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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L starter VIN: 2G1WL52M5W
hi i have a 1998 chevy lumina.car came in with a new battery,and starter.intermittently does not start.the car will not crank over.all lights on dash ok.head lights ok.turn key and nothing.it only did it once to me.the main power to the starter was fine.no pow...
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L Blower Motor VIN: 3C8FY68B42
Hi Guys, This one has got me stumped. This PT Cruiser will blow air out the vents, floor & defrost normally for awhile. Then after a 5 - 10 mile drive the airflow will start to decrease to the point where you hardly feel any air coming out of the floor, vents...
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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L dome light, locking VIN: IC8F488825
Hi All Fuse 13 in the car ( fed by IOD fuse under bonnet )feed to fuse is pink/ blue tracer, output wire colour is pink this is at moment shorted, we have no info or wiring diags for this car so not sure were pink wire from fuse 13 goes ??? Thanks in advance R...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32E0W
Guys I need some help here. We keep getting codes 420 and 430 even after we have replaced all the cats twice. we couldnt find any program updates for this vehicle per mitchell. Outside of a reprogram I really dont know what else we can do. Any help would be ap... Trouble codes: 420 (innef. cat converter), 430 (innef. cat converter)
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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Hard Starting VIN: 2FMDA5345Y
I have a Ford Windstar that sets a hard code for 1408 and is hard starting after engine at operating temperature. Fuel pressure is 40psi, it seemed that the pump needed to be cycled 2-3 times for it to build 40psi, it does not relieve itself and does remain at... Trouble codes: 1408 (insufficient egr flow detected)
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1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ78SRT
We towed this Jeep in for a no-start. When tech saw no fuel pressure, we changed the pump. It still doesn't run. I have no check engine light, no communication with the scan tool, no asd relay activation. Strangely, if I almost unplug the black pcm connector, ...
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2006 Jeep Commander (Truck) Limited 4.7L fault lamp VIN: 1J8H1E8M36
Hi All V6 3.0 crd Diesel engine Road test car eng man light stays out regardless of distance stop car wait 2 mins light start & eng man light comes on codes retrived with Autologic & bosch 650 are P1408. code retrived under mercedes 242f. We have been told it ...
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2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KDJ95-0012
This is a Diesel Prado with 1KD-FTV common rail diesel injection. The engine blowed white and blue smoke every morning or after sitting for half an hour or so. Check found turbo-charger and fuel injectors leaking. The intake system was covered with black sludg...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L compressor VIN: WBAAM5338X
Hey techs, I finally got to the root of the problem. The two service ports were clear/open, no sealer detected. Expansion valve was replaced, yet still no vacuum/pressure readings. Removed and diassembled compressor...not good news inside of that variable, ...
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1Y1SK52801
Hi tech members, I was hoping for that last-minute fix before I had to close this request, but it never happened. I have exhausted myself in trying to figure this one out...fuel pressure okay, vacuum reading okay, external vacuum-leak tests negative, exhaust ...
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2004 Chevrolet LUV 2.8L engine VIN: MPADR33X84
Hey everybody.. This vehicle does have the 3.2l v-6 in it. It was built in Thailand, therefore getting any actual information was a challenge. Thank you very much for the replies I recived which pointed me in the right direction!!! IATN rocks!!!
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1997 Dodge Dakota 5.2L dash guages in-op VIN: IB7GL23YXV
I would like to thank you 3 gentlemen for your time and input.I can say that the ignition switch was my thoughts with this demon vehicle. But the next morning this truck started and ran as it should with no signs of any problem.I did clean and check all the sy...
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46X51
Using original sensors on chrysler is 100% true. By using original sensors I have eliminated sensor codes. Now I have code P0172 fuel system rich. Will check injectors for leaks and replace MAP sensor just incase. Thanks to all for help. Trouble codes: P0132 (1/1 o2 sensor shorted to voltage).
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Speedometer/Odometer VIN: 1B3EL36XX4
Well the general information I got was to have the pinon factor programed in. I was, for some reason, unable to do this with 2 different handheld scanners. That leads me to believe the 2nd PCM was faulty..? Customer was unhappy and not pleasent to my efforts t...
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L engine VIN: 1HGCB7276P
yes I have fixed this vehicle but not also. The leak down tests all showed 100% leak down. Did a wet compression test and it only moved the compression up to 30lbs. Customer- who works on everybody elses cars at home and diagnosed the broken timing belt- it wa...
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1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM97VXS
I am currently awaiting the arrival of a reman PCM from ADVANCED Auto Parts. Apparently they build them on an as needed basis, because "its 2 weeks out and coming from West Virginia." $158 shop cost. Still not 100% convinced I got this right...yet.Completely...
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1985 Renault Sportwagon 2.2L Cuts out, Stall, Starts on cold start
Received replies, but most were additional questions about the problem. Didn't receive any tips that helped with the repair. The vehicle has not yet been repaired.
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1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L Primary Coil Voltage VIN: BG5A53J-EJ
Thanks for the replies. We fitted new plugs and leads. We found the voltage drop before the igniter pack was only 0.2v but after the igniter was 5.0v. We suspect the igniter pack was going to cause future problems. The engine did not missfire anymore. The cus...
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L master cylinder
thanks a lot 2 everybody who try to help me .my customer appeared yesterday after two weeks .i had all 16 replies in mind .i make sure all calipre slides were ok abs was not causing problem .even adjustment of pushrod was good.so guess what there was an o ring...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs module VIN: WVWPD63B9X
all seven replies told me of very common module failure. two told me about module masters rebuild service. I mailed out module to be rebuilt also avoids re-encoding issue. one post told me about Ross-tech has a good laptop based software for vw. I took a look ...
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L compression VIN: YV1LW5516S
I received many valid repair tips, but the one that fit my exact problem was Jimmy from Texas. He put in a puzzle piece that I neglected to mention, (The short duration run from the night before.) It all makes sense now. The temporary loss of compression. The ...
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