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1995 Audi 90 Sport 2.8L Unknown VIN: WAUDA88C1S
ok this car came in with ac not working i check if it has gas it was empty so i recharge the system now compressor clutch no kicking in i check all fuses and relay all ok jump compressor it comes on or when command with scanner it comes on works on and off can...
1992 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HR53L3N
Hi Techs, I'm hoping for some help with this Buick...It has a missfire at idle on #2 & #4 cyl... The compression is good, a cylinder leakdown test is good...I removed the valve covers to check the valve springs and rockers..OK...I though I had a vacuum leak a...
1994 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L engine VIN: 1GBDM15Z0R
pulled car in bay ,bad miss. preformed engine swap,now runs to rich, won't hold idle runs better with only one injector unpluged in throttle body, backfires like out of time but is not
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L timing belt VIN: 2G1WX12XXT
this car had a timing belt and complete pulley set installed at another shop, it came to us 2 months later with the timing belt walking outward toward the cover and half chewed up. we inspected all the idler pulleys and they're all new (dayco)and the thrust be...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W4T
ok ,we,ve just about given up on this thing ... client says it will stall intermittently and will not restart for an hour or so (sometimes less), but has never done it to us . We've had it running for hours and hours .Fuel pressure and volume good ,ign. module...
1999 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Starting VIN: 2B4FP25BOX
Hello, I am having a intermittent no start condition with this van. Intermittently when you turn the key to the crank position there is no power to the exciter line to starter.I replaced ignition electrical switch and when through ,the van did not start. I rem...
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ56H6Y
hello fellow techs.this one was towed in,no start.customer needs a jumpstart,when this was done he accidently hooked up cables wrong.only for a split second.you no what that means!well i have no noid,spark,fuel pump power.scanner only communicates on obd2 gene...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L Oil pressure VIN: 1B4HR28N71
Group, The oil pressure is fine when cold. Once the engine reaches operating temp. the pressure drops to nearly zero at idle. The problem appears to only be there when hot. Another shop installed a new dealer bought oil pump and said that he primed the pump p...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L firewall VIN: 1FTCR10AXM
the cluch master area of the fire wall cracked and when the clutch pedal is pushed the whole unit moves and the clutch can't be engaged. Ford has a plate to install but only for the f series. Any help as to a repair, or where i can find a plate to fix this wou...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5528Y
This car has a problem with the evap system,Smoke tested and no leaks found anywhere.Customer states when the fuel guage gets to a 1/4 tank the check engine light comes on and a code p0422,small evap leak.Im not familiar with this system.Any help would be grea... Trouble codes: P0442
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 2FTZX17211
Fellow Techs, I have this 01 F150 that belongs to my nephew. A little history. He got the truck from his father in Ohio with the heads removed. It had been diagnosted by the dealer as a blown head gasket causing intermittent lean running problems. Was torn dow... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1)
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Hesitation VIN: 1FAHP60A02
hello all, this car bogs and hesitates on acell, idle is ok.fuel pressure reads 32psi at idle and 38psi on acell.spec for this thing is 39-65psi.what a large range isn"t it? i installed 2 fuel pumps,one on either side of the tank.same thing.oh i replaced fuel ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0316, P1131, P1151
2002 Ford E-550 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAW57FV2
hey fellow techs, got a hair puller. this truck came in running for oil leak. found h/p oil pump leaking from o-rings. remove/replace all o-rings,gasket,high pressure lines and ipc switch.has new oil in eng.,fill resevior w/oil 1" from top,new fuel filter and ...
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L battery VIN: 1FAFP53U54
1983 GMC Suburban K1500 5.7L Waterpump/crank
This is a Family vehicle and of course it's in the driveway at my Dad's house and not the shop. You all know the story. Here's the problem: The water pump pulley and the crank pulley are out of alignment with each other by about 1/4" or half of a v-belt groov...
1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on, Spark Knock VIN: 1G3HN53L7N
This car runs well until the lockup converter engages in 4th gear and you will feel a steady jerk on light throttle. If you lift off the throttle or give it more throttle it runs great again. I also noticed the engine knocks badly for a moment then surges, the... Trouble codes: 21 (TPS low voltage), 22 (TPS high voltage)
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L temp gauge VIN: 1G3AJ55M2S
vehicle came in possible overheating ,tenpgauge goes into hot zone ,temp lite comes on breifly . replaced thermastat and temp sensor as cooling fan did not responed to temp gauge on dash . found gauge & scanner readings are quite different, replaced temp sendi...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1984 Buick Regal T-Type 3.8L engine VIN: 1G4AK4790E
I had hell of feedback on this one. I have so much time and money in this one, I am not willing to go any further. I am going to eat my life savings that I have into this one and carry on. I did however decide (by consensus) that this was definitely detonation...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Blend door VIN: 1GNDT13W9W
Well I would never guess this, The first replacement actuator would not move, (it was in a box that had been opened)The second actuator only moved a 1/4 of a turn or so, still the original actuator would occlitate but would work, finally the third actuator did...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Engine Speed Hangs VIN: 1GNCT18W11
Hello, And thank you to every man who wrote to offer their suggestions. Thank You. This help request actually was for a shop that is a couple of blocks down the street. They had installed the engine and had trouble after releasing the vehicle. They also ha...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L compressor VIN: 1GNEC13Z03
Marshall hit this one on the head...with ATC the snowflake symbol has to be off for the compressor to be on. I have an 06 Tahoe without ATC and it works just the opposite, you have to turn on the the snowflake to make it work. A little reading in the manual sh...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L right front suspension VIN: 1C3EL45U81
hello thanks for all the help on this one. found noise to be left front hub bearing several people suggested checking this and lead me to the correct repair thanks again!
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L6X
every one was on the same page my tech changed the wrong o2 thanks for your help Trouble codes: P0153.
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L no foward movement in drive VIN: 1FMCU04122
first i want to give a big thank you to all that responded..the fix as most said was the foward drum exploded,it did have reverse and foward but only in manual 1 or 2.i did unplug the electronics,and it worked,dont let this fool you.pull the unit,put a foward ...
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBF01A22
Hi, This car has the sludge syndrome. Also found out that car wasn't driven for few month. Remove left and right ivt solenoids found the screens stopped up with sludge. Clean and did oil service road test all OK . I informed cust. that more frequent oil change... Trouble codes: P1110, P1135.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L electronic information display VIN: IJ4GW48SX1
thanks to all 7 of the helpful techs who responded. within 2 hours i had the proper info to pass on to my customer. he followed my instructions over the phone and had his jeep reset to the mileage that he preferred. all of you are great! thanx again! carl
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Unknown VIN: WDBHA24G8Y
thank you every one help me.i just follow alldata to resetting and now know system need sleep before follow alldata.
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE12T7T
Thanks to all who supplied information on this vehicle. Most suspected the pass lock cylinder. Some said the ICM. We tried the pass lock cylinder first. That didn't do it. We finally sent the ICM off to be repaired and all if fixed now. We didn't just throw pa... Trouble codes: P1601, P1629.
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 3.8L 1-2 shift solinoid VIN: 2G2WP54264
Thanks to all who replied. The 1-2 shift solenoid was cracked/loose in the valve body. The first one I got from GM didnt click when I comanded it with the modis so I rechecked and had power but no computer controled ground. The computer was just scrambled afte...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L rear tailgate window VIN: JT3VN39W4S
this site is so awesome. it was the parking of the rear wiper motor that was the problem. i would have never found this without everyones help. i really do appreciate it very much. my boss was very impressed too so maybe he will have the internet installed at ...
1997 Volkswagen REALTA 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV3AH8708V
sorry for the delay,vehicle was gone and just returned this week.as most said we did have a vac.problem,but the real problem was the 50 amp fuse behind the headlite was blown. we checked all lines and then replaced them,and the fuse.thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air injection).
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L power door locks VIN: WVWAD63B1X
Thanks for all the info everyone. I had sugestions to check door jam wiring harness, mine didn't have any problems. Also had a sugestion to check comfort control module located under drivers seat, looked good. Inspected all linkage for binding, with all these ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTE29M2Y
well the owner elected to sell the car rather than replace the computer. i recommended this as the owner was a poor student who inherited the car, and i suggested replacing it with something newer and less prone to trouble and expensive maintenance. also add t...
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