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1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No Start VIN: 1G6KD52BXS
Car cranks OK, starts and immediately stalls. Good noid light at injector connector for about 1 - 2 seconds then goes dim. Fuel enable circuit 229 tests good from theft module to PCM. Key on, 5 volts at fuel enable circuit pin 3 of theft module, drops to 2.5 v...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
I need some help with this problem child. This car runs but misfires badly and running lean. Already did leaking intake gaskets and resmoked multiple times no more leaks found Besides the small holes in egr valve replaced with new same thing. This car misfires... Trouble codes: P0171, P0302, P0303
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L reverse VIN: 1FTSX215X5
All forward gears function normally. Reverse slips and chatters badly. Happened all at once, was fine previous day. Fluid level and condition are good.
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SALTL1545Y
This Disco's crankcase is full to the top with coolant/oil mixture. There are no external leaks. Customer stated it had been run with the temp gauge pegged hot for about 1 mile. Coolant has a relatively mild burnt smell. No combustion gasses in radiator and no...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L a/c VIN: WDBHA28E8S
came in on 90 degree day blowing about 80 degrees from the vents. Evac and recharged the system to the correct capacity high pressure is good, low pressure was around 65psi, still blowing 80 degrees. replaced the expansion valve. today is about 75 degrees outs...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Cam Timing VIN: 1N4AL11D95
Head was replaced for leaking head gasket when cold. Tech made no reference marks before pulling head. When timing the cams he used a diagram from our information system and vehicle started and ran just a few minutes. When shut off it would not start until the...
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2009 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Ac VIN: JF2SH64609
This vehicle came in with the customer complaining that the car is not getting cold enough, after inspecting system we recovered freon and refill with the right amount 16 oz. The compresser comes on for about a minute and keeps going on and off. The pressure s...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19T1Y
Thank you all for your help. It turns out both knock sensors (after market) were no good. I had the same issue with a Toyota. I will be getting factory electrical parts from now on. The issue with filling the truck with fuel and setting the codes is beyond me.... Trouble codes: P0327 (Bank 1 knock sensor), P0332 (Bank 2 knock sensor).
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L temp guage VIN: 1FTRF17203
well it always amazes me how you fix one problem and wind up with another that was not there. Lucky that i have understanding customers. The radiator fixed this truck as there was only a 5 degree drop from top to bottom. I took the tanks off of old radiator an...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Stall VIN: 1FTSW21P05
Sorry for the late closing post. Too many things happening all at once. The fix on this turned out to be the STC fitting at the HP oil pump. After replacing the pump and the updated connection, all is well (until something else breaks on this 6.0). Thanks to a... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft sensor performance).
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14506
ok thank you for all the replies. the vehicle did not need a new pcm. i called and talked to a ford tech at the dealer. very helpful. he stated that we followed good procedures but suggested we use motorcraft coils. i have never had a problem with borgwa...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG70J95
Thanks for all the replies. I have not yet repaired this vehicle as we had problems with Mercedes selling us the part.. had to provide all kinds of paperwork. The transmission parts are coming on Monday and I am confident that it will be fixed. I do have Autol... Trouble codes: P20EA.
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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.8L Air mix damper motor VIN: 4A3AK34T76
A new actuator fixed the problem. Do NOT remove any portion of the dash to check or repair this issue. Only remove the glove box and panel behind the glove box. The noise was caused by the motor binding against the door linkage as a result of the failed potent...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D9Y
Thanks to all who took the time to read my post & took the time to offer advice. Especially Tim from Wisconsin who gave me some numbers to look at on the scanner. The MAF sensor was bad. Sorry it took so long to close, but it takes a 19 year old a long time to... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Exhaust Bank 1 sensor 1), P0174 (Lean Exhaust Bank 2 sensor 1).
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2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L blower motor VIN: 1N4AL21E27
the blower motor is fused by two 15 amp fuses,after new blower installed it would blow one fuse,i found the other was also bad, with both new i ran it a couple hour's and no problem. apparently the system will work with only one fuse if blower speed is kept lo...
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2004 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EH59G54
Thanks for the replies. We took the advice regarding the connections at the splices and either bypassed them with new wiring or resoldered existing splices. Customer has been driving the vehicle for some time now so we will have to wait and see since past expe... Trouble codes: P1530 (Pedal Position Sensor 1 2 Sum out of range), P1231 (Throttle Position Sensor 1 2 Sum out of range).
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L gear shift cable VIN: 4T1BG22K3W
I want to thank the two techs that gave me the correct info here is what to do on the passanger side pull down the carpet and you can see the bolt holding the plate easy to get out on the drivers side pull out the carpet and pull the panel off that the carpet ...
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2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L hard incorrect shifting VIN: JTEGD20V44
Thank you all for your help. It was the computer like everybody said. It was a Fujitsu ECU and the updated part number took care of everything. Funny thing is I would expect something like this to be a TSB but I couldn't find anything in alldata. Some replie...
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2007 Volvo XC70 2.5L Crank sensor VIN: YV4SZ59207
Thanks to all that had replied. This is a great network full of knowledgeable professionals. I had put a new starter in and it had seamed to fix the problem. Customer is going to stop bye next week to see if the code ECM-5000 has come back. If any body can t...
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