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1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Radio VIN: 1G6KD52B1S
Battery goes dead after a few days. Constant draw of 250mA found. Draw is eliminated(12mA)if any of the three connectors are unplugged from the remote radio module in the trunk. Traced draw to red-white wire(power feed to dash control head). Suspected this wir...
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W3X
van came from another shop with rebuilt engine complaining about hesitating,no start and idle.they installed cam,crank sensors.i scoped and scaned engine,everything looked good except idle,too high.I changed cap,rotor,wires,that seemed to remedy the no start t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0335
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Traction Control, Left Front Inner Brake Pad VIN: 2G1WX15K91
When driving and accelerating on right hand turns the car starts to shake. Sometime it surges even when going straight. When backing out of the drive way with a hard left on the wheel the traction control light comes on. The other day when backing out of a par...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L engine VIN: 4C3AU52N7V
When cold there is a loud rattle coming mostly from the front lower engine area. This noise gradually goes away when the engine warms up. This noise resembles a bad pulley bearing. It is not rhythmic and does not sound like a lifter or rod or main bearing. Wit...
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1994 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3ED56F5R
Good Afternoon everyone and Happy Mothers Day!!! First off, i'm a GM Tech and this car has be severely confused. What I have here is my own Mom's car. A 1994 Dodge Intrepid with the 3.5 engine. It had a radiator leak that was ignored (my fault I guess. took to...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out
Have this 5.9 giving us intermittent headaches. Problem arose after basic ignition system tune and fuel inj service according to customer. The engine will lose power and start popping under acceleration at any speed with symptoms very much like very low fuel p...
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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L fail smog VIN: 1FALP13P2V
hi techs, will there be a problem with the MAF air sensor which cause the O2 to go too high (6.00%) and the CO2 to go low (11.00%) any advice where to check for this problems? thank you to all techs, van
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1998 Ford F-150 5.4L crankshaft
truck came in with knock I found #7 rod bearing spun.what I want to know is mod says rod and main cap bolts must be replace, I called ford and they said the bolts were not in stock and need to be order and do not come as a set.I would think when you replace cr...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L Transmission VIN: 4A3AE85H91
I read a very similar problem but unfortunately it had no fix. The vehicle does not move forward or backward. The RPM raises up when shifting in to R or D but nothing is engaged and the car does not move. Check engine light came on and the gear selector indica...
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31D91
This car came from other shop and they had replaced this engine (used) I think that as soon as they installed this engine the Iac was shorted, blowing th ecm and they had to jump the fuel pump relay direct to ground to have the car running. they cover the MIL ... Trouble codes: P0505
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1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L brunt clutchs VIN: 2P4GP44R8W
Thank you for taking the time to help me with this problem. This van came into the shop with a no power complant. The other journyman drove it and came to the conclustion the Trany was gone. It then set out back for a week when the custmore ( a good friend o...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No start VIN: 1C3EJ56H6S
Thanks all for hellp!I finde bad crank sensor unplug crank,cam sensors one at a time and 8v reference came back bingo.Thanks all again for hellp!!!
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L odometer VIN: 1FMRV1860X
this one is fixed.i removed,disassembled and repaired the cluster.the ribbon from the odometer to the circiut board has several pins that are soldered to the board.one of them was broken,and i re soldered it. i recieved 7 replies.thank you steve,jerry,charle...
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2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FDRE1422Y
Thanks for all the great help, removed intake and found all egr ports plugged except cyl 3, it was just the least plugged. Removed upper/lower intake, hot tanked, reassembled. van runs great! finished up on saturday and should have happy customer on monday. Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 missfire).
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1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, No communication VIN: 1J4FT68S2R
HI Y'all! Sorry for the delay, It took a while to locate new ecm. The 2 60 amp maxi fuses for the alt. were blown and the gauge fuse inside were blown. The customer admits they may have reversed the cables and tried to jump the car off. I did pin test to se ...
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1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3MEFM6532W
Bad spark plug caused (i believe) wire to arc at coil. upon further inspection of customer installed 'new' plugs hairline crack in ceramic. changed the new plugs to different platinum (had cheap autolites in it) ran much better. sprayed with water and saw ar...
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1992 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4GK41S2N
After testing and not finding anything wrong I sent the computer to Z Dr. I wont find out untill they call us.
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1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start, No spark VIN: 4A31J46G7S
Hello again Friends, Ok, well I waited until the last minute to close this Techmail with a fix. I say that because as of today the Galant has a reman distributor instead of a Dorman and it is still running. Unfortunately the symptom is that the vehicle wil...
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L timing chain VIN: 1G3NL52F82
the common problem appears to be a bad tensioner that is repalceable from the rear.in this case the car was returned to the customer and no repair has been made yet
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1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 92SUBBYTUR
Replaced cracked intake boot still the same. Spent a lot of time checking all components related to timing and engine speed and finally came to the conclusion that problem has to be in throttle chamber .swapped one out of a good used vehicle and wala idle soee...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L engine VIN: 4T1BG12K5T
Thanks for all the help. I found the culprit. The balance shaft assemblies had come apart inside and the metal was very fine and got through the pickup tube and embedded itself in the bearings. Luckily I saved the crank, had to turn it .30 on the mains and .20...
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