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1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L interior lighting VIN: 3C3EL55H9V
vehicle came in for a no tach no spedo condition, cluseter had 3 blue resistors that had the contacts broke, reattached and now cluster works but the batter drains, did a draw test and vehicle has a 7amp draw after 30min, can pull interior lamp/back up lamp fu...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Warning Light
This car came in with the LF brakes wearing out very fast, while the RF wore evenly and at a much slower rate. I changed rotors, pads, and calipers with all new products because I have had problems with rebuilds. I bled the brakes properly and the pedal is sti...
2005 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L deck lid, top VIN: 1C3AN55L65
Convertable top is inop and deck lid will not open. Also the parking lamps are illuminated constantly. Can not turn the lamps off. Customer also complained the spoiler will not operate yet it has for me while driving. Top button will flash rapidly with key on,...
1992 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FACP44M7N
no spark on two cyl. retested coils ok,replaced ign module with used unit as per cust no change ,replaced ecu with used unit as per cust still no change . tested cmp sensor,slight bit of noise in pattern but not excessive. tested ckp sensor good pattern.tested...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L pump VIN: 1FTZR15V5X
I have a problem with the ABS pulsing when I get close to stopping. Its doing it all the time now. I bled the brakes,changed one sensor that the diagnostics showed was bad and also replaced the ABS module w/used one. Still does the same. The customer thinks he...
2001 Ford F550 Super Duty 7.3L shift linkage
customer complained of vehicle not staying in park, tech replaced shift cable, had option of park or low but could not adjust so that full shift range was available. shift tube is white metal, so i assume that it is either good or bad, and it seems o.k. suspec...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L shifter assembly VIN: SAJDAO1N42
Okay jaguar techs, need some help. Replaced shifter assembly @ 1 month ago. all was fine. This morning customer has vehicle towed back in. Stuck in park,luckily they didn't break the shifter again. Removed shifter cable and electronic release works ok. disconn...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTL1546Y
Hello Land rover Techs This vehicle was parked for about 5 months, when the car came in we replaced the parts stated above, the car ran fine and the check engine light was not on, now after the customer drove the car for about 50 miles the check engine light i... Trouble codes: P00, 134 (o2 sensor no activity), P00, 300 (ramdon misfire), P00, 303 (misfire cylinder 3), P00, 305 (misfire cylinder 5), P00, 306 (misfire cylinder 6), P00, 308 (misfire cylinder 8)
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L alternator, starter VIN: JMOGF10S10
This car was brought in for a no start. The owner had to go overseas and left the car parked outside of the house for 2 weeks. When he came back, the car wouldn't start. Jump started the car, car started right up, but when he turned the engine off, it wouldn't...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65JXY
let me first say that I am not very well versed on mercedes, however; I retrieved to two codes from history. Flow charts do not seem to reveal very much information on these codes. I have checked fuel pressure 57 psi running, I also checked for air leaks in ... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G2JD12TXV
1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L 5 Speed Manual This problem has been hounding me for awhile. As soon as the car starts it idles normal and throttle response is great. When it warms up just a little, idle becomes rough and will sometimes stall, throttle response ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L trans limp mode VIN: YS3FB49S03
check harness looks ok check fuses wire cont from tcm to trans harness ok. thanks 4 any help from u guys out there
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L turbo
need help from any volvo techs out there. need to find out what is the best way to replace the bad cannot get to anything from underneath the it best to drop the motor or remove awd unit?.thanks.

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2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7GG32N92
Found out owner replaced the computer himself and when he did this there was one wire not completely plugged in all the way. Told owner that next time, just call myself, it will save time and money for himself. Thanks to all who tried to help me. It is and was...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FAFP58U5X
thanks for all the good info. our problem turned out to be the rack. it was leaking inside the bellows. replaced the rack and all is fine. thanks to everyone who offered help. Jim
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU40L6Y
Well as most of you said to check the valve springs were right on the money. Found a broken exhaust spring for #8 cylinder. informed customer and she said that was the last straw and was trading it in for something that gets better gas milage so we didn't get ... Trouble codes: P0308.
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFMZU62K33
Well I had to send this one to dealer (fell & broke my heel, so kind of slowed me down a bit)sorry for the delayed fix post. They told customer that there was service bulletin that required pcm to be reflashed. After follow up with customer car is fixed. Trouble codes: P0172 (rich bank 1), P0175 (rich bank 2).
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPW14564
Well I'm not going to call this one fixed ,but info I asked we will call it complete. Engine came out front (boss helped remove or should i say tore it out like a gorilla )placed new engine in bolted up bottom starter exhaust ect.will try to complete on tues. ...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Compressor VIN: 1YVGF22C31
Hi everyone: I apologize for keeping this one opened for so long. We had to get the customer feeback to make sure the car was fixed. We have had a very hot August and needed a break in the outside temps to see if the compressor would cycle. It is fixed. Now, a...
1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G5FW2174K
I am going to say a MAf is going to fix this car. I had many great replies. Most backing my theory of a bad MAF. Most felt it to be to high. Marti thought it should be around 200 -300 HZ which at 40 HZ would put mine on the low side. Marti also noted new units...
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: WP0EB0910H
Thank you to all 9 replies. All had very good and helpful information. Special thanks to Frank and John. they both hit it on the head. Bad DME. After testing both the crank and reference sensors for voltage at dme got fed up with it and treated it like an olde...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3DD75WXX
Thank you all for you prompt replies. This vehicle is fixed and it was a bad IDM. I knew I had power in and a good ground at the IDM, I just wanted to check the pulse on the coils before the IDM to see if I was getting a signal from the computer. I knew my cra...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L ready ness will not VIN: 3VWTD81H5T
hello this car is still out I have put a new ecm in and customer has taken the car till Tuesday but iatn wants me to close this. I tried all help from replies and allso the tsb on this car still no gd , hopfully the car will pass its moniters by Tues I will up...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWTD81H6V
Thank you for all reply, we swap a used engine & problem is fix. Thanks everyone, have a wonderful holiday.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L speed sensor/ torque converter bridge VIN: 3VWBB61C8W
Hello! and thank you all for taking the time to respond to my distress call. I checked and checked the car over and over again. and the thing that had me. is that if you would clear the codes. the transmission would shift perfectly. many of you told me it wa...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L cuts power to radio VIN: YV1KW96175
Hello Volvo Techs As per advise of all the messages , that I received stated that by replacing the electrical portion of the ignition switch should fix the problem, I did and the power is not cutting off any more. I would like to thank everybody that sent me...
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