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1985 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Spark VIN: ZARBA5418F
Hi guys i have this alfa no spark from coil i put a new battery in due to low voltage it has power on both sides of coil but doesnt seem to have pulse thank u
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABB1313N
Hi Everyone, This vehicle will not communicate with my modis. I try on a 94 bmw 325I and it worked perfectly. I believe the equipment is ok. No communication. When cranking engine the check engine light will flash on and off. Customer was driving vehicle and c...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L No Start
Hello fellow techs, a quick thanks for any help given. A friends 1997 BMW 328I cam into the shop for air pump replacement. Car is all stock. He parked the car and when i went to move it did not start. Customer said it has never failed to started with him. Engi...
2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 4.8L Misfire VIN: 1GBHG31V56
miss fire all times, mostly on cylinders 1,6,7 some times 8... on idle or accel all times, checked compression, leak down, back pressure, spark, injecters pulse, noid lights test, all normal or good, smoked intake for leaks none found, fuel trim...LT #1 25% LT... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300, P0420
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L drivetrain VIN: 3FARP15J7R
i have been chasing this one for awhile. it came in with what appeared to be bad mount(s) vibration is so bad in drive the dash is vibrating. i have replaced all mounts twice which helped some. original equiptment is not available. it is worse with a/c on. i h...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ2224X
I have checked all wires to ecm from maf for continuity--all good--no shorts or opens. Ground and power are there, and good. My problem lies in the light green/black wire to MAF--only .043 volts, both at the ecm and MAF. with MAF plugged in, the vehicle will b... Trouble codes: P0102 (MAF A ckt. low), P0103 (MAF ckt. high), P0113 (IAT snsr ckt. high), P1141 (testing and results)
2011 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1BC1AP9B
I found and repaired the wiring for the control circuit of the PCM between IPDM and PCM, then had communication with PCM, SRS, and ABS only. Further testing took me to replace BCM, now had everything but TCM. After programming car would start and run but hard ... Trouble codes: P2100 (Throttle Motor Control Relay), P2101 (Electric Throttle Control Function)
2007 Pontiac G6 2.4L Engine VIN: 1G2ZG58B37
In Auburn Hills Michigan can anyone suggest a shop that has had success with p0300 code multiple misfire code on 07 pontiac g6 2.4l. small misfire at idle.
2008 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L engine overheating VIN: 4T1BE46K88
Temperature will reach about 200 and remain there for about 10 minutes and then start climbing rapidly checked for combustion leak none found.Heater is getting hot but coolant doesnt seem to be circulating thru radiator. Upper radiator hose is getting hot lowe...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Differential VIN: 1FTNW21L33
Thanks for all the replies. Originally I had tried to install the side/spider gears with the carrier still in the truck, which normally can be done. This morning I pulled the carrier from the case and I borrowed the Motorcraft tool from a buddy of mine. Whe...
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP25145
Somehow the car starting to communicate again and the back-up light is working again too. Drove the car for four day and can not make it act up again. None of the code came back and all the monitor ran. Please enlighten me. Thank everyone for advice
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPX14545
Well you guys were right! It ended up being a blocked condenser. We put a ford condenser in and recharged the system. Works perfect! THANKS GUYS!
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L brick VIN: 1FTXW43R88
I DID IT!!! Let me start by saying thank you for the help. What happened was in the middle of the reprogramming my VCM just stopped communicating with the laptop. I had trouble trying to get it to connect with my laptop so I borrowed another VCM and laptop f...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Ignition VIN: 2GTEK19R8W
Itīs fixed! As I had described earlier, this truck kept cutting out due to erratic ckp signal but no cause for signal disruption was found in sensor, wiring, or reluctor. Interestingly when I scoped the MAF signal I notice a strange signal- not the usual pulsi...
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L rear differential VIN: JHLRD1851V
thanks for everyones help I ordered the Honda fluid for my customer waiting for vehicle to come back so we can change fluid and retest for noise
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L overheats VIN: JHLR01869X
First of all, thanks to everyone who replied. I confirmed that it was a flow issue after all. I had drained the system again, while waiting for a genuine Honda thermostat, after seeing the sized difference in the opening, I figured it could be at least part ...
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Door VIN: 5FNRL38796
Thanks to everyone that took the time to reply... I did do a rehome of the doors and they seem to work correctly now! Thanks a lot!!!
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Stall VIN: KM8SB12BX3
well, now I feel like an idiot because I didn't take my own advise that I'm always telling people on iatn. USE OEM ELECTRICAL PARTS ONLY. THAT POS BECK ARNLEY CAM SENSOR WAS THE PROBLEM. Got a Hyundai sensor and car fixed. on scope it is still a 0 to 5 volt sq... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor problem).
1997 Jaguar XJR 4.0L slight buck at times VIN: SAJPX114XV
This seems to be fixed. My uncertainty is due to the fact that the customer drove the car to Florida shortly after I did the work and apparently is staying there for the winter. I've tried to contact him a few times to confirm the status of the car's performan...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Hesitation
Its been 1 week and no problems. most said on this vehicle, the napa o2 would work fine. The dealer said I would have to wait 4 to 5 days for the oem o2. Napa said that the NTk is the oem for my jeep and they have not had any comebacks with their o2s. One mech...
2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1J8FF28W08
sorry for delay I was out of town. customer do not spend any money . I can not fix free. thanks every one your time appreciated
2006 Lexus GS300 3.0L Srs VIN: JTHCH96S86
The clock-spring or "sprial-cable" fixed it. I just have a natural reluctance to throwing parts at cars without being to prove to myself they are bad. Thanks for the help gentlemen.
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