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1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L control arms VIN: 1G4CW52K9V
I have a good customer with this 97 Buick Park Ave, the lower control arm big hocky puck like rear bushings are very sloppy. The problem is that I cannot find either a replacement arm or bushings anywhere, unavailable at the dealer, same at local parts store (...
1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 5.7L passlock VIN: 1GCGG25R8W
van security start and run /quit wait 10 min then will start several times then do it again found bad wires canged wire haress and key switch also key lock now run/quit tryed too passlock re program srcurity lite comes on four 5 sec then goes out cant do key o...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCHG39R8X
installed reman start has 62 psi fuel pressure.150 psi compression removed dist.several times checked correct installation..over and over TDC on compression stroke rotor is dead on #8 stamped on dist base.spins taken plentum off several times watched al...
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L chimes VIN: 1GCPCPEX1A
truck has no chimes at all seat belt,turn signal, headlight etc. truck does not have UL5 chime module I believe the BCM sends bus signal to radio for chimes. I have no codes I'm leaning toward BCM but would like more info about it. ALldata sent description sho...
2011 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNBAAFW0B
rich code p0172 comes back after two drive cycles. Trouble codes: P0172
2006 GMC Sierra 3500 WT 6.6L Head Gasket VIN: 1GDJC33D06
Alright duramax guys. Im thinking about doing head gaskets on this 6.6l duramax. I've never torn into one of these before and book time is 35 hours. Alldata seems to show everything i need to do the job. Couple question: 1) what makes this a 35 hour job? i kn...
2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G2JB52401
Nothing like trying to fix a car that runs great when you have it in the shop! Car came in after another mechanic had replaced the crank sensor due to stalling problem and hard restart. I then replaced the camshaft sensor after being unable to duplicate the pr... Trouble codes: U1000 (Class 2 Serial Communication Problem), P0336 (CKP SensorA 18/24X Out of Range), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Problem)
2008 Saturn Vue XR 3.6L removing dash VIN: 3GSCL53788
needed help how to remove dash it seems it hung up in the center , to check wire connection

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2004 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Speedometer VIN: 1G4HP54K84
Thank you to all who sent suggestions. I could not duplicate the symptoms after several test drives, so the owner decided to take the car and bring it back when it is acting up. However, I did try driving with the scanner connected and both MPH readings were...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GYEK63N52
After some very good responses, I replaced the pigtails to the throttle body. I also test drove the vehicle a few different times for extended lengths and so far the vehicle hasn't acted up even once. So I am calling this on fixed and I returned the vehicle ... Trouble codes: P1515 (Throttle actuator position performance), P0106 (Map Sensor performance).
2006 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L lifter VIN: 1GCGG25V36
replaced pump, oil pick up tube, and o-ring on pick tube now it works great! THANK YOU!
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L speedometer VIN: 1G2NE52T1T
thanks to everyone who helped all of the info was helpful to confirm the issue. The junkyard cluster was bad what is the odds that both clusters did the exact same thing. Sorry it took so long to reply had to wait for new dash.
2007 Saturn Aura XR 3.6L speedometer VIN: 1G8ZV577X7
tcm reflash fixed the speedometer. trans was a junkyard replacement. did not come from a saturn vehicle. wrong calibrations for the application.
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