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1993 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4AG54N7N
This Buick came in mainly for a stalling problem, and some brake/ts bulbs out. I changed the bulbs then went to the stalling problem. I found codes in memory for TPS, CTS, and one quad driver(code 26). Monitor showed tps not changing while trying to adjust it,... Trouble codes: 26 (Quad driver code I replaced lockup solenoid in trans gone now)
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L heat VIN: 1G6CD13B8P
This vehicle was recently purchased in Chicago. When driven to Cleveland heater operation was normal. Customer took vehicle to another shop for tune-up, oil change & wheel/tire balance. When returned heat was unsatisfactory. All of the items were checked/repla...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L alternator/low output VIN: 2C3HH46R9Y
brought in this car for routine service-batt. light on alternator not working.check for oil leak and front end noise. students checked all aspects and R&R'd alternator as per ALLDATA procedures.after re-assembly car will not start/ran fine before,drove it in! ...
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2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B6MF36661
Hope there is a Dodge expert out there to steer me right on this. We replaced the ECM mounted on the engine with reman unit from Dodge, which vehicle was towed to them to program. After picking up the vehicle from dealer, oil pressure gauge didn't work. Found ... Trouble codes: P0341, P1689 (No communication between ECM injection pump), P0215, P0219
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1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA51U9W
Hello everyone. I am having a problem with my windstar. It runs well until it warms up. The engine will suddenly misfire on cylinders 2 and 6. The engine light will immediately flash. Minutes later it runs then misfires intermittenely. Fair enough. I tested fo... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L heater output VIN: 2HKRL1869Y
came in with the complaint that the heater does not blow hot.we replaced the t-stat useing an air lift to refil the cooling system, it will heat in the shop but loose heat going down the road, there is also a gurgling sound from the dash on accleration. the he...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Electronic VIN: 1HGEM22901
Ok all you Honda guy's, Customer drove it 800 miles and returned with three things.1 Gear shift lockout not working. 2 serivce engine lite W/ 1106 code 3 The thans will not shift auotmaticly,it will shift at 3800 RPM's. I am lost on this one. Could the coumput...
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1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L clutch VIN: 1J4FJ68S4P
I thought I had this rig fixed with a new LUK clutch and new clutch hydraulics, from chrysler. the jeep felt good after the repairs, the customer was happy all was good, but then: over the next few hundred miles, after it is fully warmed up, the clutch pedal g...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48SY1
Customer cooked old engine, replaced, vehicle ran fine, came back 4 days later with MIl. #6 misfire, sync is good, for PCM per red brick. Odthing is # 6 misfires rapidly during decel. at cruise is ok & acel ok, no missfires then. Is this from CMP sensor?? see ... Trouble codes: P, 0306 (6 cyl misfire)
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1992 Nissan Axxess 2.4L shifting VIN: JN1HM16S4N
Hi Guys, This is my mother-in-laws van, the transmission was rebuilt one year ago and once it is warm it seems to shift fine. Depending on the temperature, we have to have it running for 10-15 minutes before it is able to shift. If you drive it when it is col...
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L no reverse VIN: JN8HD17Y0S
I am about to pull this transmission to fix reverse. I have read a few posts about this subject none realy tell you what is wrong. I am assuming since all forwars gears work there is no planatary problems. the reverse clutch drum is the first drum behind the f...
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1993 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3C148MXL
Hello saab techs i have a saab that has ets i can find no info on alldata for this system i have a saab that starts hard and will not stay running unless your pushing the gas pedal i am assuming that it is in limp home mode like the newer 9-5 we do have factor... Trouble codes: 120 (tps signal faulty), 122 (tps short to ground)
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2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Alignment VIN: 4T1BF32K84
Hello everyone, This is a friends car that has been a great customer for along time. She came too me & asked for my help. I have driven her car several miles. On a smooth road this car will go as staight as you would want it too. You can drive it with one fing...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L cooling VIN: 3VWTD81H4V
car is overheating reaching 230 degrees i replaced the therostat with a OEM one strait from VW that did not slove my problem the fans do not come on when the car get's hot and i checked the fans to see if they worked by jumping the wires high and low speeds wo...
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1990 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4CW54Z7L
Well, this vehicle refuses to cooperate. I have ohmed out the entire Ign Control module harness and cam and crank sensors. Replaced the ICM 2 times and the crank sensor. As mentioned, another shop replaced the CKP and failed to adjust it properly, consequent... Trouble codes: 22 (Unknown - Possible TPS volts too high), 42 (Unknown- Possible Mass airflow circuit).
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1990 Dodge Dynasty 3.0L No Start VIN: 1B3XC4631L
Hi Guys! Boy this one was one for my records! If it hadn't been for you guys given us ideas we'd still be fooling with it. Ok, for those of you who suggested a wiring problem, you were correct! But! The coil was shot also! TWO of them! The original and the...
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1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.0L Stall VIN: 2FMDA51U4V
This one is DONE! The failed part is hanging on my Wall of Shame. Thank you all very much for your time and tips. I feel I have waisted not only my time but yours also, I am sorry for that. I have learned to always pay close attention to your first thought whe...
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2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Engine Service Light VIN: 3FAFP13P61
Hello I got the car, and clear the code, road test it many time and the transmission seem to shift fine, I visited the Ford Dealer, to get price on the valve body, took the car there so will could get number of the transmission, after some checking and takin...
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L engine assembly VIN: 1YVFP80C53
it appears approximately 10 hours are allotted for removal and replacement of this motor.. most responses say this is a valid time.. THANK you for the reply that stated Do NOT remove crank pulley as it is not on a key way and also a new crankshaft bolt is requ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L electric cooling fan VIN: WDBRF61J52
None of the responses for this problem were helpful. We had the customter take the vehicle to the dealer and as of now we have not heard what the solution was. When we find out, we will post. Thank you to all that replied
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1990 Oldsmobile Toronado 3.8L turn signal indicator
All of the help I received related to the ground circuit. I was intrigued by Allan's test and intend to check it out that way. The customer has been ill and unable to bring car back in, but is supposed to bring it back in tomorrow. I will inform you when probl...
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1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G2NE14NXP
Hello everyone. So a week has passed and the Grand Am was returned overnight to get another shot at the hard starting problem. I had many good replies in regards to the problem like checking coolant temperature for a faulty reading, possible bad injectors (des...
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1980 Porsche 928 4.5L Key Switch VIN: 92A0810384
Well the final fix was to use a center punch and punch the detent pin in on the lock cylinder in order to release it without a key. I orderd a new key & cylinder from porsche. Thanks for all the help from everyone that replied.
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1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L 5-reverse VIN: YS3DD35B9S
THANKS EVERYBODY that replied for my help request Bart [...] -Frederick S - Anders -Thankyou all for your time to help well as was told us the tool anything that fit the alignment hole but had something on it to keep it from slipping into...
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2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Steering System VIN: 5TDZT38A42
The body shop was getting the heat placed on them to finish the repair so they decided to send it to the dealer and it sat for a couple of days but it finally was corrected. The procedure to clear the fault is correctly listed on the Toyota web site which I di...
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