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Help Request Answers
1978 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L No Start VIN: 11TTTTT2TT
Hi guys, sorry about the vin number but I'm not at the shop right now. This car came to us with the ignition switch tumbler not turning, as I'm unable to find parts for this car, I had the cust. order it. she found one in Holland, waited for delivery, installe...
1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Delco Radio VIN: 1GCDT19W8R
Customer complaint: First, it is a stock/factory Delco Loc II AM/FM CD (single CD) radio. This owner is the original owner. There have been no modifications to this radio system. Customer states, intermittently he is not able to control the radio using the rad...
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L radio VIN: 2G1WW12MXV
help son in laws car,no owners manual.& I dont know the radio unlock code there used to be a default code but I've forgot it.111 or 121 or I dont know any help is appreciated. thanks Darrell
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GKDT13SX2
Here’s one for you GM guys, I have a 02 GMC Envoy with an inop 4x4 system, the switch indicators do not light and the 4x4 system does not engage I tried to scan the transfer system but it will not communicate with my scanner, all other systems communicate just...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L starting VIN: 4S6CK58W6Y
Hey Everyone , I've got power when the key is in the on position and hear the fuel pump engage. When the key is turned to start nothing happens , All lights stay on, no dimming or signs of voltage use are obvious.. I have tested the battery and supply volts us...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1J4GW58N8Y
Customer came in with complaint of stalling when sitting at stop lights. If he catches it in time by popping into nuetral and revving it wont die. This problem happened to him 2 weeks ago but then it cleared itself so he held off bringing it in. Now it seems t...
2003 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L engine VIN: 1J4FA29173
To all valued techs ,thanks for your time .vehicle has this rap(tap) noise in engine only at around 2300 to 2800 rpm sounds like a timeing chain tensioner but this truck has timeng belt .The rap will only happen at very light throttle at that rpm range,if you ...
1996 Saturn SL2 1.9L pres. plate VIN: 1G8ZJ5275T
i think i need a second opinion. this customer thought he needed a clutch. when checking it, we couldn't get it to disengage most of the time. the car would even move and start while cranking at times,however,the pulling power was great while driving, no slipp...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Accessories VIN: 3VWWA81H8T
After replaced clutches .Started car run and drive ,but oil light flashing ,no speepometetr ,no tachometer.Checked oil pressure 55psi ,allelctrical connected .
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L turbocharger VIN: YV1LW5648W
Engine using oil, very wet from intercooler bleed hole. New turbo is 8601227. I'm looking for a source other than the dealer for a good rebuild. Anyone? Thanks, Steve

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L abs VIN: WA1YD54B62
Turns out this one has a bad ABS module. Module accepts coding, but when car was shut off the memory gets erased. Apparently the code being set disrupted the NVRAM. Oh well. $1300 later, the csr is fixed.
1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDT19Z0R
Replace Both Injectors Seem to Hve Fixed The Vehicle
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNEK13R5T
Mostly everyone pointed towards the temperature relation with the cts or iat. That would have been a great place to reinvestigate, however, since then the weather has not been cold enough for the truck to act up. So we have to decided to eat this one and sen...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L PCM - Maxi fuse #2 VIN: 4M2DU55P5V
The EVAP canister bracket above the spare tire had rotted out, allowing the solenoid wires to rub between the rim and frame. Everytime the vehicle tried to run a purge or test is when the fuse would blow.. thanks to all the great tips!, Now to go replace a...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX1727W
Hi iATN, thanks again for the suggestions that I received. After further testing I found that the IMRC solenoid was intermittently faulty. It was the bank 2 IMRC solenoid that failed. Because this problem has not caused the customer any noticeable driveability... Trouble codes: P1538 (IMRC Bank 2 Stuck Open).
1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L no power VIN: 1FAFP54N0W
This one is fixed and like Jay from Ontario said, the 02 holes just weren't big enough for this engine to run right. I pulled the exhaust down and ran it with the vacuum gauge hooked up and al is well. I will be getting new cats Tuesday and hopefully this wi...
2006 GMC Canyon SLT 3.5L XM radio VIN: 1GTDT19646
First off, thanx to Andrew, Gerry, and Steve. The fix was a simple memory reset as Steve suggested. Disconected battery and touched the terminals togeter for a few minutes, reconected and every thing is working normaly. Thanx again to all who took the time to ...
1998 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 1J4FY29P1W
Hi, and thanks to all, turns out multiple problems existed. After numerous checks and a new coil--spark better--tho nearly same condition existed. Took off air intake and used tiny spray starting fluid- even with wet plugs it started. I finally remembered t...
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FA49S0Y
Thanks for all the information and sorry for the late post. Wanted to see if rattle could be taken care of with additives, etc.. So far nothing has worked. He went by the dealership to see what they thought and they believe it to be lifter problems but I'm ...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12111
Thanks guys, all of the responces were great info and after removing the cats I found both of them had damage. The front was a lot worse than the rear but both had to be replaced. Your help was great and I am really thankful. Sincerely, Johnny Trouble codes: P0422 (Main cat. below threshold), P1693 (Manufacturer Control Aux .inputs/outputs), P0460 (Fuel level sensor), P0501 (Speed sensor A Range/Performance), P0304 (Cyl. missfire 4), P0300 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected).
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBAB33A3C
Hello you all and thanks for the help , we cleaned all the check valves at the pump and adjusted the valves and still has a problem. Has to be in the pump, the customer has not decided what to do yet, we suggested having the pump sent out for a rebuild. Thanks...
1993 Nissan D21 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1N6SD11Y7P
I think the problem was egr related. I pushed up on the egr valve to check for sticking. I then connected a vacuum pump to the valve. When I started the truck miss had mysteriously disappeared. I pulled a vacuum on the egr to see if it had any affect on engine...
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Readiness monitors VIN: 1N6DD26S6W
Thanks for the help. The customer decided to trade his truck rather than hassle with fixing it. I think one idea from Kenneth about checking the mode 6 data to see if something is close to failing preventing the monitor to run would be the next thing to ch...
2002 Toyota Avensis 1998CC 2nd gear engagement stalls engine VIN: SB153BBN00
Firstly, Thank you to Craig, Stephen and Lee for taking the time to respond to my help request. The problem was diagnosed to a faulty PCM. Craig's question as to the possible U.S. name of this car led to me getting in touch with Toyota UK Customer Services. ...
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