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1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GYEK13R1X
vehicle hessitates after hard acelaration and vehicle begins to cruise. fuel presseure steady at 60 psi . and missfire monitors show #5 miss firing also #6&7 problem doesnt always occure i disconnected egr problem a little better but still there. Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple missfire)
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1988 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L guages VIN: 26CFK24K1J
Hey guys & girls. I have this chevy truck that when you turn on the turn signals the guages move up and down. I have seen this with the s10's and the fix is to repair the ground under the dash at the ground cluster. My question is, where is the dash ground loc...
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L master cylinder VIN: 1GCEK14Z1P
being fourwheel drive pulling clutch is long.should i go dealer? I am currently using cardone reman hydraulic masters.
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22P1V
this car had new delco plugs, wires, optispark distributer replaced 10k miles ago and ran great untill now. runs perfect with full power when cold, once warmed up #5 and #6 have dead misses. noticed maf reading 7.5gps at idle but thats when its cold and hot Trouble codes: P0305 (cylinder 5 missfire), P0306 (cylinder 6 missfire)
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1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GAHG39R6X
Fuel pump is not working, no power to fuel pump, I checked with a 5 AMP draw headlamp. I think the problem is the gray wire that runs between the fuse box and fuel pump.{ FUEL PUMP RELAY REMOVED} I checked power to the relay terminal, power all the time at one...
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2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z66 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC12Z26
I got the MIL lamp on and ran a test with my OBD detector. It came back with a code PO455 Evap Emission Control System Leak (Large). I erased the codes with my detector and now I'm going to see what happens. The MIL lamp is off right now. Trouble codes: P0455
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L driver window VIN: 1GNDT13S76
driver door window switch dose not work not power locks or mirrior operation and the door adjar light dose not illiminate I don't have a diagram or flow chart and don't know where to start
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Starting VIN: 1B4HS28Z5X
Came in no start died on highway. Went to start truck and as i was cranking it over in the odometer it stated (bus bar) and would not start. Scanned, the only code was shift selinoid 1 open or short. no other codes. After hrs later go back on truck and it star...
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2000 Dodge Avenger 2.5L No Start VIN: 4B3AU42N5Y
vehicle came in with intermittant no start problem (crank no fire) found intermittant no spark. followed test procedures and concluded distributor was bad. replaced distributor with used one (customers request) started fine the first several times then conditi...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28633
hello all you cummins guys I need some advice .. this 2003 dodge will not start intermittently when hot let it sit overnight and cranks a long time but does start lift pump pressure is good and already has the pump in the tank update. when i look at data the p...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17W32
truck has cylinders 1-4-6-7 not working checked the folowing spark injector pulse compression swapped injectors replaced maf sensor checked for vaccum leaks none found with smoke machine replaced fuel filter cannot understand why this problem is their does not... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0174 (system len bank 2)
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L only operates in 2 nd gear VIN: 4JGAB54E32
good morning: customer had this car towed in to my shop, because we work on mostly audi, vw, however the nearest mercedes dealer is 90 miles away. the trans is stuck in 2nd gear. starts out there, and does not change. it jerks real hard when you put it in re...
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2003 Mercury Marauder 4.6L Vents VIN: 2MEHM75V83
Customer says that sometimes air flow switch,s to defrost under light load like slight hill.Sometimes will return to normal and other times has to shut HVAC off & on to return to normal operation.We have not gotten it to happen for us but customer says it,s ha...
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1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L turn signals VIN: 1GHDT13W9V
Hey Guys !! Here is my problem. When you push the brake pedal, the left turn signals will not flash. They stay lit. Normal operation resumes as soon as you release the brake pedal. I have used my power probe and checked / added ground path with no change what...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L engine VIN: 1G2NF12T31
When I was putting the lifters back in I noticed I had bent a valve. So I removed the head and sent it to the machine shop. The next day the machine shop was closed and they were gone on vacation. So to try and get the car back to the costomer sooner we got a ...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L Camshafts/valves VIN: 3VWXJ71K96
Vehicle over revved due to a missed downshift a year ago. They parked the car until recently. Someone replaced one or more intake rocker arms. The 3rd lobe on the intake cam is scuffed (maybe metal transfer), and it looks like the profile is OK, but it doesn't...
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L accessories VIN: YV1SZ58D92
We have purchased a new CEM and have been unable to load it with VIDA. VIDA cannot communicate with the vehicle with new CEM in place even after entering VIN in manually it will not recognize the new CEM to this vehicle. If you command VIDA to read the vehicle...
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2000 Audi S4 2.7L 1st gear VIN: WAUDD68D6Y
Hello and thanks for the 2 post, the one that talked about wear of 1st gear due to hard driving hit it on the nose. This car is driven extra hard, we have a great road up here that is rarely used for as a connector Hwy. to the Valley and not patrolled much, 2 ...
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2007 BMW M6 5.0L Struts VIN: WBSEH93597
Thanks for the help, we did go to the BMW web site for service procedures but the repair was straght forward you have to be careful with electronic connectors at the top of struts but we did not have any suspension codes. Thanks Again
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L engine oil cooler hose VIN: 1GCGK29U8Y
sorry I took so long to respond- was out sick for a couple days. Thanks for the suggestions. It turned out this was the correct hose. I tried raising the engine but looked like it had to go up alot. Seemed to me the easiest way to install the new hose was to...
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2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L A/C permission withheld VIN: 2CND163F57
Yes, most of you were correct about the location of the ambient temp. sensor. It's located on the passenger side, behind the front bumper/grill. You can just reach for it and remove it or unplug it. No need to remove anything out of the way. And yes, Scott was...
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B4HS28N3Y
Thanks for everybody who`s input helped with my problem. I did clean the throttle body and seamed to solve the problem. Two cold starts later and no problem.Customer took truck and no complaints. All i have to do now is collect the bill. Thanks everybody for ... Trouble codes: N0NE.
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L overheating VIN: 3B7HA18N12
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP AND REPLIES I INSTALLED A NEW RADIATOR AND TRUCK RAN BEAUTIFUL. NO OVERHEATING AT ALL. HIGHEST TEMP GOT WAS 214 AFTER 45 MIN TEST DRIVE THEN DROPPED TO 208. I APPRECIATE ALL THE HELP I RECIEVED. HOPEFULLY I WONT HAVE ONE THIS ROUGH ...
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1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L engine valley VIN: 1FALP4444T
thanks for everyones imput i myself have never seen a rag left in a motor the rag itself is wrapped around the cam and the cam had pulled on it to where it broke a piece of the valley off and is now lost some where inside the motor the customer is going to buy...
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2002 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMNU43512
Thanks so much. In our research we found that this vehicle does NOT have EGR. We did find out that customer did service and tune-up on this vehicle before problem started. We recommended Motorcraft plugs, since the wrong plug in this engine could cause a miss ...
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2002 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L press conro sol. VIN: 1FMRU15W82
well, now cust doesent have any money to fix it! lol i think it is the mlp sw. prndl. i pluged a new one in and it ran fine. i new it was a trans prob so to speak. how did 2 tranny shops miss that? well thanks to all!!! jim
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2000 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK63R3Y
Hey all!!! Either I didn't give enough info or this was a real stumper for all!!! Ha. I did get 4 replies, two of which thought the intake gaskets or intake as well. Here is what happened. I got to thinking more about the situation last night after I made the ... Trouble codes: P300.
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L shifting into 1st VIN: 390289BHG2
Thank you all for responding. The owner told me the D was flashing but I never saw this so I never got codes, none seemed to be stored either. I replace the tcu as many recommended and it runs fine. I wish I could have retrived some codes but car is running fi...
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31D8V
Hello members, "Thanks to all who replied. I acted on the information provided and today a maf is on order. This hopefully will correct the problem, as I found that the fuel mixture is rich. Found one minor vacuum leak in the air intake duct, fuel pressure...
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Starting VIN: SAJHX1743S
I guess the reason no one was able to give any help on this one because it probably never happened before. I found a mouse nest over the left front wheel well. The critters were dinning on the wiring insulation causing the bare wires to short together. This...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L transfer case
Thanks everybody for the help, had the valve body replaced and all is well!
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Steering VIN: 1J4FF48S2Y
Sorry everyone that it took so long to get back I have been busy. The problem was the tires they were pretty new and I put wheels and tires from another car but found out one of them wheels were bent. I put four new tires on and fixed the problem. Thanks again...
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1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L excessive crank time VIN: JN1CA2109V
We followed up on the emails we got, as well as check the netfix page. What we found is that the ignition switch was the problem. We changed the ignition switch and the car is starting normal now. Thanks to all who offered help. Steve
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1994 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L Drive-axles VIN: 3VWDC81H0R
It looks like the Rabbit trany will fit with Mods, but it is easier if if you use the following: Jetta / Golf III 020 transaxle will work like DFQ, AMC, CHE.
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C51
Cust. complaint, code 16727/P0343 cam sensor. Sensor signal was always good on a lab scope. David [...]. and Don both missed engine type slightly, but both said check cam timing, which was good advice. This was a 2.0 ... Trouble codes: 16727 (P0343 Cam sensor signal high).
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L AWD drivetrain VIN: YV1LZ56D8Y
I ordered a bevel drive for this but found the trans output & connecting sleeve splines worn (nicely shaped ramps). I could insert the sleeve onto the trans output shaft and spin it by hand. So I replaced the transmission with a used unit (this is one of my ...
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