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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19U03
This truck misses heavy on cyl#3 and #4. we have scoped the ignition and coils and injectors, all look normal. we swapped 2 plugs, wires, injectors(not plugged at all). To no avail i can not find out what is causing this miss at idle. It runs perfect on the hi... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L courtesy lights VIN: 1FTNX20S9X
opening either door, the courtesy lights go on and will not shut off(usually this is on a time delay), normally stayed on after shuting doors for about 20-30 seconds. now, they will stay on for anywhere to a 1/2 hour to maybe not turning off at all. this is a ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Harmonic balancer on driveshaft VIN: 1FTYR10C5Y
Thanks for looking at this. This is my own vehicle. The "harmonic balancer" on the driveshaft has come loose. It's Sunday morning on July 4th weekend so there is no chance of fixing it now. I am going to remove the driveshaft and remove the balancer so I can d...
1994 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L front brake pads VIN: 2GTFK29K4R
Hi GM guys,this is embarassing to ask for help on what seems to be a basic system, Hell, I do hardcore GM driveability stuff, and a low brake pedal seems elementary, but help me anyway... This truck has a low brake pedal. Very soft too. I know it is the front...
1998 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTFC24S4W
Hello Techs, Intermittent DTC P1191 (Intake Air Duct Leak), P0101 (MAF Sensor Performance), P0400 (EGR System Performance) stored in PCM memory. Inspected intake air ducting, no problem detected. We have resealed upper and lower intake manifold gaskets along w... Trouble codes: P1191 (Intake Air Duct Leak), DTC, P0101 (Mass Air Flow MAF Sensor Performance), DTC, P0400 (Exhaust Gas Recirculation EGR System Performance)
1996 Honda Civic CX 1.6L alternator light VIN: 2HGEJ6425T
Hello Guy and Gals I came here for a vaction and need some information on this car. \ Its my sisters car its been parked for a month. The battery goes dead when u drive it for a few days . I am here at the mercy of a pair pliers and screw driver under a good s...
1986 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L runs then dies VIN: JN6HD16YDG
good morning nissian techs. the problem is the truck will run fine when first started but after a few min it starts to miss then it will stall and not re start unless you advance the timing a little. this will continue untill you cant adjust it any more. i got...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L cruise control VIN: 1N4BA41E04
This vehicle has a reconstructed title, I have no history of the previous damage. It had a code P1574 (ASCD Vehicle speed sensor) and a U1000. Cleared codes and P1574 returned. Code description says ECM recieves two sensor signals, one from ABS through unified...
1994 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWANO1HXR
This one is acting up intermittantly. Some times it will only run for 15 seconds and then die. I got it to do this once or twice, plugs are still firing when this happens. It acted like it was losing fuel. I replaced fuel filter, though it was not plugged. I p...

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1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KY5292P
I thank you for the few replies I received and John [...] for offering me some good Info. on wiring that I could get from him and I will keep that offer open because even though I put in another new crank sensor and the engine started I am not quite sure it i... Trouble codes: 083.
1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L twilight sentinal, interior lights VIN: 1G6KE52Y5V
Everything tends to indicate the PZM is at fault. All switches and relays operate properly through the 'overrides tests' and the timer module and twilight delay work. One thing the customer did not mention was that there was a battery drain all the time. I not...
1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G1YY23P2N
Thanks to the nine fellas who offered help. John from Illinois and Bill from Missouri nailed it. The fuel tank is leaking externally. I smoked the evap system and found the smoke was reaching the top of the left muffler which is being sucked up by the state st...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Steering VIN: 3B7KF23651
Hi all - Got lots of good ideas that could cause this problem - loose track bar, trailing arm bushings, poor shocks, bad or no steering stabilizer,steer axle U joints binding, low tire pressure in rear, and caster adjuster bushings too long causing upper ball ...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L key lock VIN: 1FAWP34P2Y
hello techs just followed the advice of the guys thatreplied found the spilled pop syndrom . cleaned the swich,wiring , + chased down the grounds in the kick panel wereloose.used same shifter assembly. all seems rite now.thanks to all the tech's that responded...
1994 GMC C2500 Suburban 6.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKGC26F4R
Thanks for all the replies. The fix ended up being the injection pump. We installed an exchange rebuilt unit from an authorized Stanadyne dealer(although now brand new ones can be had for not much nore). Also using a Tech 2 would of been much more benefical as... Trouble codes: 36.
1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN8HD17Y7N
Well this one is all done. i want to thank everyone for their replies clint and mike hit it on the spot the dist. crapped out on me but i tried a aftermarket reman and it was fine but started missfiring so i tried a nissan reman and was running smooth as new. ...
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Transmission code P1811C VIN: 1G2HX54K42
Thanks to everyone who offered advice... I replaced the pressure control solenoid, oil and filter. Trans. shifts great MIL light has not returned...I think it's fixed!!! Thanks to all!!!
2001 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JT3HN87R7W
Thanks for all the assists. The key to figuring this out was test driving this vehicle again but paying closer attention this time. The engine would break up at about 2500 RPM no matter what the load. I had to shift it into '2' to find this out. Scope checked ...
1997 Volvo S90 2.9L sips VIN: YV1K59600V
Thanks for all of the replies. As most of you indicated the Transport Safety Device( plastic cover that goes over trigger) is located behind a cover in the trim panel that covers the left side of the drivers seat. Sips is a self contained air bag system that w...
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