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1991 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L TRANy-Tcase VIN: 1GCEK14Z8M
The vehicle makes a grinding noise and has a related vibration only while backing up and in 4 wheel drive. 2wd is fine and all foward operation is fine. Low or high 4wd makes no difference. The customer lives 100 miles from a town, making it difficult to tell...
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1994 Chevrolet Blazer 6.5L neutral,reverse VIN: 1GNEK18S4R
Hi everyone, This is my first post. We have in the shop this 94 Chevy Blazer 6.5 turbo-diesel (4l80E) with no neutral and no reverse. Neutral is forward gear and Reverse just revs up. Logic would tell me that forward clutch is not releasing, but I admit my li...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Power Steering Pump VIN: 2C4GM68465
Chrysler Techs we need your help again on this Pacifica-this is the 2nd post for this vehicle.Replaced power steering pump for excessive noise approx 3 months ago.After replacement did not fix the noise issue-definately power steering pump making the noise-no ...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L solenoids VIN: 1B7HF16Y1V
This all started after the truck came for a smog check, but had a check engine light on. It needed an oxygen sensor ( see post of 9/26 and fix of 10/8 ). The wiring on this truck is in pretty bad shape, and when I separated the connector for the HEGO, I accide...
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1998 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L egr VIN: 1C3EWS34RW
hi guys have this neon with an egr code dont remember the code. but il think its a flow problem. new valve and solenoid. wiring good can work the valve with the scanner. car passes emissions good. does apply when vehicle under load. replaced a pcm with known g...
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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCF15Y3H
This FORD truck has a 4.9 6cyl engine. When you start the engine it will run fine for about 10-15 seconds then idle up and down and stall. When I unplug the MAP sensor it will idle fine. Tried a new MAP sensor and still will stall. Checked TPS and it was sligh...
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2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14W4Y
Thanks for looking- Have posted on this one before, it finally came back. Van originally came injust barely running. Inspection found sparkplug holes filled with mud/water. Replaced plugs and boots. Short after tune test drive had truck running fine, shipped ...
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21983
Help... Customer brought this civic in friday for timing belt and water pump replacement. All went well and we replaced with honda parts. Test drove and vehicle did great. Customer took car and after 100 miles or so of driving vehicle bucked "his description" ...
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L comm VIN: SAJAV87777
Does any one know if the new Jaguar IDS system works on this model? I have communication with only the ABS drivers seat and column moduels. have not found any problems with the net work on any of the other moduels. Orange and Pink comm wires show activity when...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L instrument cluster
instrument cluster lights are out , especially when cold, sometimes they start working after 30 minutes, all warning lights work correctly, Alldata wants to check voltages and resistance on pins 16 and 6 of connector B but I cannot find its location, please he...
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1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L AC system VIN: 1G3GR62C5V
had car in for A/C non op. Found compressor bad, replaced everything, car was gone for a few months now back with A/C warm. Found no leaks but found orphice tube full again,replaced tube again. A/C only getys down to 39. High side goes to 150 and low side cycl...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBB328DF22
Hi, techs: Finally I replace the engine harness and reflashed DME that suggested by Mr. Erik. The car is so far so good. Thank you all.
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Fluid Contamination
Hi guys thanks for all the replies but i am well aware of the radiator problems with the trans cooler in it..i was more looking to see if anybody has run into anything wierd that could cause fluid to look milky (like maybe cavitation of pump or some other way ...
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Wipers/no start VIN: 1C4GP64L7T
Thanks to all of you Chrysler boys that responded and said that only the dealer can program a new BCM. I took it to the dealer, I installed the BCM and they programed. It works great. Thanks Again Dan
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1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B4FP2533T
customer was unable to afford diagnostic time.veh.will return when the customer has the proper funds to address the problem ...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Y1V
I am going to call this one fixed. I now have good readings out of the O2. Many replies hit it on the head. The 4-5 volts on the O2 line is normal. I replaced the O2 sensor and the data looks good now. However, I induced a new problem. While unplugging the O2 ... Trouble codes: P0132 (High votage HEGO 11), P0305 (missfire cyl 5).
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L glow plugs VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
Thanks to all for your suggestions. I replaced all of the glow plugs with Autolites, (my Ford dealer was closed and I had to have the truck) and checked individual current draw as I installed them, all were 25 amps. I graphed EOT voltage from a cold start to n...
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L starting VIN: SALPV1440X
thanks everybody that had replied. i guess this is one where go back to the basics would have really helped. i got so tied up in the alarm fault that i missed the starting problem. it ended up that someone at one time switched the cooling fan relay with the en...
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52M3T
thanks for all the replies. most everyone hit the nail on the head. removed throttle body and found egr passage partly clogged in upper intake. picked carbon out and cleaned with frayed speedo cable in electric drill. problem cured. i can't believe i overlooke... Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient egr flow).
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22KXX
Thanks to everyone at iatn you all have been very helpful this car has been gone a whole week i replaced the egr vsv cleaned egr port and the car is fine thanks again Trouble codes: 401 (insufficent egr flow).
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPA81H3X
Last suggestion was the codes cannot be set w/o VW or obdII tool. Guess the dealer will get the job... Thanks for all your help Trouble codes: P1476 (leak detect pump), P1582 (idle adaptation at limit).
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L fuel gage VIN: WVWTH63B52
FIXED!!Now the rest of the story, As some sugested, these senders are only available as a package of THREE. If one fails you get all three. The VW parts man also said that some of the Passat fuel senders were covered under a recall.( this one was not) I Ohm ch...
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