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1997 Acura RL 3.5L abs VIN: JH4KA9654V
Hello everyone, I have this acura that sets a high pressure code for the ABS system. The brakes work fine, the only complaint is the ABS light on. When the vehicle came in, the ABS modulator unit was leaking brake fluid. We know they have problems with these ...
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2GCDC14H7J
Help. This truck runs OK with the timing connector disconnected, which prohibits PCM control of timing. Of course, this turns on the check engine light. With base timing set to specs and pcm controlling timing, the vehicle will intermittantly ping, hesitate, b...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L engine dies VIN: 1C4GP64L8V
I need help on a 1997 town & country with a 3.8 in it. The vehicle will run fine maybe for half the day or it may die like you shut the key off 3 or 4 minutes after you start it. Usually at idle. It will start right back up without cycling the key and might ru... Trouble codes: P0340 (no cam signal to pcm), P0106
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, ?????????? VIN: 1B4GP44392
HELP!!! This one came in on the hook for a No-start. Customer states van has been running just fine and yesterday morning would not start. (1st really cold morning we've had here.)(about 38 deg overnight). So it was towed in. Van arrived and of course no start... Trouble codes: P1299
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAIP6246T
hello group car came in on hook...cust has already bought a fuel pump..tell me how much to install it...i told him i need to check vehicle out first. fuel pressure is within specs n holding and im gettin a injector pulse. i checked for codes and had a random m... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTNW21L83
customer concern is a low speed growl. you wont hear the noise above 25 mph. it is noticable when taking off or slowing down. the inner spindle bearing was not dry or damaged. noise is hard to hear on hoist. almost sounds like brakes are draging a little or ru...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L seat heaters VIN: 5GRGN23U03
We have this hummy that all intermitently will turn on the drivers side seat heater with out touching switch .At times the temp will go up and down. while watching tech 2 found that the data showes that switch was inactive yet seat module changes temp up and d...
1997 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L 3-4 shift VIN: KMHVF24N8V
have this vehicle came in limp-mode 3rd gear. dtc p0733 as per repair fixed posts replaced both pusle generators as they come that way. vehicle still has same affect. dtc p0733 comes back. not a transmission repair facility but a regular customer. need some in...
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L No Start VIN: KMHWF35V01
hello everyone, we have a problem with this hyundai. vehicle has an intermittent extended crank. get vehicle to operating tempratures and shutt off 10-15 minuets later the vehicle has an extended crank. vehicle originally had a po560 we replaced battery vehicl... Trouble codes: P0560
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L cooling VIN: 1J4EX58S5T
this vehicle has given us a real head ache and we need help we sent this vehicle out after we replaced the head gasket because it was leaking into a cylinder ran good for about two week then the coustomer said they have to keep filling the sysem with coo...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L heater
i have been working on this care for few days,i have replaced heater core aswell as replaced thermostat also flushed cooling sytem,and flushed engine block,but still dont have any heat any help would be appreciated.
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8AR05Y5V
Ok here goes I am working on a 97 Pathfinder that seems to have a interment to start problem after a hot soak. Two weeks ago we installed a new timeing belt, and MAF sensor. Custmer said that if the truck sits for 10 mintues after driving it for more then an h...
1996 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 16HDT13W9T
At this time engine surges at idle, engine is rough at idle. Mifire counters show cylinders 1,3 & 5 misfireing at idle. As soon as throttle is moved off of idle misfired disappear, surge disappears and engine vacuum climbs to a normal 18-19 in HG. I have perfo... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfires)
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Heater blower motor and day time running lights VIN: 1G2WP52K4V
When blower switch is set to blower speed settings 1 thru 4 blower motor inop and auto head lights inop. When blower is turned onto high blower will operate and the day time running lights will operate. when the fan is off the DRL will work. I have checked the...
1998 Saturn SW2 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, hard to start VIN: 1G8ZK8278W
Vehicle is cranking and idles high ,at 1140,can't bring down,checked for vac leaks with propain,STFT is stuck on negative 50%,air fuel ratio is on 13.6 to 1.When it sits the fuel pressure gauge will drop fast with key on and has to have trottle floored to star...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L drivers' window VIN: WAULC68E72
Sorry it took so long to close this one, but I did not get the car back here until yesterday. I took the door panel off, and inspected the window regulator and the window guides. Nothing broken, nothing binding, and nothing obvious. I suspect an electrical...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Suspension VIN: 1G6KD5ZBXR
found ipc faulty . was generating error message with no input from the ride control computer .ride computer was previously bypassed.
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L 2nd gear & 3rd gear VIN: 1G1YY2383L
ok well it wasn't a easy fix but its done. evedently someone else was in and cleaned out the pan because i seen no metal in the pan when i droped it but when i took it apart what a mess. oneway sprag was broken and i found the wrong govener in the trans also t...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L Misfire VIN: 2G1WN52M8T
thanks to everyone for your great ideas to solve the problem. the customer has not returned with the same problem so I can only assume that I may have installed bad spark plugs two times in a row.thanks to all for your time. Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L headlights VIN: 1GNCT18W1V
vehicle still did not return to friends shop, so i will close with the info received, and add when repaired. tracy states drm located next center console/drivers side section of dash close to firewall. 8 pin black connector which looks as follows: with connect...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L limp mode only after warm VIN: 3C3EL45X3T
Thanks to all that replied - I cleaned the shift solonoids and speed sensors and let it go = customer tells me that all is ell - thanks again!
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L misfire VIN: 1FTEF15YXT
Thanks to all. I used my 2500 scanner before to access mode 6 on a different vehicle, and it is great to know that only some 97 and later Fords allow this! Thanks to all who took time to reply, especially the one very detailed response on accesssing mode 6 wit...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
Thanks to all guys that replied, Joe & Tom were right, I had siezed divertor valves, Installed 2 new valves & is know working properly,, Thanks for the help, Brian Trouble codes: P0411.
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU62E71
thanks to all who reply. this vehicle has been a little tricky because when you turn off the ignition sw and quickly turn on the problem gone. so I eliminate the fuel pump as the problem. but some of you asked me for the gas pressure so I hooked my gauge and n...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNW21P43
Thanks for all of the replies that I got on this one. First of all, I just wanted to say that this truck is a logging crew truck, and has been severely abused and neglected. It had multiple problems. They said that they had been riding with oil in the coolant ...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Power Sliding Door VIN: 2HKRL18672
Thanks to all who helped. I started with rudy's advise on checking the blu/yel at master switch. All ok. I spoke with honda tech line and they advised to check cu inputs again and look for double inputs. well when the door was acting up I found the inner door ...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Good morning everybody The customer decided to take this vehicle to a dealer.Semyon [...] suggested head gasket, I suggested this to the customer and he said he had been adding water to the vehicle.But he didnt want to hear about head gasket so he took it ...
1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G2NE14N8P
after 2 weeks of this vehicle in our shop we decided to punt. we have at least 30 man hours in this vehicle. everybodys help was great checked everything at least 3 times. we even brought in a gm dealer mechanic that said he'd seen it all and caan't explain th...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G2NE52T3T
Hey everyone, sorry it took so long to close this. HAven't been able to fix this car yet. It is a trade in and the boss doesn't want to spend too much more money on it..or tie up a stall. I did do a little further testing and found one leaky injectior we chang...
2005 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Dask lights & starter VIN: 1G2NE52E45
Well guys I still don't know if this one is 100% fixed or not. I changed the ignition switch and the car acted fixed. But then a a bunch of starts the car quit working again. I had a coud U1000 & B1369 one was loss of communication the other was ignition 0 inp...
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3ED88E81
First I would like to thank everyone for their help with this problem. Yes, you can reseal the cover with the engine in the car. It is, however, quite difficult and time consuming. Justin [...] suggested removing the engine, as he has lots of experience with...
2002 Saturn SC1 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZN12832
i put saturn plugs and wires in it and haven't heard from her yet. its been 2wks. when we first did tune up we used after market parts. i read on iatn somewhere to use oem on saturn cars. thanx to all who helped me. Trouble codes: P0300.
1996 Suzuki X-90 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3LB11S1V
replaced the check egr selinoid,its gone for now this vehicle is very hard to get moniters to run,told them to come by next week to look at it and see if they have run,checked converter back pressure,sealed up donuts on exhaust,done a tune up and shpped it for... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr insuf flow).
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L steering VIN: 4T1GK13EDR
thanks everyone who replied we ended up putting 3 more after market pumps in then tryed a different source for the pump and first one fixed the problem sorry so long to putt a fix now on we are going with oe pumps.
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