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1994 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L cruise VIN: 1FMDA31X1R
diagnosed bad cruise module . can't find module??? help where is it located and what color/shape is the box thank you.
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2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FAFP71W1X
when you drive this car from take off to cruise speed the temp light will come on and the transmission will try to shift to first gear. the engine will misfire and cut off, and you have to cycle the key switch to off before it will start. this happens under a ...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Starting VIN: 1DTRYTHGF1
Greetings Jeep techs, I have a cherokee here that has starting problems. It started with the customer having to but the shifter down through the selector and back to make it start (auto trans). It sounded like a neutral switch to me, I replaced that- its a 3 p...
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1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GZHX5215R
This is my first time trying this so here goes..this car is a carlot car.It is hard to start cold.unless you go to clearflood mode then it starts..Once it runs it then runs rough..I have ramped everthing on this car..Fuel pressure is at spec waveform is great....
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Cuts out VIN: IG2WP5219V
the customer thought the problem be bad gas,which we founded not to be through our test we founded that the eng. will run for approx. 15 sec. long enough to burn the gas in the system. 1.we turn the key on the fuel pump primes as supposed to 2.we start the eng...
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1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Engine Noise VIN: JT4RN55D5C
hey guys this is acually one of my personal vehicles. this truck has an erratic ticking sound when at no load or on decel. it does not have the noise while idling. only if i bring it above idle and hold it there. im thinkin it the timing chain beating on the f...
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1992 Toyota Camry DLX 2.2L Stall VIN: 4T1SK11E5N
vehicle came in with no spark, after replacing condenser & ign coil it will start but no idle, runs rough and dies.i've checked every sensor on this vehicle + belt timing, compression, computor pin test,injector signal irratic, found igt (igniter) signal at co...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULH64B7Y
Correction: VAG code 18084 is P1676 not P1376 as I typed. We simply could not find anything wrong with this car. The car did malfuntion once: on the highway. The'FIX' is an explanation suggested by Dana [...]: The car went by a strong source of interference suc... Trouble codes: P1690 (18098 MIL light malfunction), P1376 (18084 Drive by wire MIL circuit electric malfunction), P0431 (16815 primary catalytic converter efficiency bank 2), P0421 (16805 primary catalytic converter efficiency bank 1).
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19WXY
i thank everyone for their time and input, most sugessted use oem parts, we did and all is well, the oem rotor has a blue chip or ? inbetween the tip and center. asking about its possible use in thermal, or heat sink type properties, or voltage reducing capabi...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Compressor VIN: 1GNEK13Z62
Thanks to all that replied, there were several bulletins I was able to find related to this problem, but information was leading to a very recent updated bulletin that Frank was able to provide. Thanks for all replies and special thanks to Frank who was able t...
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1992 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GH54R2N
It seems, based on the responses, that these vehicles are known for fuel rail leaks. Also, there is a recall for that issue on the '96-'99 models having to do with rusted out rails. This vehicle had no leaks before the deisel went into it and was beginning to ...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L 3-2 shift VIN: 2B4GP44R5W
Good evening Techs, I think we have fixed this one. The customer travels a lot in this van and was patient with anything I tried. I tried a quick learn with the red brick several times and after customer making three long trips we still had a problem. I then c...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B7HF13Z3X
Sorry to post the fix so late, but I wanted to be sure it was fixed. It turned out to be the crankshaft sensor, as best as I can describe it, as partially shorting out. It would not cause the engine to die, but as I described in the post, to have a random misf...
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1994 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GTCS19W3R
I am very sorry to report that I have not fixed this GMC. But I must close this post. The one good thing about this truck, is the owner works at a parts store, and he is a very understaning man. We tried a new ecm. Fuel pressure was low. ( 50 psi ) I installed...
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2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6574Y
thank for you e mail it cause me to recheck all the basics fuel pressure map , tps , cts, and so on after a few hours later while scanning , I unplugged o2 sensor 1 and the scanner said no reading on Sensor # 2 Bingo . The tech that installed cat-manifold asse... Trouble codes: P0133, P0420 (Catalyst System Below Threshold).
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1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L 2-3,3-4 shift error VIN: 5LMPU28L3X
Well the Navigator is repaired and down the road. The sol. pack came down once the 2 center bolts under the plastic shield, was removed off of the solenoid pack. A couple of light smacks on the plastic connector, downward is all that it took. The connector on ...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D82
Thanks to Steve from New York. Steve gave me the tsb. #. Customer took it to the dealer and I did not get to find out what they did.
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 3N1CB51A82
I checked everything i could again, including MAF, and mechanical,(timing marks lined up)I believe the exhaust was still plugged, possible in the secondary cat and or muffler. The customer deceided to drive car like it is. Thank you everyone.
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1993 Toyota Corolla 1.6L MIL Lamp on
I want to thank you guys for clearing things up. I have not worked on to many imports as you might have guessed. The car just needed the O2 sensor replaced. AllData did in fact show the brown wire as a ground. I found the same information on the web that had... Trouble codes: 21 (Oxygen Sensor Signal).
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B6W
what's up iatn members and thank you for your replies. car is fixed, a little bit of propane here and their, and a scope, their goes a heart beat from the post o2. instead of taking my time and my brother rushing me so the state doesn't suspended his plates.... Trouble codes: P1136 (manufacture code).
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2000 Volvo V70 2.4L smell VIN: YV1LW61J7Y
The car is not perfectbut is betterthan it was . I was told dealer did an oil pan. I replaced the fuel line under the engine.the short line to the fuel rail the fuel rail itself and the damper. The oder is not as bad .I had the 2 bosses drive the car around 1 ...
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