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1992 Dodge Dynasty 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1B3XC46R4N
I tried a used computer and car would start and only run a few seconds and die since the car would do nothing with original computer I suspected bad used unit salvage yard sent another replacement same problem car will strat and rur a few seconds test show alw...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2B7JB21Y5Y
Hi tech: this car drive ok but in idle and after accel some times engine will stop, I was change IAC but the problem not ok Thank for all your help.
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Starting VIN: 1HGCB7678N
this car has an intermittant no start after being driven a short distance. happens maybe three times a week. when no start occurs, engine will crank, start up and die, and then take twenty or thirty minutes of waiting before it will re-start. prelimanary check...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L radio VIN: W1FGT6YHJ7
Greeetings to all Benz techs, I have a old benz causing me a headache. Customer comes with no radio display... dealer quoted him 1200.00 for a new one. I got one from a salvage yard and got the code. Installed radio and now I have a ER2 fault and nothing funct...
1993 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L abs module VIN: YS3CX4888P
this car got towed to my shop with a very hard brake pedal, according to alldata the brake system on this car has a split system were the rf and lr wheel are together and the lf and rr wheel are together. the rf wheel was the only wheel we could get to bleed w...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Misfire, stumble VIN: YS3DF78N9V
dear iatn readers and writers.stuck on this car and i do not want to give up please help my.did change the dis cassete with four new(bcpr7es ngk )sparkplugs,crankshaft position sensor.map sensor,throttle position sensor,coolant temp sensor (the one between the... Trouble codes: P0172, P0300

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1999 Acura Integra LS 1.8L cylinder head VIN: JH4DB76S5X
okay guys, thanks too all...looks like you guys are on the same thought as i, someone somewhere has done some tinkering but we can get to the bottom...looking like an engine swap is coming.. lube is not a problem...got it running again even with one bent valve...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L 3-4 4-5 shift VIN: WAVDD28D8W
I'll call this one fixed, at least the customer is happy. We recieved an update kit from a trans shop in florida that includes slightly longer springs and instructions. We also got repair kits for MB 422 trans. The valve body must be removed but it wasn't too ...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G4GD22165
Hi to all Thanks to all whom respondet, this iatn is great!Itook all of your advice and checked all your ideas. Crank sensor ok, converter ok back pressure 0.3lbs, gear selector sometimes doesent work, but car runs fine (no money to fix it) no vacuum leaks c...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Accumulator VIN: 3GNEC16TXY
Thanks to Pierre,Jeff,Danny,Joe,Ajoebrady,Ron,Gary,Keith,and Kevin for your replies. These replies suggested to modify the OE lines to fit, trying a parts warehouse in Louisville KY, and replacing the parts with the redesigned parts. We installed the redesigne...
1995 Dodge B1500 5.2L Interior control VIN: 2B6HB21Y4S
we found a fuse box behind a cover in the center of the van were a fuse was open. the rear seat/bed lock would blow the fuse. ajusted the lock and replace the fuse system did a self test and the lights went out and everthing worked. thank you for your help it ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L traction control light VIN: 2FMZA514XW
It was the Snap - On Scanners fault. The Snap - On snanner said it was code C1106. I then hooked up the MasterTech scanner and it said it was code C1103 for the brake pressure switch. I then found that the connector for the brake pressure switch on the master ...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L no power VIN: 1FDAF57P14
Many thanks to the helpful info from all, Charles, Dwayne, William, Greg, Curt, Clyde, Eric and Brad. The high pressure oil pump fixed this one, I pulled both standpipes & checked the orings, all were ok. I eliminated all possible high pressure leaks, which on... Trouble codes: P2290 (icp pressure lower than commanded), P0299 (under boost).
1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2HGEH23715
i want to start off saying thanks to all of you who responded to my e-mail.i felt that i tested and checked everything on this car but i missed the most basic thing and that was the coolant level.i never thought that low coolant would cause the idle condition ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L DSC indicator VIN: SAJDA01C1Y
When am I ever going to learn to never, EVER turn the ignition on while a component is disconnected? I thought that I would be able to reset any faults with the GDS510; I was wrong. Customer took car with light flashing but is taking it to the local dealer to ...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1J4GW48S0Y
Turned out the reman tranny was defective. I did line pressure test and was marginal. Jasper resent another tranny and that solved the problem. Thank to all the folks that helped. Mirza.
1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G2NE54N9P
The third new crank sensor finally got the car started, lots of new bad parts out there. Thank you for your help.
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L exterior lighting VIN: 1G2HX52K8V
I know that I had a wiring problem from the start but it was difficult to find. All voltage drop test checked out, so I started visually checking all system wires. Problem was behind the dash under the headlamp switch about 2 inches, there is a bolt that holds...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Oil Leak VIN: 1J45B12358
Some of you suggested the power steering pumps are known to leak. This pump was in fact leaking, but I replaced it when I did the timing belt job. The leak is definitely engine oil. After further investigation, it appears that the leak is coming from the head ...
1996 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT123EDRF6
Greetings to all, everybody hit this one right on the head... the steering coupler fixed this vehicle. Lesson learned.
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Gas smell on startup VIN: YV1KS9608T
Sorry for delayed reply, Had to wait for car to return to the shop. Recieved 9 replies and eight of them said to carefully check the end caps on the fuel rail. They were correct! The end cap on the front was moist with gas. Replaced fuel rail and gas smell gon...
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