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1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19X7T
Rebuilt engine about 7,000 miles ago. Recplaced Cam, crank, pistions and block reworked, rings and bearings, heads professionally redone. Engine fired on first try (after proper oil priming). One problem was a cam/crank corelation error (dist. installed one to... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L water pump VIN: 1B3EJ46U91
Well what i really need is how do i remove the timing chain tension-er on this 2.7 motor. I got the access cover off and all data doesn't really say how it,s comes out. I was thinking that it should just slide out after i removed the cover but its not.Is it ju...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L no throttle VIN: 1D7HU18D53
this is my firt help request please excuse the poor typing skills.the truck was tuned up last week ran great customer went to tenn.onthe way throttle light came on and lost power made it back . came into shop the light out and ran fine checked for codes none f... Trouble codes: P2115, P2116, P2166, P2167
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L battery VIN: 2FMDA5146X
This is my van and it was driven daily for a year until the gas prices went up so i put the ball and chain back into the Nissan Sentra to save money. The van sat for a few weaks and the battery was dead. I didn't think much of it so i put it on a slow charge o...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D04
Just bought this car and looking for insight from hyundia tech's. Have code p0172 bank 1 system rich. Checked the basics. What are these cars common for this code? Thanks in advance and everyone spend lots of time with your family and have a great day. Michael... Trouble codes: P0172
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L hydraulic lifter VIN: KNDJB7237V
thanks for taking your time on this one. car came in w/ broken water pump; overheated and bent valves. after assy, we had a hard time to start and keepping it running. it seems the lifters were keeping valves from completely closing. we took lifters out and r...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L lack of power
hey everyone, I have a 97 pontiac sunfire that I am working on. Just got it in, supposedly the lady took it to another shop, and they said it needed a motor, well i pushed it in hooked up the jump box for good times sake, and it started, no knocking or anythin...
1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Central lock VIN: YS3CF58EXT
This 9000 belongs to my parents, and one day the central locking system started to operate randomaly. When the system doesn't operate, it does so using the remote control, the door and ignition key and the locking switch in the centre console. after performing...
2001 Saturn SC2 1.9L ac blower VIN: 1G8ZY12761
bcm controls high blower relay engagement.replaced bcm, but could not program option configuration with tech 2 scanner. would store a b1001 dtc option configuration error.can i program bcm ? what is bcm programming procedure? i have searched alldata & mitchell...
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1NXBB02E71
I didn't have much hair to begin with before this episode. Good customer, fixes car anytime it needs something. Out of nowhere it starts to buck and surge and dies. Her brother in law drags it home and adds gas and changes the fuel filter thinking it was bad. ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0303 (misfire cyl 3)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L EBCM and BPMV VIN: 1GNDT13W9W
Thank you for your replies to my post. I repaired this vehicle by replacing the BPMV and EBCM assembly with a used one from the exact same vehicle. I did not have a Tech II to bleed the brakes but managed the traditional way. I did NOT have to reset the tire s...
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, shutters(misfire?) VIN: 3B7NC33C4T
I first want to take the time to say thankyou to all who replied and took the time to try and help. The problem was that the engine was using so much oil and three of the cylinders were about 80 to 100 pds below compression specs. which is 350 pd's that the fu...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L cooling system VIN: 1B7HA16N22
First let me say sorry for taking so long to answer. I've been on the Motocross trail, Ponca City and Loretta Lynn's. I did the combustion in the coolant test and it was green. So Positive on combustion in the coolant. I still don't know if it was a cracked he...
1988 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, very intermittend VIN: 1FMCU14T7J
Hi to everyone who respondet I apologize for this delay, but I wan't to make sure the Bronco was fixed. I think he is. She drove now for two weeks made over 200 miles, and the Bronco still runs. What I did was, I went over the truck again. To confirm what sev...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
First off, thanks to all who offered any kind of help. This vehicle was fixed last week. I finally got time to focus in on the vehicle. We determined that there is no "fail safe" mode besides that the vehicle goes into open loop, so we mainly focused on closed...
1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1ZVLT22B8T
Hello guys, thank you all who tried to offer some help for my problem car,car is fixed. One thing that was very confusing to me was the MAF raeding,through my instructor at the community colege i found out that this sliding type and mechanically voltage sensin...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L a/c compressor
Ok, lots of good replies. I am the only mechanic for over a hundred vehicles so i had to farm this out to an a/c shop. can,t really spend to much time on just one rig when I am not getting any were. I am sure i gut the system cleaned out. The guy at the a/c s...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP71W61
thanks to everybody who responded ligically,i unpluged the tps and ect pluged them back and the a/c worked just fine since then.
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L some accessories stay on afeter key is out VIN: 1FTRW08LX2
After reviewing the replies that were sent to me about the Central security module and the Gem, I took the Central Sercurity module apart and found a burnt chip in it. I will replace that later. The part about the lights and the A/C staying on I first dis...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L transfer case VIN: 1FTRW08673
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Unknown VIN: WDB2010242
Thanks for the input. I checked every thing through in the short time I had available. Carpet not interfering, pedal switch operating correctly etc. Vehicle owner says that he can live with it as its been like it since he bought the car secondhand. The followi...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L hvac VIN: WDBGA32G8H
Hey Guys, I am sorry to say I can't follow through with a fix for this car. I received 3 good replys and surely appreciate the help. Bill [...] shared some sound advice. What the advice amounted to was since I couldn't get ...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L tail lamps VIN: 4T1SK12E1S
Well I am absolutely positive that the info you all supplied to me would have fixed the vehicle but the guy never came back for some reason. I always tell the customers that if I can;t figure it out I know who to ask (you all) . I have had a vehicle since, a y...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L cam timing VIN: YV1LS5545T
I finally got these cams synchronized properly. Thank you all for your replies. The biggest thing that I learned is that at 48 years old, it's time to start using eye glasses! Scott from Arkansas you were right on about those "hard to read" numbers on the s...
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