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1984 Chevrolet Pickup C20 6.2L ignition linkage
Hi team I just need some dismantling procedures for the steering column. The linkage from the key and barrel has broken and before i get into this thing i thought i would try to get the correct procedures. I will be doing this at the clients home address and...
1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G1FP2382M
Hi you Chevy pro's, first of all this car has been all over town before we got it and many parts later. What we have is a miss at idle and at 1700 rpm and after that smooth. No power loss. On the scope looks good, power balance test comes up with low power con...
1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP4530V
Hey guys and gals,thanks in advance for the help,before i tell the customer they have an internal engine problem i thought i would get a few opinions...van came in with check engine light on(po300&po306),felt like a light ignition miss,customer says it runs gr... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Unknown VIN: IFAFP56501
a/c cold at idle .but when driving down the road the a/c turn warm. if you stop and let engine idle a/c will cool down . at idle a/c is very cold 28 at vents . driving around 65 mph a/c warm up about 80 . thank mike
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Engine&Trans VIN: 1FCLF535X2
This is a 2002 Coachman Motor Home. Was under flood water. The engine and transmission and differential have water in them. What is the best way to repair this???
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L speedometer VIN: SAJHX1749T
Hello I need skm. for right front harness in fender. controls motor function and trans ,anti lock .custmer blew a tire and it shreded the harness . I was able to get it all up and running but no singnal from speed sencor so I might have a wirer crossed but don...
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L compressor noises VIN: KNDUP131X3
This is my own personal vech. If you drive for awile with the a/c running on max or normal a/c you can hear a fog horn type noise intermittantly comming from the engine compartment and underbody. It is mostly heard on the passenger side of the engine compartme...
1986 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: JMIFC3318G
Hey Mazda techs, It's been a long time since I worked on a rx and I think its a compression problem is there a quick and easy way to test compression without the recording gauge. It will start sometimes but sounds late and no power. I have good spark at leadin...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2225Y
Front h02s replaced about a year ago by dealer for same concren. I have never duplicated no inversion on front o2. Code seems to set at highway speeds, but comes on and goes off with no apparent driveability symptoms. No vac leaks. Any help would be appreciate... Trouble codes: P1170 (h02s front no inversion)
1986 Mercury merkur 2.3L radiator cooling fan VIN: WFIBP80W8G
the cooling fan wont turn on without A. C. on. on ac mode both fans front and back of radiator works. did check all the relays and everything is fine. On pin test i'm not getting a signal from the pcm to ground the relay. i think my next move is to trace the w...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4L11DX5C
We had this 05 Altima in about May 5 for an intermitten stall and no start after warm up. We replaced the cam and crank sensors at that time and fixed the problem. I don't recall if it had any codes at time because we had old scanner updates then. I also don't... Trouble codes: P1111 (Intake/Valve timing control solenoid valve)
1994 Saturn SC2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH1578R
Hi All Bought this sweet deal,94 saturn really clean, only problem (blown motor. Replaced with one from a wreck. Runs great. only problem is I get a code 26 quad driver output fault. Only started comming on after I had it smoged.Passed smog test with flying c... Trouble codes: 26 (quad driver output fault)
1999 Saturn SL 1.9L compressor
hi guys. Ireplaced the expacion valve the receive or acumulator . I open the system and flush the complete system . still have 400 in the high side gauge low is about 45 to 50 , still is pluged ? or I missing something. thanks for any help
1998 Volkswagen New Beetle 1.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWBFG1C0W
Have this 98 Beetle that customer says is "consuming" coolant. Car is driven on the highway mainly and uses about 1 gallon a week. Car was at dealer for 3 days now i have it. I cannot find any coolant leaks, no coolant in the oil, no white smoke out the tailpi...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: WVW34F4333
Vehicle fails to start after a brief hot soak. car cranks ok but will not fire up. Suspect vapor lock. My question is is there a common fix for these. Also fuel psi seems high at 70 psi?

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1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3G4AH54NGM
well thanks to all that replied on this on but david from western mich sent me some awesome pinpoint test and i found the problem it was the ign module I also put a fuel filter and new plugs and a new crank sensor just in case well this customer is very happy ...
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L abs VIN: 1G1YY22G0Y
after checking all the connections, all the powers and grounds i replaced the ebtcm. and the problem was fixed, the for the replys.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0L parking brake VIN: 1GBJC34U94
Well ths one's fixed, I took off the rotors/drums and found the shoe wasn't sitting on the adjuster properly Thanks for all your help! Tom
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, dies at idle in gear VIN: 2C3HC56F8V
We did go back in and verified the cam timing was correct at both cams and the crank, it was dead on. The next we decided to do was to perform the idle reset/relearn procedure, we had done this before but it seemed like the idle rpm would drop down the engine ...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L cooling fans VIN: 1C4GP64L3V
i found the purple and white wire from pcm that somone spliced in for that wire grounded and instead of findind it and repairing it they added a spliced in wire. this wire also feeds the coolant fans so after fixing it the fans work. thanks again guys.
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L gem, ctm VIN: 1FAHP3435Y
The gem/ctm is finally sleeping. I received three replies to this problem. Mark had a taurus with a simular problem that was caused by DRL module. Mike also had a taurus draw problem that was caused by an aftermarket alarm under the dash that was wired incorre...
1998 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTFC24S4W
Hello Techs, I believe vehicle is fixed. We couldn't detect any air leaks from intake duct hose but replaced it anyway. That seemed to be the fix for this truck. All vacuum lines passed visual inspection and performance tests. After multiple road tests there w... Trouble codes: P1191 (Intake Air Duct Leak), DTC, P0101 (Mass Air Flow MAF Sensor Performance), DTC, P0400 (Exhaust Gas Recirculation EGR System Performance).
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L all speakers except woofer inoperative VIN: 2HKYF18613
Unplugged the radio and used a DVOM to test each individual speaker for shorts to ground or power. Results showed the right front door speaker to be shorted to ground. Unplugged the individual speaker in the door, reconnected the radio; entered the security co...
1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L Stall VIN: JM2UF6142M
Customer has decided to have us replace the MAF sensor and am waiting for the deposit on this special order part. Will post final fix after sensor is installed.
1998 Mitsubishi RVR GDi 2.4L Backfire VIN: N74W-00020
The problem with this vehicle was caused by carbon buildup in the intake manifold, after the engine was shut down the throttle would cycle open then shut, I'm guessing that this would give just enough air to ignite any glowing combution deposits through an ope...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Thanks to all who responded I was thinking the ECM was internally shorted giving the high O2 voltage readings. Most of the replies agreed with me and recommended ECM replacement. Aaron [...] informed me of a Nissan Recall on these computers. A search in... Trouble codes: P0134 (HO2 Sensor 1 Bank1), P0154 (HO2 Sensor 1 Bank2).
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4L Turn Signals VIN: 1G3WH51X5N
Thank you to all who took time out of your schedule to help me. I havn't actually fixed this car yet, but I will very soon. Taking the advise from most of you, I checked the integrity of the rest of the turn signal circuit. After a thorough visual inspection o...
1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L load leveler VIN: 1GMDXO3E8X
What we decided to do on this one was to disable the leveling system, install a set of cargo coils and gas shocks. The customer is very happy, seems it handles the loads better than OE setup. After looking over the OE springs, they seem very wimpy, and I think...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L alternator VIN: WVWTH63B51
Thank you to everyone who replied, it was as everone said put the front of the car into service position, and that will give you enough room to remove alternator. All data does tell you how to do that they just don't tell you that it needs to be done to r/r al...
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