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1999 Acura RL Premium 3.5L Airbag VIN: JH4KA9650X
Hey techs. I keep getting code 09-04 (passenger seatbelt buckle switch fault) on this car. We've replaced the seatbelt switch assembly and have done "wiggle tests" and still can't figure why the code keeps coming back again and again. Help!
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1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KS52Y1R
see related repair history Trouble codes: 27 (Throttle Switch Circut Failure)
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E1X
Intake gasket started leaking externally at 70,000 miles.Added alumnaseal stop leak for temp repair.At 130,000 miles engine developed a missfire,I assumed it was related to the intake gasket.Replaced intake gasket.Gasket was only damaged externally, no interna... Trouble codes: P0302, P0300 (random cylinder misfire)
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1986 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR14TXG
Replaced computer and found new computer to provide a very high idle (1150 rpm), ordered and installed another computer, then ordered and installed a used computer. Before proceeding, I checked voltages and wave forms at every pin in ECM, every one shows what ...
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1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Air Bag Light VIN: 2FAFP71W8X
The airbag light is always on--but I can't communicate with the module to find out what the problem is. I know other people have had this problem, where they can't communicate with the air bag module. A different module does not help. I can communicate with th...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15VXX
vehicle towed in on friday afternoon..has no fuel pressure,no codes. check engine light is working normally.died while driving, checked roll-over valve...not tripped (plunger down), replaced fuel pump (aftermarket (napa)),still no fuel pressure. switched relay...
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2000 Geo prizm 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK5Q841
i am a frist time user of this site .the problem i have is a intermite po171 some times the car will complete a drive cycle with no code. i have checked fuel psi and volume it is ok.the mass air was very dirty it was cleaned.the front o2 sensor was replaced.al... Trouble codes: P0171
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L pwr seats, keyless entry, stereo, central locking VIN: SAJFA14C4Y
First time asking for help after many times offering it. I'm hoping you Jag technicians can give me a direction on this one. Car came in having lost stereo, keyless entry, central locking, and power seat operation all at once. All fuses appear to be o.k. in th...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EB49E83
Hi folks, This Saab came in last week with the check engine light on. P1334. Since there were no symptoms, I cleared the code and told the customer to return if the light came on again or any symptoms developed. Well yesterday he came in with the light on. Thi... Trouble codes: 1334 (Mfr. Control Ignition System or Misfire), 1312 (Mfr. Control Ignition System or Misfire)
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L wipers VIN: WAUEH64B81
I think I fixed this one. Even though the power was turning off to the motor, It seems that the motor was causing this to happen. one of the wires in the motor plug is for the park position sensor. it sends a brief ground signal once every rotation. if the con...
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1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6EL12Y7W
This ones fixed.Rich from indiana & Brian from prince Edward Island.Nailed it.The ing relay 1 powers up the pump fuse.The relay was bad.Thanks all others for for helping.
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNEL19X12
hello group, i would like to thank Scott,Kevin,Jonathan,Steve and Chris who took the time to reply. you all hit it on the head. the auto trak II fluid prt.#[...] was the answer. Steve,Kevin,Jonathan and Scott all mentioned the fluid and this vehicle did not...
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1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L No Start, long crank VIN: 2B4FP2537V
Thanks for all the help received. Some of the suggestions had already been tried, such as fuel pump problem check valve not holding, crank sensor signal problem--it too was replaced, powers and grounds were also checked. One suggestion I didn't try but sound...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cuts out VIN: JT8UF11E9P
thanks for the replies i got 4 that said they had the same problem and a ecm fixed it. i think this is also my problem, but i have found out the owner, is not doing to good and my be in his last days. if some one buys the car and i fix it i will let you know. ...
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1989 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L Misfire VIN: 2MEBM75F3K
STILL UNSURE IF WE'VE FIXED THIS VEHICLE BUT I GOT MANT REPLIES SUGGESTING WE REPLACE THE PLUGS WIRES AND IGNITION COIL WITH DEALER PARTS WHICH WE'VE DONE. ALSO MADE SURE THAT WIRES WERE INSTALLED CORRECTLY. i GUESS ONLY TIME WILL TELL ON THIS ONE. THANKS F...
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1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Unknown VIN: JA3AM84JXS
Thanks to Tony, Jim, Joe, and Randy. It takes a little pressure off my mind that I didn't misdiagnose this. It doesn't take the burn out of having to do it again. Thanks again
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1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: JA3AY11A3W
ok this one is not finish but at least we found what happend here. the head their replace before get to the shop had a broken camshaft so they replace by an 94 1.5 so we swap the camshaft with the rocker arms of a 97 an the first test we do was compression and...
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1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L trans VIN: 1P4GP44R0T
Thanks everyone for the help and encouragement. It is a fairly simple box to build. I am getting by with only a universal clutch compressor and no other special tools. There really isn't anything too scary in this unit. I found the 2-4 clutch burned up and the...
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L brake master VIN: 1G2JB124XV
O.K. First off these things are a BEAR to bleed. I actually pushed fluid back up from the wheel cylinders and instantly got pressure.unfortunatley the master would not hold the pressure on one side. replaced the master and all is well.
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2006 Pontiac G6 3.5L steering rack VIN: 1G2ZG55806
hi everyone,Thanks to all of you who worked with me on this problem.found the steering shaft was bent,replaced the shaft and the cars steering is back in order.I would have spent a lot more time and money on this one, without your help.I thank you all very muc...
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1991 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT2AE94K5M
Mark hit this one right on the nose just minutes after posting. He said a shorted ignition rotor will have the same symptoms as I was having. That was it. Put a new rotor in it and that fixed it. I suppose the extra-hot engine may have cracked the rotor or... Trouble codes: 14 (RPM signal), 24 (intake air temp), 31 (vacuum sensor).
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L reverse VIN: 2JTBG22K1W
I received 3 replies, all of which suggested things we had looked at, motor mounts, adjustments and internal parts. as of this time the problem has not been found. We tore the transmission back down, carefully fit all splined parts and checked for wear, double...
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1996 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KW9604T
Thanks to all that helped. Went back through everything as I had done before. The problem with the car turned out to be a voltage drop issue to the electronics. Replaced battery cable harness. Sometimes we over look the obvious. Thanks Again Dale
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