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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 5.3L 1-2 and 2-3 shifts VIN: 2GCEK19TX4
Truck originally had slipping 2nd and 4th gears when driving hard. I overhauled the transmission with new seals gaskets, clutches, band etc. I installed a Transgo shift kit SK4L60E series L. Also installed a transgo seperator plate, new aluminum 1-2 and forwar...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GF68414
I used Bosch O2 sensors during the major tune-up, For roughly 2 months the car ran great, then started a real rough run, stumble and even occasionaly cut off followed by the MIL light coming on. The only codes I am getting are the voltage codes. Once the MIL c... Trouble codes: P0132 (O2 sensor 1/1 voltage high), P0138 (O2 sensor 1/2 voltage high)
1994 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Crankshaft Hub Assembly VIN: 1FTCR10A9R
Hello Everyone, Thank you for the help in advance... About 3 months ago this ford ranger was towed to my shop with a broken timing belt. I repaired the timing belt and all was well. About 6 weeks later the truck returned with a noise coming from crankshaft hub...
1994 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A4R
vehicle came in with misfire, hessitation, backfire, on acceleration. we scaned ecm, no codes. we scoped maf ,ok, we scoped tps, ok, we unplugged tps, same symptoms. we scoped crank sensor, have a good pattern even when messing up. we loose spark, still have n...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4G258S2R
This customer just had the transmission replaced, now it intermittently runs rough at idle and will barely move, i have check cmp signal replaced the ckp, checked compression, checked all fuel injector waveform,this vehicle has been to about 5 shops. Sometimes...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17244
Hello IATNrs: have here this one rotary non turbo,genisys engine, I have check all the basics, no vac leaks,no misfires, fuel pressure normal all PIDs normal,Removed injectors and check for leaks,none found, connectors to injector are in correct place, I follo... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 system too rich.)
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L ABC Pump VIN: WDBNG75J81
Hi Mercedes Techs: We have changed the ABC pump with a factory rebuilt due to Code: C1525-064 ABC system / system pressure low! Now we have at low RPM a loud moaning from the new pump. I noticed it right away after the pump was installed. The customer noticed ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Stuck in park VIN: WORSK75F04
Customer has this M/benz that is in garage at home stuck in park. Info is very limited. I have no Scan Tool other than Global OBDII in A Snap on MODIS. If anyone knows anyway to get out of Park that would be great. Brake lights do work, so I'm assuming Brake l...
1987 Porsche 924 S 2.5L Engine VIN: WPOAAO922H
Engine ran hot due to upper rad hose rubbing pulley.starte rattlin but found engine dampner r coupler loose at flywheel.all the rubber is missing.engine runs n will not rattle in gear.can`t seem 2 find an easy way 2 get 2 dampner.either engine comes out r slid...
2001 Saturn SL2 1.9L rod/main bearings VIN: 1G8ZK52751
Hello everyone, 01 sl2 came into shop other day customer complaint of excessive oil burning. We diagnosed, clogged oil control rings, and valve guides excessivly worn. Head was sent out for rebuild, done by a very reputible machince shop. All rod bearing an...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWTH63B01
Car Has An Oil Leak. I Put In Some Dye And It Looks Like It's Coming From Front Of Left Cylinder Head Behind Timing Cover. So I'm Thinking Cam Seal. Tore It Apart And Now I'm Not So Sure It's The Seal. It Looks Fairly Dry On The Seal Directly Below The Cam. It...

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L #7 cylinder
first of all I want to thank all of those that replied to my problem. considering that 2,7,8 are all together in the firing order, I did not find a "silver bullet" in fixing this truck. Basically after I pulled #7 piston and rod out and inspected, I deemed t...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD WT 6.6L Shift fork VIN: 1GBJK34637
I ended up buying a new t case for the truck. Everything was put back together correctly in the original one. Also the pump was working great. I assume something changed when the last one ran out fluid. All is good now. That was the first time I ever couldn't ...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Cluster, Head Lamps, Radio And Blower Motor VIN: 2FMZA53403
WELL SEEING HOW IATN IS WANTING US TO CLOSE THIS, WE ARE GOING TO CLOSE WITHOUT A FIX!!! Thanks to all who replied, but info either didn't pertain to the problem or wasn't a factor with the problem at all. Thanks for your help but we are still scratching our ...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46F96
One lesson is never assume. I asked if they checked the cam timing. They did, cam to cam, not cam to crank. Problem ended up what most responses suggested. Failed chain tensioner causing timing chain to front head skip. Replaced chain and tensioners and it is ... Trouble codes: P0018 (Cam Crank Correlation), P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire).
2001 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S41
Hey Group,we have this one out the door,thanks to Jay,Matthew,Nick,Seth,Charles,Chris,Jeff,Bryan,and Joseph for steering me in the right direction(ignition). Daved,Steve,Ron,Willam,and Ricardo your suggestions were equally as important. When I did the tune-up ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder one misfire).
2004 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L MIL Lamp on, inaccurate fuel gaug VIN: 1G8AJ54F94
Thanks to all seven of you guys, you got me thinking about the overall operation of the system more clearly. the computer grounds the white wire when needed to close the vent valve (commanded on), the pink wire is hot/fused w/ign on/eng i mentioned ... Trouble codes: P0446.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C3Y
the fix was a vw bosh maf cleard code test drive no ses [...] on. Trouble codes: P0102, P0134, P0139.
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