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2001 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L batt light on,fuel gage not working,e brake releas VIN: 1G6KE57Y21
thank you for any help you can provide,the cars fuel gage was not working for some time and ran out of fuel,the cars owner put fuel in and still did not start.I checked for fuel presure and there was no presure .The key was left on indefinetly so a jump start ...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L clutch VIN: 1C771VSTYI
Ok guys i need your help i just picked up a 1989 chevrolet pickup with a "bad clutch" now upon removing transmission i seen that there was no spring behind throw out bearing isn't there suposed to be??? well original problem pedal was rock hard so i did look i...
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 2GCEC19Z3M
Hello. My brother's pickup 1991 Chev. 1/2 ton Standard transmission. The problem is that when he decelerates either on straightaway or when turning and accelerates again it lacks power to gain momentum. Not noticeable when cold, worse when hot. No codes stored...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Hard Start VIN: 1GCHK29112
I need help from a duramax diesel tech. This thing is a hard start!! Cranks for 3-5 seconds before it barely starts and that is after I pump up the primer 30 pumps. Once started, it runs great with full power. This happened suddenly, has been starting & runnin...
1994 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Fluid leak VIN: 1P4GH54ROR
I cannot get the LH axle seal to stop leaking on this 4-speed Chrysler Reman trans. The easy solution would be to send it to a dealer and let them worry about it, as it is under warranty. I do not believe that the leak started right away, as I was alerted to ...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Smoke VIN: 1B4HS28N8Y
This vehicle runs rich all the time. The customer has been driving this way for two months. I replaced the spark plugs for extreme wear. I also replaced the upstream O2 because it was stating vehicle was running lean an voltage was at 0v. I installed new O2 an...
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck TRX4 5.7L Horn VIN: 1D7HU18276
Does anybody know the Horn Chirp Disabling procedure for this car. I have the procedure from Mitchell till 2004, but this doesn't seem to work for a 2006 car, I guess they changed it. In our country it's forbidden to let the horn chirp when you're (un)locking ...
1971 Ford mustang 302CID engine swap VIN: 1F92H51620
hello all : does anyone know if a newer 1988- 302 will fit a 1971 mustang without a big modification of motor mounts transmission etc. this car has all original 1971 302 2barrel auto fmx, i understand that intake and pan will need to be swaped wonder if block ...
1994 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L NO 3RD gear VIN: 1GKCT18WXR
The transmission worked great the first week after the rebuild but now there is no third gear , overdrive dose work if you trick it into gear and first, second and reverse are great. the fluid looks clean and dont smell burnt. no codes are present.
2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L Fuel odor VIN: JTJHF10UX3
Car has a very strong odor of gasoline. Its pulled through the vents inside the cabin during the first start up of car. I noted the odor is especially strong under the hood near the intake, passenger side. I carefully examined the fuel lines, the vent lines to...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Blower Motor VIN: 1LNHM82W6Y
Hi everyone, I have this vehicle with an intermittent problem. Customer complains that sometimes when he puts the a/c or the heat on, the blower motor does not come on. I told him the next time it happens, to see if the a/c compressor comes on when he puts th...

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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBACB4324S
First off, Thanks for the replies. Secondly I have yet to find a reasonable price from a shop to clear the code. I also have yet to find if an update for my Genisys to do the clearing. Thanks,
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L cylinder head VIN: WBAEV33482
well,most of you were correct. I get find out that it had indeed been over-revved. The dad decided not to fix at this time. He did say that I might see it back at some time. I told them that if they worked on this car in their garage that I did not want to see...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L lights VIN: WBAFA72080
Thanks to all, My Hana-tech scanner won't do the job, so it's off to the dealer, thanks again.
2005 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Left Blend motor VIN: 1G4CW54K85
The 4 replies I have recieved are all confirming and helpful. I will check with dealer for reprogram per Glen(LA), first thing Monday. I agree with Glen and Michael(OK), that replacing the HVAC case will not be a perm fix. I also found a thread in the HVAC ...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Vent actuator VIN: 1G6KD54Y4Y
First of all, thanks to the guys who replied: Jonathan [...], & another thanks to Steve Head (who I talked to on the phone & got his info from his previous post) & Derrick Wolf from Cadtechnet. First of all, the reason I was stuck...
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L engine VIN: 2G1WX12X6S
i cant believe i over looked something this simple. i guess is like changing bad fuel pump without realizing its just out of gas. i am realy impressed with the responses and want to say thanks to all yes it was the common module problem i just made it to...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19RXW
distributor was off by 1 tooth. thaks for all the help Trouble codes: P1345 (ckp/cmp correlation).
2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES26C42
This one left without a FIX or even an explaination. Boss decided we had enough time in it and I had no direction either. It started when it came off the tow truck and has never quit again. I WAS NEVER TOLD that he was driving thru a flooded road and we have h... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition coil 1 primary ckt), P0320 (CKP sensor).
1992 Eagle Talon 2.0L starts and dies VIN: 43ECS44R9N
Thanks to all who replied. Looks like the fuel pump relay contacts can be closed by two separate, independent sets of primary windings around a common core, one is driven through the starter circuit (crank), the other completed through the PCM pin 56(run). Thi... Trouble codes: 42 (Fuel Pump Circuit).
1993 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 4.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMEE11YXP
Sorry for the delay, the Van has been out for about 2 weeks now with no problem but as this was temperature related I don't know if it is fixed. I went ahead and replaced the pick-up coil. As the whether is changing I was unable to duplicate desert road temper...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34E4W
Thanks for the replies- It turned out all the extensive testing and head scratching was for nothing. Our original diagnosis of the crank position sensor turned out to be correct. Out of sheer frustration we purchased a crank sensor from the ford dealer and...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L blend motor VIN: 2FAFP74WXW
most said door issue but the motor that was just hanging loose also didn't operate at times. the customer only left car for 3 days, and said they would return. right now it was stuck on cold so i'm guessing that in another month when it gets cold they will ret...
1993 GMC Sonoma 2.8L Hesitation VIN: 1GTCCS14R7
Sorry for waisting your time, it was a pluged cat.B
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM97V4T
The manufacturer of this conversion kit we installed says there is know way to avoid the air ride disabled message from coming on, for this vehicle. Customer is OK with this, so we did not persue the matter any further. Two help replies we received say that...
2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L rear hatch VIN: 3G7DA03E82
Well, This one is fixed. I checked and cleaned all powers and grounds and when I could go no futher I called a friend at a local dealer and He felt also that the BCM was going. Since it has to be flashed with GM software I droped it off at the dealer and they ...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Drive axles VIN: 3VWBC21V81
After a majority of the responses said check axles customer was informed of possibly needing a reman axle and the customer decided to go with both sides due to mileage on car. Noise is fixed. Thanks for the help.
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