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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L pushbutton switch VIN: 3GNFK16T23
This truck has the RPO NP8 auto 4wd tranfer case. Intermittently on START UP ONLY the push button switch lights will do the bulb check then go blank and the 'Service 4WD' message will appear on the dash. The customer will push the auto button, it will shift in...
2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HR38N72
thanks to all in advance i've got this 02 durango that belongs to my uncle six weeks ago he brought it by with the mil on with a p0455. during my visual inspection i found the hoses at the vapor cannister split and fallen off and the vacuum hose to the purge s... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap leaklarge)
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L rear brakes VIN: 1FABP12345
Any help would be great. I replaced all brakes as mentioned in March of this year, Don't remember what the condition was other than worn out, as vehicle is used by a flooring company. vehicle has rear wheel abs only,and no load sensing valve.the problem is aft...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 2FABPXOXUX
vehicle hesitates 1 to 2 shift under load, engine will rev up momentarily before second fully kicks in, only when I punch it. not engine related. found tsb about updated valve body. customer requested replacement of trans. got one from ford. flushed the lines....
1998 GMC c6500 .0L hyd\elect pk brake VIN: 1GDTJ6H1J9
this a park brake system on a gmc C6500 tow trk elect.apply and release switch hyd.pressure actuator which retracts or releases a mech.cable on spring tensioned shoes system seems to work fine brake holds applys and releases.while driving about ...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L engine VIN: KNDUP13132
Hey guys, I just want to share an experience I had yesterday with this minivan which I should tell you I'm the only mechanic that has worked on it since my customer bought it two years ago so there is no foul play by him or something of that nature. The vehicl...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
This Mazda is back with the same codes. All scan data looks normal except for post warm up cat sensor activity. A search of the archives shows that some Mazda's had a re-flash for these codes, but none seem to be available for this one. No TSB's listed in Alld... Trouble codes: P0421, P0431
1990 Other European SILVER-SPUR 6750CC check engine VIN: AZNO2A9LCX
how to turn off the check engine light
1993 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WH54TXP
Hi guys, This car actually runs quite well, My symptoms are: With codes cleared right after start-up the CEL comes on and EVERY CODE possible starts showing up on scanner, runs great no symptoms, after warm -up the temp gauge will climb to 250-260 but 220 is w... Trouble codes: A11
1984 Toyota Corolla 1.6L bendix VIN: JT2AE84E5F
My toyota corolla keeps eating the bendix. This is the 3rd starter in a month. This starter has a shoulder that makes it fit right to the block.The bendix stays engaged at all times .And yes you can pull the exciter wire but will not effect the problem.This en...

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1997 Audi A6 2.8L cooling fan VIN: WUAJC84AOV
found ignition switch failed,no power to cooling fan relay thanks to all who replied to my request for help
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L cam timing VIN: 1GFTYU456Y
We got this rig back together and fixed apparently, new head and correct timing procedures. Be sure to leave cam holding fixtures in place while installing chains and vanos---then turn variable intake pulley all the way clockwise and begin to install vanos- if...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L base timing VIN: 1GNDT13W7V
thank you from everyone replied to this simply stupid mistake of mine. setting in the distributor and bumping over the engine to drop it in to the oil pump drive aparently doesn't work anymore. i aligned with the old screwdriver and it fired right up. how i di...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 5.7L Idles way up in Rev.
It turns out we found a TSB pertaining to an ecm update reflash on this very issue with a 4l80E auto trans after looking on the trial version of Mitchell...we have the current disc version and didn't see it there?!? We removed ecm and sent it to local NAPA war...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Hesitation, Low Power VIN: 1C4GP44R9Y
OK, the vehicle is not fixed yet. But I am confident that when the cracked flex plate is replaced, it will be. It had cracked in a sort of humped circle around the bolt holes. The circular plate that the bolts go through kept the flex plate from coming apart a...
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L Lighting VIN: 2B4GP4532W
Thanks to the 6 that replied. The fix: Set Parking brake-start and warm engine to operating temp- turn blower to high- turn mode switch to panel-turn temp switch to panel- turn temp switch to full cold-press and hold wash and rear wiper buttons at the same t...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28Y6X
Well sorry I took so long to close, We found out that the balance weight on the flex plate had come off. We pulled out the transmission and rewelded the weight on. We then only had a primary coil code and #5 injector code. After changing the ecm 3 times, the #... Trouble codes: P0351 (inj. coil 1 primary circuit), P0208, P0123, P0108.
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEX14N6P
Received 9 replies, all with good ideas. Several suggested monitoring power to ignition and injectors. Never got a positive result and finally took Joe's suggestion and replaced the ignition switch. Fixed! Thanks, Nick
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 6.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GTEK19S4W
I will call this a fix. I ended up getting the proper resistor board for the new module, and test drive after test drive, the code 1216 would not return, truck runs great. I found out thr truck has the original injector pump, and notified the customer that any... Trouble codes: P1216 (Fuel Solenoid Response Time Too Short).
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GX48SX4
HI: I was able to catch it while it was acting up, DRB3 would not communicate with engine control module. PCM was missing from CCD buss. Monitored power and ground to PCM, there was a drop on the ground side, right side of the block. The connection did not fee... Trouble codes: SK1M, B0CM, V1C.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Readiness monitor VIN: WDBJF55F5V
Thank you for the responce and help.One reply indicated that the MAF need to be adapted,so I checked with my Scanner salesman and asked if I need to update again to be capable to adapt the MAf,he ensured me that there is no MAF ADAPTATION for this model.So wit... Trouble codes: P0170 (Misfire), P0170 (Misfire).
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L exterior lights
Vehicle hasn't retured to my shop yet for the repair. When it does I will be replacing the switch as all of you who replied suggested. Thanks!
1999 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.0L cooling fans VIN: BVBDNBGET8
hey guys sorry for taking so long to close this one my computer was down.The module was the problem and it was located on the left frame under the battery.Thanks again guys.
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Suspension
Hello, I warrantied the front struts and plates with Monroe Sensatracs and the problem is fixed. There seems to be a lot of play in the plates to strut rods. I was told not to overtighten the top strut nut with an impact, that it needs to be torqued and this c...
2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L No Start VIN: 37GA03S02S
sorry i haven't responded sooner. when i sent customer out the last time i suggested he use his other key . last time he was in it was still starting . thanks for all the suggestions .
2006 Toyota corolla(XLi) 1300CC Misfire, one cylinder mising VIN: PK67980459
thanks to friends which help me. according to your guide line i will check the No.1 cylinder Compression test. this will Nil i found (no compression). i will change the head gaskit and also change the Valves . after this vehicle is ok and good running and no...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: 4YTYFR75R7
This one turned out to be the fuel pump relay being the problem and it is located under the glovebox next to the ECM.
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