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1978 Cadillac Seville 5.7L No Start VIN: 6S69B8Q505
To start this car you have to do what you would normally consider "clear flood". The difference is that by the wiring diagram, I don't think this dinosaur has "clear flood". The TPS is actually a Throttle switch and triggers the injectors if you press the acce...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W9T
Customer brought vehicle in with complaint of very intermittnent stall and restart. Test drove vehicle, it took almost 45 minutes under hot conditions to get it to act up. Found that it will stall under almost any load wether cruising at 65, under full throttl...
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1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCM19W1W1
Good Saturday afternoon all. If I'm not the only one working this late on a Saturday, maybe someone can shine some light on my van of the day. Customer towed to me this astro with no start. He replaced fuel pump and filter and after some sweat and tears broke ...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start VIN: 2GIWF55E8Y
Hello I have ths 2000 Impala that will sometimes start and throws the security light on. Also there are times that the vehicle hasn't started for the customer. I haven't had that for me. The vehicle came in with codes with codes P2958 and P2960. I ran tsb's a... Trouble codes: P2958 (passlock sensor learned voltage), P2960 (passlock sensor voltage range)
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2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L No Shift VIN: 1GNDX03E7Y
Howdy ya'll. What I have here is one sick Chevy Venture. It came to us with a check engine light and the vehicle would not shift when it got hot. Our transmission tech diagnosed it with a faulty tcc solenoid. He removed the side cover and replaced the tcc sole...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3C3EL55H8X
Thank you in advance to all that respond. Car came into shop with the complaint of no power. Car idles ok, but as soon as you accelerate it bogs just like a clogged cat or timing retards. Checked engine vaccume 19 in. at idle and drops all the way to 0 on hard...
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1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMEU15N6L
hey all, as you can tell I have put some time and effort in renewing this vehicle. I just replaced the cam with the correct one for the bronco. i checked all torque procedures, and there is not any vacuum leaks. i have a misfire between 3 and 7. i checked inje...
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1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMDU34X1N
customer would like to keep truck and would rather not need a new engine
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTJW36F2S
Hi everyone--I appreciate you taking your time to read this cry for help!!! This power stroke exhibits the following symptoms: When in fail mode, it will just barely run. It is, of course, intermittent. It seems to "toggle" from normal to fail mode and back in... Trouble codes: P1219 (cylinder identification low), P0267 (cyl 3 injector ckt. low), P0344
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMDA5146T
Hi all, I am back with the 96 windstar that activates the ABS when almost stopped. It does this on dry pavement and almost all the time now. Above was the work I did. The rear sensors test the same as each other and the front test the same as each other, but ...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L steering box VIN: 1FTRF18W8X
When turnig steering all the way left or right makes a hissing sound. It is not really a power steering whine like a lot of Fords have, it is more like a hissing/gurggling noise and it sounds like it is coming from inside the cab. Anyone ran into this before? ...
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2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Power seats VIN: 1FMDU65W02
The problem is the customer goes to use the passengers power seat and it will not work. The 30 amp fuse is blown (F1.34 location in the battery junction box). I have replaced fuse and operated both seats and the fuse never blows. I did find the drivers seat cu...
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2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L engine dies when completly stoped VIN: 1FMDU65W02
Customer came in requesting transmission fluid flush. This is my first time to do the Ford no dip stick transmission fluid change. I read the procedure on All-Data. I drained fluid from pan by removing the large bolt. Measured the amount drained (5qts) and add...
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1998 GMC 8000 7.2L No Start VIN: 3BPNHD7X9W
hope some cat guys can help me with this one truc came in with wiped out cam customer did not want to go for areman engine we get arunning 99 engine original engine has 40 pin computer new engine has 70 pin computer remove computer and engine harness from orig... Trouble codes: 19000 (engine overspeed)
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall
VECILE CAME IN WITH HUNTING IDLE.AND AFTER ABOUT 30 MIN DRIVE IDLES ABOUT 500 RPM AND AT TIMES WILL STALL IN DRIVE BUT NEVER COMING TO A STOP.WHEN IT DOES RUN LIKE THIS I WILL PUT TRANS IN NEUTRAL AND RUNS FINE.ONLY DOES THIS IN DRIVE.I INSTALLED FAST IDLE VAV...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L pass sliding door VIN: 2HKRL1863Y
I am not sure how to accurately describe all of the testing that I have done on this vehicle but I will attempt to do my best. As mentioned in the repair history, the pass door motor was replaced with a used unit and has had issues ever since. presently if t...
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hydraulics VIN: KMHDN46D25
Ok, so this one has me beyond frustrated! This car belongs to a courier service. It has over 200K on the odometer, and with multiple drivers, I am replacing the clutch for the third time. Have done it on many Elantra's, so I know how the throwout bearing and a...
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CK58W64
vehicle came in with a no start problem.found low fuel pressure and tested fuel system.Replaced fuel pump and pressure is at specs.started once or twice and ran normal.now no start is back.has good fuel pressure/good spark and injection pulse.The kicker is tha...
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4FY29P7V
Came in for tune up, and check alternator for low voltage. Plugs, cap rotor, wires. Fuel (filter in tank) pressure 50 PSI, drops 2 PSI with throttle snap. Low voltage due to low (less than 400 rpm) idle speed after stopping at light. Starts OK, after cycling k...
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L steering assist VIN: JT8GK13T7S
Hey guys,maybe someone has seen this one before?I have a 95 Lexus here .The car came in with no power steering,the pump rack,and hoses were all leaking .I replaced the pump rack,and hoses with A1 cardone parts.I went to test drive the car only to find that whe...
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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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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L ECU no programmed VIN: YS3FB45S03
My daughter just bought a 2003 9-3. As usual, Dad is expected to make it all better. I am glad this isn't a customer's car. The problem is the error message. "ECU not programmed." I hooked it up to my Tech 2 and there is nothing that tells me which ECU is th...
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1976 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Turn signals VIN: 1562058997
Hi, im looking for good wire dig. for this bug. I have this bug that blows #12 turn sig. fuse. If i replace fuse w/10amp braker, turn sig. flasher will quickly turn on and off (even w/turn sig switch unpluged) it will trip the braker. I think im looking for a ...
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52M1W
THANKS TO ALL MEMBERS WHO TRY TO HELP ME THE PROBLEM END UP BEING THE PCM BUT AFTER I CHANGE THE PCM I WAS STILL NOT READING 24X BECAUSE I BROCK THE REFERENCE BLUE WIRE AT THE SENSOR PLUG WHEN I WAS READING FREQUENCY AFTER THE WIRE WAS FIX EVERY CODE WAS CLEAR... Trouble codes: P0336.
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2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGF15WX1
Thanks for all the help. There were two problems keeping this thing from running. The first issue was the ignition switch after checking the pcm outputs we noticed that power was being cut off to the pcm while cranking. A new ignition switch and cylinder case ... Trouble codes: U1041 (No Communication With EBCM/ETBCM).
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Transfercase VIN: 1GCEK19T43
Thanks for all the help, I replaced the encoder motor sensor and have not seen any problems reaccur as of yet. Thanks again for all the help Chris
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L a/c VIN: 3C8FY4BB41
Cleaned condenser and recharged the system. I got alot of oil out this time. The vehicle was alot better. Cooled to 55 degrees, high side is 300 and the low is 45 hot at idle. 350-35 at 2000 rpm/s cooling at 45 degrees The customer is happy and is going to be...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L steering wheel VIN: 1D4GP24R13
darined all fluid from system and added atf+4 and problem went away thanks for all the help.
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2D7JB21Y43
Thank you to all that submitted ideas to my problem. As it turns out the vehicle did have a bad pcm. Before i replaced the pcm, I did a little more testing myself. and what I had found was that while I did have power to the coil, i was not getting a ground si...
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1965 Ford mustang 260CID No Start,
I would like to thank everyone for responding. Customer admitted that the car sat for 3yrs without being started. We found the rings froze, we redid the rings, honed out the cylinders, new plugs, and unclogged the muffler. thanks to all jeff
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Mechanical VIN: X6WPA17121
All who replied said I should fix it properly, I appreciate that and normally I would do just that in the 1st place, but the customer didn't want to sink that much into it so he is going to drill a couple of holes in the plenum and hold the door either either ...
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1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Keyless Entry VIN: 2FTRX18L0Y
The keyless entry (number pad under handle) now operates correctly. At the first attempt alarm sounded but door unlocked, subsequent attempts OK. Correct location for number as supplied by Michael from Virginia.. "the module is mounted on the firewall on the...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Opposite LTFT, VIN: 1FDSF35LXW
Iím closing this post with a summary. The customer (fleet maintenance supervisor) did not want to pursue further diagnostics considering the mileage. He may send it to the dealer for a second opinion, if so, Iíll quiz the driver and find out what their opini... Trouble codes: P0175 (Bank 2 running rich).
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2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGT4875U1
well as most of you suggested, i crossed the #5 and 6 coil. i've never seen this before,but i won't forget it. it did finally set a code 2 days after the cust drove it with the light flashing.and i did put oe denso plugs in it, so i got lucky there.thanks to a...
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1952 Jeep M38 134CID Wiring harness VIN: 0000228085
Most everything electrical is now working in this Jeep. The circuit identification nembers were in fact in 1 of the TM{training manuals they are referred to as} that the owner supplied me with. It is an interesting system to work on, the bigggest aid is the id...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31D3Y
Secial thanks to all the fellow members,who spend their time for my request,for the nissan, but what happen after the next day the customer denied, the repair and towed the car to nissan dealer.All the opinions was great,thnks again.
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D35
The customer took the car and put in a factory CKP instead of the car quest CKP. He says it didin't help, it is still coding and has an intermittent no start. Oddly just 3 days ago and identical sentra was towed in with a no start. Pin test showed good inpu... Trouble codes: P0011 (intake valve timing control B1).
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2001 Skoda Fabia 1400CC abs VIN: TMBMD46Y71
Initially I said that it appeared that the ABS sensors were inductive due to no supply voltage to them. That is where the problem eventually sorted itself out. When the vehicle came back for further diagnosis I again scoped the sensor outputs and this time got...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation VIN: JT2SK12E5S
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This is the first time I have had one of these help requests work out for me. It feels like the old Camry has been traded in for a race car. A lot of people pointed to the MAF, but this system is a speed-density system = n...
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