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1999 Acura TL 3.2L rear head VIN: 19UUA5642X
this acura has a ticking noise warm that sounds like one valve is out of adjustment.we have had the rear valve cover off twice with no obvious problems. any ideas?
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L blower motor VIN: WBABK8335X
hello all, when this bmw sits in the sun all day windows rolled up the blower will not work after you drive car for about an hour if you shut off car and restart the blower will work, if you leave the window cracked with it parked in the sun all day the blowe...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L fuel injection VIN: 1GMC245J87
2004 chevrolet 3500 6.6 duramax diesel 6 speed auto BLUE- WHITE SMOKE COMING FROM EXHAUST. The owner complains that after warming up and sitting for a few minutes, this truck starts to develope blue- white smoke from the exhaust. The smoking is worse when you...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L cv axle,transaxle assembly VIN: 1C3EL46R92
Hello everyone.This is my own car and I am at wits end.There is a clunking in the left front.Sitting in the drivers seat it sounds like it is coming from the left wheel.It can be felt in the driver's floor.I recently changed the front wheel bearings(making noi...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR10A1V
This is an occsional intermittant, has to run for some time before problem occurs, problems usually goes away while we are testing for cause. When problem occurs we have no communication with the computer and assoon as problems clears computer communication wi... Trouble codes: P0340 (cmp sensor or crk fault)
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L control VIN: 1FTNE24L46
Are we missing somthing here? Tech set alignment up correct. Thought we may have a new tire issue, change tires still having promblem. Do we have to set alignment for having 200 gallons of water in the tank? Or, are we having a steering box issue? Van did not ...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCG5654W
The situation is the customer ran the oil dry and I had to replace the engine, used. Everything ran fine for a short period except it hunted up and down at idle. I shut it down and looked for codes etc and found nothing except the ECT was not hooked up. I hood...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG3155X
hello fellow techs. Thanks for all resonses. This honda accord has a po135. ho2s circuit problem. A new set of o2's wont fix it. An ohms test on the sensor passes. A voltage test at the sensor passes. No trace on scope test. I'm at the computerI have res... Trouble codes: P0135
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L brake light VIN: IJ46Z58S5R
Came in with red brake light on pedal seemed a little low,inspected brakes,right rear wheel cylinder had very slight leak,replaced wheel cylinder,bleed brakes, pedal came up brakes feel good but red brake light is still on.Checked hand brake switch ok. Unplugg...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L alternator VIN: WDBCA39E7M
Hello fellow euro techs, First I want to add that this is a very low milage limo. 18k miles. sits a lot. The local funeral home reciently purchased this car. The battery had been replaced and it died on them. they were able to charge the battery and bring it ...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4A3AK44Y2X
This vehicle was towed in, customer stated that the vehicle shut off on the freeway, a brief drive on the dyno and i was able to recreate the symptom. when you restart the vehicle it cranks but does not start i checked in data stream and found no rpm signal so...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS 3.0L electric VIN: 4A3AC74H03
Customer complain states the car antilock brake light is on,a/c, sun roof, blower,and reverse light all stopped working. I Check fuse all good and blower motor relay. Has power to load side of relay but no power to the control sideof relay(coil side).I don't h...
2007 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 3.0L Fog lights VIN: JA4MT31X97
Hello Mitsubishi Techs. My own vehicle...came without factory fog lights so I would like to integrate into existing factory wiring. Underhood relay and wiring I located but interior location of switch connector or harness would be appreciated. My Mitchell sche...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L Hesitation VIN: 1G3NF12E1X
Hello all, I have an Alero here I need some advice on. The customer complaint is the engine "sputters" and occassionally stalling will occur. This only occurs initially after a restart and accelerating from a stop. I verified the complaint and to me it feels l...

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
fuel pump fixed the problem, was so close to spec's was nervice about doing pump. everyone was very helpful,,, thank you all,,,rich
2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition Pace Car 5.7L Radio VIN: 1G1YY22G03
The GM dealer decided that they did not finish their job on this vehicle so they called the customer back in with the Vette for further tests. Their testing disclosed that the right and left front door subwoofer speakers, which contain the subwoofer amplifiers...
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTSE34F51
sorry it took so long to close this fix but i found achafed idm wiring harness repaired harness sent vehicle on its way thanks for all the help
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Compressor/ Condensor fans VIN: JHLRD1852V
I cant say this is fixed , but I made the customer happy. He did not want to put any more $$ in this. So I used a toggle switch to ground the wire that fed pin 10 (blue/ [...]). I eliminated the connection to the Ac control head and fastened it to the toggle sw...
2003 Chevrolet W5500 Tiltmaster W5R042 4.8L Blower motor VIN: J8DE5B1423
*Thanks to Jesse Benavides and Lary [...] for setting me up with the ISUZU TRUCK SERVICE web site! *Thanks to MATT McCORRY from ISUZU TRUCK for replying to my question about 2003 info. [...] was not...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L crankshaft VIN: KNADC12331
The engine was bad. It was a used engine. Next time I will crank the engine by hand before I install. Thanks for all the help fellas. Take care.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBEA30DXG
Thanks to all members who took their valuable time to respond.Iagreed with all of them .the problem is in the clutch,but the custumer did not want to for now the summer is almost over so I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NEXT SEASON.Thanks again you people are very helpful...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Temp. Gauge VIN: WDBJH82FYX
I replaced the themostat and that did not change anything. Customer didnot initiate for further rapair. Car has been running normal as before. Thanks to everyone who has tried to help me out.
1994 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JN1HJO1F6R
OK I finally fixed this vehicle. The fuel pressure was good, 44 psi just like everyone said. I took all the injectors out because of the different colors. I sent the rail with injectors to the INJECTOR PERFECTOR in rockland couty new york. His name is jim # 8...
2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51D94
well customer has not yet returned for repair, ecm replacement is what it has come down to with all the testing i have done, what i found out is the computer actually is not enriching properly, if you scope the injectors and increase fuel injection using consu... Trouble codes: P0335, P0300, P0171 (bank1 fuel sys lean.).
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN52K9S
First of all, I wish to thank everyone for their prompt responses to this issue!! Turned out to be a bad connector. The customer took forever to bring the car back to me, hence why it took so long to post a fix. Thanks again to everyone who responded. Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor Circuit Malfunction).
1989 Volkswagen Fox 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 9BWBA0301K
Thanks for the great replies most were on track. Replaced leaking injectors and all seems good. Thanks for the help!!
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