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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Stall, VIN: 1G4HP54K81
Hello all, The car in question came in with a complaint of stalling and hard starting. Customer explained to us that he already replaced: Harmonic Balancer, Fuel Pump and some fuel lines, Crank Sensor, Ignition Module, Spark Plugs, Relays (which ones unknown)... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 sensor B1S1), P0440 (Evap), P1351 (Ignition Coil I may have caused this code), P1374 (3x reference circuit problem)
1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Special 3.8L Camber/Caster
I have been trying to get the camber & caster adjusted . I have manuals for this vehicle and I am not sure how to do this. I have removed the grease fitting from the rear of the upper control arm outer pivot to access the caster adjuster. But I am not too sure...
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L ABS module VIN: 1GCGK29R2W
Hello Everyone! This truck is about to drive me crazy. We replaced the front brakes and calipers on it over a year ago, and didn't realize until after that we had used contaminated brake fluid to bleed it. Long story short, we ended up replacing anything that ...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Starting VIN: 1G1ND52JX3
Thanks to all in advance, 2003 Malibu very intermittently will crank and not start. I have not been able to test very much, as the problem is quite intermittent and short lived. It happens to the customer once every couple of days, but not to me. On the one ti...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L hub VIN: 2GCEK13T05
Hello Everyone, This truck came to me after many repairs and an on going problem. First the lf hub was replaced because of defective bearing. Within only a few miles bearing was bad again. Hub was replaced again. soon was bad. Throughout the process the owner...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L oil pressure VIN: 2GCEC13J48
original engine had a misfire which ended up being a broken valve spring with the valve dropping down and damaging the piston at 168,000 miles. this problem has been going on since the replacement engine was installed, used engine had 38,000 miles out of a 201...
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Shift solenoid removal VIN: 1G3AJ55MXS
Shift solenoid is bad. Removing side pan to replace. Have pan unbolted and loose but wondering how to get pan out. Looks like may have to remove AC line and or motor mounts & raise transaxle or is there some other trick to get side pan out? I have already remo...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2NF52E0Y
Hi everyone, and thank you for your time reading this. Customer had car towed to us late yesterday with a no-start complaint. car turns over great and will run when accellerator is pressed slightly. scanned, only found egr code, i did check to see if stuck ope... Trouble codes: P1404 (EGR Closed Performance)
2009 Pontiac Vibe 2.4L head lights& dash lights VIN: 5Y2SP67089
The headlights & dash lighting will occasionally go out for 2-5 seconds when switched from dim to bright. It only occurs when that change is made, and of course, it is intermittent. The wiring schematic is somewhat confusing as to how the headlighting and dash...
2006 Saturn Vue 3.5L altenator VIN: 5GZCZ63416
I replaced the alt for noise. since then if car sits overnight. when i start it in the morning the battery voltage spikes to 19 volts and the ipc shuts down. it only does it for a min or so then is normal. i have replaced the alt 3 times now and still does it....
2009 Saturn Vue XR 3.6L power steering VIN: 3GSCL53719
Power steering works when first started, after driven 5 minutes we loose power assist. We pulled lines and nothing was blocked that we could see. Rack and pump made no difference.

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Surge VIN: 1G1ND52J6Y
Like I said in my update, I disconnected the wire connector to the EGR valve and the problem went away. I installed a new EGR valve and it's running great. Thank you one and all for taking the time to give me some feed-back.
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L 3023-atc T-Case VIN: 2GCEK13M77
Thank all that replied. This truck was not a 2007 classic so It has a steering rack not a gear, but thanks great info about having the center link backwards on a classic 07 and older. Thank you Paul from Michigan and Allan from Virginia. The r/f cv axle was le...
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