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1995 Buick Regal 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2G4WB12L3S
Hello, got a weird one here. I just put a oil pan gasket in this 95 Regal. Got all that done and found another oil leak which seems to be coming out of the oil filter adapter. I have had this adapter off four times and it still leaks. Finally I put a new adapt...
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L struts VIN: 1G6KD52B8R
I am installing passive struts on this vehicle. I am using GM parts. I would like to know the location of the IPC Module so I can install the relay to turn off the SRC Light. I have the GM TSB for this procedure, but I don't have the location of the module. Ho...
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1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B46P2438V
Dear Members, This Caravan has 334,000km on. It has new cap, wires, sparkplugs, ÖThe Van was at few other shop, but nobody fixed the problem yet. MIL indicated P0300, P0301. #1 cylinder was very weak, but compression was 125 psi. The engine was running for ove... Trouble codes: P0442, P0455 (evap system large leak), P0301 (1 misfire), P0300 (random misfire)
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2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L starter
Engine will turn over when in the start postion but won't start until the key is released.I checked alldata and iatn archives and can't find anything on this.Can you point me in the right direction? dave
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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Fuel Gauge, Temp Gauge and Tachometer VIN: 1FTCR10A5M
I'm a Jeep tech needing information on this Ranger. Son just purchased truck. Fuel Gauge, Temp Gauge and Tachometer are not working. Speedometer, Oil Pressure and Amp Gauge are working. Exchanged complete cluster with used unit, same gauges still not working. ...
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1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L ABS Module/HCU VIN: 1ZVCT22B6P
This car will falsely activate the ABS brakes only when sitting at a stop sign. It does not do this all the time, but seems to be worse on the first few stops. It will never do it any other time during braking while the car is moving.When the ABS light comes o...
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2001 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11AX1
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. On Infiniti G20 (a 2001, 54000 miles) exhibit a MIL ON with DTC p0105 (Absolute Pressure Sensor malfunction). Iím confused. I can't search (!) this "device" on about Vehicle ;-( I has found pressure sensor (... Trouble codes: P0105
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1994 Mazda MX-6 2.0L 4th gear VIN: 1YVGE31C6R
well it will shift fine in 1 2 3 gears when it hits 4th it will instantly feals like you are holding the brake and the gas at the same time
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Wheel Bearings VIN: 1NXBAO2E6T
Car has a low roar as soon as you take off.Sounds very much like a wheel bearing.Customer has noticed this noise. Jacked up all four wheels,spun them and could not isolate which wheel was culprit.All sounded quiet.Told customer to come back a little later for ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: VWSP69M92M
Car quit while idling will not restart.changed fuel filter (severely plugged).timing belt is turning,fuel is at injectors.will not start on ether or wd-40.customer pulled vehicle for 3 miles in second gear still would not start.ANY SUGGESTIONS?why do i get all...
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1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L speedometer VIN: 1GNDXO3E4W
I have to close without a fix. The problem has switched to an intermittent problem. It is working fine right now. The customer needs the van back. I had one reply involving a diode problem in the alternator. I informed the customer of this and instructed him t...
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2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L converter VIN: 1B7KF23WXY
IATN to the rescue again. A huge thanks to Dennis [...], and Trans Doc. All referred me to a chrysler bulletin #21-10-00. Other suggestions were to flash the pcm and check for bad plug wire or cap. Dennis was nice enough to fax me a copy of the bu...
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTJW36F8T
I received minimal suggestions reguarding this truck. The truck will be worked on again next week but I have run out of time and need to close this post. I will update after solving the problem. Thanks for the help.
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6539W
Sorry I can not close with a complete Fix. Here are the replt that I did recieve. hi tim, the last one of these that i had had jumped timing. The crank pulley had spun so extenal timing mark was incorrect. These soleniods and actuators also get gunked up. if...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: IFTYR11X8Y
Well this puppy is down the road...After removing all the plugs and finding no visual evidence of coolant in any of the cylnders and inspecting the tailpipe I could not find any trace of of the tell tale sign of the oily film usualy present when a head gasket ...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP5327Y
Thank-you for all your help. I have not had a complete fix,yet. This is my personal car. Thus, I have not had a lot of time to verify a fix. But, it has not cut off with me again. I had [...] send me some good information. Fist, be sure to check the ground... Trouble codes: P0191 (Cont. code Fuel pressure sensor out of range), P1635 (Cont KOEOKOER Axle/Tire ratio error).
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2002 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy
Well it looks like we are looking for something that we can't have. The box truck is getting all we are going to get, mileage wise. The super chip will do one of two things when downloaded-it either lets us run but seems to have a rev limiter built in and shut... Trouble codes: P0236 (p0603-), P0603 (p1211-), P1211.
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L compressor VIN: 2HGES15562
Thanks for the replies. The fix for this vehicle was an open thermal limiter, located on the top rear of the AC compressor. It prevented the PCM from seeing an AC on request. I don't know why it went bad but it is working fine now.
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2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L ecm VIN: JTHBN30F90
REGISTER THE IMMOBILIZER TO THE ENGINE ECU WITH THE KEY ON BUT ENGINE NOT RUNNING SHORT TERMINALS Tc & CG IN THE DLC CONNECTOR. LEAVE IT LIKE THIS FOR 30 MIN.
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1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM82W3T
this veh is fixed, took advise of the response's i received on mass air flow sensor... I checked this out a little futher,,mass air flow pretty sensitive,,,. removed it, clean it, secured air box, cleared code, roadtested veh, on overnight carry it over a coup... Trouble codes: P0174 (fuel system lean bank 2..).
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2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Speedometer VIN: 1YVGF22C21
Thank You to each and every man who took the time to offer help. One man from Mazda Technical Services made the comment that he did not quite grasp why it was that the local Ford Dealer would send to me a Mazda ) which has a Ford Automatic Transmission and c...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L transferclutch VIN: 4S3BK4254X
hello fellow tech's thanks to everyone on the info provided. after reading the post's further inspection and driving the car around in circles till i got dizzy.i confirmed the viscous coupler to be the cause of the bucking.an estimate was presented to the clie...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWNA63B8X
Hello VW techs we replaced the ignition control module, which is located on the top of the air filter housing, so far we have not heard from the customer, therefore we will say that this car has been fixed. But among the items that we were advised to check wer... Trouble codes: P00, 300 (misfiring recognized), P00, 301 (cylinder 1 misfiring), P00, 302 (cylinder 2 misfiring).
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