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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP52K1V
I just picked up a 1997 Buick LeSabre, a family member getting rid of it because it runs rough. Took a quick look and saw coolant on the plenum, and a quick search on the web turned up all of the 3.8 Intake problems. One thing I came across was this kit from A... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire 2263 RPM 48MPH MAP 28.6 ECT 207 STFT 8.6 LTFT 10.2 Load 30.6 Closed Loop.)
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Air bag VIN: 3G5DB03E32
Got a Buick here giving me fits! Air bag codes B0026, driver frontal deployment loop open and code B0044 driver deployment loop stage 2 resistance high. Have ohm checked both stage 1 and stage 2 circuits at the sensing & diagnostic module pins C1 to C2 and A7 ...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1NGDUO6D1R
The van came in with a fuel leak so i went a head and replaced the fuel sender unit and the fuel pump for pm. About a day later the van came back bucking hestation and stalling. The check engine light was on with a random multiple missfire. I replaced the ignt... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L 2-1 shift VIN: 3C3EL45HOV
hi,guys I have this 97 chrysler sebring that runs great when cold.After 10 minutes it developes a very harsh (banging) 2-1 downshift.sounds like before downshifting to 1st it shift to reverse.also reverse is harsh when shifting from park or neutral.the rest is...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F6T
I am working on a 96 Ford F350 7.3 DIT. The engine will not start cold. If it is plugged in it will start. Temp cold is 30 degrees. This has had extensive repairs in the past and now as customer is loyal to us. 5 months ago vehicle was brought in with misfire ...
1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L brakes rotors & calipers VIN: 1HGED365XM
i replaced front brake checked the suspension balanced tires still shakes
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Suspension VIN: WDBDA29D2P
this gem has a clunk in the back when the transmission shifts. found the dampner between the trans and driveshaft worn. replaced it thinkking i had it but it still clunks in gear. put it on the lift and i can see the whole rear shifting when it shifts. there a...
1993 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L Delayed 1-2 shift VIN: JF1GF2447P
If you install the FWD fuse the car runs and shifts perfectly, really nicely. If you remove the fuse, 1-2 shift is very late and 2-3 slips very badly. Transmission #'s checkout with Subaru ([...]-G1) and rear diff #'s also checkout (VA1REE XA) I was SO su...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVILW5545T
Hello all This Volvo is a regular in our shop. We see it every 5000 miles for it's regular maintenance. Our customer ran over something in the road and broke her evap cannister in the LF fender area. We ordered a new one and installed it. After car left, we go... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap Emission Control)

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2002 Audi A4 1.8L engine noise VIN: WAULC68E52
The right fix was to replace the cam tensioner.Even very clean oil srceen at the old tensioner,and we're very certain that the car was well maintain.No sludge oil pressure in spec. Most of you were right.Special thanks to John and all of you who replied so qui...
2001 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L remote transmitter VIN: 1G6KY54951
thanks to everyone who took time to respond.i had to take veh.to dealer so they could program the remotes for this particular vehicle.in the past i have been able to program remotes on suburbans,tahoes and a few buicks without outside intervention but not this...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L Blower motor resistor VIN: 2B8GP74LX1
Thanks for all the responses. Many of you recommended replacing the blower motor which is what fixed the problem. We were able to R&R without removing the instrument panel so that was a plus as well. Again thanks all, I knew I could count on the best.
2001 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L No Start
even i have done a vacum test and it was ok when i removed the [...] i saw the cats were melted inside removed cats and car started rigth up thanks for all the replies
1997 Ford Mustang 4.6L Hydroboost
As I suspected the Hydro boost unit had failed. The pressure unit was leaking causing air to get into the system.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE69M02
Thanks for the help all. The cam chain on the back of the cyl head only had 15 rollers between the marks instead of the 16 required. Although all timing marks still lined up the chain adjuster assembly was moving the intake cam out of sync and causing an impro... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam sensor A CKT OBD II generic on Mac Mentor).
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