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1992 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2GTEK19K6N
truck has an intermittent cut-out, almost like a miss, all the time, but when cold will stall as soon as put in gear. it starts right back up and runs rough and will smooth out and run good except for occasional cut-out.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Temp gauge/Sender VIN: 1GCEC14X43
Truck came in with MIL on. Pulled code P0128. I checked the archives and consensus was that the thermostat was keeping the engine too cold, or taking too long to reach operating temp. I replaced the thermostat and everything was fine with the engine. On a road...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11Y91
This van will not start most of the time. Sometimes it starts and runs for a couple days, then decides it doesn't want to start for a few days. It is the dreaded Chrysler NO BUS reading in the odometer when it doesn't start. Gauges don't work but indicator lig...
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 4.7L Brake Lights VIN: 1D7HA18N96
I have a Ram with no Brake lights including left, Right, and 3rd brake light. I've checked all bulbs including connections. Day lights and Emergency Lights work fine. Found the brake switch along with current to be up to par. Made my way to the fuse box locate...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L engine VIN: 1F3346660F
I have a Ford F-250 with a 5.4 eng.I have replaced all the lifters and timing chain tensioners and related followers and hardware.The engine still has a loud ticking valve train noise. What am I missing.
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2002 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: KNAGD12602
This vehicle was towed in with a no start condition. After inspecting the tech found the belt missing teeth. Replaced belt, tensioner and crankshaft sensor. Vehicle runs but very poor, no power, shakes and found cylinder 1-3 no change in rpm when disconnectied...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L High beams VIN: WDBJF7OH1X
No high beams when pushing lever out on combo switch. Vehicle has high beams when pulling in and holding combo lever. High beams work and indicator light ok. Michell On Demand has no info on relays. All bulbs and lights on vehicle ok. All inquiries appreciated...
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2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G567T3435
customer went to florida on his way back went through a rain storm and ever since has had missfire at idle. I scanned vehicle and shows random misfire p0300 went into missfire data and shows mainly on cylinder 5 takes a long time to set light but does after ab... Trouble codes: P0300
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3VWRF81H4U
Hello All I have this 1998 VW Jetta TDI 1.9 AHU engine, that the Customer complaint of a loss of Power about 2000 or a little Higher RPM, he thinks that the engine is going into limp mode, yes one of those that go on line to get information, after doing some ... Trouble codes: 00575 (Intake Manifold Pressure 17.00 Control Difference)
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1998 BMW M3 3.2L convertible top VIN: WBSBK0339W
I finally got the rear cover to open (extreme elec motor by left rear lens was hanging up thus not letting attached release cables to operate.)I was able to manually open top but still dont have reintialize procedure correct yet!waiting for customer to return...
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2003 BMW 760Li 6.0L Starting VIN: WBAGN83473
thank you for evryone to try help me .i checked both ckp and i found ckp bank #1 sometimes no signal .i changed both,and car now run fine
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Plus 3.8L Rear wiper VIN: 2D4GP44L95
Hi group,Sorry, customer never came back for further repair.Thanks Ben O.,Frank [...].,Rich K.,& Shaun.Most said to Ck. wiring where rear hatch closes,wire could be broken or shorted.Wiring along floor pan rotted or melted.I will update if they...
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L compressor VIN: 3D7KS28C46
Thank you for all of your help,this one stumped me a little.My mitchel 1 program did not have the p1275 code listed,but after more test the compressor clutch was shorted and pulling to many amps.
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Main Bearings VIN: 1FALP6534T
Thanks guys, I torqued the mains to 65ftpds,as many of you sent in. Its very strange Alldata does not have the spec for the 1996 model. I went with the spec for the 1995 model. Thanks again.
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L firing VIN: 1FALP62WXV
well I also found out thru the grapevine he has had this at 2 other shops and the came up with the same as I had. I found I also did not have pulse along with no spark. Seemed to be gouing into failure effects mode. started unplugging sensors one at a time to ...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Transmission VIN: 1HGEM22912
After talking to local transmission shops and doing research I decided to go with a Honda reman. transmission. works great now . Thanks
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1989 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N6HD16Y5K
finally got this thing to pass!!,Dave from B/C SAID TO CHECK REED VALVE ASSY.AND TO INSTALL A METERED VAC LEAK THAT WOULD LEAN OUT MIX ENOUGH TO PASS.STEVE FROM WASH.SUGGESTED TO ADJUST IDLE SPEED DOWN AS LOW AS POSSIBLE WHILE MAINTAINING PROPER IDLE SWITCH ST...
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