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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 2CNDL13F05
OK, I'm stumped at this one. 2005 Equinox LS with about 100k miles has started stalling at random. Initial issues were with vehicle at idle (stoplight, etc.) but now car is "shutting off" at speed or idle or whenever. Owner says car just goes dead, warning lig...
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2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1D4GP24R23
I have lost the ground signal at the starter relay. All fuses are good and I have the positive signal from the ignition swith. The computer will not communicate with the scanner so I dont have any codes. Jumping the relay will turn the starter over. Wiring dia...
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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA16P97
The MIL ligth comes on and stays on Whith code P0344 Intermitment camshaft signal,as stated the cam and the cranck sensors were replaced already,the wire harnesses from both of the sensors to the ecm have been checked and look good,this truck is a work truck (... Trouble codes: P0344 (Intermitment CAMSHAFT Signal)
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2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L false overheat VIN: 1FAFP383X2
Customer says car is overheating (according to guage) at freeway speeds then cools to normal at low speeds. Also cooling fans running always at high speed. No comments about boil over, loss of heater output or coolant loss. I inspect vehicle and noticed temp ...
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2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12525
Getting same DTC for both banks so I suspect something in common to both, but haven't found it. Both share 12vDC from fuse 33(15A). The fuse is GOOD and there is 12vDC at the harness connector. The ground comes from the PCM connector C175T on two different pin... Trouble codes: P0141 (Heater circuit Bank 1 post cat sensor), P0161 (Heater circuit Bank 2 post cat sensor)
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTL15442
No start, No spark, I have rpms on Launch gets up to 160 rpms, data shows injector pulse width with rpms, I have 12 volts power to ignition coils, I tested for signal to coils from ecm, i get a frequency signal only on both wires going to ecm, yet no spark. (t...
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2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM97V01
ford gods this car is driving me nuts no fuel pressure if put a volt meter across r/w and y/w wires i get 10 volts with key on per identifix new pump and pump driver module what iam i doing wrong buddys car he has got napa fuel pumps if that matters thanks for...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBLK65G3Y
Hey guys I got this car in and it is driving me nuts. I think I did everything possible to try and cure the misfire but it just does not leave. What else can be the culprit? I did some google searching and found that carbon could be build up in the intake or o... Trouble codes: P0306
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2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L casting number VIN: 2T1BR12E7Y
I had an engine shipped in from Engine & Transmission World that supposedly was a 2005 engine with 30-some thousand miles on it. I have bad suspicions about both the year and the mileage after looking it over. Can anyone out there translate the STAMPED number ...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Mechanical VIN: VW3L5YL9NB
hello vw tech. thank you for read my post. car came in overheat. waterpump broke. repl. timing belt and waterpump. after complete the job. alot of white smoke at tailpipe. sold the head job. after that start up ran fine but lifters noise very loud.it was no no...
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2002 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVIVS29582
A 2002 Volvo S40 came into the shop 2 weeks earlier with the MIL on - codes P0015 and P0128 stored in the system - and no apparent driveability issues. The coolant temperature sensor, cam reset valve and the flame trap were replaced at that time. the vehicle i... Trouble codes: P0015 (Bank 1 camshaft position actuator), P0128 (Ect sensor)
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L ride control VIN: 2FAFP73W01
after much consideration i decided to just try to fix the air ride system.went thru everything twice,then found some info on adjusting the ride height sensor once done system started working correctly.drove the vehicle many times to see if problem came back an...
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1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GKCS13W4T
New fuel pump fixed this vehicle. It tipped me off when checking the vehicle, it wouldnt start when it got under 1/4 tank of fuel. When I dropped the tank, I found the return hose was rigged onto the fuel pump. I fixed that and replaced the fuel pump. The truc...
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2009 Lexus RX350 3.5L Can't open 3 windows except driveside front windo VIN: 2T2HK31U89
The car need to program after the power was lost.all the windows need to be initialized by operating windows at each door/window switch as each tech was mention.i did place the outer mirror switch on either left or right(not center) position and reverse. every...
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1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L cooling fans& head lights VIN: 1YVGE22C35
Thanks for all the help. THis one was easy with the help from you guys. Went to cooling fan and checked for ground. nothing. Looked behind left headlight(Thanks Cory from kansas.Right where you said it would be)Four wires in a plug hanging. Hard to see. Pl...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L engine VIN: 1G2N52TF1C
Well I am going to call this one "fixed" sort of. The fuel pump has taken care of the no start issue and the customer is o.k with the security light being on as long as the car keeps starting and he doesn't have to pay the $$ to replace the lock cylinder. I au...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BH66571
Sorry for the late post and not fixed. Thanks to all who replied. As many of you suggested,I dropped the exhaust and pulled the valve cover.Valve guides all tight and in it's place,valve lash were perpect, didn't need adjustment.So,as one of reply recommended,... Trouble codes: P0304.
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2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L brake light VIN: 5TDBT48A44
first of all thank you for the time all of you took to read and reply to my post. sorry that codes were not included in my opening post but the vehicle has been around and didn't want non related codes sending me down the wrong path. the customer returned toda...
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