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In Forum: Oldsmobile

without looking at the vehicle it is very difficult to know what is going on with why it is running rough. Did the mechanic say why he thought it was running rough? Too rich? too lean? Missing? Hunting or surging idle? Is the check engine light on? Or flashing? Plugged cat? Hooking up to a scanner could tell you a lot about what is going on. South Carolina to Idaho and back... Navy?

In Forum: Oldsmobile

the headlight dimmer switch (high / low beam switch) is on the steering column and is adjustable. After time the bolts may come loose and the dimmer switch moves away from the handle. Loosen the two bolts that hold the dimmer switch and move it towards the handle until you can make it click between the low and high beam and tighten the bolts back up. Don't over tighten and strip them out though

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In Forum: GMC Trucks

when you have a "crank, no start" condition you have to check for the basics first. Fuel pressure, injector pulse and spark. No crank sensor or cam signal means the computer doesn't see the engine turning over so no spark and no fuel injector pulse. bad ignition switch could mean engine cranks over, no power to fuel pump or computer. Bad fuel pump could mean no fuel pressure so no st

In Forum: Chevy Cars

what year is your Impala and what engine? you have to explain what you are have a problem with. What do you mean it won't crank for 15 minutes? and then cranks? Are you talking about the starter turning the engine over? Or are you talking about the engine starting up? If the battery light comes on, it means the alternator is not charging or the engine has turned off. (stalled/died) the batt

In Forum: Chevy Trailblazer

that could be any of those things or none of those things. you should have the vehicle scanned to find out what is going on. Idle control, mismatch air/fuel ratio, fuel trims, 02 sensor working normally, cat plugged up, throttle problem, misfire from either fuel or spark. without scanning to see what the computer is reacting to, everything is just a wild guess. Just replacing parts could get e

In Forum: Buick

I don't know what the history on your car is but the code is for the evap canister purge valve located on the top of the engine on the intake manifold.


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