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1991 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, VIN: JH4DB1560M
Hello Acura Technicians, I have a problem with the timing adjustment. This car failed the smog emission timing test. The timing was 37 degrees BTC. The specification should be 16 degrees BTC.The car runs fine, has not lost power and idle is very smooth. I foll...
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1999 Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0L No Start VIN: AR16102002
No start condition. Fuel pressure 300psi & holds (specified is 400psi but doesn't state if with power on only or running). Fuel flow not checked. Has spark & injectors working. Starts for 1-2 seconds & then stops all the time. Pressure does not drop off. I am ...
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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGF8325W
Hi all,I just bought this car for cheap because of a bad transmission and upon purchase I found that trans failure at higher milage is comin on this car. So I have never rebuilt a trans and thought I would give this one a try, any advise would be much apprecia...
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2005 BMW 745i 4.4L no VIN: WBAHN21076
hello everyone,it's not 745i but 730Li,equiped with N52 engine,the electronic fan start with high speed when cold start and cause noise and when the engine warmed up ,the fan stopped,the noise disappeared,i check the ECT and the IHKA pressure,ok,and driving te...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L wipers VIN: 2GCEK19K4S
this truck started acting as if wiper motor was going bad you could hit motor with wood hammer handle and it would start working (per customer) he then replaced motor and would not work. he brought old and new motor along with truck to me i verifyed that old m...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2B3HD46FVH
missfire #5 cylinder wet spark plug any help ?
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L no 2nd gear
The Valve body gaskets were blowned. Still no 2nd gear on upshift in D or manually. Shift from 1 to 3rd at 2800 rpm. Scanner doesnt show 2nd gear in data but show (manual 2) in gear selection when I move shifter manually. The only time I see 2nd gear on the Mo...
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1992 GMC MOTORHOME 454CID v-belts VIN: 1GBKP37N8N
hello, i need help with v-belt routing on a 1992 gm 454 in a 30 foot p-30 motorhome chassis. there are 3 belts, p/s, a/c and a serpentine belt that goes on last. i am ok with the serp belt, but the p/s and a/c have me perplexed. the pullys have 2 and 3 groves....
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YUFP80D23
the system is weird i have checked all i can see and when i clear the codes and drive the car it will loose power and then i can restart and it will drive fine and at times gives me either one code or many any ideas on what i should look for mazda dealer not h... Trouble codes: P2110, P2135
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1987 BMW L6 3.5L MIL is on VIN: WBAEC8404H
Thanks for the 3 replies,Pierre from NY nails on the head,the trannni connector was displaced,so it ended up to let the transmission shop recheck the pins at the connector and they said they displaced the pins. Thanks again all IATNs !
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L transmission in fail safe VIN: WBAGJ8321W
I need to thank everybody for there suggestions. Ended up being transmission control module. Had power going in none going out. Anyways,all the customer's I have delt with all through the years you think they are telling you the truth. seems customers you thin...
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2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L pass lock VIN: 2G4WS52J44
received 11 replies, no one answered my question about pass lock voltage from bcm. as i stated i had only 3 v. shoul be 5 v. per all data & mod. i had already checked powers & grounds to bcm. i did do a relearn, car started 5 times, same problem. replaced bc...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46FXV
Thanks for all the great advice I dissconnected the cam sensor an the car tryed to start so I pulled thw front cover and sure enough the timming belt had three sheared teeth and was out of time repaired an the cust has been driving for a few days all fine than...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18D93
thanks to all who replied on this one.recked pcm connections and o2 harness connector,all ok.installed factory o2 sensor,reset computer.road test ok idles great now.mental note:no more aftermarket o2's for this hemi! Trouble codes: P0132.
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1998 Ford F-150 4.6L trasfer case electronics VIN: 1FTZX18W7W
The final piece of the puzzle was a transfer case control relay located under the dash pad over the right corner of the instrument cluster. I have to say that the placement of the GEM and this control relay were insane but are typical of what I call engineered...
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2009 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L tire pressure sensor VIN: 2FMDK48C99
THANKS YOU ALL FOR THE INFO. I DID NOT KNOW TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR CAN NOT BE TAMPERED ( Fed. Law mandates it )
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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L heater core VIN: 1HGCD7206V
ok thanks to all replies.what i found was the heater hose nipple coming out of the back of the head was plugged up solid.still don't know why the heater hose was around 195 degrees.thanks for all your help.kyle
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Differential VIN: JHLRD78912
This CRV is not actually fixed yet, but I have a used differential going in sometime this week. I will only install the front section of it since the gearset is brand new. I only needed another few days before I could confirm this fix, but this post needs to...
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2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L interior lights inop VIN: 2HKYF1894H
hey guys thanks alot for all the help and insight. you were right on about the fuse #11 in passenger side fuse panel it was blown. replaced fuse and checked circuit all o.k. again thanks. fab.
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L gps VIN: SAJJA41C5Y
The final post informed me that there was no update disc for the MY car I inquired about. The only operation that could be performed using a disc would be to reload the data in the event that the GPS froze up. The inquiry from the customer assumed that there w...
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2003 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJC73343
thanks to all that replied.replaced both camshaft sensors and timing belt all is well thanks again jim Trouble codes: P0340.
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2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5LMFU28R91
thanks to all especially harold for taking the time to send all that info.well turned out to be a bad height sensor in the rear and a bad suspension module in the front ans all is well now
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1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Carat 2.1L door locks VIN: WV2YB0259L
many many thanks to all that took the time to offer their help with this problem !!!.IT was a broken wire in the right front wire harness,yellow wire.3 other wires were cracked and about to brake so we remove the boot from body to door pulled it back and repai...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start, Misfire, vibration VIN: 3VWTH29M82
Tested all grounds with ohm meter as suggested, no problems found. The vibration I mentioned we attributed to the transmission. We had the car for 4 days and could not duplicate the no start condition. No codes have come back. Other than the slight vibration a...
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1988 Volvo 244 GL 2.3L hard start VIN: YV1AX8848J
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE THAT REPLIED TO MY HELP REQUEST, THIS ONE IS FIXED, THE CHECK VALVE WAS BAD IN PUMP UNDER CAR, AND YOU CAN GET JUST THE CHECK VALVE FROM www.autopartswarehouse.com part# is bosch w0133-1630000.ALSO PUMPS NEVER DID RUN WHEN KEY TURNED O...
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