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1996 Acura RL 3.5L Starting VIN: JH4KA9658T
Car came to me as a no start and cranks OK. Checked for spark (none), checked for noid (none), Checked fuel pressure (within specs), checked timing belt and compression (no problem found), Checked voltage to and from PGM/FI relay (OK) replaced relay anyway, st...
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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: BMW1998740
Adapttations at idle are 30% both banks.I assume a positive value means rich mixture. part throttle adaptations are 5% both banks.Am I correct in assuming this is a maf sensor problem? Trouble codes: 27 (adaptation limits reached at idlebank 1), 35 (adaptation limits reached at idleBank 2)
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTDM19W4V
this van is a no start no communication to snap on scanner. im wandering if any one can tell me which wires to check to see if the computer is operating.all other no comm. problems i've had were either a fuse or a wire but these are all ok.
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L 2,3,4 No Shift VIN: 2FMDA5144S
Hello every one out there, when ever I get lost, I know where to turn. This windstar has a very good pickup and after that the gears dont shift, reverce is fine. The engine doesnot rev up either so I got a bit confused as to what the problem could be, there is...
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2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Engine VIN: 1FTNE24212
2 post at one time! This has been a bad week. This site is the best investment we have made. Thank you all for the help in advance. On Friday we replaced upper & lower intake gaskets, isolator bolts, pcv and MAF. Typical stuff. Halfway through the test drive o...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE 5.2L Stall
Hi Guys This Jeep Grand Cherokee was towed into our shop with a no crank, no start condition. After cleaning the battery cable ends, this 5.2 liter V8 was cranking and would start right up and run for 2-3 seconds then die. Fuel pressure was steady at 33 p...
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1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ78SXT
Hi Ya'll Someone outthere is going to make me feel stupid but, this Cherokee was towed to me a week ago. The customer tried to fix his temp guage and while trying to change the temp sender cracked the head. He figured Since he was changing the head he might a... Trouble codes: P3191
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L evaporator VIN: 1J4FF68S2Y
We replaced a leaking evaporator and accumulator with factory parts. Best outlet temp in 80 degree weather is 50. The customer is unhappy with it and we can't seem to find a fix. We changed the orfice tube with the liquid line and even pulled the box back out ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L coding for ME1RE VIN: WDBGA51E5T
hi,this vehicle came from another shop the shop owner states his technician had a friend who was trying to assist him.after completing the diagnostics i realize some one have erease the coding on the ME1RE. i dont have another vehicle in the shop where i can u...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4T1BG22K2X
Code P0401- resets itself almost immediately on road test. Have performed diagnostics but cannot locate source of problem. Diagnostics tree shows all components working fine. EGR valve is not stuck open. EGR-VSV is new. EGR-VSV circuit is OK. Can trigger EGR w... Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient egr flow detected)
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1992 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G4WF14L6N
Well I finaly got this one solved, Thank you to all who replied and Kudos to Jim from N.C. I went ahead and replaced the Crank sensor and there was no change so I bit the bullet and replaced the PCM and Prom. Most of my issues went away and a whole new set of ... Trouble codes: 12 (Unknown), 41 (Camsensor), 69 (Unknown).
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1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Power VIN: 1GCHK34R1W
After seeing that the front cover was now leaking oil and the doubts over the cam timing. The machine shop took the truck back to reseal the cover and verify the cam/crank relationship. The machine shop reported back to me that the timing gears were lined up p...
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L 4wd VIN: 1GTEK19T2X
Hello Group, This one is down the road! Although I had to wait for the truck to come back(construction worker), replacing the encoder motor fixed it! I took the old encoder motor apart and verified the problem. I know, the core is no longer good but I had ...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L shift VIN: 1GBJK34161
Well.. After TCM replacement and programming, the truck seemed to be repaired. I am waiting to hear from the customer after the truck is in service for a while. Thanks to all who replied
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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3AFY48B56T
Sorry it has taken a while to find this one.the problem was the reman. engine had the wrong cam installed at factory.After hours of testing and asking help from other techs&shops,we finally sent this one to Chrysler, who found the wrong cam installed.I guess t... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam sensor INt. signal.).
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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Mechanical VIN: 1FTHX25G6N
we are happy to report that this vehicle is finally repaired!.we received many helpful responses to our request,many thanks to all that took their time to helps us out.most of the replies related to fords service bulletin (93-17-11 in all data) regarding a gea...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L pings VIN: 3FTZF17251
As suggested, I applied 18 in of vacuum to the small port of the DPFE sensor and the voltage read almost 5v. After clearing KAM yet again, I road tested the truck and could not get the DPFE voltage above about 1.25v, as stated earlier. The EGR monitor ran and ...
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1997 GMC Savana 2500 SLE 6.5L Hesitation VIN: 1GKGG25F2V
Van has not returned to shop in the last few weeks.I believe there is a problem with the pick up tube in tank. If van returns will update information. Thanks for the help.
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L cluster/radio VIN: 1G3NF52E82
the general suggestion was the ignition switch, put one in and waiting to hear back from the customer, intermittent problem,thanks for all the help!
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