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2002 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L oil press.indicator VIN: 1G4CW54K32
This is my own vehicle. As stated,oil pressure indication on Driver Inf. Center reads high always when running. Reads 0 when not running. When running,oil press. reading on DIC is always 129psi. Oil press.warning light shows normal operation. Had always worked...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L radio VIN: 2GCEK19T42
this is my truck...not really a problem more of a curiosity...possibly not coming from radio but sometimes while sitting in truck waiting at local department store for wife I can here a fan running that sounds like it is coming from right around radio area hav...
2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.5L battery VIN: 2G1WJ15K97
I removed the car starter, draw is the same. I found if i remove the number three connector from the bcm the draw goes away or u can remove the bcm fuse and the inst\pnl dim fuse and the draw goes away. Those fuses supply power to the number 3 bcm connector. I...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY58B13
would like a second opinion on this one, found a burnt number one plug wire plugs where old also, it was misfiring on number 1 and 4, replaced plugs wires and the coil, still had miss on 1 and 4 and return of my p0351 code, I disconnected cam sensor and after ... Trouble codes: P0351, P2302
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L Timing Chains
Alright, i know there are lots of 4.7L tech help posts, but none of them address the issue im having. Im tryin to set timing on this engine. It uses a primary chain to drive 2 secondary chains, the whole timing chain sets new (guides, tensioners, and chains). ...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L 2-3 Shift 3-4 Shift VIN: 1FTRE14W7Y
Looking for some HELP HERE. After Van reaches normal operating temp the Transmission has a Slight Bump / Thud when shifting from 3-4 as well as 4-3rd downshift. ( Best Description is a thud when shift takes place NO SLIPPING whatsoever just a weird Thud or har...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation, Poor Power VIN: 1FTNX21P04
After completion of above repair, engine would not build any high pressure oil, Air tested system and found no leakage, Finally I got tired of just assuming the new part was a good part, installed old HPOP. Engine started almost immediately and had good idling... Trouble codes: P2290
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FMPU16566
Customer bought vehicle with no engine and installed used engine from a 2006 F-150 (could not find any Expeditions). Setting codes P0198-Engine oil temp sensor circuit high and P0349-cmp sensor circuit intermittant bank 2. The P0198 was simple, the motor he pu...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L all gears VIN: 1HGEM22941
Hi fellow techs. Thanks for any help that may be offered. This Honda belongs to my son, I'm trying to help him out, I might add that he lives about 300 miles away from my shop, all work that has been done has been done at his home, in his garage, on the ground...
2004 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L airbag VIN: KMHHM65D34
hey guys and gals ... need a little help here. i've got an 04 tiburon that has the airbag warning light illuminated. pulled codes with my solus ultra: B1513 set (passenger side seat belt switch open or shorted to power). i clear the code and it comes right bac...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Mileage VIN: 1J4FZ58YXT
Customer stated that even though his Speedometer is accurate, his odometer stopped at 536870. He wants to fix it and on a tip from a local Mopar dealer tech, we replaced the Cluster. That didn't fix it. The mileage on the Odometer display went to the same mile...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L There no codes VIN: WDBRH64J62
Reset all fuel trims,no others codes, look for any reflashes,replace both cats,all sensors. Drive cycle just wont reset monitors for sensor 02, cats. Trouble codes: P200D, P208D, P200B, P207E
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L engine VIN: WDBRF52H66
Hey techs, This 06 C230 came in missing on all cylinders on the drivers side of engine. The lady who owns the car said it was running fine one evening then the next morning it started missing as soon as she started it. The compression was 180 on #4, 150 on #5...
2004 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5VJ52L14
Does anyone have any ideas or has anyone had these same issues with a Suzuki The car came in for a check engine light found P0171,P0174,P0401 checked and found EGR inop and replaced EGR found the intake seals one cly one sticking out and leaking replaced intak... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank one lean), P0172 (Bank one rich), P0174 (Bank two lean), P0175 (Bank two rich)
2003 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1RS53D83
Im hoping for some imformation from some volvo experts on the correct timing belt replacment interval for this vehicle.It is a 2.3 t5 turbo.The owners manual states 10yrs or 105,000 miles.But for calif vehicles or depending on vin code it states 15yrs or 150,0...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2003 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT13X93
I ran a new ground wire for the sensor with no change. The very first thing that i looked at was the wires on the new pump harness. They were correct. But found that the new fuel pump was wired wrong from the factory internally. They had the ground for the pu...
2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hydroboost VIN: 1GNDM19X73
Thanks to all for the responses. Only thing that made sense was debris into the pressure line when he installed pump. Had him get a booster for it (used), and that solved the problem, so must have been something in the line that got into the booster.
2008 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCFG15X18
thanks to all for info, I guess dealer was right just sounded like a pile of you know what to me. Would not believe block heater cord could cause this problem. thanks again.
2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD36J3Y
Thank you for all of the replies. I went through and checked all of the powers, grounds, signal feeds and did voltage drop tests on all of the components. These tests all checked out good. I was about ready to replace the PCM. I removed the it and checked ... Trouble codes: 00253 (This not a p0253 it is a 00253 undocumented code).
2011 Dodge Durango Crew 3.6L No Start, long crank VIN: 1D4RD4GG4B
I ended up swapping all the relays in the under hood box that are related to any kind of starting cranking pcm fuel pump ect. with other relays in box for a/c horn fog lamps so far so good sometimes just gotta try simple stuff im gonna test those relays soon ...
2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt 4.6L Radio VIN: 1FAFP42X11
Thanks to Jason from Quebec. It was the right side rear subwoofer amp that had the draw. When disconnected the draw was .01 amp, connected was .28 amp. I will phone Ford tomorrow and see if these are still available or where to get it repaired. Thanks for all ...
2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L alternator VIN: 1FMCU9EG2A
Good morning all Sorry for the late response,daughter had to get money together,no one around here rebuilds them anymore,had to get it from ford.Nicholas was correct on having to remove ac compressor and the electrical plug was also burnt and the terminals on ...
1999 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GDHG31R3X
The one truck I am working on was in the shop and just cut off, didn't have spark, started again in a couple minutes. It did this several times. It ended up being the crank sensor, it scoped good until it wasn't working then was dead. I'm not sure if that is t...
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLT 5.3L Engine VIN: 1GKET16P43
Thanks for the replies (and criticism). Turns out that the cylinder heads (not Castech 706 castings)had become warped due to overheat. I had the heads die penetrate tested and they were without cracks but .030" warped. I checked the block for straightness and ...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNM22262
as some of you may know, this is the boss's crapbox from few years ago. I have removed the manifold actuators, checked the manifold linkages for freeplay/binding- looks OK.. checked the power/gnd feeds and ohmed the other 2 to the PCM, looks OK.. there are NO ... Trouble codes: P1472, 0X220, 0XE38, 0X00E.
2007 Lexus GS350 3.5L Stall, Misfire VIN: JTHCE96SX7
Hi everybody, thank you for all the replies, it seems to be the driver EDU, the customer ordered the part waiting for it to arrive in two weeks. Thanks again. Best regards Trouble codes: P0201 (Injector 1 open circuit), P0204 (Injector 4 open circuit).
2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L cold air inside the car VIN: 1YVHP84D06
bad circulation in the heater core. i receive the engine take off all the plasic plug cap, but the return off the heater in the water pump have two cap ,one big on the tube and another one ( not suppose )in the tube deeper.thank two all responses i receive ro...
1977 MG Midget MK IV 1.5L Hydraulics VIN: GAN6UH1965
Well I'm happy to report that the owner of this Midget called and said that after a week of driving it the clutch has been working well. No more grinding when shifting into first or reverse. As I described in my update, my solution was to fabricate a link to e...
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L engine VIN: 1N4BU31DXV
well,it's not completely fixed but is getting better. paul from texas hit it with valves sticking in the guides, we asked the customer had the car sat for a while and they said yes for about 2 and half yrs. we pulled the valve cover and found that several exha...
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L evap VIN: JTEHD20V94
after testing the purge valve [normally closed] and found to be functioning properly, replaced the other solenoid under the hood. dont know what it's called or intended funtion. dealer called it the LOWER? solenoid valve- goes between cannister and air filter ...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L no power VIN: YV1LZ56D0Y
Thank all for help esp, aaron from wisconson, I still am not sure if I just got lucky as no specific help as how to run any component test. Apparently everone didn't read the post all the way through. As there were no codes stored for a starting point, Teste...
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