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1998 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L electric windows
Good evening fellow mechanics.This Buick is giving me a bit of a headache.The car came in with the driver side window,lock,mirror inoperative.I know the motor is good because i rolled it up today in the rain ,straight at the motor.I can actuate the door lock a...
2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L crank pickup VIN: 1G4HP54K01
This car came in & replace the Camshaft sensor & Crankshaft sensor with GM parts . The car ran great for about 10 Miles check it have not tack reading check the cankshaft sensor it went bad, I replace the crankshaft sensor with an standard brand crankshaft sen...
2004 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L parasitic dr VIN: 1G1YY32G84
Installed a battery in running the parasitic draw test the reading after a few hours was 160 miliamps. pulling each fuse and relay did not alter the reading, of course this was a bit time consuming as some of the fuses after reinstalling caused the draw to ris...
2006 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L steering gear motor VIN: 3GNDA13D66
i have a 2006 chevy hhr that has returned severl times to the shop, with a loss of power steering.on first diagnosis we sought to replace the steering gear motor that lasted about a month, when the vehicle returned my tech diagnosed with the same result replac...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
this is a van i am helping another shop with, at times under load above 190 degrees engine will cut out and back fire through intake, have scoped all sensors and ignition system at time of failure and all is steady, only thing that is odd at time of failure th... Trouble codes: P0301
1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FALP53U1S
car will shut off with no notice while driving and restart between 1500-2000 rpm
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Cam phaser VIN: 1FPTW14514
High everyone, replaced cam phasers on this vehicle because making the usual ticking noise, now engine will not idle when warm and makes a horrible rattling sound when is about to stall, below 500 rpm, also when it turns over to start it sounds funny like low ...
2004 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Driveshaft or Suspension VIN: SALTP194X4
I was hoping to pick a Land Rover Techs brain on this one. I don't work on many Land Rovers. The customer complaint was steering wheel vibration at 35MPH. When I test drove the vehicle I noticed vibration at both 35 a d then at 45. The vibrations are most noti...
2007 Lexus IS250 2.5L No Start VIN: JTHBK26287
Have all dash lights and green light on start button but vehicle will not turn over and will not start.has no communication with pcm or transmission modules but will communicate with all other modules.checked pcm 10 amp fuse and has power on both sides.i am no...
1989 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L Alternator VIN: 1LNBM82F2K
This started out as another techs job. After 2 alts, Boss gives it to me. Ran all the tests alldata has and it keeps coming back to alt bad. I've done volt drops on the cables and the alt and everything checks out. If I full field the alt, it charges up to 15....
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5LMFU27575
Need help with this nitemare, the only code we get is p0012 also when coming to a stop sign starts to rattle like if the engine is going to come apart. Because of the noise and the code we replaced all this parts;cam phasers,cam sensors,vct solenoids, and nois... Trouble codes: P0012 (Intake camshaft-over retarder- bank-1)
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L no forward/reverse VIN: 1MEFM55S92
customer was driving car pulled in driveway parked car went to leave started car put in gear and would no move forward or reverse no codes fluid full clean pulled pan down no metal in pan but normal friction debri on magnet some transmission shop told him thes...
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy
van came to me months ago.Running rich,replaced o2 sensor,made repairs as mentioned,checked timing(at spec).tested AFM,replaced o ring seal at TB,tested idle and full throttle switches.Van began going in to closed loop after warm,but was above 5% CO at proplon...

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2008 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Stall VIN: WBXPC93498
The IATN comes through again, I'm a firm believer in this network. Most replies were dead on it was the camshaft sensor under the valve cover that was at fault. We replaced the sensor and kept the car over night to test it in the dead cold morning and the car ... Trouble codes: 2A39, 2A38, 2A37, 2A47.
2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6L No Start, Runs after key off VIN: 1G4HE57Y47
thanks for all the insight and help but, this vehicle had an ignition 1 short from the bcm to underhood fuse panel. inwhich shorted out pcm. causing ignition 1 circuit to be energized after key was turned off. keeping the car running and some systems to be act...
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Hydraulic VIN: 1GCDT19W1S
Let me start by saying sorry for the sloppy post and thank you to all whom replied. As most of you suggested the abs was bypassing internally. Unfortunatly we were not able to make repairs at this time . thanks again
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Monitor problem
Thanks to all who responded to help. It has come down to the PCM. I drove the vehicle over 200 miles trying to set the three remaining monitors. HO2S two front and two rear are working fine. All else checks normal. The customer will decide if they will pu...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GBHC29627
Thank for everyone who replied to this help request , at this point seems as though something went wrong durring the filter instalation, Fuel filter was removed and checked and all though no damage was noticed to filter oring, replaced filter and o ring again ...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L fUEL GAUGE VIN: 1B7KF2369X
Good morning to all. As I stated in my original request I wanted to know if anyone had the specs for a diesel sending unit. Evidently this is a highly guarded secret. Nobody has come up with specs from a reliable source. In the end I applied a gambit of resist...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: WD2YD74263
Fuel pressure is very important on these trucks, I was unable to use the scanner to read data, So I never could tell what the pressure was. Ended up fixing it self, I assume maybe air was trapped in the fuel lines some where and just took a cycles to bleed...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Clutch Sistem Gets Air Into VIN: 1FTCR14X0T
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM2472K13
Sorry for the long delay, were 75% sure the exhaust valve in cylider three is burnt. Customer has decided not to repair this vehicle at this time. Trouble codes: P0303.
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Hesitation, shakes VIN: 3FAFP31383
after jacking up on rear mount found that rubber was ripped so i let jack down put a bar in motoer mount and found had alot of movement so checked side mount and was the same replaced both mounts test drove and there was no vibration in the car anymore specail...
2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Bucks badly hot VIN: 1FMEU74837
Thanks to all again, FOUR coils #2,4,5,6 was the problem and all had to be sniped out by checking mode 6 after many road tests. As bad as engine ran, NO misfire codes ever logged or even a MIL, Fords!! Runs great now, Happy Newyear, nick H
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Misfire VIN: JHMCG5647X
This vehicle is finally fixed and in good working order. However it did completely quit before I determined that the fuel pump was defective and upon replacing the pump I found that the tank was rusted out. After installing these two items the car was restored... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302.
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Trans In Limp Mode VIN: 5FNRL18092
First to refresh my mind off the transmission I started working on the cooling fan issue. I unplugged the engine PCM and much to my surprise the fans still run...Things that make you go hmmmmmm.. Next I located both temp sensors for the fan. The one in T-stat ...
2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 5N1AN08W55
Cleaned out oil cooler housing at the filter and everything seems ok now. Thanks for the help.
1996 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L Warn light VIN: WP0CB2896T
Thank you all for your assistance . The actually problem where the brake pads . After installing the Controller we learned that the checking is done in two ways 1.Continuity = if the circuit is interrupted the light comes on . 2.Grounding = if the sensor...
2008 Saturn Vue XE 2.4L No Start VIN: 3GSCL33P68
Well , finally fixed this one. Don`t really understand how I could spray the injectors through power balance test & it would stay running but with starting fluid, it would run a few seconds & shut off. All sensors were normal in the data screen & only few repl...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L engine VIN: YV1VS2556Y
well engine came out through top without removing transmission in my opinion by far the easiest and fastest way thanks for all the help this network is the a huge help
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