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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Accessories VIN: 3G5DB03E22
Happy Memorial Day guys!Here goes this one-the vehicle was towed in Friday with a no start/dead battery complaint. After an automatic charge sequence with my Snap on D-tec I found the battery to have only 157 cca's available so I replaced it with a new Delco b...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Hesitation VIN: 1G6KD52B2S
We installed transmission, all seemed well untill drive. Car will bog or hesitate when throttle is opened more than 1/8 of the way. The car will run and drive but hesitates/bogs whenever throttle is open more than slightly. Feels like poor fuel supply or clogg...
1995 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L A/C compressor VIN: 1G6KY5291S
The A/C compressor seized up and threw the belt off. I installed a new compressor, accumulator and orfice tube. I also Flushed the system. I vacuumed it down and it held vacuum for 1 hour. I went and tried to charge the system with a charging scale but it woul...
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 3G1JC1246S
Basically I some how figured that installing a coolant sensor that actually reads 10k ohms -2C on the scanner will start the car perfectly without any delay its 100% The weather is consistently 20C but using a coolant sensor that works "normally" will not sta...
1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCGC34R7V
another tech replaced ign parts for miss.did not help. i perfomed injector balance test with tech 2,all tested good.fuel pressure in high 50s.compression good even on all. found #6,7 and 8 missing with power balance test with tech2,but during test.all 8 missf...
1968 Chrysler Newport 383CID Hesitation, Ping noise VIN: CL23G8C282
We have a 68 Newport with a 383 2 bbl carb that pings on accel only when hot. It also has a tip in hesitation that feels like an accelerator pump. Have checked and adjusted base timing from advanced to TDC, after verifying accurate mark on balancer. I have che...
1970 Dodge Dart 5.2L fuel guage VIN: LL41B0R177
1970 Dart, fuel guage is NOT accurate. Book says fuel relay, have not found one? Is the guage powered 12volts? Nothing specifies power rating. Guage does work if I ground the wire, I used a test light to the wire for the sender and it flashes like a turn signa...
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L Rad Fans VIN: 1B3ES42YXW
Flushed and Filled Cooling System,Installed a 195 Degree Thermostat,Bled air out of system. Engine is Overheating and Fans will not come on to cool System down. Checked Wires and they appear to be good,checked with ohm meter for continuity,No appearant broken ...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS48N42
THIS JOB WAS INHERITED FROM ANOTHER SHOP. A 2002 darango w/4.7 MIL comes on when you start it code p1391 cps or crps missing. but it runs fine. the only complaint is the MIL on. the customer had it to dodge dealer they replaced the cam postion senor & crank po... Trouble codes: P1391 (cam or crankshaft position sensor reading missing)
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.7L 4x4 VIN: 1D7KU28D73
truck was brought in with "service 4x4" light on dash, intermitently flashing lights at 4x4 switch, got my hands on a wireing diagram from someone with alldata and checked grounds as well as power, includeing 5v ref, signal, dureing testing the lights simply w...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L filling VIN: 1FTCR14X9R
thanks in advance for this. seems like a simple problem. can not pump gas into tank. it is not full and gauge is accurate. when trying to pump the nozzle stops just like it was a full tank. and gas will come back out the fill hole. i pulled the fill hose and i...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L Output shaft noise VIN: 1FDLF47G2V
When going from drive to reverse and reverse to drive, there is a clunk/squeak noise coming from the transmission output area. I found all of the repair history related to lubing the slip yoke at the transmission, but since this truck does not have a conventio...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP52U0V
Car has come in several times over the last year with a no start condition. In each prior case, the vehicle started immediately when I tried to start it. This time is different though. Car came in today after it stalled when turning in to owners apartments. ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L master cyl VIN: 2FMZA543WB
bled brakes LR RF RR LF STILL BYPASSING any help with this would greatly be apreciated
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Lack Power VIN: 1FAXF56X1Y
Hi everyone This vehicle-from another shop- came to our shop last Friday. This car have prolem : intermittent lack power after awhile and smoke from tail pipe, then this car can drive only 20mph, no matter how hard you accelerate. Then drive cut off this vehic... Trouble codes: P1247 (Turbo Boost Pressure Low)
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Electronic VIN: 1HGCB7674N
I can't figure out this Accord.It came in with the classic sym's of a bad TCM,won't shift on it own and shift interlock not working,but the Tcm is not the problem.The D4 light is operating bizzar.At times it will blink,be on dim,blink dim,be on steady or be ou...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Noisey Pump VIN: SALTW15461
Anyone with Land Rover experience- 6 months ago this vehicle came in with a loudly growling power steering pump, fluid level was full. Flushed the system with new fluid, still noisey. Installed a dealer-purchased pump and flushed system again, noise was gone. ...
2000 Nissan patrol 3.0L low on power VIN: JN12TS1617
low on power, air flow meter changed by Nissan dealership, tech not knowing what they are doing ???. Got a lunch X 431 on to it, With KOEO all parameters working fine no code's. Once engine running all parameters jumping up and down the scales. Coolant sensor...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L BCM, locks, guages VIN: 3G7DA03E41
New to this type of vehicle I ask for help, and I thank you all who will reply. The customer complains of locks and fuel & temp guages that go inop once and a while. They continue to do this until he unhooks the battery, and then it will be fine again for a fe...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2986Y
hello first of all i love this sight many helpfull hints thanks for the past help we need help with this one. this vehicle came in for routine maint new plugs oil and filter ect and a new oil seperator (we smoke checked for leaks none found)and guess what? its... Trouble codes: P1502 (throttle jacking unit spring test above limit)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Stall VIN: 3VWPD29M61
Originally the car was intermittantly stalling when backing out of driveway when cold in AM, starts right back up and no problems afterwards but now engine light came on about 3 weeks ago and car is running fine, besides the intermittant stall in AM. The MAF i... Trouble codes: 1297 (turbo/throttle valve connection pressure lost), 1137 (bank one LTFT system too rich)
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L ABS module VIN: YV1LW55AZX
I have this Volvo with the ABS and Traction Light on.I have checked all the wheel sensors from the ABS module plug. Everything else seems to check out also.We replaced the ABS module with a rebuilt one and the light was still on.We sent the car to a Volvo deal...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L drivetrain VIN: YV1C291H94
we may have both a transmission and transfercase issue. customer came in beause "service needed" indicator was on, amber warning triangle illuminated, transmission was shifting hard and there is a loud whine on deceleration. fluid level is ok, but the fluid is...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, harsh/no shift VIN: 1GCHG35R3X
Thanks all. The problem ended up being corrosion on the outside of the PCM, between the case & the connector. It had filled the area between the case & connector and was distorting the connector causing a bad connection. The connectors & pins were fine. We scr...
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L eng. VIN: 2G1WX12K4W
Well gang,this was an easy eng. to swap,i did pull it thru the top,the salvage yard cut the harness,but it was easy to swap due togood sub-harness' at crank sensor existing. Dennis from iowa said;unhook everything except 4 subframe bolts,lower onto jackstands ...
1998 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2C3HD46RXW
sorry guys,but ive been waiting for the customer to bring the car back so i can try to find the problem using the good info you guys offered.most replies suggest a fuel injector leak as a possible fix.i thank everyone for the help,and if the car returns i will...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Hard Starting VIN: 1FTEE14Y9S
Well, thanks to all who replied. It was the fuel pump. I am sorry it took long for the post I had to schedule the vehicle back in. I did hook up the fuel gauge overnight to find the pressure down to zero. While cranking you saw the pressure struggle to rise. I...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P7Y
Vehicle is fixed. Rechecked throttle body and PCV hose per replies. MAF sensor was new and did improve but not cure symptoms. Fix was PCV hose, tested again with propane and watched STFT. Thanks for your replies, Trouble codes: 0171 (Lean bank 1).
2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP38314
first thing, there were a couple replies about pcm being warranty. I have moved to a Ford dealer with limited equipment and haven't updated my info yet so reprogramming wouldn't be an issue. Second I took Shannon from California's advise to scope the injector,... Trouble codes: P0304, P0204.
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L alt light VIN: 1HGCB7651L
Hi honda guy and other, Thanks to all the replys on this one sorry i took so long to answer the shop has a lot of work and seem it's my own car it has to wait Jeff [...] hit the problem on the head.It was the wire harness that run under the intake manifold,i...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Headlamps VIN: YS3FB49SX3
Well, I can do too much to the vehicle being that it had to return orlando, I've saved all your replies for when the vehicle returns, I did replace the battery being that the CCA was that low. If I notice any of the problems i'll send a massage out.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCZ21C0X
Disconnecting the MAF didn't make the car start. The customer is not too excited about fixing the vehicle and hasn't come by to check on it in several weeks. I may have to end it right here. This particular VW is a real POS. Trouble codes: P1425 (tank vent valve), P1472 (short to ground), P0102 (maf).
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWED21C81
Thanks too all who replied and offered many helpful suggestions. The turbo code was resolved by replacing the bypass valve. When we vac. tested it it leaked down. On the misfire codes we switched the coils around but the misfire stayed on the same cylinder. Al... Trouble codes: P1200, P0303.
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