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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW52K6S
This vehicle used to have an intermittent starting problem. Sometimes you would not hear the fuel injection pump up, but it would still start. After letting the vehicle sit for 3 months, it will not start at all. Both Cam and Crank Sensors were changed. You ca...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Windshield Wiper VIN: 1G6DM57704
This car is a loaner for a local body shop I do work for. In the morning when he first starts it, the wipers will come on for a while - maybe 3 swipes, maybe 10 or more, then they shut off and are okay. They haven't failed to work when turned on. I have tapped...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Starting VIN: 2G1WF55K32
Hi guys I have this 2002 impala came to me no start no crank scann the car with tech 2 no communication with body control check power and ground it's all good .so I replace the body control new . I use the tech 2 to program the body control .i do the 30 mins r...
2008 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GCFG15438
Van got towed in for no crank no start condition. Get error message service deterent system on instrument cluster. Not sure if key or theft deterent module. In learned key data it shows in valid key no and transponder key not present but sometime it show prese... Trouble codes: B3055, B3935
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FDWE35P36
HELP!!! This ambulance is throwing me for a loop. Towed in with no start, engine siezed. Remove and go through engine- bearings toasted. Overhaul engine- replacing lpop (gerotor), hpop (material in ipr), bearings (rod & main), crankshaft (known good used- magn...
1985 GMC Caballero Amarillo 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 3GTCW80HXF
we went through the whole powertrain of the vehical to get it on the road, Replaced the ECM cause the old one wasn't working, Customer took it and with in a short time it dieing at idle, What were running across is a code 51, PROM. my parts supplier cant get o... Trouble codes: 51 (prom)
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C1T
Mazda 626 starts up alright. After 2 minutes, the idle starts getting irregular and then tries to stall. Feathering with the throttle keeps the engine runnning. I replaced the fuel filter and checked fuel quality. It was clear and no water detected after 4 att... Trouble codes: P0120
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Surge, Cuts out
light acceleration it buck kicks go to tcm and check codes has u1000 other code didn't concern because i go to live data and it kick me out and i go back to codes in the tcm it says no communication if i go through eng data tcm pids it lets see some data and i... Trouble codes: U1000
2007 Volvo XC70 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4SZ59297
Hi and help this Volvo is stumping me.swapped engines due to bent valves after timing belt issue. Used the same engine will start and run normally then next time will crank won't fire then kicks back against starter pulled #1coil and no spark at th... Trouble codes: 5000 (rpm signal missing)

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1996 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L No power VIN: 1FTCR14A8T
Thanks guys for your help. I drove another truck with same engine, and the difference in power was not that much. Things that I found wrong while testing was the intake & plenum gasket bolts were not evenly tight, found a loose ground strap from intake to fire...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KM8SC83D61
I thank everyone that sent me info. I didn't get the car running because I could not figure it out. It previously had a " Low Jack " device on it being a financed car . The car supposedly would not start after being run into a ditch. The ground circuit on t...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GX48S93
thanks for all the input, Roberts said to replace the pcm and skim together and use 3513 which sounded like the most logical thing to do, however I replaced the pcm with a reman and had them disable the skim. installed and truck started right up,the only issue...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Stall VIN: 1LNHM86SX4
Thanks to all that replied. We went back through all our data to make sure we were not missing anything and discovered that we never unplugged the MAF sensor. Once we did the car ran good. We retraced all wires in pigtail and those tested good. We removed the ... Trouble codes: P2195 (heated 02 sensor B1S1), P2197 (heated 02 sensor B2S1).
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L No Start VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZE
Sorry guys, my account got hacked. I have suspicion of who it is (former co-worker) and have changed my password. There is not enough info in the post to help this guy. I agree with most of you that you the next place to look is the injectors. HAPPY WRENCH...
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