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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Starting VIN: 1G1YY22G7W
This vehecle came in with cel on code 1516 and will not start.two separate issues.My quetion is WHERE IS THE STARTER/ANTITHEFT RELAY!???I have schematic but cannot locate relay.I've known of failures with theft system but need to locate relay.
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1G1JF12T5X
car came in with a failed water pump. i replaced the water pump [which was scraping on the impellor housing] and reassembled the engine. the timing chain still made noise, so i installed a new kit [which included new gears, chain,guides,and tensioner.]also cha...
1993 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L rabs and brake light stuck on VIN: 1FMDA31U2P
Hello techs, This customer brought her vehicle stating that she backed out of her driveway and the brake pedal went to the floor. The Brake and Rear ABS lights came on. We changed the brake master cylinder but the lights stayed on. We then checked in ABS for c...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Starting VIN: 1BABGYTT34
car came in with bad starter ,replaced starter ,went to crank over but car starts in koeo position ,replace ignition switch,check fuses found radio fues bad replaced,replace starter diod,switch around starter relay, wiggle harness to inside fuse panel then car...
1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ1368T
This tracker came in for emission test, failed for code PO400A,Egr flow. First pulled vac hose off egr and pulled vac on valve, engine stalled.Next tested transducer,bad.Ordered transducer and installed,cleared code,drove thru drive cycle,light reappeared and ... Trouble codes: P0400
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19R8W
Hello Techs: I have this vehicle that was just bought at the auction.It has the MIL light on and misses.The miss is on cylinders 4&5.I have checked for spark on these cylinders and it was ok.Somebody has tried to repair this prior,I thought it was injector pro... Trouble codes: P0300
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Supercharger VIN: JM1TA2222S
Hi Mazda Tech, HELP! This car came in with a terrible miss running on only 5 cylinders. It came down to the point that I did a HEAD JOB [complete].When the heads came back from the machine shop I found that the cams were broken on the right head.This I found o...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJTF55F9
okay, This one was towed in from a body shop,hit very hard on right front,enough to crush exhaust against transmission. mostly repaired,but does not start. Vehicle will crank,I have spark and fuel but no injector pulse, cam sensor failed resistence test.instal... Trouble codes: 65 (crank position sensor/magnet or teeth missing)
2004 Mercedes-Benz E200K 2.0L ecu VIN: WDB2110426
am expecting feedbacks from all my dear friends.
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L 4wd VIN: JA4MT31HX1
4wd light is flashing on dash,but 4wd works.checked for codes.code 25 4wd detection switch problem.alldata will not even tell me where the switch is,or how to check it.any information would be helpfull.THANKS FOR ANY HELP!!! william
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L condensor fan
Greeting to every one, i have a problem with an inoperative a/c condensor fan on this Mitsubishi Montero Sport. The vehicle had an accident and had a new radiator, a/c condensor and condensor fan installed. After recharging the A/C unit we noticed that when th...
1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L No Start VIN: HLS3046127
Hello All: Feeling stupid!! Customer complaint: Car will not start when driven 10 miles or more, then left for a 10-15 minute HOT SOAK!!! Has been slowly getting worse for 2 months I drove car with fuel gauge connected & infra-red temp gun in hand...Verified...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR0544W
Veh Has check engine light with P1444- Purge Flow Sensor Circuit Low input.Freeze frame set on Idling @ 140 deegrees F. It comes up after warm up after clearing so it has to be a significant problem. Its getting close to closing time, I will have to deal with ... Trouble codes: P1444 (Purge Flow Sensor Circuit Low input.)
1998 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3ES47Y9W
We found replaced computer bad. Large burnt area in board. Checked old computer[original] we still had and found it was burnt the same as replacement unit. We removed computer wiring harness and found the wiring harness chaffed at rear of head. The alternator ... Trouble codes: P0108
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L rotors-front VIN: 5TEHN72NX2
Hello again- A good one for Toyota techs out there- Tacoma came in 2000 miles ago with slight grinding(just got into metal) Tech noticed even though rotors were machineable, they had blue spots and truck had severe pulsation. Offering to resurface rotors w/bra...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WWWMA63B9X
Goodevening Techs, Passat came in on hook with broken timing belt. Disconnected battery and replaced belt. Car is very sluggish and won't idle. My friend came over with ross tech software and could not communicate with the engine control mod. He could communic...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2001 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L starter VIN: 2G1WL52J01
hi and thanks for the replies fix turned out to be theft deterent module dealer stated it would not need to be programed just plug and it should work and it did some replies indicated ignition switch this had already been replaced and key was tested at lock sm...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Air Bag Light VIN: 2G1WF52E23
I have not yet fixed the problem but with everyones help I am positive now that I have pinpointed it down to being the air bag module I ordered one but when I recieved it the one I need is w/o side curtain airbags they sent me with no good. But I appreciate al...
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Surge, Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H9Y
Rechecked all systems. checked all of your suggestions,customer has car and we have not heard back from them. thanks for all of the replies. maybe we'll get'em next time
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.3L rear door VIN: 1B8GP45R51
customer has not returned vehicle to be fixed. some replies stated it could linkage causing the problem but it is ok.it will open mechanicly with the key but not elecricly with the rear door switch.thanks for the help
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA5147S
Hey Techs!!!, sorry this was so long coming, but timing to get this job done was 'UNBELIEVEABLE'!!! too say the least! I won't draw this out... a number of you's suggested some excellent ideas and I tried them all, but what it came down too was doing a 'head j...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L engine
Thanks whom all who responded to this problem. Many of the responses were generic check this check that, there were a few who actually dealt with this kind of problem. The hard part, was describing the noise, all i could say was a 'rod knock' only it was like ...
1998 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Temp Door VIN: 1GKCS13W4W
Thanks for all the help. It turned out to be a broken gear in the blend door actuator. Thanks to Aran for the schematics and for the hint of how to get the actuator out without removing the dash. Thanks to all Daniel
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L vtd VIN: 2GTEK19R2W
Thanks everone for your response. I made a basic mistake like I'm sure a lot of other Techs do at sometime. I was using a test light to check power feeds to the ignition switch.I decided to go back over the power feeds to see if each power would light a headli...
1996 Hyundai Accent GT 1.5L Mechanical VIN: KMHVD34N6T
special thanks to ty from connecticut, he hung in there till the end. this trans had the overdrive clutch pack welded up (hyundai calls it the end clutch)the end clutch is accessible with trans in car and can be removed in about 5 minutes!!! once on the bench ...
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY21D4S
Thanks to the input from Chris, Dave, Bobby, GMCGUY, and Thomas [...] decided to go right for the supply tubes on either side of the intake that attach to the EGR Valve and go up into the intake. Right where it bends upward to exit out of a hole in the side of the...
1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L brakes VIN: 1LNCM81W8M
when you pull up on the pedal the drag goes away,im replacing the booster monday,thanks for the help.
1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 1G2NE54NXN
After all the replies, 300 miles of test driving,problem was that intermittant. I could not fix this car. Notified customer it needed to act up more consistantly.This car kicked my butt which doesn't happen very often. Thanks for all the replies, I hope I get ...
1972 Toyota corolla? 2.0L No Start VIN: TE27404558
got one post back from a garage, that does get diagrams from japan then has them translated, he said he would look into getting one. don't know how long this takes. after spending a lot of time I found a MR2 diagram thats looks similar, printed and gave to him...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWN72N1Y
About 20 Replies to clean the MAF, I found there was a fuzz ball stuck to the hot wire, cleaning the hot wire cured the problem. Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Sensor 1 Lean fuel trim beyond limits).
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L leak VIN: 9BWGC21J8Y
We replaced the tank and vent lines. So far we think it is fixed. Thanks to all who replied. Jeffrey mentioned a TSB about problems with the lining in these tanks, but we could find no further info. VW is preserving deniability on this one. The seepage was def...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L right rear VIN: YVISZ58D72
I guess everyone is away this weekend... After researching the way to remove this axle, Chilton advises that you can remove it without dropping the rearend, Mitchell 1 was no help at all... even tech support. Dropped rear end, just below the hubs, installed ...
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