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1997 Acura TL 3.2L Heater VIN: JH4UA364XV
Hey guys/gals got a good one. Should be a simple problem!Cars has all kinds of heat with rpm over 1000, bring car back to idle heat gone? Heater hose going to core stays hot,hose coming out goes cold.NO leaks in cooling system,no air in system,tested for head ...
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP52K7W
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for any help. I have a 98 LeSabre with cylinders 3 & 4 misfiring like crazy. No other cylinder is affected. Replace spark plugs, plug wires, ignition module, pcm, had injectors rebuilt, replaced ignition coils, map sensor, ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Ignition Lock Cylinder VIN: 2G4WB55K71
Vehicle was in for intermittent DTC #P0440. All that was replaced was the fuel tank pressure sensor. Customer returned about two hours after picking up vehicle and said that she could not remove the key from the ignition lock cylinder. The key would rotate for...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall
Vehicle starts and stalls. Runs rough with foot on pedal to keep running. Can see fuel coming out injectors while cranking and have lots of spark. Do these vehicles have problems with the TBI assembly?, ECU, spark timing? Any help would be appreciated.
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L suspension VIN: 2G1WL52M4T
Vehicle makes a snapping cracking noise on engine accel. or decel. also sometimes makes the same noise going over bumps and when braking. I checked and tightened the torque struts on the engine , wheel bearings, subframe and rack and all suspesion bolts thanks...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W8T
Vehicle sets multiple missfire code but I can never feel a missfire. I can test drive with the missfire graph pulled up on the tech 2 and see the missfires stack up on #3 and #6 cylinders but only when engine is at 1700 rpm give or take 25 rpm. Back in the sho... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1Y1SK5288Y
Hello fellow Chevy/Toyota Techs! Here is what I've got. The vehicle will intermittently stall and has had a idle problem before. I can see the idle screw has been played with. It will restart right away and be ok for awhile. Most of the time it is cold. I have...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FAFP13P8W
Car came in with NO speedo, code P0500. Followed the diagnostic tree and found that pins 58 and 76 had continuity. Pin 76 is for the cam sensor! I had previously OHMED out the wiring in pieces (so to speak) by disconnecting the harness at the connector joints....
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L noise VIN: 1HGCD553XT
Vehicle came to us from another shop. At approx. 1700 rpm the exhaust makes a droning sound. It will do this while not moving, just holding throttle open, under acceleration, or coast down. I know the owner of the other shop and he has been fighting this car o...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L alt. and tach VIN: SALJY1243W
previously the alt quit working at another garage. alt was replaced. lasted about two months. we got vehicle and found alt quit working. replaced alt. and the batery ( sulfated). everthing was working fine for about two months now the tach is jumping around es...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L windows VIN: 1WE45FTSST
nothing in the center consol is working no windows mirrors or sunroof, I removed the switch pack and cleaned off the coke cola all over it checked fuses still no joy. is there any way to test this so I know a new one will work? I have 12v ground and illuminati...
1992 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L blower motor VIN: 1P3XA46K1N
Hi I need some clues on this one the blower motor will operate intrmittenly with the key in the run position however after it starts it wont work when you turn the blower selector switch on and the motor doesnt run the brake light illuminates and then the air ...
2001 Renault clio 1400CC service light on
any idea how to disalarm the service light on the dashboard instead of changing the whole ignition switch and re program the long as the service light is off the car will be start.thanks!
1992 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire
This sidekick is kicking my butt!! it came in on the hook after 8 months of sitting idle. I put a battery in it and got it started it runs good sitting at idle when cold but after a while it may start missing and esp if you drive it about a half mile all of a ...
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Drivability VIN: WV1ZZZ7OZY
Vehicle appears to have no power first assumption was that turbo was not winding up. But further investigation discounted this and we then looked at the auto box. It feels as though it is stuck in 2nd gear at take off and has no significant power curve. The fo...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L limp mode code59 VIN: WBADE6327W
thanks to all which have replied: YES, we had to replace the transmission with a rebuild unit from BMW Canada. Thanks again for all your time and help. Uli
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GNGK26J5X
well thanks too all who gave a useful answer in helping out with this truck , customer took his truck on a small trip raceing his porche and when he came back claims it is somehow now so small he is going to live with it untill it gets to be more of a problem ...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15X6N
Hello to all, Thanks to all who replied, I suggested to customer that I.C.M. be replaced however after quote he refused.
1998 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 7.4L Heater core VIN: 1GTGK29J8W
Thanks for all your help. I found the restricter hole in the fitting at the intake to the core was worn to twice it's original size. Therefore allowing too much volume to the core. I found it by squeezing the hose while goosing the engine, it got very hard. I ...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S72
Thanks to all who made suggestions. We pulled off the belt covers for inspection, found nothing,and ran the engine all day. This thing has not missed a beat since. The customer wanted the car, so we put it all back together, and drove it 20mi. Customer picke... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor).
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1243V
Hello to All, Thanks everyone who replied to my request.I recommend MAF or clean it.The owner choose cleaning it because of the price($700). The g/s reading did not change still low but it run much better. Its been 3 weeks and no comeback so maybe it is fix. T... Trouble codes: P1178.
1994 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L powersteering VIN: 1MF2096L8Y
Sorry took so long to get back to you. Thanks to everbody who recommended to go with another power steering pump. It was defective. Thanks again!!
1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: 4N2DN11W1S
I checked the brake light switch, and the input at the cruise computer from the brake light switch and everthing checked good. however a new brake light switch fixed the problem.I want to thank everybody for your help JOE AT WESTFORK SERVICE
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