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1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L overheating VIN: 1G6KS54Y8X
Hello, everybody techs. outthere. I am annoying you with this help request because I am against the wall with this car. It came with an overheating problem. We confirmed the condition; when temp. gauge gets to the midle, the fans engage in low speed, when the ...
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1993 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
I built this old jeep and used the engine out of a wrecked 1993 Astro van. I used a Painless wiring harness and the ecm, prom, and mem-cal chip that they recommended. The problem that I am having is as soon as it drops into closed loop, it starts to run very l... Trouble codes: 44 (Lean Exhaust)
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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L dash lights and engine VIN: 3B7KF23D8V
Intermittently, when the key is turned off the idiot lights and motor stay on - is not the ignition switch. When this happens on the auto shut down relay, circuit #86, ignition switch output (light green with black wire) has 12 volts. Have tried new ignition...
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2000 Dodge Caravan 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1CKIRJUHTY
Ok Dodge masters, this minivan is stumping me... Customer says check engine light is on and vehicle keeps cutting out and is very hard to restart (very long cranking before starting)... Vehicle arrives with a MAP sensor fault that comes right back after cleari...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3D7KU28C34
Hi to all i am a first time IATN user! We have in a 2004 dodge ram 2500 diesel. The main issue is NO START reguardless of outside temps, however it will start with ether. Although when it does start it runs poorly, engine idles around 1,500-1,800 rpm and misse...
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 565FB53263
Hello all. This is a wierd one. Dealer scans truck, Po305.Tell customer they need a coil and plug to the tune of $500.00 . We allknow the spark plug breakage story so whatever. He brings truck to me. I know the deal with the plugs. I have broken them off. I ad... Trouble codes: P3000, P0305, P0307
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FF68S9Y
This jeep has no power going to the injectors and no signal from the driver to fire them. All of the fuses are ok. Although I can't get any info. on which fuses are which . My Mitchell info says the fuse number but they aren't numbered on the car so I checked ...
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1991 Mazda 929 3.0L Diveline VIN: JM1HC2249M
Can Hear and Feel Vibration from Driveline while under HARD Acceleration or when forcing downshift at highway speeds.Before Mount replacement was very bad,after replacement now only acures under loaded driving.exanple-take off or kickdown.Diveshaft center supp...
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1976 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Pedal VIN: 1562143022
Thanks just for reading our request. This Beetle has been sitting for two or three years and we have done a lot of work on it to get it running and now we can't get it to stop. Replaced the hoses,wheel Cylinders And shoes and found the pedal was low and sponge...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2001 Alfa Romeo 147 2.0L computer VIN: ZAR9370000
Sorry it has taken so long to post, but we all know what customers are like. We found that there was a bad earth but it seeems to have damaged the body control module. unfortunately the customer has not been back.
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1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L cooent level sensor VIN: 1G1YY2181K
Thanks to all that replied. It turned out to be an air pocket. All I did was take the RPMs up to 2000 and fill with coolant. I did this 5 times and the light finally went off. Thanks again to all that replied.
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1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19X7T
pulled distributor from the best running position. elongated the hold down hole to give me a couple of degrees of adjustment turned to full advance and light went out. Trouble codes: P0300.
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L trans component slipping VIN: 1GNCT18W0W
i received several replies on repairing valve body and also issues with the torque converter-customer lives four hours away and we decided because of the mileage and winter being close that we replaced the trans with a rebuild-thank you for the help
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Odometer,PRND indc and idle variation VIN: 1GNDT13592
Well thank you very much for your time to respond. I removed the throtle body and cleaned 100%. Disconnected battery for 30 mins. restarted and drove through a good drive period of time. All is well. I could have bet $ on a bad A/C compressor. DON [...] be fooled ....
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1990 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1B7FL29XXL
This vehicle has been gone for over a week so I will call this fixed. I did learn that the computer does ignore the o2 at idle and reading 0.0 mv is normal. I did see this on another old Dodge that we had in the shop and this was also mentioned by other member...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L all gauges VIN: 2B4GP44G7W
Thank you to all that replied. The problem was cracked solder connections at the harness pins on the instrument cluster circuit board. Many of you told me to check this. I had to use a magnifying glass to see it. I resoldered all pins and put cluster back in v...
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSS34P94
Thankyou for your help with this problem. Time will tell if this is fixed but the suggestions were to replace the entire engine harness, ICP sensor connector, (there is a recall on this on selected units) and testing the high pressure regulator. I checked for ... Trouble codes: P0284 (Cylinder 8 Contribution/Balance), P0272 (Cylinder 4 Contribution /Balance), P2284 (ICP Sensor Circuit/Range Performance).
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L low side connector
After the replies,I pulled car outside in the sun.The low side connection was 5"from the high side connection,under a harness.It has a small curved pipe coming up 1/2" behind the shock tower.Tranny fluid must come from dealer.Thanks for all the help. dave
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GW58N71
Thank you all for your responses, all suggestions were great and I thank you. TPS, fuel, crank and cam sensors (dealer items) have been checked and tested previously. I was falsely informed that a used PCM could be used to test after reflash, this is not so. O...
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1989 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L Alternator VIN: 2MEBM75F3K
This summary is going to be listed in duplicate, due a duplicate post being opened by accident. Gentlemen, I'm sorry to have waited until the last minute to close this request; I was putting it off in the hopes of getting more done to it. This problem is goi...
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1989 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L Alternator VIN: 2MEBM75F3K
This summary is going to be listed in duplicate, due a duplicate post being opened by accident. Gentlemen, I'm sorry to have waited until the last minute to close this request; I was putting it off in the hopes of getting more done to it. This problem is g...
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1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46G7X
car is fixed i had the plug wires wrong only two since its coil on plug for the other two thanks for the help everyone bye
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2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L inner tri-pod joint VIN: YS3DP35G9Y
Thanks Justin and Bart. I thought that the shield was useless but it helps to get info from someone that has already dealt with the issue.
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2003 Saturn L300 3.0L No Start VIN: 1G8JW54R73
Well this one got sent to the Saturn dealer. no one else in town would touch it. The customer called a couple of days ago what she said from her discription sounded like the computer was replaced also had to take back was not running right and they replaced... Trouble codes: P0489, P0638, P0560, P2101, P0700.
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L turbo
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU GUYS THAT REPLIED TO MY PROBLEM.I MANAGED TO REMOVE THE TURBO BY GOING FROM THE TOP OF THE ENGINE,THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE WORST JOBS I HAVE EVER DONE. NEW TURBO FIXED THE PROBLEM THE SMOKE IS NOW GONE.
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