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1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No Start VIN: 1G6CD53B7M
hello again. any suggestions. my other tech put a water pump on this cad. and put the battery back in and lord behold,starts and dies. injector pulse goes away after 2 question is, can the alarm be bypassed? or how can i reset it. the car is posessed...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L cam sproket VIN: W06VR52RXW
lost timing marks please help
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L tcm VIN: W06VR52R5W
The car was sent to us by one of our long time Garage Accounts. The car owner was driving along when the CE light illuminated and the car became very lazy. Our Garage Account used the MT2500 Scanner and found DTC's P0134 and P1701 in memory. P0134 is HO2S Circ...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14Z7P
hello from wisconsin. i need some help. customer complaint was runs rough and stalls found #5 cyl. wire shorted out on exhaust manifold also 2 plugs foulded out (gas) also had a bad base gasket on tbi did repairs the found egr leaking vac. now the only thing w...
1989 Dodge Shadow 2.5L Stall VIN: 1B3BP48KN6
hello fellow techs, have a brother in law who is mentally challenged and isnt that helpful in describing the vehicle symptoms to me as they happen before the vehicle stalls on him. of course this vehicle only does this when i do not have acess to any equipment...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L spark plugs VIN: 1B7HF16Y81
hello every one have a question iam doing a tune up on this dodge truck and so far broke first two plugs there all original. is this a common problem withese trucks and does anyone have a trick to getting them out any help would be greatly appriciated thanks
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X8R
hi, this is for all you ford techs, car came w/intermitent stalling cuts out customer requested complete tune-up and injector cleaning problem was not corrected. found that when problem happens egr reciving vacuum at idle when engine cold,unplug egr solenoid e...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 7.3L rear brakes VIN: 1FBHE31F8S
this van will lock up the rear wheels on dry pavement. during brake application, its so sensitive that lockup will occur with very light pedal effort. rear shoes, drums w/cyls, park cables,etc. all ok. front rotors and pads new and seemed to be working when i ...
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L hard start VIN: 1FAFP11321
This car is slow to start, especially in the morning. With the fuel pressure guage attatched, I can watch and as soon as it gets about 25 PSI the car starts and runs fine, but that takes 4 or 5 seconds. The spec is a very wide 35-65 PSI. I think the range is s...
2005 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRF1W64N
Installed a electric brake controller using factory supplied plug that plugs under the dash. Also plugged in the factory supplied relay. Now the truck will not start. Vehicle has shut down the fuel supply system. Local dealer has no clue over the phone. This i...
1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L Misfire VIN: 2CNBE1360T
vehicle presented with a check engine light and drivability complaint. customer had a diagnosis from another shop of low compression. compression was checked and codes were pulled. our Sun 500 is on the fritz so we could not run on scope or check exhaust gases... Trouble codes: P0340, P0300
2004 Nissan NEVARA 2.5L remote key VIN: JN1CPUD22U
Does anybody in the outside world know how to program in the remote key system on these Later Nissans, The Nissan dealers in the UK just do not want to know, and will not let the information out.
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Stall VIN: 1G3CR6ZCXW
Vehicle was brought in for a rough idle. Found random ign wire arcing. Replaced wires and plugs. Prob solved. Cust returns with a stall at idle complaint. I could only duplicate this one time. Engine just shuts down. No rough idle. It will restart with no trou...
2001 Other European TRAXTER 497.7CID Hesitation VIN: 2BVACGAC91
hesitation when excellerating starts approx. 2500 rpm's and shifting through the gears, no mis-fire, after flat spot gains rpm good. sometimes mis-fires when shifting on trail when turning and accelerating.
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L eng block
hi fellow techs i have a grand am with blown eng. i have tried to find a used replacement hoever this seems to be a tall order since i have been told 1995 2.3 vin D is only for this application.i am wondering if one could substitute a 2.4 vin T in its place. a...
1985 Porsche 928 S 5.0L Timing. belt tentioner VIN: WPOZZZ92ZF
Good day fellow Techs. Maybe someone can tell me why the tentioner on this car (which I replaced seals on) is seaping after I ran the car for a day. I realize that the oil is not coming from the engine supply, but from the tentioner itself (I used A quart of o...
1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1SV21EOM
problem with car is hesitation or bog under moderate to heavy acceleration. it even cuts out and stalls.have tested air flow meter and t.p.s. switch.but no problems found.did have a long crank time till start.until i replaced the igniter and dist.assy.almost f...
1991 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L brake pads VIN: JT3AC11RMO
hello,tech.i need help for thid vehivle. this vehicle have premature brake pads worn out at right side pads worn out faster than left side(4~5 months,6,000~7000 miles).we peform caliper replace at both still happen.peform system flush,same problem. i a...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L vent control VIN: 1GBDM19W6X
I want to thank everyone for their help. I hope none of you have to work on one of these. To get to the vent control valve you have to pull the entire dash in one piece. The vavle is behind the metal bracing that everything mounts to. Once you get the dash bac...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L shifts to fast VIN: 1GNDT13W7X
well after rebuilding another trans and installing it the trans did the same thing . after disagreing with me he tried a module for the four wheel and bingo that solved the problem.even though the 4wd worked on the lift it didnt on the ground.this is one to re...
1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Front Wheel hubs VIN: 1B7GG23XOP
I would like to thank all that responded. In the end, it was inevitable that I would have to purchase the complete hub assemblies. The seals were not available separately. The only thing I didn't try was taking the dimensions and/or a sample to a company such ...
1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L limp in mode VIN: 1B4GH54RXP
after working on this van off and an of a few days it is fixed. when cold the trans would shift ok. When warmed up the trans would go into limp in mode(2nd gear only) replaced the eatx relay first but that did not fix it. Then i split the wiring loom apart che...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14HXR
Thanks to all the help. I replaced the distributor with a reman and the pickup has ran all week, this is longer than it has ran for a month. Thanks again JOHN Trouble codes: 211 (Erratic PIP signal).
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L po781 VIN: 1FTRX18L5X
Thanks to all who replied. I checked all the accumulators and found no damage so I decided to tear apart the valve body. I ended up finding a scored up presure regulator valve in the body. We replaced the valve and cheched all the others, reasembled the valve ...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L No Start VIN: JNR0DR09X0
Hey Guys' every one who wrote in was right on the money.the truck had a security problem.thanks to the tech who wrote about the light.the security light was flashing when key was not in ignition and when i put key in the light stayed on steady while cranking...
1988 Nissan Stanza XE 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1HT21S55
Hello again and thanks so much for the quick responses. It was the mechanical air flow meter or should I say the connector to the air flow meter, after taking stephen's advice to unplug connectors one at a time I noticed the plug to the air flow meter didn't f...
1993 Nissan D21 2.4L engine VIN: 1N6SD11Y5P
Most of my replies I got said to remove the front diiferential. It looked intimidating at first but acually wasnt that bad. With that out of the way there is plenty of room to slide the engine forward enough to pull it. Thanks to all who replied. It's reasurin...
1999 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L rear wiper, rear defog VIN: JT3HM84R8X
Well, it's 'fixed'.. not sure why. Customer reported the next day: 'all's well'. !?! Well, we obviously did something back there. As indicated in one help reply, there is a common multi-circuit ground connection in the back of the vehicle that might of gotten ...
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