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2004 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3G5DBO3E14
This is my personnel vehicle, and in this case if it were a customer it would be a bigger headache. A couple of times within the last week the throttle will --like run away-- and it won,t idle below 15/1900 until you turn the key off and restart. This can be d...
2006 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L heated driver seat VIN: 1GEK63N26R
customer has told us about this situation but have never been able to replicate until today that cuatomer came in as car was acting up there is no aparent reason for the drivers heated seat to go on but it goes on its own switch from hot med and low around and...
2007 Cadillac DTS L 4.6L r/f low-beam VIN: 1G6KD57Y87
the guy that owns this is the one in camper next to me, nice guy so want to help him-. the problem is the right low beam goes out intermitently, and always at the wrong time [next to cops]. the harness was removed and looked at for damage,its only the right si...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L shift VIN: 1G1ZT51F56
Veh came in with 5 codes, 2 for 02 heater, MAF, MAP & EVAP Sol. All had a common pink & Black wire from PCM. After a wiggle test and reseat Fuse block, I was an=ble to get power to all the 5 sensor. Road test, it came back with MAF. Replace MAF and road test. ...
2006 Chevrolet Aveo LT 1.6L no compressor VIN: KL1TG666X6
veh came in with cust. complaint of veh has no power with ac on. scanned veh to find p0302 cyl 2 misfire, checked plug wires covered with oil, easy fix plugs and wires timing belt and water pump due to mileage. put everything back together ac refuses to work p...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, mil on & off no code VIN: 1FALP45T6S
noramll runs rich, has become worse recently. my personal toy, i have a new bbk x pipe and 2 new hegos (denso) as there is a small ticking leak in my header flange on bank 1. havent replaced them yet though. heres what ive seen, eng light came on on highway at...
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L warning indicators VIN: 1FAFP53U44
Fellow members, Thanks in advance for any input. This car purchased from auction for re-sale with abs light, trac light and red brake light on. However, this vehicle does not have and never has had any abs options. Thinking it might be the wrong ipc , they pur...
2001 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTDM19W41
Replaced cap,wires,rotor and plugs. But there is still an intermittent Misfire at idle when hot Hoping for some advice from you safari experts Not familiar with these engines I was thinking injector but wanted advice from the more experienced before digging ou... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L Engine Noise VIN: WDBUF87J26
I had a post on here a couple months ago. I put a balance shaft in my car and after a while a noise developed. I finally had a check engine light come on. P0023. I think the noise is timming chain related. when i was installing the balance shaft i removed both...
1990 Plymouth Sundance 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1P3BP48D0L
This is my daughters' car. It intermittantly quits when hot while driving on the freeway. It has set code 27, but Mitchell does not have a test for this code. The SBEC has been replaced in the past for this code and all seemed well till today when it quit agai... Trouble codes: 27 (injector control circuit)
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2JB1242W
hello ive been working on this car for almost two weeks now trying to get it to act will pop fuel pump and injector fuse intermintantly under accel. at one point i had car acting up in my bay by break torquing it with the wheels turned to the left.other...

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2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L identify VIN: 1FD45HWMDB
just like a few of you said, on the door sticker there is a tr code that says V. which means its a 5r55S transmission.thanks for all the replies.i wish mitchel and all data would have this information or if ford wasnt so cryptic and just put the model number o...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Noise VIN: WDBLK65G9X
Well, the customer never did return with the vehicle. I did recieve some good information that I was waiting to try out but didn't get the chance yet. Chris [...] all mentioned fuel filter or fuel pump pulse dampener. I ha...
1990 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L All Shifts VIN: 2MECM75F6L
Thanks to all that offered their ideas and help. TOre it back down and found the direct clutch wiped out again and the driveshaft snapped off in the convertor. Went through it again, replacing direct drum w/6 plate stackup, new valvebody w/ sonnax upgrades alr...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K91
Thank you to everyone for taking time to answer my question.I took closer look at o2 sensor 1 and at times and had slow responce.Replaced o2 acdelco and cat at customers request.Had to get monitors to run and that took a little because also had gas gauge that... Trouble codes: P0420.
2001 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1SF65571
Thank you very much for your helpful replies. The customer finally told me the truth, the car was sent to dealer because wires were bitten by animal, dealer did wire job, the problem appeared after the wire job, dealer suggested him to replace ECU, he refused ...
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