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1991 Chevrolet LLV 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GBCS10E1M
Vehicle came in with black smoke out the tailpipe and low power. Removed spark plugs - fuel fouled (rear two worse - engine slants rearward with throttle body injection). Checked compression 140 +/- 10 across the board. Install new spark plugs - vehicle has be...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L steering box VIN: 1GCDT19W8Y
when pulling into a parking stall turning full right then put in reverse and do not move truck and turn steering back to left very slowly ( really slow ) i can get the steering to lock as it nears the halfway back to center line of the box but not near the cen...
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L noise VIN: IGCGK24R9T
I have a 2000 tahoe with an odd noise at idle. Only at idle. Its coming from under the drivers seat. The noise is best described as a cavitation noise or a trans pump with low fluid, noise comes and goes, cannot "make" the noise occur. I cannot pinpoint noise,...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1GCHK29K98
we didn't receive the truck yet to the shop , i heard the inssurance total it. i was wondering guys what could be gone wrong with it(hit by lightning).so far i have seen the pics and i can see the mileage on the digital cluster.it's weird problem they had to t...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L sterering VIN: 1D46P24351
hi to all,i have this dodge caravan,my problem is when i turn the stering wheel fronm one side to the other side,it make noise and vivration at the two strut,like the two top plate jammed,or make recctriction to turn,i change both top plate steel the same,seem...
1985 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L 1-2&2-3 shift VIN: 1FABP22X5F
Vehicle does not up shift properly. Will not shift to 2nd till 32 mph, will not shift to 3 till 60 + mph. Downshifts properly. Fluid clean, not burnt, no goodies in fluid. No slippage. Shifts the same light or heavy throttle. Engine runs fine. All connections ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on, buss interuption VIN: 1J4GW58S9X
Dash cluster, all warning lamps Illumnated & NO gauge functions, and No power window opperation DTC 1687, I located 9 pin harness underneath steering column & one at a time removed wires from buss connector, NOTHING happened. cluster gauges all inoperative & ... Trouble codes: 1687 (Buss communication error)
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Rear brakes VIN: 1J4GL58KX2
Hello and thanks in advance. This Jeep initially came in for rear shoes. We replaced with new and sent it on it's way... In 2000km it was back with the RR down to steel and the LR not far behind. I've had it ever since trying to sort out the problem. It will w...
2002 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 1W1D555567
random missfire not steady like bad coil most noticable at idle feels lke lean miss have smoke tested carefully fuel trim 2% & 5% replaced intake rudders new replaced timming belt and went back and verified timming current ramped both coils and injectors clean... Trouble codes: 304 (305 -), 305 (300 -), 300
2005 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L fuel odor VIN: 1LNHM84W55
When this vehicle is cold a strong odor of fuel comes into the interior of the vehicle. It appears to come from the vent under the hood . There are no fuel leaks under the hood or any where under the car. There are no codes when scanned to indicate a fuel cana...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L heater core VIN: 4A3AA46GX1
Hello, fello techs everywhere, this is my son's car. It is on its third heater core in 5 weeks. Checked for electolysis in coolant before replacing the original core. With meter grounded on battery and positive probe in coolant in radiator had .4 VDC and .0 VA...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L late,firm shifts VIN: 1N4AL11E15
this car brought to me by a dealer who just got from sale. it would do a 1-2 shift at 35mph,& a 2-3 at 45mph.it had 3 codes,po745,po720,&p11??(vss related) after installing a missing ground,swapping out known good vss,& both speed sensors with no results,the d...
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NK52F32
When this car idles it shows missfires on all cyclinders. #2 and #4 are the worse. Engine idles a little rought but does not backfire or pop. Above idle car runs fine. Will only set po300 code. Have clean throttle body, iac ports, replaced ignition system as a... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L no shift VIN: 3VWSG29M01
I bought this car and it will not shift in to gear when put in drive.I hooked up the modis and there are no codes present.when in drive I can feather the gas a little and it will go in gear some times it will rev up high before shifting in to second and its a ...
2003 Volvo XC90 2.5L pads/rotors? VIN: YV1CZ91H53
Customer has a brake squeal (most of the time) when stopping in a forward direction just as the vehicle is coming to a complete stop. In addtion, 75% of the time, when backing up a groaning noise is heard w/brakes are applied. Parking brake was not being appli...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2006 Cadillac DTS 4.6L headlite VIN: 1G6KD57Y26
thanks to all that replied with such useful knowledge especially to Charles. After some discussion with the customer we decided to replace the bulbs with GM parts $200.45 a piece my cost...ouch. auto parts store was $150 but we figured better off with origin...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Unknown VIN: 1GCEK19V13
Good morning to all This truck is not fixed yet,Jerry from New Jersey suggested bad torrington bearing and I think he,s absolutely right,but Im not that familier with the insides of these new transmissions so Im going to put some lucas in and take it to a tra...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 5.3L Rear heat VIN: 1GNEK13T84
Thanks to everyone for their help. The Customer just returned vehicle for repair. Neither part needed to be reprogrammed. I did have to do a resink on the rear blend door autuator. This required unhooking the battery and touching the two terminals together. A...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L istrument panel/radio VIN: 1FMPU18L6X
thanks to all that replied I believe that the water on fuse box or gem is probably the issue along with maybee bad trans range sensor customer does some of his own work (wow). Since post and awsome replies I called customer told him I had recived some good tip...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 7.3L oil pan VIN: 1FDWE40F1X
drained oil and let drain two days, sprayed brake clean on inner bottom of pan then cleaned down oil pan and sealed with jb weld..
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Cabin Air Filter VIN: 5GRGN23U03
Thank you for your sincere and service. I learned that GM trucks where the filter does not come with the vehicle, but there is a place where the filter can be installed and seal correctly. They opted to leave them out during production to save on costs. But al...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L steering box VIN: 1J4GZ78Y3R
I thank all that replied. This one is still a mystery to me.I did the job over same as 1 year ago. The only thing different I sold him two front axles (outer CV boots shot)People on a budget, old cars, high miles, we do the best we can. You never get the whol...
2004 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 3.8L Insterment Panel lights VIN: 1G2HX52K44
It was suggested by a tech that they fixed a problem like this with a new headlight switch. This one tests ok. Another suggestion was a bad out side sunlight sensor, mine was also ok. The last reply said to remove the IP assembly, take the black cover off and ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L strut mount VIN: 3VWSE69MO4
Thank you for the great response. These strut mounts apparently have a very short life span. Most everyone agreed this car likely needed new mounts. Several had vehicles with low age and low miles needing them. The two most specific responses were from Alan an...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW58D12
well it must be fixed no news is good news this volvo must be behaving it self. thanks for all of the help I dont think the stalling was fixed by the new airfuel sensor (it did fix the cel)may be the air filter was so dirty dusty it had an effect but that was ... Trouble codes: P0134.
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