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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L location fuel pump VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
I would like to fit a new Fuel Pump to this vehicle, I would like to know weather i must remove the tank or is there a hatch i can work through under the seats somewhere thanks for you help
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
1.8L Zetec DOHC, Manual. Veichle came in missfiring at idle only when cold, another tech put plugs in. Thought it was fixed because it had warmed up, then I checked it, was missfiring again once cooled down. No DTC's, on the IDS in powerbalance the missfire w...
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCB9851M
Runs rough on startup for a few seconds [about 3 to 5 seconds] so its hard to diag it. Only on startup and happens intermittently, more so when cold but sometimes when warm. A separate issue is that the car has a slight vibration at idle all the time which is ...
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1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 31P0528618
customer complained he was driving down the road and it shut off. i checked the car there no fuel pressure the pump is not energize while the key on engine off. customer says the pump was not noisy or bad bearing sound but it give just like it check the fuse i...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz CL600 6.0L Driver's Side VIN: WDBGA76G6W
Greetings all Euro IATN members! We are currently trying our best to solve a wind noise issue on the driver's (left) side of this W140 CL600 Coupe at 35mph and above. We have inspected all of the left side door and glass seals. We ended up applying body-shop m...
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1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MEFM50S0W
Hello to all again, need some help on this emission failure at 25 mph. The emission readings that are given were the test results from the I/M inspection(idle specs are the 15 mph results and cruise specs are the 25 mph results). After running the numbers on t...
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1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L no check engine ligh VIN: JT4RNO1P7K
This trucks check engine light doesnt come on with the ign on or when placed in diagnostic mode. I disconnected the maf and cranked engine(barely ran) and check engine light didnt come on. Engine seems to run fine in that I just rebuilt the engine and havent t...
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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L trans.gear indicator VIN: WVWBB81E0T
Car came in no/crank/start, no power to start terminal on starter, noted inaccurate indication of trans. gear indicator on instrument panel. Changed neutral switch with aftermarket part (standard brand) and car started but still had false gear indication. Car ...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB81H5V
vehicle seems to idle ok. was a little low b 4 i replace plastic ans rubber hose for crankcase ventilation system. seem to idle normal after fixed problem and reset fuel trim...however mil light came back on after 2nd startup, even tho all but 1 monitor ran du... Trouble codes: P1582
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1998 BMW 323is 2.5L Battery Voltage. VIN: WBABF7320W
I think this is a FIX. Three days sitting and she started up okay. After spending a lot of time upside down under the dash and pulling all components suggested by you all, I have to hand it to Marcelo who clued me into something I'd overlooked. What led me t...
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Starter VIN: 1G4GD2216S
This one is gone on down the road thanks to all the help from the members here. I followed some sugestions from all of you. Checked the resistance at the key and at the two wires at the connector at or near the firewall. When I again tried to start the car ev...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1B4GP54L6T
As suggested, I rechecked connector P30 (thanks, Chris Bazen), must not have been seated correctly. After reconnecting all codes except #5 went away and mode function returned. As for code 5 I tested the evap temp probe and found it to work as it should so I ...
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1991 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM3LV5224M
First, a big thanks to Theo and William for taking some extra time through email to help me. I am calling this one fixed, but I guess I am still a bit nervous. I am afraid for some reason it will bite me again in a few days since I never found anything defin... Trouble codes: 1 (ignition pulse), 8 (air flow meter).
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G8Y
thanks to everbody,what I did was, removed maf sensor, sensor was all wet with oil coming from intercooler, I cleand sensor road tested and all worked ok, talked my custumer and we repled with new sensor, thanks to all. Trouble codes: P0243 (a/f switch over actuator f compressor m16/6), P0170 (self adaptation at limit).
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2004 Mercedes-Benz Vito 109CDi 2.2L Compressor VIN: WDF6396052
Hi everyone, Thanks to Ron Burke and Chris Maher for their very generous help in tracking down the correct wiring diagrams for this vehicle. It looks like the head unit is faulty, probably caused by the power supply being bridged to the compressor valve wire....
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2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46G92
I want to thank everyone how took the time to read and or repley to this post. The fix was simple, the car was taken to the dealer and had the key programed. The locksmith's tool must not work for this Mitsubishi, he still states that is does. All I know is... Trouble codes: P1610 (Immobilizer Fault).
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2008 Nissan Frontier Nismo Off-Road 4.0L over low bottle VIN: 1N6AD06W08
THANKS FOR THE HELP GUYS BUT THE PROBLEM IS STILL THERE YOU WOULD REALLY HAVE TO SEE IT TO UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEM, I WILL CONTINUE TO TRY TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM AS THE CUSTOMER HAS GRANTED ME FULL AUTHORITY TO ACT ON HIS BE HALF I WILL BE CONTACT...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L compressor? VIN: 3VWTE29MXY
Thank you all - as always for all your responses and help. I apologize for the delay in closing this case. The customer took the car back for some time and just got it handled. I started with replacing the expansion valve because that was the only thing th...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L convertor lock up and passing gear VIN: YV1SZ58D51
Sorry for the delay and thanks to all 6 who replied. The customer called the dealer and they said all updates were done. Most of the replies said to flush the transmission,which the dealer said they dont do. The dealer also told her that the engine is on its w...
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Unknown VIN: YV1CZ91H13
I ended up replacing the transmission with a factory rebuilt. I had to wait an extra couple of days because Volvo can't rebuild these fast enough. I got a lot of good responces, and those coupled with the IATN achives, was able to perform the repair with no p...
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