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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 1B4GP54L7W
Thank in advance for any insights on this caravan.. compressor is very noisy when ingauged (not a bearing noise) pressures seem kind of low and fluctuates and cooling is poor. I have recharged the system with no help at all is the condensor restricted any idea...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L jerky take off in o/d VIN: 2FMDA5144S
transaxle was replaced due to a broken wave spring in the forward clutch. replacement trans was tested in its original vehicle. pressures were normal no codes, road test was beatiful. took trans out and put in same morning. went for road test and when innitial...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L pressures VIN: 1FBSS31L0Y
Hello All, This van will not get the low side to normal pressures but the high side is normal. I have changed the TXV at the rear evap and the "o" tube (brownish red) for the front. The pressures do not change with RPM and vent temp is much too warm as reflect...
1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CM58W8X
we are asking for help with diagnosing a no start condition on this vehicle.customer states vihicle will crank good but will not start.problem is very intermittent,may go 2-3 weeks with no problem.alway seems to happen when vehicle is hot.customer states vehic...
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Engine VIN: JNKNG01D2R
Hi guys, This vehicle has an intermittent problem where when started cold, after about 2 miles, the engine will start to loose power. If you stay on the throttle, it will continue to spin the engine. When it slows down enough the engine will stop turning and y...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4S2CK58D61
truck hesitates very bad like bad cat but took cat out and same thing changed all plugs with same new ones. i could walk faster than this truck.fuel pressure stays same when pressing on gas pedal with and with out vacume line on regulator.timing belt is correc...
1982 Other GM Motor Home 454CID HVAC Blower Motor VIN: 1GBJP37W2C
I am hoping someone can tell me how to get to the blower motor on this motor home. I have spent 2 days trying to even find it. I service ac after changing old york type compressor, all is well. I just need to get to the blower motor. I see no access from insid...
2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3G2JB12461
Hey guys and gals, I am in need of some serious help here. I have a Pontiac here that I am very close to lighting a match in the gas tank. This car came to me from one of my best friends moms and I am doing this from home, something that I never do but I owe t... Trouble codes: P0300
1995 Saturn SL2 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 1G8ZK5277S
hello techs, this one has been kicking me good all week, this on e belongs to an elderly lady who is now afraid to drive it cause when trying to step on gas it hesitates and seems to want to stall.I can get this to happens inthe shop by a little power braking ...
1999 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L head gaskits VIN: JF1GF4355X
This cam in on a tilt bed the customer said it overheated and they added water but it would not keep running long enough to drive to a shop. there was water dripping out of the tail pipe and when I removed the spark plugs I found water in the cyls I didn'...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L speedo VIN: 3VWSC29M8X
Speedo not working. Customer said there was a speed sensor code so he replaced the speed transmitter on diff. Speed sensor code stll active. I replaced the 3 pin speed sensor under the trans mount and the 2 pin sensor by the torque converter. I tested the ins...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1969 Chevrolet CAMARO 350CID a/c VIN: 124379L508
sorry it took so long, customer came and picked up car the day after i posted for car show has not been back.i was waiting to response, hoped to repair and share with all. thank you all for the help .i know it will be helpful when he returns.thank you again
2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L oil consumption VIN: 1Y1SK52871
Hello group, I am going to close this request with out a fix because we are still experimenting with Kent's idea of top engine cleaner in the cylinders and marvel oil in the crank case. Our customer was out of town for three weeks so I could not start on this ...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B8GP54L01
I wish to thank everyone that put forth the time and effort to assist me. Unfortunately the vehcile is owned by a school teacher and has only been able to bring in by on Saturdays. The Caravan is suppposed to come back during the week after the school year is ... Trouble codes: P1193 (IAT sensor fault).
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L transmission VIN: WDBHA2460Y
This one went very well but would not have been an easy diagnosis without the help of iATN. All 5 replies were on the money, it was the ESM and only the ESM. Steve from FL, David and Hugh from NJ, Sevan from CA, and Edgar from TX-thanks guys. This was not an e...
1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L taking off VIN: JA3BM64J8P
Thanks for the replies.Most said tps problems one said switch on brake pedal keeps it in second gear when sitting still foot on the brake,one said trans needs overhaul.Well to make a long story short I got in it the other day to move it in the shop and it woul...
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT3VN39W8P
When putting this back together, after the head gasket job, I overlooked the fact that it has adjustable valves. The valves are adjusted by shims on top of the spring and under the camshafts. The first few replies did say to check adjustments and several were ...
2004 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Wheel Speed Sensors VIN: AHT33UNG90
Kept this post open as long as possible in the hope I could affect a repair, and post a 'fix'. Unfortunately we have not been able to repair the problem. Recieved three replies and two of them stated the following as possible causes: 1) Dirty wheel speed senso...
1997 Volvo 850 T-5 2.3L heater fan control VIN: YV1LS572XV
Thank you for taking the time to help, and as most suggested the problem was in the solid state fan controller power is supplied to the fan motor at all times and the controller grounds the circuit witch it continued to do even after the ignition was turned of...
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