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2008 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L Liftgate VIN: 5GAER23798
Recieved the car with liftgate inoperative, works only manualy, electric latch close and locks well. Liftgate Shocks are in good shape, keeps liftgate firmly open. I have already read about all posible causes, battery level, ambient temperature, shifter in par...
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1993 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1G1YY33P4P
This Corvette has the LT-1 engine what a nightmare. At any rate I can handle the TPS. MAP sensor and tune up problems. However the intermittent poor drivability problems are driving me nuts. Can this problem be due to the Quad driver fault(code26) and what is ... Trouble codes: 16 (low resolution pulse frailure), 22 (TPS to low), 26 (Quad driver module 1 fault), 32 (MAP sensor or EGR circuit fault)
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2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 1Y1SK5487Y
last effort have been working with Identfix too, started out BAD flat spot taking off from light, that sysmptom better after all the above parts replaced BUT still has a lagg when at constant speed & try to accelerate if you slowely come off accelerator pedal ... Trouble codes: P0171
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L trans inop VIN: 2GCEC19WXY
First, I know I should not be messing with junk yard transmissons.I am trying to help a friend that is going through hard times. I've been a Tech for a long time, never seen a problem like this. We have installed two transmissons in this vehicle with the same ...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L bell housing leak VIN: 1GCHK24171
Vehicle came in with trans leaking from bell housing, removed and replace front seal, o rings, front pump bushing, leak tested convertor. Still leaked after road test. Found tsb on bellhousing bolts leaking, resealed all bolts, still seeing fluid on bell housi...
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2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 2.8L temp gauge VIN: 1GCCS13836
Hello everyone, this is my first post but i use this site alot when in a bind and always gives great info. So this 06 chevy colorado is my brothers truck, it goes to 3/4 on temp gauge but never passed that, it has just over 80000 miles so i did a theromstat an...
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1992 Dodge D150 5.2L iac, tps map, sensor VIN: 1B7HE16Y5N
hey fellow iatners and heres my problem this week. i have a 92 dodge pick up 318 v-8, i have codes for the tps iac and map sensor all high voltage. pinned out harness from tps iac and map sensor to the ecm conn. to make sure no wires were burnt together or sho...
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2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L torque converter
I have a 2002 dodge neon i am looking at , has a code p0740 torque converter clutch control circuit. I checked all the wires in the circuit for broken wires or bad connection and no condition existed. I then put a solenoid pack on it but that did not cure the ...
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2007 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Compressor VIN: 1FTZR15E07
Original complaint was,higher rpms or acceleration a/c comp. would shut off till idle to 1500rpm.The first tech recovered system and said truck was .75lbs low on freon.System was evacuated and recharged.All fine and dandy for first 20 min. then when throttle s...
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2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.7L Fuel VIN: 1FT7W3BT9C
Can anyone tell me if this 6.7 uses fuel injected into the exhaust for emission control. If it does, will it cause oil dilution. Appreciate any info/thoughts. Gale
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2007 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GKEV33737
Hello, This on has an intermittent stall at stops and seems to occasionally shut off while driving but keeps going (on decell mostly) causing trans clunk and no throttle response. I did notice door locks clicking just before the problem starts but doesn't do...
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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J8HR58M27
this is a jeep with a deisel engine. i have a oil leak left rear of engine. also had oil pan and rear main leak. resealed oil pan and put in new rear main. those leks are stpped. i have another leak behind starter. does anyone know what is there that could lea...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L AC Compressor VIN: 3VWTD81H0X
Thanks to all for the help, I traced out the wiring from AC switch to the fan control module and found a big hole melted through the bottom of it and the T10 connector melted to the module, I think this was done when someone else replaced the cooling fan motor...
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Air pump VIN: 3VWSF31Y76
Okay i have a car here with a P0411-secondary air injection incorrect upstream flow detected. I started off by seeing if the air pump is working. I dont hear anything when the car is started cold. I put power to the white/red wire and it turns right on. So i h...
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2007 BMW 525i 3.0L exhaust
Thank you for all of your help the car OK for now after i checked all the bolt related to exhaust and cover then there is no more noise i don't know how it fix the noise. but it gone away now after few days customer called and said no-more noise ??? any w...
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1995 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Water pump housing VIN: 1G6EL12Y5S
Sorry it has been so long in posting a close for this one. After I was able to remove the water pump from the housing I found some electrolysis problems. The sealing area around the water pump to the housing was eaten away so badly that the seal(O-ring) could ...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Hard Steering VIN: 1GCHK23132
Agree with Dan, lightly have foot on brake steers fine. Going to have customer take vehicle and see how it goes. Will let you all know how it works out.
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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z66 5.3L ignition VIN: 3GNEK12TX4
Appreciate everyones help n kinda new at this so really dont knw how to reply but when vehicle was brought to me customer had just replaced starter and ignition switch after looking at diagram i replaced starter relayn problem continues accasionally, vehicle A...
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2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L engine vibration VIN: 1B3ES46C6Y
thanks for the replies on this one.. got a bunch,turned out to be the mounts needed to be adjusted,found a procedure for the adjustment of the torque struts which solved the problem, anyone need this procedure email me and I will upload it to you,2 pictures 1 ...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Transaxle VIN: 2D4GP44L95
Well I can honestly say that I'm going to get new glasses. I had the customer take the van (they really needed it) and drive with the selector in 3rd. It came back Monday 8-20 for me to finish the work. I removed the pan for a re-inspection of the valve body. ...
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2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L sticks in 3rd gear VIN: WD0PE84557
the pcm was never programmed for the rear end that was put in the vehicle even thought the dealer said they did program it took it to a different dealer and they programed the pcm and the vehicle drives perfectly fine thanks for al your help people
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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L A/C compressor VIN: 3D7MX48C57
Got it! It was short in the wire between TIPM module and the transducer/pressure switch output leed LT BLU with brown tracer. For whatever reason when I tested input from transducer at the back of TIPM the signal leed read 5v and it should have read .8-2 volts...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP55U31
Thanks guys, Lots of info here. I really inspected this car hard. With a good baro and fuel trims i did not suspect a vac leak- looked and smoked and propaned this thing to death. No vac leaks. Did notice the commanded vs actual rpm was way off. This car was c...
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2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L push rod VIN: 1FTWW31R88
I will close this with a summary. The customer did not want to go further and we put it back together with a new pushrod. Our responses included: check oil pressure, ck for selective fit pushrods (I don't think the engine uses them), broken double spring, worn...
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L loss of power VIN: 1GTHK23104
thanks for all the help. replaced fuel filter and install new oil cap fixed the problem. reset codes and all is great.
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7572P
Went to the salvage yard today and picked up a used ecm. Installed it and she fired right up first try. I took the old one apart and couldn't find anything wrong with it as far as burn marks or water intrusion. One thing I did notice that really triggered my...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L starter VIN: WDBFA66EXL
Car has been with customer for a few weeks with no issue. All we did was put the car on the hoist, removed the heat shield from starter to access the electrical and installed a test lead so if this problem happens I can do a proper test at the starter. This pr...
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2006 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3TMKU72N56
We pulled the valve covers and verified that the intake came gears were off by about half a link. We also found the RT exhaust cam chain tensioner bolt was very loose causing the tensioner housing to flop all over the place. Chunks of metal on the tensioner we... Trouble codes: P0018 (cam crank correlation bnk 2 sensor A).
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L convertible top VIN: 3VWCK21Y33
i am closing this help request because i do not have the proper equipment (vagcom)to test all the switches thanks to charles in conneticut.i guess i am getting old,too many other problems with other cars to worry with this vw.thanks to all
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