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1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Starting VIN: 2GCEK19K7S
The pickup will not start, makes one click sound. I replaced the starter, the battery is charged good. Could I possibly have left something unpluged by the steering column to prevent it from starting or is there something I may have accidentally pulled loose. ...
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Daytime Running Lights VIN: 2G1WX15K61
Personal car here. Trying to disable the DRL. Have talked to dealership, they didn't know if they could disable it with the tech 2. Was wondering if anyone had any insight on how to disable them. It was built in Canada, and DRL are required there. Have tried p...
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1997 Dodge Stratus 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46X8V
Car runs for 20- 45 minutes then shuts off. After cool down period, of 10-20 minutes it will restart and do this cycle all over again. Any ideals , was told possible fuel pump problem. Thanks Trouble codes: 1391 (ign sys or misfire)
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1995 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR11X4S
Vehicle came in with mil light on and p1405 code stored. Inspection revieled that egr sensor was plugged and hoses were brittle and cracked. Replaced sensor and hoses. Cleared code and test drove under same conditions as code was set. Released to customer. Two... Trouble codes: P1405
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1991 Geo Prizm 1.6L internal VIN: 1Y1SK4569M
This car came in with the the front wheels locking up and bearing noise coming fom inside the transmission. Replaced it with a used tranny from a junk yard. new filter and trans fluid. Three days later, it gets towed in with fluid pouring out the front of it a...
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8GK13T0S
this lexus es 300 has been a big headache for me. i hope some one out there can help me. car will not start cold. engine floods badly. plugs are soaking wet with fuel. i replaced plugs, air filter, pcv, cleaned t-body & isc valve, cleaned fuel injectors & pref...
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1989 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L transmission VIN: 1LNBM81F2J
car blew a hose on a trip to north carolina. hose fixed and trans. shifted funny. customer had it checked and was told was fine. drove all the way back in 2nd to new york. test drive and the car won't shift beyond 2nd. i can feel it wants to go and i can here ...
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1993 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L Lean VIN: 4MZDV11W4P
This is a strange problem that is very intermitant and I'm hoping someone has seen this before, this van will start to backfire with no power at around 2000 rpm, it seems like a lean backfire, the fuel pressure and volume remain good and the injector pulse wid...
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1999 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L Hesitation, LACK OF POWER VIN: 2P4FP25B5X
hello everyone. this is my first request. the customers complaint is the vehicle hesitates upon acceleration off of idle. he also states that it lacks power up a hill. i test drove the vehicle and definitely noticed the hesitation. i scoped the ignition system...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L MIL Lamp on, NO COMMUNICATION VIN: 1G4GD22KXS
Good Morning all, The rivera is back to normal. The problem was the PCM. I checked all powers and grounds. I checked all the current applied circuits and found nothing out of the ordinary. After the install I had comm. and all is fine. No c1038 chart was locat... Trouble codes: B1038 (no uart comm.).
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1991 Chevrolet Beretta 2.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LV13G4M
Thanks to all that replied, the fix was to replace the est to ecm wire, it was shorted to voltage, .2 volts, ses lite still on ,then ran flow again and found that the by pass wire was shorted to ground, about a million ohms, almost open but not quite, replaced... Trouble codes: 42 (est not switching high or low).
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1991 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L unknown VIN: 1G1BL83E9M
Dear IATN Members Had a tremendous amount of responses, all good suggestions. I personally felt the next step should be to locate a shop that had an on the car balancer. Bob [...] provided this info via the Hunter web site. The link on the site did not wor...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Evaporator VIN: 2GCEK19K7S
I appreciate all the responses, it was great help. I should have ask a day sooner so I could have spent 1 day instead of 2 working on it. The replies were to drop the steering column and take the dash loose to replace the evaporator. Thanks for helping me out.
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1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7HC16Y2R
Well, I finally had enough time to do some final checks on the cam sensor. Sensor checked out all right. Just for fun we replaced anyway, truck started right up. Have been waiting for the customer to use truck to be sure the repair held up. Thanks to all who r...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L front brakes VIN: 1B7HF13ZXV
first thank you too all who tried to help! After all the wasted time and parts, we essentially replaced the entire brake system, not to mention we tried three brands of front brake pads and two rebuilt brake boosters THE FIX was that the horizontal bars betwee...
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1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 5.8L Cuts out, only for a second VIN: 1FBJS31H4L
Thank you for the replies I received. There is no data stream for Ford vans until 1991, I was told. A number of things were suggested, such as the Hall-effect switch, ignition relay, main ground by the battery, and ignition switch. I went through the whole sys...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lack of power VIN: 1FTSX30F8X
I loosened & repositioned all intake & exhaust tubes & clamps & tightened them all, roadtested and all is well, no more whistling sound or power loss, Thanks to all who offered they're help & wisdom.
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1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L compressor wiring
re: lincoln town car air con wiring thanks to all who replied however the car is not back in workshops till early september so i will post rectification then once again thanks
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1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C2T
i'm closing this without a fix customer has not brought the vehicle back i had 3 replies and thank you very much for your time I haven't been able to verify I'm not sure what the fix would be my replies code p1195 were for a problem with the egr boost sensor s... Trouble codes: P1195.
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1999 Nissan LDV 2000CC pressure plate VIN: ADNG010000
Thanks to all those who responded the fix was to change the gear oil we went for a 70/90 gear oil and that did the trick, the oil that came out of the transmission when we drained it was very dirty,
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G2JB12T6V
i got 3 thoughtful replies on this one. Mike [...] both wanted to go after the crank sensor.Thank Mike for this testing method next time you have one that is suspect: remove sensor, hook up ohmmeter, hold cigarrette lighter flame to sensor-...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K3X
Because Ken an Charran indicated more likely a mechanical problem than electrical, We thought we would try a trans flush. Because is was due anyhow, justifing the cost to the customer was easy. Called the customer yesterday (3 weeks after flush) and all is wel... Trouble codes: P0770.
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L tps VIN: 3VWRA21H2R
Don [...] hit it on the head. The function of the top connection on the tps has been eliminated. It had been used for full throttle enrichment. Now only the bottom connector is used but because it's 3 wires in a 4 position connector and the new switch only h...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 3VWCA21C4X
Hello and Thank You to everyone who offered help. Thanks to all of the replies I was able to avoid installing an expensive and unneeded part that would have caused me to loose a long time customer. Since I do not own a European Scanner, I sent the VW to th... Trouble codes: P1543.
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L oil seal VIN: 3VWRC29M1X
Received only three replies. One said these seals often leak at 80 to 90,000 miles, so they should be changed at t-belt time. The other two said they have experienced leaks after installing this new style seal, one of these said they were problematic even when...
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