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1999 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L engine VIN: JH4DC2391X
Owner purchased car, does not know if oil level was full. Drives almost 1 week & check engine light comes on then oil light comes on when driving. Checked oil & was 3 quarts low. He added till full. Drove 1 day & was .5 qt low. We see & smell oil smoke from ta...
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1986 Audi 5000 S 2.2L Hydraulic VIN: WAUFB0445G
This car will intermittently apply the brakes all by itself. Customer is driving down the road and the car starts to drag without him touching the pedal. The brakes will apply so tight that the car will grind to a halt. When this happens the pedal gets very ti...
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Headlights VIN: WAUCB88D7V
Hello gruop! This Audi has no headlights only. Parking lamp circuit works, flash to pass works but no headlights. I am not sure if the ignition switch can cause this symptom with no other trouble. My wiring diagram in Alldata is unclear. Any help would be grea...
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1988 BMW 528e 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBADK8308J
This car originally came to the shop with a rod knock. Customer decided to sell instead of repair. Purchased the car for a good friend. We pulled the motor and completely rebuilt it. Valve guides, valves, rings, bearings, etc. 10K miles ago. The problem is tha...
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1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L battery VIN: 1G4W53L1M1
battery is being drained while vehicle is off, there is a draw which goes away when the 40 amp fuse marked "ip" is removed. any assistance would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L belt VIN: 13C5464K4S
Hello everyone, let me thank you in advance for any help.When I first test drove this car I thought it had a supercharger and that was making niose. When I popped the hood and saw that it did not I wanted to look closer because it came in for something else. T...
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1996 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L a/c air controls VIN: 1G4HR52K8T
I replaced evap and recharged a/c system. After the repair the custormer informed me that the air was not coming from the center and side ducts. I scaned date and had a code 41 air door mix problem. I tested the programer with info from all-data and tested bad...
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1967 Cadillac deville 429CID directional switch VIN: F7100736CA
tHIS CAR HAS A LOCK TAB BROKEN IN DIRECTIONAL SWITCH HAVE LOOKED EVERYWHERE FOR SWITCH. ANY HELP IN LOCATING A NEW OR USED SWITCH WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL.. IF IT MATTERS THIS CAR HAS A TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN. THANKS MUCH.
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1988 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G8CS13R8G
I have this 89 Blazer that has no injector pulse while cranking. I have no vrefpulse on the scanner while cranking but it is picking up RPM refrence while the engine is running. You can spray the TBI and it will fire right off and run all day long but it will ... Trouble codes: 24 (no vss), 32 (egr fault), 53 (fuel pump relay open), 45 (rich)
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L left front output shaft diff)
Has anyone ever encountered the "stuck" left output shaft on the front differential. I removed the entire diff and even used a slide hammer, it will not BUDGE! The passenger side practically fell out. Customer is questioning my ability, (so am I)anyone HELP!
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 4wd VIN: 2GCEK19RXW
Hello everyone,the 4wd will not engage if I select 4hi or 4lo ,led on switch will flash for longer than normal and no engagement.I have same year Tahoe and borrowed the 4wd switch and module from this vehicle,same symptoms.I've checked all fuses and grounds an...
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1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L front calipers VIN: 1GBJG31RZX
help, I picked up account, need to get this fixed, pulls left when braking, I've replaced everything but abs actuator(see history), seems like right caliper not applying enougth pressure, I've done abs stops and bled system, probably 15 times, the lines from t...
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L trans/abs? VIN: 1GNEL19W3Y
This van came in for a brake job, which we did but the customer said it was skidding and clunking. Test drove and it clunks quite hard sometimes when braking and makes a short skid. This is different than when the abs engages. checked all wheels for loose part...
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1990 Chrysler New Yorker Landau 3.3L Fuel System VIN: 1C3XC66R7L
The engine won't start. The injectors won't open to let fuel into the intake. The PCm was replaced, and all electrical connections were rechecked. Electrical connectors to injectors were check with a noid light, and thought the light flashed it was dim. Any he...
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1990 Chrysler New Yorker Landau 3.3L Fuel System VIN: 1C3XC66R7L
The engine won't start. The injectors won't open to let fuel into the intake. The PCm was replaced, and all electrical connections were rechecked. Electrical connectors to injectors were check with a noid light, and thought the light flashed it was dim. Any he...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L airbag light VIN: 2C8GP74L91
Hi all I could use a little help with an airbag light dilema. I have an airbag light on at all times. no codes but there is an info flag that shows while checking codes that says (cluster messages not recieved /no codes). I have checked powers and grounds as w...
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1989 Dodge Dakota 2.5L Temp Guage VIN: 1B7FL16G6K
Truck came in temp fluctuating and belching steam from tailpipe cooling system had over 1000 ppm HC. Replaced head gasket and repaired head (cracks). After warm up temp came up and went hot checked coolant level good. Replaced temp sender- nothing, replaced gu...
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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L abs VIN: 3B7KC23D9V
Hellow fellow techs, I am really pulling my hair out on this one. This is a Kelsey-Hayes 4wheel EBC-5H system. brake pedal is hard, pedal will pulsate just before final stop (4-0mph). customer states that the amber abs light will come on intermitently (no code...
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1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1FV3GVFAC1
The engine will not start, injector pump pressure is low and we don't know if it is computer related. We bought this 98 freightliner FL 60 wrecked with major front end damage. lift pump was bad, so we replaced it now we are able to get low pressure out of the ...
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2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL46R22
Hi, I'm hoping to get a little Chrysler help on this car. The MIL had been 3 weeks ago w/ code P1495- Lead detection pump solenoid. We went through the diagnostic flowchart on my Mitchell for that code and found that we had a good power and ground signal when... Trouble codes: P1495 (Leak detect. pump solenoid)
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1991 Eagle Talon 2.0L computer controls VIN: 4E3CS44RXM
I got this vehicle from a customer after they installed a used engine. The story is that the original engine had a timing belt falure and damaged valves. I am not sure this was exactly correct, however I am trying to get this thing going for a customer that is...
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FRD78HHHH
just replaced engine with reman unit. can not make sence of setting the distibutor in time. if i get it where the timing is correct 10btdc spout removed then the rotor is half way between #1 and the next plug wire, if I set it so the rotor is pointing towards ...
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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L steering box VIN: 2FACP74F1L
This car came into our shop with a bad power steering leak. Upon inspection we discovered that the top cover of the steering gear box was cracked & leaking. We put on a used gear box & sent them on their way. About 1 week later the car returns with a bad steer...
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FBHE31H9P
I've got an E350 in the fleet with 140,000 very hard miles on it (most in constant one to four mile trips). It stalls intermittently mostly when put into gear after warming up yet sometimes will stall when coming to a complete stop in gear. The driver complain...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP57U6T
this car came in with the mil light on.it came on after the customer purchased gas.(on empty)it set the codes.wierd cause has anyone come acroos this Trouble codes: P0133, P1131, P1358
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L OBD II Test Failure VIN: 1FTEF15N1T
Hello Techs, This is my first post, I need some help. The problem is this truck will not pass the IM 240 emission test. The PO 1000 code stays in the computer and none of the readiness monitors have reset. The customer has tried for a few months and a few sh... Trouble codes: P00, 1000 (OBD II Sytems Tests Incomplete)
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L crankshaft/flywheel VIN: 2FMDA5142T
This vehicle was towed in after customer said it stalled and would not start.We tried cranking it over and it sounded like the starter drive was broken. We installed a rebuilt starter and had the same problem. Upon further inspection we found that if you turn ...
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1997 Ford LN LN7000 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 1FDNR72CXV
Yes this vehicle has only 19,204 miles, clean engine, no coolant or oil leaks, mint shape. Customer came to us with poor acceleration, stalling, no power. Upon intital inspection found transfer pump leaking out of the primer, replaced with no improvment. Check...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX18W8V
Hello we have a ford f-150 that has both banks coming up with lean codes.The maf has been replaced,both upstream o2 sensors,the fuel trims are in the normal range at cruise speeds,but at idle the trims go to the - limit and read error. We have checked visably ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Starter VIN: 3FALP113XW
Greetings, This is an odd one that seems like it should be a simple fix, yet I'm stumped. The vehicle has had a no start condition, on and off, for 2 years. Out of the blue, sometimes, it won't crank the starter. When this occurs, all it does is click. The dea...
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR14E01
Hey guys, I seem to get all the good ones. This truck is a CAA truck & carries alot of batteries & stuff. originally brought to us for a rough idle &lack of power. cust. had installed new plugs.(cust. is a tow company).found wires were bad. replaced and then m... Trouble codes: P1131 (ho2s-11 lack of switch/lean), P1137 (ho2s-12 lack of switch/lean), P1151 (ho2s-21lack of switch/lean)
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2004 Ford Excursion XLS 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FMSU41P24
THE VEHIHICLE SURGES INTERMIITENTLY AND STOPS.DURING SURGING THE PCM IS NOT COMMUNICATE WITH THE WDS AND NOT ABLE TO ACCES THE PIDS.HEARD SOME SOUND COMES FROM THE CJB AND IT IS COMING FROM FUEL PUMP RELAY. PCM IS DEACTIVATING THE FUEL RELAY CONTROL AT THE RAT...
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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L ignition switch VIN: JHMCA5649K
This car will not shut off with the ignition switch.When the switch is in the off position,the following still have power with the switch disconnected or in the off postion: engine,pgm-fi system,cruise control,power windows,power sunroof,turn signials,wipers, ...
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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2HGED6451M
This vehicle failed smog check because basic timing is at 45BTDC. Spec is 18. I tried to adjust the timing (with timing conector shorted) and it will move to 35 BTDC. I've checked for #1 at TDC and timing indicator (single mark on dampner) lines up properly. T...
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2000 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L fuel gauge VIN: 1GGCS144XY
when you frist start truck the fuel gauge works, but after 30 to 90 seconds it goes to empty and low fuel lighe comes on. we've scanned it , and checked power to sender no problems were found. any info would be helpful... thanks
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2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GL48K54
hello Jeep experts. This one's mine. bought brand new 6 month's ago. It has been running rough all the time but worst when cold. misfire on all cyl. very rich out the exhaust. rotten egg smell from cats. first time back to dealer. replaced plugs cam and crank ...
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2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L hard start VIN: KNAGD12853
This car belongs to a courier service that I do all maintenance and repairs for. Since doing a fuel filter, the car has had a hard time starting. I have good spark, no DTCs, but I have a long crank condition before the vehicle will start. Even turning on the k...
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2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Air Bag Warning Lamp VIN: 1LNHM82W71
After reviewing TSB for a new wiring overlay kit, could anyone inform me on what all is involved in installing this new Overlay Kit. Article # 02-13-4
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1994 Mazda B4000 LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4F4CR16XXR
hello, this truck has come back to me for this same complaint. cust. states, car sputters, and dies when driving. i have not experienced it as of yet, and we are playing catch up on the maintance. it has a slightly rough idle, but the fuel trim numbers look o...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Battery VIN: WDBGA32E3P
Hello, need some help from M-B or import specialists. This car has a constant 190 mA drain. Was able to clear drain by removing fuse #17 at underhood fuse panel. This fuse powers the instrument cluster, turnsignal\hazard flasher, dome light; and who knows what...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L timuing tensionor VIN: 5JKI89KHF4
i am affraid to even put my hands into this guys any clue before i spill some gravy ???
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L engine VIN: 4A3CT64U7M
Hey Guys, We installed a used engine in this car with 82000 miles on it. The engine was actually out of a 92 Talon 2.0 turbo AWD. The same exact engine as we pulled out. The problem is that at 2300 to 2500 rpm's we are getting a horrible vibration. We have re...
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1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Rings or valves VIN: JA3AM84J3S
Car is smoking worse than the Marlboro man. On the right two tailpipes, liquid oil is coming out. Don't usually work on these cars, and trying to find good advice to give customer. Is anything typical that causes this much oil to enter exhaust system? Also, if...
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1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N4DL0D7WC
Car came in for an engine miss with a check engine light on (code p0300 multiple cylinder misfire), also complaining that car would stall from time to time while driving. After performing preliminary checks I found that the plugs were fowled and the plug wires...
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1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L rear brake shoes VIN: 1G3AJ51N3K
when customer first came in, the complaint was rear brake noise and a drag as though the brakes never disengage. It was determined by the technician that the noise was caused by the brakes being locked and that replacing the master cylinder and proportioning v...
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1992 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L No Start VIN: 1G3NL1430N
This car came in on the end of a chain(WE don't use wreckers here):). any way it won't start. it tries, it will backfire in the exhaust and the intake. acts like flooded but not. The scanneer shows no rpm sig. while cranking. I checked the crank pos. sensor. I...
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1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L ABS lite and Brake lite on at same time VIN: 1G3WH52M5S
This car came in for rear brakes. The brake calipers were stuck. The brakes worked at one time, because the brake pads were worn out. I replaced the calipers and brake pads.I had a tough time bleeding the brakes. I'm aware of the check valves closing off the p...
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1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L MIL Lamp on, fuel smell VIN: 1P3EJ46C4V
It seems that after several days of normal driving, customer will experience a fuel odor and also complain of "service light" coming on. Performance of vehicle does not seem to be affected, however as stated above, service light and fuel odor are a complaint. Trouble codes: P0442
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1990 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4S4BC63CXL
Thanks in advance for any help. I've got a strange one here. First, I bought the car without an engine and installed a wrecking yard unit, so history on the engine is unknown. Installed the engine and finally got it running, when it is running, it runs great a...
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1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L Stall VIN: 4S3BK638S7
hi guys i'm working on this subaru that stalls about two times a day hard to duplicate. have verified it stalls and restarts right away. noticed the monitors cleared and return to not ready.checked the main relay recorded the signal to the relay quit before th...
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1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BD675XW
Any thoughts? Does anyone have any idea where I can get a pair of cylinder heads for this vehicle besides the dealer. $350.00 bare head, $575.00 remn head.
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L head gaskets VIN: 4S3BG6856X
This is more of a probe for information than anything else. Trying to minimize some damage control done by one of my tech's. He replaced the timing belt and water pump yesterday, he also forgot to tighten down the lower radiator hose clamp at the radiator and ...
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1991 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Cooling system VIN: JS3TD01VXM
Truck came in for a leak complaint. The radiator had a pin hole near the cap. hoses were OE. Overfill was overfull. Checked coolant for exhaust gases with a Head gasket leak detector. (which I have little faith in) Recomended replacement of water pump. After r...
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2003 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.0L Door locks VIN: JS2RC4IHX3
This customer has lost one of the two electric door lock key fobs that came with the car as OEM equipment. I found a dealer who has a part number for the transmitter but they will not give me the information I need to code the unit to the car. Can anyone pleas...
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1991 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L lubrication VIN: JT2EL44D7M
need help from some of you Toyota experts, I did a bunch of work to the engine due to the customer overheating it. Pulled the head off, and found 2 burnt valves. did the work and all appeared ok. then got a call from him about 2 weeks later saying it was using...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K7W
Hello This Camry has been an intermittent but ongoing problem for us. We had replaced the ignition wires and spark plugs during a 60K service last fall and since then our customer has been experiencing intermittent rough running conditions and MIL lamp on. P0... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected), P0301 (cyl. 1 misfire detected), P0304 (cyl4 misfire detected)
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2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L srs liht VIN: JT21FKF554
sorry can any one helP me this car has the srs flushing nad the code is #35 but i do not know the deffi. can any boby help me and let me know whats the mining of the code is thank you.
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no power
I have a tdi jetta that is giving me a headache. This car has no power under load, runs ok but does not have the acceleration it should. The first thing we did was to clean a very plugged intake manifold. After roadtesting and finding no change, i connected my...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, RPMS HUNTS UP N DOW VIN: WVWMA63BXX
techs need some help.. i towed car and replaced battery.. it had a surge problem and stall.. codes for throttle actuator problem.. found rad-hose was binding diaphram lever by throttle..still has surge at part throttle in bay and stall driving..any ideas or ex... Trouble codes: 17953 (trottle actuator problem), 18010
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L MIL Lamp on, LACK OF POWER VIN: YV1SZ58D21
custmer says that car lost power on hyw. after cooling off drove normally. there is limited info on diag for these codes. with the snap-on scan tool, looking at the throttle angle at idle it varys from 7.8% to 16.4% with no input at the gas pedal. is this the ... Trouble codes: P0121, P1652 (safety fuel cut-off), P1609
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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6CD1337L
Thanks to all suggestions, vehicle passed with flying colors, as suggested by many, I cleaned the egr jets which are visible below throttle body, retarded timing to 6 deg instead of 10deg as suggested by gm bulletin, drove vehicle longer to get new cat operati... Trouble codes: 49 (thermactor air problem).
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1992 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 2GGEG25K7N
Thanks to all who responded so quickly this van is repaired! It seems I might have been the only one who didnt understand fully how this system operates. The ecm commands the vacuum solenoid on when coolant temp is above 25 degrees centigrade, trans is not in ...
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1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52MXT
After extensive testing and then part swapping, the vehicle is gone but probably will be back. Let me go over the majority of the replies. Some said EGR sticking open, intake gaskets leaking, pressure regulator leaking, Map sensor glitching but not setting a c... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L cooling fans VIN: 1G1ND52M4W
Thanks Guys for all your assistance, after letting the vehicle run the fans did come on at around 225 degrees as all of you said, so it appears as the vehicle is performing within specs (go GM) thank you all once again for your assistance, you Guys are great
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Stall, HARD RESTART VIN: 1C3EJ56H2S
Sorry for the delay on this fix, but we wanted to be sure. Customer says car has been running fine, has stalled a couple of times, but generally happy with the way it runs. I suspect a combination of things; it would be nice to pinpoint something and say 'this...
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C4GP44R6Y
First I would like to thank everyone that replied. A few replies included checking the alternator. I did check the alternator output to make sure that the alternator wasn't the reason for the discharged battery and it tested good. The Pcm controlls the alterna...
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1975 Fiat 124 Spider 1.8L low pedal VIN: 124CS1X009
Well, I fixed this FIAT (mostly). At least the customer is happy, even if if I'm not completely satisfied. The pedal travel still seems excessive to me. One thing I found that helped a bunch was that one of the (new) rear rotors had .014' of run-out. Machining...
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1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FACP72G7M
Thanks to all, this car is fixed. The boss finally found a rebuilt carb from 'Mr Carburetor'. I don't know where it is located, but it seems to be a good product, car runs well and customer is very happy. Had lots of responses. Mostly telling me to change over...
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L steering VIN: 1FALP62W6V
Hello fello techs, Thank you to all who replied. I had a disgruntled customer, so I offered to change the strut rod bushings at my expense. After doing so, the car still pulled to the left when braking. I told the customer she needed to replace lower ball join...
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1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L wipers VIN: 2FMDA5143V
Great replies, teurns out the windshield had been replaced and was leaking down the drivers A pillar onto the GEM causing the odd electrical activity. Body shop resealed glass and all has been well. Thanks guys. Dave
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP65L8W
Hello everyone and thanks to those who responded with information. Replies ranged from info on how the fuel trim works to comments about the cats being famous for plugging. Only one reply addressed the runner control, which as it turns out was just being affec... Trouble codes: P0420, P1519.
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L radio VIN: 1FTRW07692
Most of the replies hit the nail on the head. The windshield was leaking into the fuse panel. The terminals were green and rusty. We replaced the fuse box, sealed the windshield and all is well now. Thanks to all the responses.
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2004 Ford Excursion XLS 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FMSU41P24
replaced ficm and vehicle runs for one day and the same problem came back
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1997 GMC C1500 Sierra GT 4.3L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14W9V
the customer declined any further repairs to this vehicle so unfortunately we do not have any idea what is wrong with this vehicle. thank you anyways for all the ideas we received. Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected).
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2001 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTDT19W71
great responses! 30 amp fuse blown under/behind battery. air pump siezed. replaced and blew out check valves.good place for a fuse panel huh? Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0410.
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1986 Honda Civic 1.5L Surge VIN: JHMAK5436G
I am going to close this request without finding any reason for the throttle to stick on. Customer called to tell me they completed their trip to another province, with no problems. This one is a mystery. Thanks to everyone that answered.
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, code p1361 VIN: 1HGCD5631T
I would like to thank everybody for their input towards my problem. First I would like to say that All-data was no help, I followed their diagnostic procedure for code p1361 to the 'T' and still came up with no answer. After a few replies from my fellow AITN m... Trouble codes: P1361.
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Battery VIN: JNKCA2108T
I would like to thank those who responded to my inquiry. We isolated the problem to the radio circuit and to the unit itself. The customer want to go through Infinity for the repair since the dealer had done some electrical work in the dash within the year h...
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1985 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJAY1348F
Lots of good suggestions on this one ranging from coolant temperature sensor to MAF adjust to valve adjustments...but what seems to have solved the customer's main concern was a new O2 sensor! It seemed pretty sluggish, so we changed it. He has been driving no...
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1992 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L ABS system VIN: SALHV1240N
We did replace swivel housing seals, bearings and CV joint. Test drove the car, and so far everything works fine. The thing is, that we did not see any oil leak from the swivel housing, outside it was bone dry. We did check oil anyway, and there was nothing, s...
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2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L ABS Light TC Light VIN: SALPM16402
I was able to clear the abs and traction light using the snap on scanner under OBD2 functions. I do not know what set the lights off after the brakes were finished but i called the customer and the lights have stayed off since. Thank you all again for your tim...
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1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Limp mode VIN: 1YVGE22A2P
Car is FIXED!!! We were correct all along. The ECM was bad. Original was bad and 2 used replacments were bad! I ordered one from www.ecm-ecu-online.com they said it was a used one also but they tested it first. Now the original and the first of the replaceme...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA45DXG
Well folks, another fiasco caused by faulty replacement parts. We had concluded that the problem had to be the ECU control unit after testing everything under the sun. The only piece of advise that we had overlooked was testing the charging system for any irre...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL 3.5L Ex. valve VIN: JHM7665KMA
Recieved 11 exellent replies, the general consensus is that while you might could do it without the big crowfoot wrench , its hard enough to do with it, just find one.Mac tools locally can get on for less than 30.00.Secondary question on 134 conversion varied ...
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Clutch hydraulics - slave VIN: JN1CA21D95
No nasty follow up calls! Car has now worked longer without failure that at any other point in this ordeal, I am calling it fixed! Summary of responses: I received 6 responses. 3 responses reinforced the idea of replacing the clutch as the ultimate answer. 2...
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1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L hard start VIN: 1G3NB52M9V
I had installed niehoff injectors, they looked diffrent a little taller than originals, but since all six were being replaced, I made the call,Now I removed the six and installed six new from factory, vehicle still cranked a little before starting but not like...
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1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L oil consumption VIN: 1G8ZK5270W
the customer did not want to fix the problem at this time. this summer he will have me try the top end cleaner suggested by many of the replies. if that doesn't work i'll tear down the motor and clean the rings and clynders as suggested. thanks for all the rep...
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1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L awd VIN: JF1BC6736P
hi guys thanks for the replies. Found out a lot.checked speed sensor found ok ohm solenoid ok. several answers were internal problem in tranfer unit in the rear of the transmision. tried flushing found same . advised repairs of the unit. customer declined.than...
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1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 4TARN01PXR
Thank you for all the replies. Most of them were right on the money. The timing chain rubbed into the cover putting two groves on the drivers side. I cant understand why my tech missed this with the cover off the first time but it wont happen again on my watch...
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1995 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT4VN13D85
I am sorry. Someone else at my work used my name ( i was autologged on the computer) to post a help request. He did not have my permission. I am not sure of the fix, but i suspect it was mis-routed vacuum lines. i have now changed the password and no longer ...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Stall VIN: 4T1BG12KIT
Most of you were right on trac. Iam sorry it took so long. This is what i did to determin what the fix would be,I unhooked the vacum line going to the EGR and then let the customer drive it to see if the problem continued. The customer got back to me the other...
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BA02E8T
good evening techs this car came back into the shop the other day for a another try i took a gamble replaced the vacume transducer it has completed two drive cycles with no sevice engine soon light ill asume that this part was a defect sometimes you would gues... Trouble codes: P0401.
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L a/c compresser VIN: 5TDZT34A51
Well troops, here is the final outcome. After contacting Toyota customer service and servicing dealer, it looks like Toyota is stepping up and helping out my customer. Thanks to all the responses, especially the Toyota techs who apparantly see this problem on ...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L imbolizer VIN: 3VWCA21C1Y
well thanks for all the info you gentelman supplied problems ranged from loose terminals on key cyl,bad connections at dash ,poorly twisted wires from ring to cluster,instrument cluster problem.I think the best advice was from fred from texas regarding what ha...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5578W
As Robert said, DAVE nailed it. P1308 converts to Volvo code 444. Accelerator sensor or what Volvo calls 'ACCELEROMETER' which sells for close to 400 clams. The idea is on bumpy roads to turn off missfire detection to avoid false codes. Mounted on the front of...
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