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1995 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G4BT52P3S
My son is stuck on the way back to NYC with this buick and has an electrical issue. He needs to get back to work Tomorrow Am He's in Clarion PA. Can anyone offer assistance!!! He's got some kind of electrical malfunction! Call me I'm in Florida...My number is ...
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L head gaskets VIN: 1G6KY5499W
Hi IATN My Dads Cadi needs head gaskets has anyone done these without pulling the motor, looks tight but no worse than a subaru. am doing it at home so it would be nicer in the car . Thanks, can it be done?
1999 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Runs Rough VIN: 2CNBJ186XX
Engine runs rough, misfire feel, check engine light starts flashing almost immediately with code P0300- multiple cylinder misfire. Engine seems unable to burn fuel completely, because spark plugs gas foul and has a rich exhaust smell. Went 'round and 'round to... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Missfire)
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L oil pressure VIN: 2C3HO46R7X
Customer complaint, oil light on at idle when engine gets warm. Sending unit was leaking so we replaced it ... no change Not able to get back in to test oil pressure so added STP...that helped..no more light at idle. The oil on dipstick is so clean that you...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Blower motor speed VIN: 2C8GP64L02
Initially came in for blower speed only working on High and the A/C not cooling good. Replaced the Blower Resistor and evac/dye/recharged A/C system. All was good for a couple weeks. Vehicle came back in on Friday with the A/C system Blower that would shut off...
2003 Chrysler Grand Voyage 2.7L abs module VIN: 1C8GHB1R93
This is a Grand Voyager as in UK right hand drive spec abs fault with orange traction and red brake light on dashboard DRBIII fault code "CAB Internal Fault" will not clear check abs pin data pin 1 ground good pin 9 NBV good pin 10 ignition good pin 16 g...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46RXY
Well, fellas this one has me stratching my head. The vehicle would intermittently set a code P0340 and with the intermittent nature we couldn't get it to do it all the time, So we just replaced the PCM. Same problem. We put a new Cam Sensor in it. It worked fi... Trouble codes: P0340 (no cam sensor)
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FAFP55U71
This came in with fuel gage on empty. Check out from under the car with test lite gage went to full. After that the gage worked only to 1/2 tank never any more than 1/2 tank but would go down some as the gas was used. Replace fuel pump & sender & the gage stil...
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L instrument panel VIN: 1FAHP60A22
I sent IC out to ford recommended repair facility. No IC available to purchase. IC ok but no power to cluster on 7 wire to instrument cluster on 11 wire from FEM. My question is terminal 11 (blu/red) out of FEM suppose to be voltage at all times with key on or...
1979 GMC C3500 Sierra Classic 7.4L Stall VIN: TCS3492532
Truck starts and runs great the truck sits for long periods of time. as soon as it gets a little hot won't idle have to power brake to keep running or will stall. fuel psi 7 to 8 fuel new. Have tested coil, and pick up coil when cold not when hot? truck has al...
2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ANO8U15
ok this truck came in running rough,setting a miss fire code,and codes for bank1 and bank2 catconvertors failure.Well the tec said that he noticed the miss fire on banks ,1,3,5.he checked for fuel pressure and it read 50psi at idle,the mass air flow read 7.6 g... Trouble codes: P0300
1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2G2FV22P4T
All right, Hoping im just lost here, The car has a 383 stroker just had the tune done (Very good tuner)(car ran like sh#$ before tune) now runs and idies great the problem im having is a misfire and stumble in 3,4,5 gear under hard accel, Ive changed the opti,...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Caliper VIN: WAUML44EX4
Thank you all for your help especially Mark who gave me the idea to do a capacitance discharge. After I did that I was able to reset the system. For some reason early systems are sensitive. Thanks, Adam
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L clutch safety switch VIN: 4USCH7329T
Thank you for help to all the techs who sent replies. Because of your replies, I have now passed the safety on this vehicle and customer was extremely grateful. Thanks again.
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Trans temp guage VIN: 3GNFK16T84
So I'm going to just install a quality afftermarket guage on the A piller. Thanks to all for the great answers. The whole "cluster" would have to be totaly replaced. Not just the guage inside. Then I would have to do a download to the BCM.. I'm told the ...
2008 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L Coolant VIN: 2A8HR54P48
I appreciate all the replies that were sent and most if not all of the suggestions had already been explored and tried with no results. The vechical has been sent to a nearby dealer who went through all that I did with no resolution of the problem. Finally, Ch...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L brakes VIN: 1B7MF3354W
Thanks to all who sent help my way, it is greatly appreciated. I have repaired this truck and after reading all of the help answers, re looked at front right brake hose which was new as I had just put in, and found the hose was not allowing for flow of Brake ...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 1D7HU18Z02
the problem was two damaged wires rubbing on the front prop shaft along side the transmission. also the new fuel pump helped the fuel pressure up 5 to 7 psi and the air bubbles weren't as bad. from the posts the oxygen sensors can fail and cause a similar pro...
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTPX1253N
The cause of the squeel was never determined. Kevin and Dave told me about a TSB for a whistle and that it said there was no fix at this time, hard to believe no fix on a vehicle that is almost 7 years old. I tried to find the TSB on Identifix and Mitchell Web...
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L lighting VIN: 12VT80N165
found defective smart junction block. installed and programmed sjb and problems went away.
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L EPB System VIN: SAJWA01T05
The custormer came and picked up the car to take to the dealer. Really not sure what was going on. The system worked great for a dozen times and then locked up. Did the relearn and always came back with this C1803 Code, some kind of cable code that I could ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L softtop VIN: WDBLK65G92
Thanks everybody for the help this car is fixed, as I was working the top I notice a puddle of fluid on the floor under right rear seat area so I pulled rear seat and side rear window panel and when I would work top fluid was shooting out of one of the rams. I...
1988 Oldsmobile Toronado 3.8L Instruments/AC System VIN: 1G3EZ11C8J
After testing all the wires and sensors, the ECM did turn out to be faulty. Big thanks to Scott and Curtis for your help.
2001 Subaru wrx 2.0L condensor VIN: JF1GD29662
person at dealership was dead wrong, valve is located in fire wall. changing valve took care of all problems.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L engine VIN: WVWPD63B03
running out of time here..;Thanks for the replys guys, most of you suggested not to do it, but I did; sorry , needed to find out by myself. It did take a few mods, like adapting the block to recieve the accesorys brakcett, and not to mention swapping cranksha...
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