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Open Help Requests for All Makes and Models
Help Request Answers
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GCDM19WOS
Hello, Techs!! I need some help on this monster. You start the van, brake is good and firm. Then while driving and braking, pedal sinks to half way to the floor. At the stop, pedal feel OK. I found that pedal sinks more often when I drive on rough road. It nev...
1990 Geo Prizm 1.6L Timing Belt VIN: 1Y1SK5465M
This is my Mothers car and will be traveling to repair it. I am getting conflicting information as to whether or not this is an interference engine. A 1990 Toyota Corolla 4AFE is listed as a non-interference engine. This 1990 Geo Prizm Vin 6 4AFE is listed as ...
2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L steering
Hello everyone, all wierd things happen in twos, and this is the other of my posted help requests. Coincidentally, I have two 2001 honda crvs exhibiting this problem, one doing it for over a year, the other one, just one week ago. The problem is that the vehic...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L abs light VIN: 1J4GZ5851W
Hey Jeep techs and all. I have a new customer here with this jeep. The abs light is on and I cannot retrieve the codes. My scanner will not read the abs but everything else. All data indicates that the abs system can only be read by a drb 111. Does anyone out ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L indicator ASD VIN: WDBEB31E2S
ASD (automatic locking differential" light came on and stayed on when car is running. "Not the triangle warning ASD light" that comes on when wheels slip at low speeds ,it's the failure light next to ABS failure light. Found mouse nest in wiring area next to b...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Power VIN: 4A3AA46G4X
Dear members, This Galant broke timing belt & bent all valves. Got used head from boneyard completely stripped. I transferrred camshaft, rocker arms ect... from old head. The balance shaft belt looked like it had been broken for a while, hardly anything left o...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L cooling system VIN: 1G3WH52M4T
Hello everyone. We have an oldsmobile cutlass ciera in the shop that was towed in overheated. We checked and replaced a set of leaky intake manifold gaskets with new updated ones. After refilling the cooling system and running the engine, we found it still ove...
1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L poor handling VIN: JT3HN86R0W
has 16 in rims afer market

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1994 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4HR52L1R
I thank all for your advice and guidness on this car!! I went through all the tests people had suggested ( some prior to my listing ) and yes the fuel pressure does still remain low and the customer is aware but the car is now 4 days running without issue. The...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L tach,speedo prndl,odometer VIN: 1G4HP54K6Y
customer consulted the dealer and they said that they had alot of trouble from i/p cluster. owner opted to have dealer send cluster in for repair. when contacted about repair, owner stated that all is well now after repair. thanks to all that responded.
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2458796351
Thanks for all the help from the states have done most of the advise apart from the fuel pump and checking the ignitor in the distributor just waiting for car back to shop
1994 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCGG35Y6R
Almost half of the replies referred to injector pump and one mentioned problem with head. Problem only serious twice, I have a line on complete vehicle with new pump, injectors etc. (running) for same price as parts.If that doesn't pan out, we're getting injec...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L not power to compressor VIN: Q68301A447
hi and thank you everyone for the help. It was the pressure transducer (pressure switch). I installed a new one and that enabled the compressor work. It also stopped the condensor fan from running all the time and only runs now when the air is on. Thank you ag...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L factory brake control VIN: 1FTWX33P26
I receved 3 respones, the first was charles beleiving there is a bad ground possibley. Nick yes it is eltric magnetic brakes. Lastly was Nicholas who belives we has a weak magnet or to mutch resistence on the circuit [bad connection]. I am positive it is not a...
1993 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L CV Joint + Hub VIN: JACDH58VOP
Thanks to all who replied...I was never able to get the left front axle out of this '93 Trooper. Ended up putting a Dorman 'Quick Boot' CV Boot on the outer joint. Embarrassing. I'm going to take this vehicle to my friend's alignment shop and see what his asse...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDB2100612
Thanks for the replies. It was suggested to recheck all normal tests, fuel spark etc, we had done this more than once. Steve suggested check CAN cable resistance and explained procedures, these all checked out OK. We found the fault. When the throttle stop was... Trouble codes: P0170 (p0173-), P0173.
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4M2DV1112V
thank's to every body,nobody offer a pigtails nehiter dealeri have to cut sensor connector and place a butt connector,i know i have to have feed wires my question was what colors from the pcm goes with the wires in the o2 sensor. thank for try to help me
2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63532
Yes, I got called out on this one, me bad! I jacked on the tranny pan a little too rough pulling the motor and dented it in enough to break the connector off the pressure control solenoid(p.c.s.). I also know the true correct fix is to replace the solenoid...b... Trouble codes: P0748.
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60 1.8L wheels VIN: WVWDB0509L
ok,ok. i get it. i need struts. mine seem fine but i cant keep bending wheels like this. im looking for the best i can buy. any suggestions? btw the wheels are oem and the tires are 195 50 15, also oem.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWBF61C3W
thank you very much for the replies. just as many of you suggested the injection pump was the main problem. so we had to get a volkswagen rebuilt one. thanks again guys Trouble codes: 1268 (quantity adjuster-n146-lower stop value).
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