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1984 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Custom 6.2L All lights
This is my employees truck and one night driving home it melted a 30amp fuse in the fuse box. for the lights no lights would work he installed a new fuse and the light started working again, he then used all the lights and he said that when he steped on the br...
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1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L no reverse VIN: 1GCCS1447S
I determined the problem was mechanical without pulling codes(mistake # 1)as the MIL wasn't on and the reverse input clutch was out so after a overhaul and replace the reverse input clutch and the forward sprag assembly(it was locked up)and reinstalling trany ...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L low power VIN: 2GCEK19T43
this pickup has low power. fuel pressure will not rise above 42 psi engine running or not. install shut off at return line goes to 85 psi quickly.have installed delco regulator new fuel rail and pump.spec is 55-62 psi. anyhel would be appreciated.
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2C8GF68404
Hi guys. I have a constant miss in cyl 4 which is not acessible due to the intake covering the coil and injector. I was able to acesss the wires for the coil that runs across the front valve cover. dk bl is the ground side switch from the pcm and i believe the...
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2011 Dodge Nitro Detonator 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4PU6GX5B
Sorry for the lack of information above. In order to access the coils and injectors, the upper intake has to be removed. Once removed obviously it won't run. So we replaced the coil and injector on cylinder 4 and the rest of the spark plugs as maintenance. Whe... Trouble codes: P0304
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1996 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L Spark VIN: 4E3AK44Y7T
Checked crank sensor, cam sensor, asd relay still have no start. Battery good, cranks fast. Power to relay, hot at coil, ckp signal at coil. No spark! tune resent, new coil 3 months ago,,, help!
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1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Clutch VIN: 1ZVCT22BXP
Vehicle came in for clutch does not pop back up and will not shift into gear when start up. Check and found both clutch master and clutch slave cylinder leaks. Replace both cylinder and bled really good. Now have some pressure but still did not come back up al...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No power VIN: 1FMCU93185
Ok here we go got this thing in its a friend of mine from pool league for an exhaust leak rear manifold leaking pulled it manifold was cracked cat looked good no melting or broken up welded up manifold and put back in finishing up job customer calls to check o...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14506
customer brought vehicle to our shop complaining of misfire and occasional bad 'bucking' under acceleration. wanted a tune up. we checked for code and none were found. vehicle also had not completed drive cycle. we test drove vehicle but only noticed misfire a...
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2008 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L intermittent heat VIN: 1FMCU94178
Thi one is making my Friday very frustrating!!!Customer says his heater works for ten munites,then goes cold.Concern verified after ten hour cool down.I have commanded the blend door several times and it operates as it should.As soon as I disconnect the scanne...
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2008 Ford E-150 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNE14W28
I got the van to my shop and pulled all the plugs did compression test all with in 8 % 150 psi.looked at the num 8 Cly plug didn't see any anti freeze on the plug or in the Cly so I blew the Clys .with compressed shop air and closed all valves didn't see any a...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Dpf VIN: 1FTSW21R38
Truck is setting P2002 Particulate filter efficiency code. No other codes. Truck does not go into a limp mode, but will set this code after about 15miles of driving.
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2009 Ford Flex Limited 3.5L flexplate VIN: 2FMEK63C69
Need some Ford tech insight once again. Put a flex plate in this Flex just over 2 months ago because it was making a slight noise on acceleration. Diagnosed it as flex plate...took it out and had hairline cracks coming out from the mounting surface where it me...
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2006 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1GKDS13586
Please help. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301
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1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HGED6344L
Did not test fuel pressure as my kit could not be used due to no compatible fitting. Found the fuel filter was partially plugged and decided to replace fuel pump due to the high mileage on the vehicle and the fuel pump had not been replaced before. After pump ...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Mechanical
please help i need information to remove and replace crank shaft but there is no mark on crank shaft infor from all data does not give me a good direction how to remove timing chain before i get to crank shaft thank you for your help
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG70J95
Hello, We have this S430 in the shop. It came in and is not shifting... found faults for the integrated transmission module (module in transmission). I have replaced these in the past, this is not a problem but I have a code in the engine module (P20EA). Autol... Trouble codes: P20EA
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2009 Mercedes-Benz B200 2.0L starter VIN: WDDFH33X29
i have checked the starter its receiving the 12 volts from the battery, not receiving power to the solenoid, at the relay ,im receiving both powers and two ground, but not receiving the ground from the computer.
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WR5210X
Car was driven into deep (3 foot or so) water. Driven to my shop, not running well, surging and bucking. Codes for Crank sensor and boost control solenoid. Checked grounds, battery connections, and unplugged every connector I could get my hands on to make sure... Trouble codes: P0336, P0243
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2003 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L alternator VIN: 1G8AZ52F13
Car came to me withs a no charge issue, start car and would charge for a few minutes then no charge p0621 L terminal fault. Replaced alternator, car would over charge for a few minutes then go to normal. Setting a p0563 overcharge and a p0622 f terminal issue,...
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2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Instrument cluster VIN: 2T1BR32E95
Good day Gentlemen Vehicle came in with Code P0500. ABS,Brake warning and TPMS lights on as well as no speedo. I cannot communicate with the ABS module but can with all other modules.Power and grounds OK at module. Continuity OK from module to each wheel speed...
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L SRS Lamp VIN: 3VWGF71K17
This vehicle came in originally with a SRS fault code 01578. This fault relates to an issue the Passenger Airbag Deactivation warning lamp. I removed the warning lamp to inspected for possible loose connections. Found the connector to no be fully seated in the...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Classic LS 6.6L seat heaters VIN: 1GCJK33D07
Advised customer of TSB, I don't have access to a Tech II so sent them to the dealer. No response from them as to if they have gone or not. If the TSB doesn't address the issue I will probably get the truck back to check the heaters.
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.0L Brake Lights VIN: 1GCHK29K08
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP, I GOT THIS THING FIXED, MOST OF THE DIAGNOSETIC ISSUE STARTED FROM BAD INFO FROM [...] EXTERIOR LAMPS CIRCUIT SHOWS ONLY THE NORMALLY OPEN STOP LAMP SWITCH WITH A PINK & A LIGHT BLUE W/WHITE WIRE, THAT PORTION OF T...
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2005 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L head lights VIN: 2D4FV48V35
thanks for all the response,we hooked up scanner no codes,which was strange,could not activate and high beam or low beam with scan tool,also the low washer fluid light was on.full of fluid and sensor ok.cked all powers and grounds to f.c.m.decided to get a use...
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L clutch coil
Well, I wasn't able to fix this one the customer had a extended warranty from chrysler. so he went to dealer. It turned out that I had no power to compressor clutch wire, with it disconnected.I should have tested with a test light but didn't get car back to do...
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1998 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Reservior VIN: 1FDXE40S8W
Thanks for all your suggestions. I put a new coolant bottle on, and refilled with antifreeze and distilled water. (I only ever use distilled because our water is SO bad here. It rusts things in no time at all, huge rust problems when my customers have a leak a...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, Misfire
Spot on again on the camshaft sensor. Went with grey motorcraft part this time. part #F7TZ-12K073-B running smoother than ever, no more cut outs, hiccups, or misses. Thanks again!
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Power steering pump VIN: 1FAFP55U02
Thanks to everyone who replied to this post. This is a case of "Wisdom may be found in the counsel of many" and "show me". Before I posted here, I consulted the TechHelp forum for similar issues. I found many posts which said the power steering rack wou...
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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No fuel injector pulse VIN: JHMCD5631S
Ok, This vehicle is a fix. I waited for it to not start again.Rechecked Injectors had 12vdc both sides with no pulse while cranking Plugged in a new ECM. It starts and runs fine.
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Ac VIN: 5FNRL18004
thank you to all that have replied. your help was greatly appreciated. The HVAC climate control unit in the dash was the culprit the whole time. Got used 1 installed it and the a/c quit cutting out.
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L Misfire VIN: KM8SB82B01
This one is fixed and out the door. Gordon from Washington got me going down the right trail. As I had mentioned there were quite a few things that had already been replaced on this truck before it was brought to our shop. Several replies suggested looking at ... Trouble codes: P0350.
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2007 Hyundai Veracruz SE 3.8L Rear Tail Gate Release VIN: KM8NU13CX7
RECHECKED VOLTAGES AT ICM RELAY BOX AND FOUND WHILE TESTING GATE WOULD OPERATE ,REPAIRED BY GIVING ALL THE (MALE) TERMINALS ON RELAY BOX SIDE OF CONNECTOR A SLIGHT TWIST TO PROVIDE A BETTER CONNECTION AND SPRAYED WITH CONTACT CLEANER, WORKS PERFECTLY, THE ICM...
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1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: JNRAR05Y8W
Thank you all for the information. I should have been a little more clearer and specific but the problem was bank 1 catalytic converter clogged. Replaced with new one and she drives great. Trouble codes: P0325.
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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY19S2V
Big thanks to all for the very helpful tips. Most everyone was on the right track ! The fix was a new distributor. As many speculated,we found the cam sensor not in sync. Moreover, it wasn't possible with the distributor the previous shop had installed.... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent loss of CKP or CMP).
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Egr VIN: WDBUF70J23
Vacuum hose to manifold pressure sensor had small split in underside where it could not be seen. Thank you all for your help. Did not realize this sensor enabled egr function but now know what to look for. Thanks again.
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 3.0L seat belt buckle VIN: WDBWK54FX6
eric/paul thanks for chiming in. as it turns out the customer thought the better of it and wanted me to do the whole buckle as well. its just better all around. something must have gotten in my Kool-Aid lol. not sure what I was thinking now that I look back on...
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2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Exhaust
Thanks for all the reply, the customer did not want to go ahead with any further diagnosis.
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2007 Saturn Aura XR 3.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZV57757
Check backpressure on both catalytic converter-same, R&R intake manifold, no carbon found at all on valves, we finally give up & sent customer [...] dealer, will update if problem resolve, thank you again. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: YV1SW61R21
The remanufactured Volvo ETM was junk. A replacement ETM worked fine. The Volvo dealer was pretty easy to deal with. All they needed was a print out of the fault codes before with VIDA and the codes afterward with the defective remanufactured unit. Thanks to...
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