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2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L No Start VIN: 2C4GP44R14
Vehicle was towed in by customer. won't crank. asd and fuel pump relays buzz when ign key turned to run and start positions. No power to start terminal on starter, no communication with pcm. Tested all powers and grounds with headlamp at pcm. All test good. Wi...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Starting VIN: 1B7HC16YXY
I have a 00 Ram with the 5.2l that will stall out intermittently with no MIL and then display "No bus" in the odometer display. As soon as it says "No bus" the MIL will turn on. You can turn off the key and turn it back on and the MIL doesnt illuminate. If you...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Parking Brake VIN: 1FTZF182XW
Hi, After replacing the RR parking brake cable (frozen), I can't get enough slack to hook it into the front cable (by a couple inches). Is there a procedure for resetting the parking brake auto adjuster built into the parking brake pedal assembly? I assume it ...
2003 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA15B33
Car presented with check engine light on due to lean codes for both banks/won't pass state inspection. I found and repaired a few vacuum leaks and the fuel trims improved a bit but lean codes returned. I then did an on-car injection flush. Again, some improvem... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301, 2 (Misfire cyl. 12), P0303, 4 (Misfire cyl. 34), P0305, 6 (Misfire cyl. 56), P0307, 8 (Misfire cyl. 78), P1316 (Catalyst damaging misfire)
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L engine VIN: JT6HF10U8Y
This car in wtih no power. Problrm happened sudenly, driving along and lost power. Had 2 codes p01329, p0300. After it warms up, it makes a loud ticking noise ( siounds like sprark knock.) oil pressure is 60 pounds at idle cold. 30m psi warm. Feels like it is ...
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1YVHP80D85
This car had a host of problems when it came to me. Bad coils, bad cats, bad purge valve, and a bad throttle body. All of those have been fixed but I still have a problem. At idle the car runs perfect. Fuel trims are normal, o2's switching properly. Problem is...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Axle Flange VIN: WDBEA90E4M
Customer loves his "new" buy after we resurrected it for him. Car runs and handles very well. Inside pristine for age. Body very solid. Undercarriage I've seen worse but it is RUSTY! I have one more major repair scheduled. Rear wheel bearings (noise and some ...
2009 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1BC13E19
this car belongs to my son and has stop in at my home and wanted me to see if i could tell him what code was in the computer,so i could check into it more so as such i have no test equipment at home and he`s leaving tommorrow for home and i`m off for a Trouble codes: 1421 (unknown)

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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L CMP Sen. code VIN: WBABS53492
Thanks to All for the great feed back. Although no repair work was approved yet, it's key to simply know the code is exhaust cmp related. Sensor replacement and possible ECU update seem likely to solve the problem.
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.4L idle speed VIN: 1G1AM18B46
to all that took the time to reply thanks this one is fixed .customer agred to reflash did reflash and all is well car runs like a champ again thanks to all who took the time to reply thanks john
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44392
I found melted wire insulation on 5 wires in injector harness behind coil just like most of your replies suggested. I repaired all wiring and check wiring over to computer, which was ok. I checked power to all injectors,on brn/white wires and check pulse from ... Trouble codes: P0204 (open circuit 4 cyl.).
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTZX18W5W
THANKS to everybody that replied.All good ideas & I checked them all..Kent from Florida hit the nail on the head,the compression was fine at cranking but had low running compression..I did has he said & used cleaner,ran the engine at different RPM'S & now the ...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FMRU15W01
after pulling the tank down myself to replace the pump again. i decided to inspect everything and found the problem the fuel line going into the filter was pinched by the front tank strap on the frame rail and we were taking it loose at the center long story s...
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.0L HVAC control VIN: 1GTHC23U85
Have not had the truck back to continue repair yet,will post result when finished.Thanks for now
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