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1997 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNGK26J3V
this vehicle came in with a bad engine, spun rod. we rebuilt the engine, on first start up found out the vehicle had been setting for approx. 2 years.replacedc fuel pump, filter, and sock, drained tank and put fresh gas in, during first test drive , vehicle ra... Trouble codes: P0154, P0327
2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L braking VIN: 2CNDL63F57
drive car and drives nice,brake pedal at the top,does not pull,stops nice, brake pedal at top,after 2 miles of driving the rear brakes start automatically applying and gets hot,keep trying to move and it will lock up and rear tires skid until it cools down,eme...
2009 Chevrolet Aveo LT 1.6L Misfire, limited power
vehicle came in with ce on. customer stated that vehicle would intermittently lose power and not go over 20mph. scanned & found p2176. sweep check of tps & throttle angle were smooth. found batt + term loose. tightened and test drove - could not duplicate prob... Trouble codes: P2176
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWX37P14
This truck cranks but will not start, I tried wd-40 to help it but still not even a cough. I can hear the injector buzz, I also noticed the ipc duty cycle is 85% with a desired pressure of 1300 psi and the pressure sensor shows .24v and no pressure from hpop, ...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTPX14566
This truck was sold at a local Carlot. Customer tried to default cause of an oil leak so Carlot paid another shop to fix it. A day after customer picked it up ,it started smokin out exhaust and from under the hood. Also startedknocking and misfiring. Customer ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Transmission VIN: SALTY16483
To all my Land Rover mechanics. I NEED HELP!!! My customer bought this vehicle with this problem and Land Rover says there is no problem:( What happens is that for no aparent reason the "M" & "S" lights start flashing and the shift indicator on the dash goes a...
2007 Mercury Montego Premier 3.0L Compressor VIN: 1MEHM42127
Intermittently this compressor makes a loud rattling noise for a second or two on engagement and it spits a small amount of refrigerant out of the pressure relief valve on the line assembly. Doesn't do it every time, does it more often after the car has sat fo...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L Radiator VIN: JA4LS41R51
This car keeps blowing out radiators, three in four months. Here's the story: Originally came in four months ago after overheat with bad water pump. Tested for head gasket damage, no combustion traces present. Replaced water pump, timing belt, tensioner, pu...

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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L All gauges, radio and DIC VIN: 2G1WX15K61
After rechecking everything multiple times the only time this vehicle stopped acting up was when I left the driver's seat belt buckle switch unplugged. I am not sure why unplugging the SDM didn't make the difference but anytime the seat belt buckle was left un...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Ps Resovoiur VIN: 1FAFP55S2Y
every reply except two, said to bleed air from the ps reservoir using vacuum. I did this and it seemed better. The other two replies said rack leak may be the cause. If it wasn't burping fluid out I might be able to see if the rack was leaking. I tried calli...
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVHP80C65
Well I was finally able to track this problem down. After thinking more about the security light flashing I decided to check the power / ground supply to the ECM thinking maybe it was losing power causing the light to flash. And it was! The power from the igni...
1998 Nissan CaraVan 3.0L Abs No communication
Hi we Suspect abs ecu but no replacement is available so owner decided to drive it without fixing it after i showed this thread to the owner
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Starting VIN: 4S3BG6855X
We fix the crank sensor, and the cam position sensor, replaced the timing belt, every thing is find not, good to go! Thank everybody
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Stall VIN: WVWHG83ACT
Recieved lots of good replies, most of which were checking the basic's. The customer is already too deep in this 'internet cream puff" so we are on hold pending the decision to move forward or not. If he continues I WILL post the fix. As always thanks for ... Trouble codes: 00539 (fuel temp sensor g81), 00312 (Cat temp sensor 2), 00310 (Cat temp sensor 1).
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