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1999 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L No Start VIN: 1GPDE34526
99 chev camaro dont start .they have fuel 55 psi .they has spark
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GNEK13T5Y
Good after Techs, Complaint on this Tahoe is intermittent no start cold or hot soak. Sometimes while it's cranking and decides to run, it will stall. Sometimes the vehicle will not accellerate. None of these conditions will not last more than 10 or 15 seconds ...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Battery VIN: 3B7HF13Z2X
Hello Group.This truck has a constant drain. I found both O2 Sensor heaters were staying on. I checked the circuits at the ASD relay and found the DG/OR circuit A412-ASD output had voltage with the key off. This circuit should not have voltage until the ASD re...
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L TCC Lockup VIN: 1LNEM97V9W
This post is for the other tech in our shop. Hopefully someone can help out. This Lincoln keeps getting a trans light on the dash and a code P1744. TCC system performance. A few weeks ago car came in with trans light on. Cleared code with scanner road tested s...
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1979 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L a\c controls
If I could find somebody that could tell me what relays,and vac valves work when on this systen that would help. As I said def,bi level and auto lo seem to be working, but auto hi is just heat and max blower. This thing is driving me crazy. As I said the syste...
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1992 Plymouth Sundance America 2.2L Surge, Cuts out, dies when decel VIN: 1P3XP28K4P
Replaced baro because of 25.9 reading. The car will run fine for 15 to 20 miles then start to die when let up for stop or to go around the corner. Found bad vacuum hoses replaced all the rubber hoses and drove car for about 20- 25 minutes ran well. Owner took ...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG28K3W
Car came to shop with egr code.Cleaned exhaust passages vacum passages.One trip road test 10 miles light off another trip light on right away. Replaced egr valve and controller light off for awhile.Bypassed temp vacum switch off awhile again. Please help much ... Trouble codes: 401 (insufficent egr flow)
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBE30K80
read dtc p1556.what does dtc p1556 meaning?how to check and repair the DTC P1556.Thanks Trouble codes: P1556
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L roof operation VIN: WBABK7325W
Success at last. Erik from Texas - You brilliantly sumed up pages of info on retiming the roof. But it was Kevin from our home city that forced us to revisit the system but again with a whole new rift of info from Alldata. As Steve from New Jersey pointed out ...
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2001 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Interior lite inop VIN: 1G4HR54K41
I would like to thank those who replied to my problem. Hard to believe NOT. The car hasn't had any problems sence installing the fuse this time. I checked the wiring under the dash by the steering column, all the door wiring, sun visor. I thought that could ha...
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEK14KOS
Thanks to all that replied. I've been waiting to hear from my customer to make sure the truck is still running well and it is. The repair that worked was an AC Delco new distributor. We replaced the distrubutor originally with a generic reman and it did fix th...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMDU34X9T
well after removing the valve body and reinspecting for debris and gasket failure the fix was to replace transmission thanks to all replied
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L engine VIN: 1FTDX1862V
Thanks to all for the replies, The problem is due to the head gasket, or certainly combustion pressure reaching cooling system. After the customer overheated the last time, the problem has become more obvious as pressure starts to be created instantly after ...
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCD7257R
I immediately remembered doing this test once before, removing the egr hose and the problem did go away. Thanks for helping me to get to this problem quickly. Many of you mentioned a bulletin about this problem. I got the bulletin from Honda and when I saw the...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L circulation/waterpump VIN: JNKCA21DXT
The replacement thermostat fixed the problem. Bleeding the air pockets from the system turned out to be a bit tricky. Had to raise the front end about 3 feet in the air.
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2001 Saturn SC2 1.9L Stall VIN: 1G8ZY12711
Thanks to Michel and Robertino of TX,Tony of CA and Don of IN. I inspected the ECT sensor terminals for corrosion and the values were correct but with the failure rate it was a no brainer it would be replaced. The aftermarket sensor I purchased was metal,not p... Trouble codes: P1599 (engine stall), P1620 (coolant sensor problem), P1624 (snap shot availible).
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2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Temp. Control VIN: 4T13F28B81
Hi All, There is `NO FIX' because the customer, upon hearing that the `Possibly' defective Control Head/ECU assy. was $1386. for the part with the labor and tax additional almost had a heart attack! Deciding that he could `possibly' adjust the temperature co...
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