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1995 Buick Century Special 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G4AG5544S
This car was brought to me today from some folks that are 500 miles from home and they're having car problems. I'm trying to help them out so they leave for home asap. The owner told me that before they left on their trip here that the head gasket was just rep...
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2005 Buick Rainier CXL 5.3L acuator VIN: 5GAET13M75
vehicle stuck in all wheel drive no codes in system suspect acuator but know if needs reprograming from dealer or is the a way to set it up
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GCCS1443Y
When you drive this truck the fuel gauge fluctuates all over the range. It will be pegged full, then goes to empty and the "low fuel" light comes on, then will settle in the middle and slowly move and it makes no difference if you slosh the fuel around or tap ...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L cv axle VIN: 1GNDT13S13
Hey, I have this come back given to me. three different techs have put 3 different sets(3 different brands) of cv axles in this Trailblazer. I suspect outer bearings being pitted. Before I tear this thing apart, Anyone have any past experience with play in the...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L compression VIN: 2G1WF52E53
Hello fellow Techs. Hope there is a GM tech out here that has ran into this problem before. I know this engine has two different push rods for intake and exhaust. Just to start out with I'm very meticulous about them when I put one back together not to mix the...
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1995 GMC Yukon 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GKEK13K2S
Greetings fellow IATN techs. I have this 95 GMC Yukon here that is showing me problems. Customer origionally called on tuesday stating that he had went to a friends house, and that the vehicle would not start. We went out to tow vehicle in, and met customer on...
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1995 GMC G2500 Vandura 5.7L Brake shift interlock solenoid VIN: 1GDEG25K8S
After replacing brake switch two weeks ago, customer returns and says he's unable to shift lever from park position with engine running. I checked operation of brake shift interlock solenoid and though it would work, it didn't seem to work properly. I replaced...
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L running VIN: 1G3WX52H0Y
I am working on a 00 Intrigue intermittently runs. When you try to start it it smokes black (to much gas) the dash turns on and off. the battery was dead so I have no codes. I tried unhooking the airflow wont run I was thinking it could be a stuck injector but...
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2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Heater VIN: 1G2WP52K51
Van came in with compaint of poor heat. On test drive I found that there was very little airflow from the vents, and it was blowing only lukewarm air at idle. When I increase the RPMs the temp from the vents goes up to good heat but still not much airflow. On ...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L Ride Control VIN: 1G6KE54Y6V
After alot of time and money spent I discovered that the car did have a control module that was missing and the customer decided not to replace it, THANKS to all for your help this job WAS a real learning experience!!! Dean [...] Dean's Repair Svc
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2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: KL1TJ62604
Thanks for all the suggestions though all but one had been done before posting. The one not done was checking the timing mark alighnments. Upon inspection(had to remove front covers to propperly check )noticed the exhaust cam was one tooth retarded(BTW the eng...
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1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GMDX03XD1
Thankyou for all the replys! The information I recieved from other mechanics helped point me in the right direction. After removing the heads found water seeping into two front cylinders. I am in the process of replaceing the head gaskets and will let you k...
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