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Tom,

Can you please advise what the remedy would be to resolve this issue.

In Ontario you cannot renew your tag or transfer it unless these issues are resolved.

The car passed its safety with the advent of a complete brake job front and back and the O2 sensor was replaced.

However, while I have had the code provided at a cost of $ 80 they want an additional $ 165 to tell me what the code is without telling me what the part or repair is.

Our system here is creating a unmanageable issue. The repair garages are holding people hostage over these repairs.

Can you help or provide insight on what the Code is most likely caused from on this Chev product?

Regards,

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GOOD DAY DOUG. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. WE HAVE THIS SAME PROBLEM IN NY STATE...AS THE SONG GOES. I LOVE NY !!! THE CODE SAYS IT ALL,THE PCM [COMPUTER] IS DETECTING A LEAN CONDITION AND WHEN IT GETS THIS LEAN AND CAN NOT BRING THE FUEL TRIMS INTO FACTORY SPECS, IT WILL SET THIS CODE.. I WOULD CK ALL THE VACUUM LINES GOING AROUND THE ENGINE AREA,THROTTLE BODY AND MAKE SURE ALL THE VACUUM LINES ARE ON AND NOT BROKEN OR SPLIT CAUSING A VACUUM LEAK. IF ALL THE LINES LOOK OK GET YOURSELF SOME CARBURETOR CLEANER AND START THE ENGINE AND SPRAY AROUND THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AREA WHERE IT MOUNTS TO THE HEAD AND ALL AROUND THE THROTTLE BODY AND SEE IF THE ENG CHANGES ITS RPM. IF SO THERE IS A LEAK WHERE YOU SPRAYED. ONCE THE CARB CLEANER FINDS A LEAK THE RPM WILL CHANGE RIGHT AWAY.. IF YOU FIND SOMETHING LIKE THIS REPAIR IT AND CLEAR THE CODES. TO DO SO WITHOUT A SCAN TOOL, JUST REMOVE  A BATTERY CABLE FOR 30 MINUTES ALL CODES WILL BE CLEARED LIGHT WILL BE OFF AND PCM WILL BE RESET. [SAVE YOUR SELF SOME MONEY ON A RESCAN JOB] DRIVE IT AND IF THE LIGHT DOES NOT RETURN IN 50 MILES OR SO THE MONITORS IN THE PCM SHOULD BE SET TO READY AND YOUR CAR SHOULD NOW PASS ITS STATE INSP AS LONG AS THE CK ENG LIGHT DOES NOT COME BACK ON..HOPE THIS HELPS YOU AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,,TOM
PS THANKS DOUG,JUST THOUGHT OF SOMETHING ELSE AS WELL, CK AROUND ALL THE DUCT WORK LEADING TO THE THROTTLE BODY SUCH AS POSSIBLE SPLIT RUBBER DUCT WORK BEFORE GETTING TO THE THROTTLE BODY. LIKE AFTER THE AIR CLEANER AREA AS WELL..LET ME NOW HOW THIS GOES FOR YOU...TOM

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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