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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L door locks VIN: 1G4HP54K41
hey guys dont really know where to start here. got this buick thats the mother in law's car!!!. when hitting the key pad to lock the doors there is no horn. the r.r. door lock will not lock electricaly with switch or key pad or when putting the vehicle in gear...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L Surge, VIN: 1GCEC14H9S
I actually have two trucks doing this same thing. They are both Chevrolet C1500 and a year apart. One has a 5.7 the other 5.0. Both have hade new plugs (AC.s) installed new wires, cap and rotors along with new air and fuel filters. When cold they run great. Th...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 2G1WF52E1Y
Hi all. Hair puller! Acts like fuel cut/rev limiter when cold. Comes in about 2000 rpm and pops in the exhaust and just runs like crap until 30 seconds or so go by and it then will get (whatever it is) out of it's system and run as strong as ever. When we star... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301
1991 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Stall VIN: 1B7GL23Y5M
Truck has little or no throttle. When you press the accelerator pedal, RMPs climb to 2000 and die off. If you press the accelerator pedal slow, RMPs climbs to 3000 and then die off. Have checked square wave from TPS and Map sensor. Square wave pattern ok. Have... Trouble codes: 13 (MAP pneumatic signal No variation in MAP sensor signal is detected. or MAP pneumatic change No difference is recognized between the engine MAP reading and the stored barometric pressure reading.), 14 (MAP voltage too low MAP sensor input below minimum acceptable voltage. or MAP voltage too high MAP sensor input above maximum acceptable voltage.)
1998 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L power steering pump VIN: 4B3AU52N6W
Hello everyone and thankyou for taking time to read this post. I have this mitsu avenger that is getting on my nerves. After replacing the rack and pinion and power steering pump we cannot get the system bled all the air out no matter what. We followed the all...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Intermittent Air Bag Light VIN: 1FAFP53UX3
Here is a weird one for all of us to ponder. Air bag light comes on when ignition turned on, then it goes out. System appears to be functioning normally. However when driving the vehicle with the a/c on, on any fan speed, when you apply the brake the air bag l...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L sreering box VIN: JT8UF11EXM
high everyone i have this lexus lx400 and it is in cruise mode all the time i tested steering ecu and power and ground is good and i get 11ohms through solonoid this problem existed even before i replaced the rack it was leaking. i also ran pump pressure and s...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Heather VIN: WDBUH65J44
I have no heat out of vents. Coolant hoses are hot in and out of core ,aux water pump is working, vents work. A c works
1990 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 7268469853
I need a little help on this on. Shop Key 5 is down until Tuesday. I got this 1990 Sentra 1.6l TBI, towed in with a No Start... Did the basic tests, and found the fuel pump was not getting power, after removing the back seat, I found the Fuel Pump wires to be...
1996 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN45TYS654
hi tech i have this nissan came in for check engine light on code p0135 bank 1 sensor 1 cleared code .drove test 20 miles code came back replaced oxygen check data oxygen no response check wire has 12 volt check fixed data most problem from broken wire from co... Trouble codes: P0135 (bank 1 sensor 1)
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L cluster,abs/tcs VIN: 1G3WS52K0W
oil lite temp guage,abs,gas lite all on. car runs bad,(not sure if related yet) I have found blown fuse link at starter and fixed it. My only question is what terminal on the switch does the switched wire to inside fuse box? I have no power to half the inside ...
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WP0AA094XG
Hello everyone, I have a no start on this 944. I have no spark, injector pulse, or fuel pressure. I initially checked the speed and reference sensors and found one had .5 volts a/c while cranking and the other had none( i'm not sure which is which), but after ...
2001 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT48111
I got this tundra with 441 and 446 codes 441 comes up first and then 446 sets a little while later i have checked for hoses cracked and the gas cap looks great i dont have a smoke machine to check for leaks but these codes may mean a electrical problem with an... Trouble codes: 441 (evap), 446 (evap)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M9X
Greetings to all fellow Techs. I have this particular vehicle that I am very limited with service information at hand. European vehicle is not a daily routine that I work and put a hands on. "MIL" light is on and vehicle drives and transmission exhibited dela... Trouble codes: P1543 (Motor Control Veh. Speed Idle Control Aux. Inp. Low TPS signal)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L pressure plate VIN: WBABM3344Y
The shop in question fixed this one by using a clutch assembly purchased from BMW. Machining of the flywheel did not affect clutch performance, nor did it affect the performance of a second clutch installed on a different BMW the same week, even though your re...
1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L ccm /bcm VIN: 1G23456789
Sorry about the delay gang. So far I have not heard back from the shop owner. I fowarded the information I received from the 4 replies to him. Some research on my own tells me to stay away from Corvettes! Actually, the system should be able to be done with eit...
2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GCDL19W61
Thanks everyone for responding. We replaced the clutch discs in the transfer case even though they did not seem that worn. The vehicle backs up hill fine now. I think we noticed it slipping in reverse because more weight was on the front end. Whereas going for...
2004 Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak C5C042 6.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBJ5C1154
Thanks to all who replied. The trouble turned out to be the EDGE w/JUICE module. As i unhooked the EDGE box under the hood i tried to start the truck and got a crank but no start. Come to find out the EDGE had 2 main connectors on the drivers side valve cover{... Trouble codes: P0236, P0335.
1998 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Cluster VIN: 2C3HD46R1W
Thanks for all the help. I eliminated all wiring problems and installed a new instrument cluster that had been updated several times by the dealer. Problem now fixed, the dash works fine. -Bill
2007 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3KK53G87
I appreciate all who took the time to read and respond to my request. Most everyone reminded me that it should (and would be) covered by warranty. The owner is an older gentleman (75-80 yr. old) and had taken it to the dealer who sold him the car. They had wo... Trouble codes: P2096 (Post catalyst fuel trim system too lean bank 1), P2099 (Post catalyst fuel trim system too rich bank 2).
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Shift Interlock VIN: 3FAFP13PXY
A new shift solenoid assembly corrected the problem. Most of the replys were correct in assuming that the shift inter-lock-solenoid was not moving. Dirt or debris had nothing to do with it's problem in this case. It was indeed a defective shift solenoid. After...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF17211
Thanks again! As of now the truck is back at the dealer he bought it from getting a new set of head gaskets. That is an obvious cause of much of the trouble on this one. I learned from your requests, like coolant in exhaust will make it read o2 sensor read ric... Trouble codes: 1 (p0301 misfire cyl 1), 2 (p0172 rich bank 1).
1998 Hyundai excel 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHUD112LM
Hey there fella's, thank you for your help... turned out that the engine had the head gasket back to front and the injectors for cylinders 2 and 3 back the front, also the ECT sensor was shorted out to run the thermo fan so the mixture was lean because the ECM...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG35GO1
Replacing MAF sensor cured the lean condition but it still stumbled for about 1/2 second in the morning when cold. The TSB on the Hyundai web site was for the same problem but only when warm. After leaving MAF unpluged for a week it would not stumble cold. Rep... Trouble codes: P1128 (long term fuel trim too lean).
1991 Mazda 929 3.0L No Start VIN: JM1HC2245M
Thanks to all who responded! Some great thoughts. We checked grounds per Keith [...]), but I had to...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBJF82J31
i would like to thank everyone who has took the time to reply and give us some great suggestions. however we have tried almost everything on this car from cat converters to swapping injecters wire coils and plugs to mass airflow sensor cam and crank sensor and... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire 1), 302 (misfire 2), 303 (misfire 3).
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Misfire VIN: JN8DR07Y61
I would like to thank the three replies. The suggestions where bad coil,I made an error on instalation of plugs, and optical sensor in dist.(this was a cop ignition. The problem was intermittent so unpluging one coil at a time would not help me. I was using... Trouble codes: P1145 (Left vtc).
2006 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L cab and bed
Yeeeeehaaaaaaa! It's fixed!!! It took 2 of us, but we have installed the new frame and every piece including brackets, suspension, and everything! We started at 7:15 am this morning and finished at 1:05 in the afternoon (even doing the toe, caster, and camber ...
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