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2004 Chevrolet Optra 2.0L wiper & ign VIN: KL1JD62Z44
Car stays running when shut off. If hatch is opened car will shut off. If harness to hatch disconnected problem remains. If washer switch operated car will shut off. disconnect wiper/ washer switch and problem remains. disconnect ignition switch and problem re...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic WT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC5C1M0Z7
Hey all, Kind of have a problem here. I have a 07 silverado that is setting a P0121 but the only way I can get it to act up is when I accelerate at 3/4 throtle up to 55mph from a stop (part of drive cycle) When this does happen it locks up my Modis system and ... Trouble codes: P0121 (TP1/APP1 circuit)
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2007 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L wheel speed sensor VIN: 2CSKA63HO7
Hi, I need help, I replaced the left rear half shaft because the customer, (also a personel friend ),put in lower rear springs and in the process let the inner joint come apart and when he put the car in gear it broke the inner cv joint. I towed it to my shop ...
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2000 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13W2Y
Ok here goes... customer parks vehicle at work had no problems. after 8 hrs vehicle will not start (cold/snow weather)) vehicle is towed in for a no start condition. Vehicle sits inside overnight and still no start. 1st checked is spark good at coil and at plu...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L module VIN: SAJEA51D13
vehicle has a code PO480 for fan module ,, as you know the dealer has a replacment for $534.00 ,,, does anyone know of an aftermarket or rebuildable unit VS getting a used one from salvage yard any help appreciated thank you Ron
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L low idle VIN: 1LT88RJG7S
hi all and thanx for reading this. this 04 ls has me up a wall. if it is started every day it will run fine but if it sits 2 or more days when you first start it up it will idle really low. the temp also has to be below 30 degrees f. the car is very well maint...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 3.6L Hood Latch VIN: WDBHM36E8S
After completing a water pump job on this vehicle where in I had removed the radiator core support crossmember without detaching the hood release cable( I just removed the two bolts on each side and the one in the lower middle and layed it back)and then re-bol...
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1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.0L no sparks VIN: 1MEFM6532X
ok folks im in bad need of some help,first off i am no electrical wizard by any means...customer brought in a 99 mercury mystique with trans slipping they supplied replacement trans which was from salvage yard.i have replaced the trans now when cranking fuse f...
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2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L 1-2-3 r shift VIN: 1N4BL11D35
when the custumer ride for 10 minures,start to shivt hard get on neutral,big bang when shift,on reverse either,please help.i need you guys. happy new year to all of you.thanks richard
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1BF30K15
Happy 2010 all. I cleaned the throttle body on this 05 camry and now i have a high idle. I am out of ideas on what to do. I have a mastertech with current toyo software. Its showing the throttle @ 15% at idle always. TPS is not adjustable here. There is an adj...
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2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK5280Y
Many thanks to all of you who offered assistance - replaced the MAF and the MIL is staying off. Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1).
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W0Y
sorry for the long wait guys. Started over with my diagnosis to verify that I didn't miss anything. Outside temp dropped to below freezing and I checked fuel pressure again. Vehicle had been outside to free up shop space. The preasure rapidly dropped after...
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2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L umder front floor mat VIN: 1GNDX03E53
Many thanks to all who replied, the fix was, in fact, the addition of a hose glued onto the drain pipe, as condensate was blowing back into the floor area despite an internal gasket that looked very adequate, we used a silicone spark plug boot for the fix, Tha...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L cylinder heads VIN: 2GCEC13V86
Heads werent the problem. Pulled heads and had them redone. Dug a little deeper, and found a bad cam, as well as bad lifters. replaced cam and lifters, noise went away. Truck has been gone for two weeks.
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1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP58S3V
The vehicle will return next week for further diagnosis. A scope pattern of the ground signal to the purge valve revealed nothing conclusive. The fault sets every time the purge valve operates at 100% - this seems to be when the pcm runs it's purge valve cir... Trouble codes: P0443 (evap purge system circuit fault).
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNX21F31
REPLACED GLOW PLUGS THAT TOOK CARE OF SOME OF PROBLEM AND NEW INJECTORS FORD O.E. TOOK CARE OF REST DID FLUSH MOTOR ALSO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO TELL YOU DO TO ILLNESS AND AHAIN THANX TO ALL OF YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Electronic VIN: WDBGA43E1R
hello, thanks for all your inputs it turns out the x15 on ignition switch was intermitent not getting power on fuse 20 by passed it using power from red and yellow wire wich is 15 on ignition normally would have had to replace ignition switch customer did not...
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1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: QN6SD11S8V
I think we have fixed it. Found fuel tank pressure sensor erratic. It would read 3.8V key on engine off at times (which is correct) and sometimes 3.3V. When performing the evap test it would read different almost every time. Replaced sensor and the T below it ... Trouble codes: P0443 (EVAP Purge Control Solenoid and Valve).
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2006 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L rear defroster/rear wiper VIN: 5TDBT48A36
well the problem is fixed- my tech originally said he had checked the rear window motor and said it was good.( i was aware of the tsb) however after futher questioning found he had checked the wiper motor instead. The car did indeed have a bad window motor and...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWSA29M7Y
thank to all of you the tcm & range switch was bad the placement of the tcm is a poor design cust had windsheild installed 6 mo ago
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