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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L cooling VIN: 1G6KD54Y3W
Car running hot ([...]). Took out thermostat, pulled vacuum and vacuumed coolant back into engine and radiator. Car still runs around 225 idling. Out on the road, it falls to about 180 degrees.
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L High Idle VIN: 1G1WF52EX1
This car came in with a very high idle(3200Rpm)Ck the obvious: Vacuum leaks(propane & carb spray),Throttle plate damage(OK),sticking cruise/throttle cable, etc Removed the IAC , it looked to be stuck in the open postion, replaced it with a known good one, no ...
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2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L no spark VIN: 1GNDX03E42
was driving good, start misfire I drive like 50miles home then start overheating, at home I put lower inteke gaskets put everyting back and guest what *NO START* CHECK FUEL PRESSURE OK, CRANCKING GOOD BUT NO START I CHECK SPARK,THERE IS NO LIGHT, ANY HELP WILL...
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2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Whole Sysytem VIN: 1B7GL2AN1Y
This truck was purchased used, without knowing its previous history. Over the last year and a half, I have vacuumed and recharged this system 3 times, each time adding dye. After the first time, the truck came back in about three weeks, still blowing cool but ...
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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 6.7L Timing Gears VIN: 3D7KS28A98
I hope someone can be of help with this problem. My customer is complaining of noise with timing gears. The cover was removed and backlash checked and found to be within tolerance. Customer continued to complain so timing gears to include oil pump were replace...
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1984 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTBR1UAOE
truck will start when key is releaed to the run position,spark present during cranking,long story shart,tryed 2 different control modules,when onlyred wire to ignition is powered truck will start normal,when white wire is powered,normal for cranking it is like...
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1999 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZS1725X
Hello and thank you inadvance. I Teach a high school auto class and one of the students has a 1999 F 150 4.2l, auto.That has the follwing codes P0171 and P0174 lean exhaust on both banks and a unstable idle after a hot soak restart. We have not been able to s... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean exhaust), P0174 (lean exhaust)
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2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLT 4.2L endgate & roof VIN: 1GKET12S04
This vehicle has the power roof and endgate. The endgate window is down and will not roll up, neither of the 2 opening positions function, and the roof continues to believe it is open. Can find no bare wires in any circuits that I have a diagram for. Any help ...
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L fuel gauge VIN: JHMCB7668M
Hello,Honda techs,I need some help on this Accord. The vehicle was towed in with dead alternator.So,the alternator and battery were replaced.Alternator is charging good 14.5V but warning light at cluster for Check Engine,Charging and Left Turn Indicator were i...
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Lighting VIN: 1HGEM22582
I'd like to say hi to all the honda technicians out there. I have an electrical problem for the lighting and charge system. When this car is at idle, and a/c system is on, the charging drops to 12.5 volts and the front headlight suddenly "blinks". When the a/c...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Brake Lamps
Car has no brake lamps, not familiar with Honda cars myself. Check the lamps seem to be in order, all running lights work, reverse lights works, third brake light does operate. I did see other information regarding brake light switch but thought if 3rd light i...
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L hard to refuel VIN: KMHDN45D93
Good Evening: This is my daughters vehicle. When refueling, the pump cuts off after about every $2. I looked for recall or TSB. I found none. I have been to the Hyundia service site. I looked at the system. She is at school and I would like to be able to fix ...
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2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Safety VIN: 4S2DM58W53
I am replacing the engine computer with a used one same part number, but the light of the key flashes at the dash and the engIne does not turn with the key and it does stard directly. I hook up a key programimg tool and when I try it ask me for the pin code Th...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Rear axle seals VIN: 1J4GW48N73
I replaced seals, bearings and bearing retainers on said vehicle a couple weeks ago. The left side was leaking just enough to cover the parking brake shoes (but not on the outside of the rotor), while the right was basically dry with a slight sign of weepage o...
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1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Accessories
hi all wipers only work on high. new motor--second new one, that is. i can hear the amplifier clicking on and off when the switch is in the INT mode but no signal to the motor. im suspecting the amp but dealer says he never sells them, or switches for that mo...
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: JN8AR05Y9V
hi guys and gals. i like to think i am pretty good at driveability diagnosis and have been doing it for a long time, but this nissan is giving me fits! i have no injector pulse...again. customer left with new distributor after original diagnosis. vehicle retur...
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1995 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L neutral in all gears VIN: 1995TOYAVA
Ok I really need you toyota techs. I own a 1996 toyota Avalon was driving it from home today on my way to the bank and noticed that the transmission was slipping between 2nd and 3rd gear thought to my self hmm thats kinda funny seeing as i drive this car about...
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2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L air bag VIN: 2T1BR32E75
Code B1650- Occupant classification system fault. The passanger air bag lihgt always in"off" mode even with occupant properly sitted and buckled up. On a "data stream" of MODIS the"bucled up" event is registered but with passanger on the sit the weight isn't s...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L heater VIN: YV1TS94D7Y
i am hoping that someone can direct me in a simple thought i havent considered. you would think if you could replace the engine in under book time you wouldnt need to ask advise for simple problem like heat in the cabin.heater core seems to flow well upon test...
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1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L Door Locks VIN: WBACG82060
Thanks Dick & Larry, we did not get the opportunity to do anymore tests. When we went to start it the the Hire Purchase immobiliser had been activated. Customer did not want us to continue further and towed the vehicle.
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W6V
On this blazer after doing all the groung checks it turned out that the gauge was defective the way i found that out I removed the cluster and swap the oil pressure gauge with fuel gauge and there it was the oil gauge was now doing it so I just put in a diffre... Trouble codes: P0463.
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L ground location
THANKS TO ALL THAT RESPONDED,ROBERT,DAVID AND DEBORAH GOT ME IN THE RIGHT AREA FIRST. I WENT IN FIRST THING SAT. AM AND FOUND THE PROBLEM RIGHT OFF. SPLICED THE CABLE AND RAN IT TO ONE OF THE STARTER BOLTS. EUREKA VEHICLE STARTED WITH NO OTHER ISSUES. DELIVERE...
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L MIL Lamp on, fuel derates VIN: WD0PD64496
WELL THE SPRINTER IF BACK ON THE ROAD AND RUNNING GOOD, FIRST OFF I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL FOR THE REPLIES, THANK YOU. WELL I GOT THE INJECTOR VILAS AND PERFORMED THE INJECTOR LEAK TEST, CRANKING TEST PAST PICTURE PERFECT. TRIED RUNNING TEST, ENGINE WOULD ST... Trouble codes: P2047, P2051 (fuel rail malfunction max fuel pressure exceeded).
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP52USA
smoked engine again, and found vaccum leak by interior controller
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Cuts out VIN: 1HGEM21922
Thanks to all that responded. Special thanks to Wayne [...], you both nailed the problem. The OE alternator was reinstalled and a used ECU was installed. After $160.00 spent at the local Honda dealer (They did not think the ECU was bad and c...
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1999 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Unknown VIN: JALB4B149X
Marty [...] was exactly correct..he also sent me a 5 page relearn procedure for the TPS system it must be followed step by step or it will not work. After the procedure was performed the transmission shifts like new..thanks to Marty
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L poor heat VIN: 1J4GZ78S9W
Thanx to everyone who replied, i wish i had a solution but the customer has yet to return for further diagnostics. The first thing i will do is check water pump impellers. Then a block leak tests. I will let you know how it goes when i can get vehicle back in ...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Surge, Stall VIN: 1J4HR58N65
Well, I think this Jeep is fixed. As I said in the update, we tried the TPS and IAC items. So the next step was the Trans fluid and filter inspection. Dropped the pan and all looked okay. Another shop had supposedly changed these filters a while ago, but th...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1240X
I'm not very happy about this but the boss doesn't want to spend the time the customer doesn't want to spend the money. I had a friend bring a Land Rover scanner down to get more info. The long term fuel trims were between 7&8 and short term was switching from... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire).
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L reverse
as most trans guys know these have a 110% failure rate removed the unit and tore it down ,, found the reverse clutch burnt ,, will do an overhaul and see about the solenoid upgrades and reinstall the unit thanks for the help ,,, too bad th...
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2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM6532Y
thank you all for your help special thanks to tom. after further testing found two things out the fuel pressure sensor intermintally would read false. thats when the system was running to rich, the second problem which became the more common problem after many... Trouble codes: P0190, P0303, P0304.
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2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11E53
Sorry for the delay didnt want to spring for a new nissan sensor and has tried to find a used sensor himself. None availabe in Mexico so far. Up to this point it is just sitting here taking up space. I will update later as to what transpires. thanks again for ... Trouble codes: P0102.
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2007 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L Starting VIN: 2CKDL63F27
ends up the draw was the rear latch switch had an intermittent short in it i disconnected it and the drain went away in a half hour. as far as the bidirectional testing goes i think their is a glitch in my modis software . as the vehiecle is working great ...
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBT14R73
Thanks again for the help, some said that possible connector at vehicle speed sensor. I check connector at vss sensor and cleaned contacts. I cleared codes and it has been fine. We will find out when it snows while driving if it is totally fixed. Trouble codes: P0500.
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L No Start VIN: YV1TS90D61
thank you for all the great responds. the problem turned out to be the Electronic Throttle Body, which was stock in close position. Again thank you for all your help and ideas. Shaw,
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