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2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Electrical VIN: 1G4HR54K6Y
Yesterday the Customer called us because the car wouldn't start. A "no crank" situation, not even a Click. The only thing she remembers for sure is that the Instrument Cluster did light up and that the Remote didn't unlock the Doors or open the Trunk. While s...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L turn signals
I have a 2003 chevy impala- when you activate the turn signal switch in either left or right directions, the correct rear signal lamp will activate, but both front lamps will activate, and both indicators light up in the IPC. The customer heard that the hazard...
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2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L starter VIN: 1GAGG25U84
Hi group this van has a interminate no start (no crank) the security light comes on when it does not start the only difference in data I see on the monitor is the passlock data key on engine off while acting up is 3.43 and when it starts key on engine off volt...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1B7HF16YX1
This truck i a problem child. The customer came to me with no reverse for 2 years and later tells me 1-2 shift is delayed until around 4000rpm. All he needs me to do is remove and install trans after it is overhauled at tran shop. No problem right, wrong. The ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18N92
The vehicle had a misfire most of the time idling in the number 3 cyllinder and sometimes in number 1 while observing misfire counter. After alot of testing I found the number 1 and 3 injectors not getting a signal, noid light did not light up and no pulse wid... Trouble codes: P0303, P0301
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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Power Windows VIN: 2FMZA51421
HI Guys, We received this Windstar from another shop. The driver's side window goes down as soon as you connect the motor up. You have to reverse the wiring to make go up. After checking the diagrams we decided to replace the master switch on the driver's doo...
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2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDHG31U04
My customer stated that wile towing a man lift up a long 3 mile hill this van started loosing power and missing badly. He managed to make it to his service call with the CEL blinking all the way. He stopped by for me to do a quick look over to see if it was so... Trouble codes: P0300 (Cly missfire)
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L guage
car came in temp guage reading hot, no physical overheat. I used infrared temp gun to determine engine coolant temp normal, scanner reading for coolant temp 270F. Previous repair was new thermostat and flushed cooling system, bled cooling system. test drive: A...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L timing? VIN: 4S2CK58W43
Engine was hard to start (engine would spin for'several' seconds before it would start. Ran ok after start. Also had loud banging noise. Gas mileage dropped. I assumed tensioner was bad causing noise and causing timing to be off making starting issue. Discov...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L No Start VIN: SAJEA51D43
I need help with this one If I had hair i would be pulling it out. This car came in on a hook no start no crank found a bad battery replaced battery and car would crank but not start. The car has also been sitting for 5 months. Check fuel pressure 0 psi. I am ...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L compressor VIN: JN1CA21D3T
with my scan tool when I command high fan nothing,when I command low speed fan,high speed comes on,ac is charged,pressure switch shows on,when I turn ac switch on control on it lights up,pid on scan tool shows no,and fans do not come on,can not hear relay for ...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Compressor VIN: JTEGD21A81
Since replacing the compressor 6 months ago along w/ a compressor clutch relay everything has operated fine for 6 months. Now when the customer drives off in the mornings, the compressor comes on and stays on w/o turning or pushing any buttons and cannot be tu...
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Compressor engagement VIN: YVITS94D6C
I have this Volvo in the shop. After first start the compressor engages and will blow cold for a about five minutes. After that time the compressor will not engage. I know the climate control module is not grounding the compressor relay. The first thing I did ...
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L SPS Sensor? VIN: 1G1YY22G5X
customer needed vet back, i had clean a body ground at left front of car behind front left tire. gave back car customer says message has not come back. not sure if it is fixed yet.
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK29U7Y
Well a real quick summary is, it is fixed with the replacement of the 2 front (pre-cat) O2 sensors. Now for a little more in-depth information. Thanks to all who reponded but unfortunately, none of your suggestions hit the nail on the head. Ennis however, d... Trouble codes: P0137 (Bank 1 sensor 2 low voltage), P0157 (Bank 2 sensor 2 low voltage).
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2003 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4U042 6.6L oil pressure VIN: 1GBC4E1173
Oil cooler fixed it thank Peter oil cooler assm. and bypass valve oil pressures back to specs
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.8L No Start VIN: GCEC14C77Z
Thank yall very much for your advice. Cust went back to the place he purchased the truck where they had another key. Did 30 min relearn. Everything fine now. thanks again, paul. Trouble codes: B1370 (Device Ign 1 circuit), B1380 (Device Acc 1 circuit).
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1993 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L long crank time VIN: 2C3EL56T1P
Well the vehicle is fixed. I did replace the fuel pump with no change . Still intermittent long crank time to start. It could sit for 2 days and start righ up, next dat a lon g crank on intial start.When run and shut down, it always stated right up. If you let...
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1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L No Start VIN: 2C3HD56T4S
Thanks to all who replied. The fix for this one was a new computer. This vehicle drove me crazy for days! When I used the scan tool and activated solenoids and relays then disconnected tool from vehicle, it would start up about 7-8 times before it acted up ...
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Clock VIN: 2FAFP74W41
Thanks to all who sent similar ideas, but Gene [...] told me definitively that the clock is internally programmed into the radio at the factory and told to display because there is no other external clock. Any radio of this model installed in a car WITH an ex...
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1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L engine VIN: JHMBB2150N
thanks for all the rely, replaced with the integra ignitor all working now, from spare distr. thanks i will get the world pac unit.
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8HR58N95
Thank you all for the suggestions on clearing the gas cap message. After contacting the customer, she reported that the message cleared after 200 miles. Hopefully in the future someone can use this same information to clear the message in the shop and have a ...
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L fuel smell VIN: JT8BF28G3Y
well, i guess i'm gonna call it fixed. had my fuel pressure gauge attached to it and i can only figure that thats where it was leaking. after i unhooked my gauge, i never smelled anymore fuel. cust needed the car and i havent heard from her so... we'll see if ...
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2003 Mazda DEMIO/MAZDA2 1300CC Hold light flashing VIN: DY3W-11435
Ok guys not too much help on this one sad really but anyway thanks for the 3 guy that helped much appreciated. Have managed to stop the transmission from going in to limp home mode by disconnecting the brake light switch. Have followed the wiring to just under...
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1996 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6SD11S2T
HI Everyone and Thank you all for your advise. Unfortunately working on it only 20 minutes here and there between other jobs it has not been completed. My tech gives up and doesn't know anything else to try. I have performed everything that I remember was sugg...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JN1CA31D5Y
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED.THE FIX WAS A MAF SENSOR.STARTED 4 DAYS IN A ROW WITH NO SURGE.PRESSURE TESTED COOLING SYS TO CHECK IAC AS WAS SUGGESTED.IAC LOOKED TO BE FAIRLY NEW.COOLING SYS HELD PRESS OVERNIGHT.
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Headlamps VIN: 1P4GP44ROV
Found the inside fuse panel burnt at the black ground wires for headlamp relays. Shade tree was using a HOT wire to test everything. They had also removed the ground wire on left kick panel.Reinstalled used BCM everythig went back to normal. Once again I would...
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1998 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.0L vaporizing VIN: 2P4GP4537W
run a one man operation and this van has been on the back burner--appreciate all help given, but still have not been able to fix problem at this time.
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1988 Toyota Camry 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2SV24E6J
SORRY FOR THE MISTAKE. THE TIMING IS ONLY 5BTC WHICH IS ORIGINAL. I REMOVE THE EGR VALVE AND CLEAN VERY WELL. IT TAKES CARE THE PROBLEM. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE ADVICE, AND IATN IS GREAT...
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