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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L shifting all gears
Hi Friends, This truck came to me from a local trans shop who rebuilt the transmission. Using a scan tool the trans operates fine, without the scan tool it jerks, shifts hard and drives like a pile of you know what. I've Checked and rechecked the common patter...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L trans interlock VIN: GNFK16Z23G
My friend's son has been mean to his Suburban. Seems he was angry because he was not allowed to drive it and pulled the gearshift on the column down with the ignition locked. Then he found that the key was jambed and would not turn. I pulled the ingition cover...
2000 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AU52NXY
chrysler guru, i have a customer who recently had his rear cat. change (between flex pipe assembly & exhaust pipe)from a exhaust shop that guaranteed him he would pass emission,not! well anyway i am trying to help him out,without second guessing which conver... Trouble codes: P0420, P0432
1998 Daewoo Nubira 2.0L Oil pump VIN: KLAJF35ZEX
Customer advised oil light came on so they bought a 5 litre pack of oil and tipped half in to get home. Light came on again so they tipped in the rest (more's better!). Light still came on so they called me and I arranged a tow truck. Whe we started it the lig...
1987 Ford F-250 Custom 4.9L cold start VIN: 2FTEF26Y7H
The truck is hard to start cold. Crank it over and over, with foot on or off the pedal, then shut the key off, turn key on and crank. The engine starts imediately and runs perfect. Has anyone come across this?
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Valve Lash Adjusters VIN: 1FMBU34E81
It's hitting on all six cyls. but way over fueling, vacuum only 8-10 in., will not idle (requires 1/3rd throttle to stay running, no codes, all sensors within parameters and no vacuum leaks. I did a leak down test to the cylinders just in case I bent valves fr...
1996 Geo Metro 1.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 2C1MR299T6
Hi all i have this metro that has a code P0705. I ran a complete analysis of this code, but yet the vehicle pulls of in limp mode. If i shift it manually it will run through all the gears. I tested PCM 22-pin harness connector terminal 15, while moving through...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L water pump VIN: 1GKDT13S12
hi, with replacement pump in hand it appears that the threads of the fan clutch are normal. I have not been successful at removing the fan clutch and looking for suggestions. I have heated the coupler and still no go. i am using the recommended tool to hold t...
1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1P3EJ46X0V
Hello. I need some help with a breeze failing emissions inspection.The car is running rich off idle. adapt LT trim is -12% and oxygen sensor stuck high off idle approx: 840 mv. O2 will switch at idle or if forced lean. All sensors seem to be within spec. Fuel ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L No Start VIN: 1G1FP23F4M
thanks to all that replied - i measured resistance of key & inserted it in the harness under the steering column. vehicle starts everytime so far. thanks again kurt
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1BL52P0T
I have to close this help request due to running out of time. The car is not fixed. I thank every one for helping out. We tried every ones suggestions and more. Thanks again for all the help. I apologize we could not get this fixed.
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G1ND52T6V
Thanks to all who replied.The customer took the vehicle and has not brought it back. I don't think I did a very good job of explaining the problem concerning the difference in rpm data between the scan tool data and the instrument cluster tach.The tach was s... Trouble codes: 507 (idle high).
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCJC39G32
Hi everyone. Thank you so much for all the helpful replies. The company that owns this vehicle has not decided what to do with it. A few of you suggested that it might be a plugged cat, which I eliminated as a possibility by dropping the exhaust with no change... Trouble codes: P0300.
1992 Eagle Summit 2.4L limp mode VIN: JE3CW50W5N
The car still not fixed. The tcm was rebuilt, A used tcm and trans was installed with same concern. Trans shop still looking at inputs etc. Thank for the replies.
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start
Most said that odb11 started in cars in 1996.A few said it might have it and one said he has same car and its there.Looked again and sure enough it was there,in back pointing the wrong way.. thanks for all the help dave
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L torque convertor VIN: WVWBP21J21
as mentioned earlier, this is my own personal car...my wife has been driving the car every day for the past month wereas the converter lockup will work for 2-3 days with no check engine light and then won't work for 2 weeks with a check engine light on...I dro...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSP69M52
Thanks for the replies. This vehicle uses a glow plug triggering control module under the plenum, looks like a relay, and after talking w/ dealer, does not have an update to it or the wiring harness. As noted before, there where no codes (should have been) but...
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