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2002 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L abs VIN: 1G4CW54K52
Above 60 MPH, semi hard brakeing, causes the car to shutter. No rotor pulsation felt, do not feel ABS event.
1988 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall
i don't mind a curve- ball every now and then, but an 88 cavalier is not where i expect it to come from! this one came in w/2 issues: overheated in traffic, and intermittently it would stall or idle erratically. it always felt ok to the customer when his foot ...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L steering noise VIN: 1GNDT13S22
The problem started about 9 months after we bought the car new. The lead service writer (for the dealer) experienced the problem (with me as a passenger) early on, but never for their Technician, so I'm told. This problem will occur intermittently when the veh...
1992 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FACD74W9N
Driver stated MIL came on once eng running rough . Drove car had slight miss at take off. Then it ran fine for 30 mile trip to shop. No MIL came on. Next day stated fine , idle rough pop in intake on take off. only dide this for abut 40 mins then ran fine, No ...
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FASP15J25
Hello group. Having a strange fight here. Working on 1995 Ford Escort with the 1.9 L Dis system. Vehicle has no spark. No dwell control is being received at the spark coil from the edis module. Have good pulse. Checked edis module power and grounds. Have good ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1F48U64E2Y
Hello fellow tradesmen, please help! and thank you to all in advance. I've got a tricky one that has gone through three other techs at our shop and I'm the last stop before we send it to the dealer. My company is renting the customer a car at our expense. Thi... Trouble codes: N0NE
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTNX21F41
About a week ago the 1-2 shift was made, but the motor reved up when it went into second. That set a code 732 for the second gear ratio being wrong. I cleared the code and it was fine for a week. Now the 1-2 shift won't happen unless I let up on the throtle an...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Instriment Cluster VIN: 154GZ58S3V
Hey Guys, This 96 Jeep Grand Cherokee came to us from another shop that didnt want to fool with it maybe I should have got the hint. It came in complaining about passenger window going down by itself, and headlights going out and instriment cluster going dea...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Ignition VIN: JN1CA21DOS
Your help is appreciated on this one. When starting this vehicle the cranking time is too long. We checked the car as follows. 1. battery voltage -- within spec. 2. fuel pressure -- working good 3. spark plugs. -- 2 spark plugs were out of order(this vehicle ...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D5X
Hi any volvo techs out there! This car when rpm's reach 4000, power is lost. With the pedal depressed, power will return within 5-6sec. Test drove the car with trac on, and off with no difference. CEL on, code for EVAP system gross leak detected. Checked the t...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L # 17 fuse VIN: 1G6CD533L4
Thanks to all that responded. All good suggestions. Stephen nailed it. When I brake torque it just right, not too hard or soft, It would 'pop' the fuse everytime. Weak motor mounts pull and rub the harness at the rear valve cover and eventualy cause a short. F...
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Contamination VIN: 1G1AY8781C
This will end this Post. Answers: A) Tank is not available at all for any reason, save used or custom. One suggestion was interesting, to convert it into a fuel cell with a kit that utilized the original tank. Oh those Corvette Racefans! Overall however parts ...
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Reverse VIN: 1ZVCTZ0A5P
Thanks to Jim from Missouri, he nailed it. This car uses the PCM to control both the engine and transmission. He suggested I remove the VSS connector at the transmission and see if reverse is Okay, it was fine. So the problem was electrical not mechanical. Thi...
1993 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Surge VIN: 2FACP71W9P
It has been determined that the problem was really transmission related and not that of the engine after all. A trip to the trans shop solved the problem (although I really do not know exactly what the problem was, - sorry).
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6632W
Finally after over a week and testing and phone calls to Autoline and other techs and local Ford dealer I got engine to start and run OK on F.I. cleaning unit full of gasoline and problem seemed to go away. I have run into fuel quality problems before but cars...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L dome lamp VIN: 1FDWF36L2X
i want to thank you for your help all of you said to check the door switches, one was stuck and after cleaning it worked but i also had to replaced the electronic module and the problem was fixed thanks again.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F5Y
hey guys this one turned out to be a simple one. i did as dieselman suggested, i started buy checking the batteries. turns out one read 12.76 static and one read 12.50 volts static,so i tossed a charger on the weak one and the clicking stopped and it started r...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Reverse VIN: CD66704686
After the transmission was flushed and replaced with new oil. The transmission shifted o.k. we let the customer try it and so far so good. I think the problem is fixed. Thanks for all the responds which are very much appreciated !
1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF1137M
The fix for this vehicle was replacing the fuel filter. Almost seemed too simple. I cut the filter open, out of courosity, and found it to be full of brown sludge. Have not heard back from the customer so no news is good news. I have not yet pulled codes for M...
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N4EB32A6R
Special thanks for those techs. that replyied and tryied to help me. I did all the possible solutions like check the dist. for oil it was fine, replaced plugs, wires, cap, rotor and no luck also replaced the alternator and after that the sympton got worse now ... Trouble codes: 21.
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L 4 Way Flasher
Thanks to all for the positive response about replacing the turn signal/Combo switch. I was very happy to be able to call the customer and let him know that this would definately correct the problem, which it did. I have plans to call my other customer and inq...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Cuts out VIN: IG2WP5219V
Hi Fellas: Ken.Here,Well Fellas Ken.Is One Happy Fella, And The Customer Too I Might Say. Special Thanks To Dave [...], We Weren't Aware Of The Resistor Wired Into The System,And Located Along The R/F Frame Rail. Once We Foun...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L abs VIN: 4S3BG6854X
helo all, soory for the late close. customer and i have not managed to get together again on this one yet. thanks to brad, aaron, and tim for taking the time to share info. all 3 agreed with the info posted in mitchell, but brad mentioned one detail that had n...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L MIL Lamp on
hi folfs,i have this car fix and the car have pass the emission test.ciro from calf. hit the nail on the head,i have five replies ,the problem was timing belt was couple teeth off.put the timing belt were should be.and the code went off right away. thanks to e... Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LT56D4X
i recieved several replies. most said to replace the abs computer for the speedometer problem, and for the idle problem, they said to replace the box under the mainfold. one said to clean it, but that seldom worked. i have elected to send the customer to the d... Trouble codes: P0722.
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