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1996 Acura TL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA2658T
Code p1491 egr lift problem, NOT FLOW. the egr valve is good, holds vacuum, voltage rises when i pull up on egr valve indicating lift sensor is reporting ok. Ports were clogged, i went ahead and cleaned them while I was there. I monitored egr control solenoid ... Trouble codes: P1491
1996 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L RPM flare in "D" VIN: WAUJC84A4T
This vehicle was shifting properly and suddenly developed RPM flare in "D", sometimes with harsh, late engagement and sometimes with no engagement at all. Now the vehicle will not move at all except in "R" and "1". The trans is not in "limp in" mode. Fluid le...
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Rear Diff VIN: 2CNDL73F35
Had a customer bring in this with a noise and vibration concern, we found the rear drive shaft center bearing was separated from the rubber, so sent the drive shaft out and had the bearing and u-joint replaced. After reinstalling has same noise but vibration s...
1999 Dodge Viper R/T-10 8.0L 6 gear syc VIN: 1B3ER65E1X
-Dodge Viper- personal car. Nice car, no stories. 6th gear became impossible to shift into, classic bad synchro symptom. I've replaced synchros before, but this is a low mile viper. 21K, No other gear problems, It's not like I bang 6th gear... There are no oth...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1D7HU18D25
I have a Dodge that some one installed Autolite plugs in at 100 000 km, it blew out the porcelain and took out the coil. My question is, has any one else seen this out of Autolite Spark plugs on these. I have been using NGK plugs, not a Big Champion Spark plug...
2008 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L not turning clutch on VIN: 3FAHP07138
Hello all, I need a little help. I got this car from a sales lot who got from auction. A/C not working and traction off light is on in dash. I check for codes and found P0645 in Pcm. A/C compressor clutch was not turning on, found someone had probed where the ...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No start VIN: 2HGEJ8646W
Have a honda here with a crank no start. I have no spark. I've checked the igniter and have power on black and yellow wire with key on. Also checked power on negative wire on coil and have power on the white and blue wire. Next I checked yellow and green icm i...
1992 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L No Start
Here it is guys. Won't see a post from me hardly ever,but this is bending my brain. This Jeep is at the shop where I worked for 25 years. Still help em out some when I can,bunch of good guys.Sure wish there was such a thing as a NEW engine controller for this ...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Charging VIN: WV2MB47082
HEY GUYS, got a weird one here. car came in on a hook. found alt. not charging. charged battery installed alt. alt only charges off idle, and worse when a/c is on. at idle i get 11.2,less than the static charge of the battery which is 12.3 installed another al...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Code 001f VIN: YV1LZ56DXY
Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated. I have a 2000 volvo v70xc awd.i replaced abs module,brake switch,vehicle speed sensor,cannot get the trans arrow and cel to go away,odometer and speedometer work! thanks chris

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1987 Buick Regal GNX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4GJ1176H
Found a chafed wire about 6" off of the ecu connector. It had been pulled out and when reinstalled, it was routed incorectly and was twisted around a sharp corner of the dash skeleton. Backprobing it didn't make it too apparent until i went to physically remov... Trouble codes: 24 (No VSS Signal).
2010 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B3AA4CTXA
We installed a new PCM and so far, so good. Thanks to all that responded. The biggest problem was that the symptom was totally random. The few times that we saw it we had scan communication and fuel pressure but it was gone before we could check anything else.... Trouble codes: P0300, P0462.
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Engine VIN: 1FTDF15N6J
I'm going to close this post for now and reopen it. I screwed up and was not descriptive enough with the symptoms. The engine turns over to slowly to start when hot. I've pretty much eliminated problems in the ignition and starting systems. I've replace it...
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GT02ZCG8D
In Summary: Not one person addressed the focus of the help request. Everyone was too busy discussing random thoughts about, mileage, warranty, adapts together and other nonsense that had nothing to do with the point of the help request. The point: what caused...
2008 Jeep Wrangler X 3.8L No Start VIN: 1J4FZ24198
Thanks for all replies. We located the problem by grapping the wire harness on the right rear corner of engine near transmission. Tugged on it and got vehicle to start. Put vehicle on lift and located a loose ground wire behind a heat shield for the exhaust on... Trouble codes: P0403, P0706.
2005 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3FH79Y65
I am going to call this a fix because I am confident that it will all come together once I repair/replace the MIU (instrument cluster). Today I went in on a saturday just to be alone with the car and walk through everything on the tech 2. Here is what I foun...
2007 Volvo XC70 2.5L Hesitation, Sputtering VIN: YV4SZ59257
Alright everyone the secondary fuel pump ended up being bad. I was able to watch fuel pressure and pull the fuel pump out of the tank a little and watch the flow of the secondary pump stop flowing. I was also watching voltage to pump too while pump stopped and... Trouble codes: 2900 (Fuel pressure), 290D, 212C, 2800 (Fuel pressure sensor), 3100 (Misfire at least one cylinder).
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