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2005 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA6625A
check engine light on with the 2 rich codes.checked for vacuum leaks but none found.idles rough so i cleaned t-body housing and tried the idle relearn procedure.cleared codes but still idles rough and mil back on.please help ,thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G1JC144XP
This is a real killer. Car came in for state inspection. Needed a muffler. Replaced and sent customer on his way. Came back in a few minutes. Car quit running about 100 yards down the road. Gave it a shot of starting fluid and it seemed to fire. Pushed it back...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16T81
hello, i have a suburban that has long term fuel trims in upwards of 25%. has new o2 sensors(factory), fuel pump has been replaced and fuel pressure regulator also.(fuel pressure is still borderline while it's running, but i also dont have a running spec) and ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire)
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64LOV
Good evening everyone, I have before me a real piece of work. Probably should have been recycled last year! Anyway it was towed in with no-start condition. I tried to crank the engine and nothing. Connect jumper still no cranking. Pull start relay and hot-sho...
2004 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL46RX4
hey every one got a good one here this car came in with a seized engine due to lack of oil changes, customer wanted to replace motor w/ used engine. when ordering this 2.7l the guys @ the yard needed to know if this car had a next generation engine. so not kno...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L trans VIN: 1FMZU73E72
This is a strange one on this 5R55W trans. This explorer came in with the complaint of the od light flashing all the time & slipping when shifting to 3rd. Replaced the solenoid pack, changed the filter & flushed due to fluid was burnt but no deposits of any ki...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Tailgate Latch VIN: 1J8GL58K72
Rear tailgate latch inop in closed and locked position. All other features of the locking system are working normally. Power to latch acuator appears to be ok. Suspect bad actuator switch. Moving mechanical portion of lock actuator fails to render an unlocked...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L No Movement Any Gear VIN: WDBCB20A4C
Wife called while running errands & said car wouldn't move. Got it to the shop on a wrecker. Pushed it into shop & lifted it up. Tried it with the wheels off the ground & the wheels turned slowly forward no matter what gear position or throttle besides park, e...
1999 Mercury Tracer GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM10PXX
Vehicle came in with ses light on. Pulled codes and found p1506 stored. Conducted testing per Alldata No vacuum leaks found NO leaks in induction system Tested evap vmv will hold vacuum on valve next step was to disconnect Iac while running idle speed did not ... Trouble codes: P1506
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L hazard flashers VIN: 1G3AJ85MXS
Well, here I am on a Sunday at the shop [who hasen't done that], and tomorrow we have this olds coming back for us to once again try to find the #%&*$ hazard flasher!! Alldata says it is behind the glove box in a convinece center, but I don't see the center, l...
2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 3G2JB52F92
Hi all, I have been driving this Sunfire for a week, last night it actually acted up, it stalled while driving at highway speed, but restarted right away and set the code. A few miles later it ran poor for a bit, but didn't stall. I'm expecting to replace the ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean exhaust)
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V22
Techs; The problem I am encountering is a reoccuring check engine light with codes 16500 and 17704 being stored. The freeze frame info shows operating temp of 113F while in closed loop operation. I have tested the ECT circuit refrence voltage and ground,I h... Trouble codes: 16500 (ECT circuit range/performance), 17704 (cooling system malfunction)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1997 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GCGK24R9V
Well, it seems that this vehicle is finally fixed. Only time can confirm this though. Since I posted the last update I load tested the battery and it tested fine. I then connected a voltmeter to the pink wire coming out of the ignition switch (which would tell...
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1G1YY22G0X
I want to thank all that have taken the time to help me with this 2000 'Vette. It turns out that the lock module in the steering column was defective. This vehicle has been in service as a race trainer here in southern Flordia since it was new. The problem...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1C4GP64L6W
The customer chose to not pursue further diagnostics. They drove the vehicle away and called a week later stating that it ran fine after they ran the fuel down and re-filled it. It sound like it was just bad fuel. In hind-sight it makes sense. The vehicle ...
2001 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L oil light VIN: 1B3EJ56U71
Hello everyone. A big thank you to all who replied. Although I have not fixed the vehicle (that would be because the owner has not returned as scheduled). I do feel confident that the fix would be in the new pigtail,as I have mechanically tested oil pressure...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U33
Thanks to all who replied. I had two separate problems with this car. I noticed that when it was surging at idle it started to make a squeaking sound from the rear of the engine. I removed the camshaft synchronizer and found the shaft was seizing up. This ... Trouble codes: P0451.
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L pump VIN: 1FMZU63W63
thanx for all the help guys! let me tell you what happened. on this vehicle the torque converter has an extra mounting bracket which connects to the flywheel instead of connecting directly. i knew when i pulled motor this was gonna be a little more difficult t...
1992 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire
Thanks to Victor,Shane,Jay,Bill,and Thomas for taking time out to reply to my post.Thomas from Tennessee called it.It was the maf.Here's the weird part.It had a brand new one on it when it was brought to us.Although a bad new part is certainly nothing new in ...
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Purge monitor failur VIN: 1J4FY19S8V
I was waiting for the customer to return to actually fix the vehicle, but he has not returned as of yet. When he does, I'll repost with a fix. I'm pretty sure that another new purge valve will fix the problem. It's been so long ago that I don't remember who... Trouble codes: P0441.
2004 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L wiper motor/switch VIN: KNAFE12174
once again all data is wrong. there is actually a fuse under the hood...all data shows it under the instrument panel. i knew i didn't have something right...cancelled my all data subscription. i have had enough with wrong info from them
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JT8BD68S6W
The last time I saw the car it had 3/4 tank of fuel and ran fine.I`m trying to reschedule the car for me to drive it with a low fuel level but with the holidays the cust cannot give up the car yet.The suggestions sent were checked to no avail.Sometimes cus...
1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1YVGE22D4S
Well the answer is WATER PUMP. Much to my dismay !!! The water pump was not BROKEN, LOSE, ERODED, SLIPPING, CRACKED etc etc etc... BUT it fixed the problem. Sometimes I just don't understand. Thanks to all who replied, & hopefully this scenerio might help...
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Charging VIN: JA3AM84JXS
Thanks to everyone for all the responses. There is nothing like a bad part out of the box to make a tech feel like an idiot. I replaced the "new bad" alternator with another and all is well. This car hates me... Thanks again.
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L sunroof rail and motor VIN: 4A3AK44Y7X
thank you everyone for your help. roof is back together and working properly. Thank you George for the diagrams, that made it so much easier. Thanks Again everyone,
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais International 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G3NK14D2J
Good New Year everyone, Well everyone was right on the coil housing-a case of what you think and what you know-thanks for getting me on the right track,stupid tunnel vision. Pulled it off and ran some wires to the plugs, grabed a test light to check for leakag...
2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.2L engine VIN: 1G2JD12F22
Thanks for all the replies! It seems you can pull the motor out any way you want. I recieved 7 repies, 4 for out the top and 2 out the bottom and one from a person at gm asking about the jasper rebuild (checking on the competition). I was waiting for the custo...
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Leaking front differential VIN: JTEHF21A53
Sorry to be so long in closing this help request. We had hoped to reach a decision and complete a repair. I have advised the customer concerning the information that I received but no decision has been made yet. The answers were varied and in some cases cont...
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