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1995 Acura NSX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4NA1186S
Came from another shop, They replace Timing belt and claim that they left one of the wiring harness for the o2 sensor touching the exhaust and burned the wire, Since then They can get rid of the code P0155, I have cht the fuse, wires and I have come to a concl... Trouble codes: P0155 (Front Primary HO2s Bank 2 Sensor 1 Circuit Mulfunction)
2001 Acura MDX 3.5L shifting time delayed VIN: 2HNYD18221
after four months from tps adjustment & fixing related problem this vehicle returned w/ similar problem. but now tps is within specs (0.5 VOLTS AT CLOSED THROTTLE) , graphic reading of tps potentiometer shows no glits and good range from 0.51 to 4.34 volts. te...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Stall VIN: WBACD4321W
This is my personal car, all of the sudden I went to start it on morning and it did not maintained idle speed. I can keep it running if i depress the accelerator pedal a bit, but if i release it th engine stall. some times it idles rough but at the end it alwa...
1995 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L hard shifting VIN: 1G6KS52YXS
This used tranmission shifts thru all gears, but has a hard shift due presence of code (P0086 = undefined gear ratio). it will shift smoothly shortly after code cleared and turns hard soon again with code trigged // poo86 we checked resistance of input and o...
1990 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBDM15Z5L
Key in cranking position, engine cranks but no start. Fuel Pressure was checked and is within range, distributor was checked. Injectors are pulsing with a good flow of fuel to the Throttle body. Distributor's magnet is fine.
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L ignition? VIN: 1G1ND52J52
customer had car driven over from dealer,she bought car used.elderly lady says car at times will not start.cranks ok but no start.she stated that while cranking gauges drop flat and dash gauge lights go out and car won't might start on next ign.cycle...
2005 Dodge Durango SXT 4.7L Poss transfercase VIN: 1B4HS28Z0X
When this vehicle is in AWD, starting at 30MPH, you can take your foot off the accelerater then hit it moderately, and you will get a clunk from what seems to be the transfer case area. Had it on the rack and seems that the front driveline responds slower then...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L wipers,windows,radio,cluster VIN: 1FMPU18L2X
Came in with no wipers,windows,radio,and the cluster has no mil or other lamps till engine is cranked, then cluster will light up, still no wipers,windows or radio. Under self test with solus, I get the drivers window will come down 3" by there self,and I get ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire, Eratic oil pres gage VIN: 1FTYR14V2Y
Vehicle first arrived with MIL complaint/DPFE faulty. Also found EVR filter badly plugged. Replaced DPFE & EVR, sent on it's way. Vehicle returned 2 weeks later with complaint of poor run & erratic oil pressure gauge. Customer states problem is intermittent i... Trouble codes: P0301 (pending Cyl 1 Misfire), P0302 (pending Cyl 2 Misfire), P0303 (pending Cyl 3 Misfire)
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L 4 wheel dr VIN: 4S2DM58W33
Guy's this vehicle came in with the code CO282 and the 4 wheel dr light is on. I found little information on this code and need help and direction on diagnosing this problem. Where do I begin.Thanks,Adam
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L right & Left Directionals VIN: 1J4GW48N51
The directionals will work sometimes, and sometimes they do nothing. It appears that their may be a bad connection somewhere in the directional controls, steering column, ignition or possible the clock spring. I am hoping that someone else may have run into th...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Lifters rattling
OM602 5 cylinder turbodiesel with hydraulic lifters, valve train clatter all speeds hot / cold. Removed valve cover and found 7 of 10 lifters could be compressed by hand, soft as if no oil in them. Suspicious that so many failed. Removed oil sender and attache...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: IMEFM53U5X
Customer has 99 sable clicks on cruise control from key pad on steering wheel,LED lights up to engage,nothing happens,turn off, turn back on,try to engage cruise control again,LED turns on to engage cruise control nothing happens,power at cruise control unit,h...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L battery drain VIN: JGFTGF4803
car towed in dead battery customer left for vacation for 2 weeks when came back battery was dead i recharged it and checked for drain it has a drain of 90 milliamps pulled fuse # 22 and drain goes away fuse 22 powwers dome lights etacs ecu disconected etacs ec...
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDU06E7V
After getting her back and delivering her to the customer, he tells me that the next day the MIL came on and back she came. Makes sence as its a 2 trip failure (B). He said he looked at all the lines/hoses/connections ETC and replaced the canister purge valve ... Trouble codes: P1441 (evap system flow during non-purge)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L engine timing VIN: 3VWSA81H1T
car came in shop runing,but out of time [belt timing] replaced timing belt,tensioner,and oil pump. took for road test all ok. went to move car,wile turning over engine,timing jumped 2 teeth. now every time you go to start engine it jumps time at least 2 teeth ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 8THDIGITSF
Thanks to all that replied. As it turns out the engine in this vehicle was a 5.7 out of a corvette, and that particular engine there is a TSB that states on the right side intake manifold gasket, there is a steel insert that must be installed on egr port of t...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L want come on VIN: 1G1JC1248T
Thanks for all the help, owner lives next door so I'll know if it don't work, vehicle is not taken care of, had a 96 buick after that and fans came on at reasonable time.
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Power Windows VIN: 1GNDX03E62
I would like to say "THANK YOU" to all who replied to this help request. What I had found was the problem with this vehicle was a voltage drop from the underhood power distribution center to the power window relay. The power window relay was located behind the...
2006 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL46X06
thanks for the help it turned out to be wire into replys i got was code is for high voltage possible broken wire or bad sensor sensor is used for efi and ac operation wire circuit k25 violent/with light green tracer and circuit k4 black/light blue tracer Trouble codes: P0073.
1992 Ford Ranger S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR10U6N
Thanks to everyone for there wisdom, it ended up being a small vacuum leak at one of the dash blend door vacuum motors, causing it to surge just the first few seconds of start up, thanks again to all who helped with their input, Brian. Trouble codes: 124 (tp higher than expected).
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, REDUCED POWER VIN: 1FDXE45S26
wiring harness at tps on intake bad. 4 wire harness and 2 wires were broke inside coating, yellow and grey. both bad in coating were they go in tps pigtail. thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0123 (p0223-), P0223 (p061b-), P061B.
1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GTEK14R2T
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1YVGF22CPW
Many thanks to those replied. Sometimes we forget the basics. Careful reviewing of the ignition system with a scope indicated a cracked spark plug in #3 cylinder. Again thank you...
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G2WJ14T1M
Thank you for all of the help with this vehicle. All of your suggestions proved helpfull. I was finally able to get the scan tool to communicate with this vehicle. I drove with the vehicle hooked up to both the scan tool and fuel pressure gauge per your sugges...
1994 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L T-case ?? VIN: JT3AC22S3R
I have decided, due to the responses and further testing that it is indeed the coupler in the t-case. Running it on the hoist with no shafts it will vibrate like mad. The vibration is definitely coming from the t-case and not the aux. shaft. We also unbolted t...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no comm VIN: WVWMA23B5Y
The Vw Was Fixed The scanner was trashed But snap on was right The scanner will not take out a pcm .The Launch and a cooler head worked on the vw .One of the new batteries I put in the solas leaked and destroied it . 250 bucks and its as good as new .Now the j...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L turn signals/fan/brake light on dash VIN: WVWMD23B5Y
thanks for the help. i found that underneath the relays is a variety of power connections. one of the nuts was just a turn loose and causing the issue. after i posted the complaint, i went back to the car and everything was working. it took another day until t...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: YV1LS5506P
Thanks for the help. In my discription of problem and the current repairs I stated that the cap, rotor,wires, Plugs, CKP were replaced with OEM Volvo parts. Also that this car is a customer that has been with me for quite a while and memory serves me that the...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L line pressure VIN: YV1TS90D31
Unfortunately none of the replies helped much. I [...] have the car in my shop and I am trying to get online help with Volvo VIDA on line. I'll post any progress. Thank you all.
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