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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L climate control VIN: WBAGD8326P
Ive can turn on the ac comp but i canot change temp or make the air change locations it always blows out the defrosters and if i unplug the controler it will get warm in the car i have input coming from the contol panel to the modual and when i push bottons on...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L instrument cluster indicators VIN: WBAGJ8320W
Turn signal, high beam, foglight indicators due not function on instrument cluster. All lights work properly on exterior of vehicle. Onboard computer does not function at radio display and will not display any self-check of vehicle systems at instrument cluste...
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2008 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L reverse VIN: 5GAER23798
This 2008 buick enclave with a 6t70 transmission it jsut stop reverse but it will drive but will not shift. this is the first time i am working on this type of transmission Is the reverse a manual gear or is it control electrically have any one seen this befor...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Random No Start VIN: 1FMDU34E8V
I have a 1997 Ford Explorer that my customer has brought to me with a random no-start issue. You can start, turn off, and then restart the vehicle. Some times it will start again, sometimes it will not however it most often does not start after it has sat al...
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1998 GMC Savana 2500 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GTFG25W2W
Heavy surge under load, most noticeible in 2nd gear./ Idle fine,/ O2 sensors run full range and switch ok. No vac. leaks/ When EGR. is disconected no surge, runs good. My main question is there a way to tell when the injector assy. is getting restricted or go...
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L transmission range VIN: 1GITUZH224
OK, This is a tough one, I'll be as thorough as I can explaining this problem. Another tech at my shop had this 2004 GMC sierra 2500, 6.6 diesel in for broken wires in the steering column. He rewired the tow/haul switch, the overdrive switch, and messed up the...
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1993 Honda Civic Si 1.6L shifting VIN: 2HGEH3389P
Hi Techs - I have here a generally well taken care of (clean, all stock, adult owned for the last 3 years) 5-speed civic hatch with a curious shifting problem. The car will intermittently not want to shift into any gear, or shift effort will be very high. Othe...
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1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L compressor VIN: 1LNLM81W9V
Iíll TRY TO make this as short as I can with as much detail as I can as I know I am looking this right in the face and it is going to be the simplest thing but here it goes. Car comes in with no lights on a/c control head and no blower. In the meantime I look ...
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1996 Nissan 200SX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB42D2T
Hello Nissan techs. This vehicle will always start. It has a really long crank time. If is use some brake clean in one of the vac line the vehicle will start right up. It has good injector pulse. good spark. new battery. They just installed new plugs wires cap...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L trans shift VIN: 1GNDT13WXX
AFTER SEARCHING AND THINKING FOUND GROUND WIRE TO TCCM MAKING COMPUTER THINK IT WAS IN 4 LOW AND TRANS SHIFTING ACCORDINGLY. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP IT KICK STARTED MY BRAIN...THANKS AGAIN YOU GUYS ARE AWSOME
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2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L rear brakes VIN: 1SK5280YZ4
The fix was the rear drums - I tried new hardware which did not help. I then put a non-directional finish on the drums like some of you suggested, and this took care of the problem. Thank you to everyone who took the time to read this help request.
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L speedometer VIN: 1G1SL87L63
Sorry for the delay in response. I was out sick most of this past week. Thanks to all who replied concerning my question about this Impala. It turned out it was the instrument cluster the whole time and not the speed sensor. I put a new cluster in and it w...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire, Eratic oil pres gage VIN: 1FTYR14V2Y
After being completely unsuccessful at recreating the problem in the shop or on a road test, we have replaced the coil ass'y with a Motorcraft unit. Customer states that the problem has yet to return. Personally, I think there is an as yet undetected fault tha... Trouble codes: P0301 (pending Cyl 1 Misfire), P0302 (pending Cyl 2 Misfire), P0303 (pending Cyl 3 Misfire).
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1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L timing adjust VIN: JM1BC1412V
Thank you all for your time. Ron from Maryland hit ti right on the head. I was also able to borrow the Mazda special tool and verified the setting. Thanks again, Matt...
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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ86E36
i instaled an OEM cat and had the ecm flashed. the old cat was melted on the lower part. i talked to the tech at the dealer and he claims this is normal with 02-03 lancers.thanks to mark,jason and anthony for the help. there is a service buliten that gives rep... Trouble codes: P0421 (warm up efficiency below threshold).
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No ECM communication VIN: 3N1CB51D32
I was advised to have the car smog checked at a referee station where they found no ecm communication on their equipment as well so the car was then directed to go back to the Nissan Center for ecm trouble confirmation/replacement while the wiring discrepan...
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1987 Oldsmobile Toronado Brougham 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3E21132H
thanks everyone the help had a feeling it was the prom and it was thanks again every one Trouble codes: 55 (ecu error).
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