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1985 Chevrolet C10 Silverado 5.7L starter
Starter will not engage flywhee correctly I shimmed it but no difference the bendix drive gear will not go deep enough( towards the trans) the depth into the flywhee gear is ok. If I gould move the starter into the bellhousing it would be ok
2005 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L And Key Fob Programming VIN: 1C3EL55R65
We have a 2005 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring that has only one gray programmed key that works. We bought another Chrysler gray round headed key and attempted programming. The original key works fine. DRB says it has 4 keys programmed to vehicle. Cannot ...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L oil pressure VIN: 1B7HC16X41
truck came in with oil pressure dropping to 0psi at idle after warm up. replaced oil pump with a standard pump still drops to 0psi at idle. replaced oil pressure sender. and now at cold start it shows 41psi on the computer and 50 on gauge 768rpms. warm 144*f c...
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Starter VIN: 1D4HB48N94
Vehicle tow in as a no crank no start. No codes except for low battery and fuel guage irrationality. Theft light goes on with bulb check and goes off. There is no ground for starter relay circuit through PCM. All I read says that a no theft problem is a crank ...
1996 Ford F-350 XLT 7.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDKF37G7T
Hey guys i really need help with this truck,The first thing that Mitchell on demand asks you to use is a special ignition adapter with a EEC V breakout box and we dont have neither.Where should i go from here. Trouble codes: P1351
2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP46V61
Ok here goes have a 2001 mustang cobra, we put crank and rods in it, Kinda getting ahead of myself but after we mounted engine in my tech realized we went from a 8bolt crank 2 6bolt, so we switched the flywheel, I wouldn't doubt that are problems are related t... Trouble codes: P0175
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F61
Howdy, Helping a tranmission shop in the area that is trying to "learn about diesel"? The truck was diagnosed with a trans problem at the dealer and ended up at the buddy's trans shop where all these things were replaced. It was running when it got there and g... Trouble codes: P1280 (icp low or high), P0472 (exh press reg peformance), P0198 (oil temp high), P0119, P1690 (waste gate performance), P1140 (water sensor ckt)
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB45S33
Vehicle came in in limp mode. Baro sensor code set. Re-wired and replaced Baro. Computer cleared battery disconnected and that was fine. Few days later came back in limp mode with a Bad maf sensor (P0101) code. Replaced maf with after market part twice. Code k... Trouble codes: P0101 (maf)
1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy
when driving on 15 miles on dyno or 25 co will go high, check 02 sensor and is fine only when driving on this conditions will go bias rich, check tps and map and injectors all is ok can you please give me some schooling on this problem thank you much
1975 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1152358962
Did all tests I can Imagen still have the same problems, Exchanged MAF and ECU to a good running Beetle MAF/ECM good in other Beetle,could not test my problem Beetle at that time. WHAT AM I MISSING. Help please
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSC29M0X
Hi all, I am working on my brothers '99.5 Jetta A4 body AEG 2.0L. He had a shop tell him he needed a new fuel pump. The car will drive fine for about 15-20 minutes and then stall like its running out of fuel. I confirmed the compliant and checked pressure a...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L lower brake lights VIN: YV1SZ58D01
Most times brakes are used a display is up to check them. REM has stored a code for high mount light but it works, lowers don't. Not sure if diagram is correct; shows shunt and relay at the REM. We have replaced these along with all the bulbs,checked wiring ar...

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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JH4KA96542
Hi Guys This one is fixed. I went ahead and changed the left bank knock sensor with an OE one. There were differant part numbers for left and right sensors. The new one from Honda was blue not green like the one it replaced. Bernard stated that the clogged ... Trouble codes: P0401, P0330.
1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCHC34R5W
the owner can back and didnot want to spend any more money at this time on the vehicle . i have read all the post and feel strongly that the lower intake gasket is the problem . the lack of vacumn to change the fuel pressure when goosed and the stumbleing when... Trouble codes: P0101.
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 2C8GP64L43
Transmission is fixed not sure what fixed it but I pulled transmission and disassemble completely. Only thing I found was burned overdrive clutches so I replaced all clutches and resealed input drum, checked all clutch pack play but did not find cause for burn...
2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EL46X64
Turns out to be the oxygen sensor. The upstream oxygen sensor was giving false readings and dumping fuel into the engine. Put in a new 02 and the darn thing fired right up. Thanks again for all the replies.
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 5.4L Horn VIN: 1FMNC42SX1
David from California and Jimmy from Tex must be Ford tecks. Brake switch had sent moisture to cruise servo & shorted two pins.Grounded DG/Or wire & now have horn,state inspection,no cruise & satisfied customer.Lady did not want cruise fixed.Lady had not had ...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L egr valve VIN: 1FMYU04122
Thanks to all! Had seven responses, all on the money, thanks again to a brotherhood of techs, that genuinely want to help. Thank you all and happy holiday!
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FDAF56P44
was not able to repair due to intermittent nature of the truck. customer will to continue to drive until it acts up again, hopefully with more info on when it acts up. Trouble codes: P0471, P0478.
2006 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAFP07146
Hi Everybody, Thanks for everyones advice and thoughts. Thanks to Gary [...]. Every one said take er out the bottom so out the bottom she came. It wasn't to bad of a job but Jos...
2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L blower motor ac clutch VIN: 1ZVHT84N67
Turned out to be a weak ground connection through the splice in the harness behind the a/c control panel. The circuit would test for ohms but would not carry a load.
2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L Engagement VIN: 1LNHM86S22
Well guys I hate to do it this way but the vehicle is NOT fixed. At least in my opinion. I did try a new solenoid pack based on what several members here told me and on what my rebuilder suggested but it still did the same thing. My rebuilder put a gauge on it...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L slipping when hot VIN: 3VWTE29MXY
i want to thank the people that replied. i installed the updated transgo shift correction kit and the trans works great. if you use their products and are not sure if there is an update or not, on their website under updated tab are a list of their kits that h...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWCB21CX2
Well this veh was sent to the dealer. After borrowing another scanner. I was unable to Com with Insterment cluster. The immobilizer lite was not comming on even though the cluster showed the lite off. I took the key to a local lock smith and they tested it ... Trouble codes: P0321.
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