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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Ignition VIN: 1FALP52U8S
Replaced Distributor due to car intermitant dying. Ran fine then came back again due to more dying and now car won't start at all. Replaced Coil & CCRM module & Distributor again. Still no spark. Load tested wires from PCM to Distributor & Coil and tested go...
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2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L engine VIN: 1FTRW07683
after replacing lower and upper intake manifold gaskets, while attempting to crank engine only cranks once and it feels like motor is seized something is preventing it to keep turning over to start, already check battery voltage is ok starter was ok on arrival...
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1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W4X
hey guys i have this truck at my shop customer had a new egr and map sensoe install i dont know if he install or anothere shop customer tells me truck sad around for 2 years truck runs great after about a mile check engine light comes on same code po401 could ... Trouble codes: P0401
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L converter install VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5S
Customer brought vehicle in with catastrofic trans. failure. Asked us to replace the unit for him we agreed. Customer supplied own used trans. from local salvage yard (very reputable) When the unit arrived we noticed it was missing the converter, we then advis...
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1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L ECM / Immobolizer VIN: 1JT8BD68S3
1998 Lexus GS300, Clean Car with no History of issues. With Chipped Lexus Black key Installed Security Light on left side Dash will Flash 1 Second Intervals. Turn the key to KOEO Position The Security Continues to Flash and MIL Light ia on. The scan tool at th...
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1996 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LS 3.8L lifter VIN: 1G3HN52K1T
I am having a fit with this car. I had a noisy lifter in this 2,000 miles ago. The noise was caused by a broken roller wheel on the cam side of the lifter on #6 cyl closest to the rear of the block. I found no damage to the cam at this time. All was parfect af...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M21
This vehicle has come is with the same codes 2 times.The maf was replaced & codes cleared and vehicle was good for about 1 month.We reinspected and found the wire harness to the ignition coils cracking.Found bulletin in alldata #04-02 for a wire harness overla... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0304
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWST71K96
One of my techs bought a car from the auction which had been hit on the oil pan and ran out of oil. He removed the engine and we polished the crank in a lathe. The engine is a 1.9 TDI BRM engine code. He installed new rod and main bearings. He installed the en... Trouble codes: P3008 (g40 signal outside specs), 12296 (G40 signal outside specs)
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1991 Acura Legend 3.2L steering
sorry guys it took so long to close this help request i was in mexico i return and my tech said the ball joints took care of the noise thank you for all your help
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1999 Acura Integra GS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC445XX
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions and advice...water had collected under the rear seat and caused corrosion to bridge pos & neg fuel pump leads inside the main wiring harness plug to the fuel tank... repaired wiring, replaced fuel pump ( resistance was ...
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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L no communications VIN: TRUUT28N02
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. This vehicle's data line(K line) had no communication. At the ALDL you should read about 8 to 9 volts on a good functioning K line. This vehicle had like .023 volts, essentially nothing. I got replies about the radio...
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L p0411 VIN: 4USBT33473
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. The one way check valve bolted to the head is what fixed it. It was kinda one of those fixes that fixes the situation, but you really are not completely sure why, you just have your theories. The original valve you co...
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2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Remote starter VIN: 1G6DS57V58
The jury is still out on this one. The car went back to the dealer for a recall, and they weren't sure if it could be done either. What I do know is that the RCDLR (remote control door lock receiver) is very different on cars that were equipped with a passive...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L transmission VIN: 1GCHK29G71
Thank you to all who replied. Because of the intermittent nature of this problem we were never able to reproduce the symptom usually associated with this code. Based on the recommendation of those who replied we replaced the pressure switch assembly and allo...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L cylinder head VIN: 1GCJK33182
customer wants to put a new motor in the truck.customer would rather put money into a new motor.turbo failure occured and debris got sucked into cylinders.he also wants to get rid of the super chip which is part of the cause of the failure.
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L Cuts out, Stall, ELECTRICAL POWER LOS VIN: 1G1ZT54805
We did replace the Ignition switch but problem happened again within 3 minutes. My Technician spent several hours chasing this ghost.The customer declined further testing as he didn't want to invest any more $$$. I do thank you all for your help. I hope we may... Trouble codes: U2100 (history cab / buss communication), U0121 (no can bus communication), C0561 (abs system disabled), B3109 (keyless entry battery low).
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2007 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1GAHG39U67
Thanks to all who replied. Alva from Jacksonville Fl was the first to reply with the correct answer. No ball next to the 2-1 band servo. I went ahead and overhauled unit. Thanks again for all the help.
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L heater VIN: 2C8GM68424
Thanks for the help & suggestions. The customer has not returned with the car yet & i have to close this request. The shop owner told me the customer took the car on a 2000 mile trip with no overheating problems. This tells me the problem is probably not head...
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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3B7KF23Z95
thanks for all the suggestions but nobody thought of it believe it or not a brand new crank sensor was the problem i warranted it and we can call this one a fix anyone every heard of that before?
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start, VIN: 1FTCR11X0V
I'm going to call this one fixed. Due to the intermittent nature and the fix, it may be too early to tell. Steve from IN probably came the closest when he said the high case ground readings may not have been affecting the starting problem. The truck never fail...
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2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTRW07662
ok now i am home now and it so cold out it feels like i still up north. well want to thank all that replied i printed out all responses for the boys to use my wife would not let me work on any vech so you all can understand when the boss speaks thats law. well...
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2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L front wheel bearing VIN: 1FAFP45X72
THANKS GUYS.I HAVE WENT TO DEALER AND GET SAME RESULT.THE BEARING IS NOT SEALED OUTSIDE. THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS WHERE DID THE GREASE GO AND WHY DID WE PACK BEARINGS OR SEAL THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE IF YOU DON'T NEED GREASE? ARE THESE 50,000 MI BEARINGS,WHERE DID...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L starter
Thanks to Corey from Kansas who took time (6 hours worth) to help troubleshoot this vehicle. Turns out while pinpoint testing all the way back into the PCM, they hooked everything back up and the truck started normally. I strongly suspect the trans range senso...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L front diff actuator VIN: KNDJC733X3
thanks for the replies. The problem turned out to be the actuator in the diff. it was bleeding air. Their is a hose in there but it was ok. I was able to keep the differential engaged by using a 1/4 brake line till we order the part. Client lives in the mount...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Head Gasket VIN: JA4MW51R51
Thanks to everyone for all the great informaiton, the problem was the Rear Cam End Plug Oring. Very hard to see the leak with the engine in the vehicle, but knowing where to look helped. We ordered a new one from the dealer and solved the problem, this inform...
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2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Transmission Neutralizes VIN: 1N4BL11D35
Client has an extended warranty, so we got a transmission overhaul approved and ate the deductible. Installed a new valve body with over haul. The client said it did the same thing the first time it went over 80. We could never duplicate. Now I wonder if it is...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L balance box VIN: 4T1BG22K2X
Thanks for the replies. I decided to use balance box after all the suggestion & knowledge. THANKS FOR REPLIES
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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L Battery VIN: WVWUH23B4Y
Wow, I have to quit working weekends, this was kind of a dumb post. Looks like the MTP-91 will be the one for this, I was just curious why Interstates catalog doesn't show this car... On the other hand, Thanks to Robert from Virginia for helping me with this t...
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