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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L heater core VIN: 1GNEK13R3T
Question. Service info says to remove steering column and entire dash panel assy to remove heater case and heater core. Is this true, or are there any 'cheat' methods that you know of? Thanks
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK1973V
Truck came in with customer complaint of long crank time to start engine.Fuel pressure was 52 psi cranking, scoped pump current,pump pattern was aweful and pump was running 2100 rpm, replace fuel pump with a new Delphi pump and strainer, also replaced main fue... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0305 (5 missfire failure record)
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LT 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCGK29UXX
Hello All. My uncle needs a little help with this one... This 6.0L has a consistant misfire on cylinder #7. The fuel pump, fuel filter, pressure regulator, Injectors, plugs and wires have been replaced. When they first started working on it, #3,5,and 7 were m...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP53253
Customer brought car in complaining about vibration when making a brake application. test drove and yes vibration. so we asked costomer had any work been done on vehicle lately, she said yes and all the above listed items were replaced by another shop. so car ...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4TAVN73F2S
hello guys i will thank any help on this problem this truck its eating my lunch already... Truck came to shop and customer complain that vehicle is hard to start on cold mornings... First we check for codes (no codes found) recommend complete tune-up, plugs,wi...

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1995 Chevrolet C2500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGK29N1S
Sorry guys, I have this truck running better and the owner is thrilled. However, I did not approve of this repair. After reading a few of your replies about the deadhead fuel pressure being over 100psi for the 26-32psi system, I am convinced that the dealer ...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L rt brake
hi all and thanks for all the replies.well this truck is fixed.i ended up changing both front calipers and front brake hoses,and it stops great. i did both because with the locking up of the right brake that caliper was bad, and it would also pull left or righ...
1995 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4C3AU52NXS
I found a very tiny indentation(size of a grain of rice) in the insulation attached underneath the hood. I opened the insulation area to see if there was a burn mark underneath on the metal. There was no burn mark or scratch. So I closed the hood slowly while ...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAPP3632W
Good Afternoon IATNR's With the help I received I replaced the ignition coil. Since this concern was considered intermittent, I diagnosed it as such. Since the MIL/CES came on after 120 miles, the test drives I performed were under that 5-15. After 120 mile... Trouble codes: P0351 (Intergrated igntion A coil failure), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Missfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Missfire).
1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJKY1546K
OK guys, valve adjustment & cam timing adjustment took care of the problem along with a set of original Jaguar plug wires. Neutral, idle vacuum increased by 2-3" to 17-18"Hg. The fluctuating idle speed settled down to within 50rpms. I reset the base idle speed...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L A/C fuse blows VIN: CA25D4KA42
Vehicle is not fixed but closing this anyway. The customer is a widow and has opted to not perform complete repairs at this time. Thanks to Terry for the relay identifications, relay H (power seat relay) is being turned on by a short in the damaged drivers d...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L shift solenoid #3 VIN: 4S3BG6852V
Hello, This subaru is fixed sorry for delay in posting a fix. It turned out to be 3rd gear solenoid, even though it ohm out at 26 ohm's it still was defective. I guess the lesson here is that even though the solenoid ohm's out ok it doesn't mean that its wor...
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