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2003 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L Air bag VIN: 1G6KF57983
I checked all of the connectors on the air bag wiring harness for corrosion or damage. I know that some of you have run into this problem before & have the answer.I have not seen this one before. Thanks,Bill [...]
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LT 5.7L free revs VIN: 1GNFK16R8T
Truck came in for intermitent no start, found pressure regulator bypassing, replaced and now truck accelerates to WOT as soon as started. This has me stumped, truck ran fine when pulled in. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L abs pump VIN: 1GNDX03E5W
Vehicle came in with ASBS light "on" with 10 codes stored.I found right rear brake line broken.Replaced all rear lines.Cleared all codes and only 2 return.C1251 rear motor freewheels and C1287 red brake light shorted or open.Bulb is not functional for C1287.Co...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L transfer case VIN: 2GCEK19T13
have a good one. replace tcase and encoder motor. they were junk. now when shifting tcase to 4x4 4x4 light flashes can hear motor try to shift then 2wd light comes back on
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 5.3L #4 valve burnt VIN: 3GNFK12347
we have a 2007 avalanche with a #4 exhaust valve burnt with no compression in the cylinder at all valve is stuck we cant see any problem with piston or rings other than pulling the piston out found no damage to cylinder wall either we did find a bulliten on gm...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L Convertor VIN: 3D7KS28C25
Thanks to anyone who replies. Here goes my son has this truck in college. Says it wont down shift when he comes to a stop it starts jerking and shuts engine off. Like the gm trans used to when convertor solenoid was going bad. Was wondering what the heck i am ...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FTEF15N3J
this truck stalls when warmed up, it will restart but you have to turn the switch off first, it has no spark if you just try to start it without turning the switch off first, customer had this problem after some one put a new switch in it because customer coul...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X9R
this old explorer has a very intermitant no start. I have not been able to duplicate as it happens about once a week. customer states it used to be once a month now is more frequent. sometimes it will not start after shutting off when warm always starts cold. ...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Alternator VIN: 1FMYU04151
Very good customer had Vehicle towed into our shop, after it dyed on the freeway. Battery was dead and we determined the Alternator was not putting out. Replaced the Alternator and Charged the Battery. Checked Voltage at Battery, 14.2 After it had been running...
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L extended cranking VIN: 1FTSW21P77
This truck cranks 10-15 seconds before it will start.It has to set awhile for it to act up.I noticed that the oil pressure gauge does not show any pressure during this cranking time than pressure comes up and truck starts.After starting truck runs OK.I scanned... Trouble codes: P0611, P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270, P0273
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L cam/crank VIN: JT8BD68S6Y
Car came in for engine oil leak from camshaft seal area. NOTE--Engine ran great. Cam seal leaks.R&R timing belt,covers,radiator assy.. Re-used timing belt(had 20K miles when replaced from another shop).I marked timing belt to sprockets and back plates--60 degr...
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A73
Thanks in advance for any help, this car comes in with MIL on and no noticable drivability issues. Put the Verus on it and get a code "p0021 vvt perfromance bank 2". Scope the CAM sensor for bank 2 and it looks good. Pulled the vvt solenoid off and nothings cl... Trouble codes: P0021 (Vvt performance bank 2)
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18W85
This vehicle runs like crap. It appears to be only partially firing on pass side cylinders only. There is spark on that side and compression seems ok. The wierd thing is that i actually got this vehicle to run (not well)with all the injectors disconnected!! we... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple missfire)
1998 Oldsmobile Achieva S 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52MXW
We replaced the catalytic converter with an AP OBDII compliant converter. The code came back. We replaced the upstream oxygen sensor. The code came back after 40 miles. If we replace the catalytic converter with a Walker or a Magnaflow direct fit converter, do... Trouble codes: P0420
1999 Other European G wagon 602CID No Start VIN: 4602331700
I think this is probably an inquiry for our Euro based members. I have this obvious grey market MB G wagon in my shop as a non runner. The fuel pump was diagnosed was having internal wear issues which was confirmed and the pump rebuilt by an Oregon based FIE ...
2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L transfer case VIN: 4S3BH67573
have an 02 subaru outback with a 2.5 auto trans.awd.tha rear wheels do not spin in slipping conditions,have no current codes only one past code #93 for rear vehicle speed sensor,trans fluid looks full and not burnt.any help would be greatly appreciated
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 9BWGR61J34
Hoping there is a mad VW TDI guru out there who can do me a solid on this one. This is my personal vehicle; was pulling out onto the main drag the other day and was accelerating in 2nd gear when the engine abruptly lost power but did not die. CEL came on. It w... Trouble codes: P0135 (HO2S Heater Circuit Fault)

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L No Start VIN: 2A8HR54P08
Well guys,this one is fixed.As a couple of you mentioned I scoped the crank and cam signals at the pcm and from what I could tell the pattern looked good but still would not show rpm signal on modis.So after making sure I wired it correctly and checking all wi... Trouble codes: P1128 (Closed loop fueling not achieved bank 1), P0300 (Random misfire), P0339 (Intermittant crank sensor).
2009 Ford Flex SE 3.5L Brake pedal VIN: 2FMDK51C29
Many thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. All the suggestions were good. I took the time to make up some pressure guages so I could check fluid pressure to both rear brakes. The pressure was the same for both sides. I then checked the hose to mak...
2012 Ford Kuga 3.0L Battery
We couldn't produce the issue for one week.but we did further tests and faulted the battery. We replaced it with a bigger battery and advised the customer to drive it more often. Also we advised if they are not going to drive it for a long time to just disconn...
2006 Kia Optima LX 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12846
hello everyone, turned out the previous mechanic had been on bank 2 also. after timing intake and exhaust cams on both banks the miss and performance issues were gone. the 0 o2 sensor reading are still there. i plan to send to dealer for evaluation and pos... Trouble codes: P0058, P0170.
2008 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG 6.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB77E78
Client has not returned and may have traded vehicle. Most who replied did not seem familiar with M156 engine, and suggested good tips applicable to M112/113 and M272/273. Inquiries through my dealer contacts teased out a photo of an intake manifold with a larg... Trouble codes: 0578 (P0150 Left O2 sensor before cat voltage low frequency 3), 0745 (P2187 Idle adaptation right bank above permissable limit freq 7), 2091 (P2187 Mixture right bank too lean idling frequency 7), 0749 (P2189 Idle adaptation left bank above permissable limit freq 5), 2095 (P2189 Mixture left bank too lean idling frequency 5).
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73567
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L battery VIN: 1GHDX03E4Y
This vehicle is fixed!! Thank you to everyone's replies. The ignition lock cylinder was messed up, allowing the key to be removed from any/every position. So, after it would not drain on me the third time the customer brought it in, I finally had the owner tak...
2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L Pcm VIN: 1G8ZG54821
Thank you all! After trying 4 PCM's,2 were wrong for the vehicle, 1 bricked during a failed flash attempt and finally the 4th that came in from 70 miles down the freeway I made the suggestion we try another setup, asking if he knew anyone that had a flasher ...
2007 Toyota RAV4 3.5L Charging VIN: JTMBK33V87
Hey all. Help on this one was limited. Before I posted I was already tore down to the water pump. I waited on a reply but it took too long so I had to continue. I removed the radiator assembly. It was the right guess. There are other ways to get to the bolt I ...
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