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1998 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L battery VIN: 10002XT578
This park ave has a draw on the battery .when i remove battery 1 maxi fuse 60 amp the draw goes away. I have tried removing fuses to kill the draw only the battery number 1 60 amp maxi fuse kills draw. I have unplugged radio bcm instrument cluster alternator, ...
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1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Tcc VIN: 1G4HP52K9W
Trans Techs, I've lost my hair and ass on this one. I've read all the archives and tried every fix. This vehicle bangs into lock-up with the tcc solenoid pid pulse width at 99% mil on, code P0742. The trans works good until tcc lock occurs. Using the Tech 2 we...
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1965 Chevrolet Corvette 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
I have a 65 365 hp corvette here and it has a recent rebuilt engine, the customer just bought it off eBay, looks like a nice car. Problem is that it won't idle very good and will die when i bring the timing down below 20 degrees initial timing. I verified the ...
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L key VIN: 1GNDM19W6X
Hi, guys.I need some help for this one. The key is stuck in the ignition cylinder. Can not be turn in OFF position to remove;only ACC, ON, and START, still can be started and driven. Could not find any info. Any help would be appreciated.
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L engine VIN: 1GCHK29U01
Customer plows with this vehicle. Overheats when plowing only! When driving around with the plow on, no problem. When pushing snow runs hot and will boil over if you don't stop. Boss plow has been on since new has had now problem until the last plow of last sp...
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1988 Dodge W100 Custom 5.2L start & stall when l VIN: 1B7HW04Y2J
the problem is when i start truck runs until i let off key. has no ballast resistor i thought it was a bad ecm so replaced no luck.didnt think pick up was bad test lite blink ok on coil.havent work on many old dodge pick up could use a little help if your fami...
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2002 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Brake Calipers VIN: 1GDHG32R22
The vehicle wears pads and rotors warp, the front brakes are draging. They don't free up when bleeders are opened. The pads, rotors, calipers and brake hoses have all been replaced.the fluid doesn't seem to be contaminated, the master cylinder cap looks normal...
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2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13S04
Over the past year or so this Envoy (which belongs to the office manager) has a problem where the PCM sets P1133 about twice a month or less. The problem is intermittent and always seems to run fine. However, the lights get rythmically dim then bright for 10 s... Trouble codes: P1133 (Upstream rich-lean transitions low), P0136 (Downstream O2 fails self tests)
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GTHK23245
Customer came in with a 2005 gmc 2500 hd complaining of very poor fuel mileage.customer stated that his 6.6 diesel had suddenly fallen from 16mpg to 12mpg.truck was scanned and found to have no codes or bad data.customer left on trip and upon his return stated...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L All gears affected
Need some advise as to next step on this B4RA that we rebuilt approximatly 1 week ago. We are not a transmission shop so this is not our expertise. We reluctantly tried to rebuild this one ourselves. Replaced all clutches, inspected valves in valve bodies, rep...
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2001 Honda Passport LX 3.2L Stall VIN: 456CK58W91
Customer complained of engine dying. Started dying at stops then dying while driving. Checked throttle body, it's clean. Customer had plugs and O2's replaced at another shop. Ran all tests and wiggle tests for throttle body. Engine has not died one time for us... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR passage blocked), P1125 (ElectronicThrottle Control LimitPerformance Mode)
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1985 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L turn signal, hazard indicators VIN: SAJAY1345F
Hey guys, Darn seems like i just asked for help on another Jag, V.P not too long ago, although it was a lot newer, what is it with these cats that keep running me up the wall. Got a '85 Jaguar Vanden Plas, this is one of our long time customers and we do all t...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S5Y
OK , Im stumped . i was a jeep tech for 10 yrs and had seen many 4.0l cyl heads cause this issue . the cust states ck. engine light is on with no driveability symptoms . ck and found codes for misfire on all cyls . cleared codes and road tested . on a long sli... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0305, P0306
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2007 Lexus SC430 4.3L Compressor VIN: JTHFN45Y27
hello all, we have this lexus no ac compressor engagement after 6 seconds,no codes i could engage compressor active test,scope ac comp speed senor o.k,ecu gets message from ac amp to turn on ac on engine ecu but compressor no engage,chk all input sensor ambien...
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L mop VIN: 1LMLMNJ788
i have a p1688 code for the metering oil pump. Checked wiring for power and grounds and resistance ok. Was wondering if anyone has replaced the mop and fixed this code. Engine is in fail safe unless the key is cycled then it runs ok for about 8 seconds then ba...
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2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1YVFP80C16
Vehicles was towed to the shop because the engine somehow had no oil and was damaged, it was making a rocket sounded like a bearing failed. I replaced it with a used one. Took my time did everything right had not problems. New/used engine started fine everythi...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L delay upshift VIN: WDBHA22EXS
TO anyone familiar with older Mercedes Benz C220. I pulled fault code p1700 and P0441. Read up on system operation on Alldata. I have good engine vacuum (approx 18" to 20") @ solenoid. I manualy actuated the solenoid and vacuum was supplied as it should be to ...
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1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Misfire VIN: JA3AM84J5S
1995 mitsibishi 3000gt dohc no spark from #3/#6 coil has power to coil but no ground pulse other 2 coils great replace coil,ecu and ingnition transistor wires and connectors good
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2001 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L steering VIN: 4S3BH63501
car came to me makeing a vibration when u turn steering wheel we replaced the rack and the power steering pump but it still does the same thing will not do it sittin still only when you go slow n turn right any ideas please let me know thanks in advance
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Climatronic VIN: WVWWH63B72
Initial complaint of no/low heat at idle and while cruising. Verified low heat ouput approx. 60 degrees from vents. DTC stored for temp. flap open/short sporadic. Cleared fault, set basic settings, removed glove box and verified temp. flap motor does operate w...
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2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBANB33595
I received 6 replies, all had been there done that,the client took the car and has not been back,I do see it almost every day when he visits his other student buddies next door.Must have stopped missing for now,or he would have been back in.Given the replies I... Trouble codes: P0304.
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2006 Cadillac SRX 3.6L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYEE63796
WE FOUND THAT THAT THE 06 AND 07 ENGINES ARE NOT INTERCHANGABLE. THE SUPPLIER SENT US A 06 ENGINE WE INSTALLED IT WITH NO PROBLEMS EXCEPT WAITING FOR SUPPLIER TO REIMBURSE US FOR THE LABOR SINCE THAY TOLS US 3 TIMES THAT THE ENGINES WERE INTERCHANGABLE. Trouble codes: P0366, P0347.
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNCT18W0T
well alot of you said to check the dist cap even though it looked good i replaced it, and that fixed it, the only thing that i could figure about the cam retard was that it was caused by the cross firing in the cap thanks to everyone h... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Rear of engine VIN: 1GNEC13T51
Thanks for all the input on what to look for!!! Ok here is what happened. The rear main seal and rear cover gasket were ok. The oil sending unit and the cam position sensor were not leaking. It turned out to be the oil pan. We took the car to one of our oth...
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD0PD74455
Thanks to everyone for the assistance ! the relay was located in the side fuse panel of the drivers seat . its yellow in color . one of only two relays in that box . found one terminal pin for the relay was not secured in the box and was making minimal contact...
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L MIL Lamp on, Limp in VIN: 1FDKE0G0RH
Sorry for the late closing. The third PCM was a charm. Hours spent with the break-out box...wasted.
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1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L readiness monitors VIN: 1FAFP47V5W
Glad to report that this Mustang is done kicking my butt. First off thanks to all that responded or e-mailed me, it was a big help. The only problem with the Mustang was me (the loose nut behind the wheel). I repeat - there was nothing wrong with the car. Per ... Trouble codes: P1000.
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2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Cuts off warm VIN: 1FTSW21P97
I would like to say thank you to all who replied. This truck has been delievered and seems to be doing well. The technician told me that we should replace the injectors as we were replacing the high pressure pump. Well he was right. Replacing the injectors cur...
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2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.4L coolant VIN: 1FDXW47RX8
First, what I did. I replaced the thermostats and the radiator cap. I also saw that the recall was performed for the check valve in the hose near the reservoir. After talking to the person who actually drives the truck, they tell us it only happens when they...
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2006 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Electronic VIN: 1GKET16S56
Thanks for responded got fixed the rear flap controller or actuater was broken was not working changed no it is ok now thanks for all that controller even the dealer overlooked that well it is done now
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2007 GMC Savana 3500 LT 6.0L Pinion Bearing VIN: 1GDHG31U87
thanks to everyone who sent me info it is just like doing a regular rear just take your time.
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2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Vehicle Stability Control Buto VIN: 1HGCP36879
Ordered 2 new TPMS sensors from Dealer... Ah "The Right to Repair Act "kicks me again... When will tpms sensors be available in aftermarket??
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA71CX4
Because I was able to eliminate one of my two codes with the MAF replacement I decided to drive the car a few more drive cycles to see if the MIL would light up. After three drive cycles the pending code cleared itself. Although the fuel trims are a little hig... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1).
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1998 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L Misfire VIN: KNDJA7231W
Thanks for all whom replied to this request, customer returned with the vehicle on Friday and had me replace Genuine Kia Parts-- ignition coils, spark plugs and wires as well as harness that feeds coils. The car still runs rough on first start up for like 30 ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (1 cylinder misfire), P0302 (2 cylinder misfire), P0303 (3 cylinder misfire), P0304 (4 cylinder misfire).
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Brake Light On Dash VIN: KNDUP13182
REPLACED LF WHEEL SPEED SENSOR ALL IS WELL.THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP
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2005 Kia Spectra5 2.0L Low Pedal VIN: KNAFE16285
THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED, THE CURE TO OUR VERY LOW BRAKE PEDAL HAD ROOTS IN THE LATE 70'S. LOW PEDAL ON A 1979 TORONADO WAS ALWAYS CAUSED BY WORN REAR DISC PADS. THE PARKING BRAKE HOLDS THE PADS AWAY ENOUGH THAT AS THE PADS CONTINUE TO WEAR, THE TAKE-UP CAU...
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1992 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2MECM75W3N
The fix was the LR (bank 2 oxygen sensor didnt move much above zero volts. My originial estimate to customer included 2 02 sensors but because the bank one 02 sensor was working perfectly and the bank 2 sensor was very difficult to access I didnt check it o...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D61
Ummm... I'm late again with the fix, sorry. A factory MAF was the answer. The NAPA unit was crap. Hours shot to hell. Thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0100 (Maf).
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1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L engine VIN: 1NXAE09B6S
problem fixed with replace manufacture distributor for a new one thanks all tech. for your support
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