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1963 Chevrolet corvette 327CID carburetor VIN: 30837G1159
I just got this car back car back on the road. The engine is a fuelie block, GM fuelie pistons fuelie heads 2.02 intake, 30-30 Duntov cam, soild lifters, Edelbock TM1 dual plane manifold. Holley dual-feed dual pumper mechanical secondary 650cfm (I think). List...
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2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Differential VIN: 1GCCS19W12
Hello fellow techs: Sure hope you can help me with this one Truck has bad vibration between 50 and 55 mph. Sometimes vibrates on take off but not always. This vibration shakes the seats inside. You can s et a bottle of water between the seats and watch it sh...
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2B3HD46R1X
Thank you taking the time to read this. I have a 99 Dodge Intrepid, it came in with a cyclinder miss fire code - P0305 - I did a balance test by unplugging the coils one at a time. I had engine change on all cylinders. so I cleared the codes and test drove. No... Trouble codes: P0305 (miss fire cyclinder no.5)
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L a\ci VIN: 1D7HU18N12
I do not usualy do A\C work so please bear with me. The truck is coming in next week & I need a heads up. A\C system is cooling fine but only out the drivers side. Passenger side vents blow hot air. Customer says it happened suddenly. All the other controls wo...
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1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FMEU15H7R
Hi Bronco Starts and runs fine then after 40 to 120 seconds it idles rough and hesitates if it has set for more than 10 minutes. Runs good again after a short period 1-2 minutes. Monitered with scan tool found it starts to run bad when it goes to closed loop....
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L PW, Radio,Interior lights,Speedo VIN: 1FALP52U2T
Well guys I have a strange problem here and I'm hoping someone has run into this before. Basicly about 6 or 8 fuses in the panel aren't getting power. Fuses are for the gem, radio, PW. interior lighting. If I route power to any of the fuses all systems includi...
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1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L air bag light on VIN: 1FMDA31X0V
i am a toyota dealer tech trying to fix my wife's aerostar. air bag light flashes "24". all data led me to replace the "safing sensor" located in drivers kick panel. light still flashes code 24. also, i have a check engine light on (not related to air bag). m...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L auto transfer case VIN: 1FMZU73E22
Hello fellow IATN members. I have an '02 Explorer, customers concern is with rough running upon acceleration. With a fairly aggressive acceleration from a stop, vehicle "misfires". Turns out auto transfer case is engaging, put vehicle into 4High, rough runnin...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L late1/2 shift/no reverse VIN: 1YVGF22C5W
cust came in complaining of no reverse and o.d light flashing, and late to shift into second. I was only able to duplicate complaint after driving 25 or 30 miles but i did notice a harsh 1/2. unit was then rebuilt ,also replaced a marginally bad planet and spr...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDB1290661
I have been asked to do an Engine swap on this. The donor Engine is coming from a 1992 500E ([...]). The origional Engine is a 119.960 and the donor is 119.974. I know one is KE and the other is LH. Does anyone know if the two are basically the sam...
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2001 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L Starting VIN: 6MMAP57P31
the 30amp fuse blows.cranking engine runs for 1 sec then stalls.replaced fuse will crank then blows fuse again.Possiable short in the ing. cylinder "help" p.s. its the #19 slot under hood
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1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Safety VIN: VN1CA21A8W
hi techs,i'm having a problem with this air bag lite.customer said it came on after going through car wash.i finally got it to flash code 21(2 long/1 fast flash),but i have no lititure on this code.any help will be appreciated.i can't seem to clear it so there...
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1997 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L Interior Lights VIN: 1G3HY52K3V
Group- I have used the GM flow charts for interior lights staying on too long from the begining. Both front door handles and latches cause the BCM to chime when in the diag. mode, a well as the rear door latches. Also the headlight switch will cause the BCM to...
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Trionic (Fuel & Spark) VIN: YS3DF5BN7V
Hello SAAB techs - This 97 900 Turbo w/automatic came in with a reported intermittent no-crank: starter motor not responding to the key. No solenoid clicks from the engine compartment. Rowing the automatic shift lever between Park and Neutral made no differenc...
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Compressor
Vehicle is 1997 HiLux Model Type KZN185W (known as Fourunner in the states) with climate control. Has been recharged by another shop but no feed to clutch. Cannot find any clutch relay or any other control under bonnet except fuse which is OK. LP switch OK. Cl...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L vibration in gear
hello iatn members,have this 01 vw passet replaced drivers side axle,customer says car has vibration in gear now which it does,i noticed the vibration first time i got in car didn't say anything customer not complaining about it, but now ever since changing ax...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44R6T
Hi Guys and Girls I have not seen the customer since I made the post for this vehicle. I rechecked again the cam to TDC for timing. I agreed with the members that mentioned the timing being out of sync. When I put the piston on TDC the cam notch was in the mid...
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1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1B4GP45R9V
Tuesday morning I cleaned the throttle body and the iac valve with a good quality intake cleaner (as suggested by Phil from Ks and Mike from Pa.). I also decided to clean the intake manifold as best as I could without removing it. I also removed the map sensor... Trouble codes: P0134, 74 (calculated oil temp in use).
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L E 08 06 on odometer VIN: 1FBJ931H5P
This one was weird. The reading on the odometer is normal E 08 06. Its part of the electronic calibration code and is correct. The fix was replacing the fuse to the interior that is hot at all times. The fuse had blown and someone had wraped a wire around the ... Trouble codes: 08 (error message on odometer), 06 (error message on odometer).
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2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP3835Y
All 4 replies were the same. Servo piston worn/damaged & debris will be found in valve body screens. Also the band & drum may or may not yet be damaged. I have not yet repaired this vehicle since the old lady driver has not returned due to being ill, but IATN ...
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1997 Honda Accord DX 2.2L coolant fan VIN: 1HGCD5628V
i replaced the fan timer behind glove box and car is like new thank you to all who sent e mails steve
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1245Y
The fix was to remove the egr and clean the area under where the valve mounts.Joe from Pa.informed me that this code description was for insufficent lift.It was the only code present.This valve works different [...] most as when it opens the pintle extends down... Trouble codes: P1491.
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1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 5LMPU28L6W
Hello to everybody. first of all thank you all that replied to my request, and for the information you guys shared with me. the car its not fixed yet but i found the problem. Thanks to Nick [...] from OH, i was able to pinpoint the problem. after testing the ... Trouble codes: P0302 ([...] misfire).
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2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Misfire VIN: JM1BJ2213Y
coil pac,fixed the problem.thanks to everyone that replied Trouble codes: P0300.
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA26D8L
thanks to all that helped. the problem was the relay behind the battery it was a newer one but replaced it w/ a new one and all is good. i appreciate the help.
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L MIL Lamp on, Moaning noise VIN: 1ZWFT61L2X
I want to thank all of you who had responded, I call this vehicle fixed. I talked to customer about all of your responses, as he was quite impressed by you knoweledge base, and after he was advised that a complete diagnosis could not be done without a smoke de... Trouble codes: 1131 (ho2s11 sensor indicates lean), 0171 (system too lean bank 1), 1000 (obdii systems check incomplete).
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2WP5219W
thank you everone for the help on this one.it seems a lot of people helping one problem is the way to go.it ended up being the fuel pump resistor.customer has had vehicle for a week now. any way thanks alot anyone who helped.
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVW1G2GFSY
thank you everyone this vehicle had a bad maf sensor just like 90 percent of the members that helped said. this website has me hooked,this is truly the only way to go helping each othe we all win.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L battery light VIN: 3VWSP69M14
We finally found the answer with this beast...It was the slip clutch pulley. Lucky for me, my sister has a 01 TDI I used as a test mule and found that the alternator free-wheeled on the dead vehicle when shutting off. The other vehicle didn't. Definitely will ...
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