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1994 Buick Roadmaster Limited 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4BT52P9R
I have this really odd problem. This car when cold will run great will just move on down the road. After it gets hot if you give it anymore than just a little throttle it won't get out of it's own way. Actually you don't even have to be moving just give it a q...
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD53B9P
This is my first post. Please help me. I rebuild automatic transmissions so I'm not that good with misfires. Thanks. This car was running rough always. The service engine soon light came on and it would sometimes stall. It would always restart. You did not ha... Trouble codes: E23 (Electronic Spark Timing EST Signal Fault), E41 (Camshaft Position CMP Sensor or Circuit Fault)
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L no heat VIN: WOGVR52R6V
Car came in with no heat, The customer said that in had no heat on the passenger side for a long time & he was told it would be very expensive to repair. Now there is no heat at all. The engine temperature is good & both heater hoses are hot. Seems to have a p...
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1997 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 123567890-
vortec 5.7 truck runs fine cold then while driving about 60 bam it will jerk may go another 4 miles then bam jerk again it has had a lot of work done to it trying to find the problem now its my turn, customer claims it started after intake gaskets i found cam ...
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1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SAJFX1747M
Car came in with a tip in stumble / misfire it had a new cap rotor and plugs (all quality components *** put on scope noticed slight noise in secondary spark pattern. What was most noticeable was 21k firing voltage. *** Disconnected egr valve and plugged ...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L lash adjusters VIN: 1J4GK48K63
This 3.7 is noisy. I found several spongy lash adjusters on the right bank. I replaced all six after performing an oil pressure test: 75-100 psi from idle to 2000 rpm. I changed the oil & filter. The noise came back after running 5 minutes in my bay. The lash ...
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2001 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB16111
Car has a serve miss.. I changed the plugs because the were black and bosch platinum. Didn't change anything. Moved the coils around and that didn't change.. Seems to have good spark and compression seems about the same on the two that i checked.. It will also...
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1994 Mazda Miata 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1NA3538R
hey fellow tech ive got one that has me stumped this customer came in with a shutting down problem under acceleration give it gas and it pauses (shuts down)all the lights come on then go out and runs fine this happens every 5 seconds or so idles fine and runs ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L ignition switch ? VIN: WOBRFG1JX1
any one have this before? codes: (trany) 136 CAN comm disturbed EIS [elec/ign/sw].(injection@ignition) P203B @ P207B. (gear [...] P2001. there is a no start/crank.no power to starter ign term.no signal from ign switch to start relay. this was friday went i...
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2001 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L all lights VIN: 6MMAP67P12
help mitsu techs ! replaced heater core on this diamante got it all back together and none of the lights work . took it back apart to see if i forgot to plug anything in , it was all plugged in . i have one empty spot on light switch but no plug is close to th...
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1971 Nissan 521 Pickup 1.6L cylender head VIN: PL52144445
I am calling on you for help with specs on this old Datsun My nephew has a old datsun that needed a valve job. He has removed the head and had the valves repaired, but now he is having a hard time finding specs needed to reassemble. If you could help with torq...
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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E42
hey guys in another jam.car came in with ses light on found to codes p0446 and p1349,p0446 was pretty easy find and fix,but p1349 ran through the basic trouble tree no prob found.modis says to apply voltage across vvt soleniod car should stumble or stall,which... Trouble codes: P1349
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1972 Chevrolet pickup 454CID engine
Sorry but I need to close this help request before I had a chance to finish it. It looks like I have about 3 options to making this engine fit. Mount the engine forward and lengthen the drive shaft, shift linkage, so on and so forth. Or modify the firewall to ...
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2000 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Fluid Leak
Just wanted to close this case for now. Due to scheduling problems I still haven't gotten the car back in the shop but I now know what to look for and I will be most likely replacing the solenoid pack and gasket and since enough of you said you don't need to r...
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2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1BH4HS28N8
sent the vehicle to the dealer and they reflashed the pcm and tcm, the light came back on the following day with the same code. i have checked all schematics and related wiring cannot find any thing wrong, now after the reflash its looking like a tcm failure. ...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2B3HD46V42
Thanks for the replies. The number 3 fuel injector was leaking. Fuel pressure was within specifications, however the HC's were high on start up. This lead me to look further at the injectors for leak down. Sure enough found one dripping one drop about every 10...
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FABP35X4M
A big thanks to all respondents. Your collective comments resulted in a cold weather driveable, hence useful Tempo. Remember, there is little money to play with here. First off; I left the Tempo indoors at the shop one night where temp is about 10*Celsius ...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L 3rd gear VIN: 1FTEX14N9M
sorry for the long wait. I have ruled out any problems with ignition. It is definitly a problem with the tcc locking up. I will live with problem since the truck does not warrant any repairs. Thanks for all the help..
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L no power hard start VIN: 1FTJX35F8V
Thanks to everybody who replied dieselman.com is a great resource for powerstrokes the is a ton of info to help you diagnose your power stroke problems this truck had many problems due to poor maintenance the fuel system was really in bad shape i pulled the fu... Trouble codes: P0344 (cam sensor).
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2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L ICP system
Sorry my answer took so long. The issue is still not resolved with the truck. As we diagnosed the vehicle we found out that the leak was in the branch tube and the injector O rings but when we got in touch with the Ford dealers they want to do their own diagno...
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1998 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L int bat VIN: 1GTCS1441W
Hello everyone and thanks for the helpful replies. The Fix I think is going to be the radio. I found that the draw from the Int 50 fuse was on the radio circuit I removed the radio fuse and the draw was gone. I let the truck set for 1 week and it started and c...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E0R
Hello fellow Tech, sorry for the delay . I changed the purge valve after verified the problem and it's been to weeks now since the vehicle was pickuped the customer didn't call back. thank you all for your help and have a great day. Best regard Benny Trouble codes: P0441.
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1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L No Start, no spark VIN: JN1CZD4SXD
Thanks to everyone, had a few that even offered to send me copies of factory manuals. Kenny from Cali was closest on this one telling me about the signal from the dist passing through the ecm. Computer was toast. Andy, formerly from 'just Z's' who is local to ...
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1983 Pontiac Firebird 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1P345H34J3
I have atlast fixed this car. I found the seal around the power piston as a huge vaccume leak causing the main jet to dump large amounts of fuel into the engine and kill it. The hard part about this one was fixing it, the seal was no longer made and there was ...
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1996 Saturn SC2 1.9L engine VIN: IGE25EF79D
this puppy came out like it had eyes,yes a little tieght but no hill for a climber,,,car is back together and runs like a champ...thanks for all 14 who replied you guys rock,,iATN rocks as well...thanks again doug.
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1999 Saturn SL 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G8ZF5283X
I took everyone's advice and changed the ECT. The idle problem went away and the customer called me yesterday and said the fuel mileage went back up. Thanks everyone for all your help.
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1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L no reverse VIN: 1G8ZY1276X
The only stamp or ID tag on our transmission is the 2100-3342 on the bottom of the bell housing. So we decided to go with James advice and find a transmission with the MP7 stamp code on it. This was a hard find but thanks to Bill and Patrick we found one. The ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, LOW POWER VIN: 3VWSP69M43
This vehicle has been fixed for about a week and the customer seems very happy with the outcome. We decided to replace the wastegate actuator since it was definately bad and that fixed his low power issue. I'm still unsure as to what was causing the P0299 but ... Trouble codes: P0299 (waste gate solenoid).
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L codes VIN: YV1TS97D6X
This car is not fixed due to the fact that the problem appears to be with the ABS module which will need to be flashed by the dealer. Our nearest Volvo dealer is 45 miles away making this not a practical thing for us to do and then take it to the dealer to be ... Trouble codes: P1618 (manufacturer specific code), P0722 (output speed sensor circuit no signal).
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