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GMC Canyon Code P0116 Temperature Sensor And P0102 MAF

2006 GMC Canyon. When you push on the gas to take off it hesitates, while I am driving you can feel the engine hesitating, and when I slow down to stop it hesitates and the RPMs jerk and it stalls but if a pump the gas a little when it hesitates while I am stopping I can keep it from stalling. When I coded it…

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Buick Lesabre Overheating And Hesitates

1997 Buick Lesabre Limited. I have had TONS of things replaced on this car, (approx $14,000.oo including purchase price and deer hit repair which is about $7,000 of that). Car has aprox 206K runs awesome, drives like new, everything functions. (or at least when i bought it they did). The climate control display (digital) panel has been going out, and now is always black. This…

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1996 Buick Riviera 3.8L Hesitation and Engine Light

I have a 1996 Buick Riviera Supercharged/3.8L V6. Engine hesitates around 1800 RPM’S & then accelerates fine. I have replaced the following: Fuel Pressure Regulator, air filter, air intake sensor, PCV valve, spark plugs and wires, MAP sensor, idle control sensor,  Mass airflow sensor and the purge control valve. I have a Check engine light on with code PO102. The light goes off at times &…

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Chugs And Hesitates

Hello. I have a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. When i press on the gas pedal, the car sort of chugs. I always use good gas. This started happening more when it is raining or very damp outside. Don’t know if that is just coincidence or not. With the problem happening more when it is damp outside tells me you probably are experiencing a misfire condition…

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2011 Chevy Equinox Engine Light Recall

Lately at the shop we’ve seen quite a few newer Chevrolet Equinox’s having some cold start up noise, which is usually accompanied by a hesitation upon acceleration. The new style 4-cylinder engine has two camshaft actuator solenoids that have been having problems. These solenoids are located in the valve cover and go down the intake and exhaust camshafts. They help control timing and phasing of…

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Spark Plug Failure Causing SES Code P0300

One thing I see quite a bit these days, is vehicles coming into the shop running badly, misfiring, check engine light code P0300 and getting very poor fuel economy. Usually upon a test drive, I’ll find it stumbling on acceleration. Back at the shop, while checking for trouble codes there will most times in fact be multiple codes for misfires. This is often due to…

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