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1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNDT13WOR
I am trying to figure this blazer out I bought it in December 2003 with a bad motor. The previous owner had driven it with a bad head gasket till the tank split wide open on the radatior.I replaced the motor with a used motor with 70,000 miles on it. It has ne...
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Reverse VIN: 1ZVCTZ0A5P
Thanks for reading, 1st timer, This car is not driven much. Transmission (4EAT) keeps popping out of reverse. It will hold in reverse until you start to roll then it feels like it jumps into Neutral, apply the brake it goes back into Reverse. I checked shift c...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L air ride control VIN: 1LNLM97V2S
Hello ford lincoln techs: I have this 95 continental with an inop air suspension. I briefley checked the fuse for the pump and it is OK. The MIL for the suspension is on. I tried to follow a troubleshooting procedure on my chilton's manual but it calls for the...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2MECM75W5N
I did not drive car before any work was started on vehicle, we had installed new EGR tube , cleaned throttle egr ports, put new intake gaskets, but vehicle is hard to start stumble on acceleration. The computer scanner reads o.o volts on MAF sensor but reads n... Trouble codes: N0NE
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L ignition VIN: 1G2NE52T1X
This car came in on the hook no start but cranks ok checked for codes and got 1631 theft alarm problem Ive read all the arcive stuff on these problems but my security isnt flashing or does it stay on when key is left on only time i see the security light on is...
1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52MV9
Hi Group: Need help with this one. Car originialy came in a few months ago, MIL on with drivability problem, loss of power or stalling going up steep hills. Retieved two codes at first, PO301 & PO302, misfire in cyl 1 & 2. Did all testing we could find data fo... Trouble codes: P0301
1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1BB02E5V
Hi Techs. Thanks advance for helping out on this vehicle, I have been worked on this vehicle for two days, but can't get it spark, vehicle towin from owner resident while parked over night, can't start next morning,I hook up scanner found code340, deside pull ... Trouble codes: 340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction)

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1991 Buick LeSabre 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 1A4234RM7R
Hello fellow grease monkeys, thank you all for your input and help on this matter. I was able to take care of this problem alot more painlessly with ya'lls help. The problem of the miss-like symptoms was the ignition coil. I replaced it and it ran perfect . ... Trouble codes: 41 (no cam signal).
1990 Dodge W150 S 5.2L improper cts reading VIN: 1B7HM06Y6L
Most of the replies were to ck.the wiring.The wiring was ok.The temp reading of 104 degrees is the correct number chrysler uses for that year with the sensor unplugged.The reading on this vehicle will never go to -40 degrees.I did find out the ecm we put in wa...
1994 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 8.0L volt meter-speed-o-meter-tac VIN: 1B7MC36WSR
Got 3 replies from Jim [...], Thanks guy's. Told customer he need a ECM. He wanted an 2nd opinion. Took his Dodge to dealer. Thanks again.
1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L front seal VIN: 1FMDU34X7M
Hi all 1st thanks for your help. We went the route of replcing the seal with something other than national seal, and replaced, the flywheel spacer that the torquconverter rides on, becuase it shown signs of wear. But still the problem presist. Other mentioned ...
1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L ac compressor VIN: 1FACP54P7P
Thanks to all who replied, everyones info was helpful, I was able to diagnose a faulty EATC unit after I understood how it works. EATC was not commanding A/C clutch on. Sorry for the delayed closing, Ford said the part was discontinued and it took us a long ti...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfercase VIN: 1FMZU34E9W
thanks to all the replies; every single one make a lot a sense, from the one about reprograming the gem ; about bad viscosious , bad friction plates, u- joints binding or trnasfer case models. I check for every single; I dissassembled the transfer case until...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU60E41
Thanks to all who replied. I believe that this explorer had more than 1 problem.I replaced the maf, and disconnected the battery for ten minutes with no change.Finally, I talked with the customer and we decided to replace the 2 lazy o2's. Then I did an oil cha... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L compressor VIN: 1HGCA5648H
Well, this one I feel is fixed. Several people suggested checking the condenser for blockage of air flow.It was not blocked at all. I then sprayed the condenser with water while running and my pressures dropped to about 18 psi on the suction side and about 100...
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1HGEG8548P
Thank to all IATN member who took the time to help me, I'm sorry for the late post, the customer finally bring in the car. The problems turn out to be a bad AC compressor, at idle the pressure was equalize even the compressor is engage ,we put a use compressor...
2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L Coolant loss VIN: 1HGCG567XY
We did have the head thouroghly checked and resurfaced ,004 before resurfacing, visually cked the cylinder walls and used OEM new gasket.I noticed a similar post , time will tell the rest of the story.Thanks for reading this group.
1988 Jeep Cherokee 2.5L Surge VIN: 1JCHX7819J
customer hase decided to live with problem as vehicle is a 3rd car.we received 4 replies,most recommending oxygen sensor replacment,which we had already replaced,fuel pressure was also mentioned,fuel pressure was within specs.we will update if customer decides...
1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L No Start VIN: JA3AY11A9W
Well, I actually got this car out a couple days ago, but hadn't had the time to do a proper close until now. I want to thank those that replied with advice and suport. It turns out that when I checked the wiring from the ecu to the distributor, and from the ec...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L rack ; p/s pump VIN: 1G3WH52H4X
This one ended up being 'one of those'. After replacing the rack, pump, and high pressure hose the noise never changed. So even though the noise was your tipicial p/s pump noise I went else where for the source. And found the idler bearing to be my p/s mone. R...
2000 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L no shift VIN: 1C46J44R7Y
replacing the brand new solidnoid pak fixed this one. checking the second gear solidnoid I found the resistance to be out of spec although the snap on scanner wound energize it and find no fault. no problems since replacment thanks
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start
Hello, Thanks to all who responded! I got a similar vehicle in started comparing signals and readings. Came to find out the 6 1/2 volts on the 3X and 18X circuits to be normal with the key on. I had been tracing the voltage thinking that was the problem, eve...
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Compressor Clutch VIN: JT4RN93P8R
Thanks to James [...] and all the others that responded to my post. The problem was in the A/C amplifier adjustment. I was unaware of this adjustable amp. one slight turn clockwise and the problem was solved. Many thanks, Derek.
1996 Toyota Celica ST 1.8L Misfire, skip VIN: JT2DB02T0T
Vehicle is still not fixed. Info received amounted to checking injectors,coil & other ignition components,all the sensors,checking intake deposits,compression. Another shop had worked on it & they have it right now & will try a different ECU. Haven't heard fro...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TIBG22K9V
Hello Every one, this one is back on the road running fine.My special tank's to all eight of you techs who took the time out from your busy schedule to respond to my post( [...],TM 8416)I thin... Trouble codes: P0441, P0446.
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