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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L transfer case operation VIN: 1GNDT13W7X
I have a strange problem with the transfer case module.It will work intermittently,but usually the transfer case module is clicking and unresponsive.I checked powers and grounds and they all test good.There is No corroded terminals or burnt spots in the module...
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2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS14521
Hello all, need a little guidance. :) Customer brought this truck in saying that when it is cold it runs rough and occasionally when warm feels a little "miss" from time to time at highway speed. I get in car and scan it and had the first three codes listed. L... Trouble codes: P0113 (Intake air temp circuit signal high), P0122 (TP or APP sensor 1 circuit short or low), P1171 (Fuel system lean during accel P0171 lean after clear and test drive), P0172 (bank 1 rich)
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L fuel guage & battery light VIN: 1GCEK19T02
Hi all have this Silverado with the battery light on but the Alternator is charging. Also the fuel guage is not working. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. There are No Codes In the system
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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 3.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 1G1ZT618X6
Vehicle came in with harsh shift 1st sencond gear. replaced 1-2 shift solonoid, serviced filer and fluid. with no change noticed. cleaned mass air flow sensor, no change. any help would be appreciated. not real trans savy! sorry!
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2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L 4x4 VIN: 1B7HG48N42
A month ago customer said he had no 4x4,he said he pulled fuse for transfer case and it worked again. Now there is no tranfer case shift again. I tested plug at switch and have 12v at #7 terminal of plug but no 5v reference at terminal # 1. Also have no SERVIC...
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2010 Ford edge 3.5L fail to program VIN: 2FMDK4KC7A
Hello everyone. We have a 2010 Ford Edge here fresh from the assembly line right into the body shop!! We do most of the programing and diagnostics for the body shops in our area. This vehicle was brought to us with an SRS lamp illuminated. Scan vehicle found c...
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2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L abs lights VIN: JNKBF01A22
Hi there, this is for infromation only to add to our database. I had a 2002 infinti q45 w/abs,trac,vdc lights all on, pulled codes using snap on scanner and found code #15 definition was right front modulator, looked up code 15 in mitchell and found brake lig...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Rocker arms VIN: 1J4GL58K83
Another finely crafted auto: Rocker arms fall off and we put new lifters in and some new design rockers and they still pop off. I decarbed this morning using Seafoam through the throttle and am afraid to let the jeep go so I figured I would ask the network wha...
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Steering VIN: 1LNHM87A72
Hi to every one.I need some help with this car please, i have been trying to fix this problem and expending alot of time on this car.This is the original customer complain. (just the other day when i was pulling into my driveway and when i was turning my wheel...
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2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM18J2236Y
had p0402 cleaned egr system only surges cold one time
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2001 Mazda MPV ES 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28Y51
Vehicle has mil on which code p0031 ho2s b1s1. Chek o2 for resistance was infinit i replec it then check power @ were ok. Test drive @ mil get on again Trouble codes: P0031 (Heater oxigen sensor heater control circuit low)
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2008 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L compressor
Hi fellow mazda techs and hopefully a few ford techs. I've got 2008 Tibute 6 cyl with no ac compressor function. When scanned I get two u codes for no communication to the FICM module and the IC. (Sorry i am writing this from home if needed I can ad code numbe...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Engine VIN: WDBEA34E3S
We replaced head gaskets, sent heads for pressure test, resurface, valve grind and valve guide replacement. Installed OEM gaskets along with intake gaskets, timing chain, tensioner, sprockets, guides, oil pan gasket, front crank seal, etc. After install, engin...
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L passlock/cluster VIN: 1G2JB1248V
Back in February we had a huge blizzard. Hit a pothole and lost all gauges except for speedometer and fuel gauge. Almost all idiot lights on. Few months later CEL comes on, gets cleared (P0325) and then won't stay running. It's acting just like passlock (runs ...
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Clutch VIN: 4USCJ3324V
Found the problem! I got more involved and took the car out for a long test drive and as I was driving I was thinking more and more about that clutch hose by the slave that looked new. I never got to experience the problem but when I got back to the shop I ask...
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1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GAHG39R9Y
A fuel pump fixed this van. With some prodding from the Technical discussion forum I concentrated on short and long term fuel trims as well as fuel pressure, MAF voltage, injector pulse width, and O2 sensor readings. While unloaded fuel trims were good along... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0338.
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16T02
Sorry abou the delay. The customer was to return for replacement on the 1st, never showed, rescheduled for next week then the next, never showed, not returning calls. Most EVERYBODY sugested OEM sensors, that is what we were to try, but... Sorry for the del... Trouble codes: P0332 (Knock Sensor Bank 2).
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U12
Replaced coil pack and the miss is gone. Thanks for your replies and help. Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0316 (Misfire detected on startup).
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2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA56403
Well it turns out that this vehicle does not have a separate power relay for the abs ...the ford dealer sent me a relay with a heat sink ... but every ones relpy indicates that the abs module incorporates the relay insde ... the customer did not want to go th...
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2007 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Timing chain VIN: 1FTPW12527
Thanks for all the replies, they were all very helpful. I'll call this fixed, there's a reman long block going in next week. I'm sure this was an oil pressure issue with the phasers, I did check a 'known good' engine and it held at 40 psi when hot at idle. ...
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2004 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L Differential VIN: 1GDJC34264
thanks to all replies that fixed my problem.the cure was drianing the Diff. And refilling with proper fluid and GM additive..
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHDN45D92
replaced fuel pump module and ecm... same problem .. vehicle will not restart after driven for a half hour unless it cools down for 15 minutes ... I have put this aside and am considering taking vehicle to dealer. Thanks for all your help!!!
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1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L Stall VIN: SAJKY1547K
used a heat gun on crank sensor while running, and vehicle stalled. de de de, that was easy, thanks everyone.
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2005 Kia Amanti 3.5L No Start VIN: KNALD12435
The Amanti is gone!! We received several good responses and would like to thank everyone who helped us with this. After verifying several times that the timing marks were in fact aligned properly, we took some advice from the "brotherhood" and replaced the c... Trouble codes: P0343.
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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L abs VIN: JTEZU17R03
It is great to have such experieced help in these situations. The hub bearing had been replaced and the magnectic side was turned the wrong direction. Replaced with new hub bearing and system now works as designed. Thanks again for your help.
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCB21C21
Well after treating connection at MAF with Stabilant 22 the problem has not returned. It has been over 2 weeks so this is the longest this owner has driven the car with out a MIL on (he bought it from a used car dealer and has no history). If the problem does... Trouble codes: P0103 (Mass or volume air flow circuit high input).
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L radio VIN: YVRS61R422
hello all it turned out to be a bad amplifier after all. thanks to all who offered information on this
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