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1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G4HP52K8W
were do i look for short to possstive at?fix some bad vac line Trouble codes: 1106 (map sensor voltagehigh)
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2001 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4HR54K21
hello this vehicle runs fine no problems untill you roll the left rear door window down and then when you try to roll up engine stalles and wont restart. if you unplug door module on left rear door car will start and run fine. have tried new door module no hel...
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1992 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CB53B9N
This car was towed to us because the cust thought that they had gotten bad fuel) The first thing that we did was to uhook the injectors anf run the car with our injector cleaning machine and it ran great. Well the custn called the fuel company they said to rep... Trouble codes: 12 (codes 1519 21 26 31 38 52 53 73 74 97 99 stored)
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1978 Chevrolet C20 Cheyenne 5.7L Governor sticking? VIN: CKL248F356
This truck keeps sticking the gov's. I have replaced 3 already. Fluid is still perfect with no shavings. If the case vb gasket was wrong, would this cause my problem? The first time I drive, it shifts 1-2-3 perfect. Come to a stop then it takes off in 2nd. If ...
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1990 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1G1JF14T1L
This cavalier cuts out very badly on accelleration, but not all the time. Sometimes there's no power at all and it does not cut out. other times it runs fine. but when it cuts out it seems to be "switching" from running good to no power and with a manual trans...
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1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L blower motor VIN: IGCDTI9XIV
The blower does not work on any speeds,traced wiring back there is only 1.3 volts at #6 fuse 20 amp, htr/a/c fuse,if you pull fuse out there is battery voltage there,as soon as you put fuse back in, voltage goes down to 1.3 volts. There is 1.3 volts at #12 fus...
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1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L shift fork VIN: 1GCHK34R4W
Help, this Borg Warner t/case will pop out of 2WD high range and start grinding. Replaced shift fork (twice) & sleeve once, now doing it again. Noise gone in 4WD. We pulled t/case apart both times (removed rear half & left front half attached to automatic tran...
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Alternator VIN: 1C4GP64L0W
Hey Guys, Hopefully someone can help me out with this one. This vehicle came in with battery light on and you could also watch the odometer and gear select indicator on the dash dimming and brightening ever so slightly. We checked the alternator with a Microva...
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1986 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU15N7G
Hey Ford guys, A friend of mine has this truck, and upon start-up, most of the time, it stalls, and or stumbles. Usually after starting it the second time, vehicle will idle, slow at first, then the idle picks up, with a miss to it. I first checked codes, and...
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1994 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMCA11U0R
Hello, Hope your all in a charitable mood out there. Have a welfare case here. 60 year old Brother-in-law, no money and mooching off his 80 year old mom and who ever. Helping him to move on hopefully. Van will idle fairly well. At about 1400 rpm she starts m... Trouble codes: 211
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L No Start VIN: 1GKDS13222
Hi All I replaced the intake manifold on this vehicle. But since that it won't start. With KOEO check engine light stays on. Following the flow charts in reference to the codes retrieved it's leading me to TPS one & TWO. I am not to familiar with this vehicle.... Trouble codes: P1220 (Throttle Position Sensor 2-low voltage), P1120 (Throttle Position Sensor Circuit-Intermittant High Voltage)
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L air conditioning VIN: 1GTHK23173
This is my personal truck and ever since it was brand new the AC performance has been unacceptable when ambient temp exceeds 95f. I can only get 65 deg f. duct temp on hot days. System performance is fine when the days are cooler. (duct temp down to 50f.) We...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Transmission VIN: WDBGA51GOV
We disassebled transmission and discovered cluthes were burnt and EPC would not test. Overhauled trans and replaced valvebody with new solinoids. Car has same problem, code p0748. erased code but it came back. Anyone have a problem like this before. Will a cen...
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1996 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L fuel gauge VIN: JA3AJ46G6T
The previous owner was invovled in an accident before I purchased the vehicle. I had a rattle in the dash area and started looking for cause. I removed the instument cluster and still could not find source. Later I found the cause was the hood hinge. My proble...
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.4L securety VIN: 1G3NK52T8Y
when i first started working on this car it would start up but when i turn off the key it would not shut off all the time sometimes it would shut the engine off but the headlights and dash lights would stay on, i removed the radio and touched the back of the i...
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1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Dash,wipers,rear wiper,turn signals all innoperati VIN: 2P4GP44R2X
This 1999 Grand Voyager minivan came in with no instrument cluster,no speedo, no dash lights, no front or rear wipers no radio no defroster and more innoperative. I also have no communication with the Body module on my scanner which would make me think most li...
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1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1NXBB02E0X
Hey Toyota techs, I have a corolla thats driving me nuts. It came in for a no start. Found plugs worn out and fouled with gas. Replaced plugs and now it idles fine but when you get on the throttle it just bogs out. I have noticed when it bogs it seems to get ... Trouble codes: 300 (misfire detected)
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1988 BMW 325is 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAAA13085
Thanks to everyone who responded. I had tried everything that everyone had suggested prior to posting. What I found was, I was loosing the battery voltage as the car ran. I then went backward from the coil to the DME control unit to the ignition switch. Ther...
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2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L pistons VIN: 1GYEK63N93
The only fix for this vehicle was to put a new engine in. It doesn't appear that this is problem with this engine. Must just be a glitch with this one vehicle. Thanks to all that replied.
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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL54T4L
Well after MUCH work me and my friend never got this beast to run. He had another mechanic friend who works for a buick dealer stop by and they couldn't get it going either. I really appreciate all the help and hope the responses help someone in the future. I ...
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEK13Z63
Thanks all. GM is at it again. Testing and probing and maybe this is a bad part or the parameters on this module are out a tad...give me a break. Truck arrived at GM Dealership with no start. The Tahoe started for them immediately...6 times 'They said'. Holy c...
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTHX25F7V
Dear techs: I got 10 replies on this one. I want to thank each one of you for your input. This truck is FIXED, as a result of your help! A special thanks to Charles [...], who both suggested removing the chip and see what happens. Thats what... Trouble codes: P0603 (KAM error has performance chip), P1218 (Cylinder Identifaction signal stays high).
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L noise VIN: 1FMZU34X5X
Thanks everyone for all the input on the moaning noise I had. Everyone said it is the iac. and they were right. I changed the iac and the noise has not been back. Its been about 2 weeks since I changed it.
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L p/s pump
thanks for the help it was just air but this one gave me more problems than any in the past thanks again dave
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Surge VIN: 1FAFP40422
still looking at car. carbon clean of top side of engine helped somewhat, checked egr all clear and ok customer to change brand of fuel to see what happens
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1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L cooling system VIN: 1HGCB7240L
Fix for noisy lifters was to adjust lifters hot contrary to alldata instructions, also had a sticking rocker on noisy valve. Fix for antifreeze problem was head crack in center cam area, very hard to see according to machine shop, this was one tech's suggestio...
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1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L a/c VIN: 5LMPU28L5X
Sorry for taking so long, but i'm still waiting on customer to return with the vehicle, as soon as he arrives and i fix it i will post it. thank you all for the help and the info..
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L airbag light on VIN: 3N1CB51D61
Thanks to all who took time out to reply.Marion gave alldata's method to manually enter srs diagnostic mode. Brent mentioned a retainer clip available for seat belt clip. Micheal gave me what i asked for; definition for srs code 1.RIGHT HAND SEATBELT TENSIONER...
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1991 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L No Start VIN: JHMFG587J9
thanks to all the 28 replies, and especially,[...], he was the best, however it was louie that got me closer to the problem, so here it is hall effect generator was fine time belt ok hence rotor turning, 8.5 volts at sensor could not get...
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1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L no start VIN: YS3DF78N1T
First of all thanx to all who took the time to help. We had 2 separate problems on hand. Problem #1 - Int. no start. Problem #2. Int. Stalling. Problem 1. The intermitten no start was a broken wire at crank sensor neck. will make contact int. and car would fir...
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T3ZF13C92
this vehicle never acted up again. the customer was traveling and decided to head on to his destination. thanks for all who sent suggestions. i feel like for some reason this engine had washed the cylinder walls down but i couldn't find a reason for it. thanks...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Oil light Flashing VIN: 3VWFA81H1T
let me say, iatn rocks. Thanks for such a speed response. Darrel's suggession closely fit my situation. Let me attach his response. 'First off dose the light and buzzer come on over 2000 rpm ? If so and your presures are good, ground the wire going to the swit...
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2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L door locks VIN: WV3AB47071
Sorry for the delay this van was taken to the dealer because the scanner i had wont work and the replys all said that the doors would have to be taken apart so that it could be dia. the right way. So my feeling are that this information that I have tpyed would...
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