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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Ride VIN: 19UUA655X4
This vehicle has a very bad vibration ONLY under acceleration which is perceptable at slower speeds but most noticeable between 40 and 80. At 80 and faster it is almost completely gone. While on the lift we have found no loose or bent steering or suspension co...
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Stall, high idle- at times VIN: 1G1AY078XC
Hey fellow enthusiasts ! This car is very clean, has plenty of power, accelerates smoothly and is fun to drive. PROBLEM IS with the idle- sometimes over 1500 rpm in drive and sometimes so low that car stalls. Customer not sure what has or has not been done pri...
1989 Chevrolet K2500 Silverado 5.7L Late Shift VIN: 1GCFK24K4K
long short, my vehicle , attempted the rebuild (this trans had a burned up coverter-my trailer tow vehicle)and used the sure cure kit(in hope to never have issue again), added the pinless accumaltors, has late upshift 1st to 2nd (2200 min rpm) and very frim 3r...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AK44Y8S
When I was told what this truck was doing I didnt believe it.When you drive it down the road and the RPM's reach 3000 RPM's the tachometer drops to zero and it seems like the engine stalls.But while youre coasting to a stop if you listen the engine is still ru...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2GCEK19K1R
I have a '94 1500/ 350TBI pickup that intermittently dies on me... but ONLY when it's hot. When it dies it's almost like someone reached over and shut off the key. Moving or not doesn't make a difference. Had it happen both while i was doing 75, and at idle. A...
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L stalls engine VIN: 2C3AE66G22
The trouble code is random, may go a week and not reset, also stalling is random, happens mostly when owner turns in driveway over bump. sometimes goes into limp in mode but can shut off and restart and works OK, I am a GM tech and dont know much about Chrysle...
2004 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1C3EL46X34
Hi All, Car towed to shop. Found TPS code and won't be able to clear. Removed connector from TPS. Checked 5volt ref at purle/white found 3.7V. signal wire back to pcm(orange/black) 4.7V. Checked PCM connector #2 for TPS circuit found the same readings as chec...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Surge, Cuts out, noise VIN: 1FTSW31PX3
truck has a strange high pitch squealing noise on acceleration. does not sound like a belt squeal. happens mostly when cold when it makes the noise the truck seems to bog down. have looked at all induction hoses and all seem to be tight. i don't have much expe...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality
Greetings to all, I was called in to try to salvage this sad situation. This vehicle is owned by a local car lot who purchased it at auction and had their mechanic repair the engine. It has since been to three different Ford dealerships, had thousands of doll... Trouble codes: P0263 (Cylinder 1 Contribution fault), P0278 (Cylinder 6 Contribution fault), P0284 (Cylinder 8 Contibution fault)
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L high pitch vac noise VIN: 1FTRX12W35
This only happpens in 35 and colder. only happens after setting over night for example, or several hours when cold. the noise will happen usually at 40 to 50 mph at a light accel, or cruise. it you put throttle past 2/3, then it will stop, bring back, it start...
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L cvt auto trans. VIN: JHMES96643
O Kay, ladies and gents. This unit does not move at all. No forward, no reverse, NO NOISES, no grinding, slipping, juddering, nothing. It runs fine, starts up every time no problem. Just doesn't move at all. I've ran through the trouble shooting tree over and ...
1995 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1J4FY29S0S
need help lowering the nox to pass smog thank you
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L 2-3 shift VIN: KNADC12554
Have one for the transmission experts. I don't work on transmissions but have found myself in a bit of a pickle. Installed a salvage yard engine 2 weeks ago. Vehicle had been sitting for a year with blown engine (timing belt failure). Was noted at that time th...
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L blower motor VIN: 1LNFM82W0W
I'm in a jam. I have poor air flow at all modes. With my video scope, I can see all 3 doors opening and closing. Tried a new blower motor from carquest and did not make any difference. Put direct power and ground to blower motor didn't improve at all. I'm at t...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Charging, Electrical System VIN: JM1BJ24642
This is my personal vehicle; Surges @ idle and while driving. Head lights & interior lights go dim , then get bright in sink with the rise and fall of engine idle. Solus-Pro Scan tool: DTC-P1632 Generator out put voltage to PCM less than 8 volts. DVOM voltage ...
1995 Mercury Mystique LS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1MELM6637S
Under acceleration engine bugs down,and jerks,trans,won't shift normal,and,it feel like engine wants to fall appart, fuel pressure is at 32 psi,no codes,this car had the problem before it came to me,all the repair were done by the previous owner,i verified all...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JN8AR05Y6V
Just need some direction here. Truck runs fine when cold,but hot the tach starts to drop out like a ignition miss.If I accelerate it breaks up like a really bad ignition miss.If I was to go with first gut feeling I believe I have a bad distributor(makes some n...
2001 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2ZN16T01
hello to all and thanks for your time.this vehicle came in with a p0141 code b1s2 02s heater circuit .when i checked the 02s in question i found the connector was missing and 02s was hard wired into circuit indicating to me the dreaded universal 02s was instal... Trouble codes: P0141
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L 1-2 and 2-3 shift
This car came into my shop with a extended 1-2 and 2-3 shift on trans,couldnt look at it right away so the next morning I drove the car,worked perfect for about 15 minutes,the started erraticly raising the shifts,scan with vag scanner no codes,checked all data...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L remote control VIN: 3VWBM31Y15
Hi VW guys, this 2005 Beetle Cabriolet has the remote control for lock and unlock functions not working. Press the lock/unlock button on the doors, the system works beautifully. The customer orders the new key and remote. After adaptation, the vehicle starts f...
2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L Unknown VIN: JHTSD45TY7
Hi group sorry the vin is wrong forgot to make a note-any way this car has a funny gas smell or oil type smell only at idle.while driving smell is gone.there are no codes in any of the systems.there is no fuel leaks or oil leaks on the car is really dry.we che...

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1996 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L start and stall VIN: 2B3HD56F9T
Got IT! Thank you Thank you, I hate dealing with used parts, but I found a bcm and pcm out of the same year and model car and she fired right up. This car had no problems before the jumpstart so I did not see it being a wireing or connection problem. After ...
2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L Noise/Mil On VIN: 5GZC33D64S
The vehicle went to the dealer and they verified that it was and internal problem. The dealer offered a remn unit for $2500.00 installed or the customer would receive a $5000.00 voucher towards a new GM vehicle. The customer took the voucher. Thank you to a...
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