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1995 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Hard start VIN: 1G6EL12YXS
Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated. I have a 1995 cadillac eldorado that has a hard time starting when cold and has a severe rolling idle when warm, but not all the time. I retrieved the above mention codes, documented them and cleared since th... Trouble codes: 23 (Ignition control ckt problem), 32 (Map sensor fault), 36 (Egr fault), 53 (4x ref. Sig interrupt from ign. Module), 91 (Pcm keep alive memory), 95 (Engine stall)
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Serpentine VIN: 3GNEC16K6S
Vehicle came to me with shredded serpentine and exploded radiator. Replaced radiator and checked pulleys.After checking found bad tensioner and replaced with new assembly. Vehicle runs fine in city and hwy unless A/C is on. When A/C is on, serpentine has exces...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GAHG39R4Y
happy 4th to all. this is my owne van (15) passanger with a wheel chair lift for my son . here is what is going on .to day c e l lite came on pulled codes p0171 p0174 lean bank 1 and lean bank 2 pulled freeze frame data fuel trims st term bank 1 -35 bank 2 -35... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Timing VIN: 1FMZU63KX3
Vehicle came in with broken components in the timing chain system. Vehicle was thought to have a valve damage and we sent the head off to the machine shop just for the purpose of confirming our suspicion. Here is the issue. -The cylinder head was good, but th...
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L both fans inop VIN: JHLRD28431
ok honda techs here is 1 for you i have this 03 civic that both fans are inop went into live data and found ect -40c iat -40c tps nothing 0.0 volts i seen in the diagram that all 3 are running off of a green/yellow wire may be backwards but anyway cust had to ...
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2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Pressure VIN: 5TDZA23C54
Hello all, thanks again for reading this. Just a quick one, we replaced condenser on this Sienna and after recharging fully, after warm up, AC performance diminishes, an compressor starts to kick on and off right away. When I put the gauges on - pressures are ...
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2009 Toyota Land Cruiser 5.7L Accelerator VIN: JTMHV09J59
the engine starts well but the accelerator stops at 2000 and the mil is ever on. please be aware that the engine is 1VD FTV and it is diesel.
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1998 Chrysler Grand Voyage 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GHB4R2W
checked all inputs again into ecu with ignition, Bat supply and grounds etc steady even though ASD relay still clicking. dis-connected as much as possible loom wise and sensor wise with no difference to ASD relay clicking so concluded fault lay in ecu itself. ... Trouble codes: P1685 (invalid skim message), P0351 (ignition coil No1 primary circuit), P0352 (ignition coil No2 primary circuit), P0253 (ignition coil No3 primary circuit), P0202 (Injector No2 control circuit), P0203 (Injector No3 control circuit).
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1993 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start
Thank you everyone for taking the time out of your busy schedules to help me. What I ended up doing was checking for play in the timing chain. This van is very hight mileage and many of you suggested this. The chain has a lot of play so I am assuming this is c...
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 1B4GP44R8X
hello guys, thank for the reply,i think i will rebuld the same engine the information you all provided were correct to avoid wasting time i will rebuld it again thanking you all .
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Ccd Bus VIN: 1B4GP44L3Y
Well after over 6 hours of tail chasing the vehicle is down the road. I am sure everyone has experienced a diagnostic problem that seemed to repair itself. I wanted to wait a couple of weeks before closing this request to make sure the problem didn't resurface...
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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU32X0T
Hello Techs, I'm glad to announce this vehicle is fixed. Just about everyone stated going back to the basics. I will add that one basic fundamental is never totally trust someone else's diagnostics do your own and then compare. Another shop checked the plugs ... Trouble codes: P0303.
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L anti theft VIN: 1FAFP343X1
Hello all and Thanks for the help. not sure what the no communication trouble was. I came into work this morning and tried plugging the focus in one more time and it told me all I wanted to know. This one will be going to the dealer this week for a key cylinde...
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L 2-3 flare up VIN: 1FAFP36P71
Thanks for the help. Never saw any signs of wear or such. Changed the pistons and install a seal kit. Concern is gone.
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1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCA6287J
Thank you very much for the assistance. I found the o2 sensors to be working properly. After I cleared the code and road tested, the code for the coolant sensor came up and after that tested good and the circuits to the ecm tested good, the flow chart said to ... Trouble codes: 2?.
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2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Camshafts VIN: 1LNHM87A05
This one's going down the road for a new engine. I checked the cam timing, and verified there was no problem there, checked compression and found one cylinder was at 130 PSI with all the rest hovering around 160-175 psi.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Starter VIN: 4JGAB54E8Y
well i finally had to give up waiting for the shop that said that they would help me and put there scanner on. so i sent it to the dealer and they said it needs a main computer at the cost of 1600 dollars. now i am just waiting for the customer to call me back...
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2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L timing chain VIN: 1N4L11D73C
I now know why I do NOT like asian cars, THEY ARE HORRIBLY EXPENSIVE TO REPAIR, this Altima required about 3 times as much money as most American cars Thanks to Larry [...] we got it done,not really to my satisfaction b...
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1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Stall VIN: 2P4FP2531V
Hello all, my apoligies for not closing this, but I have been extremely busy and had almost forgotten about it, I had tried a few of your suggestions all with no luck, so I started taking movies with the Solus and going over all the data frame by frame when it... Trouble codes: 306 (Cylinder 6 misfire).
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L engine VIN: 1G2NE52E0X
well this vehicle is working better than it ever has according to owner. I don't know if i would call it fixed, but the temp is at or below 215 degrees, even in the 110-115 temps we are having at this time, and not having the boilover problems when shutting do...
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2002 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L AC specs VIN: JS3TX92V02
Thanks for all the help, especially the heads up on the tensioner pulley recall! Capacity is as follows-- Single unit 500 gm +/-50gm or 1.1# +/-.1# Dual unit 750 gm +/-50gm or 1.65# +/-.1# This is one of the best ideas ever!!! Instead of a Receiver/Dryer, t...
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