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1999 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Valve rockers VIN: JH4DC4354X
Rockers for valves got mixed up. I know they have to find their way back to which lobes on which camshafts, but how? This vehicle is in for a miss on cylinder 2. Testing led to low compression from leaking exhaust valves on cylinder 2. Now, in the process of c...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Fluid VIN: WBAFB33561
Hello all. I have searched every manual I have including the customer's owners manual and can not find any info on how to check and add transmission fluid to this x5. I know it is supposed to be a lifetime fill, but there should still be a way to check and add...
1984 Chevrolet C10 Silverado 5.7L No Start
This truck has dual tanks, and no selector switch in the dash. Can anyone provide the wiring diagram to make this thing run off one tank to test drive?
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L No Start VIN: R34H658712
I just did an engine swap from a 2002 intrepid into a 2004 intrepid. I drove both cars into the shop and after engine swap, the car will not start. It cranks OK but there is no spark or fuel injector pulse. I donít get any RPM reading on my scanner. All things...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, No communication VIN: 2D4GP24R55
This might need Chrysler Techs. Have checked all powers & grounds coming to and going from the pcm. Cut the pink & yellow wire at the orange connector #29 [5 volt supply] also disconected the green connector at the pcm [transmission] still no start & no commu...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L cluster VIN: 2FMZA5145Y
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have a 200 Ford Windstar that has an ABS light on, inoperative speedometer and an odometer that shows dashes instead of numbers. I cannot communicate with the ABS module and the IC module has code U1262. The ABS module ...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L wipers VIN: 1FAFP53U56
car came in with wipers only working at high speed tal to couple peple and recommend to replace switch with factory one did that same thing than i swao the relay no difference than i install a wiper motor same proble i even replace the smart junction box same ...
2010 Ford fusion 3.0L Steering VIN: 3FAHP0HG9A
how do i set straight steering
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L compressor VIN: 1HGCG31441
I have been at this nonsense for 40 years. I do not recall ever experiencing or observing this problem. A lesson to the young bucks, never think you have seen it all, this business will humble you. Had to pull the engine for repairs unrelated to A/C. A/C work...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1LNHM86SX3
Hello have this lincoln ls that has a consistent harsh 1-2 shift complaint. It is coming from another shop. They have replaced the transmission, ecm, various sensors, etc. The problem has not changed according to them. I have verified the complaint. Scannin...
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L pre heater converter VIN: 1YVGE22CXV
I got this car with a severe misfire on cylinder two and engine running very poorly. Found plug wires to be faulty and replaced plug wires and spark plugs. Misfire resolved engine runs as it should. After a day of driving check engine light came on with code p...
1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Vacuum Lines
We rebuild the motor on the 22re after the truck had been sitting for years without starting. After the rebuild we replaced all the vacuum lines 1 by 1 until all where complete. Took vehicle to smog station passed with flying colors. A few days ago client call...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L electric windows VIN: 3VWTD81H4S
The car came to my shop with the two front regulators broken and drivers side motor broken. Customer had tore the doors apart. The two front windows will go down but will not go up. The back windows will not work at all. I put two front regulators, new motor o...
2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Alternator VIN: YV4CY982X8
Hello volvo Techs! The vehicle towed in and we found the alternator is not charging.we start farther diagnostic, when we look the the Alternator it is mounted underneath the intake manifold not even spining while the car running , then we cheak both all data a...

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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L wheel speed sensor VIN: WAULC68E33
first thank you for all the replies. we first checked continuity of the wires and it was good that left the actual module. we got a price for the customer and got approval after he waited a couple of weeks to think about. we reordered a new module and foun...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L oil in cooling system plugged like mud VIN: 1G343T54ED
many good sudestions but was beating a dead horse like many suggested so I swapped out used engine customer happy.
2005 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 2D4FV47T26
Guys I appreciate all the responses. Turned out this car was ran through some flood water and transmission was plum full of water. The fluid looked like strawberry milk shake. The customer requested a total rebuild and the car is running beutifully now. Thanks...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZR15V1Y
yes it will be fixed i removed the cylinder heads and guess what exhaust valves are sucked into the head. pretty bad that we go all these years with hardly any valve problems and now we run these new vehicle so lean all the time to make the goverment happy and...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F63
Sorry I took so long to close. Truck had a Tidy Tank in the box and had pinched off the supply line. It would build pressure, but had no volume. Thanks to all who replied, I really appreciate it.
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ78Y7V
Thank you to all who has replied to this request. As stated in previous post,about idle speed problem,a new oem throttle position sensor took care of idle. I came across a factory sevice bulleton regarding the issue. I did some more checking on the #1 cylinder... Trouble codes: P0301.
2006 Kia Optima LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGE12386
This was an interesting one. It turns out the fix was to replace the Oil Control Valve. Kia had plenty in stock and is updated. Trouble codes: P0011 (a camshaft position-timing over-advanced or system performance bank 1).
2007 Lexus RX350 3.5L Water Pump VIN: 2T2HK31U57
Thanks to all responders. Engine R&R not necessary. Remove frt.eng. mount, detatch lowers & raise engine via floor jack with wood block under oil pan. Our guy removed the water inlet pipe assy., which is mounted above the water pump. Don't know that is absolut...
2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L drive VIN: 6MMAP67P11
Guys I appreciate all the responses to this one, but it appears Im the slow one this time. I was checking and replacing the wrong relay. While I was trying to figure out how to get the ecm out I found the right relay. Replaced the right relay and fixed the pro...
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB1246T
Thanks to all of you who offered me help. I learned that the solenoid is in fact located underneath the intake manifold near the firewall. This is a very hard to reach spot. It was suggested that I could test the wiring to it and the resistance much easier by ... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap system).
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L no shift VIN: 4S3BE68691
Replaced the TCM and all is well. I appreciate all of the help.
2008 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on
thanks for your kind help , it seems that there is silent recall for that codes. and a costumer that go to the dealer and mentioned recall they fix it without pay, i told the costumer to go to the dealer and they fix it without any charge. thanks again efi...
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