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1991 Chevrolet V3500 Cheyenne 6.2L engine VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
Hi guys and girls.The decision has been made and the doner truck has been purchased that being a 1985 s 1900 international truck with a DT 466 and no trans(reson for sale)and all the necessary mounts and pipes and hardware required to make this powertrain swap...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L steering (stiff spot) VIN: 1GNEK13R6X
Usually when on highway,vehicle gets a "stiff" spot in the steering wheel that is very annoying. Replaced ball joints, pitman/ider arms, inner and outer tie rod ends and on the 3rd remanf'd gear box. Problem does not happen all the time. Dealer said this wasn'...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L power steering bracket VIN: 3C4FY48B72
i am currently enjoying a timing belt/water pump on this chrsyler. where i am having trouble is getting the power steering pump bracket out of the way. if anyone knows an easier way than pulling the engine please let me know. thanks
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Low Stopping Power VIN: 1B7KF23W5W
Hi there and thanks for the advice on this one. I have this 3/4 ton Ram that came in for a spongey brake pedal and the customer stated that the ABS light had been coming on. We installed a master cylinder, new front pads and surfaced the rotors. We also adjust...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F6Y
ECT on scanner reads -40 deg. ECT and oil temp sensors replaced. Reference voltage at all sensors is 4.85v. Engine will crank, but will not start. It does attempt to, but does not quite catch. The engine will start with ether and once started runs fine and wil...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L abs pump module VIN: 1FTZR15X9X
Iam looking for a used replacement unit ! this truck is a federal truck so the part is obsolete now ! the original ford #s on the sticker are # xl54-2c346-ab !if anyone has one of these please contact me at [...] , ive exhausted my sources here in south...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire
Need a little Ford help. This van has returned weekly with the same codes. A first we thought we had it, changed the Coil and boot on cyl 1 and all the plugs, the van ran fine on the test drive. 2 days later the light came back on. Checked the coil for output ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cyl 1), P0316 (Misfire first 1000 revs)
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP36P93
Will not accelerate , can hold gas pedal to floor and count to 3 before it will rev up . If in gear it is worse and takes forever to rev up .Cannot drive the car. Tried to scan today and now we have no communication ?
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Engine Performance VIN: 1FTRW08613
This Should be so very simple that I'm embarassed. This Rig rolls in, customer complaint, that it overheats within a few miles after cold start and goes into overtemp protection mode. I warm it back up and check Scan Data, SolusPro and IDS/VCM. The computer ...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L catalytic converter VIN: JA4MT31H4Y
The customer has returned to have the driver's side front catalytic converter replaced. I am having trouble actually removing the old converter. It slides out to the point where the manifold flange is getting caught between the engine and the front diff. I hav...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AC34G33
Car came in Ck engine light on, misfiring. Ck out found one coil bunrt, replace coil, clean and repair engine ground, trans. bell housing ground, replace new battery( was leaking at posts) and terminals, drove 3 block, coil bunrt again, sgnal to coil normal as...
2006 Nissan Murano S 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: JN8AZ08T06
vehicle has a p0463 code. fuel gauge was at 1/4 gauge. replaced both sensors as a known failure. but did not change anything. unplugged harness from main sensor unit and gauge went to E. jumped the two wires on connector plug and went to F. So I know gauge is ...
2007 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6DO7U17C
whenever i park the vehicle for two days and try to start it just cranking and not starting if i swith on the ignition and leave it for a while sometime it might start after a long cranking
1983 Porsche 928 S 4.7L taillamp VIN: WP0JB0924D
can someone please give me location of lamp control module. i am getting no power to r.r.tailamp. thanks

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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L engine oiling VIN: W06VR548YR
After many responces it became obviuos that the only fix for this car was to install a short block. Even though this is a Cadillac I believe the internal design of the block was to blame for its premature (50,000 miles) demise. Thank you for the help.
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L pistons and rings VIN: 1G1AL15F58
Well car is fixed and customer is happy,turns out there are 3 drivers of this vehicle one being a tennager which i didnt know at first.The customer runs pennzoil full synthetic most of the time but he has used mobil 1, i recommended he stay with mobil 1 only ....
1989 Dodge Caravan LE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1B4FK5430K
Jaime from Florida hit it on the head. When the engine is cold and the oil thick, the lifters pump up and do not bleed down. This was holding the intake valves partially open and stalling the incoming air. The problem was aggrevated by the high viscosity oil t...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Cuts out VIN: 2FMZ2A5167
We fixed the vehicle w/o spending money!; just some time. It turned out being mass air flow sensor was blocked by dirt. the air filter was extremely dirty, so enough of an obstruction was cause of problem. We removed filter and tapped on MAF. Vehicle started a...
2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Transaxle
Thanks to all of you for the replies. I have fixed this one! I acquired another used trans, only this one wasn't bad. It was a simple as that. The transmission i put in the first time was faulty. Thanks again, hope my troubles will help all of you one day haha...
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L has none VIN: KNADC12362
A special thanks to Chris@integrity tire and auto.After many tests we found a bad computer.Cleared right away
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L No Start VIN: JA4MW51R11
After removing the injector harness and stripping it down to the individual wires for inspection, testing all the connectors for intermittent shorts etc. I finally gave up and re-taped the short injector harness. All the injectors ohmed out to 13.8 ohms, no sh...
1997 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D0V
Customers son has decided to junk this vehicle for her. I tried re-testing the maf sensor. Tests showed good but the vehicle was not acting up at the time of the test. It drives me nuts when a car will drive without any problems what so ever for days then out ...
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Fuel Gauge VIN: JTDJW133X0
Expose the sending unit. Connected a voltmeter to the purple wire at the instrument cluster “sending unit return to the cluster”, moved the lever. Volt changes smoothly from 5.47 empty to 0.56 full. Removed the instrument cluster, clean dirty “dark” marks on...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWSK69M73
A special thanks to Dollard from Nova Scotia!!! I appreciate ALL input. In an attempt to actually make this a helpful post to avoid a negative rating I will add 3 things. 1) If you have the ross-tech vag-com/vcds you can get the serial # without pulling the ...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Electronic VIN: ERT549085T
sorry all. It took a while to get a used control unit. Installed it and all is well. I want to thank all for leading me the right way...god bless...Rick
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