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1988 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Customer brought us truck after being to numerous shops...truck bucks like a riding mechanical bull around [...]..he says it does it other times as well but I drove with the Snap-On 2500 scanner hooked up and it seemed right around 2500 everytime. Also, cus... Trouble codes: 44 (Lean Exhaust)
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44G3W
Will not crank and has no cluster readings. Checked with snap-on scanner. Will connect to engine computer. Shows asd relay and fuel off. Will not connect to the body,air bag., trans,computers. Or the cluster. It says buss inactivew. I have followed all the flo...
1992 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FDKE37MXN
this vehicle was sent here by another shop which had done all the prior repairs trying to correct this problem.vehicle will set a code 29 fairly consistantly after about 3 miles of driving after 3drive cycles shifts will firm up and overdrive light starts flas...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1FALP4049R
Greetings iatn folks, i've got a 94 mustang here with a 3.8 V6, the driver for #6 fuel injector (inside the computer) is shorted, scoping #6 inj. control shows a steady 0.4 volts or so... injector resistance is 14.7 ohms which seems good. My question is: are ...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52UZS
95 taurus, 3.0, standard engine. has no drivability issues, intermittant ses light,332 code. have checked pfe, when grounding with test light to ground, pfe signal drops to 1 volt, from 3.6 at idle, valve has 2" vacuum at this time. has 5 " vacuum at valve ... Trouble codes: 558 (vacum regulator circuit error), 332 (egr low flow)
1988 Jeep Cherokee 2.5L Surge VIN: 1JCHX7819J
we are asking for help or ideas on this vehicle.vehicle will start to slowly loose power the cut back in quickly.happens in all gears after engine is hot.if we road test with our snap on scanner installed we notice when the problem starts short term fuel trim ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65J7Y
hi. I have a real trouble on this car. check engine light on p304.305,306. Only left side of bank. after change spark plugs and clear code. no problem at idle. test drive it. No misfire when drive gentle but step on the gas and accelate the car, check engine l... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305, P0306
1966 Porsche 911 2.7L cam timing VIN: 3473211560
car came in with popping out exhaust. took compression test and found #3 cyl low 50lbs. all others 140lbs. Checked for tight valve #3 and found valves adjusted correctly. Removed engine and tore down top end. Ended up getting 3 used good heads and had valve jo...
1994 Volkswagen Passat 1.9L Radio VIN: WVWZZZ3AZR
I had disconnected the battery to repair some wiringconnetions and the vihicle is ecept whit a codeprotected radio.The owner of the car can't refind his codenumber. Radio specifications : BLAUPUNKT CC 22 BP [...] 1992 [...] Is it possible to ref...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: VBAGG83441
Hello BMW Techs The throttle must be reset and the procedure is to clear all the fault codes and it will reset, in addition you must clear the adaptions with a scanner. The scanner readings of -6 for the additive mixture and +5 for the multiplicative and also ... Trouble codes: 114 (signal camshaft position sensor), 028 (additive mixture adaption bank 1 control limit reached), 029 (additive mixture adaption bank 2 control limit reached), 140 (activation map cooling), 021 (oxygen sensor ageing before cat. converter bank 2), 059 (transmission stall speed).
1987 Chevrolet R10 Custom Deluxe 5.0L brake pedal VIN: 1GCDR14H4H
I thank everyone that responded. When bleeding system all wheels bleed fine had pressure and pedal dropped. Did not think shuttle valve in prop valve bad replaced master cylinder did not help but fluid was brown and bottom of master was black.Checked vaccum li...
1988 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Power steering pump VIN: 1GDDM15Z4J
Thanks to all who replied. The customer at this time has declined any repairs. Most every body who offered advice thought that there may be a crack or miss alinged mounting bracket for the power steering pump. We recommened to the customer that the brackets an...
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L convertor VIN: 2G1WW12M4X
This vehicle is fixed, thanks to Jason & Don [...], who both replied that the small black orfice tube was the key. This piece was broken in two pieces and i could not even tell where it was supposed to be installed. I found the pieces after removing the valv...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNDT13W8Y
Sorry I took a while to finish this vehicle. As per most of your suggestions the throttle body was pulled off and a good inspection of the area around the fuel pressure regulator and there was no evidence of anything being washed clean.Pressure testing results...
2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Compressor Clutch VIN: 1GCCS195X1
Check the basics, check the basics, check the basics! Thanks to all of you that responded. I learned a lot on this one. I should have done more research. The truck is equipped with a variable output compressor and only cycles at high and low pressure. The prob...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.6L rear axle VIN: SALPL16421
I received 3 responses to the problem. They all described a TSB that Alldata didn't have. The TSB said the cause was slack in the splines of the rear axle hubs & pinion flange. The fix is to disassemble the hubs from the axles, and the pinion flange from the s...
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Head gasket ? VIN: 1YVGF22D0W
We just got the heads back from the machine shop, and one was warped about .006, according to the machinist. The good information I received about the 626 model is that the radiators frequently partially clog up, and can cause the problem of the coolant overfl...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Timing Chain/Cyl Head VIN: WDBEB28E0N
Success, due more to the help of people on this network than anything I did. The timing cover had to come off to change the upper chain guide. It anchors on a little pin at the bottom that's fastened into the block. Once I got the cover off, I was glad I did. ...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1118V
well the vehicle appears to be fixed - as almost all of yoy said - check the line going to the transducer- -- it was cracked - as soon as i touched it - it broke in my hands - replaced - test drove several times and released to customer - also advised about th... Trouble codes: P0400, P0325.
1990 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JA4GJ41S4M
The car needed a idle control motor. It intermittently failed resistance checks. Thanks for the help.
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JNKA21065T
Thanks for replies from Scott [...], Tech 3 /[...] Most of the replies indicated that t...
1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W6T
Had the vehicle scanned at a friend's shop, with a Modus scanner, and they reset the computer's memories per the Nissan factory bulletins. However, they did not think the setting or operation of the TPS was off. The only thing they thought might have been amis... Trouble codes: 0120 (throttle position switch), 0325 (engine knock sensor), 1705 (tps signal to transmission).
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Idle Control Valve & EVAP Canister and Vent Contro VIN: 1N4DL01D1W
Special thanks to Victor, Ty, and Ted. This car is fixed. I adjusted the TPS, as Victor advised, the starting problem disappeared! But the 'Service Engine Soon' light came back after next starting. I chcked all fuses, as Ty suggested, found no blown ones. Ho...
1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G2NE51N0N
hello too every one that helped me out sorry i took so long too reply i had a major computor virus that shut me down for awile but all fixed and up and running again. thank again too all that helped me out it was the crank postion sensor and the return signal ...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L Fit & Finish VIN: WPOAA094FN
The retrofit kit # p944-564-00 is the correct kit( to my knowledge)for this vehicle. The repair info for this retrofit is not. First off remove the existing brackets for the L & R transmissions( the bottom of this bracket is spot welded and must be removed at ...
1996 Saturn SL2 1.9L shift VIN: 1G8ZJ5571T
Hi Techs - I got 5 replies, with the most prevalent opinion being that the 1st and 3rd synchros and/or blocker rings were shot. Others suggested that the problem was the clutch if the issues were present when the egine was off (they were not). The customer has...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta 2.8L Misfire, CYL # 5 MIFIRE CODE VIN: 3VWSE29M9M
thanks to all for your time..i got some info from david in hemet,who is one who is there to help..he said to try switching wires and see if the miss changed, i saw the change in scanner to # 4 cyl..i got an old good wire and replaced it..miss gone..guess even ...
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