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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L motor VIN: 2G1WH55K31
this is a clasic intermitant problem, car can be driven 10,20,30,50,75 miles before problem happens or not.cust states stalls during light accelaration & always restarts it is too random for cust to be watching dash lights, tach, etc when it happens, the conta...
1997 Dodge Avenger 2.5L power steering pump VIN: 4B3AUS2N8V
Hello fellow techs Customer brought in this avenger with a noisy pump. I filled with engine running and noise went away. After I shut the engine down the resevoir overflowed.??I have removed suction line from tank to pump looking for a filter or crack in hose,...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14N5K
any help please. was given truck apart ,then put togher,no spark then replaced module then spark started right up but runs for a minute, minute and half idles at 1400 rpms then bounces up and down 800 slowly to 1400 then down to 600 then idles fine at 1500 the...
1989 GMC K2500 Sierra SLE 6.2L Radiatior VIN: 2GTGK29J7K
I am a Saab Dealer tech, so I don't have a whole lot of experience on these cars. I am helping out a fellow scouter. He has done the work so far and has asked me for advice. I looked over the work he has done and see no problem with the work. He had a small ...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L all gauges VIN: JNKCA2JD9Y
ok here goes the gauges all go to zero when driving it didnt do it for me but the customer says that even the mileage on the speedo goes off and them they come back on after a while we were just wondering if anyone has had that problem before and what should w...
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L t.o,d. 4wd system VIN: JACDJ58X3X
we are asking for some information on the correct operation of the (t.o.d.) torque on demand system.vehicle came in with tod system check light flashing.we pulled code #24,rear speed sensor fault.we installed a new sensor and cleared code.vehicle was road test...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31F6P
this auto came to me with the feeling of a dead miss in gear . i did some visual checking and the basics found compression to be good checked spark evrything seemed to be normal .found massive oil leak in dist .so i replaced it started car everything seemed to...
1997 Saturn SW2 1.9L Vent temp VIN: 1G82K8274V
I have a 97 Saturn SW2 that won't blow cold out of the vent. A leaking compressor was replaced 9 months ago along with the drier. When the car came in it had a low side pressure 40 and high side 175, with a vent temp of about 70 degrees. Ambient air temp was...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L torque convertor VIN: WVWBP21J21
recently bought car for my wife; transmission operation was erratic, was found to have wrong fluid {Dexron III}...flushed system and replace with proper VW synthetic ATF...transmission now shifts fine with exception of "check engine" light...scanned and found ...
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L Smokes at idle VIN: YV1NC56D8X
Car came in smoking at idle. Performed BG oil machine flush and filled w/ Elf 5w40 synthetic oil. Then performed leakdown test with good results. Decided to replace turbocharger, even though previously done before cust purchased car on e-bay. While putting the... Trouble codes: 4308 (Large EVAP leak), 4801 (3-way catalytic converter efficiency)

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1989 Chevrolet G20 Beauville 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEG25HXK
THanks everyone for your help! It ended up being the EGR valve. There is a sleeve that the valve goes through and it was cocked just slightly, which left the valve open just slightly. My vaccuum tests on it worked because it was still technicaly working but ... Trouble codes: 33 (Map Sensor High Voltage Or Misfire Condition).
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, too high VIN: 1G1JH12T22
I'm closing this with a summary instead of a fix because I'm not sure if I have a definite fix. So far the idle is staying around 900 most of the time. I had a few replys to this problem. One stated that he had seen problems on sunbirds with the 2.4 engine. Ot...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L governor pressure VIN: 1B7HF13Z8V
thanx again to all the replies.it was the governor sensor & solenoid.i should have seen on the drb3 that the actual gov pres. was 108 psi.i didn't have a spec for that & i was more frustrated with the wording of the tests.at idle gov pressure is 0 on actual go...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Alternator VIN: 4B3AG42G21
Well It Turns Out That I 'ASSUMED' The 120 Amp Fuse @ The Battery Terminal was Okay Because It Appears To Be A Link In The Cable Going To The Starter, Which Worked Fine. The Old Alternator Tested Bad, So Replacing The Alternator AND The 120 Amp Fuse Repaired...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L compressor VIN: 1D7HU18N33
Sorry for the late reply, but i just returned from vacation. I checked everything i could check and then i had a friend at a local Dodge dealer hook it up to his scanner and he diagnosed it as a bad evaporator temp sensor. Since this appears to be a very invol...
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L coolant loss VIN: 1FALP4047V
Hi guys,well sorry for delay,the customer was trying to decide what to do.his decision was to trade it in.so in one way it is fixed because it is gone-but in another way it is not-bacause i still do not know the root cause of the problem.i got 17 great responc...
2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Surge VIN: 1GKFK66U52
Problem solved. While watching the transmission datastreem on the Mentor or Gynesis, the TFP switch would change from drive 4 to park/neutral while in overdrive, and from drive 3 to drive 2 with shift-lever in drive 3. The TFP switch is bolted to the bottom of...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L low fuel volume VIN: EM21902L04
The replies I recieved all said that there is no servicable filter(other than the one that comes with pump module).This is a first for me, haveing been in the service industry almost 34 years, I've never seen a vehicle without a fuel filter(till now). Thanks f...
2005 Hyundai Santro GV 1000CC No Start, starting trouble VIN: 79361009PK
hi everybody, the vehicle problem is traced after iATN member guide me. i will check main relay fitted in backside of main fuse box in instrument panel.this is the main EFI and Ignition switch relay. it have six pin connector and its color is black. during che...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on, p1698 VIN: 1J4FF68S6X
thanks to all the replies, not going to persue the problem seems to be the trans controler, does not prove to be a driveability prob at this time, just an annoying light, thaks to all. Trouble codes: P1698.
1993 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L headgasket VIN: 1N4EB31F4P
hello all tech, sorry for the late post. thanks to Philip [...].they are right,I don't have to remove the cover and the bottom chain.after I removed the headbolts I installed back the camshafts to hold the hydr...
1996 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3EJ46C9T
Hi all This mopar is done.I rechecked wiring again was ok.Changed crankshaft senor with mopar replacement with updated sensor& sensor pigtail and all is well. Cust. drove car for 500 miles & no problem.Thanks to all that replied. Ron Trouble codes: P0351 (1ign. coil primary circuit), P1390 (cam crank timing not correct), P1391 (loss of cmp or ckp signal).
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