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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G1JF5242V
ok guys this car runs really rough (like its just running on 2 cylinders) and misfires on every cylinder. I will not accerelate at all. It smells rich and acts like it flooding. It also will not start with the air cleaner off and it seems like all 2.2 I've wor... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GBJG31R21
hard time cold starting or at all, when running c/e light flashed in mid throttle snap test. try to figure why my high range power is cut out. slow consistant t/p is the only way to get themotor to rev.high and not missfire. no history codes and the light does... Trouble codes: P0300, P1354 (crank/cam corr.)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Passlock System VIN: 1GCEC14W71
To all, This was originally a "Crank,but no Start" problem. As these are known for pump and connector problems first thing I checked was fuel pressure. Right on the money @62 pounds. Checked spark ,connectors ,dist. for moisture etc. All looked good.Cranked i...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L starter VIN: 2G1WF52E22
hello gm tech's i have this 02 impala with cust complaint of intermit no crank / 10 times in 45 days// he came here and i scanned it had a 2960 code// so i did the alldata procedure with the terminals at the bcm, no change// then i ordered a new pass lock form...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L No Start VIN: 1B4HR28NX1
Vehicle towed in .Engine cranks but no start. Scanned no codes present. Can scan trans computer and body but all pids on engine comp., says N/A. There is fuel pressure but no RPM on scanner while cranking, all Pids N/A. In the engine compartment fusebox there ... Trouble codes: N0, C0DES
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L startring VIN: 1B4GP45332
intial complaint was when wet outside this truck would blow fuse ended up being number 23 fuse turn key on blows fuse 23 traced down found could p1495 bad ldp drawing almost 40amp replacedand code p1495 went away on ket cycle customer left drove car about 14 d...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4047S
ok guys, this is a good one. 95 mustang from another shop. they replaced o2 sensors for a lean code. they used bosch sensors. b2s1 and b2s2. they are both switching properly. (they later found a plugged air filter that was probably the cause of the lean codes)... Trouble codes: P0175
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
A friends truck. I know the Cummins system very well but never looked at a Powerstroke. Started with an occasional no start when cold or hot. Slowly over 6 month period started less and less. So far he has replaced the glow plugs, glow plug relay and fuel fi...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L camshaft chain VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
Left side(driver's side)camshaft chain broke at one link. All chains,cassettes and tensioners were replaced 2800 miles ago.After inspecting then replacing broken chain there is a grinding rubbing noise,front engine area,most noticable at front cover area.
2001 GMC 7500 7.2L Hesitation VIN: 1GDM7C1C81
hey any heavy diesel techs out there got a7500 gmc with a 3126 cat diesel with afuel pressure guage installed drive vehicle fuel pressure drops from 70 psi to almost 0 no volume either and no power replaced mechinacal fuel pump no change removed fuel tank no r...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD7236T
need help fast,please!we have a 96 honda accord that came in for a spark plug that is blown right out of cyc #3.head was removed to have spark threads repaired. after installing head,t-belt,water pump. car cranks will not start.we have spark,compression,but no...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLPD78492
Customer brought us 2 camshaft position sensors to install.He had a state emission test done and the state's test prints out the code.We installed both sensors and the car runs no better and code remains.I only have generic OBD II data from my Genisys(in manuf... Trouble codes: P0341 (camshaft position sensor A circuit range/perf bank1)
1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L no power VIN: JACDH58VXN
customer complains about no power on hills. tech test drove and confirmed that it was flat on accel.has to pedal to go up hills with a steady speed.sorry but i can't give any scanner readings and my mitchell is real vague on any diagnostics. it does have an o...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Climate Controled Seat VIN: 1LNHM86S14
Here I am again with another headache. This car has heated and cooling seats. The drivers seat will turn on fine and then shut itself off after a short time. I found a bulletin about this but my Modis will not pull seat codes. I found a heat duct pulled loose ...
2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L No Start
Owner could not get ignition key to turn,so he decided to destroy lock cylinder and housing. I replaced both along with a new key coded from dealer. I can not get vehicle started due to Passlock not releaning. I have tried leaving key on for 10 min and crankin...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4T1BG22K2W
toyota people need big help. this car runs at idle great. step on gas pedal and it boggs down very badly,i tried new plugs,wires both coils,cleaned throttle restriction in air cleaner i tried unplugging all differen sensors made no codes ...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Oil filter VIN: 3VWCA01H0X
This one comes in for oil change, it leak after the oil change, recheck oil filter good and no leak, customer took it for a week and returned, entire engine cover with oil, oil filter gasket push out, replaced oil filter wash engine, no leak add dye to oil ret...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Starting VIN: 3VWSF71K55
I was needing some help with a customers 2005 VW Jetta 2.5 Vehicle was towed into my shop with a customer complaint of a No Crank Condition. Vehicle was previously took to VW dealership and dealership refused to repair due to being rebuilt wreck. However deale...

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2000 Audi A4 1.8L Cuts out, Stall, turns off, starts ri VIN: WAUAC28D9Y
Thanks for all the help. Many of you gave good advise to the obvious things to look for and try on these VW Audi's. The actual fix was "REPLACE THE MAF". The MAF was borderline at 2.54 gms/sec idle, but on the high end plus 130 gms/sec (2nd gear full throttle)... Trouble codes: P0102, P1523, P1602, P1606.
1997 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Coolant leak VIN: 1G4NJ52MXV
I got many helpful tips, customer will bring car back to me after the first of the year. I will post what I find! Many thanks to all 43 who replied.
1996 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L abs VIN: 1GCGK24R9T
This one is fixed. We finally got the truck back in after the snow and replaced the sensors and that took care of the problem. What I learned is that the MPH reading in the scan tool that through us off was a substituted data that the PCM was either doing beca...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19T83
thanks for all the replies, it has a bad 02 sensor and a block converter. i drop the exhaust the test to see if i9t was pluged. thanks again everyone Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire 1357), P0171 (bank 1 of 1 o2 sensor not with data perimeters).
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Stall VIN: 2C3HD46J4X
First of all I would like to thank all of you for your replies. It seems most of you are telling me it's the crank or cam sensor with the predominant probable cause being the crank sensor. I have replaced the crank sensor and sent the customer on her way...I...
2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L Ignition Lock Cylinder VIN: 1C3AN69L34
Thanks to Dan and Greg for taking the time to help. There is no apparent way to remove the cylinder without destroying the cover. While most locks have a hole that you can use to access the release for the cylinder, this does not. After receiving the new p...
1993 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B3ED46T9P
Hi all sorry about the delayed response but the customer has been tring to find their own parts because they have little money, they decided to junk it. thanks to all who replied I wish I had a fix but they didnt want to pull it apart farther. thanks John Trouble codes: 11 (no crank sensor signal).
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 1B7MF33651
thanks to all who took time to reply. we took the truck to local dodge shop for a scan test . their test of the companion module sent back a code for output speed sensor. replaced sensor and all is good. thanks for all the help i know how busy it is this time ... Trouble codes: 1693..
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L Wipers, Blower Motor, Windows, Radio VIN: 1B4GP25R22
Thanks to all who offered help. This vehicle had extensive damage to the underhood wiring harness infront of the transmission. The Fix wasnt any one wire. Here is what I did: The first time it came in I jumped the gun and assumed it was going to be a simple f...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Water Pump VIN: 1FTJW36F3R
Well we will call this one a fix. So far, so good. No leaks yet. Looks like fan clutch did it. Thanks to everyone who responded.
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L None VIN: 1FAFP52UXW
Thanks so much to everyone who responded to this help request! The fix wound up involving replacement of the PCM. Here's how I came to this conclusion: This 3.0L "U" engine equipped Taurus is an overhead valve (2 valves per cylinder) and uses a digital tran...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L stereo VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
thank you to all that replied found that dash had been removed before and found a harness connector had not been installed properly.Tell tale signs where missing dash hold down nuts. thanks again..
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAFP71W35
sorry it took so long but with the holidays and union contract talks i havent been around,..but I am going to say this is a fix as the car and the deputy havent returned,..what I did was remove this "harness" made by a local dealership,..I twisted the wires ti...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L battery VIN: JNKCV51EX3
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L battery VIN: WDBRF61J12
thanks to all that helped started pulling fuses in the in dash drivers it down to 17m amps. pinpoint it to the passanger seat memory module i got the ok to do both drivers module also.retest with in 2 min. it droped to 108-123 m amps. and with in 30 m...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L Mechanical VIN: WDBNG74563
Thank you IATN. The majority said to check the trans mount. Prying up on trans made the bad vibes go away, (even though the mount itself looked fine). So a new trans mount and all is good.
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