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Help Request Answers
1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Clutch VIN: 1GCEC14H35
I put a 350 in this truck in place of the 305 and cannot get the clutch to disengage. Pumping it up does not help. The old flywheel was machined, a new pressure plate, clutch disc, pilot, release bearing, clutch fork, master cylinder and slave cylinder have be...
1996 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L trans VIN: 1GDJG31K0T
this van isnt 0bd2 thou its titled as a 96.customer claimed shifting issues.no upshift when cold.dropped pan and found lots of material.diaasembled and found burnt direct clutch and heavy flakeing on the low band.overhauled with conv-shift sols. epc new bands ...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GY3T46M2X
Ok Techs..we need some help Its not a customers vehicle...its the boss's vehicle So we might be looking for work soon if we cant get right:) It needed a intake manifold gasket..but somehow we did not properly mark the distributor/rotor when we pulled it. Got t... Trouble codes: P1345 (Crank/Cam sensor), P0301
2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HC56G7Y
Hello everyone, this is my headache. Customer came in with a LHS 3.5 litre with a knocking noise. He thought it was the flywheel but ended up needing an engine. He could not afford a new motor, so I got an engine from the junkyard. The motor I installed was a ... Trouble codes: P0172
1999 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, crank no start VIN: 2B4GP52G8X
Here is the scoop on this caravan...At times on cold start the car will crank no start, at this time it has spark but will crank over and smells strong of fuel. The only way to get it to start is to hold your foot to the floor then of course it will run rough ... Trouble codes: P0171
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L pcm VIN: 1B3EJ46X2X
Customer states they were driving vehicle, pulled into drive way to make u-turn and when putting vehicle into reverse it stalled, would not restart had towed to my shop. "No Bus" on Odometer, using Snap-On Solus plugged scan tool into OBD2 connector, going VI...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTHF26G5R
this truck came in with a overheat problem, it is used to pull a trailer about 3/4 the time. customer wanted it flushed and a new thermostat. did this still got hot, then i started getting the rest of the story.it had boiled over twice. they had a water pump r...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L egr VIN: 1357V34F14
Hi, this vehicle is showing code for excessive egr flow. clear code and comes back two or three days later. DPFE has been replaced recently. any ideas?
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Timing Chain VIN: 1FTZX1769W
Just a short question for a Sunday afternoon, do you need the cam positioning tool to properly time this engine? Mitchel 1 gives a picture of the sprockets and it's pretty vaugue. The chain has two copper links that coincide with the timing marks, but Mitchel ...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X1X
HI out there I have this truck that just donít want to leave me a lone It started with a hard misfire and had code p0305 did tune up and reset memory by unhooking batt and truck ran good for 3 to 4 weeks and came bake with miss fire and code po304 miss on 4 no... Trouble codes: P1151 (up stream o2 senser bank 2 no switch lean)
2008 Lexus LS460 L 4.6L Electronic
car come in with brake pad wear warning on,sensor was on rotor,do front brake job(oe pad,sensor)but warning messege still on,try to reset but no info found.Anyway to reset without using Lexus techstream?
2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11E75
Engine has a rough idle. Data for ITV Time Bank 1 is 80 degrees and Bank 2 is +/- 1 degree. Cam sensor signal seems OK for Bank 1. Tested valve solenoid and passed resistance and functional test. I suspect Timing Chain out but due to the low milege, in not con... Trouble codes: P0011, P0300
2004 Other European Arnage T 6.75L service message VIN: SCBLF34F85
Hello, can some one help with infomation on how to reset the service due message . Thanks Regards Ron [...]
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L ebcm VIN: 1GWP52K72F
Any Suggestions??
1995 Saturn SC2 1.9L engine ignition VIN: 1G82ZH1274
Intermitently the engine runs even after key is shut off. Sometimes it may shut down in 10 minutes, somtimes hours before it will dye. I have heard of alternater feading voltage back into ignition on older cars but I cannot get the alternater while engine is r...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L heated seats
thanks to all that replied i found a tsb on the heated seats for dts and devill i omed out the elements and found a bad lower seat element replaced it and they all work thanks again Jeff
1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19X3V
sorry it took so long to get back to yall. turned out to be a screwed up ground on the rear of the truck the pump would run and build pressure untill you went to start it then the pump would shut off
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L top end VIN: 1GNDX03E82
So Far So Good, Although it is common on the 3.4, I see no evidence of coolant getting past the intake gasket and into the oil. No dropping coolant levels and nothing unusual in the valve covers. We went with a combination of replies. 1 quart of Rislone and...
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L lifters VIN: 2FMZA53491
Our windstar engine noise went away by adding a guart of transmission fluid and let the engine idle for half hour. For some reason about 3 lifters were making at the same time and sounds like low pressure but the guage ALWAYS maintain above 30psi.And again thi...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L ring & pinion VIN: 1FTPW14565
Well this has been a long road and what I have found is that aftermarket gears are noisy because most of them come out of the same factory in Italy. I originally had a Motive 4.56 and switched to a Yukon 4.11. When I received the Yukons I found it was identi...
2003 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Headlight VIN: 1UKDG34503
Well I guess it is fixed.We could not verify the result.We cleaned the connections and replaced the relays.Customer took Vehicle and has not complained about light turning off again. Thanks for your help. Detlev
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L 2-3 shift and no gears at times VIN: 1J4GW48S22
Thank you all so much for your replies, yes I have found that the "new" trans filter to be plugged with clutch material "mud" just after only 50 miles of driving, as it stands I have informed the customer the choices of rebuilding the original trans or obtaini...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Starting VIN: 1J4GW58N92
I'm going to close this with a fix. We installed a new ignition switch as SKIM and solenoids and range sensor did not appear to be the problem. Wiring was undamaged as well. Switch has been in for a few days now with no further problems reported, but still may...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBEA51D1L
Thanks for all the replies, what we found was the hard rubber boot under the fuel distributor was cracked, someone had yellow gluedsome of it but di not get all the cracks. Recomended replacing it, gave customer est. He refused the part request and took it ho... Trouble codes: 17 (o2 sensor).
1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Timing Chain
Thanks for the help. This vehicle isn't back together yet, I got sidetracked. But the head is on and cams are lined up and I triple checked alignment. I just had to trust my original cam mark alignment. When I turn it two crank revolutions, the cam lobes come ...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C13452Y1R
The timing chain, even though the timin marks would line up perfect, the chain had too much slack, I guess it was too much timing off that the ECM could not compensate? I still don't understand why it didn't have spark Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft sensor).
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L shifting gears VIN: 4T1BF22K2X
Car is fixed. I looked real close to how the clutch was operating and no faults found. The shifter cables and shifter itself showed no signs of any wear so all there was left was internal to the trans. We recommened a low milege use one and problem fixed. Thna...
1968 Volkswagen dune buggy 1.6CID Mechanical VIN: 13C6785437
Thanks everybody, I succesfully disassembled the transmission. now all I have to do is find a reverse idler, fork and gasket set and get it back together succesfully. Doug
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L clutch VIN: WVWSP21J83
Hi there, well we got 11 replies on this help request and it appears that there are problems with the clutch master and slave on these cars. I drove it around for over two weeks and it wouldn't act up on me again, go figure. We have agreed with the customer th...
2004 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Low Compression/VVT Setup VIN: YV1TS92D04
Thank you to all who replied. Special "Thank You" to Christopher, Joe and Noel who clarified when setup is complete the VVT is all the way CW when pulley is aligned. Forgive me for removing key details like cams locked using 999 5452 tool and crank position ...
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