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1997 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L rack VIN: 1G6KF5499V
thanks in advance and thanks for help in the past, im waiting on my tool supplier to get me a P/S gauge set but i will not see it untill after the new year, costomer wants leave town dec.30 so i thought you guys might help here. the P/S on this car works exell...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: IG1JC52401
Hello all. Happy Holidays. CALLING ALL CHEVY GM TECHS!!! I am up against the wall on this cavalier. Car was towed in for no-start; cranks ok. Checked codes none. NO CODES STORED OR PRESENT IN ANY MODULE!!! Ck spark good. Check fuel pressure- none. Power & grou...
1995 Chrysler LeBaron GTC 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1C3EU4532S
Hey guys first time posting.Hopefully you can give me some insight on a 1995 Chrysler Lebaron.The problems im having are customer brought car in suspecting fuel pump is bad.Fuel pressure is good.The scan tool will not communicate with the car.When you drive th...
1999 Dodge Caravan 2.4L power steering VIN: 2P4FP25B3X
in july customer brought van in for no power steering. replaced ps pump and rack and pinion unit problem seemed to be solved. returned with ps again seeming to have little power assist. belt was loose adjusted and ps steering seemed to return. after sitting an...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L HVAC blend door VIN: 1D7HA18Z03
This truck has no heat on the drivers side only but it does not have duel climate control. I have replaced both blend doors because i just knew the drivers side would be broken, much to my dissmay they were both intacte and working. So I replaced them any way ...
1993 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L alternator VIN: 2MELM75WOP
We replaced the alternator twice. We thought that we were getting bad alternators. Then we had the second alternator checked. And it tested good. We then check wires and connections. We had good power at blk/org wire and the yel/wht wires. Then we checked the ...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L MLP sensor VIN: 1FACP5242P
This is my dad's car; vechicle will intermittely not shift properly and or stall. We scanned the car and retrieved code 634. My question: Is the alignment tool (Ford part number: T89T-70010-J) required to replace / adjust the Manual Lever Position Sensor? Can ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L shifting VIN: 1FTSW21P45
vehicle hesitates 4 or more seconds to go into a selected gear (D) (R) ect. also while driving vehicle, after it's warmed up, going down the road it's like it goes into neutral, you have to pull over, turn off the vehicle and restart to get back on the road ag...
1992 Honda Prelude S 2.2L MIL Lamp on, no vtec VIN: JHBB2155NC
got car recently it is a ricer that someone put a 98 2.2 vtec in an i am tring to get it to work. i know that a spool valve controls it but i dont know how to test it or to make sure everything is proper. there are other codes such as vss,egr. the egr is not ... Trouble codes: 211
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCG5646X
Hi everyone I have a accord here that after sitting cold when you take off to drive vehicle after it shifts into second it boggs down like not getting gas rpm with drop also if you push on gas harder it will catch and take off. It will not do it the rest of th...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45CXU
ok felles tried cranksenser camsenser replaced pcm got no spark timing belt is good all fuses are good main relay is good all power from pcm good all ground from pcm good still no spark got 2 new coils got power on coil harness while crankin on one side got 8....
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: ILNLM82W6R
Hello everyone This car came in for miss after shifting,Ichanged plugs wires and fuel filter.If you take this car for a ride it stalls when you stop.I put vacuum to the egr and you can hear it working but it dont affect the idle;so Im sure the passages are plu... Trouble codes: 336
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out
this is my first ask for help post.This 3.0L LS A/T falls flat on its face on accelation with no codes, sounds like its poping back thought the intake with spark knock, much worse cold. Starts and idles perfect. With exhaust disconnected at manifolds no differ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDB1240361
Hi this 500E has got a poor idle, car goes very well when driven, it has hesitation when cold which lasts for a couple of KM and then clears. New plugs and leads and rotors fitted along with 8 ASNU recon injectors, crankcase breather hoses, none of this was fi...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5NED28Y0YC
Customer brought truck in with check engine light on code po335 was found so we removed crank snser and found that the wires had come out of the connector the problem we now have is there are 3 wires in side the hornnes and only 2 plugs on senser 1 black wire ... Trouble codes: P0335
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 5N1AR18W85
hi everybody this pathfinder was towed in with an engine noise. im curious if these 4.0s will jump the timing chain. it has no power and it pops through the intake. no codes for variable valve timing, just random missfire. any in put helpful, thanks, chris
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L rear axle? VIN: IGHDT13W9W
Hello everyone and Merry Chistmas! I have tis vehicle here for a vibration in the driveline, It is most pronounced at 52 to 55 MPH. I have narrowed it down to the rear of the vehicle by having one of my techs ride on the floor in the back while i drove it down...
2000 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L timimg belt VIN: 2P4FP25B3Y
help !!! Thanks in advance for any answers. This vehicle came to me in pieces, the timing belt had broken and the customer thought he could do it himself. I have a manuel for the timing marks etc but they seem a bit contradictory. crank pulley is ok but the ca...
1996 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G2SF22KIT
hey guys,got a good one here 96 firebird came in with a complaint of running rough,found no spark on cylinders 3and6 replaced module and spark plugs,found 4 delco and 2 bosch plugs,car ran great shipped it.2 days later car comesback with same complaint,i check...
2006 Saturn Vue 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5GZCZ30268
this car shows misfire on all cyl, esp cyl 1., seems to be worse right off idle and when you let off the gas it skip when it gets back to idle, all the ignition parts check out great, fuel pressure ok, it also bucks when you drive at certain rpm,no codes found...
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L cam/crank timing VIN: JTEHF21A03
Hi everybody. I wish all of you a happy hollydays and a prosperous and more busy 2009. My poblem is with this Toyota highlander. The costumer broght it for an oil change. 2 days later he came back claiming that there was not oil in the engine and that he had t...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSB81H7V
First off, thank you in advace for any help. I have a 1997 Jetta towed in no start. The car hesitated and cut off on customer and now will not start. Has spark, injector pulse, fuel pressure 40psi, crank/no start. It will start with starting fluid and run fine... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0440 (Evap System Malfunction), P0411, P0730 (Incorrect Gear Ratio)
2004 Volvo S60 R 2.5L Angle Gear input Splines VIN: YV1RH52Y04
Car came in with a wheel bearing hum from right rear, suspected wheel bearing. We put up in the air to run and listen to the wheels and realized the angle gear was not turning the rear drive shaft. We pulled it out to find the splines on the angle gear input s...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1996 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.4L interior lights and door locks VIN: 1GNDU06EXT
Hey all, Thanks for all the great advice! We rechecked all our splices and found none bad. The problem is in the remote door lock receiver, for some reason it keeps flipping the light back on whenever it wishes. We unplugged the reciver our problem went aw...
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Long cracking time VIN: 2G1WW12M7X
Thanks to all who replied. It turn out to be a bad new fuel pump (AIRTEX) warranty it with the parts store now all is good. After two regulators and no rich fuel trim a pump was the only thing left. Bad new parts are always a pain. I learn a new trick from Tim...
2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GTGG29W81
we replaced the pcm and reprogrammed and flashed to latest software, we treated the wiring harness to the pcm with stabilant 22 and the ais motor wiring and cleaned the maf and treated the terminals for it. We removed and cleaned the throttle body. We gave the...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNSK16Z73
Thanks to all that responded, replaced the intake seals and one downstream O2 and that took care of everything ... again Thanks to all Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF Circuit open), P0171 (Lean Bank1).
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Dash panel lights VIN: 2B4GP24R3Y
Thanks to everyone who replied. Not being familiar with Dodge interior light operation, I referred to Mitchell for door ajar switch location. Mitchell does not list the door switches. (Mitchell wiring diagrams left me scratching my head trying to figure out ho...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start VIN: 3FTNX21SX1
having not experienced the no start problem again i decided to put a fuel pump relay as this was the least expensive part kept truck for a week road testing at least twice a day and all is good so far thanks for the replies
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU02111
Hello all, what a nightmare this car turned out to be. It turns out that the customer had an extended warranty and that the work had to be performed by a dealer. The car had other issues that needed to be fixed as well. So we shipped the car to the dealer and ... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected).
1998 GMC C3500 HD 6.5L Misfire VIN: 1HTSCAAM6W
Hello everyone and thanks for the info and help. I cuold only find 1 fuel filter on the vehicle, the 1 on the engine, so i removed the old 1 and i filled the new filter up with seafoam and enstalled and started up. It has ran fine sinse i did that but i still ...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L red brake indicator VIN: 1HGEM22582
due to typing error i need to correct that my solus pro would _not_ communicate with the multiplex unit,so after checking both switches multipul times and seeing the inputs to the multiplex were correct and the output was incorrect i suggested replacement of t...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L radiator fan VIN: 1J4GW48S13
I thank you all for the info. I had a lot of response on this one. The fan relay is located under rf headlight assembly. Most of you said to pull headlight assembly and cut a hole with a hole saw and to get accses to replase relay. After cutting hole i was abl...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L cliamte control VIN: JTJGF10U91
thank you for the replies. customer pick up vehicle due [...] do any repair at this time since heat work fine. will post update again if he bring it back. Happy new year.
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Excessive Emissions, VIN: 1LNLM91V6V
Thanks for replies we are going to either relocate EGR or have custome program for pcm.
1990 Mazda B2200 LE-5 2.2L all bulb lights VIN: JM2UF113XL
It's been a couple of weeks since the truck was here and it doesn't look as if he is coming back. Who knows with this being the holidays. I received three replies and one in particular was very informative concerning voltage drops. I encourage anyone who is ...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4M2ZU86W32
Thanks To All For Your Help, But After A Week The Customer Needed The Car Back. Problem Still There, So She Took To A Ford Dealer & They Also Had For Over A Week. Customer Called To Let Me Know That After First Replacing A Section Of Wiring Harness(Dealer Did ...
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS 3.8L delayed engasgement VIN: 4A4MM31S44
thanx so much for all the replies, we replaced the valve body with a good used one and all problems solved. we were surprised that all the valves were stuck and the fluid wasnt really bad. thanx again for the help~!!!
2000 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE6564Y
I made the mistake of using my vac pump guage to measure manifold vac because it was out from testing fuel pressure regulator. The 18 it showed was actually only 15 on my quality guage. A measurement of valve lash revealed SUPER TIGHT exaust valves. I adjus... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29MXY
First off let me start by thanking the people who actually took the time to read the entire post before responding with ideas, the rest of the people need to learn how to read and comprehend what they have read before responding with suggestions to do the exa... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
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