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1986 Chevrolet K30 Custom 6.2L headlight VIN: 1986CHEVRO
quick question for you guys out there I have this plow truck and it is not very visable at night being an old army truck so I'm trying to put as many lighting accessories on it as I can and I happen to have this alternating flasher laying around now my questio...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3B7HF12Z4Y
i have a 2000 dodge 1500 p/u 5.9l gas 4x4. the customer has had at the dealer and two other shops for an intermitten miss at idle. the other shops changed plugs,wires,cap,rotor. no help, the dealer changed injector on #6 cyl. no help and told customer she need...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L line rise VIN: 2FMDA5149W
this trans will work until warm then it doesnt want to shift. Line pressure 55 will rise to only 75 then drops back to 55 has good line rise in reverse & manuel low. fluid looks just like it did the day we poured it in. suspect valve body problem, have valve b...
1993 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L Unknown VIN: JHMEH6162P
Hello to all the Honda tech. This car came to my shop and failed the Emission. The Nox went higher by 1400ppm at loan 15 & 25mph. We replaced the aftermarket cat, O2 sensor, spark plug, cap & rotor, fuel filter, and coolant thermostic. After that the Nox still...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L overhead lights,rear wiper VIN: 1J4GW5853X
Please post any info to [...]. No calls to the dealership as this is a personal car. I can give my cell# if I need more info. Thanks George.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Radiator Fan VIN: 1J4GW48S72
The only thing that wierd is that the PWM sig. from ECM to the electronic relay is an "Square A/C Wave Form". Is that wrong or do I have another bad relay. The fan never worked when relay was replaced twice. It works if I unplug the relay and jumper the #3 and...
1993 Mazda MX-3 1.8L speedometer VIN: JM1EC4333P
Hi guys and girls.As stated previously in the related repair history I have transfered everything over from the 1992 to this 1993.The engine runs great and everything works well except the speedometer.I have also transfered the cluster from the 1992 witch is e...
1993 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3N1EB32S8R
Hello everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. The concern is hasitation and cutting out on accelleration under load. As I drive the vehicle shifting through gears it hesitates and cuts out baddly, it feels like a misfire but when i ease off the throttle and...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L tcm VIN: 3VWRA81HXS
Hi VW guys,i have this Jetta III 2.0l with obd 2.cannot communicate with TCM.but ok with pcm.i checked all the voltages on the tcm,the first computer i found that the Tcm was bad because when i applied the brake pedal with the key off or on ,car not running th...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no converter lockup VIN: 3VWSA29MOX
vehicle came in limp home mode. had output shaft sensor code-repaired wire from sensor to tcm and cleared codes. test drove and now have 1,2,3,4 shifting but no lockup. At 60 mph revs at 3000. will adaptive resets give me lockup, if so does anybody know what b...

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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L engine VIN: WEBACC032X
Quite a few of you responded that perhaps the motor was out of a stick and still had the pilot bearing in the Crank. you were correct. I sent personal e=mails to those individuals confirming and thanking them. Some had other suggestions that were plausible a...
1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KY5299P
This caddy is finally fixed at last. I have waited for a week to see it it dies out again or not, and it is holding good and no more service codes. I replaced the map sensor which is located inside the intake plennum cover. It has no vacuum hose attached to it... Trouble codes: P0032, P0034, P0071, P0095.
1990 Chevrolet C1500 454 SS 7.4L No Speed controller VIN: 1GCDC14N3L
Further testing of the system points to a failure in the Instrument cluster as many of the replies suggested. The customer says he has someone who can repair the cluster so he has picked up the vehicle and I have not heard from him since. The way I verified th... Trouble codes: 24 (Vss signal).
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L ignition VIN: 2G1WW12E94
thanks for all the valuable imformation you all handed out come to find out the car did have a after market remote starter installed once that was removed the car started just fine thanks again
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Steering VIN: 2C4GM68415
Well first of all we left the new power steering pump after I found that the alternator has a two piece pulley kind of like a harmonic balancer. This pulley was slipping around itself and making the pump noise we thought we were fixing. Thanks for all the he...
1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1ZVLT22B8T
Thanks for all the replies. The customer fixed it. I looked over wiring and relays extensively with no problems found. Customer brought me a complete wiring harness but it looked like too much work involved to switch. I was messing at PCM and if I squeezed...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP525XW
sorry so long to close. finally got brave enough to go drive car for awhile. barely made it back to shop. the dieing is not related to code p0320 at all. it is related to the car overheating. asked customer if he had noticed the car overheating and he said no ... Trouble codes: P0320 (inition enine speed input circuit).
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14V1Y
Well... This thing is fixed. Not quite the way that I wanted but... After replacing the fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator, we got fuel back in spec. Didn't solve a thing. Next, got a tip from a buddy about misfires in cyl 7&8. seem the fuel rails dip to b... Trouble codes: P0336 (CKP Sensor out of range).
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Rear axle area noise VIN: 1J4GW58N71
well i replaced the rear diff carrier assembly ( clutches not serviceable also carriers have fluid pumps ) made adjustments and added the 75/140 and the Chrysler additive #[...] and test drove ...
1995 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L no drive VIN: 1995AVALON
2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L camshaft/lifters VIN: WVWDE21J9Y
I am going to close this request before repairs are done because of the time it will take to get parts and get back to it. Anyway I have the info I need from the 5 replies, which all seem to agree that the transaxle needs to be removed to do timing chains and ...
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