNDT13W2W
Good morning gentlemen. I'm happy to say this one is fixed. The problem was the brown wire from the 4wd fuse to the front diff actuator would sometimes pinch in the steering u-joint that was missing it's plastic cover.I didn't spot where this wire even existed...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L transmiision, speedo cluster VIN: 1GCHK291X1
REPLACED IGNITION SWITCH AND NOW WORKING AS IT SHOULD, WE WERE ONLY GETTING 10.6 VOLTS TO TCM AND WHEN REPLACED SWITCH WENT TO 12 VOLTS, THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP
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2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L hard start VIN: 1GCHG35R92
Fixed the van yesterday. I found out fuel was leaking from the injector area at the rear. May have been a line, seals, or an injector. We changed the rear 4 injectors and the seals to the other 4 injectors, fuel meter, and the regulator. It always started r...
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1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ1366T
Thanks for all your help, made the mistake of not looking down the throtle body at the hole in the intake, intake was almost pluged. Thanks to all that helped. Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow).
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1998 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTGK29F5W
thanks to all who replied when we rescaned vehicle after it wou consisiently quit in parking lot we had a code 1216 .replaced injector driver kit and all is working fine. thanks again you guys are a great help
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Engine temp VIN: 1G3WH52H4Y
The fix for my overheating problem was the updated T-stat from GM. Thank you to those of you who replied to my posting.
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L abs VIN: 1G2JB5241W
Thank you, John from Georgia. He sent a publication which described how code 86 was displayed as C1286 for 97/98 models. It explained that the gears were binding in the motor pack. Checked and confirmed. Motor pack replaced with used unit. All functions good, ...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Heater Fan VIN: 1G2WJ52MOX
I would like to thank, Murray, Robert, Jason, Paul, & Kim, for pointing me towards the Ignition switch. I also would like to thank Terry, who gave me a simple check to determine the problem, which was (check the voltage to your hvac fuse.you will probably fin...
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2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L power sliding door VIN: 1GMDX13E6Y
I pefrormed the relearn and found the motor shorted and bad I replaced the motor and performed the relearn to fix it
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