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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABJ6321R
After many years of domestic repair I need some help with this BMW. Thanks in advance. Before I get too deep into this I am looking for some information and help. Does this car have a security system that might be the issue? My manual giving me any informat...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33551
Vehicle came in for check engine light and vehicle lacks power. Checked for codes; has code p0171 and p0174-system too lean both banks 1 & 2. Hooked smoke machine up. No leaks found cold. Test drove around block and vehicle has no power if WOT. If gas pedal is... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2008 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8L Radio VIN: 1G4HD57218
The car came to us and we checked powers and grounds and reflashed the radio and body modules. A message comes up stating "no vin" we are using the Tech 2 and follow the vin relearn and it still comes back with the same message. The customer had a used radio o...
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1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Starting VIN: 2G1WL52M6X
Help,,, Vehicle towed in with no-start. Stasrter tests good and ignition switch replaced to no avail. Based on the diagram I think the security module is bad but no key fobs available and I don't know how to bypass the module. Any suggestions are appreciated a...
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Check engine lite VIN: 3GNFK16T9Y
This vehicle came in with a check engine lite (code p0442). We smoke test and found leak at the charcoal canister - we replace the canister and also the two solenoids but that code p0442 is not going away . Any help will be appreciated Trouble codes: P0442
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2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GNEL19W51
This astro van was towed in as a no start. Battery was dead when we got it. Tried charging battery but would not take a charge. Replaced battery and vehicle started. Checked charging system and vehicle was not charging. Diagnose problem to be a faulty alternat...
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G1ND52J81
Intermittant cut-out, almost stalling only at idle mostly when in gear stopped at a light. Vehicle runs fine on road all the time, however will almost stall and has a hard cut-out when your stopped at a light. The cut-out feels like a totally shut down for a s...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 3GNFK16Z33
Transmission works fine cold, after 15-20 min it will barely move in all gear positions and makes noise in P or N. I checked fluid level and it was above the cold mark, removed some fluid with no change, fluid level is in cold range now with fluid @ 70F. I don...
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L Hesitation, Misfire
Vehicle came in the shop for a misfire seemed liked ignition replaced spark plugs and wires coil pack cleaned fuel injectors. Driving at cruise(55mph) it will count misfires on all cylinders and can also be felt. Brake torue will not make it misfire. Only way ...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L shift quality and ses lamp VIN: 2G1WB58N26
vehicle came in with ses lamp and code p0717,diagnosed bad input speed sensor in trans,had too little resistance,replace iss and cleared codes car went 2 days and returned with light on and same code,inpected and tested all wiring and connector conditions and ...
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2011 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L Key FOB VIN: 1GCHTCFE1B
I tried to find programming instructions on Alldata, could find nothing. Went into our TECH 2 and it does not seem to list anything to program key fobs. I have programmed many GM key fobs on the TECH 2, but could not find any place that would allow key fob pro...
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP54L75
I have this van that I am trying to figure out where the misfire is coming from. Supposed to be a simple ignition system. Cyl 1 and 4 setting misfire codes after new coil was installed. I know 1 and 4 is fired by the same coil. Have never seen coil signal drop... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) 2.7L Heater VIN: 2C3JA43RX5
Hello there, this is my first post so please have patience with me. We have a 2005 Mopar 300 with the 2.7 engine. This vehicle's heater will supply heat after the engine warms up for a bit then fade. If the engine is idling the heat will fade after a few minut...
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2011 Dodge Challenger SE 3.6L Mechanical
Thanks in advance , anybody out there can help me in getting cylinder head bolt torque specs for this Chrysler pentastar 3.6l engine . Thanks
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15N2N
This is my personal vehicle. About 2.5 years ago, I started having an intermittent stall at idle. Also, it would shut off at speed when I would crack the throttle open. I replaced the engine for a blowby issue. At the same time, I replaced the distributor for ...
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP1131W
car towed in no start,no fuel pressure,pump replaced started then road tested,everything good.Next day towed back no start had low fuel pressure 10 psi,car was in shop 30 minutes fuel pressure went to 45 psi car started ran fine Put car outside for 2 hours,no ...
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2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L starting VIN: 1FDAF56P64
OK Ford techs, I have a issue here which is probably pretty simple but I need some direction... Have seen similiar posts, but not sure anything that is exactly this. We have a 2004 F550 which came into the shop with a stalling problem. When the truck is cold ...
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2011 Ford Explorer XLT 3.5L moon roof VIN: 1FMHK7D85B
I replaced the glass in both front and rear moon roof . I got the tilt /open close on the front glass working correctly but the screen is out of time, how do you program the screen??? the instructions I have must be incorrect... close the roof, release and the...
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1996 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GTGK24F6T
hello fellow techs of iatn!i'm looking for some advise for this truck since is my first time working on gm diesel engine witch i'm not familiar at all(had fixed lots of powerstrokes).truck was towed to my shop for no start so first thing I did was to scan it a... Trouble codes: P1218
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2000 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L Extended Crank VIN: 1GKEK13T8Y
Vehicle came in with extended cranking complaint. Checked fuel pressure regulator and it was leaking fuel. Replaced fuel pressure regulator with AC Delco unit and resoved the extended cranking problem. Customer returned next day with a vibration/buzzing noise ...
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2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L draw VIN: 3GKEC16TXY
this thing has a 190 ma drain on battery, when removing the tbc fuse drain drops to 20 ma, have unplugged both vanity mirrors, rmeote control door lock reciever, ipc, all aftermarket accesories, when unplugging the inadvertent relay drian drops to 80 ma, unplu...
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Engine idle-trans VIN: 5J6YH28593
Hi, Got a strange one here. This car has an idle issue and wont shift out of park unless you push the by pass button. The cold idle is up words of 2,000 rpm and then drops to 1200 when it warms up. My understanding is the idle needs to be in the 1000 rpm range...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Bump downshift VIN: KMHDN55DX2
The check engine light keeps coming on with code P0121 triggered. TPS has been replaced twice, check engine light came back on in a few days both times. Occasionally when driving the vehicle it will downshift with a bump around 40-45mph. Anyone seen this? Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS range/performance)
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L MIL Lamp on
Got this hyundai in the shop throwing a p0016 Crankshaft Position-Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1. code sets after 2 or 3 key cycles. my first attempt to fix this was replacing the bank 1 oil control valve. and light still poped back on. this engine(3.3L)... Trouble codes: P0016
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2006 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L Air Suspension VIN: SALAG25436
Hey Land Rover pros, I have this 2007 LR3 that came in with a suspension warning light. Retrieved codes and found fault for "Air compressor, slow to fill resevoir". I Replaced the compressor with an updated kit from the dealer, which included new air lines an...
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1993 Mazda MX-3 GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1EC434XP
Car came in for fluctuating idle when hot.[when in gear] Car works fine when cold. Car works perfect in Neutral [again its a manual trans] As soon as you put it in 1st gear, the idle starts to surge up and down. Move the shifter back to neutral and it stops. C...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L wont shut off VIN: 1YVHP80C14
Good afternoon Customer just stopped by and said his daughter's car would not shut off when she pulled into the garage. she went to bring it to the shop and decided to see if it would shut off if she tried it again. now it is working ok. So has any one seen t...
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Lighting VIN: 5N1AR18U75
Hi, everyone. This suv came from another shop. The interior light and remote not working. Threr are some unlisted codes in the memory. I can operate door lucks, head lights,alarm, but i can`t turn on and off the interier lights. I appreciate any help you can g...
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2004 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 5Y2SL62854
This vibe has a tip in hesitation. Leaving from a stop sign it will fall flat on its face. Once the car works its way through that it will accelerate up to speed and cruise down the road just fine. It idles just fine. There is no codes that are set. Data looks...
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Fuel Smell VIN: JF1GD70664
The customer has just purchased the vehicle so we dont have any real history on it. 2 problems- 1st is when the engine is idling and not moving the car fills with gas fumes. I have smoked it and cant find any leaks. Looked at all of the fuel lines and dont see...
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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Block? VIN: 4S4BP61C28
Good customer, always on time and up-to-date with services. Customer called and said it was bubbling brown fuild on the ground. I asked her if it over-heated, " I don't think so", asked her to turn the key back on - Temp gauge went to hot. Towed it in, radiato...
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1996 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JS3TD21V6T
Truck was brought in for hesitation on acceleration. Went out to start in the morning. Would start, idle rough, then die. Was able to get it to run by holding down throttle a bit. Test drove around the block and sure enough lacked power when acceleration. Chec...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L guage fuse 10 amp VIN: 4T1BG22KXV
car came in with an intermitant blowing of the guage fuse. after replacing twice, the fuse blowing has now become very frequent. i have disabled most of the components on the description in mitchell, i have read the post of fixes for the same on this model/mak...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L cant get out of park VIN: 9BWBT61J61
Vehicle towed to shop stuck in Park. Replace brake light switch from VW dealer and also replaced the electro magnetic solenoid from VW and the park/neutral position relay. Vehicle still in park, but I can manually disengage it and drive it by removing the lin...
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2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61T84
i have a 04 volvo s60 continuous code p0172 coming back,when accelerating front O2 goes into open loop and fuel trim goes rich ltft reading is 23.5 stft reading is 14.5 only when in open loop. car has new mass air flow no air leaks or vacuum leak that we can f... Trouble codes: P0172
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L ignition lock VIN: YV1CZ592X5
Hello all, working on a volvo here with an ignition that turn past 1 positioin I know it needs an ignition My question is, Where can I get a good coded ignition without going through the dealer? And do I need any special tools/programming to replace it? I work...
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2005 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MW682X5
I have checked everything that i can think of that would cause these codes to set, i have found no other issues. If anyone can give me a suggestion i would sure appreciate it. Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air flow sensor), P2187 (02 lean)
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2003 Aston Martin Vanquish 6.0L a/c VIN: SCFAC23363
Still have not revisited this beautiful vehicle since I posted. This coming week I will be working on it.
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Engine VIN: WBAAM3339X
Thank you to everyone that chimed in. A problem with bleeding system properly was never an issue, I have done so many of them and never had a problem, checked impeller and fan direction early on in the process as I stated in the request. At this point I thin...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L EDS 5 solenoid VIN: WBAFB33521
As I suspected, the EGS unit (TCM) was at fault. I replaced it with a used one, and unfortunately I still don't have an answer to my question about being able to code used modules. Apparently, there is no need to code this particular module because there was...
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L dsc VIN: WBANB33534
REPLACED ALT. THOUGH IT TESTED GOOD IT WAS OVER CHARGING DRIVING CAR CRAZY PROBLEM SOLVED. THANKS TO ALL
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2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GCFG25M01
i replaced the fuel pressure regulator in the intake manifold and the fuel pressure is now higher and the van start and run at -31c this morning thanks again.
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2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L No Start VIN: 1GCGG25V74
I want to thank Duane, Michael, Timothy, Steve, & Seth for their help. I did re-checked the negitive battery ground cable & found the braided part from the engine block to frame was weak. When testing I used a headlight as a load with a voltage gauge. Seamed ... Trouble codes: B0951 (Headlight on indicator), B2625 (Display driving pwm output circuit malfuntion), U1016 (Lost communication with engine control module), U1096 (Lost com with driver imformation display), U1041 (Loss of comunication ebcm), U1000 (Loss of class 2 serial communication).
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2002 Chrysler Voyager LX 3.3L Lights VIN: 1C8GJ45352
Hate to say it, but the van has left my shop unfixed. The customer dosn't want to spend any more money on it and live with the flicker. I was pretty sure it's in the FCM/ICM and the price in parts alone would scare anyone away. Thanks for all your help.
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2004 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Heat VIN: 2C3HE66G74
I'm calling this one fixed. I'm not terribly happy with the temp of the cooling hoses but heat is working great.The heater core was not plugged at all. The blend door motor was faulty causing the no heat problem. I had my scan tool out for repair and wasn't ab...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMZU73E42
hello techs; thanks for all the replies+the archive help in the diagnosis undoing some recent taped up wiring found alot of ice picking damaged wiring near power relay on inner fender also purchased 2nd oem cranksensor has been fixed 1 week long+gone tia terry
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FTSS34SX6
Thank you for the replies. Long sent me info on tsbs,replace tps and van is running good.Hard to get customer to bring in and leave so tsb also talks about computer reflash which will do when van can be left with me.
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2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36YX7
I received several replies. We haven't actually repaired the problem yet. We chose to replace the coil and boot again, we will keep a close eye on this one to see what happens next. The amount of fluid on the end of the coil boot is minor, but enough to make a... Trouble codes: P0355 (Ignition coil circuit).
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2006 GMC Savana 3500 6.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHG352X6
well i would like to fix this car but the customer declined after finding the turbocharger bad- sticking at full vane - this was tuff do to it not sticking all the time. diagnose was conferred by another tech that understands the system better. on output tests... Trouble codes: P0234.
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1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Park/Drive VIN: JHMCA563XK
Cleanig up the switch by the shifter fixed it. There was no contamination like soda but cleaned off the OE grease and the problem went away. It did seem to be triggered by cold weather.
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L poor performance
Thanks to all for yourr input. The car was sold as is.
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L radio VIN: WDBDA2409G
We ended up buying a reman,refurbished,or decoded radio(whichever it is) from Becker autosound. $100.00 for radio, $300.00 core charge. Tool for reset is barely available to MB dealers and apparently not available to authorized Becker service centers. An after...
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1986 Mitsubishi Montero 2.6L Hvac VIN: 2BG608104G
wow, with all the times i joked about the blower spinning backwards i couldve saved myself quite a bit of frustration. The new aftermarket blower i installed turned out to be faulty, the resistance at the terminals on the motor measured 0.3 ohms. A resistance ...
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Catalyst monitor VIN: JN1CA31D41
Thanks to all those techs who supplied those important possible issue which could have contributed to the problems faced when dealing with this subject vehicle. Here's the conclusion and there are some lessons learned. First of all let me state the vehicle o...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L not sure VIN: 1N4AL11D53
Thanks to all of you who replied. Kim from Illinois and jason from florida was correct. there is a water control valve, witch is nothing but another thermastat located in the water flow housing. we replaced that valve and now we have heat and all is well again...
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2009 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AA51E89
Hi techs, Thanks everyone,I did the oil change and drive the car until the monitor down to 1 not ready,it passed the state inspection.The codes cameback the next day.The owner want to drive the way it is since it is running good.Most suggest to change the oil ... Trouble codes: P0024, P0014.
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2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Starter VIN: 1G2HX54K52
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED. I HAD SO MANY. SORRY FOR TAKING SO LONG THIS CAR REPAIR WAS DURING THE CHRISTMAS/NEW YER SEASON. THE PROBLEM ENDED BEING THE ALARM MODULE HAD TO BE REPROGRAMMED. SCANNER SHOWED ALL THE RIGHT SIGNALS AND INFORMATION. ECM WAS GETTING ...
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2004 UD 1400 4.6L Heater Core VIN: JNAUZU1J74
No replies, I knew it was a long shot. Thanks for looking. S.A
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWPD63B13
Sorry for the late response with a fix. I got hit with the flu and was not at work. The first responses were to check the maf sensor and that aftermarket maf sensors cause similar problems. I followed Chris's directions for checking the maf sensor. "Put the... Trouble codes: P1297 (Pressure Drop between Turbo and Throttle Valve), P0300, P1128 (Fuel Trim Bank 1 Mult System too Lean), P1136 (Fuel Trim Bank 1 Add System too Lean).
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Transmission VIN: YV1LS551XS
After 3 used TCM's I got a good one. Installed TCM, test drove vehicle, no C.E.L. A new one was too costly. I appreciate everybody giving me input. It is a challenge when you don't have a known good used part. This stuff is old and thank God I have a friend wh...
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2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L No power VIN: YV4CZ59246
Thanks to everyone on this one. This one is fixed. I pulled the air intake tube that goes up over the top of the engine away from the turbo. I then put my finger into the turbo and rotated the turbine. However, i could feel it contact and scrape on the tur...
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