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1996 Acura TL 2.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JH4UA2655C
I have this vehicle with intermittent no power , fuel pressure is withing specs and holds whem symptom appears, maf reading is 1.23v at idle and holds when symptom appears , the only data I notice on my scanner that is out place is no vehicle speed reading and...
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1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Blower Motor VIN: 1G6KD52B0S
Hi Guys, The way this is Caddy's blower motor acts is throwing me. I can't determine weather its the blower motor,programmer or the in dash control. The blower quit one day and the owner couldn't get it operating. At the shop it begain working while we drove...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Plus 3.8L Rear wiper VIN: 2D4GP44L95
Hi Group, I have this van,thought rear wiper motor was bad, blowing #11 fuse in power dist. box under hood.Replaced motor & worked for a minute,smoke module on motor.Fuse blew again.Hooked up short tester to #11 fuse slot.Have short when key is on.Short will g...
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1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Engine VIN: 1FMDU32X9N
I replaced the cylinder heads on this vehicle and now i have hard starts and no starts,it will crank sometimes but after you get it running when you shut it off it will not start i have replaced the plugs three times due to gas fouled but it still wont start r...
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1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L fuel pump VIN: 1FAFP4D4XX
Replaced dead battery & starter engages & engine will not start. Theft light on constant with key on & car has a flat electrical plug under steering column with no card plugged in.
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2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L brake light on in dash VIN: 1FORDFOCUS
2004 ford focus 4dr, 2.0 sohc, 191,000 miles with brake light on in the dash, removed e-brake switch and tested, as well as the blk/red wire to brake fluid level senor in engine compartemnt,0.8ohms. Tested the wire to the instrument cluster from the brake flui...
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1987 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L ac VIN: SAJAV1345H
ac slow to come on, no blowers for 5 minutes in high mode, then come on with blower speed increasing and then works for about 10-15 m inutes then switches to heat mode. May stay in heat mode 5-10 minutes then switches back to ac, this is constant. AC temp swit...
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1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT3HN86R8W
Hello techs Have a 4runner that worked great the customer said it sat for a month then noticed one day that you could not go over [...] worked great.Then all of a sudden worked normally most of the time.Vehicl...
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1999 Volvo C70 2.3L body VIN: YV1NC56D8X
Soft top is inop and heated glass and mirrors inop. Single ground from convertible controller to switch is cause of heated glass and heated mirrors not working. Can get heated glass to work with VST. When i try to open top,rear section of top pop's up about a ...
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2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L ABS control unit VIN: YV1TS91D21
OK folks need to get this out of the shop. came in with message board BRAKE FAILURE also the yellow triangle is on ABS on, brake warning light on and to top it off after the car is started 10 seconds later the T-1 odometer goes to 5 dashes from the mileage tha...
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1996 BMW 318i 1.9L Monitors VIN: WBABH7325T
This one is finally fixed. Anyone who said vacuum leaks was correct. The vacuum line from the intake to the fuel pressure regulator had a small hole in it when I went to smoke the intake. I still smoked the intake just to see if there were any other problems. ...
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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L convertor VIN: 1FDKF38M5P
thanks to all that responded.while checking the wire from the speed sensor in the diff. we found a butt connector on the red wire.after ohms checking it we found a erratic signal.repaired the wire and cleared the code 29.trans shifts as it should now and speed...
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2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Timing Chain VIN: 1FMZU72E22
Thanks for all the input. Once we reviewed the needed repairs(and costs) with the customer, he opted not to repair and to have us reassemble it so he could trade it in. Not the outcome we hoped for, but at least we got paid for our time. On this vehicle, wit...
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2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FTNE24W86
It ends up that this truck needs to reach close to 5000 rpms to shift under full throttle. The converters were blocked just enough to keep it at only 4000 rps. I dropped the exhaust and drove it and it then shifted. Driving it normal you would never know.
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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK29162
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP, CUSTOMER HAD ALL INJECTORS REPLACED@168K AT THE DEALER. DEALER WILL NOT HONOR WARRANTY OF INJECTORS @ 264K. CUSTOMER DOES NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO REPLACE INJECTORS A THIS TIME. I BELIEVE FROM ALL THE FEEDBACK THAT INJECTORS WILL REMEDY T... Trouble codes: 1094 (not enough fuel pressure crank decel).
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2005 Kia Rio 1.6L Camshaft Gears VIN: KNADC12565
Well, this post was more for info I wasn't able to find in Mitchell, Alldata or as some suggested, the kia tech website. The locator pins on each cam line up with their corresponding letter-I above the locating pin for intake, and E above locating pin for exha...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SALNM22222
Hi every body. As the dead line of the closing is near, I have no choice but to close this post without fix. The cus. and the other shop were informed that eight opinions - you seven and me- agreed in that he has only two options if he wants to put that Land ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304.
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Misfire VIN: FT8BF28GXY
thanx for all the replies especially to barry [...](ill reply to you separately) i think the problem was just some bad coils, after replacing the affected coils with factory units the car has left and been fine for about 3 weeks. the dealer finally owned... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L cooling fan
THIS APPEARS TO BE ONE THAT HAS BEEN NARROWED DOWN TO THE A/C CONTROL HEAD. STILL AWAITING AN APPROVAL FROM CUSTOMER SO NO IT IS NOT FIXXED AT THIS TIME BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT IS THE PROBLEM ON THIS ONE..
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L roll bar VIN: WDBSK75F55
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL WHO GAVE INSIGHT ON THIS PROBLEM, IT TURNED OUT THAT THE CAR HAD THE REAR SUBFRAME CHANGED, DUE TO CAR CARRIER COMPANY PUTTING J HOOKS IN WRONG AREA. WHEN THE DEALER REPLACED THE PARTS THEY DID NOT HAVE EVERYTHING IN LINE. A REFERAL B...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L altenator VIN: 3VWSK69M54
thank you for all the replies, there was a connector issue at the cluster, causing erroneous readings, especially when I was trying to measure voltage from the cluster on the blue wire of the cluster, connector T32 Term.12 to the altenator with the plug on ...
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