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1977 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L speedometer VIN: 1Z37L7S424
Hey guys I have a 77 corvette in my shop, it has factory air. The speedometer cable is broken and it is almost imposible to replace it easily. Im hoping someone has been there and done that. My question is, is it easiest serviced by pulling the guages out and ...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, VIN: 2GCEK19R4V
i was given this job today, and i was hoping someone on this site might have a good heads up for me as to where to start... customer says at accel. if you punch the gas it will stumble and almost die, idle is great, at cruising speeds once in a while seems lik...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Gear ratio VIN: 2GCEC19V01
Hello and thank you to all in advance. We just completed an overhaul of the differntial in this truck and the customer asked for steeper gears to help in pulling his camper and farm wagons. We installed a new set of 4.11 gears and now need to reset the PCM ...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L frt rotors VIN: 2G1WF52E83
Should I consider performance slotted and drilled rotors and a softer pad?
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44R7V
After installing rebuilt body control module to correct dash, door locks, and alarm activation problem. [those problems seem to be fixed] We have ended up with the engine starting, and dieing. What i have found is the injectors are being shut down after the en...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L speedometer
Need chry tech.Speedometer reads 1/2 the actual speed.The weird thing about this is that the scanner is showing 0 mph going down the road.Local shop installed a new output speed sensor,used computer and used tranny module.I set pinion factor with my snapon sca...
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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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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L Electronic VIN: KM8SB82B31
hello, hyundai techs & fellow member: i have a 2001 hyundai Santa fe with a 2.4l/2wd. charge a/c to spec. no a/c clutch engagement. checked wire at compressor no power (b+). don't have a good wiring diagram,very vague. very appreciative if someone give me som...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CM58W7X
Customer bought vehicle with engine problems...rad cap backed off, overhauled engine, now cranks, but no start, has spark and fuel pressure, but i think no inj pulse...my scanner cant confirm that, and is usless to me on this unit. Timing belt has been double ...
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, NOI START SOME TIME VIN: KNDJB72352
vehicle cam in with intermittent running problem .vehicle would drive fine then loose power as if starving for fuel kill vehicle and re start and problem seemsed to go away according to customer previous shop diagnosed maf sensor vehicle returned with same pro... Trouble codes: P0171, P0560, P0343
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1993 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4N2DN11W9P
This van has a lot of miles on her. I maintain it per specs and have no knowledge of this problem on another Quest. Timing belt, water pump, tensioner,fuel filter, trans.filter and plugs are new.This started five hours into a trip through the WV mountains. As ...
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1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L ignition fuse
Call died on highway and we found the ignition fuse blown, replaced it and car started, as soon as the shifter is moved from Park to drive, the fuse blows and we are back to the start.
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Driveability VIN: JT2BG22KOW
No codes, idles smooth, rev to 1500rpm injector signal cuts off & on, backfiring if you try to rev up to higher RPM. Am i missing something guys ? Please advise. Thanks million in advance.
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1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Entire steering VIN: 4T1BF18BXX
We need your help on this vehicle. Here are the conditions under which the problem exists and what we have done to attempt repair. Going down the highway about 10 miles on a rough but not bumpy surface at between 60 and 80 MPH, when you let off the accelerator...
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2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: JTDDY32T6Y
customer came with oil leak problem.there was oil coming bettween engine and transmission.and we drove the car on the lift for and 20 minutes and oil started caming much faster from same area. we replaced front and rear crank seal.transmission pump seal.comple...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L electric windows VIN: 3VMRF81H2W
please help! i know this is a wiring nightmare, but the windows did work with all the other mis-functions going on prior to coming in. all three other power windows that are wired do not work.
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1992 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L hvac VIN: 1G6EL13B7N
Sent digital dash assembly out to be checked and repaired repaired unit now check engine light does not come on, SRS light does not come on and heater controls work properly now.
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Hydraulic Lifters VIN: 3B7HC13Y01
We took the lifters out and checked whatever we could see. All the lifter strokes looked okay. I talked to an installer who said to put the small oil supply holes down toward the oil supply gallery. Someone told me there was an Aera bulletin that said to put t...
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2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L blower switch VIN: 1B3EL36X72
hey thanks to every 1 that replyed.i love this site always get great help,agian thanks replaced ballist resitor bada bing bada boooom, yesa fixamundo.
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L idle VIN: 1D7KU28D03
Customer has not returned so I am closing this post without a fix.
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L abs VIN: 2FTZF1729X
Sorry guys customer to schedule to drop off after their vacation.I appreciate all the input.As I stated I replaced the rabs valve after following flow chart.The original code "7" fixed with that replacement however after driving truck out of shop and back in i...
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L axle seal VIN: 58ERTYZ88W
Hey all, You were all very helpful and we ordered the tool. In the meantime I was able to get the seals on and the customer on the road by pressing them in. I was careful not to go down to far and all is well. The came in a week later and we have another excur...
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1997 GMC Safari 4.3L rear hatch VIN: 1GDDM19W9V
thanks to everone who replied and Jesus for the diagram it helped a lot never really seen one these before but i know how they work it turns out the module got water i it and shorted out.
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 HD SLE 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GTGK13U03
Thank you for all the information. I had already checked fuel pressure.It was just above minimum spec, Could still be a problem though. Checked the PCM and coil grounds and found no fault. Customer has decided to take his van and go to the cottage for 5 weeks ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L park lock VIN: WUUU4488II
Many told me that the brake switches are a problem so I removed the new one and while doing so I could see how it rocks back and forth where the two halves of the switch come together. So I reinstalled it and and gently rocked the switch. Low and behold the lo...
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1988 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: IJCML7825J
Good morning everybody Thanks for all of the responses,it turned out to be the tps was bad.I replaced it and the jeep runs fine.I also bypassed the wires going through the bulkhead connector by the brake booster as a couple of you suggested.Thanks again for ...
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2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L code b1318 VIN: 1LNLM97V2V
thanks for the help provided from you friends...but first of all..the year of the car was wrong,it was not a 2002 car .it is a 1996...mmmmmmm...but any way efectively we confirm that there is some FALSE WARNINGS due to bad batteries. we took the CAR whita fri...
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1997 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1YVGE31D6V
Intermitent rough idle and stall turned into a no start. Check for spark and none found . Replaced dist. and car runs fine now with no rough idle. Thanks for the help.
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2000 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM1TA2219Y
H i everyone: I have not fixed this one yet. The info I have is: P1170 is feedback A/F mixture O2S11 and P1173 feeback A/F mixture O2S21. Some replies pointed to vacum leaks causing these faults. According to the dealer this car should have two cats, but there... Trouble codes: P0154 (Bank2 sen1 circuit no activity), P1170 (p1173-), P1173.
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L battery VIN: JA4LS21H72
hey guys thanks for everything and all of the comments,i found the ignition switch was not turning off completely,cuasing a drain on the battery due to this.
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1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L destroys ignition VIN: 2G2FV32P6V
O.K. This one is fixed and gone !!! Thank you all who responded and assisted with getting us on the right track, After reading replies and looking at all the suggestions that ranged from checking the cam dowel length and other mechanical issues, down to che...
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L valve train VIN: YS3EF58Z1Y
It was the tappets making the noise. Took awhile to get the parts but it's back together and sounds great. Thanks for the responses I received. Don
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Stall, LIMP HOME MODE VIN: YS3DF58K52
REPLACING THE THROTTLE BODY WENT VERY EASILY, AND QUICKLY. WE RESET THE CODES BEFORE WE STARTED, AND IT STARTED AND DROVE FINE. WE DID NOT NEED TO REFLASH THE ECU, BUT SOME REPLIES SAID THERE WERE SOME UPDATES FROM SAAB THAT THE CAR COULD PROBABLY USE FOR BETT...
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