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1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L initial shift VIN: 1G4CW52L9R
As stated,the car has a P0705 code,which I don't know much about as my specialty is Toyota. There have been no repairs on the transaxle as yet;only fluid changes.The symptom is this...after sitting for a few hours or overnight,it will only engage forward or re...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on
This is a ULEV 2.3. It has a hard P1259 code. The VTEC solenoid ohms out at 18. I can apply power to it and hear it click. I removed the pressure switch. sitting on the bench I have continuity. With a helper putting air into the back of the switch it goes o... Trouble codes: P1259 (VTEC Malfunction)
1993 Mazda MX-3 1.8L ignition VIN: JM1EC4333P
Hi everyone.Well my sons mx3 was running good until Friday night.When he got home and turned off the ignition the engine did not stop-it did stop when he turned off the lights.Also the rear wiper starts and stops on its own-does also work with the switch.The t...
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L Control Head VIN: 1G3WS52K6W
Ok, i think I am missing a reset procedure or something. Customer replaced battery themselves. Now auto A/C head does nothing but show two dashes. Buttons do not light up or anything. I can't imagine it just blew up for nothing. It was working (customer did sa...
2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Misfire VIN: JTDDR32T71
Hello My Fellow TOYOTA Tech, I have here are big headache and the engine is misfiring manly on cylinders 2 and 4 but sometimes on 3 and 1, customer brought car in with code P1349 and wanted all new parts pertanining to the VVT Code changed so I did, Now vehicl...
1999 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW56D8X
car came in a month and a half ago with multiple codes replaced cat and cam shaft sensor erased code car ran fine for 3 weeks car returned with code for cam sensor no signal we replaced camsensor again with sensor from ddealer erased codes car left ran fine fo... Trouble codes: ECM64, ECM64

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2000 Audi TT 1.8L No Start, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: TRUUC28N2Y
Well First of all Happy Holidays everyone!! Many thks to the 16 replies I got on this problem child. Some of the Items mentioned and chked were, The altitude reading which was always good it was not "chipped" the exhaust was stock and clear the coolant and Ia...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G1JF5242V
The problem with this one was a jumped timing chain. It jumped 4 teeth I don't know how it ran. Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Starting VIN: 2G1WH55K42
After Getting The 6 Replies & Doing Alittle More Testing, (Reply From Jon), I Decided To Send To Dealer To Have A BCM Installed. I Figured If They Had To Program It I Would Let Them Get THe BCM So That If There Where Any Issues With The Replacement Part It Can...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF23CXT
Well I kept this help request open for as long as I could to no avail. I know that Michael and Kevin are right and that the engine has no temp sensor. The PCM uses the trans temp sensor which is also why it won't enter overdrive. Unfortunately the customer ... Trouble codes: P0117 (Ect voltage too low).
2003 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1B3EL76RX3
Thanks to everyone for helping. I have spoken with the customer about the gas gauge and she says SOMETIMES the gauge acts completely normal all thru a full tank of gas. The customer will be returning for some serpentine belt replacement soon and , as a court...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L pressure control solinoid VIN: 1FMZU72E42
Thank you to all that replied. I have found that my snap-on solis was not correctly bench testing the solinoids. I pin tested from the ecm side instead of following the tests given in mitchel. I found an open on pc solinoid c. Going this route lead me to a bad...
2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L steering effort VIN: 5N1ED28T74
we fixed this car by going to the dealer and getting a remannned pump from nissan. this was a very simple system... just a pump gear and pressure switch..on solenoid as some members suggested to try. all linkages were free and pressure piping looked to be ok.t...
2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L No Start
Thanks to Ernest [...] and all who read my post. The fix was a 30 minute relearn procedure. KO 10 min, off 5 sec, KO 10 min, off 5 sec, KO 10 min,off 5 second...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: JT3VN29VSL
Hello and thanks to all the input, we got this thing knocked out. Oh here is what was going on. the engine was over fueling due to lack of a hot enough spark causing the hard or no start. We replaced the distributer because we found the spark jumping around, v...
1993 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L No Start, Surge VIN: JT2EL46S8P
thanks for the suggestions,i toook a shot in the dark and put an igniter on it.has started every still surges however needs reringing compresion is low.
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Surge VIN: 4T1BG22K5W
Sorry it so long to get back to everyone who responded to my help request. But i didn't want to post a fix till i was sure it was fixed.Customer went to New York for a couple of weeks, and just came back last week. He say's car is running great. We ended up ch... Trouble codes: P0171.
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