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1990 Acura Legend 2.7L timing belt lower cover VIN: JH4KA4531L
Try as I may I cannot remove the lower timing cover,either through the upper or lower right side of the engine. What am I missing? I've actually done this job year's ago!
1997 Chevrolet K1500 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCEK14W1V
hello all We have a problem with this 4.3 Vortec The problem is sometine code P0300, we have replaced distributor completed, sparks plugs, ignition coil, wires plugs, we have removed the head of engine et checked all valves and matching all seats off valves i...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEK14T8Y
Hey guys, this one is a real hair puller. Customer brought this truck in for a very intermittent stall. The engine will shut off suddenly with no warning. It is very intermittent (I drove it today for over an hour and it only quit once) but will quit under va...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S63
The problem with this vehicle started out as a intermittent stall when backing out of a driveway or when turning a corner at idle. Since then it has started to surge when driving at around 40 mph and also will cut out or surge and sometimes stalls when sitting...
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L Evaporator VIN: 1B4GP25R22
The van has a full charge of R134A. There is a noise coming from the evaporator area, sounds like an internal evaporator noise, like a gurgling or movement noise. The noise has been present for some time. We recently replaced the evaporator core, but this nois...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA52493
Hi Guys, Looking for some help for this one, Have MIL light on with a PO171 and PO174 (lean condition bank 1 and 2) at first the O2 readings on both upstream sensors were around 80mv. I forced a rich condition and the sensors responded by going to 850mv. the v... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2005 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Alternator VIN: 1FMZU72E65
Replaced alternator about a month ago. Charging system was inoperative at that time. Was working until 2 days ago, when car was dropped of for no charging and check charging system in display. Battery was near dead and I charged battery and replaced alternator...
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMEG8655S
the car won't start. It has spark, fuel pressure at the outlet of the fuel filter of 38lbs. When some gas is sprayed in the throttle body it will run. It feels as if no fuel is going in the fuel rail. Does this engine have a fuel shutoff on it?, or is somethin...
2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKCP11A1Y
Checked for service on this car several months ago and found that all ignition parts were original. Customer came in complaining about how the car was running. We pulled the car in and replaced all ignition parts. Cap, rotor and plugs were aftermarket (NGK plu... Trouble codes: P0325
1994 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3MARM10J4R
hi guys, i've got this little tracer here, when it's cold, the idle will surge up and down, like someone is pressing and releasing the gas quickly. once the engine warms up, it runs and idles great! no codes set, no vac. leaks. checked everthing i can and can'...
2000 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3N1BB51D8Y
no aceleration
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Engine` VIN: 4T1BG12K6T
Thanks in advance for reading this and all of your help. Have this '96 Camry, customer on fixed income and trying to help out. Customer bought used engine from salvage yard due to overheating and ruining original engine. Salvage engine does NOT have crank sens...

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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L all gauges VIN: 2C3AA63HX5
Many thanks to those that replied to this help request for this problem. As most of the seven techs said, the problem was the ignition switch. It seemed to have a common link to the ignition switch sense circuit in both the FCM and the instrument cluster. A...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Rear Seal VIN: 1J4FJ68S5W
Thanks for all the replies. I looked closely at the 3 seals I pulled out. All of them had some cuts to the inside lip where the spring rides. The output shaft on the transfer case has a machined groove for a c-clip and washer stop for the boot retainer. I left...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Misfire VIN: JT8VK13T1P
Well i was not able to fix this one. The customer decided not to put any more money into it. I received a lot of ideas such as checking compression and powering the injector feed with a headlamp to check the power feed which i did without help. I wish i could ...
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1LNLM91V8R
hey guys, thanks for all suggestions and info. i finally nailed this thing. sometimes it's just simple maintainance. i flush the injectors and did an induction service and that took care of most of the problems. KOEO gave a 335 code for DPFE out of voltag... Trouble codes: 335 (egr sensor no voltage), 136 (left o2 sensor lean).
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDC1631542
A few of you were spot on. Because we had disconnected the battery, a fault with the Air Mass meter had become more apparent. The air mass meter was reading perfectly on the scanner ,but was causing the fault. Thanks again Andrew
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L battery goes dead overnite VIN: 4M2Z466K53
Thanks to all who replied, Special thanks to "Mike from michigan" who took the time to send wiring diagrams and repair/part scans. Problem was Parasitic draw in the Cd section of the indash radio. Due to Cust $$$ issues and with Mike's help i was able to wir...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L rear bushings
sorry for the delay in closing this post i was waiting for a used axle. out of the five replys one said they had seen problems with rear axle bushings all other replys mentioned sway bar links and bushings,the noise was coming from the rear.the rear bushings a...
2003 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Blower motor VIN: 1G2HX52K63
We never got to the root of the cause of this problem. The customer declined further diagnostics. This one really beat us up. Thanks Alex for trying to help. The customer said he might bring it back for further diagnostics. We will keep everyone posted. Thanks...
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