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1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L cruise does not enguage VIN: 1G1FP33E4M
I have tested the cruise switch at the module and have power on the grey wire (on) switch. I also have power at the brown wire 12v (brake release switch). I have power on the blue set switch when enguaged. I also have power on the grey/black wire for the resum...
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2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L engine VIN: 1GCFG15XX3
I am working on a 03 chevy 1500 express van with a 4.3L . It has a rattle noise between 1500-2000 RPM. With my stethosope it sounds like it is comeing from the timing chain or balance shaft. I know that the 4.3s have problems with the balance shaft gears makin...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Heater control panel VIN: 2B4GP44R0V
Vehicle came in with "washer-wiper-recirc-a/c" lights blinking. Also had no mode selection, and no heat. I noticed the battery had just been replaced. So i ran the calibration test, after the test the wiper-washer lights stopped blinking and I was able to sele...
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1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L o/d light and trans temp light VIN: 1B4HS28Y3W
thank you all in advance for any help you can give me. this is my wifes truck and this tranny is killing me. at an idle the temp goes all the way to 275 deg. when cruising it stays around 265 deg. coolant temp is always @ normal temps(190-210). i have replaced...
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1992 Ford Ranger S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR10U6N
Hi guys, got this 92 Ranger 3.0l, giving me a tough time, came in for a surge at idle when started up cold or slightly warm, will start and idle good when warmed up and runs fine down the road. The idle will surge from 500 to 1300 rpm's when started, after abo... Trouble codes: 124 (tp higher than expected)
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L blows out egr valve VIN: 1FMYU04101
vehicle came in with complaint of losing power and cutting off and a hissing sound i found the egr valve to be blown out on one side(piece of valve missing) did exhaust check and found front converter/manifold came apart and stopped up exhaust replaced front m...
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2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP38322
hey all. focus running rich. baro at 30.5. fuel trim long is -22% short trim is -1.4%, o2#1 show normal, o2#2 shows rich .92volt, air intake 77^ coolant temp 223^ air flow is normal fuel rail pressure is 41lbs. any suggestions would be very helpfull. also has ...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Stall VIN: 1FTSX21R48
First time posting,thanks to all who would take the time for some insight on this. This is for all the Ford diesel techs.This is a family members truck.They have had this to the dealer 8 times and can't fix it. The problem is every time he takes the truck out ...
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1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GTEK14R2T
this vehicle came to me with all new ignition parts and a new # 5 fuel injector. # 5 cylinder misfires only at idle, you can watch it on the tech 2 scanner, above 2000 rpm it starts to fire ok. it runs great on the road. i suspect a vacuum leak, but all tests ... Trouble codes: P0300
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1997 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GTCS19X1V
truck came in with numerous misfires. found injector leaking and in bad need for tune up. after t/up and injector replacement still have misfires on cyl 4 and cyl 3. Cyl 4 seem to be worst and predominate. They are not as bad as before and don't occur at idle....
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2002 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GC336GH38
Need some help from all the 6.5 experts. This van belongs to a personal friend.Started out on a road trip it it and over heated.(Having to put 30 gallons of water in it to make it 50 miles back home) When it was towed in I found 3 cylinders hydro locked. I rep...
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L allison trans VIN: 1GTHK23275
hey guys and girls.this one has become a hair puller.it first came in with p0872 (e solenoid in trans stuck)and the line under the r for reverse flashing when shifted from park to reverse.my diagnosis led me to remove valve body.did not see anything visable,wa...
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2006 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Release bearing VIN: KMHHN65X6U
Hi all, I am replacing the clutch on this Tiburon and was wondering what the correct procedure was for installing the release bearing. It has the kind that snaps into the pressure plate and is pulled by the clutch fork in order to disengage the clutch. I slid ...
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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L tilt steering column VIN: SAJKX6740T
Hello everybody, I need info on tilt mechanism. The column will telescope when ignition key is put in and will adjust in and out properly. The tilt will go all the way down but will not go all the way up. I looked at it and found the plate with two small bolts...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L 4wd VIN: 1J4HR58245
vehicle brought to the shop with check engine light and showing in the instrument panel " service 4wd" it also have a code p3497- multi displacement system rationality bank 2. po700- transmission control system. customer is complaining about the transmission s...
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1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L wipers VIN: 1LNLM81W2T
96 town car has a problem with the intermittent wipers.they work fine on the low and high positions with no delay.in the delay mode, they only work in the upper two positions(least amount of delay).any other position in delay mode(longer delay),they don't work...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 2.3L convertible top VIN: WDB1704351
the roof on this vehicle has lost all the fluid out of the hydraulic system(dripping over the owner)I suspect the locking ram to be at fault.Problem is I can't open the roof to get at the 3 front screws that hold the roof lining in(have removed the 2 side trim...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F2V
without a star machine im alittle perplexed. cyliders misfire on bank one only. when the vehicle arrived it had champion copper plugs in it. naturally i replaced them with bosch plats. scoped coils, no faults. scoped injectors, no faults. swapped coils and inj... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L engine VIN: YS3FB49583
Hello members! This saab came to me a few months ago because of excessive oil consumption. No smoke came out of the tailpipe until the engine ran for 2 minutes or more. Then it smoked badly, so bad that cars dissappear behind you. I diagnosed the problem as a ...
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BD4350T
HI EVERYBODY FROM SUBARU LAND! I HOPE ONE OF YOU CAN HELP ME.AND THANK YOU BEFORE HAND ON THIS PROJECT!MY ROMEMATE BOUGHT THE CAR USED AND AFTER DRIVING IT A COUPLE OF DAY'S THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. SCANED CAR WITH A BRAUN SCANER AND GOT CODE'S P0304 AN... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire detected), P1101 (neutral pos. switch circuit malfunc.doesnt come on all the time)
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Drivers door window VIN: 4T1BE32K22
OK. This is a first. We replaced the regulator on this camry and now the window goes up to the top and then half way down in the auto mode. I know there is a reset for it, just can,t get any info. I called local dealer and they gave me a 3 page print out to te...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L dash lights VIN: WVWPD63B62
This Passat is getting the best of us. When the ignition switch is turned on the dash lights and interior illumination lamps are on and cannot be adjusted with insturment dimmer sw. The DRL works fine its just the owner doesn't know when to turn headlights on ...
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM5349Y
It has been a full week now and no issues with the car. Thank you all for the great information. I am now only using the BMW cam sensors from here on out. The intake cam sensor was the problem. The Bilstein sensors are just not good enough. Thanks again everyo... Trouble codes: 65 (Intake cam sensor fault).
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2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L electrical VIN: 2G4WY52M6Y
THANK EVERONE THAT HELPED ON THIS ONE. I HAVE NOW CAME TO THE CONCLUSION AFTER THE BETTER PART OF A WASTED DAY, THE SECURITY SYSTEM THE CUSTOMER WAS TRYING TO HAVE INSTALLED WILL NOT WORK ON THIS MODEL CAR. IT IS DESIGNED FOR 50 Hz FUEL ENABLE CIRCUIT AND NOT ...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L Electronic suspension VIN: 1G6KF5792Y
After reading the responses and checking everything once more, I still felt like the suspension control module could be the problem. However, the module list price was just under $1000 and neither the customer nor myself was willing to take the gamble without ...
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2002 Cadillac Escalade 5.3L a/c line VIN: 1GYEC63T52
replaced a/c line that goes from dryer to evaporator fire wall ...thanx alex & kevin,, good info this one I found a small pin hole leak at line from dryer to evaporator fire wall,, weird one never seen it before. I found it after i cleaned out all the residue ...
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1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Axle shaft
Ended up being a wheel bearing. Thanks everyone for all advice. I didnt expect the bearing just for the fact that it felt like something in the driveline was binding and holding the truck. Thanks again.
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1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L abs module VIN: 1GCGK24NOS
sorry for the delay in responding ,took a week off for vacation. the new master cyl we installed was faulty ,replaced with a different manufacture rebleed system and everything is fine .thanks for all the responces they did help in getting back on track.
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1997 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Hesitation, Surge, over rev high excel VIN: 00V1088711
a new injector pump and new electronics's fixed this baby! thanks to everyone that help me. Trouble codes: P216.
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEK14T8Y
Thanks a lot to everybody who took the time to reply. The problem was in the crank sensor harness. On this vehicle, the crank sensor is hidden in between the starter and engine block. The harness was chafing on the starter and the signal wire was intermittent...
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2003 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L No Start VIN: 2CNBE13C53
Well we finally got this vehicle to exhibit a hard or no start problem. Actually it stalled after sitting idleing after a hard run. When it wouldn't start it would hit on multiple cyls at once not unlike an old point driven system sounded when the cap was we...
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1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L turn key/ nothing happens/only when hot VIN: 2C3HC56F1S
SORRY THAT I DIDN'T GET BACK SOONER. THIS CHRYSLER IS OWNED BY A 76 YR OLD WOMAN WHO IS NOT DOING A LOT OF DRIVING. AFTER 4 WKS OR MORE SHE HAS INFORMED ME THAT THE IGNITION SWITCH HAS FIXED THE PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM ONLY OCCURRED DURING A LONG TRIP. THANKS TO ...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Misfire, no gauges VIN: 1B7KF23Z6W
Thank you all for help. It ended up being the pcm. At a cost of $475.00 I wanted to make sure we were replacing the right part. We put a new pcm and the problem was gone. Thanks again for the help. Claude
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1993 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L No Start VIN: 1GH9573FP3
Well guys, thanks for all the help this was my first time using the help request and i'm amazed with all of the responces and how fast i started recieving messages. I startd going through the ropes using the proper diagnostict equipment and i apparently didn't...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Stall, engine shutdown VIN: 2FMDA514XT
thanks for the replies...the fuel filter was clogged...kudos to robert...fuel pump was ok but the fuel filter was full...retestedm after changing the fuel filter and no stall.
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1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAFP13P2W
well it was related to the heater core fix. I found green alien slime in the white bulkhead connector under the heater box. There must have been some coolant entry here. cleaned up this connector, which was effecting about 5 terminals and the car ran great...f...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTZR15V9X
Well I have not fixed this as the customer declined repairs and was content with 2WD and 4H. From what most said the shift motors and contact switch plates are "unreliable" and thats where I would have liked to start by replacing it - One tech said thet the ...
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2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Surge VIN: 1FTDW12564
i replace vct fix the problem vehicle running smooth and no more knocking customer happy thank you . you guy are great
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U95
Thanks for the responses. Apparently fuel tank pressure sensor offset is just a different term for fuel tank pressure sensor value. Mine was out of range and fixed (no change with pressure or vacuum). New sensor assy. took care of it. Thanks again, Trouble codes: P0451 (EVAP system pressure sensor range/performance).
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Mechanical VIN: KM8SC13D93
The leaker was the discharge hose off the compressor. It was leaking out of the crimped area up towards the condensor, just for some reason allot of dye was not following the gas out. Replies stated that the Evap was not real common on these as that was what I...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L power steering VIN: 1J8GX58N82
Thanks to all that replied. The problem still is not fixed but what we have found is that it appears that there is to much fluid movement in the power steering pump. I don't know why yet as the customer has not brought it back for us to continue to try and fig...
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1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L speedometer VIN: 1LNLM81W3V
Replaced new vss and added piggyback ground at sensor, seemed to clean up waveform at slow speeds. Have'nt heard back from customer so we are calling it cured.
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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L no temp control VIN: 2FAFP74W3W
Apparently the actuator did fix the vehicle. I left it over the weekend,started it Monday and it worked fine. Thank you for the tip on accessing the diagnostics on the control panel. p.s. If anyone has a tip on replacing the actuator,PLEASE e-me!!! my hands ...
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1995 Mitsubishi Expo 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AD59G6S
Thanks alot to Artie, Jason and Timothy for responding to my request. The grounds were all fine but upon dissassembling the two reman distributors I discovered they were both Federal units and not Cal. emmissions as ordered from two different parts houses, and... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L fuel guage VIN: 1GHDX13E1Y
I finally got this. I was removing the pcm connectors and pulling them up when I was making my resistance measurements, and everything would check fine. That movement was removing the short to ground and as soon as I put them back to the pcm it would short to ...
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1979 Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3L lacks power VIN: 9309800352
I finally found that the wastegate seat was eroded in one area after checking fuel pressure, warm control pressure, cam timing, etc. It was a long process but at least I finally found the problem! I remachined the seat, ground the valve, and fabricated a new...
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2000 Saturn LW2 3.0L timeing belt VIN: 1G8JW82R8Y
NUMBER 2 CAM WAS 180 OUT. RESET AND GOT LUCKY. THANKS FOR THE HELP.
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L electric VIN: JT2B612K32
hello to all that offer their time and important tech info on this help request ,i have reach to a point where i cant do anything Moor on this car for now ,my next step is to get a lab cope ,i want to thank you all for your help. i will close this help reque...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSK61J61
I got to find out that the engine speed sensor is the crank sensor. The part supplier sent the wrong sensor so oviously I was looking for the wrong sensor. I had already replace the crank sensor with aftermarket but as we found out it did'nt work. I replace wi... Trouble codes: P0725 (engine speed sensor ckt malfunction), P0321 (ig/Dist eng speed inop), P0322 (ig/Dist eng speed inop. ckt/no signal), P0638 (throttle actuator cont range performance B1).
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