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1948 Buick Roadmaster 248CID transmission
I just bought this beauty ,got it home ( not running) , got it running but it will not go into gear . I can't seem to find a dipstick to check the fluid level . Does anyone have a clue as to how the fluid is checked ?
1988 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L low temp sensor VIN: 1G6EL1155J
hi,hope some one could help me with finding a part number or where i can by low temp sensor & high temp sensor,not low pressure cut out switch.the temp sensors are located in a/c lines.dealers have no listing any more and tryed auto parts stores no luck!
1993 Chevrolet p30 454CID Fuel pump circuit VIN: 1GBKP37N4P
What does this do and where is it located.? As far as I know this vehicle was not first sold in Ca--did not have to meet Ca smog regulations I do not think. Thanks-John
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, high rpm back fire t VIN: 2G1FP22S2R
orig visit cust stated over heated ,running rough .found chunk of upper intake gasket missing replaced gasket allowed to run for 2 hr no over heating returned 2days later over heat popping thru intake still could notget to over heat in garage took for drive st...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L trans component slipping VIN: 1GNCT18W0W
on long drives when the trans is thoroughly warmed up a code 1870 sets which means trans component slipping-the light eventually goes off but will come on again on the next long drive-what i need to know is are there any fixes other than a tranny rebuild that ...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 3C3EL55H5V
When you accelerate this car, it has a severe hesitation or sluggishness. The harder you accel, the worse the condition seems to be. It idles ok and once you get up to speed, it's not too bad, unless you accel again. Customer says the problem came on all at on...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L control head VIN: 1B4HR28NX1
long story. another local shop replaced compressor. sent to us with inadequate cooling. vent temp. at idle was 68 deg. o/side temp. low 90's, 60 deg. @ 1500 rpm. noticed rec. door in fresh air position with control panel in max pos. , proped door open, vent te...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 1FAFP3432Y
I am unable to find specs for what temperatures the low and high speed fan relays are tripped by the pcm. I have gotten the engine as hot as 230 degrees with no fans. please note that the only problem is the pcm is not grounding the relay. the rest of the syst...
2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FAHP59S74
Hello fellow techs. I've got a problem with this Ford, about 6 month ago a transmission fluid flush was performed with a flush machine using the proper tranny fluid. The service was done as regular maintanence. After the service was done it began pushing fluid...
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on, #4 missfire VIN: KMHJW35F24
same as above Trouble codes: P0300 (random miss fire), P0302 (2 missfire), P0304 (4 missfire), M1SC, ENG, HWY
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME11414
Customer dropped off, MIL on, I pulled two # codes with my quick handheld without decriptions. P1170 and p1651. I then used my Launch and came up with 4 codes all with p0000's, but had decriptions. The 1st says "o2 ageing fault, downstream fuel tim bank 1, Las... Trouble codes: P1170, P1651
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L engine oiling VIN: 1LNLM81W7P
friend ask me to look at his car for engine noise. noise sounds like its coming from cylinder one area, either valve components or timing chain. mild knocking noise at idle. raise rpm seems to go away. oil light is on on the dash. oil is full so i'm thinking l...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Valves
Hello to all, I replaced the head gasket on this Altima. I did a lot of research to find out about any peculiarites on this engine. Alldata says to pull timing cover and oil pan. Several people responded that that is not necessary, as the timing chain will not...
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G8JU54F52
This is the second saturn within a week that we found with fuel coming from the top of the tank. The technician lowered the tank on the last one and couldn't see the leak. He noticed that it only leaked when the car was running. so , he tried powering the pump...
2004 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3L Steering wheel VIN: 5TDZA29C34
Everytime braking, the steering wheel turn left approximately 5 degrees. I rec to adjust wheel alighment. A dealership adjust the wheel alighment, but there is no change. Keeping that problem, I replaced two worn tires. New tires go front and olds go rear. The...
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L ABS, Power Booster VIN: JTDKB20U05
This one is a puzzle. We were bleeding the rear brakes according to Toyota service manual, using the Autoespeciality feature for this vehicle. After following all the steps now we have no brakes at all. And now has 8 store codes. C0153 C1253 Hydro-booster pump...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 Acura EL 1.7L Safety VIN: 2HHES36882
First, thanks for replies. Elactrical testing without airbag special tools does not make sense. I suspect the module. The customer said that a Honda dealer did something. However, I can not understand why they did not replaced the module. I need to duscuss wit...
1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L not sure VIN: 1G4CW52K7X
We finally got this vehicle back to finish the work. We pulled the covers off the dash exposing the vent openings and the blend door actuators. The first problem we found, once we removed the blend door actuators,it was very difficult to turn the rods that ope...
1997 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L rear shocks VIN: 1GNDX03E5V
Thank you to all who offered help. The compressor unit was bad and not holding pressure. The customer decided not to fix it because of the cost and age of the vehicle. The van would still sit level without a load on it.
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEC19MXW
Well folks everyones replies were very helpful i had already done what most of yall had suggested, if some people would have read the comments section completely would have seen this, so i took most of yalls suggestion and talked the customer into an oem pump ...
2008 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Fog lights VIN: 2G1WB55K78
The consensus is that I would have to program the BCM and even then I wouldn't be sure it would work if the car wasn't originally equipped with fog lights. I decided to just use a separate switch.
1994 Dodge B250 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6H821XXR
First off I would like to thank all who took the time to read my post and them think out the problem. Only 2 seemed to have direct knowledge of this set up. At any rate I found the sensor under the harness that passes from left to right across the front of th... Trouble codes: 22 (Temp. sensor volts to high).
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L engine VIN: 1D4HD58D54
The fix was a new radiator. The radiator was restricted. This appears to be a common issue with this Durango. A week later I had another with the same problem. He wasn't so lucky, because he blew his head gasket in the process of going from shop to shop changi...
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Engine VIN: 1D4HB48N55
Thanks for the help guys. This one was fixed by replacing the cracked flexplate, was cracked between the bolts near the crankshaft.
2003 Infiniti M45 4.5L fuel gauge VIN: JNKAY41E63
I'm waiting for the owner to give me an answer or replacing the cluster, A reman cluster from infinity is around 250.00 but they have to see the mileage before you can order.
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58Y24
after reading all the replies concerning the cam dowel pin breaking and the timing marks all appearing to be perfectly aligned, I decided to ask the customer how the car drove before stopping. then he told me that it was making a knocking noise very bad as if ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random/multiple misfire detected), P0302, P0304, P0346.
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Rear window VIN: WDBGA70E0R
Thanks for the input. Herb did locate a few for me. The customer drove all the way to Queens one yard had two. They broke both of them taking them out. Had to spend the big bucks and buy original equipment.
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1EB31P3R
This car is fixed but unfortunetly I had to go away on business & customer took to independent Niassan repair center. I have talked with her since and it was the EGR valve which was the problem. The only thing I did not chk. I was fooled thinking idle quality ...
2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, almost stalls VIN: JF1SG65623
I never experienced the symptoms that the customer described. I checked the ignition system especially the coil pack as one reply said. Two replies said to check the MAF but this car doesn't have one apparently it uses a MAP sensor and the O2( air/fuel) sensor...
2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Cruise Control VIN: 4S4BP62C65
Well, iatn members did it again. Thanks everyone who replied to my help. After we explained the problem to the customer, she told us that the cruise light flash after check engine light came on. Catalyst Converter is still under 8/80 federal emission warranty....
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L radio VIN: WVWCC83A2S
The customer mudthave found his code. He has not returned. I wold like to thank you for the offer to get the code for me. Although the parts guys are great at the local dealership rhe service department wants fifty bucks to give you the radio code.
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1SZ58DX2
The car is fixed.I waited a while before closing as the problem was intermittent and I wanted to be sure it was right. The turbo charger pressure sensor code was what Volvo calls a map sensor in the intake tube next to the air temp sensor.The main issue...
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L abs, mil VIN: YV1SZ59H74
The P0571D code was apparently caused by the Brake Pedal Position sensor. It's located on the power booster; attached with a spring clip. I had to disconnect the battery and put both cables together AND clear the memory several times before the code would clea...
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