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1986 BMW 325 2.7L ac VIN: WBAAB5403G
Car came back this year ac not working. Tested system. low on r134a. evacuated and recharged system. low side 60-70psi high side about 100 psi. compressor weak. replaced drier, compressor, and xvalve. recharged system. low side 35-45 high side 250 psi. temp ab...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W6S
hi all i have a problem after it warms up you can not give it any gas or it will fall on its face and pop through the exhaust and possibly die if you dont let off the throttle i checked the temp.on the manifolds for each cyl. and apears to be running lean some...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Evaporator VIN: 2GCEK19K7S
I need to replace the evaporator. According to the manual I disassembled everything like it said to, took off bottom cover, removed heater core, and then it says to take off evaporator cover but am unable to get everything out from under the dash. I need to kn...
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1998 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GH1FP32G3
Hello fellow techs I need your input before spending a lot of money. I have a 98 Camaro Z28--350 fuel injected Came in with a long spin time at first start. I hooked up scan tool to get input and the car fired right up-- this happened two mornings in a row Rep... Trouble codes: P0131 (heated oxygen sensor bank 1 circuit low), P0151, P0137 (Oxygen sensor 2 bank 1 circuit low), P0157
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16R4W
vehicle will run fine intermittantly but when it runs bad i have misfires on cylinders 2 4 6 8 the left bank runs fine/ spark plugs are getting fuel fouled. i have found the wiring for the bank 2 sensor 1 pinched between the engine and transmission, i replaced... Trouble codes: P0300, P0171
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2000 Dodge Durango 5.2L power steering fluid VIN: 1B4HR28Y8Y
Thanks in advance for help. I have this Durango that keeps puking fluid out of the top of the power steering pump. There have been no recent repairs to this vehicle. If the vehicle idles all day long it will be ok but if you drive it even a short distance the ...
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1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria S 5.0L Surge VIN: 2FABP73FXK
This car surges and bucks during light throttle application or cruise at 65 to 80 kmh. I have no codes, but have found when I disconnect EGR, that problem goes away. EGR valve is OK, EGR position sensor OK, EVR valve OK. Can this be a problem with computer not...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: IFALP67LXT
Hi everyone, have a Contour that is kicking our butt. Vehicle has stumble, hesitation under moderate load. Not noticable when cold, at light throttle, or at fuel throttle. We suspected dirty MAF, inspected and tested - no problem noted. Tested TPS, MAF, and fu...
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14L8X
Hi everyone, I'm sure I've seen this problem here before but my memory fails me. Number five spark plug tube has coolant in it. Thermostat gasket seems to be seeping a bit but is there anything else that I should be looking for or any known problems with this ... Trouble codes: 305 (Cylinder 5 misfire)
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1989 GMC Safari 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDM15Z6L
Vehicle came in a couple of weeks ago with a no start problem, hit the fuel tank and it started so I sold a fuel pump job. The van ran with no problems for about two weeks and then returned with same problem. I stethescoped the fuel tank and the pump sounded l...
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1999 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4FY29P2X
code 171 ...when power braking after engine has warmed up seems like elec misfire ..ran great after replacing pickup for about one week
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2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L hydraulic system VIN: 1MEFM6530Y
when driving vehicle and approaching stop, the pedal will sink to the floor and when you let off and reapply the brakes the pedal will be firm and will brake normally. suspect master cylinder or abs unit but cannot confirm.
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1991 Nissan Axxess 2.4L read when not movung VIN: JN1HM16S9M
speedo will read in park with car moving it will peg at220 reading will change with engine rpm
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1995 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31DOX
Car was towed in no start. Install plugs, cap, rotor, wires. Fuel Pressure good. Replaced intake gasket. Now will run rough, but cannot accel. Will not stay running. While cranking with foot to floor engine will back fire threw air cleaner. Timing marks are li...
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Lighting VIN: 1N4DL01D5Y
hi,customer complaint while driving paking lights flash intremittly,has no aftermaket alarm,chk keyless remote o.k has any one come across this problem?
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1GNL12TXYC
hooked up scan tool saw random misfire in most cyinders. removed double platinum plugs and replaced with oe ac delco plugs. cured part of problem for short period. customer returned light on random misfire code. now a significant number of misfires were in dat...
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1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L brake lights
Hello all! this started out easy enough, coworker ask is I could replace his battery. Then he ask if I could replace his brake lights, as they had not worked before he let car set for about a year...now the rest of the story... The 3rd eye brake light works b...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NV12EBY
Hello everyone I seem to be alittle lost on this grand am and would really appreciate it if someone could help me see the forest for the trees.The car came in for MIL light on and code p0172 set. In freeze frame data it set at 53 mph with ltft at -16 and stft... Trouble codes: P0172
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52T41
I reassembled car and tried the BCM/ECM relearn procedure after reading some closed no start help requests on here (the 10 minute wait relearn). The car will start and die, but the security light is not operating as my Shop Key describes it will. When I try to... Trouble codes: P1632 (Theft System Fuel Disabled Signal Recieved)
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1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Air Bag Light VIN: 2T1AE04B4S
This Toyota was another part from my Friday from HELL. I replaced the manifold on Wednesday and cleared the engine mill light at 11 on Friday by pulling the ecm-B fuse. car came back after about an hour with the airbag light on. it won't clear with the Snap on...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3VWRC81H9S
original complaint was no power, check eng light on, and oil leak. found cam and crank seals leaking, timing belt off 1 tooth at cam. replaced seals & timing belt, problems were fixed. 3 weeks later came back with check eng lt on and no power. check and found ...
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1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L drive axle? VIN: JH4CC2656N
We did not fix this vehicle, as the possible cost of repairs was enough to scare the owner away. There is a splined shaft which connects the transmission (rear of motor) to the differential (under the motor). Evidentally, this shaft has a tendency to wipe out ...
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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L Timing belt VIN: JH4KA7663N
I only put this question out there because I in the past have run into engines labled as interference that survived a broken belt no problem.( I have also seen free wheeling engines bend valves, but thats another story all together.) Of the 12 replies I reciev...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNDT13WXS
I want to thank all the members that replied,special thanks to Jason,Rick,Drew,Dennis,Don,Dean.Since everybody thought that it didn't make a difference which side the heads were on I put one knock sensor on each head and ran my wire to the coolant sensor from ...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L not sure VIN: 1GCGC29U9Y
HI guys Got 20 replies,which i am grateful for.Mosy said to clean the rust build up from under the sensors .I tried that and it seemed better but not fixed.Had to send truckout for glass repair so i did not get back at it till the other day.It was suggested to...
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2004 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L Cuts out
After pulling my hair out I went back to basics. I figured that the air gap could effect the signal so I checked the runout on the cam sensor tone wheel and it was within spec. then I checked the crank sensor tone wheel it was out of spec so I replaced the fle...
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1993 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Oil Leak VIN: 2FACP74W2P
Thanks for all your help but the car has not come back as of yet. I thing she may decided to just keep an eye on the oil level. As I stated she is on a fixed income and did not have the money to pull the head or a major repair. Thanks again to all.
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2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, barely moves VIN: 1FMYU70E4Y
The fix for this exploder was to replace the L/S upstream o2 sensor. Ford used their great engineering to install a heat shield on the pipe around the o2 sensor. When the shield falls off the pipe it slides down o2 wiring till it finds the centre of wires and ...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L starter VIN: JHMCA5624J
Thank you to all that replied to this car is possesed. With the all=data diag. of the retractable headlights was able to figure out that some how and i don't know how but i think that the feed back signal for the lights on to the retractor control module via t...
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1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZJ5270X
Hello all-sorry for the time delay. The overwhelming majority of replies all told me to do a crank relearn procedure. sadly the genesis will not do a relearn on this saturn but it will on most other chevys. The customer was a car lot and they chose to leave th... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0302 (Cylinder misfire 2), P0303 (Cylinder misfire 3).
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on, hard start cold some VIN: 3VWSE29MOX
I recieved a lot of replies on this one and everyone was appreciated.Most said the ECT is a problem with these cars and a lot of you said to replace it with a green one. I purchased a green one but the connector was different. I went back to the dealer to see ... Trouble codes: P0116.
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5540T
This car still won't communicate through the data link connector . I systematically unplugged each module that communicated on the same wire and I still got no communication. As the main complaint was ABS, I cut the wire (white) at the module and used jumper w...
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