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1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1FP21F2K
Help, been fighting this car for months. the owner brought it in for poor mpg, running rich. owner says it gets 9 mpg. runs great on road but fouls o2 sensor immediately. Check fuel pressure-normal,timing-correct. check o2 sensor- dead. replaced o2 sensor and ...
2001 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R91
I just had a quick question. I have this 2001 chrysler concorde. P0601 code for PCM failure. I am going to replace the PCM. However i have a question. Does the car have to be sent to the dealer or can a used PCM function fine in this car? Please advise. Trouble codes: P0601
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3P3ES47C9S
vehicle came in with no run situation, have been able to get running with changeing spark plugs with original ones showing severe carbon fouling indicating a rich condition. vehicle will run intermittently but on occasion not able to rev up. all other basics h... Trouble codes: P0107, P0108, P0121, P0122, P0123
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WD2PD74455
I need help with this van bad. First off the van went to the dealer for a SRS light on. The dealer said the check engine light was on to. They had said it had codes for #2 cylinder glow plug and module code . They replaced the #2 glow plug. They cleared the co... Trouble codes: P0672 (cylinder 2 Glow plug circuit), P0380 (Glow Plug /Heater A Circuit)
1995 Lexus GS300 3.0L turn signal VIN: JJ1BJS47E8
we have a 95 lexus gs 300, the cr comes from another shop and they worked on it there also & they took the wire harness because its origional 1 was burned, the owner tried jumpin the car in the wrong ways so he affected the altinated circet fuse so we replaced...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: JT8BF28G11
Afternoon Tech's . I have this 2000 lexus ES300 that has low power. Checked Code's,noticed that the misfire code's are on the same bank as the 02 sensor code's. lab scope ignition no problem found on ign system. Test a/f sensor found a.f sensor on b1 stuck a t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305, P1133
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Radio VIN: 1LNFM82W5W
This Lincoln has a couple of very odd problem and I am not sure if they are connected. First the radio will turn off occasionally when you apply the brakes. Let up and it turns back on. Activating the turn signals occasionally causes the lights in the climate ...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L eng
replace water pump and thermastat. car run fine fore a while then it starts to overheat. tryed bleeding system . works fine for a while . then it starts to overheat just for a min then goes back to norm. when it overheats the lower hose is cold. when it norm i...
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L no start, no check engine light VIN: YS3FH49Y14
PLEASE HELP!! This Saab was towed in, ran bad then quit, now doesnt crank and no power to computer(no check engine light with key on) NO GAS GAUGE, info center says traction control problem...I tried a known good ignition switch, no luck. I can communicate, bu...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1993 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
I read the clues wrong on this one from the beginning. Along with my own stubborness, this turned into a nightmare. But now it is fixed. When I put the new timing belt on and it ran on the front three cylinders, I concluded that the front dowel pin could not b...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7MU4BC54
Thanks for all the replies. I finally got this vehicle back to take a look at it. Robert from Pennsylvania was right. After taking the intake ducting off, you could see where the ground wire had rubbed through the solenoid wires - they were covered in the gree... Trouble codes: P0243 (Wastegate solenoid circuit).
1989 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L shifting VIN: 1FAPP31X6K
2004 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L dash gauges, radio, VIN: 1GKET16S34
Sorry this took so long to close. I was waiting for the tools to reprogram the BCM when I replace it. Anyways after a lot of testing to make sure, I replaced the BCM and reprogrammed it. Steve [...] told me that the BCM does control the IPC. He also said to...
1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L cable reel/cruise switch VIN: JHMEJ6582W
We worked through the wiring and tests for cruise switch. One of the pin connectors was broken and I finally replaced the cable reel.
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 2HGFS2674H
Well folks,this vehicle has not yet returned so I am unable to post a fix,which I regret.Thanks to all who replied,and when we do get the vehicle back we will post results.
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Radio/Steering column VIN: SAJDA01C41
It's time to close this with only partial success. Customer has decided to live with the radio static for now. Jason from Texas suggested antenna amplifier in left D pillar as likely cause of radio noise. My parts person at a dealer I buy from said they have r...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L gauges VIN: JTUF11E3M0
hi everyone thanks for your help.The main fuse blew during a crossed jumper cable incident(info that the customer originally overlooked, but i assumed as much),this also blew a couple other fuses. The instrument cluster it turns out was indeed bad, as was the ...
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8GK13T8S
Well it's time to close this even though customer has not yet returned for further testing. When I told her there would be additional charges she seemed to lose interest in fixing it. Most of the many responses suggested possible injector problems and I hope ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0170 (Bank 1 lean).
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L no turn signals or hazards VIN: 1FXU23FX03
the turn signals are working now the switch was bad i took it apart and fixed it the info i used from mitchell had the wrong wire colors so once i retraced my steps it was a given it failed. identafix had the correct wiring info thanks for all the replys ...
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