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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Mechanical VIN: 1GCHK23265
Vehicle towed in no power will only idle, as soon as accelerator is depressed smoke billows out from tailpipe {blue} and engine will die or return to idle. Mil on codes as follows po101,p0102,po299, p0401, p0404, p1404. Maf reads 16gms per sec, when it is supp...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L control VIN: 1B7HC16X71
Hello, I have this truck, belongs to a friend & my landscaper, he bought truck from another friend/dealer, bought @ auction. No problems for 2 years, came in this week as cust. states, "truck started shuddering on the freeway & wouldn't stop till I slowed way ...
2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Misfire, no power under load VIN: 1F756K5X53
This is an odd one. Master tech looking for suggestions. This engine is breaking down under load, no power, misfiring. I checked all sensors, fuel pressure, fuel quality, timing allignment, checked all grounds, checked compression. I even tried a new PCM. Noth...
1992 Mazda B2200 SE-5 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
HI guys I need some old school Mazda help. I bought this truck as a basket case. It had a blown head gasket. I pulled the head off and found the gasket had been replaced poorly (head bolts loose covered in never sieze) I checked the head for flatness and decid...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
i need some help guys.this vw came in on the flat bed.found the timing belt ecentric idler pulley bearings all fell out and the timing belt jumped badly and bent valves.i pulled the head and and sent it to the machine shop.they milled the head,replaced the eff...

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1990 BMW M3 2.3L no mil lamp VIN: WBSAK0311L
With the help of this post, I have convinced the smog tech that this car did not come with a check engine light, he looked up other references and the 3rd book actually had a footnote that stated the M3 is the only one (3 series) that does not come with a chec...
1996 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Extended crank time VIN: 1G6KS52Y4T
Hi guys: Unfortunately,the customer does not have the money to fix the car. I have waited a week and have not heard from him. I was able to see the car again(for free, of course!) and there was fuel in the vacuum line going to the pressure regulator. We had te... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2), P0155 (heater circuit bank 1 snnsor 2), P0300 (random missfire).
2007 Chrysler Aspen Limited 5.7L Park Assist VIN: 1A8HW58287
I replaced 2 of the sensors, the 2 that would fail when I plugged them in 1 at a time, and all is well! I just don't know why I had codes for all the sensors... Thanks for the replies!
2004 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L Power Steering VIN: 2FMZA58264
Thank you all for responding. I swear I checked the steering shaft u-joints and they felt fine, but I rechecked them and the lower one had a stiff spot in it. This was just a weird one with the van coming in with no power steering at all, to having power ste...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L power steering pump VIN: 1J4GW58N41
I would thank all that replied to my request, I tried bleeding any possible trapped air from the system with no results, checked for restrictions and found none and also tried another reman pump with the same results. Due to time constraints and not being able...
2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J4FA44S96
Thanks for all the replies, At this time we recommended checking balance of driveshaft and or replacing if needed, The customer is gonna sleep on it and let us know when he's interested in doing so. He is a very good customer so I will update when the repair t...
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1X
Good morning to all and thank you for your help.I got the car back on wednesday looked everything over and it all look good.Called nissan they side the o2 was 3 days out so i went with a denso.The customer called me saturday from N.M.side the car was running g... Trouble codes: P0153.
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G2WP52KSY
If this was an election and not a car repair where evidence carries weight with me, replace the ignition switch would have won by popular demand. No body actually told me how they diagnosed a bad the ignition switch on a similar model! No body even verified th...
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 3.8L light on VIN: 1G2HY54K92
replaced controll module. replaced pig tail to mode. one or both parts poor conection. thanks for input.
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L many VIN: YV1TS90D0X
Thanks to all those that supplied input. This time, luck was on our side. The customer declined further diagnosis. When we went to drive the car out of the shop, the starter would not work. Using Vida, it was determined that the CEM could read but forgot t...
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