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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L warning lamps VIN: 1G2N5F4576
First let me aplogize for the bogus VIN #, I am at home and forgot to write down the correct VIN. I have an issue where the amber ABS lamp and the red brake warning lamp are both on at all times, the IPC does its 3 sec. bulb check and then illuminates these la...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 2GCEK13358
Greetings Iatn Techs. Got this Silverado that has came in on the hook. Customers complaint was stalled while driving. He has had into another shop that couldn't figure out what was going on. This has been happening for a while. It would stall out and no start/...
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2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L airbag VIN: 1GNDV23W78
vehicle has intermittent B0092 circuit fault, at time of fault i only have 1.3volts on the 5 volt ref signal at pass side seat module, as well as same voltage on seat pad sensor, verfiy power to seat module (12v) so seat base has been replaced (cushing and mod...
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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Electronic
this unit is a low milage unit 26k..the a/c high side pressure is way too high because the fan doesnot come on with the a/c request,coolant fan works correctly when commanded on for cooling purposes.im sort of leaning to a possible problem with the underhood e...
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L Coolant VIN: 2A8HR54P48
I would apreciate any help that could be of use to repair a very strange problem I have with a 2008 Town & Country Van with the 3.8 V6. The engine seems to be overheating although this can not be confirmed with any means of reading coolant temp. through the da...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Unknown VIN: 1B7KF2369X
This truck runs perfect. While sitting at a stop and trans in park you can run the rpm from 850 - 2500 and there is no smoke coming out the exhaust, the minute you put it in drive blue smoke rolls out the exhaust. I would like input before I even look at this ...
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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3FDXF46S1X
Any help with this would be great [...]
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW21P7E
Well guys i need help, i have this f250 that every once in a blue moon will not start. Usually if the customer will wait long enough it will start and he will be on his way again. Keep in mind this might happen once a month, it is not a frequent occurance. Thr... Trouble codes: P0671 (Cylinder 1 glow plug circuit), P2614 (Camshaft position output circuit), P2617 (Crankshaft position output circuit)
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2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L keypad VIN: 1FMEU73E47
We are trying to locate the keypad code on this vehicle without taking it to the Ford dealership ($100) to be read on their scan tool. Original code on card was never with vehicle. The only information we can find sends us to the smart junction box and other v...
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2004 Honda S2000 2.2L Differential VIN: JHMAP21424
What type of differential oil should I use? Honda recomends SAE 90W GL5 or GL6
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1951 Mercury Mercury 4.2L cooling system
Ok, here is a challenge for anyone into custom work. My dad, my uncle, my brothers and I just finished my fathers 1951 Mercury earlier this year. It is a beautiful car. Our problem is: 1. We let dad (who is not a mechanic professionally or otherwise) dictate t...
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2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11DX6
car came in with burnt ex valve. sublet head replaced gskt, reinstalled head. no start, cranks fine rechecked timing marks ---ok good fuel pressure. disconnected cam sensor car started right up. replaced cam sensor, no start , disconnect cam sensor no start. w...
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais S 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G3AJ54N5L
Hi,this car came to the shop with no start on a tow truck last week.i ck fuel,spark,pulse it has everyting,no codes.so i replace ecm,except the prom. And it work for about a week.now it came back to the shop in a tow truck again.now has code 26 quad driver,it ... Trouble codes: 26 (Quad driver)
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Key VIN: 1G2WJ52M0W
The key would not turn in the ign cyl, I messed around with it a little bit and got it to turn, but the engine would not crank over..I replace the ign cyl with a Standard part that was already keyed, it acted the same way, had to jiggle the key a bit before it...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3EB49E73
Hi All, For starters, I work for an Infiniti dealer and this Saab was sold by the dealership so the brought it too us instead of a Saab dealer. That being said you can understand that I'm very unfamiliar with this car. Anyway, It came in on the hook blowing lo...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L No Start VIN: HS3BH66542
I just changed engines. The engine I put in came out of a 2000 outback. The engine ran before the swap. Now with the new engine in the vehicle it will not fire up. I have a code P0340 camshaft sensor. I installed the cam sensor from the old engine and I know i... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft sensor Immediately at fault recognition)
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: JT2BG22K5V
I am doing an engine swap on this Camry. Going from a 2.2L to a later 2.0L. Got everything back together and cannot id a vacuum hose hook up. The hose in question is from the IAC. It is the center vacuum hose between the 2 coolant hoses. I cannot find anywhere...
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2000 Toyota Tacoma Limited 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Hello toyota techs. I have a 2.7 Tacoma with a misfire noticable at idle. Scanner shows misses on cyls 1 thru 3, none on four. Removed plugs, 1 thru 3 were clean, 4 was black like rich condition on 4. Fuel trim short term -5 to -8 long term -20. Replaced plugs... Trouble codes: P0300
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2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Inop VIN: 1NXBR32E26
This car has full of freon and intermittent ac operation. When it works, it will cool down to 40 f and pressure readings are normal range. It may not work next time you turn on ac. Very stubborn. When it quit, ac compressor and cooling fan is in op. Discharge ...
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2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L Unknown VIN: JTDKB20U07
Initially vehicle came in for a/c service, customer complaint was insufficent a/c performance. Initial readings-[40 psi low side] [188 psi high side] [53 degrees f. Center duct temp] [81 degrees f. Ambient]. Recovered refrigerant to confirm proper refrigerant ...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L 2-1 Shift VIN: WVWWH63B73
Hello, this vehicle has a harsher than normal 2-1 downshift. I initially dropped the pan on this wagon to physically check all of the solenoids, I am no tranny expert, but here at the used car dealership where I work I see enough used VW's/Audi's to know that ...
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Na VIN: 2G1WX15K91
I cannot locate to source of the loud whistle. It only occurs intermittently when the engine is hot from freeway driving. Still searching.
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Traction Control VIN: 2G1WX15K91
I found an intermittent open in the wiring harness about 6 inches from the sensor, where it flexes when the steering is turned. Thanks to everyone for the useful information.
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L excessive idle speed VIN: 2G1WH52K63
The fix was to replace the throttle body with a used one. Grrr... I'll explain why in a minute. I drove the car after shorting the battery cables together for 10 minutes - no change. Along the lines of a PCM reset, and as one reply mentioned, I checked the ...
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2006 Ford E-150 XLT 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14U56
it ended up that the spark plug cracked towards the end of it causing a misfire for the first couple of seconds Thanks
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2000 GMC K2500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Abs Module VIN: 1GTGK29U4Y
thanks to all.cheched the harness and the grounds. Replaced ebcm and r/f wheel sensor.corrected the problem
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2004 GMC c8500 7.8L No Start VIN: 1GDM8C1374
I want to thank the ones that took time out of their day to help me on this. Before my post, I did everything everyone recommended,replaced the primary filter and checked the housing, replaced the secondary filter and housing because it has a check valve in it...
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2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L OBD2 monitors VIN: KNAGD12803
I would just like to say thanks for the replies. But it seems what we have here is "failure to communicate". Bruce from Kentucky, the drive cycle you sent me sure looks like the A-typical GM type. Tried it anyway, no luck. Timothy from Wisconsin, gave your id...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Glass VIN: SALME11403
Thanks to all that replied . There is a molded rubber boot between the door and the doorjamb. Unscrewing this from the jamb revealed a BMW slide connector. Contacts inside the connector were completely rusted. Soldered the wires and all is working as should....
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1992 Lexus GS400 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UZ30C2N
Thanks for all the great responses from everyone. Special thanks to Eric and George. It was the left coil that was bad. No spark out and good signal in. Replaced it and it runs like a top. Now I just need to fix the O2 sensor. Oh and sorry for the misinformati... Trouble codes: 27 (left downstream O2 sensor).
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1999 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1N6ED26Y3X
Greetings! Thanks for your "life-lines" on this mighty fine Nissan. The problem was in the fuel sending unit. The connections looked good but as they say, looks can sure fool a guy! You all would have found it much quicker than i! Many Thanks!
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2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L cylinder head gasket
thanks everyone ,who helped, i did ordered tools for this job so it should be fine .car is comeing for repair in august. thanks guys.
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1996 Suzuki X-90 1.6L Clutch VIN: JL3TD21V2T
i want to thank the ones that tock time out of ther day to help me the fix was replace the clutch cable
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG29M71
The problem was found but as of yet the vehicle is not fixed. The problem was the ECM located under the wiper cowl (in the middle). there are two connectors. one is bigger than the other.the smaller connecter was full of moisture/goo. i blew out the moisture w...
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