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1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L speedo tach VIN: 1G1YY2186K
digital speedometer n tachometer r inop,took dash out n looks good behind board,nothing burned,grounds were not attached properly,put back n still inop,scanner will not communicate.goin to take pcm out n look at numbers.motor runs good,noticed speedo gear on s...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L hi/low beam VIN: 2G1WF52E83
Can the hi/low beam switch be replaced in the turn signal module? The dealer wants $500 for this module. I've removed the module and taken the switch out, cleaned and reinstalled and it worked for a while, but returns to not clicking the hi beams on when actua...
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L Cooling fan
Hi everyone have this 2004 malibue classic with 2.2 4 cyl eng, radiator fan motor will not come on, temprature gauge works fine, i can control the fan with scanner they will come on when i command them,also the pid for ect goes up on scanner fine, i replace th...
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2005 Chevrolet Classic (Car) 2.2L No Start
Howdy everyone. This is my personal vehicle that has me baffled. It is a 2005 Chevy Classic (not Malibu) that will not start. The Theft System light is not flashing (tried the 10-15 minute wait to start and nothing) and while cranking the Theft System light go...
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP64L43
Vehicle came in with cruise control inop and MIL lamp on. Scanned for codes and retrieved only P0123. Performed testing according to Mitchell. Found resistance proper for ground circuit. Had 4.59 volts on signal and reference. According to testing, replaced PC... Trouble codes: P0123 (TPS Voltage High)
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
I did a tune up ( new plugs and wires) and replaced the battery. The van ran fine on a short test drive but the customer called me back an hour later with the above listed conditions. I rechecked my work and everything looks fine, cleared the codes and test dr... Trouble codes: P0339, P0300, P1128
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L egr cooler or hd gskt VIN: 1FTWW31P15
Is there an easy way to determine a blown head gasket versus egr cooler. This truck has heavy whit smoke out of the tailpipe. The engine oil level has increased slightly as well but is not milky. The customer towed it over two hundred miles because it started ...
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2008 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.0L Electronic VIN: KM8JM72D28
abs/tc and 4wd lights r on but cust states they have been on and off for some time,unable to comunicate with abs module(unsure if it my scan tool).pcm does not show vss and shows engine rpm at [...] all the time. does the pcm receive the vss from the abs mo...
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Emission VIN: JM3LW28G51
Hello my fellow Iatn'rs: I have this one Mazda MPV, customer had Battery replaced By AutoZzzzz, about 2 month ago customer had registration smog due a month later, it was rejected due to 2 Emission monitors not ready, (no codes, car runs perfect) EGR and Catal...
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2010 Mazda 3 S 2.5L engine VIN: JM1BL1H60A
Hello need help identifing a engine on said car.The engine was changed has not run sense need to now what is the main difference between a vin 5 2.5 and a vin 6 2.5. I know a vin 5 is fed and vin 6 is cal,is there any difference in camshafts or crank pulley? L...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L rear seat belt VIN: WDBGA43G2X
The customer brought in the vehicle with the right rear seat belt malfunctioning. The belt could not be extended unless done at a snail's pace. Ordered a new one and mounted the assy. but the belt would not extend at all. Ordered a second one and the same thin...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBRF64J21
Throttle will not respond at times hot or cold. I performed relearn on throttle which did not fix problem, no codes being set even after 3 days of driving. When monitoring accelerator pedal position sensor outputs with scope no glitches detected when problem o...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L convertible top VIN: WDBLK65GX3
I have a 03 CLK 320 Cabrio, with code B1650-001 "Fault in soft top actuation process. The switch status of a limit switch is not plausible". My question is which limit switch?? I scanned with Autel maxidos. I can't do live data to determine which switch. Is th...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L abc VIN: WDBSK75F63
hi techs dual pump was replaced a couple of months ago. Every thing was going fine until owner sat idling for several minutes... est 10... and the front dropped one level and then again. At this time the abc light illuminated. At his residence I pulled codes ...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA69M14
this car died and restarted once then nothing jus cranks over. after some basic checks , no fuel pressure ,injector pulse good ,spark good ,compression good ,i figured out that the fuel injectors and fuel pump were not being powered on crank or jus ign. on ? w...
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2010 Chevrolet HHR LS Panel 2.2L abs/trac warning light/message VIN: 3GNBAADB8A
well, i was unable to finish checking this one. the real problem was that i could never duplicate it in the shop. the only was way i could reproduce the code was by unplugging the sensor, so i figured we had a break in the harness somewhere, from the strut in...
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1992 Dodge Dakota LE 5.2L hydralic system
i checked brake pressure at the combination vavle, had 2000psi in the front and 1200psi to the rear, and steady. hooked up front line only, had 500psi to each front, pinched off one or the other front hose and pressure doubled, i replaced both front brake hose...
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2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L engine VIN: 1FMSU43P33
thanks to all those who reply it was a bad fuel injector first time I seen that from the dealer
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1993 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L neutral switch VIN: 1GKFK16K2P
We cut purple wire from ignition switch & ran a new wire to the neutral switch & then another wire from neutral to starter,,The only puzzling thing is that a purple wire 10 guage is at the ignition switch & at the starter but the wires that were at the neutral...
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2006 Jeep Commander (Truck) 4.7L Limp In VIN: 1J8HG48N36
TOOK VEHICLE TO DODGE DEALER RECONFIGURED PCM AND ABS MODULES. PROBLEM SOLVED NOT SURE IF I UNDERSTAND WHY.
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1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT4RN38DT0
Truck is fixed. Lots of replys- thanks guys. I am not familiar with this toyota to begin with. The tips to jump FP to B+ and check the fuel pump. Test the MAIN EFI relay and check for bad injector wireing between the fender and intake also the intake grounds w...
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1996 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L Stall VIN: JT4UN24D3T
Using a Modis scanner the camshaft position sensor didn't have the desired wave pattern. I replaced the sensor and got a better pattern but stall still existed. Unhooked the cam sensor wires at computer to test for wave pattern and vehicle runs without stallin... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Mechanical
Sorry for the delay. Unfortunately the answers I received were not related to the area where I found the streak of "goo". Five said oil trap and one said cooler. But those areas are not where I was talking about. So I did remove the bolt where I had seen t...
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2002 Volvo V40 1.9L camshafts VIN: YV1VW29512
Thanks for all the replies a special thanks to Fredrick for confirming the position of the cams. 1 up and 1 down Horizontal to the top of the head. I made 2 L shaped brackets out of 3 16 metal bolted them together. gave it the offset for the 1 up and 1 down I ...
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