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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L supplemental brake assist VIN: 1GCEK14T83
Truck came in with "service brake booster" message in DIC. Brakes work fine,no other symptoms. Followed flowchart,replaced pump motor assy with new GM part. Cleared inst cluster message by disconnecting battery.It would not go off by itself. Light stayed off a...
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2004 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L False ABS activation under 10 mph VIN: 1GBFH15T94
Got a real headache here. I hope someone can relate to my problem so I can get er done. Thanks for taking time to help. The problem is a false ABS activation below 10 MPH and brakeing hard. It needed front brakes so I started with a complete front brake job wi...
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1987 Dodge W250 5.9L No Start, no spark VIN: 1B7JW24W2H
getting about 400mv out of the run pickup coil and the same out the start pick up coil. battery voltage and bypass voltage at the coil. control module will not trigger the coil. ran a direct ground to control module and still no trigger. also when key on balla...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L upshiting VIN: 1HGCG1651W
This is my sons 98 Honda Accord, it starting flaring on upshifts, and even neutraling out at times. We replaced the A/B clutch pressure solenoids because there was a tsb which described the symptoms we had, still has the same problem, we cleared the codes, I k...
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2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HKYF18476
My tech recently replaced the front cylinder head and upon completion, the idle became erratic about 1 minute after start up. We are getting a PO507 IAC code. I have checked for vacuum leaks with propane and even starting fluid out of frustation. I removed the... Trouble codes: P0507
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L dead battery VIN: JNRDR09X61
This vehicle has a 500 miliamp drain. The drain goes away when i unplug the 40amp fuse labeled (Fl40a BAT)The fuse is in the fuse box on the right side under the hood. From what i can see it feeds the body control module. I really dont know how to proceed with...
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1984 Jeep CJ7 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1JCCF87E3E
hello all, have a problem with computer system on this jeep. is failing emissions test in CA. the computer is not controlling the stepper motor under any conditions. have installed a break out box and have tested all pins to ecu. all powers and grounds are goo...
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4FJ68S4W
Merry Christmas to all!! I have this 1998 Jeep in from another shop that just rebuilt the engine. It is hard to start, and only fires up when you let off the key, but the ASD is working KOEC, and fuel pump is running at 50 psi. After it starts the engine will ...
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2001 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L Spark VIN: 1J4FA49S21
This is my own daily driver. I have owned and sold many Wranglers. I have a P0300, random misfire code that pops up whenever I cruise at between 57 and 60 mph. It has power and never has any stutter. The sensors check out normal. I work at a diesel truck shop ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Emergency Running VIN: AJGAB72E2X
I'm looking for advice on what to do first, being as parts have already been installed with no effective fix. I'm retired, but these are good friends and they feel cheated on the repairs they got before. They didn't come to me first because they thought I was...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Won't shift past 3rd gear VIN: WDBJF65J11
Hello MB Techs. This E320 will occasionally only shift up to 3rd gear with normal acceleration. I can be doing 60MPH but it won't go past 3rd gear. Come to stop and take off again and it's fine. I also noticed that if I manually upshift (move the shift lever t...
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2009 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L starting VIN: 1G2ZH57N59
Vehicle stalled while driving. Customer stated gauges went nuts and then died. Odometer reads error and scan too will not communicate. I have 61 ohms from pin 6 to 14 on DLC. I did find some fuses showing 6 to 7 volts in the fuse block. Is this a common item t...
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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L heater VIN: 5GZCZ23DX3
Need help from Saturn techs. We are a vocational high school doing customer live work. Customer complained of no heat in vehicle. Asked customer if car overheated or any coolant leaks on the ground. He said no. The temperature gauge read in the middle. A frien...
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1987 Subaru Justy GL 1.2L Runs Poorly VIN: JF1KA73A6H
Hi there everyone and thanks to anyone that can shed some light on this oldie subaru. I have this carbed 3 cylinder that was brought to me for running poorly especially under load. Low power, misfire and just in general a dog. Someone put a timing belt in it a...
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2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JF1SG69615
WE ARE ASKING FOR HELP TO DETERMINE THE CORRECT CYLINDER HEAD BOLT TIGHTENING SEQUENCE.ALL DATA HAS 2 DIFFERENT PROCEDURES,THE LAST STEP IS CONFLICTING.ALL DATA HAS(a)tighten to (22ft lbs).(b)tighten to (51 ft lbs).(C)back off bolts 180 degrees & 180 degrees a...
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAJ31K77
There is no information on mitchell and alldata about this code. What is the right procedure to fix this car? any help will be apprecied. Trouble codes: P1388 (Control module malfunction-dbw throttle monitoring)
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4.2L Differential
Kevin got if right pull the rack and pinion plenty of room also remove the fan before lifting the engine no need to spend 10 hours removing oil pan as they suggest to do this job with the 2 motor mounts loose you can move the engine with a pry bar and remove ...
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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Radio, power nengine VIN: 1GNFK13077
Well, this one had to return a couple times for the repair to be completed. (We think it's repaired.) What was found was the battery terminal. It passed the voltage drop test and voltages during start-up were fine. Removal and cleaning seemed to have corrected...
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2010 Ford Focus SES 2.0L pedal hieght VIN: 1FAHP3GN9A
Yes the car is fixed. We sent to our other shop where they did put in a master cyl., but that did not fix it so they put the ECU in for the ABS and they said that fixed it.
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2002 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Stall VIN: 1GKEK13Z32
I'm guessing it was magic after sitting over night started just fine
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2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Stall VIN: JHLRD18611
replies where correct adjusted valves and problem did not reappear.customer has had car for 2weeks now . thanks for all the replies. W
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2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start, No crank VIN: 1G2HZ54131
This one is fixed! Craig nailed it, G105, ckt. 1151 was open. the key is the trans. Position states staying high through all the gear positions, this indicates open ground. thanks to all who replied, IATN is a wonderful tool Trouble codes: P1819 (No start wrong range).
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2008 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E98
The customer has not brought the car back so i can run the tests that were recomended. Trouble codes: P0101 (Maf sensor range performance).
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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 2.5 2.5L Windows Door Control VIN: WVWBR71K07
THIS ONE CAN MAKE A GROWN MAN CRY. CONFORT MOLULE WENT INTO LOCK UP MODE. THERE IS A SOFTWARE PROBLEM TSB 57-100-3. WHERE I WENT WRONG WAS IN CAPACTIVE DISCHARGE OF MAIN COMPUTER WHAT I SHOULD HAVE DONE IS DISCONNECT BATTERY FOR AN HOUR LIKE TSB RECOMMENDS. FI...
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