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2001 Alfa Romeo 147 2.0L computer VIN: ZAR9370000
hey alfa tech's i need some advice on this vehicle. all the electrical system is freaking out. on start i get a vdc, ebs and an abs system failure signal. as well the vehicles lights have a mind of their own. mainly the left hand rear tail light will stay illu...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19X7T
Rebuilt engine about 7,000 miles ago. Recplaced Cam, crank, pistions and block reworked, rings and bearings, heads professionally redone. Engine fired on first try (after proper oil priming). One problem was a cam/crank corelation error (dist. installed one to... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Mechanical VIN: W7R5F54RTY
Hey All Virginia state inspectors and anyone else who wishes to offer advice. Thank you all in advance and please forgive the unspecific problem. The question we are facing at our shop concerns most gm pickups, suburbans, tahoe, and the truck and van classes i...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Instrument Panel Cluster
Quick question for you Chrysler Tech's. Got a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup with an instrument cluster that is dead in the water. The cluster is also the controller for the wiper's, the turn signals, door locks etc. Customer wants to try a used cluster. Is that o...
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L guage
Hello everyone,I have this 93 F-150 here that is giving me problems.It originally came in for an antifreeze leak.Rad was leaking so I replaced it.Antifreeze was very rusty so I flushed everything out till it was clean.Refill everything and now the guage is sta...
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1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Transmission VIN: 1FALP4048S
Hello guys, This is my personal vehicle and up til lately Ive lived with the noise. Im starting to get sick of it so Im asking for help. The trans makes some noise mainly on decel only in 1st 2nd or 3rd. Nothing in 4th or 5th. Constant speed or load no noise....
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Engine Noise VIN: 3FAKP1138X
Car came into shop on tow truck with engine noise and SES lite complaint. Clean car, well maintained, low miles. Engine runs ruff at idle-has cam code P0340. The noise when accelerated sounds like nuts & bolts rattling in a coffee can comming from the intake m... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position SensorCar came into shop)
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSS34P94
Hello and thanks for reading this post. This E350 6.0 diesel will intermittantly shut off while idling at a stop just as if you turned off the key. It always seems to do this at idle speed or sometimes when creeping ahead or in reverse at idle. It will restar... Trouble codes: P0284 (Cylinder 8 Contribution/Balance), P0272 (Cylinder 4 Contribution /Balance), P2284 (ICP Sensor Circuit/Range Performance)
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1987 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1HZ14S9H
Recently listed this vehicle as fixed, but now, vehicle will start quickly, run for about 2 to 3 min. stumble, then shut off and will not start. after a few hours, vehicle will start normally, run 2 to 3 min. stumble, then shut off. This can be repeated time a...
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1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N6SD16S2T
I work mainly on GM, Ford, and Chryslers not imports. The vehicle, when I first worked on it would start, but took quite some time to start. I could get the engine to rev around 5000 rpm's if I pressed the accelerator slowly, if I depressed the accelerator qui... Trouble codes: P0115 (Engine coolant temp circuit malfunction)
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1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 2.8L operation VIN: 1GMA5WLT20
hello all this car came to us with blown head gaskets and customer requested new heater cores evap core drier orface tube and compressor to do change over from 12 to 134 his old comp was leaking done change over and with a/c on max it only get to 60 degrees co...
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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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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L fuse 5(7.5amp) blows when defogger turned on
car came in ac inop. found compressor not coming on. checked if system full it is. found no power going to high pressure switch. found fuse 5 (7.5 amp)blown which sends power to ac high pressure sensor. replaced fuse and ac works put guages on and pressures ar...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L mileage VIN: WAUZL54BXY
This car is back on the road ! Thanks for 4 replies.Mike from CA hit the nail on the head. We search in ross-tech under instr. cluster swapping in the section 22. to 24. You have to recoding the country version to Canada (2) (they use km !)first,then convert ...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCFC19XO4
The coil has two wires going into the Primary...The Black and white wire was loose in the Harness, OEM pigtail Harness fixed the Problem... Thanks To All who replied
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1996 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B3ES47C0T
the fuel presure is ok. but the spark is not ok after the engine is hot, it seems to be the coil, the custmer will bring the car back. thanks for all your reply Trouble codes: P0300.
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1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L timing belt VIN: 3FASP13J0T
I want to say thanks to everyone that gave me input about this problem. I replaced the timing belt tentioner with a factory part. I will not know if the problem will reoccur cause it may take six months or so. The tentioner has a spring that sets the belt tent...
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L rear noise VIN: 1FTRW08L11
found out the rear axle bearings were bad causing roaring noise coming to a stop.i tried 2 sets of rotors and calipers till i decided to pull the axles and saw the bearings were bad.
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2000 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1DDHG31F2Y
Thanks to all that replied. Was asked to ck 5V ref at boost sensor. None found. Check wiring diagram, pin out 5V at ECM - ok. Ran separate wire to boost sensor from ECM, Ck light came off imediately and veh had a nice punch to it. Sub harness ontop of manifold... Trouble codes: P0237.
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KMHDN45D12
Well, unfortunetly the customer decided to take her vehicle to the dealer. I have been eagerly awaiting to here from her what the fix was. I did learn alot from this vehicle though. 2 replies were pertaining to recall #066 which had been done. that valve did h...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S7V
Found a grounded out wire in the rear section of harness of motor. Was rubbing into cylinder head stud. Thanks you all for your help!!
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1996 Saturn SC2 1.9L Tran's ? VIN: 1G8ZG1272T
As I suspected I got bad new's from the responses. 4 out of 6 suggested that the pin in the differential had sheared of the keeper and was sliding out and hitting the case. They were absolutely correct. I ripped it's heart out and sure enough the pin was slidi...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWCA21C8Y
I am happy to report that this vehicle is fixed. I was able to get a VAG 5053 scan tool and reset the throttle. It started right up and drove great. Thanks to all who offered suggestions and special thanks to Tim [...] who gave me the steps to follow to rest. Trouble codes: P0121 (Throttle/Pedal Sensor A circuit), P1543 (M C Vehicle specs Idle control), P1580 (M C Vehicle Idle control inputs), 17951 (TP Sensor voltage too high), 17987 (Throttle vavlve CTRL mod adapt not set).
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L cruise control VIN: VWWSR61J44
Hello Friend's Thank you all for all the good response to my post. Most of you hit the nail on the head, after lots of testing I finally got my Bentley disc for that car. After going through the disc, I found that when the engine control module has been rep...
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