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1997 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Coolant leak VIN: 1G4NJ52MXV
This Buick has a coolant leak, pressure testing the cooling system shows a stream of coolant running along the timing case cover gasket. I've checked the archives, I see more head bolts breaking & head gasket failures then I do timing cover gasket failure. Whe...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Dash Cluster VIN: 1G1JC52433
This Cavalier will not start when the temps get close to freezing. If you try to start this car cold the warning lights will not light and the car will not start. I do hear the fuel pump come on and charge up each time I cycle the key. If you let this car sit ...
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Battery VIN: 1GNEK13T9Y
Hello Looking For A Little Help On This Tahoe. Battery Goes Dead When Setting 2 Days. Owner Has Replaced The Battery,s 3 Times. It Now Has An Interstate Battery In It. It Has A 0727ma Drain All The Time. The Alt Tested OK And I Disconnected It From The System ...
2004 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L Battery VIN: 1G1ND52F44
Hello, This Malibu Classic will not start after 3 or 4 days of sitting due to a discharged battery. The battery was replaced by the customer with an AC Delco 1 week ago and tests good, but still goes dead. Using a Vantage and low-amp clamp, I can see that ther...
1992 Dodge Colt GL 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JB3CU24AXN
Hi Everyone, This car will sometimes run for 20 seconds or less and then stall out and die. With each attempt to start, it runs for a shorter time before stalling until it won't start at all. I could hear the fuel control relay start chattering and then it wou...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L ABS pump VIN: 1FMDU34X8P
This vehicle's ABS system is way too active.Symptoms started in July, and at that time, I scanned for codes and retrieved:11-defective ECU;63-pump motor fault;65-pump motor;and 67-acceleration switch fault. Per customer request,since it was summer and dry, I p...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34E5V
LTFT B1 -12% LTFT B2 +12%. STFT B1 between 0 and -3%, STFT B2 between 0 and +3%. Tail pipe is rich. This condtion is only present at idle, getting worse as engine warms up. Off idle fuel trim values settle down to normal, tail pipe is clean. NAPA Techline says...
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31343
the car is missing at idle also when you acelerate it will miss some of the time. it seems to start missing when the rpm goes back down under a grand but it will not do this all of the time it also started a pending code p2195 which is the 02 sensor which is d... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0316
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 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED2BY32
with the snapon scaner all injector are working on and of except #4 i have good fuel pressure and good spark and compresion. oil level is good no fuel in it. on acceleration mil flash at idel it stay on only any help would be great happy holyday to all tahar Trouble codes: P0304

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1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L radio VIN: 3GNEC16R1X
removed radio cleaned conections radio seems to play ok,1999 suburban does not have a door switch thanks to all replies they did help,
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L drive belt VIN: 2B4GP44G9W
Thankyou very much for the infomation and part number for the drive belt kit on the 98 caravan.Worked like a dream.You all have been very helpful.
1998 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4E3AL54F1W
Sorry for the long wait guys. We have been over this vehicle with a fine tooth comb and couldn't find the problem. In addition to all the help we received on iatn, we also have had several local friend mechanics look at the vehicle. At this time it is no longe...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14X1P
thanks for all the great instant responses. i recieved many good links for used parts. the second one i called had the pcm, they shipped it to me & the truck is fixed & gone. there is alot of knowledge on this site.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L lack of coolant flow VIN: 1FTDX07W9V
Checked water pump ok,flushed rad and seemed ok. Took truck for a good drive and it did not overheat.
2002 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07392
Many thanks to who all replied. The vehicle was fixed with your suggestions. Replaced the PCV valve and all the related hoses. The hose leading from the PCV valve to the back of the motor just above the bell housing was difficult to install. Needed very small ...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L overdrive VIN: 1FAFP33P43
hello all, this one is fixed and gone. as most replied the shift solenoid 1 and A are the same and is most likely the cause. it would have been tough to test since the car was fine cold but acted up hot. either the windings in the solenoid were shorting out...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L shit solenoid c VIN: 1HGCG165XY
Thanks to all those who replied. Even tried running a direct wire to the transmission and additional ground. No good. Replaced with a known good PCM and all is good.
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L forward VIN: KMHJF35F7Y
Thanks to those who responded to my request. This one was fixed by replacing the valve body. I don't know specifically what was wrong with the valve body (valves, solenoids, cracks or what) but it works great now. The replied I receives listed pump, mechanical...
1996 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L No Start VIN: 1MELM66L5T
Well i would like to thank all of you for the info. The fix was the power feed gr/y wire from the power relay for the computer was broken in the harness that feed's the transmission and iac,and evr valve.Ran new wire and car runs great,also showed the customer... Trouble codes: P1504, P0743, P0750, P0755, P1747, P1409.
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Oil system VIN: JN1CA21D9T
To recap what had already been done. Both the upper and lower pan seals were replaced along with the two o-rings above the upper oil pan. To make sure that the silicone are not disturbed during re-installation of the pans, all the parts around the pans were r...
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 1NXBR32E25
Hello guys ok it was used pcm after wrote vin connect terminal tc and cg of dlc for 30 mins and then car starts . special thanks to Bill [...].HAPPY HOILDAYS
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