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1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L CD player
Vette comes in 4:30 on Friday with complaint that CD player and radio works fine with KOEO as soon as you start engine it plays with volume cutting in and out .This is the second radio to do the same thing Stereo place told him it is the alternator Seams simpl...
2008 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.4L Split Radiator VIN: 1FDAF56R68
The vehicle was unable to drive to reverify temp nor pressure upon arrival. The radiator supplier declined the radiator for warranty as of now. They supplied us with the tsb related to tank failures, however ford has aready updated these components(i physicall...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L engine VIN: 5FNRL18993
Replaced timing belt and all mounts last week. Now has a severe oil leak from the rear of engine. Too tight to tell if pan or rear main. All PCV looks good and not plugged. Only thing I am questioning is the front mount has a vacuum hose attached that I am not...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L engine VIN: JACDJ58X51
Customer has been religious changing oil since new. This Trooper didn't even use oil! Amazing, I know. But for all this effort, a loud noise erupted at 50mph one day. He drove it in under adequate power. The noise remains at idle and if it is rev'ed. It isn't ...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Reduced Performance VIN: SAJDA14C2Y
This car since day one has had the message in the cluster "Reduced Performance" and with only one fault code stored in the body control module. NO codes are stored in any other modules. Code stored is U1135-Ignition status not obtained. The car starts, runs an... Trouble codes: U1135
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8GK13T6S
Hey yall. i only have a few hairs left on my head which are about to fall out from this car. Customer had this 1995 Lexus es300 towed in stating starts up and stalls. was able to verify that it will start normally. then chug and die. sounds Exactly like a fuel...
2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L a.c.steering air bags VIN: 1LNHM82V96
driving the car and simultaneously the air bags collapsed,the power steering assist went down to about 70 or 80% and the a.c. started going crazy and only cooling intermittently.after scanning the vehicle the only codes were power steering pressure switch out ...
2004 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDT13S24
OK here we go, thank you all for your valuable time.. We replaced this 4.2l that had a rod knock with a jaspers unit, after test drive P0016. the tech replaced the phaser sol thinking it may have had shavings in it. no change.. When I try and run a manual test... Trouble codes: P0016 (Cam crank correlation)

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all of you iATN guys who took the time to help me out on this one. I want to give special thanks to Dan from Texas who hit the nail right on the head! I ordered a new distributor to compare it to the one that was on the engine and guess what? the dis... Trouble codes: P1345 (Camshaft/Crankshaft Correlation).
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF52E52
Good morning all Sorry for the late reply but I was waiting to see if vehicle was going to come back again.What I finally did was make up my own crankcase sensor harness and install it into vehicle still no start so I replaced new crankshaft sensor with anoth...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L low power VIN: 1B7KF23751
I am closing this and calling it fixed- it had the wrong cam gear installed - the 98.5 -2000 engine has on notch for the reluctor and the 01-02 engine has multiple notches. Trouble codes: P0341.
1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 2.8L Stall VIN: 1G3AJ81W2H
thanks again for all the input on this stone age vehicle, found 3 injectors dead (2.3 and 3.5 ohms). replaced all vehicle now runs fine!!!
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L battery VIN: YS3DF78K23
Quite a percentage of responses advised to replace the battery and to look strongly at the ISM (ignition switch module--gotta love acronyms) We replaced the battery as mentioned and kept an amp meter in line overnight. After disconnecting the battery tester/mo...
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