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1997 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Timing Belt VIN: JH4DC4366V
Timing belt broken on interstate and valves seem ok or close, cylinder balance/leakdown ranges between 8 to 25% on (8 best and 25 worst)cylinders with cold engine. Wanted to know how common bent valves are with this engine and do these pistons have that slight...
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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L Electrical Short VIN: 19UUA56862
I need help please the Engine and Imbolizer light will not come on and vehicle will not start, the ACG S fues will blow as soon I start to put it in, I've checked for any burnt wiring none Do not have the wiring harness Diagram, Any idias Please Thank you
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Safety VIN: WAUZZZ4B92
This car came in not charging and the suspension going down at the front. We carried out some test and trace to alternator not working. Remove front clip and replace with new alternator.I did cam belts and water pump,tensioners at the same time. Reassembled an...
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1996 BMW 328is 2.8L abs VIN: WBABG1328T
This car arrived with ABS light on, code 33 rear axle inlet valve circuit problem. Removed control unit from under right side of dash (this car is without ASC), upon running down all the circuits I find pin #9 (operating voltage) with no voltage, Shopkey diagr...
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1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Caliper / Rotor VIN: 1G4CW53LXM
Hey, and thanks for the time you took to look at my request. This car will, on occasion, have the left front brake drag. It only does it after driving a whilee and not all the time. After sitting it will go away and may or may not come back for a while. I've r...
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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Electronic VIN: 1G6DP56765
This Caddy starts and runs fine until you put it in gear (any gear) and it stalls. When it stalls parts of the dash go out. check engine lite, battery indicator and odometer. They all come back on when you put it back in park. Will only start in park (not neut...
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Tcc VIN: 1GNDT13W8W
The TCC will only lock up one time during a key cycle. There are no codes. Previous shop has replaced the PCM with two others. I did confirm that the used PCM in it now has the current calibration. When you drive this Blazer at a normal cruise, you can feel ...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L abs VIN: 1GKEK13R6X
when driving rear brakes lock up under normal braking rear shoes are not to tight pedal is good reed on here about screens being pluged were are to screens anyone know
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2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19W91
Help folks. This one stumps me. The vehicle came in for poor gas mileage and CE light on. Code P0341. Cleared, but returns instantly. CMP offset showed -9 degrees in data. The vehicle desperately needed a tune up also, so I recommended a complete tune up and C... Trouble codes: P0341
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 6.0L high idle VIN: 3GNGK26U31
Throttle body is clean, Coolant temp seems ok, tps ok, intake air temp ok. Idle is normal on cold start up for a aplit second then goes to 2000 rpm, idle creeps up to 3000 rpm as engine warms, can block off iac passage in throttle body and idles drops to 400 r... Trouble codes: P0507
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Excess crankcase psi VIN: 1GCHK23191
Hi fellow techs and thank you in advance for the thoughts. Kinda stumped on this one. Have called several GM dealers for advice and all were useless. Vehicle came in for low oil/pressure complaint. Customer stated he added 7qts before bringing to us. Checked ...
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2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDX03E41
I have oil in the cooling system.There is no water in the oil at all,i drained the oil it was clean.I flushed the system twice and replaced the radiator,thinking it was the transmission cooler.I put dye in the oil.It showed up in the cooling system.The engine ...
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2002 Chevrolet C-Series Kodiak C6H042 8.1L No Start VIN: 1GBJ7H1EX2
Truck was towed in for no start. we have just 1 spark on crank & 1 injector pulse on crank. replaced both the cam & crank sensors. Checked with a lab scope & have a good square signal from both the crank & cam sensors. replaced the computer still no spark or i...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCHK23137
Truck started to have light smoke from exhaust at idle starting at 148,000 miles you would'nt have noticed it unless you were really looking for it. Now at 160,000 miles and after a drive on the freeway of about 50 miles you can see a ton of white smoke at idl... Trouble codes: P0404 (Egr performance out of range)
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2007 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNDL13F07
Hi hope to get some help on this one has a po300 but cylinder 6 is missing more then the rest moved wire plug no change even changed the wires on the coil no change number 6 misses. counts miss all the time do i have a vacuum leal like the old style or a bad i... Trouble codes: P0300
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2007 Chevrolet Colorado LS 3.7L blower moter VIN: 1GBDS14E77
blower moter will stope working some times then come rigt back on
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L Power Steering VIN: 2B8GY54L21
We replaced the power steering pressure hose and the power steering pump. The new Napa pumps worked fine for about 40 miles, then started to loose pressure and shudder while turning in park at idle. We installed OEM pump and this pump always makes good pressur...
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDOPD54486
truck came in on the hook had multiple codes for glow plugs replaced glow plug relay truck idles very poorly and has no response from throtle hooked up modis get readings from throtle but truck does not respond any help
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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L Viscous Fan VIN: 3D7MX48C76
I am really racking my head on this one, Vehicle came in with no a/c cooling, had complete sys replaced last fall in Tx., I checked pressure and found high side pressure was too high, cooled down condensor and sys went to cooling, checked condensor for debris ...
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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 5.7L wipers, interior lights VIN: 1D7HU18286
Hi, folks. This dodge has wipers that have no hi or low, but work on intermittant. Code B2302-wiper mode switch input high. I have yet to pull the switch and ohm test, but am leaning towards a switch for this concern. The other concern is the interior lights. ...
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2009 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L Hesitation, Low Power VIN: 1B3HB48A59
Hello, & thankyou for your time. This vehicle lacks power or goes into a limp-in intermittently (no throttle control, based on cust statement) Happened to cust. 2 times with 600 miles in between faults. I have not duplicated this problem. Test drive & eng runs... Trouble codes: U0001 (CAN C Bus), U0402 (Implausible Data), P0481 (Cooling Fan Control 2), P0480 (Cooling Fan Control 1), P0463 (Fuel Level Sensor 1)
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1992 Ford F-350 XLT Lariat 7.3L Steering VIN: 2FDLF47M8N
This is our Rollback which usually is used around town, but occasionally we go out town as this weekend I carried a couple's BMW to Atlanta, about 225 miles. The problem is worse loaded, you are constantly fighting the steering wheel. Going down the highway it...
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1997 Ford F-150 5.4L Misfire VIN: 2FTEX18L1V
I have a wierd one here. Its missing all over the place but worse under load. I have checked compression, ign. coils and fuel injectors all ok. The thing that is bugging me is the fuel trims. The LT bank1 is +15 and bank 2 is 2+. The upstream O2 on bank 1 is s... Trouble codes: P0303
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Intake Manifold VIN: 1FMZU67E31
I have a '01 Explorer sport track 4.0L that came in for a coolant leak. Identified the leak, the lower thermostat housing seam had split. Upon removing the upper manifold to access the housing I noticed that some of the plastic runners are melting internally. ...
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2003 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L alternator VIN: 1FMYUO21X3
Hello techs, I have an 03 Escape not charging. All fuses & wiring test ok. There is a two wire plug for the regulator. I have 12v on one wire with key turned on, no volts on second wire,which I assume is controlled by the ECM. Unplugged TPS, still not charging...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF20P33
Customer brought the truck in with a mil light on. when we plugged in to the truck found all but 1,2,and 6 with cylinder low circuit voltage. Not sure where to go from here. Any help would be appreciated. Not sure what the FICM MPWR voltage should be with the ... Trouble codes: P0267, P0270, P0273, P0279, P0282
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX3P95E
Truck was driven in to ask me about why it was smoking. He turned it off in the shop drive. I went out to start it and no start but would crank. It had a code for the cam sensor that would come back KOEO so I replaced the sensor with OEM. Now the code is gone ...
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1998 GMC Sonoma SLS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GTCS1448W
Hi every body. I am begging for your help to solving this problem. This truck was running OK when at sudendly lost power to a full stop and did not start any more. was towed to our shop and we are looking at it. So far thi's what have been done and checked: Th...
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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L wheel bearing VIN: 2HGEH2447S
Hello everyone! My problem is pretty simple just need some input to avoid unnecessary parts. I just replaced the left front wheel bearing on this car and there was no play after the replacement but after taking it for a spin and brought it back to do the align...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L lighting VIN: 1HGCG6678W
the vechicle was brought in with the headlights flashing. we replaced rh multiplex unit and headlights stopped flashing but the car has no running lights or brake lights (with either multiplex unit)
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1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Surge VIN: 2HGEJ6527W
Engine ran fine except for 20 PSI compression in one cylinder with misfire code. Customer decided on replacement engine which is now installed. Engine surges 800-2000 than will settle at about 1200 until surge starts again. Had replacement throttle body and t...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Carpet VIN: 1HGES16561
Hey guys, My problem is the carpet,driver side, is getting wet when it rains. My driveway is on a pretty good slope, so it doesn't matter if nose is up or down. Doesn't matter if it is driven or sits still. I've tried numerous times to see where it's coming fr...
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2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7L compressor VIN: 1HGEM21543
the vehicle blows cold for various periods and then low side pressure climbs and compressor shuts off.When ac is running no condensation from drain.If you have run into something like this please help.
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2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L radio VIN: 5FNRL38875
need radio unlock code. navigation code was on sticker in glovebox-i unlocked it but no code on radio sticker in glovebox. there is a number on glovebox radio sticker-i am guessing its radio serial it is [...]. thanks
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L No Start VIN: KM8SC13E54
This vehicle has been brought in numerous times, with a no start condition. Every time it's been looked at it starts with no delay or problems, so I haven't really tested much. The only solid code I can ever retrieve is a P0181 Fuel Temp Sensor Out of Range. H... Trouble codes: P0181 (Fuel Temp Sensor)
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GW58SXX
No fuel no fire. Just installed a reman engine. Vehicle ran when it came in but had thrown a rod through the side of the block. Have checked all grounds. Changed the crank sensor with no success. Removing and replacing the C1 plug on the computer with the key ...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S43
code p0031 keeps returning after all repairs in related repair history, what am I missing here, losing my hair and mind on this one, please help if you can. Trouble codes: P0031
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special Edition 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48N64
Hello everyone out there.this jeep came into the shop as a trade in.the lady that traded in has no history on the vehicle since she got the vehicle from a relative who did not make payments on it.the trouble code that always comes up is p0340.this trouble code... Trouble codes: P0340 (No cam refrence signal at pcm), P1391 (Intermittent loss of cmp or ckp)
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2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Brake Lights VIN: 1J4GK38K25
Need jeep ,chrysler tech help on which direction to go and/or which circuits to test.
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2011 Jeep liberty spor 3.7L no power when floor the gas pedal VIN: 1J4GL48K42
car come with check engine ligth,[...] bus communication problem,when u press gas pedal doesnt respond,i cant communicate w/TRANSS control module
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Glass VIN: SALME11403
Windows do not work except for drivers window. That work even without the key being in the ignition. There are no codes in BCM and I can operate all windows with the scanner. In live data I do not see anything happening from the switches. Also, anytime you tur...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1LNHM86S43
Morning all. I'm having troulbe with this one. Car came in with p2106. We replaced Throttle body and installed lastest calibration. Car still will stumble int when taking off, we were in a tight for time so we installed a new MAF sensor and gave car back to be... Trouble codes: P2106 (TAC sys- forced limit power), U1041 (invalid or missing data for speed sensor), U1262 (SCP datalink fault)
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2008 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Charging VIN: JM1BK34348
Car was brought in for collision with a deer in the right front corner and would not start. Replaced starter and now car will crank but not start. Sounds like the timing belt is broke, but taking off oil fill cap you can watch rear cam turn and if you take out...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: WDBKK47F4X
Fuel gauge was very intermitently operating before updated was done. System worked flawlessly for about 2 weeks then the gauge now goes way past full when ignition is off and when running stays down low level even when full tank and sometimes moves iratically....
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L winshield wipers VIN: WDBRF64J81
hello german gurus, i recently did major dash r&r to repair hvac problems. all hvac and other related components work fine. the problem i have is the windshield wipers are NOT working after repairs. i checked 40 amp fuse, OK. i then swapped relays, NO CHANGE....
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L egs module VIN: WDBKK49F71
Hello group have this 01 slk 230 need cabin harness,need labor time.used trans was replaced by trans shop.customer came to our shop,found trans oil in harness to module and oil in module,dealer says they only replace module and clean wires,I am looking for lab...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Electronic VIN: WDBRF52H16
Hi guyz need help this benz came from another shop. They put in a used trans. And trans stays neutral all the time .gear shifter reads pnrd when goes in the tcm. Actual gear reads park all the time and select rear which ever gear you have the shifter in.have c...
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1999 Mitsubishi Diamante 3.5L Temp. Blend Door VIN: 6MMAP47P9X
The temp. blend door motor clicks when it get moved all the way to cold, it stops clicking if I set the temp. to 73 deg. I have scanned it with no trouble codes. It sounds just like the Chevy blend door motors that go bad and just sit there clicking. We replac...
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L 1-2 Shift VIN: IG3NL52E42
This car will spend pretty much all day in first gear if you keep the throttle wide open. As soon as you back off, it will shift into second. I'm wondering if there is a sticking ball valve or solenoid. The trans fluid was just a bit low and didn't smell burnt...
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2006 Other European Fortwo .8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Hard Start VIN: WMEAK00F36
This Smart Car CDI will become hard starting after sitting for a few hours. The injectors are firing and there is exhaust smoke coming out the tailpipe. Once warm the engine runs fine. The coolant temperature is at 20*C right now and I am not seeing any activa... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire detected)
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2007 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L no crank VIN: 1G2ZH57N77
Hello fellow techs ! this is a strange one, from out of the blue the car would not start,the ignition key turns, all lights on the dash come on, but no crank. The owner had another ignition key brought from home - no difference. We changed the battery in the ...
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1987 Porsche 944 S 2.5L engine VIN: WPOAA0945H
I have an 87 944s 16v that came in the shop for a dead cylinder and a backfire. We did a compression test and the #4 cylinder had 0 psi. After we removed the valve cover we discovered that the #4 valve spring was broken and lifter collapsed. The customer decid...
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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WP0CB2969L
Starting engine cold or hot, engine idle will hunt briefly and then stay steady at around 800. As soon as I open the the throttle just to allow the idle switch to open the engine stalls. I can keep it running with a quick open of throttle but let shut and will...
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Egr VIN: 41TBG22K6V
We put used engine in with customers intake. Had bad transducer which we replaced. Tubes are clear and egr will kill engine. Problem is, keep getting insufficent EGR code. Felt valve and it works with no restriction. Two different transducers both with Toyota ...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L blown fuse VIN: 5TEWM72N21
it blows 15amp efi fuse Intermittently.The truck stops running put new fuse in and it runs fine,till it blows agian thanks scott
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2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZA23CX5
hi guys: i have this sienna that has a wier problem when reading scan data bank 2 sensor 2 & bank 1 sensor 2 on a cold motor is supposed to be about 0v, but my b1 s2 read voltage of about 1.6v to 3.6v, but if you leave key on for about ten minutes engine off, ... Trouble codes: P0138
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L a/c compressor VIN: 3VWDD21C5Y
a/c does not work,no power to the compressor,evac and recharged to make sure refridgerant level was ok,fuse box on the battery is ok,tested psi switch-its ok[30% duty cycle]what i am missing is the 11 volt referance at t14/3 at the cooling fan control module.t...
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L unknown VIN: 3VWRR31C76
Hi vw experts This car has low power assist if the brakes are pumped or used for a long time. I checked the vacuum supply at the tee in the brake booster hose and after several pumps the vacuum falls to near atmospheric pressure. It looks like a vac pump prob...
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L insrument cluster VIN: YV1RS61R82
we got this volvo ,the instrument cluster dos not work non of the readings comes on, only shows check engine, i had anoter instrument cluster switch them same thing,there is no code,it is getting battery and ground, any one had the sme exprience? thanks for th...
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1RS61R62
rebuilt trans came back 1 month later no communaction with TCM SRS and ABS modules
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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L hard shift on take of VIN: 4X4DP68815
Hi Guys, Thanks to all of you for your information,i have not tried all your suggestions as yet. The car is at the body shop presently and when i get it back i will update you guys to the fix.
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2008 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSNB92080
Thank you for help, The previous technician that worked on the car didn't identify the correct bank and by mistake fitted the idle actuator to the incorrect bank. Another good actuator has now fitted to the other bank and the engine works o.k no warning lights...
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2007 Cadillac DTS L 4.6L r/f low-beam VIN: 1G6KD57Y87
OK.I called my local GM dealer, said there is no TSB on lighting, however a new light assy is $750. so I will try the idea of swapping the HID controllers from side to side. and replacing the missing splash-shields.next time up will be on the 4th. if I dont bl...
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1986 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Iroc-Z 5.0L Cluster VIN: 1G1FP87H7G
Sorry Guys, it isn't fixed yet. The owner (mySon) didn't want to wait any longer for his first car. There were a lot of posts suggesting ground problems and wrong bulbs. I removed all the exterior bulbs one at a time with no luck. I added grounds to the cl...
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1999 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Engine VIN: 2CNBJ13C1X
Of the responses, Rod's made the most sense, but it didn't fix the problem. I loosened all the mounts, ran it through the gears and then retigtened the mounts with little change. Undid torque converter with a noticible change, but no cure. The lady who owns it...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19T6X
Thank you for replying to this post. I ended up replacing the vcm with a factory unit. Before actually installing vcm in the truck i checked continuity from pin 19 to the case of the vcm and had an open between the two. As I mentioined the original vcm had ...
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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Passlock VIN: 2G1WW12E0Y
So the fix turned out to be the pink wire from the starter relay to the abs/pcm fuse was shorted right by the back of the fuse box on the edge of the metal dash frame. Repaired the wire and everything works fine.
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L Cooling fan VIN: 2CNDL13F85
Everyone was pointing to the compressor. That is what fixed this vehicle. It appears that it was leaking internally at idle the pressures were low causing no fans or cooling but when the rpm's were raised the pressures came up and the high fans came on. Thank...
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1992 Dodge D250 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7K326C5N
I rechecked everyting many times...Compression, valve lift, pump timing, injectors...Then I used a temp gun to check exh temps. Cly #4 was about 30 degrees cooler than the rest at Idle...When I raised the RPM to about 1500 the temp was about 50 degrees off......
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 1B7MF33741
Problem solved. I did have to remove the inj pump filter assy and ecu. I was hoping for a trick but there is none. What a pain. Pays well.
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7HA16KX2
Well thanks for all the info... the problem ended up being some of the rocker arms fell out of place causing the crazy running issue. I did some research and found it is a pretty common problem on the 4.7 and 3.7 dodge motors. Thanks for all the help.
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3D7LU38C43
replaced the lift pump with after market,and seems to be running fine Trouble codes: P0628.
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2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L engine VIN: 1D4HB58D34
thanks for all the replies. it does have exhaust gas in the coolant. the customer is deciding if they want to fix it or not. we are giving them the options of a used motor or tear down and inspect. are head gaskets common on these? what are the chances of ...
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1990 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 4.9L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 1FTEF14Y1L
Thanks to all who offered help with this vehicle. Quite a few of you suggested the ECM was faulty, which made sense. I was able to locate a reman. ECM through Carquest and it fixed the problem. The fuel pump opperates correctly and vehicle starts and runs fine... Trouble codes: 13 (Cant control idle at low RPM), 25 (No Knock signal during KOER test).
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V3Y
thanks for all the help I received from you guys, problem was fixed by change the Cam.synchronize which was defective. Trouble codes: P1309 (Misfire monitor fault).
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2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1FAHP60A84
sorry it took so long to close this request but i had to wait for the customer to return with the vehicle. most of the requests were to replace the coils and plugs all together. this was a good suggestion but our customer is an elderly lady on a fixed incom... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
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2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L warning indicators VIN: 1FAFP53U44
Sorry for the delay,but this car is finally fixed. As many of you thought, it was something quite simple, but hard to find. My info to you was limited, as was the info I had.When you are the third party working on a vehicle that nobody else could figure out, t...
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2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L no power VIN: 1FTPW14556
Sill nothing definitive. Owner wants to explore trade-in options.The only other clue I found is the crankcase pressure drops to the point that the rear seal buzzes. Lifting oil stick past o-ring stops the noise. As best I can tell pcv valve is part of valve co...
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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L exhaust VIN: 1GTHK29192
Thanks to all who gave suggestions. The smoke was not coolant or engine oil, was fuel. The #3 injector cmd was at 0 others were at 29-31. On one of the road test I got a check engine light with code P1241 Injector #7 output circuit. Recommended all 8 injectors...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCG2240W
you solved my problem. main relay was the problem, easy to replace. problem has not happerned again
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2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L sliding door VIN: 5FNRL38475
THanks for all the responses. We should not cut the cable to eliminate the powersliding door system. Since customer chose and we cut the cable already, customer just have to turn the switch to off position when they drive. Lesson learned. THanks guys !
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1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L No Start VIN: SAJHV1641J
This one fought us but, as always, we won. I knew I was missing the ignition drive signal from the ECU, so I went after components that were required to generate this signal. The crank sensor was fine - to clarify some misinformation that people suggested ther...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Trans VIN: 1J4GW48544
Checked everything everybody said to check. Truck still doing it. Customer chose not to pit anymore money into the truck. He was dumping the truck. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions I always appreciate the help
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L No Start VIN: KNADC12351
Thanks for all the help after more grd checks found an inter open grd at the main relay point repaired an the car is running great thanks again for all the help. Trouble codes: P0335.
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2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2CZ941X3
Thanks to all who replied.This was a difficult one to track down. It was intermitant, but finally after test driving one day missfire stayed and we scoped the coil on # 6 cyl miss fire and saw abnormal pattern. WE changed coils on cyls # 5 & 6 pattern followed... Trouble codes: P0396, P0300, P0303, P0306.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Stop and tail lamps VIN: WDBRF61J41
Thanks for that info, as I was doing more research and checking I did find that when the ignition switch was turned on nothing would light up at the dash at times indicating a problem with the ignition switch or circuit 15 as indicated by the code. I don't ha...
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2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L engine mount VIN: JN1AZ34E73
Everything was in the way but after struggling with it for a while i was able to get them mounts changed. Just straight forward but time consuming. I spoke with a few people that have dont alot of work on these and they say the easiest way is to just unbolt th...
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2004 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L compressor VIN: 5N1ED28T54
SURVEY SAYS!!! Compressor. Thanks to all who replied, The clutch was in fact engaging but not engaging the compressor after a teardown to see what was going on. Put a new compressor on, evac and recharged system and away it went cooling it's butt off. Thanks a...
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2008 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L dash lights VIN: 1N4BA41E08
Thanks Ken from Florida. I tested the alt and found intermittent charging from the alt ranging from 0 to 45 amps max. Never stayed at any amp range for any length of time. Replaced the alt and all is fine. Still don't know why the brake light was on.
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4S3BH6656Y
Sorry the "fix" post is late but I've been hoping the customer would return (as I said she lives out of town). Several people responded. Most suggested a TPS problem. I scoped the TPS while the vehicle was acting up and I saw no problems at all. I even scoped ...
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2005 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L a/c compressor VIN: 4S4BP86C85
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES, UNFORTUNATELY, BOTH REPLIES WERE FOCUSED ON THE TSB FOR THE COMPRESSOR REV SENSOR, AND THIS VEHICLE IS OUT OF THE VIN BREAK FOR THE REV SENSOR (DIFFERENT SYSTEM)ALSO, WE HAD REPLACED THE COMPRESSOR COMPLETE WITH REV SENSOR. WE WERE OVER...
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2003 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L 4x4 VIN: JS3TX92V73
The problem ended up being something in the pump that makes prussure to the front diff. Even though it was making pressure, and kicking in the 4x4 it would keep running and cause the lite to flash. Different pump fixed the problem.
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 4T1SK12E2S
thnks for all the help checked the cooling system for exhaust gas and it failed only boiled over under load replaced head gasket and resurfaced head it is ok now.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD29M51
I pulled the suction jet pump and found it to be clogged just about every direction, I couldn't blow through any direction. I also found another crack in the T-hose under the intake, connected to the PCV system. The TB wasn't in really dirty shape, but I took ... Trouble codes: P1297 (Connection turbo-throttle valve pressure loss), P1137 (Bank 1 System too rich), P1127 (Bank 1 System too rich).
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Stall, Restarts right away VIN: 3VWCK21C71
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP, I ENDED UP FINDING THAT THE NEW FUEL PUMP I HAD PUT IN WAS DEFECTIVE, WE HAD PUT IN A VW FUEL PUMP AT THE FIRST REPAIR, SO I DID'NT THINK IT COULD A FUEL PUMP, ON THE LAST TEST DRIVE I HAD VOLTAGE METERS HOOKED TO EVERYTHING AND A SCAN...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWPD63BX1
Thanks everyone for all the input. I removed the thermostat and check the water pump it is ok I used a metal impellar type pump. I pulled the radiator out and it had alot of sediment in it and I ran water through it and it was slow flow. I pulled a tank off an...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3VWSF71K05
thanks to all who responded we replaced the timing chain to repair the problem
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L cluster VIN: 3VWPG71K96
we found relay box under dash ( driver side )was causing the problem .install new box and problem solved. thanks to all who replied .
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