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1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L ignition switch
the car used to intemittently no start, found burnt ignition switch, think it was the pink wire, when it happens the dash idiots lights do not come on-secutity-oil-battery-etc, the fuel pump doesnt work and niether does the starter, replaced ign switch and it ...
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1999 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GIFP22K9F
Hi guys, this car needs a fuel pressure regulator bad. I'm just wondering if anyone has any tips on replacing it. This is the late model 3800 with the cast aluminum intake in a 1999 Camaro so it's half under the dash. Can it be done without removing the fuel r...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G1WH55K22
This vehicle came in with a misfire code P0300 and has 210,000 miles on it. The misfire data shows cyl#4 is the cause on the P0300 misfire code. Naturally the spark plugs and ignition wire were in need of replacing. We started with a tune-up replacing the spar... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire)
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G12H57B09
got this malibu the local jiffy lube cleaned the battery terminals on this thing and now it wont start there is no check engine light and i can not communicate with ecm i can communicate with everything else.it has powers and grounds.should i try to reflash th... Trouble codes: U0100, U2105
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2010 Chevrolet Colorado 3.7L Re-learn VIN: 1GTCJTDDE9
Hopefully my last problem to take care of on this vehicle. TPMS will not relearn. System will not always enter re-learn, using factory procedure, P Brake on, KOEO, Park lamps on/off four times. Have attempted all approved methods to wake sensors to transmit ID...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6678W
Car has one of two codes at any time. P1382/p1381. Both codes relate to the cam/ cylinder postion sensor located in the Distr. I have replaced the distr. with a hatachi made in japan. And i have repaced the crank sensors to cover me rear end. Neither two items... Trouble codes: 1382 (no cylinder position sensor), 1381 (cylinder position)
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L no start cam signal VIN: 1YVFP80C93
hi everyone i got this mazda 6 4 cyl .it has hard time starting, some time starts runs like new, other tim cranks wants to start no start, it gives us cam sensor code, i replace it still the same code, i was woundering if cam vvti unit is bad, if yes how do i ...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L atf leak, lh side VIN: 1G2WP52K62
I'm not a transmission tech & I aint familiar with this, Alldata is not clear & we are not a gm dealership. My problem is that there is a atf leak @ the lh axleshaft seal. Upon removal of the seal I realized that the area that holds the roller brg in is cracke...
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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ23D53
Interesting and has me stumped. I have a 2003 Saturn Vue 2.2 ECO motor that was towed in for a no start. Initially I found that the key was worn out to the point of no return It would not engage any of the lock cylinders. So we had the customer cut a fresh k... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW55A9X
This 99 V70 always shows code P0722 (VSS signal missing). We installed new VSS sensor. Before I replaced sensor, I connected my sensor simulator tester to signal wire and was able to read speed signal on scanner display. Piece of cake, right? Well, no. New sen... Trouble codes: P0722
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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E15
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED.GUYS THAT HAD PCV SYSTEM SUGGESTIONS WERE ON THE RIGHT TRACK.HAD TO REPLACE THAT SCREWED UP T-VALVE ABOVE OIL FILTER HOUSING.THIS TOOK CARE OF FUEL TRIMS AND NOISE.NEVER GOT RIGHT NAME FOR THAT VALVE...DEALER PARTS GUY WAS LESS THAN I... Trouble codes: 00171.
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2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 4.8L Misfire VIN: 1GCHG39V96
Hello and thank you all for the input. Its seems I have forget some of what I have learned and didnt look at the obvious. Yes the catalytic converter on the drivers side was at fault. No more miss or codes. Hope I can be of help to all of you in the future. Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire), P0420 (Cat system low efficiency bk 1).
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1999 Honda Civic Si 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8273X
15in vacuum was my fault with a bad guage (sorry) Vacuum was good lots of good info. Tried and double checked all my work still only thing that did not make sence was a trim code on startup. This is not when this system is used. Turned out some one (customer s... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel metering too rich).
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1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Mechanical VIN: IJ4FF68SOX
good morning all Sorry for the long wait getting back to you,the customer just informed me all is well now.I replaced the o2 sensor like most of you suggested and as I said customer says its ok.Thanks for all the info and have a good day
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L rollbar VIN: WDBTK56H96
the fix is easy you can find it in all data and owners manual,for the front head rests you can use the tool ,which is usually stored in glove box if look on top you will see a plastic part like a clip with hole in center push tool in it and will release mechan...
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