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2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52K13
Hi to all - This car has been fun and we have all had at least one. The hard part is it may go a week or two and drive fine, and if it stumbles a bit it happens so fast it's hard to determine what the problem is. It has stalled a few time when driving. When it...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22P1V
this car had new delco plugs, wires, optispark distributer replaced 10k miles ago and ran great untill now. runs perfect with full power when cold, once warmed up #5 and #6 have dead misses. noticed maf reading 7.5gps at idle but thats when its cold and hot Trouble codes: P0305 (cylinder 5 missfire), P0306 (cylinder 6 missfire)
1995 Ford Probe 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B75
Hello everyone This must be the month for nightmares.This customer had water pump and timing belt replaced 3 weeks ago at another shop.When she picked the car up it had a miss, other shop told her it needed wires.Last saturday brought to me. It had 3 different...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L compressor VIN: WDBXYZ1233
The air conditioner system blows warm air, it appearantly has a full freon charge. It appears that the compressor control valve is not getting the signal to allow freon flow. Is there a way to access the on board diagnostics of this vehicle through the climate...
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Drive VIN: JT3HP10V2W
We have a good, long term customer, whose engine developed a bad rod knock at about 170,000. Due to cost reasons, we installed a low mileage used engine that works just fine. When doing the engine, we drained out his black transmission fluid (black, but it did...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L drivability VIN: BU41RGHL6H
I decided to change the crank sensor instead of the module and so far so good.After the car got hot the sensor was moving enough to cause an interupted signal.Thanks to all replies especially those that nailed the crank sensor.
1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L vents VIN: 1G4HR52K9V
thanks to all that pointed me to the programer vac.plug by telling me to unplug it and check male end.did charge customer well as he said oh well cold air is all i need at this time as i did charge system per complaint in beginning. go figure pepole these days...
2004 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1C3EL46X84
Thanks to the three techs that offered there support. The techs suggested checking with the dealer for possible re-flash or updates, scoping the crank and cam sensor,s for possible "drop outs" or gliches, and also disconnecting the EGR system for possible "sur...
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Compressor VIN: 3D7ML46CX6
This really threw me for awhile. When I first check voltage at compressor the clutch was plugged in & showed no voltage. I unpluged & applied 12 volts & ground to clutch & it would not apply. Rechecked voltage at pigtail & had 12volts & all readings on forward...
2001 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L tps VIN: KMHCG35C81
Fix for this vehicle ended up being a tcm. Was unable to ever find actuall pinout values fot ethier controller. thankx to those who replied. If someone happens too stumble across them, please forward them to me for reference tkx
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GR48K35
Thanks to those who replied to this help request and have been patiently waiting for a Fix. Three out of four responses aligned with my original thought of a faulty CKP sensor, while there was also mention of a faulty ignition switch. When I checked the fuse a...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L Oil Pan VIN: 1LNLM97V6S
This one is fixed! But not the solution I was expecting. It ended up being the oil filter housing leaking after all. I don't know how many of you are familar with this engine in the Continental. But it is mounted transversly and the oil filter housing i...
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ26E94
Installed a new camshaft and camshaft support(cam support is the housing that holds the cam sensor). There is a service notice about codes P0340 and P0335. Had to buy parts from Mitsubishi, about 400.00. Thanks for all the help! Trouble codes: P0335, P0340.
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L slipped any gear VIN: JN1HJ01P6N
Thank you for all replies,I don't have time to work on this car yet.Will post with the fix latter.
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21A6W
Morning techs, You got to love it, after everything I went through, all the help you guys gave me it turned out that who ever installed the used engine never bolted the bracket on that is at the right front corner of the head- ground for ECM? we think what ...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Removing VIN: 3VWRA21H8R
The job was very straight forward once we obtained the information that the top splined shaft comes apart. We used a bearing splitter tool around the shaft and about a half inch below the area that is splined. The idea is that the outside part of the shaft- ...
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