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1994 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CU5216R
hey buick techs this is my own baby. If your a true buick tech. than you know this car is a half breed of obd1 and II. the QDM 1 controles the tcc lock up, the purge, and the boost circuit. the ses light has come on at 10 mph code and hot. come on at 40+mph. W... Trouble codes: P1640
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L vibration VIN: 16CD53B6M4
Hi I got this cadillac in my shop. It has had a vibration that starts about 30 mph and gets progressively worse up past 70mph (and maybe higher, as I did not push it much past 70). The owner has had the problem for almost a year. He has had the tires balanced...
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1YY3382M
Vehicle came in with misfire. Found 2 ign wires arcing on engine. Replaced all tune up parts with factory GM parts. After tune up, misfire is gone and runs very strong! However, engine idle is rough (not like misfire, more like surging)and if you leave it in g...
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L cooling system VIN: 2C3AE66G12
Hello fellow tecs heres one that is just beating me up ! Car came in customer stated temp gauge will go into hot range and then return to normal most of the time this happens its over 50 mph ! Check for low coolent ect All good. Replaced thermostat let car run...
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L Driveshaft? VIN: 1B7HF1628S
This Dodge 4x4 1500 is a manual t-case, front drive shaft has a double cardan joint at transfer case side & single joint at diff. Both axle joints are new with no binding what so ever. There is no noise in 2wd, but in 4wd I get a nasty hard clicking noise when...
1993 Eagle Talon ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 4E3CF44E9P
Car came to my shop on tow truck, would not crank. Customer stated that he replaced battery in car, put wrong battery in, positive terminal of battery grounded out to hood. He immediately replaced battery with the right one and drove car for two weeks. Then af...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10U3T
this looked obvious but the cam sensor and synchronizer looked fine, i replaced both of them anyway guess what the code came right back, all wiring etc looks ok. the archives showed a similar problem and turned out to be the dpfe sensor??? any help would be ap... Trouble codes: P0340
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Surge
recieved after other mechanics attempted repair, maf contaminated with silicone,airbox broken,(replaced),5v signal from control unit to maf not indicated ,dvom,vga scope , and modis,measurement taken at ecm,and sensor(no code). tps, ect,iat,egr,dpfe,02,left&ri... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0172 (system lean bank 2)
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTZR15V4X
Hello Ford techs my wifes picup truck, all of a sudden has its gas gauge stuck on full. I have undone the harness for the sender and it still stays on fuel. I have disassembled the instrument cluster and moved the gauge to empty, then plug it back in and of it...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSW31SXY
Truck blew out the spark plug I know this is a problem with these engines and was just seeing what you guys have done to fix them without comming back. There is only about a turn and a half of thread left in the hole so I can not retap, have you had good succe...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L skips VIN: 1FAFP533VO
this car skips at 60 to 65 mph it is like it jerks and then goes on rpm does not change when this happens THANKS FOR THE HELP IT IS APPREACHED
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L airbag light VIN: KNDJB72391
After installing a remote starter the airbag light came on. The only information I find in Alldata is that Kia has the only tool available to read and clear the codes. Is this true?
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GHDT13WOW
Ok fellow techs...this truck came in on a hook...as a no start. When we tried to get into gear it would not go. We disconnected the linkage from the shift rod and pushed it in the shop. First we found that the security chip in the key was no good. Called the c...
1988 Saab 900 SPG 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3AT35L7J
This car starts and runs just fine when the outside temp is 50 or better. This gives us a small window for testing. When the car will not start we have good spark but no fuel preasure and injection pulse. We have already substtuted a good ecu and a both main a...
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L ignition
I don't know where to look. I get 12V to coil + and 12 V cranking, but nothing to secondary. What have I missed? All fuses are ok, relays have been changed, I even tried another coil, although coil tests good. Also I noted that mitchell diagram shows #1 cylind...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L start/stall VIN: 1GYEK13R8X
This is my wifes truck, the shop around the corner checked for body codes and there where none, also she drove this truck to new york this passed week end and it did not act up at all. The only changes that I see from this passed week end and the other times i...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1NE52JX2
thanx for all the rerplies, thr customer had to take the cart and has not returned, ill post the fix as soon as he brings it back Trouble codes: P0302.
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L ignition tumbleer VIN: C7851D80D4
hi, thank you all who helped, it was just as everyone said, remove the top cover, reach under the switch housing, and press the release while the key is in run position, The key cylinder came out and the new one slid right in. Thank you all very much again, Si...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Surge VIN: 2C3HH46F6V
Well thanks for the help on this one. Unfortunatly i have not ben able to correct the problem at this time. The customer does not wish any further diagnostics untill the problem get worse.
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HKRL1864X
We replaced the ignition switch for the stalling/dying issue and checked the egr passages for carbon--they were clean and customer opted to have us replace valve also. We took ignition switch apart after replacing it and the guts looked burned like the grease ...
2006 Hummer H2 6.0L Sunroof VIN: 5GRGN22U66
Well the fix is in. First we ordered another mounting kit for the sunroof spoiler, and added two more mounts towards the center of the spoiler making it now a total of four mounts, this definetely stopped the center of the spoiler from flapping, BUT the noise ...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Stall, no throtle response VIN: 1J4GZ58Y2R
I Have to say the jury is still out as the problem has been so intermitant in the past we can only hope it's fixed. We took the advice of several people and disconected the cruise control. replaced the TPS and Map sensor although we never had a code or a sputt...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Accessories VIN: WDB2110651
Hi everybody and sorry about the delay, the problem was the central gateway module located under the steering wheel on the bottom dashboard panel, there was a sign of water on it which affect it, i just opened it and soldered it and everything was ok. Thanks...
1998 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3ES42Y6W
thanks for all the help,the tech who istalled purge soliniod had vacume supply hose and canister hose crossed. Trouble codes: P0441.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Headlamps, Wipers, Interior lamps, turn signals VIN: WVWAA63B0W
This was a majority rules fix. Chalk one up for IATN. Joe, George, Fred, Michael, Larry & Stewart all said ignition switch and or accessory relay (X relay). Upon removing the the column cover I could see the burnt switch connector. I was lead here quickly usin...
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