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2007 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2A8GM68X67
car brought in for cutting out when started cold. no codes are found. replaced ecm and did the same thing. once the engine warms up, car will run fine. will not stall. i noticed that when the vehicle is inside the shop building and park overnight, the engine w...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FTRX18WX4
**Please do not respond if you answer is go to Dealer as they are an hour and a half away** Vehicle was towed in after another shop had 2 keys cut from Ford off of Vin # and tried to program, and they used to be the Ford Dealer. I tried to Erase key codes a... Trouble codes: B1213 (Antitheft of keys below Min), B1600 (Pats Ignition Key Transponder Signal not Recieved), P1260 (Theft Detected Engine Disabled)
2000 GMC C7500 Topkick C7H042 7.4L crank sensor VIN: 1GDJ7H1D6Y
I put new engine in this truck and when engine is cold it runs perfect, but when it reaches normal operating temp it sets a crank code po336 and starts to backfire through exhaust. at one point the converter started to glow and flames were coming out of the ta...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D9T
disconnected evap purge control valve stepper motor hoses to intake. disconnected egr vacuum hose. checked throttle plate ok. engine will boug down to 250- 650 rpm when coming to a stop. it will pick up if i accelerate or it will turn back on if it stalls. doe... Trouble codes: P1445
1997 Saturn SW1 1.9L Mechanical
i just bought this car for my wife,now i find out it has a delayed reverse engagement when hot.i have read the posts and believe the valve body may be the culprit. my question is can i live with this minor problem or will this cause more damage ? thanks terr...

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2005 Acura EL 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HHES358X5
The first thing I did was used a local exhaust shop that has proven the cats work they install them for the dealers,think longevity will suffer! Two new NTK sensors were installed both had same failure p0139.Then I tried a Bosh sensor,and no MIl!! Chris from U... Trouble codes: P0139 (Hego sensor B1 sensor 2).
1992 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L SErvivis engine soon light VIN: 1G6EL13B6N
Disconnecting ABS,A/C programmer and SRS modules did not establish communication to IPC . I decided to replace the PCM and that fixed the problem.Thanks to all.
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L See Text VIN: 1G6DM57744
First off, I want to thank all that took to time to offer me help, and also to Lenny and Juan for the phone calls. I'm sorry for making this harder than it actually was. I was convinced by two People at SPS tech support that this was a problem with the car, be... Trouble codes: U1300 (In ECM Only), U1000 (In all other modules on Bus except RIM).
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Differential VIN: 1FMPU18L7W
Hello you all,unfortunately after putting all my time into this vehicle The cust refuse to put any more time into the vehicle, so ill have to Close this one with out a fix,thanx to all you techs out there who offer The time to help,and it good knw that other ...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL38625
A big thank-you to James [...] for providing the honda part numbers. They are also available aftermarket from Dayco, It's a shame when Honda part guy can't get it rite with vin number. Has anybody else noticed parts problems increasing since they did away with b...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Hesitation, loses power when hot VIN: SALJY1243W
Thanks for all the replies and help. It turns out that it had a faulty speedometer sensor. Customer took vehicle and so far so good.
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L idle VIN: 1LNHM86S34
Thanks for all the help I did fix the hard shift ended up being the valve body.Once again thanks for all the help.
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L cruise control VIN: 8943658094
checked the basics first, all fuses good, checked the brake switch, switch did not change state when pedal pushed, replaced brake switch. cruise still did not work. next step would have been to check switch, customer did not want to spend additional money to g...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D91
The ECM failed to activate the vent solenoid when commanded ,replaced ECM and all is well. Thanks everyone. Trouble codes: P1448.
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L oil pressure VIN: 9BWGT21J71
Thank's Guys for the help but I am ashamed to say I didn't check the car enough. I did the test of pressurize the oil system with the pan off and what do you know, the oil was dumping out the front main bearing. There was no noise on cold start or anything lik...
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