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1996 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L excess cranking VIN: 1G4CW53L3S
Vehicle may often have a longer than normal cranking time before starting - always starts and is normal operation without any problem after running. Has platinum plugs, look normal.
1991 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L No Start VIN: JB3XD64B6M
no spark,no inj.pulse,followed no start test as per aldata.all power and grounds good at power transistor,ecm,engine control relay,b+ at inj,tested power transistor with 1.5 volt source as per diagnostics. check engine light on with key, diag states replace ec...
1985 Ford F-250 4.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTEF26Y1R
Hey guys and gals . This has been my project truck. I installed a jasper long block 300 - new factory carb - starter - alternator - distributor - coil plugs wires cap rotor fuel pump and everything is new. Radiator exhaust and all is new. Engine has 0 miles on...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEE14N2T
This is an over the phone attempt to help a good friend who is stranded out of state. The issue is no spark when cranking. He has replaced the parts listed and even had the coil and module tested to be sure they are good. He's checked power to the coil and gro...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.6L Passing Condition (Kickdown) VIN: 1FDRE146XW
Trans worked find for 30 days. Then customer calls with rpm flare up with slight accel. at 40 mph, and a delay in downshift gear engagement. Worse at 60 mph and higher rpm's downshift and engagement bangs in gear during downshift. Scan tool shows down shift fr...
2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2L turn signals VIN: 1FTZX1729Y
when tilting steering wheel it affects 4-way and turn signals,4-way works only when tilted up,turn signals crackle at flasher also when tilted in up position and 4-way work only in up position,does not in center position
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FMZU72E12
Vehcle came in with original concern of long 1-2 shift and would not hold OD, OD Lamp Flashing, found that the OD bore was worn hense leaking pressure and loosing OD. We installed below listed components, adjusted bands per ford spec, road tested, ok. A month ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Front axle
Hi everyone. This one seems like it would be easy but hasn't been. We've watched and listened and inspected and replaced but the symptoms haven't changed. So if you have some advise for me here are the clues: When manual hubs are locked and in 4wd, tight turn...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8DR09Y03
customer commented was driving 70 mph vehicle bucked and shut off. No start. Have cranking rpm on scan tool, has no spark and no noid light at injectors. Has fuel pressure. Checked cranking rpm on modis, good. Checked cam signal with lab scope, square wave pat... Trouble codes: P0302
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WJ52M2W
Ladies and Gentlemen, it's been a while, I need your help again. This one is my daughter's car so I get to work on it on the weekends. What I have here is an intermittent condition consisting of multiple misfires accompanied by a P0654, Engine Speed Output C... Trouble codes: P0654
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Surge
hi all I really need a bailout here friends. just r & r'd the trans to fix a rear main oil seal. put back together, started right up, no leaks. put it in Reverse from Park, nothin. Put into Drive and then Reverse, it shifts. test drive she was shifting very e...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4S3BK4357X
Car returned with the customer thinking the trans wasn't shifting properly. When I test drove the car it bogged under light to moderate acceleration. I looked at the tps scan data,which looked ok. Had scoped tps during previous tune at which time it had simila...
1971 Volkswagen Transporter 1.6L way flasher and stop lights VIN: 2212134592
Hello Friends This vehicle came to the shop after the new owner purchased it.After the new owner worked on it, or tried to, and also the seller worked on it too..., I had to re-do the front brakes completely, and also checked the rear brakes, which was no pro...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L lack of power VIN: 3VWDD21C8Y
hello, car runs geat no misfire no surge nothing just has no power when you get on it dont even hear the turbo like you usually can on these, checked wastegate linkage and solenoid ok, moved wastegate arm with ling screwdriver ok, when revving engine up you ca...

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2001 Audi TT 1.8L traction control VIN: TRUTX28N81
Most of you were right ! Under the steeing columm after removing the cover.We put in the new sensor and haven heard nothing from customer for over two weeks,so I'll call it's a fix. Thanks Guys for all of yours very quick & accurate replies !
1995 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 4C3AU52N8S
i replaced the distubutor again with another new one and the car fires. also found that the old disturbutor had a bad shaft not spinning the rotor button
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L compressor clutch VIN: 1FMZU64W82
thanks for all the replies,found wiring harness damage,harness was rubbing aginst the oil filter "funnel"right under the oil filter.
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW145X5
Thanks to everyone for the replies. I couldn't figure out anything with the resources I had, so I took it to the Ford dealer and they couldn't find anything either. So I told them to reflash the PCM and I have driven it for 2 weeks and have had no more problem... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition Coil Circuit A), P0356 (Ignition Coil Circuit F).
2007 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L MIL Lamp on, traction control off VIN: 1GKER3357J
As far as I know we have fixed this vehicle. A week now and no word from the owner. We replaced the fuel pump and that seemed to fix the lean codes and that in turn seemed to keep the traction contol working. If I never see another Acadia it will be too soon! Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2), P0496 (excessive evap flow).
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF55F5V
all of you were right replacing the key was the fix thanks to all Trouble codes: P1570, B1703.
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G3WS14W2K
Thanks to everyone who replied, most had it right it was a ruptured fuel pressure regulator. Thanks again.
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L starting system. VIN: 1G2WP12K6V
Thank you so much for all the helpfull replies! Many of the replies stated that a faulty ignition switch was most likley to blame. It was indeed a faulty ignition switch. Once I removed the steering coulmn covers I got the no start condition to happen. When it...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L overheat VIN: VW3L5YL9NB
thank you for all the help blown headgasket was the problem customer undecided what to do thanks all iatn tech
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