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1978 Chevrolet K20 Cheyenne 6.6L Valve Cover Leaks VIN: JF3048JF04
Ok My son's Truck Keeps Leaking out of his valve covers we have tried several differnt gaskets and have boughten expensive valve covers that have a thick flange so they wont warp and have expencive felpro rubber gaskets and they still seem to leak I'm about ou...
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L diff swap VIN: 2GCEK19K2R
Hello all,Thanks for your time on this one.This truck is my own and I have just exploded my rear diff getting firewood this weekend.What my question is about is I am wondering if I can replace my 1994 10 bolt rear diff with a 14 bolt from a 1998 chevy k1500 Z7...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1CG1G25R11
I have been working on this van for almost a year now. It has a very intermitant problem up until now. When it first came to me the complaint was hard to start and dies when it does start. Check codes and data first and found nothing. Fuel pressure test shows ...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L trans controller
Hooked-up DRBIII scanner and cannot get into trans controller. Error message asking if the key is on, etc. I CAN get into all other controllers (pcm,bcm,etc.)The trans is in limp-in, speedometer inop. I checked the powers and grounds at TCM. Found the bus to t...
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L cv joint VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
good day all. thanks in advance for any help. suv came in with noise in right front at about 30 mph on up. with truck running on the lift, the right hub bearing was making a lot of noise as was the axle tube bearing. we replaced both and went for test drive. t...
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2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L abs controller? master cyl? VIN: 1FMYU93173
I have heard the horror stories of doing a simple brake job in school and screwing up abs components, but have never had a problem or experienced it personally. I guess now its my turn. I put front pads on a 2003 ford escape for a friend of mine, collapsed the...
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2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP55U64
I really need some help on this one.The car is a no start. It has spark,no fuel pressure.The FPDM has power output to fuel pump and back up to the FPDM so when I ground the pump at the FPDM the car starts and runs until I remove the ground.I am getting a 75% c... Trouble codes: P1235 (fuel pump driver module out of range), U1900 (can communication Bus fault receive error)
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start
Hey guy's hope someone can give me some info on this, vehicle towed in friday afternoon.Customer stated drove to insurance company then when he went to start jeep it wouldn't,could hear fuel pump running.Anyway would not start,hooked up fuel pressure tester ca...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L engine VIN: 1J4GW68N83
Jeep was still using coolant and the rocker arm came off again. our shop removed both heads and sent them to get checked [machine shop] they cound not find any problems with ethier of the heads. They checked for cracks, warpage ,pressure tested, checked all va...
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALPV1240W
Hello all, I work on a lot of Rovers but seldom see one with an idle problem I can't easily resolve. Then there's this one. I can raise or lower idle speed with my Thexton IAC driver but on restarting engine idle is at 1500-2000 RPM. Throttle plate and body ha...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L readiness monitors VIN: WDBRN40J73
Hi Fellows ! Car comes back because of the same code.Last time we replace the gas cap and the check engine light was off for about 3 weeks (i wonder why ?) .Customer was sure it's fixed,so he didn't take it for the emission test. I pressurize the tank system t... Trouble codes: P0456 (evaporation system leak detected very small leak)
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2002 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1N6MD29Y12
Hi Nissan techs...I have a great little shop truck here, but I have found that whenever the ambient temperature drops below around [...] Celcius, the transmission upshifts are late and harsh (actually the 1-2 shift is late and VERY harsh, 2-3 is late and s...
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1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G3HY53L2N
hi techs. this is a 3.8l olds 88 with high miles. on cold starts it backfires, hesitates, shakes and cuts out. it has to be restarted 3 or 4 times before it catches. when it is able to drive; after about 5- 10 mns. it runs with a miss but is able to run at ful...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Brake light & temp gauge VIN: 3VWSA29MXY
upon start up brake light will blink and chime. some times going down the road brake light and low coolant light will blink together and chime. looked through arcives with no luck. wondering if any vw guys out there seen the same thing before. thanks for your ...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L interior electrical VIN: WBADP6345X
Thanks to all that responded! Ignition switch prooved to be the problem. What made this one a hard fix was whenever the owner would bring us the car it would'nt act up. Our secretary would get the customers complaint and relay it to me but talking to her helpe...
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1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Battery VIN: 1G4NJ52M9T
Hey everybody, thanks for all the replies this network is a great tool to have. To answer a few questions, yes I've waited past 20 minutes before checking for the draw, I even waited over an hour or so to make sure and still had a draw. I read on ALLDATA to wa...
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1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, backfire at t-body VIN: 1GCDK14KLE
Thanks for the advice to all. The majority of the replies said either weak spring in egr causing the diaphram to come up to high. I did check that, and it was fine. Also, this was a very intermittent problem, only happened 1 time in a weak for me. The ot...
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1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Stall, codes VIN: 1G1YY22P3R
Owner had swapped out the fuel pump thinking it was like his old Vette. So after a lot of money and parts its vewry confusing as I never got a clear picture of what actually was bad, they replaced the computer, put in the old fuel pump, and swapped out the dis... Trouble codes: 51 (eprom fault).
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2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L cruise contro; VIN: 1C3EL56R44
Thanks to all that replied. It was the brake switch.
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L hard starting VIN: 1FTYR10D82
The fix was a sticking IAC. Anre originally mentioned the IAC. I finally saw the light after going to customers house one morning (about one mile out of my way) and the vehicle started perfectly but upon shutting it off and restarting the idle was very low. ...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Left brake light VIN: 1LNHM87A11
Unfortunately the quality of replies were a little disappointing. Upon further inspection we realized the problem with the brake light can be duplicated by wiggling the connector to REM. However, a further step showed the wiring loom, right at the kink next...
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1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L Trans wiring harness VIN: YS3DM58BXR
Hello all, and thanks to my three respondents - the 94 SAAB is back together, shipped & paid in full. Oren [...], writing from Israel, provided the necessary reassurance that this swap was OK. The old 94 wiring harness transfers easily to the 'new' 96 transm...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L brake lite switch VIN: WVWMD63B9X
thanks for all that replied and try to have some kinda weekend the after market switch was intermitant, the friend of a friend picked up the car with the light out...will see! never got to the asr switch not functioning my first post usually trying to beat...
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