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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Vent Temp VIN: 1G4HP54K4Y
Replaced the A/C compressor, accumulator, and orrifice tube last fall. Customer came in last week complaining of the typical cooling good on passenger side and not on drivers side. I added a half pound of 134 and which made no difference. I then evacuated, pul...
1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KY5297T
well firat i replaced the cam position sensor because the signal wasn't looking well when i scoped it.cleared the codes and the light came back on right away. so i checked the signal again with the lab scope and it was good. as compared to the stored known goo... Trouble codes: P0340
1997 Chevrolet C2500 Silverado 5.7L compressor VIN: 1GCGC29R8V
Can't get a command out of computer for clutch engagement, need suggestions on what to check or do next. Have exhausted my resources locally, thanks in advance. Hope everyone had a great Fathers' Day!
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNEK13Z22
I feel like a dummy even asking about this one. This truck has a huge A/C leak and I cannot find it. If I charge this system it goes dead within 4 days, so it's a big one. I cannot see any dye anywhere, and my leak detector doesn't seem to indicate anything de...
2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Ignition Lock Cylinder VIN: 2C86P44R54
I recieved a call from owner of van that the igntion lock clyinder is stuck in the off position and can't start van. I ask him to move steering wheel in order to see if the steering wheel wasstuck in the lock position, he said steering wheel could rotate a com...
1979 Ford Pinto 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 9T12Z11605
Hi, I am looking for old school help with ford emissions and vacuum routing acronyms. I have a pinto wagon that is missing most all of the emissions equipment. This is a real can of worms, I found an air pump and brackets and am now trying to plumb vacuum line...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Compressor VIN: 1FAFP6633W
This car came into me the start of this week. Was trying to help a friend out and now it's causing me trouble. First it came in for just a ac service, i noticed it was full of freon but the compressor was not kicking in. I look at the compressor and there was ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L low power VIN: 1FTNX21SX3
This V10 has low power. The customer said at times not able to get itself above 50 mph. No codes. LTFT'S and STFT'S below 5 and change with load below 5. O2 sensors switch like they should. MAF 1.08 at idle and go up with throttle. Timing 12 at idle and advanc...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C4W
I bought car with a bad transmission after I replaced tranny was the first time I drove car so I don't know any history The air flow stays at 1.57 grams a sec sometimes on test drive the g/sec will go above 3. voltage at computer on red/green wire is same as a... Trouble codes: P0102
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09YX1
I have replaced intake valve timing solenoid and same code will set after test drive. Have also removed camshaft position sensor and checked for debris. None was found. The code is triggered when the ECM detects excessively high or low voltage from valve timmi... Trouble codes: P1140 (Intake Valve Timming Solenoid B1)
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L LTFT near limit VIN: YS3ED55E5X
Greetings and a happy Monday morning to all. This 99 SAAB 9-5 wagon, 4-cyl, 5-spd manual, has been left with me for a few days with a complaint of chronic stalling at cold startup. It did it twice for me, but ran normally on restart. I scanned it, no codes, we...

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1980 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Z87HAS437
Thanx to all the guys how actually tried to help on this one. The car came in running fine the only complaint was intermitent check engine light. As two or three stated there is a single wire with a green housing in the compartment behind the seats near the ba...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L no crank VIN: 1GCEC14X93
Sorry for this post, it was added from a new hire who does not know how this system works. Please do not rate negative, thanks.
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L transfer case VIN: 1D7KS28C87
We removed the TIPM and found several wires corroded. replaced TIPM and affected connector ends.
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L Instrument Cluster VIN: 2GTEK19B95
The vehicle is currently so intermittant that we had a hard time duplicating the condition. When we were able to duplicate the condition it didn't last long enough to properly diagnois the vehicle. The customer was understanding in that this will be a diffic...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cooling Fan VIN: WDBJF55F4V
we kept this one couple extra days. ran it several times, fan working every time. did not do anything to repair fan. still think problem was caused by excessive start up amps on fan. think possibly reason for high amp draw was fan probsably has not been in use...
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L Starting VIN: JNAP123456
Thanks to you all!!! Sure enough, the IPDM was the culprit, sorry i close until now and let you know the fix, i had to order, was told is on back order and just got it, took 5 minutes to install, started right up and customer been happy. THANKS again, any au...
2003 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1FF28P33
Good morning all Thanks to everyone for you help,I had the plug wires on wrong.I looked in all my manuals for the right wiring but all I could come up with was firing order of the cylinders,but none of the wire routing.So thanks to you this vehicle is fixed.Th... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire on 1), 302 (misfire on 2), 303 (misfire on 3).
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