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2004 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L ABS, BRAKE, and PASSENGER SEATBELT warning lights VIN: 5GADS13S74
Intermittant chimes and dash warning lights. Charging system guage will intermittanly also drop from 14 volts to 9 volts for about 1-2 seconds after ABS/BRAKE/Passenger Seat Belt warning lights come on. The lights will only come on for a few seconds, normally ...
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L fuel or block VIN: 1GCCS1944S
i have worked on this car before about several months ago and had an ignition problem with and fixed the issue. But not the same vehicle came back to me. now the problem with this car is that it runs good when it wants to but really rough most of the time. it ...
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...
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FTJW35MOP
This is a 7.3 IDI with a banks turbo. Oil changed and full. Cooling system checked and good. Installed two new batteries. Wait to start light stsys on about 15/20 seconds when cold. Stays on about 3/4 seconds when hot. I don't think it is the injection pump be...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E2Y
cust. says died on road towed to shop. but before he towed he pulled all fuses and checked. after getting to my shop will start, idles good. low range selector flashes when first start. if you road test or sit still in park or going down road when you get to a...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L kompressor VIN: HA24G6YA83
while checking oil level in engine compressor , it is LOW .there is a special fluid required by MB , [ in WIS , and manual ], my 2 local part supplier dont have it , my local MB dealer [ after cheking the part number ]have never sold any or used any !!! .the p...
1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L shifting VIN: 1P4GH54R4R
Reverse is engaged in the transmission constantly. I can shift it to park and it holds Ok. Thought it was internally slipping the manual valve and pin but upon removal of the valve body I see no problems. I would like to avoid pulling the trans if there is a s...
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L No Start VIN: 5GZCZ63B62
towed in with a no start but cranks ok. checked pcm for dtc's - none. check pcm data tps,ckp,cmp,ect all look to be ok. engine acts like it might start occasionally,like it is flooded but never starts. battery was weak due to being cranked so much . disconnect...
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBBO2E3T
customer came in with PO401 insufficent flow egr. I replaced the egr valve, tested the egr solenoid (ok)and the ground from the computer is good to the solenoid. Catalytic convertor is good (no back pressure). I looked at the passages on the egr side of the in... Trouble codes: P0401
2004 Toyota Matrix 1.8L 1-2 shift
now vehicle came back customer said she feels a hard shifting from 1-2 only. She bought this vehicle since brand new. Verified only shift hard from first to second. I drained fluid it came out dirty but no signs of any metal debry at all just vey dark fluid. w...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: YVILS5509P
we bought this volvo when the customer blew the engine and decided not to fix it.we replaced motor and have been driving it for 3 years now. intermittently it will not fire, has no injector pulse or spark. the problem existed before engine swap, and the custom...

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2003 Audi A4 3.0L Electronic VIN: WAUAT48H64
we installed new torque converter and problem was fixed, thanks to all replied
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WN54T1P
1996 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBKC34F2T
patience is the key to proper injection pump timing of these engines, but i also found that the stepper motor that advances and retards injection pump timing was stuck on a brand new gm pump out of the box. slight love tap to "wake it up" worked wonders. thank... Trouble codes: P1214.
1997 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBJK34F5V
First I want to thank everyone who replied. The majority of the replies pointed to the PMD (pump mounted driver) on the side of the injection pump, "Bingo". I fabricated a bracket, lengthened the ground wire for the PMD harness and rerouted the harness to the ...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A9R
Thank you to all that replied. Replacing the crank sensor took care of the problem. Removing the sensor connector was necessary. Make sure the 4 wires go back to their proper slots on the connector. Crank sensor positioning tool was also used. OTC part #64...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD78804
Thanks to all who replied. There is a service bulletin # 05-052 which addresses an issue with the imrc solenoid sticking causing this code. So I let the car go since I just replaced it already. Trouble codes: P1077.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DRO7Y41
Hey guys, I finally got all of the problems ironed out,Thanks to iatn members like Yevgeniv and Steven from N.Y.,Chad from Minnesota,Joe, Tom, and Michael from N.C. and, Wayne from FLA. It took some time, as I could only have the truck for short periods after ... Trouble codes: P1491, P0420, P0430.
2005 Nissan X-Trail LE 2.5L abs VIN: JN8BTO8V55
Well guys, I guess I'll have to take my lumps and pass this one back to the dealer, due to the lack of information needed to diagnose and repair properly. I know Nissan should be covering this under warranty but according to customer, so far have declined and ...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2NE55D5S
thx for all your help...found the head to be cracked...I never would have thought of that due to the compression being so even...thanks again
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Stall VIN: 3G2JB24XTS
Sorry about the late reply, customer was too busy and did not come back until this week, before we let him go since last visit, we take Edward, Jim and Rick's advices to unplug the TCC connector. He stated that vehicle did not stall again after,so we end up re... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel trim too lean), P0172 (fuel trim too rich), P1133 (O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 not switching).
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WVWAC63B91
Thank you for the replies, we finally remove relay one by one and find out after remove steering control relay. all communication back [...] normal. replace relay, road test for 2 days, so far so good.
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