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1987 Buick Regal GNX 3.8L No Start, ADVANCED TIMING VIN: 1G4GJ1176H
This car came in for a no start/ cranks hard. I am able to make it run by switching the plug wires on the coil towers two possitions to the right. The engine will run at 8 degrees btdc. I removed the harmonic balancer and inspected the interrupter ring for sli...
1987 Buick Regal 3.8L Brakes VIN: IG4GJ1174H
Hey guys, have a 1987 Buick Grand National in shop. Motor for power booster brakes was bad & blowing fuse. replaced motor & bleed system manual & with snap on bleeder machine. When you step on brakes hard red brake light on dash will come on then go off, if yo...
1996 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Heater Blower, Battery VIN: 1G4HP52K3T
Customer complained about heater blower running on high or blower relay clicking on all other settings. Blower motor and clicking stops when heater is switched to the off position. He had other problems thought to be related , but I have fix them. He said that...
1992 Chevrolet C1500 454 SS 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GCDC14N8N
here is a real nice 454 ss pickup that someone bought a bunch of aftermarket parts from a gm performance shop in ohio and now has a up and down idle problem. idle fluctuates between 650 and 900 rpms and hesitates a little. he installed edelbrock heads and inta...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2B3HD46R51
replaced head gaskets and water pump, now runs poorly at idle, sluggish to accelerate, surges up and down the eventually stalls. no codes even after seven mile test drive. datastream looks normal, fuel pressure normal, compression normal, no vacuum leaks found...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L syncronizer VIN: 2FMZA524XX
I need some help or advice. I have done a few of these vans that have the cam sensor synchronizer binding up and squealing, and have never had so much trouble before. I have always just scribe marked the relative positions of the components and it has always w...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45PX5
This ambulance has been towed in several times for crank no start.Every time it gets to garage,it starts. I went to look at it when it would not start at the hospital.I cranked it and it would not try at all to start. Tried again 2 minutes later and it starte...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTHBD18251
car came in for intermittent rough idle,mil on,codes p-0171 and p-0174 stored.throttle control motor was making aloud clicking noise w/engine running.unplugged tc motor to scope it, and removed tps sensor to check it.after reassembly ran briefly but w/no throt... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L fuel gauge,miles,abs,brake lite
cruster sometimes inoperativo.when is inoperativo barke lights and abs light on ,the fuel gauge jump no show the digital millage and the miles per gallon .when i put my scanner to get the information the cruster shut doumn.i think could be ground problem becau...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L 0.5 mm blu/blk single pin female bullet connector VIN: WDBGA63E2S
We're in the process of reassembling this dash, but with all our notes and tagged connectors, we can't find the proper location for this one single connector. I remember removing it, but as the owner of the shop, I got interupted and forgot to tag it or note i...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1ZWFT61L71
heres what happen , not all the time, stalls at any speed, hard starting hot or cold , cuts out while driving will restart thank for your help mike
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on, power cuts out VIN: 1NXBR12E01
HELP!! Car has code for Bank one lean. I have checked all vacuum hoses, resealed intake and inspected for leaks, replaced the upstream o2 sensor, replaced the fuel injectors(Toyota has a tsb for blockage problems), removed and inspected fuel pump and screen. L... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank one lean)
1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWCA0150K
Hello IATN people. I need BIG help with this VW. The car stumbles on take off, (sputters and hesitates) I cannot run my scanner on this car because I do not have the proper hookups for 1989 model VW's. I have replaced the O2 sensor,rotor and cap. I replaced th...
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1JA8751M
Hello fellow technicians, I have a no start situation. This Volvo came in as an intermittent stall. It came in late that day so I started on it the next day. When I got to it, it had become a hard no start. I tested fuel pressure and checked fuses and circiut...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JH4DA935XM
Well, I finally got this vehicle fixed and back on the road and out of my hair. Thanks to all of the great replies, but most of them I had already checked. I was hesitant to get better access to the pcm because of the mess that was sitting on the passenger flo... Trouble codes: 14 (EACV Electronic Air Control Valve).
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: WAUDH68D51
It seems the big problem was with the F-clutch. We made our own rings from another trans with similar type rings. The rings were sized with the drum and we butt-cut them so installation would be easier and not be damaged. The vehicle has been returned to the o...
2002 Audi S6 Avant 4.2L Electronic VIN: WAUXU64B82
I received 4 replies telling me that this sensor was located behind the glove box. One tech told me that if the car has variable displacement compressor then the sensor doesn't exist. Well we never did find the sensor, I am convinced this car did not have it...
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L 3rd gear only VIN: 1G6CD53B2M
thanks for all the help.turns out the prom was wrong.called dealer and all is well thanks gary
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L abs VIN: SALTY12441
Thanks for all the replies on this vehicle. We replaced the sensor and had the local Land Rover dealer test,record and clear the codes. Since this was all explained to the customer ahead of time it wasn't a problem. They were happy we were able to do it. It se...
2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WS52H12
Hello, I only had 3 replies all of which said to check the valves. The valves were fine, it turned out that the relay was screwing with me, not always turning on the pump. Thank everyone for their time. Jeff Trouble codes: P0410.
1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L engine VIN: 1G2WJ12M9S
I want to thank every one for there replies and suggestions. After a few checks with the scan tool and heat gun I will follow the advice of all techs who suggested this is normal operation for this paticular car. There is never any fluid loss or boil over and ...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, HIGH IDLE VIN: 1G2NE52T31
A special thanks to all whom responded. Replacing the coil cover and coil boots took care of P0300. Did see tracking on coil cover. Still had P0302; replaced cylinder 2 fuel injector and that took care of P0302. Still has what I would complain as a slight misf... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0300 (random misfire), P0502 (vss circuit low).
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