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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L cluster VIN: 1GCHK29U12
hi guys, i took over on this vehicle due to determination and the fact that the dealer tried to fix it and they couldn't figure it out. the vehicle drives and operated fine however when the window switch on the drivers door is activated for either side, mainly...
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2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ZC5EU3C
This vehicle came in with the check engine light on and code p0171 system lean.Upon first inspection,could see the fuel trims go to 30 at idle.And after idling for about 3 minutes the code will set.Every time.I checked it for vacuum leaks with a smoke machine,... Trouble codes: P0171
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2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4L 5-6 shift VIN: 2GKALMEK90
Customer complaint of 23 MPG on trips. Supposed to hit 32 MPG. Dealer cannot find problem. On a trip down south, he was doing 90 to prevent being run over and claims he hit 33 MPG. I checked for codes and found none in any system. We went on a test drive when ...
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2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L #1 & #4 cylinders VIN: 1P3ES46C7Y
I was able to determine with an old in line spark tester that the instant the throttle is opened #1 & #4 cylinders lose spark. For the heck of it I removed the Autolite double platinum plugs & replaced with OE as I've been burned by these dbl platinum plugs fr...
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T7Y
Guys I have one that is playing games with me and there is enough grey area in the test results to leave me doubting that I have diagnosed it correctly. This car will stall intermittently whether its idling in place or driving down the street at steady throttl... Trouble codes: P1300, P1305, P1310, P1315
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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L cmp sensor a and ckp sensor incorrect phase VIN: JH4DC54853
thanks everyone i pulled the cover and found the timing marks were off by 1 tooth, installed new chain tensioner and guides and problem solved. thanks guys
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1976 Cadillac Eldorado 8.2L No Start
Thanks for the replies. The Seville diagram on Mitchel was similar and I put a request in to Carquest Direct Hit and they emailed me a really nice break down of the system. This particular system fires one bank at a time and when the injectors are supposed t...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L all lights and gauges VIN: 3D7MU48C03
A reman Chrysler cluster is too much dough for the owner of the truck, so he has taken it away, unresolved.
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Headgasket failure VIN: 3FAFP3135Y
Thanks again to all who have replied. I apologize for the delay in responding as this was my daughters car and I had to work on it after hours when all other shop work was completed for the day. Motor has been changed and all is well. The actual engine/tra...
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2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L 1 gear VIN: 1FTRW14W94
I would like to thank all those who gave replies. The finally fix was to send back to the builder, who was in contact with other transmission shops, ford tech help line, and a major transmission rebuilder. (He put in another valve body, speed sensor, and 1/2 ...
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