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1999 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 1GCGK23R0X
Hello I need some input. Customer brings his truck in after installing rebuilt engine he bought truck not running. Falls on its face under load I check cam retard per request at -13 , adjusted to 0 . no help customer has replaced all fuel system including spid... Trouble codes: P0138
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2006 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGG29V16
hi guyz need HELP on this vehicle. vehicle came in orignally with p0200 and p0300 codes and runs rough.# 7 cly show sever missfire in misfire frame around 2000 counts and rest of the clys between 4 and 26 counts.seems to get worse when after reaching operating... Trouble codes: P0200, P0300
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTJW36F1T
I have had this truck for awhile and this is an ongoing issue. I got the truck and it cranked slow so I replaced the starter and fixed that issue. Now the truck cranks but will not fire and i do not have any smoke coming from the stacks. The glow plug relay an...
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2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24WX6
this thing idles like it's running on 3 cylinders. after not being able to find a map sensor or a barometric sensor, i learned about the esm. i followed the tests in alldata and they indicated faulty esm. replaced, and still have problem. p0106, p0171, and p01... Trouble codes: P0106 (map circuit fault), P0109 (baro sensor circuit intermittent), P0171 (lean b1), P0174 (lean b2), P0175 (rich b2)
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1993 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GDFK16K1P
I'm out of ideas on this thing. o2 sensor would not go over .5v initially, replaced o2 sensor, now have active o2 sensor .2 to .8v, found ignition timing at 23 deg advanced, retarded to 0 deg, coolant temp is reading correct at 206 deg F, map sensor is correct...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM219X2
ok everyone. this civic is beating me up! need advise.. i got this 02 civic ex 5sp. only got 59k on it. intermittent misfire. only happens when engine is cold. found spark plugs worn, replaced w/ genuine honda parts. thought o2s1 was slow. replaced w/ denso re... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L the a/c comp and the frt blower moter VIN: 5FNRL38726
Thanks for taking time to read my issue. Van comes in with a/c comp not turning on and the frt blower motor does not turn on at all. I did notice that the comp does turn on first start up for about a sec and turns off. I have tested the pre switch, evap temp s...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L fuel pump VIN: KNDJA723XX
This kia had a dead battery and i replaced it and heard the fuel pump running while i was working on spare tire carrier cable. I have checked the wiring as much as i can see and it all looks ok if i remove the fuel pump relay the pump still runs when i remove ...
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Traction Control VIN: 5LMFU28R13
Here we go. This is a family members vehicle and I need to fix it before all my hair falls out. Vehicle came in w/ Check Advance Trac light in message center, 4WD inop, and a rattling type noise when cruising under light load. Hooked up Modis scan tool and fo...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JN8AR05SXX
Hello,I've got a real headache car.This truck was sent to us from another shop with a code p1320 in the ecu.They have already put a factory distibutor in it.The truck would run for a while and then shut off.At first it would start right up and idle but not rev... Trouble codes: P1320
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D24
Car came in with a p304 misfire code, checked the spark plugs and found the #4 plug had collapsed. Replaced the spark plugs and took it for a test drive. Car stalled half way on a 5 minute drive and started misfiring. Came back and found the #4 spark plug had ... Trouble codes: P0304
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29M81
hi,everybody i have this 01 jetta with no driveability symtons other shop replaced two o2 sensors and vehicle still gets same code p1128 i have checked for vacumn leaks with no findings thankyou for your help in advance Trouble codes: P1128
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Speedometer VIN: 3VWSE69M62
This VW is going to be the death of me!! OK, Here's my problem. Speedo/odometer inop.The speedo worked before my customer replaced the engine with a used, 14,000 mile engine. The car runs absolutely perfect. The only code is VSS failure. there is 3 terminals o...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE6319R
I am going to close this help request for know.We are waiting for customer to make a decision if he wants to do anymore repairs.It looks like we will need to pull front timing cover to access leaking oil seperator.Thank you for all your help. Trouble codes: 1221 (1213 -), 1213.
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63401
The mystery is over and FIX. I gave my tech the 12 14 1 709 616, Crank Position Sensor to replace but he replace the front camshaft sensor, after driving 50 miles no fault and finally FIX...Thanks. Trouble codes: 244 (segment timing), 83 (crankshaft sensor).
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2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L warning & radio VIN: WBAVT13506
customer returned to dealer, dealer preformed reprograming of several componets. customer stated that the blue tooth system worked better after this repair. thank you for all the help.
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1988 Cadillac Brougham 5.0L dies on accel VIN: 1G6DW51Y7J
Removed distributor and reinspected gear . Found Gear on Dist to be extremely worn. Could not get a gear by itself so we replaced the distributor assy. Car now runs fine . Thanks for all replies.
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1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GCFG15W1X
Thanks to all that replied! I found that the previous shop had wired the fuel pump the wrong way... causing this new pump to fail. Replaced pump and car starts each and every time.
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1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L ABS module VIN: 2G1WL52M1X
After checking and double checking the wires, I couldn't find anything wrong. I took a guess at the alternator, thinking it could be interupting the signal to the abs module. Sure enough, the bearing was squeking on the alternator, so I had it rebuilt. I to...
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L tail lamps/cluster back light VIN: 1G1AK52F45
I could not fix this one at this time. I pulled all the lights,seats and carpet followed all the seen wires.Ohm tested while wiggling harness after harness no change. Found the fuse getting hot thought the park lamp relay may be shorting out in the relay/fuse...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L wont take fuel VIN: 1GCEK19B95
wow, this one took a while to figure out. We removed tank and couldnt find any problem. blew shop air through all evap ports. replaced everything except the fuel tank and in the end thats what fixed it. baffle partially broken and not allowing fuel to enter. T...
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2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP52291
Sorry for the delay. My customer was 9 months pregnant at time of posting. Since then has delivered a health baby boy. Her schedule and finances has delayed me from looking inside this transmission. Since the trans is still operating. I'll send all an e-mail w...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTSW31FX2
Found slide pins stuck on 3 out of 4 wheels and rear brake pads almost to steel replaced rear brake pads and turned rotors bleed brakes several times, had good pedal but still pulled if stepping on brakes quickly if normal braking did not notice the pull custo...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Wheels VIN: 1HGCM56624
Most responses seemed to agree that I had gotten a bad reman axle, some even predicted it was the drivers side. Indeed that's what it was. I was about 20 for 20 in getting trouble free axles from that source before this. Since the problem changed so little fro...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L a/c controls VIN: SALTP16463
thanks for the help from matt,maycor but paul hit on the head we did a evac of the a/c system,it was 3/4 of a pound low. Fill it back up to spec. sure enough it worked. that would of been a lot of work for nothing! THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP!!!iatn is great!!! wi...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L torsion bar/spring VIN: 4JGAB54E8Y
Ok thanks to all who replied. the info on the torsion bars will help when we do need to remove them. as many of you said, they did not need to be removed to get the cat out. Its tight, but came out easily as a one man operation. thanks again.
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2004 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 4A3AB36S74
Well to all that have responed it is greatly helpful, but to the down side the customer has not returned with the vehicle. He will be back when is tour with the tucson fire dept is done and can spare the vehicle for a day. I will let you all know the repair th...
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1964 Other European Sedan .0L Gearbox VIN: 0000B150CN
Thanks alot guys, I really appreciate all the great information and parts contacts. I am going to pass it along to my friend, the owner. I decided that this car would bogg me down and told him to bring it to a specialist. Thanks again guys, you are great!!
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1990 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, POPS INTAKE VIN: 1G2NE14U1L
thanx guys , what a headache, did find a bad module ground.
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1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Oil pressure VIN: 1G2NE52M9W
Thanks so much to everyone who replied. Most of you felt the oil pump pressure relief valve was the problem, and this was enough to convince the customer to authorize some time to at least remove the pump and check it. When we removed the oil pan, we found tha...
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2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L No Start, theft VIN: 1G8ZG52801
Hello all. Vehicle is finally fixed. Tech re-wired from passlock to bcm. He followed the wire diagram on SI(Service Information). Just out of curiosity I looked at one of my old Saturn manuals, and sure enough SI had wrong info. Wired as per the manual, a... Trouble codes: B2960.
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1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L noise in dash VIN: JT2FK12EXP
thanks everybody for helping me with this vehicle,i did not get back to you sooner becose costumer had taken the vehicle for a trip .ended up being the windshield sealer by r/f lower corner air was entering and going underneath plenum box making a very wier no...
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