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1989 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEL19W3W
Hello all, I have a astro van that has me stumped. As stated in the repair history I have replaced the intake gasket, along with the plenum gaskets. The distributor position has been checked, rechecked and set according to chiltons. The van was running before...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L broken line VIN: IGCDCI4K0K
attempting to bleed rear wheels equipped with rwal system . have vac. bled , manual pressure pedal method, no rear significant fluid flow some air but no real pressure at rear bleeder fittings differential valve seems to be stuck. have bled front wheels trying...
1991 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 3.1L heating VIN: HJWE347856
hello fellow techs can,t get hot air from interior vents only warm...i changed the thermostat and coolant cap ...engine getting up to 190 f but only warm airblows out...i bypassed vacum line to hot/cold air actuator flap...moved the flap with my vacuum tester ...
1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, Rich at Idle VIN: 1B7GG26X0K
This vehicle continually runs rich at idle after the engine is warm. We have tried a new fuel pressure regulator, removed and cleaned the TBI unit, exchanged with known good injectors, replaced the oxygen sensor and replaced the distributor drive gear bushing....
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Curtesy Lights VIN: 1FDEE14H2S
This is my personel van. It is MarkIII conversion. The problem is the curtisy lights will only go out sometimes. I have replaced the door jamb switches in the front doors, the side cargo doors, and rear cargo doors. In the dark with the light is stuck on if yo...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5141X
looked for obvious problems and none found... i am at a loss here as to what is next to look for... heard that possible plastic intake problems... thanks in advance for any help Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1993 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JHMBB117XP
Fellow techs this Honda is giving me headache. Every time it starts the idle goes up to 3300 rpm and than drops to 700 rpm and than back to 3300 and cycle never stops. This hunting, as I call it, happens regardless if the engine is cold or hot. When throttle i... Trouble codes: 23 (Knock Sensor)
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Driver information Center VIN: 1J4GZ78S3P
Hello everyone. I have this Grand Cherokee that intermittantly displays a "Service Transfer Case Switch" message on the driver information center. I searched the archives and found several cases with the same problem. Those vehicles were fixed by replacing th...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L readiness status inc VIN: 1YVGF22C31
Hello Mazda techs. Ihave this 2001 626 tha failed the state OBD II readiness check. The EVAP system readiness status is not ready. The MIL is not on. I have no DTCs. The customer complained of the MIL going on and off while driving. I diaged the system and fou...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AJ56G2S
this car will not idle good cold are hot.falls flat when you give it some gas at around 2500 rpm will pick up with no problem.when you put it in gear it gets worse.timing is ok even check tdc to make sure it was correct with the mark.also check cam marks and t...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L no start VIN: JT2SK12E5N
I have this 92 camry that was just towed in. It won't start, and has a blown AM2 fuse under the hood. My all data information system says nothing about what AM2 is for. PLEASE, anyone out there know what this fuse runs, as soon as I turn the key on, it blows t...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L esp VIN:
Hello my friends car came to garage with ESP lamp on. i tried to turn it off by pressing the ESP button but no use. i checked codes for that car and found out 01423 SENSOR DIAGONAL ACCELERATION G200 electrical circuit problem. i have checked on AUTODATA but n...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L insp I notification VIN: WAUBG84D3V
after speaking with Ross-Tech, since I can talk with the engine and the abs control units we have determined the communication problem is instrument cluster caused. the customer has the car and will either live with the problem or replace the cluster, his choi...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4GD2213S
First of all, I would like to thank everyone who responded to my request. All the responses were great. A special thanks to Harold from Chicago for calling me long distance. The problem with the car was the ignition switch. It was making false contact at crank...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Front wheel bearing VIN: 1FALP6533T
Thanks for all the help guys! Twenty replies in three days--pretty good. The replies were split three ways: ground problem, axle nut torque and worn/bent hub. When we came to press the old bearing out of the hub, the bearing busted apart and the inner race rem...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Well the MAF fixed this vehicle. We did not reflash the PCM. It is running fine now. Thanks for the replies, Tom. Trouble codes: 1100 (MAF voltage out of range), 1121 (TP not in sync with MAF).
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L instrument cluster VIN: JHLRD788X2
First thanks for the help..particulary Wayne in Tampa Bay. Most replys said to check the park lamp bulbs for feeding back into the Turn signal circits. I did that one bulb at a time until no bulbs remained with no change in the symptom. Having accessed schemat...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L valves VIN: JT8UF11EOR
I had 10 suggestions on this question. Eight said to leave the valves alone, unless they're noisy. Toyota dropped the valve adjustment requirement in '96 and substituted an 'audible' test--if they're noisy, adjust them. Several techs said they had customers wi...
1992 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L brake/abs light on all the time VIN: 4LNCM92E8N
I wish to thank Paul and Frank as they really steered us in the right direction. We actually had two problems. First one the customer introduced after the original repair. The customer had changed the fluid level switch with another one supplied by someone els...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L dash light VIN: MBZDFG123T
thanks, I feel dum for asking such a simple question but the telescoping steering was unlocked all I had to do was move the lever. No owners manual in car so I had to ask
1993 Other Chrysler van 3.3L engine fuse VIN: 45VXA0239F
thanks for all that replied. The company that owns the van has decided to sell it since it is one of the oldest vans in there fleet.
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2NE55D3S
I am still fighting with car I have tried a 2nd pcm and new prom to no avail I have checked the coolant temp sensor I also drove the car with my scanner hooked up and as 1 of the replys pointed out the quad driver fault does go away as soon as it shifts out of...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Chip-tuning VIN: WVWGF21J8Y
Got two useful responses. Alex from Utah recommended Upsolute's chip( The other one is: Customer is still thinking about it. Thanks for th einfo!
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B1Y
Thanks to all. car had a crack in a small vac hose -- didnt see it w smoke machine + 1 mill candle power lite -- mabe a 2 mill or new glasses , started hard pulling + tugging -- found it. Re using the baum for running monitors everebody says do it warm -- i ... Trouble codes: P1136 (lean idle), 17544 (vag idle adaption lean).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil in coolant VIN: WVWPD63B21
I would like to thank everyone that responded to my help request. It was a concensus that the oil cooler was bad. We have one coming to put on in the morning. Again, thanks to all the replies to the request. IATN ROCKS. Thanks You Again Richard [...]
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV15W61N11
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