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1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L a/c VIN: 1G4CW52K2V
This car has dual zone climate control and the passenger side works fine but the driver side does not get as cold as the passenger side. The blend door motor for the left side was bad and I replaced it and now it moves but does not get as cold as the right sid...
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 3.1L running lights,horn,cigarette lighter VIN: 3G1JC11T1N
this is my personal car. I have this problem where I turned the headlights on no running lights,tail,marker, also no horn, and cigarette lighter. all fuses good, this is as far as I got cus I don't have access to a wiring diagram. has anybody had this problem?...
1994 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 6.5L brake lights VIN: 1GCGG35V6R
I need help on this one. The brake lights would blow fuse regularly. Recently, as soon as you applied brake to shift from park, fuse would blow. I disconnected shift acctuator solenoid and fuse didn't blow, problem solved, so it seemed. Drove van 5 mi. and shu...
2001 Chevrolet Cab & Chassis Silverado 3500 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1GBJC34U91
fellow members, please help!! this truck has a severe hesitation worse cold, but does it most of the time.i have replaced fuel filter, ck fuel pressure and volume, ok. ran on motorvac for 2 hours and still hesitates. no vacuum leaks found even around common i...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1C3EJ56HXS
I have a problem with this 604 trans. It has been rebuilt in tha past by another shop. It came in with a no shifting at times. I scanned the computer and ther were several codes. I cleared them and road tested. The trans shifted fine, all shifts were on time a...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMZU24E8X
This vehicle belongs to a friend . She says that it just started acting up. It will rev. slightly between first and second shifts. Everytime all the time. I would like to know what tests to perform to fix this vehicle. The transmission fluid is orange-red and ...
1994 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge
this truck was sublet to us from another shop. there are no codes stored. on a road test the truck will start to slow down like its running out of fuel and then system goes into open loop and truck will run fine,also it will go into open loop when cruising at ...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCD5566R
vehicle died about one mile after starting it. i have made the following tests and came up with the results below. car will not start. have tried clear flooding,taking out all plugs and blowing out cylinders to no avail. have noted the common problems such as ...
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.0L panel light flashing VIN: 2P4GP4433W
I have flashing lights on the air cond/ rear wiper panel buttons, all flashing except window defroster, all system work, cannot find a reference to these lights in Mitchell or any shop manuals I have. Do have an air bag light on but this vehicle is scheduled f...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L oil pressure VIN: 1G2HX52K3S
Hey guys, I've got a strange situation with this vehicle or rare coincidences I don't know which. So I'll give you the history. The vehicle came in the first time on a hook, low oil pressure and lower end noise. It was knocking so bad we just removed the oil p...
1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Power Delevery VIN: JT4RN81DSK
It would be nice to have a flow chart
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L driveinallgears VIN: JT3VN39W1S
hello toyota techs, this was a project vehicle for my son. we put a 1990 transmission using the 95 neutral switch. transmission ended up burning up because transmission was bad. so we put a 95 tranismission in and broke the 95 neutral switch. price of a new on...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1993 Buick Century Special 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3G4AG54NXP
Overwhelming responses suggesting TCC solonoid sticking after long highway trips were correct. Had never duplicated the condition to begin with , very intermittant, but customer was satisfied with repair after another long trip with no problems. May the Good L...
1984 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6AL5788E
hello to all sorry for the lenth of time it took, but after reading post and taking a break & coming back to this car this fix was easy. as I stated i was going to do a tap test to the ecm, i started to take down the black panel under the dash to acess the ecm... Trouble codes: 52 (long term memory has been reset).
1996 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6ET1298T
problem not fixed. Ignition switch o.k. voltage drop test under load was less than .08 v at all ignition switch outputs. Removed and voltage drop check every relay in vehicle(under load) less than .05 voltage drop across contacts.Problem has not occurred again... Trouble codes: 1R, 1740, PC162.
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L power loss/boggs VIN: 2GCEK19RXT
We replaced fuel pump which solved problem. The old pump and the new pump had the same pressure. I did not measure volume and from what a lot of techs said I would of found my answer there. Thanks for the help!
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L interchange VIN: 1GCEC14MTZ
Well, I received enough 'It won't work' responses that I had to just go and see for myself. I have always been that way-if someone tells me I can't do something I have to prove I can. Usually this costs me lots of $$ and a lot of unecessary heartaches !! Any...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L fuse IGN C VIN: 3GNEC16T9Y
No joy on this one. After WAY too much (unbilled) time searching NoData, and physically examining all of the harness I could reach the service advisor said 'he thought maybe you just knew what it was, and could go right to it.' RIIIIGHT. I'm then informed that...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L tcc VIN: 1B4HS28Y9X
Thanks to all that replied. I drove the vehicle without the scan tool and everything worked perfect. I am kicking myself for fighting this for 3 days. Special thanks to Raymond [...] for suggesting this.
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5146T
Hello, thanks guys. The oil pressure wasnt getting to the lifters properely due to wear inside of engine. Wreaker engine installed, runs great. Thanks again.
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5144T
All I did was to remove the upper intake and the E.G.R.and clean out each E.G.R.port.This Windstar IS A FIX!.Thanks to all of you for the great HELP. Thomas [...]. Trouble codes: P0401.
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX1728X
Many thanks to all that took the time to help me out. The EGR passages were plugged solid except for #5, which then received all the egr flow effectivly killing the cylinder. I see this is a common failure on these and other Fords. Cleaned out ports, works gre...
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D6V
Added ground wire from air flow meter housing to body. Car has now been gone 10 days with no complaint. We tried this because of posted fix in archives mentioning this had been recommended by Identifix. We received 2 posts relating to ECM and connectors, they ...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3WS52KXX
Well it looks like this one is finally fixed. We replaced the ignition switch ( the electrical part) and all is well. I thought the problem was with the Pass-lock sensor but it must have been with low voltage when cranking because of the bad switch. Thanks to ... Trouble codes: P1626 (Loss of Serial Communication with VTD).
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