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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Compressor clutch does not engage VIN: 3G5DB03E82
The compressor will not engage. System pressure is normal. I can turn on the compressor with the scanner. Pressure reading on scanner matches gauge. Scanner shows no AC request signal at ECM. Scanner indicates no pressure inhibits. My problem is I cannot acces...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L starter VIN: 1GCCS1445T
this might sound like a dumb ? but i can not get the starter out of this vehicle i have every thing diconnected and i removed the exhaust pipe from the manifold and i still can not get it out the tip of the starter hit the front case of the automatic trans mis...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L ABS Circuit VIN: 2GCEK19T6Y
Hello Team: Just looking for input before I spend 4-6 hours chasing an electrical gremlin in customer's ABS system on subject vehicle. Scan code shows CO268, pump motor circuit shorted. Am asking for input to see if anyone has run across this code and found t...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L R/R brake caliper VIN: 2G1WH55K0Y
After road testing, R/R rotor is over 100 deg. hotter than L/R. Replaced R/R brake hose. Problem is still there. There is a separate proportioning valve in line for both rear wheels. I have seen them leak before, but I'm not sure if it could keep pressure on t...
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2005 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1GB325DFG8
now I have a good ckp pattern, .67 v on tps ay idle, good fuel pressure, no start. Is there a reset procedure for 2005 models' adaptives, and could this prevent startup? I have a Genysis and Modis, neither offers iac,tps reset for this model. Also anyone know ...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 6.8L hydralic brake motor VIN: 1FBJS31S1V
This van has had new brakes all around now it comes to me,I turned drums and rotors to no avail still has a pulsating brake pedal. This van pulls a small trailer & a crew, no koeo codes but has 2 cont. memory codes c1095 & c1184 according to the book 1095 is a...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L transfer case VIN: 1FTWW33F9Y
thanks in advance !!!customer complains of grinding (bearing) noise while driveing down the road. varified noise at normal road speed ( 50 mph ) sounds like a bad bearing. check drive shaft center carrier bearing Ok. ck for rear noise (front and rear)ok. ck wh...
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1997 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GTFG25RXV
Greetings fellow techs. I really need some help here. This van came in on the hook, When I start it, it idles like a charm Once I hit the gas it falls flat on it's face and stalls, wile in park if I gradually give it gas and I mean gradually I can bring it up ... Trouble codes: P1406 (egr valve pintle position circut)
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2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD18641
Happy new year honda guys. This CRV came in with a P0505 idle system malfunction. This was pretty straight foward. I removed the idle motor and found the screen completely plugged. I cleaned the screen cleared the code and that's when it got weird. After the c... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control system malfunction), P0304 (cly 4 misfire)
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L Stall VIN: JNKDA31A52
Father in laws car stalled out by shop. Towed over no codes present. Crank vech starts ok runs a second or two and stalls out will restart won't stay running. Unplugged maf (mass air flow) sensor, starts ok and stays running. Suggesting to replace. Not in stoc...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L engine VIN: 8Y4FW48N33
This Jeep was overheated due to a radiator leak. Oneof the heads loosed a valve seat. As the parts to repair were not available here in Venezuela I ordered a new engine. The engine that came was suposidly a 2005 model so I had to change the intake manifold as ...
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1997 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFA1250V
Runs good hot and cold. Code po420(cat efficiency below threshold- bank 1) came back after cleared. Alldata said rear 02 or converter.Temp 195 deg.-both 02's scan ok.Front .2 to .8 on cruise and rear .3 to .7. I was thinking of switching the o2's if there the ... Trouble codes: P0420
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1995 Mazda 929 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JM1HD4610S
Vehicle starts and runs fine,then as it warms up, vehicle will start surging,but only at idle.Has plenty of power off idle.Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ronnie
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM6536X
After new t belt and tensioner/ idlers, it will set code 340 immediately and will run inconsistantly like timing is off. We recheked several times, cannot find anything wrong accept that alldata claims there should be 12 volts at cam sensor, we have .05 , and ... Trouble codes: 340 (cmp sensor circuit)
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1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L trunk release VIN: 1G3GR62C5V
This aurora came in with several electrical concerns power lumbar inop and heated seat inop trunk relase inop and now fuel door release inop. I fixed the lumbar and seat heater both broken wires where the harness bends between the door and the body. The trunk ...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1TS97C5X
Hi all volvo tech I have got a good one here, 1999 S80 display on dash saying Brake Failure Service urgent, brake fluid is good , no leaks in system, brake fluid sensor is ok, also the car is stuck in limp home mode, there are no faults in any of the modules A...
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1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L door locks VIN: 2GCEC19K3K
Got a passenger side switch this morning, and it fixed it. Don't quite understand why nothing worked with the passenger switch unplugged, but I have a pretty crummy diagram for the system. Appreciate all the input, and would advise replacing the switches in pa...
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1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1BL82P9R
ok, sorry it took so long to close, but with the holidays and all, ya know. sorry, anyway replaced the computer, and the problem went away, the injectorpulses, returned to a more resonable number, and it runs fine, thanks again for all your help.
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L air bag VIN: 1GCEK19M1W
Hello,thanks to all that replied and Happy New year to all.We are still collecting all the parts for this truck,as i said it was a rebuilder and i'am going to keep it for myself.I have replaced the sdm module,we will see if the clock spring is okay and the sal...
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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L transfer case VIN: 1GNEK13R1W
replaced the encoder motor, it seems that the motor would try to shift but was too weak tto fully apply the clutches in the transfer case. At over 600 dollars list this is a very expensive part. Other causes can be worn out cluches in the transfer case, proble...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15Y6M
Fellow Techs, This will be the third time that I tried to send this fix. Each time it has taken me 45 min to Inform you of the precise step by step details of how I fixed the truck & just when I get ready to send the message, the entire messages disappears. I ...
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
Thanks for the replies on the problem. I did note that many of the replies refered to the tire size. I wasn't completely clear on the problem I guess. The speedometer did not match the scanner reading. the truck was not on the road, we had it up on the lift an...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA514XY
Thank you to those who replied I went ahead and replaced the upper and lower plenum chamber gaskets and the plenum bolts and insulators as many of you suggested and it seems to have cured the problem. Thanks again and Happy New Year. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1135Y
Found cracked flex plate & damaged crank sensor. Customer declined repairs. Crank sensor did not have enough amplitude. Trouble codes: P0302, P0303.
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5661T
We found the problem in the wiring at the PCM. The O2 sensor signal was corroded at the harness connector. Replace the terminal and all is ok. Sorry for the delay in response. It has been very busy here. Thanks to all who replied...Dave Trouble codes: P0301 (p0303-), P0303.
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1996 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KHMHJW34M8
Well, this headache is solved! It will go back to the owner to be done (he works at a used car lot across the street). It was the tone ring (or reluctor, or whatever you want to call it) on the crankshaft (for the CKP sensor) I didn't mention the extent I chec...
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1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Code p0756 VIN: 1J4FJ27SXV
Well I tried almost all the suggestions and could not recreate the issue, what I find most perplexing is the fact that Alldata lists a multitude of issues that can cause the code such as VSS sensor input etc, yet there are no follow up tests, they also suggest...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBEB31E7S
I didn't get a lot of feedback on this problem. Andrew from GA mentioned that possibly when removing the intake manifold, some carbon may have jammed up the resonance flap. We haven't had a chance to get the car back into the shop, but when we do, we will defi...
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1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NELM6530T
Got this done before 2006..I snapped a vacum line by the air box when I changed the air filter. It was very brittle. Runs from the intake to the fire wall and hooks to a valve. Heater valve? Not much room back there. I just wanted it to be fixed so when it ran... Trouble codes: P0135.
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