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2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1L dash warning lights VIN: 2G4WS52J03
turn ign on and dash warning lights blink.turn key to start lights go out but no starter,under dash flasher still clicks.turn on 4ways and every thing works normal. i THINK i know what the problem is acording to Joseph from NY on dec 12 2007 it maty be the ign...
2004 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L ride control VIN: 1GHHR54K44
Original shocks were leaking.Replaced with Delco air shocks.System operated normally.2 weeks later car comes back with very bouncey ride from rear.Scanned RIM for codes and none were present.Loaded trunk with cases of oil sensor reading didn't change.Stayed at...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L engine swap VIN: 1G1ND52J2Y
this is my sons car, which had blown head gaskets after tear down found the block had cracks, my question is can I take a 3.4l out of a 2002 impala and swap it and what problems would I have, I have the impala here and at no cost so this would be perfect for m...
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Stall VIN: 1GNFK13047
I just recently replaced the two front struts on this vehicle and customer is complaining that in a hard left turn the vehicles stability track light is coming on and the vehicle stalls out. when driving straight the vehicle runs perfect and when making slight...
1997 Geo Prizm LSi 1.6L Steering VIN: 1Y1SK5264V
Today Im working on a 97 Geo Prism. Car came in with complaint of power steering noise and little assist. Replaced pump and hoses because it did not appear to be moving any fluid. Napa reman pump. Same issue. Replaced pump again (carquest this time), flushed s...
2003 GMC Sierra 3500 8.1L transmission VIN: 1GDJK39G23
Customer brought truck in with a transmission whine and requested transmission fluid/filter change. I changed both filters and fluid. Took vehicle for test drive and approximately 1/2 mile, the vehicle gears quit. Towed it back to shop, scanned it. Replaced th...

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1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L compressor VIN: 1G4CW52K9W
Thanks to all that replied. I troubleshot it down to what I believed it to be was the PCM. After a replacement PCM was installed and programmed by the dealer the problem was still there. No cooling fans or A/C activation. They called me the next day and said t...
2006 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Suspension VIN: 1GYEK63N96
Have not been able to get owner to bring vehicle back in yet-I will post repair once he comes back in.Most replies said to fix the vehicle correctly by replacing the expensive shock,which I understand and respect,however I always treat the customers problem as...
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L oil gage VIN: 1GCGG25U54
thank you all for your help, customer declined repairs do to lack of funds. gage would loose power has pealed curcuit board
2005 Chevrolet Colorado Sport LS 3.5L low oil pressure VIN: 1GCDS19685
This vehicle is finally fixed. Thanks everyone for the help. First I want to mention that I did change the oil to try a thicker oil. I also checked for codes and none were set. I tried another known good oil sending unit from another vehicle and still had t...
2008 Chevrolet Colorado LS 3.7L ABS/traction control VIN: 1GBDS14E28
Hello and thanks again everyone who read and or replied. This vehicle has not been fixed yet. It all started out, like lots of them do, like a seemingly simple problem. No speed signal to ABS module. The replies I received were focused around wiring issues, to...
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L Theft system VIN: 1GCEC14X59
Well after 4 days & not acting up, we about gave up on this one. HOWEVER, when we started putting the cover back on under the steering wheel we found our problem: Brown wire had 1 very small section that was rubbing against the pin of the tilt wheel. This is s...
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L abs VIN: 1G3NL52E23
Thanks everyone for your help. Should of specified that we had torqued, always do. This time the bearing was ok so I did another wiggle test as some suggested and got a little more aggresive with the wiring and it broke in my hand. Still strikes me as odd that...
2009 Pontiac Vibe 2.4L head lights& dash lights VIN: 5Y2SP67089
I found some questionable connections and corrosion around the battery cable adapters after further checks. Since he drives the car every day I am thinking that may have solved the mystery.
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