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02-23-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By jwfirebird

welcome, the late 90s or 2000s lesabres or PAs...

welcome, the late 90s or 2000s lesabres or PAs are good cars and easy to maintain yourself. and getting pretty reasonable. bonnevilles or other H bodies are not as cheap but same parts, reliability...
Forum: Buick
02-23-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,714
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
02-23-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,222
Posted By jwfirebird

it blocks the coolant passages too so effectively...

it blocks the coolant passages too so effectively ruined the engine, coolant cant circulate where it needs it most
Forum: Buick
02-23-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,579
Posted By jwfirebird

i think thats what it does when it recieves the...

i think thats what it does when it recieves the signal but if something is saying its open like door, trunk, or hood switches froze open
02-22-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By jwfirebird

75 was a dealer tech for a number of years i...

75 was a dealer tech for a number of years i would go with whatever he thinks. i do know that sometimes problems sneak up but once they start slipping at all even the least bit, takes whatever life...
Forum: Oldsmobile
02-22-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,036
Posted By jwfirebird

delphi or ac delco parts work best and longest in...

delphi or ac delco parts work best and longest in GMs
Forum: Buick
02-22-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,579
Posted By jwfirebird

the tires use the same module, if they work and...

the tires use the same module, if they work and the lock/unlock works its likely something with the start button on the fob. some people have had success taking it apart and cleaning it. alcohol and...
Forum: Pontiac
02-21-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,222
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...
02-21-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
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, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,036
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, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,036
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...
02-20-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By jwfirebird

all these pro audio places employ is teens making...

all these pro audio places employ is teens making minimum wage, with some small business owner breathing down their back all day to bang these jobs out as quick and cheap as possible. being in...
Forum: Lounge
02-20-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,818
Posted By jwfirebird

its been negative temps mostly before the wind...

its been negative temps mostly before the wind chill. its -8f right now. forgot a few things, the bonnie has a brake fluid leak i cant find, even though i replaced all the lines and the wife was...
Forum: Lounge
02-19-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,818
Posted By jwfirebird

been having a fun week, sunday the temps were...

been having a fun week, sunday the temps were negative, my blower didnt want to work, then my father inlaws broke a belt, water line to the dishwasher froze monday, the bonnie needs inspection and...
Forum: Oldsmobile
02-19-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,036
Posted By jwfirebird

if the fans on all the time and running rich,...

if the fans on all the time and running rich, probably the ect is failed.
02-19-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By jwfirebird

dlpkgm, is what i use from DEI expresskit...

dlpkgm, is what i use from DEI expresskit requires no further programing which costs extra. dei makes the best stuff and if you get a dei alarm they wire via a bus. on the truck it only does...
02-19-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By jwfirebird

seems like something you would have to talk to...

seems like something you would have to talk to the dealer about, i dont have service manuals for that
Forum: Saturn
02-18-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,104
Posted By jwfirebird

must have put them in there to hold the fuse in,...

must have put them in there to hold the fuse in, you would think it would be to take care of issues like you are having
Forum: Saturn
02-18-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,104
Posted By jwfirebird

dont recall ever seeing a yellow brace thing in a...

dont recall ever seeing a yellow brace thing in a fuse box, not sure what you are talking about
Forum: Saturn
02-18-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,104
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, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,104
Posted By jwfirebird

not usually dusty, unless the radio one is under...

not usually dusty, unless the radio one is under the hood. they open up from vibration and heat, and loose connections make more heat and it compounds from there.
02-18-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By jwfirebird

seems reasonable. not sure where to go after...

seems reasonable. not sure where to go after that, possibly some programming malfunction with the receiver module.
Forum: Saturn
02-18-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,104
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
02-18-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
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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02-18-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
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...
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