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Help Request Answers
2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Compressor clutch VIN: JH4DC53042
This Acura came into the shop because the compressor clutch was clicking on and off while driving and A/C performance was deteriorating. What we found was that the A/C works normally and cools well at idle or steady cruise but, after about 20 minutes, the PCM ...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L compression VIN: 1GCEK19R4X
no compression in cyliders 4 and 5 I mean 0 but the rest are good puller o2s out changed cap and rotor first thinking it was cross firing so i decided it needs heads but i got to thinking if my timing chain jumped would I only lose 2 cylinders or would it be w...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L No Compreson VIN: 1FTEE1426V
Hi ever one this van is mean to me ever 3-4 days it will airplaine when starting cold like lifters all bled down or timming chain is out of time after 3-4 min of cranking backfire through intake rpm slows down starts runs rough for 5 min then idles smoth al da...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES16532
Good day to all and I greatly appreciate any and all responses to this post. This vehicle I am working on is a neighbors car and Im not sure if I am heading in the right direction for a repair or not. Her vehicle will not start. battery is definitely no good. ...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: SAJKX6042X
Vehicle came in running hot. Found the front coolant outlet cracked leaking coolant and failed a block test. Replaced head gaskets, upon tear down found the timing chain guides were cracked. Replaced all the timing chains guides and tensioners with o.e. Also b...
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E74
Hello, I have a 2004 maxima towed in. It has been to 6 shops and no one can fix it. first i started by checking codes and could not communicate with ecm, but I could with other modules. At this time i checked basics at fuses and found fuel pump fuse blown. I d...
2006 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L starts ok...no power VIN: 1236547878
client took vehicle to auto parts store to replace battery...during battery exchange the store hooked up a memory saver to save pcm settings...client was able to leave store and found that when they got home car would not respond to any throttle response...whi...
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L Reduced engine power VIN: 2G2WP55288
Please review repair history before replying. We have done every wiring repair per every TSB's and Identifix we could find. Problem- Vehicle intermittantly, and randomly goes into "reduced engine power" mode. Check engine light goes on with Throttle body code...
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 5TDBT44AX1
Hello there, I have a question about this Toyota. The cust was driving on the freeway and it started to overheat from the radiator leaking. She felt she needed to get off the freeway and kept driving it while hot. She then decided to pull over and it was so ho...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no communications VIN: WVWVD63B51
This vehicle came into my shop with a discharged battery and a 340ma draw while parked. The draw is fixed (a power supply relay with a bad diode in it) After car was parked overnight it starts+runs but there is no communications with any module in the car. (th...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L VVT Unit VIN: YV1MS38255
Hi All, I have been working on a 2005 S40 2.4 non turbo, it came in with the timing belt off, trashed water pump big hole in the oil pan, bent valves, not a good scene. Have replaced the pan, Sent the head out for machining, new timing belt and water pump, d...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1995 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L starter VIN: WAUGA84A9S
this vehicle finally made it back to the shop thanks for all your help,especially about that barrel shaped pin it was missing before i started,I can not guess how many hours you saved me I replaced the switch and all is well thanks again for all your replies
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L engine
Thanks for all the replies, looks like everyone in the country has worked on the 4.3 liter. Turned out to be an intake gasket. Customer was an old friend and not sure about wanting to do the repairs. I had to do the job just because of the strange noise that w...
1999 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L No Start, weird symtoms VIN: 1GCHK39J3X
well this one is fixed.it was the security issue that was throwing us off.exhaust was OK.went and found a 99 column, installed it, run the relearn procedure, we tried it so many ways, we don,t wanna try no more..:)))truck still doing same thing.Luckily for us ... Trouble codes: P0108.
2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Stall VIN: 1B3HB28B77
thanks to all who replied problem was a corroded 5 volt supply wire to throttle body approx. 2" from ecm inside insulation
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15X6Y
Thanks for all help, All compression good running and static, sync on scope was off, when used motor installed someone had the sycronizer 180 out, retimed all cylinders match , but still had #4 missfire found injector plugged replace runs great thanks for the... Trouble codes: P0303 (testing and results).
2005 Ford E-250 Super Duty 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21535
Customer is still driving vehicle since it's his only means. The problem doesn't happen all the time so he wanted to use it. I did find a TSB regarding an updated crossover tube & tstat. This does relate to the 1299 code. As soon as I get the parts in he'll br... Trouble codes: P1299 (Cylinder head temp overheat).
2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L No Start VIN: JM1TA22282
Finally got this one pushed back into the shop to follow-up. Thank you Norris and Aaron for your time and replies. Hope this helps others that take on a 2.3 Miller Cycle engine. The cam timing was 6 teeth advanced due to a piece from the plastic timing cove...
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L computers CAN VIN: YS3FB49S04
sorry so late... tried tech 2 but no luck...no software for saab... god bless america 9 11 2011
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