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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L antilock brakes VIN: 3GNEC16T51
folks i would like some insight on an abs problem i am having.veh came in with code c0268/pump motor circuit shorted,checked resistance of pump motor only .1 oms.i replaced pump motor tests at .5 ohms ok according to mitchell.according to mitchell fl...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U8S
Car came in crank/no start,found no spark,no power to coil,traced to blown 10a(ign coil) fuse in fuse box in the left-hand rear side of engine compartment. Replaced fuse car started right up,drove into shop car ran for about 10 minutes and died,blown fuse agai...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDWF36F8X
good afternoon, i need a few extra brains on this one. the complaint is that this truck will idle and die during the first 10 minutes of warming up...of course it hasn't happened for us. the truck also has a slight misfire at cruise. we cleared the codes and t... Trouble codes: P0344 (cam sensor/circuit intermit), P1247 (turbo boost pressure low), P1298 (koeo test idm fault)
1997 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 5.7L master cylinder VIN: 1GTK29R0VE
got rebuilt master cylinder bleed all brakes left frontbrake fluid just comes out real slow brake pedal goes to floor like master cylinder is bad cant get snap on scannerto active abs should i try another master clyinder? all i did was fix new line and put mas...
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L alternator VIN: 2HGE1128RH
I can't figure out why it won't charge any body has suggestion please advise me I really will apreciated all fuses ok no batt light illuminated ,
1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGEJ2125S
Hello all.I have a 1995 honda civic. It failed smog test for high NO.It was 1313 at low speed test and 960 at high speed test.It passed HC and CO at both high and low speed test.O2 reading was .38 low speed and .13 at high speed.We had installed a new cat from...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, extended cranking VIN: 1YVGF22CX1
Hi everyone. This vehicle was driven from another shop to our to diagnosic extended long cranking. They installed used motor for this vehicle, customer said he have to crank for a long time to start, we checked ignition timing-- look good, MIL on code P0117 ET...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L battery VIN: WDBRF61J12
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L abs module VIN: 3FALP6539S
Hello techs, i have a question about the abs system on the mystique. I have traced the fluid problem down to the abs pump or module. i have good pressure coming out of the master cylinder.but nothing out of abs unit. just wanted some insight before replacing t...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L engine VIN: WPOCA29A81
Thanks in advance for your help, but is driving us crazy. we replaced spark plugs, air filter and serpentine belt as routine maint. everything was fine until the customer went home and came back with a loud squeak in her engine. At first we thought the belt bu...

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1996 Audi A6 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUJA84A4T
thank u to all i had to take out the console and the center part of dash slid aside also had to remove glove box then the accuator housing was able to come out then simply replace the center vent accuator and reverse procedure not fun but it is done thanks for...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Stall, no power VIN: 1GNDT13W5Y
Thanks to everyone for their help. The fuel was ok, distributorok,tps-ok, o2s-ok,transfer case module ok. It kept sounding like the convertor even though it was cut off and replaced. So i pulled o2s upstream out-run great. pulled whole y-pipe and cut open foun... Trouble codes: P0010.
1991 Ford Probe 2.2L belt squeel/break VIN: 1ZVPT20C2M
Well, I think I finally found the problem. Upon very scrutinous inspection, I found that the alternator pulley had an ever so slight "walk" or "wobble" in it. Did not pick up on this on prior inspections. The pulley was the same size as an OE as I compared it ...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L driver's door VIN: 1FMFU16L03
Even though the driver's door appeared to be snuggly closed I loosend the stryker only to find that there was very little in and out movement. I adjusted the stryker "in" as much as possible (maybe an 1/8") and low and behold that noise went south. I knew it...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDAF56GP5
Thankyou for all your help. The sensor was located under the a/c compressor. once I removed the positive battery cable, and all the brakets I could get to thankyou. Trouble codes: 2617 (ckp signal/output circuit low open).
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Whistle VIN: 1J4GW48S1Y
Thanks to all that replied. Almost all responses directed our attention to the intake manifold, and thats where we found exhaust bolts loose on the underside. Noise is 98% gone, and customer will return for new gaskets if noise increases. This one may not quit...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L turn signals VIN: 1LNLM61VOS
This car had bad turn signal switch.replace switch work ok.Thanks everyone for help.The turn signal module checked ok.remove the module visualy look ok.if any one need module contact mitchelat [...] or or
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L vaccumn servos
Thanks to Frank & Mark for thier input.It appears that i will have to pull the IP cluster and rmove the servo and send it to our parts suppiler to get the correct part. The "I gotta guy" theory is probably the way to fix these cars!
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA665NF
hello mbz Techs This car is a CIS system and an odd ball, the advise I received was to check the throttle actuator for ASR, ecu for engine control or cable adjustment for ASR actuator. This car came from a body shop and they decline to do any more repair, th...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGAE4PA0
sorry for not posting earlier the benz has not acted up since my request was if going to the doctor or the dentist. all of the help I recieved was much will probly boil down to the throttle actuator since I have checked the cap and ro...
1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4N2DN1111V
Thank a lot for all the replies, I know I didnot have much info the thing is my scanner would not work on this vehicle, I am missing a connector. Most of the replies pointed at a the distributor as MAP and Temp sensors were working fine, so I changed it and b...
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Engine VIN: 1GEWH52H1Y
Hello Everyone, The beast is fixed. Thank you to everyone that took the time to write. It ended up being bad thermostats. I finally put a OEM in and the problem was solved. It pays to go with original parts. Lesson well learned. Happy Holidays Everyone.
2005 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L engine, timing chain
Customer has decided to take this opertunity to have a new motor built for him. I will not be doing the build but will be doing the instal. The shop that is doing the build is a performance shop for cavaliers/sunfires and other such cars and will be doing perf...
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L serp belt VIN: JTDDY32T7Y
well i didnt get much usefull information, what i ended up doing was taking a piece of sand paper to the water pump pulley, it was glazed pretty bad, and that helped it out a bunch,
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L engine VIN: YV1TS90D11
thanks to all who were kind enough to respond to my help request - as most everyone suggested, i removed the oil pan & replace all the seals - this cured the oil pressure problem - the rough idle problem was the result of not having one of the air inlet tubes ...
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