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1993 Audi V8 Quattro 4.2L cruise control VIN: WAUBW84C5P
Can't find cruise control module, Mitchell says it is above glovebox but only find airbag there. I've looked on both sides of dash but unable to locate.
1991 Chevrolet Blazer Silverado 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, Timing Unadjustable VIN: 1GNEV18K3M
Hey guy's I've got a good one.. Ater completing a major tune, the vechicle still had some what of a rough idle. Checked ignition timing with test lead disconnected and found timing to be @ 14 to 16 degree's advanced!Adjusted timing back to recommended 0. Vec...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: IGNDT13WIV
I am about to pull my hair out on this one. She calls every couple weeks or so. Won't start. I get there starts right up. Made her leave it with me for 4 days, could not get to not start. Have checked everything I can think of. All things check out okay. The o...
1992 Dodge W250 5.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7KM26Z3N
I have worked on this truck, for 2 months now, I cannot seeme to pinpoint the problem. Numerouse repairs have been done, i have seeme to run out of solutions. My problem is occuring at 3/4 throttle and intermitently, the truck bogs down and backfires through t...
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L turn signal VIN: 1B3ES42Y7W
customer states when pressing brake pedal, turn signals come on sometimes. Not acting up while in shop. Fuses are good. I don't know wher to start with this one.
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L 3rd gear VIN: 1FTEX14N9M
this request is for my beater. my truck transmission shifts fine under medium and heavy acceleration. when warmed up and under light to medium acceleration the trans shifts fine from 1-2. from 2-3 is ok but once in 3rd it will buck and jerk like the converter ...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L flashing VIN: 1FMZU34EXX
good morning to all need help with this 99 explorer.came in with warning buzzer chimming intermitantly.found sir lamp inop/bulb missing.replaced bulb buzzer fixed but now sir light flashing (code 36).only info I have is from motor diag code guide which states ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5142X
this one was here about two weeks ago. mil lamp was on, same two codes p0171 p0174. fuel pressure was good, but flow was bad. fuel filter was plugged (had the original). checked for vacuum leaks and egr function. all appear ok. no codes for injector malfunctio... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean)
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Take-Off VIN: JACDS58X01
Problem definately developes as unit heats up. Upon take-off shuuder will occur until a 1-2 shift is completed. Any Ideas ?
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L steering VIN: WDBCA37D6F
hi tech.vibration /shimmy from steering or front suspension.already replace 4 tires.all new pads and rotors.rear bearings on both sides.front center links.tierods.all engine mounts.rear drive shaft .wheel alinment.when acc.slowley no vibration felt up to 60mph...
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 4M2DV11W8P
I assembled top end. The only problem I had was the inlet side of the fuel rail snapped off. I had it welded, pressure/flow tested it at the shop and bench tested the injectors. I finished it off, burped the system and cam in the next morning to burp it one fi...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT31H1Y
Hello all Techs Thanks advance for taking some time review the sittuation I have with vehicle tow to shop. Customer complain the vehicle start acting on the way home from work, its kinder want to cut off on and off while driving, the vehicle die out after pull... Trouble codes: 1610 (immobilizer ecu malfucntion mode)
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L interior lights VIN: 1G3GR2C8V4
no true repairs or testing done to car code cleared and driven bad ground? bad module? a starting point? any advice or info appreciated guys`
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L blend door VIN: 1GHDT13W0W
The blend door stays full hot all times. Scan tool drives door open and closed. however sometimes osillates. plugged in new blend door motor without complete install. same. installed used control head.. same thing... always full hot. codes for blend door circu...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR18E5Y
00 corolla,po500(vss circuit).vss pattern looks good.doesn't drop out,changes with increased vehicle speed.signal looks great before speedometer(which buffers signal and feeds to ecm).signal looks good coming out of speedo going to ecm as well.not a very diffi... Trouble codes: P0500
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Spark plug hole VIN: JT3HT05J5X
2000 Toyota Truck Landcruiser V8-4.7L (2UZ-FE) Vehicle was towed in today with #3 spark plug blown out of the cylinder head. Is this a common problem with these like the Ford Tritons? Can the plug hole be repaired on the car like a Triton?

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1999 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Instrument Cluster VIN: 2G4WF5214X
Sorry for the long delay to post a 'FIX'. The customer that purchased the vehicle is a college student and was on Christmas Break for a couple weeks. We got her in Thursday and scanned for codes again for the SES and TRACTION CONTROL lights and none were found...
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L no 4th gear VIN: 1G4HR54K3Y
Thanks to all that helped- per replys, problem is most likely worn hub/splines- customer still driving until can schedule down time at trans shop. thanks again
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W7P
Thanks to all who replied. I unfortunatly couldn't give a lot of info to you, but I believe the vehicle is repaired at this point. I replaced the module after watching a noid light and a spark tester together while the engine was running, of course the vehicle...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L vats VIN: 1G1WL52MXV
Found it! Right above the glove box. Problem turned out to be the VATS module, it would enable fuel but not ground the starter relay. Customer declined module replacement so I wired around the starter relay. He's ok with the security light.
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1JC1244V
As many members said the head gasket was the main trouble making this car run hot. Sent the head out and they had to mill it 10 thousands to make it right. I have to still find out why it runs rough now. I think the compression is just to high. I am going to...
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L heating VIN: 1GCCS1449X
well my fellow techs this one is fixed, klay from Iowa pinpointed it to the head gasket and number four cylinder, pulled head off and head gasket around cylinder four was bad. I just dont understand why the motor did not overheat instead of under heating, but ...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L battery VIN: 1GNEK13TX1
Thank you to everyone who replied to my help request. Glenn from New Jersey was especially helpful. Your recommendation to pull all of the fuses and work back from there did the trick. As you said, there may be two circuits affecting the vehicle. Sure enough, ...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L po340 code VIN: 1B4GP44R8V
well this ones not fixed yet i'm not giving up on it and will post more info thanks to all that help ed i'm going start all over cause i got to be missing something well thanks again
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Rough in general VIN: 2FTDX1724V
Customer drove and said it always ran like that. Replacement of broken plug helped but fuel trims still off. Most said vacuum leaks, which it was not. I believe the problem to be with the IMRC system. High $ part Mr.Customer wanted no part of. He is satisfied ...
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ6227Y
The car is fixed. After checking all grounds, we located a wiring problem between the Main Power relay and the ecm. Corrected broken connection at ecu. Thanks to Bob from Ark.,Steve [...]. New Mex.,Gordon-Atlanta,Bud-Ore., Cameron-Ontario,Mark-Ontario,Mark-PA.,and... Trouble codes: 14 (IAC Bad), P1337.
2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Suspension VIN: 1HGCM56755
Thanks to all, the car went back into the dealer under my insistence and after I spoke to the service manager about the possibility of this customer taking the issue to arbitration. The next day my customer got the car back and asked me to critique it. It is n...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L engine valve train VIN: JT8VS28G1W
Seems you guys were right on the money, insufficient lube, killed this motor. Upon further inspection, cams, rods and mains almost seized from improper lube. Customer has learned from his in-experience with maintenance and will need to purchase a replacement m...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L rear end VIN: 1YVGF22D61
Most who replied were exactly right the rear sway bar (saddle)bushings had excesive gap,causing the noise over any rough roads.New sway bar bushings cured my noise.Thank you all this place is GREAT. ERIC
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA25D5K
thank you guys for all your help It realy was helpfull and after all this checking and testing the solution to my problem was the ignition coil, I supected at the begining but, I didn't want to buy one just to fiend that It wasn't the problem, but I got one fr...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA33G4W
I have checked out all responses as far as testing. I have ordered a ME control module and will advise when installed. Thanks for all that responded to this post. I found this a very bazarre diagnostic situation. I pulled the cats and found that when dying and...
1971 MG mgb 1.3L volt light VIN: MG12574EE4
thanks, it turned out to be a bad regulator in the alt..replaced alt and is doing good
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L ETS light on VIN: YVJS56D4X2
Sorry for the delay but the customer just got back to me on friday. Thet went to the Dealer and had a new throttle moudule installed on warranty. Problem went away, Thanks to all that helped Bob Trouble codes: P1615, P1608.
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