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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF55E31
I got this car with a security light on and setting a B2960 passlock code,went thru all the diag.inspected the wire's at the BCM and checked resistance all were ok, Installed new lock cylinder and security light is still on and will start with out relearning. ... Trouble codes: B2960 (Ignition passlock module)
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTJW36F8R
Truck runs rough at idle for about 30 seconds after start up and then clears up, on decel intermintly coming to a stop it will run rough and then clear up, no codes are stored and the truck runs great other then the idle problem. It does not have a long crank ...
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1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L cooling fan VIN: 1FAFP444XX
Help, This car sat for three years and landed in my bay. After getting it running fan was inop. Commanded the fans to run but the ccrm was ng. Replaced and re-ran test.Still no so I checked all powers and grounds, they were great. When I command the fan to run...
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L engine VIN: 1234HONDAC
Have a 96 Honda Civic 1.6 in the shop for coolant loss. Have seepage at intake manifold between cyl 2 and 3. Pulled head, assuming head gasket prob, but head gasket looks ok. The coolant may be coming out of a hole in the head intake side between cyl 2 and 3 w...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L alternator VIN: 3VWRK69M43
alternator was tested at our rebuilder who said it is good. however, votage output stays low. below 12.65 and slowly drops. my question if anybody knows has to do with the two wires going into the alternator. they both have battery voltage unplugged with key o...
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2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E8Y
Many good sugestions from 14 replies. We made one improvement. The 24x signal was droping to zero over 1200 rpm's. We replaced the 24x crank sensor and the tach signal no longer drops to zero. This didn't repair the vehicle. We also confirmed the PCM is s...
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1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Cuts out VIN: 1B7GG36X1S
It seems that the wiring going to the coil was pinched, repaired the wires & 500 miles + later the vehicle still hasn't stalled yet. Trouble codes: 12 (No tach signal Because vehicle is not running), 55 (End of Sequence).
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1998 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L No Start VIN: 1CH234CW88
finally got this one the harness running under the back seat and under the front seats was also corroded repaired the wiring and car starts and runs great. this car was a northern wisconsin car and it may have had water in it at one time or it is just all th...
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FTJW36H9V
found green wires at main connector to transmission. Replaced solenoid pack and cleaned connector to repair. Thanks to all that replied.
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1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 6.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2GTEAK19S8
HI everyone - I did the injector exchange - Installed all new - not reman marine injectors. Two of the old injectors were cracked on the nozzle plates. Installed new EGR/BARO ( map sensor ) sensor. This fixed the excessive black smoking pulling hills. I did no... Trouble codes: P0106.
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2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L reverse VIN: KMHJG25F1Y
FIXED!! CASE CLOSED!! WE DIDNT GET MUCH HELP ON THIS ONE, BUT I'LL TRY TO POST SOME USEFULL INFO. ONE POST SUGGESTED TO SWITCH THE PULSE GENERATOR CONECTOR ENDS AROUND,THIS TRANS WAS A MODEL A4BF2 ,THE PULSE GENERATORS ARE WIRED TOGETHER IN A MOLDED CONECTOR (...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FF28S3Y
Sorry it has took so long to post this fix. Pull the front driveshaft out and the noise dissapeared. Replaced the CV joint and all was good. Thanks to all who replied, I like to give Edward from Florida a special thanks, you hit the nail on the head.
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1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM3LV5220N
Removed gas filter to check, It was partially restricted but not plugged (replaced it) Checked fuel delivery, it was ok, Rechecked coolant sensor reading when hot, still reading .48, Recommended injector flush since machine was hooked up, customer ok'ed this. ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBJF65J22
Thanks to all of you who took the time to respond. A special thanks to Robert who sent a repair bulletin which said when the EC light is on indicating low refrigerant to replace the refrigerant temp sensor located on the rec-drier as it becomes contaminated ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2037471
Well thank you Sleiman from Nigeria and Patrick from Georgia. You both hit the nail on the head with the Pedal assembly,replaced with a new Pedal assembly(Not cheap).. Just to confirm it, i ask the customer if she had any other drivable problems before t... Trouble codes: P0222 (throttle/pedal position sensor/switch B Circuit low input).
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL350 3.5L Battery VIN: WDB2304672
Hi Guys, As everyone who replied to me said,i replaced alternator complete(would have taken 2 weeks to get Regulator) and all was perfect,thanks again to everyone who replied,a great service, Cheers, David.
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L timing belt VIN: 4S3BG6852W
I have not gotten the car back yet to repair but it appears the harmonic balancer is bad. thanks all for the info and I will update once the part and the car are here at the same time...
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1999 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L low compression, cyl#3 VIN: YV1LW56D5X
Well, as many suggested,this car turned out to have a burned valve on cylinder #3. Just removed head on Friday and took it to the machine shop. Very carboned up. Pistons look fine, so we're going to proceed with needed head work and put it back together. I'm g...
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