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1984 Chevrolet K20 Custom 6.2L Converter VIN: 2GCGK24J1E
This is my personal truck I just picked up last week. Fired it up today probably [...] outside. Started makeing a horrible griding noise. Seems to get worse when put in gear. I ended up driving it home (5 miles) the noise would go away at times I think whi...
1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 5.0L Lighting VIN: 1G1GZ37G1G
thanks in advance.i have this car and the brake light is on looking at the wire diagrahm i have 12v on pink and black wire going to the cluster.now at the switch all i have is ground on the tan and white wire at the park brake switch and brake preessure switch...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19R1T
Hello to everyone. PLEASE HELP!! For some reason I can't seem to get a handle on what could be wrong with this one.It takes 30-45 minutes to start truck just in the AM after which the truck starts and runs terrific the rest of the day!! Replaced bad fuel pump ... Trouble codes: P1351, P0430, P0141
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8L Heater VIN: 2GCEK13V46
Thanks in Advance I know your Time is Valuable. This truck came in with the complaint of the heater not being as hot as is should. I checked the heater hoses and the input was very hot and the output was lukewarm. So I flushed the core and found no debris and ...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 3.7L Engine VIN: 1D7HA16K82
Vehicle came to us with a lifter noise. Peformed compression test, 160-170psi - perfomed oil pressure test - 70psi cold at ilde, 45-50 psi warm at idle. Removed both valve covers for inspection, all looked ok. Found numerous posts, most with oil restriction in...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GP44362
Customer describes the problem as stalling & hiccups. At that time the brake lt & ABS lt come on. It's not doing it all the time but started about 3 months ago and now it's getting progressively worse. I tried to duplicate and only after I had it running and a...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTSF31F5X
HELP! This one's a head-scratcher. Bought this truck 2 months ago. All seemed good except a little white smoke when first started, cleared up when warm. It has slowly gotten worse and now really pumps out acrid raw dieselly smelling white/grey smoke on cold st...
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L coolant leak VIN: 1GTHK23667
vehicle came in to shop with coolant leak. pressure tested system will hold pressure cold and begins to leak after warm up. water dripping off bracket at power steering pump. cannot see back of pump.anyone have any ideas?
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L cruise not turning on VIN: 1J4GW58N3X
Hello fellow techs. The cruise control indicator on the dash will not come on when commanded. So cruise is inop. The cruise light in the cluster comes on during prove out when ignition is turned on. Have checked continuity in wiring from switches to PCM. Hooke...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Ignition VIN: KNDJA7235Y
This vehicle came to us from another shop and it is a crank no start. The owner of the vehicle said he was going around a corner and it just died and now will not restart. The car has a new fuel pump in it but, they still couldn't get it started. At first we t...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Power Window VIN: JT6GF10U0Y
Hello all, Very simple question for all you asian techs. Though for some reason I seem to be having a hard time with it. A 2000 Lexus RX300 came into the shop the other day with the passenger window inop. I found that the motor had an open in it, so I recomme...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28Y21
rechecked ignition system, swapped injectors, performed multiple top engine / induction system cleaners, remover lower intake cleaned imrc plates, fuel trim at 15% both banks at idle Trouble codes: P0300, P0306
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L convertible top VIN: WDBTK65G75
Hey group, Looking for some direction/diagnostic support, for this convertible CLK. Customer states/we confirmed top is inop, currently is in the closed position. Retrieved 3 faults in the RVC control module, main one i'm interested in is B1951: status of lim...
1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Surge, Stall VIN: 1GHDX03E6X
car will not idle when warmed up. surges then stalls. starts right back up then repeats.
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Revised Oil Trap kit VIN: YS3ED48EX1
I just got a revised WorldPac oil trap kit for this vehicle and am wondering if I should install it or not. I've been reading various bulletins indicating that this may increase oil consumption, that there are some additional mods with the oil trap and filler ...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E7R
Vehicle came in with a no start. So check the spark and fuel pressure, fuel pressure was good but spark seem weak. Replaced distributor and plugs and started right up. When i was gonna take it for a test drive i put it in gear and stall right away. When you gi...
1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Steering VIN: JT3HN87R4W
Hi everybody, This one was running an errand a couple of miles away in town, heard a loud squeal, now no power steering. I don't have a PS pressure tester for this so I'm flying a little blind. Rack is wet around the input seal, top of the pump is also wet li...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Cigarette li VIN: 3VWTD81H1W
Can anyone tell me where the cig lighter fuse is? alldata tell me it is behind the dash above the relays.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L noise VIN: 3VWDD21C11
so i found the post for noise in air box when air pump is on and combi valve is open he replaced the combi valve so i got one from world p and guess what same problem is it just a crap valve Ill get one from the dealer just dont want to spend 270 fo nothing. e...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWTH63B42
I have a passat that is beating me up. I have no heat from vents blows 60f at all rpms. Customer came from another place with daig of a blocked heater core. I flushed the core using clr( witch by the way works great) Now I have flow with garden. I was able to ...
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, P0102 VIN: 3VWDC21V02
I started out not wanting to replace parts so I originally had p0102 and that seems to never go away even with 2 new Mafs and 2 reman bosch which is currently in vehicle. all mafs seems to act similiar with no change to driveability. Has new front 02 due to it... Trouble codes: P0102 (Maf low signal)
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTL7AJ0A
Hello and thanks for reading. I have this 2010 jetta diesel Jetta here I believe the P0544 code for exhaust temp sensor G235 is causing both my codes. My question is were exactly is this G235 sensor and exactly how do I get to it for replacement. There a a num... Trouble codes: P0544 (sensor for exh temp G235 faulty), P2463 (diesel particle filter excessive soot)
2004 Volvo V70 2.5T 2.5L rr wiper, defrost, center brake light VIN: YV1SW59V24
Lost wipers, then light and now rr defrost. We think it needs REM module. Please help.

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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Stall, No Crank VIN: 2G1WW17E82
Lots of great help, and I appreciate it. The BCM took a dump, had new installed, and programmed. Thanks
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L gauges,elec window,radio,door locks,charging VIN: 1GCEK19Z45
Thanks to all, The fix was the radio, don't know why. I had several say to replace or have the intrument cluster checked as this is a common problem but that didn't really explain the other issues. One said to check the PRNDL switch as these go bad and short, ...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WT58N87
hey thanks for all of the help,after talking with customer a little futher about when the light came on,i pulled the check valve off and inspected it.it was rusted shut due the customer running through water that almost up to the door,replaced the valve and th... Trouble codes: 411 (Secoundary air injection system in correct flow).
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 2C4GP44311
This was actually a 3.3 not a 3.8. The replies I received were split between focusing on the lack of injector pulse or lack of fuel or fuel type etc. I checked fuel volume and also made sure it was gasoline and it had good volume and it was gasoline. I also c...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L idle rpm VIN: 1B3ES46C6Y
thanks for all the replies, but with my scanner broke & in the shop we were all shooting blanks,I took the quick & cheap way out to fix this one,I removed the top of the air cleaner and reached my drill into the front of the throttle body & drilled a 3/16 hole...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2427W
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L harness VIN: 1FTPW14525
replaced all harness 30 hrs plus parts 3000.00$ do dash first then floor replace floor then install dash
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
p0087 low fuel rail pressure After checking undercover wiring harness and fuel rail pressure sensor, testing for pressure leaks I pulled a fuel sample from pressure port on cooler and found moisture in the sample. The customer had had fuel filters replaced th... Trouble codes: P0088, P0087.
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GL58K32
well i sent the jeep to the dealer they claimed i broke a wire and charged us another $630.00 .later i get the jeep back STILL with the same problem . as far as the wire they claimed broken i cked and found they tapped a wire from the #5 injector to the fuse ...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1LNHM86SX3
have gotten several helpful suggestions. we did install a new trans range sensor. it was suggested as a possible cause. however there was no change. got permission from customer to have another shop look at the car who has ford ids and programming capabili...
2005 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L Starting VIN: YV1MS68225
Ended up needing lock module under column and download. Replaced ignition switch since customer missed the recall on it. Refused to start after repairs until we locked and unlocked car.
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