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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L intake manifold VIN: 1GCEK14Z1P
I'm replacing my intake manifold gaskets on a 1993 K1500 4.3L. The gaskets I removed had all 4 coolant crossover passages open and the FelPro gasket set I have to replace them have the back passages blocked. The instructions that came with them says that if yo...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Pre Detonation VIN: 1GNEK13R6X
Enine is pinging uder lite accelation over 40 mph, EGR valve has been replaced and tested will stall engine at idle, All data looks good Temp, O2 sensors, Knock sensor retarding 4 degrees EGR open %, Timing,Ect. Question on cam retard sensor steady @ 8 degrees...
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY58814
Please any suggestions, I have checked the check valves and they all perform as designed. Help. Trouble codes: P0234, P1188
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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L AC comp, O/D sw. VIN: 1B7KF26C4S
Owner complains tachometer, a/c compressor, and o/d switch aren't working. I disconnected the PCM connector and inspected the pins on the harness and on the PCM, and checked the harness with an ohm meter. when I reassembled the harness to the PCM, all function...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B7JB21Z61
I have been working on this truck for 3 years 4/05. same problem. originally came in no start no spark replaced coil started and ran for 30 to 60 days after. Would replace the coil with restart 4- 5 times after words, over a period of 2 years. finally wouldnt ...
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1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L power steering VIN: 2FAFP7W8X1
Vehicle came in with lumpy steering and no return to straight ahead. Resivouir over full. flushed the system and steering was about 80% but still no return, no noise , no leaks. Fluid flow return to resivour. Replaced pump and NO power assist with or without E...
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1999 Ford F-150 4.6L rear brakes VIN: 1FTNW21F21
Hello to all and hope you can help on this one.This is not the right VIN for this. I had to supply one because the truck is not here at this time. I have a 99 ford f150 that when the brakes are applied the rear wheels lock and slide at all times when brakes ar...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Key wo'nt turn VIN: WDBNG70J44
Hello, MB guru,currently i have 3 fault codes,cleared come right back. Customer states smart key wo'nt turn when insert, power door lock wo'nt lock / unlock with smart key, when i insert key to EIS, mileage on cluster missing (come out like this --- ) But it o...
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW52R3Y
Hi, i need some saturn experts out there. i recieved this vehicle with several codes,the owner was told by a previous shop that it will need all the o2 sensors.sounded odd so,so i cleared all the codes and drove it. i had a hard code all the time poo50. i repl... Trouble codes: P0141, P0140
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTH69M12
Okay folks, this one is long so bear with me. Here goes with my current nightmare. Car belongs to my neighbor. The check engine light came on and he had one of the parts houses do their "free code scan" and it's gone downhill since. The code was for a deterior... Trouble codes: P0420
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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA566X1
I put in double platinum N G K plugs. But some intermittent , infrequent and random misfires remained . BUT the check engine light never came on again. I am guessing some misfires are always occurring but now they donít reach the threshold to trigger the ser... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cylinder 1), P0303 (missfire cylinder 2), P0304 (misfire cylinder 4), P0306 (misfire cylinder 6), P1319 (misfire).
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBACC0324V
DME fixed this one, thanks to IATN help. There was no external water damage. Took DME apart and it was smoked inside. Found out car was towed to me from someones backyard. It was there for a overheat them mysteriously wouldn't run after the guy used a test lig...
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1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L fuel or block VIN: 1GCCS1944S
YES I FIXED THE VEHICLE ONCE AGAIN THANKSTO THE HELP OF ALL THE TECHS WHO SHARED THEIR KNOWLEDGE. I TOOK EVERYONES ADVICE AND CHECKED THE CAT AND THAT WAS PART OF THE PROBLEM BUT THAT WASNT ALL THAT WAS CAUSING IT. IT WAS ALSO THE FUEL FILTER AND THE FUEL PRES...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L high beam indicator and drl light VIN: 1G1JF5247X
ok thanks for all the help.It turned out to be a broken wire behind the dash feeding the highbeam indicator to the cluster repaired break in wire and everything is working fine.high beam indicator went out and daytime running lights came on.
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No power under load VIN: 2GCEC19TXY
many of you said the Cat. converter was the bad guy. A back pressure check checked good. So I tried the MAF sensoe and low and behold it fixed the problem. Seems some of you have run into this one before. Thanks all
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L power steering VIN: 1B45C76R34
Russ nailed it and got me thinking on this one. It only did this after a higher RPM and then a coast at low RPM. Flow contol valve stuck all the way back in its bore and then slowly returning. I removed the pump and found that it would stick when pushed into b...
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2000 Ford KA 1.3L alternator VIN: WFOBXXWPRB
Hello everyone , this KA is fixed, the alternator does come out, after removing the aircon compressor and pipes ,the radiator support panel,the power steering pulley and letting the engine mount go then levering the engine to the rear.Thanks everyone for your ...
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1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNKAY21D8R
this one is gone,after replies of methodical approach and replace all injectors and clean egr pipes while off and egr pipes that stick to intake and map all coolant lines , just dig into it. but custermer did not want to replace all,so im sure ill see it again...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L blend door VIN: 1J4GW58N2Y
Hello, Thanks for all the replies! Chip [...] hit it right on the head. You have to lay on your back on the drivers side and you can see a bolt holding the frame. Thanks a lot Chip and all others too.
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L battery drain VIN: JGFTGF4803
well after seperating all the cicuits and not finding anything we replaced the etacs module and taht solved the problem the draw went dowm to 40 milliamps i hope this help somebody else
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1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB1249X
sorry for the long time to reply.i belive this is fixed. the wires were the problem. thank for all who replyed.
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 2.2L very sluggish VIN: 1G2NF52F02
Thanks to everyone that helped-alot of replies. As suggested checked vacuum-was very low.customer gave permission to remove front cover-per alldata diagram timing chain appeared to be about 2 teeth off.Replaced chain and updated tensioner-but no change in cars...
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BD4350T
I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY WHO SENT ME INFORMATION.I PULLED OFF THE EXHAUST AND FOUND CYLINDER #4 VALVE GUIDE HAS FALLEN ABOUT ONE HALF AN INCH. HAVE NOT HAD TIME TO REPAIR YET.THIS IS NOT A CUSTMER CAR SO IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME BEFORE I FIX IT. AGAIN THANKS ... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire detected), P1101 (neutral pos. switch circuit malfunc.doesnt come on all the time).
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Timing belt tensioner VIN: JT3VN29V45
THanks for all the great help. I had my student double check the heads for correct installation, no problems there. Our local Toyota dealer [thanks Findlay Toyota of Henderson, NV.] helped her determine that the heads, provided by the customer, were from an ...
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2004 Toyota Matrix 1.8L 1-2 shift
Than you ALL for all the helpfull replies customer will take the vehiclw to dealership under warranty repair thanks again for all the helpfull replies
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs and brake lights on VIN: WVWPD23B4Y
Good morning to all you vw techs I dont have the european chip on my solus,so I took everybodys advice and replaced the abs controller module and that cured the problem.Customer took the vehicle to a dealer to see if it had to be reprogramed,he called me and...
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