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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 8.1L harsh shifts, high pressure VIN: 1GCHK29GX1
Help!!! I have received another nightmare, I fixed the last trans thanks to you guys so now everyone thinks I am a hero. too stupid to say no. I am not a trans shop so bear with me. This truck came to me from not sure how many shops. it feels like it has extre...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L Wiper Motor VIN: 1GCHC23U03
Customer complaint of wiper motor inop, found fuse missing, installed new fuse, now motor will not shut off. Any idea's
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2006 Chevrolet Aveo LT 1.6L no compressor VIN: KL1TG666X6
veh came in with cust. complaint of veh has no power with ac on. scanned veh to find p0302 cyl 2 misfire, checked plug wires covered with oil, easy fix plugs and wires timing belt and water pump due to mileage. put everything back together ac refuses to work p...
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1994 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Fuel Pump VIN: 1FTCR10A5R
hey guys, got this old ford ranger with the 8 plug 2.3. remember those? this no start is so infrequent that it's hard to pin this down. after replacing so many of these pumps over the years, this time it wasn't the pump. twice in the testing phase of this, i f...
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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F1T
Hello all, this super duty came in with a complaint of no start after warm up. Cold start great and ran strong (as strong as 243,000 miles can) until it is shut down. After even 10 seconds, it will not start backup. Nothing but ether, and no I did not try that...
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2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L identify VIN: 1FD45HWMDB
ive got a 2003 explorer with a 4.0L. i have a simple question. how do i tell the difference between a 5r55S or a 5r55W transmission??they are nearly identicle except for the gear ratios i presume. i just need to know how i can tell the difference as to order p...
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1991 Honda CRX HF 1.5L pistons VIN: JHMED8361M
guy called and said needed rebuild, engine smokes and using oil. he's right, no oil leaks. tear engine down and find i need to work the head and replace the pistons/rings. dealership can't get the pistons or rings or bearings,local independent parts dealer say...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L power door locks VIN: KM8SC73D72
Good morning to all I have a problem for the hyundai expert,customer says doors lock automatically when door is closed and numerous times she has locked her keys in the car.I tried to duplicate the problem and it only locks automatically for me with the key ou...
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2007 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L alarm ON VIN: 1J4GL58K17
I scan all the system and found trouble code (don t have number). EMS status failure, loss of bcm , serial link external malfunction. and the problem is intermittent , i know i don t have many search but someone have an idea.or have seen of problem similar, th...
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2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Coolant VIN: 1N4BA41E75
This vehicle has oil in the coolant. It was there before the previous items were replaced, on a side note the spark plugs did not show any signs of water or oil in the combustion chamber. I power flushed the system, and refilled with fresh coolant, 50-50 mix. ...
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 2CNDL13F05
I wanted to wait a couple of days before confirming this as fixed. We went to replace the crank sensor and the connector fell apart when the technician removed it and the wires fell out (technician error, damaged in accident, who knows??). Ordered another conn...
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Coil VIN: 3C4FY48B94
Thanks for all the replies. As many mentioned, DO NOT TRUST ANOTHER SHOP'S REPAIRS. I started at scratch and retested and yes, cylinders 1 and 4 did not fire. Coil/wires/plugs had been replaced with aftermarket parts but original computer had been re-installed...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L cooling fan VIN: 2C8GF48405
AFTER WE REPLACE THE RADIATOR WE REALIZE THAT THE CIRCULATION PROBLEM WAS STILL EXISTING SO WE SUGESTED TO CUSTOMER TO HAVE THE WATER PUMP REPLACE BUT THEY SAID THAT THEY HAD SOME WARRANTY ON THE ENGINE FROM WHERE THEY BOUGHT THE VEHICLE AND THEY WOULD TAKE IT...
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1994 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L all gauges and charging VIN: 1FTCR1446R
Thanks for all of the responses.Most all of them said fuse link. checked fuse link,altenater again,and all wiring going thru ignition switch and dash and determened that it was definetly in the instrument cluster.Customer decided not to spend anymore money on ...
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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start, Stall, Misfire, lack of power VIN: 3FEKF38F4V
Well this one wipped me! I could never duplicate the problem at first so we guessed and replaced the IPR. Thought we had it fixed but on the last test drive iut did it again. This time I was able to get a fuel pressure reading at the filter and found no fuel p... Trouble codes: 1211 (Ipr), 340 (Cam Sensor), 344 (Cam Sensor).
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Starting VIN: 1FTWW31P36
CUSTOMER CALLED DEALER TO INQUIRE ABOUT WARRANTY ON THIS ISSUE AND THEY ASK HIM TO BRING THE VEHICLE IN SO THEY TOLD HIM THAT THEY WOULD REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE GLOW PLUG .
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2004 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L torque convertor clutch VIN: 1GKET16S34
Sorry fellas for the delay, but I got this problem solved and back on the road with a happy customer. I appreciate all the advice and suggestions. In the end Robert from Michigan had it nailed. The Tcc regulator valve was the problem, although the valve body ...
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Emissions VIN: 1YVHP80D73
Thanks for all help on this car special those techs that take their time to help people like me. Alan [...]. I ended with a new air bag module
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2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Misfire VIN: 3G7DA03E11
I want to thank all those who helped me solve this problem. The end result was something I had not seen before, a burnt intake valve. Ben [...]) who suggeste... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire).
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2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L hybrid battery VIN: JTDKB20U96
I would like to thank everyone for all the replies. Here is the story. The vehicle had the oil changed at a "quick lube" about 4 miles before it was towed to our shop. The "quick lube facility" overfilled the oil level about 3/4 of a quart. From my understandi...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C73
a new ecu and coil fixed it i puled the harness off the ecu and found some g12 in there dont know how it got the but it did soryy took so long to close but had to make sure the car was gone Trouble codes: P0302 (Missfire 2), P0341 (Cam sensor), P0321 (Engine speed input), P0352 (Coil circuit b).
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2002 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVIVS29582
Thanks for all the replies guys. Unfortunately - the issue has not been resolved - we pretty much did everything that was suggested in the replies short of replacing the VVT hub. One suggestion was that the ECM would have to be reprogrammed. Since this is beyo... Trouble codes: P0015 (Bank 1 camshaft position actuator), P0128 (Ect sensor).
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