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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4GD2219S
Hi Folks, This customer said this symptom just started a couple of days before he brought it in. Check engine light on, lack of power until full throttle, severe 2 second engine cut out. After replacing everything in the repair history and erasing the code the... Trouble codes: 260 (QDM 2 Fault), 341 (Camshaft Sensor Signal Erratic), 361 (EST not toggling)
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2006 Cadillac DTS 4.6L headlite VIN: 1G6KD57Y26
Customer states the right headlite will go inop while driving and sometimes both right and left will go out. Headlites and all other lites were functional while looking for the problem so its a little tough to find when everything is working correctly. Using m...
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1991 Chevrolet C3500 Silverado 5.7L Surge, Stall
ok guys this one is on our company tow truck. truck runs fine here local, no miss, surge or stall. if you drive the truck for a good distance, say 50 miles, if you stop and let the engine idle for about 10 mins or so while unhooking the car, the engine will su...
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1994 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GCEC19H3R
Hello everyone, this truck came in aweek ago, customer said it intermitently would hesitate and have no power ,could not keep up with traffic on highway. drove truck 4 or 5 times till it acted up, felt hesitation but seemed to have good power at highway speed....
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1996 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L SRS indicator ON VIN: 2G1FP22K7T
SRS indicator flashes upon start up for 5 seconds and then remains ON steady. Scan tool (EASE) shows Code 61 present. All other SRS parameters are OK as per scan tool. I need troubleshooting information for this vehicle as my sources of diag info are limited ...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L speedometer VIN: 2GCEK19T84
Customer brought this thing on Saturday for me on Monday. I barely looked at vehicle so far. My problem is the speedo does not work and neither does the oil pressure guage. Customer said the oil pressure guage quit working 2 months ago but the speedo, last yea...
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1999 Ferrari 456 M 5.5L Suspension VIN: ZAFWSDE43X
Ok guys... looking for some help here if anyone has any Ferrari experience. This car really rides like crap in the rear, very bumpy and low to the ground. It has rear suspension very similiar to a Rolls or older Benz, using accumulators for each rear strut. Th...
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1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L abs system VIN: 1FAFP444XX
Abs light comes on and off at random. No dtcs. Slight groan from brakes upon acceleration. RF wheel speed sensor reads higher MPH that all the others(e.g. RF 15mph, LF10mph, RR 10mph, LR10mph)
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2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDAW56F41
This is where it gets fun. Truck came in fuel locked. Cleared cyls and found cut oring on the inj they replaced. Replaced o-ring. That solved the black smoke and fuel locked problem, but not the power issue. Engine cuts out and sort of pops at RPMs above 2500.... Trouble codes: P0471 (exhaust backpressure performance), P1248 (turbo boost not detected)
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L door locks VIN: 2FGY1345YG
does anyone no how to wake the gem up to unlock the doors with the aftermarket remots can i use a relay and trigger the ignition wire please help thanks in advance
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2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L ABS module VIN: 2FAHP71W47
Hello everyone,I have this 07 police interceptor crown vic that has us pulling our hair out.I have a u1900 code for no communication with the ABS module and the driver door module as well.I also have a u2023 code that I can't find info about or diagnosis for.I...
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1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GKCT18W5V
This vehicle is equipped with GM's Central Port Fuel Injection system (the one with the plastic lines going to each port).I want to clean the injectors but am unsure as to how to shut the pump off wihout affecting any other system(will just pulling the fuse do...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HKRL18002
This has me stumped... Van came back in 3 weeks after we replaced 2 coils and all plugs for a dead miss, p301 and p302 codes. Left running great. Came back with intermittent miss fire at idle after running for a minute or so; as soon as it drops off high idle,... Trouble codes: P1399 (random missfire), P0302, P0305
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2003 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Starting VIN: 3N1CB51D64
hello this sentra is in my bay and will not start. it turns over fine but is not getting spark, i got a code p0300 I have an 05 sentra that i've been swapping parts. so far I tried ckp cmp ecm relays . I don't seem to be getting any power to the ckp and the co...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDI13WXY
GENTLEMAN, YOU HELP HAS BEEN OVERWHELMING, WINDS UP THE PROBLEM WAS IN THE FUEL FILL TUBE, NOT RUSTED THRU, BUT AT THE TOP WHERE THE CAP TWISTS ON, THE LEAK WAS BETWEEN THE THE METAL PIPE AND THE PLASTIC INSERT THAT THE CAP FITS INTO, ACTUALLY HAD TO TAKE TH... Trouble codes: P0442 (evapmall leak).
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Brakes VIN: 1GNEK13Z62
I think its fixed. There have been several cold mornings and after biting what was left of my nails off I called to see how the Tahoe was doing and so far all is well. Most of you seemed adamant those speed sensors were not working correctly and although I cou...
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HC13YTM
Huge thanks to those who responded. I had replaced distributor assembly. The shaft bearing was loose and was hitting pick-up coil.
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 3D7KU28D33
Alright guys the problem on this one was the diameter or the snout on the converter. With a venier caliper we determined the snout was .010" larger than the hole in the crank. for some reason the crank hole was smaller than our original one. so we carefully to...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB73D82
Thank you all for your input and ideas...much appriciated. Tim from Florida hit this one on the head. I cheched both throttle cables and sure enough the cruise cable was indeed tight. I slacked it off and sure enough problem fixed. No codes and car drives like... Trouble codes: P0118, P0121, P0507.
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTL15491
Well this one looks like it will have to come back for further testing. Customer chooses not to spend any more money to eradicate O2 heater codes at this time. He is content with it running much better now and is legal with the inspection waiver. The plan is t... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0155 (O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Bank 2 Sensor 1).
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2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Unknown VIN: 1N6AA06B24
Thanks for you're answer we replaced the crash zone sensor and let the customer drive it for the week-end and if we got other problem we will check closely to the ipdm ,thanks again.
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2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU52FXY
I cannot say that I fixed this car, but it is out of the shop. After 3 O2 sensors, pcm, bypassing the harness for all four wires, disassembly of the underhood fuse block. It ate up 3 days of flag time that could have benn used for better things. I appreciate t... Trouble codes: P0140 (B1S2 No activity).
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67521
This one is fixed! After hours of work on a lot of things, rechecked the cam sensor signal to the ecm on a lab scope. And one bright idea came to me and tested the signal directly to the cam sensor and compared the graphs. Putting the lab scope on a small scal... Trouble codes: P0340, P1133.
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Interior light VIN: 9BWFP21J43
thanks for all the help. in the end the problem was the diode in the doorwiring harness. the most common failure for interior and central locking problems are the doorlatch switch. you have to replace the whole latch unit which can be pricey on the version wit...
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L Fuel Filter VIN: YV1LW5547W
Thanks to all for help. I got the Volvo fuel filter changed. Special thanks to Anders, Greg, David, Justin, Nico, Robert and John. I must have had a brain fade. I was trying to release lines backwards. I used a panel popper pliers and the lines came ri...
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