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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53073
owner hit a large pot hole herd a loud bang and mil light came on positive battery termanial very corroted green replaced battery and cleaned termanals disconect and checked termanials on computer harness (cleen) pulled rocker cover chain is nice and tight no... Trouble codes: P1298 (eld high input), P0340 (cmp sensor a circut problem bank 1)
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L ABS/DSC Lamps on VIN: WBAAM3341Y
Hi all. The BMW in question is a shop body job. Certain customers here we do referral work when they need body or upholstery. This one was handled for the customer, now its got ABS/DSC lamps on when driving, and I have to fix it as body shop has no clue. (Not ...
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1995 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Brakes VIN: 1GBGC24KXS
Thanks in advance everyone. Truck came in for inspection. Steel lines to the rear were leaking. We replaced them, also with the front calipers and pads. Could not get a peddle. Replaced the master cylinder and bled system again. Still not good. Pinched off rea...
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1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Airbag VIN: 2B4FP2536X
Hey any Chrysler techs out there that could help me out here .. I have this van that came in this morning for the Airbag diag i scanned it and cannot get the DTC code ...The scan tool is displaying the following DTC__ Loss of ignition Run/Start any help is ...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L rad fans VIN: 2B4GP44RX2
Engine overheats due to rad fans not coming on for engine temperature rise, fans work with ac system, actuator mode fans operate, sending unit resistance ok (replaced it twice) scan data is always showing lower engine temp than true temp, gauge works according...
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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX26G2N
This vehicle is on Propane and Gasoline. Problem occurs hot at idle in gear at stop lights. Mil flashes at stop light. Only code I have been able to get is a code 40 after start-up hot in park . I'm using a MT2500 to get a code 40. I can not find code 40 defin... Trouble codes: 40
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRW12W86
Gentlemen: I would appreciate your help on the problem. The history of this vehicle was a salvage and been park for a while. It has been in a lot of shops before I was call in to help solve the problem. I hook-up my scanner to this vehicle to gather as much i...
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2006 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Suspension VIN: 2FMZA51686
Rattle that is Fast, seems like 2 rattles for every bump from right front. Tie Rods & ball joint seem good. Control arm bushings tight. Replaced struts & sway bar links trying to solve. Suspecting Control arm bushings or sway bar bushings. Any thoughts from th...
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1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L engine VIN: 1GTGK29ROV
can the dis be off and still be at 2 drgee?? where are the tdc marks on the motor? found on balance
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1995 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMRA1845S
Hello, i'm having a problem with my Honda Odyssey, when driving at high speeds,60 mph and up and with the cruise control on,or off i can feel a slight miss in the engine, under heavy load its fine. when starting from a dead stop and under full throtle the engi...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L cel -evap VIN: 1HGCG6685Y
this car came in with check engine light on. checked for codes - p1457 ( evap control system leak ). i erased codes and road tested two times and code came back after two drive cycles. i ran a smoke test on evap system by teeing into hose ahead of the purge va...
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1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2FR23V2S
This Jeep came in for no start when cold. But if you cranked it long enough it would start and ran fine after that. It would start with one kick. But if you let it cool down it would not start again. Besides, when you first turned on the engine, there is no Mi...
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L solenoid lock #4,/SL4/Shift solenoid D VIN: JT8BF28G0Y
OK. This is going to get detailed, please stick with it! Vehicle comes in the shop 2 months ago for P0768 for a shift solenoid "D" electrical code. I pulled the connector out of the ECU behind the glove box and tested the resistance at I think was 10 ohms. Sp...
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2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Transmission VIN: 4F2CZ94133
This one is for the Ford transmission specialists. 2003 Mazda Tribute with a CD4E transmission. Towed in Nov 12/07 not moving with badly burnt transmission fluid. Checked and found no codes. Took to Transmission repair centre for overhaul. When disassebled fou...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L abs VIN: WDBHA28EOT
The problems consist of ABS,BRAKE (parking brake light on)& Brake pad wear indicater light on. Have replaced pad wear sensors and checked parking brake light switch. Also the speedometer is inop.along with the gas gauge. I have also tried my OBD II tester & ot...
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Hesitation, WILL NOT ACCELERATE VIN: JN8AZO8TX3
This car came to me with the customer complaining of no acceleration from a dead stop (like after the stop light turns green). She says after driving for a while, that every once in a while, when she goes to take off, the car will not move or rev up. After ten...
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2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Electronic VIN: 2T1BR32E84
morning techs, This problem started out with the speedo bouncing, but the car worked OK. then a few days later the trans, as she said, started to slip. so I figured that the speed sensor took a dive. By the time I got the car in the garage the MIL was on with ...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L #3 coil VIN: WVWNA63B1X
if any one has a wiring diagram for the d.i.s. ignition system and could email or fax it to me a [...] it would be great help, thanks
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1985 Chevrolet El Camino 5.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3GCCW8OH9F
Hi Every one I have goten several replys to jog my mind I had checked the secondarys fuel level I even swaped carburators with a diff 85 elcamino and checked the fuel filter twice and even took the roll over valve of the filter fuel volume was 16 oz in 30 sec ...
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1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY3184K
Thanks for the help. Especially Kent [...]. They all gave info regarding injector testing and experiance with bad injectors. A new set of NAPA injectors fixed it. The new inj...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Blinker and P/N fuse VIN: 1GCCT19W3T
First off sorry I made one mistake in my diagnostics.. I had a test light inplace of the fuse so I could tell when the short was gone and in Reverse it would light up because the Reverse lights would be activated causeing all loads in circuit to activate or li...
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 3GNFK16T4Y
Well as of Monday I had recieved 20 something replies, Many felt the evaporator could have been plugged, some said it was the orifice tube which I had already had out three times to check and replaced just to be sure there was not a malfunction. Some suggested...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L radio VIN: 2GCEK19T64
IT ENDED UP BEING THE RADIO MALFUNCTIONING. A BIT OF ADVICE SEEK HELP FROM DELPHI IF ATTEMPING A RADIO UPGRADE, THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT RADIOS THAT APPEAR THE SAME BUT FUNCTION DIFFERENTLY.
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3B6KF26241
Thank you all for your imput.allot of the posts stated that dodge had a problem with corrosion on back side of power dist box, i loosened box and inspected and everything looked good. on further trials i could get it to act up by tugging on the white plug goin...
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2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L belt tensioner VIN: 1B3EL46X15
Happy 4th everyone! I sincerely appreciate all the tips, turns out that the updated drain tube from chrysler didnt fit, It looked like some cheap ass pos that a gomer dreamed up and it was too big to fit the drain tube, so we took a 5/8 heater hose 90 and clam...
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1981 Ford F-250 Custom 6.6L shaft lock pin VIN: 2FTFF26Z1B
Thank you all for looking at my post and thanks again to the 12 people that replied. First things first - as I kinda suspected, and as everybody who replied agreed, it was a bolt. Someone had been in there before me, broke the head off, made a mess of it with...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Keyless Entry Code VIN: 1FTWW30P66
Thanks all, I was able to send the vehicle to a friend who had the NGS/VCM. He got the code out, I never had a chance to check the BCM to see if it was printed there. Thanks for the help...Brook
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L controll??? VIN: 1GTHK23113
Well some days its ok to be stupid, The "snow with a slash" means a/c off and you guys were right, sometimes you gotta be smarter than the piece of plastic your working on!! Thanks for all the replies only problem was operator err, me and the customer!!
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Reverse and low VIN: WDB1400322
Thanks to all those who replied. I ended up sending the valve body to another tech who has had more experience with these valve bodys. He tells me he found a few valves stuck. As i only moved all valves with a priyng motion while valves were still in its bo...
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1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L No Start VIN: JT3AC12R9M
It runs ! Tom said the EFI fuse needs checking. Duane pointed out the diagnostic socket test procedure. John said the Batt+ corrodes/problem ? Fuse block. Edward suggested to check wire schematic for MIL failure. I found the EFI fuse blown, but ...
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