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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for December 25, 2004
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1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4AH54N2M
Merry Christmas to all! Sorry to bother you on Christmas Day, but I have a customer who has been with out a car for over a week and I am at wits end. This 1991 Buick Century will run, but once placed in gear, will fall on it's face. It will sit and idle OK. I ... Trouble codes: 26 (Quad Driver error)
1989 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Surge VIN: 1GEL1155KU
OK..Customer came in with a complaint of a very high idle at start...that would last at times up to 2 to 3 minutes. When I tested it, it would idle at 2200 RPM, sometimes 1500..and be totally erratic..it would not go down until you drive it a mile or two. It h... Trouble codes: 26 (Shorted Throttle Switch), 30 (Idle Speed Control)
1993 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: UNKNOWNVIN
this is my mothers truck and i have tried evervthing including new fuel the truck just dies. dont have a clue i am a nissan tech Trouble codes: 42 (43 -), 43 (44 -), 44
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4HS28Y6X
I've seen a few chrysler products in the last couple of days on IATN with the same symptoms but im not a sponsoring member so I can't look at the other replies. This Durango ran fine when it came in other than a knocking main bearing. Now after installing a sh...
1980 Porsche 928 4.5L Key Switch VIN: 92A0810384
Do I need to insert a key that I do not have in order to remove the key switch housing. Does anyone know of a lock smith that can make a key for this car. Also the door locks and trunk keys are all different from the ignition key, so I have to take it out. My ...

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1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA7665R
this vehicle started running fine a day later - do not know why?, several of you said to ck main relay - i feel that a relay problem would have been noticed by a loss of 12v to pump. i was monitoring that - it was ok when problem occurred. i agree a oem pump m... Trouble codes: 01 (o2 sensor left), 02 (02 sensor right).
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Piston & plug VIN: 1FDXE47S6X
After removing the spark plug for the third time I bore scoped the combustion chamber. The knock turned out to be an insert which was not installed improperly and fell in to the compression chamber. Obviously we pulled the head removed the insert, filled and r...
1999 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 1600CC No Start VIN: WDB1680332
To begin thank you for your replies and your time Vehicle is fixed, after a long talk with the Benz dealers they agreed to fit a new ECU with no obligation on our behalf unless it cured the fault. It did cure the fault, inj duration on cold start is now 18...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Balance shaft VIN: 1G2NE12T6V
Thanks to those who responded. While there is a special tool made to hold the balance shafts in position, I was able to hold them with vise grips. The crank must be 90 degrees off TDC and then the flats on the balance shaft must be facing down toward the botto...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L vacuum and fuel lins VIN: JT3VN39W15
Fellow Techs, Sorry for late reply. I had alot of problems with this vehicle. Four wheel drive add still doesnt work. I would like to thank Tim [...], and Marc Clavet for their great diagrams. And also for everyone else who replied. Thanks to Marc for the grea...
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