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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for December 2, 2006
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Help Request Answers
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52JXY
hi guys, i am having a bit of trouble with this buick. the customer brought the vehcicle in and set up an appointment for some routine maintenance.i was not told of any running problems when he dropped it off.after a quick test drive with no problems found i ... Trouble codes: P0303
1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L compressor VIN: 1G1JC544XP
I rebuilt the engine at 200,000 and I replaced the air conditioning compressor at 350,000. At 360,000 the bolts that hold the compressor bracket broke, the compressor was not locked up. Why would the bolts brake?
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L abs VIN: 1GNDT13W2S
abs light comes on after 7-10 mph. has code c1251. i have mitchell on demand. does anyone have a flowchart for this code? thank you.
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LS 6.0L Starting VIN: 3GNGK26U44
Hi everybody, i have this suburban 2004 model almost brand new only 297 miles the car will start and dies immediately, the electric windows & central lock are not working too, i tested engine for codes and found two: P0622 Generator F-terminal circuit, P1626 t...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L instrument cluster VIN: 1B7KF23ZY9
Hi folks. this one came in with the instrument panel inop. gaaueges did not work the warning lights were on and did not go off.checked pcm for codes found p1867 no communication from mic bus. checked the data lines from pcm to dash,circuits were good.ran the d...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on, Tachometer VIN: 3D7KA28C33
Good Morning everyone, got a puzzling one here for you Chrysler Techs. This truck was brought to me from another repair facility with a tachometer complaint. When the truck is idling, the tachometer shows the correct RPM’s, but it consistently drops down and t... Trouble codes: 340 (Cam Sensor Signal)
2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L gauges VIN: 1FMCU93123
When hitting the gas the car will stumble a slight bit and all the gauges on the dash will go crazy and all the dash lights will go out. I've tested battery, alternator, instrument cluster, cluster wiring, fuse box connections, fuses box wiring, and basically ...
1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L just niose VIN: 1GH1548765
it has a lifter/valve tick i did do compession test when i bought all were cly.good with in spects. car runs great starts great.but some time this tick come and it sound like it needs a vavle agjustment. but there is no vavle adjustment .ive changed oil twice ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L door locks VIN: WDBG23WYTN
hi guys have a benz with inferred door locks. mitchell has little info on this system. can pull up diagram for a 400 e. not sure if this the same. could anybody help me gat some diagnostic info on this one. door locks do not work with the key fab or the switch...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBJF20F5T
greetings, i was just handed this problem from another shop, vehicle stalls when cold. i was told that they replace glow plug relay located on the inner fender well, and all the fuel filters. i did notice some fule leakage at the injection pump lines going int... Trouble codes: P1480 (preglow control), P1520 (cruise control switch)
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L alternator VIN: JN8AR05Y0X
hi guys I hoping for a bit of a miracle on this one.truck got towed in and customer says the truck lost electrical power and died.did avr test found alternator not charging,checked power to main wire and it is present.replaced alt and yup you guessed it still ...
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52K2T
hello fellow techs. i am scratching my head on this one. this car came into my shop with several different codes. i had found that the up and downstream o2 sensors were bad and the maf sensor. the car would stall out at idle and run rough. i fixed the sensors ... Trouble codes: P0102
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA299OT
This one is getting the best of me. It came in with mil light on. It had seven faults ( 62, 55, 53, 52, 51, 8 ) cylinder misfire emissions- relevant. I found that engine harness was detoriating and the dealer replaced it under warranty, the sparkplugs look ok ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWRC29M7Y
hello everybody, need help! this car came in with heater core leaking, owner says check ac, hasnt worked for awhile. compressor comes on but no cooling and no noise. put ac machine on it, readings 55-60 lbs low, 60-70 lbs hi, so i recover to check charge weigh...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No start VIN: YV1LS5503P
Hi, to all Volvo techs. We have servicing this car for the last 3 years, and everything went super. But, until last month, it stall at customer's home and never wake up. We towed it to our garage and customer asked us to change timing belt and service the cycl...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, NO PCM COMMUNICATION VIN: 1G4HP52L1R
THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT REPLIES!! To all who wrote, REPLACE THE ECM, You were right. A new ECM solved the problem. Thanks again for taking the time to respond. Mark
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L0S
Well it is always good to have a second opinion, and Bill from Ohio,Frank from B.C.,and Bill from Arkansas confirmed my suspicions about the PCM. Replaced the computer and all is well. Thanks to all that replied.. mike. Trouble codes: P0341 (cam/crank error).
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCNCR2345
the other shop reccommended that oe cat be put on. they never came back for a retest so do not know if that took care of it or not
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Exhaust Smell in car VIN: 2FAFP71W83
I got lots of replies. Was reminded to verify the complaint and to smoke exhaust cold. Ckeck for broken exhaust manifold bolts or leaking gaskets, some leak worse cold. Also oil leaks on exhaust, might be smelling that. Cop said it didn't smell like burning oi...
1994 Geo Prizm 1.6L radio VIN: 1Y1SK538RZ
well I took car to very big G.M. dealer & the part's dept & service department could'nt get it unlocked. They recommend sending it to radio repair shop. they new how to acess code if you could unlock it. I auctioned car. thank's for trying to help.
2001 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L water pump VIN: 1GKDM19W11
Thank's for all your reply, we replaced the water pump and the gasket with an oem water pump. Since then everything is ok. First time I had something like that. this is a suggestion from a few of you. tank again.
1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4G258Y1R
Thank you for your time, and answers. This customer is the perfect example why most of us don't install customer supplied parts. I will still do so for some but not with out them signing a waiver that another member of IATN had posted that covers all the bases...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L abs VIN: 4M2DV1115V
thanks for all the help and replies,i checked and flushed the brake fluid and confirmed the rear brakes where operating fine.when the vehicle was locking the front brakes i loosened the 2 nuts on the master cylinder and the brakes unlocked.a faulty brake boost...
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais S 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 1G3NF54U3L
sorry guys take me to long to close this problem but I had some other cars tearing apart. waiting . thank you to all you replies thank you gerry from michigan. changing spark plugs and re-route wires fix this issue.thanks agian to all asta la vista bennie
1999 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G3HN52K1X
Well this one seems to be fixed as far as the stalling is concerned. It still runs rich at idle. I have no reason for it and it is not affecting the idle and cust. didn't care. I did recieve alot of good replies on the stalling issue and I thank everyone for t... Trouble codes: P0122 (p1107-), P1107 (p1122-), P1122 (testing and results).
1993 Plymouth Acclaim 3.0L all dash gauges VIN: 1P3XA4632P
customer needed vehicle back to go home, lives 1/2 hr away. after letting the vehicle sit in a warm dry shop for four hours, the car corrected itself. I'm suspecting a wet connection somewhere. The dash grounds were good. Customer will contact us on monday if ...
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