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1995 Acura Legend L 3.2L compressor & fans dont engage VIN: JH4KA7667S
all i did was replaced blower motor , now compressor & fans dont engage. has anyone seen the power transistor go bad & affect compressor operation on this acura - legend car? I have seen it on the honda cars but not on the acuras? any help from you guys will b...
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2000 Audi S4 2.7L No Start VIN: WAUDD68D0Y
2000 s4 no start, customer came out one morning after the weekend(3 days of sitting). car turned over a little slow. made some attempt to start then turns over without starting. customer has complained of cold start issues in the past. becoming more frequent r...
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1992 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G4BR8374N
Hello everyone This car came in on tow truck,no start.I checked for fuel pressure ,none,sprayed starting fluid fired right up for a second then quit.Then I listened for fuel pump running not running,checked for power to fuel pump none,hot wired to fuel pump co...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Coolant Fans VIN: 2G1WF52E21
Vehicle came in with coolant fans inoperable and vehicle overheating. Tested fans, no low or high speed fan operation, but can control fans with scanner by commanding low and high speed fan control. Tested wires from PCM to fan relays, no breaks or shorts. Rel...
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1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ56H6S
I have a '95 Dodge Stratus ES that had minor front end damage and blew the airbags. I repaired the front bumper assembly and replaced the airbags, both sides, with bags from a salvage vehicle. As soon as the new bags went in, the car would not start. I get no ... Trouble codes: 066 (No communication between ECM and TCM/BCM)
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1985 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L HVAC airflow VIN: 1FABP22X5F
No airflow from vents,or to defrost. A bit of flow to floor. Manual hvac system w/air. Temp,air direction and cabin cables seem to be attached. Proper resistance when levers are moved. Trap doors can be heard when levers are moved. Fan works on all speeds. No ...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Power antenna VIN: 1FALP58S7V
I have a Taurus wagon with a strange power antenna issue. Key on engine off the power antenna operates pefect. With the engine running, it will only go up a few inches and the motor will stop. If it was all the way up previously, it will only go down a few i...
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2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBF01AX2
This 2002 Q45 arrived from another shop with ôservice engine soon" (mil) on and a stored code P1135, bank2 intake valve timing control fault. Vehicle odometer has 82266 miles and initial road test engine idle and acceleration smooth with no apparent decrease i... Trouble codes: P1135 (bank 2 intake valve timing control malfunction)
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L cv axle VIN: 4S2CM58W7X
have outer front boots to replace but cannot release axles from front diff, i see from the manual that there seems to be 2 snap ring holding it in. Am I on the right track? Or do i separate the cv knuckles apart, ad if so which one.
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L timing VIN: SALME11404
Faults codes P0011 and P0021, camshaft adaption "a" bank 1 and 2. fully advanced. Faults can be cleared but set immediatly have starting. Vehicle came in for noise on start up, Replaced Bank 1 VCC acuator, soliniod, housing, cam chain, tensionor, main timing t...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1YVFP80C44
Thanks for help...Car came in from another shop. They stated it had a CMP code and replaced it along with the PCM and had it flashed. Other shop states engine ran fine until next day. When we received car, engine would start for a split second and die. Even ba...
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1994 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D4R
Hello everybody, I have an Altima that came in with the complaint that it would hesitate and cut out intermittently after 30-60 min. of driving. After 3 days I got it to act up, and it's in hard failure now. Engine running extremely rich: Injector PW is close ... Trouble codes: 12 (Air Flow Meter), 21 (Ignition Coil Primary Voltage Malfunction)
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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L engine VIN: 1N4AL11D72
vehicle purchased new and at approx from the start it used a qt evey 1000 miles at 80,000 miles oil became very dark shortly after oil changes and in its final moments was usng 3 qts a week went on line and found many complaints by altima owners of the same co...
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K4X
Cust complaint of check engine light is on. We found code p0450 evap pressure sensor malfuntion checked voltage and is ok light is still coming on??? Trouble codes: P0450
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2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4T1BE32KX4
Manual system has 3 round knobs : recirc., AC, rear defrost. After starting car, either lights in all three knobs illuminate & compressor engages, or, no knob lights & no current to compressor. Doees not fail while in use, just either works at start up or does...
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2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5L display and radio VIN: 4T1BK36B67
Hey all you Toyota guys!!! I need some help here: We got this car in with a bad alternator. We replaced the alternator then, noticed the accessory display and the radio don't work. The accessory display screen is still backlit in blue and there are the 2 li...
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L 2-3 shift VIN: YV1LS61J8Y
have driven the car about 50 miles since last used transmission was installed. no check engine light and have used volvo transmission fluid. and suggestions on what to check or what i may be overlooking would be a lot of help.
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Soft pedal VIN: WAUZ164B21
I have not been able to get the customer to bring the vehicle back for me to check any further. My thanks to everyone for your input. I'm sure they will be in sometime in the future so I can do further testing. When that happens I will post the fix.
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2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L TransferCase VIN: WBAWC33517
Internal mechanical transfer case failure was the end result, slipping and burned clutches set trouble code and put transfer case into fail-safe mode. Thanks to BMW guru Pierre for the information. Vehicle was just out of warranty, and BMW covered transfer c...
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2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L 4wd VIN: 1GNDT13W51
Thank for the replies Len got it I checked to make sure the front wheel were engaging and they were not so I check to make sure there was vacuum to the solenoid by the distributor and there was but it wasn't going through the solenoid and the solenoid had powe...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EJ56H2S
A new PCM fix it.This is the diagnostic.Start engine,allow engine to reach normal operating temperature.Using scan tool,set engine speed to 1500RPM.Using scan tool,read rear o2 state.If o2 is not switchingfrom rich to lean,inspect o2 wiring and connector.Repai... Trouble codes: 140 (bank1 sensor2 rear o2).
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7MU48D63
Changed the O2 sensor with one from Chrysler and put on a new leak detection pump and all is fine now. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P2299 (BPP APP Incomplete), P0132 (H02B1S1 Voltage High), P0441 (Evap Purge).
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1966 Ford M151A1 2.5L Clutch
Thanks to all I decided to pull the engine rather then tranny, it seems pretty close to get the tranny through that opening. I had the engine out in 2hr, it's strait forward, the only thing got me a little was the bell housing had to come of in the vehicle, b...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L malfuntion indicator in dash VIN: WDBJH82JX1
Thanks for the reply's. I told the customer to go to dealer to get the sos programed out of the computer. The service indicator can not be set with this on because it keeps popping up and wont let you stay on the mileage setting. Seems there is not an update t...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L left heater flap? VIN: YS3ED48E11
sorry for taking so long to close.Cleared out codes,replaced left heater motor,& test drove car,seemed to work ok.returned car to customer& so far no problems.Thanks for all the replies.
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B4X
Well, this one took a while mainly because the customer was not in a hurry. The problems are 3. One, the pcv system had a big hole in it under the manifold. The germans cant make rubber or plastic! Two, Robert from TX nailed it on the output stage causing P030... Trouble codes: P0102, P1545, P0302.
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