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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L charge gage VIN: 1FBJS31H1S
The charge gage drops about half when both front and rear hvac blowers are turned on high.
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 2FMDA5141S
This vehicle is back for the second time for this complaint. When it is cold, it works decent. When it warms up, it slides into 2nd. Sometimes not even shifting at all into 2nd. 1st time repaired under warranty, I replaced the int drum and lip seals again with...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
This car belongs to another shop that I am friendly with. They replaced the engine after sugar was put in the fuel tank and siezed the engine. Previous owner states the engine light was not on before the engine siezed. We checked all the circuts and wiring and... Trouble codes: P0443 (vapor management), P0453 (fuel tank pressure), P0460 (fuel sender circut)
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FMYU04121
Hi guys, Having problem with this vehicle stalling usually coming to a stop or slowing down to turn into a driveway. I have cleaned the maf sensor, cleaned the throttle bore and plate, replaced the idle air by-pass valve upon the customer's request, and found ...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Reverse VIN: SAJEA51D83
I am posting this for another shop who is not a member yet. Replacement transmission engages reverse but will not drive vehicle. It will spin wheels on lift. Any clues?
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D4S
engine has skip and its loosing it at the coil wire. coil wire looses fire causing a mis. never dies just a rough idle. does not miss all the time. this car as been to another shop 3 times and has had a distributor, coil, coil wire, crank sensor, knock sensor.... Trouble codes: P0325
1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2.4L exterior running lights & gauge illumination VIN: 1G2NW12T4V
I have checked: - each bulb and socket - no problems. - cleaned all grounds. - disconnected the front light harnmes and checked each wire for continuity -all good (but while this harness was disconnected, I replaced the fuse, turned on the park lights and the ...
1990 Toyota Cressida 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT2MX83F9L
According to customer problem happens after a highway drive of 1.5 hrs.. Seems to cut out and misfire while trying to drive around town. After checking for common causes and not finding any cause relaced sp-wire set as it was original set. Problem has never oc...

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1986 Dodge Ram 50 Custom 2.0L Previously cobbled VIN: JB7FP24D3G
Hello all, This was one for the history books. Fixing what someone else has cobbled together can be one of the hardest challenges of all. Several people provided usefull information that aided me in this repair. Patrick from minnesota led me right to the e...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L coolant level sensor VIN: 1FAFP56S2Y
You guy's are right-on! Something goes wierd with these coolant bottles and replacing them does get rid of the light on the dash. THANKS!!!
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5528Y
Only got one e-mail very little help. Check input voltage to Fuel pump driver module (FPDM) ok. Cleaned body ground in trunk and under hood. Light come back on. Cleaned battery cables and the light has stayed out. Go figure the cable didn't look bad. Thanks Trouble codes: P1237 (Fuel pump secondary circuit).
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5520Y
vehicle was returned from dealer, no luck, rechecked all connections,all secure, in trunk ground wires, control module behind right rear seat back, and fuel pump, convinced original dealer to send another fuelpump,installed and all is well , we drove it hot an... Trouble codes: P0191, P1237.
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBBA45A6E
guys, i sure appreciated your help.the surging problem was due to a defective idle speed control relay. after installation the car ran great.again thank you very much,you are doing a great job.
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L a/c VIN: WDB1260371
Sorry for the delay in closing this request. I want to thank the following technicians for taking their valuable time to share their knowledge with me: Trampas [...], GCVISALIA, chu...
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG856W6
Hello, First I want to apologize for taking so long to close this help request. I normally am prompt about doing this, but this vehicle was particularly troublesome. Thank you to those of you that offered suggestions. The most common suggestion was to adjust t... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire 1 Cylinder).
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H4W
Special Thank to all Those Tech That Replies. As suggest The New Computer Need to be recoded so we tell the customer to take the car to the dealer. At this time the customer decline. Trouble codes: P1613 (Mill Call-up Circ. Open/ Short to B).
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L Hesitation VIN: YV1KS9609W
I would really like to say we fixed this vehicle, but I can't. I recieved well thought out help, but no information from techs with first hand experience with this problem. Suggestions included looking at the grounds at the left motor mount, intake manifold le...
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