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1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L tick in front cylinder head? VIN: 1G6EL12YXR
Hello all. This is my car. Has tick noise in FRONT cylinder head ONLY. Sounds like lifter tap. Pulled front valve cover. Extremely clean engine- absolutely no sign of sludge. FOUND ALL EXHAUST LIFTERS CAN BE COLLAPSED W/ FINGER PRESSURE APPLIED; HOWEVER all in...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L power steering VIN: 1G1C1248T7
Good afternoon to everybody This car came in with a power steering return line leaking it was steering ok just the line leaking.I repaired the line and bleed the system with the front wheels off the ground and turning the steering wheel lock to lock.The prob...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L no injector pulse VIN: 1G1JC1246V
I need help from the gm guru's please.we put a fuel pump in this 1997 cavalier because of noise.vehicle ran great besides the hum of the fuel pump.after installing new fuel pump car started then died.I tried this 3 times then discovered we recieved a bad pump ...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G1JF12T4Y
hello fello techs thanks in advance for any help this is a friends car she had been to a couple of repair facilities and both had told her that it was an ecm cranks will not start multiple codes scanner data irratic. I have put in an ecm from local delco deale...
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Starting VIN: 2G1WF52E55
Customer purchased this vehicle at an auction.Was running at the time.Does not crank.No codes.I think it may be related to the passlock system.Anyone ever bypass one?Any help would be appreciated.Bruce
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on
We have replaced the normal parts for this code,egr valve,dpfe sensor,vac.contol sol. we cleaned out all lines and tubes and intake ports. hopefuly somebody has seen this problem. thanks to all gary Trouble codes: 401 (insufficient egr flow detected)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Transmission VIN: 1FTSX31F8X
Have is f350 which is killing me.This an import truck to aust. EX Canada build truck. Transmission will not shift into 4th or l/up.Trans is a 4R100. Lock up work when ground through breakout box.All wiring and connector have been checked and checked again. Wit...
2000 Ford Mustang 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FATP16UTN
ok This car is driving us crazy. First of all the problem is a hunting or up and down idle but not at all times. When the car is first started its ok then after a few miles of driving the idle starts its hunting. no codes are stored when its happening. When it...
1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ2221R
i may be overloking the forest for the trees but here goes, it appears to have a code 24( 2 long flashes and 4 short flashes) my code book doesnt show any code 24???. the cel stays on all the time (comes on imediatly after trying to reset the code) the only ot...
1994 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L housing mount VIN: 1J4FJ78S4R
the o'ring on the oil filter housing mount needs to be replace. how do you get the mount apater off to replace the gasket / o'ring? there seem to be a 14mm hex notched into the adapter, is this where you un-screw the adapter mount, and does it screw off or sli...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBEB31E9S
vehilce has been at our shop since 1/10/07.this is a last year 124 chassis & first year 606 engine with limited electroincs at injection pump.tested glow system ok.after glow is also eliminated.fuel; quality is fine.anything electrical has been eliminated.cyl ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB54E0W
this veicle came in on a hook, problem is that it starts and dies every time like security sytem activated, there are no codes, i can make it run with preopane, so far i know im loosing injector pulse, crank sensor reads good, and before i go any further with ...
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS 3.8L sensor VIN: 4MG1020000
hi guys this is my first request so thanks in advance put in a new tpms sensor but cannot make it relearn my otc tpm read the sensor id and pressure, my question does it take the dealer scan tool, or i'm i missing something thanks
1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L exhaust leak VIN: 4N2DN11W9T
Hello all members, I got got this minivan came in with exhaust leak from exhaust manifold as usual , found 4 stud in the right manifold broken and one on the lelf , I started drilling out the lelf using the snap-on stud extractor to remove it and guess what ...
2002 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Engine VIN: 1GMDX03E92
Hi group, thanks in advance for any help. I don't have a lot of these screw ups, but now and then... I had this van in last week for the intake gasket, all went well, and the customer picked it up. It came back 2 days later on the hook, with no oil in it and k...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT153SV200
Car hesitates under acceleration. In neutral will not rev over 4500rpm and misses and backfires. Starts normally. Read fault codes P1135 Sensor replaced with original Toyota unit. Faults cleared. Same fault exists but no faults found when scanned. Any ideas on... Trouble codes: P1135
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRG71K55
Hell VW Techs This car is running very good, except that is setting the engine code for the fuel purge valve open, we retrieved the code with vag com, but can not find any information about to troubleshoot for this code, Please provide troubleshooting procedur... Trouble codes: 17834 (PO1426 Evaporation purge valve open)
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L gear selector switch VIN: YV1LS5514S
Hello Volvo experts! I am in the process of replacing the gear position sensor (also called neutral safety switch) and for the life of me can't get the connector out of the plactic connector housing. I'm afraid I'm going to break it! The male connector is conn...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Turbo oil line VIN: YV1S2555YF
Hi, customer's car is weeping oil from the turbo drain pipe. The top of the pipe attaches to the bottom of the turbo with 2 T30 torx fastners. I can easily get to one of these with a T30 on a 1/4" swivel. The other one isn't so easy. The volvo dealer tells ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 Acura TL 3.2L Radio VIN: 19UUA56993
This one is a fix, Thanks to all who responded. seems sometimes the antenna needs to be unplugged from the rear of the radio to set the code. This can be done with a low degree of difficulty by removing the drivers center kick panel to access the rear of the r...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L radio,horn, seat adjustment VIN: WBADM6336X
Hello BMW Techs The main problem was the electrical portion of the ignition switch, was turning off the power to the radio and turning on the SRS warning light, but also the other problem with the seat adjustment and steering wheel height adjustment. It was ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L gear monitoring VIN: WBAAR3348Y
Hello BMW I received 3 messages regarding this problem, 2 of those advised to check if any electrical after market equipment (amplifier etc) was installed in the car which was not the case,to verify the fluid level also OK. and lastly there was a SIB # 24 08 a...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM634XY
We determined the the abs/dsc control unit was causing the 88-precharge pump fault and the 115-pressure sensor fault and reset the steering angle sensor fault. Customer declined control unit. Dave
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6DM57N43
The problem was, the engine would shake with the AC on and even the seat belts would shake. There was no vibration with the AC off. When you turned on the AC for the first time, there was no shake, but after about 5 or 10 minutes it would start to shake. The...
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Lighting VIN: 1GCCT19Z35
Well, it turned out to be in the factory trailer wiring. All I did was start Disconnecting power wires from the power distribution block on the drivers fender, I should have done this first before the request. Thanks to all who replied, I really do appreciate ...
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L no drive or reverse VIN: 1GNDX03E3X
It turns out the vast majority of replies were right on the money. The trrans pan was removed and the was a ton of metal in it. The line pressure was almost non-exsistent. our trans rebuilder overhauled the unit and it all better now. I really am glad that so ...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality
Unplugged red connector at pcm and continuity to iac all wiring intact. re-connected pcm and condition has not re-occured. Customer is monitoring the condition for the time being. I still suspect a pcm issue. Thank you all for your replies. Trouble codes: P1509.
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G2JB1240Y
thanks for the great replys.the ones that will not act up when you have it are the hardest to find.after reading all the great replys i hooked up a fuel pressure gauge we could drive with.it died at 42km twice.still not sure what causes a u1000 code when the f... Trouble codes: U1000.
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L rear seal VIN: 1G1YY32G4Y
This was actually pretty easy. There was a step-by-step procedure with pics that I found on a C5 website that I Googled. On this particular model, the transmission does not have to be removed nor does any body hacking have to be done (someone actually cut th...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L steering effort VIN: 1FALP57U9T
Once again this group got me pointed in the right direction. Thanks to all who responded . After this car had been on 3 different scanners it finally threw a code that made sense. A P1928 for an open/shorted circut. Went through the flow tree which kept coming...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55S62
hello iatn is the best tool in the toolbox! four answers said possible vac leaks in the pcv system none found also would create a fast idle! my money will be on number five plug gap too wide customer says never been tuned up!also explains why only misfires whe...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTYR14U52
all have t say is wow!!! sometimes its the simple things that kick our buts we need to rember the basics i guess when this vehicle was at the outher shop they removed the ignition coil and when ti was put back on they placed it backwards then went threw the fi...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L engine VIN: WDBFA61E7M
Unfortunately customer decline job after we found the problem with leaking intake manifold gasket. I personally think that it could be bad check valve in fuel pump or fuel bleed-off from accumulator. Thanks for Dan from Michigan,Patrick from Georgia,Peter & Ri...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK65G1X
Ok guys, We reset the MIL light and so far it's been off for a week. It may come back yet, informed the boss of the situation and he made the final decision on it. We're calling this one inconclusive. Thanks so much to all for the quick and great advice. P.s. ... Trouble codes: P0130.
2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L p/s abc pump VIN: WDB2201781
You are right.I replace the accumulator then noise is ok.Thank everybody help,especially Willam and Jeff THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
1995 Nissan Almera 1500CC Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on
To all those who offered help with this problem, thanks. I will have to close though with a summary, as I have not had much time to dedicate to this problem. First to David from australia and Rajesh from New York the Cam Sensor was changed also timing is o.k. ...
1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4N2DN1112V
Thanks to Gerald [...], we have a fix. Jerry (Gerald) sent the best info, i.e., CAREFULLY check BOTH pick-up signals leaving the distributor, going towards PCM. WE used a dual screen lab scope to watch both signals at the same time.One signal is...
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D94
Thanks to all that replied and you were all correct,the crank sensor has oil in it so it was replaced. The parts man at the dealer said that it was better and cheaper to buy the sensor kit that also came with the cam sensor so that is what we did. The hardest ... Trouble codes: P0725, P0335.
1995 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.0L cooling/heater system VIN: 2P4GH4537S
Thanks a bunch for everyone's help! My parts house didn't have the combustion leak detector, so my matco dealer got me one from a different source. In short, sure enough, a bum head gasket. Let me say that, that tool is the cat's meow! Doing transmissions, it ...
2003 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Front wipers
First I'd like to thank all who replied. Too numerous to list all who did, though I'd like to say 'thanks' to Thomas [...] for sending along a picture to help out. The 'tab' was actually ok. But the 'v' grooved piece that is to go against the tab when motor re...
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