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2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z71 5.3L blower motor
This came to me yesterday with a dead blower motor. No codes. Checked powers and grounds. Tested reference from blower fan controller with scanner. reads hi to low with fan switch. blower was not being grounded by resistor module. Sounds simple . replaced blow...
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2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on
Hello, we have replaced virtually all components in T.A.C system,still no joy=We have used G.M. parts only... This vehicle has torchered us for 5 months You can't really catch it in the act long enough to isolate the cause Even if it's actively screwing-up,you... Trouble codes: P2135, P1516, P2176
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Classic WT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 12007CHU07
hi techs,sorry i don't have the vin correct but at home and did'nt bring it home with me.this is a silverado cube or box truck.it has 55lbs fuel pressure at idle but when you drive it and get into the throttle,fuel pressure drops to 15lbs.i think it needs a pu...
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1993 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L Unknown
i have this 93 stealth, it has a touring-sport light on the dash, has a button to switch between touring or sport, when in touring mode the touring light stays on solid for a while and then starts flashing, when in sport mode it flashes all the time, i didnt s...
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2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.7L Front Brake? VIN: 1D7HW42K36
This truck is killing me. It's my father in laws truck and he drives like a little old man including downshifting his automatic whenever he feels its needed. He never had any problems with his brakes until we serviced them. Pads and rotors were bad so we repl...
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2009 Dodge Charger SE 3.5L steering angle sensor VIN: 2B3KA43V69
C2205-steering angle sensor-internal. Hi there, car sets above code, replaced angle sensor in coluum with new dealer part, initialize and watch data, reads all segments of angle sensor, roadtest-same code. tried another new sensor, same code on roadtest. somet...
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2006 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1GKEK63U16
Customer complaint: After a long drive the #1 to #2 shift is extremely harsh. Work Performed: Transmission flush and filter changed an updated TCC solenoid with harness replaced. Re flashed the PCM & TCM. Others rebuilt this transmission. We drove the vehicle ...
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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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1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L cruise control VIN: 8943658094
I have a friend of mine who has a 97 mercedes c280 with an inop cruise control, he states just before cruise went out, it would feel as though cruise would initially engage but would not stay engage and would turn off, now does not engage at all. I have never ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Charging
checked all positive connections under left foot carpet and upper left connection where you boost all cleaned and ok checked the blue wire from alternator install new connection terminal, old was coroded, check blue wire to cluster all good , in those cluster ...
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2007 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G8AJ55F67
Thanks in advance for your time. Customer has an issue of no start only after filling fuel tank. Shut off engine and fill tank. Restart has engine cranking but no start. Has been described as feeling like it's flooded. After sitting 10-15 mins. engine will res...
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2006 Subaru Baja Turbo 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4S4BT63C16
This Subaru has a misfire when cold, and has been a thorn in my flesh for the past year. When the owner first complained of a misfire, we couldn't find anything wrong the car. We noticed the spark plugs were old and worn out, so we replaced them. Fast forward ...
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1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Starting VIN: 2G1WL52M2X
So it turns out that the theft module was bad, damaged from a improper jump start procedure or maybe even something related to the aftermarket remote start. the thing about the theft deterrant system that is important to know is that the module is programmed f...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNEK13T22
thanks for all the help repalced intake gaskets decarbin engine add lucas oil stabilizer no more misfire
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Misfire, Pops out intake VIN: 2G1WF52E23
Pulled the valve cover found cyl 2 exhaust rock arm bolt pulled out of the head. Thanks for all the info folks! Trouble codes: P0300, P1189.
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1994 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Clutch VIN: 1FDLF47F0R
GOOD MORNING TO ALL YOU GOOD MEMBERS,AND I TRULY APPRECIATE ALL THE INPUT ON MY PROBLEM.I WAS A BIT BUSY FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS THIS IS WHY IM ONLY CLOSING THIS OUT TODAY,THIS TRUCK WAS FIX THE NEXT DAY.HEAR THE STORY GOES, AFTER DOING ALL MY THROBLESHOOTING AN...
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2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF57F02
I did not receive any information that helped me get to the bottom of the problem but did receive a bunch of basic information and some specific test to try which were inconclusive. We were going to replace the 3 wires between the IDM and PCM next but the cust... Trouble codes: P1668 (Power control module communications), P1663 (FCDS circuit failure).
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2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Vsa VIN: 5FNRL38298
The general consensus is that the VSA unit is at fault and should be replaced. The owner chose not to repair it at this time. Thank you for taking the time to reply. Mark
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Mechanical VIN: SALNM22212
Thank you for taking the time to reply to my post. I found out that The Freelander engine is very problematic. Ticks and leaks are very common. The repair is to replace the plenum. I chose to cut my losses on this car and sell it as is.
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29682
I have to thank Avinash from Tennessee, Jonathan from N. Carolina, and Ali from Canada for offering their help. After much research, I found that the code 1086 or 1087 for the Tumble Generator Valve is a common problem. They get sticky after a while and al... Trouble codes: P1086 (Tumble Generator Valve LH position sensor circuit low input).
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA69M04
she chose to go to the dealer for the cat first and she didnt want to pay to look into the possible wiring problem thanks to all who helped Trouble codes: P0420, P0333, P0328, P1326.
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3VWST71K65
The first two replies put me back on track to fix this vehicle. The elbow just before the intake manifold had two small slits on the underside that would open up under boost. I had smoked the intake tract but the smoke generator doesn't really put out any pres...
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2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L left rear position light VIN: YV1SZ59H03
Thanks for the Help friends, I only use Osram bulbs so that was not the issue. Turns out ( old age ) has made it harder to get my head in the right position to see the up position bulb holder, got it out and the bulb was bad but now can't get my hand it there ...
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