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1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Ign. Lock Cyl. VIN: 2G4WS52M6X
Thank you all in advance!!! Ripping Hair out!!! This is my own vehicle. Loaned car to customer, it is parked with right front wheel raised on curb. Wheels are in straight ahead position, steering wheel is locked to left, and ignition key lock cylinder is stuck...
2006 Buick Terraza CX 3.9L Rt slider door VIN: 4GLDV13146
used tech two on it. says no communication with rt slider door. will not display any codes for rt door. left side door operates, tech two shows left slider, shows part numbers, shows several fault codes on the left. so I believe the problem is a poor connect...
1994 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L No Start, ecm1 shorted VIN: 1GNDM19ZXR
Came in on a flatbed with a no-start.Normally i check for power to the pump before replacement of the pump, this time i didn't. After new pump was installed and failed to operate i checked power, found none so i swapped ignition switch with a good one, still n...
1990 Dodge Daytona 3.0L headlight switch VIN: 1B3XG44434
Anyone have a pin out/wiring color code for the connector to the headlight switch? The manual I have does not seem to agree with the terminal in the car. It is the 14 pin connector that goes into the cluster at the switch. Thanks in advance
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start, no fuel pressure VIN: WD2YD54153
Replaced fuel filter. primed it and now no start. primed it some more and cracked open injectors to bleed and prime and still no start or pressure. Opened injectors one at a time and then all at one time. still no start. please help...karl
2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP45X51
I had this vehicle come in with a code P0156. Which is Bank 2 Sensor 2 oxgen sensor. I replaced it with a oem ford sensor and it is still throwing the same code. I am getting no mv in data but all the others are good. I have no exhaust leaks and cannot seem to... Trouble codes: P0156
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Stall, Misfire, NO POWER VIN: 1FTSW21P65
help me!! customer brought truck in, would barely run, stalling and no power. would not rev. like starving for fuel. customer stated he bought cheap diesel for $1.88 just before problem began. he stopped at the mister car wash and had both fuel filters and oil... Trouble codes: P0275 (cyl. 5 contribution), P1408 (egr flow out of range), P0404 (egr performance)
2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTF2G3L16
truck comes in with complanit engine runs extremly rough at times check eng light flashing. pulled codes, p0305 changed plugs,boots filters,2 plugs # 5 and 8 were obvisously bad. work completed,clear codes and test drove, never able to duplicate the problem,we... Trouble codes: P0303 (missfire)
2003 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L radio VIN: 1GKDT13563
This is my owne car, i bought a new radio off ebay because my cd player stop working .The radio displays locked now . I do not have the radio code to make it work. I was checking to see if anyone had any ideas on how to get it to work except going to dealer?. ...
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L rear end VIN: 5X3L005257
The car made an intermittent shattering like noise not very high like low to medium pitch during a full U-turn circle. I removed the drive shaft to the rear axle and the noise disappeared.Any ideas to help resolve this problem. Thank you John
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L engine light VIN: D64U745933
cheched all manuals and all data no fix code says Camshaft position "A" over advance or system bank 1 Any ideas?
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L misfire VIN: KM8SC13D62
hello to all i am a gm tech first time working on huyndai,car came in with cylinder no2 and 6 coolant in cylinder and engine ran fine but eventuly will over heat,i replace the headgasket used felpro set also new head bolts after that cylinder 1 2 3 misfires af...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L lift gate warning light & alarm VIN: 1J4EZ78Y6T
thanks to all for any help. we have had this jeep in here and it has been driving us around the bend when we put the new switch in it seemed fine. customer came back three days later and said it was doing the same thing. we rechecked it and sure enough it is s...
2007 Mazda 6 S 3.0L electric window VIN: 1YVHP80D27
NEED WIRING DIAGRAM & connector pinouts for front window switches. Right front window works from RF window switch,but not from drivers master switch. All other windows work fine from master switch. Tried a new OE master switch which did not help. Need correct ...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L compressor VIN: IFTH45STHE
At idle in park the A/C compressor will cycle on/off when only th heat is selected. It will do this for 3-5 min stop then 10 min later will start again. this cause the idle to surge. It doesn't seem to matter too much were the high and low side pressures are ...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L imobilizer VIN: 4A3AF35G41
How do I obtain password to reinitialize a used ECM to recognize key
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Electronic VIN: IDO NOT HA
car has p0720,p1574 codes.after driving on highway at 80 for forty miles when you come to a stop and start to go again car will rev up but not shift into second.do not lose speedometer.after a few minutes it will shift fine again.i dont want to change output s...
1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Timing belt VIN: JT3HT05J0X
Looking for help from some Toyota techs. Vehicle came in with a water pump leaking in october. Replaced the timing belt and water pump with new belt, pump and timing belt kit. Came in 3 days ago as no start. Bank 2 was dead. Tore down and found cam timing off ...
2001 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L tail lamps, and gauge cluster lamps,tail lamp fuse VIN: JT3GN86R81
tail lamp and gauge lamps inop. condemend dimmer swich for the gauges.(rheostat) found physicsical damage inside. burnt ribbon. replaced with a new switch from dealer. 10 amp tail lamp fuse blows when the new switch is plugged in with lamps on. tail lamp relay...
2006 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L speedometer VIN: 9BWFL61JX6
I'm having a very intermittent speedometer reading issue with this car . after abour 30 miles of driving while on cruise control the speedo indicator will start to fluctuate and indicate slower speeds . the car is maintaning normal speed with the cruise contro...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WBABK532WS
Thanks for all of the replies: We found the evaporator was bad it did have dye on it when we pulled it out...my neighbor is happy and so are we. I keep telling my crew what a great tool this is...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L abs VIN: WBAAM5335Y
After some further checking I believe that the info that i have received regarding replacing the abs controller should fix this car. I am holding off ordering a control unit till I decide weather or not i am going to keep this car. for the past three weeks it... Trouble codes: B06, 14 (wheel speed signal front left), 41 (wheel speed signal rear right), 149 (can wheel speed sensor), 03 (supply voltage), 01 (internal ecu error).
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L fuel filling VIN: 1G6KY5491X
Well as all suggested it was the Evap vent solenoid. The spring for the shuttle valve had stacked on itself when it broke and made it close when pressure was applied.
1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: NXC13875HK
we found that the fuel return line at the gas tank, the quick disconect end was replaced and a lot of extra plastic fuel line stuffed on top of the tank. there is a splice that join the 2 piece together. 2 inch up from the splice was a kink in the line. we cut...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23D26
THIS VEHICLE IS GOING TO LEAVE--TODAY! So i fixed it! It was the turbocharger vane position sensor. I installed and immediately I noticed a power gain. I kept looking and looking for codes to come back, but each of them passed their tests as the truck ran it's... Trouble codes: P0108, P0402, P0234, P003A.
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L front differential VIN: 1GNFK16367
Well it looks like the problem was the location of the breather hose. The owner was told by GM dealer that it had been relocated per the TSB. However they never did relocated it. The location by the left front fender well would inject water into it while drivi...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L power steering
Thanks to everyone who responded. We put a new reservoir on it this morning and pulled a vacuum on it for 5 minutes, this did the trick. The screen on the bottom of the reservoir was plugged with all sorts of debris. Thanks again.
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L turning VIN: 1B46P25342
Sorry guys for taking so long to answer. It turn out that the service bulletin was right on .All I did was add longer return hose and cleaned the screen inside the resevior.And the vibration went away.Like I said my computer was down.Again thank you very much.
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Interior VIN: 1B3EL46X72
Well thanks to the replies I received. A new body module and reprogram took care of this problem. Thanks again. These Chrysler modules apparently are pretty touchy.
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, No Spark 1/3 of coil VIN: 1D4GP24RX4
We sent this van to dodge to test and they found that the coil was shorting the new computor, we replaced both and now its fixed. Trouble codes: P2308 (Ignition coil 3 secondary circuit-insufficient ionization).
2006 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Lighting VIN: 5FNYF18186
I only got one response, so I didn't pin down a solution for this guy but I am calling it normal for a USA vehical. I will recommend putting in a higher wattage bulb for low beam.
2005 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L fuel guage VIN: JNKCV51F55
After looking closeley at the needle I noticed it was pinned under rubber stop!! I removed cluster Nissan loves to hide bolts removed glass popped needle past stop working fine!!! Its amazing how your always expecting the worst!!! Thanks Eric for the imput!!!S...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1247Y
thanks for all the help after using test book to initialize. let vehicle sit overnight . system is operating.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L No Start, Surge VIN: WDBEA26D6H
thanks to everyone who replied .The final fix for this merc. was a previous shop had installed a used ecm which was the wrong part number for the car.also installed another overvoltage relay,because the first one we installed was faulty.Thanks for everyones h...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L takes long to start VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
Replaced the fuel pump and that resolved the problem Thank you everyone who replied. John
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L noise VIN: JT3VN39W0R
i recived several replaies, all were good ideas, most i had tried, a couple i had not, it ended up being air trapped in system. we used an air lift to fill origanly, but we had heater panel in cold position. we turned temp to hot and air lifted again. after th...
2002 Toyota Echo 1.5L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDAT12332
Installed used computer(plug and play) - test drove car about 30 miles with no problems, rechecked signals from #2 coil looked much cleaner than before, Code P1305 reset while lab scope was hooked up??, removed connector at coil and tightened terminals, could ... Trouble codes: P0302, P1305 (2 Feed back signal missing).
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Brake Modulation VIN: WVWPD63BX2
Well,All Fixed, found some material on the left front sensor ring. I took out the sensor and rotated the wheel as i was looking down the hole, sure enough there was some junk in there, took it out and all is good. brake pedal is very smooth now.Took 10 min. to...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWRK69M52
Transmission will not budge all disconnected, twisted a couple of degrees. Found some shrapnel in starter cavity. Will have to burn casing off. Customer will donate to charity so thats the end of that one.Thanks to all
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWCE63B05
The fix for this vehicle turned out to be the boost control solinoid .Also cleaned intake ports witch also helped restore power.I applied vac. to turbo waste gate as some of you had said in youre replies.with vac. to waste gate power returned, and turbo had bo... Trouble codes: P0121.
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