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Forum: Buick 02-23-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,612
Posted By jwfirebird
the original gaskets all plastic and rubber and...

the original gaskets all plastic and rubber and over time the plastic fails, on the 3.1/3.4 it will take out the head gaskets. the 3.8 is a brick shithouse so the head gaskets almost never go unless...
Forum: Pontiac 02-21-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,466
Posted By jwfirebird
when you have a bad leak best to clean everything...

when you have a bad leak best to clean everything down with degreaser, some simple green and a hard bristle brush or toothbrush to get in the cracks, then look for drips and you know for sure where...
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 02-21-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By jwfirebird
i would agree with 75, slipping inside is...

i would agree with 75, slipping inside is normally not external or electrical. but if you got 190 i would feel lucky those transmissions normally only go 150 before needing rebuilt
Forum: Oldsmobile 02-21-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,825
Posted By jwfirebird
GMs have a clear flood mode you simply put the...

GMs have a clear flood mode you simply put the petal all the way down and the pcm shuts of the injectors.

you can delete codes on that year by leaving the battery unplugged for a little while and...
Forum: Oldsmobile 02-20-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,825
Posted By jwfirebird
pcm bases fuelng on ect reading, not just for fan...

pcm bases fuelng on ect reading, not just for fan control. if its running way rich it can load up the plugs and the cat and stall out. you can do permanent damage to the cat on these if you run it...
Forum: Saturn 02-18-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,436
Posted By jwfirebird
no they're not dirty, loose connection and carbon...

no they're not dirty, loose connection and carbon probably. needs inspection and probably a screwdriver to scrape whatever off and tighten the copper part back up so it doesnt happen again
Forum: Saturn 02-18-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,436
Posted By jwfirebird
the fuse could be loose, i would take the fuse...

the fuse could be loose, i would take the fuse out and gently pull out from behind it with a little pick or jewelers screwdriver. just be careful if its metal not to short anything out
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 02-18-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By jwfirebird
the receiver module is the same as the one for...

the receiver module is the same as the one for the key fob and if that works and the other tires work, i cant believe its the module.

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Forum: Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 02-18-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By jwfirebird
the pro's are not trustworthy, they are the ones...

the pro's are not trustworthy, they are the ones who f'd up my old monte when it was one year old to where it wouldnt start at all even with the key at random times. do it yourself, you are the only...
Forum: Buick 02-16-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By jwfirebird
have to see if you have power and ground and the...

have to see if you have power and ground and the ckp signals to the icm. if you have those its likely the ICM. if it came with the older magnavox setup you may want to look into the newer style...
Forum: 2000-2005 02-12-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By jwfirebird
you have two of the common problems on that...

you have two of the common problems on that vehicle, the engine stuff is normally maf or ckp, ckp is not real easy to test so when it wont start try turning the ign off, unplug the maf and see if it...
Forum: Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 02-12-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,164
Posted By jwfirebird
if you bought it from a yard they should at least...

if you bought it from a yard they should at least let you exchange it, but dont be surprised if you have to try a few, the delcos just suck and why i always buy a aftermarket one, they last a billion...
Forum: Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 02-12-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,164
Posted By jwfirebird
you spend 120-130 at sonic electronics you get...

you spend 120-130 at sonic electronics you get adapters, mounts, free shipping, etc. i got a HD, usb, everything sony, its a million times better than any delco
Forum: Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 02-11-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,164
Posted By jwfirebird
You try the hold down the 2 and 3? If it doesn't...

You try the hold down the 2 and 3? If it doesn't work those keys may be bad. The gm radios are not the best quality
Forum: Chevrolet 02-11-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By jwfirebird
what a pain looks like inner fender removal, most...

what a pain looks like inner fender removal, most of the newer chevs have clips or something so the housings just pop out

Easiest HHR headlight replacement method (no jack, no wheel removal) -...
Forum: Pontiac 02-09-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By jwfirebird
if the crank pulley broke there is likely...

if the crank pulley broke there is likely something wrong with the crank sensor, its behind it and reads the little fins, the plug and wires back there have to be good and in perfect position the...
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 02-05-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By jwfirebird
the housings on the 88-98s there is a circuit...

the housings on the 88-98s there is a circuit board there that can cause the signals to cross as they go out, check it out they are sometimes pretty obviously corroded and i think they have dorman...
Forum: Buick 02-04-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,525
Posted By jwfirebird
i would agree, you cant tell if its years of...

i would agree, you cant tell if its years of grime or something current unless you clean it then look for leaks. as far as the connector i believe that type pulls out. it is a quick connect type the...
Forum: Oldsmobile 02-02-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By jwfirebird
you have to have a 1.5 scanner to read the codes....

you have to have a 1.5 scanner to read the codes. the diagram says there are four wires that go pcm to iac and thats it. if you verified them and no corrosion or loose pins on the pcm plug it seems...
Forum: Lounge 02-02-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 48,334
Posted By jwfirebird
i ran into the tree out front it was dented...

i ran into the tree out front it was dented pretty good in the same spot. let it sit in the sun for a while and worked it out with a heat gun. those plastic bumper just kind of pop back with some...
Forum: Buick 01-29-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By jwfirebird
had to change the O to a zero for it to work ...

had to change the O to a zero for it to work


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VIN: 1G4HP52K0TH410471
WMI / VDS / VIS: 1G4 / HP52K0 / TH410471


Model: LeSabre
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 01-28-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By jwfirebird
well that part makes me think they really dont...

well that part makes me think they really dont know what they are doing. some techs are just parts chuckers, they replace stuff till it works at the customers expense. i really disagree with the...
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 01-28-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By jwfirebird
well i thought he might be talking about the...

well i thought he might be talking about the isolation valves some do have, like my yukon has a vacuum actuated valve in line of the heater core lines, they do wear out occasionally. but it doesnt...
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 01-26-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By jwfirebird
the red light is for "brake problem". more likely...

the red light is for "brake problem". more likely a leak. most of them get the first one driverside under frame where the tank lines go up. its hard to see, i would look along the frame there for...
Forum: Chevrolet 01-22-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,498
Posted By jwfirebird
anyone who says they worked on it for a week is...

anyone who says they worked on it for a week is not really working on it. i wouldnt leave the car with anybody for a day let alone a week. they obviously dont have a clue. i would be getting my money...
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