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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4CW52K8S
this car came to me on a hook, customer complaint was car would start and run about 15min and die. wait a few minutes and would do same thing. finally was completly dead. my first check found no crank rpm and no mass air flow reading during crank. checked wiri... Trouble codes: P1350 (ignition control opperation), P1361 (ignition control trigger malfunction), P1406 (egr pintal possition malfuction)
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Rear brakes VIN: 3GNFK16T8Y
This is my personal car and my brake wear seems strange. About 3 years ago, I replaced all 4 sets of pads and rotors with Brembo slotted and Hawk pads. With a recent tire replacement, I noticed that the rear pads were down to the rivets and the fronts were at...
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2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNDA23P76
random misfire is back all coils appear to be ok the misfires are on cylinder # 1 if i snap throttle some show up on # 2 not many though used oe plugs, very perplexing what i though was a simple fix has turned into something else, any help will be appreciated.... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire), 4561 (Undocumented code traction control sets when mifire does)
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2006 Chevrolet Express 1500 LT 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCFG15X26
Starts runs for three seconds dies. Had crank cam mass air flow codes originally. Replaced crank and mass air. Now no codes in pcm. Had p2961 key not in ignition. Replaced ignition switch and reprogrammed. Security. System. To no avail. I have over 60 lbs. Fue...
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1997 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Engine VIN: 1GTCT14W4V
Came in on a tow truck with a blown slave cylinder. Did a full clutch job. Afterwards, it was very difficult to start the engine. Found the distributor was 2 teeth off and could tell someone has had the intake off before. Retimmed distributor and got the engin...
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1995 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L rear hvac VIN: 1G6DW52P4S
THIS CADILLAC IS FIXED AND BACK WITH IT'S OWNERS. I FIRST REPLACED THE VALVE IN REAR (FIRST MADE SURE LINES WERE NOT BLOCKED), REPLACED FRONT COOLING FAN, RECHARGED SYSTEM WITH FREON. CHECKED OPERATION OF REAR AIR AND IT WORKED JUST FINE. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR H...
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2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y42
Hi everybody. Sorry for taking too long to closing this help request on the CADILLAC 2002 with code po420. What happened is that, the costumer was told, as many of you suggested, that an OE catalitic was necessary in order to get rid of that code. He said tha... Trouble codes: P0410, P0420, P0420.
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2001 Saturn SL2 1.9L 3-4,4-3,3-2 shifts VIN: 1G8ZK52771
Although i haven't seen this car again yet (nor has he paid the bill), the insight given to me by the techs who wrote in did allow me to do what i needed to do. Specifically, I was able to suggest a course of action to my customer that was based on the intelli...
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