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2000 Acura TL 3.2L blower motor VIN: 19UUA5668Y
My tech thought the blower motor was bad because he found 12 volts to it, but it works off the ground side and thus has power all the time. Now it is in my lap. I don't know how to diagnose it, but the power transitor seems OK. I checked the 2 small wires from...
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1995 BMW 320i 2.0L Cuts out VIN: E36320IBMW
Hey guys, we have this E36 320I BMW which will start but stops almost straight away. Original problem was no chargeing from alternator. (Replaced alternator) Vehicle also showed an Air Flow Meter fault, however have tried several others but no difference. Vehi...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L valvetrain VIN: 1GCEK14T12
Engine has ticking noise between 1500-2000 rpm only regardless of engine temp. With Engine running at this rpm valve cover off noise will go away if I press down on cyl #3 exhaust rocker arm. why would a lifter collapse only at this rpm. Oil flowing through th...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.3L Unknown VIN: 2C4GP44312
This Vehicle has been sitting for a while.They blew the engine and wont go over 40mph(rod knock).they said the tranny blew the engine.I received codes p0841 and Po992.Will a solenoid pack fix this or do I have other internal issues?
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EL46X54
This vehicle was towed in for a died while driving. No spark and no injector pulse. Asd relay isnt energizing when cranking. Power to asd ok. No ground from pcm to activate. I can turn it on and off with my modis. Tried to turn injector on and off with modis. ...
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1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start, Stall, system lean VIN: 2FAFP74W93
hi thanks in advance for any help. we were blessed with this crown vic towed in as a no start spark and fuel pressure are good and it trys to start . if the mass air flow is disconected it will run and idle fine . reconect maf and it shuts of does the same thi...
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1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Power Steering VIN: JT8BH28F5W
Vehicle came in with small leak at rack. We installed a reman rack and during the road test it starting losing assist at low RPMs. Thought the rack was a defect so we replaced it, No change, same Int. loss of assist at lower RPMs. We then replaced the PS pump ...
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1998 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L No Start VIN: JM1TA2227W
VEHICLE CAME IN AS A NO START CONDTION. FOUND NO FUEL PRESSURE AT FUEL RAIL, REPLACED THE FUEL PUMP, STILL WOULD NOT START, FOUND SPARK PLUGS FUEL FOULED, REPLACED THE SPARK PLUGS VEHICLE WOULD TRY TO START, SCANNED FOR DTCs NONE IN COMPUTER, CHECK TIMING BELT...
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1989 Chevrolet Corsica 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, startokstall2-3secs VIN: 1G1LT5411K
Hello and yes the car is fixed, and it WAS the INJECTOR, Thank you to all who tried to help.I am new to IATN and not a sponsor so I was'nt allowed access to the archives.Also,many of you mis-took my "diode" suspicion as meaning the doides in the alternator.I s... Trouble codes: 42 (est in field service mode).
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNET16S04
SORRY ABOUT THE LONG DELAY BUT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THIS TRUCK WAS FIXED THANKS FOR THE GREAT REPLIES THERE WAS A AFTER MARKET REMOTE START AND ALARM IT LOOKED LIKE A RAT NEST I REMOVED ALL WIRING AND RELAYS MODULES I ALSO CLEANED THROTTLE BODY AND DID IDLE L... Trouble codes: P2101.
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Spark VIN: 2B4GP44331
I would like to thank everyone for their help and support trying to get to the bottom of these problems. We found out that the computer was the problem for the no start as I explained in the update i posted a few days ago. Although the customer did not want to...
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Valve train,right bank VIN: 1FTZF1724W
I was given suggestions relating to oil cooler leaks and intake manifold leaks but no problems in wither of these areas. Given the high mileage the customer opted to give the truck to his brother-in-law (out of state), so in light of that the problem is GONE.
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1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L crank gear,oiling. VIN: 1FAFP53S7W
Well the point is moot, two pistons shattered by broken exhaust valves on cylinders one and three, found on further inspection that the crank gear may not have been hardened properly, no blueing on the gear like the one I purchased from ford. thanks for the re...
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2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L drivetrain VIN: 2FMZA51665
Thanks, guys, we got it fixed. Some of you suggested replacing the wheel bearings, but at such expense and the noise coming from both sides, I was hesitant. I bit the bullet and put them both in and NO MORE NOISE! Thanks a bunch for the vote of confidence. ...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L vibration at idle VIN: 1HGCG5649X
thanks to everybody who replied. we removed the rear aftermarket mount and we replaced it with an original one, it did help little bit , but still there was little vibration.
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR07X11
Im single again!! Maf tests good at all ranges. Factory specs are in grams per second, I don't have a factory scanner and my dso only measure voltage. My gut feeling all along was Maf. My ESP smog machine displays pid data for Maf in lbs per sec. New Maf at id... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJFA01D3Y
thanks for all the input, fixed by doing a valve flush de carbing , got rid of the misfire at cold starting all info was very good from all techs and helpfull again many thanks
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L transmission VIN: JM3LW28A52
based on jefferys suggestion we checked line pressure.on initial startup, perfect , after running for 2 minutes pressure dropped off to zero.also with a starving pump sound!next we blew out the cooler and we had pressure for a longer time.so we added an extern...
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2000 Mercury Villager (Van) Sport 3.3L interior VIN: 4M2XV12T4Y
Thanks to all that offered help it is finally fixed. a special thanks to dennis from mass who was right on. we changed the drums a third time except this time using motorcraft and the vibration is gone. now i am try to get the parts supply store to do somethin...
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2003 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y03
Thank you for the replies... I cleaned the dirt out of the vent valve and got it to hold vacuum, installed it and the light has not returned... i guess a leak can set strange codes, like set a code for a part on Wrong end off the car about 10 feet away from th... Trouble codes: P1444 (evap canister purge volume control solenoid valve).
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1983 Porsche 944 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WPAA0946DN
Hello Friend This one is FIXED, after doing some checking, and doing a complete tune-up. I checked the O2 sensor with my lab scope and ohm meter and volt meter, couldn't get any reading on it. Replaced O2 sensor with OME part.Road test vehicle and it sound...
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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L smart key VIN: JTNBB46K97
thanks for the replies everyone...after getting the run around from 3 different top notch locksmiths with programing equipment for over two weeks i took it in to the toyota dealer and in less than 3 hours and $245.00 later we had a running vehicle.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L epc lamp on. lack of VIN: 3VWSE69M62
After readapting the throttlebody everything is back to normal again. Thanks to all seven professionals who gave me advice./cmu Trouble codes: 1861 (unknown), 1780 (unknown).
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