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2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Misfire VIN: 2C4GP443X1
I inherited this one from another shop. The customer complains that van will start making a noise it will start running rough intermittently. Previous shop replaced wires, coil pack, #3 injector, lower intake gasket, injector harness. When I got the vehicle it...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSX205X8
thanks in advance. we put an evaporator in and after we put everything back together we went to crank it up the dash would not light up, no crank,no ac blower . we then found that we had switched the 2 connectors under the steering column and it had blown the ...
2010 Ford f150 5.4L traction control VIN: 1FTFW1EVOA
does anyone know how to disable the stability control/traction control on this vehicle?this customer likes to off road and abuse his truck. please,...no speeches or what ifs, i just want to know if anyone has successfully done this without hurting the truck. ...
1992 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JACDH58W4N
vehicle runs extremely rough and will not idle, feathering throttle to keep it running and scanner reports integrator at ~220 and above. Black smoke from exhaust, etc. Tested body and engine grounds, and disconnected alternator, the engine runs well with the a...
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1JFA44S55P
The question here is Why, not What. The problem with this Jeep is that the cam sensor/ oil pump drive is sloppy and causes an erratic reading.The problem is that there are no replacement currently available. My dealer says that there are 220 on intergalactic b... Trouble codes: P0344
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Electronic VIN: WDBEA92E4R
hi evryone this car came to our shop with kickdowen no working.i checked the wirs,valve and switch . all ok.i found no power came to the kicdowen switch.i jumped wire and test the car ,kickdwen worked fine.i checked the wire from swich to pin 6 (87k)at A/C con...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZXCVBNM123
Just wondering if anyone has been able to install a used ECM, This car uses DAS (drive authorization). Used ECM seems to be locked and unable to work with this cars DAS system. Any help would be great ??? The Kompressor is on all the time, grounded through the...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2007 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF48H67
Hey Gang... Thanx for the overwhelming and pronto help. Almost everybody was right on the mark with the pressure regulating valve. Installed a new one and the fuel trims went right to normal. I love this site...10,000 heads are better than one every time.... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 too lean), P0300 (pending...misfire codes), P0306 (pending), P0304 (pending).
2003 BMW 530i 3.0L windows, locks, lights, air condition VIN: WBADT63403
Well this one is fixed. Thanks to all that replied and offered their experience with bmw. Stehphen and wade both pointed to ignition switch, which I had tested. several members asked questions to which I replied and didn't hear back from. Steve [...]. as always go...
1995 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L Cuts out, Engine dies VIN: 1GCGG35K7S
sorry for the late reply everyone. but i didn,t have time to continue testing. but what i was thinking of doing is to disconnect the torque converter from the engine to see if the same thing would happen. Again sorry for the late post. Trouble codes: 33 (Map sensor), 35 (Iac malfunction).
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L no clue VIN: 3C8FY4BB61
I received many good replies and a few that the person never read the repair history and suggested the first thing that was already replaced. The customer decided to quit spending money and so I was not able to get the vehicle back to check out the brakes whic...
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Foglamps VIN: 2C3AE76K52
Sorry for delay in posting the fix for this car. Jim, Ronnie & Bruce were bang on with there diagnosis. I had heavily suspected the BCM , but it is in a bear of a location, and I was dreading the thought of having to remove it.( Bad eyes and a bummed up wrist)...
1997 Ford F-250 5.4L trailer turn and stop VIN: 1FTFX28L7V
thanks for all the help. found fuse box for trailer wires 20amp fuse blown. the fuse box for the trailer wiring is small and is on the iner drivers side finder behind the main fuse block. you can look in owners man for an illastration. thanks
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FMFU16L42
Well, we went in and flushed entire system and found a little bit of metal in condendser, but not real bad. Installed new expansion valve in the back. Easy to get to, but one fitting was rusted in. Finally got it out. Sucked vacuum and charged and now cold...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L car pull VIN: JNRDR09Y51
2007 Lexus LS460 4.6L Electronic power steering VIN: JTHGL46F17
Thanks to all who replied. I believe one person hit it. I have not fixed this car yet but I did take to dealer for diagnosis. Dealer says the electronic rack is bad (1 motor inside failed. Wanted $7000 to replace. Vehicle is back at my shop while customer is t...
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L A/C compressor VIN: JTDKB20U45
It was the A/C compressor that was siezed.I got ahold of a factory shop manual and the diag is very cut and dried if there is sufficient refigerant and condenser fans work, replace the eletric inverter compressor assy.which I did all now OK thanks for all your...
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAA81E7W
Thank you both very much for your replies. The intake boot wasn't oily inside, but I went ahead and cleaned the MAF anyway. I'm sorry I didn't make myself clearer as far as the throttle body goes. Before I replaced the unit (a VDO rebuild from IMC), I cleaned... Trouble codes: P1582.
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