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1987 Cadillac Allante 4.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G6VR3179H
Hello Everyone! Here's my story: Allante towed in for crank, no start. Customer suspected fried computer due to possible incorrect jump-starting/charging methods and replaced battery, ecm and bcm. Found engine flooded and plugs fuel-fouled. Replaced plugs, wir...
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L Electronic VIN: 1C3XY66R8L
This car came to me in limp in mode. I turned key off then back on and it will drive normally. The problem occurs when shifting. When I shift from P, N, or D into reverse it will go into limp in mode, but not on every shift. It has done this in as few as 4 shi...
1994 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7GG26XXR
I have worked on this truck off and on for two months.The problem is an intermittent miss.It can happen ten times a day or not for a week. It seems worse hot but can happen cold.Light accelleration just before the 1-2 shift or just after seems to be the best t...
2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L Starting VIN: 2B3HD43R31
Hello, I have this Intrepid that came in with a 5 amp draw. We found the draw to be the ASD relay. Simple enough. Went to Chrysler, got relay, installed , no draw. Went inside and turned key,no start! Putin old relay, draw reappears, but car starts. Any Ideas?
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L Power Liftgate VIN: 2B4GP74L42
Thank to all who take time to give any helpful advice. First of all this is an automatic power liftgate and when the gate is actuated the selonoid engages the gears and the motor turns a very little bit and then everything disengages and it all stops. I took m...
2003 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2C3HH56M13
all the oz sensor are reading 3.90 staying lean no matter what i do it stays there moves a little but no moveing from 1 to 9 flexing it goes to & from 3.90 to 3.10 try a new one no change any help would be great great site to be on knox fail & co on cruise is ...
1992 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L ABS accumulator and pressure switch VIN: 1FAPP62T8N
We are looking for a parts source for the accumulator and pressure switch. Our tests confirm that the accumulator does not hold pressure. In addition, the pressure switch will occasionally NOT turn the pump on, as its contacts have excessive wear due to accu...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU73W94
Need some help with this one guy's. Vehicle came in about 3 weeks ago with check engine light on and code P2106 set.Customer stated that while driving for a long period (approx 30-45 minutes) at highway speed with cruise control set, ABS, check engine light an... Trouble codes: P2106 (Throttle control malfunction)
2004 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Hesitation, lacks power VIN: HYUNDAI123
After a road test i checked the fuel pressure and delivery.Its within spec.Removed exhaust at the first flange after the cat/exhaust manifold(replaced at dealer).Road tested and runs strong to 6000 rpm.Reconnected and removed exhaust at flange after second cat...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Evaporator Core VIN: WDBEB31E6S
VIN: [...] Alldata has missing infomation on this "Special Edition" MEBE. HAS Push button ATC, NO Glove Box, among other things inaccurately listed in the Evaporator Core R & R under the stock listed vehicle in alldata. (shows a glove box and turn ...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D91
Ok, fellas I have this vehicle with a no-start. It tries to start. It seems to be hitting on a couple of cyls. then it floods out. I have checked everything and by rights it should run! I have checked compression and cyl. #3 seems a little low but acceptable. ...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.4L instrument cluster VIN: 1G3NK52TX1
I have a 2001 Alero with all gauges not working, including gear indicator. The radio also doesn't work, the theft light on the radio stays blinking even with the key on. Checked all fuses are good, never loose power. Have power & ground at back of cluster also...
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Engine VIN: 1G2NF52E13
Customer states condition didnt exist before motor swap. Vehicle initially was spitting a cam sensor code. Replaced with one from old motor, code came back once, then did not return after that. Runs & drives fine. After shutting off, will not restart at times....
2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T3ZF19C81
vehicle came in from another repair shop, no start. no fire no injector pulse, valve timing,compression checked good. scoped both cam sensors,and crank sensor pulled codes .b2796. immobilizer code ,but checking the key cilinder there is no tranponder key coil ...
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L lock upconvertor VIN: 5TEHN72N53
Customer left ignition key on overnight. Customer charged battery with slow charger for a few hours Now complains that on rural roads going up hills transmision chuggs does not engage correctly.Customer brought vehicle to school.Checked trans fluid OK.Scanned ...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H4W
Car will idle and rev fine. When putting vehicle under load with higher throttle opening, car will lose all power. If I let off the throttle when the problem occurs, car will still be running. If I keep throttle open, car will stall. When vehicle came in, I ... Trouble codes: P0103, P1580 (Throttle Actuator B1 Malfunction)
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L speed sensor VIN: 3VWCR31CX4
Hey VW techs this bettle goes in to limp mode some times. I got codes 17100 / 17119 / 19143 / 17115 My main code I think is the (17100) I checked the speed input, G501 driveshaft 1 , G502 driveshaft 2 ,& output speed and I caught g501 driveshaft 1 dropping out...

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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCCT19W4W
thanks to everyone for all your help i ended up hooking up to my truck with the scanner and found that my cam retard was at -[...] so i set that that gained 3 mpgs i also noticed my map sensor was showing 10 hgs i removed sensor noticed it was clogged wi...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GCCT19W5Y
Quite a few responses mentioned amplitude problem, this being a hall-affect sensor, not related. several mentioned shimming of crank sensor, did read through bulletin about it and don't think it's related to this trucks problem. I may try it anyway if I get th... Trouble codes: P0339.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L A/C control head VIN: 1GCEK19ZX5
I was finally able to get hold of a Tech II to scan this vehicle with. I was able to get an ecu failure code for the hvac module, I dont remember the code number now, but it was stored in history and I could never get the code to return. I had another tech rid...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP54L6T
Ok it turns out that the new cam sensor that I installed was defective. I cold soaked the sensor and re-installed it and problem would go away. I ordered a new sensor from autozone and problem solved. The problem that i ran into though is out of 4 sensors a d... Trouble codes: P0352, P1391.
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L cooling fan VIN: 1FAFP444XX
Thanks to all that responded to my help request. I broke my own rule about second guessing an accurate diagnosis. Like after all these years , I've never gotten a defective component out of the box. Put another CCRM in the vehicle and all was good. Sorry i...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GTHK23U94
It seems that since my son started driving we are doing alot more short trips. I have increased the tire pressure. Also we just recently installed new tires that are a couple sizes bigger. I guess i'll have to live with this type of mileage. Thanks to all who ...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L reverse VIN: 5FNRL38725
THANKS EVERYONE THAT TOKE THE TIME TO LISTEN TO MY PROBLEMS.We end up swapping the tranny again with a real low miled tranny. And its workin good. I am quiet sure you guys are right about the chipped rev gear. One thing I learnd is that rev. is shiffted maunua...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L reverse VIN: 5FNRL38725
THANKS EVERYONE THAT TOKE THE TIME TO LISTEN TO MY PROBLEMS.We end up swapping the tranny again with a real low miled tranny. And its workin good. I am quiet sure you guys are right about the chipped rev gear. One thing I learnd is that rev. is shiffted ma...
1992 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Steering Column VIN: 2J4FY29S0M
sorry for the delay, I found I needed an extra peice like jimmy stated. If it is one thing I have found is that body lifts are bad, Suspension lifts are good. I dont work much on modified stuff like I stated but looked the jeep over and found the body lift poi...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L windows,sunroof,mirrors,seats VIN: SALPV1246T
it was what i suspected becm, dealer confimed but coustomer did not want to replace, decided to by an new land rover instead.. some people have more money than brains i guess. no offense to the land rover owners out there lol. thanks to all that took the t...
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L cooling fans VIN: 1MEFM53U9Y
Received 5 good replies. Two said check control box. This year of car didn't have this box.One said brake relay or temp sensor,checked and both were ok. One said fuse 109,102 or power relay,checked and were ok.I ohmed the resistor and it was good.These 2 fans ...
2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L valve train? VIN: 1GHDV03E52
Thanks so much for all responses. I received several responses that thought it might be coolant contamination. As I stated in my help request the old oil did not have any coolant in it. One person also asked if there had been any work done recently, which I al...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L brake, abs light intermintly VIN: YV1TS94D4Y
Hi All Thanks for all the help and a special thanks to sean who not only pointed me in the right direction, but stayed with me on line to awnser all of my questions. Turns out that most of you were right when you awnsered abs module. It was a bad module, rep...
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