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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L charge indicator VIN: 1GCEK19T22
Hi gang ! this is my brothers truck He mentioned that intermittently the charge light would come on and the voltmeter would drop from normal charging voltage to between 9-11 volts. I told him i recommended replacement of the alternator becasue of time and mile...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EL 3.8L Abs VIN: 2C4GP74LO2
Abs light just flashes. Greeting fellow Techs’ thanks in advance for your help. This one started out as a simple ABS light on complaint. Had code 20 pump circuit 21 valve power feed. Powers and grounds were checked and all related fuses were good. So pump and ...
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2003 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
car was hesitating/jerking upon acceleration. check engine light was on. before repairing, plugs had oil on threads but not electrode, plugs had small traces of white deposits on them, misfire would happen intermittently or as it seems, can feel misfire very d... Trouble codes: P0304, P0302
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2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Slinger and crush sleeve. VIN: 1FTZR15E94
Crush sleeve?!?!! This one came in with some pinion bearing noise in drive... I should have bowed out then, but of course I didn't... The pinion was shot from the front bearing locking up, did ring and pinion(all Yukon stuff...). I was doing final assembly tod...
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2003 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L engine VIN: 4S2CK58D73
Thank you all members ahead of time. A customer came in with a 2003 Isuzu Rodeo 2.2L, 4 cylinder, 2WD manual transmission with a CHECK ENGINE light and oil burning smell as customer complaints. PCM fault codes were P0401 EGR INSUFFICIENT FLOW, P016 MAP/BARO CI...
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1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2H52K5WH
Thanks in advance to all that reply, this is a car that ive had in here for the past week and its very frustrating. It runs great on startup and you can drive it with all the power it has. But after 20 min or so, there is a bad miss and it backfires constantly...
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1998 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Powertrain VIN: 1NXBR18E1W
Ok toyota techs i am stumped!!! 98 corolla in for electrical problem. Vehicle runs great...until you select the headlight position on the switch-then vehicle stalls. Same with hazard switch-turn on hazards vehicle stalls. All lights functioning correctly. Alte...
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1998 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L abs VIN: WAUGD28DXW
Thank you all for the help. I finally got the car back in. Customer could not be without her car so I had to wait till they went on holiday to get it back. First thing I did was to try and pull out the ABS Sensors in the R.F. R.R. and L.R. The L.F. Sensor ...
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1999 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Stall, Speed data VIN: 1GBJG31R5X
Hello again, thanks for the thoughts. Had a couple people suggest that I scope the signal from the VSS, don’t have the scope nearby so I can’t do that but I’m pretty sure the PCM is the issue. Looking at the computer, it’s got a lot of corrosion all around. ...
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2005 Chevrolet Uplander 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDV23L85
OK, here we go. Good replies, but no cigar. I didn’t mention this thing was setting other codes, but there were EGR codes also. Several folks suggested I clean the bore, I didn’t see any problems with that. Rob [...]. advised to check a connector under the hoo... Trouble codes: P1125 (APP sensor), P2138 (Difference in APP sensors).
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2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L will not change off of panel vent VIN: 2C3HC56C1Y
installed a used PCM and ground on power wire is gone, system operates properly. Thanks for the thoughts
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2009 Dodge Charger SE 3.5L Thermostat VIN: 2B3KA43V19
Thanks for the help. The stat housing has a hose attached to it that goes behind the compressor. Yes, the thermostat housing will come up and out without loosening the a/c compressor. Takes a bit of jiggling but it is possible. I had problems getting the right...
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1998 Kia PREGIO 2.7L Engine VIN: ITJ4586TH7
thanks again guys! finally finished rebuilding the engine. able to get a the specs from a friend which he has an autodata.
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1999 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L Stall VIN: 4N2XN11T6X
well as i suspected it was the junk useless aftermarket distributor. we tried 2 and finally put in a nissan reman and it runs perfect now!
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2004 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA06B44
well folks, this one seems to have been the pcm. after the self learn was cleared with the dealer scan tool, the consult II, the engine light returned, it also showed P0605 - ECM. this is a new code that has just come up. the OEM sensor did not fix the issue. ... Trouble codes: P1283.
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1999 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L Mil VIN: 4T1BE18BXX
I appreciate everyones help with this one. I learned quite a bit about asian diagnostics that I never realized before! Unfortunately, the customer didn't opt to do anymore work and traded the car in for another Toyota.
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWNJ31K96
Dear Members, “Yes! It is fixed.” I had 14 replies to my request help. I really appreciate with your recommendations. We use “Wynn's” oil flush before oil change for about 5 minutes. Then replaced the oil and filter. The loud tapping engine noise were still...
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2002 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Timing Belt VIN: YV1SW58D52
In my haste to condemn the work I had just done, my request for help was a little short sided. But faced with a customer who was renting a car while the repair was being done,I felt it prudent to ask other members if any had been caught in a similar situation....
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