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2000 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L Timing belt VIN: 2C1MR5227Y
Lost balancer and had broken the bolts in the crank pulley. Replaced the above items along with the timing belt and keyway is in place. Now the vechicle does not start.Was running before. Checked compression and found #1 leaking into intake. Sent head to engi...
2001 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Light on, pump running intermittantly while cruisi VIN: 2G1WL52J81
Hi, I'm looking for some GM ABS code info... I haven't done a full brake inspection on this one, just brought it inside and pulled codes. My outdated Monitor 4000 read that it has a C1212 (no description), and a C1243 (also no description). Before I start digg...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTEF14N5R
Good afternoon fellow techs. I have a 94 ford F150 four wheel drive with manual locking hubs, hubs are unlocked and transfer case wont come out of four low, if you get underneath the truck you can turn the transfer case drive shaft but it still only goes in fo...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Does anyone know what the fuel pressure really should be on this thing?? It was checked at the quick disconnect near the fuel tank, not at the rail, there is no place to check at the rail, alldata says to check with special tool, of course, at the fuel pulse d... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L instrument cluster VIN: 1J4EX58S8T
Hello guys i have been working on this Jeep all weekend and can't find the problem. No guages except abs light and turn signals. Have checked ground under seat, bus lines are 2.4 volts, tried used instrument cluster from salvage yard and same thing. Started un...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SALJY1242T
runs fine when its cold , but when it warms up looses power ,misfires, bucks ,jerks, under heavy load,but ok under light accel,tps check ok crank sensor checks ok, when symptoms occur spark and fuel normal, exhaust backpressure normal, has a lucas maf not a bo... Trouble codes: P300, P1313, P0340
2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT8BD69542
As the cars speed slows when coming to a stop, it becomes hard to release the brakes smoothly at the end of the stop. This makes it "lurch" slightly at the end. In other words, it tends to over-brake, or stick slightly at the end of the stop. This does not occ...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L 4 th shift VIN: 4A3AX35G5W
We are not a Trans shop, although the car is at a Trans shop now. Code 54 4th gear out of sync. Code 86 set after 3 code 54s then limp in mode. Driving the car after clearing codes, it performs fine for about 5 or 6 miles. Most of the time I will feel a sl...
2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Starting VIN: JTDBE30K40
The camry has lost all main key ,only left one sub key. my question is how to registe knew key whith old sub key

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1969 American Motors AMX 343CID Check balls VIN: 49C397T141
First of all, thanks to all of you who offered help on this one. I wasn't able to contact each respondent, but I did get this car fixed and out the door. I could easily tell where 3 of the check balls went, but the 4th was unclear. After some deductive reasoni...
1969 Chevrolet C10 5.7L Blows Gears VIN: CS149B8458
The customer has not brought his truck back in to me. So I will post more when he bring it back to me. Thanks for all of your help so far. I would of not known about the Tranx with out this posting. I only knew about the Schaffer Shifter. I have used the Tranx...
1987 Chevrolet 3500 /1 TON 6.2L glow plugs VIN: 1GCHD34J7H
OK Guys. I 'could say' kinda This is fixed now. 3 out of 8 Glow PLugs were shot, Started a little better but still had a long crank time. I was going to pull the check valve out see if that was working or stuck but as I was getting ready to do it,I was informe...
1989 Ford Pickup F350 7.5L engine
like we thought bad rad. thanks to all that replied
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L abs VIN: 2FNDA514XS
Thanks for all the advice. The customer says he will bring it back when he can free it up again. He says the lite hasn't been coming on much. When he does I will go over everything again,paying a lot closer attention to the rear spacing and the tone rings... s...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Hesitation, no power VIN: 1FALP6243T
Fellow IATN members,the vehicle is now fixed.Seems the bad EGR valve I replaced was the culprit all along.It had melted the previous converters which in turn had broken loose and clogged the muffler.After sending back to shop which had performed original work,...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1FALP52U3T
I finally convinced the customer to spend the money for a rebuilt tranny. What a cluster f@#k this turned out to be. Seems everytime you try to help somebody out and save them a few dollars... Thanks for your input!
2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1767Y
90% of the great replies suggested tight or burned valves, the others suggested clogged EGR ports,I was able to find the TSB on MOD about the tight valves and bad valve seats. As soon we can get the customer back in I'll check valve clearance and compression, ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire 1 reoccuring), P0303 (misfire 3).
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51EXS
Customer declined Repairs, did check wiring and did have some crcking on the wiring insulation. Thanks for all the help Trouble codes: 30 (asr-canno data from ea/cc/isc n41), 6 (dm-idle speed control incorrect fault from ea/cc/isc), 48 (ea/cc/isc-set value potentioometer potentiometer monitoring m16/1r1).
1994 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L fuel smell in van
hay guy s thanks for the helpfull advise as allwais when this costomer comes back in i will defenetly be loking into your sugestions thanks a bunch D [...]
1992 Toyota Cressida 3.0L engine VIN: JT753MX830
this is one of those repairs that will never be fixed. the customer has pulled the pin on the repair. as a follow up this vehicle did not have any spark plug tubes. we rechecked the pcv, we rechecked the rocker cover for straightness but to no avail. thanks to...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L door locks VIN: 3VWSK69M83
Customer called back several days later to say that door locks are working normal now.The 'Comfort Module' apparently healed itself.I cannot confirm this so I am taking the customer's word at this.Most of those who replied suggested disconnecting the battery c...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L burnt #3 exhaust valve VIN: YV1VW2554Y
When the engine was disassembled the #3 piston oil ring center section had a small section broken off and was lodged in the piston oil return hole. This caused all the 3 oil rings to line up and burn oil in that cylinder. The oil rings were not plugged with oi...
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