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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L wipers VIN: 1D7HU18ZX2
Hello all, I have the most annoying problem possible (to me) on my personnal truck, 02 dodge ram. I have had this truck almost two years and have not been able to get the wipers to stop chattering. I have gone with multiple brands and lenghts of wiperblades an...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L brake lights VIN: 3D7KU28C53
Help! The brake lights stay on.Simple RIGHT! Not so fast...Unplugged brake light switch and still on.Pulled brake light bulbs and still had a draw. Found a draw of 1.0 amp that goes away when cluster fuse pulled.It appears I have two problems,One with the brak...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L rear shoes VIN: 1FTDX1767V
Hi, I have a problem with the correct shoe on this vehicle.Have tryed differet shoes, but pin for sping for lever in wrong spot.This causes adjuster lever to far forward past the adjusting wheel. Has anyone had this problem?This was suppose to be standard rear...
1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GTGK24R1V
this truck runs great after it warms up in the shop.outside once it cools off runs stumbles but has no codes for misfire.coolant temp sensor is accurate,charge temp is accurate.coil resistance is ok.fuel pressure is 70 psi.exhaust is good.grounds are g...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Ignition VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
This vehicle was bought by a customer at an auction in "Not running condition". Engine cranked but did not start. The spark plugs appeared to be fouled and the compression was even but seemed low,about 80 lbs. in all cylinders. We did a cylinder leakage test a...
1979 Jaguar XJS 5.3L engine
my first time,79 jag will start cold,run for few minutes die . try to restart losing inj pulse,spark ok,add carb cleaner hold open throdle can get running.stay running as long as held open .release this tps problem?also notice wiring diagram egr module...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJX6046XC
Bought the wife a used Jag for Christmas. No good deed goes unpunished. Trans was bad when I got it, after replacing blown out clutch hub I thought I was home free. No such luck. On cold starts (below 40 deg) this thing has what sounds like a tensioner pumpin...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L eng performance VIN: 1M00200013
I had codes for variable cam timing.The car runs like its timing is retarded,no power.All timimg marks seemed to be lined up.The car was 3 qts low on oil. The dealer told me to check the variable cam timing.Everything seems to be lined up.I'm putting it back t...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Unknown VIN: WBANFJUTHE
I need some help from the Benz masters on this one... Vehicle comes in for complaint of a noise in the right front sometimes when braking and when just driving. I take it for a test drive and feel that when I swerve from side to side I feel a distinct loud thu...
1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge
Truck came in for Calif. Smog check last Thurs. Checked tailpipe emissions at idle and everything looked reasonable. Ran engine up to 2500RPM and everything went bad. Surging, high HC and CO. Removed air cleaner to inspect carb and found float level to be extr...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L engine VIN: 4TAWN72N6W
Customer arrived on the island two days ago, truck wouldn't start, battery had a dead cell, wouldn't turn over, put a new battery in, fired right up, made a few trips to the dump, had no problems. He went to start it this morning, his words, sounds like starer...

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1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H2W
Thanks for all the replies, Gilbert, I tried reset as you advised and that seem to cure the problem, Customer has not returned for over a month now, so we will call this one fixed. IATN is one of the best tools out there. Thanks again all who replied Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0306.
2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L power steering VIN: 2B3HD56U51
Hello, thank you everyone who replied you guys were right,screen in resivoir was plugged. oddly enough two days later I had a pt cuiser come in for the same thing. fixed both.
2002 Dodge Intrepid R/T 3.5L coolant temp. VIN: 2B3HD56G52
Thanks to all 42 replies! I took all into consideration, and looked at the water pump first; some one else had already replaced it. I ran a hose through the rad. and water came out full power, out the other hose. I pulled the thermostat, to see if I could see ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1LTNW21L14
I want to thanks all the techs for help and info.But the only fix for the really tight dipstick tube was to drop the oil pan and tap the dipstick tube from the bottom side. Thanks again!!
2005 Ford Freestar S 3.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA50605
Thank you for your time The fix was a bad fuel rail pressure sensor, I suspected this all along but I just could not fathom how the p.c.m. could take a piece of bad data and adjust pump speed so low as to cause a serious running and stalling problem. I recei... Trouble codes: P0193, P0191.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L shifting VIN: 1FTSW21P45
the problem with this trans, was a major internal damage, the reverse pack clip came out of place, causing severe damage to all components to the reverse planets, sunshell, and related components, It also damage the case, there is a tsb related to this failure...
2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L Heated Seats VIN: 1FMZK06166
I would like to thank you all for the help. I have a good direction to go, and will take that path when the customer can bring the vehicle back in. Will post fix when i find the problem. Thanks
1993 GMC K3500 Sierra 6.5L TPS stuck on 1.76v VIN: 1GTHK39PE6
OK this was a real learning experience. Thank you to all that tried to help. I am going to go ahead and close this because I am 99.9% sure it is FIXED!! Originaly the problem was the TPS was stuck on 1.76volts. The TPS was loose so we removed it to check it ou...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L above second gear VIN: KMHWF25S12
I got the vehicle back in and test drove again and was pretty convinced it was the cv axles, I was able to check the diff bearings for noise and play as Rob suggested and found no noticeable problems. I put in two new axles from a different manufacturer and it...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Trans vent VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
This unit (5r55n) would loose fluid out the vent codes. We set the fluid level at 180F and allowed the standpipe to drip for 10min at this temp. During this procedure the unit did cool to about 160F. The factory calls for fluid level to be set in the...
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L No Start, run on 4 not 6 cyl VIN: JA3XE74C9M
I had sent the ECU out twice... to no avail. I went over the system over and over, and realized one variable that has not changed is the fact the Tach signal wire circuit was incomplete. I did not see in my mitchell 1 Service manual and mitibushi's documenta... Trouble codes: 53 (short/open in ignition cyl 3/6).
2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Radio VIN: 1G2JB1241Y
Hello everyone, sorry for the late update. I tried several times to get the codes out of the radio. I ended up at the dealer. tehy told me that because it was a replacement radio that they had to retrieve the codes and put the radio into the cars computer s...
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