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Help Request Answers
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Converter/ seal VIN: 1GNDM19W9T
My wife's Astro developed a serious leak from inside the bell housing when hot. I pulled the trans and the old seal appeared to be broken down, shedding black residue. The torque converter bushing was tight and the shaft surface on the converter looked very go...
2006 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L Speedometer VIN: 2C3KA63H26
Hello, Got a car that the speedo quit working. Got a code in the Cabin Compartment Node, B2213B (Custer Internal), alldata says to replace cluster and gives no other options. Vehicle speed on engine and trans side looks good and seems acurate and odometer is w...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 1B4GP44R8X
need some information this dodge is a 1999 vin R we need to know if some have tried this before need to know if we can replace the engine with something like a 2006 or 2007 also R engine code.we know parts like the exhaust manifold possible the intale manfold ...
2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L maintenance ind VIN: WDOPE74568
Guys do I need a specific scan tool to reset the maintenance indicator on this Sprinter Van? I tried both Mitchells and All Data's procedures and had no success with either. I hooked up my Solus and no success. I went through the instruction manual and no succ...
1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L shift lever VIN: 1FMDU34X5N
Customer complained hard to get in certain gears. Then called and said shifter too loose. Towed over and no resistance in COLUMN shift lever.Moved the shift lever at transmission and could feel the detentes. Disconnected shift cable at TRANSMISSION LEVER and s...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Starting VIN: 1HGCB7673P
I have read thru the tech replies on this vehicle and I have found the information I needed for my problem of no start and most techs said to replace the Main Relay..Now my problem is I cannot find the location of this relay. Could someone help me out on this,...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Ball Joint VIN: JHLRD18751
My niece had her CR-V towed in here with a broken lower ball joint. When I took it apart I was surprised to see the joint had snapped below the ball. I'm strongly suggesting she replace the other side as well. Has anyone seen this failure before? You can see t...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Shifter, Transmission VIN: 4A3AC34G31
Customer tow car in with completely burned clutch. Replace clutch kit and flywheel, ready for road test and find out car will not go into first gear. Even though it felt like it went into first gear, you can feel the car is in third gear once you take off. Shi...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L hard steering VIN: 1GYEK63N44
Thank you to all that replied. The Gear Box took care of it and no other issues popped up. Thanks!!!
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Air bag & Wipers VIN: 2G1WF55E6Y
Customer has had vehicle since help request, and has not had any issues since, even during a few storms since. I did get a chance to read for any codes, but found nothing stored with our mastertech. I would prefer to use a tech II to verify, but don't have t...
2001 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L camshaft VIN: 1GCCS19501
I know this will go against the grain of a few of the purists out there but its fixed and down the road. drilling was not an option as the pin can barely be scratched with a file. realizing the pin is only a guide and not meant to drive the cam i reasoned the ...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.6L Trailer Brak VIN: 1GCHK23658
Thanks to David + Rob for the helpful posts. Both pointed to frayed wiring near the parking brake pedal. I forwarded the info to my buddy at the fleet shop, but it seems the truck in question shelled a crankshaft before they got it back to investigate the bra...
2001 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28Z81
Thanks to everybody that replied..I read all replies & checked O2 sensors,cruise wire for feedback,unplug crank sensor ,dist ,map, idle air control & everything else I could think of but nothing seem to work...SO I strarted the vehicle up & watched my TPS ..It... Trouble codes: P0123.
1995 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L engine VIN: 1N4BU31D5S
Sorry it took so long to get back with the answer. We remove the head again and found two of the valves leaking. That still would not have cause zero compression on all the cylinders We took the head back to the machine shop to have him double check the head,...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L low pedal VIN: 1G2NF52T21
Chris from Alberta hit it, pads came with instructions about this, we read it yesterday,tall tab and short tab and if all else fails read the instructions, that might just help. Bet I'll be reading them now. I wonder if all pads need indicater to be on the ins...
2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63B53
Thanks to all that helped, But this one is one that customer will not spend the money on, has only let me put on used parts. It is not what, we do at this shop. But customer is out of money. Put a used throttle body, and accelerator pedal. Look at all the conn... Trouble codes: 0638 (throttle actuator control MIL), 0700 (transmission control system/MIL), 1780 (transmission control moduel TFP MIL), 2100 (throttle actuator control TAC motor-open circuit), 2101 (throttle actuator control TAC motor range/performance problem).
1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L starter VIN: 4SEBK6556S
thank you everyone who replied. I removed the shifter cable as it was very stiff and replaced it with a good used one from f and s subaru parts junkyard. I then checked the fusible link, that was good, the fuses were all good also. I called the local subaru de...
2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.3L key programming VIN: JTEEW44A18
Well as many have guessed this was a remote from ebay. She swears it was "new" but it would not learn. Get a new remote from the dealer, she says they are $600.00, not sure on that but it appears that's what it will take.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lack of power VIN: 3VWRR69M64
It turns out that when the lifter broke, all the compression gases were escaping down the turbo intake right where it hooks up to the throttle plate, the seal was bad and air was escaping around there, this was an issue before the car was brought to shop, howe...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L cvvt cams VIN: YVICZ91H24
Thanks to all who responded. Was definitly not a job for the inexperenced. After reading all the posts, I was able to borrow a cam tool to hold the cams in place and get some more data on setting the cam gears. Seems you need to look at the cylinder head secti...
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