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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L odometer, radio
We have a 03 monte carlo with a small problem. When you first turn on the key the odometer and the radio display are bright. Within 30 seconds they go dim kinda like if you turned the dimmer switch all the way down. I tried the dimmer switch and it does turn t...
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2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L Readiness Code VIN: JHLRD78905
Monitor and readiness code question. Vehicle came in with dead battery. We replace the battery and checked the starting and charging system (no problems found). No power to the system clears MIL codes and resets the readiness code. I have checked for trouble c...
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2002 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L abs module VIN: 6MMAP67932
Completed test of the on the car abs system: power, grounds, reference signals etc: ok No pump operation. Customer brought in a used module/pump. Can this be tested off the vehicle by supplying power to the module to verify pump operation before installation?
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.8L MIL Lamp on, lacks power VIN: 2C4GM48L65
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO REPLIED. I FOUND THE FLYWHEEL WAS CRACKED AROUND THE CENTER AND HAD TWISTED. COULD NOT SEE IT BROKEN AT ALL WITH IT IN CAR AND IT MADE NO NOISE. THIS ONE IS FINALLY FIXED. Trouble codes: P0016.
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1992 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Serpentine VIN: 1B4GK54R0N
First let me thank everyone for the overwhelming amount of good responses to this post. I have never had 63 replies to anything, most of which were in the first day! Everyone was right on about possible solutions, what I ended up doing was installing an $8.0...
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1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L forward / reverse drive VIN: 2B4FP253XW
Thanks go to the 15 who replied. A small number suggested using an additive, but the majority said the transmission was probably toast!! It seems that the reverse/low piston seals cause the problem. Most recommended replacing clutches and seals which I real...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7MU48CX3
Hi fellow techs,Finally fixed truck on Friday.Thanks to all who replied.Thanks to Chad & John for much needed fuel system test procedures & specs.Also James & John felt I had an injector problem,They were right.Here's the story,After checking all related groun...
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF0727V
Sorry to close this one without a fix. I just had a bilateral hernia surgery and am out of work for the next 2 weeks. I would like to thank Fred for his reply advising me about possible EMF interference from the aluminum DPFE sensor and COP interference as wel... Trouble codes: P0443.
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L tie rod replacement VIN: AFABP52U1Z
ordered the correct tool, but used members suggestion. removed outer tie rod and cut off inner tie rod shaft and used a deep socket to remove inner tie rod. reinstalled bellows with a heavy duty tie rap. thanks again to all the members who replied I will retur...
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FAFP53U13
Hi group. yes you were all right. code P0460 is fixed by just replacing fuel sending unit, and it is available separately. and then drove the car to reset readiness monitor, I realized when I turn the key on no check engine light comes on, removed cluster the ... Trouble codes: P0460.
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2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L 4wd VIN: JACDJ58X1Y
Isuzu is fixed. even with the lack of responses, I forged forward. I determined that the vehicle had to be driven above 25 mph for 50 ft or so to set a code in the TOD, and shut off ABS. I pulled code for the front axle position switch. determined it was open,...
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1995 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FJ68S0T
I received some very good reply's, to checks the CKP,& the Distributor. I got the vehicle back last week but before I checked anything I found the radiator was full of mud, so I checked & found the head gasket leaking into the radiator. I have yet to be in c...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ58SXT
I have not had the vehicle back yet. After reading replies I am convinced it is ECM problem. However, I will replace crank sensor with OEM unit before condeming computer. It had previously been changed, but with what type is unknown. Thanks again for all t... Trouble codes: P0420, P0351.
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2002 Kia Rio 1.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNADC12322
i apologize for the late return message. i also want to thank all who sent in suggestions. we tried all that we received, but after trying each one we would run the car and found the problem still there. last week cleaned the maf as a last resort. the car star...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 4JGBB86E36
well like i had said the exhaust cam was off by about 12deg so after much thinking and looking i decided to walk the cam and install new cam actuator spun every thing around a few times and it all lined up at basic timing check put it back together and starte...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L state inspection VIN: JN1CA21D8T
The maxima finally did run the o2 moniter The Bosch o2 sensor was fine Took about 75 miles of driving over 3 days both cold and hot starts Got car inspected All is well As for the P0325 knock sensor code that was not turning on the CE light, it is still in co...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L injector pulse VIN: JN1CA21D3X
Hello everyone: thanks to all replies this is a fix. Many of the replies pointed to crank sensors. There is one on front of engine POS and another on the transmission REF for flywheel reference. The one on the transmission side can cause this sympton. A no sta...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Misfire
Thanks to everybody who replied. The fix on this one turned out to be twofold. After checking everything we could we pulled the head and sent it to the machine shop. When the machinist called and said the exhaust valve and seat on that cylinder were burnt we ...
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1995 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L neutral in all gears VIN: 1995TOYAVA
WELL THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR HELP I'M FINDING THAT THIS CAR HAS A BAD TRANSMISSION COMPUTER AND THATS THE REASON ITS IN NEUTRAL ALL THE TIME THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP
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1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Unknown VIN: JT3HP10V3T
Thanks to all who replied! A good number of the suggestions were to take a look at the engine running temp. Apparently the PCM will delay a shift into the high gear until the engine is at normal operating temperature. I asked the customer if the car took a lo...
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Power Window VIN: 1NXBR18E1W
Wow!! Overwhelming Response! Thanks to all who took the time out of their busy lives. The window is fixed. I took Peter from Georgia's advice and applied 12v direct to motor and window would not go up. Well, I learned right there that the motor was bad (just a...
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