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1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L engine VIN: 1GCCS1449T
This truck came into the shop because of over heating problems. I found coolant in combustion chambers number 1 and number 2 .Engine oil was mixed with coolant .We sent the head to the machine shop.We assembled everything back together.We started the truck and...
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L A/C Control Unit VIN: 1G1ND52JOY
Hello there, fellow technicians. I have a problem here with my wife's vehicle that I have not been able to pinpoint. Of course, it has to be wifey's car. I have also experienced the problem, and the indications are as follows: The A/C works great when the reci...
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1966 Ford Mustang 289CID Timing VIN: 6F08C71727
Hi guys. I have responded to a bunch of posts in the past ten years, this is my first. I have been restoring 64-66 Mustangs for thirty years, and can't seem to get a handle on this one. It is my "daily" driver, so I guess it is good this happened to my car and...
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2003 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L No Start VIN: 1GDGG31V03
Vechicle Towed in , no start found no codes, Start then stall, Found Security light (VTD) on steady,Tried to reprogram with key on & off three times,also left key on steady,light will not go out,also removed pcm & reprogrammed no help,I don't have any info to ...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S7T
Good evening fellow technicians. Here's another one for you Mopar guru's out there. I have a nice, clean well maintained 4wd Grand Cherokee here with a stalling problem that started showing itself about a month ago. It seemed that in the beginning, it was inte...
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2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Alt VIN: JM1BJ22651
The customer had replaced the Alt due to being noisey. Now the Battery light, ABS and red Brake lights are on. No output from the Alt. Tested the wiring from the PCM for opens or shorts and they tested good. No voltage drop from battery to terminal B. Pin 30 a...
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L Fuel Odor VIN: 1G3NF52E5X
Midnight Auto, literally, I got gas tonight on my first leg of a trip and within 5 miles I was smelling fuel. I pulled over and popped the hood, I could see a light mist of fuel coming from the vicinity of #2 Injector, I drove back home, and let things cool a ...
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1998 Pontiac Firebird 5.7L Cuts out, Stall
After start up, car will run good with no misfires for about 5 - 10 seconds and then just shut off. Feels like the ignition was just turned off. As stated, no theft system problem is detected, car has good fuel pressure and the crank sensor was changed because...
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1998 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Radio VIN: 1G4HR52K7W
This vehicle is thumping again, Thanks to Aron Who sent me the code.It seems alot of people are getting the code off of E-bay so I gave that a shot for $2.00 and I got it at the same time as Aron's reply and it was right code also. Thanks to all who replied. T...
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1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KS52Y1R
Installed GM ISC Relearned idle through instrament cluster Re-test code clears Trouble codes: 27 (Throttle Switch Circut Failure).
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1997 Chevrolet P30 Chassis 6.5L tps VIN: 1GBKP32Y9V
I found the connector @ the ECM to be corroded. The corrosion was minimal & I didn't really believe that spraying electrical contact cleaner on it would resolve the issue...but it did. The root cause of the corrosion turned out to be a result of a leakage f...
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L security system VIN: 1G1ND52J53
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP HAD 24 REPLIES HAVE NOT HAD THE CAR BACK YET I WILL REPLACE THE KEY AND ING SWITCH AS MOST OF YOU FELT THIS WAS A COMMON PROBLEM THANKS FOR HEADING ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R72
After much deliberation, shopped for computers. Called chrysler to verify correct IAC, and parts manager said that there is a "tech tip" for minivans (must fit other engines) to replace ECM instead of IAC for P0509! Does not apply to intrepids. Bought a rem... Trouble codes: P0508 (Iac current low), P0509 (IAC current high).
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15VXX
Thanks to everyone that replied!!! I really appreciate the effort and time taken!! I had power and ground everywhere on this thing. Whenever I get a zero fuel pressure reading on a vehicle, I try to go directly to the fuel pump connector and check for 12v and...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L dic VIN: 1J4GZ58S2T
seems the only fix is a new VIC. There's no way around it and it's costly. passed along the info to the owner. Thanks to all for the help!
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2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G8Y
I have not seen the car since it left the dealer, when the car does come in i will post what i found. Thanks to all the good tips we have some good diagnostics to run. Thanks Trouble codes: P0300, ENG1N.
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2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L expansion valve VIN: 5TDBT48AX2
Well guys i think maybe i was expecting too much out of this system because i could only get 50 deg at 55mph. i ended up replacing the condenser,reflushed the system,pinched off the heater hoses to . no avail. What helped the most was removing about 1 lb from ...
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