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2004 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L Encoder VIN: 5GADT13S74
Same code on all instances. The first time time was a logical guess , vehicle would move with heavy binding.Original motor was stuck between two gears , knowing this by pulling off motor and finding the transfer case shift position out of sync. Installed name ...
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2008 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L Battery VIN: 5GAER23718
Since this car was new, after driving in a hard rain the battery will drain overnight. Dealer has had windshield replaced 2 times due to water leaks. Car came to me with a dead battery. I charged the battery, and tested the battery and charging system, all g...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Blower motor VIN: 1G6KF5493V
hey fellow techs,i need conformation on this caddy.i have a inop blower motor.this has auto climate control.have 3 wires at blower motor.12 volt,ground and control.with tech two i can turn on blower motor so i'm thinking the control head is bad.i'm going into ...
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2011 Cadillac CTS V 6.2L Electrical system VIN: 1G6DV8EP3B
Hey everyone, this car is a USA car in Canada, and customer has tried to get in for warranty and they refused due to car being written off in accident. here is the issue. -car starts up fine -car drives fine -intermittently the car will not shut off when yo...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCEK19R0W
this vehicle has a rebuilt nengine two yrs ago. it has 130,000 miles on it now and problems . the moddis shows #6 cyl misfire up to na count of 35 per every 100 cycles of the misfire detection system. it wil only show this when transmission is in park or neutr... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cyl misfire)
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L P/STEERING Return Line VIN: 2G1WF52E31
I repaired p/steering return line,was leaking due to hole rubbed through the line at that time i cut line and repaired with piece of hose and clamps.that repair lasted 1 1/2 years.3 weeks ago it came in with the hose i repaired blown out,so i repaired it and t...
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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WW12E44
car has intermitten no start,but cranks ok.car has no injector pulse when it wont start but has spark and fuel pressure.when car will start it will never start on first crank but will start on second crank.if you turn key to off positon after first crank it wi...
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AL54F05
I've got a head scratcher here that is starting to try our patience a bit. Back in Oct we serviced this vehicle for a B1S1 02 sensor switching failure. After some quick testing we replaced the primary 02 sensor w/ a new unit and cleared dtc to ship it. About a... Trouble codes: P0113
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L Hesitation, Misfire
Vehicle came in the shop for a misfire seemed liked ignition replaced spark plugs and wires coil pack cleaned fuel injectors. Driving at cruise(55mph) it will count misfires on all cylinders and can also be felt. Brake torue will not make it misfire. Only way ...
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2006 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L Charging Voltage too high VIN: 3GNDA13D26
Customer Complaint : Check charging system, check power steering, check air bag sys message displays on cluster intermittently. Pepboys has had this car for this concern many times with no results...just more new parts. They put a new throtle body, plugs 4 coi...
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2008 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L engine VIN: KL1TD65638
Hi i am looking for any answers as to why a timing belt would break on a 2008 chevrolet aveo 1.6L. We had just replaced timing & water pump on nov 2012 & it as gone 5,000 km. Can not see any thing why it broke has any one run in to this problem. thanks gary du...
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2008 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Starting VIN: 2G1WT58K18
this car came in today and the key won't come out...and the head lights stay on and the raido stay on also...any help would be great full thanks chad..
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AT58H39
Hi folks, got one that has us all scratching our head here. Car came in with a check engine light on and a missfire. Scanned for codes and have a p0301. Hooked up our Verus Pro and watched the missfire counters and verified that #1 was the cyinder with the mis... Trouble codes: P0301
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2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3L speedometer VIN: 1GKET63M46
The speedometer doesn't work 95% of the time. Also the odometer won't move either. Every once in a while the needle will bounce on up and then fall while driving. Actually caught it bounce to 10 and fall back to 0 mph while sitting. Vehicle speed input is good...
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2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L battery VIN: 1GHDX03E4Y
Looking for a little help from the GM guys out there. This van has come back with a no start problem. Intermittantly, go to start it up in the morning and the battery is dead. When it originally came to me, it had a bad battery so I replaced it. Everything che...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L heater core VIN: 1G2NW12E61
I have this car im trying to get heater core out i have Steering column out dash panel removed. i have the cross bar loose ac lines unhooked heater hoses un hooked nuts on the firewall . i can wiggle the crossbar with hvac module connected to it the hvac [...] ...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L radio, inst cluster, exterior lamps VIN: 1G2NF52E41
vehicle originaly came in for an inop blower motor , replaced resistor cleaned corrosion in connector and the blower motor worked properly. about two weeks later vehicle came back in with a complaint that the headlamps, interior illumination and radio would al...
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2008 Saturn Outlook XR 3.6L Maf VIN: 5GZER23758
We got this Saturn here with a 3.6l that every winter accumulates so much condensation/sludge in the air inductionn boot it puddles up and splashes on the MAF. then it flags lean codes and MAF codes,ect.Last winter we cleaned pcv sytem and replaced rear valvec...
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2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Steering VIN: 2G4WS52J54
replaced the steering rack and put a filter in line and flushed the fluid and all is good now
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1997 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6ET1299V
Thanks everyone for the help the pressure sensor took care of the problem cleaned all other parts as describe and replace sensor and road tested put 150 miles on it alls good Trouble codes: P441.
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1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCDC14Z5R
OK, I'm being forced to close this post in order to reply. I have taken the intake back off to re-re-reinspect everything. Let me answer all the suggestions that I can remember before I close this. The balancer has not slipped, the cam is the same as with ...
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2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDU03EXY
my whole problem with fixing this car was junk parts. i wish i coulkd use nothing but dealer parts. when this first came in it had a bad bogging like fuel pressue, which was okj at 55. then it started having intermitted spark. i could watch spark tester and sp...
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Check engine lite VIN: 3GNFK16T9Y
THANKS TO ALL VERY MUCH WHO TOOK THE TIM [...]. THE FIX TO THIS ONE WAS A MINOR (TINY) LEAK RIGHT ON THE O-RING OF THE LINE LEADING FROM THE EVAP CANISTER TO THE REAR PURGE VALVE. I WAS ABLE TO SEE THAT LEAK (SMOKE MACHINE) ONLY AFTER I ADDED EXTRA AIR PRESSURE... Trouble codes: P0442.
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G1ND52J81
Its Fixed!!! Thanks Everyone for your posts. Alot of what was recommended was done, thats why this one was driving me crazy... Thanks Timothy from WI for your tip about the self-bledder cup. The fuel pressure regulator was bad sucking in a bunch of fuel, but n...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L drivetrain VIN: 1GCHK24UX3
Thanks for the help guys;much appreciated.It was the transfer case.Ordered rebuilt unit from gm and replaced it.Noise gone,
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2008 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L oil pressure VIN: KL1TD66668
We have SOLD the car, I went to a friend at a Chev Dealer and he checked and found the car was just out of 100K warrenty, 99K and three weeks out , talked to mgr and he said bring it in and LET US chech it out for $115 and see if we will cover it, they decided...
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2003 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GKDT13S63
Thanks for all the help we change out the motor but first we checked the fuel there was something in the fuel look like sap or someting. Thanks again
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1992 Pontiac Sunbird SE 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G2JB14T6N
Thanks everyone the bones you all threw out were good ideas except for a few. A lot said blown lower intake so I checked that and it was not leaking, other as well as I thought converter so I pulled the 02 sensor and drove it with no change, someone said MA...
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