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1993 Acura Integra GS 1.8L valve clearance VIN: JH4DA9377P
Good evening! I bought this car with a burnt exhaust valve on #3, intending on repairing and selling it. I pulled the head, checked for straightness and replaced the valve. I also installed the new guide seals that came with the head set. Then I lapped in the ...
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2006 Chevrolet Express 1500 LT 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCFG15X26
Starts runs for three seconds dies. Had crank cam mass air flow codes originally. Replaced crank and mass air. Now no codes in pcm. Had p2961 key not in ignition. Replaced ignition switch and reprogrammed. Security. System. To no avail. I have over 60 lbs. Fue...
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3JA53G75
Car originally came in for a P0152 code, O2 2/1 high voltage, was hanging above 4 volts for several minutes. Testing lead to replacing the O2 sensor. Car test drove OK, but was back two days later with a P0152 and a P0300. Went through testing again, could not... Trouble codes: P0300
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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3B7HC13ZXS
Hello intermittent stalling dodge techs. This trucks stalls cold, hot, whenever. It restarts 95% of the time. This fuel injection system cuts out spark and fuel pulse then engine dies. Only one time it cranked and didn't start, i backprobed the crank signal an...
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2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG12X92
Checked auto shut down relay for voltage , both terminals normal.through scan tool made asd function and heard click.no power at white and dark blue wire at LDP. Underhood fuse box shows no voltage at white /blue wire. Checked fuse number 2 and fuse is good. S... Trouble codes: P1495, P0753, P1765
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L all VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
fuses 4/15/31 burnt, replaced 15, "smoke" from GEM module. Replaced module and c.j.b. Ford parts. Has blower control, lights, comes out of park. "NEW PROBLEM", vehicle won't shut off. Alt. and ignition switch, unplugged, still runs. Fuse 30 is "hot" key off. U...
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2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51411
first problem is intermittently code171 returns replaced o2 sensor and dormans upper intake manifold kit.car runs smooth except for a slight rolling idle in drive when stopped at a light.propaned engine looking for idle flare up but nothing found.also has a ju... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 530 (vss problem)
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L master cylinder VIN: 1FAFP33P83
Car came to me initially with a blown rear wheel cylinder. Removed wheel and also found shoes delaminated from backing plates. Replaced wheel cylinders, brake shoes, hardware kit, and machined drums. Also needed front brakes, so installed new pads and rotors. ...
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1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L rear wiper
I feel like an idot, but I am not able to replace the rear wiper blade on my Civic hatchback-looks like the blade and arm assembly is one unit-possible refillable blade??? Any ideas?
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2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L engine VIN: 5FNYF18486
my customer has a 2006 Pilot w/18,000 miles and complained of a squeaking noise from timing belt area when engine in at normal op temp. the dealer performed TSB # 08-045. Idler pulley mounting surface is tilted causing edge of timing belt to rub against the si...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L calipers VIN: 1N4BA41E34
I have a strange one. While driving the vehicle will lock up all four calipers. Once the vehicle cools the brakes will release. I have been able to get the brakes to lock up and shut the car off and restart and they would free up after the ABS self test at 5mp...
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2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1565DH5657
Quick question for NISSAN techs!. or anybody that knows (for shure) my wife's 07 altimahas the regular cd player from factory, and steering wheel audio controls, my question is can i install the upgrated stereo (bose ,navigation system etc.) from the high ...
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1991 Subaru Legacy LSi 2.2L Misfire VIN: JF1BJ6523M
vehicle has an intermittent miss on cylinder #3 and rough idle. compression is 150psi on all cylinders, new plugs and wires, have checked for vacumme leaks and none detected especially around intake area. spark and injector pulse is good, and since intermitten...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L electric windows,gauges,door locks VIN: 3G5DA03E12
I have eliminated all other possibilities and I think I will replace the BCM.I am waiting to purchase the proper scan tool so I can program the replacement BCM. Thank you for all of your suggestions.
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L runs on with key off VIN: 2C4GP54LX3
Well, after alot of agonizing and a discussion with the vehicle owner, we replaced the IPM. Vehicle has been gone four days now, and all is well. Thanks to all who replied. I really don't like it that I couldn't PROVE something wrong, but the intermittant n... Trouble codes: 1495 (NVLDP solenoid).
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1996 Dodge B2500 3.9L Hesitation VIN: 2B7HB21X3T
Good morning everyone I would like to thank all of you for your suggestions.Your not going to beleive this but it ended being the fuel pump.Just on a hunch I checked fuel pressure and it was only 20 pounds.should be 55 pounds,replaced fuel pump and everything... Trouble codes: 138 (downstream o2 sensor), 140 (downstream o2 sensor).
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1997 Dodge Dakota Sport 5.2L ATF Leak VIN: 1B7GG23Y9V
Thnx to all that replied. Im sure most are right on with my suspicions---a leaking Output-shaft seal on the transmission. Im told these are a common problem for seepage after the seal becomes hard/cracked. Removal of the Tranfercase allows easy replacement of ...
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1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L no throttle response VIN: 1B7MF3362X
Thanks for all the replies, they were very helpful. The problem turned out to be the app sensor, and what an expensive part. You would think dodge would sell this sensor without the bracket assembly. Trouble codes: P0121, P0123, P1286.
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L elec.window, turn signal, door locks VIN: 1D4GP24363
Some corrosion was found on the negative battery cable at the battery...cleaned cable and symtoms have not returned. Thanks for all who responded
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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDEE14H2S
Thank you to all for your help.Got a used engine computer and it fixed the problem.Have a used car dealer by shop and they luckly had another van same year and engine.Used the computer from it and problem went away.Three junk yards to find computer.
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1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L MIL Lamp on, p1153 Or p1133 VIN: 2GTEC19T3X
We replaced the O2s with OEM units! All good for now! Trouble codes: P1153, P1133.
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2009 Honda Civic LX 1.8L L/F Corner of Passengers Compartment
Ok guys thanks for all the input,I continuted to remove pieces of the vehilce interior and exterior trim,I also checked the bolts for the fender and the inner fender hardware as well as removing the trim piece for the drivers side windsheild that runs over the...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58YCP
First of all, I have never experienced so many failures of the same componant on a vehicle in such short time, but I took the advice of many of you and replaced the ignition coil with one from Jeep after checking and double checking all of the other related se...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L coolant loss VIN: 1J4GW68N3X
At the present time the car is on the back burner due to other more pressing work, we are planning to remove the oil pan and see if we can determine which side the leak is on and go from there,used engine is hard to find and expensive, that will be the last...
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2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L steering control VIN: 1LNHM81W0Y
replaced steering gear box took care of problem.thanks for all you replies.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L timing chain VIN: 3VWTG69M12
Hello VW Techs The general advice was to remove either the transmission or engine, whichever you prefer and replace upper and lower timing chains, rails and tensioners, in order to do a proper job or you will have problems, the cylinder head does not to be ...
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1999 Volvo V70 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1LW62C8X
Closing this post after confirming the information I got from the dealer, wreakers and IATN. All control units on this car is electronically locked to the chassis number, so you canít swap 2nd hand bits or get them recoded, but I did confirm a faulty ECU by ke...
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