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1990 Chevrolet Celebrity 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall
I got this 90 chevy in our shop and another tech was working on it, now he's on vacation and i'm stuck with it now, it starts and idles ok, but as soon as you push the gas, it bucks,sputters, and runs very badly. The other tech replace the fuel pump/filter, ga...
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1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNDXD6E1W
Hello fellow tech's. This chevy venture has a problem with raw fuel flooding evap system and drawing it up to purge solonoid. Customers complaint of rough idle after fuel fill-up. Previously from someone else, The fuel tank was removed for inspection, charcol ...
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1988 Chrysler New Yorker 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1C31234358
this New Yorker will start, but will not run. no power and have to feather the gas to even keep it running, customer says car ran perfect before it was stolen, no damage found.. just radio removed, fuel presure was at 40 psi so replaced the pump and now have 4...
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1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L n/a VIN: 1B7GG26X2S
Dodge techs please help. After running for 3-5 minutes in the shop, it starts making noise from the lower part of the motor at idle speed. I removed the belt and the noise it still there. So I am sure that the noise is from the motor itself. It sounds like a...
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1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L valve body VIN: 2B4GP4532T
would appreciate diagram on valve body check ball locations specifying where plastic one goes.
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1995 Ford Mondeo 2.0L Evaporator VIN: WFOFXXGBBF
Hi all, This customer has a leaking AC evaporator. She's shopping around for a repairer and wants a quote on changing the evap. Has anyone replaced one of these? I can't find any reference in our times guide. Is it full dash out or can you access it from the g...
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8RF28G7X
vehicle came in with customer stating vehicle has a bad catalitic converter.used back pressure gage and was ok. Press accelerator and engine boggs down and lopes after test ride car completly losses power at 40 mph , feels line key turned off.put in neutral th... Trouble codes: 171 (lean left bank), P1154
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L 2 much thrtle trvl VIN: 1MBGC34275
I have the factory software but only use this infrequently. I am able to see no throttle plate movement for a considerable amount of travel by the linkage...I undertand this system is controled by somthing other than linkage .the factory software has all the ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L electric windows VIN: WDBHA29G6X
Replaced totally sapped battery (looked orig.) 0 volts when loaded. Checked charging system..good, 14 volts...released car to owner...she called back within 15 mins...windows wont roll up. They go up one little notch at a time as you hit the control buttons. S...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WR121X1
I try the learning procedure for 10 minutes koeo and nothing happen.
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1985 Chevrolet El Camino 5.0L Differential VIN: 3GCCW80H4F
Hello every one. Again I want to thank you for all your help. I recieved alot of replies on the problem. I read alot of your replies. I tried alot of the ideas, some I had already done. But I was not able find the problem. But I was able to learn alot about dr...
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L valve train VIN: 2GCEK19K2R
Wow,30 replies!!! I want to thank everyone for their time on this one.I got the customer back in the shop on Friday after reading all the replies. I thought about each and every one of the replies i recieved and I started at the basics first.(which I am embarr...
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G134TD342
Well thanks to all...Andy, Tadd, Ed and paul, Cor, and JIm in AK, all were great info and the funny part about this fix is that when it came back in for the part to be installed the damn vent solenoid was working...prbly cause I blew air in it and cleaned it o... Trouble codes: P0440.
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1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Trans Slip VIN: 1FTHX26K8R
First, thanks for the replies, most were meaningful. FWIW, you can in fact tow in OD with these transmissions as long as you monitor the heat. As mentioned in the post, I have a temp gauge and for the most part it's always run at a somewhat normal temp. Becaus...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cam Shaft VIN: 1FMZU34E5W
Well guys I guess have to call this one fixed.Not the way I wanted to fix it, we ended up installing a 2001 junk yard engine in to the truck. It was starting to become a long drawn out job so we oppted for the used engine ,but on a side note I will be trying t...
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2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1FMCU04171
Thanks to all those who replied. I've had this trans out and apart about 4 times now. I Installed the cd4e shift kit and that helped a lot of the problems but the main problem was a clogged filter...3 times. During my first attempt at overhauling this trans I ...
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Air Bags VIN: 1HGCD5630V
I want to thank those that were more familiar with this specific system than I was. I was getting mixed information even from the dealer. What we ended up doing in this claim is reimbursing half the amout for the air bags being as the insured could not prove t...
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1999 Honda Prelude 2.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB6247X
Dear Members, When I looked up P1382 in Mitchell database, somehow lead me to crank angle sensor. But many of you mention that CYP is not CKP neither CMP. It is inside distributer and called Cylinder=(CY) Position=(P)Sensor=CYP. I got an used distributer for $... Trouble codes: P1382 (CYP sensor).
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L engine VIN: KNDUP13132
Hey guys, thanks for everybody that put some light on my problem somebody said that probably something fell inside the cylinders and was right (even though it was something that couldn't happened to me I thought) I guess there is always a first time for everyt...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L coolinf fan VIN: 1LNHM87A2Y
OK I did try an air bleed technique buy connecting a vacume hose to the top ofthe resivor, however the vechicle appeared to be ok, we drove it 35 miles shutting it off 4 times and even drove without ac and in traffic. the customer said it drove homefine, but w...
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2005 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Limp Mode VIN: 1MEFM50U15
replies were Bad trans, TSB's, and send to dealer. I went with the 3rd. Dealer diagnosed bad solenoid pack in trans. Cust. called to ask question about price(almost $1000) because they said it was not covered under warranty. I'm waiting to hear back from cust.... Trouble codes: P0743 (TCC solenoid elect.), P0750 (Shift Sol. A Malf.), P0755 (Shft Sol. B), P0760 (Shift Sol. C), P0511 (iac), P0300 (Random missfire).
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1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L abs VIN: 1GMDU06E9X
Hi guys, thanks for all your help. I did not fix this vehicle because the customer did not want to spend the money. I did find a broken wheel speed sensor harness at the passenger front hub assembly. Other than that there was nothing else found that would of b...
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1994 Saturn SL1 1.9L cooling fan
sorry for the delay, we found a bad connecter to the sensor, replace the sensor connecter again and it started to work like it should at 223 degrees
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