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1999 Acura CL Premium 3.0L srs VIN: 19UYA2255X
I/we need tech assistance to reset the SRS light, solas gives us limited info. We accessed the SCS service connector, could get no flashes. I dont believe there is a real issue with the system---just need to know a procedure to reset the light...simple help is...
1993 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L A/C Compressor VIN: 1G4CW53L2P
Customer brought to me from another shop stating A/C Inop.Compressor locked up. Saw wire and toggle switch , unhooked and installed new Comp.Temp. recharged system to see if any other falures.Also noticed A/C control head " Flashing".Scanned and got Code 66,Lo...
1996 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1GCW52K6TH
1996 Buick LeSabre with dual control AC system. Both AC and heat work fine with just the driver controls but the passenger controls do not change the settings on the passenger side. Both upper and lower blend doors are working via the driver control and discon...
2007 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6L XM module VIN: 2G4WE58787
Hello, Can anyone help me with the location for the XM module on this vehicle? The system is all original, factory installed. This Delco has the single CD but no factory CD changer, and it does have the BAND button. To add an iPod interface I need to access th...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer Xtreme 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNCS18W31
Vehicle misfire at idle. Off idle vehicle smooth out. Misfire is very sutle. Fuel pressure is within norm. Fuel Injecto balance test is pretty much even. Customer had replaced cap rotors ignition wire set. Spark looks fine. I can hear a slight tapping noise co... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3)
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF55E31
I got this car with a security light on and setting a B2960 passlock code,went thru all the diag.inspected the wire's at the BCM and checked resistance all were ok, Installed new lock cylinder and security light is still on and will start with out relearning. ... Trouble codes: B2960 (Ignition passlock module)
1995 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 8.0L Poor Idle Quality, No Power VIN: 3B7MC33W1S
Hey team, No exact match in the archives that I have found. Not sure if my scanner is leading me off in bad directions. A visual of the injectors found no debris. This truck runs like the cat is plugged. A prior shop cut the exhaust loose to check for rest...
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L l sliding door VIN: 2FMDA5348X
This Windstar left sliding door when commanded open, opens only about 4 inches then stops. It also won't close. I checked the archives and there was not a single post that had a good fix although a few mentioned the tsb #04-2-3 issued 02-09-04. I read that tsb...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FMZU72X9Y
Hi, my name is Seth, and I really need help from some of you "transmission Gurus". This is my personal vehicle, and at our shop, we dont get too involved with automatic transmissions. Here's the story on this beast. Initial problem, was that my explorer had t...
1997 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GTHG35R4V
Sure hope someone can help, This van intermittently will miss on one or multible cylinders, backfire under load, and stall. Hot or Cold dosent seem to matter. One of the strangest things about this is the ecm will not read missfires. The scanner Data stream sh...
2001 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GTGG25822
man do i need some help on this one,gmc van 5.7 motor codes po335 po341 it runs like crap just above idle it backfires if you pull number 1 plug wire it goes away,on my modis scanner it shows no missfires,plugs and wires are new have real good spark, replaced ...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Engine VIN: JHMCB7559M
This one has me completely stumped. This Accord has an odd overheating problem. All the normal fixes and checks have come up nil. Going down the road, after 5 or 10 minutes it will overheat. Sitting at idle it seems fine. The cooling fans come on. Cylinder hea...
1987 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1HZ14S9H
This vehicle idles rough, stalls on acceleration, stumbles while cruzing at 35 to 40 mph does not want to go faster than 40 mph... Is this the fuel pump, pressure regulator or something else. I have changed the fuel filter, as this was one of the recall cars ...
2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 2P4GP2435Y
Knocking noise when compressor noise without engaged,replaced timing belt,water pump and AC compressor still noisy with compressor engaged.Noise sounds like inside motor, pulled intake nothing found. noise sounds like a rattle not bearing knock.

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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L radio VIN: WBAGL63442
Hi first, I wanted to thank all of you guys who took the time to reply to my post,this car had no warranty ,as most of you suspected, it was the L7 AMP. was the problem.Thats why when I looped the amp the noise went away and the radio sounded ok but was ve...
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Clutch chatter VIN: 3BTMFEECET
hello techs, I will call this one fixed. thanks to all the replies I received. I did put a new flywheel and cl kit. It was much better however if you took of in 2nd gear still seemed to have a slight shudder. I talked to customer after driving about two weeks ...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Low fuel pressure VIN: 1B7KF2367Y
Thanks to those who replied to my request. Almost all of you suggested the transfer pump was the likely problem, as long as the fuel filter was ok and no fuel line was restricted. I replaced the transfer pump and all seems well. I installed one on the block a...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L shifting VIN: 3B7KF23C22
2002 dodge diesel pickup 2500 4x4 6speed standard Truck locked in 2 gears at same time twice. He was able to take off in neutral then trans popped out of the gear it was in, then shifted normal. He also said the clutch delayed on takeoff 5 times, then worked n...
1992 Eagle Talon 2.0L cylinder compression VIN: 1E3CT64U1N
Thank you to all who replied to my help request. Andy and Rob hit the nail right on the head. The intake camshaft sprocket dowel pin was scherd off. I would have found this if I would have removed the sprocket to replace the seal. I will be replacing seals fro...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X5P
Hi all, this one is fixed,after many replies,all tips were checked out,fuel pressure,f/p regulator.I finally seen what was going on,on the startup rough run stall,idle loping,the tps would go to near zero volts,pulse width would go nuts,idle air too.I found t... Trouble codes: 122 (throttle position sensor circuit low), 114 (intake air sensor).
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L transaxle 4-speed automatic VIN: 1FAFP6538W
I've replaced the transaxle driver side seal with a new one (Timken # 3622) and reinstalled the CV drive axle assembly. No leaks and the car runs just fine. Thanks to all whom offered the advice.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX18L4X
Well gang, the vehicle finally got to the point were it wouldn't start at all. This made it easy to fix. We removed the fuel injectors and discovered that everything was clogged with some kind of GOO. Appears to be a case of sabotage. We cleaned everything up ...
1995 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.0L Long, Extended Crank VIN: 1GTEC14H1S
Thanks for all your replies. Most of you said Fuel Pump relay. We tried that and symptom was still there. It actually turned out to be intake valve deposits. Thanks to Ron from New Hampshire. Ran a top end cleaner and symptom is now gone. Thanks again to all w...
2007 Infiniti M35 3.5L wanders VIN: JNKAYOIF77
Hello all; A litle late in closing. Most replies said 'TIRES' and I feel that is the answer. The other replies were valid but had been ruled out.Front and rear alignment checked and adjusted. Owner is going to replace tires [or car] so I will update post. ...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Overdrive VIN: ILNHM82WBY
Waiting to obtain Anti Shutter Fix which was ordered on line the local O'Reilly store didn't have it.Here is the fix plan 1)Drain and flush tranny including torque converter.2)Use a synthetic tranny fluid.3)Install Anti Shutter Fix material.Hope to received i...
2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22592
replies pointed me to evap system, egr and coils...I decided to give the coils a shot since the egr and evap systems seemed to be in good working order. It has been a week now with no return of the symptom or misfire codes..I was trying to save the custromoe... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire), P0421 (Warm up catalyst below efficiency).
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G2WJ5K2XF
i always suspected the mass air was bad, but the snapon vantage scope was too slow to catch the glitch when i taped on the mass, so i dug out the 1950's heathkit scope and worked like a charm, got a glitch when i taped on the mass. so thank you to all for wond...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 3G7DA03E61
Thanks for the replies, guys. Responses were unanimously in favour of the intake being responsible. You were all right! I added a dye tracer to be certain and found slight fluoresce at the back of the engine (trans. side). No wet spots to my surprise. Customer...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L ac VIN: 3VWSC29M1X
thanks to all who replied ! i checked the throttle body and it was clean as was the condenser. it did dawn on me that the battery had run down so those who said the tb needed adaptation where right on ! i didn't have access to Vag com or ross tech so i held th...
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