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2001 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L oil pressure VIN: 19UYA42611
Only on start up, for 5-10 secs the oil light is on and if you rev up to 2500 rpm you can hear bearing noise. After that, the oil light disappears and engine sounds great with full power. Clean engine oil. Do I start pulling bearing caps first or go right for ...
2004 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Drive-axles VIN: 1GNDX03E04
Customer wants to convert this van from Front Wheel Drive to Rare wheel drive or All wheel drive then add a electric motor to shaft to convert it to Hybrid, anyone ever came across this, what shall I take into consideration, is it possible?
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 8.1L left output flange VIN: 1GCJK33G54
Please help! i have a leaking left front diff. seal, shop key says pop out flange with a brass drift and hammer, no luck, removed unit and installed slide hammer, beat till blue in the face, no luck, ok split the case to see if there is a snap ring or other re...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L ScannerCommunication VIN: 3FAFP3135Y
I have a four letter F-word sitting at my shop that has a high frequency engine vibration resinating throughout the car and a check engine light on. I hook up my Verus to the data link port to check for codes and get a better idea of what kind of drivability p...
1998 GMC Savana 2500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCFG25W4W
i am helping out a friend of mine. who own a rental company. he has this van for 4 years, and has been sitting, when he got it it did not have a transmission in it, he installed a used transmission. did a complete tune up, plugs wires, cap and rotor. drained o...
2001 GMC Safari SL 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTDM19W01
Have a 01 Safari that the customer limped in. Failed to start after a quick delivery, while waiting for the tow truck it started and she drove it here. Hasn't started on it's own since, has no Communication, replaced DLC fuse and got data. Will run on carb cle...
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Misfire VIN: 5LMEU88H23
hi I have this Vehicle that came in for no check engine light needed so it could go in for smog test.ofter checking it found that the led check engine light in the cluster was crashed/broken.i fixed cluster.check for codes i found code po340 & p1336.problem wi... Trouble codes: P0340, P1336 (malfuction control ignition system or misfire)
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...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1ZWFT6032X
Got this Ztec nightmare I'm hoping one of you guys can help me with. I think I know the answer but am at wit's end. Got a call to look at this cougar after motor was replaced with junkyard unit and had a bad intermittent hesitation. Found and repaired a coupl...
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1234567899
idels roungh till turn air conditioning on then smothins out this is the same van that was posted earlyer this mouth miss manley on cylinder 5 still.parking lights will flicker when this happens when turning on air they will stop flashing and engine smoths out... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Volvo S80, 2.0T 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YV1TS48K6Y
Hallo, this Volvo has a idle surge, especially when cold, it improves a bit when thew car gets hot, but even then it does it. We smoketested the induction system and found a leak from the intake hose between AFM and pipe to turbo, We did repair these airleaks....

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1997 Chevrolet C2500 Silverado 5.7L compressor VIN: 1GCGC29R8V
Thanks to all who responded, great network help! Replaced the control head after checking everything else and works as designed. Hope all have a wonderful 4th, be safe!
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L starter,turn signal VIN: 1GNEC13Z33
Replaced multi-function switch and vehicle is repaired.Thanks for replies to this post.Archives really helped when searching multi-function switch,it was indicated that they have a high failure rate,not to mention that my short went away when switch was discon...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29215
thank you to all, must have picked up some junk fuel and prematurely clogged fuel filter. only had 13% on it. changed filter, cleared code and put fresh fuel in. runs great again! Trouble codes: P1093.
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L compressor
Had no real help, but we replaced the compressor again. This time I checked for oil and have come to the conclusion that the last one did not have oil in it as was indicated. Learned my lesson on this one.
2005 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2D8GV58215
Thanks for all the replies, we ended up pulling engine and teardown. found #6 rod bearing scorred. Noise didnt sound like a rod bearing but did have double knock sound which led us to beleive noise was from bottom end. Thanks for the help and installing a cran...
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8GK13T3S
The biggest problem with this veh was the lack of communication. I was a 3rd party in this fiasco as the original tech left the state just after dropping it off with only 2 days left on the cars registration. I also didnt get the owners phone # till the end. M... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel systerm problem lean found leak).
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Electronic VIN: WDBEA92E4R
thank you for evryone tryed help me ,i have good luck one car same model came to our shop ,first i did test drive make sure the kickdwon work and i stoped then change A/C cluch relay from other car and drived it agian .no kickdowen.i bought new A/C relay from ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Kickdowe VIN: WDBEA92E4R
thank you for evryone tryed help me ,i have good luck one car same model came to our shop ,first i did test drive make sure the kickdwon work and i stoped then change A/C cluch relay from other car and drived it agian .no kickdowen.i bought new A/C relay from ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWSP69M19
Yes, as many of you said, the flywheel was bad along with clutch release bearing. Perhaps the missing cylinder accelerated the wear on the center bearing in the dual mass flywheel which was egg shaped and worn. Thanks to all esp Chris [...] @ Euromotiveauto...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWR171K96
Hi and thanks for the replies, pulled the EGR and was very clogged up. But even cleaning, the valve would not work. So a new valve is on order. We removed the upper part of the intake manifold and cleaned and the engine ran fine as long as the EGR valve remain... Trouble codes: P0403 (Egr valve n18 malfunction), P0131 (Oxygen sensor b1 s1 signal too low intermittent), 52196 (Oxygen sensor b1 s1 signal too high rich intermittent), P0101 (Mass air flow sensor g70 implausible signal).
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