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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Injectors VIN: 1GCHK29141
This truck came into my shop initially with lack of power and running rough. After diagnoses I found crank case to be full of diesel fuel. Found a TSB for replacement of fuel injectors to repair concern. I went ahead got all of the injectors, gaskets, etc. fro...
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L turn siganl lights VIN: 1B4GPY5R91
Good day people. I have this 01 Chysler Caravan that the turn signals will not work, front or rear. The indicators on the inside work, but not the outside. I have a signal into the BCM on the mux line from the signal switch. (4.2 volts with no signals on and 1...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, no acceleration VIN: 3D7KU28D53
It was spark plug wires! F.Y.I. only--My brother in laws truck came in --2007--(when only 4 years old) with intermittent "dead" throttle while driving (Electronic throttle)and would have to pull over,shut vehicle off,and restart to drive.We replaced ETC unit ... Trouble codes: P0123, P0122
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2004 Dodge Dakota 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HL38K74
hello to everyone!i have this dakota with a p0499 code. when i run the functional test for nvld, the solenoid does not fire, but the headlights do! at the same time, the iac buzzes. the nvld has a good ground, but it recieves 9.3 volts anytime the key is on, e... Trouble codes: P0499
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTWW33F43
This is my dads truck, we need some help here. 2003 F350 CC dually 4wd. 498,xxx miles. I don't actually have the truck it's at a shop in Harrisburg, PA and they can't figure it out. Truck just shut off going down the road. Towed to shop, 340PSI on ICP after ab...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FTSW31P43
i have installed a reman engine from ford and have ran into a oil pressure delay on start up it seems like it bleeds down over night then starts and stalls for the first few times till the oil guage raises then its fine all day the engine came complete with al...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz sprinter 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDB9046135
This vehicle came in on a tilt tray, owner complain it'd stalled while cruising (80km/hr) and cannot restart. Naturally he just keep cranking until battery went flat. We hooked up the jumper cables and got it started. We then connect up the scanner and code p1... Trouble codes: P1187, P1187
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1998 Saturn SC2 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZG1278W
hey people i have this saturn that has a miss on 2and 3 on accel and 4 on deccel, it has new plugs wires and good module, has good fuel pressure and no leak down the fuel trims are out to lunch (-30%) could any body tell me if the 02 is capable of causeing thi... Trouble codes: P0300
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1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4TAWN72NXV
this truck acts like it has a rev limiter and intermitently will trow a po340 cam position code. started doing it arond 3500 rpm now does it arond 1750rpm. has good vaccum,good compression,swaped cam sensor,mass air,crank senor,ecm,igniter,ignition coils, new ... Trouble codes: P0340
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L tcc VIN: 2G1WL52M2S
thanks to all that replied. I electrical like tps and tcc solenoid and everything checked okay. customer has not returned to go any farther,was planning on replacing trans. Thanks again for your help
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2001 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2C3HD36J71
Well I was stupid. I informed the customer that the computer was bad and I had to fix the rest of the exhaust leaks. I made those repairs and still had problem with one new symtom, a ticking noise intermittently. It would come and go. I was still in belief tha...
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1998 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L all gears VIN: 1B4HS28YXW
Pulled transmission, and had it rebuilt all is working now. Thank you everyone for your help.
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTDX18W6U
Thanks guys for all the help, really don't know what actually fixed it, was running on propane with the fuel pump disconnected, seemed to run fine, then when switched back to gas the truck started up and ran! Did find and replaced #7 fuel injector but didn't ... Trouble codes: P1288.
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18L8X
I have waited, and the truck is OK, or fixed. I really hate(strong word) when I can't put my thumb right on the problem, and this was intermitant too. I replaced the wire from the coil to the main connector near the passenger side valve cover. Just to add, w... Trouble codes: P0307 (no 7 missfire), P0357 (ignition coil primary circuit malfunction).
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L gem VIN: 1FMZU34X2X
RECIEVED 5 REPLIES ON THIS ONE,BILL FROM MASS.AND LOU FROM IND.BOTH GAVE ME GOOD ADVICE .WE HAD CHECKED SCAN DATA ON DOOR ADJAR SWITCHES AND ALL SHOWED TO BE CLOSED.WE DID AS SUGGESTED AND LEFT DOOR OPEN FOR 45 MIN. AND SURE ENOUGH LIGHTS WENT OUT BUT WE STILL...
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2006 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L dash lights VIN: 1FMEU73EX6
I never got this vehicle fixed and it is still sitting outside the door..I did notice something..The temperature up here is -25 celcius and when it cold the cluster works and as soon has it warms up it starts to blink rapidly..I am leaving for holidays until J...
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2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG65581
Replaced canister and valve like many of you suggested. sorry for the very delayed response. thanks you everyone for your input it is always appreciated. Trouble codes: P1457 (leak in the EVAP control system).
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L mis aceleration VIN: 1JGX48S64C
I did that chip from kentucky said, i cleaned the throttle real good, it solves the 90% of the problem, still little bit present, aditionaly i put an injector cleaner and the good quality gasoline. All this together fix the symptoms, car is running real good. ...
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2006 Jeep Commander (Truck) Limited 4.7L exhaust manifold
Job went smoothly, not as bad as it looks. Broken bolts came out with very little resistance. Manifold came out the top by the heater hoses.
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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8HR58M57
This vehicle is repaired and as most said the intakes needed to be replaced. The runner control linkage is not available separately. As for the tsb pertaining to this code it is really not needed. I did want to mention I had entered the mileage at 400K in err... Trouble codes: P1270, P2015 (Intake Manifold Runner Perf. bank 1).
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1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT8UZ30C4N
Thanks for all the replies, We had to get a computer for this vehicled. We had a hard time locating the pulse issue with this car, due to there was ground to all the injectors, however sometime it would go away. Once in a while if we play with the wire, power ...
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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Mechanical VIN: 1G2WJ52M2R
The shop told me wrong ntake gaskets were used. This engine did not use the plastic push rod guides that are part of the gasket.Apparently the push rods were being pushed out of alignment with the rocker arms. Correct intake gasket corrected the noise. Thanks ...
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G2WP52K3W
Thanks to all that replied. It turned out that the ECT sensor was out of range at idle and the vehicle was dumping fuel in an attemp to heat it up faster. Replaced the sensor and it flew through the e-test no problem. Thanks again everyone.
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Vibration VIN: YS3DF78K81
Decided to have all wheels road forced balanced, found 3 wheels out of round. Replaced wheels and all ok.
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2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L parking lights VIN: 1NXBR12E01
I hope everyone can learn from my experience on this vehicle. It was expensive and time consuming. I did however learn a lot. I spoke to a Toyota Master Technician and he gave me a few clues on how he fixed these in the past. I started at the battery. clea...
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L speedo VIN: JTEGH20VX1
thanx for all the replies the customer took the car to the dealer, yeah i know he'll probably never come back, he was thoroughly po'd. if i find out what the deal was i will post any useful info, thanx again for the help!!!
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