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2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GTGK24U8Y
I'm trying to help trouble shoot a guys truck that's having trouble with the PASSLOCK system.The ign.keylock & passcode sensor have been REPLACED but it won't "LEARN" the new parts.It will start but stall as soon as you release the key as the passlock system i...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L compressor VIN: 2B3HD46R5Y
This one has me believing I have a bad BCM (Body control module), however I've seen so many replaced and not fix things I am always very cautious. Unit came in no a/c light, defroster light, blend door or mix door functioning. When moving the blend door knob...
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out
This vehicle came in cutting out when accelerating,I put a fuel pressure gauge on it had 30 psi at idle dropped down to 10 going down the road.I replaced the fuel pump,with dealer part,everything was fine truck ran good.Came back 2 weeks later same problem,I w...
1996 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDJC34F6T
Truck came in with no power, and smoking at idle. It has P0216 and P1214 codes in the computer. Driver module was replaced today, but did not help. It runs good until it gets hot; then the timing goes to 0-1, when it is calling for 8-9. If you accelerate the e... Trouble codes: P0216 (Injection timing congrol circuit), P1214 (Injection Pump Timing Offsett)
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L Ac not cold VIN: JT8UF11EXL
customer brought car in this past friday ac not blowing cold. evacuated 3 oz out. supposed to have 30 oz r134a. evacuated and recharged ac 30 ozs. ac blowing 65 degrees from duct. pressure is 30 on low 325 on high. it was 85 degrees on saturday when i charged ...
1967 Pontiac GTO 400CID Key tumbler VIN: 242677B137
Hi Guys, I do alot of work and restoration on older classics because I'm one myself. My question is a simple one. Has anyone have an idea as to how to remove the key & tumbler out of the ignition switch when it doesn't want to come out in the normal way? I...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWSE69M72
This car starts fine, runs smooth. No codes present. The car looses all power at 40mph. I road tested the car, it seems to happen more when cold. I took off in a lower gear to see if it would loose power a a specific rpm, but still dies at 40pmh as if the car ...

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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6KD54Y51
most of you guys nailed it , was head gaskets , thanks to all
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L ignition system VIN: 1GCCS1944S
i finnaly got the truck fixed thanks to everyone who offered their advice. well i tested all the components from the ignition with a voltmeter and spark tester and even used a obd1 scanner to try and locate the problem. i didnt think the problem would be in th...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Rear Main Seal VIN: 1GCHK29U81
There it goes!! It's Sunday and I finally got the last bolt tight and it runs on the upper end of the oil pressure guage plus it's leak free, now. The rear main seal replacement was for the leak, but the main problem was the drop in oil pressure. I failed...
1997 Dodge Stratus 2.4L limp mode VIN: 1B3EJ46X6V
waiting for another bcm to try.all powers,grounds,ccd buses ect.are all good.only logical thing it can be.will let you know when new one comes in.sorry for the late close.
1992 Honda Civic VX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGEH2360N
No fix yet but many informative replies with very useful information. Thanks to all who reply, and the fix is yet to come. Since the update, I have done additional testing and experiments; Results are at the end of this summary. Here are some of the c...
2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L D4 light blinking VIN: JN1BL549XJ
Well well well...I finally had the opportunity to fix this vehicle, yes fix it I did! To recap vehicle pounds into gear when shifted from park or neutral to other gears associated with pcm code p0700 and tcm code 5-01 (transmission range sensor shorted) a...
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: SAJKX6241V
Thanks for the replies. Most common was suggestion of a failing MAF sensor based on my description. Also getting some fairly inconsistent signals from it on the output. No start condition turned out to be the alarm system doing some wild things (I think one o...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1J4GZ58S9W
Hello All, We got 3 replies, 2 that said T/P sensor could cause this and 1 that said the upstream O2 sensor was for fuel control. Sense this only happened while it was warming up we thought it was something to do with the heated O2 sensors. We could not get ...
1976 Other GM loadstar1700 404CID No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: DO522FHA14
hey everybody; sorry for this being a summary but it is still a work in progress and i'll post the fix when i find it. i got 10 replies on this post, just about 10 more than i expected. most pointed at the ignition module, gold box, as being the major week p...
2002 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L 4wd VIN: JT3HN87R92
Hey thanks to the 6 of you that took the time to respond. I think Stephen [...] hit it on the head about the front diff actuator not disengaging do to lack of use. Somehow the women must have been hitting the 4wd button to engage it and the front axle wasn't ...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L updated part problem VIN: YV1KW96125
Dave [...] gave me the fix. THANK YOU,SIR! The injectors have two grooves for the sheet metal retainer. The retainer goes in the top groove. If you put it in the bottom groove the injectors will be in the fuel tube to far. The retainer must be in the top gro...
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