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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L vsa VIN: 19UUA56882
Hi,I was in need for some help vsa light was on and had code 27 steering angle sensor replaced sensor and cleared codes now I have code 84-1 sensor logic failure. I tryed to do a neutral position memorization couldnt get it I guess I am doing it right used mod...
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2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2G4WB55K11
This car runs fine and starts fine as long as you do not use the turn signal switch. Place the signal switch in the left or right position and the vechile dies right out. With the switch still on there is nothing as if the battery is disconneted. Turn the swit...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Lighting
o.k. Ive been beating my head against the wall on this one guys. The only turn signal light that works is the right front and it flashes quickly. the lowbeams didnt work and the hazard flasher/turn signal flasher works the front two hazard lights but makes a l...
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2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L moaning VIN: 1GDNDV2310
this is a company van sterring whining all time not noticed at idle much replaced pump with rem gm pump twice & aftermarket once replaced rack & pressure hose installed synthetic fluid bleed severald recomended ways . it is same after all of this help thanks
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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L fluid type VIN: 1FAFP53X63
i am replacing a transmission in this wagon for the second time. i am tring to verify the right type of trans fluid for the car. mitchell says mercon and the part store says mercon v. it is a 4eat trans. if anyone has an answer please let me know. thank u
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Surge, IDLE STUMBLE, INTERM VIN: 1FALP67L4S
Finally played up twice for me today, after parking outside all night in snow and minus 25 degrees. Had fuel pressure gauge, amps probe around direct jumper lead (Fuel pump relay removed and jumped) and scanner hooked up before starting. Started great, drove 2...
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1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Aftermarket CD Player VIN: 1FAFP42X2X
Howdy yall. What I have here is a 1999 Ford Mustang GT Hard Top with the Mach 460 system. Our customer purchased the car via our local auto auction. Whenhe bought it, they told him they installed a brand new aftermarket cd player in it which they did. But what...
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1991 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Ignition,fuel system VIN: IJ4FJ78SXM
I have this jeep in my shop and im having troube trying to diagnose a no start problem. It started when the customer was driving down the freeway and the vehicle died out and lost all power. Customer recalled a loud pop sound, which I then found out was the en...
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1999 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Starting VIN: 1YVGF22C5X
hi to all technician,i have a problem with this engine not star,i do not nave spark,change coil pack,check all fuses,compression is 150 pounds,all grounds is good, no codes,i dont have signal at the injector pulse.may be crank sensor a so. i apreciate in advan...
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1999 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Starting VIN: 1YVGF22C5X
hi to all technician,i have a problem with this engine not star,i do not nave spark,change coil pack,check all fuses,compression is 150 pounds,all grounds is good, no codes,i dont have signal at the injector pulse.may be crank sensor a so. i apreciate in advan...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L hvac VIN: WDBEB33DXH
This problem is with the fuses. They don't make connection at the bottom end. I have sprayed The lower connections with cleaner, and rubbed them with a small screw driver and they will work for awhile then the blower stops. The upper fuse connection will not h...
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1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L pats VIN: 32156K5299
dear all my problem is the engine off after 2 sec. i doubt for anti thift system but i have original key and lamp for pats system is off after the vehice open , and also the Remot control didnot work . i want to know what is the problem and if the are method t...
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2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L ride control VIN: JN8AR124S4
Hey Nissan techs,car came to me with complaint of thumping noise from right front over bumps...customer had strut, spring, links,and strut tower bearing replaced but noise still there...i did a visual,checked rack for looseness or bad bushings but all seems ok...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L engine VIN: JT3VN29V6S
Hello, gents! I hate to ask so generic a question, but I could potentially waste a lot of time if I don't, so here goes: my brother in law bought this 4-runner from a used car lot a couple of months back. The local mechanic where he lives told him that it need...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWSE69M64
Bought this car about 17 months ago and everything has been great until it started to get cold out side (below 38 deg. F). It has no check engine light or DTC's. The vehicle will crank and try to fire but die about 3 times before it will start on the fourth or...
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2006 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1RS59236
This code was present at the time of the MAF replacement, but i assumed that the IAT fault was part of the MAF so I blew it off. After the road test I rescanned the system, and found the IAT low signal fault, so I checked the sensor actual value and found it a... Trouble codes: P0097
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1994 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GCEC19H3R
Hello, thanks to everyones help we got this one fixed. got truck back last week,We dropped the Y pipe and drove truck, seemed to run better,so we cut out converter and put in test pipe. took care of hesitation and lack of power on highway. converter was parti...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L tac system VIN: 1GNET16S93
hi, we disconnected the exhaust to check for a restriction and vehicle still won't rev up any higher than 2000 rpms. we checked with the customer and they informed us that they had been to 3 other shops with no luck, but didn't want to spend anymore money with...
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1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Misfire VIN: 2C3HD46J6W
thank you to all who replied.i have still to solve the problem.i have removed the upper intake and replace the #6 injector and made a plate to bolt to lower intake to smoke it and no leak was found.i also did a leak down test and nothing found.thanks again Trouble codes: P0306.
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L starting VIN: 1FALP52U4T
Turned out to be a piece of cake especially with the help I recieved here. I brought engine up to TDC, marked the location of the syncroniser body as well as the internal rotor then positioned the new assembly in the same positions. Vehicle started right up ...
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2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L GEM module VIN: 3FAFP31352
Thanks to all that replied to this help request! The GEM module was under the right end of the dash. You can access it by removing the globe box. It was attached to the PCM by a bracket. This model had 5 connectors. Brian
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1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GKCT18W5V
Thanks very much for all the suggestions on how to clean the injectors on this system.Unfortunately I can't get the customer to bring the truck in as he's currently working 7 days a week.I will repost the fix when I can get the truck in. TISH
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1987 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L pump VIN: 1JCML7813H
Mike and Allen you were right! The belt was just too tight. I loosened the belt,and let it sit for about an hour to hopefully let any distorted seals go back to their original shape.After re-tightening with a hand ratchet the aeration was gone as was the hideo...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L front struts VIN: WDBNG75J81
First off I would like to thank all those that offered help, it really shows how well this network works. When the vehicle first came in the front of the vehicle was low. So we started by looking for air leaks. The right front strut we installed the air leak r...
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2004 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L ac/ hheater VIN: 1N6AA06A74
sorry i took so long to closes this help request guys just got truck back on saturday well it was the heater contralers on the dash a dealer iteam not cheap but truck heater working remenber on this truck when heater not blowing air and the a/c heat nob dose ...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L ignition barel VIN: WVWZZZ93Z4
Hi, thanks to all that replied, i have not yet dissmantled the beetle, but i did as sujested, lubricate and hit the end of the key and yes it worked great, but i am looking foward to repairing it corectly. thanks to all.
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Alignment VIN: 3VWAL81K99
The 09 VW had very low mileage. Discussed with customer what would be involved to align vehicle. Customer wanted to see if dealer would correct problem under warranty.
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5538W
I have fixed this car and appreciate the tips and replies. I ran this car for hours before any sign of poor operation occured. It seems that the MAF would start overestimating air flow and causing the car to run mega rich. I had suspected the MAF was at fau... Trouble codes: P0103 (maf high).
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