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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L timing,rockers VIN: 1GCEK14R6V
It turned over as if there is no compression. I checked and we have spark, we have fuel. Found no compression. Book said to adjust hydraulic rockers by tightening untill there was no valve lash, or couldnt twist push rod. then an additional 3/4 turn. We set al...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GTEK19R1V
Vehicle after driving and warmed up misses at idle only,.Misfires are always recorded on cylinders 1,3,5,7. sometimes sets P0300 and sometimes sets bank 1 and bank 2 o2 sensor codes. Son replaced all o2 sensors twice. replaced plugs, cap and rotor, also replac... Trouble codes: P0300 (MISFIRE CODEtimes), P0430
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Abs VIN: 2G1WW12M6X
Hello all. When driving from a stop, all is quiet at any speed. But, when you push brake pedal, the ABS solenoids will start clicking on and off till you get down below 14mph. Does it everytime. No codes-data looks good. checked all connections and entire syst...
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGG25V23
Van came in with intermittent no start- checked for codes found po335 ckp sensor problem- replaced sensor with brand new one. Still no start - reset computer with scanner. Code & light come back. Traced wires to computer - green wire has 9volts - yellow wire c... Trouble codes: P0335
1998 Chrysler sebring conv 2.5L charging system VIN: 3C3EL45H0W
battery lamp on,all lights pulsing bright and dimm with alt output going up to 14.5v then shutting down to 12v.the more load added the faster it pulses.voltage regulator internal to this a common failure for this model.
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Electronic VIN: 2C8GM68474
I have a new customer with a 2004 pacifica It has a problem when around 15 degrees the heater blower wont function at all the vehical can get up to normal operating temp and still no blower. If you warm vehical up in shop at all then the heater starts to work....
1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1B7GG26X8K
Well guys you would think after as many of these headaches i take in that i would learn a lesson to just let some jobs pass you by but i quess i'm just to bull headed at times.seriously though i didn't expect such a headache with this one until i had done comm...
2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GG22X81
The truck came with a no start no communication with scanner and the fuel pump relay, ASD relay and RAD relay cycling on and off. Disconnected all the sensor and tranmission controls to check for shorted sensor didn't change a thing. Also disconnect the centra...
2002 Dodge Dakota SXT 4.7L head lights and parking lights and cluster VIN: 1B4HS38N62
early sunday afternoon unfortunatly not open for business, a friend called me and told me his headlights and cluster lights are flashing on and off. without any diag equipment, i heard a clicking noise from the fuse panel and noticed a relay in the fuse panel ...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
We got this one in from another shop. The usual, loose nuts and bolts, wire harnesses dangling and "new" parts have been thrown at it to solve the mil. It looked like a usual DPFE replacement and egr cleaning, but not so lucky. Light comes back on. Upon furthe... Trouble codes: 401
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP663XY
Timing belt is walking of the pulleys
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L automatic locking hubs VIN: 1FTWW31P56
Hey all! Customer is complaining that the hubs make a grinding noise when shifting into 4X4 on the fly. I assumed there was a vacuume leak causing it to shift too slowly into 4 wheel drive and that this was causing the grinding. There is no longer any vacuume ...
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ1120R
Vehicle was towed in with a crank, no start complaint. Went into the car to start it in the morning and started fine w/o any problems. There are no codes in the ECU memory and data looks normal. The vehicle has a new OEM FI main relay (customer had it replaced...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air ride VIN: 5LMFU27RX4
This Navigator came in complaint of sagging to right front, suspension will pump up, but when vehicle is shut off will slowly drop on right front, when it is up you can bounce hard on the right front and hear air blow off, we have not been able to locate a lea...
2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Od Light, Charge Light VIN: JM3LW28A73
Customer only wanted to replace alternator and perform a LOF so now electrical system is operational. Now we get rated a zero on survey so we get heat for it. So turns out it only does this cold. I never got it to repeat issues. other tech said it will have ch...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Sbc VIN: WDBUF70J14
Customer pulled into her daughter’s driveway, and when she went to leave, the shift lever was locked in Park, with the infamous red dash lights indicating Brake Failure, reduced stopping distance etc... etc... The one you usually see when the SBC unit is toast...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1BG9KEAV
We found a definite miss in Number 3 at idle and we notice a miss at light throttle. There is a slight noise in engine under revs almost like maybe a valve lightly touching a piston top. Found valve timing out one tooth and re set timing, made no difference to...
1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Engine
I am at a loss with this job. When I got the truck, the owners told me that it would stall on them. The engine was rebuilt by another mechanic about 20 thousand miles ago. That mechanic is now long gone. I found loose bolts everywhere, missing bolts, low oil p...

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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Oil Pressure VIN: W06VR52R5W
I did check the oil filter, it was not clogged. I drained the 5w-30 oil,took off a WIX filter. put in 15W-40 and an AC-Delco Filter and so far so good. The pressure stays at about 20 PSI at idle. The customer just called this past week to say the car is runnin...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S12
Well I think this one is fixed. Boss opt to put any engine in this one. Instead of tearing down for timing chain problems. Thanks to all who reply. I tried the camphaser solenoid, cam sensor, camphaser, as many had said to try with no fix. Clean full oil in en... Trouble codes: P1345 (crank/cam sensor correlation), P0014 (cam phaser performance), P0340 (camshaft postion sensor problem).
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Oil Pump VIN: 1HGCG56442
Thanks guys, got a lot of help here and got it back together. I did not know about the plug on the block in the rear. I put an 8mm bolt in and aligned it all up. Thanks for all the help!!!
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L cylinder pressure
I sent the heads back to the machine shop to get checked out and there were some leaking valves apparently. After reinstalling the heads the car fired up almost instantly. They had also suggested that I start the car with bled down lifters, which I did. All th...
2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L sooted exhaust conde VIN: JN8AZ08WX7
All replies indicate that this vehicle is functioning normally. Scanner show normal alpha.Informed customer that vehicle is functioning normally. Recommend injector flush as maintainance to clean topend. Calling this a fix.Thanks to all Francis
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