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1990 Cadillac Seville 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS5333L
Greetings to all my fellow lunatics who have chosen automotive repair as a profession. This wonderful vehicle came to me misfiring on 4 cylinders. Found blown fuse for fuel injectors. Tested injuctors and 3 out of 8 were shorted. Replaced all 8 injectors only ... Trouble codes: E052 (ECM memory reset)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Unknown VIN: 1GCEC19T94
please help. follow all data instruction did not help. please advice how to check this DTC P2797 Auxiliary Transmission Fluid Pump Performance clear mil and drive 2 mile, mil turn on code p2797. thanks
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEK13T76
Vehicle came in for flames coming out of exhaust. Runs rough and hard shifts. Hooked up tech2 and scan for dtc's p0300 and p0455. Went to misfire graphics on tech2 and showed misf. On all cyclinders. Tested each injector and flow was at 105kpa at all injectors...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDWW36P45
I have a 6.0 in shop pushing coolant out of coolant bottle going down road under load. I replaced cap with no luck and tried block check and it showed good I am still thinking I have head gasket problem I was wondering if the 6.0 had problems with head gaskets...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L pressures low VIN: 1HGCG5653X
Hope some of you guys with mad Honda skills can help me with this one. This one belongs to one of my tech's wife. Came in not blowing cold; system was 12 oz low. Evac/recharge/dye; found service port leaking. Fixed, recharged, still won't blow cold. Compressor...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire VIN: 5LMPU28L1W
This Navigator came in a week ago for MIL on, with no performance problems. It had one engine code, P0442. A smoke test revealed smoke coming from the electrical connector of the EVAP purge control valve, near the spare tire. I ordered one from Ford. While I w...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L car
Intermittent squeeling noise that sounds just like the brake indicator rubbing the rotor. The front brakes were 50% worn rear shoes hardware and drums were replaces a year ago inspected and adjusted. Steering components and suspesion are not worn, tires are ne...
2008 Pontiac G6 2.4L Several computers VIN: 1G2ZF57B58
Ok here it is. This car will run great for the first 10 min with no problems or anything, also no codes. After that (if the A/C is on it will always act up sooner) the TCS light comes on the CEL comes on, the A/C compressor short cycles, the radio reads "power...
2007 Toyota Yaris S 1.5L dash lights VIN: JTDBT92357
Vehicle came in with phantom lighting on dash flashing, steering quit working. Alternator was not charging and the circuit was good so we replaced alternator. All was good until we test drove. After ten minutes the lights on dash were flashing again, the elect...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA9655Y
Ok guys sorry it took so long. The customer to the car to the dealership and had the pcm reflashed runs like a champ now. Sorry again for the delay and thanks for the help!!!
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1BL52P5T
Hi there, this impala is finally fixed, I got four helpful responses, however chuck was right about using the original distributor. we installed a reman. (from gm dealer) no new ones available, and it took care of the problem, no codes set any more, vehicle is... Trouble codes: P0372, P0336.
1997 Chevrolet K1500 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire
thank you for all of your replies. first of all sorry for the delay customer asked me to wait a few days so he could think about his investment. yesterday morning he gave me the [[[go ahead]]] so first thing i did was to pull the distributor just to make sur... Trouble codes: P0108.
1992 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L No Start VIN: 1C3XU4537N
HOWDY Y'ALL, The short version is the SBEC computer fixed it. Sorry it took so long to close the post. I had a problem getting a good one. Good tips from everyone about the 8 and 5v refernces missing. Even with those wires snipped I had no computer activity....
2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L Right side windows VIN: 1C3EL46X65
Thanks everyone. Found 2 broken wires deep inside the drivers door jam. For some reason the continuity and power checks passed. Maybe door was just in the right position to get power. I spliced wires back together and now windows work good. Thanks again.
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L accumulator desicant VIN: 3D7KR28C37
A mopar accumulator has internal superior construction which I learned from cutting the oem accumulator and both the 1st and 2nd failed aftermarket accumulator. I had used this brand of aftermarket (omega usa) accumulator for several years with great suce...
1992 Ford Probe 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1ZVPT20C8N
Thank you iatn and all the guys that answered to my "cry for help" the experience of kent was precisely what i was hoping for. "some body else must have had happen the same situation that i was going thru. lack of spark or not strong enough. cap and rotor did ...
2005 Hyundai XG350 3.5L left caliper VIN: KMHFU45E25
Ok, I got 3 replies, for that I thank you all. The outcome was the master cylinder, I think I over thought it. When trying to bleed it manually I couldn't get any fluid out of the front line of the Master. I was just afraid I think because this was a $325 part...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L cruise control VIN: 4T1BF28BXY
Well customer didnt want to spend the money on labor looking for the shorted wire ,so we took a mini circuit breaker and and wired it up to where the gauge 2 fuse is supose to go . So when it pops it resets its self a few seconds later thus keeping the cruise...
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