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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out, Stall, HARD RESTART-PROLONG VIN: 1GNDT13W3V
please help with any info very appreciated. thank you ahead of time and happy holidays. have 97 chevy blazer that has intermittent stalls at idle/just quits---doesn't idle rough just dies. prolonged restart intermitten with long crank.fuel psi is 58 to 62--hav...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L harsh downshift VIN: 1C4GP54L8W
This is my own personal van. I have noticed for a while that there is more differential noise than there used to be. Also lately it went into limp -in briefly. The harsh shifting is after it is good and warm and you slow down to go around a turn. As you step o...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L No movement in drive or reverse VIN: 1B4GT44L4W
Hello, This is my own vehicle and I have built many of these transaxles in the past.I was driving this vehicle with no prior symptoms and the trans went into neutral. I heard the front pump whine and I received many codes for pressure switch circuits as well a...
2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L engine performance VIN: 1B7HL48N42
Merry Christmas, The base of this message is "to use synthetic oil or not to". The vehicle I entered in to me is irrelivent, but it is a customer of mine asking me the bennefit and down side to using synthetic motor oil, I have my own oppinion and I will post ...
1990 Eagle Talon 2.0L Drivetrain VIN: JA3CX56VOM
Car came into the shop with no forward or reverse movement - in any gear. Clutch pedal pressure and hydraulics felt normal. When engaging the clutch, forward or reverse felt slight transfer of torque followed by a grinding/clunking noise from the transmission ...
1991 Eagle Summit 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JE3CU24AOM
Hi Techs, I have a 91 Eagle Summit 1.5L that had no fuel pressure and had power to the pump. We replaced the pump and now the engine runs for about 30 seconds and slowly looses fuel pressure and stalls. There is a code 42 for fuel pump relay module problem and... Trouble codes: 42 (Fuel pump relay module circuit)
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L strange noise VIN: 4F4DR17X9R
Customer had a remanufactured trans put in truck 1 year ago, after it was driven on interstate at 75mph in 4x4 and threw a front driveshaft- shattering original transfer case and back of original transmission. First shop could not find anything making the nois...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L computer VIN: 1FMCU22XXV
after clearing codes i checked computer and found that the monitors needed to be reset, it seem to be working but the three o2 sensors where reading 0.0 volts and the long and short trim was reading -100 % by the scaner. i made a direct check with my voltmeter...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTNW21F92
This powerstroke "cuts out" always when accelerating,sometimes (rarely) at idle.Then the water in fuel,glow plug,and CEL lights come on and it returns to idle until the accelerator is released and it will go again.The customer brought it in about a 10 days ago...
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1GKDT13W9V
Happy Holidays,Ladies, and Gentlemen.Help GM techs. Being my virgin post please bear with me!This Jimmy just bearly made it to the shop it's running so poorly.We have reindexed the distributor,twice(gear looks good),and replaced the cam sensor.Scan data shows,... Trouble codes: P0339, P0341
1990 Honda Civic 1.5L Will not shift VIN: 1HGED3LL02
I have this Civic LX that will not shift out of 1st gear. You can manually shift it into 2nd, if you try for 3rd after that it goes back into 1st. Fluid is not burnt and fairly clean. Throttle cable is hooked up and not binding or sticking. When it is put into...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Unknown VIN: JACDJ58X81
Truck came in with no forward movement. Noisy pump and plugged filter. Removed and inspected pan and filter. Found metal in pan. Fluid burned bad!!!. removed and rebuilt complete. Found that 1-2 band and drum were worst worn/burnt. Suspected converter failure ...
1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L master cyl VIN: 1J4FJ58L8L
Power brake pump motor continues to run most of the time. Sometimes if I shut ignition off and pump brakes to deplete pressure charge and then turn on again it will build up pressure and shut off. But mostly it seems to build pressure up to about 3/4 pressure ...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L door locks VIN: 1J4GW48S84
Range drops to 3' from R/F door (antenna in R/F door module); new modules worked temporarily; last module didn't work until harness was moved, then replaced harness; lasted 2 months; voltage drop checked under load was .6v both + & - sides; new batteries in re...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Rear Valve Cover leaking Oil VIN: JT8BF28G5W
For couple of Months,I have a Pretty good Oil leak at the ? rear valve cover. and been too buzy to do it! It looks like it may have a rear main seal leaking also or its following the valve cover or head and making it ways over maybe. Been Using Mobil 1 since 8...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Cam shaft specs VIN: WBADD6329W
You guys are the BEST! iATN does it again! I was only asking for the camshaft torque, which is actually 11 ft. lb. then 2 45 degree turns. You also gave me the head torque also, in which I did need. (26lbs. then 2 90 degree turns with a short wait in between...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L Intermittent Limp in VIN: 1GBGK24F4R
A faulty ignition switch caused this problem! Thanks especially to T. Kevin, Patrick, and Christian for their excellent input. I replaced this switch soon after recieving your replies and he has had no trouble since! The ignition switch had a poor/intermittent...
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Radio VIN: 2C3AE66G91
Thanks Jerry, Steve and Randy. I got so involved with tracing curcits and disconnecting connectors that I lost sight of a bad radio. Your guys information about bad radios helped me go that way. At the dealer, my cost was $210.00. Between warranty, correct par...
1989 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FABP64RXL
This car has not been fixed yet due to customers lack of funds and I've been too busy to do charity work. This one is going to sit for a while. When I have this car repaired (if) I will post a fix. Right now, I think the engine is horrifically flooded. It buil...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Fuel leak VIN: 1FAFP66L6X
Finally got the car fixed. Had to buy a full fuel line assembly for $230.00. I cut the red male fitting end off that I needed and used the Dorman kit to splice it into the existing line. The Dorman kit helped, as I was able to splice the fitting, but it only h...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTNW21F92
Well I can only update once so I am going to close this and re-post.Several people said to check the APP sensor which i did with a 'scope,it is always stable during the event and never rises above 3.78 volts.someone said to check the fuel filter which is new,a...
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L ping VIN: 2FMZA50694
thanks to john and all who replied . the mass air flow sensor was replaced and that solved the problem. raymond
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Foward clutch ??
We replaced the trans with a Jag re-man unit. I was goin to o-haul this one but after sizing up the labor involved in the r&r I decided to forgo that idea. The info that I have for that trans was also very limited. I could have gotten more from my parts suppli...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FF68S5X
Hi All: I received 18 replies to my help request with the vast majority pointing to a shorted crank sensor. I had thought about it in my original diagnosis of the no start as I've replaced a few in the past, I just could not figure how the crank sensor could a... Trouble codes: P1694 (No Bus from JTEC).
1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L brake lights & park lights VIN: JM3LV522OP
Thanks all for the advice.I'll try to make this response 'short'. A little humour, now that its fixed. After wasting some time chasing a relationship that made sense on paper.Common sense once again prevailed.I located several (18)corroded wires in the left re...
1992 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1G3NL14A4N
Thanks to all who replied. You were all pretty much on the money.Turned out that I had a bad coil.Special thankd to JB who told me to swap sides with coil and see if my miss moved. ( I don't know why I didn't think of that. After close inspection of the coils,...
1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Quattrovalvole 3.2L No Start VIN: ZFFXA20A4G
First of all I want to thank everybody who replied to my post!!! I did find all the marks I needed under the valve cover like you guys said I would. I took the cams out to inspect for bent valves and got lucky. But during the removal of components to get the c...
1987 Subaru GL-10 Turbo 1.8L No Start VIN: JF2AN55B1H
thanks for all you help on this fix. we did have the valve timing off. i kept relaying to my tech to put the crank at tdc to install the belts, but that was not the proper procedure. the car runs fine now propeley timed. thanks everyone for your help. dac
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