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2001 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Prndl VIN: 2G4WS52J01
2001 Buick Century PRNDL / Mileage Inop. Everything on the instrument cluster works fine, all guages, speedo, and tach. The only thing that is inop is the PRNDL and mileage illumination. I have checked all of the fuses and all the the testing out of the facto...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6KDS4YX1
overheating, with loss of coolant flow for no apparent reason
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L starter VIN: 2G1WL52M7S
Sorry in advance but I do very little domestic work. This fine gem of an auto was towed into our shop with a no crank condition. I insert the key and turn to the KOEO position and the security lamp flashes. Turn the key to start and nothing. Spoke with the cus...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 1G1JF5242X
i have a 99 cavalier that came in dwd car started here and ran good then when it gets worm oil light will come on and stay on till you get it to 1000 rpm when light comes on car will die when put into gear but will start if you give it gas swoped oil switch ha...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.7L dome lamp VIN: 1GNEK13R7X
Ok Gentlemen...and possibly ladies...I have this 99 Tahoe that the dome lamps stay on. If I start the vehicle, the lights will go off after pressing the dome override button. If I press the dome override back on, then the lights come back on with all doors clo...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19T41
Intermittant code PO442. Sometimes doesn't come on for 3 days. Cleared and sometimes comes on in a few hours. I replaced the gas cap since it seamed to come on the first time after I filled it up. After I cleared the code the first time it didn't come on for 3... Trouble codes: P0442
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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L fuel tank VIN: 1GKFK16Z65
When the customer goes to fill the gas tank it takes forever to get the fuel in. The neck and breather are fine, I have heard replace the tank vent control, canister, tank pressure sensor etc. I need some advice on which you have found most frequently on this....
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2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L Filter Gasket VIN: 1G8ZH52861
Has anyone ever ran into this? The car was towed in with a major trans leak. I found that the gasket had blown out on the spin on filter. I replaced the filter with a aftermarket one and it ran for about 20 seconds and blew it out again. Thinking maybe I shoul...
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2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6L Traction Control,Abs,Veriable Effort Steering VIN: 2G4WE56765
The customer needed the car so he took it and we decided he`d bring it back when it was happening more often.Came in 7/6/10,ABS,Traction,and steering message all on.Only a code again for r/r wss circuit fault.Checked connector block under car,looked fine.Ckeck...
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2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L all power windows VIN: 1G6DM57764
I took the first reply and took apart the other switches and found water corrosion on all the switches. I replaced the swithces and havent had any problems. Customer stated they didnt leave the windows down but it looks pretty obvious that they did. Thanks for...
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L ck oil light VIN: 1G1NE52M1X
Gentelmen, Thanks for your help. The heat around here must have affected my vision. The sensor WAS there at the bottom of the pan, a new sensor installed and alls well with this Malibu. I do feel a little foolish for asking for help when it was so easy to find...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG15W3Y
Thanks for everyone's replies. After many hours of testing I took Joey's advice and shimmed the new crank sensor and it worked perfect. No misfires and full power restored with no trouble codes. If anyone would like to comment on why I had to shimm The sensor... Trouble codes: P0339.
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55E81
well as usual i overlooked or over thought this one// once i cleaned the throttle body and it was real bad.. the car would run and i went ahead and replaced the iac and now it starts perfect ,, sold him the complete bg flush so cust is happy///thanks for al...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Starting VIN: 2GCEC19T41
Derrick, Mark, and Chris were all right on the money! I had the ignition switch "clocked" wrong. I took the connector at the very bottom of the lock cylinder back apart and re-timed the lock to the ignition switch and it started right up. Thank you guys for he...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNEK13Z22
I am aggravated. After reviewing all your generous information and knowledge and further inspection of the vehicle, we decided to replace the compressor. There was oil on the housing with no apparent leaks onto it from another component (engine oil or whatev...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No power VIN: 1GCJK39255
I ended up being the fuel rail pressure regulator. I checke dthe fuel hoses and the vac/press and it was at 3psi. It set the code as fast as i could erase it so replaced the regulator Thanks to everyone that took the time to help Trouble codes: P0090 (Fuel pressure regulator circuit), P0089 (Fuel pressure regulator performance).
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2006 Chevrolet workhose 6.0L brakes VIN: 5B4JPD2V66
HI GUYS THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. FOUND A $900.00 PART AT LEFT SIDE PILLAR THAT WAS BURNT IS CALL A GATEWAY MODULE INSTALL PART BUT STILL NO COMMUNICATION CHECK ALL WIRING AGAIN FROM GATEWAY MUDULE TO DLC ALL OK SO I GAVE UP SPENDED TO MUCH TIME & MADE NO MONEY
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2006 Chevrolet Malibu SS 3.9L Radiator VIN: 1G1ZW53126
As usual the great techs in this forum put me on the right track. Out of the 15 replys everyone said look for front end damage, I called my friendly GM dealer an they faxed me over a picture of all the plastic covers an air dams. After 40 years of doing this I...
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