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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNDT13WXT
truck will crank but not start, i have good fuel pressure and spark.
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WX15K32
HEY GUYS,THIS ONE IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!it will intermitently stall,surge,run rough and be very hard to restart.will do this at idle or or cold.when this happens the trac off light comes on,the battery light comes on and the check engine light flashes...
1994 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GH54L3R
Just installed used engine. Now no start. Old engine had thrown rod through oil pan. I have no spark, no fuel pressure, no injector pulse. Engine cranks over. When I try to fire coils or injectors with scan tool, the asd relay clicks and I have fuel pressure. ... Trouble codes: 22 (Coolant Temp Sensor Voltage High)
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Skim VIN: 2C8GM68424
Vehicle was towed into the shop, no start. A new tps was installed, because the last was broken for what ever reason by the last mechanic. Crank fuse was blown and replaced. Spark is present, fuel pump pressure is present. The car will start when i forced fuel...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31P24
hey everyone looking for some help here on diesel truck. Truck got towed into us as no start no crank. We got trucked pushed into the shop and found both batterys were shot in truck.So we replaced both batterys got truck to crank over good. Then it fired right... Trouble codes: P0263, P0281, P0262
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L radiator VIN: 1J4GW48S04
this is the third radiator in a 8 month period . from the oem intel the new one installed to day. see inclosed pictures . all ways on the same tank .same split in tank . the water pump has been replaced .thermostat and gasket . new cooling fan new coolant temp...
2007 Jeep Compass Limited 2.4L 4wd VIN: 1J8FF57W67
pulled code C1078 - tire revolutions range performance from final drive module. 4wd! comes on after several minutes of driving whether in 4wd or regular awd. Car drives great - no noticeable noises or driving issues. There are no abs or traction control codes....
2006 Kia Rio5 SX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADE16326
I have had this 2006 kia rio5, in and out for the last month. it keeps coming back with a p0068. i have replaced the tps and the maf for abnormal scope patterns, now the patterns look good but the code keeps coming back anywhere from a couple of days to a coup... Trouble codes: P0068
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG75J61
I hate this car. this is the wifes car, has all 4 02 sensor codes in it, went to check heater circuits for opens and the trans connector was leaking oil... filled the transmission module full of fluid, cleaned that all out, installed new connector, cleaned flu... Trouble codes: P2110, P2083, P200F, P2082
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Alternator VIN: 4JGBB86E36
2006 ML 350 alternator, low output Vehicle has been cranking a little slow since purchased used about two years ago, client has never complained, but I have noticed it. Has AGM fleece battery which always tests "battery good, recharge". These fleece batteries...
2008 Mercury Sable 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 1MEHM40W18
Engine will cut out driving 30 mph at times,sometimes when turning corners,will go days and not act up. Starts right up after it stalls.Runs great when running,no codes logged in.

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G6CD53B8P
I can finally call this vehicle fixed! Thank you for all the replies to this problem Cadillac. After scoping the TPS, checking the resistance of the injectors and disconnecting the EGR valve I got frustrated and grounded the wire (pin E) on the 5 wire connecto...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Lifters VIN: 1GNEC16Z82
sorry to everybody my bad i got 1 reply out of 14 said did u check the ac belt forgot all about it removed it also found a bad a/c belt tensioner. so replaced both belt and ten.
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GP44362
I have a good fix on this one. Chris, Ken & Steven from Cal were on the right track. I had the van running in the bay and after about 30 minutes or so the van just quit. I slaved in my meter to the ignition run wire at the switch and when it quit again I notic...
1987 Ford Thunderbird Sport 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP61F1H
After checking and rechecking base timing, the ECT and IAT sensors, going over grounds and improving grounds I still could not get this thing to lean out. I used a 5-gas to determine how rich rich was since my O2 sensor were both pegged at .9 volts. I had an e...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5FNRL38745
Well, after confirming that cylinder leakage was from the cylinder wall/piston rings a engine replacement was recommended based on milege.I had tried de-carboning the engine but compression could not be restored. The customer declined the repairs so this one d... Trouble codes: P0175, P0300, P2647.
2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L Readiness monitors VIN: JNKCV54E85
we sent the car to the local Nissan (yes Nissan) dealer & they reprogrammed the engine ECU & the monitors reset quickly. We had narrowed it down to either this or the ECU . The car is "outa" here. thank you for all the replies.
2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4FA39S16
Howdy boys n girls, didnt get much response on this one although Kent and Gilbert did educate me on the fuel strategy. It seems that the fuel trims are based on the down stream o2 sensor inputs, So after replacing the upstream sensors since I couldnt verify th...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D22
Most replies said to have the dealer perform a relearn after we replaced the MAF. Had this done and fixed the evap leak and all is fine. Still get a pending code for the MIL circuit but customer does not want this issue looked at now as the light functions nor... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap small leak detected), P0650 (Malfunction indicator lamp control circuit malfunction PENDING).
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2NF52T7Y
Thanks for all the help, the low vacuum was the key, removed timing cover and found intake cam one tooth off from previous repair at another shop, reset and now running great. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire).
1988 Toyota Camry 2.0L No Start VIN: JT2SV24E8J
I did some more checks and I had signal from the distributor. I did try the carb spray to no avail. Customer didn't want to spend a lot of money so I found a computer in salvage yard, slaved it in and vehicle started. I rechecked my noid lite for reference and...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGH20V43
John from Colorado hit it on the head.You are the man! It was the power to the vapor pressure sensor. Under the rear seat the harness had been cut open and not repaired. It was making contact with the floor pan. All the other codes are gone and the ECU acts as... Trouble codes: P0100, P0110, P0115, P0120, P1656.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L fuse box VIN: 3VWSK69MX3
I was unable to find the 5 large fuses. Parts to fix this vehicle were fuse box on battery that contained three small fuses. Alternator harness wire from battery was replaced.I was on vacation and was working on my sons car and did not have proper diagnostic e...
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