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1993 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Brakes VIN: 1G4CW53LP1
SEE related history, Replaced rear wheel cyls. were seeping minimal, shoes still clean. Turned drums for rear trying to lock up, at slow speed---they were out of round. Turned rotors for slight pulsation owner had not noticed it. Now seems normal to me however...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Steering VIN: 2GCEK19R8W
This is my personal vehicle that is giving me fits. The steering will pull to the right so hard that you cannot take your eys off the road or hand off the wheel for a second. I do not do alignment in my shop. I have had this truck to two alignment shops. They ...
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2000 Chevrolet Metro 1.0L Air Cond VIN: 2C1MR2260Y
I'm a Ford Technician. I just can't find info on my Metro AC system. I think the ac system is restricted. Can you guys tell me if this is an expansion valve system or oriface tube system and where it is located. The high side keep peging over.
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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Charging VIN: 1B7KF26C6S
Hey Guys, Got a weird one here. Now I am not too familiar with Diesel Pickups. This one came in as a no charge, No Tack, No Speedo, Transmission Won't go into high gear. Being that I am not too familiar with these. I naturally put an alternator in, no good. ...
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1994 Ford Mustang 5.0L instrument cluster VIN: 1FALP457RF
The mustang came in, the complant was the speedo was inop. I could smell a electrical burnt smell so i decides to remove the cluster, when i got the cluster out i found that the batt. power on the printed circuit board was open. I am learning electrical so i n...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMZU67E81
hi techs, this vehicle came to shop with this tranny problem .when vehicle is selected to drive the delay period is too long and getys worst when hot . there is no problem in reverse .as long as this vehicle engages transmission works very good no problems ,o...
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1993 Honda Prelude S 2.2L No Start VIN: 4556464654
hello every one, its a sunday and i'm here looking at this car (not to happy, customer keep saying its my fult i did some thing) . okay, this honda prelude sat for about 2 years customer just got it, drove it in to me and idle surge up and down, i replace high...
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1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNX2341R
hello iatn members. having problem diagnosing secondary air system on this 94 jag xjs. code 67 was retrieved, performed test of system by inspecting operation of air pump, inspected and adjusted belt. inspected solenoids and found deteriorated hose on right ba... Trouble codes: 67 (secondary air injection system)
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2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD19283
Wierdest problem I've had in a while. This IS300, owned by a local teenager, will not start after any fueling. I mean any amount of fuel, from one gallon to full tank refill, from a gas can or the pump. Takes about 30 seconds to 1 minute to to start, but crank... Trouble codes: 441 (emission purge system)
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1983 Nissan Stanza 2.0L Ride control
I have this 1983 model Nissan stanza car, which I don;t want to dispose it, I always have problem with transmission and suspension systems. This car previously had a very fine riding stability Now a days I have new peculiar problem when the car is moving at 80...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L door locks VIN: 1G2NW52M4V
This problem is extremely intermittent, but has some bizarre symptoms. Three months ago the customer was accelerating on a cold engine and experienced a complete electrical shutdown, stalling the engine. They coasted to a stop and the vehicle restarted with th...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L rear tailgate window VIN: JT3VN39W4S
this vehicle came in to us and the rear window would not go down. we pulled the panel and jumped the wires to the motor to make it run the opposite direction, in other words when we pushed up on the button the window went down. so we know the motor works in bo...
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1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L internal engine VIN: 2GCDC14H2K
thank you all. we sent the motor back to rebuilter the cam we are told.we will update when it is back and running. again thank you all
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1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Odometer VIN: 2G1WL52M7T
Received 11 replies, greatly appreciate your input. Unfortunely customer didn't have the time to leave his car nor the patience for me to research the problem. Has not returned with vehicle. I took the responses and was able to find and get a better understand...
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Starting VIN: 1B4GP25302
First sorry about the delayed closing crazy soccer season that apears never ending. In one way or another every ones post was very similair about how to get the key to move to the run position to remove the cylinder by tapping the key or tapping the housing wh...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU77E91
hello all, i am calling my wifes truck fixed but first i want to thank all who repliedwith all the needed info. to start with the trans is a 5r55e 5 speed that is computer controled. it will only use all 5 gears when needed and skip a gear if the condition a...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L SRS light ON VIN: 1LN012N003
Thank you, all, for your time. Excellent advices. My mistake, I didn't notice that LS is equipped with side air bag. When I checked the air bag connector under the seat, I found the wires broken. Install new connector and everything's fine. Once again, Thank Y...
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1988 Pontiac Grand Am 2.5L Stall VIN: 1G2NE14UJC
The car is fixed. It ended up being the injector that was bad. Tony and David both suggested that I try unplugging the aternator with no battery charger on it to see if it would stay running. It did. I replaced the injector and the car stays running with the a...
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1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L dr. shoulder seat belt VIN: 4T1SV21E6M
thank you guys i found broken wires in the hinge area repaired all broken wires an all is well thanks again david
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2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2MB47001
Hello people most of u said return to dealer with this van which in my case was not an option. Owner wwould not go there. I checked this car electricly all was fine i checked cam locations in data blocks 208 209 210 211 212 To find intake cam fully advanced at...
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