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Help Request Answers
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Hello fellow Techs. I need some help on this one and wonder if some of you have run into this before. Had a 95 Cavalier Z24 come into the shop with C.E.L. on and an intermittent misfire. We thought it would be just a routine repair, plug in the scan tool, read...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Camshaft Bearings VIN: 2G1WL52M3V
This is my own car and it is in great shape, but i would like to fix it cheaply. Car has a broken camshaft, removed engine and pulled cam, second journal/bearing spun in the block. I am wondering if it is possible to repair blocks with spun cam bearings or if ...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L RR wheel cylnder VIN: 1GNDXO6E9W
Hello everyone this one is giving me a real problem. Six months ago I replaced the right rear wheel cyl and the brake line to it. The van is back with the same problem fluid is leaking between the line nut and the line at the wheel cyl. Have no clue what is wr...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19R4W
I have a good customer that we can't seem to fix his Check engine light.I have cleaned all computer grounds to the O2 sensor. I have also added a ground to O2 and computer system.I have watched the O2 voltage and it seems to stay steady most of the time. My fr...
1993 Dodge Dynasty LS 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1B3XC56R2P
car idles good under a load it misfires mostley when warmed up replaced plugs wires coil pac and pcm fuel psi 40 to 50 when its misfirering ck converter ok injector balance test ok no codes it seems that the ingnition is breaking up
1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.3L Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2B3HD56T4S
Hello all, I am on vacation, working around the house, not planning to look under any hood...well the neighbor girls dodge pulls in the driveway and the smoke from the exhaust was impressive...I didn't bring many tools home but had some "leftover parts" so I t...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L compressor VIN: 1FTEF14N7M
With compressor unhooked it runs fine. Someone else unplugged it and left it like that. Plug the compressor in and it runs long enough to get readings and start to cool inside the truck. Then suddenly the compressor stops ( the clutch ) and the truck starts to...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FWMZA5146
Customer state that egnine shuts off intermittently and only when wet. Vehicle restarts. when acting up, the customer has to drive it in second gear otherwise it will continue to stall. I have been unable to duplicate symptom and scan tool doesn't show any tra...
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality
Vehicle will idle rough when idling after coming out of closed loop. the vehicle temp is up to specs, there are NO codes and the only way to get it into closed loop again. is to turn it off and restart. It will then go into closed loop just like normally but, ...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L blower VIN: 1FAFP55U11
Vehicle came in with blower inop except on high speed. tested and found faulty blower motor resistor. Replace resistor and all was well until a week later when it came back with same problem. Tested and replaced faulty resistor and all was well until a week la...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2212S
Hi All Thanks for taking a minute to look at this post. I appreciate any and all help. What I have is my daughters boy friends 95 mazda melina with a code 1402, and I am having trouble getting any info, what little I did get made me belive I had a bad egr po... Trouble codes: 1402 (manafacture specific egr)
2001 Opel corsa/barina 1.4L steering rack VIN: WOLOXCF681
Fellow Techs, This car is my Wife's and recently whilst shopping she decided to do a bit of parking by brail and hit a pole. damage was to the right hand guard and door and she has also knocked the wheel alignment out.After picking up the vehicle from the bod...
2000 Peugeot 406 2.0L instruments
This 406 keeps bleeping and flashing the "STOP" warning lamp when the air-con is switched on,the display panel in the centre console(this Pug has full climate control)shows "ENGINE TEMP HIGH" when the fault occurs.If I turn the temp up to max(30 degrees)the fa...
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW52R7Y
car came in with 2 codes and customer telling us the loss of power light comes on at times and sometimes runs rough found bulletin and did said repair and after 2 weks car is back with same codes Trouble codes: P0221 (p1523-), P1523
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L valve adjustment VIN: 4S3BD435LW
I have installed the timing belt as per alldata instructions and my next step is to adjust the valves, starting with cylinder no.1. The instructions tell me to be sure that the no. 1 piston is at TDC but i noticed that when i put a rod in the spark plug hole, ...
1998 Volvo v40 2.0L Hesitation VIN: YV1VW1223W
hi members i have a problem on my customer car, and i need help from you all (espercaily volvo technicians with vadis) i have diagnosis all the systems and i did not fine anything like troble code in the system i have tested the fuelpump pressure and is ok inc...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHYDA9392M
found worn distributer bearings , replaced and to my suprise no more check engine light , did not have any codes , tried 3 ecm's and still same problem. still cant figure out why a distibuter would cause a check engine light and show no codes? was positive tha...
2001 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L 6 speed change VIN: 2C2FGTSGA1
based on the 8 replies i received we are going to bow out of this change over. after looking at diagrams and comparing the two pcm,ipc,harness, etc etc would have to be changed over as well as adding clutch pedal,brackets, and pluming for slave. Thanks again t...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L passlock ii VIN: 2G1WF52E93
yes the car is fixed! thanks to those of you who took the time to reply,charles and rick from misouri and especially michel fom texas who comfirmed my thoughts onto the repair after hours of wire tracing and testing,part substitution i came to the conclusion t...
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L oil feed rightrocker arm VIN: 1C4GP54L9X
we opted to replace the engine thank you all for your very valuable insight
1987 Dodge Aries LE 2.2L vibration VIN: 1B3BD36D6H
Thanks to all of you that replied to my help request, we finally got the car back to try new, oem engine mounts. Many of you suggested oem mounts and you were right on. The oem mounts don't look or feel any different than the aftermarket mounts, but there is a...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cylinder VIN: 1FTJW35K8R
Hi to all and thanks for the replies, I am getting the truck back next week so I can investigate the brake system further. Most replies narrowed the problem to the vacuum pump or the booster. Hopefully after testing these I can fix this one and send it down th...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Keyless Entry code VIN: 1FMDU24E1V
The consencus of 17 posts is the only place the number is posted (unless the code had been reprogramed) is on the outside of the control module itself,sure enough it was easily assesable through the jack storage pannel compleat with lug wrench to pry the panel...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Surge, Misfire, STUMBLE VIN: 1FMFU18L0V
Witht the new DPFE reading at 1.4 volts, I decided to replace it again. This cleared up a lot of the problem. Then I discovered that at 154000 miles, the vehicle had the original fuel filter on it. I replaced that and did a Motorvac. Truck runs awesome. Beside...
2002 GMC gmc c6500 7.5L oil service light VIN: 1GXG6H1E82
Thanks for all the great replies. The fix is to turn key on engine off and step on the gas pedal 3 times as was recomended. Light went off.
1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L engine VIN: 2HGED6349L
thanks to all 23 who replied. the general consunsus was that the oil control rings are gumed up. almost all said to rebuild bottom end, and it was a easy job. one said to change oil and fill with marvel mystery oil, and it might fix it. one other said the pcv ...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1658Y
hi again due to time i had to close this one. customer still driving the car as we always heard i needed the car!. anyway all the info are very helpful. most said about EGR problem which i heard about it in the past. i will check to see if the dealer actually ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (1 misfire), P0302 (2 misfire), P0303, P0304 (4 misfire), P0305 (5 misfire).
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, long crank time VIN: KMHJF35F4Y
Thanks to everyone who responded, Unfortunelty this vehicle is still not repaired. It is a car that was to be sold and was only worked on when there was spare time, and lately there hasn't been much of that. We checked valve timing again, shook the connectors ...
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4F4YR12L6Y
well i thought of every thing and i went out and bought the ford wiring harness tester 114 pin. spent 600.00 for the tool and found the problem. number four injector wiring wasshorting out repaired wiring and problem went away. thanks for all the help.
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1MELM62W1R
After further testing (including wave pattern) nothing conclusive was found, so we decided to replace the computer anyway, it works well the idle is corrected, but I am not happy with this, what if the idle problem occurs again? What might be causing damage to...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L cental lock VIN: 1MELM50U8R
Hi,thanks alot to your help a got the fix immediately from your response, All i have to do is ask the cust. to buy a remote. God Bless... Enriquito
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Stall VIN: 2P4GP44R5V
Of the 10 replies I received, most said to check the crank position sensor. A couple said to check torque converter lockup. One said to check grounds. My sister-in-law didn't want to persue it unless it begins to fail more frequently. So I'll have to close thi...
2000 Subaru Forester 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6555Y
Hi All sorry for the delay but I was waiting to hear back from the customer. No news is good news I guess. From the 7 replys I got all of them stated there was a problem with the O2 sensors. even had recalls. Well since I could not read the sensor data I sent ... Trouble codes: 1133 (undocumented code).
1993 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT4VD10C2P
Well this one is out of my hair. O2 sensor fixed the vehicle. I ran another pretest and monitored the O2 reading which never faultered one bit. What threw me for a loop is that when I tested the O2 sensor it read fine. Nice oscillating wave pattern between ....
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBA81E8V
I feel like I'm the only person who doesn't know this one, receivesd 13 responses in minutes all telling me to clean throttle body, if returns replace it. many also mentioned the breather hoses which I had already attended to. thankyou for the very prompt answ... Trouble codes: P1582.
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