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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L cv joint VIN: 1FTZR45E33
Hi all. This Ranger is one we are rebuilding from a wreck. The axle was not damaged, but the outer boot is torn, and needs replaced. We have the axle out, and the old boot cut off. I have a replacement boot in a box. My question is, how do I safely disassemble...
1996 Honda Accord DX 2.2L air bag light VIN: 1HGCD552XT
Since this was repaired from a wreck I have been unable to access codes. Do you use the 2 wire plug that is under the glovebox? All I can tell that it affects is the 'check engine' light. If I attempt to clear the codes with the plug at the fuse block the air ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Charging VIN: WDBRF61J23
Yesterday while the customer was in stop and go traffic the car stalled. Prior to that she had left the lights on the car and the battery/alternator warning light was on when she started the car. The car was a little hard to start but did start without a jump....
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
Hi everybody this is my personal car I was chasing this problem for a long time, there is no repair manual that I did not try or advice that I did not use. This car is in top shape as you can tell by compression readings. No leaks all vacuum lines etc are tigh... Trouble codes: P0300 (pendin code random misfire)

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1993 Dodge D150 3.9L engine VIN: 1B7GE16XOP
John from Arkansas had the answer: Rust inside of fuel rail landed in the injectors. 3 of them had piles of rust in the tops. I assume that the rust comes from the rail itself, not the tank. Suggestions were: intake leak, head leak, valve leak, timing chain, ...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L 1-2 & 2-3 shift VIN: 1B7HC16X7T
Almost all tips indicated pressure problem, either at throttle valve or seal leakage. Incorrect temperature reading and throttle cable adjustment were also suggested. I checked governor pressure vs. desired gov. pressure. I thought these shifts were electroni...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L cruise control VIN: 1B7HF16Z4W
well first i want to thank those that replied to my question. gave me some good insight,for what to look for. the only problem is it still is not working. even tho i can control the unit with my scanner{engine off} i believe the computer is the fault on this o...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 81J4GZ78Y8
Wow,thanks for all the info.After going over all the reply's I recieved with the customer and suggesting a course of action on this Jeep the owner said he would be back after the holiday's(yeah right).I didn't tell him what was causing the problem;only what it...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L battery
thanks for all the great input. from the replies i received,there seems to be a common problem with the door latches. as usual,there has been no problem for a couple of weeks. i will have to wait to do additional tests when the problem reoccurs. Ray
1993 Mazda MX-3 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JMEC4325P0
Hi All First off I would like to thank all three who replied. one said not a good code for 93, another said to check the computer to see if some one had swaped it with a 87 2.ol turbo carburated. third said not a good code. I went and checked code for myse... Trouble codes: 22 (unknown).
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Acuator motors VIN: YV1LS5645V
Sorry everyone for the delay on closing this one. I have to say I did not fix this car. This is the first one that has left the shop with us unable to repair the problem. everything was double checked and replaced the control unit 2 times and also rang out e...
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