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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L dash unit VIN: 1GNCT18W0W
Hello all, On this vehicle the rpm,spedo,odo,shift indicator, and temp gauge are all inoperative, there is no lighting to the odomoter and shift indicator, I've checked the basics, and unfortunately I do not have access to information on this part of the vehic...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L cd player VIN: 2GCEK19RGW
this truck has a factory cd player seperate from receiver unit. cd player used only a dozen times over lifetime but in a dusty invironment. accepts cd into unit then comes up with "err" on panel. customer doesnt want to spend much to fix. just thought id ask i...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L battery VIN: 3GNEC16T1Y
hi.got problem.battery dead over night.battery is new.alternator is good.have this vehicle for 3 years.never had this problem before.after i got the recall done i when to pick up the vehcle next day and they told me they had to jump start the vehecle.thinking ...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L lower intake manifolds VIN: 2G1F52E919
hello fellas, i need to know if any of you run into the same problem that i some times do with these intakes(3.1,3.4 liter) some times they come back in 6 months leaking again oil or coolant. i follow the all data procedeure in cleaning of the sufaces with gas...
2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Rear Hatch Release VIN: 1GNDT13W02
Hi All: Have this 02 Blazer that releases the rear glass latch on door unlock intermitently, mostly when returning to the Park position and will not pop the glass with the dash button or keyless entry remote. I have scanned the bcm for codes or data that seems...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L cant communicate VIN: 1B3HD46F0T
This is my sons car that was a gift from his aunt. (beware of gifts :)))It is a 1996 dodge intrepid. We went to have it inspected and the inspection machine would not communicate with it. We tried a hand held scanner and it would not communicate with it either... Trouble codes: XXXXX
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on
This Ford is driving me nuts, six weeks ago it came in with a missfire and a P0172 P0175 P0302. The Baro reading was 142hrtz ( normal here is 154hrtz ) Fuel pressure was high and #2 injector screen was clogged. I removed and cleaned all injectors screen, repla... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (p0172-), P0172 (p0175-), P0175
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cam. sync. VIN: 1FAFP53U92
I replaced a cam syncronizer on this vehicle because it was noisy.Customer came back check engine lite on. Retrived code P1336, cam and crank error.I tried to find timing marks, cleaned dampner and found TDC and then there is 0. I set it on 0 with the tool ins...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L looses power VIN: IFTNX2IF52
hi i just bought this truck it runs great. it has a minor exhaust leak. i started to notice when the truck is in overdrive , and you excelerate hard but not making it downshift it will pull hard for about 5 seconds, and then it gets slugish. it pulls hard at a...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L rear calipers VIN: 1FAFP58UX2
This car came in for a routine pad replacement, and I can't compress the rear calipers after loosening the caliper bleeder screws, and/or the hoses. Any immediate help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Rick [...].
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on
hello group, sorry about no vin, this pretains to a fleet of 2004 e-250 vans with a mil with always the same codes on on every model. fuel trim short and long term look ok, fuel pressure is ok, no vac leaks found. vans run good just mil on. i tried a maf on on... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0172, P0175
1992 Geo Tracker LSi 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 2CNBJ18U1W
Hello fellow techs:I need help on this 1.Vehicle had a bad pressure regulator (fuel in hose) Replaced regulator vehicle ran fine for 1 day then it came back with idle speed at 300rpm's warm and it was hard to start cold acted like it was flooded.Ck'd fuel pres...
1998 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: HYU8765443
this truck will start on start fluid then cuts out fuel pressure reads 54psi some body told me a long time ago this truck needs 66psi min too even idle you can hear pump seems like not enough pressure help
1982 Honda Accord LX 1.8L Alternator, Regulator VIN: JHMSZ5339C
This vehicle came in with charging light on. I checked alternator and it was not charging. I read TSB on the charging system on this car, and checked the 6 wire connector under the battery and found nothing burned or melted. Found 45 amp metal strip (fuse) mel...
1986 Nissan 720 2.4L low fuel warning & brake warning lights VIN: JN6ND16Y6G
I took the dash out & looked at the printed circuit on the back of the dash--I don't see anything wrong. I also looked at the wiring that leads to the dash. And, I checked out the alternator, as I know this could cause these lights to go on--but that doesn't s...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05S5V
This vehicle came in with no driveability issue but MIL that is brightly lit. Retreived stored multiple trouble codes and they are describe as follows: P0440=evap system P0446=vent control solenoid valve P1445=purge volume control valve Following the info retr... Trouble codes: P0446, P1445 (mfr. auxiallary emission control valve), P0440 (evap system)
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L Electronic VIN: 1GMDX03E1W
Van surges at 65 mph going uphill in 4th gear, normal operating temp, and tcc locked up. Does not come out of lock up when it surges. Tcc slip ranges from 10 to 200 rpm when it starts to surge. Trans shifts normally at all other points. Does not seem to slip. ...

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1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo CL 5.0L check engine light VIN: 1G1AZ3772D
good day! i re-adjusted the carburetor idle mixture screws, as well as adjusted the idle air bleed valve. removed the o2 sensor i recently replaced, the tip was heavily sooted up, appears to have been from carb being way out of adjustment, most likely giving m...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L starter VIN: 3G1JC524ZT
Thanks for the replies and sorry for keeping you in suspense for so long. Customer finally aggreed that he was willing to pay for up to one hour labor to find problem. I thought the problem was probably in the column, but most of the responses pointed towards ...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W5V
Thank you all for your help and patience. I fixed the vehicle and then the customer took it away for a week and I wanted to talk to him to see if it was fixed to his satisfaction. When he returned he said it had never run that well in all the time he had owned... Trouble codes: P0300 (random Misfire).
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Low on Power VIN: 1GCEK14W3X
Thank you to everyone!! most of the responses said to check exhaust and several to check dist. gear and set cam offset,, i pulled dist to inspect, ok, made hold down so i could adjust cam timing. some said spec is -10 and one said zero? did not help, fuel trim...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.3L 2-1 shift harsh
The shop I was trying to help did not have the capability to reset the autotrans cvi values so they brought it to the nearby dealer to take care of it under warranty. Also there were two transaxle software updates available that are going to be reflashed. than...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L No movement in drive or reverse VIN: 1B4GT44L4W
I was sick over the holidays and then was out of town. I will be working on this next week and will pull the valve body first. I am looking for debris or restricted areas to the oil pump inlet. Iwill also remove the pressure regulator valve and check for stick...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44G1W
thanks for the help. installed used cluster and has started since . mark autodoctor
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10V9Y
thanks to those that replied . I checked all wiring found nothing replaced maf. still the same sent computer off for repiar. Tec. said nothing wrong so back to square one. Trouble codes: P0102.
1993 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GTDC14ZXP
Im sorry i cant close this one for this time the customer have descide to store the truck for winter he said to me he will bring me back in spring. Many of you told me about fuel pressure,it was ok event under load it is not the fuel pump 100% sure.Compression...
1995 GMC w4 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4KDB4B1A3S
Hello all and many thanks to all. The majority of the replies I received centered around injector and or ecm diagnosis. I think the update I posted addresses some of those potentials. I had not scoped the injectors as was suggested so I did and found a clean c...
1995 Mazda 929 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JM1HD4610S
Thanks to all who responded to my request;especialy Terry. The problem turned out to be the IAC valve.After heating up the valve would stick in the closed position not allowing an idle flare up.New valve was not cheap but it fixed problem. Thanks again Ronnie
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBFA61E9M
I got many suggestions on this car. We replaced all injectors but the problem didn'go go away. Other suggestions were coil (we tried known good unit), ignition control unit and ignition wires. Customer decided not to invest on a new ignition control unit at th...
1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G2FV22P8S
whew, this one is finally done it turned out to a bad connection at the fuel tank unit. the vehicle would lose fuel pressure in a way that mimiced the ign shutting on and off i resoldered all the connections on the tank unit when i found out it was $400++ and ...
1995 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on, overheat VIN: 1G2JD12D5S
This car seems to be finally fixed!!! Thanks for all the suggestions and I really appreciate the help that was offered. From my post you can see I was pretty beside myself and I really appreciated the fact that everyone really tried to help and no ego's were i... Trouble codes: P0507.
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