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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L compressor clutch VIN: 33667HHTTF
hi all this is one of our fleet trucks and the ac clutch will not enguage. the pressures are good and if i jump the ac relay the clutch enguages and the ac is cold. pulled all the data from the mt2500 and all looks good except the low coolant pid says yes. the...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L cooling system fan VIN: 1FASP14J3S
Howdy, Got this '95 escort at the house that warranted an engine replacement. Radiator split, losing coolant which caused engine to overheat (teenage driver) and warped head, scored cylinders etc. Swapped out motor with reman unit as well as new radiator etc....
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Lighting VIN: 1FMDU34X2T
Good Afternoon We need some help with this one. We have this Explorer that reads "CHECK HEADLAMPS" on the information center on the console. The headlights are working on both low and high beams. We don't see anything in Alldata about how to diagnose this fau...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L System VIN: 1FTSX30F5X
Pulling my hair out! It's prob right in front of me but I can't see it. The AC is on all the time in any position of the control except off. The ambient air is in the 50's to 80's and somtimes lower. All help is gratefully accepted.
2000 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L . VIN: JACOS58XOY
This truck cam into the shop with a tranmission problem saying that the tranmission slips in second gear,well I checked the system for codes and found 2 codes,p0752 and p0756. Test drove truck noticed that it pull off as if it is in limp mode,I noticed that wh...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBNG75J21
after we took the car from the retail shop we took the car home and tried to crank it but it didnt crank,(they didnt wash the car only detailed it from the inside)we tried to scan the car with the vedes with the short test,it showed alot of fualt code like ESM...
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: S8WA633498
All Mercury tech's having a bad day with this one. This Mercury keeps coming back with the same code's P0135 and P0155. All four O2 Sensors have been replace. Wiring from computer to related O2 connectors have been check for continuity, short to Grd, short to... Trouble codes: P0135 (HO2S O2 Heater Circuit 11), P0155 (HO2S O2 Heater Circuit 21)
1994 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Battery VIN: 2P4GH2531R
I've been a Ford tech all my life, so I don't know a lot about how this system works. I have alldata for a shop manual and has been little help. The customer took the van to a shop and was told that the alternator and battery were ok, and that it does charge, ...
2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L 140 amp ALT fuse VIN: JTEBU17R23
The 140 amp ALT (main) fuse is blown and I can't figure out how to remove it. I have seperated the two halves of the fuse panel and (somewhat) pulled the upper half up. I have removed one 6mm bolt that holds the fuse in. This bolt went through the rear "prong"...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L slip yoke VIN: 1GTEC14Z7S
well you all were right splinds were bad sand down a bit told customer will have to replace output shaft down the road. Buts its done thank you all Angel
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Front Brakes VIN: 2G1WL52M2W
Well I replaced the booster and havent seen the car for two weeks. She says its stopping fine. Thank you all for your help and reinforcement of replacment of the booster.
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L pump VIN: 2C8GP64L13
Replaced the reservoir, and this van is fixed! Customer apreciated it so much, they spent and extra $500 on long over due repairs. Thanks to all who replied.
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2YD641X3
I was informed that injectors will cause a crank & no start after hot. They asked me to monitor the High Pressure Sensor rail value when starting cold & when we have a no start. The DRB doesn't communicate fast enough to monitor the pressure when it is a cold ...
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7MX48C56
well this one was not fixed yet, chysler star center told us to put in a new fly wheel, to no suprise not the fix. now they want us to put in a camshaft so that is the next step it that thanks to all that tried to help Trouble codes: P0341.
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L Rev Limiter, Shift VIN: 1FAFP34301
I was unable to get to the bottom of this problem, scoped sensors which transmission uses for inputs and all are good. The intermittent condition is gone now and car runs fine. If it comes back and I find something new I will update.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTPW14584
After testing all that I could test I came to the conclusion that the computer was shutting down the injector drivers and after conferring with a buddy who is a tech at a Ford store in Ontario, he confirmed that this is not common but not unheard of.Of the thr...
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ1125S
Thanks alot all this one is gone. I rechecked to see if all my timing marks lined up and they sure looked to be spot on. But being out of other things to try I decided to pull off the timing belt and check the pulleys and sure enough the cam gear keyway was ma...
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL48K66
To date this vehicle is not fixed. New PCM and WCM have been replaced again. PCM was replaced first and flashed with all the current software and VIN and SKIM. Then the WCM was installed and using the Starscan was appropriately programmed. This vehicle still ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz sl55 5.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2304741
Thanks all advance help,I try to clean the throttle valve actuator contact pin and connector ,and ME control unit pin and connector ,hope the car ok. Especially thank Dave [...]'s help. 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).
2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1AZ34D33
The car is fixed thanks to all for your help.JAMES you were spot on it was the wireng near the refrigerant press sensor "Quote" With the code for the APP sensor #1, I would check the other items on that same power circuit (even tho it is not listed as a possib... Trouble codes: P2122 (app sensor), P2138, P1229, P2135, P0223, P0123.
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52EX3
The car has been on the road for several days now and as of Friday all is working well, so we'll [...] it a fix. Almost all of the replies said their experience was the ignition switch needed to be replaced. Seeing that I had carefully looked at the wiring in... Trouble codes: B1001 (Air Bag code - communication problem), B2585 (BCM code), B2752 (BCM communication code), U1000 (BCM communication problem), U1255 (IPC communication problem), B1365 (circuit problem).
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L 2-3 shift VIN: 1G2WP1211W
We removed the transmission and dissambled to find 3rd gear sprag broken so we figure thats why we did not find any slipage or pressure drop when 3rd was commanded. Still can't explain why no gear ratio or shift codes. Thanks to all for their thoughts.
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