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2006 Acura TL 3.2L power steering VIN: 19UUA66236
The customer had come in for a squeaky serpentine belt which was old but when opening the hood the power steering fluid began to bubble out of the resevoir. I added honda fluid but she then said a month ago it was low and a quick lube had added some. I cleaned...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Fuel injectors VIN: 1G1JC5244V
Intermittently, this vehicle exhibits the classic start/stall of a GM passlock problem. The only components which have NOT been replaced on this system are: IPC, PCM, and wiring. I have gone through every wiring diagram I have access to through Alldata and ha...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Classic LS 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCJK33D27
Hello to all hope all are well.Looking for suggestions on how or what is the best way to do a turbo swap on this truck.Is it better to lift the cab off or do the turbo in the truck lying on your chest.Alldata says to remove the transmission.This is a lifted tr... Trouble codes: P003A, P0045
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2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 4.0L Stuck In 1st Gear VIN: 2A4RR5DX7A
Van runs fine in the beginning from home for 2 miles and slows down to merge into free way and getting to speed up with the free way traffic speed, my trans is not up shift, stuck in 1st gear with 45 mph @ 4000 rpm. It was scary that a car behind might hit my ...
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2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3FAFP07ZX6
My shop received this car with a blown motor. Replaced motor with used unit. No codes. Acceleration off the line was very lethargic. Initially car idled well in park, but inconsistently surged when put into gear, sometimes violently. With slight acceleration w...
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2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3FAFP07Z46
Got this '06 Fusion that recently had head gasket replaced. Car runs fine off of idle. Has erratic loping idle and will sometimes stall. Cutting a/c on or putting in gear makes problem worse, but doesn't have to be on for car to lope and stall once it warms up...
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1997 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 6.5L block VIN: 1GDJK34F3V
hello all, I've only started working on diesels in the last couple of years so I need a little help on this one. this truck has a coolant leak between engine and trans. I pulled the torque conerter cover off and pressure tested. coolant appears to be leaking f...
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2004 Honda S2000 2.2L Electronic Power Steering VIN: JHMAP21424
Surges on start up sometimes, Hard to turn right on start up sometimes then it clears up and steers as designed.
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2006 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Auto Leveling VIN: YS3ED49G76
I need to know the square wave values for testing the height sensors front and rear. I do not own a Tech 2 but have a Launch pad and Snap On Solus. Is there a way to get into the auto leveling system to test with my equipment. I have a 4 channel lab scope that...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Cam Sensor VIN: 5UXFA53502
Well, it's not fixed but I'm probably a vanos expert by now. Both cam and crank sensors have good waveforms at the computer. I could not find any know good examples to compare wether they are in the right orientation to each other when reading them superimpose...
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L reduced power
Installed pcm from salvage yard. We were now able to program it. Vehicle is fixed.
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2004 Honda S2000 2.2L Eps VIN: JHMAP21424
Tried all, seems to be electronic, sometimes when cold it performs perfect, Honda owners say do not replace rack, the issue is electronic. Still need help from anyone familiar with Honda S2000 Electronic Steering.
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2008 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Engine VIN: 1J8GN58K88
I'm going with Michael from NY on this one cuz it's sounds exactly like what I'm experiencing. The vehicle in question is a used car that we're putting out front. Given the circumstances, and the fact that it will be sold with an aftermarket warranty, I'm done...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L heating system VIN: WDBCA3309L
First, a big Thank You to all who helped! The aftermarket mono valve inserts don't work. I have replaced two, from a reputable supplier (Worldpac) and surely when you tried three parts without ANY change your confidence suffers a bit. New OEM valve with the ho...
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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3AJ26E04
Thanks to Robert. I had assumed my technician had checked all his basics. When he had first suggested wires crossed, I thought impossible since vehicle has 2 coils and 2 companion wires. But then I remembered pulling coils and wires out yesterday to re verif...
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