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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAAM3336X
Car came to my shop with engine noise and no power steering.Checked system powering steering belt sliping due to water pump pully was about to come off. Replaced water pump and t-stat. Car can idle for a long time and not show hot, but driving goes in red and ...
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2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Unknown VIN: 3G5DB03E34
This rendezvous while cornering there is a "moan/vibration/groan noise from underneath. I'm pretty sure it is coming from the rear diff area. This truck is an all wheel drive also. The noise is only there when you turn the vehicle. Sorry for the lack of info b...
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2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L electric windows VIN: 67Y7U78IU7
Hello all, I have an issue with a Chevy Aveo that has a sporadic issue with the window fuse blowing. There is no ryhme or reason just out of the blue the window fuse pops on any given window. They are all fused on one 30 amp circuit. Any common issues out the...
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EL 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2C4GP24313
I have a Chrysler 2003 Town and Country van,with a 3.3 motor VIN R, with less than 70K miles, it has a dead miss after the motor gets warm, start off when motor is cool it runs great less than 5 miles, but as the motor gets hot there is a dead miss. OBC gave a... Trouble codes: 0622 (camsensor), 1391 (misfire)
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1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L back light display on dash, climate contrl, radio VIN: 1GKDT13W5X
Illumination lights not working. Interior lights like dome and floor work. Does have factory remote door locks and that works as well as delayed lighting. Found headlight switch to be bad with no evidence of bad wires. Replaced headlight switch and everything ...
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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L power steering VIN: JGFTYHDGYV
well i have this civic when making left turns the steering wheel will not return to the center position i did replaced the rack for the same problem but did not help i cheched the ball joints to make sure they turn smooth did not find any problems there also i...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L engine VIN: SALTY16413
I don't have the repair manual for this unit. Could someone give me the engine compression specifications for this Land Rover Discovery 2003, with a 4.6 engine. Reagards Jovar
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L front rotors VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
I am an ASE master Mechanic and Mercedes have never been My strong suit, we have a 98 Ml320 that After brakes were replaced and wheels were torqued on vehicle and vehicle was driven, it felt like the brakes were being applied. We only have to drive around the ...
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1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W5S
While driving vehicle will jerk and stall. It will start and die, start and die, start and die. You might get it to stay running if you keep trying or just wait until engine cools off it will start right up. Sometimes it will happen after several miles or mayb... Trouble codes: P0320 (testing and results)
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2004 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D75
04 altima came in. service engine light on I was not able to scan it due to software. It idles fine but stalls sometimes. then is hard to start without holding the throttle. when driveing the car it shifts hard also and is not shifting right. example at 30mph ...
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G3NL52TXX
Please help. This car stalls intermittently when coming to a stop. I looked at it last week, could not duplicate problem. There ate no codes, datastream looks OK. Air filter OK. Alt charges fine. A/C cond fan operation OK.I cleaned the throttle bore and IAC. T...
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2001 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L altenator VIN: 2G2FV22G81
This came from another shop where they replaced the altenator due to p/s pump leaking in it. The pump was also replaced. They first used a pep boys alt then a/c delco both only lasting a week or 2. I checked grounds and voltage to the altenator. I am getting a...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWSA29M1X
Customer brought car in with very intermittent stall. Sometimes when cold, sometimes when hot, at idle or while driving. Starts right up after stall. No shaking, as if someone pulled the plug on the ignition module. I was not able to duplicate the symptom. Cus...
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2002 Volvo V70 2.4L Booster VIN: YV1SW61R72
The brake noise was finally realized to be the booster making a ringing , moaning noise.There is another case in the fix archives , resolved by booster replacement . My question for the esteemed board of experts is...Has anybody found any alternative ? I could...
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L blower moter VIN: WBABN33461
thanks for the help techs it went good right wher you said it was passenger side on the box.the blower is working good
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1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L evaorator VIN: 1G1AY078XE
I bought a later model evaporator and relocated the cycling switch to the accumulator. Works like a champ. Thank you to all that responded.
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19W4X
Thanks to all who replied. As suggested I checked the 5 volt ref, and signal return circuts. All was well no shorts, or opens. I was able to swap ECM"S from antoher Astro van and found the ecm was not the problem. The only thing left was the EGR valve. I repla... Trouble codes: P0405 (egr circut low voltage).
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1NE52J81
Thanks to all who had responded. I had replaced the ignition keylock cylinder and did a relearn procedure on the security system. When replacing the ignition switch keylock I did notice a slight powdery metal shavings from the ignition switch. car starts up ev... Trouble codes: B2965 (key in ignition fault), B2960 (passlock cyl data incorrect), B1000 (ECU malfunction), U1128 (loss of IRC communication).
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2004 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEL19X54
Thanks to those who responded. The used ECM did indeed need re-flashed at a dealer as suggested by Burton [...]., but first I performed the Theft Deterrent relearn procedure that Burton was kind enough to send me. It started ...
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1982 Dodge Mirada Special Coupe 5.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2B3BX62K2C
Had great replies and info on how system works. Ed had a great way to set mixture screws. Connect anolog volt meter to green wire on DC solenoid(rear bottom of carb)and ground. With engine warm and air cleaner on,adjust mixture screws to 8 volts(a happy medium...
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2007 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Charging VIN: 1FMYU93147
the fix was install a factory alt with the gen 4 .for some reason even with a factory reg, it wouldn`t work.the copany i had to rebuild it are very reliable,they even tried to rig thier tester too work but no good.for some reason the gen 4`s are a pain.hth som...
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB353XX
Update: As suspected the radically negative fuel trim data apears to have been an anomoly. It only shows that with the scanner in vehicle specific mode. At first I couldnt get a scanner to work in generic OBDII mode, kept getting communications errors, but tod... Trouble codes: 303 (Misfire detected cyl3).
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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GHDT13S32
I received 3 replies for this. One said to check fuel pressure regulator for leaking. No problem there. I asked about a possible IAC problem. This system does not have an IAC, but is controlled by CTS,throttle body and computer. Last reply brought up the quest...
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2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L cooling system VIN: 5TBBT4417Y
I put in a rebuilt pump because the local Toyota dealer only sold rebuilt pumps. After checking everything twice, I called the owner because I was leaning toward a clogged radiator. He stated that he had purchased the truck new. I asked if he ever put stop le...
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2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHT05JX1
Thank you for the replies. I cut the wire for vss in the harness just behind cluster and ran a jumper wire out where I could access it. I scoped the wire and had no signal for vss coming out of cluster. I hooked the cut end going to the pcm for vss signal di... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle speed sensor malfunction).
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