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1993 Chevrolet K3500 Silverado 6.5L Harsh Upshift ( DTC 22) VIN: 1GCHK34F2P
Hello Everyone, I have a real problem child here. I recently took in a 1993 Chevy K3500 with a 4L80E with some transmission shifting issues. This truck was previously taken to a Transmission Shop to have transmission Rebuilt due to "NO OVERDIVE". I have Troubl...
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Misfire VIN: 2G1WW12E94
started having a hard start cranks won't fire then started bucking like a dead miss upon inspection found #2 cylinder had dead miss other cylinders show some history of misfire but #2 was more pronounced. checked spark at coil to wire ok, switched coils around... Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple missfire)
2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: KLAJC52Z1Y
Vehicle has an intermitant No start and stall. When vehicle is cranking and not starting there is no spark or injector pulse. Scoped Cam and Crank sensor and they appear to be ok. Did notice there is a TSB for Cam sensor melting and a phasing type procedure fo...
1991 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L pressure plate? VIN: 1FTHF26MXM
Clutch engages and disengages to close to floor. This truck has always been this way since new. It only gets a few thousand miles on it a year but would like to know if there is a ser. bulletin or any remedy for this problem, without throwing parts in it? I've...
1975 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L hydraulics VIN: 1352138886
Customer complained of a low pedal, so I ckd all the wheels & master for leakage, none found. This car has 4 wheel drum manual brakes so I adjusted all four wheels while centering the brakes after each few adjusts. The pedal still wants to go almost to the flo...

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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L no rpm to egs VIN: WBABK6322R
Hello everyone, It has been a long time since a vehicle has beat the shop. There is over 85 years of experience on the floor at all times. I will close the post with this statement. If you don't have the correct information or have the correct tools, don't tr...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G6CD53321
Thanks to all your help. Even though the security light was not lit up the wire in to the ign. switch was broken, and was not reading the key. A new ign. switch and the customer was happy. Thanks Again
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L a/c fan fan motor VIN: 1G6KD52BS4
well guys the caddy is waiting for me and will have to start from scratch,info recieved was good but did not pan out,middle wire no voltage as per test for fan allways ran,fan motor R&R twice,same problem.waiting for good used fan module[not sold at cad dealer...
1988 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cuts out
After reading about how the electronic spark control system works in this vehicle I came up with my own test, 5 minute test. I disconnected the bypass circuit, [ [...] wire with a black stripe] or another way you can ground the ALDL 5 volt to ground, or you can...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1JSBDLEH12
I want to thank everyone who replied. I used everyones info to help fix the vehicle. Giving me the wire colors really helped. The haynes manual was telling me that the relay was the one closest to the engine one the firewall. Which was wrong! It turned out to ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Alternator VIN: 1FAFP58U6X
Thanks for all the replies to my problem. You guys are great. The problem was the 117 AMP Fuse on the side of the relay box near the battery. There was two emails that lead me to this solution. Thanks again could not have done it without you
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L e-brake VIN: 1FAFP42X1Y
Well, I figured this one out (with some help from a friend at another shop). What a PITA, this comes under the heading of what the H*** were they thinking? There is 'clock' spring on the drum where the e-brake cable attaches to the handle. When you disc...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L 2-3 shift VIN: JNRAR05YXW
2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L ecm VIN: KNAGD12614
Well I was not able to say that this car is fixed. I replaced the reman alt with another one and rechecked. My voltages were slightly better but still low at idle with accessories on. The Kia website had and update but that was only up to 2003 and for some rea...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L head lamps VIN: 4A3AA46G7X
Thanks for the help guys. I believe the 7 volt feed I found was from the day-time running lights as someone suggested so that answered that question. As far as the intensity of the lights I cleaned all the grounds,aligned them, cleaned the connectors were repl...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L alternator VIN: FKKLSDHAA1
Unfortunately I haven't fixed this car. I need to get a larger amp probe, as this alt is putting out more than 40 amps at all times. I did leave another 4 gauge wire from batt to alt so it doesn't cause a melt down. I'm sure it will be back to the shop with a ...
1978 Porsche 930 3.3L momentary cut out VIN: 9308700508
i thank all of you who replied to my request, this site is a great help. i received replies ranging from bad turbo bearing allowing blades to rub under boost and then slowing down. i had already checked the turbo during one of the exhaust removals to stop oil ...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WPOCA299X2
Got 8 replies on this car (not many) and none of them said the same as another for suggestions. The only thing that seemed plausible to me, was that under hard driving, possibly the timing belt may have jumped a tooth, causing "at idle" richness, cold, but ot... Trouble codes: 0300 (random misfire), 0301 (cyl 1), 0303 (cyl 3), 0305 (cyl 5).
1988 Toyota Camry 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT2SV24E8J
Well not much to say about this one. It seemed overwhelming that the coil was the issue and it was. I didn't pick up any arching with the water trick like Justin mentioned, but I figured I would just replace the whole distributor because of the resistance read... Trouble codes: 21 (o2).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29M61
We installed the orignal multifuntion swith (trans range sensor) and replaced the tcm and did adaptations. The ipc now indicates the correct gear. One thing that may be of use... The data showed Drive as the current gear no matter what gear the transmission... Trouble codes: P0705.
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: NO VIN MET
i`m in the middle of replacing fuel reg so i`ll post results later if this does the trick.still thinking injector but don`t have testers for this type veh.all replies have made a lot of sense and am foloowing them one at a time. thanks to all from texas
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