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1995 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L A/C compressor VIN: 1G6KY5291S
The A/C compressor seized up and threw the belt off. I installed a new compressor, accumulator and orfice tube. I also Flushed the system. I vacuumed it down and it held vacuum for 1 hour. I went and tried to charge the system with a charging scale but it woul...
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P3Y
This Focus will turn on the MIL, after about 20 seconds. Only code listed is the drive cycle code. My scan tool (Genisys), does indicate that the MIL is commanded on. Any ideas from you Ford guys out there? I tried disconnecting the battery for at least 15 min...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L timing belt tensioner VIN: 1HGCG1655Y
I'm replacing the timing belt on this v-6 Accord and have not seen this type of tensioner before. How is it compressed? It does have a bolt at the bottom like it might be part of the tensioning procedure. Please help Honda masters!
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1985 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJAY1346F
Have a bad kitty here, will not start, cranking rpm is fine have steady spark at the coil all the way out to the plugs, steady injector pulse, fuel pressure pulses between 35-40 psi while cranking but thats because the fuel contacts in the airflow meter is doi...
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1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L check traction VIN: 1LNLM97V3V
Hey all ford guys, I really need some help. I have this Lincoln Continental that will right after startup turn on the "check traction control" message on the driver information center. It always sets the code p1220 which is described as a series throttle contr... Trouble codes: P1220
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2003 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.0L immobiliser VIN: JMYLRV73W4
This vehicle is not available in the United States it looks exactly like a Montero. Mitsubishi USA couldn't offer any help they said it was not in the US data base. The problem is that someone removed the ignition switch in am attempt i presume to start this v...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L pcm VIN: 3C8FY4BB91
Original problem was a leaking radiator and after servicing, the fan control problem manifested and has since not returned. Additionally, replacement of the fan motor requires radiator removal, covering the same repair again.:-( My last contact was about the c...
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L engine bearings VIN: 1FTDX1720V
thank you to all the responses to my request. the owner decided to go with another engine.
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1994 Honda Passport LX 3.2L hydraulic system VIN: 4S6CG58V7R
Thank you all for the suggestions. I ended up having to work the slave cylinder manually to get the air out of the system. It took 2 full quarts through this system to finally get a good pedal. Thank you once again.
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1324567890
The appropriate engine was installed and runs correcly. There must be some difference between the single crank sensor and dual crank sensor engines. The crank must be ground different. Trouble codes: MAP (being caused by poor running engine).
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2001 Hummer H1 6.5L No Start VIN: 137AZ83371
Two of the replies suggested possibly bulb malfunction causing these codes. I could not find any malfunctioning bulbs and they would not cause the engine to not start at times. Henry [...] mentioned a retrofit kit to move the pump module to a location that see... Trouble codes: P1641 (No valid info.), P1643 (Wait to start circuit), P1654 (No valid info.).
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22222
Hi. everymembers. I really appreciate what you guys done for me. After I got all useful info. from you, I kept in touch with the customer. I asked her to come to my shop but she said car is still O.K and she will come when the problem happen again. Members hep... Trouble codes: P0305 (cylinder no.5 misfire).
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY16453
sorry for delay but vehicle is finally fixed .it was a cracked vacuum line by the pump.customer took truck back about 2 weeks & light has not come on.thanks to all who replied to my help request Trouble codes: P1412, P1417.
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2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L security? VIN: 1GCEDJJH14
ignition lock cylinder fixed this car.it cranked every time since i did the initial key relearn.I HAVE JUST NEVER SEEN A PASSLOCK SYSTEM DISABLE THE STARTER. IT HAS ALWAYS DISABLED THE INJECTORS.I REMOVED THE LOCK CYLINDER & ATTEMPTED TO START CAR WITH LOCK CY...
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2004 Pontiac Montana 3.4L High Idle
I am thankful for everyone's help. I recieved replies to check wiring at shift bracket, replace TPS, replace IAC, check battery and cables, and check PCM harness near core support. Unfortunately I did not get to check any of these things as the customer had a ...
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2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAB29931
Thanks for all the great input for this problem. I've come to the conclusion that over-filling of the engine is the main cause of the problem. I removed all of the intake system, intercoolers etc. and washed the oil out. Then, rechecked oil level, it was still... Trouble codes: P1411 (secondary air injection system cyl.4-6).
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2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L cylinder head VIN: 1NXBR32EX4
Thanks to the 9 that took the time to reply out of there busy days. Most replies came from Toyota dealer techs, they ALL said it was unheard of to have a crack. Several suggested external source of coolant(hose etc), due to recent non reported repair. 1 indepe...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L vibration VIN: 3VWSC29MXY
As usual , A big thank you goes out to all those who took the time to respond!!! I guess there is a reason some companies will not sell remanufactured axles for these cars.THEY DON'T WORK!!! We re-installed the old axle, torn up boot and joint full of road dir...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Many systems VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
Thanks to all the replys on this one. This car indeed had a faulty ground which was affecting all these circuits. Underneath the battery tray is a large ground which we found to be loose after removing the battery and the tray. How it got that way is anyones g...
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