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1995 BMW 530i 3.0L radio VIN: WBAHE132XS
This Beemer had a big altercation with a deer, causing lots of body and mechanical damage. The customer decided to give the car to us, ad over the last 4 months we have repaired this car and it is back on the road as the shop car. Everything works except for t...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on
Hello everybody.Could use some help here.This BMW intermittenly stalls but will immediatly start back up with a normal crank time. Check the waveform on both the intake and exhaust cam sensors with my vantage and matched perfect with the known good waveforms.C... Trouble codes: P0340
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAET37453
Sorry I don't have much info because I can't get this one to act up. Customer states every few days car will misfire for a few minutes then just clear up. She says car even stalled at one point. We replaced the crankcase vent valve and all related breather h... Trouble codes: 239 (misfire cyl 2), 238 (misfire cyl 1), 243 (misfire cyl 6), 242 (misfire cyl 5)
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L abs module VIN: 1GNFK16K1R
vehicle came in with abs and brake lights on. pulled codes and had multiple codes for every part of the system. came to the conclusion that the module was bad. replaced module with a re-man unit. lights were out for a day or so. customer came back and said lig...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L alternator VIN: 3G1JC5249X
Thanks every one for reading my request the car was towed in battery dead charged the battery car started right up and alt light is on Checked charging and it is not charging has 12 volts at bat pos conector at the alt has nothing at the plug in on L or F so I...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W42
this truck came in from another shop. with dis out. have set the rotor to #2 on cap to retime.; truck runs but sets a cam code the cam retard is -42deg. if any gm techs know something i don,t. thanks to all who reply Trouble codes: P1345
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Transfercase VIN: 1GNEK13Z53
This thing goes into 4 high when driving straight or sometimes when turning a corner all by itself , we noticed it went into 4 hi when we were turning. We only got it to go into 4 hi once on its own and that was on a test drive not in the shop. Customer says i...
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1996 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 14G56Y8712
starts great idles fine ,put in gear runs great full power then about 20-25 mins it'll stall when come to a stop give it gas let off gas. Trouble codes: P1296
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2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L No Start VIN: 2C3HD46R2Y
Towed in,battery dead.After charging battery and attempting to crank engine,ASD relay,A/C compressor relay,fuel pump relay all click rapidly and continuously until 30 amp fuse that powers ASD and PCM is pulled.Also the engine will not crank correctly as the PC...
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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7HF16Z4S
hello again fellow techs this dodge ram has a funny idle problem. Intermittantly it will drop to a low idle and surge about 400-600 rpm and at times it will go high idle and surge about 900-1200 rpm. We have replaced the IAC and the TPS and the problem went a...
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2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L oil pressure VIN: 1B4HR28N31
Thanks in advance for any assistance. This is a regular customer of ours. Regular service no slacking from this guy. Customer came in for a Check Engine Light and a oil pressure concern. The check engine light was a P0442. Found and repaired leak in evap lin...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HU18N62
Hello all, first time user. customer brought car in with two valve stuck open on right bank. Had both heads refinished and checked out at machine shop. Installed new timing components. Truck would half way run when it came in at first. finished up valve job, n...
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2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L h20 pump VIN: 2B3HD46R44
hello members this baby has a water pump leaking badly thru front drain. im wondering if anyone has successfully replaced these without pulling rocker covers and intake. can i fish it out thru the front cover. if so, what do i watch for. thanks in advance.
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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3D7MU48C74
star and cummins say that calibration code can be reflashed. i have the aftermarket drb with winflash.is there a way to overwrite the incorrect calibration or to purge the incorrect calibration so that i can flash the correct insormation?
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1992 Eagle Talon 2.0L starts and dies VIN: 43ECS44R9N
Fuel pump energizes while cranking, car starts then MPI relay cuts out right away and car dies as soon as available gas is used up out of fuel rail. Looks like MPI (fuel pump) relay is powered via starter relay in crank, then passes off to ECM in run position.... Trouble codes: 42 (Fuel Pump Circuit)
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1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FABP43F3G
car idles ok and has good power at wot but when at a cruise and tip in throtle gets a popping in the intake and miss.this car is driving me crazy so any help would be appreciated.thanks in advance.
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L rear brakes VIN: 1FALP5242S
Have a vehicle that we recently replaced rear pads, rotors, calipers. Now right rear is metal to metal, both rears trying to stay engage, happened in less than 1000 miles calipers OK, hoses OK, has load sensing rear distribution block, can break line loose at ...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, LOW POWER VIN: 1FMHE31S2V
What is normal exhaust backpressure for this vehicle at full throttle acceleration? It has a new exhaust system from the cat back (front y-pipe is original). There is a pre cat on the right bank but I'm getting excessive backpressure (10 psi @ wot) from the le...
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTHX26G6V
Here is all the information on this truck. 1997 Ford F250 Heavy Duty [...] mileage 53897. Calibration 6-98A F7AE-6E061-TUZ. Ecm #F6TF-12A650-AHA is correct part number for vehicle. It is OBD1 1997 federal emissions. Compression # 1. 165 @.165 3...
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1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L rear brake VIN: 1FAFP66L2W
A good customer, with a solid repair history. I did a brake repair approx 2000 miles ago. Customer back today with a brake noise. When you step on brake pedal you can hear the rear brakes creak. Using my hand while someone else applies the brakes I can "feel" ...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX08LXX
Came in with code P0304 - Cyl #4 Misfire and had a dead miss on #4. Replaced plugs and plug boots, still had miss on #4. Checked injector pulse with noid and had steady pulse. Same with coil driver circuit. Swapped #4 coil and Injector with #1 coil and Injecto...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L valve noise VIN: 1FAFP58U3X
To the Group; owner indicated the dash red oil warning light & S.E.S.light came on. .Vehicle ran ok, but with upper engine lifter noise.checked oil level-full and clean. Hooked up direct oil pressure gauge to block ,ran engine, no oil pressure. drained oil int...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FMZA5148Y
Hi everbody, Van came in with a blown intake lower gasket leaking coolant on the back side of engine. Was over heated by customer, we replaced the intake gasket and now it is blowning compression out coolant bottle. I think that he over heated the motor crack...
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP3432Y
hello i got this focus and it has no injector pulse, i cant find on mitchell what controls it. the first time it came in i pulled the cam sensor connector and it started up. so i put a new cam sensor on after about 5 miles it shut off and has no injector pul...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Light and speedometer VIN: 1FTNF21L92
Customer complains of ABS light coming on only for a few seconds and a hard pull to the right when brakes applied. Does not happen all the time. I have confirmed the light and the pull. They do not nessasarly happen at the same time. When the light comes on th...
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2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L noise VIN: 1FTRF12W84
Not sure where to post this problem. This vehicle has a knocking noise around 70 mph. We can duplicate the noise, but not on a lift. Noise sounds like it is in front of driver, not sure if it is inside of cab or outside. Knock is steady at this speed but does ...
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2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Low side line VIN: 2FMZA51645
I wish to install an inline filter in the suction line between the reciever drier and the compressor to collect any debris that we may have missed with the rear unit. The hose size is 3/4" and we would need something with barbed ends. My local parts stores tel...
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L temp gauge VIN: 1HGEM22973
this vehicle has come in for overheating on temperature gauge, customer stated that 3/4 or to red (scanner temp is 246-hot) , we pressure tested cooling system, no external leaks, removed sparkplugs and inspected cyinders with boroscope, no coolant visible. we...
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1990 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L Runs Rich VIN: JACCH58E6L
This Trooper came in with a gallon of fuel in the crankcase. The mixture is very rich at all times, except...occasionally it will run correctly for a short period. We initially tested the 02 sensor, air mass meter and coolant temp sensor circuit as we feel th...
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1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Power Always VIN: SAJNW8XNC1
Vehicle came in lacking power always.Found code FF13 stored in computer memory.Checked vacuum line to computer and it's o.k.,so we replaced the computer with no sucess.Then we tested crank position sensors and did'nt like the signals we were seeing so we repla... Trouble codes: FF13 (Map sensorManifold pressure doesnt change on engine starts or manifold pressure is out of range.)
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L converter VIN: SAJDA01C5Y
Not very familar with the transmissions in the cars. When you put the car in reverse car seems ok. Put the car in a foward gear and it acts like the converter is locked like the old 125`s in the gm cars.I have repaired many of the gm`s but never seen one of th...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L dcs VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
Hello Jaguar techs, I don't have a lot of experience working on Jags. I usually stick to German cars. I have this S-type in my shop with a DSC light that flashes. I have a VeDis scan tool which is great for a lot of things. I pulled codes from the ABS module....
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1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4FJ58L0K
This vehicle came in with a rough idle and smells like gas. Oxygen sensor has been replaced. It is a 5 volt O2 that when at 0v is rich and when at 5v is lean. The vehicle stays rich at all times, about .15 volts. This vehicles computer does not store codes, ...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Long cranking VIN: 1J4GZ58S8R
this jeep has an extended cranking(about 5 sec.)problem on first start or after sitting for a few hours.i have narrowed the problem down to the fuel pump relay not being energized when the key is turned on. with the key on eng.off the relay should come on and ...
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1995 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4FT2857S
vehicle came in fine, needed a clutch- we replaced it no big deal. after replacement car would not start. scanned it got out of syn cam/crnk snsrcode #54. replace crank sensor & cam sensor no change. got vehicle to start by adding vacumn to map sensor to 18" i...
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2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4F449S73
This problem is heat related. After a hot soak code will set at start-up with no noticeable running problems. Very elusive failure. Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Air Control Circuit)
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Horn, speedometer VIN: 1J4GW48SC4
Customer started this Jeep after had been sitting for 4-5 hours. Started fine, but horn was going off steady, not pulsing like an alarm and brake warning light was on. She shut off vehicle and restarted. Was hard to restart but horn was off. When she drove it,...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: SALPV1443X
hello,after replacing maf seemed to be ok ran vehicle for one hour.shut off would not restart.checked for codes with autologic scanner. gave me code for ecm box fan power stage.checked power to fan its ok but computer does not seem to be tripping ground for fa...
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1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L rear air bags deflate intermitently VIN: 1LNLM82W6V
Customer states that when he walks out to the car after sitting for extended period of time(approx. 8 hrs)the car looks normal. But when he starts the car up, the rear end of the car sitts on the tires and then promptly inflates in a minute or so...I have been...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87AX1
thanks for the help in adance. this vehicle keeps developing misfires when it gets hot. we replaced all the plugs and one known bad coil. the misfires happen during accel but not as bad at wide open throttle. the affected cylinders keeps jumping around and is ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0302, P0306 (misfire 6)
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF20F9V
This car has had an intermittent surge or buck between 25-45 mph since we first saw the car a year ago. Along w/the surge it will set a P1404 EGR malfunction code. The code does not always set, but the surge goes away when it does set. We recently removed the... Trouble codes: P1404 (EGR malfunction)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E240 2.4L noise on acceleratio VIN: WDB2100612
Hello everyone ,this car has just been purchased by a customer so no detailed history is available, on driving the car, whilst applying the accelerator, a ticking sound can be heard coming from what appears to be the area of the dash just to the right of the s...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J32
hello german techs,i hate "friends" cars...actually its owners son's car...mil lamp on...pulled p2036 & p2038 codes..first is egr temp sensor circuit but the second i have no idea what a reduction injection pressure sensor is much less what it looks like & whe... Trouble codes: P2036 (egr temp sensor circuit), P2038 (reduction injection air pressure sensor)
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2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L locks power VIN: 1ZWHT6KX25
The engine will not go pass 1500 ROM when Accelerating in firs gear and in second gear, in third gear no problem The Clutch was replace and it feels like it will go out again if it continues with this problem Trouble codes: P1709 (CCP Clutch Pedal Position Switch)
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L transmission shifting VIN: 4A3AK34YXV
customer came in with a transmission limp mode problem with the codes mentioned above. the vehicle goes into limp mode after several minutes of operation. we have replaced the tcm with a known good part. the transmission has been rebuilt. the output and input ...
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1998 Mitsubishi fuso fe-hd .0L 3-4 shift VIN: JW6AAF1H8W
ok, so i know this is a wierd help request but i hope there are some big truck techs out there who can help us! this transmission has had a grind going into 4th gear even before the dealership rebuilt the transmission. recently we had to replace the sliders, s...
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1987 Nissan Pulsar NX XE 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1PN34S7H
Optical distributor output for cam and crank signals should be digital square wave? I'm getting a sawtooth pattern even with rebuilt distributor. Can anyone confirm ? Thank You
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: JN8AR05Y5V
Hello all, This truck seems like the injectors are being cut out when the throttle presure is just right to make the trans downshift on the highway, the sympton will occur around 4,000 rpms too 4,500. We feel this is a normal fuction as we have covered all the...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on, trans limp VIN: 3N1CB51D6Y
I HAVE THIS SENTRA WITH A P1605 CODE THAT WON'T GO AWAY. TRANSMISSION IS IN LIMP DUE TO THIS CODE. I HAVE REPLACED THE pcm TWICE ON THIS VEHICLE. THIS IS A FEDERAL EMMISSIONS CAR ,IT HAS THE A/T CONTROLLER BUILT IN THE PCM. IT DOES NOT HAVE A SEPERATE CONTROLL... Trouble codes: P1605
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1985 Porsche 944 2.5L climate control VIN: WPOAA949FN
Hey guys, any help would be much appreciated. The car came in with a no heat complaint. Nothing more detailed than that. The real problem that the customer was trying to relay is that there was no heat coming out the dash vents. I found the mixture flap door h...
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1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Engine VIN: WP0JB0925J
I tested the engine gauges for proper operation and the temperature gauge seems to be accurate. The thermostat opens at 75 degrees C.. The cooling fans go on low speed at 75 degrees C. At idle the temperature starts to climb slowly until the gauge goes into th...
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1999 Saturn SL1 1.9L Harsh Shift VIN: 1G8ZH5280X
Thanks in advance for help. This transmission shifts very hard in between all gears. So much so that the tires chirp on each shift. The fluid is clean, and there is not any slippage. I saw bulletins on the wires breaking at the connector and have checked exten...
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1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L fluid VIN: JS3TD62V8X
This little Grand Vitara drips ATF on the customers floor as he backs out to leave. The level is within the marks on the dipstick when checked with engine running. I recently did a 30k service which included a pan drop tranny service,but the cuctomer said the ...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T1GK12C0R
Car came to me after being at the dealer, customer did not want to pay the rates they were going to charge to replace igniter module. The problem is intermittant so I have as yet been able to test any outputs or symptoms.I have done wiggle tests, ohmed the wir... Trouble codes: P1300
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L timing chain tensioner VIN: WVWAC23B21
Hi techs this Passat came in with a complaint of engine rattle (knock)top back of engine only at start up and also at idle when fully warmed up, i searched archieves and realize the sludge problem, checked oil pressure fully warm 2000 rpm spec 3-4.5 bars i hav...
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L trans range indicator VIN: WAUEA88D8T
This fix took a lot but learned alot first of thanks to all those stuck in there wit me and guided hope that i can help you soon this car came in from trans shop from hell all bolts stripped and missing with gasket leaking the prindle was never adjusted proper...
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L right front wheel VIN: WBABS33421
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K9V
the little old lady cuctomer chose to get a waiver for two years for her smog. i could not definetly know the problem without pulling everything apart and taking a look. the uneven compression is the only thing i can say for sure it had but don't no if that ca... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P1200.
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2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HR54K6Y
Well after the all of the replies I decided to put in a new crank sensor,let the customer take the car.Thanks for the help. Jon Trouble codes: P0336 (18x CKP problem).
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1987 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G1JE31W7H
well as it turns out i tried a new computer and there was no change i then ordered a new prom and that fixed almost all of my problems.. thanks to all that gave me input.
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1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2GTEC19K6L
A big thanks to all that have replied. We ended up doing a fuel pump volume test and found that about 1 out of 10 times the fuel pump was putting out enough volume to supply the engine. Replaced fuel pump and truck works like new.
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L no power to cab VIN: 3GKFK16R2T
thanks for all the help guys. i took another look at the ign switch with all the shrouds off and i still couldnt find a problem or get a failure so armed with the most likly possibility we let the customer make the call. he opted to try and ignition switch and...
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1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCGG25R3W
Well, after messing around with this thing and only getting it to run crappy for a little bit, I put the vehicle on the lift to do some brake work and found a big rot hole in the frame. So the Van is now deadlined and no skip to worry about. Thanks for all t...
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2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L active handeling VIN: 1G1YY32G01
Well now that the smoke has cleared . The fix was replacement of the steering sensor.The problem with the cruise is also gone to. I would like to thank everyone for the help . Great job guys ] T%ill next time.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L Hvac VIN: 1GCGK13U93
Apologize for the delay in responsding but the owner has not brought the vehicle back for further diaginois. He's a contractor and the climate has gotten cooler, so in no hurry to bring it back. We are in agreement that the pressure cycling switch is the probl...
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1996 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4CTY5HUJKI
thanks to everyone who replyed im haveing hard time with this one so im gonna do more theraul testing and reply another reqeust,agian thanks everyone.trying more to finish this car got it to run sweet,then after 1200 miles its stalling after 30-35 mins of runn... Trouble codes: P1296.
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L front end VIN: 1C3EL46RX2
sorry took so lng to get back to everyone, thanks for all the help however shortly after i posted i tried one last thing. turns out my tie rods were dried out so removed the boots run the penetrating fluid to them ordered new tie rod ends and sent them on thei...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Differential VIN: 3B7HF13Y5X
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES, WELL THE DOGDE PICKUP IS FIXED. SCOTT WAS ON TRACK WITH THE RIGHT AXLE SHAFT BUSHING/SEAL BEING BAD. CAUSING THE SHAFT TO WOBBLE/ROTATE AROUND ON THE SEAL/BUSHING AND THUS MAKING THE NOISE & VIBRATION ONLY IN TWO-WHEEL DRIVE. WHEN I...
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1968 Ford MUSTANG 289CID gauges VIN: 8T02C10408
Hey guys,thanks for all the help.The wiring diagrams worked out great .The tach wiring in a shelby has its own special wiring harness that is different from a mustang gt.It was either modify and add correct harness to adapt tach,clock and seporate oil pressure...
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1993 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMDA31XOP
hello everyone spoke with customer about continuing further and he has opted to think about it does not know if he wants to put anymore money into it, this morning vehicle would start to miss under a light load found #2 clyinder not contributing like the other...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L noise VIN: 1FTDF1724V
Thank you very much to all you guys who answered my request for help, I really do appreciate your time from your busy schedule. I do feel a little dumb about the problem I guess "I could not see the tree from the forest" sure enough most of you said it would b...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 2FTZX18W5W
thanks everbody just what i needed flatrate tech thanks again i pulled body and replaced engine truck is gone customer was happy
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2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L rack and pinnion VIN: 3FAFP11342
Customer bringing back next week, going to check steering shaft, bushings seemed Ok but will re test per comment, I will re post next week to let every one know how it turns out. Thanks for the Info.
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L heater core VIN: 1FALP52UY2
well i went with the permatex solution to get the crap out of the system. to all of those that recommended replacing the core, that's a great idea, however the stop leak is in the entire system and would continue to plug the new heater core as well as the old ...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Blowing fuse#17 VIN: 1FMZU73K53
Truck is fixed there was a pinched wire under headliner for rear in lamp! Thanks for replies!!! Mike [...]
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L speed VIN: 1HGCG556X1
thanks to all that responded especially ron from florida the vtec valve was clogged took it apart and cleaned it car works great and by the way the customer finally admitted he had this problem before i did the clutch
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB8ZBX1
Sorry to say this one left us unfixed, a lot of good information was passed though. I understand this code is a direct response to the reading of the FTP sensor and how it responds with the computer opening the purge valve closing the close valve. In my case t... Trouble codes: P0446.
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Drive Belt VIN: KM85B12B93
Well i think I have this car fixed ill know for sure in a few months. The tool truck happened to come yesterday so i tried out his laser pulley alignment tool and was dissapointed to find everything was in line. So i replaced the belts with dealer parts set th...
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21A5X
This was a strange one. Not many replies. I don't think Don from California even read my post. Steve from Illinois' idea was good, but the length of the wires wouldn't allow me to swap 'em. Mike from N.C. said that he had heard of the connectors between th... Trouble codes: P0133.
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GW68N2X
Thank You for the advise. We were not able to get the customer to authorize a teardown of the timing cover to inspect the tensioners or any other teardown for that matter. Thanks again for the help. Rick
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Starting VIN: 1J4GR48K76
Thanks to all who offered help on this problem. We went back did a voltage drop test on the positive and negative battery cables and had less than .4 volt total. Examined both cables for any loose connections, cleaned the block ground connections and the bo...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L camshaft VIN: WDBCA39E4M
Thank you all who responded. It looks like everyone is on the same page with this one. I have ordered a cam with rocker arms and oiler tube kits. I am confident that this will fix this car. If not I will post another inquiry. I will get the parts next week but...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Whistle noise VIN: WDBGB34E7N
We took the car to a dyno shop so we could replicate the noise while listening under the hood. Turned out to be the flex pipe connector between the cast sections of the exhaust manifold had a slight crack.
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2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Stall VIN: 1MEHM55S22
I would like to thank all who replied to this post. I am going to call this one fixed, as the customer has not reported any further problems. When we first looked at this car, we could never get the problem to happen to us at the shop. We then started looking ...
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1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G3HN52L8R
thank you for all your help i must apoligize i did not give very good information did not completly diagnose before reaching out for your help this was an intermitten problem after warm up nevertheless what we found is tha the codes probeably was not the cause... Trouble codes: P1640, P1670.
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1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L wiper motor VIN: 2P4GP2435T
Thank You for all your help. The problem was a Bad BCM. The green and yellow wire that comes from the BCM and goes to the wiper switch is a 5 volt reference. But the normal voltage out of it is 3.7 volts. I tested it with the reman. BCM. The switch has a serie...
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