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1982 Chevrolet C20 Custom 6.2L No Start VIN: 2GCGC24J3C
Vehicle was turned off to fill fuel tank and would not restart. checked all glow plugs and they are good. checked fuel shut off and it is receiving power with key on. Pressurized fuel tank (with shop air) and fuel flows with no air bubbles to injector pump, I ...
1990 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNCT1823L
This vehicle has intermitant symtoms. About 60% of the time it will run poor,bog on accelleration+lose power on hills. Idle fluctuates and almost stalls. Besides the new cat and o2 sensor from another shop we have replaced throttle body with a rebuilt unit and...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBEA92E9P
Car has been back several times. Now over the holiday break I'm working on it. Car has wire harness cracking. Car has new Over voltage protection relay. Car has spark. Car has NO INJECTOR PULSE, on Waveform viewer the line is flat at battery voltage, once lin...
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Engine Removal VIN: M3RM575549
Got this vehicle not running and previously diagnosed needing head gaskets. Replaced gaskets and got engine running to find it was run to long with water in the engine and has a rod knock. The motor manual instructions for engine removal is to drop the engine ...

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNET16S23
Thanks for the imput. Reflashed the PCM. Two weeks have passed and all is well. Merry Christmas to all. Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich condition).
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L valve train VIN: 1GCHK23265
thanks to all who replied. replaced #5 intake rocker arm, was worn bad on bottom side. i believe this engine has been apart & intake valve bridge was installed backwards causing side wear on rocker arm. thanks again, merry christmas.
2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L Monitors won't run VIN: 1C3EL56R24
After yet another non-productive trip to the dealer, I called the dealer to ask why the cat and 02 monitors would run after the enable criteria were met (as shown on the DRB 3 monitor pretest screen) but the PCM wouldn't recognize them as run. The service advi...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U8V
AS always thank you all hor the advice and info. Cam and crank sensors were good and signals were present at the computer. In this case it was the pcm not sending any output if you cranked the car immediatly from the off position. New pcm fixed the problem and...
2003 Honda jazz 1.3L Surge VIN: JHMGD38503
I couldn't repair the jazz, so the vehicle was sent to the dealer apparenty the honda tool could reset the gearbox Haven't heard from the customer since.
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJNX2748T
Hi gents, Thank you for all the replies, in the end the vehicle is getting a aftermarket ecu fitted, no luck with any parts. Sorry about the delay.
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L whole vehicle VIN: 46WL184524
Thanks All. The Customer is still driving without the front prop shaft, lucky there has been no snow. When He does come back in, I will be pulling apart the front differential to see what is going on. Happy Holidays Everyone ken
1987 Lincoln Continental 5.0L dash illuminatio VIN: 1LNBM97FXH
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. A special thank you to all that responded and to those who took time to read my request. I was not able to fix this one because the customer pulled the plug when I recomended pulling the dash to look for pinched wires...
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C0W
My lean problem was solved by replacing the intake manifold pressure relief valve. In the event of a backfire it relieves pressure to avoid damage to the plastic intake. The valve, with 2-3' diameter housing is available from GM for just under $40.00 list. Rot... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
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