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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L ride control VIN: 1G6KD52B1R
Hi group The car was just purchased by a good customer. It is in fantastic shape and he wants to solve the ride control problem. I have never had any experince with gm ride control. The car has rear air suspension and appears to work properly. I have checked...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L steering rack gear VIN: 1G6DM57N03
Happy New Year, I replaced the steering rack yesterday because it was leaking. The steering effort is very hard to left and easy to right on lift. No noise,fluid is full. Looked for steering angle sensor reset on Verus could not find. The rack has no electrica...
2004 Chevrolet Tracker 2.5L Stall VIN: 2CNBJ73404
I'm really stuck?This truck came in a nostart.I found no fuel no injector pulse,no spark and no tach.After some searching I found 15a fuse F1 blown out by the battery.Replaced the fuse.The truck will idle but when you try to drive it blows the fuse.replaced wi...
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G1JC52F64
This one has me a bit puzzled. The customer said the vehicle ran fine the day before but upon starting it the following day it ran rough.Has a po300 code for multiple misfires. My scan tool shows the misfires are limited to cylinders 2 & 3 and the misfires are... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 3.0L Security
This vehicle was opened from the inside after the FOB was used to lock the door. The alarm of course went off. After alarm wash shut off, car won't start. This car does have the grey coded key. My daughter is stuck in New Orleans with it and I am in Michigan g...
1994 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Leaks VIN: 1B7GL23XOR
This is mine and I,m tired of it.I've had over heating problems for some time.I use napa parts all over it,might be my problem,but some time ago,I had coolant in oil,so napa guy sold me some blue snake juice to seal head gaskets,I know thats no good,but it jus...
2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3ES26C72
Hi Guys, I know there's a Neon tech out there who can help me. My problem is my customer brought in this Neon because it suddenly died after coming to a stop while she was driving. Then it would not start. Turns out it would start if you pressed the accelerato... Trouble codes: P0509 (Idle Air Control Valve Circuit Voltage High)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L cluster VIN: 2B6HB11YX2
Vehicle was originally intermitant stall. Noted would show "no bus" in cluster then go away. P1687 stored in PCM. Restart OK. Now crank no start. No fuel pressure or spark. Cluster shows "no bus" after flashing ODO 3 times. No communication with any modules. V...
1997 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTHF25F9V
I have tested the components that are relative to the starting on a 7.3 and cannot find my problem, when this engine is cold it will only start if I hold throttle at about 1/8 of the way but when it does start it surges or lopes, I unplugged the icp sensor and...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L speedometer VIN: CD5637TA11
Hi everone I am trying to replace insterment cluster.There is four screws I found.One above tach,one above speedometer,one behind cruise button,one behind rear defoger button on the panel around the cluster.I can,t find any around the heater/AC controls feels ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Stall VIN: WDBGA43E2S
Car originally came in on the hook with the o2 sensor wiring on fire, after replacing car still ran horrible so we decided to smoke it, upon testing found intake orings leaking. We replaced intake gaskets, orings and while doing that replaced main wiring harne...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L bas esp lights VIN: WDBJH82J73
Mercedes techs help please i have this e320 wagon that i cant communicate with the bas or esp module.i tested all powers and grounds to module all good.wierd thing i cant communicate with the trans module either.(using 2 different scanners launch and snap on w...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 1G2WJ52J2Y
Only does it the engine cuts out as you drive it normal when the trans drop into second gear and the rpm is around 2000 rpm.on the scaner pid for misfire i can see the cly show a misfire for just a few seconds then it gose away. History shows no misfire. But i...
1998 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF22K8W
This vehicle is a dealer owned car so we have absolutely no history on it at all. The vehicle is not going in to closed loop at all. There are two coolant sensors and the one for the gauge is reading normal range. According to scan tool the engine temp is abou... Trouble codes: P0115 (Engine Coolant Temperature sensor circuit), P0125 (Insufficient coolant temp for closed loop fuel control)
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L No Start VIN: YV4CY59256
Hello and happy new year! I did an engine swap on this Volvo this week. I must say that the job went rather well. Execpt now that everything is back together I have no Fuel. Does the computer need recalibrating? I had to remove the ECM to get the wiring harnes...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19T9Y
Well I was chasing my tail with the exhaust leak but it was one of the steps in the flow chart for the code. Anyway thanks guys I replaced the sensor with an OEM sensor (denso) and that went away. I replaced one intermittently bad vss and crimped the termina... Trouble codes: P1134 (Ho2s bank1 sens1 transition time ratio).
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L engine VIN: 1GCHK29U01
I sent this truck to the local Transmission shop to be checked and no problem was found. Customer agreed to install new waterpump first and then go from there. The truck has been fine ever since but in all honesty the big snow that he HAD been pushing has no...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21FOY
I replaced the icp sensor, and the ipr regulator, and absolutely no change in performance at all. I unplugged the icp sensor and the truck ran better but still had the misfire. So I decided to pull the high pressure pump out and replace it with my stock pump...
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Combination VIN: 1FAFP34N65
we looked at the ipc for possible issues there-none found. we looked at the fuse blocks-no trouble found. looked all over at grounds, etc. we recommend customer to trade car in. the problem is so intermittent. however, it has progressed to where it will not st...
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: JHMEH9593R
I took all the info especially from Tony and Lou and did my testing. I set up the dwell meter on neg but only saw minimal movement. To better see what was going on I rigged up a test lt on neg wire and saw a dim blinking lt. So that meant the pulse was there. ...
2006 Honda S2000 2.2L Convertible Roof VIN: JHMAP21436
This one is fixed. Thanks to the fellows who responded. I am still not sure how the roof frame came to be in this condition as you could almost rest an elephant on it and not bend it. Regardless, I was able to make the front section of the roof drop down in...
1999 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Wont start below 20 VIN: 1N6EDZ6Y4X
2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Radio VIN: YSEH49G133
Many Thanks for all the advise with this, Owner located a SAAB repair facility, In Annapolis MD. ( NOT A DEALER ) whom has a Tech 2, he remaried the radio to the vehicle again, I did not ask if there was a code for this system , I was just fortunate that that...
2006 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Compression VIN: JTEHT05J26
Thank you guys for all your help after leak down test we found bad rings replace all fixed
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWMA63B8X
Hi every body and happy new year. This VW left the shop about 2 weeks ago and it did't return or the customer call back as he was intructed to do in case of trouble. However, we did most of things that you suggested: we cleaned the throttle and resseted it, ad...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Heater Motor VIN: 3VWCA21C8Y
Hello thanks for all the help.Someone had tryed to work on this before.I found the missing parts under the front seat.After testing, found heater fan switch bad.Customer don,t have the money to fix it now.Said he would be back in two weeks when he has the mone...
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