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1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L fog lamps VIN: 1G6KY54927
hello cadillac guys i have a 99 seville sts the fog lamps will not work all other lights work fine i cant get any power to the fog lamp ralay but the fuse is good. i dont have a very good wiring diagram of this system mitchell doesnt give much info on these. a...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR52R9X
Vehicle had not been driven in 6 months, and very little prior to that for a couple of years. Replaced fuel pump after recent storage and got vehicle running. After 300 miles, misfires increased, and very difficult starting due to cold Florida temps in 50's. ... Trouble codes: P0650 (MIL Control Ckt), P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (4 Misfire), P0305 (5 Misfire), P0306 (6 Misfire), P0325 (Knock Sensor 1)
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GTEC14W1X
ran scan tool, looks good. unpluged m.a.f. runs the same. just found out when you unplug t.p. sensor will take fuel. replaced with new same problem. this truck has kicked my tail, need help. bruce [...]
2006 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L atc VIN: 1G4F262718
hey all i replace the encodermotor assembly with a new unit still will not work. code will not reset, i have power and ground at the unit iam with teck 2 scaner the motor will not move that emotor but will control the rest of the transfer case motors code is c...
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start VIN: J98VX7654R
This car has spark but no fuel, when turn the ingition key the fuel pump relay clicks but the fuel pump makes no noise and also cracked open the fuel line no fuel present. i wonder where is the fuel pump located called parts source they say its inline fuel pum...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L battery VIN: SAJKCO1F6Y
Battery going flat due to 1.2amp current draw - relays staying on in rear fuse box - isolate out relays draw gone. Have read Jack Russells fix which would appear to be my problem but I have no information and none close, have spoken to Jaguar they say send it ...
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L ride control VIN: JT8BH22F4T
Greetings, I have this LS 400 in great condition came in for slamming,over bumps and poor ride quality. all suspension componants checked out and replaced struts and springs/ aligned, w much improvement. couple months later my cust returned complaining of stee...
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L ignition switch VIN: 1N4BU31D7V
Hello group-I am working on an Altima with what I believe to be a higher than normal parasitic draw. Battery will be dead after 3-4 days of inactivity. Measured draw at 200 mA. An inoperative remote start was on car, so I removed the unit and the draw dropped ...
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L long crank VIN: 1N4AL11D14
this vehicle has a intermittent starting problem,after a hot soak.customer states engine cranks about 5-6 seconds longer than normal,but always starts.Found no codes,tested fuel pressure,pressure is at 51 psi running but will drop off quickly after shutting of...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WVWPD63B29
HELP VW TECH'S!! Our shop primarily a performance shop. My cousin has a VW Passat 1.8 Turbo. I replaced the head gasket, sent the head to the machine shop naturally to get pressure tested and surfaced. It came back good. I set the cams in correctly and chain t...

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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L air injection pump VIN: 1B3EL46J44
Like all of you said, the relay was the problem. heat damaged it and when it was cooling down it was closing the contacts and then after it got hot again it opedded them, so it was cycling constantly. A new relay fixed the problem. Thanks for your help.
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF185X3
Well , sorry for closing this so late , and pretty much everybody hit the nail on the head , I needed to finish the other half of the TSB , but ALLDATA has it a little bit diferent , they want you to remove the whole intake gasket and do some other stuff , and... Trouble codes: P1399 (Ramdom Misfire), P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304.
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W21
thank you guys so much. you have no idea what your help has accomplished. the lady who owns this vehicle has fallen on hard times and has no money. but because of the concern and valuable time of the techs on this site her life will be easier.the prob turned o...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L ac fan VIN: 1J4G248S9Y
Thank you for all the replies and the great ideas I replaced the high pressure switch and the relay behind the right head light still the same thing if I command the fan with the scanner fan comes on right away. I was leaning to put a PCM in it since I am not ...
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JM1BJ2234Y
Sorry about the late fix and thank you for all the replies. The problem with this car was the EGR was sticking open a little. I took it off and found a lot of carbon on the EGR pintle. Even after I cleaned it the Egr would still stick a little. After I replac... Trouble codes: P0420.
1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L F/R caliper bolts rusted/jam VIN: JA4MR51M9S
Thanks for the all [...] and tips I received for this vehicle.I learn everyday something new witch I enjoy from it.This vehicle teach me how imortant ground circut is in every vehicle.Long story short front left wheel abs sensor was internly short to ground...
2005 Suzuki Forenza LX 2.0L Surge VIN: KL5JJ56Z65
The vehicle is fixed it was a defective ignition coilpack.
1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge
Thanks to everyone who replied. I was amazed by the detail (esp. Geoffrey from Ca.)who provided an excellent description of the AAP (aux. accel. pump). Unfortunately none of the suggestions panned out for myself or my mechanic...we spent hours on this thing an...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L which cat bad ? VIN: 5TEWM72N61
although reluctant the customer decided to follow the suggestion of replacing both cats. Cleared codes and havent seen him back . Thank you for the help.Sorry for the delay. life gets ahead of us. Ron Trouble codes: P420.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWSK69M32
sorry for taking so long to close this as my customer went away for the hoildays took the theromstat out to check the impellers seemd ok replaced thermostat and drove down the highway with modis hooked up watching ect never moved thank you all who help...
1987 Volvo 240 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1A8859H1
Well this one is a head scratcher, new regulator,pump, no restriction in return,no restriction in fuel rail. With new pump and regulator only have 85 pounds of fuel pressure,old pump new regulator 145 pounds,This one is crazy customer opted to tow 100 miles to...
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