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1991 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2GCEC19K1M
This is my own truck here. It will run fine in town, but as soon as you take it on the highway, it will buck or hesitate. The MIL will soon illuminate with a code 44. While monitoring data, I noticed the Block Learn at 170-172 and the Intigrator at 160. I don'... Trouble codes: 44 (Oxygen Sensor Reads Lean)
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Will not accelerate VIN: 2C8GF68404
Customer stated ck eng lamp flashing.Vehicle was towed in.Scanned computer had codes P0355 and p0356 stored.found bad motor mt pinching wires at transaxle torque strut.Repaired wiring. Trouble codes: P0355 (History Coil 5 ckt), P0305 (Current Cyl 5 mis), P0306 (History Cyl 6 mis)
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1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2B4FP2537W
Engine power is low, timing belt marks line up correctly. Checked ignition timing with a light, timing shows approximately 10 degrees atdc at idle, and max of 10 degrees btdc at 2500 rpm most of the time, one time after I started it it was reading 20 degrees b...
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2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L pinging/detonation VIN: 1GTH35U641
I just replaced my neighbor/customer's engine with a GM crate 6.0l. I replaced every last part on it with all original dealer gaskets/seals/knock sensor harness, all pcv hoses and lines, etc. I did a real thorough job on it. Just after the engine replacement, ...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L engine VIN: 1HGCM664X4
costumer wants timing belt replaced should i do idlers water pump and hydraulic tensioner are these common.or should i leave them .also do you replace seals.is there a spark plug aftermarket that works well to replace the factory irridium plugs.
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1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L runs rich VIN: 2GCEC19K5J
car starts good, idles good , loads up on acceleration. have check fuel pressure, replaced coolant temp sensor. . unhooked cold start injector and thermotime switch which made no difference.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E240 2.2L no start VIN: WDB2100621
Thanks in adv, here i have one mb that knocked me out (almost) car came in started customer drove the car in the wate which got in the from floor hole under the back seat where pneumatic cotrol of central lockin is, which was full of water, and centeral lockin...
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Won't Accelerate VIN: JN8DR09Y93
Having said all of what is listed in the Related Repair History, I want to say the Customers Wife came out of work 2 weeks ago, started Truck & it wouldn't go over 5mph (No Throttle Response). She let it sit probably less than 1/2 hour, husband came & tried it... Trouble codes: P1121 (Electric Throttle Control Actuator)
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2005 Peugeot 307 2.0L Hesitation VIN: VF33CFRNE8
This peugeot has us stumped.the vehicle has a hesitation when accelerating, all different times and temperatures. There are no codes set. We have cleaned injectors, replaced spark plugs, put top octane fuel in, replaced manifold vacuum sensor. Still no joy. Ha...
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4T3ZF13C8W
Car loose power after drive for 10 or 20 minutes its intermittent, checked fuel pressure within spec, replace mass air flow senor with different one still the same problem. When it loose power when you try to rev it does nothing gas pedal sinks down with no re...
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2003 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L smokes on startup VIN: 4T3ZF19CX3
This vehicle had some serious oil slug/gel. Customer admitted not changing oil very often. I cleaned out the returns, oil pan, pickup and replaced all valve seals with heads on the car. Customer returned with same problem. I took both heads of vehicle and sent...
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1999 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Runs Rough VIN: 2CNBJ186XX
Thank you members for taking the time to respond to my help request.I have no fix at this time.When the problem is found i will post it along with any helpful information.Thanks again for your time. Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Missfire).
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1C4GPS54L4
Ok sent this van back to the used car dealer which I know well. They informed me that plugs and was were the fix. I did not drive to confirm this but I believe it to be accurate. Next time I try some basic things first.
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L No Start VIN: IB4HR28Z1X
THANKS TO EVERYBODY THAT RESPONDED.AND FOUND THE PROBLEM WITH THIS DODGE AT THE PCM THE PLUG CONNECTOR WAS BURNT AT THE PINS. AGAIN I DO THANK EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED. Trouble codes: P1389 (No auto shut down relay output voltage at pcm).
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2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP34P6Z
Louie [...] is the member that pushed me in the correct direction to find the problem. He told me to check for excessive draw. There was a spot on the main wire to the starter that was worn through causing a small short to ground, and causing excessive c...
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2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSE35L07
So i double checked the wiring again and sent the truck to the dealer for a suspected bad ECM. Dealer diagnosed the new OEM pump and driver as bad, but couldn;t answer why the truck ran with direct ground to the pump. Got the truck back to the shop and was luc... Trouble codes: P0191.
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2006 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A56
Sorry for taking so long to post this fix. The fix was a bad coil. I was stuck between an insurance company that did not want to replace any coil that was still producing proper spark and a customer that thought they should. I noticed the TSBs about the coil i... Trouble codes: 2107 (throttle control processor malfunction), 2110 (forced limited power).
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2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S3BH806X1
first i want to say thanks to everyone that responded to our post.most all stated that engine did have to come out for this job and a timing chain,tensioners & guide replacement would be a good idea.dealer techs seem to think 20 hours of time for this job,for ...
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