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1989 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Manual Low VIN: 1GCCT14R6J
This is a 700r4 and trans was rebuilt and sk-700 jr kit installed. It worked fine for about a week, now its seems to be stuck in 3rd gear and will bind up and not move when shifted to manual low, reverse is fine. Any ideas would be appreciated before I pull it...
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W7X
This vehicle have a issue for emissions it will not set the cat monitor to run for some reason it will not run is there something that im missing with this p0146 code ?. Trouble codes: P0146
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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK13067
tahoe starts and runs fine cold, after driving 10 to 30 miles trac control and stabiatrac warnings come on then check engine light. No drivabily problems just warnings for trac control continue to come on every 5 min, check engine light stays on with codes po1... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, C0561
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2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU75W82
I have no pulse to my coil overs Injector pulse is fine Engine originally had new plugs and boots replaced due to coolant contamination.
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2008 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Smokes VIN: 1FTSX21R88
This Truck 6.4 turbo diesel engine. I have a truck that burning a lot of oil.(1qt every 250 miles)It smokes all the time. It started 2 weeks ago.I found no codes. Truck runs good no performance problems.Checked alldata & shopkey & ford & TSB's for known proble...
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1993 Land Rover Range Rover County 3.9L door locks VIN: SALHV1241P
Thanks to all who read this post and to those who reply. When unlocking this vehicle from the drivers door the system goes into a cycle of, lock - unlock, lock - unlock on its own. If you go through this and repeat it 7 or 8 times it finely does unlock. When l...
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2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Compressor/elec VIN: JM1BJ24642
vehicle came in with flickering A/C light on dash; test connection between switch & connector found poor connections. Replaced switch and connector harness. Flickering had stopped. vehicle returned with flickering again. also during my diag I noticed that comp...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1-2 shift VIN: WDB2100652
Good morning everyone, this transmission slips badly and wont engage 2nd gear , sometimes after it has selected gears on deceleration it bangs going back to 1st ,this only happens for several shifts first thing in the morning ,once the trans warms up it shifts...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Hesitation, Stall
Got a simple questions for you Nissan guys. Got this '01 Pathfinder that won't idle most of the time, simply stalls with no throttle. Other times it will run fine and suddenly start acting up, hesitating and misfiring when driven at highway speeds. Then it wil...
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1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3GR62C6T
the vehicle starts and stalls.has the required fuel pressure.has plenty of spark.compression passed.120 psi in all cyjinders
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHF21AX1
I group , this truck came in my shop with multiple dtc after than another shop have make the replacement of the timing belt , the belt was broken, and since the this time the truck have thoses dtc. Someone have an idea , the timing seem to be good , but do you... Trouble codes: P0171, P0301, P0303, P0305
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L door acuators VIN: WBAGJ8326W
bmw dealer parts and service said these motors just needed to be plugged in and they should work. after consulting with an independent bmw shop they told me to reprogram or replace ikha panel. so tried to reprogram but did nothing. so ordered new ikha module i...
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2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L odometer VIN: 2G4WS52J22
At this time I have not been able to fix the dash lights of this car as the owner said that with the mileage of the car almost 300,000 miles would not be worth the money to fix it. I want to thank all those that described the problem as the resistors breaking ...
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J33
HELLO TO ALL AND THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT. THIS ONE IS FIXED, AFTER REPLACING THE IGNITION LOCK AND KEY CYLINDER I STILL HAD PROBLEMS. SO WITH MORE ADVISE I REPLACED THE ELECT PART OF THE IGNITION SWITCH AS WELL. (SHOULD HAVE JUST DONE IT, WAS TRYING TO HELP CUS...
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1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L accesories VIN: 1B4GP45G8W
well never actually got the vehicle to act up pulled on wires and the connector on the back of the cluster nothing. I removed the cluster and wouldn't ya know a terminal was loose in it solder connection so in went a used cluster and no problems for two weeks ...
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2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L Stall VIN: 1B4HS28N41
Thanks to all who responded, I worked at it for quite some time and it started to move but would not come out, I built a puller that screws into the sensor and threaded rod on the opposit end of the screw with a U shaped spacer it pulled out, cleaned up the ho...
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1994 Ford Escort 1.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FARP13J3R
I will be doing the head gasket on this when time permits, sorry I wasn't able to get back to it sooner for an answer - I will update later. Tried new gas and still smoked like crazy, so as some of you said with even compression numbers I will be looking at th... Trouble codes: P1116 (Coolant Temp Sensor -- KOEO test).
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1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Pedal VIN: 1FALP53S8T
The Taurus came back today, Gerry from New York and Jason from California responded and told me how to check the HCU by seeing if the valves behind rubber plugs moved while pushing brake pedal. This is the information I was looking for, information not in the ...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA5043Y
BAD Gas! Customer/s could not explain what they did or filled up whether it was diesel etc so who knows - communication barrier, but got it figured out - still smoked for a while after new gas so we were lost but decided to take it out in the country and run t...
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Wear Issues VIN: 1FMZU73E52
Thanks for all the replys, had to show someone that if theres a chance,then why push it.Of course the used parts only has 30 days warranty.But they drove it 2 months,went to Virginia,and with the tires cupped, went to a shop and they said pinion bearing is goi...
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2004 Ford Mustang Mach I 4.6L Engine VIN: 1FAFP42RX4
FOUND #8 FUEL INJECTOR STUCK OPEN FILLING CYLINDER FULL OF FUEL AND BENT ROD THEN PISTON HIT COUNTERSHAFT WEIGHT ON CRANKSHAFT CAUSING LOCK UP. THANKS FOR REPLIES ALWAYS WELCOME YOUR HELP.
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1HGCG5643X
Thanks to all those who replied to my request. From the information I determined that the transmission was in need of an overhaul so it has been replaced with a rebuilt unit. It now works like new.
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2003 Honda S2000 2.0L immobilizer VIN: JHMAP11443
Sorry for closing this late. Since it was so intermittent, I wanted to give it as much time as possible. Well, with the remote start unplugged, it went another week and acted up. Took 20 key cycles to get it started. I must close this, sorry I don't have a fix...
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Cooling system VIN: SAJWA71CX4
We ran a test with the "block test" fluid. It is an adaptor fits on the radiator and is filled with this special fluid. It draws air from the radiator and if there is combustion gases in the radiator, the fluid turns from blue to yellow. It did turn yellow, in...
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2007 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: KNDMB23367
One thing I learned on this one is don't trust the answers you get from the customer. They stated the front brakes were recently done. If you look through the wheel the pads still have meat on them. Upon further inspection, like Nick & Victor suggested, I foun...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L P/S Pump VIN: WDBRF40J43
I fixed the vehicle by finally convincing my Boss to supply me with a new Power Steering Pump. Also- there is conflicting Data in the ALLDATA resource. First it reads: this is a self bleeding pump and no preceedure is needed. Then there is mitchell who reports...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Instrument cluster VIN: WDBUF82J44
Some said to check for BCM codes and the majority said to replace aux battery - have no access to pull BCM codes so I will price out battery and see if customer wants to proceed. Thanks for the help.
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2007 Mercedes-Benz Vito Van 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDF6396052
I removed engine computer and swapped into donor van along with eis system, car started and ran and had exact same fault re-occuring even after clearing all codes multiple times, i suspect internal ECU fault reading the maf circiut, i will see if i can get com... Trouble codes: P2623.
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2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 4A3AA46G72
Well this one is fixed. The replies were not helpful in this case. The fuse actually goes into and back out of the computer thru the MFI realy and powers most solenoids and relays and sensors. Going thru entire engine wiring harness and repairing several quest...
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2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Electric Controlled Coupling / Rear Diff VIN: JN8AZ08W96
Thanks to everybody , the problem was in electric controlled coupling. The took the truck back to dealer to have It repaired under warranty. Thank again John
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2008 Nissan Sentra 2.0L #4 cyl compression low 60 psi VIN: 3N1AB61E38
to safet time i install different eng head from another good running eng and that fix the problem, so the problem i think from sticking valves , thank guy for the id
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L Starting VIN: JT2BK12V12
when replacing the HV controller it is necessary to match control unit with the PCM leaving the key on for 30 min . System goes now to ready but no start, Since there is no chargers available and I did not want to go the route of disassembling the HV battery t...
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