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1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 6.2L engine VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
Hey everyone.I need help with a engine condition diagnosis.What should I see on the first stroke of a compression test on this 6.5 diesel?Some are telling me that I should see at least 300 psi then bump up to 400 with the next 5 strokes.What do the diesel pro'...
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 3G1JC5241W
this car was towed in customer states it stalled he started it back up drove 2 miles it stalled again and never started again the car has no spark and no gas we tried a computer a module new crankshaft sensor and still nothing. the car will crank no problem bu...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L insturment gages VIN: 1FMFU18L5W
Cust states # 29 fuse blows every week or so.I have checked wiring. #29 fuse goes to O/D switch And auto lamp circuits. It doesnot have auto lamp. When fues blows all gauges stop working. When they install a new fuse the gauge will will be OK for week or so. T...
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L camshaft sprockets VIN: 1G6JHD456Y
im going to do this side job at home . never done one of these before.please help!ive done the ohc 4.6L's and just made my own timing marks without using the special tools the cam holders and what not.this one seems to call for a couple more special tools. my ...
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1988 Nissan D21 E 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N6ND16S4J
Good day to everyone, I put a timing chain kit on my work truck this weekend at home and I am having a problem with the timing. It seems to be in the timing of the distributor, it cranks like the timing is high but runs like it is slow, the timing at idle is 1...
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start, No MIL, No PCM Commu VIN: 1G2NE52T3T
I am a mobile Tech and this vehicle is at another repair shop. I was called in to program the PCM and V.T.D (vehicle Theft Deterrent). The original complaint was intermittent no start After programming 10k + sectors (12% of PCM sectors) the PCM lost communicat...
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2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G2FV22G3Y
ran checks fuel pressure ok, no fire at cylinder 1,3,2,6, but inj. firing good. engine starts runs about 2 seconds and dies, but those cylinders never fire coils, have changed coils still no fire.
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TIBG22KXX
Hi,thanks to all in advance.This is for a buddy ,customer came in with a knock in the engine(rod)swapped a low milage Japanese ,after pulling the old engine my buddy washed the engine compartment,and didn't get VSS sensor dry before installing new engine.After... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction - With Automatic Transmission)
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L clock resets VIN: 3VWRK69M13
this car came in with customer complaint of loosing all electrical power and stalling, problem happens usually when pulling to a stop while parking. When problem happens the clock in inst cluster resets to 12:00, the radio cuts out and the factory alarm will g...
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1999 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC43711
Here we go again, this is another prime example that IATN is the best tool in our tool boxes. All the replies I was sent, were taken into consideration, and followed. I was told to check for a missing ground to the PCM, all grounds were present, along with a...
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1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L No Start
thanks to everyone for all the replies, i had already replaced the ignition switch, also while testing the resistance i had a coworker move the steering wheel left to right, move the tilt up and down and cycle the key back and forth with no change in resistanc... Trouble codes: 1631 (passlock password incorrect).
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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L instrument panel cluster VIN: 2G1WX12K79
thx 4 all the replies. after receiving the replies i decided to reinstall ipc and try the battery cable procedure. low and behold when i plugged ipc connector in i heard the stepper motors. turned on key and wah-lah dash working again. unplugging the ipc for a...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L blower motor VIN: 2G1WF52E93
First off thanks to all who replied the ignition switch was the fix. It was intermitently not sending power to the left side interior fuse pannel. Thanks again for great support.
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Surge VIN: 1GCHK23284
ok guys, thanks for all of the help on this one. We have had the truck in the shop several times but have been unable to reproduce the symptoms. Owner states the problem has not happened in a few weeks now. We will call it a fix even though we didnt do much.
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14X05
SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG BUT ANYWAY IT WAS DEFECTIVE PUMP REPLACE ANOTHER CAR RUN FINE THANK YOU ALL FOR HELP
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start, no fuel pressure VIN: WD2YD54153
Sorry for delay on post. I attempted to close this already, but was just notified that my post was still open. Well anyway, thanks to all who replied. The problem was that the filter was not properly primed (had a C tech changing filter). Anyway, we disconnect...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X4T
Thanks alot to all the guy's that offered me help. i recieved today the DPFE sensor and replaced it and now the car is ok and no trouble code. i am just wondering ghat you told me that i should get new one from plastic but the Ford dealer sent me the one fr... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient detected).
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2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTF2G3L16
A lot of replies have indicated that this might be a fuel press, problem or fuel injectors,fuel pump module ect..unfortunatly by now after making some more inspections based on all replies i've been unable to duplicate the problem. the customer has decided to... Trouble codes: P0303 (missfire).
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L PCM ---TRANS Lots of Codes VIN: 1FMEU63E36
Thanks for all the help. As most said the problem was electrical. I'll start with the end fix and explain from there. The solonoid body inside the trans had a broken terminial in the female connector that attaches to the external wiring loom from the main ...
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L No Start VIN: KM8SC73E54
SORRY FOR THE LONG DELAY IN POSTING THIS. WE HAD HOPED TO USE OUR MOTOR VAC MACHINE FOR LEAK DOWN TESTS ECT, BUT WE COULD NOT GET MOTOR VAC TO ANSWER OUR PHONE MESSAGES ABOUT THE PRICE AND AVAILIBLTY OF THE ADAPTER WE NEEDED. THE CUSTOMER NEEDED THE VEHICLE TO... Trouble codes: 441 (purge valve stuck open), 302 (305 -), 305 (306 -), 306.
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L abs VIN: 1FTHJ78JU6
EVERYONE who responded was right. I had a problem with the 4x4 module communication circuit which was causing both the 4x4 module and the antilock brakes to shut down. It was a purple wire which ran from the 4x4 module, which is located below the drivers seat...
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1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22D1W
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED.THE O2 SENSORS WERE JUST LIKE OE NTK'S,SO I HESITATED TO BLAME THE NEW ONES.IFOCUSED ON THE AIR FLOW SENSOR,AND ONCE I GOT THE SECURITY SCREWS OUT I CLEANED THE HEATED WIRES ON THE SENSORAND REINSTALLED IT.TOOK IT ON THE HIGHWAY AND ... Trouble codes: P1131 (o2 no switchlean).
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2004 Mazda Tribute DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4F2YZ02B44
No useful information was provided. I wish only people who had actually seen this condition would reply. Of course I had already checked all the usual stuff. Not very impressed with IATN this time.
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