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1988 Cadillac Allante 4.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G6VR3172H
ok cadillac tec this is a good one,we have been working on this car for 2 weeks and it steels runs the same,well hear we go,this car came in for a rough running condition,this car had been sitting pu for a year.When starting this car it only ran on 4 cylinders... Trouble codes: 44 (richt o2 lean), 67 (faulty cruise control), 64 (too much accelration with cruise on)
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cooling system VIN: 1G6KD54Y2X
Hi techs have the same problem most techs have is overheating Northstar. I would like some fresh info on this problem. The problem is that I had told my boss that most of the post on this web site had said they had problems with head gaskets and timeserts. He ...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L key VIN: 1GNDM19W6X
Hi, guys.I need some help for this one. The key is stuck in the ignition cylinder. Can not be turn in OFF position to remove;only ACC, ON, and START, still can be started and driven. Could not find any info. Any help would be appreciated.
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WW12M1X
The customer said the car died while driving. It lost power to everything. While loading it onto the tow truck he said all the lights came back on then suddenly went back off. When i checked it out the only thing that happens when turning the key is the check ...
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L readiness monitors VIN: 1FAFP47V5W
Hi - This Mustang will not run its readiness monitors. When running a readiness monitor cycle with Ford's IDS software it flagged the fuel level as to low - sure enough the Fuel Level Indicater shows 0. The gas gauge works correctly. It appears that circuit 29... Trouble codes: P1000
2002 Jaguar XKR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42B72
Customer States from time to time check engine light comes on with rest. performance warning. Vehicle runs ok. Po171 fault comes on. Perform vaccumn leak test, no leaks had been found. Air filter and air intake L tube ok. Please Advise. Thank you for your help Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L wheel bearings VIN: JN8DR09Y51
Hello, Just curious if anyione has seen this before I get into it. Personal vehicle 01 Pthfinder 3.5 4wd, left front wheel bearings chronichly coming loose.3 times coming loose over 1 year, even failed when in Tennessee, had local shop fix and failed again 2 m...
2008 Toyota Highlander 3.5L water pump VIN: JTEES41A88
The water pump requires replacement, All data states engine assembly needs to be removed with transaxle. Can the waterpump be replaced without removing engine? If so, please give details to replace water pump in vehicle. Thanks in advance!!
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YV1LS5510P
After the previous work was performed, the car returned for a severe loss of power under load at part throttle. I drove the car for a couple of days and it did what he said, but not all the time. I rechecked the work and parts from the previous job. The proble...

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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43441
thanks guys. Didnt get many replies. What I did was rebuild the vanos selonoids using the seals from "bienmes?" something like that. I replacxe both cam sensors with OE parts. The car runs 200% better and has lots of power it didn';t before. However I seem to ... Trouble codes: P0011, P0014.
1988 Chevrolet P30 7.4L a/c bracket VIN: 1GBKP37W3J
Got the rest of the photos from the prevoius mechanic.He had 2 more that I knew nothing about.Thanks for the input.I will store these on the harddrive.
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTZX0725Y
i still have this venture being that its my own personal veh.haven`t r&rt the tps ,its on the agenda as could be culprit including iac.i`ll r&r both as they r pretty old.idle stays a little high but staedy.thanks 2 all atnn members as info was great.i`ll post ...
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Instrument Panel VIN: 1GCCS1445X
Well,most mentioned having wrong cluster. I went ahead and took Joes advice about the ignition switch, I found the connector to ignition switch with loose wire. I repaired loose wire and my tach and fuel started working but I still had various lights on. After...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Won't rev up VIN: 1GCCT19W8Y
Many 'Mea Culpa's' to all who took the time to respond. Initially, I hadn't even put the vehicle on a lift, as the tune-up parts were so obviously bad and I had checked fuel pressure at the test port under the hood and looked under the truck simply to verify t...
1998 Chrysler sebring conv 2.5L charging system VIN: 3C3EL45H0W
thanks to all.there was no ac voltage would charge for 10 seconds,turn off for 10 seconds then charge for another 10 sec.the battery was new and all voltage drops finally set p0660 shorted field ckt letting it run during testing.alternator re...
2001 Dodge Durango 5.9L front brakes
We bit the bullet and replaced the booster which fixed the vehicle. Thanks to all who replied.
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FALP74W1V
well all of uall were on,but in this little hick town there is not enough money so i simply bypassed bad wire n jumped dead wire frm ecc relay.noticed voltage to b there ans not so i joined them when voltage was necessary n boom worked great n fast. thanks to ...
1998 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5644W
thank you all! the car owner did not want to spend the money due to the mileage. the posts from techs could lead me to ck. ecm,wiring,including mistake was not using a noid light when it did act up.the valves tight and EGR plugged,don't seem to fit ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303.
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S6Y
First of all I would like to thank you all for your help. This vehicle was a case of slowing down and studying before you use your hands. Like everyone said I was chasing a ghost. The other problem was assumption. Since i got the tag for this repair I had a li... Trouble codes: P1494 (Leak decetioon pump solenoid / circuit).
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Loss of line pressure VIN: 3MELM66L3W
Thank you for all your replies. In short the trans is junk. Because I had the exact same problem on two different transmissions I just wanted to make sure. To test it I bypassed the trans cooler and disconnected the electrical connector for the solenoids with ...
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G2WP52255
Thanks for all the replies. The more I worked on this car the more persistent the P0601 and P0606A codes became. So, after checking the PCM power and grounds, I felt confident it was the PCM. Replacing the PCM fixed the car. I did have a problem trying to get ... Trouble codes: U0107 (Lost communication with throttle control), P0601 (Control module ROM malfunction), P606.
2008 Toyota Prius 1.5L Starting VIN: JTDKB20UX8
Fixed! Thanks to everyone for your helpful advise and especially Carolyn for actually disconnecting the skid control module on her own shop vehicle which is a 2007 PRIUS and confirming that the Ready light is not affected by this. As stated in the original pos...
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