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1999 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WF521XX
vehicle has a strange stalling problem or almost stall. usually always happens with left turn signal on. vehicle will also hunt when idling with headlamps and left turn signal on in park. cannot get any codes, although owner says that cel and abs and traction ...
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTHF36G7R
I hope you guys are having a great day , I am because I am off today and not beating my brains oout on this F350. This post is 2 months in the making. Vehicle was initially brought in for noisy lifters " NOISY!!". Remove valve covers and find the worlds large...
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2011 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L Charging
hi techs: we have a 2011 f-150 with a not charging problem and draining battery over night. when vehicle first came in we did a load test on the battery and it passed this test how ever when we did a specific gravity test it failed only 25% charge. replaced th...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Keyless transmitter VIN: 1J4G258S2X
Hey group, Quick question, anyone have a quick shortcut/procedure to program a new keyless transmitter for this Jeep, without oem scan tool? Our iScan II won't do the trick. We purchased this vehicle from customer, she didn't want to put any money into it. She...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L engine VIN: JT6HF10U8Y
This car in wtih no power. Problrm happened sudenly, driving along and lost power. Had 2 codes p01329, p0300. After it warms up, it makes a loud ticking noise ( siounds like sprark knock.) oil pressure is 60 pounds at idle cold. 30m psi warm. Feels like it is ...
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A52
This vehicle came to me with 2 bad coils. The valve covers were leaking into the spark plug holes. After repair, the vehicle stalls when driving. At idle, it will almost stall and then catch and run every minute or so. Both bank 1 oxygen sensors are flat at .0...
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1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L electrical VIN: 2P4GP44R7T
Customer say's van will stall suddenly and not restart for more then 30 minutes ( cool down ). Verified problem in shop. The van runs for about 15 minutes then you hear a loud click and engine stops instantly. fuel pressure drops to 40 and remains for some tim...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22KXY
hellow to all, need some help. have this toyota with a evap small leak code and can not find any leaks in the system. have pressure tested and vacuume tested the system, checked all the solinoids, conections, hoses,fuel cap, but no failure. the last time in wh... Trouble codes: P0442
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2005 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Engine VIN: JTEDD21A55
Toyota dealer suggest possible timing chain failure. Vehicle was driven thereafter and now refuses to start.
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Misfire VIN: 3VWBF61C7W
I recently replace timing belt and pulleys on this vehicle, customer drove vehicle about 150 mile now there is a misfire #4 cylinder. Customer stated went away at one point then returned. Did a vacuum test for bad intake valve but all good. I find it hard to b... Trouble codes: 1117 (Mis-fire 4), 1050 (1162 -), 1162 (testing and results)
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Blend Air doors VIN: 1FMNU43S7Y
Alot of you where right there was a vacuum leak. The leak was coming from the cauum canister on the passsenger side. But the vehicle hasd two problems. aAfter I replaced the cauum canister the blent air door was still popping. I removed the heater box assem...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Passenger front window VIN: 1FMZU73E32
Sorry I do not have good news. The car was not fixed as of yet, the customer stated they will live with this problem for now. The customer is planning on selling the car. If she change her mind I will update info.
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: KMHDN45D13
THE ALTERNATOR DIED A FEW HOURS AFTER THE POST. WANTED TO WAIT A FEW TO SEE IF IT WAS ACTUALLY FIXED. CAME BACK ABOUT A WEEK LATER ON A TOW TRUCK. CRANK SENSOR {NOT FACTORY} DIED AND WAS REPLACE WITH A HYUNDAI UNIT
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBHA28EXT
Well, ended up being ata fuse in trunk fuse block, had checked fuses more than once, fuse was good, bad conection at terminal. Thanks!
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2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall
Thnx for replies. Customer declined further repair due to cost. Tried battery cables together fix to no avail. If vehicle comes back I will try an one aic and see what happens Ty Alex
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2007 Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart 3.8L Timing Belt VIN: 4A3AB76TX7
Thank you to all who replied. I think David makes a good point. To be honest I would love to tell the guy "You need to take this to the guy that messed it up". But I don't think thats the case. I did a water pump on a 4.7L Toyota w/90k miles and that also ...
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1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO HELP ME, ITS VERY HELPFUL TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT CARE FOR THE PROBLEMS OF OTHERS AND WE CAN AT THE SAME TIME LEARN FROM ONE ANOTHER, WELL I DECIDED TO GO AFTER THE O2 SENSOR AND IT DID THHE DIDDERENCE, A GOOD O...
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2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Computer VIN: 5TETX22N26
Well this is a fix-non-fix as we did fix the problem we posted for but still don't have voltage showing from B1S2. P0137 code popped up. I ohm'd out the white wire(signal wire) and there is relatively high resistance. Backprobed the wire at the ECM and conn...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWWH63B82
THANK YOU FOR THE REPLIES, TURNS OUT IT WAS ANOTHER OF THOES STUPID THINGS. TIMING BELT WAS ON FINE AS I THOUGHT HOWEVER WHEN I RESEALED THE VALVE COVER EARLIER I DID NOT FULLY PLUG IN ONE CAM POSITION SENSOR. WHAT FOOLED ME IS THAT IT DID NOT GIVE A CODE UNTI... Trouble codes: P1522.
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