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1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L Ignition Lock cylinder VIN: 2G4WB51TOM
I need help how to replace ignition lock cylinder in this car that has tilt steering. My Mitchell Repair Info has no useful info on tilt steering option for this car.Do I have to take apart the tilt steering column bearing housing - removing the 2 screws on th...
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2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L odometer light VIN: 112332JSK6
at first you could read millage on odometer & trip set real dim. Now 6mo later it's blank to look at? has anyone replaced bulbs in one of these and are light bulbs used? Alldata shows a ambient light sensor dims the dash in sunlight, but the rest of the dash l...
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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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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1ND52J81
Well guys thanks in advance for the help. This one has me pulling my hair out. Im running out of ideas. This car runs fine for about 30 minutes until it gets good and warm and then it dies. When it dies it will not restart. It has good fuel pressure, but no fi...
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2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Rear Wiper VIN: 1B3HB28B27
Please i need a dodge dealer tech to get on dealer connect to the configuration menu for this car and enable rear wiper park.right now it is not enabled in the configuration menu.so i can download that into the car,thanks
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1976 Ford Mustang II Ghia 2.8L Carb VIN: T234567890
Ok Ford Guys this one is driving my crazy. Came in on flat bed. Simple 2.8L V6 high idle. Engine has very high idle 1200 rpm to 1500rpm can't adjust down. Customer replaced carb a while ago. Car sat for long time. Replaced plugs, Fuel Filter, Checked fuel, Oil...
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2006 Lamborghini Murcielago 6.2L Intake Air Wings VIN: ZHWBU16556
The right and left intake-air hydraulic body-flaps stay half open and will not close. Upon engine running and activating the raise/lower switch, both will just slowly move up/down, but not close. I have no information about how this system works, only, that it...
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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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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E94
Lookin for correct voltage spec on tank sensor with no pressure and vaccumme spec with vaccumme applied and max pressure spec Trouble codes: 1444 (purge volume)
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWMA63B8X
Hi and merry Christmas to every body! I need your help to solve this problem. This a VW passat that, in the last 2 weeks, did not start cold -we are in winter here- Upon making the preliminary checks, I found this: compression, above 120psi in 3 cylinders; and...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Oil Light On With Good Oil Pressure VIN: YV1VS29541
Help all volvo techs or anybody with volvo knowlege please! this car i bought for the wife so she's on my tail to get it done so any help would be a big help!!! ok here we go! we dropped in low milage engine new water pump,timing belt kit oil seals in oil pan ...
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1999 GMC K1500 Sierra SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK19T9X
The cure was to replace the front knock sensor. Before removing the sensor, we did the "tap" test next to each sensor and with our meters installed, the front one barely caused a reaction while the rear sensor caused a noticeable jump in its reading. This t... Trouble codes: P0327 (Knock sensor circuit - front).
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1999 Infiniti I30 T 3.0L Airbag Light VIN: JNKCA21A3X
As several of you mentioned, a solid SRS light did indeed indicate a deployed SRS module so the "new" module I had received had also been deployed. Earlier Nissans SRS modules can be cleared using the door switch method after deployment but these have to have ...
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1992 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2J4FY69S8N
92 jeep does not have an air bag, so clockspring is out, there just is not a 5v reference comming from the ecm, customer deems a reman too expensive, is there another 5v ref? Trouble codes: 13 (no change in map), 14 (high /low map voltage), 24 (tps high/low).
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2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L dies at idle VIN: 3N1CB51D21
First guys,thanks for the help.I went back and looked at the data,i notoiced one of the pids as a/f percentage would start at 96% and gradually drop to 77% at which time the injector on time would jump from 4 to 5 milli.to 10 to 12 milli.and the engine would e...
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1995 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2HZ52K1S
A lot of the replies mentioned temp readings, vacuum leaks, torque converter lock up and fuel trim readings at idle or driving. Well I did replace the thermostat when the intake gaskets were replaced and I did monitor the temperature with a temp gun and it's t...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1TS94D6Y
Thanks to everyone for their input! I really hope this vehicle is done and out of my life. It turns out the ETM wasn't new, it was a rebuilt one that SSF no longer carries. We were able to get our money back on that one and applied it to a new one from the Vo...
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