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1995 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L Stall VIN: IGTEC14245
Brought to me and said to put on plug wiers,dist cap,rotor,spark plugs, and fuel filter. Was not told at that time he was having any problems. Ran computer check and fuel pressure test as part of tune up. No codes -15 lbs fuel pressure. Took for test drive, ra...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L steering assist VIN: 1C3EJS6H1S
happy new year techs.i'm posting this for another tech in our shop.car came in with no power assist.we replaced pump,rack,flushed system with tranny flusher.steering was good until driven til hot,aprox 5 miles.then power assist went away.tested control solenoi...
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1995 Plymouth Acclaim 3.0L Stall VIN: 1P3AA463XS
We have a strange one here. This Acclaim runs fine. The only problem is with the idle. When you pullup to a stop the engine comes to an idle and after about [...] attempts to stall and sometimes will. If it dosen't stall it will idle fine for any lingth of...
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2001 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L No Start VIN: 1B4JC23Y38
Car came in on a hook and will not start. Checked for DTCs, and found none. All sensor data seems ok. Tested fuel pressure and it tests fine. Vehicle has a no spark condition. THe VTSS is enagling fuel and the plugs are fouling out. Have replaced crank sensor ...
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1988 Ford Aerostar 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTDA14U7J
A customer came in with a complaint that on a three hour trip about half way through it started missing or surging while driving. He said that under heavy acceleration it wasen't so bad, but just at that point where your cruising without heavy acceleration, an...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L cab AC filter VIN: 1FT5F31F63
I have got a 2003 Ford F-350 with heating and AC system, this truck was brought in for a complete service and the customer also wanted the Cab Filter changed. I have pulled the glove box back looking for the filter cover to service. Guess what, it's not there....
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L fuel filter VIN: KNDJA72301
Hello group, I'm doing maintenence work on this Sportage. The question that I have is how do you disconnect the lines from the fuel filter. I haven;t seen quick-connects like these. Robbie
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1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Surge VIN: 4A3AJ56G6S
Greetings IATN Techs, Again, I get a freak and on a Saturday as well. This has expensive components and besides the surging at Closed throttle or the racing if adjusted slightly open, it runs fine off idle. No MIL, No codes. If I try and scan it with my brick,...
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1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52K8W
Random occurances of the maf readings fall off to 1.2gm/sec or there abouts. when reading falls off the car jerks once hard if you are at a cruise and will stall if you are at idle. at low cruise (20 mph) a reading of 17-20 gm/sec will drop off to 1-2gm/sec an... Trouble codes: 102 (maf sensor low/out of range)
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR52R4V
Good morning group. I got 5 replies on this one and as most of you suggested i checked for a blown fuse. I checked all of them twice and found none blown. I finally started digging around in the fuse/relay box and discovered a fuse holder shoved down in the bo... Trouble codes: P0155, P0135.
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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L cooling fans
Gentlemen thank you for your help. This problem was driving me crazy. I changed the thermostat as per a couple of recs and voila the customer reports as of this day no more problem with the fans. I am closing this one as a fix and gone. Thanks for all the help...
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2000 Ford Contour LX 2.0L No Reverse VIN: 1FAFP66354
Hey guys, sorry about the delay on getting back to you. It took me a while to get it back in the shop. Well, Bill from Mass. seemed to give me the best advise. Although, 'swapping out the transmission' again was not what I was hoping for. and to make matters w...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A91
Guys I tried everything but the car kept coming back. Customer has decided to take it to the dealer and has promised to return with the dealer fix as of this date I have not heard from the customer. Thanks for the responses. The customer is not too upset becau... Trouble codes: P0505.
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2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L all electrical VIN: 1GZHY54KO2
Thanks for the great replys, most were having troubles in the ignition switch and the bad battery cables. These have already been replaced,we went over the power and ground points. When this car was acting up the radio was dead and the wont start,I found our p...
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2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GBZH5289Y
I got many helpful replies, mainly about vacuum leaks. The first repair was to replace the intake gasket which was leaking. The second part of the fix was, in fact a bad IAC. Found out this morning, from the owner, he went to change the fuel filter, found it c...
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN86R3X
First, I want to thank all of you who responded! The general concinses was, replace both cats (5). replace rear cat (2). front cat (1) and rear O2 (2). Also clean MAF(2). What was done. I cleared the code and the customer took it on a 500 mile round trip, th... Trouble codes: P0420.
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1984 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L wiper linkage VIN: YV1AX8844E
I am thankful to the information I received from Paul [...]. All these people had prior experience with this repair. With their knowledge I was able to reconstruct the wiper cables on this Volvo. The wiper ca...
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