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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Instrument Cluster VIN: WBAET37482
Instrument cluster goes wild,temp gauge goes to hot when key is turned on all lights come on trans goes into limp mode but turn car off and then works perfect does not do it enough to or long enough to diagnosis I am thinking instrument cluster ?
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1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL12Y4V
Vehicle came in with Check Engine light on, with original code po301-cylinder 1 misfire detected. Pulled plugs and found OE Plugs still in vehicle at almost 100k miles on them. Vehicle was not missing at this time. Replaced all 8 plugs with new OE plugs, clear... Trouble codes: P0300
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1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Instrument panel VIN: 1G6KY5498W
Vehicle came in with no crank. Tested battery and found battery defective. Replaced battery and released the vehicle. Came-back two days later with the same symptom. Tested battery and found battery drained. Rechaged battery and found no crank condition in the...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: IGTEK14M7W
Vehicle was driven in. Plow truck, had gotten stuck, burned out reverse trying to get it out. Did not test drive prior to trans repair, but did drive into shop.(Would drive forward in rev or No apparent running issues. Rebuild trans and install. Truck will not...
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2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCC514571
this vehicle came in with spark plugs fuel fouled.change plug at no avail.compression appears ok.fuel pump is supplying 60psi while cranking.computer has two codes po172/po631 upon checking it out all inputs look ok except cal. load% it is 99% this sounds wron... Trouble codes: P0172, P0631
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J83
This ones got me pulling my hair out pleaase help car came in on the hook dead battery customer said it wouldnt start pushed in the shop and charged battery and went to start and noticed the theft light was on vehicle cranks and runs for a second and dies acte... Trouble codes: B2957 (Security system circuit low), B3031 (Security system in learn mode), U2001 (Invalid i.p.c. Transmitted s.p.i. Data), U0200, U1000 (Loss of class 2 serial data)
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2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Brakes VIN: 1GCGG25V97
Truck came in with low pedel felt like lost half of master ! Replaced Master blead system over and over No change Brake pads good slides all moving fine Truck has hydo booster off Power steering ! All sugestions welcome thanks !
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L oil pressure VIN: 2C8GF68424
Cust said he was driving vehicle and had a sudden lose of oil pressure. He said the car was fine then all of a sudden the oil light came on solid and the engine started ticking. He was nearby so he brought the car in. The oil level was full and there were no l...
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Poor Heat In Cab VIN: FB7KF23W6T
Vehicle came in for poor heat in cab, verified on road test, heats about 110 degree vent temp at idle, but drops only to about 85 on road test, temp gauge reads about 180 degrees. Flushed engine coolant, replaced thermostat with 180 degree stat the 1st time, t...
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1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B4HS28Y1W
Received truck from different shop said truck needed ECM.We were able to pull codes and check system.Found Po505 and Po122. returned after clearing them when cranked over.No spark,Have fuel pressure.No crank or cam signal or rpm signal.TPS un pluged have 5 vol... Trouble codes: P0122, P0505
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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4GP44L96
Installed factory o2 sensor had good wave patern/ checked intake & exhaust for leaks with smoke. Checked cooling system for h c none found anyone have any ideas ??? Trouble codes: P0133
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2006 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Lighting VIN: 1D4HB38N36
Hi guys, this is my wifes car. the interior lights stopped working. at first they wouldn't dim before they went out. now they dont work when doors open. i can push the buttons beside the dome lights and they will light but not with the dimmer switch on the hea...
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1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15Y04
Hi I am an import shop and this is my neighbors truck. I replaced a leaking intake gasket [leaking coolant] Now won't start. Has good fuel pressure, spark, and injector pulse. Pops if you hold throttle wide open. Pulled plugs and they are wet but not soaked wi...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX30F9Y
Truck came in with a code P1280, on my scanner I see the icp voltage varing from 0 to 1 volt, pressure is at aprox 475 at idle, truck surges and occasionly stalls. I replace the sensor and the connector, on the first road test it was fine, then started acting ... Trouble codes: P1280 (Injection control pressure low)
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTSW21P75
Ok I cannot figure this truck out. This is my own vehicle. It has a problem with the heat in the cab. At times it will blow cool air. It has auto temp control and it is set to 90. When I stop at a light it will blow cold when I take off it will start to blow h...
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2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Fuel smell VIN: 1FTPW14V97
Customer came in with a complaint of a fuel smell inside the cab. He had taken it to the local Ford dealership and they couldn't find anything. We checked the emission system and found blockage in the evap canister. We replaced the canister, but still had the ...
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1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2GTEK19R4V
Truck misfires on cylinders 5 and 7. My guy replaced the lower intake manifold gaskest because they were leaking coolant. after repair the truck will misfire all the time so problem gets shifted to me. Since it wasn't missing like this I figure it was somethin...
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2000 GMC Jimmy SLT 4.3L Engine VIN: 1GKDT13WXY
Hey guys, I have my boss's Jimmy here with the 4.3 "W" engine. It has a heavy tick/light knock that was very apparent toward the back of the enggine underneath the truck. I looked at the flexplate and saw some suspicous rings around where the bolts went throug...
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2006 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L rear heat VIN: 1GKEK63U56
hey guys i need help, please anybody have similar situation or repair this cane of problem tanks.
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HGES16551
Hello Honda techs: I have this 01 civic with an idle problem. Replaced cylinder head/gasket with a valve job. Also replaced one coil and plugs. The car idles fine from cold start until the fan comes on. Idle drops to 700 rpm and when the car is driven it stall...
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D13
Hello. I have a Hyundai here that I wish would just go away and I need your help to make that happen. This car runs great to performance problems, it has a CEL on and some codes. My first code is po420 which is a cat code. I tested the cat and it all test good... Trouble codes: P0133, P0420 (Cat effecenny low bank 1), P1631 (Can time out ecu)
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S94
car came in with stalling problems.found p0335 needed a crank sensor.inspected the timing belt and was cracking and water pump showed signs of leakage.replaced the timing belt and crank sensor and water pump.well after that car would not start and setting the ... Trouble codes: P0335
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNKCV54E33
I have an Infiniti g35 problem child. I recieved this car as a no start. The information the customer gave me is that it was driving and just died. He towed it home and found ecu fuse blown. he replaced it and it just blew again, so he installed a handy paperc... Trouble codes: U1000 (Can communictation error)
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNKCV51E93
I need help please. Had this Infiniti towed in for a no start. Customer was told it needed an engine due to no compression. I cranked it over and sounds fine - just won't start. I discovered that the ignition key supplied was damaged and was missing the securi...
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2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L timing belt VIN: KNALD12454
Need help replacing the timing belt on this vehicle. On demand & All data show how to replace it out of the car. What is the best way to replace the belt with the engine in the car? How do I get the belt around the engine mount bracket? Thanks for all your he...
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover 4.0L Hood VIN: SALPV1242X
Cable is broken to release hood left side does anyone know the way to get into the hood release so i can manually open it? tried to remove grill can't remove screws on top to get it out.
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1983 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1LNB96F2DY
good friday to all.i need some help.have a 1983 lincoln towncar.thay has an intermittant hicup.(best way to describe it.only noticed at idle in gear say at a traffic light.when it hicups the vacum controled idle stepper raises idle speed so car jumps and retur...
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Code -p0705 VIN: 1N4BU31D0V
Drive cycle monitor will not complete, attempting to complete a ca. Smog inspection. Car runs good. Sets code p0705, at second-trip test drive, code comes back. We tested the safety neutral inhibiter switch, it felt okay, but we replaced it anyway. Did not fix... Trouble codes: P0705 (Trans range sensor malfunction)
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E34
hi shop owner this car came in to my shop with a no start problem customer state other shop replaced pcm i programmed pcm and key when cranking the security light comes vehicle has no spark no fuel preesue check wiring and crank sensor same i have consult 2 an... Trouble codes: P1614
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1962 Oldsmobile Starfire 6.5L a/c VIN: 626CO3654A
Help, I need a vacuum diagram for the HVAC system for this Starfire. It came with factory A/C .. my fax number is [...], Thanks for the help.
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1999 Saturn SL1 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZF5284X
Hi Folks, This Saturn is giving me quite a headache. Customer came in for a tune up and oil. Check engine light was on. I replaced the spark plugs and wires, air filter, spray cleaned throttle body. Started car and still noticed a misfire. CEL said Cyl #1 misf...
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2002 Saturn L200 2.2L No Power Steeering VIN: 1G8JU54F22
Power steering stops working at times mostly at cold start up. We have replaced pump and pressure line and also bled steering per manufacturer recommendations still same problem. When problem occurs it is like the pump has no line pressure. Anyone ever run int...
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2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
I will be traveling 1100 miles to check this trucks' problems in the next 30 days. The shop doing the current repairs has used only GM OEM service parts. The misfire does diminish if the idle is raised from the base, 650? to 750 or when the PCM raises it for t... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire), 303 (misfire), 305 (misfire)
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2001 Suzuki Esteem GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS2GB41S61
Hello, This Suzuki throws a pending code while trying to run the monitors. The EVAP system seems rather simple however we cannot pinpoint the root cause. According to Mitchell 1 the code is supposed to set after it purges and then watches pressure buildup. Whe... Trouble codes: P0440 (Set when tank pressure increase is too much)
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: JTDDR32TOY
This has been a head scratcher for us. This car came in with igniter circuit codes and cam sensor code. We wrote down the codes and cleard them and they havent come back since.The problem is that it is missing under load at about 65mph. It does this intermitta... Trouble codes: P0340, P1300, P1305, P1310, P1315
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M91
Car came in originally w/CEL on. Replaced hoses for crankcase breather as they were broken,replaced pcv and suction jet pump at the same time. Car is now back w/this 17705/p1297 pressure drop between turbo and throttle valve. Smoke tested the turbo pipes and i... Trouble codes: 17705
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L abs module VIN: WVWSE61J42
Codes are 01312, 01314, 18057. AutoEnginuity scan shows all ABS info on wheel speeds, etc. and coding info but codes are for no CAN to module. Brake system functions perfectly. All fuses, s9, s178, s179 are good. Any suggestions?
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L instrument cluster VIN: 3VWSR31C26
Hi all got to ask for help here on this beetle. Does somebody know where the grounds are for the ipc? I have an electrical drain if I unplug the alternator plug it goes away (150ma). while unplugged the L wire has 1.06 volts and drops to .85 volts when plugged...
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1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Fuel Gauge, Lights And Brake Lighting VIN: YV1JS8310R
Hi fellow techs. This vehicle has no brake lights, an illuminated left turn signal indicator but only when headlamps are switched on. No brake lights. But switch has been tested and voltage checked on both sides of switch when applied. Vehicle has bulb failure...
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULD64B62
The fix was the coolant sensor. the four wire sensor behind the right cly head. i typed the code wrong the code was a p1296 not p2196. i had replaced the sensor in the lower rad hose but i found out that this was the switch for the cooling fans.after i straigh... Trouble codes: P2196.
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L whining noise from front pump VIN: WAUJT64BX2
Thanks for your replies, After several different responses. And a lot of research, this vehicle is finished. We ended up draining the CVT transmission and refilling it with 5.5qts of fluid. Checked & rechecked several times at various temperatures, no more whi...
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WAUDT74F45
I would like to thank everybody that replied to my request. I did see the TSB about the solenoids being clogged with debris that was mentioned. We removed them and found no debris. At this point I was reasonably sure it was a timing chain problem and I do not ... Trouble codes: P0346, P0391, P0300.
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23122
Thank you to all who have replied. I have yet to get this truck back into my hands to test out what information has been given to me. This is a regular customer but he has had a lot on his plate lately so I'll let him slide for now. I'll open another help requ... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF Range performance).
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Stall VIN: 1GCHC24U83
I HAVE NOT YET BEEN ABLE TO FIX THIS ONE YET. I HAVE CHANGED THE THROTAL BODY, THE PEDAL SENSOR, THE THROTAL MODUAL, INSPECTED ALL WIREING AND PLUGINS CONNECTED TO ALL OF THESE. JUST YESTERDAY I FOUND A NEW GLITCH. IF YOU PUSH THE ACCELERATOR TO THE RIGHT WITH... Trouble codes: P125, P120.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23U03
I found out that I could set the P1516 code with key on, engine off just by pushing on the accelerator pedal and watching the APP sensor and TP sensor %. That meant less time spent on the road testing part of it. The code always set at 25% opening. When the co... Trouble codes: P1516 (Predicted vs Actual throttle position correlation error).
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2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2L cooling system VIN: 1G1ZT51F86
Thanks for the help guys. The customer has yet to return with the vehicle. The cap is new as well as the coolant bottle. We are going to flow test the radiator and add leak dye to it once it returns
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2002 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L Hard start VIN: 1C4GJ25322
FIRST OFF I WANT TO THANK THOSE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO REPLY. THE FINAL FIX ENDED UP BEING THE EGR VALVE. I CANT SAY I HAVE EVER HAD ONE DO WHAT THIS ONE DID. BEST I CAN FIGURE IS THAT THE SPRING INSIDE WAS WEAK ALLOWING GASSES TO ENTER THE HEAD DURING COLD STAR...
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1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2B4FP253XX
Im going to chalk this one up to just having a really bad week. We fixed the vehicle by getting the firing order on the cap correct. We were counting the cylinders like a Ford. We knew all along it was probably somthing stupid and it was, the guy leaning under...
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2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, slight vibration VIN: 1B3HB417D3
Thanks to all that took time to help. Replaced the crankshaft sensor the light still was flashing so took it to the dealer and had the crankshaft sensor relearned $95.00 but it took care of the problem. The dealer also did a flash don't know why tho. Trouble codes: P0300, P0315, P0335.
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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 6.7L Excessive Emissions, Will not rev p VIN: 3D7KS28A48
Well after all was said and done the answer was contaminated fuel. The fuel looked and smelled normal and that is what fooled us for so long. After the truck was able to rev past 1000 rpm the turbo speed came off 0 on the scanner. So I learned the hard way....
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWX335XE
The fix, as many suggested, was to replace the faulty glow plugs. All 8 were electrically open! I also replaced the wiring harnesses under the valve covers and changed the oil using 10w-30 Rotella synthetic blend. The block heater was bad too (this truck had n... Trouble codes: P0470 (Exhaust Backpressure System), P0475 (Exhaust Pressure Control System), P0500 (Vehicle Speed).
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2003 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1F456YHGR3
thank you guys for all the help this is a great resourse when i had the oil cooler out i did replace the screen after your post i pulled the ipr out and found no screen on the end someone had changed it before the sticker said honeywell with a part number but ...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L66
Thanks to all who replied. Ultimately I got another truck from rental company with same year and engine and compared data and scope shots. Turns out that the cam timing was off, even though the pid for cam sync didn't show it! Returned trucks, their shop repa... Trouble codes: P0340 (cmp sensor circuit).
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2006 Ford E-250 5.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTNE24L76
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP AND REPLIES TURNS OUT VAN HAD BEEN IN A ACCIDENT AT ONE TIME AND FORD HAS TWO DIFFERANT MAF SENSOR STYLE FOR THIS YEAR AND THE WRONG AIR BOX AND MAF WERE PUT IN.BODY SHOPS SHOULD STICK TO BODY WORK... WITH NEW BOX AND MAF FUEL TRIMS ARE... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
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2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP23106
thanks techs; the guys that replied were rite on. 2-more ign. coils were replaced . one oem , one carquest that seem to fix it.also changed coil on #4 cyl.the ck. lite has been off vehical runs strong. SO FAR !!! Trouble codes: P0355.
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Transfer Cas VIN: 1GKDT13W01
Sorry about the time it took to get back to everyone. I replaced the transfercase and the 2wd works proper now but the 4x4 switch lights still flash when it is in 4 wheel drive. The 4 hi and low works other then the flashing lights. Customer decided not to go ...
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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Door Locks VIN: 2GTEC19J57
I want to thank every body that shared informtion to fix the problem on this gmc truck. We checked the wires as jeff recommended, no problem detected , also removed the battery from the keyless entry remote, as gary said, situation still the same after that. ...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 4A3AK54F5V
Thank you to the five people that responded. After following the directions I was given the car idles great. Timothy thank you that was the straight forward info I was hoping to get. Most of you reinforced the same line of logic as Timothy. Thanks so much. It...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L pump VIN: 1G2WP12K52
After all this time I spent on this, I put a delco pump on,bleed system and wow! it is fixed. Thaks for everyones help. Ryan
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2006 Pontiac G6 GTP 3.9L Cuts out VIN: 1G2ZM15186
A big thank you to all who responded. After cleaning the throttle body, it seems to be running fine. The customer picked it up two days ago and hasn't had any trouble. he is aware that if it acts up again, we may need to change the TB Assembly. Thanks agai... Trouble codes: P2135 (Throttle Position Sensor Ou tof Range).
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2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L monitors VIN: 1G8ZH5283Y
Sorry this took so long to get back to everyone. As I stated before I was begging for help on anothers behalf. What was determined was the PCM was at fault but the customer declined to repair the vehicle. Thank you so much for your responses and help not just ...
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2002 Saturn Vue 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ23D52
Thanks for all your suggestions, I did add the lucas back in & drove the vehicle for the next couple of days, lifter noise did not go away this time but the engine did/does run smooth otherwise. We removed the valve cover to check the lifters & found that 1 o... Trouble codes: P304.
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2000 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on, p0171 VIN: 4TAWN72N4Y
truck running fine no light on cleaned the mass air flow sensor thahks for all the help Trouble codes: P0171.
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2008 Toyota Highlander Sport 3.5L pump noise VIN: JTEDS43A98
It was as suspected. The evap pump does a test after sitting a minimum of 5 hours, and I happened to catch it in the act. So everything is normal. Thank you very much!
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L ABS Pump VIN: 3VWSE69M72
Well Alldata had no information about the auxiliary vacuum pump under 2002 Jetta. After Mike's suggestion I verified that the car did in fact have this pump. And He was correct, it was making the sounds. I then looked up a 2003 jetta in Alldata and it had a...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Oil Pressure VIN: WVWTH63B32
Well thanks again everyone this one is fixed! I got 7 replys and all were correct, the oil pump pick-up screen was plugged. After dropping the pan it was VERY clear what the problem was! Cleaned the screen and pan, filled with full synthetic and all is well! ...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L brake calipers VIN: WVWEK73CO6
I used the snap on scanner The problem I had was the scanner have a little misinformation it told you [...] disconnect the battery and reset the system then everything w...
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2007 Volvo S60 T5 2.4L Poor heat VIN: YV1RS54717
Found vehicle previously had ect and thermostat replaced and there was an ect history pending code that wasn't cleared. Cleared codes and the vehicle performs perfectly. Thanks for all the imput from everyone who took the time to reply.
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