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2008 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L Convertible Rag Top VIN: 1C3LC55R28
Car came in 3 wks ago with a transmission shifting problem in from 1st gear, sorted that problem out. Now it's back after 2 weeks with this problem with the convertible top malfunctioning. Checks carried out found that someone else worked on this before commin...
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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L Run Away VIN: 3D7LS38CX5
This vehicle will intermittently want to run away after letting of the throttle. The engine will also run rough and puff black smoke. At times the rail pressure at idle will fluctuate as the ECM attempts to control it. Only recently has the P0251 code appeared... Trouble codes: P0251 (CP3 Pump Regulator Control)
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L no communication
This is a fun one. I was summoned to Auto-Zone by the manager. His brother-in-law had an issue with his '05 GMC. The vehicle would not communicate with their scan tool, and many items in the truck did not work: A/C, Power windows, and the Radio to name a few. ...
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1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Unknown VIN: 2P4GP44G6X
This is a clean one woman owned van. Fluid is full and clean. Its an intermittent problem. Started over a year ago. I do believe that it was before the fluid change but I cant be certain. Customer does have a very steep driveway that its sometimes parked in. ...
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1987 Porsche 924 S 2.5L rattle VIN: WP0AA0922H
no repairs that we know of engine has a rattle/knock while idling n when n gear stops rattlin/knockin.feels like flywheel broken but not.fishing on this as is my sons first car.heard of a engine coupler that connects at rear of engine n cannot find correct wor...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L engine VIN: JTDBE32K32
fist off, she ran it low on oil. put some oil in and brought it to me. i did an oil change, no noise. claims an half hour after she left this engine has a whine type noise from engine. cold or hot. has to be above 1100 rpm. removed belt and is still there. rem...
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1997 Volvo 960 2.9L ignition VIN: YV1KS9604V
Weather you use the key, or take the ign. switch out and use a screw driver, after starting the vehicle it will stumble and die UNLESS: you hold the switch toward the crank position just slightly. This is the case with the old and new switch.
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2005 Cadillac SRX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1GYEE63AX5
thank you everyone the problem was with the key, the key went bad i call the owener and told him to bring the spare set of keys. he then said that he had droped the set he gave me in water.i guess it got the chip wet and it just quit working. put the spare ke...
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1NE52J83
installed 22k ohm resistor in place of key sensor. works great. installed resistor at bcm as it was more accesable, white wire(B4)to yellow wire(b6) thanks for the help and info. ... Trouble codes: U1000.
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AL55F16
Well I wasnt able to keep this one and dive any deeper into this one. But I did recieve some good advice. I have TSB which I have included. However my filler neck is in great shape and as I said mine held pressure and vacuum great so that wasnt my problem. Sor... Trouble codes: P0455, P0440.
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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Ignition/Cluster VIN: 3A4FY48BX7
The verdict is in and it was the remote start system ( thansk to a tip from Bill froma Mass.). An accessory Mopar unit installed a few years ago at a Chrysler dealer. I basically unplugged and removed the 2 modules for it and it will start and run like a champ...
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2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L lock cylinder VIN: 1B7GG22N81
It looks like when I finally went on my old cd's of no data, I found the right wiring diagrams. You need to turn this system off with the DRB3 at dealer. Can't do it with my verdict. Wires run right from latch ass to central control module which disables the a...
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2001 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Reverse, 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMNU43S81
Thanks for all the replies, thought it was probably mechanical problem but just wanted to make sure, removed tranny and sent out for overhaul, he said that a snap ring one of the drums let loose and caused it tI destroy itself, reinstalled and now working grea...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L batteries VIN: 1FTNW21P23
HAD MANY GOOD THEORIES OF WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN WRONG WITH THIS TRUCK FROM DOOR SWITCHES TO AFTERMARKET ADD-ONS TO DEFECTIVE ALTERNATOR AND OR BATTERIES. FIX WAS TO OVERHAUL ALTERNATOR. MUST HAVE BEEN DIODES SHORTED INTERMITTENLY AND CAUSING DRAIN ON SYSTEM. ...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L transmission fail codes VIN: SALME11484
i would like to thank everyone that help me with this truck , i replaced the shift motor assembly and that fixed the problem
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L heater core VIN: JTJGA31UX4
Hello all, Thanks for all the help! The problem with this vehicle turned out to be the drain pan for the evaporator condenser being clogged up and not a failed heater core. The wetness on the floor was just clear water not being able to drain from the drain pa...
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2008 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Hesitation VIN: JM1BK32378
Thanks to all who replied. The crank pulley was removed when the engine was installed. After following the proper timing procedure, the car runs great. Thanks again for the help, Steve
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Ignition VIN: 3N1CB51D6Y
Hello folks! I decided to close this help request due to the following: the car is not complete fixed yet and seems it will take a little longer for them to decide if go for a new computer or for a used one. Every one of you, gave me a good tip about the root ...
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1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.3L timing chain VIN: 1G3NL54D4M
thanks to all who shared their input it's not that easy to convert this. i guess this is why the design was changed because of the noise.
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