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1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L Intrument panel VIN: 1G6KS5387N
Instrument panel will go blank after the car is started , the heat will blow and wont turn off, thr cooling fans wont turn on and the car runs bad during this time, If you turn the car off and wait about 20 minutes and start it ...it will run normal fot about ...
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1997 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L timing cover? VIN: EHA735JSNK
OK guys this is my truck and I bought it from the original owner that cracked the heads on it. So you know the deal new heads and all and it runs great good power and gas mileage. My problem while In the motor I found it was a .40 over 350 and it was supposed ...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC5243X
This adventure begins with a binding ignition lock that would not rotate to the crank postion,New lock & key assembly,10 minute passlock relearn car starts,turnoff& no restart theft light on starts & dies code p1629,Install another new key & lock another 10 mi... Trouble codes: P1629
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L ABS module VIN: 1GCEC19T24
This '05 Silverado keeps popping a C0238 Wheel Speed Mismatch code. Sure enough the ABS data shows the front wheels going 4mph faster than the rear at all times. The rear signal comes from the ecm via the vss signal. The rear matches the speedometer. The tires...
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2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2L thermostat VIN: 1G1ZT51F86
This is my wife's car, I am a tranny guy, no engine work for years. We noticed we were losing coolant but not on the ground. Took it to dealer we bought from, they diagnosed "porous block". Of course wasn't covered by service contract. I got second opinion at ...
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2002 Chrysler Neon 2.0L limp mode VIN: 1C3ES56CX2
Hello all. Replaced trans two days ago with reman, it shipped here with new solenoid pack installed but no input or output speed sensors so swapped originals over, loaded with ATF+4 fluid, performed QuickLearn and test drove 20 miles or so during two seperate ...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56603
After assembly had set code p0011. Retried and code comes back. Tested vtec solenoid and switch on the rear of head.Cleaned out screen on solenoid as well. It had some debris but very little. Actuated solenoid and heard rpm change. Also removed and manually ac... Trouble codes: P0011
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2007 Honda Accord Special Edition 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56357
The P0139 freeze frame data is as follows: RPM = 2213 ABSOLUTE THROTTLE = 23.1 RELATIVE THROTTLE = 14.5 CLOSED LOOP IAT = 69 F ECT = 194 F AIR FLOW RATE = 22.8 g/s INTAKE MAP = 20.6 IGN TIMING ADVANCE = 21.5 STFT = 0.8 LTFT = -1.5 SPEED = 46 MPH CALCULATED LOA... Trouble codes: P0139 (B1S2 Oxygen sensor slow response)
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1993 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L rear axle bearing VIN: JM2UF3140P
I've got a mazda b2600 2wd truck that we're putting rear axle seals and bearings in because the seal leaked and washed out the bearings. first time working on this kind of rear axle. I've got it apart, and there is a lock ring that holds the axle bearing in th...
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L engine
Greetings fellow techs. Have this S80 in from a brother of a good friend and loyal customer. Says that smelled rubber in morning and then car died after starting at lunch. Towed in and found accesory drive belt tensioner melted and timing belt had jumped sever...
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1993 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start
Thanks for the great tips, several people had suggested a bad cap, which I had discounted because it was relatively new with only 500 miles on it. I took my focus away from the waterpump drive and while staring at the engine I realized I could repeat my test w...
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2004 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GTDT13X64
Like i said in my post, after replacing the O2 sensor, the truck ran great. Could feel no misfires even though the misfire counter was racking them up like a pinball machine under hard acceleration. The truck belonged to a used car lot and the lot owner was u... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire).
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2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4JGBB22E57
Vehicle is still running fine so customer decided to drive until problem shows up again. Four of the replies indicated with great confidence that the problem was most likely the primary fuel pump in the tank. Two other indicated some success with replacing th... Trouble codes: 20210, 20470, 20170.
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2003 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AJ52F13
Good morning to all Thank you for all your suggestions,you are not going to beleive what the fix was.I replaced fuel filter and cleaned injectors car runs great no check engine light.I can,t beleive bad fuel filter would give a misfire code on one cylinder and... Trouble codes: P0455, P0300, P0303.
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1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Engine VIN: JT2SK12F3N
Thanks to all for your help. I examined the responses of all.cleaning the throttle Improved the idle slightly ;and performing an eng top end cleaning improved it further . This concerned has been resolved. Thx Francis.
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