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2004 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52F34
Ok here, We go car came in on a hook some time back... and start everytime. keep it for 3 days, never had a problem.1/21/08. we did a fuel filter at that time for maintenance only. Todat it came in on a hook again, 4/25/08. this time it would not start! Good I...
1971 Dodge b3500 360CID engine block/heads VIN: G235LKJ335
id like some input on a problem thats puzzling, there is engine oil in the coolant and it keeps coming back after several flushes, the truck runs perfectly and has no coolant i the oil,i know this usually means a cracked head/block but ive never heard of this ...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L check engine light VIN: 2B3HD46R52
Please help with any information. Customer came into shop because engine was bogging down and the check engine light was on. Recovered codes p0700, p1776, p0731, p0841. When test driven the vehicle would be in a limp mode where it would stay in 2nd gear and no...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L control modules VIN: 1D4GP25313
No Start. Will Crank. No Spark. No Fuel. No Cluster Operation When Key Turned On. (No Idiot Lights Come On) Only Communication With PCM. No Other Modules Will Communicate. Checked Frt. Power Module & Found No Voltage On Circuit 38 Between Frt. Power Module & F...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L overdrive VIN: 1FIIT08633
hi all, this is a friends van that i will be looking at tomorrow. he said it stopped going into overdrive and the overdrive light on the shifter will flash. i knew it would have a code so i had him come over late in the day and pulled them so i could put them ...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L starting sytem
the car will not start in park it will only start in neutral but some times it will start in park after moving the gear selector all electrical connectors are good i replaced the neutral saftey switch which fits on the side of the transmission and i still have...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJDAD1N81
Just did a 90000 mile service, changed oil,filter,etc. Customer asked if I installed Lucas Oil additive which I did not. He apparently was told that it was necessary to keep the oil light off. After about 80 miles of driving the light did come on. I am unable ...
2006 Lexus IS250 2.5L TPM Initialization VIN: JTHCK262X6
Changed a wheel and tire pressure sensor on this one, stock from Lexus dealer. Couldn't get light off, had one code stating that the sensors were not programmed. Went in with Vetronix Mastertech w/OE software (Toyota "Intelligent" Tester), found that none of t...
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM3LV5220N
Thanks in advance for any help with this problem! After driving for opprox 1/2 hour & letting van sit for 20 min it is hard to restart, idles very low (2-300 rpm) & stalls. If carb cleaner is sprayed in the intake it will stay running. Fuel pressure is 38 psi,...
2002 Mercedes-Benz sl55 5.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2304741
Hi MB tech I need your help. This car esp light go out, and can't accel, idel surge .Thanks in advance for your help and input. Trouble codes: P20D4 (The load limit is active), P203B (Fault of function monitor in electronic accelerator), P2032 (008- M16/6r1 Throttle valve actual value potentiometer), P2051 (Misfire of cylinder 1), P2054 (Misfire of cylinder 2), P2057 (Misfire of cylinder 7)
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1G3NL52T6V
I put a water pump on and now the timing chain sounds like coming through the cover is there any way to get the tensioner built back up before i start the car. affraid its gonna jump time.
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L 2-3 shift VIN: 1G2WP1211W
Car drives well but seems to shift from 2nd to 4th when driving. There no codes and if you wern't looking for third you probly would never notice that car skips fron 2nd to 4th on accell. When watching on scanner I can see all solenoids being commanded on and ...
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L Radio VIN: 1G8JW52R7Y
This car came to me with flickering interior lighting, shifter lock inop, no lights, no gauges, but would start and run. My Genisys revealed that there was no communication with the body computer. Voltage tests at the module revealed that there was 2.5v at the...
1992 Toyota MR2 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2SW21N4N
hello toyota techs please i need help with this one please like i say toyota dealership replace ignition coil,igniter,cap and rotor. they told me i have to replace wiring harness and distribuitor i did it 2 days ago and i don't see any changes check ecm and te...
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L No Start VIN: ZW5TEWM72W
Our customer says that when engine light is on & they refill gas the truck will start hard w/ exteneded cranking.We tested for EVAP leaks & system condition,everything looked good.We also replaced canister & solenoid with still having the same code & symptom r... Trouble codes: P0441

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1980 Cadillac Seville 5.7L horn inop VIN: 6S698AE690
thnax for all the replies the relay was right where everyone said, we cleaned the contacts and it worked just fine, thnax again
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GCDT19X2W
First, I want to thank everyone who replied each one provided helpful information. I followed David's procedure to flash the trouble codes and clear them. After I did this the operation of the 4X4 system came back and everything worked fine.
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L coolant VIN: 2CEHE66G8X
I recieved 7 replies some relating to heater hoses (which I checked) some about water pump, it has a weep hole next to crank which was not leaking or overheating. The best suggestion was to black light the engine to check for leaks. The only place on engine th...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 3.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 4B3AG42H72
Car could have came with a 604 transmission which has a drive relearn procedure, mine has a mitsubishi transmission which does not have a relearn procedure that we could find. The transmission rebuilder took car to a performance shop that installs power tuners...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDKE37HXR
God evening techs, Well this was a strange one but with a little help from another garage we found that the IDM signal was dropping out. We replaced the ecm and the miss went away. Customer was not to happy to find out that the ecm was his problem and not the...
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L gem VIN: 1FMPU18L51
Thank you to the fine technicians whom took the time to get me through this Expedition electrical draw. The vehicle is fixed now and as most everyone mention, I checked for two of the most common problems for this symptom... Water leaking from windshield into...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: IFAFP34PX3
thank you guys for the help...i guess i need my eyes checked .. found the lower sprocket had some build up on about six teeth were full up to flush level with something cleaned it off and the vibe from the went away.. and that was what was makein the belt jump...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L cv joint noise VIN: 1HGCB7179N
A big thank you to all of those who responded with help on this one. As we all suspected, I got ahold of a bad axle. Replaced both axles with new ones. That took care of the noise. Have not heard from customer in two weeks.
2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5L Day Time Running Lights VIN: 1HGCS22838
I thought about the idea given to me about putting a resistor in the circuit to keep the daytime running lights from affecting the HID lights, but was not comfortable with it. The resistor could fail down the line and cause some damage to a car that's only 2 m...
1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Cyls#2&3 VIN: 1MEFM66L2X
Well, after discussing (and cussing), we decided to drop the exhaust again and found that the rear converter had begun to disintegrate. Really didn't think it was the converter because of the lack of a hiss under acceleration. One of the guys in the shop took ...
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: NOVISIBLEV
well reflashing pcm did not do anything, Fuel pmp was a problem when it would get hot it lost preshure by the time i would hook it up it would cool off enouth to work again. could not leave it hooked up to test preshure it was pain in the ____ to test it i had... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR075Y1
While I can't call this one closed, I'm fairly sure coils are the culprit. The dealer wants to replace as a set for some stratospheric amount and the customer is freaking. At least I'm only the semi-bad guy since I only sold the signal coil. She also added the... Trouble codes: P0300, P0430, P1320.
2006 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5Y2SL65856
after lots of arguing with my manager about this one i finally drained the gas tank because i thought it might have e 85 in it but didnt have any way to prove it. the car has been gone over a week and she says the light hasnt come on and the car runs great. th... Trouble codes: P0171.
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Crank Sensor Shutter Wheel VIN: YS3ED58E4X
This one is fixed - starts, idles and runs very nicely, thank you. I apologize for the delay, but when the customer bailed, and the car became part of our salvage fleet, the project was necessarily back-burnered while we attended to other commitments (read: c...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBK21C41
thank you to all that responded. After replaceing the dipstick tube because it exploded in my hands trying to remove it to test it(not the problem), checked the MAF again. I felt the frequency reading was too low however the voltage was dead on. checked the... Trouble codes: 17560 (Adaption limit reached lean limit p1152), P0171.
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L belt tensioner VIN: 9BWGR61J14
Thanks again for all the great responses. Everyone hit the nail on the head. The alternater pully has a one way clutch that allows the alternater to freewheel on deacceleration. The clutch was locked up. To check the pully turn it backwards and the altern...
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