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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L wipers VIN: 1G1YY22G0W
I don't have any idea, installed according to all instructions I can find.. Really need someone with fluent GM experience I think. all my online data tell me the same way, but the tech sheet made me turn the wipers on then turn off key, install crank arm in th...
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L repeat compressor failure VIN: 1GNEC13T5Y
Is anyone using "new" Omega USA "clone" Denso 10S20F compressors (GM applications Tahoe/Suburban with rear air) with long term success? Current Compressor replaced 10/2014, approx. 4K ago, is locked up. It replaced prior compressor (also Omega clone install...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L cooling fan INOP VIN: 3C8FY78G83
Vehicle was brought in to my shop over heating with a blown head gasket and cooling fan INOP. Removed head and sent to the machine shop. Head was surfaced and pressure checked ( OK ) . Tested cooling fan and found fan motor burnt up. Replaced head gasket and c... Trouble codes: P0688 (ASD Relay Sense Voltage)
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2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL55R84
Vehicle was towed in for no start, no crank, batt dead on arrival. Customer describes he drove the vehicle and parked it, came back from lunch with a no start. Code P1200 was stored six times in the TCM with three different definitions after attempting to sta... Trouble codes: P0012, C0079, P1200, P1200, P1200
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: WD0PD64465
I responded to this truck stopped on the side of the road, with a scanner a test light and a smart phone. Determined the failed fuse and proceeded to unplug all ECM driven actuators, fuel solenoids, rail and pump mounted, waste gate actuator, glow plug relay e... Trouble codes: P2199 (Fuel quantity solenoid short to ground), P2502 (Fuel quantity solenoid short to ground), P2152 (Starter relay circuit short to ground), P1615 (ECM supply voltage low)
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Shifting VIN: 2FMZA5144X
Replaced transmission with used unit from local salvage yard. On test drive vehicle bangs and lurches. Pulled stored DTC'S had codes P1746 and P1760 and overdrive light flashes. Salvage yard sent used solenoids and removed side cover installed used solenoids a...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNW21L5Y
We have to replace a cylinder head. Does anyone know of a good website video for cab removal? Thank you
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Stall
Hi, I went on a call for this truck that took a while to start for the customer. When she got to town and shut it off, it would spin but not restart. I tapped on the FICM with a [...] and was able to start the truck. I drove it about 2 blocks and it stalled o...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FTSF31P44
Thanx in advance for any help and suggestions. This truck came to me with the engine removed and partially disassembled. Cylinders 6&8 had damaged piston tops and scored walls from what appeared to be valve contact and or injector failure. I have a replacement...
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2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.2L Excessive Emissions, Monitiors VIN: 1FTRF3B66B
Heres a real Gem For you IATN guys out there, I have a fleet vehicle here that came in for failing emissions. It had set cat codes and had an open wire on the vent valve ground circuit which was repaired, the cats were changed due to a damaged substrate and o2... Trouble codes: P1639
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2007 Infiniti G35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNKBV61E57
This car came in from another shop after they were unable to relearn the idle. We too were unable to relearn the idle. Suddenly, the car died. Now it won't crank. I get those 3 codes on my MaxiDAS DS708. I'm leaning toward a bad ECM for one specific reason. No... Trouble codes: B2193 (Chain of BCM), B260F, U1000 (Can Comm circuit)
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1975 Jeep CJ5 5.0L No Start
Thanks in advance for any help,working on a 75 cj vehicle was towed in for engine noise but was a crank no start when i got it all plugs were fuel fouled replaced all spark plugs too start also removed fuel line at carburator and verified operation of fuel pum...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ7853P
This Jeep came in with multiple issues. The ignition switch was bad so we replaced it and the customer replaced the crank sensor. It's getting spark but not a sustained injector pulse. It will start and run if we spray gas in the intake. We scoped the cam sens...
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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J8GR48K07
OK, Jeep came in on the hook, died while driving. No codes present, or pending. Won't run or idle without foot on the gas, and wont start without foot to the floor. Plugs were 100 years old so replaced those and could smell raw fuel in cylinders. Truck runs li...
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1986 Lincoln Continental 5.0L a/c VIN: 1LNBD97F3G
I have this linc with auto a/c in it it blows cold but switches between panel and defrost by its self I tired to put codes from panel but shows nothing I am not sure where to go from here could anyone send me in the right direction with this one. thanks for ta...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK65G61
Car came in with a p0150 and p0155,p0135 tested an had 14 volts at both left and right front sensors, and continuity from the sensors to the pcm. replaced both front sensors with Mercedes oem sensors. code p0135 is now pending, erases code and road tested, the... Trouble codes: P0135, P0150, P0155
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2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid 2.3L Temp control VIN: 4M2CU98H66
New customer just purchased this vehicle. This is a hybrid, has the rear unit for hybrid battery cooling. Came in with low state of charge but unable to locate leaks. Did an evacuate and recharged 2 lbs. 9 oz. according to all data specs. Low pressure seemed l...
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2005 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LX41F65
Trying to install new pcm. Apparently you can reprogram with J2534, but can only initialize a new pcm with the MUTIII tool. My info said that it simply needs a vin write. The dealer says that it needs a theft module(300 cocos) and a reprogram at 150 cocos. The... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient egr detected), P0069 (Baro/map sensor)
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y3V
This should be a simple fix but it's proving not so. Car came from another shop that has been tossing parts at this Nissan. Vent Solonoid is New, PCM has been tried, Wiring from pcm is good 12 Volts good at valve. Smoke tested canister and Valve seals well. Wh... Trouble codes: P0446
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2004 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6MD29Y74
After several months customer came back now with ck engine light on. Codes for o2 sensor codes. I looked at help data base. Checked maf voltage. Ok unplugged o2 sensors b1, b2 voltage stayed the same. Cleaned grounds on intake. Customer says sometimes transmis... Trouble codes: P1168 (Closed loop function b2 no closed loop function), P0132 (O2 signal high b1 s1), P0152 (02 signal high b2 s1)
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2008 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L Hoses VIN: 1G2ZH17N28
We have this wonderful G6. The exhaust has burned through the steering hoses. We have replaced the hoses and engine mounts and still have minimal clearance between exhaust pipe and hoses which run across the top of the steering gear. I am afraid that if I let ...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6850V
this is my sons car, it suddenly began to misfire & had a Po341 & began to run poorly. Reaplced the camshaft sensor with no improvement. Pulled timing cover to ck for belt being off, it was good. Have ckd. spark & compression & all seems good (120 psi) on all ... Trouble codes: P0341
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2004 Subaru Outback H6 35th Anniversary Edition 3.0L control VIN: 4S3BH81544
Hello every, We have a 04 outback and the automatic HVAC control is totally dead. It will not light up or work/control anything.Checkd all power and grounds to control and all checked o.k. replaced control/module with new one from dealer and same thing.Totally...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG28K3W
So now this is the question, this engine light goes on and off with three codes, cam circuit fault, crank circuit fault and ignitor 1 circuit fault. Which one is causing the problem the cam, crank or ignitor (coil) or is it a wiring problem) Trouble codes: P1300, P0340, P1335
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2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Starting VIN: JTDKB20U77
We replaced used engine as the original was knocking. Now , unable to start engine, the dash light is not showing ready to start. All lights and fuses are good. Hold brake peddle, push power, wait for dash lights, to confirm ready, and not receiving any signal...
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on
Thanks again everyone for all the info. It turns out the first junkyard TCM I got was also bad, I guess this is a common problem on 99's and early 00's. I ended up buying another one on ebay with a later production date with a 30 day warranty for only $26 buck... Trouble codes: P1747, P1770, P1765, P1748, P1750, P1749.
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L comp. VIN: 2GCEC19W61
Sorry about the mileage. It has 184,800 miles. And now the rest of the story. I called the customer this morning and asked if anyone else has done any AC work at all on the truck, and he said no. I have known him for 30+ years, and trust him. I never use seale...
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2007 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L Won't fill VIN: 1C3LC46K77
THANKS for the replies! Looks like a vapor canister is the best bet! I have one ordered, but the owner has not returned...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L lamp out message VIN: 3D7KU28C84
OK first off thanks to everyone that replied with suggestions, end result ended up just being the fact that someone recently replaced the headlamp lenses with TYC brand housings which come with (black) front turn signal sockets, these DO NOT work well apparent...
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2003 Ford E-350 Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMNE31L93
This one is partly our fault win i first checked it I told the tech to replace #8 coil he mostly works on Dodges and.. replaced #4 coil{brain fart} I did not check after him, had a random miss fire witch was worse on#8. So off i went compression was fine ,smok...
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U73
thanks for all the help.alternator was going bad.after a long period of time idling turned everything on ac headights etc.meeter on battery started to show a discharge.replaced alternater with new all is well.thanks again. jim
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2007 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L air temp VIN: 1FMFU16537
Thank you to Jesse for the idea of using a borescope. We looked down the left center vent and could see the blend door not closing all the way. We removed the instrument panel and found a vent clip air freshener that was blocking the door. Thank you to all who...
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2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L front calipers VIN: KMHWF35H75
thanks for the replys everyone, the culprit was the rubber grommet that the brake light switch rest on had been replaced with a bolt and the bolt was holding pressure against the pedal causing the brakes to stick. thanks again for the responses.
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1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF22E0S
Wow, thank you all who replied my question. I think the car has been fixed. Most of Tech indicated that the vacuum leak is the problem. I did not recheck the vacuum leak because I replaced the broken air boot, missing the step of recheck vacuum leak. After re... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim bank 1).
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBJF65J81
Thanks for the replies. It was the aftermarket alarm system installed by "professional alarm installer". They covered the trace very good. Anyway, I restore the wires as OEM, It start right up. Again, thanks for your helps.
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2007 Nissan Armada SE 5.6L No Start VIN: 5N1BA08A07
check the ecm relay power and it checked out good also change the ecm relay with the fog relay n still the same thing. got a new ecm from the dealer, programmed it and worked
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