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2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L srs light VIN: 1G1ZT53F76
I am having trubble with this one. 2005 chevy malibu came in for srs light. I scaned for codes and found b0012. I decited to check clock sping and discovered it was damaged due to some prior repair. I installed a new clock sping and code b0012 was no longer pr...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L start and stall VIN: 3C3EL55H3V
Hello, This car starts and stalls intermittently.(anti-theft) when you start will run for about 2 seconds and lose injector pulse. when it is doing this it also will not communicate with scanner and fuel gauge doesnt work. I have checked resistance in...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L elec.window, turn signal, door locks VIN: 1D4GP24363
Please help with this one... On occassion, the left turn signal blinks, when the turn signal level is move for a right hand turn, touch the brake pedal a couple of times, then it switches to the right. The power door locks will sometimes only unlock three of t...
2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13S85
Let me start by thanking everyone who replies. After replacing the cylinder head, using special tools to hold the timing chain, the vehicle runs great until the camshaft actuator starts sticking. If it sticks at 0% it runs fine but sets a dtc p0017. If it stic... Trouble codes: P0017
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK23255
This truck came in with complaint of low power on acceleration and heavy black smoke. I connected the Tech 2 and retrieved codes P0101, P0299, P0401, and P0404. I inspected the air intake system for any leaks or loose clamps. Took truck for a drive and had ver... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF Performance), P0299 (Turbocharger Engine Underboost), P0401 (EGR Flow Insufficient), P0404 (EGR Open Position Performance)
1993 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2L no crank VIN: JHMBB1178P
Car won't crank. Car came in for drivablity problems. Had a code 4 crank sensor code. Checked out and replaced distributor. Solved that problem. When I first brought car in, it cranked fine, just ran bad. Now it won't crank. I can jump it at starter and it wil...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: KM8SC83D41
I hope someone here can point me in the right direction. Customer came in with a hesitation complaint. took for road test but didn't have it happen to me. hooked up scanner and found code p0118. coolant temp sensor high. watched data and the scanner showed coo... Trouble codes: P0118
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L coolant loss VIN: 1J4GW68N3X
we bought this car at auction and it had a note on the window OVERHEATS, we filled with WATER (no antifreeze) and DROVE the car 60 miles home, had a miss and ran hot but did not boil and lost no water and had no water in oil After the valve job and new gasket...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C91
I know what everyone will say about a aftermarket pre cat,but at $800.00,thats 1/2 the cost of the car,and what aftermarket cat would most use? I put a new O2 in for the customer,they said a parts guy said it would help,test drove and got all moniters to run,t... Trouble codes: P0421 (bank 1 warm up cat eff below limit), P1464 (a/c out of self test range), P0460 (fuel gauge sender unit circuit malf)
1990 Pontiac 6000 LE 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G2AF54T81
The car does't have any stored codes. We couldn't get the car started when it came, we installed a crank sensor, and it started. Well, as soon as it warmed up, it started to run rich, and stalled. It wouldn't start again untill it cooled off. We have tried a n...
2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L electrical issue VIN: 1G2ZF55B96
ok, i could post this in a few different areas, but i'll stick with driveability. this g6 came in yesterday with a complaint of inop temp. gauge, no a/c, and cooling fans on high all the time. they all happen at the same time and intermittant. i was thinking m...
2001 Saturn L200 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G8JU52FX1
Hello everyone, have a Saturn kicking me here. Customer bought car about 6 months ago and he says he has never had any problems yet but on Monday the car quit going down road. Car was towed to are shop checked the basics, spark, injector pulse, fuel pressure, ...
2003 Saturn L300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW54R43
when this car came in,it was a no start.Checked codes none were found.No fuel pressure.All circuits good,replace fuel pump.Now I have good fuel pressure but,it sure doesnt run very good and there is no throttle response.reduced power light is on.and code p2101... Trouble codes: P2101, U1B07, U1B00

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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Too High Pressure VIN: WBAAV5345I
After spending days on this car, finally found out through a process of elimination our AC machine had gotten contaminated and spewing it into this car. After several flushes and a new recovery tank on our machine, that cured the high pressure problem. Reinst...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GNDT13W4S
Sorry for this late post guys Thank you for all the good tips I found that the radiator was low on coolant and top off 1/2 gallon That's when I found the leak on top of radiator, and once it leak out than you can not see the leak anymore. The customer is low ...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L pre ignition/detonat VIN: 1FDPE24L2X
First, thanks for all the replies. Its good to know help is out there and for the most part we are all thinking alike. I spent four days solid beating my brains out on this van. Everything checked perfect. Egr system worked flawlessly, dpfr responded co...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L actuator VIN: 1GKDT13S22
As always, response was excellent-- Not a lot of answers, but a few including the right one. The answer was in the Forums, but you have to know where to look, ;-). Many thanks to Kevin [...] for hitting the nail on the head. ...
2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L TPS, TCC, D4 Blinking VIN: 1GHSWJSWJ2
It turns out this vehicle will not kick a "TPS low voltage code". It will only kick the 1790 "TPS open or short to ground". The readings at idle were around .30-.32 volts. I kicked it up to .50 volts and than was getting "TPS voltage high" codes. So I had to p...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Starter VIN: SALPV1249T
Thanks everybody for your help and advice on this Rover.We had the vehicle towed to the dealership to see if the BCM needed to be reprogrammed but got worse.It seems like the PCM was not communicating so replacement is necessary at a cost of over $4000.00.Yes ...
2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L Vehicle Skid Control VIN: JTJBT20X03
Thank you to all that replied. I ended up having to play with the pretension on the power steering rack control valve. Once I got some extra tension on the control valve the steering wheel quit shaking. I think this thing does still have some weak struts but t...
2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: JTJBT20X74
Thanks for the replies - they were all good and did help - kind of. Ignition switch, broken wires where they go through firewall, neutral safety switch and check for aftermarket add-on devices (auto-start, security/alarm, etc) were the 4 reply suggestions. Sta...
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Misfire, loss of power VIN: 1N4BL11D13
I would like to thank everyone for you replies. The most common reply was that the issue was related to the maf sensor. There was all the earmarks of a base fuel calibration issue. Unfortunately the customer has declined repair so I will not know for sure. ...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L spark VIN: 1N6AA06BX4
it was the ipdm thanks for all of your help i would have never guessed that
1993 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2WJ14T8P
first off id like to thank everyone that replied and all the information you guys send will be very useful for future refrences althought the only thing i did was try the fuel pump the customer decided to give up on wich sucks because i was determined to fix i...
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