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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Vibration VIN: 19UUA56673
I have 2 TLs one is a 2003 with 150,000 miles and a 2000 with 220,000 miles both have a vibration that starts at around 40 mph and changes when turning the steering wheel back and forth and at higher speed and feel it change when accell and decell. I am thinki...
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Mechanical
hi guys: I need help. I put a head gasket because it was leaking oil from the front right of the head. the engine was running fine before the rapair. i set the timing with all the proper tools and follow the secuence with the book. I have done this heads sever...
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1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1G1AY0708C
This car will flood the front throttle body after a WOT acceleration. The injector pulse stays at full ground even after the throttle pedal is released. The rear TB injector pulse goes back to normal every time. The ECM has two seperate injector driver curcits...
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 3.5L Engine VIN: 1GCDT19675
Vehicle came in with ck engine light to diag. C0017 crankshaft position correlation bank 1. Found vvt solenoid stuck, replaced. Still have same code. Then replaced exhaust timing cam sprocket. This fixed this problem, but now have low oil pressure at idle. Rep...
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2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 1.8L coil spring VIN: 1B3HB48C27
this one has me scratching my head - this car is nothing short of a lemon - from day 1 - electrical, suspension, sensors, brakes all have failed at some point, around 10K in repairs thus far. Car has been sitting for a few days waiting for new half shafts, bro...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L ignition lock
I have lost the ignition key, lock smith wants $125 to make key!--OUCH--how can I remove lock tumbler w/o the key? HELP!!!
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2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L need vin VIN: 1FTRW07663
need help with what vin to give to parts store so they can flash pcm because engine and trans have been changed from a 4.6/4R70W to 5.4/E4OD engine came from a 97 according to valve cover sticker.any help would be greatly appreciated.
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2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Valve timing VIN: 5LMFU28515
Hi. Ford dilemma. Engine seezed up, run our of oil, replace low end. We did head gaskets & valve job. Engine runs very crappy now, bad idle & no power. Cam position codes B1 & B2. Is there any way to check the valve timing with out pulling the front covers? Do...
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2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4F2YU06191
Replaced upper & lower intake seals. SUV came in showing codes lean on both banks. On reassembly a few of the injector wire locks were broken. Now I have injector #2 on the scan tool showing incorrect. I have a feeling that it is not making a good connection b... Trouble codes: P0302
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2003 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AJ52F13
Good evening to all This vehicle came to shop missing really bad.I hooked up modis and came up with misfire on 3 and large evap leak checked compression in all cylinders it is 175 lbs.,replaced coil pack (battleship),plugs,module,and coil pack boots.Disconnect... Trouble codes: P0455, P0300, P0303
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Cuts out VIN: WVGCM67L94
I have this VW Touareg that I am having trouble with the fuel system. When car came in it would run for a short time and then shut off,Found left fuel pump bad. Replaced pump and drove it 5-6 miles no trouble. Customer picked up car and did not get far when it...
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Immobilizer VIN: YV1TS90D0X
Vehicle was towed in with "no crank no start condition" service srs warning in message center. Accessed dtc's, srs sytem dtc: e003,"control unit program faulty central electronics: cem-6c48 "wrong or no signal, wrong code" also dtc 720a "ecu to immobilizer fau...
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1997 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNGK26J3V
ok, I replaced the knock sensor on the left side. that helped, then switched back to the original MAF , that too helped..as turned out the one we put on it was from a 5.7L and must be different calibration...I thought it was indeed running a lot better. Howeve... Trouble codes: P0154, P0327.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Transfer Case VIN: 2GCEK19TX3
Had to have the tccm reflashed and also found the shift motor to be weak and not shifting the transfer case all the way into 4x4.
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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ 6.6L Airbag light on VIN: 1GC1KYE84B
Thanks for all the great info and tips. Tested Roof AirBag circuits between SDM and Airbags that set DTC's, Body shop did not install the CPA clips in either connector for Roof Airbags. They didnt think they were needed. They found some to install, then it w...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07682
turned to be lean fuel injectors on bank 1,causing lean code po171. p0401 was due to clogged ports in the throttle body Trouble codes: P0401, P0171 (Lean bank 1).
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