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1992 Chevrolet Lumina 2.5L Charge Light On VIN: 2G1WL54R4N
Hi fellow techs we are stumped. We have a charge light on in dash and when testing the alternator it shows to be overcharging. Also the transmission shifts by governor when light is on. We did the tests listed. Any help would be much apprieciated.
2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GNBJ18C6Y
confused in alberta. the vehicle is hard starting cold runs rough cold.. vehicle starts even harder and runs worse and will almost stall when it is up to temp or hot.190 192 deg. f. maf 7.38 g/s cold hot 4.45 g/s o2s1 780 mv. cold 95 to 780 mv hot and is switc...
1992 Dodge B250 3.9L Oil dip stick tube VIN: 2B7HB21X1N
This van was brought in with a blown engine. The customer had noted the dipstick tube was broken at the attaching clip. Chrysler no longer services this tube and according to my dealer, it only fits 92-93 V6s. The dipstick itself is still available. Any ideas?
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L instrument cluster VIN: 1B4GP25RX1
Hello. Thanks for taking the time to read this. This 01 van starts and runs fine. About 3 seconds after the ignition is switched on, the instrument cluster begins to act up. The fuel gage will drop to E, the low fuel light will begin to flicker, the door ajar...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1D7HA18N43
On the first visit owner stated had plugs replaced at another location and didn't fix the problem. His complaint is that it stalls. On the first visit I couldn't make it stall but it did hesitate one time. Removed a plug and it was a Autolite platnium, removed...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L transfer case VIN: 1D7HV18D24
This truck came in with a customer complaint, of whine/howl at 30-50 mph only when on the throttle,or under a load. I test drove the vehicle to verify the customer complaint. The noise is very pronounced, but I can't really pinpoint the noise. It sounds as if ...
1997 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L MIL Lamp on, P1390 VIN: 4E3AK44Y9V
Hi eagle/Chrysler techs this vehicle failed inspection for the check engine light on, It runs fine. It has a code P1390 (timing belt off 1 or more teeth) We removed the timing cover, inspected the belt and all marks were lined up, removed both cam gears and ch... Trouble codes: P1390 (Timing belt skiped one tooth or more)
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L pats? VIN: 1FTYR14U3X
got this truck today. towed in, quit while driving. will not restart. can only get one code u1262, scp bus communication fault. did all tests from mitchell, the only failure is the pwr gnd circuit continuity. has approx. 29 ohms resistance to the ground. i jum...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FAFP42X7X
Hello fellow techs, This is a good one, at least we can get the problem to occur. Symptoms: While driving vehicle at any speed spedo drops out intermittently sometimes cuts out completely. This in turn causes surging and upshift problem, also overdrive ligh... Trouble codes: P0721, P0340
1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L no start VIN: 1GKDT13W8S
This vehicle stopped running in my lot. Customer came with it stating it stopped running when his son was driving, he got it started and came by. It was missing and running terrible and then stopped. I have checked the crank sensor, distributor cap adn rotor. ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L body VIN: SAJDA01D6Y
I have a 2000 Jag S-Type, after the engine has had sufficient time to warm up an intermittant groan can be heard in the engine compartment, and espically in the passenger compartment. It sounds similar to a power steering pump that is either bad or low on flui...
2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L skreem VIN: 1J4GL58K66
Hey guys. Thanks in advance for any help. This Liberty came to me from another tech who ran out of ideas. It originally came in for a PCM flash and during the flash procedure, the StarScan froze up and the PCM programming was lost. At that time, a new PCM was ...
1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L no 2nd or 4th VIN: JM3LV5233P
this is my own van and have been trying to figure out whether or not to replace or repair the trans. what i've got is the trans holds 1st gear way to long and shifts directly into third. it seems to also miss forth and right to lock-up. is it the 1-2 accumulat...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L heating VIN: 1231501200
theris no heat at all no infomation in alldata ,maybe bad servo but i don`t know how to check ? any help ,thank you
1990 Nissan skyline 3.0L clutch
Can anyone direct me to an aftermarket clutch supplier for this vehicle-preferrably in north america-as i have exhausted my own resources.much thanks for reading this and any advise offered
2002 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N6MD29Y12
Hello, I have a 2002 Nissan Frontier Supercharged which exibits a 'fish-bite' hesitation anywhere from part-throttle to WOT acceleration. This does not present as a full misfire, but an 'itchy' feeling like a fish-bite. Fuel pressure is good, and the truck has...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1N4AL11D72
execive oil consumption, 1 quart every 500 milles. Call dealer to check recall history, no pending recalls. Valve cover have no craks and no update part , pcv have been replace. No diference in oil consumption. please help
1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L hydrulic shock rear VIN: SCAZNO2A8K
one of the shoks in the back is leaking i nerer change them befor they are expensive delar told me they are two section ,shock and the pice in the top of it and either one can be leaking any help,thank you
1989 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP14W1K
The car was brought to us with a new IAC installed and running poorly and stalling. Had 3 codes 33 44 and 35. 33 is high map voltage 44 is lean condition. and 35 is Iac problem. Found o2 sensor broken installed new o2 sensor and new spark plugs. Cleared codes ... Trouble codes: 33 (MAP voltage is high)
1983 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Oil Pressure Light VIN: WP0EA0913D
Oil pressure Warning light flickers on and off even though gauge reads 1.5 bar and above. I am aware that manual says oil light may come on at idle when engine is warm normally. However this acts more like a defective oil pressure switch. Looked for oil pressu...
2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L axle seal VIN: JT4HN86R74
hi tech please help me how to replace axle seal is leaking to rear brake shoes checked with alldata has hard time has no idea for labor time and how to get axle shaft out thank you
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H0T
I must be missing something. I initially checked this car for spark and fuel. I found I had fuel pressure, power to the injectors and a pulse from the injectors. I found no spark to the plugs or out of the coil. Inspecting the coil visually I found several cra...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs module VIN: WVWMD23B2Y
I've got a 2000 VW Passat with ATQ 2.8L V6. I replaced the Abs Control Module for a no communication problem with a new unit from the VW dealer. The Bosch number on the control unit is 0 273 004 358. My problem is after replacing the module, I cant get my logi...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L instrument cluster VIN: WBACB4320S
Hi you all and thanks for all your help, the problem is a shorted EWS. Someone must have been having problems with this unit the starter wires at the EWS have been cut and butted together, we took the unit out and this car starts fine so the customer took the ...
1964 Chevrolet 1/2 ton truk 350CID Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4C154S1187
Okay, here was the problem. The crank shaft sprocket was put on with the timing mark to the inside. I had this crank shaft inspected and cleaned up by a machine shop and did not realize that the sprocket was so. I pulled the sprocket, pressed it on, aligned th...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Starting VIN: 2G1WF55E41
thanks to all who responded to this request. sorry i haven't answerd sooner. we live in a small town and the tech who would program the bcm was on vacation. we replaced the bcm, had it programed and it works great. thanks again for the help. david [...]
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGG25R12
Hi Tech's. Thank you to all 8 that replied, this problem is not fixed but we did find the problem. I just can not Believe I was beat up by a Chevy 5.7 Well here's my story. From my first posting you can see how many test we have run, sense then I Installed a r... Trouble codes: P0335, P0300.
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HC12Y7Y
well, as it turned out-we did have injector pulse and spark-we just had it at the wrong time-we checked dist. phasing and we were 180 degrees out of phase-reset dist. and it fired right up-thanx brian
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTJW36F1V
While running the truck with the scanner attached, I decided to run the RPM's up against the governor in hopes to purge the air from the injection system whem the o/d light starting flashing.A code appeared indicating a VSS curcuit/sensor fault. I thought th...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Wiring VIN: 3FAKP1135X
Vehicle Fixed at last, found 25amp fuse in tail light circut put proper fuse in and 'pop' found short in right rear harness. repaired short but still had power to ignition in off position. removed fuse box and relay box and found wires melted together there, r...
1990 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Electronic VIN: JNKNG01C0L
sorry it took so long to close the customer never returned to follow up the repair, thanx for all the replies, i suspect there was an open inthe wiring inside the car.
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L water pump VIN: 4S2CCM58W2
Most replies mentioned the head gaskets installed incorrectly, but turns out there was a slight coolant leak from an o-ring in the V of the block. It was never removed, but must have been disturbed enough that it began to leak. Also the drain for the V was plu...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Stays in 3rd gear VIN: SAJHX1741R
Thanks to all that replied. It seems that the TPS is the most common item to cause the kind of problem we were having, and the transmission ECM relay is also a common source of failure. In our quest to solve this problem, we checked the power source to the ECM...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L wipers VIN: SAJKN674XT
Thanks Jesse,Monte,and Kent,you naild it,it was a broken wire in the steering collum where it moves in and out,repair wiring and al is good Thanks Ralph
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD68S5Y
First let me thank all of you that replied. I went back into shop key and looked under a different code PO120 that gave me a starting point with voltages. Then I went to the TPS sensor and recorded the voltages on the def. piece this gave me enough to get the ... Trouble codes: P0121.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L High idle VIN: WDBEA30D7K
Thanks to all who replied. It turns the guy at the tech line was wrong. The idle should drop to base idle with the air valve disconnected. The idle is controled by the idle switch,coolant sensor,decel switch,air flow sensor and the computer. The problem was th...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Starting VIN: WDB2200701
The only solution was to get a new key from dealer. They ask for car registration, id and tittle copy. Customer agree to pay for new at 380.00 dollars. What I do not understand is such a car with kind of failure. Key was not dropped of battery charge used. I t...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L ignition VIN: 4A3AJ56G3S
Thanks to all who helped guiding me through this problem. Customer had this car looked by another tech; and he replaced the igniter inside the distributor and still wouldn't turn over and finally I replaced the oem distributor, in this case he didn't h...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA29M5Y
The fix was a coil pack. I could not pick up the miss on the scope but I read an article later on checking the primary circuit with a lab scope and finding an irregular signal. I got another jetta in the shop and did a coil swap and cleared it right up. Too ma... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire 2), P0303 (misfire 3).
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