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2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L MIL Lamp on, Security indicator VIN: 1G1NE52J7Y
Sometimes when engine is started the headlights,fuel gauge,temp gauge, and power windows. do not work a security indicator in the dash comes on, Ocassionally the SES light comes on. Trouble codes: P0449
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L key fob and door locks VIN: 1GNFK16387
Vehicle came in customer complaining that both key fobs quit working, has been unlocking truck with key in door. Then door lock cyl. would not turn anymore and key fobs still don't work. Checked vehicle and sure enough driver door lock cyl. would not turn with...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start, Misfire VIN: 2C3ED56F3R
have a 1994 chrysler LHS 3.5 i have a limited amount of information to test with on this year car. the car came in with a misfire ,worse at idle,code 51 was present. customer said when temp gets around 35 degrees car won,t start it will gas foul the plugs ,we ... Trouble codes: 51
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L intake manifold VIN: JHMCG5554Y
I have not worked on the engine in this car before but I must remove the head to fix a leaking head gasket. One manual suggests disconnecting the intake manifold from the head but it appears to be extremely difficult to reach all the connecting bolts since the...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L engine
Hey yall, sorry to ask for help again. i have this Santa Fe here that is making very odd noises, i just replaced a worn out timing belt that was about to break with a new one. replaced balance shaft belt and all pulleys as well. tripple checked to make sure th...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L Unknown
Vehicle was brought in with customer complaint of burning odor in cab. Customer stated that rear passenger started smelling it first and that it needed to be driven for a while and got stronger the longer it ran. Test drove vehicle approx. 7 miles and started ...
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Electronic VIN: WDBRF52H37
i have a erroneons engine oil warning light on at times.this car has no capability to check the oil level with instrementation. it has a dip stick i can check the oil level with but it dose not have an oil level sender. it dose however have an oil level switch...
2003 Saturn L300 3.0L low power/rpm loss VIN: 1G8JW54R53
When you accel hard the engine only goes to 5000 RPM and the power is not there. The trans down shifts normally but the engine just doen't rev up fully. Scanner shows Engine Load at 58% with WOT on road test. If I dissconnect the MAF sensor, the engine will sp...
2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L Engine VIN: 5GZCZ23D94
I got 2 problems, I hope someone can give me some techical & business advice. First I replaced timing chain guides (because the long one on the intake side had a bolt come loose and let the timing chain get loose and bent all the intake valve. Machine shop gro...

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2005 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18875
Hi again yall. Sorry it has taken so long for me to close this, i have not had a chance to get online. but all of you where correct, the valves where so tight i could not belive it. i was also under the impression that the valves where non adjustable, until ev... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305.
1997 Chevrolet P30 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBKP37N3V
OK everone here it is. This vehicle really had nothing wrong with the PCM it was the configuration installed by GM. The chassis of this 1997 Winnebago is a 1995 N chassis or 7.4L Throttle Body so wiring diagrams and code definations where no problem once I got...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
I will call this vehicle a fix I replaced intake Gaskets. with the Fel Pro brand steel gaskets.It ran very good on the test drive. I had wanted to put more miles on it. However we gave it back to the operator.it has been out for over a week with no reported tr...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Blower speed front VIN: 1GNDT13S45
Well I must say...I feel like a novice...this one got me. I will tell you why. I never thought to test the Blower fan itself because it was working 90% of the time. Then it dawned on me that I missed a VERY BASIC TEST! ... Why didn't I test the Power/Ground at...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L No Start VIN: 1B4HS28N7Y
As all the responses noted, matching used Mopar units is a hopeless task. We had read previously about some possible work arounds and we were hoping something new was out there, but there is not. Customer, another garage/used car lot, is still dragging his fe...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L sterng,. shaft VIN: 1D7HU18N84
good evening fellow technicians...so sorry that I havent gotten back to you until know. This was a funny one..The vibration coming from the rear end was evident mostly when customer drove over a significant bump. We started by replaceing the rear shocks/struts...
1991 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 5.8L King pins VIN: 1FBJS31H1M
Thanks everybody for you input. I know the bearings go on the bottom to carry the load. Just thought i would check first before reassembly tomorrow. I did not measure the ride heigth before tear down. Will measure after it back together. Its seems that it woul...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L exterior lighting VIN: 1FMZU73E43
My customer finally returned with the Explorer yesterday. Ireplaced DIXIE alternator with a WILSON reman unit and now the headlights are steady,even when cold, So after replacing DRL module and then the alternator, all is good & my customer is happy. I want to...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
As most of you mentioned the problem was the vacuum elbow on the bottom rear of the intake manifold. I suspected a vacuum leak all along but couldn't find it, that thing isnt very easy to get to! Thanks everyone for your time. Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Lean), P0174 (Bank 2 Lean), P2195 (O2 Stuck Lean), P2197 (O2 Stuck Lean).
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L oss VIN: 1FTNW21PX4
Alright guys I appreciated the input you a have sent. I made the mistake of performing the action a lot of you recommended all at the same time. Good news is it fixed the problem. Bad news is I cant pinpoint which action corrected the trouble. I feel pretty st...
2007 Jaguar XK 4.2L cruise control VIN: SAJWA43B37
I am sorry guys but this is one of those ocassional customers. What i mean is they only bring the car in when they have another problem besides the one we are talking about. Therefore i only get part of one day to see the car to try to fix their problems. I ch...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Unknown VIN: WDBHA24G3X
thanks to all the members who helped specially Robert from Indiana.Luckily ECU was not fried by the jump start.The throttle actuator needed reset.the only way that succeeded in this case was using the Star scanner.the car is driving perfect again and customer ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L PSE module VIN: WDBNG70J25
I'm going to call this a fix even though the car technically isn't . The epoxy I applied to the drvrs door actuator did seal the leak I could see, however it also revealed more leaks that I couldn't see or repair because of their location. the whole thing is r...
2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no thrttole response VIN: 4S4BP61C77
After checking all the wiring, all the connectors and replacing the throttle motor relay the Code P2102 did come back. After learning from the help responses here on IATN that the code can indeed be caused by a motor going bad I replaced the Throttle Body, it... Trouble codes: P2102 (Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit Low).
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