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2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L fuel VIN: 1GNDX03E93
Thanks in advanced for any input i get on this vehicle. The problem with this van is if i let it sit for a couple of hours will not start unless i spray some carb cleaner then it will start as many times as i want as long as it dont sit for hours. i have tried...
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 North Face 5.3L transfer case VIN: 3GNEK13T93
Ok guys, I could really use some help on this one. Truck came in for growling noise while driving. Discovered truck was stuck in 4H and had the infamous hole in the t-case. Encoder motor had corroded between the case and motor enough to push it out and crack t...
2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L generic data loss VIN: 2G1WH52K04
When performing a Pennsylvania emission test the generic monitor data drops out then comes back on. This causes an error for test. Emission machine works fine on other cars. I have the same issue with a Tech 2 scanner. It does not occur on the O.E. data side. ...
2005 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L alternator VIN: 1GBEL19X15
Initially the vehicle had a noise from the alternator bearing but was charging ok. This is the third alternator i have put in. First two from autozone. First one charged most of the time but not all. Second didn't charge at all then i went to a napa power alte...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KU28C74
This Dodge will start and stall within 1 minute. It has the listed codes. When monitoring FRP on my Solus, the pressure will be 6500 at startup and steadily decrease until stalling a 2200psi. After waiting a few minutes it will start again and do the same thin... Trouble codes: P0606, P0148
2008 Dodge Nitro SXT 3.7L headlights, power door locks VIN: 1D8GT28K08
Customer complaint- headlights will come on and door locks will actuate while driving or vehicle unattended. Headlights will turn-on by themselves in the middle of the night. Customer must disconnect battery to turn them off. Checked all power and grounds. No ...
2008 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L wss VIN: 1B3HB48B38
When driving the right rear speed shows a constant speed in kmph but almost every few kilometers the wheel speed pid for rpm drops to zero and stays for a minute or two then will start reading again. The abs has c102b rr wheel speed sensor circuit the pcm has ...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FBJS31H5T
Customer came in with brake pedal low/spongy feeling concern. Another shop replaced brake booster, master cylinder, front calipers. We checked rear shoes and wheel cylinders; no problems found - adjusted rear brake properly and bled entire brake system startin...
2001 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L heater VIN: 2FMDA58441
Hi everyone and thanks in advance. This van came in on our wrecker after owner said it overheated (got to close to the red line for owners comfort). So I ran it in drained the fluid and I removed the thermostat put it back together and flushed the cooling syst...
2009 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L EVAP System VIN: 1FMEU63E49
Smoked for EVAP leak and found leak at capless flap in fill neck. After replacing leaking fill neck we erased DTC P0442 and it comes back immediately. We smoked again and found no leaks. Running IDS system tests we had random passing, failing to hold vacuum, a...
2007 GMC Canyon SLT 3.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GTDT13E17
This truck came in for an inspection had a code p0442 did a purge seal test and it seem to have a small leak. I also replaced the battery and use a jumper pac hooked up to the adl connector to keep alive the memory . Truck starts up everything works but as soo...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L No Start, Long crank time VIN: SAJWA71C14
Have this Jag here that has long crank time almost always. Hot cold after 20 seconds running or 3 hours. Cranks 15 seconds to 2 minutes, several attempts but always starts and then runs flawlessly. Fuel pressure is always there. Replaced crank sensor with know...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L heat cold VIN: 1J4GK48K22
Customer brought in for low heat out of vents,defrost,floor.Checked over complete cooling system found coolant alittle dirty and engine only getting to approx 170 degrees.heat temp coming out of vents was 85 degress.performed coolant flush and replaced thermos...
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L wont shut off VIN: 1J4GL58K53
vehicle will not shut off when engine has been running for at least 2-3 minutes if run time is less than that engine will shut off with key fine if I pull fuse 13 interior fuse block engine will quit and turn the key off afterwards all the lights in instrument...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Lack of Heat VIN: 1J8HR58275
this is a new to me vehicle customer has owned since 2007, since 2013 has had lack of heat at idle, other shop replaced heater core with after market, didn't change waited a year and had someone else put in a OE thermostat, no change so I get it, bleed cooling...
2008 Kia Rondo LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFG52688
Hi folks, I have another problem child in my bay. This Kia has been to two other shops to try to get the misfire corrected. As of right now #2 and #4 injectors are not firing. I checked them with a noid light. A little history on the car: Shop 1, a well know... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306, P0018
1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L serpentine belt VIN: JT8UZ30C6S
Hi everyone again. This thing is one of my own personal summertime vehicles. I always wanted one when I was younger and finally found one that was the right color and the right engine that I could afford. The problem, as deceptively simple and embarrassing as ...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN8AR05Y8W
Vehicle was being driven on interstate, lost power suddenly and died, wont start again, smoke coming from underhood. Upon examination at the time, found both cat converters cherry red, thought it was clogged exhaust system, complete exhaust was removed by neig...
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Ext crank VIN: 3N1AB51D62
Has intermittent extended crank and code po335 sets when this happens, RPM on scanner reads normal when running, factory tach also inop. Called dealer and no open recalls on vehicle except for passenger airbag. Manual says crank sensor on trans bellhousing but... Trouble codes: P0335
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NW12E8X
we had this one towed in for blown head gaskets that we had diagnosed a few months ago. since we thought we knew the problem we pushed it in and changed them, car started right up i checked all the fluids and drove it around the block, pulled it back in to dou...
2005 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L abs,transfer case VIN: JTENT05J95
First thanks to all in advance. Replaced rack & pinion. Did the steering angle relearn. Test drove and traction control light & traction control indicator began flashing & traction control enabled. These lights were not coming on prior to rack installation. Ve...
2014 Toyota RAV4 2.4L No Start
Hi every one, i have a 2014 toyota rav 4 that has steering on right and it uses the 3ZR vvti engine. vehicle came in on tow truck with the complaint that it was driving okay then shut down and would not restart. we verified this and did a scan test and retreiv... Trouble codes: P0137 (Oxy snsr crt. Low volt), P1603 (Eng stall hist.), P1604 (Stability malf.), P1605 (Rough idle), P0010 (Camshaft position actuator crt.)
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWFL81H6T
This has been a real tough one for me, this is our shop service car and isnt going away till its fixed. The injectors cut out randomly on this car when its very hot under hood temperatures. Typically after running for an hour in summer weather, wont happen in ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 3.0L Cooling Fans VIN: WAUVT68E52
I am closing this because when I originaly posted this there was an exact issue and I cannot find it so I am closing this not fixed and will reopen as I need this info
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WVABC93547
Cleaned vanos solenoids. And replaced a failed coil. Also changed engine oil that looked like muddy water. Dealer that car was purchased from claimed in writing that vehicle had been fully serviced. Thank you for the input.
1971 Chevrolet C20 Pickup 5.7L Drive
Transmission case wiped out.Drive clutch pack burnt.Drive clutch roller bearing rolled.But the truck still drove fine when pulled.Replaced with a different trans.
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L hose routing VIN: 2G1FP22P1T
Thank you for all of the responses. Line does not connect to anything. Cleaned the top of canister and saw the word AIR under the port. Finally found a Camaro forum online with pictures to verify this. Hose/plastic pipe just ends right above fuel pump. Definit...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L abs VIN: 1GCEK19M8W
first of all THANKYOU for all the replies. after 2 master cylinders 3 control modules a booster and 2 gallons of brake fluid we still couldn't get a pedal, it even had 2 g.m. 'master techs' look at this truck for us with no avail. what we ended up doing was we...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCJK39274
Thank you for the replies. we verified no rattle from clutch area due to failing dual-mass flywheel, monitored crank sensor signal (was clean but replaced as a simple test), verified no movement in crankshaft or tone-ring, verified no smoking from exhaust and ...
2009 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.6L Charging VIN: 1GBJG31629
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.2L axle VIN: 1B7HF16Y61
Thanks again to everyone who gave me a hand. Sometimes you get frustrated with everything going on and just need some objective viewpoints. Ultimately the customer was told that he just plain cant shift on the fly while doing 20 or 30 miles an hour. When he wa...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L forward gears VIN: 1FTDF15N5M
found out what was bad in it and had it replaced but the son of a gun popped again.got one out of another truck five times cheaper than goin thru it again on the road again.thanks to all on this one.had a lot of fun in and out twice but learned from it thru yo...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 1FAFP55S42
First let me thank everybody for there help. The PCV valve was the culprit. For those suggesting the IAC what I ment by it testing fine was every position I commanded it to it went to all the way from 0%-100% so I knew it was ok. Blocked off the pcv and my ... Trouble codes: 1506 (iac overspeed error).
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Evap leak VIN: KNADC12504
Thanks for all you help on this one. The customer took this car about a week ago. We installed a Purge valve, vent valve and smoke tested the system. System deadheaded. Tank pressure good. Customer will not return calls, therefore I'm not sure its fixed. Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap very small leak).
2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L High Line Pressure VIN: JM3LW28A94
We tried to manually retrieve codes. No luck. I do not even know if there are any codes in this TCM. OD light will still come on and flash upon start up. We did a resistance test on all solenoids in transmission and all tested OK. Check neutral safety switch a...
2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L No Start VIN: 1P3ES46C0Y
cam gear pin was sheared off. remove broken pin and install new, reassemble. car runs. wife is happy. Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor not seen by pcm).
2007 Saab 9-7x 4.2i 4.2L low beam lights VIN: 5S3ET13S17
Thank to all who posted and to IATN for their help. The fix was the #46 relay labeled hdm this is a solid state relay .I was focused on he low beam relay. Tunnel vision yesterday. Read replies clear my head reprinted diagram and fixed lights. Over looked hdm ...
2011 Subaru Forester X 2.5L No Start
Greeting's fellow TECH'S.. Finally I decided to send vehicle to DEALER in order to have the PCM REPROGAMMED relating to the TSB for extended cranking and that corrected the problem. Thanks for all the responses and advise.
2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 2.7L No Start VIN: JS3TD94716
We cancelled the rebuilt PCM from BBA and located a used PCM that had exactly the same part number printed on the white paper tag. We then entered the vehicle VIN with our Maxidas scan tool. Our Snap-On Ultra did not have that option. We also replaced the evap...
2009 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Eps Steering VIN: 2T1KU40E29
didn't mention the car came from a body shop collison. the problem was somewhere in the module or motor itself. body shop replaced the complete unit and caliberated it and works great.they bought used unit. It was $90 and new one from toyota was $1,100.00 grea...
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