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Help Request Answers
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Ignition Switch & Gear Select VIN: 1G6DM57N83
Hi all i have this caddy that have a problem with the ignition not going into the lock position to allow the key to come out, also the gear select will not release from the park position. I thought it was the shift lock solenoid so i replaced it. It work for t...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L a/c VIN: 1FTJW35F7S
a/c was working fine yesterday, went to turn defrosters on to clear fog on inside windshield(raining here), noticed the defrosters were not clearing glass, as well as switched to normal/max a/c, a/c is not working.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L electrical VIN: 2FTRX18W5Y
Hello techs I have this truck that came in for cutting out. I checked codes and had P0320-Ign/dist eng speed ckt malfunction, P1705-TRS not indicating p/n, p0755- sol. B, p0743-torque convertor, p1501-vss, p0300-misfire. In the Hybrid Electric Cluster U1147-s...
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14231
evap and cat monitors always incomplete have chaged dpfe still my signal votage never gets above 1.6 volts key on eng off ref voltage 5 volts signal voltage 5 volts I believe my egr system some how is my problem all parts are new also have cleand injectos. I d... Trouble codes: 1406 (down stream dpfe hose off), P0172, P0171
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 4X4 inop VIN: 1FMZU72E62
Need some help with this one guys. Customer complaint is the 4X4 doesn't work. checked all power inputs and can find nothing wrong. The switch was swapped out as a know that these are common failure things at least on all other electronic 4X4 systems that we w...
2000 GMC C-Series Topkick C6H042 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GDJ6H1D6Y
towed in as cranks & won't start. this is a medium duty c-6500 truck, so engine vin & ignition system are not the same as a 7.4l light duty truck of same year, so mod & alldata are of little help. this is a coil near plug ignition system & we have no spa...
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Charging VIN: 1GTEK19T1Y
hi techs.the truck im working on has a intermitant battery light coming on. i have checked the charging system and it reads normal at idle 14.2volts @25amps,at cruise readings are14.2 volts @ 60amps under load. the alternator was replaced twice with a rebuilt....
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L no 5 th gear shift VIN: SAJDA01D5Y
hello fellow techs. this is a good one. i'm hoping someone out there has seen this one before.a 2000 jag s-type has come in with no 5th gear shift and free wheeling in all gears.it has 2 codes: p0735 ( 5th gear ratio error)and p0775 (pressure solenoid 'B' elec...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Orvis 4.0L alternator VIN: 1J4GZ78SOV
Good morning everybody This jeep came in about 2 weeks ago with a complaint of battery going dead.I put a voltmeter on and it read 13.65 volts idling then all off a sudden it would go to 12.9 volts then back to 13.65 for quite awhile then back down again.I rep...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4EPX6002
Hey fellow techs. This Jeep will cut off (or buck)just like you are turning the key off. With the fault that is in it. I tried a new coil first because this give alot of problems with Jeeps. No help. Also with this fault code I have seen crank sensor's cause t...
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.5L Backfire VIN: 1G3WH15M9R
Hi I am working on a 88 Olds calias with the 2.5L TBI..It has extended crank when cold and idles smooth and drives well however it backfires thru the intake manifold under a heavy load.I found a TSB that talked about the extended crank conditon it stated to re...
2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L air bag light VIN: 1G2JB52T31
Car on dealer lot says air bag just came on. checked for codes. b-1001 option configuration error. Very little pinpoint test.Basicly need to reprogram bcm. Does this have to be done by deal or can i do it and how.
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Suspension VIN: WP1AA29P54
Hi, techs: By using PIWIS diagnosing PASM of 2004 Porsche Cayenne I got a trouble code:1772-pressure signal implausible, then I replaced valve block assembly which included pressure sensor. But the trouble code appeared again after 2 days. I had checked the ...
1994 Saturn SL1 1.9L cooling fan
Hi Guys any suggestions would be helpful We have a 94 saturn sl1. The cooling fan will not come on under normal conditions, it will operate when the a/c is on. We have done everything, replace pcm, cooling fan switch,gauge sensor,relays and even the t-stat, t...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2002 Audi A4 1.8L Misfire VIN: WAUJC68EX2
Sworry about not closing this out sooner. We were never able to figure the problem out. The customer didn't want to wait any longer, he said he could deal with the vehicle the way it was. We went over all the replies, and I think that Luis was the closest to t...
1996 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L TCC slip hi VIN: IG6KY529IT
Thanks to all that responded, I would like to close this help request telling you that I burped open the trans and found the problem but that ain't gonna happen! Remember, this is the bosses car, he opted to buy a used, low mileage trans, from our local junk y...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Starting VIN: 2GCEC19W6Y
I waited to see if this one came back and so far no news is good news.I took advice from several replys and cleaned and tightened the battery cables and cleaned the grounds on the block. Most did not think this was an ignition switch problem but I replaced it ...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP45RO5
Thanks to all who responded, Once everyone realized it wasn't a vacuum controlled EGR, most responses were to replace the Valve so that's what we did. It's only been a few days but so far all seems well. Our outdated scanner and vantage are being traded in on ... Trouble codes: P0406.
2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HR38N72
thanks to all who replied after another inspection looking at the fuel cap i realized it was an aftermarket cap with no tether. replaced with oe cap and had a friend run the ldp test with the drb111 all good drove it two more days just to verify. we also verif... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap leaklarge).
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6538V
small leak was repaired in the egr tube under the intake. exactly what many of you told me to check. thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0171.
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L red brake light VIN: 1FAFP52U8W
Sorry it took so long to post this, just got my computer back from being repaired.This vehicle belongs to my son in Maryland. I live in Massachusetts.I received six replies, from system is working right to a bad cluster. He replaced the cluster,ck all the fuse...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5246Y
thanks to everyone who offered help. we did find every egr port plugged except cyl #2. cleaned the egr ports, ltft still is higher on bank 2, but is not setting code.no more engine miss. Trouble codes: P0175 (rich bank 2).
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF17201
Thanks to all who responded.Turns out the EGR passages are Restricted.Partially cleaned and problem is gone.Need to convince customer needs intake cleaned out to fully correct this issue.Again Thanks to All!! Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient).
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation
Thanks for all the suggestions. There were many different ideas. After reading scanner and not finding anything abnormal started checking basics again. Pulled fuel filter it had been replaced sometime before and it was clean with no restriction. Checked air fi...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L 4wd lite/ ABS lite VIN: JNRDR07YX1
It was in fact the ABS module/controller that was bad, it cost a fortune but it fixed the problem. It also fixed the 4WD lite that was on. In this system the ABS is very important to the AWD/4WD system without one the other will not function properly. Thanks f...
1990 Other European SILVER-SPUR 6750CC check engine VIN: AZNO2A9LCX
disconnect battery can't turn off check engine light.
2004 Subaru Outback H6 35th Anniversary Edition 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4S3BH81504
i would like to thank andy from washington and micheal from nova scotia for pointing me in the right direction.we replaced cylinder #1 injector and did a fuel system flush. i was unable to duplicate the customers complaint but did notice a slight stumble under... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0302, P0305.
2002 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JTDDY38T72
I really appreciate the replies. As good advise would have it, it was indeed the coolant temp sensor. The times I had the scan tool hooked up it looked normal then the other day in the AM I hooked the scan tool up and it showed the vehicle was warmed up when i...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L bent valves VIN: 4T1BE32K33
checked all the basics has spark and injector pulse , performed a compession check and found no comp across the boards , remove valve cover and check to see if valves are bent, sure enough exhaust and intakes are bent question is why would a toyota of 03 vinta...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Starting VIN: WVWBC81E2S
found intermitten short in power circuit to ecm. thanks for the help.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWSB69MI2
good morning v.w. techs I finally got this car to start,but it quits right away.I found that the power supply relay and the relay beside it were hooked up backwards thus letting the fuel pump run with key off and power to the coil packs with the key off.So a...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1L55531S
Sorry to take so long to post this fix. Patrick [...] both hit this right even with the very limited info in my post. They both suggested that the thermostat was at fault. The thermostat fixed this vehicle, seems it was not running hot enoug...
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