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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L spark rattle VIN: 1GCEC14Z2P
truck was brought in with terrible spark rattle, has been to another shop and i see the egr valve and the egr solenoid have been replaced along with the map sensor. customer says truck was running fine then all of a sudden started spark rattle. i have checked ...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Engine idles rough and won't idle lower than 1200 rpms. A week after spark plugs were replace #2 spark plug looks darker than the other ones. Scoped engine And found kvs ranging between 8 & 12 kv. #2 had 8kv and spark line was shorter than others, about .75 ms... Trouble codes: P0502 (Cyl 2 Missfire Detected)
2000 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GTGK29U3Y
Hi All: Have a very good customer of our shop who has a concern of intermittent delayed and or extemely harsh 1-2 shift. This concern is ongoing and the local dealer has been unable to repair this concern during the warranty period, which has now expired. In a...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L XM Radio VIN: 1GCGK13U93
We replaced the VCM and reprogrammed it with the lastest calibration. Since the install the XM radio will not work. We have tried having the signal sent from XM numerous times as well as reprogramming the radio control module. We also performed a vehicle theft...
1994 Chrysler Intrepid 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 2C3HH46T7R
HELP !!! I am a suspension shop and know almost nothing about the ignition and fuel systems. [I date back to points and carbs] [old fart] Car acted as if key was turned off and on in 1 second. One interesting thing,,,"cruise" light flashed on and off again. Ta...
1990 Dodge B250 5.2L Overdrive VIN: 2B6HB21YXL
Hi Chrysler Guys, Here is the issue. This 518 transmission does not go into overdrive. Here is the list of checks) Trans was sent to transmission shop for no overdrive, diagnosed as internal, rebuilt and problem persist. Computer was installed by someone else,...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HC13Y2T
hi guys have a no start with inj pw staying at 0 while cranking. check for spark; ok, fuel pressure; ok, cranking rpm; ok, and scan data. install noid light on all inj and have flashing light. i replace both o2 still no change. what can cause this problem. hav...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L low oil pressure VIN: 1B7HC16Y9Y
checked oil pressure. was 60 lbs at idle hot, but when you raise rpm drops to almost o and lifters clatter. changed oil and filter and re checked,still same. removed oil pan and found some sludge. screen had some junk in it, and oil pan did not have that much ...
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L power door locks / seat belt light VIN: 1FALP54N4V
Need a good tip or a excersist.I have a gremlin operating door locks in the down and turning the seat belt light on. This is very intermitant, while driving door locks pulse, sitting in the garage with out driving a day they operate. Did act up once for me but...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Misfire VIN: WDBFA67E3S
This Mercedes will misfire at normal operating temp. The miss is not constant. It will idle perfectly, then you feel 1 miss. Then it's OK. Then two or three quick misses, then smooths out. It's less noticible under acceleration. It is very pronounced, and is q...
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L loss of all power VIN: JA4MT31P4V
battery load tests good. if key is turned to acc position, radio, horn, lights...all work. when key is turned to run position, all power goes away. nothing works. when key is turned to crank position, nothing happens either. when key is turned off again, test ...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L starts then dies VIN: 1N4BU31F9P
Vehicle starts only with no throttle. Cranks for 3-5 or more seconds than runs at approx 500 rpms and continues for 30-40 seconds and then slows and dies. If I touch the throttle it dies immediatly. Will not catch with throttle pressed to floor. The spark plug... Trouble codes: 55 (systems ok)
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: 3VWRA21H3R
I have taken in this VW Jetta and spent 4 hours so far in diagnosis. I have an inoperative speedometer needle, tach needle, low oil and check engine lamps on (don't know if the check engine lamp is related-no equipment here to pull codes on VW). I am using the...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 BMW 328is 2.8L soft top VIN: WBADK8320T
We got this one fixed and already posted it as afixed but we forget to hit 'close ' button on 2-08-05
1975 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L column bearings VIN: 1S87HSN523
I had responses to check the joint at the firewall for being locked up, to check the preload spring for being too hardened, & the upper joint being stiff. Two responses were to make sure the customer wasn't pulling himself in & out using the steering wheel, wh...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L MIL Lamp on, GAUGES FLUCTUATE VIN: 1G1ND52T3W
we reset the ecu. problem came back one time. we again reset the ecu. we could not duplicate the problem again. the customer picked up the car, and drove it for 3 days. he called back w/ a dead battery. we found corroded connections at battery terminals. car h...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L motor VIN: 1N25467E41
Hello, I ended up doing some more pinpoint tests with ALLDATA ,with no sucess. Finally I tried a different computer and flash programmed it and it works just fine. Thanks Mike
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V9Y
Thanks to all who responded.According to Nick from Ohio they pour fuel trying to prevent stalling.I told customer to put throttle to floor if problem occurs and engine will start.I think main problem with vehicle was customer induced by not being able to prope...
1991 Hyundai Excel 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHVF21J4M
Hi All: I,m afraid I can't post a fix as the customer has informed us that she would like it fixed but is not prepared to spend 'any money' for diagnostics. Nice to know after we have already spent time on it. I guess it can leave as it came, by hook. I will p...
1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 4S2CY58Z7N
Ralph [...]'Hara asked about power a...
1992 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L sparks VIN: 1G3NF51D7N
Its sunday night so I haven't been back to work yet but a few people very confident updated balancer #[...] w/ground will fix the problem. Thanks to all who helped. The more I use iatn the more I love my job.
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH12XXT
This car has not set a misfire code since it left. Apparently the vacuum hose swap fixed the Evap problem and the misfire problem. Trouble codes: P0300, P1441.
1995 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L intermittent buck
thanks for all the help. This car is way to intermitant to find it but I took it from the customer tuesday and have been driving it ever since, have not felt the problem yet but will get this one fixed sooner or later.
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on
First of all my sincere thanks to all 11 of you who responded with very good suggestions. What an amazing network we have!over whelming majority of you (8)told me to change canaster.that was it.car has been gone for 4 days.customer called me today to let me kn... Trouble codes: P0446.
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L starter, drs , windows VIN: WVUH23B2YE
hello guys sorry for the late response but this customer did not want me to spend any more time with this car seeing it has been an ongoing problem at the deal. but i do think the problem lied under the rug at the central conveinence ecu but will probly never ...
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