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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23G63
happy new year to all,truck was towed in the other day for no crank problem.customer states he was driving along when all of a sudden he started to lose power and stall,he pulled over and restarted the truck drove another couple of feet and same result.this ti...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L pcm VIN: 3C4FY48B53
came in with broken timing belt, wp and bent valves. replaced head gasket, wp, timing belt. now i have no 5v refrence from PCM through orange wire, that supplies crank, cam and tp sensor. fuses all good, asd relay good. have no spark, injector pulse, but fuel ...
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Touring 3.5L coolant VIN: 2C3AA53G15
This car brought in for no heat and check engine light on for code related to low temp. It runs well and shifts well. I was about to replace the thermostat and coolant- but surprise, surprise, the coolant reservior is full to the top with thick, tan colored gu...
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP52U23
This Taurus will not start when cold. (30F or below) Above 30F it is very hard to start and will not idle until warmed up. The spark plugs were soaked with fuel, which led us to fuel trims & pulse widths that seem off the charts to us. Long term fuel trims = 0...
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1999 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GTDT14X8X
Im not much of a drivetrain tech, more engine diag guy and so forth. Have a 99 sonoma here when driving in 2WD truck runs great. Switch it into 4x4 and once about every 10 seconds while driving there is a very severe BANG. It shakes the whole truck and continu...
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1994 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCD5525R
hey all my father-in-laws car had a slight clutch fluid leak saw slave leaking for shits and giggles looked under dash master leaking also replaced both bench bled master power bled system,seems to be stuck in 4th(goes in to 1st,2nd,3rd,stiff at 4th,goes in to...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L radio VIN: WDBGA51E3P
I cannot disarm the radio after disconnecting the battery. The code was keyed in incorrectly and I now have the word "wait" on the display instead of "code". I have the correct code but don't know how to enter it. Thank you for assistance in advance. Jack Ho...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WDBJF65J9Y
I am asking for assistance. This car came into my shop with a following problem: everytime when I turn on the engine the fan comes on on high speed. I changed (electrical cooling fan control module ) Also i have an error code (P1181 Electric induction fan Engi...
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Surge VIN: 3N1AB51D32
Customer came in for spark plugs, cleaning of throttle body, oil change. Disconnected MAF to remove air filter tube. After finishing we put bck together everything and test drove. Car then started surging and codes P0102 and P0113. I was told by the parts stor... Trouble codes: P0102 (MAF Sensor Circuit Low Output), P0113 (Intake Air Temp Sensor Circuit High Input)
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Interior VIN: 1G2NE12T5X
after switching key to off position, when key removed engine off dash lights stays on and cooling fans come on at very low speed, result drains battery. replaced ignition switch and new lock cylinder. still same problem. thank you, i appreciate the help.
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1993 Toyota Celica ST 1.6L head gasket VIN: JT2AT86F9P
A simple question here. I have a customer with little money and a 1993 1.6 Toyota Celica ST. The head gasket has minor leaks, and I need to know if you can replace the head gasket by removing the head without having to remove both camshafts. He has very little...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1995 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GBJK34NXS
Thanks to all for the help. I figured out that I had a lack of fuel. The pressure was at 29 psi and then would drop a 2 psi at wot. I then blocked the return line and got 40 psi dead head pressure when it should be 47 plus. I looked at the pump wiring and foun... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system fault).
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL52M2S
Thanks everyone for all the help, but I was unable to fix this one. I really wanted to fix this one as it was one of those problem cars that gets under your skin. Customer decided to junk the vehicle and refused repair. Trouble codes: 82 (Ignition control 3X signal error).
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1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L heater
FINALLY!!! The heat works grrreat!!! Almost everyone said vac hose/line problem. Well, I did check for a vac problem but did not find one. On this one, it has to have vac on the heater control valve when you set the control to COLD or it would hold the heater ...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, SPARK KNOCK/PINGING VIN: 2GCEC19W81
Well, the silverado left today! I confirmed the problem that i had by swapping cyl #2 spark plug and wire with #4 cyl. The misfire did not follow and the knock did not go away. only time i could get the knock to go away- unplugging cys #2 wire and letting vehi... Trouble codes: P300.
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2004 Chevrolet Optra 2.0L wiper & ign VIN: KL1JD62Z44
Dexter from Quebec was correct in that the connectors inside the left door pillar had become contaminated & corroded due to the broken w/washer tubing causing the circuit to feedback. The wires affected in the connector were red on one side, brown on the other...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Starting VIN: 2C4GM68464
Hello- The reason for this chrysler for not starting was due to a plugged converter. I removed one of the spark plugs for a compression test and the vehicle started and ran. We then reinstalled the spark and removed the oxygen sensor before the converted and ...
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1998 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L 4 wheel drive VIN: 3GKFK16R4W
thanks guys ireplaced the transfer case module everything worked fine happy new year.
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JHMCB7652M
THANK YOU TO AL [...] THAT HELPED ME WITH THIS ONE. IN THE END I FOUND THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AT THE DISTRIBUTOR WAS NEEDING ATTNTION. I RESIZED THE CONNECTORS AND WAS ABLE TO RESTORE INJECTOR PULSE. AFTER THAT I LOST FUEL PSI AND DECIDED THE FUEL PUMP WAS FAULT...
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1992 Honda Accord DX 2.2L hvac VIN: 1HGCB7644N
Hi Everyone, I can finally say that this one is fixed. I took the suggestion of putting flush chemical in the heater core and I let this sit overnight. I flushed it out the next day with water and shop air. There was some pretty nasty junk that was left on the...
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1994 Lexus SC300 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, VIN: JT8JZ31C6R
Thanks Jamie. Your request reminded me of all the things I am supposed to do. Oh yeah, read my original post. I did all that hence the "VERIFIED" term I used. Since the wiring diagram I looked at pointed to the ECM as the only common element of the two pro...
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2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L park indicator VIN: 5LMEU88H04
Thanks for the replys from Freddy, Paul and Bryan. They all indicated that the modules take a while to go to sleep. In this case, it appears that there is no problem at all, the light went out on its own after approximately 30 minutes. Thank you for your respo...
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1994 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Surge VIN: 1MEPM36X7R
Sorry for the delay in posting. this car was not fixed. I brought in another diagnostic tech from my area to help but the customer lost patience and decided to get another car. I also found out that another local shop charged her a lot of money before it came ...
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1994 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Stall VIN: 06ST012374
thank for all the help the fix for this car was the tab inside the timing cover for the cam sensor was broken off
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