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1998 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Pedal Function VIN: 1FTZR15U1W
Customer stated: While driving lost brake function. Got out to look around and notice fluid dripping from near Right Front wheel. Stated that he filled master cylinder with brake fluid and carefully drove the 17 miles to my shop. Upon visual Diag, determined t...
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2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP37303
I did the evaporatoron this 03 ford focus 2.0L and right before it was about to leave the shop customer ask to check this rattlin noise comming near the drive belt area, took drive belt off & remove engine mount near it,started engine and the noise faded away,... Trouble codes: P2195
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L Excessive Emissions, fuel in oil
This vehicle is one of our enforcement units. Current mileage is 74063 with 7496 hours. This unit has a recent history of high fuel content as determined by oil analysis (over 20%) with only 200-300 hours on the oil. This issue appeared at about 70812 m/6985H....
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2006 GMC Savana 3500 6.6L Cooling Systems
cooling problem.
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L compressor clutch VIN: 1HGCM56633
This is for Honda guys.I work on quite a few hondas.Have replaced several ac clutch coils for being open and had no problems.I replaced one on this 03 accord for ac inop,had voltage to coil,checked coil with meter,open circuit like the others I've had.Replaced...
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2004 Jeep cherokee CRD 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out
vehicle starts but runs very rough and has a stumble on idle. we did an injector leak off test. bottles started to fill after about 4 minutes, not all equal but the amount in bottles did not seem to be too excessive given the time taken to fill. i have read th... Trouble codes: P1130 (fuel rail pressure malfunction leakage detected)
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L all shifts VIN: 4S3BH6653Y
had code P0731 only and shifting hard up & down. Scanner sug. T.P.S. #1 suspect & speed sensor checked OK. Code cleared and has not come back! but after driving 5-10 miles when slowing it will jerk! then all shifts are hard! shifting to park will return all to...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L compressor VIN: 4T1BF28B6Y
Customer bought car from an auction. Came in running rough. Found timing belt to be off by one tooth. Fixed that and customer wanted A/c fixed. Found system empty and condenser leaking Customer replaced condenser on his own and returned. Charged system with re...
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2007 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L L/F Sidemarker Bulb VIN: YV1RS59227
This is my wife's car. L/F sidemarker bulb is out. Despite what the owner's manual lists, I see no obvious way of getting to this bulb. Online research I've already done indicates that the front bumper cover and/or other disassembly needs to be done to get to ...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L A/C cooling fans VIN: 3G5DB03E62
Apologies for the delay. It's been an exhausting winding, twisted path on this one, but the good news is, this one is fixed and is about to go out the door. Because of some of the information problems I ran into along the way, I'm going to give what many mi...
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1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L starter
Hi Guys, thank you very much for all the info you provided - especially about the starter shim.Customer was impressed by the power of iATN after I showed him your replies :-).We ordered a performance starter from NAPA and now we are waiting for it to arrive as...
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2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GAHG39U15
I actually will be fixing van this week. Thanks for all the responses to my post. After the majority of you said burnt valve, I started with a compression test. Well, #4 had "0" while the rest had 140. With 150000 on the clock customer will let us know in ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B8GP54L42
THANKS TO ALL OF YOUR REPLIES DUE TO THE FACT THAT I CANNOT RETURN A ECM FROM THE DEALER AND I HAVE HAD VERY POOR LUCK WITH MAIL ORDER REMAN ECMS I SENT CUSTOMER TO THE DEALER AND THEY REPLACED AND REPROGRAMMED THE ECM. CAR FIXED
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L convertor VIN: 1FALP5228V
alot of the replys stated that a ford torque convertor should be used and one stated that i should look at the sealing rings on pump shaft. The fix for this vehicle was a differant valvebody, after changing it the convertor locked up like it should. Thank You ...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, Bogs under accel
Well this Hyundai is fixed. Thank you for all the replies, I was certain this issue was exhaust related. Every attempt at analyzing engine data was inconclusive. all data on the scan tool was in range and working properly which is what made this one hard to fi...
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