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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF55E62
this car has a very slight misfire only at idle on cylinder #3. we have swaped plugs wires #3 ign. coil and replaced ign. module and #3 injector with no change. off idle it runs great but you can feel a slight miss at idle. there is no engine noise when runnin... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire), P0303 (misfire)
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J62
This chevy has a cranks but wont start at times, when problem is happening there is no fuel pressure but also the instrument cluster does not energize,all of a sudden you hear an electrical clicking type noise the cluster sweeps and it starts, no bcm or pcm co...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L cam sensor VIN: 3C8FY4BB91
driving down rd and cut off. pulled codes said p1391. cam or crank sig lost, replace both sensors. still no start. we do have spark. when you first turn it over injector pulses one time then stops. the funny thing is pull the cam sensor away, but still hooked ...
1992 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FDLF47M7N
Just bought truck recently, it has a misfire at idle, every 30 seconds or so it clears up & runs perfect, 30 seconds later it starts to miss. When missfiring you can hear a tick in the exhaust & slight blue smoke. Truck runs great down the road plenty of power...
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMSU43F42
when cruising at any speed with out cruise control on, vehicle will cut out and not accelerate and tach goes to 0 rpms, let off accelerator and tach will go back to engine rpm and continue down the road and will happen a little later
1991 Geo Metro 1.0L No Start VIN: 2C1MR6462M
towed in no start. have spark and good fuel pressure, but no injector pulse, starts right up with a little squirt down the throttle body. I am trying to pull codes and for the life of me I can not find the aldl diagnostic connector. My genisys shows the connec...
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF18744
cust came in for plugs (maint.) and check engine light on. Had misfire codes (p0302,305,306) and fuel trim rich (p0172). Replace plugs for maint. Clear codes and road test to reset monitors. P0172 comes back on(no misfire codes, no misfire) after extended road... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel trim rich)
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L transmission VIN: JACDJ58X81
Just aquired this vehicle through abandonment. I am not a transmission shop but would like to rule out anything I could do (IE sensor, wiring, etc) before I pull tranny or ship whole vehicle to transmission shop. Fluid is full. Transmission will not shift out ...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Restrict. Perform. VIN: SAJKN6048X
I posted on this vehicle 1 month ago with a code 1722, I followed everyone's suggestion, stating broke front hub in transmission. Had the trans. replaced, picked it up last week and all was well. Now yellow and red light on with check engine and message "RESTR... Trouble codes: 172 (173 -), 173 (1722 -), 1722
2000 Mazda Familia 1.6L Stall VIN: JM6BJ10M20
I am a exAmerican Tech tring to scann this Mazda. In America this car would be a Mazda 323, or a Protoge. I am in StLucia caribbean and the cars are from Japan and although its a 2000 model it does not appear to be OBD11 as I cant find a OBD11 connector to con...
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JM1BK14324
ok this is my vehicle. has a hesitation/ cuts out. usually at cruise 1/4 throttle 60-75 mph usually only happens for 4-8 seconds, very noticeable. the very odd things for me here are 1) rpm doesnt seen to drop at all, a 100 rpm at best and 2) no cel or temp co...
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Brakes/lock-up VIN: WP0CA2980V
We are working on this 1997 Porsche BOXTER. The brakes on this vehicle initially used to lock up only rear right tire, and the padel would stay low, we would have to manually lift the brake padel and the rear right tire would dis-engange. Upon further testing ...
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L w/pmp, h/gskt VIN: YS3FB49S84
This car was overheated when the water pump started leaking and blew the head gasket. We've removed the head and resurfaced it. The head bolts: Can't find any specs on these stretch bolts. Usually we replace them when the exceed a specified length. Has anyone ...
2004 Saturn Vue 3.5L Compressor? VIN: 1341554311
Original issue was no cooling at idle, the minute rpm is increased, A/C blows 39 Deg F It appears idle up system is working, pressires are perfect off idle. Was told by Saturn to replace entire system, This done, same symptom and very unhappy client! Excat amo...
2000 Toyota HILUX PICKUP 2.4L ignition VIN: JTFDS62640
this pick up is a diesel. came in cause the customer lost key. while trying to remove the switch tech says he damaged a sensor.(i don't know what sensor,does anybody know?) he replaced sensor and a used ignition switch.he also says this has a security system. ...
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L ac control VIN: JA3AJ86342
in need some help with this one. car came in for tune up and a nosie. did tune up and check for noise and found that the pcv oil trap was bad. easy (right) battery when was disconed and intake was removed to replaced oil trap.did not check if ac work after i r...

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2007 BMW 330i 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAWL51088
Thank you for your help.But this car didn't have DME or software issue. The cylinder head was the culprit.
2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L brake pedal VIN: IC4GP44G0Y
hello gentlemen. i have good news this one is solved. thanks to all who offered help, my blood pressure also offers thanks. well, here it is, the left front caliper was mounted slightly wrong in bracket. like the old boys say k.i.s.s. and all will work.
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L radio inop VIN: 1D7KS28C36
first thanks for the help.I finally got the truck for the week and the radio did not work at all. No clock no radio no nothing over head console was in and out.checked fcm wiring seemed pretty clean under there as far as wiring goes.just on a hunch i unhooked ...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G4R
Sorry for not closing sooner. Have been waiting to get motorhome back. According to customer replacing the distributor helped. No longer misses at freeway speeds or accell but feels the same at idle or at slower speeds like construction zones. Still has random...
2005 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: KMHFU45E65
The replies given me related to either a connector problem at either the TPS or the APS or a problem with the APS itself. Sorry for not closing this sooner. The vehicle has not returned so I don't have a fix report. Thanks, Randy. Trouble codes: P0224 (TP-B circuit linearity).
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L abs VIN: JT6HF10U4X
This vehicle was having the low end pulsating prior to the noted parts being installed, it surely needed slider repair especially on the rear. Rotors were heat damaged all the way around.It was assumed that doing a clean-up might resolve. The grabbing or engag...
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L a/cenine light flashes, compressor. fan runs , VIN: 4S3BD6352S
First of all thanks a lot to tech who send me reply. all were right. there was green connector plugged together under the dash. vehicle was in test mode. unplug the connector solve the problem. i never thought about that some body already test try to test. i a...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L rear subframe VIN: 3VWSP69M72
So after consulting with a body guy down the street we borrowed his frame measuring device to check the condition of the unit body we found that the cross measurement were about 1 1/2" off. The customer did not want to do any frame work, so I took the all the ...
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