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2005 Chevrolet Express 1500 LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on, Extended Cranking VIN: 1GCFG15TX5
prior to replacement of pcm on tuesday when i get back, anyone else seen this? im curious for my own knowledge can the pcm be repaired in house? have seen chafed wire before and bad cmp, but this is a first for low voltage right at the pcm. thanks in advance! ... Trouble codes: P0342 (cmp low)
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1D4GP24R25
PLEASE HELP THIS IS MY FIRST POST SO BARE WITH ME. CARAVAN CAME IN WITH MASSIVE KNOCK. CUSTOMER NEVER CHECKED OIL AFTER 16000 MILES. REPLACED ENGINE WITH JUNK YARD ENGINE. THIS WAS CUSTOMERS CHOICE. GOT IT ALL BACK TOGETHER AND ENGINE WONT START. HAVE GOOD SPA...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X3X
vehicle came in with check engine light light,customer complaint of shaking. found p0304. checked spark plug and found dry,no fuel on plug. check cylinder #4 for spark at plug,ok. swapped #4 and #6 spark plugs,miss stayed at #4. replaced #4 injector,upper plen... Trouble codes: P0304
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L 1-2-3-n VIN: 1FMRU1667Y
Hello all, I have a 4R70W with an annoying 1-2-3-N shift pattern in the D range with OD enabled. Drove the car, 1-2 and 2-3 are normal. 3-4 goes neutral, 100% slip, no power transmission at all. Recreated in the shop on a lift, 4th gear wont even spin the t...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Compressor clutch VIN: 1FAFP55S41
Last summer this customer was on their way back home to Arkansas from Iowa when near Missouri the A/C clutch failed. A local Ford dealer checked it out and, according to the customer, disconnected the pressure sensor and sent them on their way claiming it woul...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNW21PX3
we started on this truck by puting a full new ac assy on it then we were done cust wanted us to fix oil cooler so we r and r oil cooler truck put new oil / fillter / fuel fillter 2 of them truck started right up ran for 5 min and died icp sen and icp reg were ... Trouble codes: P132B
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Intermittent drivabi VIN: 1J4GL58K62
My question is what is the engine speed sensor.This vehicle has input shaft and output shaft speed sensors.Is one of them used as the engine speed sensor? I cant find anything in mitchell and I have the factory service manual and code P0725 is not found anywhe... Trouble codes: P0320 (Crankshaft sensor), P0700 (Transmission malfunction), P0725 (Engine speed sensor)
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L crank shaft VIN: SALNM22282
need help to find crankshaft and piston rod bearings (first cut).o10 thanks
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1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 3.8L engine VIN: 1G3HY54C8K
I replaced the lower control arm that I ruined running over the curb and now the car is very hard to start. now I have found that by trying to start the engine I turn the key off and try to start again after 6 to 8 times the car will start and run bad, some ti...
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2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Distributor VIN: 1GHDT13W3Y
Trying to install distributor but it lands a few degrees off from 6 cylinder mark on base. A few degrees off by a time clock as reference it would appear to be 2 1/2 or 3 minutes off mark! Alldata instructions said it must align or by at least by a few degrees...
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L starter VIN: 1G2NW12MOT
Thanks to all in advance, this car came in with a complaint that the key came out in any position, so we tore apart tumbler and found tumblers to be worn so we opted to replace the the whole key cylinder set with new tumblers.When we got it back together it wo...
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 4T1BE32K63
thanks for any input and wish everyone great memorial day holiday. i have friends shop camry. after sitting for 1 or more hours, start, revs to 2k then shuts off. does this 4-8 times then will start run rough straighten out and start fine until next time. sets... Trouble codes: P0010
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1988 BMW 735i 3.5L tachometer VIN: WBAGB4317J
You folks are great. The replies I received gave me enough info to find the parts I was looking for. Again thank you all Claude in Vermont
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1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L Stabilitrak VIN: 1G6EL12Y5W
Thank you to everyone who responded. To ensure I was not missing anything through the Tech2, I individually scoped each of the following: each wheel speed sensor, SWPS, YAW sensor and Lateral Accelerometer (needed to remove front passenger seat). I tested each...
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6KD54Y9X
As we suspected, the exhaust cam timing was off on the rear bank and was off by a tooth from the factory. We inspected all 4 cams and pullies for correctness, re-timed motor, and misfires and fuel trims are gone. Runs great and although timing covers come al... Trouble codes: 300B (random misfire on rear bank 1-3-5-7 only), 1376 (ignition module grounding issue).
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1973 Chevrolet NOVA 350CID alternator VIN: 1X27H2L109
Thanks to everyone who responded. I found issues with the wire coming from the dash alt. warning light to be wired incorrectly and also had an issue with battery voltage to sense wire had excessive resistance after voltage drop checking the wire. All is well a...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L oil VIN: 1GCFG25M42
Thanx for all the input. Replaced the oil pump and intake manifold gasket for the external coolant leak. Pulled the old oil pump apart and found the spring in the pressure relief valve broken, it would occasionally bind and not let the valve move properly one ...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4GW68N9X
Hey guys, thanks for all the excellent help suggestions. I played with the vehicle on and off for a week applying all the information and suggestions you all sent, a lot of good info that I learned and saved and I do apprieciate it. I finally recommended that ...
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1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C4S
This should be considered an update, not a closure, but I saw no tab for it. The input I got said to list the vehicle as a Ford Probe 2.0 auto maf, which eventually got me to a continuous 181, system lean, adaptive limit reached. Watching the maf and O2's on t...
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1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: S8WA633498
Thanks everyone for your quick responsive replies. I checked everyone's ideas but still no help, a friend of mine works for Ford and told me about a TSB for updating the PCM for that problem I said what the heck so I sent the lady to have the PCM updated and s... Trouble codes: P0135 (HO2S O2 Heater Circuit 11), P0155 (HO2S O2 Heater Circuit 21).
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L clutch VIN: 4A3AK54F3V
Thanks to all of you that replied about this. After checking this thing out more one of the techs vacuum bled it and it has worked perfect. Thanks for all of your replies. We had bled it normally but some air must have gotten trapped in there. James
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2002 Saturn L200 2.2L door locks,interior lights VIN: 1G8JU54F82
thanks guys for all the help with this L series saturn customer decided to not have us go any farther. they had it towed to the dealer. they were talking of trading in on a new kia have not heard anything from them if was fixed or not.
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCF21C9Y
It's not gone but it will be as soon as the new lock tumbler gets here. We are having one made to the VIN# of the vehicle .VW dealer said 2-6 weeks to get(OUCH!!!). In the meantime...I popped the key tumbler out,let it hang down with immobilizer antenna attach...
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