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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3G1JC1240W
coolant has been changed recently, within the last two monts.electric cooling fans run good.antifreeze seems to be circulating..
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7FL26X8V
This is for you dodge experts. This is my personal truck and Friday morning the ck. engine was on and the trans would not shifT. I got it to the shop and the solus gave me a trans. code for the govenor pressure switch so the alldata told me to go the switch vo... Trouble codes: 1743 (trans govenor switch)
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1LNLM91V8R
okay guys. need help bad. this car has a thorn in my side. the car belongs to my father and i've tried to talk him into getting rid of it to no avail. anyway, the car lopes horribly at idle especially when cold. give a little gas, it stumbles a little but then... Trouble codes: 335 (egr sensor no voltage), 136 (left o2 sensor lean)
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Starting VIN: WDB2020262
Halo everybody. The system did not let me choose A C240, but that is wat it is , A V6 C2140.We are having a very patient customer with an unreliable Mercedes! This car has an electronic ignition switch.Vehicle will intermittently not crank over.We tested for v...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D4Y
when car does start-it is so lean, it turn the cat red in minutes--ran with cat disconnected--car runs the same--injectors and coils seem intermittent--rpm does not drop out--very limited data on modis-suspecting cam or crank sensor problem-but not much nissan... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L alt. VIN: 3VWSE29M3X
I need to replace the alt. on this vw & would to know if any of you vw guys have any tips on how to get the alt. room to get at it,alldata does not give a procedure explaining how you get to the alt.almost looks like the front end needs to come off to h...

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAAM3346Y
Thank you all for the input. I got a lot of feedback leading me to the oil level sensor. I replaced it and all is well. Thanks again.
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L master cylinder VIN: 1GCEK19M8T
It seems as though I fixed this vehicle. I took everyone's advice and came to a good conclusion and repair. I checked the booster ck valve and capped off the master to ck bypass and all was good. Since I didn't have a tech 2 scanner I took the advice of Rodger...
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1CKIRJUHTY
Hey guys, The PCM from the dealer fixed this crazy van.. Not cheap at 750.00... Had to be flashed by Dodge after installed.
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTL1546Y
Hello Land Rover Techs We clear all the codes, performed a drive cycle,engine codes did not come back, but still has a light rough idle and the water pump is leaking, the customer wants to drive the car and see if the check engine light turns on again, the a... 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).
1991 Mazda 929 3.0L Diveline VIN: JM1HC2249M
Customer returned and when we removed the driveshaft noticed both frt. and rr. U joint worn and stiff. Also felt that Center support was Sagging.As a New Shaft Asm, from Mazda was over $ 1,100.00 we sent to local Driveline shop for repair and balance.Repair to...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW12M1V
Hi all. Thanks for your help. Too bad though, but the customer decided not to pay more for an electrical diag past what I already had into it. He decided to drive the car the way it is, against my advise, or course. It actually runs alright, a little hesitatio...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Input housing VIN: 1G2WP52K6W
I found out that the parts people had sent me the input housing for a 4t60. This has been a frustrating project mostly because I have had a hard time getting parts. Then when I did get parts they were wrong or I didn't get everything I was supposed to. I fi...
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