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1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Poor Idle Quality
When I hook up a scanner and try to get codes it will communicate and show no codes, but when I try to go into to get live data from the pcm it will lose all communication and not even give the code menu anymore I am doing this in global OBD mode since this is...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L windows and wipers VIN: 1FTRX17L1W
first off would like to thank anyone for there help. Have a 1998 f150 with intermittent inop wipers and window operation. first I looked at scan data with IDS and only thin that was looking to be a problem was key position and in/out location on scanner. so pu...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L exhaust VIN: 1FTRF14575
ok i have an f150 with a 5.4 that has a noise on every startup, it sounds just like an exhaust leak and it's very loud it only lasts 15 seconds and then it fades away. if you shut vehicle off and restart it's back again for 15 seconds. it's on the right side o...
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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L braking VIN: 1FMCU59H18
This HYBRID Escape came in after customer ran over debris. Customer stated check engine light was on and brake intermittently faded. Found code for evap and found canister was ripped up. I see no damage to brake lines, so, I figured I'd try bleeding brake syst...
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1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L EAM Airpump VIN: 1MEFM50U0W
Inspected 30 amp Maxi fuse. Remove fuse, and check for continuity from fuse block to connector for EAM solid state relay circuit A. Most of the time nothing showing on DVOM. Remove bottom cover for fuse block to inspect wire. There is a black plastic cover i...
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2005 Saturn Vue 2.2L Trans. Shift VIN: 5GZCZ33D65
Customer stated as mentioned in Related Repair History water intrusion was discovered when the Check Engine Light came on & there is an insignia/yellow light shape of a car with a wrench in it which came on also. The Owners Manual states the car with a wrench ...
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2007 Chrysler Pacifica 3.8L starter relay VIN: 2A8GM48L27
Sorry for the wait,but I could not believe the ground wire could cause this.BUT,as Tom from NY and Robert from Ohio and Jeff from Ontario and Skyler and Ygor stated the ground could cause it! It looked to be Ok until removed,then I found rust ion the bolt.I b...
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1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L timing chain VIN: 1FMYU24E0W
Again, the information from our members was more then helpful. The customer and I decided to replace the engine (if he can accumulate the funds) and NOT try a quick fix. I can say at this time that I did not waste any time or money, because of the knowledgeabl...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L expansion valve VIN: 1HGES26892
thanks to all.the we have decided to undo lines from expansion valve and if no trash found flush rest of system replacing compressor and dryer. family car so will take chance after inspecting. thanks to all again as money spent at iatn has been worth it. allda...
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2009 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDU46D99
Thanks for the replies. We did finally get this POS running. We disconnected the cam sensor and she fired up. Not well but did run. We then R&R the cam VVT solenoid and replaced as it was gummed up, cleaned the oil port, then replaced the cam VVT Actuator. Now...
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2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L smart start VIN: WDBUF87X59
I will close this post for now as my car has been starting by smart start for the past week. I did replace the batteries in the remote and used the key for a few days. I don't believe it fixed but rather than keep this post open until I have a problem again I...
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2002 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, blowing grey smoke
Hi Guys thanks to all those that replied.I removed the intake manifold and had it chemically cleaned of sludge and carbon.I removed and cleaned the egr valve as well.I cleaned the intake ports of carbon as well.The engine did not blow smoke after this but roug... Trouble codes: 31 (CAN communications fault), 51 (EGR position sensor fault), 52 (Variable geometry turbo boost sensor fault).
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Mechanical? VIN: 4S3DH67532
Probably no surprise to a lot of you guys, the owner drained his trans and then overfilled his engine. I instructed him to drain both, refill with new filters, and say his prayers. The worstpart about this is that I didn't realize there were three dipsticks. ...
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1986 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT4RN67S2G
Truck is fixed!, We installed a used OE ignitor and all the problems went away - Just shows that Toyotas do not like aftermarket parts
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