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2004 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Speedometer VIN: 1G4HP54K44
Hi everyone...This is my sister-in-law's car. She is bringing it to me Tuesday and I just needed some info as where to start looking. I never had a customer with this problem, so I'm looking for some direction. She claims the speedometer has a mind of it's own...
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1976 Chrysler Cordoba 6.6L electric window VIN: SS22M6R239
Hi Team This is a bit different in that i need to gets some parts for this old beast. A client has recently purchased this car and we need to repair a few things.I have not been able to find the parts here in New Zealand. what i need is a drivers door electri...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L oil pressure VIN: 2B3HD46R02
Car was driven to my shop with coolant leaking from weep hole and cam sensor code. Was not overheating and had been driven less that 5 miles. Found bad water pump and about a half gallon of coolant had gone into pan. I measured the amount that came out when I ...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L cam & crank sync VIN: 2B3HD46R32
Hi, guys, Engine will start, but will go no more than 20 mph. Mitchell OnDemand has timing chain tip with left cam gear not having the slots in the correct position. Do I get another new set from Chrysler? Or do I use a NAPA left cam gear? Timing chain and g...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTPW14545
Hello Techs, This "05 5.4 Liter F 150 has a normal engine sound at idle, and during snap-throttle. With the vehicle in neutral or while driving down the road; this vehicle has an unnatural knocking sound coming from the engine during very light throttle operat...
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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L ACG fuse VIN: 2HGEJ2228R
vehicle has shorted ACG(S) fuse which according to my diagram powers the alternator,ecm power relay and cruise control system.my electrical diagram isn't very in-depth. i have tried to trace down the wire harness looking for any wires which could be rubbed thr...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1246W
This Discovery came in with complaint of occasional high idle (1200-2500 rpm) and occasional slight idle surge (sitting at stop idle will have slight flare every few seconds). We replaced the TPS and had the adaptations reset at dealer (we don't have an oe sca...
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2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L Multiple VIN: 1G8ZJ527XY
This is a car I'm considering purchasing, seller states that about a year ago the CEL illuminated and dealer found Code "Code U1300 class 2 short to gnd or volts". At the same time the light came on some strange issues developed: When hot and the clutch is dep...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BG22K3X
The big question here is it the timing belt, evap system or another issue all together.Once the car is running it runs great.I know with domestic vehicles the evap tests are the first to run I am not sure if that is the case for Toyota.Any advice would be grea... Trouble codes: P0451 (Evap Pressure Sensor/Purge valve)
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L 1-2-4 shift VIN: 9BWDH61J63
Hi Guys (my son's car) He said he parked the car and when came back to car he had no reverse. Clutch seemed to be working fine, but wouldn't go into reverse. would not pop in. Pushed car back and drove car thirty miles home. when got near home stopped at red ...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out VIN: WBAGJ8327W
Thanks to everyone that replied. Air mass sensor was bad. I was looking at the sensor data (idle) and engine luckily died at that time. I did see a spike in Kg/h to about 90 just before 0 Kg/h. Normal reading should have been 8-30 Kg/h. New Air Meter and no mo...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L Gauges, Illumination VIN: 2B4GP74L71
Many thanks to all who replied. The general conscenus was it is alright to replace the instrument cluster with a used unit. A used unit was installed and did not cause any problems with the bus systems which was my reason for the post. The used car lot that i...
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCB9851M
First i'd like to thank all you guys, all of the posts helped me in one way or another, helped me to think. the car aint fixed yet but its going to be getting a head gasket the request has timed out if you want to save it to your favorites or revisit later you...
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2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L battery VIN: 2HKYF18516
Well it took a while before I could call a fix and in the end we had installed a bad battery. Customer has had the car back about 3 weeks and all is good. Looks like we sometimes look to deep. Thanks to everyone
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1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Digital speed VIN: 1LNLM8249T
Thanks all you guys, I replace alternator and speedo working ok. Once again, thanks a million.
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Transfer Case VIN: JT3HN87R8Y
Thanks to all who respondet. Sorry about this delay, but we had computer problems, then after all the customer did'nt showed up. I did checked the actuator at the front axle what the most recommendet, but it was not the problem. I checked the motor the solenoi...
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