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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCGK24R2W
Misfire on #3 and #4..This trucks came to us from another shop who resealed the intake. It ran bad both before and after their repair. We started off with cam sync testing because they didn't know what that was and we located a broken distributor with loose c...
2002 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L heater core VIN: 2CNBJ13C12
Hi group, again me with the same problem, but i have some news details. 18 months ago this Tracker came in our shop for the heater core leaking. The heater core have been replaced by another technician. Six month later the heater core leak again, another repla...
1994 Dodge Dakota 5.2L cruise control and overdrive VIN: 1B7GG23Y9R
This is a vehicle that my wife resently purchased. (I think she must be mad at me.) I dont have much history on the vehicle. Everything worked fine when we bought the truk 4 weeks ago. the other night I noticed that the trans is not shifting into overdrive, no...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L 5th gear VIN: 1B7MF33D0W
Truck has what is best described as a "rear-end/ring and pinion growling" type noise that is only present in 5th gear. Noise is present constantly in 5th gear but loudest around 40 - 45mph on light decel (just like a typical rear end). After searching the arc...
1992 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L Non Engagement VIN: 1FTHE24H4N
Transmission was workingfine. Towed in for shorted Alternator & no transmission engagement. Replaced Alternator & on cold starts tranny will engage after 2 or 3 shifts from drive to reverse. On restart. Trans. will not engage. Going to replace filter Mon.. Any...
1995 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy
Hello all, This is a ranch truck used mainley for hauling bales and feeding cubes. A lot of time spent idling through the pasture. Checked glow plugs for hard start and they looked good. Fuel filter was changed but did not help. The truck is a hard start to a ...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FMDU34EVU
hi Ford tech: here is the same truck again. it is my friend's truck. i had to use it last week. what happens is that only feel it when i was driving on hwy like around 45 and up over drive kick in. truck went flat. feels like it is running out off gas when it ...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L radio VIN: 1FMYU22XXW
radio turns on by itself at random. ideas?
1999 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Code #CO 242 VIN: 1GKEL19WXX
ABS light comes on as soon as vehicle goes above 3mph, then stays on. Code CO242 EBCM control valve circuit. The diagnostics for this code deal with the 2 wire power and ground connector at the EBCM which is on the frame to the left of the transmission. Tha...
2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L pump VIN: 1GKFK66U52
A month after the service the customer stopped by and complained of a problem when backing out of his driveway. When he turns the wheels all the way it seems like something is binding, and when it is wet outside the symptoms are even worse, vehicle seems to "s...
1987 Honda Civic 1.5L Surge VIN: JHMEC5820H
Help Guys, I have put forth a good effort and still have not fixed this one! When attempting to climb a long hill the Car runs lean and starts to slow down and backfire thru the intake untill you have to pull over and let it idle a few moments..you can then ...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FK48152
Hello again! This Jeep ended up in my stall after 2 other techs had worked on it. Yes this IS a 4 cyl, the only Liberty I have ever seen with one. The first tech replaced the thermostat, I know this fixes 99.9% of vehicles with this code, but it didn't fix th... Trouble codes: P1281 (Engine cold too long)
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L srs VIN: YV1TS90D3Y
Retreived code SRS-E003 Configuration fault from memory. Cleared code. Unable to find any diagnostics or real description for this code. Any help is appreciated.

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions
We cant fixed because customer take . Still dont camback. we thing the first problem was the ECM, becouse some time dont groud the egr sel. cat,. conv. meybe was bad too. we put the car ibn the hoist and put in gear. warm etc. still no ground. Thanks to everab...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCGK24U7Y
This truck never acted up again for me. Someone mentioned the coolant sensor & ait temp sensor, they read within 5 degree of each other at every time checked. Several replied about fuel problems. one said the amps were to high, onother said amps to low. I ra...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L temp guage VIN: 2G1WH55K91
this is the strangest thing i have ever seen .no the most stupid thing i have ever seen . i hope you G.M.engineers are reading if you can ... Scott [...] i owe you a beer this car needed a thermostat . seems that some engineer thought it would be a good idea...
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Differential VIN: 1FMDU3JP5T
thank you! all that took the time to read my post.customer ended up installing a good used front axle in vehicle.i think some may have miss read my post.the incorrect tire was installed on rear axle of this vehicle and the front axle had the failure.i agree as...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs VIN: 1FTDX1762V
Well this one is really fixed! Everyone that replied was correct. The fuse to the brake lights was blown. However, 3 replacment fuses blew as well. I popped in a 25 amp fuse and it held. Everything worked but I was uncomfortable with the 10 extra amps so I...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX20F6X
well this proves IATN members are #1 . most replies pointed toward the wiring for the glow plugs , under rocker covers shorted .this can be checked with an ohm meter from the outside . but three replies had it right . the fuel heater element shorted out .thats... Trouble codes: P0603, P1316.
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4447Y
Many of the suggestions pointed to a dirty MAF, which we cleaned, test drove and re-tested, with positive results. Two weeks later the light remains out. Thanks to everyone for their quick responses and good information. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTZR15E31
Problem ended up being the new aftermarket motor. I received various responses mentioning the bulkhead connector on the floor, the vacuum operated hubs, the module, and the motor. Ernest from PA mentioned at the end of his post that he had replaced a couple of...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L ignition actuator VIN: 1FAFP52U31
Some didn't understand that I was talking about the actuator not the lock cylinder. Thanks to D37ds and Dennis [...] for the tips. Luckily, I found a guy that had MOD. He printed out the procedure for me and I got the column fixed. It is a pain to repair ...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP33P72
well, I received 4 emails, and 1 said these had problems with ignition switches, which didn't seem to be my problem, the cylinder operated normally, and there were no theft codes stored for the PATS. 2 replies mentioned battery cables, but I pulled/pushed poke...
2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLPD18651
Well, list this as believe it or not. I double checked all valve clearances, all okay.Belt made no difference. I took cr-v on test drive, doing 3 full throttles from a stop. After 3'rd accel, check engine light quit flashing, and never reset misfire code p0304... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire 4).
1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.8L No Start VIN: JAACCH58R2
We Fixed the Isuzu with the help of all.We went through all the responses and checked everything.As some of you thought it was,a oversight.The valves were to tight and it was one tooth out of time.It killed the starter but after fixing that,and adjusting the t...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L check engine light VIN: SAJHXCO49X
Had several guys respond more than willing to help me fix this vehicle if I chose to do so and I really appreciate that.However since I did not have a scan tool that would communicate with this vehicle and due to the back log of work I have pending at the shop...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4G248S6Y
This one wasn't any piece of cake, but it's ready to go home now. It turned out to be, believe or not, the number one spark plug, wich were wrong number [ BN14Y] by the way. Right spark plugs are P/N RC12ECC. Don't know why this thing never showed a misfire ... Trouble codes: P0340 (no cam signal at PCM), P0403 (EVAP purge solenoid circuit).
1990 Mazda RX-7 GXL 1.3L factory alarm VIN: JMIFC3521M
Hi Thanks for the help. As of today cust has not been back. But the three replies that I recived all said the same thing, alarm module IS located with the cpu on pass side kick, window support pannel. Still dont know if it can be removed or if it is part of ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Ventilation
Thanks everyone for the pointers on this. As nearly everyone replied...the blend door stepper motors were playing up. Found that there is actually 5 on this model...could only replace 2 as dealers were out of stock...but thats all it took. There is also a kit ...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D7Y
Sorry for the delay in closing this post. I would like to thank those that responded to my help request. We found ourselves in a bad situation. The car was brought to us with a cold idling problem and developed a no start while at our shop. Most of the respons... Trouble codes: P0505.
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Blower motor VIN: YV1VW29541
The fix: blower motor transistor. Thanks to Agostino from Ontario, Brian from Ontario, and Paul from Mass. It was unanimous that the trouble was in the electronic blower transistor. I Checked the in and out signals at the electronic control head and couldn't f...
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