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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L Steering Wheel
Vehicle came in for a steering wheel shake. At all speeds, accel or decel does not effect. Comes on at slower speeds (15 mph) on up and gradually gets better, but NEVER goes away. I rebalanced the wheels, test drove. Shake still there. Rotated tires, no effe...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHB62080
Hi this is a plea to all the BMW tecs.. This BMw came in with a cold start fault. It has good fuel presure and there are no codes when I scan the car.. When you go to start it when cold It will start but bearly run and keeps stalling When you let go of the key...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Stall VIN: 1G6CD5331L
This is a re=post. Car is acting up more frequently now, stalls, restarts ok, but have not looked at it yet, have not read codes. It went months after FIX was posted without stalling, then stalled 3 times in one day, back in May 2006, then went several more mo...
1991 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS14A5M
This truck scratching my head and pulling out what hair I have left. This is a long time customer and this is his work truck. Normal accel on take off, at 45 mph the engine starts missing and the truck losses power. We started with the basics, spark plugs and ...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L dead battery VIN: 3GNEK13T52
Good day people. I have this Avalanche with a parasitic draw on the system of approx. 300 mili amps. I let it time out for 20 minutes and the draw is still there. I have determine that the inadvert power relay control side is staying energized. This is control...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H8S
Vehicle has injector pulse & spark. RPM signal , ok. Crankshaft position sensor replaced a few months ago. At one point injector pulse seemed to drop out when cranking, but after seemed , ok. Suspect ignition spark to be weak, but that is one of those things t...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L p.s pump VIN: 2C8GP64L31
This vehicle came in with a noise complaint and also a leak.Both were coming from the p.s. pump.I replaced the pump but the noise is still there.The odd part is it will only do it when the van has sat and got cold and only for about a minute.When it runs for a...
1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Transmission VIN: 24TJW35MXK
HI Guys, Happy Turkey Day!! I have a few minutes and thought I'd ask about one thats in the shop waiting for me. LOL I don't do transmission work but the customer asked to take a look. The truck runs and rides good but it seems to go through the gears so fa...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L O D light VIN: 2FMZA52464
HI all.. My buddy brought me his Windstar, saying the O D indicator light was flickering off an on at random, and getting worse all the time. He asked me to change the fluid and filter. We did. He reports that the light still flickers once in a while: no speci...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GTEK19R5W
Hello everyone, I'VE GOT A WIERD ONE. This truck runs beautiful. The performance is great, idles great, shifts good, tje only promblem won't pass the gas station. My 4 gas analizer is down at the moment, but fuel pressure great and can't find anything wrong. o...
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEK19T5X
This Vehicle has bee intermittantly not starting, he has an aftermarket command start which we unplugged. Still would not start intermittantly, so after reading the fix data base we replace the lock cylinder and passlock sensor, did a relearn and sent him on h... Trouble codes: B2960 (Passlock sensor data incorrect), P1631 (Theft Deterant enable switch not correct)
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L engagement VIN: 1YVGE22C5S
The customer brought this car in with trans problem. when you put the car in gear it will not ingage in gear if the switch is in overdrive. Take it out of overdrive and it will drop in gear,put back in overdrive and will drop out of gear. Does anyone have any ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L heater VIN: WDBUF65J63
I have no heat out of vents. Coolant hoses are hot in and out of core ,aux water pump is working, vents work. A c works . this is as far as I got wed ,its waiting for me friday after holiday. I do not have a way to access body codes. Happy Thanks giving to all...
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L abs VIN: 4M2DV1115V
vehicle came in with front brakes locking both front wheels,i verified the complaint and the vehicle occasionaly did lock or stick frony brakes.both front brake hoses and calipers have been replaced along with the master cylinder. all wheels have been bled no ...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D01
hello i start this car up and instantly it sets po100.will not rev up seems like rev limiter is coming in. changed maf lasted 1 day and came back.i and my partner have been through the wiring several times and all seems looks okay no water intrus... Trouble codes: P0100
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 1G3AJ55M3T
Wow I need to type this?? This car had a Motor {jasper} eng. replacement done. All elect. and fuel transposed over. After 2,500 miles put on the car it delevloped A, what I would call a fuel starving/ Cat blockage effect.Fuel psi 40 at idle, 45-48 underload. V...
1998 Saturn SC2 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 1G3N5SJ707
this darned saturn came back with a bad oil leak,,,it appears to be comming from the cyl head area[right front],car runs great,,im going to try to retorque the cyl head on fri..any other ideas would truly appreciated,,thanks in advance ,happy thanks giving dou...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA61H4W
Check engine light on at all times. Code 00545 (VW code) have not found the equivalent code on OBD as my information system is down. Clear trouble code and check engine light comes back aftter a few minutes of running. Have checked por the normal problematic s... Trouble codes: 00545 (Engine/Transmission electrical connection short to ground)
2003 Volvo XC90 2.5L Final Drive/Transmission VIN: YV1CM59H43
Customer is due to have tires replaced on front of vehicle (235/65 17). I have been advised by Volvo dealer that ALL tires must be replaced at the same time or damage may occur to the transmission/final drive. I have found no additional info on this and would ...
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.5L turbo VIN: YV1CZ91HX3
found oil in intercooler and is saturating hoses, dealear said something about gaskets but was not specific. anyone with any experiance with this concern would be helpfull

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1997 Acura RL 3.5L abs VIN: JH4KA9654V
Hello all, Happy thanksgiving!!! Well, this beast is not finished yet but I wanted to post a fix. Many replies stated there is a TSB for this condition that involves removing hydralic unit and retorquing the bolts on the underside. I searched Mitchell and fo...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L Water Outlet Housing VIN: 1C3EL46R02
Almost every Tech hit the nail on the head! Customer has now taken vehicle back and told me that the new part was too expensive for he crazy glued the leaking insert and I guess the leak has stopped for now. Thanks again for all the excellent informat...
1994 Dodge Spirit 2.5L Ign Swt VIN: 3B3AA6K9RT
HI Guys, Thanks for the replies. This problem seemed to correct itself after driving it a while. After starting up it would not shut off with the key unless you flipped it off and on for a few seconds. After I drove it for a few miles, about 10 miles, it...
1997 Ford F-250 5.8L harsh shif VIN: 3FTHFZ6H6V
Hello, it was the PCM, as some had suspected. Others said to check for shifter position switch, speedo head , vacuum leaks, and general wiring issues. this is a E40D tranny, which I failed to mention in my post. I tried to disconnect battery and short cable en...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSX31PX3
may have fixed vehicle cleaned egr port and valve prob has yet to return, hopefully prob solved thanks all!!
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L full lock vibration moving slowly forwards VIN: 2002364535
thanks guys..a diff flush did the trick and all is well with said Honda CRV :)
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L longer crank time VIN: KMHWF35H92
the car is fixed! the problem as many replies stated is that the fuel pressur regulator was leaking. from what many replies said this is a common problem with these cars. iatn is great keep up the good work!
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SALJY1248V
BIG thanks to all who responded! There were several thought-provoking ideas from guys who obviously work on these all day long. Frankly, I think the fix here is bizarre. First I cleaned the hot wire on the MAFS (even though I never really suspected it). I th... Trouble codes: 1316 (excess emissions misfire fault).
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Vehicle heating VIN: 1N4BU31D6V
I want to thank everyone that offered help. The fix is that either there was a restriction or an air pocket in the cooling system. I am not sure wich exactly cured it as I back flushed the heater hose and performed several procedures to purge the air. Here is ...
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