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2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Key / Ignition VIN: 1G6DM57794
Car was towed in with key stuck in ignition, vehicle will not start and key will not come out, ign. Cyl. works fine not mechanically stuck. We were able to get the vehicle to start with a jump box and then was able to shut off and get the key out. we replaced ...
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G1JC34T3R
Here is a strange one for you all. This car dies at adle 75% of the time. Idle speed drops to about 450 RPM before engine shuts down. Scanner indicates desired RPM of 700 and IAC counts increase, trying to maintain idle. Vehicle also "sluggish" on acceleration...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L condensor VIN: 1GCG1367A1
hi,i have a problem with this truck looking for orfice tube or expansion valve for this truck .removed the bottom hose at the condensor it curve about 90 degree looking for orfice tube found none .ordered orifice tube from chevrolet dealer .tried to put in .di...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEC16Z33
Thanks in advance to everyone willing to give a helping hand. I have this Suburban that all of a sudden started running rough. Scannned for codes only p0300. Misfire counter shows #8 constant misfire and #7 misfire at idle. Checked plugs and wires looked OK bu... Trouble codes: P0300
1995 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L brake light
I have bleed the system, their is no hydralic leaks, the brake level sensor on the brkae resvoir is new. The wiring on the brake light appears to be more complicated than seems. I usually don't work on diesel, but the wiring on the diesel is different. the par...
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45P44
Hello, This one is a school bus/omni. This vehicle will only stall out in reverse under load and vehicle must be hot at least half way on guage. When it stalls out it seems like it is ign. stall. Shuts right down and we get a crankshaft sensor open fault. We h... Trouble codes: P0341, P0336, P2614 (same as po341 test), P2261
2004 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L Electronic brake controler VIN: 1GKET16S54
Hello, This is my personal Envoy and being that I work on heavy duty Diesel tug boats I dont have access to all the info anymore. I scanned the truck with my snap on scan tool and under paramiters it shows the Brake switch turns on and of as depressed. What th...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Blower Motor VIN: SAJKX6046X
Hi Guys We have a 1999 XJ-8 that has a low hum noise that intensifies as the blower is turned up. The noise is coming from the middle dash vents. I would like to change the cabin air filter but have found no info on this subject. Mitchell sent it to research ...
1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L No Start VIN: SALHC13465
first of all thanks for any help .this truck was towed in to shop for no start checked fuel pressure found none checked spark has good strong spark has no codes ,alldata and mitchell not much help with dig can short fuel relay and git fuel preesure and i have ...
1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16Y4T
Hello to all you nissan tecks. I have a 96 pickup that keeps setting a code 705. I have checked all related wiring to this curcuit and it is good. I checked the switch on the transmission and it was a little sticky so i replaced it. The code was back in 20 mil... Trouble codes: 705 (Nuetral switch)
2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L no start VIN: 1G8JU52F3Y
Just installed new cylinder with key and theft light blicks,can you relearn key with scanner? I know gm leave key on for 10min relearn but can it be done on this saturn.
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JPDONOTHA
This rav 4come to us whit ses light on p0401 follow the chart and replaced egr but still the same also check the valve selenoid but nothing changed .I cleaned the exhaust tube and the intake hole and after a couple of days light come on again ,could someonehel... Trouble codes: P0401

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W6S
Thanks for all the help. This was my first help request and I am really impressed with the response. I pulled the plenum off and the problem was right there like almost all of you said. Thanks again. Paul Trouble codes: P0325 (bank 1 knock sensor), P0300 (multiple misfires), P1441 (evap purge).
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J2X
Awesome info andrew thanks a ton for the responses, aparently the smogpump froze and some point they replaced it but didnt verify operation, the 30 amp fuse was blown, once replaced ran sec air monitor to ready system good to go, thanks for help on this one... Trouble codes: P0410 (air system).
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0L abs VIN: 1GBJC34U34
Sorry for the late Fix post, I wanted to make sure the truck was repaired and had no further problems. The ABS light went out after the vehicle went over 60kph and has not come back on in 2 weeks. The replacement of the right front wheel speed sensor/ hub asse...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HC13Y5W
Thanks guys for all the help, Have not fixed the truck yet, customer took the pcm, and is going to purchase himself, I will post fix when complete. As Always Thanks David
1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1B3EJ56H2W
Sent the vehicle to a americian car specl. and they have had it with no luck. Will have to send to the dealer to get repaired. Thanks for all the help
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1B7GG2AN41
Sorry to post so late. The truck went back to dealer because the pcm installed under the recall failed. The pcm is still under backorder so I cant say that it will be the fix. Richard suggested that I watch datastream while driving. This proved very difficult...
1995 Eagle Summit 1.8L No Start VIN: JE3AB506FZ
All of the replies pointed to the PCM being bad. This is my brother-in-law's ride and we couldn't find a used part and so he parked it til he could fix it. p.s. a new PCM was worth more than the car.
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP54N5V
The dealership had the car idling for 3 days and found no problem. It died entering the freeway when we picked it up 1/4 mile from the dealership. It didn't want to keep running on restart. I cycled the key on and off several times til I heard the door locks c... Trouble codes: P1121 (pr sensor inconsistent w/ maf), P0308 (cyl 8 misfire), P0325 (knock sensr ckt fault), P1100 (maf sensr intermittent).
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1HGCM665X4
Thanks for the info...I recieved 11 replies to this request with most saying NOT to flush this particular transmission. Possible result could be pump failure. Also most said to use only the factory specified ATF for this vehicle. After reviewing all the replie...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1242T
This letter is in response to Ernest in Great Britain, Wade in Colorado and Manny from the Phillipines , who answered my call for HELP! Do to time crunch on some other vehicles the land rover has taken the back burner for now. She' back in the shop but, still ...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L temp at 3/4 VIN: JA4LS31RP0
THANKS FOR EVERY ONE THAT HELPED,the problem turned out to be the temp sender,the old one had 616ohms cold in the truck,at 135F 126ohms at 205f 32ohms,the new sender all the same as old one except at 205f it read 48ohms,but i also removed the grounds off the f...
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2NE12TXW
Thank you everyone for your replies, you were all correct. We overlooked the coil housing since it was brand new, a Standard part by the way, replaced it with AC Delco and the car runs perfect! Thanks again. Bill Trouble codes: P0300.
1993 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Right front brake VIN: 2T1AE09E2P
First I'd like to thank all of those who responded to my help request! The vehicle is fixed. I went back and reaccessed the situation. Since it was only happening to the right front wheel and none of the other wheels were involved, I started to rule out the ce...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L tcc solenoid VIN: 3VWSD69M21
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWND63B63
Well after removing the cams several times and trying to readjust the cams, the problem turned out to be the timing chain at the back of the head.Replaced the chain the problem went away. When we replaced the head we had put a new tensioner and chain on the ca... Trouble codes: 16725 (no signal cam position sensor).
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L illumination VIN: WVWPD63B43
after dissassembling everything and understanding th gray/blue wire was an input, i traced the gray wire to the dimmer switch and found no power coming out. i cut the gray blue wire coming out and rechecked and now had power. rehooked everything back up and no...
2004 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L Whine/whistle/singing noise top center of engine VIN: YV1MS68284
I have to thank the 12 great people that offered their suggestions, we took the oil cap & dipstick out and the breather apart with no change in the whine. Took the serpentine belt off and still no change. We can hear it but can't locate it with the stethescope...
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