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1997 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L 3-2 ahift VIN: 1GNDM19W6V
No power, stumble, hesitation, etc. The EGR valve operation was not at fault, only the internal pintle position sensor. Distributor caused very poor performance, I was almost certain that I had a plugged CAT or otherwise restricted exhaust or my fuel supply wa...
2001 Fiat Stilo 1.8L cruise control VIN: ZFA1920000
maybe we should just do the works the old fashion way and let an old fashion cruise control pull the gas pedal. but it seems down right stupid, hence it is an "E gas" controlled engine. this car was born without cruise control but now this costumer would like ...
1978 Ford f-600 330CID starting system VIN: 1278ZB45T1
ok guys Im a member of a local volunteer fire dept and we have a 1978 ford f-600 tank truck thats kind of puzzling me. they called me the other day and said truck wouldnt start, thought starter had went out. i went and checked it and when you try to crank it, ...
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L high pressure VIN: 1FMZU73K32
this truck came in with a seazed ac compressor. I put a new compressor, orfcie tube, replaced the receiver dryer adn flushed the system. This truck has a rear airconditioning unit btw. I put the recomended charge and oil in and the pressure imediately spiked t...
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County 3.9L No Start VIN: SALLHAMM7K
Had this range rover come in & cant seem to find the fault. When starting form cold engine will flood & wont start. if i disconnect the fuel pump or injectors or clean plugs it will fire up. have tested signals form coolant & fuel temp sensors & also maf. I fe...
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62WOV
vehicle came in for p0430 and p0402.. replaced converter assembly and DPFE. code returned after 10 mile trip down freeway. Found egr valve with extremely minor leak. I replaced that as well as a solinoid. DPFE was a genuine ford part. after replacement all cod... Trouble codes: P0402
2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L air conditioner system VIN: 2125148545
Vehicle came in blowing warm air around idle and blows cold when idle is raised... does not run constantly when ac is on and the pressures are around 200-250 psi high side and 50-60psi low side till the fan kicks on then the high side drops to 110-130psi and l...
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67554
Out of town customer states all was well when car was parked for the evening. Next morning the car wouldn't crank. Tow svc. replaced faulty battery & asked if the car had been running so rough. Cust. says no & hits the road. Says car ran poorly & CEL flashed s... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl. 1), P0302, P0303 (cyl 3), P0304
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L bolts back out VIN: JTDBE32K43
i was going to do a head job. i was wondering if any one can forward me instruction from all data or michell on demand. i don't work tomorrow and i want to get started. i don't do heavy line often so i figure the instruction would be about 4 pages including sp...

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0L MIL Lamp on, Power loss VIN: 1GBJC34U24
Thanks to all that replied, there were a lot of insightful tips. We pretty much narrowed it down to a TAC module. At no time were we ever able to prove the failure, I just love intermittent problems... A replacement TAC module has been installed. It has ... Trouble codes: P1125 (APP sensor 1 2 out of correlation).
2004 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7GL42K54
Hi, just want to thank everybody for their input most was right on. The problem was the connector in front of door wire was corroded in connector. fixed wire and ran evap test and it passed. for the code p0158 I got oxygen sensor from dealer worked good. Trouble codes: P0440, P0158.
2005 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES56C65
Hi All thank you for the seven replies. what I came up with is compression was 145 to 155 all four cylinders, replaced plug and wires, to no avail. Asked customer if they ran fuel tank below quarter of a tank they said yes so I replaced injector. Now only se... Trouble codes: P0303.
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 TRX4 5.9L Battery VIN: 1D7KS28C16
This vehicle left the shop a while back and has been back twice for other issues; both times I rechecked charging system and it's been good. No complaints from the customer. I should have noted that the batteries were almost new when the truck first came in (...
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L abs lights VIN: JNKBF01A22
see post. speed sensor fxed it hope this helps someone in the future!!
2003 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1J4FA29183
thank you all for your help, cleaned the connections and all is fine. I appreciate all your imput. The connections were corroded adn once cleaned all the guages worked great
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGB34E5P
Ok thank you to everyone that replied the problem is that this was a Canadian build and the subtle differences were enough to throw me off. as far as the rough idle I replace the engine mounts and trans mount and the vibration issue is acceptable. thanks agai...
2005 Nissan 350Z 3.5L Clutch Pedal VIN: JN1AZ36A85
I will try Petes method when the customer brings it back. the customer is a good friend and I think he could care less about the problem. I actually think he likes the pedal position? Thanks to all who chimed in Frank
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