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2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y63
Ok please help before all my hair is gone. This car came in with a transmission code and wouldnot clear emissions. we found it to be a bad seal in the trans so we pulled it rebuilt it and sent the customer on there way. They came back the next day with the cur... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap emissions vent control circuit), P446
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Air Bag VIN: 1GNET16SX2
Air Bag light came on after A/C compressor and water pump repair. Pulling my hair out on this one!! The light was not on before it entered my shop and customer says it has never been on. The scanner will not communicate with Air bag module. Have a U1000 code i...
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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Cool VIN: 3A8FY58B58
We have this PT looser with an intermittent over heating condition, We found the radiator was 90% clogged, so we replaced it and the cap and t-stat. When we drive it the over flow bottle fills up and the radiator gets low on coolant we filled it using the reco...
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1996 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.5L neautrals out midgear VIN: 1FDKE30G3T
road test after sealing pump, ok for 30 miles then started to neautral out intermittantly, now more consistent. connect trans tester and shifts perfectly everytime, tcc operation normal, apply coast clutch and neautrals out, will not reengage until below 5 mil...
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L FRONT End VIN: 1FTZR15X3X
This ford ranger has a hum in the front that at first sounded like a bad wheel bearing, although i can get it to vary by moving the steering wheel back and forth. I changed the left front wheel bearing with no change. The strange part is it goes away when in 4...
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2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP27106
Pulling my hair out on this one...06 ford fivehundred intermittent no start cold ..usually below 30 degrees and only after sitting all night so I kinda assume possibly colder than that as it is much colder at night. but anyway ..have a no start condition..fuel...
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1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLT 6.5L Crank-No-Start VIN: 1GTHC33F2V
Initially, engine would stall after driving but would immediately restart. Being a manual, engine continued or carry rpm when stalled because manual transmission. Engine would refire, stall, refire and may take off fine for a while. Except for stalling, engine...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDE4H7865
Vehicle came in because of overheating condition, and coolant leaks. Block tested vehicle and instantly failed. Dbl checked with gas anylizer just to be safe. Sent the head out to be pressure tested and milled. Shop found 3 bad exhaust valves and replaced enti...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Audio VIN: J83A140750
Customer came in for check engine light,after checking i replace charcol canister valve, erase the code and every thing was fine when customer picked up his car he said the radio and cd player was working ok before but now it is not working,i checked the scree...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L Balancer VIN: 4A3AE55HX3
Actually just looking to see if this issue has ever surfaced with anyone else.We were not able to remove the balancer, because it is stuck to the crank gear behind the cover. The balancer is frozen on the shaft and it appears that the gear is walking out also.
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2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Lighting VIN: 1N4AL11D96
we are requesting help to diagnose this vehicles turn indicators.turn indicators will light up and flash on the dash and outside the vehicle but you can not hear any sound indicating that the turn indicator are on.Checked wire diagram and found no flasher,seam...
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2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L monitors VIN: 1G2HZ54181
Hello and help This pontiac will not run two monitors , o2 and evap. Both o2 have been changed, by customer ,recheck for correct o2s (denso)ok. check power and grounds both good. check resistance 7.5 ohms and 7.6 ohms. check amp draw both same at approx...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Rear Door VIN: 4T1SK12EOR
hi everyone, this one has me stumped, customer brings car in for rt rear door inop. it won't open from inside or out,i have tried my slim jim for an hour or more with no luck. i also tried removing door panel but can't get to clips on either side to remove. an...
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2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start VIN: JT3GP10V7Y
this one is really strange, the customer says it just died going down the road and was towed in. it has good spark fuel pressure injector pulse the check engine light stays on during the crank period. the voltage at the b+ terminal of the check box under the h...
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2007 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L oil pump VIN: 5TDZK23C67
Engine was reinstalled and started fine. Oil pressure was low at idle. After reving engine oil pressure would rise and light would go off. Pulled pan and reinstalled gasket in pickup tube. Oil pressure increased and light was not on. Next day light returned on...
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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6CD5338L
after 2 weeks this one is done.thank you for all replies.juan you nailed it.after installing a resonator, co @ .02,15mph nox @ 366 and at 25mph nox @ 74.engine runs good.this cady has been a good "teacher" for me.by the way, this cady does not have air injecti...
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2005 Cadillac STS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DC67A75
thanks for all the help smoked tested again found some small leaks in back of intake reset fuel trims and drove for a week no lite Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Misfire VIN: 3C8FX68872
thank you all members for the help you have provided,and yes it was a head gasket,problem.1 million thank's you guys rock Trouble codes: P0304.
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GM68465
Thanks to everyone that tried to help. After testing everything again and finding nothing, we asked the customer for a timeline of events for the third time. This time he pulled out his receipts and realized that the mil light had come on immediately after hav... Trouble codes: P2096 (Downstream fuel system 1/2 lean).
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1999 Ford F-150 4.2L 1st gear engagement VIN: 1FTZX1723X
Thank you all for your input... i realize i did not put in a lot of useful info... but it did not go forward in any of the manual gears.. But it did go in reverse just fine. The customer did not want to authorize any further diagnostics or tear down so i let t...
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1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L Vibration VIN: 2FMZA524XX
Well this thing is finally fixed all it took was finding a parts guy that know what he was doing. What we found was there was a partial part number from ford stamped into the weight on the old fly wheel we found a parts guy who know what he was looking at and ...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.4L wheel speed sensors VIN: 1FTSX20R48
Thank you for all the replies. Several responses and emails indicated the LH frame harness is known to have problems, and they were correct. Just one note to some resposes: the Motorcraft/Ford website flowchart does state the voltage to the sensor harness is...
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2007 Jeep Commander (Truck) 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: IJ8HG48N07
There is a flash for this problem and we sent it to the dealer. I did do the soapy water test on te exhaust system and could not find any leaks. It is amazing that they are making these thisngs so sensitive! Trouble codes: P013A.
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1983 Nissan 280ZX 2 2 Turbo 2.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire
Sorry this took so long but the customer is dragging his feet about letting us spend more time on his 4th car. The fix was an airflow meter. By a stroke of luck for me a 82 280zx turbo came in for a clutch and while it was here I "borrowed" parts from it. The ...
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2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L rear end VIN: 5Y25M63865
vehicle was under warranty GM is replacing this rear differentials ! Gm realizes they have a problem with these rear diffs. and they are replacing them without question. They are replacing the complete unit and not rebuilding my guess is the new part will be u...
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2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L electric window VIN: P038RYFU85
Thanks for the help fellas. I put a window regulator in the driver side and it works perfectly now. I appreciate your help.
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JT2SK12E6R
Thank you for all you guys out there, all of you are really great, i posted around 6 pm last night and some one even respond it at 9 pm or 10 pm. It's finally fix with a simple thing that i overlook it, as some of you said the coolant temperature sensor does F...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Drive engagement VIN: 5TEHN72N71
The replies I received suggested: 1) Worn sealing rings on the back of the pump, 2) Possible hard o-rings in the trans that won't seal when cold, 3) Improper TPS signal, 4)Check the mounts and shifter adjustment also have the customer shift trans into first ...
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2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L Unknown VIN: JHTSD45TY7
thanks to all the techs-we found the canister in the frount of the engine was clogged-we found this by cutting it open-thanks to all for your help. rays mercedes
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