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1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Camshaft VIN: Y6YD222535
I purchased a [...]. Measured it and the cam lobes if I did right are about .412/.436 Not sure ... Matched to the new cam and there is ...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L multifunction alarm module VIN: 1G1JC5248T
Swappedin new MFAM from dealer after checking all inputs , power and grounds, still have 243ma draw, I am missing something, for sure. Thanks, Jack.
1999 Chevrolet K2500 LS 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GCGK24JXX
Thanks in advance! 2 fold problem. After running about 3 minutes right bank goes full rich and runs horrible (4 cyl run) unless you really get on it then has great power. Changed O2 on right bank as it was dead and carboned, new O2 now reads1.1 volts indicatin...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Engine Cooling
This 300M is overheating ONLY if the following is true: 1) Driving on the highway 2) Air Conditioning on 3) Outside temp above 90 degrees Once it starts overheating on the highway, it will not cool back down until you shut it off. The gauge will slowly go up ...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44R92
I have this 02 caravan that refuses to start. Fuel pressure is about 55 psi. Checking inj. pulse w/noid light I get a couple of erratic pulses and then none. SPARK CHECK IS ERRATIC & when cranking I get small backfires in intake. When I unplug cam sensor there... Trouble codes: P1684
2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Stall VIN: 1B3HB28B77
Vehicle starts and idles ok, while in park can rev engine fine. Put in gear reverse or drive it will idle ok, the moment you press on accellerator vehicle will stall, restarts ok with same problem
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 2 gear VIN: IFMDU34E9X
The od light blink on the dash and when that happens the trans does not upshift or downshift. IF you stop the vehicle, turn the ignition off and start again the vehicle drive fine till the trunny lock aganin and od light blinks. Every time this happens trouble...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Emergency Brake VIN: 3FTNX20F1Y
Emergency brake ratchet is stripped. I have a new OE unit to install. The ECM is mounted in a bracket next to the pedal assembly. The ECM and bracket have to come out to access the mounting bolts for the pedal assembly. I removed the wiring plug bolt, and 2 sc...
2006 Lincoln Mark LT 5.4L phazer
Hi Guys, Replaced a set of phazers on a 5.4 lincoln , truck runs fine no check engine light, but have not checked codes yet, may lack a little power but makes a a strange screech from left side of vehicle upon acceleration, but not when revving at idle no load...
2004 Other Asian xb 1.5L body VIN: JTLKT32404
We have an 04 scion xb that has a vibration that you feel through the steering wheel and through out the body of the car when turning to the left as your driving down the road When put in gear and power breaked it does the same thing we have changed the tranny...
2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L rear trunk VIN: WP0CB29833
03 porsche boxter came to our shop for help. porsche rear trunk will not open,someone deliberatly cut the cable to open the real trunk.i could hear rear hatch pull motor working and when customer tried to emergency opener,all the cable came right out. my quest...
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN87R5X
Hi, truck has an intermintent miss and now its missing like it did before i did the tune up. After the tune up it ran fine at the shop. ltft +22 stft -4, o2 reacting, miss fire in #5 cly. Im thinking injector cause it is at the end of the fuel rail and the mis... Trouble codes: P0305
2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2J1BR12E01
Car came in with severe misfire on cyl 3 with above codes.Customer states light has been on about 2 weeks and misfire has gotten progressively worse. She has owned it since May of this year. Pull COP, pull plug, semi oily deposit bridging center electrode to g... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire detected), P0171 (Bank 1 lean)
2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L wipers, headlights, cooling fans, and more VIN: JTDBE32K24
Hello everyone and thank you in advance for any help that you can give me on this problem! Iím working on a 2004 Toyota Camry that had an intermittent power lock issue. With the exception of the power locks the rest of the electronics on this vehicle worked pe...
2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Radiator fan VIN: WVWHV71K68
I need some help from some VW guys. The radiator fans run anytime the engine is running. The engine management shows 48 to 53 percent duty cycle to the fan after start up, even cold. The oil temperature reads -60 degrees C at all times. This has a BPY engine. ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Engine VIN: WAULD54B14
Thanks for everyone's help. We used only the long block, keeping the original wiring harness, intake and exhaust manifolds, coils and valve covers. the engine started right up with no problems and runs great.
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: WAULT68E33
Well, sort of. We unplugged the cluster to inspect the connector, couldn't see much wrong so we reconnected it and the fuel gauge started to work. It has been OK for two weeks so far. We believe that this car needs a cluster but it is an expensive guess so w...
2002 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Defrost VIN: 1G6KY54912
Thanks to all that replied. The problem turned out to be a damaged servo. It is the one on the left side of the HVAC case that is attached to the large white cam. It comes as an assembly with the cam and bracket. It turns out that when it did its calibrati...
2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1TD62675
could not see anything definitive sent customer to dealer to reflash have not heard anything yet from customer. thanks for everyones help. ed Trouble codes: P0496.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L a/c VIN: 1FTNW21L1X
I wanted to thank you everybody who repplied and I will say all responses were very close even I forget to provide more information on a/c gauge readings, Rick fron Indiana was right Ford changed freon capacity to 36 ozs on a later TBS, so my system was underc...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L oil filter efficiency VIN: JHMCG5554Y
Many thanks for those who replied. While I have not been able to obtain exact beta ratios for the Pure One filter (the info @ ) is not credible, a technician at Champion ...
2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C74
thank you for all the help to solve this problem. ckp solve the problem. replace ckp and i have the car for a week now and so far the car hasn't give die on me. once again thanks to all the tech who reach out!
1999 Land Rover Range Rover 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPA1247X
Thanks for the ideas what next step should be taken, but customer decide not to go any further. He thought it was something simple and quick fix. We told him we are not even done diagnosing the vehicle. I'll update this if anything new come up, thanks. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0307 (Cyl. 7 misfire), P1316 (Excessive emission misfire fault), P1314 (Catalyst damage bank B misfire fault), P0430 (Cat below efficiency bank 2), P0420 (Cat below efficiency bank 1).
2007 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Abs VIN: 1N4BA41E77
Thanks for all your help guy's but the design of this system once again screws us over in the independent world. You need a special dealer tool to test the sensors which I took a chance on and guessed right. It was the left rear hub and sensor. Thanks to all ...
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