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1963 Chevrolet Thunderbir 390CID Convertible top race switch sequence VIN: 3Y89Z10207
Hi friends: You have been very helpfull in the past. I have been restoring a 1993 Convertible top Thunderbird. Up to this point I BEEN been able to test all solenoids, relays and motors and they respond accordingly. But It has been very diffucult to figure ou...
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1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Volt gauge VIN: 2GCDC14KXJ
1988 C1500 2wd 5.7L in for poor performance not driveable. Noticed low volts on gauge in dash reading 9.5V. Tested fuel pump. Fuel pump bad. Parts on order. Reads 9.5v at pump harness same as gauge. Tested Alt and Batt both good. Batt and Alt read 12.39V. Chec...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Stall, stalls in gear only VIN: 1GND123456
the truck runs beautiful and goes down the road nice, but at an idle if i do not two foot it, it dies after 10-20 seconds every time. it is worse in reverse. i have checked and added new grounds and b+ everywhere in the system. by watching the noid lights and ...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W3V
i am experiecing a case of HIV (HAIR IS VANISHING) over this van. It barely runs and has No power at all. once you get it started it takes a few times by pressing the gas pedal on and off to clear it out so it can rev up. If you put it in gear it will only go ... Trouble codes: P0341
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 3.5L front undercarriage
customer came to shop with a broken spring on passenger side. customer just wanted spring changed but recommended struts also since they were off the car and had 95,000m on them. after installing struts back in car, road tested it because customer complained a...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EL 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2C4GP3482R
Hi group this van was towed in as a no crank no start, there was no power to the small wire at the starter when in crank, i swaped the starter relay no change, i disconnected the pcm connectors (near the battery) they looked fine so i pluged them back in then ...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44371
Help! I need help on this one guys! This is a long one, but here we go. I help a shop out on the weekends for diagnostic jobs, so I've got a call last week about this caravan. I was told that this van stalled on the highway and was towed in to the shop. It was...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L low / no power VIN: 2FTRF08W72
Hello and thanks to all who take the time. This truck is very strange, anything below 1800rpm it is very gut-less. It wouldn't spin the tires in gravel, however about 15mph or around 1800rpm it comes right to life and goes like it should. There is no feel of m...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L stop lights directionals
guys this is my personal truck ,,, i do not use it enough during the week just saturday or sunday when needed , if truck sits for several days the stop light combination directional relay under the center of the dash will buzz constant until the brakes are ap...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNM22252
The F4 flashes on the odometer. The downhill descent light comes on and surges. The only trans code is the P0730. Land Rover has told me most likely it needs a transmission. Transmission and labor will cost more than car is worth. Is there a common siliniod or... Trouble codes: P0174 (lean), P0730 (incorrect gear ratio), P0000
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S320 3.2L air bag VIN: WDB2201652
Hi everyone... Plead for help from the Mercedes guys. I have a 2001 S320 that has the SRS light on. Have scanned it and come up with code B1315. Seat occupies sensor, passagerís side with child seat detection component familiar. Know I know the BMW have a seat...
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2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11E23
hi all and thanks in advance for your help. about 10 months ago vehicle came in for a p0335 crankshaft sensor and a engine speed code for the transmission (I don't remember the code number). I replaced the crank position sensor and the cam position sensor (cam... Trouble codes: P0335 (crankshaft position sensor)
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L directionals VIN: 3VWED21C52
Ok VW Gurus, Got a strange one for you. This NB's directionals opperate normally unless the headlights are turned on. The moment you turn on the headlight switch the rear directionals stop working (whether selecting either left or right directional) and the fr...
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1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W2N
OK It's fixed. Bob hit the nail right on the head. I removed the wire from the module to the coil and ohm'd it. The wires looked good but there was a small hole in the [...] wire insulation where it had been probed at some time or another. Altho it was small t...
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2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GAGG25U84
THANK U ALL FOR THE HELP THE B1 O2 SENSOR WAS THE PROBLEM CAUSING A LEAN MISSFIRE I REPLACED IT AND ALL IS GOOD. GOD BLESS Trouble codes: P0300.
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1998 Dodge Dakota 2.5L Tank filler neck VIN: 1B7FL22P4W
Hi we have been waiting for this customer to back in. But he has not made a appointment for us to check it out. All the post will be helpful if he comes back in . Thanks again
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1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDLF47FTE
Well thanks for the help. It was a cam thrus problem. Cam was moving in and out moving away from sensor. Trouble codes: P0340.
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2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Cooling fan VIN: 1FAFP34302
Thanks for the replies and as several have sugested we replaced the rt side mount again with a ford mount and I also put a timing belt and idler and tensioner kit in it. I found a burnt connector and bad resistor for the cooling fan. still cant figure out why...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Transmission range sensor VIN: 1FTSX31PX3
VEHICLE ENDED UP AT DEALERSHIP. THEY REPLACED THE COOLING FAN AND THE COMPLETE TRANSMISSION, WHICH WAS BURNT UP DUE TO RUNNING OUT OF FLUID AND RUNNING HOT
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L lash adjusters VIN: 1FTPW12584
thanks to all for your suggestions. after going back over what we did and flushing the engine 4 times, the noise was still there. i called the customer and recommended either a tear down or complete rebuild. they decided they would like a second opinion. so th...
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2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1FMZU74K05
Thanks to Richard,Andy and David for quick response to my problem. It was the upper intake manifold gaskets. When I inspected them I found that 3 where very hard with small cracks. I was surprised that 05 has the same problem as older Explorers did. Thanks aga... Trouble codes: P0506.
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2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAHP53U46
Thanks to all that helped and responded. Kerry was right. I first took a fuel sample. The fuel was extremely contaminated. I pulled the fuel tank, drained it completely and fully cleaned it out. I put in a motorcraft fuel pump and changed the fuel filter as we... Trouble codes: P0191.
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1997 GMC K2500 Suburban 5.7L radio VIN: 1GKFK16ROV
I did not fix this truck due to customer not wanting to spend money.I found that fuse #17 for radio had 8 volts on it w/key off,should have had 0 volts.unhooked radio & voltage went batt.voltage on fuse 17.started pulling fuses,removed fuse#13,radio quit playi...
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1996 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Hesitation VIN: JHMBB2155T
lab scoped t.p.s. till i almost went "blind" KENT [...], calif, thanks, i went there first, they were o.k. DAVID & MICHAEL, calif, TIM penn., BINGO, front o2 would go into fuel control, closed loop, sometimes, if it felt like it. slower than slow and lazy. new den...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GZ58S1W
Thanks Guys for all the tips. What actually fix the problem was 1. there was a crack exhaust manifold which i replaced 2. The fuel pressure was not normal so i pulled down the tank and notice that the pump was not fixed properly. the returned valved was block... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L engine VIN: JA3EM64J6P
As one of the tech. requested we checked the crankshaft ring that passes through the crankshaft sensor and it was not in align with the cranshaft pulley. We pulled off crank pulley and found that the pins were sheared off, so we drilled out old pins aligned th...
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2004 Bentley Continental GT 6.0L Air Conditioner VIN: SCBCR63W34
Thank you all for the great responses. On these cars the compressor is always on. Turns out these cars set a low pressure fault in the HVAC computer system. If the system gets to low on charge, while operating, it will set the fault. Now unless you can get...
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2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JTEHF21A02
WIRING TO ECM WAS SHORTING OUT AT THE FIREWALL CONNECTOR. AFTER REPAIR VEHICLE RUN AND STAYED RUNNING ON OWN BUT WE REPLACED THE TIMING BELT SINCE IT WAS NEVER DONE. VEHICLE RUNS FINE NOW
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