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2006 Acura TSX 2.4L Dash, Navi, Engine VIN: JH4CL96915
Hello all, I have the stated vehicle in for an intermittent problem with the navigation screen and dash quiting for a split second and then coming back up. A couple times the engine stumbled and one time it actually stalled. It seemed like the classic ignitio...
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L fuel gauge temp gauge, loss of comm., radio ino VIN: 1G6KY5494X
I have a seville that is at our saturn dealer. Unknown history as this car came from the auction. If the key is turned to the on position, everything is fine. when the vechicle is started the temp and fuel gauge quit,but the tach and speedo work fine. the abs,...
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Blower Motor VIN: 1B4GP25311
No power to blower motor fuse.Fan resistor burt up going to blower motor...Motor works and fan switch works if I apply power to fused end in fuse box.. I'm thinking ignition switch not powering feed to fuse ???
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L suspension VIN: JHMCG5649X
Had a 1999 honda accord in shop with a suspension matlaic rattle over rough road.Struts were worn and boots on ball joints torn.Replaced upper and lower ball joints,front and rear struts and sway bar end links.Drove car everything sounded ok.Cust took vehicle ...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4HR58235
Hi guys, I am battling a intermittent rough running and lack of power on a 2005 Jeep Grand cherokee with a 5.7 litre.I had codes of p1417-p0300, cylinder #7 reactivation solenoid and random misfire.I cleared the codes and test drove.At about 35mph the vehicle ... Trouble codes: P1417 (7 reactivation solenoid), P0300 (random misfire)
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2005 Lexus SC430 4.3L drain VIN: JTHFN48Y55
Hi Does any one have a spec for max allowable current drain on this vehicle? i am measuring about 40ma and i have tested this for several hours.the owner states that the battery will go down in about 3 days
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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MEFM75W71
Since doing the last servece I have looked into the code that was present at the time(don't remember what it was) but searching iatn, members had replaced PCM's to correct the problem. Had trouble understanding why PCM fixed this problem at first. Customer h... Trouble codes: P1260 (Theft deterrent), B2139 (RCV data incorrect), U1147 (SCP data fault)
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1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Starting
hi all i am a transmission tech and we all get involved on mysterys this veh will crank over with noid lite on inj hrns constant lite scanner will not communicate has no spark has a crank/sensor/dist looking style/looks new (cust bought veh like this)connector...
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2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on, LIMP IN MODE VIN: 4T1BF28B21
I have a 2001 Toyota Avalon with a 3.0 liter V6 with California emissions that keeps throwing a po325 and po330 knock sensor bank 1 and bank 2 no signal from 1700-5200 rpm. I performed basic checks and read that the wiring harness has problems so since all the... Trouble codes: P0325, P0330
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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride height VIN: WA1YD64B13
I sprayed the valve block with soapy water and could see no signs of leaking there. The block is made of plastic and looks to be contructed in layers. I replaced the block and trouble is gone . Thanks
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2002 Chevrolet Blazer Xtreme 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GNCS18W92
Sort of fixed it. Replaced aftermarket (cheap) heatercore with delco. Bought an air lift. Now has heat. somewhat disapointed because it still deminishes at cruise.cools to 120f out vents when I know these cars consistently go 160f. Thanks for all the replies a...
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2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDU3E62D
CUSTOMER DID NOT WANT TO INVESTIGATE FARTHER, WE STRONGLY SUSPECT COLD HEAD GASKET LEAKS AS MOST OF YOU SAID. THANKS FOR THE HELP, SOME GREAT WAYS TO FIND THIS INTERMITTENT LEAK.
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2007 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L wheel speed sensor VIN: 2CSKA63HO7
Thanks for the replies. I replaced the axle, the axle company warrentied it. I really don't know what happened to the OE unit, some how it got damaged although it looked good. The car is fixed and the customer is happy. Thanks again Gaylord
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1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GG23X5P
I did install a new IAC and the loud hissing was gone, engine vac is now steady around 18", still same issues though. My co-worker being his car, decided he was done with it (or should I say his wife), apparently it is one of those "i got free from my uncle" c...
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1996 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15Y1T
Hello everyone this vehicle has not been back and has not overflow gas out of the tanck either, replaced the rear pump and put a check valve in the line of rear tank supply line Thank you for all you help great networking with you.
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L battery drain VIN: SAJHX1748S
Thank to all who replied...after reading the tech help, I found the problem. The illumination control module located in the steering column cover was the culprit. Replaced the module and no more drain. Thanks again!
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start VIN: JTBGK13T4R
Sorry for the keeping this open so long, the fix was an ignitor! It took a long time to fix because the customer didn't have the money at first (the ignitor is a dealer only part) and we coudn't find a used one anywhere. He saved up, we got the part from deale... Trouble codes: P1300 (ignitor circuit malfunction).
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2005 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Camshaft VIN: JM1BK12F65
Well as it turns out this was not a Federal car engine afterall. I was able to get the VIN from the donor car and it was the proper year w/Calif emissions. No one could explain the different camshaft reluctor profiles. We put the engine at TDC, the front crank...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L alternator VIN: WDBRN40J93
I am sorry to report that this car is still not repaired.the customer decided to trade it in.I am a little upset by some of the responses that I recieved,The people that replied took no time to research their responses.The C230 coupe does NOT have 2 batteries....
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2009 Pontiac G6 3.5L shifter VIN: 1G2ZH57N29
THIS ONE IS FINALLY GONE. WHAT THEY DIDN'T TELL ME IS THAT WHEN TI WAS REALLY COLD OUTSIDE IS WHEN IT WOULD ACT UP, BUT AS SOON AS THE CAR WARMED UP IT WOULD GO AWAY. AFTER REPLACING THE SHIFTER ASSEMBLY BECAUSE SODA OF SOMETHING WAS SPILLED INTO IT, I FOUND T...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M21
with the helpful information we received,we were able to advise customer that the ignition coils are being replaced under VW dealer service campaign.Customer preferred to have the coils replaced by our shop regardless.so we replaced all coil & new plugs and ve... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0304.
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4L all systems dead VIN: YV1SW61N21
After two weeks of aggravation and thousands of dollars later. The only fix was to tow it to the dealer. They spent two weeks diagnosing with an attitude like since we are only an independent and couldn't have a clue how to fix cars and then suggested that we ...
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