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1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Fires, then dies
Brought in by another shop, fires up every time, dies immediately, see related repair
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6530W
Car came from another shop diagnosed with computer replacement, i checked vct resistance is ok what i notice was vct receing power all times checked and disconnected and measure voltage in both wires was power and no ground and when connected car will die out ... Trouble codes: P1381 (Ignition retarded), P1383 (Ignition advanced)
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Timing Chain VIN: 1FMDU72K63
Help!!! we're replacing the timing chains on this Exployer and can't seem to be able to get the front cassette out of the head. Anyone know the secret? We've done the rear one already but just can't the front one out. We've got the engine out so there is no re...
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GKFK16R6X
Pulled vehicle into shop, installed used engine. Crank/ No start problem still exists after install. Re-checked timing. Re-checked engine timing. Spent allot of time checking wiring. I have power to all Ingition feed circuits @ injector harness. When back prob...
2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Key stuck in ignition and gear selector wont shift VIN: 1HGCP2F34A
Have a 2010 honda accord with a 2.4L. the key wont come out of the ignition and the gear selector wont move. im pretty sure its the shift lock soleniod but my diagram is not matching up to the car. Any suggestion will me greatly appreciated Thanks everyone.
2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L driver 1 and 2 seat and steering positions VIN: JNKDA31A32
this vehicle has driver 1 and 2 steering wheel and seat positioning for driver when entering vehicle and entering key not operating at this time at all check all fuses they are good dont have wiring diagram for this vehicle any ideas thank you for your advise
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58Y4S
Chrysler guys lend me your help! I have this Jeep that I can't get to cooperate. Came in for a misfire at idle and cruise. Every time I run a cylinder contribution test with our Counselor II, it flags #4. I have verified that it is Accurate on the cylinder by ...
2007 Kia Rondo LX 2.7L Misfire VIN: KNAFG52697
Thanks in advance for any help on this issue.At idle vehicle will start to misfire after running about 3 minutes with check engine light flashing,but on misfire monitor shows misfire on number 2 counting off 0 on all others,changed coils,plugs,clear codes misf... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cyl. Misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire)
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Surge VIN: 4N2XN11T7Y
this quest has a strange surge that happens @ 1750 if the throttle is held there with a throttle holding tool, the surge is about 150 rpm, just enough to be noticed, but the weird part is it will do it in gear,neutral, and while driving anytime it's loaded at ...
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 2.5L Misfire, backfire, hardstart VIN: 2G3AJ14R1M
One of those cars! I am trying to help out a friend! We have been scratching our heads on this one for a few weeks now. Car came in with hard start and high idle, also shudder/misfire at cruise (40-50mph) when letting off gas. would not misfire under load. Tes...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L low engine oil pressure VIN: YS3ED48E2Y
recently replaced pistons in engine. after driving for about 7 miles, the oil lite flickers or is steady at idle only. have tested at the sensor location, see results. alldata information is at 2000 rpm only, no idle spec. no noise when lite is on. seems that ...
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L Alarm VIN: 4T1BE32K25
Alarm light is on always. Reprogramed alarm remote and doors unlock and lock but alarm light is always and flickering when driving. It used to be off when driving. Is this a programming issue or something malfuncting with the alarm controller?
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WVWSR21J45
Greetings to all. This vehicle has used far too much of my time and is causing hair loss. Customer drove through a flooded roadway, I beleive the water was at approx 1 ft. deep, after going through the car stalled, restarted drove a few feet stalled again and... Trouble codes: P0321, P0322, P0674, P2564

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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Variable Valve Timing VIN: KMHDN46D14
Thanks Rich and Jean. Rich hit it on the head :). There is a 14mm plug rite under the upper rad hose clamp that I missed. The screen comes out with the plug, and was clogged. So much for 6000 mile oil changes! Next time I will go there first. Btw. The cvvt val...
1993 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Stall
After receiving new air flow sensor performed resistance tests on the new sensor and they were the same as the unit in the vehicle. So I watched for voltage drops while vehicle idled on all reference pins as well as bat pins at the sensor and then at the dist... Trouble codes: 8 (air flow sensor).
2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AD06U35
1995 Saab 9000 CDE 3.0L Alternator VIN: YS3CF48W3S
We are Still Trying to repair Have Tried All Tech help Except to Crush the Car if any One Has any new Info that Would Be Great thanks. Thanks For All That Replied and I Will Update When I get it taken Care Of Thanks gain
1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L MIL Lamp on
Got a few replies about bad PCM (part numbers ending in 561 should be replaced with part numbers ending in 951), and I'm not ruling that out at this point, but the replies that recommended disconnecting battery/pulling EFI fuse were right on the money. Apparen... Trouble codes: 232 (Lambda Adjustment), 221 (Conflicting rich part throttle lean part throttle).
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L abs VIN: YV1SZ58D72
first thanks to all who helped passed on info to cust they have ran out of money to spend on car at this time may get fixed at later date with used abs unit thaks for the help
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