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1989 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GCBS14E5K
Have had this vehicle for the past week. Customer complained that it ran poorly when first started in the morning. When the vehicle is started cold it will not stay running unless you keep your foot on the throttle, the engine will idle very rough and die. If ...
1997 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Wipers/washer VIN: 1GCFC24M0V
the truck came in with the wipers not working at all, not even the washer worked, the motor just buzzed when you turned the wiper switch on. After some testing, folowing a few procetures relating to wipers not working, and washer not working, I concluded the w...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14X33
This has been a tough one because it would sometimes drive for days without the problem occuring. It's now becoming more consistant. After driving a minumum of 40 miles from cold startup and sometimes as far as 80 miles the truck starts missing at highway spee...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Y7W
Hello all. Scanner shows 1-3 volts on rear oxygen sensor at operating temp. Reading does fluctuate,but stays too high. If I unplug rear sensor, KOER and KOEO shows about 5 volts. Hooked DVOM to sensor signal wire, (harness side, sensor unplugged) averages abou... Trouble codes: P0138 (Downstream O2 sensor shorted to voltage)
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Stall VIN: 2B4GP24R5Y
Hello, The IATN is the best thing since sliced bread! It has been a lifesaver. Keep up the good work. This van is wining. We thought we had it fixed. Van stalls after first 20-30 minutes of driving. Most of the time it is on a turn, however has done it on hill...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L rack and pinion VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
i believe that the rack is binding at certain spots.i was wondering what the best way to r and r the rack,it does not look like it will exit either way through i need to take inner rods off?thanks to whoever responds.
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FMPU16LXY
this vehicle is so intermittent we have not been able to duplicate. we are only going by what the customer tells us and are trying to make an educated guess. originally customer told us that after driving vehicle, they would come to a stop and vehicle would ju...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L compressor wiring
would anybody have a wiring diagram for the air con system as this is not available in uk any help would be welcome
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L 2-3,3-4 shift error VIN: 5LMPU28L3X
The customer had the Expedition towed in. He said that the OD light was flashing and the veh. was losing power on the freeway, and had to pull over. The veh. died, but would restart. But whenever he put it in gear it would immediately stall. When we got the ve...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Front, Wiper VIN: WDBDA29D6P
As you can see from the comments below, dear reader, the whole problem seemed to stem from an incident a few months ago. At that time, I retrieved the wrench and replaced the fuse. Wipers worked as per normal. Now, some 7 months later, owner arrived comlainin...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AK44Y9T
Problem does not occur all the time. Vehicle can for for two days without stalling. When the vehicle stalls, it starts right back up, idles poorly. Customer also complains of lack of power on occasion. Service engine soon light does not come on & no codes stor...

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L tire pressure VIN: 1G1YY22GYW
the wiper motor magnets worked out just fine. thanks alot for all the input guys. hopefully i can be of some help in the future
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L brake pedal
Thanks for all the response. I was stumped by the nature of the brake vibration. The surface that the brake lathe's cone rides on had surface rust. A surface prep pad now sits next to the lathe. All mating surfaces are clean of any rust or dirt from here out. ...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FALP42TXS
hey fellow techs thanks for all the help regarding the misfiring mustang.i took alot of advice and used most of all the different testing procedures and put them to work.i double checked my kv readings both at idle and at differnt speeds as 1 tech advised and ...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L engine VIN: 1FTDF1761V
Sorry about the delay with this fix, but the customer could not decide to fix this truck or not. Pulled down the oil pan and saw a shiny counterbalance weight on the crank where it was hitting the bottom of the piston skirt. This was as far as the customer wan...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR14X2W
After getting this truck back, and looking at the Data, finding nothing out of the ordinary, we have decided that this is probably the way it is going to be. This is his work truck, he does not have to buy the fuel, so he is just going to live with it. I have ...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L 4 Wheel drive VIN: 1FMPU18L2W
Hello All, I have fixed the Expedition nightmare. It turns out the brown wire (circuit 779 ) inside the transfer case was broke. For all those who do not know (like the many who worked on this before me) when you seperate the brown wire out of the connector,...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Timing/Fuel VIN: 1FAFP53S4X
Thanks for all the advice , the ring was in fact installed 180 out, being it will go on 2 ways ,it was just overlooked by tech. It just wasnt the right time for it to happen and not a simple tear down. Thanks again for the Help.
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU67E02
well, thanks for so many replies. I have not fixed this car It went to the dealer as many replies said it was under warrenty. most said it was the dpfe was bad. I just did not understand the system. What i think is happening is this vehicle has a 5 volt refera... Trouble codes: P0410.
1996 Isuzu N NQR 3.9L transmission VIN: JALC4B1K9T
Summarizing I replaced the VSS located on transm case, calibrate TPS, adjust accelerator pedal so that as soon as you start steping on the gas the tps voltage start changing, and also I repaired the TCM replacing two electrolitic condensers in the board. Only ...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78Y1V
Replacing the PCM took care of the losing fire problem. But I still had a slight stall on heavy acceleration. Replaced the fuel pump and solved the remaining stall problem. Alldata states that 1/4 liter(approx. 4oz.) of gas in 7 seconds is acceptable volumn bu...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L trans VIN: 2MELM74W1V
This one was almost too easy,my customer was very happy he didn't need a new trans.I changed the fluid and filter using a oem filter and oem fluid #XT2QDX. The reusable OEM pan gasket made the job a little easier.I also drained the torque convertor through the...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L blower motor VIN: 1G2WP12K6V
Well the fixed turned out to be replacement of the ignition switch.After pulling the car in the garage I noticed that when I turned the blower switch to the middle positions which is where the blower stopped running;that the daytime running lights would stop w...
1990 Volkswagen Fox 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 98WGA2302L
Thanks for all the replies. The problem with this vehicle was a loss of system pressure. Not sure if a problem with the pressure differential regulator would affect system pressure or just control pressure? Went ahead and checked fuses and ran current tests as...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L spark knock VIN: YV1AA8853L
The volvo is running happily.I had 7 folks take the time to put me on the straight and narrow.Thanks to Charlie,Sandor,Noel,Skip,Richard,Greg and Nigel from British Colombia who directed me to a site(see his reply)that pinned down the actual volvo installation... Trouble codes: 113.
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YV1TS94D3Y
I Want to personally thank the 8 members that helped me with this. NO we did not fix this vehicle. We did clear residual memory to the pcm but this did not help. This vehicle did have the original throttle unit with the [...] label on it and since the dealer h... Trouble codes: P1603.
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