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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L fuel tanks/guage
To my fellow technicians, I need your help. I have not only 1 but 2 of these same trucks thrown my way. Twins with the same exact problem. Fuel guage reads empty, light is on, front tank is empty, rear tank is full. There are no codes. I can bypass relay and t...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L cruise control VIN: 1FALP13P3V
Hello Group, I have this Escort with a non working cruise control. Under the hood it looks almost factory but the wiring colors don't jive with Mitchell wiring diagrams although the power and ground are in the proper location. Inside the car the control is on ...
1990 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Gauge VIN: 2GTEK19K9L
Replaced long block in vehicle.When driven on highway temp goes to 3/4.Also if sitting for 40 min. Read achives,replaced temp sender(aftermarket twice)same result.Installed OEM sender-got bum one -no movement. Measure with laser temp tops out at 188F.When meas...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2YU0911K
Have a strange problem here...This Mazda ( same thing as a Ford Escape )came in with SES lite on..Code PO401 EGR flow code...checked DPFE valve..found corosion on valve..so replaced it and cleared code...Truck was ok for about 3 weeks..SES lite came back on th... Trouble codes: P00, 401 (po 402-), P00, 402
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L No Start VIN: ADB1400326
Hi there! Vehicle has a long history and has been through the mill... We can get no spark at all , engine speed sensor and cam sensor seem fine, checked wiring to EZK unit according to pin-outs. Engine harness has been repaired by other garage,so that should ... Trouble codes: 08 (Reference signel from EZK unit- no signal), 24 (Cam timing valve 1 short circuit)
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L speedometer VIN: WDBHA22E2S
I have a 1995 mercedes C220 that the speedometer and tach that are not functioning correctly. They will work some days and not others. At times that tach will work and the speedometer will not. Other times they will start at 20 mph. All info that I could find ...
2001 Nissan Patrol 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1TESY61A
Car came in with mil light on. Owner suspected he picked up some bad diesel, removed and cleaned out tanks and replace fuel filter, reset fault codes and road tested. Light cam straight back with p7 fuel injection feedback. Have no info on this vehicle. Any id... Trouble codes: 77 (p7 fuel injection feedback)
2003 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L evap p1490 VIN: 5N1ED28Y63
Hello Friends, I have a 2003 X-Terra that seems to be broken although our testing shows all is well. The vehicle is in good condition. There are no signs of modification or previous collision damage. Because the vehicle failed IL EPA OBD2 emissions testing, ... Trouble codes: P1490 (Vacuum cut valve bypass valve circuit wrong voltage)
1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 2.4L thermostat VIN: 1G3NL52T6T
Original scan tool data had code for taking too long to warmup. Removed exhaust to access t-stat housing and found thermostat missing, I am unsure exactly how the thermostat goes in. It appears to fit better pointed towards the radiator which is upside down. I...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L not shifting after rebuild VIN: 3VWSC29M1Y
i was trying to help a friends daughter and it bit me. it was shifting fine just had a 2-3 flare up took it out took pump out put 3rd clutches in and put back together didnt touch valve body now it will not shift at all has right fluid please help tony

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2007 BMW 320d 2.1L shifting gears VIN: 447NE03703
My appologies for the late fix and summary... The vehicle was fixed a few days after i posted the request...A big thanks to all those 3 that replied, but it made much more sence to me when i was more hands-on on the vehicle. You see an automatic vehicle with ...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCDC14K4K
Hi fellow techs. Maybe I've been lucky,but since 1972 I've only replaced 1 TBI injector,this makes 2. Under part throttle,with engine"breakin' up" I lightly misted carb clean to left injector,no change,then to right injector,smoothed out. I had already done a ...
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L interior lamps VIN: 1GBFG15M3T
I have to close this one with no fix as of this time. I have determined that the cause of the problem is in something the conversion company added to the lighting system. After checking all components, grounds,and updated wiring diagrams that one member sent m...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start VIN: 2GCEC19T0Y
hello techs. I want to thank everyone for the quick responses. It turned out that I really got a break on this one. In more ways than one. Yesterday at work, a towtruck pulled up, with the truck on it. (YES!!!). So I went to work starting with the b...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2C4GP54671
As other post that I have closed, I will call this fixed as there has been no further problem with the vehicle. I will add a note if any new information becomes available. I did not find any similar post at the time of this post. I did read of a similar proble...
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L Stall, backfire VIN: 1C13452Y1R
After checking all signals and wiring, we replace the PCM from Chrysler, thanks to all for responses.
1995 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Interior lamps and warning chime
Sister sold the ranger and bought a van so I may never know exactly whaqt went wrong. But I give many thanks to all who responded with helpful suggestions. Now I'll know whatelse to check if I ever see this problem again. Thanks a million guys and gals.
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGEJ8643V
We havent fixed this one yet. The customer left it with us and is in no hurry. We are going to get it in again this week. We have checked the marks on the cam and crank and they are lined up correct. We checked the timing before we went home and it was about 2...
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L amber light on VIN: SAJDA14C41
tried pgm tester and mac's tool scanner..no codes found. recommended to go to jaguar dealer for possible specific scanner to pull codes as i can not and ALL DATA does not say anything really pertaining to this other than the display is linked to 2 multiplex ec...
2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L Stall VIN: KNAGD12311
thanx for all the replies, this one turned out to be a bad main relay, i finnally got the car to act up most of the time and when it wouldnt start there was only 5 volts to the crank sensor and 12 volts when it would start!!! i think part of the problem came f... Trouble codes: P0335, P0741.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out
Thanks to all for the help. It turned out to be ignition coils, I replaced bank 2 coils and it run much better. Replaced bank 1 and run perfect. I tried going back and installing used coil 1 at time, because I just couldn't believe it needed 8. Every time I pu...
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L No Start VIN: JM1BK32365
Thanks to Allen,Jason, and Mark. I've delayed closing this post to see if the car stayed away,and it has. This was a crank pulley "positioning" problem,the valve timing was never disturbed.After re-installing the pulley, the engine would run, very poorly, o...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: WDB1400572
Thanks for the replies, Many mentioned inlet manifold gaskets, we smoke tested , sprayed water when cold but could not find a problem there. Some suggested wiring loom problems , loom looked good. These early V12's run 2 seperate ECU so reading live data from ... Trouble codes: 160 (In EA module rpm signal from GM).
2004 Mercury Monterey 4.2L Starting VIN: FDD2345674
Thanks to all who replied. After checking all harness conections. I found a connection point under the brake booster that was wet and full of green corrosion. After cleaning connection and replacing 2 bad terninals vehicle started. I did not have to do another...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Stall VIN: JA4MW51R6J
This one really stumped me, I wish I had some great diagnostic story here but i dont. This is how the diagnosis went down, I was going through all the steps one would normally go through when a coworker came up to offer his advice,all the while laying his ha...
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L timing chain VIN: 1G3WA55M0R
Did a compression test and have no compression on 2 cylinders. Pulled the valve cover and definateley have some bent valves. Thanks for all your help.
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L abs VIN: YV1CZ59H74
none of the tests done showed aproblem yet the module set code 0051 wich i was informed is a sign of module failure. I replaced the module had it flashed and that took care of it. thanks for all the help.
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