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2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L no start, no guages, nor door locks, no power wind VIN: 1G6KF5792Y
This car came in Friday on the hook as no crank/start. Upon turning the key on I noticed the warning lamps on the dash came on, but the guages do not work. Upon further investigation I realized I had no power windows, no power locks, and no radio. I plugged my...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT19WXY
Came in with po101 and po1870 in computer and service engine light on . Also complaint of poor milage and intermittent lack of power. Checked air filter - was so dirty couldnt see any light through it. Replaced filter and checked a couple of spark plugs - in g... Trouble codes: P0101, P1870
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L steering VIN: 1GCEC14T9A
hello everyone this truck has no power steering when cold, when it warms up its fine. anybody had a problem like this. this is almost a new truck, cant find any tsb on this problem any help would be great thanks.
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1997 Chrysler neon 2.0L alt light VIN: IC3ESA7C4V
Hi from New Zealand guys.. I have a chrysler neon whick we have just done the head gaskit on. We reassembled it and it starts and runs fine. The problem is that the charge /battry light is on. The car is charging at about 13.7 volts and the battery is good. If...
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1990 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7FL23X9L
hay all you dodge guys/i have a small problem.i hope? this truck is my sons truck and its giving me a problem. when you back up it idles so low it stalls.trying to back out of parking /and driveway/any time backing. other than that its great.it runs great-shif...
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FTEX15H9P
vehicle began shifting hard, the odometer went blank and the speedo quit all at the same time.this is an intermittent problem.i am not a trans guy and would like to refer this to a trans shop but i am posting this at the request of my boss and the customer. i ...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L oil leak VIN: 1HGCB727XN
think I covered everthing in repair history, have no explanation of why leak has disappeared with crank pulley removed. Wouldn't assume there was that much pressure on pulley cause a seal leak but I could be wrong.
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1966 Jaguar xke 4.2L hydraulic/power assist
The problems I'm having are in bleeding the front brakes. I have not been able to get fluid from the slave cylinder to the front calipers. The slave cylinder is between the main master and front brake line. The rear calipers are able to be bled and have good p...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GW68NXX
I have an odd situation. 99 jeep grand cherokee. 4.7 Vehicle was towed in. With key on, ASD relay just buzzes. Vehicle cranks ok. ECM is not fully grounding ASD relay to energize system. When I apply ground to it, it energizes and vehicle will start and run no...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF2861W
Hi this is a friends son's car which had been parked while away at collage. Some fury rodents have chewed the injector wires on the back bank clear down to the injectors. Lexis wants to sell a complete harness.Are there any Toyota / Lexis techs that can tell m...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WDBGA32EXN
To MB TECHS. I have replaced Cylinder Head gasket. Now the car idles OK when cold, but after warm up the car will cutout or idle at low RPM. I have question regarding alignment of timing chain, the car has variable intake cam. Also the coolent sensor wire was ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L air bags deployed by accident VIN: WDBJT53F9Y
Hi guys and hope you benz techs can help me out, I have a major problem here. First i had a customer who spilt coffee in to the shifter assembley. This is not my problem. i diagnosed and repaired the above and works great after the repair. HERES THE KICKER!!! ...
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1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L MIL Lamp on
Hello all. I think I know what has happened but wanted to send this out before doing the repairs. Code 41 is set in history along while occuring all the time. Checked for the magnet first. Still there. Did the code 41 chart per Alldata and come down to the poo... Trouble codes: 41 (cam sensor inop)
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1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Cruise Control VIN: 1G3HN52K8S
Okay this should be a good one. Cruise control is inop. Tested all inputs/outputs, vacuum signal to servo and switch functions. All switches and inputs working on scan tool data also expect for "cruise control speed". This reads 0 mph. The speedometer has alwa...
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1996 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2P4FP2537T
Motor surging at idle and stumbles at higher RPM. New plugs, cap, rotor, and wires where put on by owner. Scope test shows spark dropping out at the plugs. But went back to coil driver at computer and can see driver quitting. Tested and replaced Crank angle se...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Dash, starter VIN: 1G2WJ52M2V
Hi guys, another one of them Pontiac electrical problems. Customer complaint on this one is that the car runs great until they use the turn signal and then the engine dies. Most of the time it restarts but sometimes it won't. I hooked the scan tool to it and t...
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L trans VIN: WBSBF9329S
thank you very much to everybody that replied. I was able to put the car on the rack and have an assistant drive it up in the air and I found the loud noise coming from the differential. dropped it , pulled it apart and found the pinion bearing shot. replaced ...
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1996 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7GG23YXT
Thanks to all who replied, The vehicle is fixed. Thanks to Laneard and Tony who were correct to identify the horn power was actually shorting to cruise circuits through the clockspring and going back to the PCM. I unpluged the clockspring and then had someon... Trouble codes: P0123 (Throttle Position Sensor Voltage High).
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Steering VIN: 1FMEU18W2V
thanks to every one who replied i should have ck the wheels myself it ended up being a bent rim
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
The problem turned out to be the instrument cluster circuit. After double checking everything and verifing all componets, it left me with an possible circuit panel issue at the cluster. I replaced the assembly with an LKQ. and all is well. I really would like ...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 2FAHP71W43
This one is fixed.It was a fuel pump.Following the advice of some of the responses,he watched fuel trim and fuel pressure on scan tool.Pressure was dropping into the 15 psi range.It eventually quit running.He replaced fuel pump and filter and it runs good and ...
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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Mechanical
everybody said that there is only one auto trans m24a no one know of a s34a auto trans
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1997 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JFN01VW089
Thank you for all the info, it turned out to be two seperate items. The catalytic converter was bad and caused the exhaust to go cherry red. The other problem was caused by the distributer. Thanks again, Adam
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L key code VIN: 1J8GW58N12
hi every body the jeep is fix the problem was in class 2 wire short to ground thank to all how try to help me,
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 cdi 3200CC engine VIN: WDB2102262
Hi Thanks for all your help,,but unfortunatly it remains un-fixed as Bart in arizona pointed out there is no fix as it is a design fault with the om613 engine.No wonder when i asked people i know in mercedes they would not comment !!Many thanks again for all y...
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2001 Mercury Cougar 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT60352
the car is back on the road. replaced fuse and could not get to fail. i will try the fuse in front of the f/p if it comes back.
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1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1MS34P7P
What a great responce I recieved for my question. As soon as I read the responce that the temp. sensor could be telling the ecm that the motor was hot i new this was the answer. sure enough i found a faulty connection for the temp sensor. not to easy to see on...
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1NGED27Y3Y
Thanks for the replies and I did recheck the Maf sensor but it went full range and the injectors were not the problem they were actually being shut down by the computer. The culprit ended up being the TPS adjustment. My Tech had originally set the TPS to .42 a...
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YS3ED48E7X
Hello all - a new airflow sensor has apparently fixed this one. A couple of respondents suggested simply unplugging the MAF and road testing - that's what I did and the symptoms were gone. When I had a new MAF in hand I tried an A-B road test with the Tech2 di...
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