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2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L key fob and door locks VIN: 1GNFK16387
Vehicle came in customer complaining that both key fobs quit working, has been unlocking truck with key in door. Then door lock cyl. would not turn anymore and key fobs still don't work. Checked vehicle and sure enough driver door lock cyl. would not turn with...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L head lights VIN: 1D7HU18Z72
The truck came back with head lights not working. running lights worked fine, turning on and off like they should. also brake lights not working. I walked out and verified the problem. It took about an hour for me to get back to the truck and when I pulled it ...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KU78D43
OK: I'm not the brightest candle on the block, and this power steering circuit is fairly simple, right?? The code reoccurs fairly quickly. We put a new switch in it at first, but no help. I have .6 ohms on the signal (yellow/black) wire, AND it carries a 3 amp... Trouble codes: P0551
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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3D7MU48C14
Customer states that the engine will loose power, "glow plug" light comes on. Smokes white. This problem is intermittent, seems to happen when loaded and in windy conditions. Customer drove 900 miles yesterday with no problem. Noticed that the boost pressure i... Trouble codes: P0148 (Deviation between Set point and actual pressure), P2607 (Low voltage at intake air heater relay), P0483 (Fan speed to high or low), P0524 (Low oil pressure)
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1991 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 5.8L King pins VIN: 1FBJS31H1M
Looking for someone who remembers this king pin set up. Took driver side spindle assy off and found the bearing on the botton underneath the I beam. Went to take the passenger side apart and the bearing is above the I beam. The van looked level and drove fairl...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L abs,master cylinder VIN: 1FMYU60E81
intermittently brake pedal goes to the floor. happen one time on me when I backed up and turned the steering wheel hard to the right and I took off and hit the brakes after 10 feet,the wheel was still slightly turned to the right.when I pushed the pedal again ...
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2008 Ford E-250 4.6L Tpms VIN: 1FTNE24W88
I purchased this vehicle recently with the TPMS light on. I assumed it was due to low/bald tires. I replaced the tires and attempted the relearn procedure with no success. I have tried it on two similar vans with success so I know I'm doing it right. The ligh...
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KM8SC13E34
Engine cutoff while driving? (December)Vehicle came in for oil change & brake job; no driveability issues. After servicing, drove 1/4 mile and added 5 gal fuel (was on empty); on the way back, the engine just shutoff. Towed back to the shop; no fault codes in ...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L pulleys VIN: 4S2CK58W01
This one comes to me from a guy who, like his mother, never trusted my abilities. He had the timing belt replaced at another shop. When he took the truck for an oil change they pointed out abnormal belt wear from misaligned pulleys. He took it back to the timi...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Fast idle VIN: 1J4GW58N2Y
Hey guys, this one has me stumped. Customer comlains of fast idle, verified idle at about 1600-1700 RPM, found DTC P0505. Cleared code, went on test drive, code immediately comes back. Went through diag tree for code, checked for short to ground on each IAC wi... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Air Control Circuit)
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S71
customer came in with bad running and ck engine light on. scanned and found p0300 multiple misfire. monitored it with scanner and found 4 cylinders misfiring #1,2,3,6. pulled plugs and found worn plugs. put all plugs and endend with 2 misfires #2,6. with coil ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2006 Jeep Commander (Truck) 4.7L Stall VIN: 1J8HG48N36
Well all, thanks in advance. I wish I had more information on this one but it's pretty discreet and intermitent. This truck is presenting and intermitent stall after it's been driven for a while. Unfortunatly, it's not kicking any codes out. Customer drove it ...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNDJD73393
Looking at this Sorento for a used car lot. Their mechanic recently did the heads on this vehicle due to overheating.Cranks up and runs smooth as silk until it idles down and it develops a rough idle. Read other posts on these vehicles and it sure sounds like ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire 3), P0305 (Misfire5), P0306 (Misfire6)
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2007 Kia Sorento EX 3.8L Alternator VIN: KNMB233076
Car came in dead battery charged battery checked charging found it not charging. One thing odd was there was no charge lite on in dash when running so I checked the wiring to alt and also checked all fuses in under hood box and under dash all ok. The front val...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Electronic VIN: WDBRF52H37
i have a erroneons engine oil warning light on at times.this car has no capability to check the oil level with instrementation. it has a dip stick i can check the oil level with but it dose not have an oil level sender. it dose however have an oil level switch...
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2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM50U32
Hi all,first i would like to say i am a gm tech and not familiar with fords. That being said,i have this sable that i believe is the same as a taurus.the code i am having trouble with is p01451 canister vent solenoid circuit.i can command the valve on/off with... Trouble codes: P1451
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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Relearn VIN: 4M2DU86W84
Customer just purchased vehicle and brought it to us for inspection. Customer wanted all lights on dash repaired Fixed check engine light, easy Info center indicated tire pressure monitoring fault Tire indicator ! flashes on startup Checked for body codes, n...
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L power steering VIN: 1N4AL11E94
The customer brought in a vehicle they have owned for a few weeks. The complaint was the power assist had become inoperable. After a VERY short test drive I decided to replace the steering pump because it did not appear to have any fluid movement in the reserv...
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2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Heater VIN: 1N6AD09U17
Hey Nissan Guys, We had a Frontier come in with the owner complaining that when he comes to a stop with the heater on it starts putting out cold air instantly. He then has to shut the heater off and turn it back on and it begins to blow hot again. Oter then wi...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Fellow techs. This car has me exasperated. The car came in originally for a MIL on with code P0401-EGR flow insufficient. The passage was completely clogged in the intake. After cleaning, the system seemed to be operating normally. Engine would stall when valv... Trouble codes: P0402 (EGR Excessive flow)
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2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L No heat to feet VIN: WBANF73506
We could find no documentation anywhere that indicated that a bad heater core could be the cause of no heat to the foot well area but reasonable heat to the defroster and middle center vents. But, a new heater core fixed the problem. We now have equally hot ...
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1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L engine, fuel injection VIN: 1GCDC14Z2L
i,m gonna close this help message now since i,ve seen enough in all your replies.i would like to thank all who replied and take your advice about staying away from a swap on this truck it sounds like a major headache. i think we will do as some of you suggeste...
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LS 6.0L Battery VIN: 3GNGC26U94
Thanks for all the helpful replies! This truck is fixed. Replaced the instrument cluster and had a friend program it-- no battery drain. Turned out this was an intermittent problem. Sometimes there would be no drain but most of the time it would be 300ma.There...
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 2.8L abs activation VIN: 1GCCS19875
after a lot of time wasted,sent to dealer.they have had it for a week with no results.thanks for all the help.
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Stall VIN: 1FTEX15Y3R
Terry & Laneard from Texas and Pete from Wis. hit it. A new eec power relay fixed it.Customer has driven it 326 miles & cranked daily with no failure.Hard to believe a relay can intermittly fail.All replies were appreciated,Thanks a lot.Bill Trouble codes: 213 (spark output circuit).
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L compressor VIN: 1FAFP56S61
ok i can call this one fixed] it took me a few days to get to this one because of the large amount of work i had to do due to the other person working in the shop being on vacation. this car happened to belong to boss's nephew anyway. the compressor turned ok...
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2006 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKET16S56
thank you all for your help we had multiple problems on this vehicle thermostat fixed p0128 rear o2 sensor fixed poor mileage poor performance and also found vacuum leak under intake p0171 thank you for all your help it was much appreciated and very helpf... Trouble codes: P0128, P0171.
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2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L No Start VIN: 5J6RE48508
Thanks for everyones help. You all told me about what I figured was happening. Customer decided dealer was way to go. I talked with the dealer tech to fill in on vehicle before shipping to him.Waiting to hear details of repair, will post later if I can. Thanks... Trouble codes: P1659, P0606, P060A, P0498.
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L rear breakes VIN: 4S2CK58W4X
I did most of the advices I was given with no results. I replaced the wheel cylinders, the rear flexible line, the master cylinder and bleed the system many times using different technics. The owner says that the pedal always feels the same since he got the ve...
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1996 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L heater VIN: 4M2DV11W6T
We recieved alot of great advice-the heater core was not restricted at all-we pulled the waterpump off it looked like brand new--we even replaced the radiator-thing it was restricted- but I feel the fix was in bleeding the air out of the system correctly-A fe...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L relay inop. VIN: WVWDH21J1Y
I'm not familiar with German wiring diagrams.I traced the I wire,which is the 12v feed to terminal 85 of the secondary air relay,to the right on the diagram and found that it goes to fuse 32 in the fuse box on the side of the dash which in turn feeds fuse 43 w...
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