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1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Air Conditioning VIN: 1G4CW53L4N
Hello All, The problem with the A/C system is that it will intermittantly stop working and default to economy mode. When it does this, the exterior temperature flashes. I dont have any information on this system and my neighboring shop didnt have any informa...
1988 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNCT18Z7J
This is one of those jobs that should be an easy fix but is driving me nuts. Customer had the transmission flushed at another shop and since then when started cold for the first five to fifteen seconds it runs good and then starts to surge between 500 to 1500 ...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3GNGC26091
vehicle came in with rough idle 1 week ago after cheaking truck out noticed 2 cracked plugs so I replaced plugs and wires with oem parts .still same problem. With scanner on truck misfire travles to different cyl.but not enough to set a code. I removed the inj...
1995 Dodge B2500 5.2L sputtering VIN: 2B6HB21YXS
van has sputter on intial take off. also noticed intermitten rough idle on start up. has new cap, rotor, wires, plugs, egr, air filter, pcv, and fuel induction service performed. fuel pressure is good, however did notice slight spitting in fuel volume test. ha...
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7MC3365Y
Hey guys, I drew a blank with the archives. Extended cranking time cold and intermittant no start after hot soak. There are no codes. It seems to take on air though I can find no wet spots. When the engine doesn't want to start, the lift pump will only run ab...
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L rear brakes VIN: 1FTEX14H1H
When you drive the truck the ABS and brake lights come on. The brakes feel like they're hanging on (I verified the rear brakes intermitantly don't release after a hard brake application). With the truck in drive and the brake pedal released the truck would not...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy
The customer has complained of poor fuel mileage recently he has had the truck for a long time so it is not new to him but he stated that his fuel mileage has dropped considerably although he could not tell me exactly what he was getting. I do not work on a lo...
1998 Ford F-150 4.2L abs VIN: 3F3456U73H
I have problem ABS . when I drive 15miles . I hit brake noisy from ABS . I chang rotor .calipper. new hose. new master cylinder .still the same.pump ABS work good .please help me. Thank you
1976 Mercedes-Benz 280S 2.7L heat
sorry no vin, im at home right now, can supply vin later,no info available from anybody i know ,too old for my ondemand, my books , etc. any help on how it works, what to check, wiring diagrams that are readable, vacuum etc.followed a 1984 diag from on demand ...
1991 Pontiac Sunbird GT 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 1G2JU11T3M
Hi there. This car has been to four other shops both here and in other cities. At 3800 rpm`s it acts just like a governor is cutting in. If you accelerate very lightly, it will go past 4000 rpm just barely. You can hold the throttle anywhere past 16% and it wi...
1992 Pontiac Sunbird LE Value Leader 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1G2JC14H8N
Hi everyone, My problem vehicle is this peice of Pontiac 2.0 OHC Brazil motor. After tune-up vehicle ran good for three weeks, a couple hundred miles. It was brought back running poorly. I discovered two terminals on coil pack were dead. I replaced coil under ...
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L No Start VIN: YV1SZ59H43
I am looking for possible TSB on intermittent no start. Vehicle cranks but does not start. Shut off the key and wait or move transmission selector then vehicle will crank and start. No codes and no parts replaced. I cannot get vehicle to stay in no start condi...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1993 Buick Century Custom 3.3L pwr door locks VIN: 1G4AG53NOP
First I would like to thank everyone who replied to my help request. The input from everyone was helpful. This vehicle as I mentioned before had an intermittant draw, on a circuit which was protected by a circuit breaker(30 amp). Looking at this circuit I conc...
1988 Cadillac Allante 4.1L No Crank VIN: 1G6VR3174J
Thanks to all who replied to my question. Sadly I haven't been able to fix the car. The car has started every day for the customer since he picked up the car. I did spend a little time last week when it came in for an LOF and tried a couple of ideas I was give...
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L abs/sir VIN: 1G1JC1244S
we still have the same problem, we rechecked the grounds and replaced the ign. switch. thanks for all the help. if any more ideas let me know.the customer is letting us hunt some more.
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 2B3HD46RXX
Most said to run from this job I took your advice and told him I would only replace it with the same engine it's not worth all the headaches that I have heard about and I will have to stand behind my work so I am putting another 2.7 in this now. Thanks for all...
2000 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L heating VIN: 1C3ES46CYD
this one is done---had to shake my head and pay attention!! the heater core was restriced we were too fast when we felt the hoses both were hot but if you paid closer attention the return was a little bit cooler.we back flushed the core and it seamed to have s...
2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Interior VIN: 1D7HG38N73
Hi all... Sorry for the delay in posting this fix...I just got the part yesterday.I replaced the Central Timer Module and now all is fine.Thanks again for all the input on this one..it's very much appreciated. Thanks, Dane
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14Y5T
got many good replys. some said to check grounds. Did that with no sucess. One reply said that po141 is for catalst monitor. I agree that code comes up as that, however after looking at the system on the hoist there is no after cat sensors.The only sensors is ... Trouble codes: P0141.
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FASP15JXT
Thanks for all who applyed.after replaceing the collasped pcv valve hose and cleaning the throttle houseing,the poor idle went away and the problem was solved.i found that the factory installed engine was done by a dealership and was very upset to find that a ...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Steering system VIN: 1FMZU63X1Y
Although customer had not had a reoccurence of the problem since the original complaint we pulled a vaccum on the reservoir to make sure there was no air. Performed an extensive test drive afterward and no problems encountered. We did check the bellows boots...
1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2CNBE1367V
Well I finally got this thing running. After running the no start tests a third time everything still pointed to an igniter problem but since this car had three distributors installed I knew it couldn't be that. Basically the no spark test consists of checking...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L oil light VIN: JHMCB7666M
Hi guys, all ideas were good. Problem very intermitant. all your repliys were good and very helpful. Performed all test possible oil pressure was 20 psi at idle and 60 at 3000 rpm. never dip for me. Performed a crankcase flush and added 14w40. Tested for over ...
2000 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHCG35G1Y
Thank's to everyone who replied with sudjestions. We checked for a faulty ignition switch and a brunt wiring harness at the fuel pump plug, everything ok. Most replies directed us back to the MAF sensor( which the 1128 code relates the most to) but the sensor ... Trouble codes: P1128 (Mfr control air fuel).
1983 Lincoln Mark VI 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1MR8D99F1D
Call in the dogs and piss on the campfire, this hunt is over. One injector wasn't injecting all the time. I might not have seen enough patterns on my little Vantage to tell it was bad. When it was running bad I unplugged each injector and found one that wasn't... Trouble codes: 41 (oxy sensor), 44 (thermactor inop).
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNICA2ID8T
Hi guys ,just want to thank all the people who spent time helping me.Because of the nature of the problem beeing intermittent the customer did not want me to guess or try parts, I rechecked the maf and could not find any drop out at time of stall so what I bel...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN8DR09YX1
Sorry guys, but this one ended up going to the dealer. Have tried to contact the customer to find out if the dealer was able to repair it, but haven't heard back from her. I only got 4 responses. One suggestion was the mass air flow sensor, but mine appeared t...
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.4L secondary timing belt VIN: 1G3WH15X3R
i wrote some stuff a minute ago but some how tring to edit it everthing disappeared and let me tell you i am no typist. this was the first time i asked for help and it came right away. everyone was right on with their reply. i did have one set of cams 180 ou...
1995 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2P4GH25R7S
Sorry for the time delay posting this fix. Received lots of excellent feedback. Problem was a broken flex plate. The center of the flex plate broke and allowed the crank and cam sensor to become out of sync. We received on post on this being a possiblity but I...
1994 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.1L Speedometer VIN: 1GMDU06D3R
Thanks to all who responded - thru extensive research at the salvage yard were the used transmission was purchased we found that the vehicles original trnasmission had a final drive gear of 3.06 - the used transmission had a final drive of 3.18 therefore the s...
1992 Toyota Pickup 2.4L 3/4 gear VIN: JT4RN81A1N
This one is fixed! And yes, all it needed was the gearstick ball socket seat. Or as we all called it, shift bushings. I'm glad I tried this network, again. I was leaning hard towards a damaged transmission, but knew the V6 trannys had bushing trouble, but wa...
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4T3ZF13COW
Hello all: Well this Sienna is fixed and down the road running as it should again.What I did was soak the injectors in Motovac chemical overnight,then reinstalled all the injectors in the opposite banks.That is all rear injectors in front bank and front inje...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9X
well, I installed the hoses and the VSV for the pressure sensor at the cannister as recomended. I'm waiting for the new vetronix software so I can run the evap diagnosis; yet the car keeps coding. I hate to throw a cannister at it, but without a smoker or the ... Trouble codes: P0446.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L abs VIN: 3VWRC29M2X
Thank you for your replies .. the general consensus is a bad controller.. to me it mimicicks the symptoms of of broken ring but the problem is too intermittant to pin down.. Customer is going to drive until the problem is more consistant.. Thanks Kevin
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