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1992 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Timing VIN: 1GCCS1929N
I installed a remanufactured engine in this S-10. In attempting to set timing on engine with timing light, I cannot make the timing marks align, with or without the timing advance wire connected. The timing marks are 180* apart, although the engine will start ...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L temp gauge VIN: 1GCGK29K5S
Hello all: I've put my thinking cap on but drawn a blank. The temp gauge on this truck goes up and down in a regular fashion every minute or so. I initially replaced the thermostat to no avail and then replaced a leaky water pump and put a Delco thermostat in ...
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L p1870 VIN: 3GNEK18R0T
OK got it back with "new converter and the transmission total rebuilt" the truck seems like it lost power now, the motor goes but it's not as fast as it was from 1-2 shift it rev out it seems to much, and now i have the code p1870 any help would be a plus that...
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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M4V
cooling fan not coming on--have it directly hot wire! my service engine soon light is on and i have replaced all the above componments for the cooling system. it has 3 cooling fan relays and they have been replaced. after replaying the above and re-setting the... Trouble codes: 0174 (coolant fan relay)
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L volts VIN: 3D7MA46654
Driver complained that the voltmeter started dropping on the highway yesterday.I think he said there was a warning light for low volts also. Yesterday when he came in I hooked up the AVR and it read 12.3 volts. Today it was switching from 12.3 to 14.2 every fe...
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2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK29U76
Hello, I had posted a question about this truck a while ago, since that question was posted, I replaced the crank sensor with a GM unit, and performed a crank relearn...Twice. And the problem only got worse. It used to take about a month or more before the SES... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
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2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM97V6Y
hello, lincon tech i need someone to shed some lite to my problem. 2000 lincoln continental 4.6l, 32 valve. very well maintained vehicle. customer came to shop for oil change. change oil vehicle exhibits a lifter noise from the back of the cylinder head, use ...
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2006 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 5.4L No Start VIN: 5LMFU28566
Somehow I get myself a mess. I have a regular customer who is trying to fix a Navigator in AFRICA! The idiots over there pulled out the ECM and tore the board while looking for what I don't know. I can get a new ECM (and key) but as we all know it will need to...
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1988 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, loss of power VIN: YS3AT75L8J
I'm trying to help a former customer fix this car on the island of St. Kitts(West Indies)with very little access to tools & testing equipment. Symptoms are loss of power with hot engine. Acts as if lack of fuel.Push accel and nothing happens. If you shut engi...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6854W
This turd when it acts up runs on 2 cylinders, I would stop the car run through the gears and it would run good but still had a high idle around 1200 rpm, I changed the inhibitor switch for this problem I checked all the wires for the short harness and they we... Trouble codes: P1507
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2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT3HP10V6Y
Hello all, This vehicle stalls intermittently during warm up, usually on decel. THe owner claims the problem began after battery was replaced for leakage.There was quite a bit of acid remainig in and under the battery tray. I removed the battery and tray, neut...
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2006 Acura TSX 2.4L Dash, Navi, Engine VIN: JH4CL96915
I received a lot of information on this. Unfortunately I didn't get much time to look into the problem and the customer had to pick the vehicle up mid-day before I could read the responses. a couple said to look at the fuse box and that was going to be the mai...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Instrument cluster VIN: WAUKC68D71
Well, this was not the fix I was hoping for. We obtained a new panel under warranty and installed the unit and coded it without incident. We tested the integrity of as many grounds as we could with the diagrams we had available to us. Part of the problem wh...
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2002 BMW 320i 2.2L Transmission switch VIN: WBAAY71010
Hi Everybody, thanks for Dan and Micheal, the problem was the transmission switch inside the transmission mounted on the selector rod, replaced it and all is well. Thanks again.
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GNEK18R1X
Thanks for all the graet help and replies. Futher testing found a defective ignition switch.Replaced the switch with OEM unit and all is well now. Thanks for all the great help from my iATN members. The one thing i don't understand is why the fuel pump was rep...
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1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 1C3EJ56H4W
This One Is Done. Most Replies Had To Do With Replacing Dist. My 2 Final Decision Making Tests Were...1, Using A Inline Spark Tester, I Ran The Engine To The Bogging Point And The Spark, While Acting Up, Dropped To A Very Short Weak Spark. 2, Using A Spark Te...
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2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA57432
PROBLEM VAN: THIS VAN WHILE DRIVING OR JUST MOVING OUT OF DRIVEWAY WILL CUT OFF. IT WILL RESTART AFTER TURNING KEY OFF AND ON. WHILE DRIVING IT WILL JERK HARD FOR SECOND (WANTS TO CUT OFF) BUT WILL NOT STALL AND IT WILL CUT OFF WHILE DRIVING THAN STALLS. REPLA...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSW20576
we slid the pan off of this motor. Good god, this is terrible, I think you are supposed to take the trans out. We found the pickup totally impacted with coffee ground looking material. cleared this out and the pan, and reassembled. It has run several long ...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L specs VIN: WDBUF87X68
Steve has given us very good information. To sum things up, Late model M benz specs are variable based on ride height. The prescribed specs are based on measurement from a Romess tool (inclinamometer) ride height. After adjustment and measurement of ride hei...
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1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L heater VIN: 1G2HX53LON
Finally got time to work on this car again. I read all the responses I've received and to be quite honest I believe there are a lot of mechanics out there that just can't read or they can't UNDERSTAND what they read. First this is not a supercharged car (vin n...
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