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1992 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall
This is my first real tbi problem.van starts but will not idle or run unless: with all parts installed correctly the throttle is oscillated, but the van still wants to stall; the map sensor is given a false reading with a vacuum gause of 10"hg will cause a smo...
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2003 Chevrolet Blazer Xtreme 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GNCS18X93
heres 1 for all you tranny guys and gals i flushed my trans for maint. no problems at all about a week later i was driving home after work. driving 55 to 60 mph i felt a hard bang felt like i got rear ended but no one was behind me anyway it happened about 5 o...
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1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start, No spark VIN: 1C3EJ56H2V
Howdy Y'all, this 97 Cirrus V6 2.5 cranks good no start..NO COMMUNICATION AND ASD RELAY DONT ACTIVATE. I got this new Veris and I'm still learnin how to use it. With NO Communication..I am losted. Even when I try to activate the ASD relay...I can ground that r...
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2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L assist VIN: 2C4GP54L34
When cold, the steering wheel is so hard to turn, you can't drive it! If you wait a couple of minutes, there will be a screeching noise, then the power assist returns to normal. This is a customer's mini-van, but MY 04 caravan does the same exact thing once in...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTDX18WXV
customer drove vehicle to job site, parked , after few hours went to start & would not start. towed to shop checked for spark & fuel pressure. we have spark but no fuel at all, no fuel pressure, not 1 drop. Checked & changed inertia switch , no change . still ...
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2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FMPU15516
thanks in advance for all of the help. i have this expedition that intermittently surges when slowly accelerating. it acts as if the throttle body is just doing its own thing.. we have replaced the throttle body and the MAF sensor with no luck. it has been ver...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L ing.sys. VIN: 2HKRL1865Y
This is my own car and I can not belive I can not fix it! first I am a honda tech. My ody.is my 2ed ride do not use it much a couple weeks ago I went to use it on vet. day it started but the idle was high and set a code for IACV so I used it for the day and pa...
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1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SC 3.1L No Start
Got one for you Goodwrench guys. This '96 Olds Achieva has had the ipc rebuilt by dealer,pcm,and key cylinder replaced. When you do the 10 minute relearn or program with Tech2, it will start up and run once. Once you cycle the key it will go back into theft mo... Trouble codes: P1629 (theft deterrent signal not received)
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2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L ignition VIN: 1G8AJ55F16
Customer has complained that vehicle wouldn't start in the morning. Difficult to extract as to what was actually happening (IE: starter engaging...key turning...) Must have started the car 150 times before the ugly green beast showed its face. Turn the key to ...
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1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L engine
2.2 92 subaru engine , left head bad ,replace head engine did run for awhile and cannot started again, , compression on all cylinders 80-90 psi remove timing belt no luck it wants to start but no luck, remove heads valves looks ok
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2004 Suzuki Swift+ 1.6L No start condition VIN: JS2ZC11S27
I cleared all codes listed, and tried again, the car cranks ok, but still no start. Scanned again and found only P1638 (Immo info mismatch), @ this time I disconnected the battery, unplugged both the ECM/BCM, and re in stalled as required, but still no start c...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Pings VIN: WAUVC68EX3
Hey guys, The fix on this little guy was a new mass airflow sensor. The thing must have been making it run just lean enough to make it rattle. Thanks, Ron
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Airbag VIN: 1GNEK13Z24
Clockspring was bad. Installed the new harness and the light went right off.
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Skim VIN: 2C8GM68424
In addition to my initial problems and symptoms posted, the car also have the following symptoms; after turning on the ignition key and turning it back to lock position the dash lights will not go off. if you press the hazards light switch the dash lights will...
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2006 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L master cylinder VIN: 1D4HD48206
thanks to everyone that responded. it came out to be the right front brake caliper. i pinch the brake hose on the right front and the brake pedal got hard and will not sink to the floor board. replace the brake caliper and all is well. thanks.
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2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L No charge VIN: 1B3HB48B17
HI there and thanks for the help on this one. I received many replies regarding reflashes and that the alternators are quite junky on these. My logic with the flashes, as it was way back when i worked in the dealer, is that it is unlikely that if the thing c...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTCR14XXT
Thanks for every ones help it idles alot better but not perfect I ran GM upper engine cleaner thru it twice seemed to work customer is happy.
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2000 Ford F650 5.9L No Start VIN: 3FENF654XY
Borrowed code reader from big truck shop in town and hooked up to grey round plug. Confirmed codes for injection pump. Tested and repaired. Replaced transfer pump also for safety sake. Thanks for all the replies.
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2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire
Thanks guys you were all correct this pig was clogged up. Thanks again. Seth Trouble codes: P0305.
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start, no crank VIN: 1FAFP33P42
sorry for the delay.. i ended up replacing both keys and reprogrammed the computer. all is well! thanks for all the help! Trouble codes: P1600, P1601.
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2008 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L battery goes dead VIN: 1FBNE31L48
First of all I want to thank everyone for the info. & tips I got from all of you! This van has been a learning experience for me when it comes to the CAN systems now being used on newer vehicles. My shop has limited diag. equipt.& we don't specalize in any 1 m...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L headlights
I had the owner check the doors to see if the interior lights activated properly with each door. Owner was aware the drivers side door does not activate the interior lights and the switch seems to have fallen into the pillar. Judging from the replies I advi...
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2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K44
I talked to the customer and told him my dilemma. Because the most likely cause of this code is the NLVD switch I replaced the switch and let the customer take the Jeep. He is easy to work with and agreed to take the vehicle to see if the light returned at w... Trouble codes: P0441.
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L abs VIN: 4F2YU08162
Had to punt on this one due to lack of codes and extended time between events. There was no "flare" during the event, just a faint "hitch" when the lights came on- felt more like a engine concern rather that an ABS application. The dealer has now taken a stab...
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80D94
Thanks for the replies. The problem turned out to be the camshaft actuator/camshaft gear. The alignment marks were correct and the chain and tensioner were good. The reluctor on the front of the gear was not positioned correctly. I have no idea how this ha... Trouble codes: P0021 (A camshaft position Timing over-advanced or system performance B2).
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1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: JA3AM84J3S
Knew this was an oddball, the few replies received confirmed same. Have yet to receive OK for further repairs. Several suggested the "snake eyes" of the tensioner were upside down, creating too tight of a bend in the drive belt. Several others thought the engi...
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2004 Nissan Almera Comfort 1.8L Starting VIN: SJNBBAN164
Thanks a lot for all the help, it seems that the rebuilt ecu i got was not coded correctly at this was the problem why the engine not started. we got a used ecu "set" with engine ecu , body ecu and ignition switch and this is fixed the problem. thanks again ...
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2003 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Body / Subframe VIN: YS3EF49E83
Thanks to all who replied. Right now I will not carry out more action then shifting to N at a red traffic light. Just to emphasize, all installed parts are original Saab with correct P/N for the specific model year, and the accesory belt is of the long v...
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1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L poor aceleration VIN: JK1SF6550X
Once again thanks to all for the information supplied. The customer decided to do this in two stages. We installed the knock sensor and he test drove the unit for two days. I explained to him about the MAF readings being on the high side and he chose to return... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor).
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L check engine VIN: JT3HN86R84
Thank you all for your replies. I was desperatly parts guessing, as I have had to do with no plazable sollution. Long before I opened this request I throughly checked the Catalysts, It had and aftermaket and original catalysts on it. The problem was not the ca...
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L tcm VIN: WV2KB47002
As it turns oout we replaced valve body with a reman from local source.After a inquiry( tech call) to rebuilder they do not offer a valve body for eurovan just other 01M units( we installed incorrect valve body)sold to us by dist.A little leg work with the OE ...
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