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1993 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L ride height VIN: 1G4CW53L7P
My customer has a 1993 Buick Park Avenue. He asked us to replace the front and rear struts for maintenance reasons only. We replaced the front and rear struts with Monroe Sensatracts. The customer has come back with the complaint the car ride is very stiff. We...
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1999 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Display on radio & ac contol VIN: 1G4HR52K0X
This car has daytime running lights & twilight sentinal system. When drl are on the displays on the radio & ac control panel light properly. As soon as the headlights turn on, weather by themselves or manualy with the switch, boyh displays go out. The radio & ...
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1977 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L turnsignals VIN: 1Z37LS4441
i'am looking for the exact location of turnsignal flasher. wiring diaghram indicates wire colors of purple and pink/white, have not found that combination. i think i remember finding a flasher behind a speedo head long ago.? thanks for any help give.
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1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L delayed engagement VIN: 1GCDC14K8L
Good evening, gents. I'm hoping for some good advice about this truck I just bought. The preacher who sold it to me thought it needed an engine, while I hoped it needed a head gasket. I drove it home, adding water as required, and noted that the shifts were no...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Front pump area VIN: 1GCCS1941R
Around town this trans. will not leak oil. Take it on a one hour drive to another town and it leaks trans. fluid from front of trans. Not from vent. I have replaced the front pump converter seal, pump gasket and o-ring, and pan gasket. The flexplates we get fo...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Rear Brakes VIN: 1GCEK14R4W
I peformed a complete four wheel brake job on this vehicle (pads, rotors, calipers, wheel cylinders, shoes, spring kit, machined drums, and brake fluid flush with ABS Automated Bleed). The customer comes back two weeks later complaining of a squeak right at a ...
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEC19MXW
OK everybody here it is, the customer drove this vehicle into the shop complaining about a no start after the vehicle had been driven long enough for it to reach operating temperature, then shut the vehicle off and it would not start back up until the vehicle ...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, SES LIGHT IS ON VIN: 1GNDT13S33
replaced camshaft sensor and crankshaft sensor. replace coilpack on number 1 cylinder and it still is rough idle and completely dies out unless i hold the gas pedal in. i have found the camshaft postion solenoid cannon plugs are flooded with oil bad. i am wait... Trouble codes: P1345 (camshaft/crankshaft sensor correlation), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire)
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 3.5L Blower Motor VIN: 1G1Z854U54
This Malibu has an inoperative blower motor . The motor itself will work if ground is supplied to the motor . The Blower Motor Control Module has 5 wires and has automatic temperature control . The wires at the module were checked : good ground , power , power...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4C3AU52N3X
vehicle runs great when driven hard,idles ratty and feels like it's missing. thanks in advance for all help.
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1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L rack VIN: 2C3HC56G2X
this car is almost impossible to turn left.car running some power assist right nothing to the left can hardly turn the steering wheel.it is the most difficult steering i have ever seen.engine off it is exactly the same to the leftm i took the tie rod ends off ...
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2000 Chrysler Voyager 3.3L gauges VIN: 1C4GH53R2Y
Hi guys, Vehicle drove in to workshop with no gauges operating , i.e tacho,temp and fuel. No other lights on. Also customer said unlock button from keyless entry remote wouldnt work.Checked out fuses etc. and found to be all O.K. If I moved the key back in the...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C8FX4BB4T
Hey Guys i have a good one here and after a week i have surrendered and am asking for help.This car came in with an obvious head gasket issue,so we sold them a complete cylinder head.after installing and rechecking absolutly everything several times this thing...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2C8GM68404
vehicle was towed into shop from other shop- crank sensor & cam sensor are same part #'s- we have replaced crank sensor with dealer part & transfered it also to cam position- now has new cam & crank sensors- code reoccurs after hard to moderate acceleration & ... Trouble codes: P0335 (ckp sensor circuit a), P0339 (ckp sensor circuit intermittent), P0016 (crank/cam timing misalign/out of synch)
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Fuel gauge VIN: 1B7GL22X5Y
A little confusion on this Dakota-Mitchells trouble tree slam dunks the sending unit in three easy steps but no such luck.We know the gauge is functional[grounded hot wire and it goes full]and the PCM ground appears to be solid as well.Ive read some posts on I...
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2000 Dodge Durango 5.9L A/C system VIN: 1B4HR28Z2Y
A/c not cooling!! Came in empty, compressor leaking from frt. seal. Charged up only enough to find leak. Using original Chrysler parts, we have replaced: compressor, drier, front expansion, condensor, frt. evap.--rear has new expansion valve(not Mopar, no long...
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Four Wheel Drive VIN: 1B4HS48Z22
Hey Everyone! We got this Durango in the other day with a list of problems. No power door locks, no wipers, no headlights, and 4WD Service light on in dash. We diagnosed a bad central timer module. We installed a new one and all functions worked except the 4W...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L wipers,high beam,horn VIN: 3D7HA18Z22
Customer complaint horn, wipers and high beam lamps inoperative. Checked all connections appear to be good. integrated power distribution center fuses and voltages are good. instrument panel functions as designed. reading up on this system has low voltage sign...
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WD2PD64435
Customer reports "Intermittent" MIL light and then a loss of power(Limp Mode). Cycling the key helps ...but not always.Happens on a long drive.They transport animals up and down the eastern USA(notice high mileage).A "NEW" resonator has been installed but they... Trouble codes: P2359 (turbo boost pressure too high or too low)
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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Light VIN: 2FTHF26HXL
We just replaced the engine and the clutch/brake pedal assembly on this truck. After finishing both operations, the amber abs light is on. I can't get it to flash codes. I tested all power and ground inputs at module connector, all are good. I tested the resis...
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1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A7L
Ok this one was dumped on me today after coming back from a vacation the problem is it has a miss at idle and on decel from speeds grater than 55 mph. Iam losing spark on both of the coilpacks. i ranout of time today to test the crank sensor and ign mod. The t...
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX14N3N
customer has been working on this vehicle and replaced the listed components. At Idle Cylinders 2&5 missfire. There is weak orange spark or no spark at the distributor cap towers. at approx 1700 rpm the spark increases to a good blue spark and the miss disappe...
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1992 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAPP60T2N
Hey Ford guys thanks in advance for lookin at my request. What I have is this 5.0 L, cold it runs great but after running for about 15-20 min when taking off on accelerating in has a nasty hesitation and often dies. You can place it in N and it will rev with a...
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1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP5240P
This taurus is lean at idle, STFT +33 LTFT 0, MAF .64v at idle, both o2's .01 - .03 No vacuum leaks found, motorvac'ed injectors no change. 2500 rpm STFT is +6 to +11, LTFT is 0, o2 sensors .1-.9v MAF 2.38v Unhook MAF and fuel trims go -2 to -8, idle smooths...
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2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, extended crank VIN: 1FDAWD6F6Y
Hello all diesel techs, I'm not the best of diesel techs: I have no clue where to start!! I test drove the vehicle and it has no power and no check engine light but I did pull these codes from the system. The P0284 cylinder 8 contribution code came during a ba... Trouble codes: P0603 (Internal Controler Module KAM error), P1212 (icp), P1247 (Turbo Boost Pressure Low), P1248 (Turbo Boost Pressure not detected), P0476 (Exhaust Pressure control valve performance), P0284 (Cylinder 8 contribution / Balance fault)
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L vents VIN: 1FTRW08L72
Greetings, This F-150 is driving me nuts! It is defaulting to the defrosters on wide open throttle. We found two broken vacuum lines using the smoke machine near the battery, repaired the leaks, test drove, and it still defaults. Using the smoke machine we ca...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L radio clock VIN: 2FAHP74W13
Good morning folks, I was hoping to tap into some info on this Crown Vic regerding the clock. This clock is built in as part of the radio. The customer stated the clock worked until the dash was removed and now will not come on. All I have is his word on that...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D53
Hi all I got this Ford with a code P2004. Performed code test and heres what I got. IMRC volts KOER .09 KOEO 2.5v Unplugged IMRC as instructed in test and IMRC reads 2.5v in scanner test says should goto vref. Tested voltages at connector unplugged both outsid... Trouble codes: P2004 (IMRC Bank 1 stuck open)
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2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Gauge Cluster VIN: 1FMDK01185
Hello Everyone, I have a 05 freestyle that was towed in. No start when key is turned on reverse lights come on always. Inspected wiring diagram and network. Found cluster is inop completely black. Can communicate with all modules except cluster. Reviewed wiri...
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2005 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Daytime running lights VIN: 1FMDAXXXX5
Customer asked about enabling DRL's for Canada on this Tbird. I have the Ford PDS scanner and was wondering if this scan unit can turn them on. I plugged into an 06 Freestar to browse the menus but could not find what was needed. Does it have to be reflashed, ...
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2006 Ford E-250 5.4L air bag light code VIN: 1FTNE24L86
a commercial customer of ours installed lap top stands in all of their vans. while installing this one he broke the pretensioner connector but all of the wiring and pins seem fine. just damaged the outer casing. we do not know if they did anything else to the ...
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1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L window VIN: 1GKEK13R0V
This 97 Yukon has the passanger front and both rear door windows inop. They will all work from the main switch and I have traced it to a loss of power to the tan wire at the door switches. The tan wire meets at s263 so my question is does any one know where s2...
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2000 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L All Electric VIN: KMHCG35G1Y
Hi iATN. Thank you in advance for taking your time to help me out with this problem. I have a 2000 Accent here. What happens intermittently is with the ignition key off and out the car stays running and everything powered up. I replaced the ignition switch new...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KM8SC83D71
Every time the customer goes to the gas station and fuels up he says that it spins but won't start unless he flood clears it, I took a ride with him to to local gas station and he put 5 gallons in on a empty tank, while he was fueling I pulled the evap purge h...
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1992 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L low brake pedal VIN: JNKNG01C1N
not sure if problem existed before, drove into shop rear pads grinding bad. hurried up to wait for parts moved out of shop for a few days, finished job bleed out rear calipers due to replacing, went to bleed fronts for good measure and about second time openin...
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1998 Isuzu Hombre XS 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GGCS19X4W
Thank you in advance for any help. This vehicle came to me after 2 other shops could not repair it. It is an Isuzu Hombre which I am not familiar with Isuzu however this appears to be an S10 with different stickers on it. it starts and runs fine, has plenty of...
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1989 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L plugs VIN: IJ4FJ28L7K
this jeep was brought to us as tow in no start.we can jump module wires and get spark we don't have a ref.signal from comp any help would be helpful.THANK YOU
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Guages,windows,a/c,information center,............ VIN: 1J4G258S8Y
Good morning. This Jeep came in with many things inop. Overhead display- temp,m.p.g.'s, Air conditioning, guages, and windows,the sunroof does work though. When I first pulled codes, I got 1685, 1686, and 1687. I cleared codes and did some tests and 1687 was t...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S03
this happens after 20 miles of driving and it picks up a miss on #1 and 5 cylinder (this time). The injector on those 2 cylinders had power but no trigger. I gave the intake a shot of carb cleaner and it did not smooth out. I thought maybe a spark issue but th... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJ872381
I have gone over all grounds, even added a new one. At idle the ecm reports a temp reading of 183 degs. The temp will flucuate between 178 and 185 while driving. A temp guage in the cooling sys is showing a good operating temp above 195 after the thermostat op... Trouble codes: P0128
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJN1282T
Hello, Hopefully someone can help. This Land Rover failed a Smog for the MIL. Misfire codes were stored. Vehicle was not misfiring during the smog and did pass the emissions portion. Upon start of diag. again the veh. was not misfiring. Swapped plugs 1&5 veh.... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0305 (Misfire Cyl. 5), P1316 (Excessive Emissions Misfire Fault)
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1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 0441202449
vehicle came in cold start injector leaking, map sensor broken. replaced both items engine still runs very rich at all times will bellow smoke and foul plugs quickly.checked dwell way off adjusted to spec 30 set timing 10 .still no change droped exhuast after ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E7T
THIS VEHICLE HAS A MERCEDEZ CODE 117 INTERIMTENTLY THEY ARE NO OBD II CODES WHEN THE LIGHT IS ON AND i CAN'T GET ANY INFO ON MERCEDEZ CODE 117 IF ANY BODY KNOWS ABOUT ABOUT THIS CODE PLEASE ADVISE ME I WILL REALLY APPRECIATED THANK YOU Trouble codes: 117 (mercedez code 117)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF25F0W
We don't work on many Euro diesel vehicles. Vehicle came in from friends recomandation. Pulled code P0180 Fuel temp sensor. Cannot get data for sensor because we are using Snap-on scanner global. We do not have Euro cartridge. Replaced sensor and 3 days later ... Trouble codes: P0180 (Fuel Temperature Sensor)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E1X
many thanks in advance to all replies i receive.will update you all and thank you individually.This problem has a lengthy history and I'll include as much as I can-not sure wheather some of it may be related.Events preceeding this problem-1 vehicle was in a co...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40JX5
hello guys, i have a 2004 c230 compressor four door sedan with a mil light on. the codes that i have are ( p2044, which refers to tech manaul) ( p201c, cylinder one interrupt) ( p2029, engine rpm signal error). alldata does not give alot of info on it. i check... Trouble codes: P2029, P201C, P2044
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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L compressor VIN: JA3AJ26E16
i can't get a/c to work , commpressor will run if we power it up , but we are not any request from the acu to the pcm . can anyone help we did replace the acu
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1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1EB31P3R
Car came to my shop because customer says running bad. Car will idle perfect but has flat spot on accel will finaly reach hwyway speeds just have to keep mashing the gas.When running down the road bucks back especialy about 50 MPH like a miss but of course can...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E94
ok, have maxima storing 1273 code for lean condition, replaced sensor , also ohm out injectors 1 3 5 all ok . checked for intake leaks none found, vehicle displays no symptoms runs drives like new. also checked ,cleaned maf no contamination found. called nissa... Trouble codes: 1273 (b1s1 lean)
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D05
Hi all,Thanks in advance!I have a question Identifix shows the signal return wire to be white going to cavity 14 on connector F54,but there is no wire going to 14,there is a white wire in 13,signal return for the cam sensor.Do I have the wrong wiring informati... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor), P0725 (Engine Speed Signal)
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1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G5FW2174K
This little turbo 3.8 is very lean at idle. It acts like a large vacuum leak but none can be found. Fuel trims and O2 readings come back to near normal values above 1800 RPM. I have checked the intercooler,Blocked EGR, intake gasket,brake booster and all vacuu...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G2NF52TOY
Engine stalls intermittently while driving. Will restart everytime. Has no codes, I/M ok. Road tested, no problems. I hate ghost-chasing, I'm thinking it may have a faulty ignition switch. Ran out of time, customer needed car. Hard to fix it it isn't broken. A...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L trans limp mode VIN: YS3FB49S03
check harness looks ok check fuses wire cont from tcm to trans harness ok. thanks 4 any help from u guys out there
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L engine swap VIN: 4TNG789006
has anyone put a 1996 4 cyl into a 1997 camry.we know the ignition systems are different.i beleive you must use a 97 oil pump and timing belt components.the oil pump has place for crank position sensor and does the 1996 head have a place to bolt camshaft posit...
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2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L system not cold VIN: JT3HN86R81
Vehicle came in for poor cooling. the boss found a schrader valve not sealing properly and we added dye and recharged it and sent it out. He was back in a week with poor cooling and I found an o-ring at the fitting going to the evaporator right near the low si...
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7L Electronic VIN: JTEBT14R14
This system has a problem of blowing the wrong temp, out the correct areas, I have done an onboard diag, the air will blow out the correct outlets but the temp on passenger side is about 10 degrees different from the drivers side. The dash has been removed, we...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Timing chain VIN: 3VWTD81H5W
This engine has a erratic loud rattle noise that is coming from the timing chain area at back of engine. We have pulled the trans and timing cover but are not visibly finding any problem that would cause noise. There is a tensioner on the lower chain that bolt...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Surge VIN: 3VWCC21C5X
Thnk you to all in advance for any assistance that you can offer. Vehicle has excellent drivability until cruise control is actuated. At 45 miles per hour vehicle will fluctuate between 42 to 48 miles per hour. It will speed up and slow down sparatically. Chec...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWCC21CXX
greetings to all we had this beetle come in last week for poor ac performance.the low side reading was 60 the high side was 275 with warm air coming out of ducts.we installed a compressor and the the system the air flow now is cold.how ever my pressures are lo...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29MXY
hello friends, this vehcile has 5 fault codes. circuts shorted to ground. vehicle runs pretty normal. starts and idles with no troubles. the catalyst rattles internally. if you clear the ecm the codes reset within a few seconds. i have checked all fuses. was w... Trouble codes: P1425, P1472, P0102, P1451, P1421
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L engine VIN: WAULC68E33
WOW! out of 25 replies, 25 said the problem was with the water pump impelle broken or fins missing... 25 techs were right on! I feel like I was the last one to know. what can i say, 1st one I've run across. We removed the thermostat housing again and reached i...
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1989 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L Stall VIN: 2GC4WB14T3
Hello again. This car is fixed. The ECM was the culprit. The cars runs great and the tach works as it should. Thanks to all who responded. Pete
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1998 Buick Century Limited 3.1L starting VIN: 2G4WY52MSW
very interesting find trans man was very close we found the wiring harness at the battery under loom and tape wires that looked like they had been soaked in battey acid contamination only about 1 1/2 long some wires were so bad you could brake them in half jus...
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6CD53B6P
Thank you all for very valuable information on this car!! In my replies, I received the following repair tips: 1) Negative ground cable at the front motor mount (common problem with Caddys) We checked this, and it was clean, no corrosion, relocated - still s...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L 1-2 down shift VIN: 1G6KD54Y32
sorry it took so long to respond back but i wanted to make sure this car was fix. I rcv'd severals replies to replace the torque converter and replace the TTC solenoid this is what i did and this fix my problem. Well after trying to start the vehicle I ended...
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1994 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L No power VIN: 1GCHK33F4R
As I stated previously this truck is mine so it has been moved too the end of the line, I recieved some good advice, such as check the soot trap(converter), check injecters, the code 36 can be a death sentence for the injector pump and its unamimous that the r... Trouble codes: 36 (Ignition pulse width errorresponse time long).
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L drivers side blend door VIN: 1G1YY22G6W
THANKS TO ALEX. REINDEXING THE PINION GEAR IN THE LEFT HAND ACTUATOR FIXING OUR PROBLEM.THE NEW CONTROL HEAD LIGHTS CORRECTLY AND BLEND DOOR READS IN THE CORRECT RANGE.ALL IS WELL
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L battery VIN: 2G1WW12E61
I want to thank all that replied to this help request. As I stated earlier the draw could not be traced to a individual component and their cost of replacement was high. So we went with an after market cd mp3 player.Installed unit and retested for a draw and e...
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Alternator VIN: 1G1ND52J92
What a nightmare. This came in when the shop schedule was full to the brim and I only took it on because it seemed like a quick and easy fuse link repair. For whatever reason a new alternator fixed the problem. The confusion came when the Generator 5v L C...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L hcu VIN: 2C4GP44331
Thanks for all the replies. Answer: Remove charcoal canister, pry up the stearing sector boot. Lower two bolts are now accessable. Remove all brake lines and upper bolt is accesssable with ratchet wrench. Installe upper bolt on new unit, and hand tighten all b...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L heavy pinging noise VIN: 3C8FY4BBX1
thanks for all the replies; sorry it took so long to post the fixbut this one took a while to figure out.the customer first said the pinging noise began after we replaced the timing belt & waterpump but after another belt & three times in checking timing belt...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Z5W
SINCE THIS TRUCK DID NOT HAVE AN A/C PRESSURE TRANSDUCER AS MANY HAD SUGGESTED, I STARTED TO EXAMINE WHAT EXACTLY WAS HAPPENING. WHENEVER THE A/C REQUEST WAS COMMANDED, AND THE COMPRESSOR RELAY WAS ACTUATED, I WOULD GET A TPS PID OF 4.85-4.96 VOLTS AND SOME HO... Trouble codes: P0123.
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2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, will not accelerate past Idle VIN: 1B7KF23621
sorry for taking so long. I put a new transfer pump and had 2- psi at idle and 15psi under load. The truck still would not accelerate when cold. Im sure its the injection pump or the cam sensor inside the pump (serviced only with the pump) I priced the injec... Trouble codes: P0216 (Injection Pump Timing Error).
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1986 Ford Grumman Van 5.8L need help with parts VIN: 1FCJE39HOG
Unit is up and running. Runs like an old TBI chevy! Thanx for all the replies. I recieved one to contact a company caller Lokar to get a after market kickdown cable in place of the shiftdown rod. Cable is on order and I will have to figure a way to hook up to ...
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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14Y0J
Thanks all that replied. Checked the grounds at the battery. Found one of them pulled out. Both wires were pulled tight. Replaced both sections of wire. The truck started up fine. Thanks again all. Trouble codes: 98 (etc ckt fault KOER), 54 (air charge temp signal high-ckt open KOER), 51 (coolant temp signal high-ckt open).
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L engine VIN: 1FALP5748R
Hi Guys. Thanks for the responses. I guess it pays to be stubborn and not give up. Coolant was getting into the oil thru a crack in the timing cover. It has been 2 weeks and no phone call, I think the problem has been fixed. Thanks for all the help. Gema...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L all gears go forward but park ok VIN: 1FTYR10C4X
THANKS FOR THE HELP FROM FELLOW TECHS. THE TRANSMISSION WAS BAD AS PER YOUR ADVISE. REPLACED UNIT TO FIX.
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2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Reverse VIN: 2FMZA5247Y
Well, this is finally fixed. Replies pointed towards lube feed tubes, or valve body problems, but Patrick was close asking about a torn seal. We pulled the trans and took it apart, and found that the seal on the shaft to the pump was torn, but also the pump ro...
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L cruise control VIN: 1FMYU01121
The new switch is simply installed and the brake pedal given a firm tug back to the stop to adjust it- it takes a fair amount of force to overcome the internal ratchet.
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L 1-2 &2-3 shifts VIN: 1FDAF57S61
Truck is repaired!! Installed a remanufactured tranny and converter from Boyer Ford. Thanks for everyone's help!!!
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLS 4.0L Air Bag Light VIN: 1FMZU70E83
Much tHAnks to everyone who pointed me in the right direction. The problem was most certainly the front sensor, the pins pulled right out in the harness when I disconnected it. Very very sorry about getting back to you so late, we have been weeks behind on eve...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L abs module VIN: 1FTPX14554
Thank you for the replies. The customer still has not brought the truck back to be diagnosed. He is busy in the summer and uses the truck for work. Maybe this fall I will get the truck back and will add to this summary. Thanks again
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L module? VIN: 2FAHP71W65
The problem ended up being a poor connection at the wiring harness connector for the ABS module. We had tested continuity of the harness & twisted pairs for the "buss" communication circuit from the ABS module to the PCM, power was good, grounds were good, we ...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Transmission VIN: 1FDWF36P66
The customer decided to take this vehicle to the dealership. The customer did relay the information that they attempted to replace the TFT sensor 1st and this did NOT fix the complaint. The next component they replaced was the internal wire harness and I s...
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2007 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 3FAHP08187
This is the strangest thing I have ever seen. I contacted Ford Technical hotline 3 times, and they ran me in circles. Paul from Maryland and Roy from Pennsylvania had the right answer. I removed the valve cover on the right bank and found the roller roker off ... Trouble codes: P0301 (CYL1 misfire), P0316 (Random misfire detected).
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21R68
I took vehicle to another shop that we work closely with and they had just purchased new software and scanner specific to Ford vehicles. After a lot of serching we found that when there is any work done to the cats. that the DPF must be reset. We checked the D... Trouble codes: P2452 (Diesel Particulate Filter Pressure Sensor A circuit).
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2000 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L radio VIN: 1GKDT13Y21
THIS ONE IS A NEW ONE ON ME . GM PUT A 175 AMP FUSE IN THE BATTERY CABLE UNDER THE BATTERY TRAY . FOUND ALOT OF BATTERY ACID HAD RAN DOWN THE BATTRERY CABLE FROM THE OLD BATTERY . CLEANED FUSE & CONNECTIONS WITH DIE GRINDER PAD . I HOPE THAT THIS TRUCK IS FIXE...
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
Well, thanks to everyone that has taken the time to reply. I have finally fixed this vehicle and am sad to say that it was something simple and said many times before in MANY posts on this problem. A new FACTORY HONDA O2 SENSOR solved this problem. I don't kno... Trouble codes: 1 (O2 Sensor Malfunction), 43 (Fuel Supply System Malfunction).
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L lack of power VIN: KMHWF25S24
Thanks for the responses. I recommended to the customer to replace the cat. After weighing the cost of replacement versus the relatively low lack of power loss, she will drive it some more, until the problem gets worse. Thanks again for the re-in forcement. IA...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4FX58S5S
I found two connectors plugged together that shouldn't have been on the left side of the dash. After uplugging the connectors the anti-theft disarmed and it started up. Thanks to the people that replied to the request.
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L shift interlock VIN: 1J4HR48N25
Hello All, Well we fixed this one,apparently the customer neglected to tell us that when the tow truck arrived the vehicle was against the garage door.In his haste the driver forced the shifter out of park,did not say anything to the customer or us.Once I ha...
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GR48K36
Greetings, techs. I am sorry to report that I was unable to fix this vehicle. After examining wiring and unplugging modules, I could not find a reason for the can b bus code and subsequent security system activation. I had no choice but to send the customer to... Trouble codes: U0019.
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L power top VIN: WDBFA66E1M
Thanks to Alain for the info on what pin to jump to ground #10 of the 16 pin connector. Replaced the leaking hyd actuator, performed the manual top latch procedure using the special tool that is in the tool bag in trunk,cleared codes, system now works correctl...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBNG70J11
well this car is fixed... i performed a compasitive discharge on system and reset basics. car runs fine now. dont know why all the sudden the throttle adapt was losed, but its fixed know and i thank all you guys how responded... god bless you guys and may the ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L instrument sos VIN: WDBTJ75J34
Well this one will have to leave as not being repaired, as of the 211 and 209 body cars, mercedes has hidden the tele aid adaptation coding under special functions menu, that can only be accessed with a code, mercedes will not release the code, as a matter of...
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1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L compressor VIN: 2MELM75W6V
Well thanks to all the replys on this one I rechecked the cycling switch still 12 volts out both terminals but checked the resistance out sensor and had 8ohms of resistance checked new one and had continuity. Replaced sensor and compressor stayed engaged every...
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1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L hard starting VIN: JN1CA21DOX
thank you to all that replied. It was the starter motor, I just could not get pass the fact that it cranked over fine if I jumped it without the key on. I am considering a full membership so I can check the archives next time. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor circuit).
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Right front VIN: 1G2NF52E6Y
Hey guys, Thanks for the help.As it turns out,the hub& brg on the right side was the trouble maker.We swapped the bearings from one side to the other,and the clunk switched sides too.We replaced the hub & bearing and all is good now.Thanks again,I know I can c...
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2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L pedal VIN: WPOAB29931
Problem was just a bad accumulator. All the answers I reveiced pointed to it. Clutch pedal effort now is very low. Like a knife through butter! Thanks
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1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78N5X
thanks to everyone that helped. everyone was exactly right it was the ignition cassette module. i hated to throw such a expensive part on it but with everyones help it made me much more confident. sorry that it took a while for me to close this but it took a w... Trouble codes: P0304.
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