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1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Camshaft VIN: 1G1ND52MOW
We gave this car to the eldest Daughter almost 2 years ago, has been a good car (intake issues aside) She was driving this morning at steady speed and it just quit, no hint of issues, I dragged it the 2 km to our house and cranked it over, ran like a chaff cut...
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2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18W73
Hey having problems with this Ford F150 running a little rough at idle and fuel trims kind of strange Long term trim for bank2 is at-21% and Long term fuel trim for bank1 is at 28% while the short term for trim for bank1 is at0% and bank2 is at0.8%. Checked mo... Trouble codes: P0175
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1998 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 7.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTKGK29J9
This is my personal truck. I replaced the fuel pump a few weeks ago. because it was bad. last week i replaced fuel pressure regulator, alt. brushes. full tune up, and intake gaskets as maint. before a big trip. now i have developed a problem hat sometime the t...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L rear seat fold down VIN: 4S2CK58D5W
This suv belongs to me. I am unable to use all my cargo space because I am unable to raise the back rear seats to lower the seat backs. I know from the manual and from my internet search that there are supposed to be straps you pull to unlock the lower seats t...
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNY22254
vehicle came in for miss at #2 cylinder,diagnosed it to the driver in the ecm,replaced it with a used ecm,vehicle will not start now with either ecm. has all its inputs,powers and grounds,scanner shows 220rpm while cranking but now has no spark or injector pul...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L key interlock VIN: 1G2WP12K8V
Hi all! This ones a fun one. Just did upper and lower intakes on this, and of course because his blower motor quit two blocks away it must be related... not that anythings related to this car being a pos rebuilder!! The blower would work intermittantly on 5, a...
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1998 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L PRNDL Input VIN: 1GMDX03E9W
Customer complained of numerous lts on dash on. Upon initial inspection the ck eng, abs, tcs & brake lts were on. I scanned computer to find P0420, P0705 & P1483. I went for the 705 code. Mitchell gives some steps to follow which I did and going by the PABC di...
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1998 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L ABS Motor VIN: 1GMDX03E9W
Vehicle had all 3 brake warning lts on ABS, Brake & Trac off. So I scanned computer to find C1246 for rear motor doesn't move. No TSBs were found and it's a Delphi VI system. The flow chart wants me to get into special functions of ABS and actuate the motor. W...
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2007 Suzuki SX4 2.0L radio VIN: JS2YB41387
Hello there and thanks for taking the time to try to help me here. My sister left her dome light on while she went on vacation. Came back to reality to find her battery dead. Had it jumped and everything works except radio is locked out. Tried the obvious code...
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1991 Chevrolet Blazer Silverado 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GNEV18K3M
Thank you to everyone that responded I checked and replaced the throttle body gasket (nothing wrong with it and also checked for excessive timing chain slop it was minimal checked timing mark on balance it was right on. rechecked timing (yes I know about the t... Trouble codes: P0033.
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Right Front VIN: 1GNCS18W2Y
I have not been able to fix this truck yet customer picked it up because his other car needed a fuel pumpor was it because of the time it was taking to diagnose the problem I'm not sure.This is what I can tell you.The sway bar bushings and links had been repla...
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2011 Ford Edge 3.5L Transport Mode VIN: 89B8162748
Okay someone stole that on on the day shift they don't talk to us and share info. Just got another one last night the 5 brake pedal taps hazards on off 4 times so totally worked. It did take me 4-5 times to get it and the one time I put it in tire learn mode b...
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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8L security VIN: 1GTEC14X37
vehicle was taken to another shop the technician told me the pcm was no good. It running now.
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1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GMDX03E9W
This van is finally fixed. Turns out the wiring from the ignition control module to block mounted crank sensor had been rubbing the exhaust manifold & was shorting out. Replaced harness & re routed away thus problem gone. Been 3 or 4 days. Happy customer! Tha... Trouble codes: P0705.
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L engine noise VIN: 4T3ZF13C61
overall engine fix the problem thanks all of you techs.
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C9Y
Thanks for all your time and replies, but the car has not returned for further testing. The last time the car was here, the timing chain was making noise. Turns out another shop had replaced the cylinder head last year and customer took car back to them for wa... Trouble codes: P1424 (17832 secondary air system leak detected bank 1).
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