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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L shift quality VIN: 1C3EJ56N7S
this is my daughters car. before selling to her didn't have any issue from 2 trips from texas to minnesota. but of course now trouble. here is what she has been told pertaining to shift issue: had code related to trans. solenoid or pcm. of course they replace ...
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Headlight switch VIN: 1FTEX14H4S
Weird stuff! This truck starts good, runs good. Batt is new (I did) starter looks and sounds good. Charge syst tests good. The headlight switch tests good off truck and looks good (no burns)I don't see any body grounds loose or off. When you turn on the headli...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L cylinder head / driver's side VIN: 1FMPU18L8X
Thanks in advance guys. Customer came in with coolant leak coming from driver's side head just below thermostat - appeared to be intake gasket. Also running rough but due to severity of leak was afraid to test drive and cause further damage. On teardown found ...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5520Y
this vehicle was towed in, no start, no fuel delivery, installed factory fuel pump, vehicle started and ran, no check lamp, vehicle came back 3 days later with 2 codes po191, and p1237, lossing power at times on test drive. we didnt think new fuel pump was cul... Trouble codes: P0191, P1237
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FAFP74W21
no start ,no pulse on injertors,engine run if spray with starting fluid
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2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L Suspension VIN: JHMCG6694Y
I have a somewhat wierd problem with my girlfriend's car. There is a metal to metal sound somewhere in the bottom of the car, I think right under the footwell of the vehicle. There is usually a one time knock when the vehicle is accelerated from a good stop. A...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBBA45A6E
engine surges @ idle whether hot or cold.there are no vacuum leaks. test idle speed actuator as describe in the mercedes info system, found working ok. o2 sensor % at idle is 18%,the %remains the same with the o2 disconnected. remove exhaustand check, problem ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on, fuel in canister VIN: WDBJF82H5X
Vehicle in unexpectedly during heavily scheduled week w/ MIL, hard start. Since this belongs to ex..., scanned- pulled code 446, test drove-started fine but ran horribly. Up on lift for quick check of shutoff valve- canister, purge & vent lines FILLED w/ fuel.... Trouble codes: 446 (canister shut off valve)
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L blower motor VIN: H5XF371246
Hi guys, I'm hoping someone might be able to offer some help with this one. This vehicle came in for the blower motor inop. After checking it out found the high blower motor fuse (25A) blown. It would blow the fuse as soon as you replaced it. We replaced the m...
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G2JD12T5V
vech towed in no start after shut down pulled plugs they were wet. installed new plugs held foot on gas pedal vech started and idealed. custmor drove vech died and plugs wet again. i thought that it maybe was flooding out getting to much fuel. pulled injecters...
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1989 Toyota Corolla DLX All Trac 1.6L long crank - cold VIN: JT2AE94F1K
have a cold hard stsrting issue. long crank before fires up. like fuel pressure has to build back up. But my pressure is there. pulled cold start injector out and reconnected to line. tried to start in morning, it sprayed twice and thats it. long time to start...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVIVS2551Y
Thanks for checking this one out! Car came in with a complaint of check engine light on. It has code 1241 stored. Our testing is limited to alldata and snap-on scanner with generic obdII data. We do not have the volvo cart. With driving, the car doesn't feel a...
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1995 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Fuel gauge VIN: JH4DB7548S
hello thanx to all who responded. but the some suggested to removed the needle and fill it the tank up and place the needle to full, but the needle in this one does nor come off. so looks like he will need a new cluster or if i can just get the fuel gague on i...
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1992 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4EZ13LXN
hello all, i tried to wait for the customer to let me know if the car was fix. what i think i came up with was that when the car gets hot the ign. module would short out and cause the car to miss and run as if you were to have the firing order crossed, so i we... Trouble codes: 47 (uart link problem).
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1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1FP87F3F
This one is ready to return to the customer. Thanks to all that replied. One suggestion was the O2 sensor, but the O2 was new, replaced by the customer, and working overtime due to the rich mixture, so it was OK. Another suggestion was to verify that the custo...
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1997 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L Fuel psi, extended crank VIN: 1GBHK39JOV
Sorry for the long time with no info. I finally got some time to look at the truck again. I pulled out the spark plug. I found that two of them were wet. So i just put new plugs into the truck. It was fine for a day or two. Then right back to not starting. So ...
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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L abs module VIN: 2G1WW12M2W
a plug wire laying on the harness was bleeding through sometimes.i have read of this problem with o2 sensors but nothing like this.live and learn.
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L abs and traction control VIN: 1GNDX03E9X
Thanks to all who replied. Special thanks to Scott [...]. He hit the nail on the head. It is the problem of OTC.software. I never think of that my Genisys scan tool; i rely on to use diagnotic evey day is lying to me!!! I am fool around by those wrong fault c...
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1996 Dodge Stratus 2.0L 20 amp fuse #5 VIN: 1B3EJ46C1T
Thanks for all of the replies sent. Unfortunatly, the customer bailed on the other dealer so it was put back together, un-repaired. I would have liked to have a repair for this one. I think the problem is in the harness, but no authorization to continue on it.
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: FFF1F1F111
Well its still running, so I'll call this one fixed. According to you that know these units, there is a pump in each tank, and some mentioned that there may also be a frame mounted aux. pump. Most of the replies dealt with problems at the fuel pump and EEC rel...
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X5R
thanks to all that replied. your advice was to check the intake gasket. this was the problem. replaced and all is good. thanks for the input. Trouble codes: 411 (sec. air injection incorrect upstream flow dectected), 412 (fuel inj control modual performance), 611.
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1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Surge VIN: 1FTC14A9SP
this truck is fixed.. thank god.. had a shorted wire on post o2 sensor.. someone did work on it before my shop... wires were not tied away from exhaust.. thank everyone that gave me input on this truck..
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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L injection system VIN: 1FDWFE3456
I checked all the things that everyone sent in. I finally went with my gut and bought a IDM . It was the culprit, replaced the injector driver module and it corrected the problem. The ambulance has been back in service for a few days and has ran great. Thanks ...
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2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on, cooling fan stays on VIN: 1FAFP44461
It was the wiring harness to the Intake Manifold Runner Control actuator that caused the problem. After lots of wire jiggling and opening wiring harnesses we finally found it. Replaced the pigtail with one from Ford. Trouble codes: P0135 (HO2 heater circuit), P0141 (HO2 heater circuit), P0155 (HO2 heater circuit), P0161 (HO2 heater circuit), P0401 (EGR flow).
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2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L 4th downshift VIN: 1GKDT13W9Y
First I would like to say thanks to Jerry, Jack, Steven, Jason, Felipe and Tom. All of which knew exactly what my problem was and what I needed to do. In fact it was the fact that the PCM was thinking it was in 4lo. Where I got in trouble was when using the sc...
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1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on, not always VIN: 2HGEJ6678V
first off thank you guys for all the quick replies. i did in fact check or test all those things mentioned. the thing is i never did get it to act up while i had the car in the shop. in fact i even drove it home. i have had gm cars act this way with a faulty c...
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1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L no charge VIN: 4S2CM58V7T
thanks to dean [...] that helped me fix this problem child. what i found out is that the alternator supplies 12 volts( this is what i co...
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1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BH28F6W
Problem car was given to DS. DS used old throttle body and new TPS. It seems to be good so far. Jim of Iowa said that there are different pn's for throttle body. I talked to our FTS he was also leaning in that direction. DS did what he thought was best. Trouble codes: P0120, P0121, P1121.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L calipers VIN: 4JGAB54E5W
Customer was ridding brake pedal and overheating front calipers causing them to freeze!!! You gotta hate it when that happens! This is why it is important to ask customers lots of questions.She said she was use to low pedal?!?!
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1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L start then stall VIN: JT3HP10V4T
Well sorry it took so long to close this one but went on vacation after this one finally got fixed. It turned out to be a chipped sproket on the crank timing gear, which came installed on the engine from jasper with the timing belt on it so both jasper and mys...
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