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1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY3183K
Car was just sold,in running condition, to a friend. Have been doing short drives for past couple months, at the shop. Long cranks cold, but never cut out. New owner drove car less than 75 miles, car quit after acting up/stalling. No power at fuel pump, ground...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L abs module VIN: IGNDT13WXI
Vehicle came in with complaint that abs and brake light on intermitently. Becoming more frequent. Tested for codes found CO265. Have tested for power and ground on 2 wire connector. Seems OK. Removed other connector from module, looks clean. Also may be unrela...
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1994 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L downshift VIN: 2FALP74W5R
Customer had complained of no downshift on light accelleration from 20-30mph steady cruise. Was occuring before engine was replaced and no change after. He also desired much crisper shift and we noted that engagement time into drive and reverse was getting lon...
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1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L starter problem VIN: 1FTPS2425W
When vehicle is hot, the starter doesn't crank, I wait until vehicle cools off, then everything is OK. With further checks, found by jumping the clynoid, the one beside the battery, then the starter will crank. The small red/blue stripe has got NO power on it ...
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2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP40431
THIS MUSTANG HAS THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON, SCANNER PULLS A P0175 CODE...CLEARED THE CODE, TEST DROVE , IT CAME RIGHT BACK...MONITORING THE 02 SENSORS IT SHOWS SENSORS 1 & 2 ON BANK 2 VERY LOW NUMBERS ALL THE TIME, AROUND ZERO. THEY WILL REACT TO A SHOT OF CHE... Trouble codes: P0175 (bank 2 always rich)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Starting VIN: WDBKK47F3X
This car is in the shop for the 3rd time spanning a year with the same complaint. They drive somewhere, park for a while and come back and the car won't crank. There are no idiot lights on the dash when this happens except for the SRS light. As if the key is n...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51DX2
Hello techs, This car came in on the hook with no-start condition. Hooked up noid light and spark tester. No pulse and no spark. Check engine light on, so out comes the MODIS w/ 6.2 update. Code P0335 for the crank sensor comes up and no rpm showing in data 1... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor)
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1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.8L No Start
hey guys ive got this 3.8 engine with good injector pulse, good spark, and good fuel pressure. i have not had a chance to check signal with vantage, but i suspecting the signals will be good due to the fact i have fire and good injector pulse, i hear a slight ...
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Timing belt VIN: YS3EF48Z4X
I have some unclear info on setup of the two idlers and tensioner for this engine. I think I get it but was hoping for confirmation from somebody who's been there before. Thanks in advance! Robb
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWMA63B8X
Hi there, This is a nice clean Passat that belongs to the daughter of another shop owner. In a nutshell, if you drive the car & the torque convertor clutch locks up (which it apparently can do in most gears according to Vag-com) and then you take your foot ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Shift quality, gear selection VIN: 3VWSE69M92
To the many VW pros. We are at a loss here. Customer came in reporting extremely harsh shift at times, spouse says is sticks in 4th gear. Also states trans doesn't seem to have ever shifted right since they owned this car (aprox 1.5 yrs) but getting worse late...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L cooling fans
Both rad fans are on all the time and run so long after the vehicle is shut off as to kill the battery, dtc's P0480 and P0481 are set within 60sec of clearing the light they are "fan citcuit faults 1 and 2" resources for the vehicle seem to be largly unavailab...
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1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427CID Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 194377S117
Well first I would like to thank all that responded. I found two problems.the first problem was that the two outer carbs were getting vacuum but the jets were partly plugged so the the carbs were opening but not getting enough fuel. the second was that with al...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L oil pressure VIN: 1G1JC5241V
Got a lot of replies that said to recheck bearing clearances, probably too loose and dumping oil pressure. Some said cam bearings worn. Customer has not decided what he will do yet due to lack of funds at this time. If it comes back in I will update with a fix...
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1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Mechanical VIN: 1G1ND52M6V
i removed the rocker arm and i found out lots a wear in 2 in the front and 3 in rear replaced and this car is quiet,thank you everyone for your help
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Suspension VIN: 1G1ND52MXX
Hey guys, I think I can put this one to bed. I got alot of warnings from you guys about aftermarket front wheel bearings. turns out the front wheel bearings had been replaced not long ago.She is gonna take it back to the shop that replaced them before.So it is...
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1994 Dodge B250 5.2L back fires intake VIN: 2B4HB25Y3R
although I was not able to fix this vehicle it brought back to mind that the cam shaft may be worn I acknowledge this as i remember this being the problem with a similar vehicle a few years back the reason we did not fix the vehicle is the customer had decline...
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2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: 2B3HD46R04
thanks to all who replied.We did as Rick from Ga recomended and disconnected cam sensor and the car ran fine power and everything. We scoped the drivers and 3 just aint showing right We called our customre PHH and they want the dealer to finish diag and repair... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ignition coil 2 circuit), P0354 (Ignition coil 4 circuit), P0356 (Ignition coil 6 circuit).
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1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L cabin blower VIN: JT8BD68S9W
The Lexus needed a new cabin blower speed controller (resistor pack). We had arrived at a dead end during electrical testing, because we did not have the required 1-3v signal on the signal wire between the A/C control head and the controller. We used a variabl...
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1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L temp gauge VIN: 1G3AJ55M2S
Thank you all for your suggestions and knowledge of my intermittent faulty temp readings I was receiving on this Cutlass Ciera . We did reverify that this was not overheating. Customer was against spending alot of money to find cause, but did agree to allow us...
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2000 Saturn LW2 3.0L Lean code VIN: 1G8JW82R2Y
Thanks all! All but 1 or 2 replies suggested the MAF sensor. I was getting a vaiance on the scan tool relative to expected MAF readings but they must have been skewed. After attempting to clean it with parts cleaner and air; it stopped working and set a MAF co... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean condition Bank 1), P0174 (Lean condition Bank 2).
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1988 Toyota corona 2.0L Cuts out VIN: ST171-0005
The faults on this vehicle were many as i had not seen the vehicle when problem posted i could not give test results. The vehicle had been to everybody by the looks of things the TPS had been adjusted and was not switching when throttle closed. No continuity a... Trouble codes: 51 (Throttle position sensor).
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWVD63B72
The replies were almost unanimous that the power booster is bad. And as it turned out when I went to adapt the throttle for another complaint there were power booster malfunction codes. Who'd have thunk there was such a code!!! Customer also stated that the ...
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