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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L stabiality system VIN: 1G6KD54Y9Y
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1984 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Hello all, Thanks In advance for any help given!I am working on this old M/C solenoid vehicle and the check engine light flashes very Irregularly (sometimes fast,sometimes slow,almost like a flicker most of the time)at an idle only and sometimes not at all but...
1987 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Engine Performance - hesitates / stalls when cold VIN: 1GNDM15Z2H
Van runs well after warming up to normal operating temp. Problem is when the Van is cold, it will hesitate when accelerating. Once the van has reached normal operating temperature, it doesn't hessitate. I'm at my wits end with this one, Van is well maintained,...
1990 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1GCC814E31
Well,Here it is five O"clock saturday evening and I have this old 2.5 S10 that is flooding intermittenly at the canister.The truck broke down and was towed in ,the owner said raw fuel was coming from tha canister at the left front.Of course I just pulled it in... Trouble codes: 44 (vss sensor), 32 (egr)
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W7T
Happy Holidays Guys . This truck has a MIL Mass Air Flow low input. Using Mitchell I have no voltage at the ign feed (PINK WIRE)wire at Maf connector to batt. ground test. The instrutions are to repair the open in the ignition feed curcuit if no presents of vo... Trouble codes: P0102, P0340
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: IGBDM19W9X
hi guys i got problems with this van si missing at idle or on decel my scanne tool show missfire at #1 3 5 cylinder . i tes t fuel press is not droping , please i need help . thanks Trouble codes: P0131, P0300
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L solenoids for door locks VIN: 1GNDM19W4Y
This is a strange one: the solenoids actually get slower and slower every time you press any of the switches. They get down to a slight wiggle when they get to this condition. If I wait a couple of minutes, they seem to revive and work (at least the ones that ...
1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L starter VIN: 2C3HD46F7R
vehicle at times will not start, no starter action. starter was replaced vehicle was then ok for approx 1 week, customer stated that she could get it to start by moving the gear shift. after checking with the factory found that the neutral safty switch in the ...
1988 Dodge B250 5.2L Starting VIN: 2B6HB23Y7J
hey guys got a little problem here... I got a 88 Dodge Ram 250 van. that will not start.. ive tested the pump it works if I put 12v to it direct , I have no spark , and no fuel ,I have 8v at the coil and good ground but still cant get spark..I changed the co...
1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L engine VIN: 1B3EJ56X3W
The customer states that he attempted to pass another motorist and a loud pop was heard. Then the car ran terrible, so he changed the plugs and wires himself. When the car came in, we varified the miss, the vibration, and the misfire code. The timing belt wa...
2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Cooling system / Radiator
This vehicle drives fine at all speeds, no misfire, runs at normal temp in town. Drive on the highway 6 miles and it runs at normal reading on gauge at 75 mph for 5 miles, at mile 6 it gets hot. Pull over and turn on heater, engine cools to normal range on gau...
1992 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMDA11U8N
hi group,this ford van came in with water in the gas tank i pulled the tank cleand&flusd the tank and installed a new fuel pump, screen and when i start the van it will run for apx5 seconds and stall when it stalls the fuel pump will still run for a...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP53SXT
This vehicle has an intermittant no start/no spark condition. I was able to check it once when it was a no start and confirmed no spark at that time. Pushed into shop & looked at it approx 30mins later.It fired up slowly ( clearing out the excess fuel) but did...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L battery VIN: 1FAFP52V9W
I have this Ford Taurus and the battery goes dead in 1 week when parked. Alternator is good 14.65v, amp draw test is .170 miliamp which to me is too high, pulled 10AMP battery saver fuse, amp draw now is .006 miliamp. My question is what is battery saver, I no...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L defrost & ac VIN: 1FAFP5525Y
When the A/c or the Defrost is engaged the RPMs drop to a point that it stalls the engine. I had gotten a EGR code p0402 so I replaced the EGR, DPFE,& Vacuum reg solnoid. to solve a vacuum leak cause by the EGR code. The problem still remains. There are no cod...
2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L No Start VIN: JALC4B14DY
This thing has no fuel to the injectors hence no start. I don't normally work on these types of vehicles. The plethura of vacum operated levers move the cable on the side of the injection pump when the key is turned on. Scanner won't communicate even in generi...
2002 Lexus is 200 2000CC eng warning
The engine warning is on sometimes and i have tried using the vedis to scan.the fault code given is the VVT sensor/camshaft sensor.but i'm not sure where is actually located.where is the VVT sensor?is it the camshaft sensor tha is located by the side of the cy...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1TA22135
this mazda has been towed to us twice now,once a year ago and then now.customer said it stalled while driving freeway and would not start.when car reached us it started right up!this is same cenario from year ago.we did nothing then other than preliminary ck's...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L timing chain
hello there.well i have another fun one.this mercedes is for my boss's dad.normally i would ship it down the road but,anyhow here is my question.i was told that a timing chain was put on about 2 months ago. i pulled the cam covers off,set the crankshaft pulley...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Stall
hello i have 1998 mez e320 it will cut out at stop sigh any time in any tep hot or cold after cut out i can re start and it and it will run good again un til i stop wait for green ligh to go it'll do it again any help plz help me my email [...] ph...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L engine-performance VIN: 4A3AX35G7V
I get car in and check on vat-40 , voltage seems adequate and same with amperage, after letting it run for about three minutes while monitoring the a/c on the back of the alternators main battery lead , it shows 1.5 volts, I immediately suspect bad alternator....
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D4V
car came in with p0400 egr flow at 115,095 on odometer, cleared light, 116289 light returns, check valve and passages, and vacuum and replace solenoid, 250 miles later light returns, find egr valve in fact sticks, order part, car returns 3,000 miles later befo... Trouble codes: P0400, P0325
1991 Saab 900 S 2.1L Ignition switch VIN: YS3AK35E0M
I am having trouble re assambling the shifter box. After putting the lock out kit (gears) switch and lock cyl together the key will not return from start. I have checked the alignment of the gears, and tried re doing this more the a few times. I optained a swi...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K1V
vehicle began prob. on last 3 weeks, car will drive for two days and on third day when started the mill would be on sticking its tongue out... Trouble codes: P0401
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Daytime Running Lamp Main Relay
This vehicle came to the shop on Friday and the customer complained of a burning smell and parking lamps that stayed on. The smell was a burned up drl relay. The customer provided a new part from the dealer and it was installed. At that time we noted that the ...

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1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS1449W
all replies centered around replacing the sensor or getting the ecm to do a relearn.i had changed the sensor already and my scan tool does not offer the relearn procedure.the customer didn't want to go to the dealer , so we tried what bruce from texas suggeste... Trouble codes: 1336 (crank sensor variation not specified), 1336P.
1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L rotating component VIN: 3C3EL55H5T
As a direct reading of the many replies I received (thanks, guys) I would have to say based on the further testing we did (watched inner cv joints while running vehicle on a lift, rotating tires different ways, etc) that most likely the Sam's club purchased (s...
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L fuel gauge VIN: 1B7GL23X1S
i checked the truck and gas gauge floats from empty to full and goes where ever it wants i am planning on replaceing the sending unit just as soon as i find the time thanks for helping
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L speedo VIN: 1FTZX18W4W
I got 17 replies to this one, most of the replies said that the rear sensor is for the abs, and the one in the tailshaft is for the speedo. The customer is away right now, but will get to it once back. The transmission works great, as well, neither the speedo ...
1986 Honda Accord LX 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGBA7439G
Thanks for all of the responses. I had some interesting replys, but 2 hit it right on the head. Special thanks to Rudy [...]. I hadn't noticed until they both mentioned it that the tach was erratic. It seems that the blue wire on the ignition ...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L door locks VIN: 1J4GZ78S7P
Thanks to all, but you got to mark this up as a dumb oversite on my part. I had removed the chime module from under the dash due to the VIC reading check oil level. Well I recieved a reply to pay close attention to my ignition switch. That is when I realized t...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Air Suspension VIN: SALPV1244W
The owner of this Rover is out of town, and will not be back for awhile. When I get the car back I am sure I'll fix the problem because of the information Stewart [...] sent me. Steve has been especially helpful with a description of the tests...
1968 Mercury cougar 302CID turn signals VIN: 8R91F50881
ok this is what i find i have power to turn signal switch and power coming out of it but its not geting thru to the back of the car is there a relay in the front under the dash somewhere that i am missing because if i power it from the rear the back lights wor...
1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L Surge VIN: 1P4GH54R9P
I got some pretty decent replies. Chrysler products tend to have a lot of problems with the O2 sensors going bad. Normally when this occurs you see approx 5 volts in the datastream. This is because the ECM sends a very low current 5 volts on the O2 signal wire...
1995 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2JB1241S
I received 4 replies, John thought it could be the derm fuses, they were ok.Bob D. thought it could be a body ground at the battery tray, the third brake lamp, or the derm/sir module. After checking those possibilities, I went with all data's info, which state... Trouble codes: 72 (Loss of serial data), 61 (SIR indicator circuit failure).
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L rotor/pads noise VIN: 1G2WJ52K7V
I will be machining rotors again moday and see what happens, great to be e member here. Thanks to all who replied.
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Random chirping, funky operation VIN: 3VWDC21VXY
I found that the door jamb switch was burned up and corroded. After installing a new one, the alarm horn chirped 3 times in conjunction with the turn signal indicators flashing. The passenger door lock was not working, so I figured I'd go after that. I found t...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L fiilling the tank VIN: 9BWGT21J51
basically after many hours and trips to the gas station we decided to take the car to the dealer they as i understand have special test equipment we are waiting for the answer
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1VS2555Y
Nearly everyone said the mount at the timing cover sags out and causes my vibration. Mine looked fine, but I threw a mount at it and that took care of the vibration. I am now certain that the one other S40 I worked on also had this same mount failing. It looks...
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