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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF2360W
Truck came to me would no go over 10 miles mhr, trans fluid burnt. Tried pulling service codes , would not communicate with PCM (transmission module). Went on with trans rebuild thinking after replacing solenoids would remedy communication problem with PCM... Trouble codes: P1698 (No transmission buss message), 1693 (Dtc in companion modules)
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTYR14V3X
HOW DO I USE MY OSCILLOSCOPE TO TEST THE PCM SIGNALS TO THE TR SENSOR? I haven't used it on a tran diag before. Thanks Slips or flares when shifting into second. I'm not sure if it's fluid pressure or the electric signal. 4R44E Transmission broke ...
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Heater VIN: 1FMRU17W21
Replaced heater core and blend door actuator. I have heat in the rear and none up front . There is no pressure in the coolant reservior and the coolant in the reservior is ice cold. The heater hoses get hot. The radiator hoses get hot but there is no press...
2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5L Misfire VIN: 3FAHP0HAXA
Vehicle came with a diagnosis of a compression issue on #2. Scoped coils, injectors and cylinder pressure waveform as well as a relative compression test. It passed the relative compression perfectly. Coil ramps looked ok. Plugs were 3 original plugs and 1... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire Cyl 2), P0301 (Misfire Cyl 1)
2015 Ford Escape S 2.5L Stall, stall in park mostly VIN: 1FMCU0F70F
STALLS, only happens after warms up, runs good going down the road, It is a sporadic problem that happens mostly after coming to a stop and putting vehicle in Park. The idle will drop about 200 rpm, then either idle back up to 750 or 900 or will stall. som...
2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Traction control VIN: WDDHF5GB1A
This vehicle sat in a climate controlled garage for over two years following the death of its owner. Once the vehicle owner's widow felt inclined, she had a general repair shop near her tow the car in to get it running. New batteries were installed and the...

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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L2R
Thanks to all who replied. The Ac-Delco ECM fixed it. With vehicle prices & the economy what they are we're likely going to find ourselves with ever increasing numbers of high mileage older vehicles. There just isn't much out there in terms of late model low... Trouble codes: P0341 (cam sensor), P0342 (cam/crank correlation).
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L cooling system temperature VIN: 3GCPCREA5C
replaced thermostat, and checked the air bleed port in the radiator, as joe mentioned. found this port to only have a very small oriface type opening. used a larger drill bit to open this opening up. problem resolved. temperature still fluctuates, but not take...
2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve 2.7L Ipc VIN: 2LMTJ8LP9G
Well the draw seems to have disappeared we have drove the vehicle multiple times and rechecked and now is only .016ma not sure if we disturbed something that caused it to go away but the customer is taking the vehicle and said they would let us know if the pro...
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