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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Hydraulics VIN: 1FTCR14A6R
Hi there This vehicle came in and we replaced the clutch master cylinder due to a leak. We then tried to bleed the system and were not able to do so. We then replaced the Slave and Clutch assy while we were in the area of the slave cylinder. Still we were ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
Hello group, This vehicle belongs to a good customer,so I really could use some help on this one.The only complaint is that the S.E.S. light is on.There are no drivability symptoms,but the customer wants it fixed. I went through flow chart from Mitchell and ... Trouble codes: P1237 (Fuel Pump Diagnostic Monitor)
2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FAFP74W21
no start ,no pulse on injertors,engine run if spray with starting fluid
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Cruise Control VIN: 1NXBR12E7X
Customer brought in his car and a Toyota cruise control KIT(PN PT-474-12980)to be installed. There are no instructions with the kit for installation (only an operator's manual, one page)and he is having trouble getting them from the Toyota Dealer where he purc...
1982 Volvo 245 GL 2.1L No Start VIN: YV1AX495XC
Came in with no start. Has spark and no fuel pressure. Both pumps were working. Tested back to tank and found that main pump was not pumping, yet was running when 12 volts applied. Replaced it with a new one, and now have pressure of 65 lbs., but still no star...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L vtd VIN: 2G1WF52E21
Unfortunately I didn't fix this car. the customer is going to us it as it is since he only uses the car around town. if it fails completely he will call and we will take another kick at he can. This seems to be a common problem because G.M. does have a TSB on ...
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L shift solenoid A VIN: 1FAFP34361
thanks to all that offered help, the customer took this car to the dealer who confirmed an internal transmission problem but could not be more specific until tear down. it turns out her warranty had expired so she did not have them dio it further. sorry i can ...
2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF35G21
thanks to all most recomended replacining bosch plugs with ngk which i did but the main problem was 3 burnt exhaust valves. did a valve job reassembled and problem is fixed. however another car came in missing a few days later and it also had bosch plugs and r... Trouble codes: 301 (cyl 1 misfire), 302 (cyl 2 misfire).
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L fuel rail hoses VIN: JNKNG01D4R
Added crimp pressure type clamps (same as a.c. and p/s line clamps), required grinding down the flared ends of each connecting area, then re-flaring after sliding fitting over, so it risked damaging rails and regulator and dampner but no leaks for one week/500...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2NV12EXY
Many thanks to everyone, especially Patrick. The information I recieved was very helpfull. The problem turned to be the fuel pump strainer which was very dirty. We replaced a new fuel pump, new strainer and fuel filter. After that the vehicle runs fine and smo...
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD21V1V
Thanks for all the great input. The main reason that I didnt replace the maf sensor in the first place was the fact that I was getting some weird voltages at the sensor. Ahd the grounds and power supplies were good at the computer, so I sent the computer in fo... Trouble codes: P0102.
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