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1995 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4C3AU52N95
Chrysler experts please help, car came in with a rough running condition when hot, car would run decent when cold, after five minutes or so would begin to idle rough and buck badly when trying to accelerate. popping through the intake also when accelerating ha...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L timing chain VIN: 2001CHRYSL
The timing chain tensioner is suspected to be faulty. The engine has an intermittant tick sound from the back valve cover when starting up after its sat for an hour or more. Can the tensioner be replaced without removing the front timing cover. The waterpump a...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FDXF46P46
I am getting killed here. I took a truck in 3 weeks ago for my first 6.0 head gasket job, I now have 2 of them just alike...I am no diesel expert but I have been workin on the 7.3's long enough, figured I'd bust into a 6.0. Anyway, both trucks came in blowing ...
2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L Adj headlamps VIN: JTHBA30G84
This lexus is in the body shop for a hit to the L/F corner including the headlamp. We have replaced the headlamp assm with new aftermarket and reused the light control and motor. (no damage) Everything is working correctly. My issue is the adjustable lamp faul...
1996 Mazda MPV DX 3.0L No Start VIN: JMBLVS2289
Ok guys I've been pulling my hair out and smoking way to many cigarettes today. My buddy's van snapped a timing belt a few days ago. So we towed to the shop to replace the belt and W/pump. Should have been a no brainier,it's a SOC. Install belt, seals ect... H... Trouble codes: P1250
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L engine
i make a road test and when you stop the vehicle it starts heating up but when you start back it comes down to normal,but this is because you are moving because if you stop and acelerate it to 2k the temp does not go up,so i took out the termopstats to make a ...
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3AJ55M0S
This vehicle came in on the hook, it would just brank, no hits or misfires. We had no codes, no rpm signal. We scoped the crank sensor ,had good pattern at sensor, we pinned the ecm ,had grounds and inputs , buy no spark and no noid. We put in new rebuilt ecm,...

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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR54R7Y
sorry for the long time to post a fix. had to wait for the toolsnecessary to re-time the engine to come in,and just like some of you great knowledgeable techs said the #3 cam was out about 2 teeth so retimed and replaced belt and returned to customer. its be... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P00, 305 (Misfire cylinder 5).
1986 Chevrolet C10 Silverado 5.0L 3rd and 4th gear, REV VIN: 1GCEC14F1G
Hi there and thanks for the input. The fix for my reverse, no 3rd or 4th was found when we lowered the pan. The roll pin to the 3-4 shift valves had fallen down out of the valve body and the shift valves had popped out of the valve body about 1.5 inches and ...
1986 Chevrolet C10 Silverado 5.0L Fuel Gauge Erratic VIN: 1GCEC14F1G
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I received numerous responses, most regarding bad sending units and wire/ground rot. Here in SoCal, we don't have alot of problems with wiring rot etc. As i wondered, the guage was the problem as some have suggested. ...
1998 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL45H2W
Please read update. I have not been able to repair the vehicle completely as of yet. Moving shop and setting up equipment has delayed the process. Customer is selling vehicle once done. Most recent reply suggests an open or poor ground to the computer....
1990 Dodge B350 5.2L speedo guage VIN: 2B5WB35Y1L
As Richard suggested i checked the gears which looked good. and the trans was original. Robert and Albert said that the speedo is affected by the sensor in the rear diff. So i replaced it and low and behold it worked. I still dont understand why the RWAL...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L 4th TC VIN: 3B7KF23691
Thank you all for suggestions and help. I am sorry for the delay in replying. Anyway I cleaned all connections as suggested, and im afraid it didnt help. Also I failed to mention that i had already checked TP and that was normal. Anyway I hooked up to a goosen...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4GP44L43
Hello fellow techs. found wires in front of transmission had been damaged by battery corrsion...opened protective covering and repaired wiring harness. vehicle started right up thanks for all the responces and help Trouble codes: 0118 (tps sensor voltage high out of range), 0123 (ect sensor voltage high out of range), 0509 (idle air control sensor voltage high out of rangeve).
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Timing tensioner VIN: 2B3HD46R94
REset secondary tensioners, installed new primary tensioner. Installed valve covers and plenum, took out fuel pump relay and turned engine over to make sure oil had pumped up. Then put relay back in and started it up. Runs great with no unusual noises. Thanks ...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No OBD II VIN: 1HGCD5649V
Every one is right, There is a connector under the ashtray. I cannot communicate with the computer, and another garage has attempetd to hook up wires to it. This is for an emissons test. I need to get the car back in and will post what I find at that time. ...
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Stall VIN: SAJKX6242T
Thanks to all that replied. The customer has decided to first take the car to the dealer to verify all recalls have been done. Then he will bring it back to me for further diagnosis.This problem has been going on for a long time. Thanks again for all your repl...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GW68NXX
Hi every body! I am back. I Have to close this. But first thanks very much for your help and suggestions which I followed one by one. I went through o2,inj., coils and all the circuits possible, and uncovered nothing. Lacking a good schematics and accepting th... Trouble codes: P0601.
2008 Nissan Quest SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 5N1BV28U28
Took the vehcle to the dealer and had them do the key learn and everything is good. I believe if I would have entered the correct access code the first time everything would have worked fine. I'm not sure why the log in precedure where you turn the key on 5 ... Trouble codes: P1610 (NATS MALFUNCTION-lock mode), P1611 (NATS malfunction ID engine and immobilizor).
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