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1999 Acura RL Premium 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9659X
I first want to thank all of the members for your help! The customer brought this vehicle in with the MIL lamp on and no other symtom, the car runs perfect! Code p1317 is set and comes right back after a reset. Code 1317 is for the spark voltage detection circ... Trouble codes: 1317 (spark plug voltage detection circuit bank 1)
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L hunting 3rd-4 shift VIN: WABASH34A1
Car has an intermittant hunting in 3rd gear up to 4th when cruising at partial throttle. also have found intermittantly delayed downshiftsto no downshifts and sometimes delayed upshifts. Scanned with snap-on scanner and bmw software and found no codes in engin...
1989 Chevrolet Corsica 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1LT5419K
On light accleration car hesitates while driving, and customer has had car stall out twice and restart fine. In shop loaded up will have visual blipps in injector pattern and spark cutting out for a fractional second. Im thinking it maybe a module or pick up. ... Trouble codes: 45 (rich)
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 5.7L distubor VIN: 3GNGK26R9X
what i have ran into is the dist will not slip into the oil pump drive, the old dist gear was severly worn and replaced it with a new one, which would not slip into alignment, then tried the orginal gear which would not work either, then got a new dist assb wh...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer case 4X4 VIN: 1GNDT13W0W
In Dec. the vehicle came in, for not coming out of 4X4 when you pushed the switch. I also believe that it would occasionally go into 4X4 on it's own, without touching the switch. The customer's husband had replaced the TCCM (Module), with a wrecking yard unit,...
1963 Dodge powerwagon 318CID steering box
Hopeing someone can help.Customer has 1963 Dodge Powerwagon with 318 manual trans.Has manual steering and wants to convert to power steering.Vehicle a little before my time.WE would like to instal power steering without doing to much modifying.Any info on wher...
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L leak oil VIN: 3B7MC3663Y
hi all i need help plz tell me how to r/r vac pum in this veh it's has oil leak tis pum go together with ps pum (1unit) thx verymuch
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L all VIN: 1FACP57U7P
I'm at wits end.. if anyone can help before i junk this car it would be much appreciated. Also the Master Cylinder was replaced twice but bought from AutoZone and not after learning of this special gasket. Could it be possible that damage was done to the mast...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L power booster VIN: 1FALP5247S
Fellow Techs Ihave a 95 taurus another garage worked on. It was brought there for brake light on. They said they changed brake lines and master cylinder. After this was done pedal was hard to push like no vaccum assist. Then they told customer he needed new ...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Extended Crank Time VIN: 2FMDA5149S
This Windstar usually starts with a very short cranking time. However when the fuel level in the tank drops below 1/2 the cranking time is occasionally much longer. I have never been able top have a fuel pressure gauge hooked up when it acts up. The fuel filte...
1999 Ford focus 1.8L No Start VIN: WFONXXGCDN
Hello gentlemen,I appear to have painted myself into a corner with this one.This Focus came in as a non runner the owner says "it ran fine and then it just stopped".I scanned the codes and rang round all the local garages with the fault`s, all the Guys said th... Trouble codes: P0216, P1664, P1344, P1665, P1564
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK19R6V
Lets start by saying I have spent a lot of time trying to diagnose this vehicle prior to "just throwing some parts at it". This vehicle arrived from a good tire customer at the location I work. He has said whatever it takes just fix it. I have had it for a wee... Trouble codes: P0300
1991 Lexus ES250 2.5L Sunroof VIN: JT8VV22TXM
We have a 1991 ES 250 w a sunroof that is inop. The motor turns well and noise can is coming from track area, but unsure of failure point. The glass itself does not move with motor, it however slides freely in track. The customer would like an estimate to fix,...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L first shift and reverse VIN: WDBCA39D0G
Tear down to check the trans, every thing is ok. Found the Torqe converter is bad when they attached the engine, and replace the used once. Car shift fine, but just have the problem like I mention up here at 800 RPM and up. Any expert on this trans, please giv...
1985 Other European Mondial QV 3.0L Booster VIN: ZFFRE14D00
I've had the brake booster overhauled and it now works well. However there is more pedal free travel than before and I'd like to adust the push rod on the booster. Does anyone have the specs, it is usually stated as the distance between the end of the spherica...
1997 Saturn SW2 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G8ZK8275V
Hi guys, this car belongs to a friend, at throttle tip in and very light throttle applications it will stall or buck and keep running. It does this at approx. 1300 to 1500 rpm. Doesn't care what gear it is in, or road speed. TPS seems OK. MAP appears OK. EGR h... Trouble codes: P1599
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on
this is first time i am posting for help.i aquired this car from another shop that has replaced few sensors for code p0446 than gave up.we replaced evap sensor for emison and also did tsb modification for p0446 still no luck. any help from toyota tech will be ... Trouble codes: P0446
1999 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L unknown VIN: YV1LS56D0X
Hello Volvo techs: We have bled the brakes twice on this car, but air continues to work its way into the rear calipers about every two weeks, starting just recently. We thought that problem was just an early 850 model issue. Has anyone else experienced this, a...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1985 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1C1AW19W7F
Since posting my original problem I haven't been able to get the customer to bring back the vehicle for testing or repair if he does so I will add the fix to this posting
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M3T
Most of the 5 replies received, referred to a wiring problem. The technician, from another shop, that I was helping, emailed me that it turned out to be a ground problem...but he did not elaborate. Sorry for the lack of information on this repair. Should this ... Trouble codes: P0101, P0140.
1996 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L ride control VIN: 1GCHK3356T
thx for 4 reply i don't have anything to work with i;ll send it to chevy then i'll post it when they tell me what is wrong with it
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Glass VIN: 1GKDT13WST
the replies that said to break the panel to access the release arm were correct what a great design
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC1242V
i haven't fixed this car. i checked all the replies that i had and didn't fix it. i replaced the plug wires , plugs, injectors coils,the o2 sensor is switching, map l.94, baro 4.79,. injectors at idle 1.9, fuel trim 0, iac 21, tps 47, egr 0, compression at 145... Trouble codes: P0301.
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Pressure control selenoid VIN: 1G1JC524X1
Thanks to all who replied.The problem was pink ign. feed wire to pcm.Wire was broken at the harness that crosses under radiator support. I had load tested circuits for pressure control solenoid with a headlamp and all checked ok. Terminal tension and connectio...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23112
Thanks to those that replied for the info. Cleared code 3 weeks ago,and no problem since. THANKS Trouble codes: P0335.
1988 Chrysler New Yorker 3.0L front suspension VIN: 1C3BU4633J
I Ccould have sworn i closed this some time ago,sorry.The fix was indeed the two inner mounts,i disconnected the outers and took fora drive.Noise was gone.I had many suggestions of loose K frame bolts,inner tie rod sockets and motor mounts.I thank you all for ...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 2B4FP2533W
Thanks for all the replies.The fuel gauge had a bad spot and when the level was there it would jump all over the place.I could not tell untill the gauge was out of tank.Thanks again all.
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Ping VIN: 1FTRX12W04
As noted in the replies I found a K&N filter and a dirty MAF. It always amazes me at the spot on replies that I recieve when I have to make a post. I also have sent this vehicle to the dealer for any reflash/recal that is available. Again I send thanks to all ...
1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L no power
Hello again all, i'm sorry this took so long and i know i didn't thank anyone personally, i wasn't the one working on this, had to wait til i got all the info, anyways it did turn out the crank shaft pulley keyway was sheared, since evrything was checking out,...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM91V1S
We found that the front air spring solinoids were suposed to have 16 ohms, we installed after market solinoids with the new air bags,the after market solinoids had 26 ohms. I switched the solinoids with the original ones. I test drove the car and it was fine, ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Shifting VIN: WDB1631541
Hi everybody, thanks for all who helped me on this matter, i know that if i replaced the valve body the transmission will shift normaly because this is waht i did for a S420 97 model two weeks ago but the customer decided to buy a second hand good one, we fixe...
1997 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L Charging VIN: SW20006624
Thanks to everyone who replied after checking wiring and relays and finding no faults we sent the alternator back to the supplier explaing the problem to them and asking them to check anything that could cause this fault, after a week they replied saying that ...
1983 Volvo 245 DL 2.1L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1AX4751D
We adjusted the CIs unit, and flushed the injectors. The car runs much better, but the customer declined further diagnostics. I would suspect the warmup regulator, or cold start valve.
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS551XP
Thanks for the reply. After making sure that b5 at all 3 computers were ok, we finaly got them all to spit out codes. all normal (1-1-1). then egr started to operate. retested cat. converter & o2 sensor. recommended to customer to replace both 'cause cat. 520 ...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on
Good Morning All, Time is running out on this help request and it is with much regret that I must close this post with the car not repaired. However all is not lost as I have learned much about testing this Volvo system with generic information. Before I lis... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel adaptation).
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