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1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No Start VIN: 1G6CD53BXN
Has no injector pulse and no spark at times. it finally did it to me. been fighting this for months. everytime it got towed in it started. went to customers house and found no injector pulse or spark. now it is getting worse. replaced VAT ignition tumbler and ...
1992 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1BL53E0N
Hi Guys HELP!!! I inherited this nightmare Via a Close Friend. and I am losing my Hair and Mind!! this Caprice is a very Clean and original 1992 with 92k miles the Problem is car starts and runs fine But WILL STALL / CUT OUT When you shift into Drive or Revers...
1993 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCCS14Z1P
loes spark and fuel injector ground at idle speed .Wants to cut out but the iac catches it and it races and comes back down to an idle ...then about 30 seconds it does it again. If I put the ac on or cut the wheel slightly it will do it .It only needs a slight...
1997 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GDJC34R0V
Hi Group. This pick-up starts good cold, runs fine cold. As soon as it begins to warm up it begins to lose power. As it reaches operating temperature it no longer has enough power to move it self. It idles fine at this time, fuel pressure is steady, o2s are cy... Trouble codes: P1345
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Torque converter VIN: 1GNDT13W8V
Hi everybody, This car shows after 2+hours of driving realy hard shifting,especially 3-4 and 4-3 gear.After doing the above it changed to rough shifting. Need some advice thanks in advance.
1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B4GP4539T
The car starts and runs fine when dead cold. It stalls out predictably within two minutes. Then it will restart after about 30 seconds. It continues to stall often restarting and immediately stalling. Apparently it will run all day in the shop in neutral witho... Trouble codes: 320 (No voltage crank sensor)
1990 Geo Prizm GSi 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1Y1SL5453L
Hi All Thanks in advance for taking a minute to look at this post. i am mainly a dodge guy but my daughter has this prism with a fuel injected 1.6l vin 5(supposedly makes a diffrence). What it does is when the engine is warm. the idle may start at 800rpm an... Trouble codes: 13 (rpm sig)
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Hi group. I am a Lexus tech. and I am looking for some help with this 2004 RX330. It has been in twice with a mil light on and a code P0305 which is a misfire on number five cylinder. We cannot duplicate the fault. This happens every 300-400 km. of driving. Th... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire number five cylinder)
1993 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 1G3HN53L9P
gas gauge stayed on full all the time replaced tank unit with a gm sending unit works now but the gauge goes up and down has too much movement for the amount of gas in tank. found tech bulletin for erratic operation of fuel gage due to fuel slosh in gas tank b...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
I am looking for some help on this one.The car has a random misfire at inle hot or cold.It has been tune up ,motorvac,ig.coil housing replaced.Scan data looks ok with exception of sort and long trim fuel going low.Rad fan coms on and off even with cold engine(... Trouble codes: P0300
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2GK12E2R
Hi Group This car came in on the hook with a broken timing belt and siezed water pump.The job was completed and returned to the customer. Four days later it came back on the hook . It would start and idle for about 10 seconds. (very rough) and stall. If you t...
2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 1NXBR1ZE7Y
The problem with this vehicle is first thing in the morning for about 20-30 seconds it will act like it is loading up and missing. If I watch the scanner the readings on just about every sensor will go haywire. I have replaced the injectors, coil packs, and co...

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1982 BMW 320i 1.8L track VIN: WBAAG3308D
no replies to this request, however I did manage to get everything back together properly and operational. If anyone needs any tips or insights, I now have those in the old memorex. Thanx, Dr. Dave.
1979 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L courtesy lights VIN: 1Z8789S441
Hated to put up a post about a component location, but I have no info on cars before 1981. Thanks to all who replied you nailed it and saved me much dissassembly on this old brittle car
2000 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Not Sure VIN: 1C4GP54L1Y
Hello, and thanks for all your help! Sorry this has taken awhile. The vibration is still there. My customer wants to service his transmission, if not for the vibration, then for maintanance. He is willing to put struts on if nothing else seems viable. I wa...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L abs VIN: 3B7KC23D9V
Fellow techs, i was finally able to put this one away. Thanks for the responses, all of which were correct. I had a tooth on the rear tone ring that was bent over from a ring gear bolt [...] that had broken off. HOWEVER I was dealing with too problems on this t...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1FV3GVFAC1
Testing a Bosch VP44. If you suspect the injection pump is bad first test the lift pump pressure. On our Freightliner we could simply open the fuel filter bleeder and connect a gauge to the hose. You need to have around 14 psi koeo. Cranking the pressure will ...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Convertor VIN: 3B7KF23W42
At this point we believe the problem is cured. This truck is part of a construction fleet and they don't want it in the shop unless it is not running or crashed. All replies leaned heavily toward TPS so based on intermittent nature of problem and the limited a...
1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAPP64R3L
Thanks all. This is great. We fixed it. Appreciate all the replies on this & give me the confidence to fix it. I followed the all the suggestions & bingo, we fixed it. First, trace the #46(sensor ground) wire & found sprice for TPS, IAC, MAP/BARO was loose & w... Trouble codes: 67 (clutch switch), 54 (act/bat -40 degrees), 53 (tps high), 51 (ect -40 degrees), 35 (evp/pfe high), 22 (baro/map range).
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G2W
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. All replies except one,pointed to a bad air flow sensor. Although testing after replacement showed very similar numbers while driving, the code did not return. thanks again for the help. Bob Trouble codes: P0170.
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T3X
Thanks to all who replied. What I found on this van was the screen for the maf sensor was filled with debris. Cleaned out the debris and van is running fine now. Thanks again to all who replied.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L no cruise VIN: 3VWSA81H5V
I had 5 replies,and 4 out of five claiming control units high failure.Byron from Ohio wrote that cracked solder joints were evident on most.I removed circut board from module housing and found only one joint that was showing about a 50% crack.I soldered this j...
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