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2003 Buick Century 3.1L starter VIN: 2G4WS52J73
car ran when came in i replaces battery and oil change car started ok replace turn signal bulbs and head lamp tested lights. customer came to get car and no crank problem begain all dash lights up security goes out blower works power windows and locks work lig...
1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L orifice tube VIN: 1GNDX03E7V
Anyone know exactly where the orfice tube is on this model? Mitchell does'nt show or talk about it. thanks
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTZF1826W
MAF voltage I know should not exceed 4.6 volts, im getting back probed reading of about 4.8v. So, that does not concern me. Made sure tubing and all related hoses are properly secured. Changed air filter. Cleaned MAF with "Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner". Still ... Trouble codes: P0103 (Maf voltage high output circuit)
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Cooling Fan VIN: WDBUF83J85
Hello Benz Techs,I have this 05 E 500 4 Matic. We have done some light body work like Bumper, condenser, radiator, cooling fan and related parts. New cooling electric fan was installed by one of the techs in the shop. It smoked out and burned internally. I kno...
1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L fuel pump VIN: JT4RN01P3R
After replacing the motor in this vehicle it would not start. I narrowed it down to a fuel delivery issue.I have spark, I have compression, I have injector pulse but there is no fuel being delivered to the rail. I disconnected the line before the filter so I k...

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1999 Chevrolet Metro 1.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2C1MR2267X
This turned out to be a very basic fix. We don't stock any ignition parts so I had none to try and my service manager ensured the customer that we would'nt spend any of his money until we were certain on a fix. As Jay from Kentucky stated, spark appeared wea... Trouble codes: P0108, P0420, P1500, P1510.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F11
Thanks for all your help everyone. I tested the glow plug and injector wiring. I found 2 bad glow plugs on the left hand side of the motor, so I decided to pull off that VC. upon removal, I noticed the connector was not completely attached. 2 wire harness and ... Trouble codes: P1316 (IDM codes stored).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L injectors?
Hi to all, excellent job, #8 injector was loose, pumping diesel like mad, waiting for wnty injector assembly, and will replace all bolts and re-torque as req'd. Very good information from all parties. will post when finished thanks again Xerxes
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L charging guage VIN: 1GTEK19J97
Thank you for the replies,We replaced the cluster about two weeks ago under extended warranty and problem has not reocurred.Customer is happy.
2000 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1J4FA29POY
thanks to all that replied to my post. special thanks to the two tim's with the extra details, most everybody suggested the usual compression,cyl leakage and egr issues as always a good idea to cover the basics but all checked ok and this vehicle has no m.a....
2007 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L reverse lamps VIN: 1N4BA41E77
well i already closed this request but i will do it again. Found the power wire to the rr reverse lamp pinched under the lamp and was shorting to ground. repaired wire and all is well now. thanks for the help
2000 Saturn SC2 1.9L No reverse VIN: 1G8ZY1277Y
The car is not fixed. It is for a used car dealer and he can not spring for a valve body. I opened this request to ask if I may have done something wrong when I removed the end cover to tighten the input shaft nut. I did not get an answer to that question. ...
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