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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GNCT18W31
Thanks in advance for any help I recieve. This vehicle came in running poorly. The exhaust manifold had cracked and melted about eight inches of the main computor wiring harness. another shop in guadalajara did a quick repair to get him back on the roaad and h...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V6Y
hello, Yesterday my manager took in a state inspection before closing (his in laws).I ran the inspection and failed . Got code P0176-fuel composition sensor. anybody seen this before and any common parts to check?he is coming back on Monday for diag,I never se... Trouble codes: P0176
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5234N
Hello- We have a no start condition here, customer claims van began to lose power and just quit, was able to start it up once and it quit again for good. Hooked up scanner but no help there, Spark is good, fuel pressure is at 40 psi while cranking, checked ti...
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L Alternator VIN: 2MEBM75F3K
Greetings; first posting to the network. This old Merc is my own vehicle; it has the Ford 2G style alternator on it (internal regulator, 2 plastic plugs, 65 amps). The car goes through alternators like crazy; I've checked for obvious wiring problems, bad groun...
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L Alternator VIN: 2MEBM75F3K
Greetings; first posting to the network. This old Merc is my own vehicle; it has the Ford 2G style alternator on it (internal regulator, 2 plastic plugs, 65 amps). The car goes through alternators like crazy; I've checked for obvious wiring problems, bad groun...
2003 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEWN72N23
In March 08 I received a P0136 code and replaced the Bank 1 sensor 2 with a Bosch O2 sensor. The vehicle then passed inspection. 6 weeks later the vehicle exhibited a P0420 code. I replaced both sensor 1 and sensor 2 (2nd time) with Bosch parts which did not f... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold)

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1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA3258K
In this vehicle we have a body control box under the passenger seat.The engine control module is on the floor under the dashboard on the passenger side ( like on the accords ) , you have to remove the carpet to see it . We found a code 12 related with EGR val...
1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L spark knock VIN: 1GCCS1442S
I would like to thank all who replied to my cry for help.after many hours of testing and pulling the timing cover -droping exhaust blocking off all vacume.after talking to several gm tecks i finally found out what was wrong.The motor that we bought was supp...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: IGIJC1248T
Good morning everybody Thank you very much for all the help I received.I checked fuel pump relay,it was ok.I checked fuel pressure leaking off ok.I put the solus on this car and watched the graph of the o2 sensors.The one behind the converter had several glitc...
2001 Ford F550 Super Duty 7.3L shift linkage
Hi, thanks to all who responded, My trial membership expires today, and, I don't know how long it will take to get my actual membership underway, so I wanted to thank all who responded. T he vehicle won't be back in to the shop untill Wednesday, I have a feel...
2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7L compressor inop VIN: 2HGES16221
many thanx for all the replies, this one was very perplexing. after getting back into it after sitting a couple of days, i hooked it all back up and the ac lite came on along with the compressor and condenser fan. i honestly dont have any idea what was wron...
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4FY29P7V
Thanks for the help replies: Checked for vacuum leaks found none. Verified wiring to IAC and replaced suspect IAC motor prior to post. No exhaust restrictions. Vehicle still not fixed, will go through crankshaft/cam resnychronization process.
1998 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L blend door
hello. thanks everyone. I bought the T8 from NAPA.somehow the the hvac box got crooked,I couldn't line up the blend door to the top hole.So I set the the heater core the evaporator and the blend door on the cover on the floor(I installed it upside down.I use ...
2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L engine VIN: KNAFB1219Y
First -- thanks for all your replies. Unfortunately, the customer demanded the car be delivered before we were able to able to do further digging. I tend to agree with the folks that steered me to looking at some restriction under the valve cover causing the o...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB7236Y
First i would like to say you guys are "PRICE LESS". David and Jerry were in the right the right ballpark thanks. The timimg was off,but the problem was that the wooduff key had waddled the space where it fits out. We had to weld the wooduff key slot on the cr... Trouble codes: P1693 (MIL -circuit malfunction), P1115 (AT-ECT sensor signal), P0343 (Camshaft position sensor A bank1 -high input).
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C73
Thnks for all the help this one is fixed. Ended up being the PCV hose cracked just like most of you said. I do use the smoke machine on it but I figured out why it didn't show up with the smoke machine I put the hose on the intake in the wrong spot. LOL my fau... Trouble codes: P2177, P2187.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Glass VIN: WDBCA25D9K
Thank you: Terry [...]. The difference between the two regulators can be verified 3 ways. 1. The number of teet...
1992 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L No Vaccum VIN: 1M3M56M49N
well, as it turns out the next day i took the vehicle back down to verify the lower intake gasket was suspect of the loss of vaccum. as i took the intake off i quickly found out the gasket was a defective gasket. put new one on it and the vehicle was fine. goo...
2002 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 3.5L battery VIN: 6MMAP87PX2
had everything disconnected except ECM and BCM. I tapped on the BCM and the draw would flicker below 80ma. so replaced BCM and all is normal. thanks for the replies that i did receive.
2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Overheating VIN: YS3EH49G73
Well, this one taught me a few things, and allowed me to find a new use for my new video bore scope. After reviewing the information given to me by the infrared non-contact thermometer, it seemed the problem was likely in the water pump-but like so many newe...
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