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1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 5.7L Electric Window VIN: 1Z37L6S422
Hi-we have a 1976 corvette with electric windows-driver side does not work-did remove panel- at the two wire connector (disconnected at motor) when using switch there is power at one wire going up and power at other wire going down (12 volts) motor does not wo...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L starter VIN: 2G1WF52E61
Customer says every 10 days or so u turn the key and nothing happens starter will not turn over,all dash lights and guages work. Happened once for me had time to check the starter it was ok,then it returned to normal,happened after it sat overnight.
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2006 Chevrolet Malibu SS 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ZW63126
Greetings: Sold used unit came back with customer complaining of rough idle, smells like overheating-sucks gas way too fast and mil on. NPF on the rough idle, overheat smell and sucks gas way too fast. Did verify mil on. Extracted code P0442-evap small leak d... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap small leak)
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1997 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1ZYLT22B3V
According to customer, problem started Oct.2011. No start. Checked for codes, fuel and spark. No spark. Installed a new distributor 10/2011. Recommended new spark plugs also. Vehicle ran fine untill 1/2012. Customer complained ever since distributor was instal...
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on
i have no idea what is the "s" light blinking is for can you please help me? Trouble codes: 1 (o2 sensor)
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1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L headlights VIN: 1J4FY49S3W
THIS IS MY PERSONAL JEEP .the headlights just quit both high and low beam.I have power at the dimmer switch going out to light but no power at the headlights. The fog lights work.Mitchell does not show any junctions from the switch to the lights but it looks t...
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Mechanical
Hi Landrover techs I have a 04 Freelander brought in to me the customer complains of overheating and lots of coolant loss. Also a loud rattle type noise in the intake area. I pulled code p1472 variable inlet manifold motor. And cylinder 1 and 3 misfires. You c...
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2008 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Horn VIN: JM3ER293X8
Hi all. We have a Mazda CX7 that has an Intermittent horn function. If the steering wheel is in the straight ahead position the horn will not honk. Turn the wheel slightly and it will honk. We thought that a new clock spring would take care of the problem so w...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge VIN: WDBUF65J73
customer came in for transmission service found the shifts solenoid plug was leaking oil so customer agreed to replace the plug, transmission oil, and filter replace close the put everything back and once going for test drive the car will not move on any gear ...
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2007 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: 5N1AR18W47
Got this car in for a CEL and erratic fuel gauge. Has a P0463. Found a TSB for this concern and replaced the fuel pump/sender assembly with BOSH unit. Test drove truck was ok. Went to take home later and CEL was on and fuel gauge at empty has the P0463 again. ...
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2007 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FH41U07
Car came in with the p1895 and p1896 codes (engine torque no data from ecm). Customer had a problem where the car would go into limp home, but it was OK when he brought it in. We cleared the codes, and test drove the car and did experience some slipping or "f... Trouble codes: P2187, P1895, P1896
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1987 Chevrolet R10 Custom Deluxe 5.7L fuel selector switch VIN: 1GCDR14K4H
thanks for the info and diagrams, this one ended up having incorrect fuel pump relay installed and two wires were crossed at the switch. thanks again
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1996 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L Mph VIN: 1GCHC33F4T
The fix for this one was by replacing the DRAC module. Ordered the correct configured module from GM, installed it and speedo is correct. Mitchel on demand wiring calls it the VSS but when I contacted GM they said it was called a DRAC ( Digital Ration Adapter ...
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2003 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L Headlights VIN: 2CNBE63403
Thanks to everyone for help, and a special thanks to Scott. Found that pin 5 on relay junction block was loose and not making contact with relay. Replaced headlight relay and corrected loose connection at pin #5 THANKS AGAIN
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Thanks for the input everybody. It was a cracked flex plate. I had my customer take the vehicle to the dealer to get a second look just in case I over looked something, I also gave him a heads-up that it may be the flex plate which is common on this t... Trouble codes: P0339, P0300, P1128.
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1992 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FACP5348N
Thanks to all of you that replied, the moudle had been changed and I have unpluged the cooling fan the a/c comp ect.one at a time and the car would only cut off when you put the a/c or heater in the max position. the problem is fixed it was the ground 8 to 10 ...
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2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA52461
Thanks for all of the help -- it seems as if Joe [...] hit the nail on thehead -- i swapped out the Fuel Pump Relay with the horn relay ( same part #) -- the horn worked as did the fuel pump -- after several short and long trips in different outside temps -- f...
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 5N1ED28Y82
I found 4 screws at front facia panel. After took out center facia, center console, and the steel bracket under the facia, I could access the ecm mounting bolts. I checked the ecm and connector side pins. Although the pins both side are all good, I cleaned wit... Trouble codes: P0328.
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L heat VIN: 1N4AL11D75
Bled the cooling system by jacking the front end up and holding the rpms up to around 3000. Thank you everyone for your help and for the information provided.
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1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: WV2EH2702X
Hello Friend's Thank you all for all the great response.This one to me is really a mystery.After I read all the response, printed a wiring diagram for the ignition and the fuel system and studied it, also checked for codes. None were found. I have decided to...
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