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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Squib Circuit #1 and #2 VIN: 2C4GP44393
This van has got an Driver Squib #1 and #2 open code. I checked the wiring from the air bag through the clock spring and down to the airbag module. All four wires will power a 12 volt headlight with a power source on one end. So I know the wires and clock spri...
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 3B7HC13Y5T
Hi all Chrysler techs, this truck came in a month ago with white smoke when started cold and some signs of coolant in the oil. I replaced the head gaskets, they were deteriorated near several coolant ports, but there is still some coolant getting into the oil ...
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1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L torque converter VIN: 1FMDU34X0T
vehicle came in with transmission failure & p0741 code. transmission was overhauled reset po741,noticed also that tcc duty cycle would only go to about 86% then under a load like driving up a incline at about 60 mph duty cycle will drop down to about 72%,tcc s...
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L pump shaft VIN: 2FMZA5345X
i have seen this ghost 3 many times , its a 99 windstar that wont pull at all , first time replaced torgue converter and broken pump shaft worked good about 90 days came back pump shaft broke ? so thought may been a weak shaft installed another all came from f...
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2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Reflash VIN: KMHCGY5G8Y
The Blue Streak I-flash will only reflash Hyundai from 2004 and up, despite what the website says! A note to all who reflash with generic tools Another shop asked us to reflash this 2000 Hyundai Accent. We use a Blue Streak I-flash and have used it successfull...
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2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, No Gauges VIN: 1J4FA39S86
We need help with this 2006 Jeep Wrangler,we had installed a new computer about a month ago for a no-start,no communication.We installed the new computer and reflashed it with our DRB after getting the files from Chrysler.The Jeep was fixed it started up and r...
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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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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L everything VIN: WDBNG75J61
engine will not shut off. this is my car, driving to races, notice a/c quits blowing cold, brake warning light comes on in the dash, get to race track have buddy check lights, go to shut it off and it won't shut off! You turn the key off and all the warning li...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Accessories VIN: WDBNG75J61
engine will not shut off. this is my car, driving to races, notice a/c quits blowing cold, brake warning light comes on in the dash, get to race track have buddy check lights, go to shut it off and it won't shut off! You turn the key off and all the warning li...
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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L unwanted ABS engagement VIN: 5GZCZ33D93
Hey Saturn techs, I have a troublesome unwanted ABS activation while driving at around 35 mph.Car was towed in with a RR wheel locked up. If you hit a bump in the road while driving, ABS will engage if your just accelerating. It is to the point where it will...
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1979 Volvo 262 C 2.7L No Start VIN: 1V34RCJ832
thank you for taking time read my post. 79 volvo 262c tow in . no spark . test there power to coil positive out to neg. to module .cranking engine with test light on neg. coil no pulse test pick up coil with dvom it while crank it produce voltage. so rep. modu...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Pistons VIN: WBAGJ8325W
My message was a bit confusing maybe for non-mechanics. Of course, the problem was not to know which way to put the pistons in the engine, but rather which way to install the connecting rod to the piston. Well, I am still waiting on some parts to finish the r...
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1995 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L trunk lock VIN: 1G6KS52Y0S
It is fixed. I removed the upper latch portion and checked the connector on the switch on that portion. Not sure what happened but as I was flipping both switches, upper and lower the motor started working properly. I put it back in place and everything worked...
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L wheels VIN: 1GNEK13R1V
Sorry this is taking so long to close but this vehicle belongs to my son-in-law, so things don't get done as quick as a regular customer job. One response we received was to ckeck brake drums, which has NOT been done yet. Both drive shaft's have been switched...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18Z32
hi after several attempts to repair the communication problem with this vehicle i did cycle the key 3 times and find a evap purge solenoid code only,i tested and replaced it and the customer took his vehicle,i still couldnt communicate and did try an otc scann... Trouble codes: P1388 (Auto shutdown control), P0443 (Evap solenoid), P1282 (Fuel pump relay), P1492 (Battery temp volt high).
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1997 Ford F-150 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX18L4V
the truck did have the metal dpfe so as to replies we changed it. checked a/c voltage on altenator ,was none customer needed truck so we let him drive it and so far only good responses from customer Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor).
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W83
vehicle left shop without being fixed, truck was taken to local ford dealer were they advised that the motor needed to be replaced! Thank you for the help and I am sorry that there is nothing to add to this post. Tried everything I could think of including the... Trouble codes: P0354 (Ignition coil D Primary/ secondary fault), P0301, P0304.
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