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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WBAGH83471
This car overheated coming up the hill to Tahoe and failed a block check. It was running when it came in. I pulled the heads and sent them out for pressure check and resurface. I assembled everything and used all the special tools. The car does not want to acc...
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1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDC14Z4R
I have changed the obvious being the o2 sensor, and have used 2 different manufactures of them so i can eliminate that. I looked at all the diagrams for the 1995 PCM and harness that is in the vehicle and have not been able to find any problems in the harness ... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 circut problem)
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Timing VIN: 1GNDT13W6T
Look guys and gals I am a Toyota tech but my boss says I am the tech period " NOT!!! " Please keep in mind this thing is not stock, but right now the aftermarket turbo is removed, nitrous is diconnected, all aftermarket timing cheats are removed, valve timing ...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start, hard start VIN: IGNDT13W3Y
truck came in complain of hard starting after truck sits I checked fuel pres it reads between 60-63psi within spec checked spark has spark coolant temp reads norm when you try to start the first time it just cranks with good fuel press and spark if you turn ke...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L electric window VIN: 3GNFK16T61
vehical came in with drivers power window not working and passenger front window won't go up from drivers switch only. passengers window works from passengers switch. replaced master switch on drivers side and passengers window worked properly. replaced the mo...
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1996 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD56F6T
Evening ladies and gents.Have one with a good misfire at idle. Multiple cylinders,cancel injectors one by one and no noticeable drop in RPM. Progressively getting worse.Check basics at first. Spark-plugs, ignition wires, vacum leaks(did not remove EGR Valve)Sc... Trouble codes: 300 (Multible misfire)
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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3B7KF23W5V
Truck runs hot when towing lighter toy trailer uphill only. Cust. states it gets to 230F. We only got it to heat up once. Replaced fan clutch and unable to duplicate but cust says problem still exists. We have basicly rebuilt the cooling system and checked the...
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56FX1
eNGINE TURNS OVER BUT WILL NOT FIRE UP UNLESS BLOCK HEATER IS PLUGGED IN. WITHOUT BLOCK HEATER ENGINE WILL TRY TO START UP BUT HITS ON 1 OR 2 CYLS. TAKES 20 MIN TO GET ALL CYLS TO FIRE UP. IF BLOCK HEATER IS ON ENGINE STARTS UP FIRST TRY AND RUNS SMOOTH AND HI...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1HGCG2469X
hi tech , problem with this honda blew safety valve on top compressure and making noise .also alot rust from alternator belt . when vehicle stay at idle low side and high normal .replaced other compressure unit do same thing .can some one help me to find this ...
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, POOR LOW END POWER VIN: KNDJA7236W
my wife's car, had a miss it was a bad coil, put both on, so after that check engine light on code p0343 cam sensor signal to ecm high, checked looked ok, but put one on to be sure, still code p0343, signal good has to be computer, wrong still has code p0343. ... Trouble codes: P0343 (cam sensor input not in specs high)
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1997 Land Rover Defender 90 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALDV3241V
Vehicle came in running very poorly, with lots of gray smoke coming out of the exhaust. The check engine code was a misfire on number 8. There was a strong smell of raw gas from the engine area, and the right exhaust manifold was wet with fuel around the gaske... Trouble codes: P0308 (Missfire 8)
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Ride Control VIN: WDBFA76E2R
Car came in with stiff front suspension & weak battery. We replaced bad battery & recode radio. We replaced front suspension accumulators & carefully bleeded hydraulic system.The car suspension is OK now, but the shock light stays on.We scaned for codes and fo...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 5.5L Roof and centrel locking
Got a small problem with this S55 the roof will not go down and the Central locking not working ? When i try to lower the roof the Central info tells me the boot is open and that the boot dividing tray is not in position but they are checked for power going to...
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1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out
Have a odd one I think? This car will run ok at idle and when driving around town, but on hard accel like when passing or taking off from a stop to get up to highway speed quickly it will start surging like someone taking there foot on and off the gas. Once th...
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1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N4DL01D3W
vehicle has very low power cold once it warms up it runs pretty good when it is acting up if you stall it it has very little power my printer screwed up so i did not get the gases wile stalling appears to lean and when it comes back to idle it runs real rough ...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBADN5330X
Just wanted to thank every one . We will be glad when we get our europen stuff for our snap on modis. thanks again for the help.
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1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GYEK13RXX
Thanks to Cornelio,Robert,Shawn,James,Ted,Albin,Scott,and Dale for taking time to reply.As I said in my post the vehicle would usually run for about 30 to 45 minutes before it would shut down and would always start right back up for me.The customer wanted to ... Trouble codes: 1345 (crank/cam correlation).
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1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Misfire VIN: 1GCGK29FOS
Customer elected to drive the truck and see if anything developes since this problelm has been there for a while. Replies were to check the injectors (which was done ) to test the current draw on the glow plugs (was done ) and there may still be a coolant leak...
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1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GM1234567
Sorry for taking so long. As I said this post was for a friend. So far he has not taken any more time to work on this vehicle. I have passed on all of the info I got from everyone here on to him. I REALLY DO APPRECIATE ALL OF THE RESPONSES! If I hear anything ...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Brake switch VIN: 1GCHK24U14
I unbolted the guage cluster from the dash and found the connector to be on the right side behind the dash.
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L engine VIN: 1GCHK24U14
I removed the engine from the truck and dissasembled. I the head gaskets looked as if they were not leaking. The cylinders were wore beyond the service limit so there was no reason to look any further. I am going to put a used engine in. I could'nt see anywh...
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Compressor VIN: 1B4GP44L2X
First off- Thank you to the people who took the time to reply. The problem was two-fold. First a ruptured desiccant bag and secondly a bad Compressor. The fix was to Flush the rear system, Flush the front hoses and Evap Core. Replace the front expansion valv...
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1985 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Temp blend door VIN: 1FABP44FOF
Thanks for everyone's input, some of you hit it right on the head. Cleaning the sensor repaired the problem. I am grateful for the help. If anyone needs help on Buicks on Air Conditioning problems, maybe I can return the favor.
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1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GKCT18W5V
thanks for your help vechile had computer harness driver side grounde on exhaust causing short thank you for your help fellow techs
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4GW48S3Y
Thanks for all the tips. The fix was a new crank sensor. Based on the responses it seems that crank sensor are a weak point on this vehicle. I could not duplicate the concern, but based on replys installed the sensor, then we drove about 100 miles. Now the c...
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1985 Saab 900 S 2.0L cooling fan VIN: YS3AH46J9F
WE ENNDED UP FINDING A BURNT WIRE AT JUNCTION BLOCK THAT WOULD WORK SOMETIMES DEPENDING WHERE THE CAR WAS PARKED AT SO THIS IS HOW THINGS DID NOT MAKE SENSE AT CERTAIN TIMES AND DID MAKE SENSE AT OTHER TIMES.THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT,IATN IS THE ABSOL...
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FA8843L
Well, as everyone pointed out, in my description I had reversed the pins relative to fuel and ignition. Pin two is diagnostic function for fuel and six is ignition. Pin two fuel is the one that is failing to output codes. I ran continuity tests from diagnost...
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L all VIN: YV1TS90D0Y
I am as disappointed about my answer as you. The replies varied from shorting the battery terminals together and then using the remote. The other reply suggested a new CEM. But ,as I said nothing worked...not the remote, not the lights, not the starter, nothin...
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