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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L pass lock security system VIN: 1G2NF52T11
It's 2000 Pontiac Grand Am. It has a (factory)passlock security system, every now and again the car dosn't start. when they shut the car off to run into the store, and come back to start it again (The fuel or spark is disabled) and the security light comes on....

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2003 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L mode door VIN: 1G4CU54133
Thanks for your help! I am sorry to be late closing this fix. My customer left the day I repaired the vehicle and only returned from a vacation this week. The battery reset did no good, the mode door controller still intermitently went low and blew air through...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14W9W
The customer ran fuel inj. cleaner and it fixed it. I took a fuel sample and it had water in it. Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Missfire).
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Engine VIN: 1GNDS13S12
The customer did not approve service at this time and I saw no need to keep this help request open any longer wasting our time,,I think the information all of you provided is and was very helpful... Thank You to all that helped…
2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GCDL19X32
took a while to get the van back and confirm, it was the equalizer (wonder why they call it that) finally all good, replies included everything we had done. check rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders, check all brake hoses for restrictions, check front end, ch...
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH52K23
Sorry for the late post, we had a very busy may and it slipped through the cracks. I always post the fix at the last minute so that I can be sure it is a valuable and accurate asset to our archives. We replaced the intake, cat and maf sensor even though we c...
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, No power VIN: 1G1JC52F24
OK, so here is the fix. We wound up getting there eventually...When we took the timing cover off we found a broken chain guide. So since we were working on a budget we decided to replace the guides only and call it a day. What a joke trying to figure out wh... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich exhaust).
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3WS54T5M
thanks for all the great help . this is my first time using iatn and it was great. i checked the injectors 1 was 2.3 ohms and 1 was 8.3 . i changed them and the car runs great . coustmer is happy and so am i duane alamo auto repair Trouble codes: 35 (i a c).
1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GHDT13W1V
thanks for all the help on this one, sadly the customer declined any furthur diagnostics on this vehicle even though we told him we would check it out and fix it no charge. no fix at this time.
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L power windows VIN: 1GMDX03E01
The vehicle is repaired. Found the that the Body Control Module not grounding the rap relay. Found the relay up in the right corner of the dash by the bcm. Replaced the bcm yesterday and all is well. Thanks to everyone that emailed me with info and help. You g...
2003 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L radio VIN: 1G2JB12F23
Thanks everyone for the help, we had to bring the car to the dealer ,all is good now ,dealer did not charge us to reset it , we bought the car there.
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