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1951 Chevrolet Truck 3.8L No Start VIN: 0000158511
Truck came in as a no-start, not getting fuel, it would run on carb spray. After fixing a few issues I had good fuel pressure to the carb but it still wouldn't run. I took the top of the carb off and found a fair amount of grit laying at the bottom of the ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L fuses VIN: 1GCHC29G21
hello, have the 2001 chevy Silverado 8.1 with po128 and po410 the problem I cant figure out is the alternator light is on no fuel gauge on empty, trans. temp not working,with scanner can sweep all gauges that are not working,no ac control no blower found d...
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L Abs VIN: 1GNDV23W28
Need so help with this one. While driving, the ABS will activate on its own and will literally stop the vehicle in the middle of the road. Code p0196 set. I found the tsb for the harness rubbing issue. Found harness rubbing everywhere that was noted ( a/c ...
2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WC5E39C
Need some advice on this one Thanks to all I can not get this car to acted up in the shop only driving at 50 or 60 Mph I have the scanner hooked up and watching the fuel pressure the pressure is fine and then all of a sudden the fuel pressure goes way abov... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Performance)
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY48B63
P0068 returns only at highway speeds above 70 mph with or without cruise control. After replacing both sensors and ecm the code returns at speed. Freese frame data show 15 inhg. and 2.6 map voltage when set. No vacuum leaks. no damage to wiring or connecto... Trouble codes: P0068 (map/tps corelation)
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L alternator control VIN: 1FTPW14V27
Customer replaced alternator several times, towed to us. PCM does not command alternator charge, stays at 0% in scan data. Battery warning light does not illuminate with bulb check or with command from scan tool. CAN data is working, battery volts and d...
2014 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.7L low power under load VIN: 1FD0W4GT1E
got a mind blower here: NO CODES EVER! SYMPTOM: loss of power, and subsequent slowing of vehicle to almost to the point of stalling. WHEN: For about a year but only under full throttle, climbing a long hill. no other symptoms, does NOT happen any o...
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L No Start VIN: 2HGFG11866
Have a crank no start condition with this vehicle, have no communication with PCM. tested power and ground to pcm and is present. the gauge control module has code B1168 set of lost communication with pcm. I have swapped pcm with another with no change. I ...
2009 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5L Unknown VIN: 5FNYF48559
This Pilot has a vibration that occurs at 38-41 MPH and is intermittent. The customer states that it happens at other speeds but I have not been able to feel it any other speed. It seems to occur when it is in ECO mode and when it has shifted into overdriv...
2010 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost 3.5L fuel smell at rail VIN: 2LMHJ5AT7A
We can smell fuel by injector rail (cannot see any thing wet) very hard to see, Rail is between cylinder heads. We lifted plenum crank engine saw no fuel leaking remove foam from under plenum put plenum back in place and started engine can smell fuel canno...
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MEFM55S82
Vehicle came in for "Whistling" complaint under hood / check engine light.. Scanned for codes found P0455 evap large leak Visual inspection, broken vac line @ purge valve, collapsed PCV tube, elbows on front and rear valve cover, also another vac lin...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRH33526
Vehicle complaint is gauges are erratic mil light illuminated as well as dsc EP in center instrument cluster scanned vehicle with the following faults in memory DME 0700 aisin tcu odd relevant fault 1611 serial communication connection gear box control uni... Trouble codes: 0700 (Aisin tcu obd relevant fault), 1611 (Serial communication connection gear box control unit), 1613 (Serial communication connection asc), C0F0B, 5E1E, 5E1E
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Instruments VIN: WP0CA2987X
I have a 1999 Boxster that is doing something I haven't heard of in 25 years of working on these. I'm hoping someone has seen this before. This is a long time customer car that I've been caring for. They recently came in for an instrument cluster that fr...
2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EB45EX2
The car was driving fine without issue. was driven longer than usual one day,2 hours one way, turned off car for about an hour. Tried starting back and it would crank and not turn over. After about an hour it started up and ran. Drove another hour and turn...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6852W
misfire most of the time, added propane into intake then into #3 cylinder by its self, switched plugs, ignition wire, coil, injector, pulled exhaust manifold to see valve guides, removed EGR, pinched off IAC vacuum since its close to #3 cylinder intake run... Trouble codes: P0301

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2007 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L No Start VIN: 1GCDS13E87
Testing turned out to be burned wires at a connection by the bcm, the bcm was bad, but the customer came and towed it off to trade in for a better truck. Thank you to all that helped. BCM was at fault. Testing from on-line tech services helped trace same ou...
2016 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L out side air temp VIN: 1GNSCCKC0G
Thank you all who responded customer needed vehicle so they took it called me monday to inform me that all is well driving it cured it Thank You Michael [...]
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No power VIN: 1FTWW33P14
Thankyou everyone who commented and gave advice on the problem I was having. I did fix the problem with some spot on advice from Duane Masonheimer from California. When assembling the engine, I cleaned everything before installing, including the injectors. ...
2011 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMCU9DG7B
Thank you for all the replies to this post. I believe the throttle body will be the proper repair for this issue but have not been able to schedule the repair due to my customer being busy.
2017 Infiniti QX60 3.5L tires diff VIN: 5N1DL0MM1H
thank you for all the helpful information and TSB's customer did state that he is out of warranty but I told him to check on the Drivetrain warranty and he did say that it maybe under warranty for that so he will try to deal with this to the dealer if warrant...
2010 Isuzu NPR 6.0L Cooling Systems
i have to close this request i check wiring from coolant (level )sensor to the module all good i remove the module and clean all the connector and tell customer pick up the box truck and go to dealer for further inspection if the warning light is on again so...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP1210W
2004 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2HX52K24
tested everything while here and all checks good. customer drove for 2 days then happened again. he is going to bring it back sometime. i need it to happen more often to diag. sorry
2005 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L Retractable roof VIN: 1GZH364115
Thanks to everyone that responded friend of my is a GM tech he used his scanner to reprogram the top seems to be ok now
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3VWCC21V91
First of all I'd like to thank you all for the help. Unfortunately I do not have a definitive answer for you regarding the increased dwell, the MSD ignition is still in the car taking care of business. The coil had been replaced with an OE unit in the past and...
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo 2.0L Oil VIN: 3VW7S7AT8D
We could not find the problem with this VW without an engine taredown and they we not going to put any more money into it. The owner came and towed it away. My advice to all would be if you run into a car that was just repaired by some other shop and its stil...
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