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1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDTBW3P2
Vehicle came to my shop with a no start. I went out to drive it in and it started. It ran for about 2 minutes then stalled, and would not restart. The first thing I did is check fuel pressure. Which was at 58 psi. Ichecked for spark and there was spark. The fu...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L hard initial start VIN: 1FMZU63E32
Ford Techs, Have looked this over pretty thoroughly, checked fuel pressure and for leakdown(ok) 62 psi running and about 66 psi key on. It acts as though it is flooded on an initial start. You must hold the accelerator and it will start up but act as though it...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Transmission VIN: JT6HF10U2X
Please help Dr. Lexus.This truck running fine.no slipping or shifting problem when drive on hingway or city driving.when the vehicle was park go to start and shift into reverse it will not engage.sometime i have to go into D first and then R wait for a while i...
1986 Oldsmobile Calais 3.0L No Start VIN: 1G3NF27L2G
Hi! I am a auto tech instructor in Kansas and this is the first time to use iATN for help so plese be patient with my explanation. This car came in with a no start, crankcase full of gas,(Changed oil & Filter first) eratic spark, and bucks the starter hard. Ch...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Misfire VIN: IG2HZ5219S
This car ran fine before, the supercharger nose bearings were replaced as well as the lower intake, plenum gaskets, PCV(all dealer parts) and fuel filter(napa). After these repairs, the vehicle ran fine. Within 3 weeks of the repairs, a misfire under load has ...
1990 Subaru Loyale 1.8L diff n axles VIN: JF1AN52B2L
this is my lady friends car. i hate it but fer sum reason, she luvz it.in 11 years ive workd on everything but th fuel guage.!!! did th clutch at 200k. she is a good driver. she ovr heatd th motr at 236k n i put in a used. awhile back i put in th 5th set of ax...
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L p/s pump VIN: JT3GP10V6V
Hi fellow techs; My customer's Rav4 blows the p/s fluid out of the pump lid breather hole. Can't find any kinks in hoses. On the bottom of the pump beside the pressure valve is a plastic valve with 2 vacuum [I think] hoses that I understand from the dealer con...

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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Radio VIN: WBAAM533XX
Hello all, Found out this car has an amp in the trunk. The plug and the amp were all corroded. I cleaned connection and replaced amp. I do not think the radio worked before the accident. My fault for not checking.
2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L pcm VIN: 1G4CW52KOY
It was the theft module, The first time around I had comunication with my tech 2, the second time around I did not with the theft module. there where no u codes in any of the other modules. I dont know why that is. the only code anywere both times was 1626 in ...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L abs sensors VIN: W06VR52R9W
sorry to report customer refused to spend any more money.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, looses power up hill
thanks for all the good replies. I tried flushing the injectors,dropped the exhaust and checked the cats-they are ok,found left rear o2 sensor rattling internally-replaced it.Looked inside intake,no clean spots,checked cam retard 1-[...] not fluctuating at ... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 4C3AU52N4V
well we definatly appreciate all the help.we checked the fuel pump,found to be ok.we finally got it to act up in the shop and noticed no injector pulse when it would not start.we replaced the asd relay,then returned it to the cust.i waited a week and called he...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X9P
Well i got rid of the bosch 4 spark plugs and replaced them with motorcraft platnum plugs. Changed the lower intakes gasket, coil pack, fuel pressure regulator, fuel filter, wires, and still cant pinpoint source of the misfire. This problem is still intermitte...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FDEE14H9R
Thanks you Ronald [...]. Your replies are very much appreciated. The replies centered around checking the powers and grounds t...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, loses fuel pressure VIN: 1J4FX58SXW
Good morning group. Sorry for the long wait on this one but i thought i had closed it. I replied to many members about there suggestions so maybe that is what i was thinking about. It turned out to be as most of you said. I had to replace the whole fuel pump m...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1J4G248S4Y
Unfortunatly the customer never returned. The connector in question is a point where all pci bus lines come together. Useful only for a complete bus failure. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0523 (oil pressure voltage high).
1994 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Leak into Engine Crankcase VIN: 4F4DR17X5R
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I replaced the modulator and so far so good, thanks for your help!!
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4EB31FXR
Thank you for all of your replys. Turns out that the Nissan needed a catalytic converter and the high o'2 sensor readings for several minutes after each start up were caused by the ecu being in an open loop state that it is programmed to run after every start ...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA3105Y
Some good suggestions regarding wiring to sender and at connector. But have not seen vehicle since to diagnose. Trouble codes: P0464 (Fuel sender ckt high).
1986 Pontiac Firebird 5.0L No Start
Hello all, Well this car runs again, but it runs rich yet, but with the limited budget this person has, she took it home.The fix was a new pickup coil and a fresh set of plugs. I,m not sure how long it will run, but its gone now. Thanks for all the help.
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L cooling VIN: JF1SF6357W
Hey guys thanks for all the response. I am pretty confindent that at this point that the trouble is in the head gasket. I tried the drilling of the thermostat and that did'nt work. The vehicle did'nt overheat but it still overflowed in the resevoir. The custom...
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