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2009 Cadillac CTS Premium 3.6L U0073 Fail safe VIN: 1G6DR57VX9
This car is from the local GM dealer, they have around 10-15 of them with the same fault, they imported around 120 of them new but because they are a GM Holden dealer and not Cadillac they do not have a Cadillac “dealer number" so GM won’t support them to help... Trouble codes: U0073 (High speed Can off)
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1994 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L left front brakes VIN: 1GNDM19Z4R
Wonder if someone has seen this before. This Astro van pulls quite severely to the RIGHT when the brake pedal is depressed quickly. And keeps veering to right as long as the brakes are applied. My first reaction was that this was probably a case of a defective...
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L battery VIN: 1FTZR15EX1
hello everyone, My little ranger appears to have a draw on fuse circuit 26. According to info. available to me, it carries the following items... fuse saver relay, auxillary relay box, restraint central module (rcm), generic electronic module (gem), instrumen...
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L dome lamp VIN: 1FAFP34P21
Has anyone had a little focus door ajar light on & dome light stay on with all the work that was talked about in the related repair history part of this message? David Lee
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L 3rd gear VIN: 1YVHP80D84
Wondering if the speed sensors could be causing the problem
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2003 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Body / Subframe VIN: YS3EF49E83
Just bought this car from its first owner. The car is vibrating when standing with "D" or "R" engaged,when AC compressor cuts in.Standing under the car and in search of the source, rear part of the subframe vibrates while front part doesn't. In "P" or "N", and...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation, no power VIN: JT3VN39W9S
I just aquired this vehicle daughter wanted it.Had a miss and no power.Plug wires laying on exhaust,plugged fuel filter and straight through exhaust.Replaced plug wires and fuel filter.Had exhaust system installed,still lacked power until upper rpm.Checked tim...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1NXBR32EX3
this is a friends car that is having a vibration more than normal at idle at a stop. I feel it most in reverse at stop. the car runs good for the most part and not affecting gas milage. at stop u can feel a vibration that makes the rear spoiler move. no cel no...
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2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L Wiper VIN: WBAGJ0344Y
THE FIX TO THIS ONE WAS REPLACEMENT OF WIPER MOTOR. THANKS TO ALL
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L 1-2 2-3 VIN: 1FAFP40472
Thanks for all your help. TP sensor % was high but voltage was normal. Changed TP sensor and it shifts normal. It had a cheap aftermarket sensor. Thanks again you guys pointed me in the right direction.
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P93
Thanks for all of the replies! Alot of usefull information was given. Thanks to Arren for the phone conversation. Replacing the IPR fixed my nemesis 6.0. The ipr was apparently only partially failing. It finally failed completetly only producing 300psi. Upon r... Trouble codes: P2290 (Icp low), P2614 (Cmp low), P2617 (Ckp low).
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2006 Ford Focus LX Austero 2.0L power steering light
This one is fixed.Thankyou for all those that replied you guys were on the right track.I removed the ecm and checked all the pins and connectors they all looked fine.I removed the fuse box and found the can wires had untwisted themselves and were running thro...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L poor power VIN: 1FTSX21518
picked up from the dealer a few days ago with new catalytic converters... runs like a top. So the accepted value seems to be 2 - 3 psi max. that is all tat was needed to know Trouble codes: P0420, P0018, P0022, P0305, P0307, P0308.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L abc VIN: WDBSK75F63
First, Thanks for all your speedy replies...I learned so much about this problem and it resulted in a good fix. The net of it all turned out to be there is more than one way to solve my no pressure problem. As luck would have it I raised the car on a lift fo...
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Drivability VIN: JN8DR09Y62
Thanks fellas for the helpful replies. The sensor was replaced and the pid reads evenly with the other bank unlike before on accelerations. Test drive and eec test reveal no codes.
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2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L engine power restricted, incorrect ratio. VIN: JN8AZO8T34
THANK'S for everybody's Help. The diagnostic work we did was ACCURATE. However we where forced to CHASE A GHOST. The DEALER, (Premier Nissan), FAILED to perform the INITIALIZATION procedure we requested CORRECTLY. It was not until I went there and INSISTED on ...
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L speedometer VIN: 4T3ZF13C82
thanks for all the information you all sent.. was not the speedometer as had rebuilt. additional information! on about the 10th test drive experienced the transmission doing severe shifting, meaning at 65mph it shifted up and down thru gears and freewheeled in...
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