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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G1AT58H09
When ever you drive this car it will misfire or buck on decel it is fine on accel. this is the only complaint, There are no codes
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L G Sensor VIN: 5N1ED28Y8Y
Checked codes & found code 17.Checked 5 volt ref.wire checked signal out & ground.All checked out ok.Checked voltage readings out on signal wire.Supposed to be 2.5 volt at level ground but readings are 4.83 volts.Tried moving sensor 90 degrees and 180 but no c...
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.8L Bcm VIN: 1P4GP44ROV
Must of lost my mind! Have a 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE,3.3 NON AWD,Made in USA 4-97. With all bells and whistles. I brought it to give away to a needy family on my school bus route.The previous owner tried to replace the BCM and pulled a mast amount of th...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cmp, Cks VIN: 3VWBC21C4X
Owner states he just purchased the vehicle and had a timing belt replaced due to miles on vehicle. since he first purchased the vehicle it seemes low on power and sometimes backfires, then other people had asked him if he had it fixed since it would just die o...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Starting VIN: 3VWCF21C3X
When hot, the engine cranks 3 - 5 seconds. The problem can be reproduced easily; seconds after the engine is shut down hot it starts hard. It has had this minor problem for years. The pump timing was checked before and after the repair with the VCDS; originall...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Air Bag VIN: WAUED64B61
HI Everyone, the air bag control module was the problem. As some of you stated a used one is an option which made the owner very happy. The new one is $800.00. We opted for a used one for $ 150.00, and all we need to do is clear the codes stored in it and all ...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 LS 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GCGK24JXX
I thank you for your responses but this one turned out to be bad luck on my part. I knew it wasnt the regulator because it always started great. I figured the cat couldnt be plugged since once past the bad run it had wonderfull power. It was the -45 deg cam r...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Alternator VIN: 1C4GP44G3Y
Thank you everyone for your responces. The problem was found at the O2 wire. The wiring had fallen down and at times would ground out against the exhaust. The alternator was not part of the problem after all as several techs pointed out. It is very easy to go ...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L blower motor VIN: 1FMRU17L4Y
was gearing up so when customer returned i could check,but customer never returned,mike from mass had the best imfo,bypassed blower relay and blower didnt work,ten check g200 it is ground for control head and controller. if manually ground relay and it starts ...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Transmission VIN: 1FDAW57FXY
Thank you to all for your great help. It turned out to be a completly exploded clutch (center section) completly gone. The input shaft was scored pretty good. I installed one of the kevlar bushings and a complete Luk clutch system. I hoping it lasts a long tim...
2001 Ford Formula ford 1.8L Cuts out
Well it did win 2 runs this weekend ! Thank you all for the effort and help. It is in fact just a bad programming job from the start. Probably they did not think about that rather large manifold and the time i takes to get oxygen in there through the restri...
2002 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L Starting VIN: 1GKDT13S35
Thks to everyone that help me on my request, the fuse is seal so you can not see inside, remove both fuse boxes and could'nt see my problem, drove the car for a week without a problem. i'm going to give it back and if happen again i'll let you guys know.
2004 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1N6ED26Y34
The vehicle had set a codes for the vss. While road testing it was noticed the PCM was losingvss signal. Although the speedo never stopped working. every time the truck would run bad the vss signal at the cpm would go out but you could tap on the cluster and... Trouble codes: 338 (knock sensor high input), 500 (vehicle speed sensor malfunction A).
2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L wipers, headlights, cooling fans, and more VIN: JTDBE32K24
I am happy to report that this vehicle is fixed and all electrical components including the power locks now function as they should. I want to thank everyone who took their personal time to try and help me I really appreciate what you all did! It was Sai fr...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L ignition lock cylinder VIN: 3VWSR69M84
Info for those that helped me with this one. Customer-friend, lived out of town, 90 miles, and could not leave the car. Last Tuesday he was bringing it back and I was going to look at it after we played golf. It started working properly on his way down and ...
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