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Forum: Pontiac 11-02-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By 2kg4u
Connecting the battery cables to the wrong...

Connecting the battery cables to the wrong terminals sends power into the ground system, and can cause significant damage. There is no easy button here. Take into a qualified mechanic.
Forum: 1992-1999 06-11-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By 2kg4u
Why is this an issue? Is the battery dying and...

Why is this an issue? Is the battery dying and won't start the car? Aside from your concern over the voltage readings, and you experiencing any problems that lead you to believe the charging system...
Forum: Oldsmobile 06-04-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By 2kg4u
Check fuel pressure.

Check fuel pressure.
Forum: Buick 05-31-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By 2kg4u
I would start with fuel pump, but you already...

I would start with fuel pump, but you already checked fuel pressure. Pull the vacuum hose off the fuel pressure regulator and smell for gas in the hose. If you smell gas, the diaphragm in the FPR...
Forum: Buick 05-26-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By 2kg4u
Do a google search ... 3,170 results. Rockauto,...

Do a google search ... 3,170 results. Rockauto, Ebay, and many others. Dorman 42311 is an equivalent part.
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 05-26-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By 2kg4u
1. Remove the negative side battery cable from...

1. Remove the negative side battery cable from the negative battery terminal.
2. Connect the black wire to the com input on a multimeter and the red wire to the 10A or 20A input on the...
Forum: Chevrolet 03-16-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By 2kg4u
Low fuel pressure can also cause misfires. On a...

Low fuel pressure can also cause misfires. On a 2001, if it still has the original fuel pump it is worth checking fuel pressure.
Forum: Oldsmobile 03-09-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By 2kg4u
Check to see if you are getting spark to each...

Check to see if you are getting spark to each plug. If not spark, I would start with the crankshaft position sensor. If you have spark, try starting the engine while spraying engine starting fluid...
Forum: Oldsmobile 03-09-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By 2kg4u
At best, you may have found your problem. At...

At best, you may have found your problem. At worst, making sure the charging system is operating up to specifications is a good basic start when diagnosing electrical problems.
Forum: Chevrolet 01-24-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By 2kg4u
Put a clean piece of cardboard under the engine...

Put a clean piece of cardboard under the engine when you park overnight, and in the morning see where the leak is. You should be able to tell if it is coming from the pump or the rack.
Forum: Buick 11-16-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By 2kg4u
If everything worked before you took the dash...

If everything worked before you took the dash apart and now it doesn't, I would look for a wiring connection you missed or did not seat properly.
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 11-11-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By 2kg4u
I don't want you to check the radio fuse, I want...

I don't want you to check the radio fuse, I want you to pull it. I am thinking the only way an electrical issue internal to the radio could affect the temp gauge or AC switch is if that electrical...
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 11-11-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By 2kg4u
Pull the fuse for the radio and see what happens?

Pull the fuse for the radio and see what happens?
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 10-12-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By 2kg4u
GM engines are used interchangeably across the...

GM engines are used interchangeably across the product line. I remember several years back when some consumer was upset because his brand new Cadillac had the same engine as a Chevrolet. Back when...
Forum: Buick 10-06-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By 2kg4u
Or, it means he replaced the coil and the car is...

Or, it means he replaced the coil and the car is back to starting the way it should.
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 10-05-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By 2kg4u
Just because Mike didn't give you the response...

Just because Mike didn't give you the response you were hoping to get doesn't mean he is being rude. He is asking a question to prove his point. If Mike was being rude you would not have to ask if...
Forum: Chevrolet 09-29-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By 2kg4u
The impact module and the sensing/diagnostic...

The impact module and the sensing/diagnostic module are parts of the driver seat airbag system.
Forum: Buick 09-23-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By 2kg4u
Sounds like a misfire but without further...

Sounds like a misfire but without further diagnosis you can't know if it is fuel or spark related. The usual suspects are spark plug, spark plug wires, coils and low fuel pressure. First step is to...
Forum: 2000-2005 09-22-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By 2kg4u
There are basically five layers to a headliner. ...

There are basically five layers to a headliner. The substrate, glue, foam, glue and cloth. In older cars when the cloth starts to fall down, its not the glue that has failed, it is the foam that...
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 09-15-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By 2kg4u
I would never use stop leak in a radiator. It...

I would never use stop leak in a radiator. It can plug coolant passages and decreases overall cooling efficiency. If I had to replace the heater core and couldn't afford it, I would connect the...
Forum: Buick 09-14-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By 2kg4u
Don't forget to use the Rock Auto discount code...

Don't forget to use the Rock Auto discount code for 5%:


https://www.gmforum.com/general-gm-chat-88/rockauto-discount-code-279335/
Forum: General GM Chat 09-14-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By 2kg4u
I don't know where you live, but you should...

I don't know where you live, but you should investigate Lemon Laws in your jurisdiction. In the meantime, keep going up the ladder at GM. Service Experience advisor is an entry level position at...
Forum: Pontiac 09-12-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By 2kg4u
I suspect the lower intake manifold gasket has...

I suspect the lower intake manifold gasket has failed and the engine is hydrolocked with coolant. Try pulling the plugs and turning the engine over. When it previously sat overnight between...
Forum: Buick 09-02-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By 2kg4u
Might also want to check fuel pressure and check...

Might also want to check fuel pressure and check for vacuum leaks.
Forum: Pontiac 09-01-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By 2kg4u
Cut and pasted from ehow.com: "GM trouble...

Cut and pasted from ehow.com:

"GM trouble codes may be retrieved with or without a code scanner on pre-1993 GM vehicles, due to the type of OBD port connector. This port has been changed in the...
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