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1994 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L no gears VIN: 1GND43L56W
This is a relatives tow truck he called me saying it wont shift into any gear.He replaced the sensors and that did nothing.Now it will move but wont shift.Ive yet to look at it. I was hoping some one out there seen this problem before.It just stop shifting and...
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16R5X
Thank you in advance for any help. I have seen this vehicle multiple times for same codes and have yet to figure out the problem. The air pump opperates correctly. When I manually power air pump while vehicle is running, the left o2 sensors have a faster respo... Trouble codes: P1415, P0410
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L frt hubs VIN: 1GCHK24114
I am asking for some input. This truck came to me with both frt bearing hubs damaged. When i was tearing done the trk i noticed both axle shaft nuts were loose. This is a one owner trk very clean. The axles have never been touched is GM having a problem with t...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L door locks VIN: 3D7KU28C54
heys guys, this vehicle's power door locks are all inop. drivers side door will only lock from either the drivers door switch or pass front door switch. no other door lock is working. checked signal voltage from drives door and pass front door switches for loc...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L windshield wipers
previously the vehicle had a problem with the windshield wipers not working. the previous shop replaced the gem module with a used unit. i have tried the original unit and the used unit which the vehicle came in with. i can power up the wipers with my power pr...
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Release from park VIN: ZFMDA5340Y
Hi everyone, and Thank You in advance for any input. This customer came in with engine rear main leaking. After the tech replace the seal we thought all was well. The customer says where they have always parked, there is a slight downhill slope(in florida we d...
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1999 GMC Yukon SLT 5.7L daytime running lights VIN: 1GKEK13R7X
we have searched everywhere for this diode indicated in mitchell diagrams. jumped the circuit on the feeding side of the relay and the drl operates. all indicates a bad diode just need to find it. this vehicle has immobilizer and remote alarm. wire everywhere....
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1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3BM54JXP
Hey guy thanks again for all the great help in the past so here we go again this car will not start cold unless you prime the fuel system with a spray of carb cleaner in the am after a cold soak after that an it warms up it will start all day long no problems ...
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1999 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: EC3A-02003
Hi Team Information is a bit sparce here and this may just be a faulty etv motor . What i would like to know is just how to prove that it is faulty. I have been unable to find any test info. I also wonder if this code could be set by some other fault. So befo... Trouble codes: 95 (etv motor)
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1993 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L axle seal VIN: 1P3XA46K4P
This is a problem on my sister's car. She developed a transmission leak suddenly. It will leave a small puddle under the car after driving. Found the leak was coming from the left axle seal area. Cleaned the area and added uv dye to confirm where the leak was ...
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2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Radio Display VIN: 1G2HX54K42
I have a 2002 Pontiac radio with the back lighting display that is only partially illuminated. I know that you can replace the bulbs on the older Pontiac radio's. But this is the newer style with the larger display. I pulled the radio and removed the top cover...
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Starting VIN: JF1GD70675
We purchased an 05 Subaru STI at auction and this vehicle was missing the ECU. We located a ecu from an 05 on car-part.com, However the local subaru dealer states that a used computer cannot be reprogrammed. We have the original key. Has anyone ran into this s...
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2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: YV1LS61J7Y
Car surges and hesitates from time to time with an occasional stall. There are no codes set. It feels like the gas pedal is either not sending the right data to the throttle assembly or the throttle does not respond correctly. Problem sometimes happens during ...
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1992 Chevrolet C1500 WT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on
hi, i just wanted everyone to know that i repaired the problem with this truck, someone mentioned the fuel pressure regulator in the throttle body ,i replaced it with one i knew worked well and it worked, thanks to everyone for thier help. Trouble codes: 33 (map sensor high voltage reading).
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2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: OGKBT13S46
Here's the deal on the Envoy. Thanks to every one who offered constructive answers. Most of which talked about the mass air flow meter. I had looked at the maf and it appeared clean so I went back and cleaned it anyway. The fuel trims after cleaning changed to... Trouble codes: 171 (lean exhaust).
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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC84H12
Hi everybody! I am closing this help request without a fix yet. The car still is in the lot. The kid and his father left the shop with the promise of finding a used PCM to be installed in this car, although they and my manager were told by me, that the car won... Trouble codes: P0507.
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2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L no shift VIN: JTDBF3OK52
Thanks to all who replied. After going over everything again I noticed burnt looking connectors at the PCM terminals of the original PCM. They were the terminals that related to the solenoids but were too small to remove and clean. I used stabalint 22 and bent...
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2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L Multifunction display VIN: JTDKB20U84
I would like to thank each tech for your help in resolvoing this concern. The owner had the car for the last two weeks, and returned for further testing. I pulled the display and verified Tx+ and Tx- connections where solid and not loose. I contacted the de...
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