One or more heater & AC (HVAC) air delivery and/or temperature mode door actuator may fail. This can result in incorrect air delivery or temperature. If this occurs, fault code(s) stored in the HVAC control module should be available to assist with diagnoses.
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A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.
The cam sensor interrupter (magnet) may become demagnetized and/or fall off of the camshaft gear causing the Check Engine Light (Service Engine Soon) light to illuminate. On higher mileage vehicles it would be advisable to replace the timing chain and gears if this problem were to occur as the timing cover must be removed to replace the interrupter.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.
I've had an intermittent no-start condition on my 2000 Buick Park Ave. This started happening on occasion and was nerve racking. Took it to my local mechanic shop and he replaced the crankshaft position sensor which solved the problem. Found the problem with the sensor 'A'(18X24X) out of range. Code PO336-CKP. in the computer. Hope this info will help others who have this problem.
When replacing the battery I accidently touched my wrench from the positive terminal to bare metal which caused my fuel gauge needle to go completely around to the stop pin. Had to use the trip mileage for the last 5 years to gage when to fill the tank. Found out on this site that a magnet placed against the plastic directly in front of the needle and rotating it counterclockwise would put the needle back in position. Did this and now works fi...
at around 130,000 miles transmission began to slip when slowing and then accelerating rapidly. At 182,000 mi. Trans. Started making a growling sound, I had it replaced with a GM. Factory remanufactured unit for $ 3,200 still going strong at 225,00 mi..
May have been repairable if I had taken it in when the slipping started.