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1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G1YY3383L
The co and hc readings that were given are cold and just after the engine goes in to closed loop, at this time the engine starts to adjust like its should but sure seams to go too far ie too lean, it then starts to run very rough and leans out too far. It will...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L Courtesy light VIN: 2D4GP44L93
The headlight switch does not illuminate on this vehicle. This is a fleet customer who has had many Caravans before. He currently has a 2003 Chrysler Town & Country and this 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan. Both interiors are almost identical and have same features. ...
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1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L blend door acuator VIN: 1LNLM82F3L
Looking for any help to solve this problem. The town car came in with no A/c cooling coming from vents, replaced both sensors as well as blower motor controller but condition didnt change. called 4 seasons tech suuport and they said to check blend door actuato...
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1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Fuel Fill VIN: 1G3GR62C4W
Customer stated she lost her gas cap for 1 week. Now she has trouble filling tank. Fuel spits out when trying to fill at any speed other than a trickle. We removed filler neck to inspect. There is a flapper at the bottom but all looks a-ok. We are thinking abo...
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1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GHDT13W6W
This vehicle came in with a no start condition. The customer went to the store,came back out to go home and vehicle would crank but not start. Once at the shop I had no communication with the PCM. I also had no MIL. After much tracing I found that if I unplug ...
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1983 Other European Silver Spur 5.75L Accessories VIN: SAETRY4013
Greetings, I have a early spur in the shop with a wiper problem. Sometimes they function perfectly and other times not at all. The thing that is throwing me off is when they dont work and I turn the switch on the Washer Fluid Low light comes on. When they func...
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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L belt VIN: 13C5464K4S
Hello all, thank you for all the help iATN kicks ass! well the replies where all great and got me thinking harder. The fix was as simple as it gets , and I'll explain . The freakin belt was the cause of the whine! It was one of those GATOR BACK GOOD YEAR belts...
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1992 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1LT53T5N
Finally fixed the corsica. Borrowed a genisis to be able to see more and the gensis came up with a different code. Said it had a bad MAP, replaced it and it ran better but after 11 mins. of running the pesky code 35 AIS would come back. Changed TPS to .56 now ... Trouble codes: 35 (ais motor replaced and still sets).
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L brake light bulb VIN: 3C3EL45X7T
after taking a fellow tech advice and doing a voltage drop test,engine off brake off 12.34v. engine off brake on 10.68v. engine on brake off 12.63v. engine on brake on 12.34v. Establishing bulb is getting power, having strong grounds, and wiring harnesses with...
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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L ignition switch VIN: JHMCA5649K
This was a fun one.We found the problem by removeing the fuses one at a time until the car shut off.The problem circut was the sunroof(30 amp fuse under hood)We inspected the circut and found the sunroof relay bad.Hopefully this helps someone down the road. Th...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1872Y
I got a lot of information from people most suggesting things which I have already tried. I did have a bit of a break through as that the customer, a use car dealer, was driving van and was playing with the rev limiter when the van stopped running. We found th... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305, P0306, P03XX.
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L A/C system VIN: 1J4GZ58S7S
I received many good suggestions for this problem, one was to clean the evap housing out with a mixture of bleach & water (5 to 1 IIRC). I did that. Another was to 'soak' the new evap in soapy dishwater (Lemon Joy was suggested, - I used whatever I found under...
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1999 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L compressor VIN: T32F93C0XY
had some useful information about testing ac amplifier.Customer did not want to spend $250 for part so not sure if this was fix.
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