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2001 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WY55J31
Vehicle came in with check engine lamp on and the complaint of hesitation and lack of power only when engine is cold. As soon as the engine reaches opperating temp. the symptoms vanish and the car runs great and has lots of power. Tried replacing mass air flow... Trouble codes: P0420 (three-way catalytic converter), P1189 (Oil pressure switch), P1811 (Max Shift Adapt)
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1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDU06L4R
hi all I am new here and want to know if anyone can help me out.custermer brought van in late on friday,close to closing.came in on a hook for no start.trying to get ahead on this for monday.van cranks but will not start at times,when it wont start the cooling...
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Theft system VIN: 1G1ND52J91
Car returned on hook this week for crank but no start with theft light on. This has happened twice before and the vehicle always starts fine when it gets to shop. Has B2960 in the BCM. We have OTC genysis scantool running system 4.0. It has a data screen for p...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT 6.6L MIL Lamp on, Goes into limp in VIN: 1GCJK33D96
The customer was driving and experienced a loss of power. He stopped and changed the fuel filter and continued driving for maybe 50 miles when he experienced the same problem. Thinking he may have had bad fuel he replaced the filter again (WITH NAPA GOLD FILTE... Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel Rail Pressure Low)
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Pads, Rotors, Calipers VIN: ID8HN44M08
We have had this van in 3 times over the last 3 weeks with less than 1000 miles with worn or grinding brakes. Brake Hoses have been replaced twice and the leaking master was replaced less then a week ago. Rear calipers are not sticking, but the front calipers ...
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1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L cooling fan VIN: 1FAFP4041W
fan speed does not change when commanded from low to high with scan tool. am not sure this system has two speed functionality for the cooling fan since there are only two wires going to the fan connector. hope somebody can help verify if this system is or is n...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L car pull VIN: JNRDR09Y51
infinti tech, please help. car came in with a complaint car pull on freeway. we did the alignment and road test, found out car only pull when hard accelerate and steering drift left [...] right(steering torque. we check the axles, engine mounts, tie rod, ball joi...
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L head gasket
I need some help on this 2004 4.2l XJ8. I'm doing a headgasket replacement because customer overheat, kept on driving with no coolant. any is there any tricks or tips on removing these heads. I was also woundering if I can pull the heads of without removing th...
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FT68S6V
This is my brothers vehicle, the transmission was rebuilt about two years ago (not by me) and it's actually running ok, the only complain is a roaring/moaning noise in the first two/three gears, once it shifts into fourth it completely goes away. I'm going to...
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8GK13T3S
Hi to all... This car was brought to me by an old co-worker of mine. He had done an engine swap for his neighbor because of a blown head gasket I think. The new motor locked up on the highway for reasons unknown so now the third motor is in this car. I got the... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel systerm problem lean found leak)
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1963 Lincoln Continental 7.0L etc. VIN: Y86N405134
Hi American classic experts, we opened this vehicle's soft top the top get folded into the luggage compartment and now we are not able to close it,there are motor and selenoide noise when we push the operation sw but no movement. There no any experts araund fo...
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1998 Nissan Frontier SE 2.4L Electronic VIN: 1N6DD26Y3W
vss signalis good (my speedo works) and signal to ecm is good its within 4 mph of the speedo acoording to my scanner.this truck throws this code around 2100 to 2300 rpm but the signal is good to the ecm acording to my scanner the mph never drops off. can clutc...
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1995 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L ignition VIN: 2P4GH45R9S
Vehicle quit while running and had to be towed in. Found underdash fuse 16 was blown. Further diagnosis revealed fuse did not fail when transaxle park/neutral switch was disconnected. Replaced switch but no change in symptoms. Replaced range switch and again, ...
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Cluster Temp Gage VIN: 1P4GP44R0V
OK! I got one thats Nawing on my backside. It my personal vehicle. I got a hair to find out why the dash gage starts to move within one block of starting. At about 3 blocks its midrange and stays there. I have replace almost the complete cooling system. When I...
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2002 Saturn L300 3.0L ECM Grounds VIN: 1G8JW54R72
Car came in with SES and wrench lights on and no A/C operation scan data for all four sensors points to a ground issue and thats what i have There is no ground coming from ECM to these sensors back probed connector j2 pin 23 and ground disappears when key is c... Trouble codes: P1283 (APP Sensor 2 Circuit High Voltage), P0453 (EVAP Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Circuit High Voltage), P0463 (Fuel Level Ssensor Circiut High Voltage), P0533 (A/c Refrigerant Sensor Circiut High Voltage)
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L a/c VIN: 4T18G22K9V
A garage diagnosed that compressor was bad, so I put a used one on. still the same problem. a/c light flickering no clutch engaging . theres no power at comp. but car idles up when i hit the on switch. trying to research on-line but leaning me toward a revolut...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cam Timing VIN: 1G6KD54Y1V
THANKS FOR THE HELP. I HAD EVERYTHING TIMED PROPERLY BUT THE LIFTERS WERE GETTING STUCK ON THE RIGHT BANK. TOOK OUT CAMS, BLED DOWN LIFTERS & LUBED EVERYTHING. THEN TURNED WITHOUT A PROBLEM. CAMS WERE NEVER REMOVED WHEN HEADS ORIGINALY CAME OFF. MUST HAVE BEEN...
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1985 Chrysler Fifth Avenue 5.2L compressor VIN: 1C3BF66P0F
Its time to close this one, but do to finances its still not fixed because we're tryin' to deal with a grabbing brakes syndrome on this same vehicle. What really baffles me is they only grab the first couple of times he applys the brakes in the morning than it...
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1991 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L Turn Signals VIN: 1C3XJ4532M
Thank you Jon, and Juan who offered very helpful information that saved me a lot of time. I was able to test the hazard switch and the turn switch and confirm that the hazard switch was indeed malfuntioning. Part is not available through normal sources so I wi...
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1993 Chrysler LeBaron GTC 3.0L No Start VIN: 1C3XU4531P
Anyway it was indeed the VTSS system, the switch from the drivers door was not dis-arming the alarm therefore creating a no start condition. I grounded the wire at the module and the engine started fine, then proceeded to ground the wire coming from the #4 ter...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Engine VIN: 1P4GP44R6W
2 techs said it will work if i change fuel rails and brackets.
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL22X81
I am closing this post without fixing the truck, sorry about that. The Customer is taking it to the dealer. Here's what I learned. There are several things that can cause this failure. Bad sensor grounds, bad grounds in general, opens and shorts in the wir... Trouble codes: P0123.
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1993 Ford Bronco XL 5.8L reverse VIN: 1FMEU15N4P
thanks for the help. i did end up being those three bolts loose. i thought i had torqued them, but i think what happened, was that i decided to torque all of the valve body bolts first, and then torque them last. i think that because they were at a lower level...
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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMZA51422
Well we finally figured this one out ! We found some one had not put the car jack back in its holder and when you would go up hill or accllerate moderate to heavy the jack would pull on inertia switch wires enough to disconnect for a second by the time we stop...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.8L hard tart VIN: 1FDWF36SX4
Thanks so much for the help. As soon as i got in this morning i pulled the fuel rail up and turn key on to put pressure in the line and inspected for leaks. There were no injectors leaking which was a relief, so i replaced the fuel pressure regulator as rich...
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L Temp VIN: 1GCHK29U54
ok here is what we found both coolers were stopped up to some point rad and external. bypassed ext. cooler first temp went down 5 deg on highway and about 5 in town empty installed new ext and at highway speed temp came down to 200 and in town was 229 installe...
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2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L radiator VIN: 1J4GL48115
OEM radiator was installed and have not had a issue. Thanks everyone for support. Kudos to iATN. Bradley
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L abs pump VIN: WDBUF65J34
thanks to all who said the sbc on this cars are noisy and under a ten year wty. we have Mercedes check the pump ans were told it is noisy but within the limits. it is under wty until 2014 so if it gets worse or fails they will fix it free
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1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 5.7L ac VIN: 3J57K3R167
Hey and thanks for all the tips. I found the actual charge capacity was 4lbs and I had charged it with 2 lbs. I also put the vehicle on a 45 minute vacum and now I have a [...] temp diffrence in the vents so all is well and thanks for all of your time and h...
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JD12T9W
found #3 injector leaking like a sieve. lesson learned: do not rely on genisys to show which cylinder is missing on these engines! Thanks to all those who replied Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
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