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2007 Cadillac SRX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYEE63AX7
Hi thankyou for any help provided i have a 2007 cadillac srx that has p0171 and 0174 codes. Long term adaptives are in the high teens short term hanging around 8 to 10. I replaced the common boot about 3 months ago the vehicle runs fine . One thing i noticed w... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
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1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GNEC16R2X
History Bought truck from friend and ran ok for a few weeks and after a long trip (2 hrs) driving at low speed truck stalls, on road. At first check there is no spark, so i tow home and start to see whats up and truck starts momentarily idling extremely rough...
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2005 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L head lights VIN: 2D4FV48V35
Hello group 2005 dodge magnum.headlights will not dim.high beam indicator is on on dash.possibly high beam are on but can not change to low beam .have changed both switches,still no results,do I need to do any setting or look some place else,thanks in advance.
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Steering Rack VIN: 1FAFP52U4W
We replaced the rack, pressure hose, and pump with NAPA/A1 components. Insufficient assist now. We have bled the system repeatly using a vacuum pump attached to the pump reservoir. We have checked the voltage at the VAPS solenoid on the rack, it has 14.2 volts...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10V2Y
came in with p1451. tested and found that the cannister vent solenoid was not responding, relpaced with new and now responds correctly, code keeps coming back, removed cannister to check condition and appears to be in good shape, no debris floating around, lin... Trouble codes: P1451
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2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L theft,odometer reads -------- VIN: 1FAFP42X23
vehicle will not start at times. odometer will read --- cooling fans come on and theft light flashes. customer does not drive vehicle often.issue seems to happen more when damp out.
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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FMYU95H55
Hybrid techs, This is my first hybrid challenge. What I have is a 05 Ford Escape that won't start. I thought it was starting then stalling after about 10 seconds but after reading a TSB about it cranking over at 1200 rpm I realized it wasn't starting and I was... Trouble codes: P0A7D
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2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Stabilyty System VIN: 1FMFU185X5
To all valued tech We have this 2005 ford expedition with a message in instrument cluster SERVICE STABILITY SYSTEM and codes on ABS(U1900-E0) and INSTRUMENT CLUSTER.(U1900-60).We are a little lost because we have tested all high speed can lines from dlc to the...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L suspension VIN: 5FNRL18603
customer complained of a clunking rattling noise when driving on unsmooth roads. heard the noise on road test and sounded like a strut or link noise do to the milage and tire wear we replaced the struts with mounts, both sway bar links and frame bushings. well...
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L oil leak VIN: 5FNYF18645
Customer concern was oil loss. Inspection found oil leaking from torque converter bolt access cover at bottom of the bell housing. Removed transmission and replaced the rear main seal. Seal was worn in comparison with the new seal. New seal was OEM from Honda....
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L rotors
This vehicle came in with front backing plates rubbing on rotors when braking. Rear rotors were heavily rusted and backing plates were rusted and half gone as well, but did not hear any grinding, etc, from rear. Customer wanted to do new rotors and pads in fro...
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2010 Infiniti G37 3.7L No Start VIN: JN1CV6AP1A
I have this 2010 g37. Tow it to my shop from the auction so i had no repair history on it. Crank but won't start, fuel pressure is good at 51 psi,compression all good at 175 psi, no spark and inj pulse, i disconnect the crank sensor and it start under limp mod...
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2002 Isuzu FTR 7.8L ride control VIN: 4GTK7C1362
changed both shocks, both tie rod ends,, draglink, both suspension spring, new spring bushings. new wheels and tire. wheel balanced. both king pins changed.
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2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA82C95
I have a bad TPS and need to replace the throttle body. Is the Throttle body a plug and play or will we need to reprogram the ECU? Trouble codes: P2135
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Unknown VIN: 1J4GZ58Y9R
this car come with check engine light on code 21 oxygen sensor shorted high also runs rough and black smog from tail pipe check for short to ground OK replace O2 SENSOR light come again and also replace oem pcm computer from dealer same problem need help
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L aux cooling fan VIN: 1J4GW58N6Y
Customer complaint is engine overheats. Could not get it to overheat until I took it out and turned the a/c on. Found the aux fan works when engine is cold but it slows down as the engine warms up. It will turn off at normal operating temps and not come back o...
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2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L high idle VIN: JTHBF30G42
I am not sure what to do with this car. Once in while it will rev to 2,500 rpm and stay there. When this happens the temp gauge goes to zero. It revs sometimes, just when the car has been idling, with no one in the car! Any suggestions would be helpful. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L compressor VIN: 1LNHM87A65
So I have this Lincoln that will not take a charge and has a hissing noise coming from the dash only when a/c is on.Now I found the that the compressor is not building pressure so that's got to be replaced but this hissing noise has me scratching my head a bit...
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2006 Mazda Tribute i 2.3L alternator VIN: 4F2YZ02Z16
here is what i got on this one, charging volts 10.5 to 12.7, no dtcs , at the alt. pin 3 12v, pin 1 ohms good to pcm , pin 2 ohms good to pcm,no voltage drop on charging cable, battery light works but does not illuminate except for key on test, scan data shows...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L brake warning light VIN: WDBUF65J93
Thanks to everyone for your help in advanced. Car came in with brake ware light on. Pulled wheels and found front sensor worn and cut bringing on the light. We replaced the pads , rotors and sensors. Cleared code and road tested. We shut the car off,parked it....
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L cv joint
this is a A200 w139 series[not listed in model list]just replaced inner front axle c/v boots,now have bad shudder on acceleration,straight foreward job, any idea what has gone wrong,have replaced many different makes over the years never had a problem,
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2004 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Lower intale manifold VIN: 1N6ED27Y24
Wondering if anyone has run into this problem and has a good answer... I have to change a knock sensor on this truck and have the upper intake removed. I removed the 4 bolts and 4 nuts on the studs from the lower and cannot get the manifold to budge. Alldata h...
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2004 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NF52E14
Thanks to all in advance for help on this one, i have an intermittent no start (blows fuse #48) for fuel pump/fuel injr, removed plenum ohmed out all injectors-ok, peeled back shielding on harness, checked wires-all seems okay miraculously car started, thought...
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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2G2WP55256
So here is the story(at least as much of it as I know)06 Pontiac Grand Prix. Shuts off under acceleration. Now not just any acceleration, you have to have it wide open throttle and spin it until the tach(in the dash) sees 5500rpm.Then it shuts off, not just mo... Trouble codes: P2432 (Secondary Air injection system pressure sensor circuit)
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2004 Subaru Forester X 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG63644
Good evening all, and thanks for taking time to read this for us. we are STUMPED! car was brought to us for head gaskets leaking oil and coolant. it ran beautiful. no codes etc... i removed the heads and had them sent to the machine shop we use for all this st... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft position sensor a range/performance)
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2009 Subaru Forester X 2.5L 1-2 Hard Shift VIN: JF2SH61669
I have a 2009 Subaru Forester with a 2.5 (non-turbo) and automatic transmission. I am having a problem with a hard 1-2 shift (shock). I have replaced the fluid with Subaru fluid (I did not change the filter, bec. this requires bleeding of the solenoids.) I'm t...
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1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L temp gauge , speedo , ac blower motor altonator VIN: 4TAVL52N3X
hi to every one this the first time I ask for help,thanks for all the help in advance . another tech change the alternator on this truck for a no charge , he also found the gauge fuse burned , the customer picked up truck after a 4 days the gauge fuse burned a...
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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E82
OK I give up. 02 Corolla keeps setting code P0171. I've done all the usual stuff. Replaced MAF and Front O2 with dealer parts.Smoked intake (no leaks) but replaced gasket anyway. Replaced PCV and Spark plugs. Removed all injectors and inspected them, and did f... Trouble codes: P0171
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2006 Toyota Highlander 3.3L window motor VIN: JTEEP21A76
The body shop replaced the door skin on the drivers door, window motor would not calibrate, motor was moving very slow so we got a new motor from Toyota and installed. The motor function was normal but when put through the cal procedure it only had auto up. Ch...
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2005 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1MJ682X5
Thanks in advance for any help! Car drives fine then intermittently brake warning signal comes on in info screen, reduce power warning comes on and car runs poorly and usually stalls. Sometimes key will turn and no starter crank and some times key won't turn o... Trouble codes: ECM73, ECM74, C0EM, DF17, CEM71, CEME0
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1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY22P9R
thanks to Craig from Michigan for helping me pull my head out of my A$$. Not thinking got me this far into the weeds ( and I am pretty good at that ) When soldering connections (updated connector) I remember touching off B+ to ground VERY momentarily. thinking...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16T91
I want to thank everyone for there help on this vehicle. The squealing noise was actually exhaust being forced out the rear of the exhaust manifold where the two rear bolts are broken. The converter was plugged severely forcing exhaust out through the exhaust ... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air flow circuit), P0300 (Multible engine miss fire), P0463 (Fuel level sensor).
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L left front speed VIN: 1GCEK19T71
ok guys thanks for the help I had to change the left front hub 3 times before I got I to read right guess that what we get for buying advance auto parts lol. but all is good now again thanks for all the help
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L abs module VIN: 1GAHG39R41
just want to thank everyone for their help on this, the ones that said brake booster was most likely the problem hit it right on the head. we replaced hydroboost unit and truck stops like a dream. thanks everybody and have a great weekend.
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L lack of power VIN: 1GCHK291X2
Thanks to all who helped me with this one. The new pump fixed the problem. Now at 100 % app, FPR desired is 22185, Actual is 21690. FPR comand is 24%. Doug from Wash. said 3" vacuum on suction side of injection pump is normal, more than that means a restri... Trouble codes: P1093 (Fuel press. low during power enrichment), P0087 (Fuel rail press. low).
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L cooling fans VIN: 2G1WF52E33
Thank you all for your input. I looked at everything and we have determined that the vehicle is operating as designed. We even had another customer come in today with an 04 Impala that confirmed his vehicle operates the same the 03 in question. temp gauge ...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L abs light VIN: 1D4GP24R15
After doing some more testing, we found that corrosion had "eaten" enough of a couple pins underneath the relay box, that once the IPM was put back into proper place, we lost connection and communication. Replacing the pins fixed the issue!
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTYR14V6Y
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES, FINALLY GOT ANOTHER OPPURTUNITY TO SEE VEHICLE. WE REMOVED THE OIL CAP AND COULD NOT GET THE NOISE TO DUPLICATE, WE REPLACED THE PCV VALVE AND SO FAR SO GOOD. CUSTOMER HAS CALLED IN AND SAID AFTER 250 MILES HE HASNT HEARD NOISE AGA...
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2010 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMEU6DE7A
OK,balance shaft chain broke got cought up in front timing chain caused it to jump timing,balance shaft assembly locked up causing chain to break.got help from identifix on checking timing.to ck timing chain do this.large trigger on reluctor ring should be 8 a...
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2004 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NGED27Y24
Up-Date on this frontier, customer never returned with vehicle the PO328 & PO456 never came back after clearing ??? strange thing ? and we know for sure that the truck did not go anywere else. thanks for all the advise & ideas JOEA Trouble codes: P0328, P0456.
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Convertible Top VIN: WP0CA2980Y
Thanks for the replies. Guess I ll call this a fix. I replaced the micro switch in the windshield post and the switch on the park brake and the problem has not come back. Thanks for all the help.
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2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Surge VIN: JF1SF63592
thank you all who helped me make a determination that the idle air control motor was the problem. it seemed that the worse the problem got the hotter the iac motor got . hi heat from hi resistence ,sluggish movement . a rather pricey part but with more of you ...
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2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L No Start VIN: 5TDBA22C74
I agree with George. After talking to the customer, they told me the night before she had locked her keys in the car and when getting them out the alarm/antitheft had activated. After doing some digging, it's know for the antitheft to activate within a day o...
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Valve Adjustment VIN: YV1RS61R52
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. What threw me off was one afternoon I had some time on my hands so I looked up on YouTube how to R&R this head. The guy put it all back together and it sounded like a thrashing machine. Then he said "I'll just wait t...
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