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1991 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GNDM19Z0M
Not sure how this is going to sound but I feel stupid. This Astro has me stumped. It runs fine when driving. Starts good always. Idles when cold but dies when it warms up. Scan tool says IAC count 0 when warm 145 on start up and drops to 0 and 650 rpms and die...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L base timing VIN: 1GNDT13W7V
i simply put a lower intake gasket on this truck. i have tryed putting this distributor in as alldata says to and like in the old days (#1 on tdc). then i even sat there and reset it on every tooth (i'm asumeing i turned it 10 teeth) i have good spark, i have ...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Electrical VIN: 2B3HD46T5V
OK Chrysler fans. This car was towed in on Thurs. Customer states all dash warning lights come on then goes dead. When it arrived here, it started and ran fine. Spent 2 hours checking relays, cable connections, scanned and no codes. Cleaned battery terminals c...
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L rotors/pads VIN: 1FMDU34XXP
customer towed in truck and states that the right front brakes locked up and jerked the steering wheel out of her hand. she regained control and drove truck about 6 miles to her drive way. she states that the right front wheel was smoking so bad that she thoug...
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Ride Control VIN: 2FTHF26G6S
Customer complains of wandering. Vehicle did not, and does not pull, but wanders all over the road, requiring constant steering correction, worse when pulling trailer. See history above, we now have it in the shop installing a steering gear box, did not seem t...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start, VIN: 1FMRU1769X
I have this Expedition that won't start at times (no spark and fuel). When it starts there are no codes present. When it won't start found codes P1260 in PCM, U1147 & U1262 in PATS (HEC). Power and grounds to (HEC) are ok. Followed Alldata flow chart for U1147... Trouble codes: P1260 (Theft Detected - Vehicle Immobilized), U1147 (SCP Invalid or Missing Data for Vehicle Security), U1262 (Missing SCP Message)
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU04161
intermittant p0351 code setting, unable to pinpoint as yet. any suggestions greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0351
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2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Mechanical
This car has a bad vibration problem that can be felt in the steering wheel, the seat and the floor. The car is not moving when the vibration is felt and the car is in Drive or Park. Changing gears in the transmission doesn't change the vibration. The local Hy...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L 4wd lite/ ABS lite VIN: JNRDR07YX1
The diagnostics pointed toward a bad g sensor for code 17 or a bad ABS control module, the customer wanted the cheapest part first so I changed the g sensor. The problem is still there. All powers and grounds are okay at the ABS module, but after a road test I...
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1988 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM2UF3132J
This vehicle came with the complaint of poor fuel mileage and lack of power. When accelerating it will blow black smoke from the tailpipe and lay down on power. I have replaced the catalytic converter because it had melted down. I am on the second carburetor, ...
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBBA45A8B
Hi Techs, Customer drove in this 380SL last week, vehicle could hardly idle,checked the fuel pressure @ 1.5 bar cold and 3.4 bar hot. Also i did check the operation of the O2 sensor and found stay flat @ Zero volt. That explain why the car ran so rich all the ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L ABS Module
Code c1401 on the abs side and c1025 on the bas side. Fuse good and relay teminal 30 has power. Clear codes and c1401 repeats instantly, c1025 takes a drive to reset which makes sense as relay never activates so CAN code appears. Any common problems with these...
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1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2MEBM74F5K
This car has a problem of dying when turning slow,(parking lot manuvers) also it is doing from drive to park or back to drive or reverse. It has plenty of power and idles good. It has a intermittent stutter when taking off. Timing is set to 10 degrees btdc. Th... Trouble codes: 32 (evr below voltage limit)
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1999 Plymouth Voyager SE 2.4L mile display VIN: WWRR543567
Does anyone know the procedure to change from kilometers to miles on this vehicle,the car is a uk model but it may be same as us model.
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2006 Toyota corolla(XLi) 1300CC Misfire, one cylinder mising VIN: PK67980459
hi again every body, this vehicle comes in workshop with one cylinder mising problem.i will check injectors pulse he is ok, then after i will check ignition coils grips and their pulse he is ok.But after checking i found No.1 cylinder is mising always at idle ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSP29M61
I am not too familiar with these diesels sorry. I got my friends jetta here, after driving a bit, the glow plug lamp will start blinking. This is the light that turns on with ignition on and shuts off when glow plugs are warmed up. I had been told that this ma...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GNDT13W2R
I want to thank everyone that took time to help,I recieved many good replies.First the injectors that were installed before coming to our shop were ac delco and ac delco plugs,cap,rotor,wires were also replaced with the correct part#s.Performed cyl leakage tes...
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L Starter VIN: P8V2141862
Thanks for everyone's replies. I made a VATS bypass with help from . I also repaired several wires under the dash from a already removed aftermarket alarm. I'm not sure what all the wires I repaired were for by I'm sure i...
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2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L ac system VIN: 2FMZA57694
well i finally fixed this nightmare stephen hit it on the head i pulled the orfice that the other tech said he replaced he did not well it was full of debris so i flushed the whole system and put a new comp,acc,orfice and rear expansion valve well i go to char...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71WX5
I had swapped computers with another 05 crown vic and cranked it up for about 4 seconds, long enough to know it would crank, and tried it in the no crank vehicle, (it did not crank). replaced the ETC, APP sensor, and checked hots and grounds. Here at the city,...
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1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, intermitant no start VIN: EG5-100322
Hi guys, WOW i got 46 replies most of which pointed to the main relay. a special thanks to steve who posted the following.'The symptoms you describe are very classic. Here's what you need to do: 1)Run the car with the windows rolled up with the engine running ...
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1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L t.o,d. 4wd system VIN: JACDJ58X3X
thanks to the excellent information we received on the operation of the t.o.d system of this vehicle,i.e roberts reply and conformation that the t,o,d lights were indicating correctly from pauls reply we were able to assure customer that system is working corr...
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1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L No Start VIN: SAJHV1641J
clint nailed the pinging with replacement of coolant temp sensor. long crank caused by check valve in fuel pump. checked rest pressure a while back and it checked good. all replys were excellent. car runs better than ever. my wife will be very pleased when she...
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1991 Jeep Wrangler Islander 4.0L No Start VIN: 2J4FY39S8M
Well guys this one is fixed. A lot of replies and all very helpful. A lot of you said ECM and you were correct. A lot said crank sensor and I checked that very closely, apparently thes are a regular problem. I knew something was having to warm up then it would...
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1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L compressor VIN: 5LMPU28L1W
The vehicle was functioning properly whenever I tested it. I was made aware of a Ford TSB which advised replacing the 2 chassis mounted air solenoids, blowing out the lines from the compressor to solenoid and replacing the compressor. We followed the TSB, but ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F0X
Hi again and thanks for the help. The little Benz is fixed. In fact it was fixed before I opened the help request. Let me explain what I learned. Neutral fuel trim on this Benz is 0 at idle and 1 at part load. This is not intuitive. I beleive that the idle tri... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim at limit).
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1984 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L ect sensor VIN: AC177252MD
found the sensor. thanks to all of you that helped. it was behind the timing cover. strange place for a cts. the cold start problem is also fixed.
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1997 Nissan cefiro 2.5L engine condition VIN: WPA32-7224
Hi Guys, i am going to close this request as the owner is away on holiday for a month, but when he gets back i will redo the compression tests and do a leak down test etc. thanks to duane for th following post which i thought was worth sharing 'If you value yo...
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1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1P4GP44G8X
Dear Techs: Sorry I'm so long finishing this post. I was waiting to see if it would act up again. This van seems to have 'fixed' itself. I talked to the owner last week, and he said it hasn't acted up since the last time we returned the van. Did the crank/cam ...
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2001 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE65641
I would like to thank everyone who responded. I do believe that the pcm needs to be reflashed. I notified the customer of this and she does not want to proceed with any repairs scene the check engine light has not come back on. Trouble codes: P0133 (front ho2s circuit slow response).
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2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Clutch VIN: 4T1BF28B9Y
Ok, I think it has been long enough to close this request. I don't have a good awnser why it hapened. But I got a new bolt and used permatex blue loctite on top of the existing pre-aplied thread locker. I have not seen nor heard from my customer relateing to a...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Charging VIN: 3VWSK69M01
Thanks very much to all who replied. Local rebuilder said the alternator had a 'loose connection' in it. We reinstalled his alternator, and all is apparently well. Car has been gone now for 12 days, I followed up with customer after 4 days, and so far so good....
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