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1995 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GNGK26F8S
Got a tough one here (for me!). Towed in cranking no start. We had installed new injection pump and PMD (update kit) two years ago. Confirmed lift supply and good volume and pressure indicated up to injection pump. Installed clear line at inj. pump and no air ...
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JH12T22
This car has been to another shop and is coming to me on Monday.I checked it out a few weeks ago and told the customer he has more than just a parts problem, he took it somewhere else with no sucess and now it is coming back to my shop. The front O2 sensor c... Trouble codes: P0132, C1275
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Starting VIN: 2G1WB58K56
when i checked it it had code po1629 the bcm was working lights will come on on the inst cluster guages will work fuel pump will come on i replaced the tdm and the ecm now the codes i get are po633 po 1631 b3031 b3935 all security codes i tried the 30 minute ...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCEC19C67
Vehicle came in for complaint of getting 126 Miles per tank of gas. Got into vehicle and found the idle to be rough and abnormal. Checked for misfire counters and found none. Started looking at data stream, found at idle with a/c off engine load was showing 36...
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2008 Dodge Charger SE 2.7L 1-2 shift VIN: D267937698
Please forgive the lack of info for i have been limited on resources to try and diagnose this. Customer comes in with a complaint of a 1-2 shudder during slow parking lot manuvers and light throttle, only when hot, not cold. Confirmed complaint. No codes prese...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW35F9S
Hello to all, I have a bay queen here that needs to go home and need your help. This truck was towed in a a crank no start. Found code 344, CMP, and the fuel pump in the intake valley leaking. Replaced both and still no start. It will crank, try to start and s... Trouble codes: P0344
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Engine Managment VIN: 1FTNF21L41
Runs for about two hours before it looses power will not rev and backfires bearly make thirty miles an hour. Unless you very lightly accelerate it will make speed- but no more than 1/4 throttle. Scan tool shows all normal with no dtc and all pids read normal.
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Cam Timing VIN: 1FTPX14524
Does any one have a wave form of both cams and crank?
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1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL (Car) 3.5L No Start VIN: 1070431200
I need to pick some brains here. Have this 1971 350sl towed in for a no start condition. It has the bosch eletronic injection on it. Has good spark and will run when sprayed into throttle body. Inspected further and found no injection pulse (noid). Verified si...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L downshifts while driving VIN: WDBCA35E9M
while driving car @40 to 50 mph, sometimes car will downshift without notice, keeping gas pedal at same position, does not do it all the time, never know when it will do it. does not seem to slip at all, when it does do it, you can shift into neutral and then ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L engine cranks, no start - VIN: 4JGAB54E7W
Hey Guys, original owner, well maintained. Drove to store, parked for about 45 minutes, then no start - engine cranks. Towed to shop. No codes other than faulty fuel level sensor ( that code has been there for about 9 years )I replaced the crank sensor, even ...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L alternator VIN: WMWRC33433
We have a good battery Battery light is on. I checked the voltage at the B+ on the alternator and we have no charging voltage. We tried a new alternator and it didnt help. This alternatos has two wires that plug to it, the black yellow that goes to the batt in...
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L key code VIN: 5N1AR18W96
i just bought a 2006 nissan pathfinder . it only has 1 key so i am looking for key code so i can program another key vin [...] bcm numbers sae j1690 dot 284b1 zp0lc 6126 951a4 thanks
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2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L no start VIN: 5GZCZ63B22
At first this Saturn came to us with air bag light on ABS and brake light on code for air bag shows b2001 my otc only shows two data lines voltage wich is at 13.52 and drivers seat belt buckled or unbuckled I can not communicate with the abs module with my s...
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2004 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L Transmission ECU Communication VIN: JTDFR32024
This 2004 Toyota MR2 Spyder came in with complaint of when coming to a stop as it shifts down the engine dies and the SMT (Sequential Manual Transmission) light comes on and shift indicator light goes out. The engine will start up but die out. After several m...
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L battery VIN: 3GNEK13TX2
Thanks Alex, Donald, Dan, and Charles; you guys got it right on the spot. I checked and the ignition switch was clock wrong. I clocked it and have it reprogram again; the vehicle was out for a week now. Thanks gain for everyone's help.
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2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L ABS & Brake lights VIN: 1GNCT18XX4
Thanks for all the input. The customer decided to not repair vehicle. He wanted to just disconnect ABS module and drive it. Most replies said the ABS module is at fault. After trying several different tests, I can only assume the problem is the Module. All s...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L melts transducer
Thanks again to all who gave there time to help us. this one is fixed we removed the Cat and found a lot of the Cat had broke apart and was causing the Tranducer to burn up. we replaced the Cat with an oe one and put a new tranducer on and all is well, again t...
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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L all shifts VIN: 3D7LS38CX5
I cant thank you guys enough for all the help. I replaced the valve body and fixed the issue at hand. I have not tore into the old one yet, was in it once with no abnormalties. About the time I was going to give it back to the customer due to not able to dulic...
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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L A/C refirgerant VIN: 12D8HN44E0
Sorry for the wait. customer was out of town for about two weeks. it was a real pain as some of you said to get to the drain tube but i did. plugged it off and let vehicle run with ac on max blower off for about 15 minutes. i let it sit for about 20 minutes an...
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L check gauge light VIN: 1FTYR10C1W
Well I am going to close this one for now as the customer did not have the funds to further check into the problem, I had verified oil pressure and that was their main concern. I appreciate the help and will update if they decide to fix the problem.
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2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Hesitation
I am going to close this because I'm running out of time on this post.This vehicle belongs to a used car lot and they have parked it in the back lot and decided to let it be for now. After looking at the scope pattern of the cam signal when it sets the code, I... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor signal).
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L solenoid a VIN: 1FDXE45P06
thanks for all of the insightful replies.the harness from the pcm to the trans was breaking down under current load. red/yellow wire (pwr to solenoids) was burnt at the connector on top of trans where 2 piece harness plugs together.loaded w/a headlamp bulb,vol...
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1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16R2X
Many thanks to the wonderful technicians who took their valuable time to share their thoughts on this truck. I tried (or had tried) every suggestion, and still had the same problem - but the suggestions to monitor Reference voltage by Rich, Greg, David [...] a... Trouble codes: P122, P122.
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT8BF28G1X
So, it was the head gaskets, rear head by the firewall. I did another cylinder leakage test(third one), and I did it with engine warmed up. I warmed the engine up, and tested the front head, and then warmed it up again, and tested the rear head. Still, no pres...
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1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Ignition VIN: 1LNLM81W1T
Vehicle has been started after removing electrical negative connector from battery for close to 10 mins. MDT
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L odometer VIN: 3VWED21C01
Thanks all, Customer never showed so we did nothing, darn I hate when customer get appointment and do not show, again, Thanks...
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