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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAHC1315L
Hi All Had what I thought was an easy one. on this 90 525i it had a bad water pump,started to remove water pump when this rod with a spring on it pops out into my hand. I give up have never seen this before, especially since I am a dodge guy. any and all hel...
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L unknone VIN: 1G4HP52LOR
towed in with no move in drive or over drive. low and second and reverce good.
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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP54K41
got the in laws car here again. got a code p1404 egr positon failure. as stated above the egr moves when tested with the scan tool and i removed it an inspected it and found nothing visually worng with it. the problem im seeing i s that at an idle the egr posi... Trouble codes: P1404 (egr position failure)
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1996 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBKC34J8T
New Years day we got 8 inches of snow and I got called into work for snow removal. I usually stay in the garage and do Mechanic work keeping all the plow trucks going but with 18 plow trucks and 10 people, they sent me out plowing streets. I was assigned this ...
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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L brake lights VIN: 2G1WL52MXW
The tail light brake lights are a total inop. The third brake light works so this tells me that the switch is ok. I have read alot about the multifunction switch but the turn and running lights are all working correctly yes even the hazards. Any help would be ...
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP54LXT
Hi everybody This vehicle has been to a number of shops and nobody can get it to run from the info i have received the van ran poorly and many parts were changed now they put a used pcm out of a plymouth 3.3l and a diffrent vin got this through auto id, I can ...
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1991 Dodge W250 5.9L wait to start lite VIN: 1B7KM26C8M
hi all i have this truc and it's in my lap and i could use some help i want to make sure that i'm not replacing a pcm for no reason last shop put in 3 computers and the first 2 blew up basicly from to much voltage and they put in a fuse on the 5 volt supply to...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L 1-2 3-4 shift VIN: 2B3HD46R42
I have codes 700,731,733,841,832,846.. when hot car looses all foward speed like its in netural. When this happens the trans is whining like a power steering pump that is low on fluid. After the car sits and cools off it will go a mile or so and it it acts up ...
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Fuel injectors VIN: WD2PD74425
Well the customer finally let us pull his injectors from this sprinter. It took nearlly all day just to clean around the injectors to get to the hold down bolts. The copper seals have been leaking for some time now and it rally made a mess. After cleaning the ...
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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14N8T
unable to test computer, no breakout box or technical experience or trainging w/ecms. Have power probe, dvom & modis scan tool.
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L lights VIN: 2FMDA5149T
all lights incl dash/park/inter/underhood all flicker/ all grounds to bat cleaned and inspected
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2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L torque convertor VIN: 1FAFP6631Y
We just put a used motor in this contore. the prob lem is when the motor and trans are tightend together the motor will not spin. like the convertor is not fully seated. we have tried several times to get the conv in further, put on the original flywheel, chec...
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1991 GMC Sonoma Syclone 4.3L spark knock VIN: 0152461943
Not sure if I am expecting too much from this truck or not, reading alot of reports about spark knock being normal in these trucks. This truck has heavy spark knock under WOT conditions. Truck came to me with antifreeze in oil, removed cylinder heads found h...
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1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L glow plugs VIN: 1QTGK24F85
Work at Ford dealer and this was takenin in trade . Will not start and no glow plugs . Battarys are new and starter turns over good . Was lookin for wiring diagram of starting and glow plug circuits. thank you for your help. The fax # is [...] gerald b...
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2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Stall VIN: 1HGEJ667XY
We replace ignition coil & ignition module about 6 months ago. Vehicle ran great after we replace those components with OE parts. The problem we experiencing now is a strange one and idea what to look for next would be appreciated. Vehicle is stalling intermit...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Power Steering Pump VIN: 1HGCM82754
I replaced the pump with a Honda reman. and bled the system with Honda P/S fluid. Car returns 2 months later with same complaint. Replaced o- ring at inlet w/factory part. Problem persists.Now these pumps are back-ordered at Honda. Has any body seen this??? P....
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2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Unknown VIN: JACDJ58X2Y
this truck has a noise at tip in throttle. sounds like a gear clash noise. we can feel a vibration on the transfer case shift lever when noise is heard. noise is not present on hoist and is present in four wheel or two wheel drive, only at tip in throttle. we ...
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L whistle VIN: 1F25GH7857
Customer states car whistles on decel and whistles lower as car goes slower. It's not warning tabs. Has anyone seen this before. Thanks, Ken
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ58SIW
good day all and thanks for your time. this jeep came in about two weeks ago with a cold soak stumble and no codes we replaced the iac and all was good untill two days ago it started a hot soak stumble with no codes.At idle in drive without my foot on the brk ...
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1983 Lincoln Mark VI 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1MRBP95F7C
I NEED YOUR HELP YOU FORD GUYS! CUSTOMER BROUGHT CAR TO MY SHOP RUNNING RICH AND GETTING VERY POOR GAS MILEAGE. BLACK SMOKE IS VISIBLE FROM EXHAUST BUT NOT EXTREMELY HEAVY.CUSTOMER ALSO DRILLEED HOLES IN FRONT OF CONVERTERS(THINKING IT WOUL RUN BETTER?)CUSTOME...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Reverse Clutches (LB3) VIN: WDBGB34E2P
I did a complete disassembly of the trans. and found only two items of concern. #1- The rearmost thrust washer (126-272-22-62) was worn to where the brass was showing. #2- All of the reverse clutch fibers were worn badly and the material was coming off of them...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L hydrolic unit, modual
abs hydrolic unit will intermittently click continuosly (about every 2 seconds) without the brakes applied and the engine running (does not matter whether sitting still or vehicle moving) intermittent abs and red brake light illuminated when vehicle is moving,...
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E9Y
Help all Toyota techs! This Corolla originally came in with a noise from timing chain area when vehicle was accelerated hard. We replaced the chain and after repairs noise is gone and you can drive vehicle forever normally with no issues but as soon as you app... Trouble codes: P1349
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Surge VIN: STEWN72NO1
Eratic Idle,intermittent,slowly surges between 800 and 1500 rpm.Rpm increases,and falls, app. 500 rpm between shifts.Seems worse as it approches normal temp,but does this cold or warm.Cycle Ign switch resets it.Runs perfect.No codes,no vac leak,clean throttle....
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1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: W06VR52R3X
well the car is done , replace mass air flow with a new gm . the one from the zone was bad, thanks to everone Danny R. [...]
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Passlock System VIN: 1GCEC14W71
Thanks once again to all. I changed the lock cylinder and the housing (which includes the passlock sensor). I also believe I had a bad connection at the the batt. voltage wire at the connector. As suggested ,I cleared codes first and then proceeded with the re...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L Accessories VIN: 1GCGK13U53
thanks for all of the replies. although the blower resistor and connector were not burnt or melted I took a gamble and replaced it anyway. this fixed the problem and motor is now working fine.
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1987 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTJW35L4H
finally found and proved the ignition coil getting hot and braking down. this vehicle is a strange 1987 vehicle. eec 3 igniton, carb. duel fuel tanks and no frame helper pump. most help at least help me stay with the igniton system even tho most help refered t...
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L ABS pump VIN: 1FMDU34X8P
Well, it's fixed. This Explorer had several issues, so it was not as cut and dried as I thought it would be at first. First off, the ABS ECU was defective, the first thing that was replaced. That killed the defective ECU code, but left me with a new code for R...
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2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No compression on left bank VIN: 2FAFP71W9Y
As most replies stated, I recommended replacing the engine due to the fact that more engine damage might have occurred when the left timing chain went out. Fact that the car was towed in just before Christmas, the customer keep calling 2-3 times a day to "kick...
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2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU64W44
The short answer is that the left hand cam was one tooth retarded. Roy was being told that being a tooth out would not set this code, but others had corrected the same code by corrected cam timing. Roy finally found a scope and was able to determine that th... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor).
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14554
When I contacted Ford about updates for this truck I mentioned that it was a drive by wire throttle. The dealer said that the serial number did not identify this truck as a drive by wire vehicle, he said it had to have a cable from the pedal to the throtttle b...
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13W6W
Thanks to all who helped...As suggested, ck'ed wiring down at sensor, was all oil soaked, so cut back and installed pigtail conn. No change. Also viewed signals on scope, not expert on this, but no obvious issue w/waveforms. Ck'ed cam retard offset on scanner ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L No Start VIN: JNKCP11A9Y
Only had three replies but all were the same replace the dist. It started right up. I thought that was it my concern of not reading oem data it what made me unsure. When three member said the same thing the dist. was ordered. Thanks guys
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2002 Kia Rio 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC123S5
ITS FINALLY FIXED. THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLYED.CHUCK FROM MARYLAND WAS A BIG HELP. I DID WHAT HE SAID AND VERIFIED THAT THERE WAS NO AIR LEAKS.CHECKED THE MAF SENSOR FOR BATTERY VOLTAGE ON THE RED/YELLOW WIRE AND GROUND ON THE YELLOW WIRE AND OUTPUT VOLTAGE ON ... Trouble codes: P0101.
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1998 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L cooling fans VIN: A91N762N65
thanks for all the help the engine harnes that cam with the engine was out of a 1996 and the car it went in was a 1998 so i just ended up changing the harnes around at the sam time fixing the roted wires to the cam senor .
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2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GMDXO3E51
I have been unable to get customer to return vehicle due to an overloaded schedule. The problem is so intermittent that they are living with the problem until they have time to reschedule
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