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2005 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Po171 VIN: 1G4HR54K15
Car seems to run fine but resets PO171 within a day or two of being cleared. Replaced 'O' ring on power brake booster connection at intake but no change. I'm guessing it's a vacuum leak so I sprayed carb clean around intake but it didn't change idle any. Are t...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L transfer case VIN: 2GCEK13T25
This 2005 Silverado Z71 4WD came in with a service 4WD message on the display. All the push button control lights flash and go off when you start the truck. The truck is stuck in 2H, when you push any button nothing happens, no lights, no sounds. Has a code c0...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L idle
So this problem has currently been going on for about a month,the car runs fine, no misfires no cel. The only thing the car does is on neutral at a stop light or sign, the car idles at about 500 rpm and sputters slightly up to 600 to 650 ish. And vibrates like...
2008 Nissan Sentra SL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3N1AB61E58
Really in need of some direction on this one. This car has been in and out of the shop several times over the past 6 month's for this problem. First at the local Nissan dealer and more recently (2 months) here. Vehicle exhibits a hard or no start condition and... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP Sensor Phase)
1996 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L wipers VIN: 1G3HN52K8T
vehicle came in with both wiper arms off and one jammed under the motor replaced motor. wipers work on intermittant and also on low setting. when it is switched to high speed wipers will make one sweep then go into park position with motor still turning and wi...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4th gear VIN: 4S3BJ6320M
Greetings ladies and gentlemen. This is my own vehicle and I would say tougher than the [normal] troubleshoot due to 1st generation design with multiple test connectors. That said, I believe it is quite sophisticated for its time. The issue is I'll be cruising...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L oil pump VIN: 9BWGK61J82
Recently purchased car knowing that the oil pressure light comes on and beeps in the cluster frequently. New owner changed oil and filter and problem still exists. Light comes on at about 1200 to 1500 rpm under load. Oil filler neck has some burnt old oil and ...
2010 Volkswagen POLO 1.2L No Start
Hello again dear friends , this polo 2010 1.2 TSI engine code CBZ. arrived to workshop after doing change oil and filter at other workshop, it came with drag vehicle , when i tried to start engine the engine is turning too fast , found out camshaft sensor code...

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1999 Acura EL 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HHMB4546X
Thank you to all who offered help. I have fixed (repaired) this acura. I haven't run in to this before or at least haven't noticed it. As I mentioned in my post, this vehicle had a tiny hole machined into the intake just above each injector. What these ports o...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Airbag VIN: TRUUT28N91
This one left without being fixed. To answer Mark's question of my results with ABS or SRS disconnected, same results. The customer puts this car away for the winter and said she will decide what she wants to do with it in the spring, she didn't like the idea ...
2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93415
FIXED !! Hi All, and thanks for all who participated. The ECU (PCM) from RPM Motorsports has fixed this vehicle it appears. I had installed the new ECU that had the VIN pre-programmed in, but could not get the EWS Alignment done immediatly, so the X3 would... Trouble codes: 279C, 28B2, 2830 (DME Self Test Checksum), 27A1, 2796 (Throttle Valve Learn Values Incorrect), 274E.
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L air bags VIN: 3GCPKSE30B
Ok the problem appears to be that it needs programming, I do not have the capability to do that, so will send this to the dealer for their help. Thank you all for pointing me in the right direction, Have a Merry Christmas. David
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L noise VIN: 2C4GM68485
just wanted to thank everybody for the replies what I found was the aftermarket alarm was back feeding to the ignition switch I removed the alarm and car hasn't been back with the problem
2008 Infiniti FX45 4.5L VIAS valve VIN: JNKBS05F38
No TSB from INFINITI .Some fellow members of IATN said Nissan Altima And Sentra 2.5 liter motor did the same thing. Thank you very much.
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start
Thanks for all the replies, , the car is running, it was a poor Ground wire, cleaned all the ground wires
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Hydraulics VIN: YS3FD76Y77
Well, this car is fixed, left yesterday after several lengthy, successful road tests, and the culprit was the slave cylinder - or was it ?? After trying everything (and I mean everything) else, we pulled the gearbox and had a look inside the bellhousing. The ...
2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Interior VIN: 5TBDT44165
Found it and yelled hallelujah! Before I tested each circuit on the BCM connector I decided to pull all of the the connectors in the dome circuit again. As I did this, I realized that I missed one in the left front kick panel. This is one of the cam-out con...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M34
Gentlemen. Thank you for your HELP. Phillip and Victor special thank for your direction.The most interesting is the owner call to say the Check engine Light went out. Well I am not one that give up. I visit the car because I wanted to know how the two codes di... Trouble codes: P0341, 2181 (replacinCooling system intermittently).
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD 2.5L Mechanical VIN: YV1RH59H34
After checking for my over-dose of dye multiple times I began to realize this leak is not as fast as I thought and most of this mess has been accumulating for a while. 5 days and 4 uv light inspections at night, in the dark, never revealed my dye. As suggested...
2005 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L engine VIN: YV1MJ68275
I appreciate all the responses I got re: this Volvo. Unfortunately, I have been unable to get the customer back in for a check. If she does show up, I will look into the oil filter housing/trap as mentioned by several of you. Any results I find I will post acc...
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