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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15X7W
I posted here a couple of months ago and determined that this Ranger died due to a bad battery, alternator, and ECM. When this first happened, I spent a week and a half diagnosing and checked grounds, and hot connections. Found no problems. New battery, rebuil...
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2004 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Steering/Suspension VIN: 1FMDU75E64
Car was towed in w/ a violent vibration complaint at highway speeds. Checked rotor temps, pushed in caliper pistons, checked caliper slides, front end, wheel balance and alignment. All Ok. Test drove car and was able to randomly duplicate problem. If I slightl...
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1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Lifters VIN: JA3AM54J4R
This is a 1 owner car, well maintained. It's my personal vehicle, I just purchased it yesterday. I drove it from Cleveland OH to Morgantown WV with no problems. The lot I purchased it from had the oil changed yesterday before I picked it up. It wasn't tapping ...
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1MD28Y52
Originally came in for flashing MIL on heavy load on hwy, stalling, loss of power. Had p0300, p0328 Intermittent, have to drive about 30 min. Has been to several shops. I could not dup. after over 1hr of driving. He asked for knock sensor per his own internet ... Trouble codes: P0300
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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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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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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L cams control outlet VIN: WBAGN63472
Cam and the vanos conectors were plugged in wrong.
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1998 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6L tcc solenoid VIN: 2CNBJ1361W
I have periodically picked up this vehicle from the customer to drive with scanner hooked up to verify all sensor input readings when problem occurs. All inputs ,map /speed/tps/ etc, are the same when problem occurs and when problem does not occur, so I don't ...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP58S7Y
this one is fixed after repairing all of the other problems,along with the battery and noticing that on the right front tire it had a 215 inch tire and the left front it had a 205 tire and at the left rear was a 215 inch tire and the right rear had a 205,all o... Trouble codes: P0161, P0401, P0455, B.
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2002 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FMNU40L02
Thanks for all the replies. What I ended up doing was buying another repair line. I used a heat gun and the brass barb slid right onto the repair line. Sliding the barb onto the oem line was a different story. I had to keep heating it up and shoving and pushi...
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2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45F63
Thanks to all who replied, customer wanted his truck back, he said he would keep it running most the time anyways. I did change to fuel filter and it was changed out recently, the screen was clean. The Oil level in the injection pump was 1/2" below the plug ho...
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2009 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on, subtractin fuel trim
Used car Dept. Hasn't approved any work on this,what I received. For help from nick,said ck. Fuel press. Regular. Boris said,ck. Commanded and actual variable cam timing numbers, this. Had strange numbers. Up in the 200rds. Like I said before,the compresion ... Trouble codes: P2118, P0172.
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2001 Saturn SL2 1.9L noise VIN: 1G8ZK52741
Thanks for all the replies! Got a mechanic from a neighbor shop in the passenger seat. He weighs about 250 well it really started making noise. Changed the rf wheel bearing and no noise. Strange because I couldn't reproduce it on the lift and without him in th...
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