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1967 Chevrolet Corvette 327CID hubs VIN: 194677S111
After the test drive, I examined the rear suspension while the car was raised on a lift. There is no evidence of any movement where the differential bolts to the suspension, or anywhere from the diff. to the end of the half-shaft on each side. At the wheel, ho...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP3T213
Hello Gm gurus, looking for help on this one please. We have an ignition missfire on this Z28 only after the vehicle has been driven at cruise speeds 110-120 KPH for 15 - 20 minutes. It had a heated o2 code P0134 on bank 1 sensor one. With the Tech 2 on board ... Trouble codes: P0134
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16R3W
I am at a loss with this suburban. The check engine light keeps coming on with a code P0442, small evap syst leak. I have leak tested the system 3 different times using a tech 2 to seal the system and a motorvac evap system tester to pressurize the system with... Trouble codes: P0442
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Suspension VIN: 1G1ND52MXX
This one has a "POP" noise mostly heard when backing up to the right. only does it when moving. never does it when sitting still. I have replaced the parts below and still have exactly the same thing. seems to be in the middle of the car near your feet. the ra...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Hesitation, No Power VIN: 1FTCR14A4R
Vehicle returned two weeks after timing belt with a low power complaint, starting imediatly at start up, and worsens once warm (closed loop). We noticed that vacuum did not recover during heavy acceleration, found TSB on intake and bypassed, vehicle seemed to ... Trouble codes: 111 (Cont), 111 (Cont), 111 (Cont)
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Transfer case VIN: 1FMDU75WX3
Hey everyone. This explorer was originally worked on by another technician who replaced the front diff for a whining noise. This vehicle still had a whining noise when I got it. I test drove and found it would whine usually at about 80km/h and got louder with ...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Air mix control VIN: 2HKRL18681
This vehicle has an automatic temperature control system and, intermittently, doesn't respond to input from the temperature control knob. When the problem is ocurring, There is no movement of the air mix actuator and I see no change in voltage on any of the ac...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L oiling VIN: SAJDH1042X
After adding oil when the customer stopped in (2 quarts), and making an appt. for an oil change and to look for the cause of the loss of oil, the car returned after having only driven another 150 mi. down another quart with another 2 added since the oil we put...
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L compressor VIN: JT8UF11E4L
the compressor wont engage.if we jumper the relay we can get the compressor to seems the computer isn't grounding the relay. the wiring is good from the relay to the computer.we have 4.7 volts from the control head to the computer no matter what buttons...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Shifting VIN: JM7BK32685
Hello Techs, this Mazda 3 has been giving me lots of pain. The vehicle came a week ago, the orignal problem was that when you throw the gear in "D" the display shows that its in "1" and within (2 seconds) it will shift to "2" on its own on the display even bef...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E5T
I M/B tech, Customer states check eng. light on & fuel gauge intermittent on/off. Checked Alldata & Mitchell but found no realy description to check above codes. We checked wiring harness, it looks Ok. Any body has had any related problem.? Please help Marco Trouble codes: 117 (Attempt when starting system performed with if 2 locked), 37 (Inj. cyl. 1 short to), 39 (Inj. cyl. 2 short to), P0300 (Random misfire 200), 182 (Safety fuel shut-off switch signal for LH/HFM n3/4)
1994 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AEOOB5R
customer took car and returned next day with coolant temp and iat codes, codes will not set in shop.cleared codes and car returned again with same codes. no running problems just intermittent light. Trouble codes: 14 (ignition erractic), 22 (ect), 24 (iat)

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1990 Audi 90 2.3L Ignition Lock VIN: WAUZZZ8AZL
Hi everyone, Thanks for all the replies received on this one. The majority of the responses pointed to a hole needing to be drilled in the lock housing to enable the barrel to be withdrawn. The position of the hole is directly in line with the key slot when it...
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L message VIN: WBAGF8329V
After customer's driving reset done automatically. The old sensor was worn a little bit but it works anyway. Thank you guys.
1987 Buick Regal GNX 3.8L No Start, ADVANCED TIMING VIN: 1G4GJ1176H
With a new set of spark plugs and a new air duct (ripped) going to the throttle body the car runs fairly well, but it is still running rich. I have ordered a new updated prom because the original was superseded for an emissions fix. I have to close this reques...
1990 Buick Skylark 3.3L Surge, Stall, Long Crank Time VIN: 1GYNM1YN0L
Well, thanks to all for the helpful replies. They were very much appreciated. The excessive was fixed in two ways. First was to go and get a genuine GM Crank sensor instead of the generic one I was using. This seem to help, but was still not quite right. The...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L no 1-2 shift VIN: 1GNDT13WXT
well, this one is fixed. the 2/4 band had also fell from the lug that hold it in place (opposite the apply pin). we now know that what we felt originaly as an upshift to fourth was indeed tcc in third. hence our confusion as to why we thought we only lost 2nd....
1995 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2B4GH2532S
would like to thank everyone who replied. the customer decided to drive it the way it was.
1990 Ford Aerostar 4.0L power loss VIN: IFMDA31X8L
The customer never returned for further diagnosis. I suspect a carbon buildup, as several of you suggested. We discovered that the engine was rebuilt 3 years ago; supposedly that's when they think the problem started. I then realized that I had looked at this ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L timing chain
Thanks for all the responses, the problem was me. The crank gear was a one piece sprocket for both chains. Not two individual sprockets for both chains like alldata shows (not trying to pass the buck) illustrations were terrible. The front row of teeth on the ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
thanks for everyone's help. the problem of this car is defected maf sensor, sometime don't trust on after market maf sensor. thanks again
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWR881HOX
Once again the replys were fast and accurate. I will call this a fix. The vehicle returned the next day and the system presure was now reading 35lbs on low side and 140lbs on high side, vent temperature 54 degrees customer was happy. All we did as stated in my...
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