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1992 Buick Skylark Custom 3.3L starting system VIN: 1G4NJ54N8N
vehcile starts no problem; it is driven about 15 minutes and dies abruptly and will not start. wait about 15-30 minutes and restarts. intermittent problem; sometimes driven ok the whole day and all is well and doesn;t kill. fuel pressure ok at 35psi idle; new ...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Trunk Open Light VIN: 2G1WH55K3Y
GM techs need help with this Impala-the trunk open light stays on.Guest also states alarm will just go off at random and she can shut it off with remote.We have not experienced this while in our possesion.noticed now after shutting drver door(door ajar light o...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on, Throttle dont open VIN: 1GNES16SX3
HI Y'ALL !!! We have this Chevy Tahoe the Reduced power light and check engine come on immediatelty. THe THrottle plate dont open when running. With the engine off the throttle will open. The code that sets first is p1514 the TPP 1 & 2 are normal withn the eng... Trouble codes: P1514
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2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L gear engagement VIN: 1FM12R4523
This jeep came to my shop with out transmission thecustomer say the tran was slipping. we got a transmission from salvage jeep (know as working before wrack) put tran in jeep fill it up and now we have a no engagement in no gear check pressure good and no code...
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCB7658N
What appeared to be a running out of fuel condtion is not what it seems. Fuel filter was very nasty. Changed it and had same problem. Car feels like it is running out of fuel in high gear. You can pat the pedal and the car will run for a moment till it feels l...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: LHMCG6656Y
engine got very hot from a water pump problem.customer replaCED WATER PUMP AND TIMING BELT AND HAD PROBLEMs from over heat to misfires to rough idle to no start all intermitent I have tried checking for HC in radiater but get coolant splash back before i can g... Trouble codes: P1399, P0301, P0302, P0505
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport 4.7L Misfire VIN: 1J8GW38N82
keep throwin code 351, replaced plug.coil, computer ,too no avail. swaped injector checked fuel pressor. visual checked valve springs. still missfire code untill we clear code restart and load eng, then code miss fire come back,...plz help Trouble codes: 351 (ign pri1cyl)
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2003 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Misfire VIN: 3G2JB52F13
Hope some GM tech out there has some help for me with this problem.Has a misfire on cylinders 1&4 that is evident at any light throttle cruise .Most noticeable at 90 to 110 KPH but is also there at city speeds(50-60).Very noticeable when hot.Idle,acceleration ... Trouble codes: P0300 (engine misfire detected)
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD23B4Y
This vehicle runs fine, customer has no complaint. I am scanning with an OTC Genesis. I am using Mitchell, the only way I could even find this code was to perform a search and then it was listed in the 4.0L section. The code is preventing the car from passing ... Trouble codes: P1177 (Bank2 lambda correction downstream of catalyst control limit reached)
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L compression VIN: 3VWCD21C5Y
Car is missing idle cyl. #2. The valves hit the pistons quite hard. Leak down shows all cyls. 95 to 97% efficent. Car runsfin off idle. Injector is working fine. Coil is working fine. Do these 1.8Ts bend rods when they hit yhe valves?
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1992 Volvo 960 2.9L head and valves VIN: YV1KS9507N
hello everybody,I have this 960 in my shop,it came in with a snapped t-belt. After determining that it had numerous bent valves, i removed the head and sent it off for repair. The machine shop did a complete valve job, and resurfaced the head. I got the engine...
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1979 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L engine VIN: 14G287L9N5
Thanks to all who replied. I received many ideas and tried a lot of them. The fan clutch and waterpump each had some minor play, so I replaced them both. The car has V belts, so having the belt routed wrong to cause the water pump to run backwards was not an ...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L instrument cluster VIN: 2G1WF52E2Y
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO REPLIED WITH SUGESTIONS. THIS OEM INSTRUMENT CLUSTER TURNED OUT TO BE A PLUG + PLAY OPERATION. OVERALL IT TOOK LESS THEN 45 MINUTES TO R+R THE CLUSTER. EVERYTHING WORKS FINE INCLUDING THE TACHOMETER WITH NO MODIFACATIONS. THANKS AGAIN T...
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2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L front diff.lock VIN: 1GCDT19W62
sorry to close a help request like this,but the customer has decided that it's not that big a deal all of a sudden.jeff from ohio metioned a return spring in the axle,makes total sense of course there would have to be.we got the parts on the shelf and id bet m...
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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
After further inspection of the egr system I did find all the passages blocked but cyl.5.Thanks to all that pointed to the egr passages. Trouble codes: P0305, P0300.
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1999 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1GTGK29U1X
Sorry to take so long to update this problem. Brought the truck back in and checked the grounds at the back and side of the motor (Suggested by Steve in New Jersey) and all were a bit corroded but not missing so I cleaned them anyway., Although it would mak... Trouble codes: P0141 (O2 heater circuit malfunction Bank 1 Sensor 2).
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1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FD3312P
Grover from N. Carolina recommended I recheck the engine grounds and replace the knock sensor. He was right on on the sensor. Norman from Ohio suggested I look at the air injection solonoids re the high O2 and low CO2. Further testing of the EGR switch (it is ... Trouble codes: 13 (Pressure MAP Sensor), 16 (EGR Switch), 5 (Knock Sensor).
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1999 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1N6ED26YOX
Several good ideas. However it was Silas from Illinois that put me on the right track by 1st telling me to check voltage at the relay, and giving me the location of the relay which is under the dash near the emergency brake. Voltage was good there, however I w...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE30K22
Found out that our OTC monitor does NOT read all 4 voltages from Pedal position sensor...Only reads the voltages that go from 0-5 volts and NOT the two that go from 5 to 0 volts...Thanks OTC !! Pedal position sensor fixed the vehicle..But hey..If anyoe needs ... Trouble codes: P1121.
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L #3 coil VIN: WVWNA63B1X
thanks all you guys! you nailed it! a bad ignition module,constant on #3 cyl,thanks again! this must be a common problem, thanks for the fax leon !
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