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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L front suspension VIN: 1G1NE52MXW
Hello GM Techs, I have this Malibu that we don't seem to be able to locate the source of front suspension noise. It is knock / clunk noise that seems to be more continuous at slower speeds over bumps. It is still present at times on smoother roads. The noise s...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L information center/gauges VIN: 1GCEC14WSY
I have this pickup in the shop which flashes through the information center showing everything a problem ; battery ect. Also the fuel and temp gauge work for a few seconds then go to zero and back to normal and the abs and airbag lights are on. Also have no co...
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1989 Dodge Ram 50 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Surge, black smoke from exh VIN: JB7FM24E2K
Need help from some seasoned Dodge techs. 1989 D50 155.9 CUI eng according to hood decal. Vehicle pours black smoke out exhaust at aprox 30 mph at slight throttle tip in after warm up. Wot will not accelerate and smokes. Replaced cap,rotor,wires,plugs,air filt...
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1991 Ford Aerostar 3.0L kills battery overnight
draw consistant removed negative terminal ran volt meter 12.48 draw...then removed all fuses ...same result. all lights and acsessories seem to be in working order. thinking is the altenator?? thank in advance Colin
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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1HGEG8548P
Hi All, Thanks for any help in advance! I have this 89 Honda prelude the AC doesn’t work at idle it blow hot air, even the compressor is engage, of idle it work perfectly fine, we recharge the system but it doesn’t help. Please help
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1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL54D5M
hey guys this one has got me beating my head on the steering wheel. car came in for rough idle, and check eng light. car ran great cold but as soon as it goes into closed loop it started running very rich and black smoke , a lot of it. so i checked with snap o... Trouble codes: 26 (quad module failure)
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L damper motors VIN: YV1LS5108X
HI FELLOW IATN TECHS, ESP THOSE VOLVO TECHS OUT THERE! SORRY TO POST THIS MESSAGE ESPCIALLY ON THE 4tHH OF JULY. THIS CAR HAS BEEN GIVING ME THE HEADACHES FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW. ALL DAMPER MOTORS OF THE ELECTRONIC CLIMATE CONTROL ARE NOT RESPONDING! INIAT...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WGG8DD34FG
thanks for the replies. seem like the problem starts with the pvc plate and depending on how long the customer drive like that the air mass will go out and then the catalitic converters will clog up. mine was the air mass meter fixed it right up
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1992 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4EZ13L1N
Sorry this tooj so long to post ,we were waitng for the car to be picked up and make sure it didnt return. I got several replies referring to the ac clutch diode. the staaling problem on this car was when the ac was turned off ,it would do this even when the...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 1GCEC14W9X
I guess I should have checked compression on this motor but being it was new I did not after installing new plugs vechicle cranked up and made several rattling noises called gm and they said not to touch anything and have it towed to them asap the motor we ins... Trouble codes: 300 (Random Misfire).
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1994 Dodge Spirit 2.5L dome lamps VIN: 1B3BA46K0N
The customer was unwilling to spend the money for us to trace the harness for short circuit.After unplugging everything in the circuit that we could including the radio, still had a draw.The customer opted for a switch to shut off the circuit when not in use.....
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1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Ignition Coil VIN: 1F1DF15Y0S
Well, I unplug the Spout Connector and still no spark. Check coil with test light; didn't flash. With most of the replies pointing to the Hall Effect Sensor (No PIP Signal) I went ahead and replaced the Distributor. Truck runs fine now. For as why the scan too...
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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCD5532S
1 more headache down the road. Almost all the replies said to check the connections between the sensor and the ECU, especially grounds. While checking grounds 'just one more time', I spotted a frayed wire just barely visible below the clutch master cylinder. A... Trouble codes: 7 (Throttle Position Sensor).
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1994 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4F4CR12U5R
Thanks for the replies! Thanks especially Rick. I checked the voltage w/engine running and it was ok.I also found when the IAC was unhooked, surging would stop as well. I tried a new IAC and had success. I guess I know what I'll replace on my car now..Thanks a... Trouble codes: 412 (idle air control circuit short or open).
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1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16S7T
This vehicle still is not repaired and customer still returns with it regularly suspect sooner or later I will come across something Trouble codes: P0440, P0443, P0446.
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D42
thank's for all help the problem was the ecm & it was 8/80 warranty . replaced ecm test drive & kept the car for 2 days every thing was ok.thank's again for all replies. Trouble codes: P0051.
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2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L tcc, sl solenoide VIN: 5TBRT34131
Aloha every everybody, I instoal a new computer, went through the relearning prosses and the truck runs great. Seeyou at the sept convention. Ariel
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWRA81H7V
The fix for this vehicle was a new MAF sensor. I also did a tune up on the car and it runs great. Thanks for all the help.
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