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1969 Chevrolet C10 5.7L Blows Gears VIN: CS149B8458
Customer brought this converted 1969 Chev pickup into me to see if I could repair his problem. Let me start off by saying this is a 1969 Chevy pickup with a 1996 5.7 LT1 and a 4L60E behind it. The engine has a LT1 Hotcam with headers and a custom programed vcm...
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1994 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1LD55M3R
Hi all Have worn out fingernails from scrathing my head.Car came in intermitant stall but would restart.Code 36 and 80.couldnt even get it to stallfor aweek so put on new crank sensor on front .customer returned couple days later said stalled twice cold .would... Trouble codes: 36 (crank sensor), 80 (trans error)
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1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L rotors
This vehicle keeps coming back to us with slighly warped rotors and a very picky owner.I have tried thus far far, factory pads, bendix pads, ceramic pads and finally the last time i installed a high quality non mettalic pad.the problem is that my customer will...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L cooling fans VIN: 2G1WF55E32
There is a green wire from the processor that grounds the relays for the cooling fans this wire is not grounding and turning on the fans. You can turn the fans on with our scanner and if you ground the relays yourself. The fans also do not turn on with the A/C...
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1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDV34X9M
Okay, In the past 9 months we've replaced, MAF, IAC, Plugs & wires, Air cleaner of course. Vehicle will run like a top for awhile and then start acting up. I don't use cheap gas. Vehicle will start just fine in the AM even when it's real cold, will idle up a l...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMZU34ESW
Trouble is if you let it set over night and its cold (below 40) it will not stay running unless you play with the accelerator. It will start but it will stumble and run down. If you work the accelerator it will run, if you hold it in one spot at say 1700 rpm i...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on, GAS ODOR VIN: 1HGCG1640W
Vech came in a month ago MIL on, scanned computer found p1456 evap leak tank sys. Checked all hosse connections and gas cap appeared ok. Reset light and redrove, has a gas smell back by charcoal cannister. Don't have a smoke machine so don't wan to throw parts... Trouble codes: P1456 (Evap leak tank sys)
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2002 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16802
Hello Iatn members, We had a 02' Honda come in from another shop after they replaced the t-belt for maintenance reasons only due to milege, they say that the mil light wasn't on before and the it come in running fine. Since the belt was replaced the mil light ...
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1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L starter, ignition switch
looking at this jag for an old family friend, sorry about no vin. I used to work at a shop where we did some jag work, but never too much electrical, and that was about 7 years ago. the description of the issue is simple enough, as soon as the ignition switch ...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L convertor VIN: 1J4FN28S7Y
had unit rebuilt and had more problems before. currently everything is ok, but when hot lock up will start to apply then abort. no tps codes, cleaned grounds, rebuilder had us install another converter. all soleniods ohm the same and i unplugged the controller...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Misfire VIN: WDBGA51G6X
Cleared codes, restarted, runs ok for about 30 to 60 seconds then misfire returns on #2 & #8 cylinders, with same codes and injector trigger to the affected cylinders disappears. I believe I have a bad PCM. Any sugestions will be welcomed. Thanks, Trouble codes: P0302 (2 cylinder misfire), P0308 (8 cylinder misfire)
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1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L signal lights VIN: 4N2DN11W9S
Nissan guys, I have an intermittent problem with directional signals. Sometimes the signal lights stop working and the signal relay vibrates or buzzes...almost a squealling sound coming from the relay. The relay in the van was a tridon EP-34. Figuring the rel...
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1986 Buick Regal 3.8L performance
Got many replies most of them saying to go to catalog houses, JEGS, Summit, etc. don't waste your time they offer no help only sell parts and if you don't know part number a page in catalog forget it! I tried them before posting. Also tried Automotive Engineri...
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1987 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G4CW5132H
Thanks to all who tried to help. Almost all the replies pointed towards a MAF problem. We tried a 'known-good' used MAF,but no improvement. Due to increasing lower-end engine noise we were able to convince customer that vehicle is not worth fixing. According t...
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1995 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L tailhousing breakage VIN: 3B7MF33C2S
Dear fellow technicans: Thanks alot for the help. What we found was a driveshaft that had a .060 bend @ the slip joint by the hanger bearing (this driveshaft was not welded straight). After we found the problem and corrected it, the vehicle is running good dow...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start VIN: 1B4GP54L0W
Thanks to all . Installed new bcm and all problems went away , cross our fingers and hope it stays away . Trouble codes: P1698 (no ccd bus for bcm).
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1B4HS28Y9X
Much appreciation to your responces techs. This one was fun because of a internal vacuum leak. Jay [...] master tech nailed it with a correct response for diagnostics. At the time, I didn't realize that the engine had been rebuilt from a dealer 100 miles ago...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HDY6R82
The mechanic that did the timing chain wants to open it up and have me come by and check it. Thanks to every one that helped Trouble codes: P0016 (Cam Timing off), P0344 (Sync erratic).
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1999 GMC K2500 Suburban 7.4L driveability VIN: 1GKGK26J1X
Hello Everyone: This is regarding the 1999 GMC Suburban Passlock problem I posted in December 2005. Thanks to everyone who supplied me with outstanding advice on this particular problem. I have received 11 replies to date. At this point in time, because of t...
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1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L No Start VIN: SALHC1349R
I found a bad fuel pump. It does have an access in the top of the tank and that makes it eaiser to work on. Thanks for the replies.
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV1445V
Much thanks to Jason [...] and Jim at Atlantic British.My biggest problem was my donor transfer ecu as I just left it plugged in after the light came back on.Jim was kinda enough to send me a TSb for the transfer case diag...My problem was my donor ecu was fo... Trouble codes: 1703 (transfer box link open), 1708 (transfer box link shorted).
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALPV1240X
For the first time in mine and my employer's history, we have elected to send this vehicle off to a dealer of the owner's choice (out of state vehicle) for diagnosis and repair. Thanks to all who took the time to post ideas and suggestions. Unfortunately I had...
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2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G8ZK5279Y
gotta love it. the overwhelming response was change the thermostat and a few said saturns had a problem w the temp sending unit. both responses were right. I did the t-stat first, believe it or not sometimes it would stick open other times it would stick close...
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L No Start VIN: IG8JW52R7Y
Hello Friend's I got a Few response's on that one, also one good one with good explanation from James [...]..., Thank you James, since the battery was remove by the Costumer all the UCM code was gone and didn't have no way to find out, if the battery connec...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JF1GG29642
First let me say thank you to everyone who replied. This car should be a lesson to all of us, and the key is to not overlook anything. The problem ended up being that somebody had replaced the exhaust system for some reason unknown to me or the customer. The m...
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