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1996 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBKC34F2T
i just installed diesel injection pump on now can not get pump timing correctly. runs ok until ect reachs 170 then stalls or loads up running extra rich and smoking white. p1214 sets for tdc offset. scanner reads offset 2.46. spec. should be -.25 to-.75 i beli... Trouble codes: P1214
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E0X
We have replaced the EGR valve and cleaned the tube leading from the exhaust manifold to the valve. We have also cleaned out the ports in the intake where the valve is mounted but still no fix. Trouble codes: P0401
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1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FABP41E8K
This car ran fine, then sat for 3-4 months. After sitting 1st drive, got 10 miles from home and started running very poorly under load, would not go over 20 mph...acting like inadequate fuel...Replaced fuel filter and checked fuel pressure...no effect...Do not... Trouble codes: 95 (Fuel pump secondary)
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1992 Ford School Bus 7.3L Engine VIN: 1HV8AZRN2N
I have a 1992 IH school bus..it has a 7.3 liter non turbo Navistar engine...the engine has a knocking noise sounds like rod noise..I loosened the injector line for No1 cylinder and the noise goes away. Replaced the injector thinking it was leaking. Still have ...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU17L7V
Ok Ford techs, I am racking my brain on this one, as it is my personal vehicle.I have 2 retutning codes: p1131, and p1151: both indicating banks 1 & 2 are lean. I have smoke tested the intake and all vacuum lines to no avail. All test ok, and have replaced all... Trouble codes: P1131, P1151
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L engine fans VIN: 2FMZA514X1
thank you in advance, can someone please tell the what the engine temp should be for the engine fan's to come on and go off at. the engine start's to show hot just before thy do come on. with the a/c on the temp seems to be normal.thanks alan complete auto con...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18W62
truck came in with misfire under load,replaced components and no different.when checking scanner pin noticed inj 6 fault would be "n/a" for extended time?check for vacuum leaks and clean egr passages with no luck.any useful information would help.thanks techs! Trouble codes: P0306, P0316
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L control mod VIN: 1FMZU73E72
Hello ford techs! I am in need of some help on my explorer. This 4wd is the a4wd, with the 4x4 auto, 4x4 high and 4x4 low switches. It started flashing the 4x4 high and 4x4 low dash lights together. They flash 3 times about every 2 min or so. The vehicle driv...
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2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMYU02122
Hey Guys - I'm banging my head against the wall here... out of ideas and probably missing something simple - but it's just not making sense... Hoping you guys can come through for me again with a point in the right direction! Vehicle came in running fine... a...
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2000 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3N1BB51D8Y
no aceleration
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2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L Misfire VIN: 5GZCZ53B63
This vehicle came to our shop about two weeks ago with the customer complaint that it feels like it is misfiring under a load and at idle sometimes. We scanned the computer for codes and checked the misfire data. The computer had Code P0304 in memory and misfi...
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1990 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L overheating underload VIN: JF2BJ63C1L
I need some help from Subaru experienced tech's. Any info would be welcomed. Started overheating in traffic. Fan was inop. replaced switch. At 2500-3000 rpm's wouldn't or dopesn't overheat. Shortly after a load is applied. The temp starts to climb to hot. I r...
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2002 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SUB02LEGAC
I see a number of these vehicles with this code and have never found a problem outside of the random dirty iac valve,cleaning usually takes care of this and cel stays off.This particular vehicle keeps setting the light for this code and when I have the vehicle... Trouble codes: 1507 (Idle air High idle.)
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1989 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L shifting VIN: JT3VN66W0K
After first repair, customer asked us if we could effect a repair on the erratic shifting of the transmission. The second tps is a dealer one and since then here is our problem It will not start in first gear most of the time - sometimes but usually not. If y...
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1994 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L T-case ?? VIN: JT3AC22S3R
This thing came in for a vibration/ noise. The noise was horrible and the vibration started at about 5 mph and got progressively worse. Wheel brng took care of noise, the u-joints took care of part of the vib. Did the axel boot cause it was ripped, nothing gai...
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2004 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Steering VIN: 4T1BF28B34
Customer brought vehicle to us after another dealer had tried to fix. They replaced Rack&Pinion, (Reman), and Pump. Vehicle has jerky steering at low speeds, or when sitting still. Seems to run okay at higher speeds. i have replaced the R&P with an O.E. and se...
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L headlights VIN: WVGLG77LX5
customer took car to dealer--no fix--stated problem was other than bulb no easy way to ck lights--switched r to l now both not working believe short present on rs--cant find high beams dont work when switch moved forward to on psn--my guess switch is bad ...
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP52L7S
I tried to start the car with the MAF unplugged, with no change. I pulled the plugs and there was no trace of coolant, and the radiator and bucket were full. My friend opted to change out the crank sensor, based on cost. Luckily it fired up. Thank you for ... Trouble codes: P1670, P0321, P0705, P1361.
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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 2W06VR54R7
Thanks to all. It seems that the timing belt can jump if the coolant gets on the belt. Seeing as the water pump is surrounded by the timing belt and doesn't actually contact it I had a hard time believing! Luckily the crank gear was only effected and I was abl...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Torque Convertor VIN: 1GNDT13W5V
Took another transmission to repair the vehicle. The first one was damaged when back yarders took it out and did not bring the torque convertor with it. Instead they left if attached to the flexplate. They let the input shaft rest inside the torque convertor s...
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1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16R2X
Thanks for all your help.I didn`t think the cam sensor would cause that much of a problem on this vehicle, but I replaced it anyway and it runs fine now.Thanks again for all your suggestions.Justin Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP sensor circuit), P0341 (CMP sensor performance).
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1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1TJW35F3TE
I received several post about the injector driver module,a few about wiring problems, cam sensor, the cam itself and oil or oil pump also recieved post about the lift pump. Lift pump? went back rechecked the fuel pressure on the truck and compared it to anot... Trouble codes: P0344, P1298.
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG564XW
thanks for all the help it wound up being after market o/s sensors installed factory o/s sensers from honda all is well now.thanks Joe.
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2003 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, valve train noise VIN: JNRDR09Y73
Most seemed to suggest the engine. After much poking and proding we are inclined to agree. We are replacing the engine. still in progress... will update if/when i have more info thanks!
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S8P
Thanks to all who applied. Roger from Alberta thanks for your reply. I put my ecm into the freezer and you were right. The longer I had the ecm in the freezer, the longer it would take for the jeep to start. So I ordered an ecm and I havent't had a problem sin...
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L Engine Oil Pan Gasket VIN: 1LNHM86S62
Thanks for the help We replaced the bottom pan gasket in about six hours(including clean -up) plus we did an alignment after completion- old gasket was blown out at a spot above (and blocked from good view) by the AC compressor - not the most pleasant job, but...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L soft top VIN: WDBFA67E2S
Hello group, I want to take the opportunity first to thank again all those that replied. In todays repair industry it is good to belong to a group who are concerned for the final product they render the public. There are several fella's out there that are see...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Glow plug VIN: WDBF25F6WA
Thank you all for advice. I was able to change four of the six glow plugs, including the failed one, by running the engine with the intake manifold off, and carefully working the glow plugs loose. Once the plugs had been turned out past the ends of the threads...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L horn and key fob VIN: 4A3AC84H81
the information that I got from here was great but did not fix the problem that I have. I guess I will have to find a wiring diagram to figure this one out. thanks for all the help recieved
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L shift solenoid VIN: JNICA3109Y
This vehicle has been one of my biggest headache i have had in my short automotive career. After receiving all the help Still i had no solutions. So i had to go back and recheck everything so ... going back took out a 8 channel scope and took backprobe to the...
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2005 Subaru Baja Turbo 2.5L suspension VIN: 4S4BT63C55
found under vehicle componants to be tight. Think problem may be in differential. will post anything else we find.
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