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2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Evap readi monitor VIN: 1G4HP54K62
P0102 condition question is about the P0463 and Evap Readiness.. P0463-- Although the scanner pids for fuel level and remaining percent vaciliate at about 40% of a tank of fuel (customer uses odometer for fuel gauge--and we verified with customer... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Low Input), P0463 (Fuel Level Circuit High Input)
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Master Cylinder VIN: 2GCEC19R9W
Pedal was going nearly to floor all the time, found fluid bypassing in master cylinder. Replaced cylinder with "house brand" Bled all brakes and ran auto bleed with scan tool multiple times. Pedal is slightly better than before and still bypassing in cylinder....
2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Filter VIN: 1GCCS19W02
I hate having to ask this, but the only similar cases in the forums were mostly low pressure issues. The Oil Filter Gasket was pushed out, Initally I thought the Lube Shop had again overtorqued a filter and split the seal, and it was on really tight. We put a ...
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY78G55
After replacing a broken timming belt with no history on the car. Check eng light came on with a lean code , tested fuel pressure ,smoked intake,and found no leaks or fuel pressure problems at this time . Also it is at max lean at idle and at high speed . Now ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean)
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1RTHU563
Truck came in SES on and misfire at idle in drive the miss lesson's in neutral but still there. Misfire gone off idle and driving. I scoped cyl 3 good pattern I swapped coils with another cyl changed plug any way swapped injector from another cyl good injector... Trouble codes: P0303
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Oil Pump VIN: 1FMZU67EX1
I need a Ford Tranny guy for this. This truck had the transmission rebuilt by students about a year and a half ago. It lasted until Jan when it just stopped moving. We took the tranny apart to find the oil pump in many small pieces. Probably a debris problem f...
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA52205
This van belongs to me and i dont like when i cant find a problem especially on my own car. this thing will shudder at cruise with out a load,flat ground speed and load do not change at all and it will shudder for one to two seconds and then stop. it does get ...
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L No Crank VIN: 1GKFK16R9X
i have a 99 suburban with a 5.7L the problem is fairly consistant and repeatable. almost every time its driven for a short distance 10-15 min than shut down for 10-15 min it goes into a no crank. the ignition is working the dash light come on and if turned to ...
1995 Honda Civic Si 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ1222S
We replaced the motor due to engine flex plate broken no start, customer supply w used engine from Japan, we transfer entire intake and sensor wire harness, when we crank it over, we got no spark, good injector pulse, good power supply at blk/yel wire, I also ...
2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L gear selector VIN: 1J4GL48K25
after transmission rebuilt no starting in park, only neutral. adjusted cable at gear selector lever in car. Then it worked for a while. until customer came back with the complaint that it didn't seem right. felt to tight to me. removed valve body again to rech...
2010 Lexus RX350 3.5L Alignment VIN: 2T2BK1BA7A
Can anyone help me with alignment specs for this RX ??? I do not have specs for 2010 yet..
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM2UF1130N
Rebuilt carb. triple checked all vac hoses and routing, Set timing 6deg idle 900 had dwell sweep 20 to 70 set with air fuel mix adjuster. idled for 45 minutes smooth. took it down the street ran well died when I came to stop. only restart while depressing gas ...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
got this maxima that has codes:- p1320 - ignition fault and p1211 for the traction conrol system. the engine runs fine with no trace of a misfire. the TCS OFF and SLIP lights come on immediately or at the same time with the service engine light. got a feeling ... Trouble codes: P1320 (ignition signal primary), P1211 (TCS fault)
2006 Other European DB9 5.9L Clutch VIN: SCFAB02A16
I need to prepare for a 2006 DB9 clutch replacement and thought it would be a good idea to start here. Any information regarding special tools, procedures, specifications, torque specs, etc would be great. I have a feeling the flywheel is most likely smoked as...
2001 Subaru Forester S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65591
This car is back with same code and not really sure where to go. Front A/F sensor is at 1.500 and rear appears to be working o.k. I unplugged A/F and still had 1.500 on the scan tool.Snap throttle and the A/F may drop to around 1.200 and goes up to 2.800 and t... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat Effiency)
2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7L Power retractable VIN: 5TDBY68A68
Vehicle has outside retractable mirrors.. both sides were working, but the right side was out of position. After trying to reposition manually and with switch I was able to get it back to the drive position. Now the mirror will not power retract. No movement. ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2005 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCFG15X45
This one was hard because the problem was so intermintant.When finally got it to happen found signal from camshaft sensor dropping out.Replaced camshaft sensor and distributor gear as well.Thank you to all for taking time to reply Trouble codes: P0341, P0335.
2000 Dodge Durango 5.2L converter VIN: 0001211110
I kept going back to the bench to look at this trans. I hade to find the problem before I went thru all this work putting it back in. I took a day off to get a break and when I came back I found it! There was a small sliver of metal in the switch valve. It was...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L induction VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
The problem was a sticking intake bucket shim, hope to have machine shop repair the problem. The first machine shop I took it to machined so much out of its bore that it now wobbles inside its bore. Took to another machine shop to see if he recommends replacin...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, hard-start VIN: WDBEA32EXS
So, after many attempts, I finally got the vehicle to flash a code at me. It turned out to be a code 17 for a failure in communication between the control units. I tested the CAN network and the main power and grounds. All tested good with excellent resistance...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L vibration dampner VIN: JN8ARO5YOW
thanks to all who replied the fix was simple. cleaned crud out of vibration dampner and found the two holes. threaded them to 1/4 20 and the steering wheel puller took it off. no problems thanks again for all the help
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D6Y
Hello everybody. I am back with the news that this car finally is fixed. It has been 2 weeks since it left. Used to come every day at 4pm with problem; but no more. Thanks everybody for your time and advice. I learned allot. Special thanks to GEORGE from Georg... Trouble codes: P0505, P0174, P0171.
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 3.3L Stall VIN: 2G3AM51N3K
thanks for all the replies, very few if any actually answered my questions in full but to the ones that did thank you! those of you that talked about inj. resistance were correct but if you read my post i already fixed that problem, apparently the bad inject...
1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L 1-2 shift -no overdrive VIN: 1G3HY54C0L
Thanks everyone for the help. I pulled vavle body again, found 1 stuke spool, cleaned out,and tried again. Shifted up thru the gears on the hoist, was going on test drive, lost all gears. Lost line pres. Explained to customer it had to be replaced or rebuilt....
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