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2005 Buick Terraza CXL 3.5L stability control VIN: 5GADV33L45
This vehicle originaly came in with code C0196 (yaw sensor circuit). The ABS would activate going straght down road,without steping on the brake and mesage on dash would say (Service Stability Control). After replacing all these parts the vehicle does not rese...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Abs Module VIN: 1G1JC524XX
Hi all thanks in advance this is my sons car, he just picked it up from a friend of his to go to school with. it needed a lot of work witch we did in house, the ABS light was on, we had it checked out at a locale shop seeing that I don't have a scan tool that ...
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2007 Dodge Dakota ST 3.7L security VIN: 1D7HE28K87
One for you Iacoca Gurus. Was asked to program a new key for this Dodge Dakota with my Star Mobile. Have done this many times and is a pretty simple process. When I put the new key in and turned it on it actually started the vehicle. The key fob section didn't...
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1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1GTEK19S4T
Hi diesel guys I am not a diesel tech so I am looking on here for some details. This truck has the 6.5 Diesel engine in it, as you are at idel the truck is fine, no engine codes at all. when you are crusing down the road at 55mph you let off the throttle and g...
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2002 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDJG31R62
Customer recently bought vehicle from used truck facility so I don't have much history. This plumbing van has the SES light on with 3 codes. P0300, P0305 & P01381. Engine runs moderately rough only at idle. HISTORY misfires on all eight cylinders. CURRENT misf... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/multiple cylinder misfire), P1381 (Misfire detected- no ebcm/pcm serial data), P0305 (5 cylinder misfire)
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH28563
I have a customer who wants me to install a used computer in his 2003 Element. I recently purchased the Honda MVCI and I told him I would try to install it. I can't find any information telling me how to rewrite the VIN in the ECM. Vehicle will not start and t...
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2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Hard start & stall VIN: 1J4FA69S23
This is my personal play toy. I use it for offroad so it is modified, but no mods that I feel would trace back to this issue. That is always my first on the check list, to rule out any problems related to the last modification. The jeep will start run for a f... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalist efficiency)
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1961 Pontiac Star Chief 6.4L Hesitation
This car runs great, has a hesitation upon acceleration. I did notice, and suspect, that the intake gaskets were leaking, and they are. upon removal of the intake and during the cleaning process, I noticed that ther are low spots between the intake ports on th...
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2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L first and reverse VIN: 1G8ZH52851
Hello I have this Saturn here. Drives fine if you do short trips but after long trips and up to operating temp, will have a delay in first such as coming to a stop and tring to take off wont go and then bangs, same in reverse, as has some harsh shifts into oth...
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2003 Saturn L300 3.0L valve lifter VIN: 1G8JW54R43
I suspect a low oil pressure problem getting to the heads. The engine will intermitently misfire badly while creating a loud valve lifter tapping noise. Feels like it is running on less than 6 cyl's and no power, like some of the valve are not opening. Then su...
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2003 Subaru Outback H6 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
Hello folks. First time customer brought car in with the story "After I power washed the bottom of the engine with water the CEL came on". I scanned the car and it had two codes, both front A/F sensors faulty. I checked their output and both sensors were readi...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L evaporator VIN: 1GCCS19X3T
techs:so far this truck is holding freon, went + got another opinion from local radiator shop recommend us to change compressor as some techs also said, must need high priced leak finder. thanks chris for the direction !!
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F2Y
reran compression test with a second gauge set, found first gauge to be faulty, all cyls. were 400psi and above. found #3, #7 injectors only intermittently pushing return oil,#5 pushing good oil but weak on buzz test. replaced #3, #5 injectors for the third ti... Trouble codes: P0269 (cylinder 3 contribution or balace malfunction).
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1994 Geo Tracker 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2CNBE1862R
Hi there everyone. We welded in a CA approved convertor and said to heck with it and put in a new bosch oxygen sensor. This thing zero'd the nox on both speeds. I figured it would drop but to zero..wow. All done and on the road. Thanks to those that took ...
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2007 Lexus GS350 3.5L Fuel smell VIN: JTHCE96S37
Thanks for the input. I did check it with a 5 gas analyzer and could not find the leak. The smell seemed to go away for and I have not gotten the car back. I would think that the problem must be an injector but I do not know which one. Will update if I get the...
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1987 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Hi CO, Rich VIN: 1N4PB22S0H
HI there everyone and thanks for the help. I hooked the DVOM in at the oxygen sensor and say that the voltage would sit just over a volt, indicating full rich. I started lookin around and found the MAP sensor hose rotted right at the sensor. I fixed it and ...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01DX1
Itís fixed! Ok, Iím a dummy! I replaced the intake gaskets, with much time and difficulty! (no suggested R&R procedure in Alldata!) Found I had a vac leak upon restart! Removed manifold again only to find a crack in the PCV hose. Gaskets were not harmed, but ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple random cylinder misfire).
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1993 Suzuki Sidekick 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality
Thanks to all who replied. John from California suggested check eng vacume, we did and was very low which made us suspect valve timing. Checked crank pulley keyway and rechecked camshaft timing, both ok. Removed camshaft and had checked by engine shop and acco...
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start VIN: JTEGH20V12
hello everyone and thanks for the help. We found that the battery went down low when we were testing the car. As we always do, we put the battery charger on this car and it started up. Hmmm. My theory was that we possibly had relay contacts burnt and the a...
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