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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Timing belt VIN: 3C4FY48B42
We are doing a timing belt on a 2002 2.4. Replaced everything new from dealer ( belt, updated tensioner, idler,water pump and crank gear ). The problem is we have tried 2 belts and belt will not go on. It seems to small. Only thing not get from dealer is water...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L all shifts VIN: 3D3KU28CX3
After rebuilding this transmission it seems like it shifts erratically mainly from 1-2. When it moves from a stand still it will accelerate and when it feels like it has shifted the rpm will only drop maybe 100 rpm and then 2-3 seems like the rpm drops 2-300 r...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Blower motor VIN: 3D7MA486X3
A/C blower motor is inoperative. Problem started as an interminit no opertive but would not act up when in shop. Now it will no run at any time. Check for 12 volt to blower speed switch are neg. also at resister block. Checked fuse and relays all check good. C...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRDR09YX1
Hello fellow techs, I have this Infiniti that will crank but will not start, no spark and good fuel pressure. There is no code's. Found blown fuse 63 , that fuse give's power to ECM and coils, I have to ask the custmer to go ahead for more time. But does these...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: 107044-12-
Hey, I put a reman fuel distributor in this car because of a no-start, no fuel situation. My question is do these distributors need to be timed or is it just a swap out. And if so, how do you time it? All I see is a plunger at the bottom that goes up and down....
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2X411T8Y
Van has an intermitent hard misfire, warmed up, at ilde in P or N usually without the MIL on. Feels like it is dropping cylinders and will stop after a few seconds. The engine is smooth when loaded. The MAF tests ok at 105 gr/s @ 5000 rpm, the S1 O2 looks good... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor circuit)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWSA29M3Y
We got this 2000 Jetta 2.0, takes off and shifts great in every gear except 3-4. It flares then goes into 4th. After its in 4th, it drives great(no slipping)the flare seems to be a little longer when hot, the converter is functioning fine also. The computer h...

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1986 Audi Coupe GT 2.2L engine VIN: WAUBD0852G
Not knowing the system really hurt me here-I replaced the K-Jetronic relay and the Audi from hell fired right up and stayed running! That, to say the least, made me very happy! Thanks to everyone for all the help!
2005 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUT28N05
Hi everyone: Well, I have to say that this car was a challenge and I wasn't real disappointed to hear that the check engine light is out and the car received it's inspection sticker. I had removed the right rear inner fender cover and I also had mentioned tha... Trouble codes: P2422 (Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Valve Stuck Closed).
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14W91
Sorry for taking soo long to close this, the customer had put me on hold due to his finances. The faulty readings were due to my cheating the dates in my scanner as it was up to 2000 but the vehicle was 01. I fixed it by replacing the Injector assy. Trouble codes: P0300.
1985 Ford Bronco Custom 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FALSEVINF
Sorry for the late fix post. What happend i was waiting for the blue prints, jeff from indiana had promise, but turns out the little gadget was not his, and he did not have permission to share the invention!. any way john from texas had a pretty good way to ch...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE142XX
Almost everyone said it was a bad dpfe. I learned the dpfe preduces RF interference that makes the engine run bad and set the cam sensor code.I unpluged the dpfe and returned the van to the customer after a few days he called and said the van was fine. Got a ... Trouble codes: P0340.
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU93143
hello and thanks to all for your sug. I found a open wire on the cam sensor harness since my scanner does not read the pid for cam sensor i was forced to check for opens from the pcm to the sensor wich was open. Trouble codes: P0340.
1994 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L No Start VIN: 4S2CG58EXR
Sorry, The customer has not brought the truck back. He cancelled the insurance and pulled the plate. I got alot of great replies and was hoping to try them, That is the way it goes sometimes. Thanks guys for your great support!!!
2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FV22G02
well this car has no cel now, did not mention that it had a code for small evap leak, we fixed that (hole drilled in top of tank from poor amplifier install}and cleared codes and the p1416 has not returned, suspect obd11 monitor program glitch, so the new air ... Trouble codes: P1416.
2008 Toyota Prius 1.5L door locks VIN: JTDKB20U08
Thanks to all who replied. Most of you hit the nail on the head. The dealer we took it to initially only did part of the programming (reseeding) job for $180. We took it to a different dealer and he did the whole job for $60 and everything works. I called t...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KW960XT
Unfortunately I haven't been able to try any suggestions on this vehicle as the customer has gone overseas until late May. He will be bringing it in at that time and I will post on any headway that is made. Thank you everyone that replied for your help. Jess... Trouble codes: P0103 (MAF A circuit high).
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