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2004 Acura MDX 3.5L Airbag
Sorry no VIN I am posting from home and need to get info. I got to this Acura after all parts were replaced, except the SWS Unit. I put that in for a hard code 81-63 that will not reset. Before I replaced the unit it would not initialize, after I replaced it w...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L wheels VIN: WBAGH8336X
This BMW towed in from freeway saying while driving, the wheel locked up and ABS light and Brake light came on. The car slows down and cannot move anymore. When the tow truck drops the car at the shop, the car runs ok by itself, no more lights on. I test drove...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Surge VIN: WBAAM3342Y
There is a very noticable surge on decel, the problem is worse after warm up. The car runs excellent otherwise. I don't believe it to be transmission related: it still does it if I manually downshift. I suspect dirty throttle body or idle air bypass. Both of w...
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1965 Chevrolet Imapla 327CID vacuum control VIN: 164395A134
This old beauty is owned by my step father(2nd owner).It runs and looks great.It is an original florida car and is equipped with factory air.When we aquired the car a few years ago among other things I converted and recharged the AC with 134a.I noticed that th...
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L long crank time VIN: 1GC0K00JOW
Last year i installed a new carter fuel pump due to dead pump, customer complained of hard start i checked and replaced regulator (GM),it was leaking also, still has a long crank, the fuel pressure will hit 58-60 psi and bleed down within 5 sec. So i pulled pl...
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYUOZ181
Customer came to us with a complaint of check engine light on and car misfiring - we found code p301 # 1 cylinder we replaced coil on # 1 Cylinder and test drove vehicle seemed to do ok upon second test drive vehicle started to misfire again code p305 - Compre... Trouble codes: P0305
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13S82
the customer says the cruise will intermittently not work and truck has a slight hesitation at take off, she complained that at a stop sign it acted like it wanted to take off by itself(sounded like it tried to give itself some gas and she had to hold onto the... Trouble codes: P0340, P1523, B1440, B2961, P0171
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1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM2UF113XN
Good day to you all, This Mazda B2200 has a runs rich condition at all times. The carburator is not flooding over as inspected at both primary and secondary bores. Disconnecting air/fuel solenoid makes no change in 02 readings. 02 stays very close to 1.0 vol... Trouble codes: 45 (vac solenoid)
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH66572
Has anyone else encountered a code P0420 on a late model Subaru Outback? The vehicle tied to this year and VIN was the first one I encountered with the code, but since then I've had another one come in with the same code. There is no associated driveability sy... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency low)
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1987 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT4RN55D8H
This truck failed CA TSI smog test for CO at cruise only, 2.08%, limit 1.2%. CO at idle 0.01%, HC at idle 20ppm, at cruise 83ppm, well under limits. It will intermittently pass at cruise but mostly not. The EBCV (electronic bleed control valve) is not being ac...
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1974 Triumph TR6 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: CF27290U00
this car acts as if it is running out of gas on hard left hand turn. When it is pulling hard . Car runs good up hills or turning to the right .thought it mite be in wiring ran wire strate from battery to igniton didnt help. Has any one had a simlar proublem. T...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W61
Fellow Mechanics, I love Iatn, it makes me glad to do the job that we all do. Everyone hit it on the head with this one. If I were more familiar with this system it would have been a no brainer. The vent solenoid valve assy was indeed clogged. Thanks again f... Trouble codes: P0446.
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP64L7V
Hate to close a request without a fix, but customer decided to trade vehicle off. We were able to do some of the suggestions before it went away, but because of the very intermintant nature of the problem, we don't know if anything we did helped. Anyway, two s... Trouble codes: P1695.
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP5522Y
Thanks for all the suggestions ended up sending vehicle to Ford dealer where they scratched there heads for 3 days and finally they reflashed the computer . Car is doing fine now again thanks for all the suggestions.
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2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK19T9Y
Thanks to all 8 members who responded. I always appreciate any and all responses. Responses were check cylinder compression, check manifold vacuum, & others related to fuel tank & injectors such as cleaning or replacing & checking injector wire connector plug.... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L smell fuel VIN: WDBDA28D8J
Rick [...] Tennessee and Michael from Indiana hit the nail on the head. I guess it was too obvious and my mind wouldn't go into simple mode. It was the Gas Cap. (although the original fuel pump was leaking) that was even more obvious because I could see it as w...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBGA51E1P
Unfortunatly, we did not fix this vehicle because the customer changed his mind and didn't want to spend money fixing it. My personal opinion on this problem is that the electrical short from bad wiring harness created damage to some of the control modules. Al...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz G Wagon 5.0L Door locks VIN: WDBEG4214Y
I had only 2 replies on this post.Markus from New Mexico gave me the importers name and contact number,I will call and see if they could be of help.
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1988 Saab 900 SPG 2.0L Slave cylinder VIN: YS3AT35L9J
Thanks for everyones help. Used plug wire to hold pressure plate and input shaft came out easily with a cuople pry bars
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