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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDT19W9Y
customer complaines that truck will not start intermittently and security light will come on while driving. will eventually start.every time i get there it will start right up.i noticed after no start code b2960 will be set.checked freeze frame data,passlock v... Trouble codes: B2960
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCJK33102
Hi Guys Got A duramax that is smoking at idle I have ran the FUEL INJECTOR BALANCE TEST and got 4.1 mm at idle out of gear on number 1 and 6 i did a injector cut out and all changed rpm and it smoked still were do i go from here
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Coolant Loss VIN: 1GNDT13S06
Have a customer complaining of coolant loss, says he has to keep adding coolant. I have pressure tested this truck 2 times both times it's held 15 psi for more than 2 hours. No drips or leakage anywhere. Wondering if these 4.2's have headgasket issues, doesn't...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D9Y
Hi all, thanks in advance for any and all help offered. My son was given this car and we were told it has sat for over a year. It cranks, but will not start. I noticed the Check Engine MIL is not coming on KOEO and I can not communicate with a scanner in gener...
2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L Steering effort VIN: JTEZU17R06
This 4Runner has been hard to steer in slow parking situations since vehicle was purchased used with approximately 67,000 miles on the clock. With a slight increase in rpms the power steering improves. This problem has been getting worse with time. I feel the ...

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2005 Audi TT Quattro 3.2L Hesitation VIN: TRUUF28N55
This car is fixed.My main questione were ,can it be done in the car,and how many hours to charge.Yes the cam adjusters can be done in the car,and about 15 hours, will cover it. Most of the labor on this repair is removing the one piece intake manifold,wh...
1997 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L high idle VIN: 1G6KF5295V
it was a bad PCM .. the main point was with the TPS unplugged you should have seem a stable voltage...installed used pcm and everything is fine now.
2004 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Electronic VIN: 1G1YY22G14
This corvette transmission is located in front of rear differential housing join together and torque convertor is also at the back. Drive shaft is between engine and torque convertor. Oil drain plug is on the lower left corner of the tranny oil pan. There is n...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L cam and crank sensors correlation VIN: 3C8FY68B74
The Owner did not want to spend any money on this car so I guess we will not know...After 55 years of turning wrenches maybe its time for me to start to hang up .I love problems where I need to use my head hahahaha but maybe my head head bolts are loose no...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Noise VIN: 1FTRW08673
Thanks guys for all the help. We have not fixed the truck yet. But we have double checked for all exhaust leaks and loose spark plugs. The next thing we were going to tackle was plugged oil ports to the heads and tensoners. Right now we waiting for the custome...
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR44U26
Thanks for all the help, we had two problems with the truck. Mike was right number 6 cylinder no compression. We did try another computer and programed, we could see data and misfires. customer decided not to spend the money on head work or motor the truck ha...
2005 GMC Canyon Z85 SLE 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Loss of Power VIN: 1GTDS13675
I was hoping customer would bring the truck back to do more tests, but hasn't so I will have to close this without a fix. The evening before he took the truck I reinstalled the old BCM. When I drove it I thought the symptoms remained the same, but the custome...
2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L AC Command VIN: 3HGCM56435
finally got this confusing car fixed, found the replacement control head was bad. and had a bad ground that would only showup when the control head was in original position. the pin was broken and when pulled for testing made contact. what a learning experienc...
2006 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4.0L Master Cylinder Replaced VIN: 1J4FA69S56
Ended up putting brake pads front and rear and the pedal came up to an acceptable level. Caliper slides were free and not frozen. Just low pads (inboards wore more than outboards)
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 3N1CB51D81
Sorry about the Time Delay, This one is Down the Road! A Dealer Mass Air Flow Meter and it Runs like a TOP! IATN Rocks! Trouble codes: P0301.
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L air system VIN: 2G2WP52215
cradk in housing above air pump motor. replaced pump asy. with new top.
2003 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1RS53D83
Thanks to all for the overwhelming response we received.We passed on the imformation we received to our customer.We recommended performing the timing belt service @ the 10 year recomendation to be on the safe side.Thanks again for the great imfomation !!!
2005 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MS68285
thank you all for your input but im shipping the car out to Peter at Swedish car clinic, as he has done my programming for me in the past. but the customer is a friend of mine so i'll know if it fixed the problem or not. thanks again. Trouble codes: 3100 (random multiple misfire).
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