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1968 Chevrolet impala 427CID mystery part
During disassembly of the th400 trans for overhaul, I was removing the valve body & other bottom end parts & placing them in the trans pan when a part appeared out of nowhere!!! Ita a small cup plug, .250" in diameter & .250" long with no orifice hole in it. I...
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1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Injector Timing VIN: 1GCGC29FOS
Hi I just replaced an injector pump and all 8 injectors on this truck and it starts fine but I want to ensure the timing is correct. Alldata gives me a procedure using a Tek one scanner it says to put it in injector set timing mode and the desired timing will ...
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1978 Chrysler LeBaron 5.2L Hard start VIN: FM41G8G243
Hi guys!! I hope this is an easy short one for you!!! My customer complains of a hard to start/ long crank time, after the car has sit for a few days. If fuek is poured down the carb the car will fire off right away. I had the car over the weekend, and on Mond...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F5S
i replace pcm because of no power from glowplug cntrl pin 101. i know baro sensor may have something to do with it. not sure how to go about checking. Trouble codes: P0380 (glow plug ckt fault)
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1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP13P2W
Greetings! I am in need of dire help, my most pain in the you know what customer (the wife) blew the engine in her 2.0l SOHC ford escort. So i'm diagnosing the car in my backyard and ran a compression test followed by a leak down test and found the Cylinders 1...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L power stearing pump VIN: 1FAFP53U2X
I thought i have seen everything with the taurus this is a new one if you fill up the power stearing pump it will suck all the fluid in and the pump will whin when the engine is shut off the fluid over flows out the resivoir replaced pump and checked lines for...
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP33P7Y
Ford techs please help. This car has intermittent lean idle. It only occurs when it goes into open loop. It barely idles, then. Fuel trim returns to zero and O2 stops switching. I cannot find any intake leaks with propane. Conversely, when it goes into close...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Speedometer VIN: 1HGCG1659W
New referal from good customer. Initial complaint of no speedometer and radio not wotking since battery replacement. We were able to enter code for radio {code was in the owners packet in glove box}. The next problem is a little tougher. The speedo needle does...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21D7T
Originally came in for intermittent stalling . Came from dealer, customer said they adjusted idle and that car still stalls, customer said will be bring in recipt latter. No Mil on, history code p0400 all non-continous monitors incomplete. Unable to get to sta... Trouble codes: P0400
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Engine Change VIN: SAJKN6244W
I changed a motor in a 1998 jaguar XJ8L with a 2001 XJ8. The two noticeable differances with these motors are: 1. Left & right bank variable valve timing connectors and location different. 2. Old motor had one cam sensor on end of left head. new motor had two...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L no power
This is the third time I have gone through and redone the chain timing on this because with the low vacuum reading and the fact that the chain had a broken guide and had jumped time initially it seems only logical that we are still off on the valve timing. Ini...
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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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2000 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2XN117YD
hi guys, i have another problem child here.this nissan came in with a p0400 egr code.during the initial testing the engine will run rough when vacuum is applied to the valve.the egr temp sensor ohmed out ok.there was no vacuum at the valve during a cruise. w... Trouble codes: P0400
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1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L overheating VIN: JT2SW21N3M
I have a 1991 MR2 non turbo that over heats. When driving the car it takes any where from 10 to 45 minutes to over heat. As soon as it does over heat, the temp gauge goes from normal to almost into the red within 1 or 2 mins. It will go back to normal also tha...
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Cam/crank timing VIN: WAURD68D51
sorry for the late close. bought the tools. wasn't as hard as it sounded. cranked right up on the first try with out bent valves. wish there was a way to start with out putting everything back together
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1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GAG85MXT6
a new CTS fixed the problem thanks guys, scanner could not catch it... but the car definitely does need a motorvac / i saw the carbon buildup in intake so those replies were in the ballpark, the broken baffle reply was interesting, as was the reflash scenario....
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1992 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2GCHC39N71
Thank You to all who replied to this help request. I have applied all the tips suggested but to no avail . The customer wants to give his wallet a short rest. I will continue my work on this truck in the near future with much more of the requested information ...
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2000 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L ignition key VIN: IGKDT13W3Y
I would like to thank my comrads that responded first of all. You all were in the same general area with your responces.But I finally removed the covers on the steering column to check the shift lock and there is a little button that some times does not retra...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CM58W7X
Thx for the responses,inj pulse was present, dryed off plugs , were wet,drained and refilled tank to eliminate bad gas, did comp test, had 150 on right bank, 30 on left, used bore scope, but all was well. Thx to Guadalupe, his tip helped, In the end my after m...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L cruise control VIN: WDB2100552
well to start, I didnt fix this one. I was also informed by the owner that the dealers had already had a shot at it & had no success either. the replies i got mentioned tyres sizes & also damaged wiring in the engine bay, but i didnt see any problmes with ei...
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1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3NG52MXV
Sorry for the lack of some of the info. This car was not in my bay before I posted, I was going off of what I was told about the car. When the car drove into my bay I checked the fuel pressure and volume, the IAT, ECT, MAF, MAP, Cam sensor, engine RPM, 7x cr...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K7Y
Hi All Thank you for the 5 replies. All five said no re flash.I had to replace the computer. All is well now all moniters have set. Thanks again
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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L engine VIN: 1NXBR32E43
thanks to all of you who spent youre time to share youre time and experence. this did have the bent baffel as many of you opended my eyes to. the engine also had a lower end noise,i disconected the #1 injector and the noise went away. the kid opted to drive he...
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2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBRT34193
Well all, It was bad gas..Gas had a greenish/gold look to it. No water or debris seen. Must have a low cold flash point I would guess. Almost like Ethanol? I replaced all gas and filter and she runs like new. I don't see this very often here so this one got me... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1994 Volvo 940 2.3L speedometer VIN: YV1JS8836R
Yes, you do have to push harder than you think on those springs and firmly pull on the bezel. Thanks for replying and giving us the confidence to keep trying. You know how it is with some trim items, you can easily break something before you figure how to take...
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