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2000 Acura TL 3.2L brake lights,park
hi all, customer states one day his tl would not come out of park.he went to dealer,bought and put in a brakelight switch.most common fix,right,but it didnt work.so it came to me.i have checked all related fuses,i have jumped the brakelight switch wires and st...
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1NE52M8W
My son was driving and it just quit running & would not restart Towed to house car would start run for aprox 20 secs and die. Checked fuel pressure maintains 45 psi check for spark at coil pack and plugs spark color was a dull orange not the crisp pretty blue,... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start
I'm at my wits end with this one. engine will run on starting fluid in vaccumm line. fuel is present at fuel rail.no injector pulse. no codes with scan tool. monitered pids while cranking . rpm present. tried swapping icm and 7x crank sensor. cannot find any r...
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 3.6L Door locks VIN: 1G1ZK577X9
The door locks on this car cycle almost all the time. sometimes after it sits overnight they are calm in the morning but as soon as i open any door the locks start going crazy againn. at this point the power door lock switches in the car dont work but the key ...
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1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3HC56F1V
pulling my hair out on this one replaced timing belt water pump lower intake leak iac was not functioning ran egr test all is good replaced vacuum line that were cracked and worn car idles strong get to operating temp and the car will stall out only when turni... Trouble codes: P0123, P0118
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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Trans in fail safe VIN: 3A8FY68836
Vehicle was originally brought in for a check engine light. When the vehicle arrived the check engine light was illuminated. Customer was complaining that the vehicle had no power. Once the vehicle was turned off and then restarted the car may have operated co... Trouble codes: P0700 (Transmission Control System), P0218 (Transmission High Operation Temperature Operation Activated), P0882 (TCM Power Input Low)
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L dome lights---key buzzer VIN: 1FTSW31F22
Any help greatly appriciated. We have talked to motorcraft & local ford dealer with no help. Ford dealer supplied another module but there was no change. Have we missed something. Thanks in advance.
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1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRAR05YXW
Afternoo Techs, Have this QX that keeps throwing these codes. Checked MAF and tried a known good one - no change, Fuel pressure is right on spec, so I tried to run the O2's rich by shooting carb cleaner into a vac line and the highest they would go was .6 V?... Trouble codes: 1168 (NO CLOSED LOOP- left bank), 151 (lean bank 1), 131 (lean bank 2)
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Compressor VIN: JNKCV51E84
to all nissan/infiniti gurus out there. got this g35 that has intermitent compressor action. blows cold then all over sudden compressor cuts off and blows hot air. switched the relay still does same thing. has anyone ever ran into this before? the only thing i...
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: JTEBU14R94
Hopefully some Toyota techs can help me out with this problem. Another shop installed a used engine and hasn't started since. They said the customer supplied the engine, it was ordered from Japan. Hopefully that's my problem right there. While cranking the eng...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Stall VIN: WBAEV33483
sorry guys for the long wait...i did read all your suggestions. i double checked everything but nothing significant. i did find the dipstick tube a little cracked at bottom..i fixed that. since this is an intermitent problem i still dont want to sing victory. ...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Surge VIN: 2B3HD56F4V
Hey Guys, well, the surging problem was caused by faulty EGR Valve, lots of suggestions for checking intake gaskets - guys, I told you it idled good and data stream ( including fuel trim ) normal. Anyway, as they say "its the thought that counts", checked t...
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2012 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3CFFFH6C
I was hoping to hear from a Fiat Tech on the procedure to figure out this trouble code, but perhaps there are no Fiat techs out there yet that subscribe to IATN. Most probably the code refers to a problem with a purge valve. I erased the code two weeks and ... Trouble codes: P04AC.
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1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FCKE33GDL
Thanks to all who replied. Well I cracked the flange between the converter and the manifolds and fires right up and runs!!! Sent it out to have the converter replaced and all is well. It just surprised me that a low mileage vehicle would have a plugged CAT. Th...
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2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L vent flow VIN: 2FMDK38C48
well this is a situation where the customer isnt right, the a/c refridigent was low[canot find leak] we recovered .4 lbs dyed and added 2 oz of oil.if i recall the system holds 1.4 lbs.the system is colder than before and now the volume is ok in the eyes of ow...
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2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7L Speedometer/Odometer VIN: KM8JN12D55
So customer doesn't want to fix this one..I had 2 replies one from Ty who thinks problem may be the wrong bcm or trans. The customer has only had veh for 3 months and it has always been off since he bought it. we did of course check tire size and inflation, Cu...
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1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Blower Motor VIN: JT8UF11E9R
TKANKS FOR THE TECH HELP.CUSTOMER SAID HE COULD NOT AFFORD TO HAVE IT REPAIRED. HE SAID HE MIGHT TRY TO SELL THE CAR.100 DEGREES RIGHT NOW.GOOD LUCK SELLING RIGHT NOW.WITH NO A/C.SORRY I COULD NOT POST A FIX. AGAIN TKANKS FOR THE HELP.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L Door Lock Signal VIN: WDCYR49E32
we opened the door panels on the drivers side and we did find corrosion in the lock mechanism. we replaced them and they are fix, thanks to those who reply
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1999 Mitsubishi Montero 3.5L upper control arm bushings VIN: JA4MR51R0X
I got some conflicting responses as I think most responded with the pivot arm torque spec which I already had. I think Angel had it right at 109 +-7 lb-ft. Thanks to all who responded. Robb
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Timing Chain VIN: 1G2NE15D8S
Thanks to all 14 members who replied. General consensus was that there would be a broken guide and/or a bad chain tensioner and to use good quality parts such as Cloyes, which I had originally used. As soon as I popped the front cover off, there it was. Top ...
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2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Exhaust VIN: 5Y2SL66865
After installing the original manifold with new gasket and new flange gasket, the leak is much better. I sent the replacement manifold back to GM under warranty. I explained everything to the customer including this: due to poor quality GM parts, it has become...
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