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1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L 2 hoses VIN: JH4CC2668P
replace engine with used one and now i don't remember where the two lines that come from the differential go. i have a another acura there but that a 98. it has a hose coming from the cooling system and another going to the block. my engine has a cap at the bl...
1991 BMW 318is 1.8L cooling system VIN: WBAAF9312M
Sorry if this isn't the best description, its my first time posting, but here it goes, I have a 1991 bmw 318is that had originaly come in with a blown head gasket, gasket was blown between a water port and the number 1 cylinder. We replaced the head and gasket...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Cabin heating VIN: 1G6DM57N93
2 weeks ago I changed her oil and she returned this week with "smoke pouring through her vents" and a burning odor and a loss of heat. The P0128 Coolant Temp Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature code is back at first freeze this year after going through las...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, lack of power VIN: 126FGRFRYX
vehilce is a 99 g3500 box van 5.7l. it starts and runs and actually idles pretty good, but when trying to accelerate under any condition, whether in gear or not, it stumbles and falls flat on its face. if you feather the throttle you can get it to rev up but i...
1993 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B3ED46T9P
Hello all This car towed in crank no start . no spark or injector pulse. mitchell says code 11 is no crank sensor signal. so I replace crank and cam sensors, now it has spark and injector pulse but still wont start. it acts like the timings off, bucks starter ... Trouble codes: 11 (no crank sensor signal)
1993 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 45VXAO2BOP
This my first post for help I am working on an aeromate utilty truck that has 3.3 caravan powertrain I replaced flywheel and crank sensor 20,000 miles ago was hesitating badly due to cracked flywheel it is back again with same problem and i verified flywheel i...
1996 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L No Start VIN: 4E3AK44Y4T
Hello everyone, this vehicle came to me as a basket case. Several other people and shops have been here before me. This cear has had more than one pcm installed from what I understand from previous people who have worked on it.The first one was installed incor...
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L starter VIN: 1FARP11J1R
doing this for family member out of state so i cannot do any testing .went to start car and starter would not disengaga even after removing key.had to unhook battery to stot starter from turning.he replaced starter but still has same problem.if you hook up bat...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire VIN: KNDJA723F2
Scan showed misfire on #4 and at times #3. Checked compression. Good. Checked pulse with Noid light on #4. Flashed bright for 1 second then nothing. #1 flashes normally. (#1 and 4 are only ones really accessible.) Replaced computer with used one. Same thing. T...
1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L block heater VIN: 1G2NE51N9N
so basically this vehicle is blowing block heaters. first one was put in approx a year ago by another shop and i replaced with brand new. a day later the customer was back and the block heater was inop again. i removed it and bench tested, sure enough it was o...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L ignition switch VIN: 1G2NW52M9T
Thanks in advance to anyone who reads this. I have this Grand Am with a floor shift. The ignition switch works fine when starting. When you shut the car off you can't turn the key all the way off. There is a little button that you can hit with your finger in t...

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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8325V
Well this problem shows how you can't trust aftermarket parts. Even when they come from an OEM parts supplier. The wave pattern did not look right, so we had already put another cam sensor on veh. Still did not fix the problem. We noticed that the box the sens... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft postion sensor).
1991 Chevrolet V3500 Cheyenne 6.2L ball joint VIN: 1GCHV33N3N
Thanks guys for your time.I replaced the ball/king pin sleeve this afternoon.I have never seen a ball/king pin replaced so easy in the 33 years I have been in this trade.I removed the wheel,4 bolts from the cover and removed the cover and heavy spring that is ...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L rear brakes VIN: 1GB5K3R5WF
Thank you everyone for your replies they all were very helpfull. Thank you Todd, Marco, and Joe for suggesting taking another look at the parking brake. The parking brake cables were to tight which was causing the brakes to adjust as they drove the vehicle. ...
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Hesitation, lack of power VIN: 2G1WH52K13
Thank you everybody for your input. I disconnected the exhaust at the manifold and the vehicle ran great. We put a cat on it and shipped it . Trouble codes: P0401 (egr), P0300 (random miss).
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L power loss over 2000 VIN: 1GCHK23164
thanks for the input. WE had or did check all of the different suggestions. After about 4 hours of diagnostic time the customer realized that the manufacturer has an extended warranty for the 5 years on these motors (or so he says) anyway, he wsa more than h...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B4HS28Y9X
hi thanks for your help , this dodge drove us nuts . the fix was the crank sensor ,at the other repair shop had replace is with after market , hope this will help someone when timing changes it will change fuel .
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L oil in diaphram VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
Most replies were to replace front valve cover to most updated cover. We replaced the valve cover & PCV valve Cleaned up the oil and sent the customer on his way. Will have to see I guess.
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L viberation VIN: 2EMZA53411
Dear helpful technicians. I recieved 4 replies on this one. Everybody was pretty much on the same page. 1 said to check the crank for bends or cracks. The others correctly said that there were different crankshafts, balancers and flexplates which must be match...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDXE45F61
Thanks for all the info guys. I agree with the post that the rest of the injectors are sticking and causing the smoke. This is a transit fleet and we are going through a company buyout, so i currently am fight some budget issues. As of this point i have not re... Trouble codes: P0451 (Manifold Intake Air Heater).
1996 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GKEK13R7T
Sure didn't see this one coming... The truck has NO security light and the wiring schematic doesn't show one so we took that off the table. And in our experience a G.M. security system stops ALL the injectors so we weren't thinking that way. We really poste...
1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Coil VIN: 1GKEK13R9V
Well i didnt find anything wrong with the wiring down to the Crank sensor.So i went to autozone and bought another crank sensor put it on and guess what well crossed my fingures and toes and prayed and it started right up...Boy Oreillys auto parts is going to ...
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Transfer Case VIN: 1GKFK16R5X
Thanks to all 15 of you that offered your help. All pointed to the slip yoke or u-joint issue. I neglected to say I had lubed the yoke and checked the rear u-joints previously and I apologize for that. Today I spent my Sat am. replacing all 4 u-joints and the ...
2003 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L long crank VIN: 1GTJK33113
2007 GMC Sierra 3500 HD WT 6.6L MIL Lamp on, lack power VIN: 1GTHK33677
this is a big gm problem up here in our area gm winter front helps prolong the problem but still no fix the dodges are the same issue too
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Electric Power Steering Assist VIN: JHMES96633
Thank You to all who replied. This vehicle is going to the dealer. My scan tool is not equipped to handle this Honda Hybrid, nor do I have the Technical information to test and repair the system. Hybrids are here! Thank you again to all who took the time to as...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Charging VIN: 4S2CM58WXW
Thanks all. We decided to put an isuzu alternator in vehicl before wo could depend on last shop. Or trust a/market alt. Problem fixed. Suspect bad regulator. The general consesus was they had never seen the control side fail. Thanks again
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L outside temp gauge VIN: 4JGAB54EXX
Hi and thanks for the replies. The vehicle won't be in until next week but now I know what I'm dealing with. Basically there's just a replaceable bulb that backlights the display. The dash pod just pulls straight out, being held in by friction. It's recommende...
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L air bag VIN: 1N6ED27Y3Y
well they needed it right away so off to the dealer to get diag. hate to guess I am thinking air bag module no problems before battery replaced, and unable to get in to diag mode. thanks for the help.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Thanks to all, Howard CA. Steve NY. Mark [...]. Stan PA. Todd CAN. Dave TX. Ted CA. John ALA. Amrik CA. ALL good responses the M.A.F. FIXED IT... the mass air flow readings for original maf. were 1.7-1.8gp/s @idle W/O down the road the best I could get wa... Trouble codes: P0171.
2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L Frame VIN: NISSAN2006
Well boys and girls this one we can stick a fork in cause she is done.18 hrs and no complications.Thanks to all suggestions and responses.This was a fairly straight forward job.In my research there is no printed resources to give step by step procedures for do...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G3WH12M7T
Thanks for all the info. it was the theft system shuting the engine off. I had to replace the ecm to fix the problem. being an engine swap and alot of wiring changes the systems in the two car are different. so I got an ecm that was more compatable with the ol...
1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT5RN55T1H
Sorry for delay fix post, as I was wiating for the customer to call me if the car is still acting up and finally he called and no more problem. It was a cruise control circuit shorting to ground every time you press the brake. When disconnect the cruise circui...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Door locks VIN: 4T1BG22K6X
For your info car does not have keyless entry or anti theft. I got some good ideas from you but no help. After looking over wiring diagrams for intergration relay found in in Mitchell, under power door locks & power window schematics,couldnt find wire info on ...
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