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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC6KD54Y4
Replaced battery because customer reported dead battery.After trying to start car I realized I had more problems than a dead battery.I checked for spark&injector pulse.Good spark but no injector pulse.Then I checked for codes.Codes 1631 and b2750 came up.After... Trouble codes: P1631, B2750
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1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19X8X
Get ready to scratch your head. This truck was towed in with a no start problem. Check fuel pressure, spark, and injector pulse. There was no fuel pressure, and 12 volts to the pump. I know the fuel pump was bad the first time when I replaced it, as the pump w...
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1998 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL45H1W
I need help from one of you Chrysler gurus. Car is misfiring on cyl #2. With a spark tester it has spark. with a noid light it has injector trip. All injectors ohm out right. Did a fuel injector cleaning and no change. Compression tested #2 155 psi. No oil or ... Trouble codes: 302 (misfire cyl 2)
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1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Lockup
Im concerned after doing 3 speed tranny rebuild, I rechecked codes. There was a code for converter lockup error. The vehicle has no tach. and its difficult for me to tell if lockup is occurring. I think it isn't giving the feel of lockup at 38 to 40 mph. It se...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Brake pads VIN: 1B4GP44G6Y
Hi everybody! I have a van here that is really bothering me. It came in with uneven wear on the front pads. The drivers side pads were much thinner than the pass. side. I replaced the calipers with Wagner thermo-quiet loaded units and replaced one rotor. After...
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1990 Ford Pickup F350 7.3L engine
Engine was primed from an external pressure primer. Engine was installed and ran for a couple of hours according to owner. Later the following day started the engine, all vital signs seemed ok, the oil pressure was not excessive. When they went to move the tru...
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1995 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L second gear VIN: KMHJF23M6S
when the car is cold, its skips second gear and goes directly to third. It goes 1 and then 2 for a split second then slips for a split second and then goes to 3 . After the engine and tranny are at operating temp the transmission shifts normal and the overdriv...
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1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L radiator fan VIN: 1GRWSDMHGT
car came in overheating fan not working,replaced relay now fan comes on after 2 minutes of running and never cuts off and even on road test stays on all time. turn off ignition fan turns off. crank up car, after runs about 2 minutes fan comes on and never turn...
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1993 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L Head Gasket VIN: JM1BG2247P
This engine leaks oil from the head gasket from behind the exhaust manafold . Checked head flatness and was OK last repair attempt . Has anyone got any common flaws or special secrets in mind to get this vehicle repaired ? Vehicle runs and drives great but I c...
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1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L auto transmission VIN: 1MELM6533T
Car was getting hard shifts,no overdrive & "o/d off" light was flashing.code said speed sensor no good.Then I drove car 2 miles stopped at store and when I left store it would not shift to 3rd.When in drive got nothing but maybe a slight pull.Put back in 2nd a...
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1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L ingniton VIN: 1N4BU31D1R
you can drive this car for 50 miles or more and let sit for 15 or 20 minutes and it will not start. there is no fire as the car cools the fire will slowly come back until it starts and it will run until you kill it and let it set.there is an tsb in alldata abo...
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1998 Saturn SC2 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZH127XW
Intermittent no start condition. Engine cranks normally but won't start. After car sits awhile (a few minutes to a few hours), try again and it starts right up. Car usually starts and drives fine, but every few days (no pattern as to hot or cold, wet or dry), ...
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1989 Toyota Camry 2.0L gurglin/vibrating no VIN: JT2SV21F8K
good day fellow techs, i have this 1989 toyota camry 2.0L auto with a/c, & there's a gurgling/vibrating noise that is very audible at the fuel tank, at the left front corner of the fuel tank, I replaced the fuel pump & filter due to the age & mileage of the ve...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWWB81H8V
I need help on this one.Have checked all vacuum hoses and smoked tested.No leakes found.I have run the test on the purge valve and evap canister valve seems OK.I think there might be a problem with the vacuum pump but do not know how to test it.Any help would ... Trouble codes: P1476 (EVAP Emissiom Control LDP circ Malfunction/insufficient Vacuum)
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA61H5W
I am trying to reset the adaptive thottle settings with the ross tech software, allways come back with error message. I opened up 01 engine control then 04 basic settings. then group 098 and hit go ... is the throttle ment to close and then open all the way at... Trouble codes: 17988 (throttle), 16487 (mass air), 17884 (evap)
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, reduced power VIN: 3VWRF81H9X
The car came in with A/C inop and low power, but no MIL light. A/C problem was intermitant, only happened at higher ambient temps. Traced to temp two pin sensor in upper radiator hose, replaced. Problem solved. Low power: attempted to do output diagnostic test... Trouble codes: P1550
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAHD6324S
Well I got 18 responses, 15 in favor of changing it, 3 say no and 3 that say use dexton III So we decided to change it was very dirty it uses a synthetic fluid that we got from the local BMW dealer No problems seems to shift a bit better Thanks for all your ...
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1997 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L front wheel pull VIN: 1GBJK34R1V
sorry techs This one is still not fixed. The week after I got the replies the fleet manager pick it up and took it to HIS TECHS TO BE FIXED IN A TIMELY MANNER. Well its been two weeks and they have thrown about everything I have . No luck . SO guess what? Th...
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1995 Dodge Avenger 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 4B3AU42Y8S
Sorry I am so late in closing this request. The car was ok when it was picked up by the customer, but the problem was very intermittant. I have tried to contact the customer for 2 weeks, but have been unable to do so. Therefore, I will close this request and a...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33SOX
Thank you everyone for helping out. Well after A new DPFE, a new maf, and fuel pump, it got a whole lot better but there was still room for improvement. All codes were gone, none returned. baro, maf, HZ, ltft, stft, all reading perfect. Customer is going to se... Trouble codes: P0171, P0401.
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1998 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Dies VIN: 1GTHK39F2W
THe fix for this was the injector driver assy. After removing the upper intake the replacement is easy. It has been over a week and 1000 miles on truck hasnt missed a beat. Thanks for the replies Trouble codes: P236, P1216 (Fuel Driver).
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L compressor clutch VIN: 4S2CM58WOW
Thanks to all who responded. The information received was very helpful in determining how to precede with this vehicle. It appears there are a few things that would cause a premature clutch failure. 1. Air gap - Too large or too small. 2. Inadequate curren...
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JF4FJ68SX
Thanks to all that replied. As suggested, there was a sensor shoted to ground and causing the computer to become inoperative. As I went around disconeting each sensor I found that the crank sensor was the one causing the symptons. Replaced the crank sensor and...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA28D3M
Hello everyone, thank you for your time. Found out car had been sitting for some time, replaced fuel distributor, and injectors. Believe injectors were main problem.Three of them were plugged. Started car and it ran very rich. IT seemed like the adjuster screw...
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L MIL Lamp on, failed emission test VIN: 4A3CT64U0M
Ecm was shipped off to Cardon for checking.Harvy at Cardon reported capasitors had leaked on to board and they were replaced.I reinstalled ECM and had same problem.After I test drove car I determined ECM was operating properly.Alldata and Mitchell information ... Trouble codes: 14 (egr flow).
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1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L draw on battery VIN: YS3DF55V4S
thank you again for iatn being there and for the 2 reponses returned to us. we did not get to fix this vehicle because the customer did not want to spend the money or wait for the repair to be finished. he said he would bring the car back if the problem pursis...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L trans computer VIN: WVWSK61J32
i suspected the switch was bad but was looking for info on how to test it. i should have been more clear. after the customer told me he did not want to go back to the dealer i guess he changed his mind. a hook came in yesterday & took it.
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1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Suspension VIN: YV1AA8858M
The fix was the large bushing on the rear of the drivers control arm. When I unbolted the brakcet it jus flopped around. The front end is quiet now. Thanks
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L t c m , pres. controln sol VIN: YV1VS29521
well after holding the car for weeks i finally broke down and took it to the dealer where they will put on a new tcm and pcmm they assure me this will fix the 1 st. gear clunk, thanks again for your time and knowlege,,dealer says pcm is covered for 5 yrs 50k m...
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