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2001 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L camshaft VIN: 1GCCS19501
typical friday afternoon before holiday! towed in at noon sounded like timing chain. pulled front cover to find all new. pulled the chain and top sprocket and found the top bolt loose and the pin sheared in the cam. has anyone an idea how to remove the pin? th...
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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L rear blower fan VIN: 3GNFK16ZX5
hello friends, having troubles with rear blower fan running with vehicle turned off and draining battery in a few hours. have had this fault before with similar vehicle, believe had faulty module. this ac/heater system has MANUAL CONTROLS, main controller on d...
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2007 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L Cooling System VIN: 1GNDU23157
Hi this van came in about a month ago with the oil light on found there to be no oil in crank case. Looked for a oil leak and found all the oil in the coolant over flow bottle.pulled heads off sent them out to be checked and came back just fine.we also replace...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L instument panel VIN: 1B4GP54LXT
Customer complaint is battery drain killing battery, gauges on dash flickering with key off. Found big draw on battery when gauges are flickering. Replaced ignition switch and lock cylinder with no change. Any ideas would be greatly appriciated.
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1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7GG26XXV
This Dakota came to me with a "won't idle, have to tip into the throttle to start" complaint. The customer states that the truck had the same problem one year ago and their mechanic replaced the IAC motor. This fixed it until now. I looked at it and found the ...
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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 4.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1D7HA18N95
I had a customer bring in his 2005 Dodge RAM 1500 4.7L yesterday complaining of a hesitation/ stumble on acceleration. He said it does not happen all the time but mostly after the truck has sat for at least 30 min. I took it for a test drive and sure enough it... Trouble codes: P0300
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1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X0V
Customer was driving and vehicle died. He replaced the fuel pump, fuel filter, crank sensor, plugs, wires, coil. Still no start. Brought it to me. Yeah for me! Checked fuel pressure - 45psi good, has spark, engine cranks but does not fire. Raw gas smell after ...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L fluid VIN: 1FAFP52U1X
came to us with a major leak in rack [out boots], cust states replaced rack because of fluid pushing out of pump after shutting off, but funtions normally other than that-car sat over a year before replacement and rack began leaking as soon as replace pump. we...
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L anti theft VIN: 1FAFP343X1
Hello all. This focus was towed in with a near dead battery and a no start condition. I noticed right off the led for the anti theft would flash fast then go off and flashes a code of 15. I have tried to retrive code from system and keep getting a linking e...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L ABS module VIN: 1FMZU77E41
When below 6 mph ABS come on,communication lost, no codes. Can a wheel speed sensor cause lost communication or is there a problem with the module? Thank you Mike
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2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.2L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GKFK66897
The fuel gauge read empty. Checked the circuits by plugging another module into the harness raise the float and the gauge goes up, lower the float and it goes down. I got a new module and installed. When the tank is now full the gauge only reads a little over ...
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2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL3864B
Customer came in for check engine light on- found multiple cylinder misfire codes- the car only will act up usually on the first start up of the day and can last for up to 10 minutes- we know that the car will misfire on every cylinder bank 2- cylinders 4-5-6 ...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1LM6789345
hi guys, i have a 2000 lincoln ls that was driven to the shop for brake repairs but when we went out to pull car in shop it would crank but would not start, was able to get it to start by pumping accelerator but runs very bad ,missing and popping back through ...
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2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Compressor VIN: JM1BK12304
This car came in with air cold at times. Compressor will cuts out as it does the pressures rise. Some times it will cycle continuosly for a minute then stop. The first thing I did was evacuate and recharge with 1.1 pounds of freon. It seemed like to much freon...
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2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Cooling Fan VIN: JM1BK32396
Have an 06 Mazada 3 with poor A/C operation. Found the cooling fan inop in all modes. Tested for power and ground to the module. Tested the signal from the PCM for continuity and shorts. Not exactly sure what kind of signal I am supposed to see here, my info i...
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2007 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM3ER29347
I am working on a 07 mazda cx-7 and it is puking oil out of the valve cover breather hose straight into the air intake duct. I did a cylinder leakage test with 0% leakage on all four cylinders,but, I can hear air by the timing chain(the valve cover is off). Th...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Steering VIN: WMWRC334X3
hey everyone, just replaced a power steering pump assembly and fan. power steering fan does not turn on at all except when i control it with my scan tool. radiator fan cycles on/off at engine normal temps about 100C, turn on ac and ps fan still does not operat...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L low pedal VIN: 1G2NF52T21
Had good pedal, just needed pads and rotors. Let my son help me and he opened caliper without opening bleeder, so he pushed fluid back into the lines,I know not to do that, but too late now we have done the automatic bleed with scan tool 3 times, with pressure...
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2002 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L AC specs VIN: JS3TX92V02
Sorry to bother you, school is on vacation & I can't get to the info! I need R134 capacity (it has front and rear air), and if it's not too much trouble, the Alt. belt tension spec. Thanks, Don
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L compressor VIN: 4T1GBG22K2
I need help. been doing a\c work 35yrs,never seen this. comps lock up after about 100 mi. 3 new densos. checked oil each time less than 1oz from new comp out of the box. after flushing sys added 4oz to comp & 2oz to drier. recharged sys. worked good for two da...
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1976 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L No Start VIN: 1162099955
Hi all in IATN land. Trying to help this Pearl Harbor survivor Vet. He states the car ran fine before he stored it for the winter. Had poor spark when I started testing. Installed points and condenser and spark is fine. I have no injector pulse to any injector...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRP69M93
engine just stopped running while driving, no other codes stored, we checkede and could only perform part of the flow chart test with a generic scanner, 2 parts need tested on code po252, both parts test ok, replaced fuel filter, still not start, kinda at a lo... Trouble codes: P0252
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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L pump VIN: 1G4CW52K8S
This one is fixed and outta here!!! Many thanks to all who replied and the best part all were correct. This vehicle had two issues. We had been bolting on and bolting on one bad pump after pump. After making our own franken-pump we had pressure and volume ...
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1976 Chevrolet C60 350CID steering pump VIN: CCE616V116
Thanks for all the replies on my truck p/s. I am running a little late on closing because we have been having big problems with flooding, things are slowly getting back on track. The problem was air in the system, as most replies said. A real tough and time c...
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1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W7T
Thanks for all the help. I replaced the cam and crank sensors. Problem gone. Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft sensor malfunction).
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WH52K74
after installing a new ECM the scanner had comunications with the ECM, the PRNDL lights began to work,it now would crank, sent it to the dealer to have ECM reprogramed they then told us the BCM is not allow the car to stay running. so they replaced the BCM as ...
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1AK58F58
the fuse box panal was no good replaced the fuse box all is well .the diode it burnt actually went to the chsml fuse had nothing to do with the fuel system. but i think the fuse panal had problems all togethor
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2003 Chrysler 300M Special 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2C3AE76K13
We used the "K" 300M intake and engine wiring harness. The engine swap is done and gone. The engine runs well and has good power. Absolutely no problems. Thanks to those who offered their input. Unfortunately, several respondents had no clue.
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Speedometer VIN: 3B7KF23W5X
Thanks to all. it was so simple I feel stupid. an easy revs per mile calculator is here: couldn't have made the speedo any closer on the first shot, other sites were way too technical. When you work on so many makes ...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L nvld solinoid noisy VIN: 2B3HD46R82
Sorry to everyone for not getting back to you . This car came to as from the auction by way of a used car dealer.we traced the problem to the e.c.m. The power feed is ranging from 0.06 to 4.60 volts. We sent it out to be checked and repaired twice and both tim...
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2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 7950-01084
It ended up being the PCM. After flashing the new PCM the vehicle started. We then found that one of the coils on the coilpack was bad... (Which most likely led to the failure with the ECM) Interesting that the old PCM had no stored codes. Any way, after r...
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2007 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L drive belt VIN: 1FMCU02Z67
ok,thomas from texas right on,oem drive belt and tentioner fixed problem,ford belt was a little shorter.saw no visible problem with tentioner.the spring tention was stronger,thank for all the help.
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2003 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L Ride Control VIN: 1GKFK66U63
Thanks to everyone for all the replies and useful information. We did not stock the shocks here so I sent the customer out to order then from the dealership. When he found out the shocks were $600 each and the pump was $300 he said he is going to have to wait ...
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2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Long crank VIN: KMHWF35H43
well I posted up this car to see if there was a common hyundia fault. We have all had all types of vehicles with similar problems, but this one I didn't have the correct adaptor so at the customers request based on a [...] we put a new fuel pump which seemed t...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L battery VIN: JNKCA21D5T
I would like to thank everyone for responding. Thats what makes this site great. I need to close this help request due to time, but i have ordered a battery disconnect that Katheryn led me on to. When it gets here i will let you know. Thanks again.
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2002 Kia Rio 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12322
Sorry for the delay in closing this. And thanks to those who replied. Some time after the vehicle left our shop, it was towed back in. While driving at highway speeds, the timing belt failed and the engine is a big paperweight now. The customer is deciding... Trouble codes: P0717 (Trans input speed sensor a circuit no signal).
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2.5L Misfire VIN: SALNY12283
Fixed! I made the common mistake to assume that the repaired ECU was repaired properly and thus looked everywhere else for the fault. The ECU was repaired a second time and it works great now. Thank for the help. Some of you told me to do the obvious, swappi... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire 3).
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1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1MELM504XS
A combination of wrong spark plugs, a bad idle speed control motor, and the timing was off by 20 degrees (either by vehicle owner or last shop that tried to fix it). Car runs smooth!!! Thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: 116 (ect out of range), 211 (profile ignition pickup circuit failure), 213 (spark output circuit open).
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JN8DR09Y91
Thanks to everyone who responded. It turned out to be the mass sensor, I was hesitant to put this sensor on do to the fact that I wasn't sure it would fix it and the cost of the sensor but, that's what it was. You folks are great and thanks for the help.
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2004 Nissan Quest S 3.5L compressor VIN: 5N1BV28U54
Its fixed.We replaced the ipdm.Thanks for all the input from everyone.Sorry for so long for close.We have been fortunatly busy.
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L No AC Compressor VIN: YS3DD55N9X
The fix is interesting. I missed one thing. When turning on the fan at low speed, yes it did give power to the orange wire at the AC switch but i missed that the blower motor was not turning at that speed. So that means that the resistor's first path was open ...
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2003 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80633
Hello again. Thanks for the replies! We got this one fixed. This time around we scoped the MAP for change when EGR was commanded on by the PCM and saw no change. Being that this is a 3.0 H-6 the only access to the EGR on this thing was to remove the intake man... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR system flow fault detected).
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L start in second shift to third no o/d VIN: JT2BG22K4Q
I remov ed the trans pan and teseted the solenoids with air and found the #2 tword rear of the trans was not sealing.
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T4Y
Well I appreciate all the responses but customer has not yet returned with vehicle to put them to the test.Guess she decided to live with mil for now.Thank's again,Russ Trouble codes: P0441, P0171.
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