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1986 Buick Regal 3.8L No Start
This vehicle was towed into me with a key broke off in the ignition, I replaced lock cylinder and key assembly, the fuel tank was rusted through, I replaced fuel tank before attemting to start, after installing tank the vehicle started and drove OK, NO Brakes....
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L MIL Lamp on, NO COMMUNICATION VIN: 1G4GD22KXS
Good Morning: Got a 1995 Rivera. Car runs ok. Ck engine lamp is on. Tech 2 will not comm. with powertrain. But will comm. with body and give code B1038. On pin 9 of ALDL (UART LINE) we have 4.87 volts steady. Related issues are the atc control head was flashin... Trouble codes: B1038 (no uart comm.)
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L # 17 fuse VIN: 1G6CD533L4
Fuse #17 blows out intermittantly with warm engine causing stall and no crank situation. According to MOD, #17 is ECM, VCC brake switch, converter clutch switch, pass key decoder, and starter enable relay (pnk/blk wire). When running ok, this circuit draws hal...
1983 Chevrolet C10 Suburban Custom 6.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GDT355H67
this is where it is getting fun. they could not locate my original pump so they gave me another reman so i took it to a local rebuilder and he found plenty wrong with it well i install the pump for the third time and it starts ok but it will idle up and down o...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Compressor VIN: 1GNEK13Z62
Very simple, (you would think) Looking for actual correct service bulletin # that is for compressor replacement due to broken reed valves recently put out by GM. There are several that are close, but I have not found the directly related to this problem. Our l...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L cluster VIN: 1C4GP54RXV
hello, this van odommeter read out reads 102 and shift indicator is at prn at all times no gauges work speedo,fuel tack.all fuses are good .even with key out of ignition still reads 102,prn.can communicate with pcm,trans,bcm but not cluster. unable to communic...
1986 Dodge D100 Custom 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7FD04W5G
hello every one this truk came with no staring problem we replaced ig. coil. dist. moud. ck. all grounds wires are ok. still no spark is this truck have a spark advance contoler . im geting good fuel to the (cob) but no spark need help... thank you .
1994 Dodge B150 3.9L No Start VIN: 2B7GB11X1R
Customer states when trying to start after about 6 hours, it cranks fine but no start. Says chech engine light does NOT come on when key first turned, but after a few minutes (whith key in ON position)he hears a chatter under the dash, light flickers a few sec...
1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP45R9V
This van came in the shop with two codes in it. misfire on #3 cylinder & p1494 number 3 cylinder was a burnet valve.we replaced the switch & solenoid in the evap system.checked all vacum lines for leaks or kinks but none were found.Ican switch the switch with ... Trouble codes: P1494 (switch or mechanical fault)
1988 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FABP42E7J
Hello techs of the world.We have a 5.0l,5spd mustang sent to us by another shop,information is vague other than "it has had soms sort of a mass air conversion".The other shop could not tell me what type or how it was done.Heres the problems,on a cold start the...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAKP1134X
I am the third person to look at this one. This is my niece's car, family cars are always the worst! The car will intermittently stall and then not restart. This usually occurs a short distance from home, I don't believe heat is causing this problem. It has be...
1999 Ford F-250 4.6L No Start VIN: 22FTPF28WX
hi folks i have this f250 that won't start has spark but no injector pulse pcm sets code p1260 theft detected, security light flashes and pats system sets code b1602 invalid key cd customer does not have a spare key. i tested for power and grounds at pats tran... Trouble codes: P1260 (theft detected fuel disabled), B1602 (invalid key cd)
1993 Lincoln Town Car Jack Nicklaus 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1LNLM82W0P
Hey there Getting code 211 pip erratic to set in history all the time, Bucks on heavy accel and cruise. Scoped CKP when problem happens and it is solid, Although Pip loses square wave when problem happens, meaning it goes to ref voltage flat line, changed edi... Trouble codes: 211 (Pip Erratic)
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Extended cranking VIN: 1LNHM87A51
Vehicle came in with complaint of extended crank times after letting vehicle sit a couple of hours or overnight. I checked fuel pressure and noticed a steady drop in fuel pressure to 0 PSI once the engine was shut down.(Takes about 3Min. to drop to zero).Being... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire)
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MEFM74W1Y
This vehicle would crank but not start at times.Security light flashing like it was in theft mode.Replaced the key decoder in steering wheel and went on. 2 weeks later no start again- Identifix said now to replace transceiver- PATS module.Beleive it or not, if...
1993 Toyota Corolla 1.6L MIL Lamp on
Hi guys, Sorry to bother you but I have a Toyota that's giving me a headache! The problem is code 21. A Haynes manual that I have states that the 2 wire sensors are heated. One wire sensors are not. I have a 2 wire (wire colors are brown and black). The man... Trouble codes: 21 (Oxygen Sensor Signal)
1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L lifters VIN: WVWGA0165G
Hi guys and gals - This Jetta came in with oil light flashing on slow hills hot and noisy lifters. The oil light has been occuring sporatically for some time, but the lifter noise is new. We installed an oil pressure guage and found between 80 & 100 psi cold a...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBACG8328T
thanks to all. 96 up have crank sensor going in to block, the first replacement crank sensor was worse on ohms ( 640 + 713 ) & had less votage on a scope , car still ran but still coded crank sensor + surged + had no power over 2800 rpm just like the original ... Trouble codes: 111 (crank sensor), 210 (KNOCK SENSOR 1 alldta unknowne code baum), 211 (KNOCK SENSOR 2 alldata unknown code baum).
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L XENON headlights VIN: WBAAN37471
Mark from MASS. has it correct,I replaced the headlight switch and the system now functions properly,I was leaning towards a headlight switch but this is not an inexpensive part so I wanted to be 100%. Another member mentioned about the high voltage danger wit...
2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, hard start VIN: 1G4CW52K2Y
Most everyone was right on the nose. Checked the fuel pressure regulator and found it leaking. Guess there is nothing new under the sun. Thanks for all the help.
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1G6KD54Y4V
This one is fixed! What should have been obvious to me was the fact that the power windows and power seats would not work when dash was not functioning. All components are controlled by the BCM which is what I replaced. There is also a power relay which contro...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WN54T2L
I have found oil has wicked up through the wire, also found chaffed area by the engine mount area. Thanx to all for help. Mike.
1993 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start
Okay, Okay, I feel properly subdued now as well as a bitticked off. For some reason I got the wrong fuel pressurespecs and that is the problem. Low fuel pressure. Thanks abunch guys for your assistance.
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Y7V
thanks to all who replied. special thanks go out to jeff from arizona who pointed me towards performing a leakdown test even though compression was good. while performing leakdown i had 25% leakdown (pretty sure, it has been a while). removed exhaust manifold ... Trouble codes: P0302 (testing and results).
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L engine VIN: 1B4HS28Y1W
first i would like to thank all those who replied. fix was the thermostat and fan clutch. the o'reilly fan clutches (3), would not engage when engine got hot ( no roaring sound). thermostat opened at an angle. replace fan clutch with one from napa, and had the...
1998 Peugeot 406 STDT 2088CC Cuts out VIN: VF38FP8C28
I recieved 3 replies to my request on the 406. Charles [...] suggested running the patterns from the crank angle sensor and the No1 injector on a 2 channel scope. This showed a pattern variation...
1991 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L Stall VIN: JT2EL43E4M
Thank you to all that replied.. The vehicle has not returned for me to retest and check some of the items, you suggested. I will reply when the vehicle returns Trouble codes: 24 (intake air temp sensor), 42 (speed sensor).
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