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1992 Acura Integra LS 1.8L 2-3 shift VIN: JH4DA9452N
Problem occurs only after sitting overnight. 1-2 shift is late, 2-3 shift is very late (around 6,000 rpm) After driving 4-5 miles, everything is back to normal. This car has a vacuum modulator, manifold vacuum is good at modulator. Modulator will hold vacuum a...
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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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1990 Buick Reatta 3.8L door ajar indicator VIN: 1G4EC33C2L
Good day fine techs: This Reatta shows door ajar message when shifting into reverse or drive or the other gears. It won't do it with the key on only. Engine must be running for indicator to turn on on dash. Scanner shows code 47 (UART). I got no info available...
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L engine VIN: 1G4GD2218S
Engine has a dull knock at idle and in gear.Sounds like rod bearings but doesn't rally get worse when acceleraring.Anyone ever come across same noise ? Any help would be appreciated.Will be removing oil pan to check rod bearings tomorrow so any advise would be...
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1996 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Climate control Display/Driver information center VIN: 1G6ET1291V
We have a weird one here! There is no illuminated display on the climate control head but it still works fine. You just can't see the green numbers or signs, also No information display on inst. cluster nor a tach signal, fuel guage or coolant signal. All othe...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Misfires at cold sta VIN: 1G6KD52YXT
This is my wife's vehicle and we have had it since it was new. It has a long history of loosing coolant. It is believed all leaks have been repaired.The engine has never heated above normal. The problem is misfiring at cold start up. This began several months ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfires)
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1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY078XG
This car is about to make me quit the business and become a hermit! any and all help/suggestions will be gratefully accepted. This 86 Corvette was in for an intermittent no start stall problem. I found that the fuse link that supplied KAM power to the pcm and ... Trouble codes: 36 (MAF sensor burnoff function fault 5.7 Y)
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1987 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC1112H
OK! So it gets dragged in to me and after about 4 hours I get it to at least start and run under its own power, and herein lies the problem...LOL. For starters the MIL light is on constantly and you can not pull codes. If I unplug the yellow connector on the e...
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1992 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1LT53T5N
Car ran like a basic problem, surged and died on startup could keep running if kept foot on the throttle. Replaced plugs and wires and cleaned induction did not help-. Found there was a prom update put in no help. Due to age and factory coils replaced them and... Trouble codes: 35 (ais motor replaced and still sets)
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1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS19W2R
What a headache, the fuel pressure is between 52&53 psi. Shop key specs. say 54-64. I read somewhere that even 56 is kinda low for this system. Does anyone have a lower limit? Long term fuel trim is going between 142-152 at 1500-2500 rpm. with no load on the e...
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1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L 2-3 Shift / OD VIN: 1G1YY32P0T
Yes, I have checked fix DB but ended up with more questions than answers. I have been repairing the craziest problems MB, BMW, Porsche has ever conceived but hide from GM when possible, so pardon the GM ignorance! Came in acting as if kick down cable (if it ha...
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L trans solenoid VIN: 1GKEL19W3X
Van came to us after local trans shop replaced shift solenoids and wiring harness inside trans for code p0785-we ran tests for this code and replaced pcm.code p0785 still sets-we ran a new wire for 3-2 solenoid from pcm to trans-still sets code!!!-has anyone s...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS1442Y
Hi Group, Truck came in on hook.Will not crank.Can jump starter across,will start & stall.Turning key on will make gauges & warning lights work but will not start truck.This has to be something with the security system we think.Security light will come on but ... Trouble codes: P1041, P1870
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W6Y
Had the vehicle towed in for a no start.Did basic tests and found the vehicle had no fuel pressure. Called customer to tell her the results. She informed me this would be the fifth fuel pump within the last few months.Of course I asked her if she routinely run...
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1993 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3EH46F5P
We test with the basic's and found a faulty crank sensor. Engine started no problem, but ran very poorly. Found no spark from # 2/5 coil. (NOT this is a coil pack.) Tested ecu wires to the coil and had proper voltage. replaced coil and ignition wires, with no ... Trouble codes: 43 (igntion coil 3 driver ckt)
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1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Electronic VIN: 2C3EL56TXR
Vehicle tow in to shop with Transmission won't forward when shift in drive and the Tranny fluid so dark borning smell. Customer asked us put used Transmission from Salvage, the Tranny was came from 93 Dodge, Interpid 3.3 L, and was road test after done, Vehicl...
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Not Sure VIN: 1C4GP54L1Y
Intermittent (most of the time) vibration at higher speeds starting @ 70 MPH. Off the on ramp and getting up to speed vibration does not seem to happen until hitting bump or disturbance in the road. Can feel vibration in steering wheel, floor, seat, and gas pe...
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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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1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L gov solenoid VIN: 3B7MF33C0T
i am trying to fix this truck for a trans shop next door, circuit checks good fron trans relay thru trans connector & solenoid back to pcm on pin b8, i can power up trans relay & track voltage supply thru wiring & sol back to pcm, when started & pcm turns tran...
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1997 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Hvac controlls VIN: 2B4GP25B6V
Well this one is driving me nuts i bought van with dead battery put new battery in and now lights are blinking on a/c recirc,wipers etc. looked in archives found many responses on how to recalibrate system by running a self test and cool down. performed them j...
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1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JGCBJ18U6V
hi. this is driving me nuts!! start vehicle and idle,within 1-3 minutes missfires start mostly in cyls 1 and 2. a few minutes later it will clear itself and run fine until the next start. Let it sit for 10 min and it will do it again. we have moved plugs aroun...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L A/C vent VIN: 3B7F13Y5WG
Hello All I have this 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, the A/C work fine true all the vent but when on Road test, when i push on the gas, it seem to lose vacuum or something the vent quit working, then when i lay off on the Gas, i can hear a click on one of the vent door...
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N0Y
O2 sensor full of black soot, non responsive, for the second time in 500 miles. Running full rich. Appears to be seeping oil out of the top of the sensor. Do the 4.7 motors have a problem fouling the O2 sensor? There are no vacuum leaks that we can find. Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank one), P0133 (O2 sensor signal slow B1S1), P0551 (power steering pressure out of range)
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1991 Eagle Premier ES Limited 3.0L brake,tail,headlights VIN: 2E3CB66U1M
headlights come on when brakes are applied. replaced headlamp switch/turn signal combination switch with used,no change. replaced lamp module with used,no change.trying to locate lamp outage module,according to mitchell it is supposed to be in luggage compartm...
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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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1989 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L abs VIN: IMEPM62R9K
Thanks in advance to all. this is for ford techs i am familiar with this system and i have worked on few of this sytems but on chevrolet cars i put a valve on this one about a year ago because it was leaking. the problem i have now is i have a hard pedal and n...
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1994 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L power steering pump VIN: 1FTHS24H3R
Please help, this van has come in now for the 3rd time with the front shaft on the pump broken. the cust. says that he hears no noise before the steering is lost. This van is a work van but he only hauls furniture so not to much weight. I tried to hook up our ...
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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Transmission Case VIN: 1FDLE40F5T
Our shop became involved with this at the suggestion of the installer, he owns and runs a shop in the vicinity, and has been the sole maintainer of this vehicle for the last two years. Customer brought the bus to our premises, we road tested vehicle, transmiss...
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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP13PXV
I Have this ford Escort that came into the shop with a MILamp on and no speedometer and erractic transmission shifting. The stored code was P0500 . My Alldata has very limited info on this matter. I replaced the VSS and have the same problem. The gear in the t... Trouble codes: P0500
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2FTZX08WXW
This vehicle belongs to a good friend of mine, he caled me a week ago from the road stating that the truck would not go over 45 mph and was bucking. I got to him with a scan tool and cyl #4 was misfiring. I inspected the ignition wires and found the #4 wire co... Trouble codes: P0503 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Intermittent/Erratic/High)
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2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRE11W8Y
van came in and we scantest, check and compared coolant temp with coolant sensor. shows fine, flushed coolant, replaced t-stat, the mil still coming on every time we scan the vehicle the temp on the sensor reads fine Trouble codes: P0125
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L ABS Light VIN: 2FMZA5044Y
Speedomiter it inop, odomiter is inop, ABS light is on all the time. Scan vehicle I cannot read any data with ABS. Odomiter shows nothing but dashes, and I read that if there is no rolling data within 2 seconds this will occur and the ABS light will illuminate...
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L lights VIN: 1FAFP33D11
Hi to all need some advice on this light flickering problem. check alternator out put and grounds.battery load test inital voltage 12.70 load voltage 11.00 state of charge 93%, alternator output 114A ripple curant 14A idle current 13A IDLE VOLTAGE 14.07. with...
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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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1997 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GTHG35R4V
Help GM techs! This GM van has a sag/hesitation/missfire on acceleration(pops back through the intake)It occurs for less than 60 seconds on every start-up. During this time, vehicle will barely pull off from a dead stop. As soon as it goes into closed-loop,it...
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1985 Honda Accord LX 1.8L starter VIN: JHMAD7433F
starter will not engage replacement torque convertor. am not sure of what year the torque conv is. but the ring gear is set further away from the starter. would like to just be able to find out what year starter i need to put in instead of replacing the torque...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L sun roof VIN: 1HGCG5652W
Hi Techs,this 98 Accord's sun roof or moon roof which ever you want to call it does not want to close to the lock position where the back part of the window is supposed to raise up. I could not get it to go to the lock position manually either with the place i...
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1995 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Code 44 VIN: JACDJ58V6S
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help. I have this 95 Trooper in and the customer states that at elevations over 3000 ft, the check engine light will come on intermittently. The code is a 44. This is lean exhaust as near as i can figure and would ... Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhaust)
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1988 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JCMR772OJ
Hello I need some input on this jeep. It came to me w/ running rich. Took scanner and found that this system doesn't give codes. So looked at data stream MAP, TPS,were at WOT all the time. Coolant sensor at 237 all the time. So went to ecm and found that it ha...
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1LNFM97V6W
Hi this car has come back to haunt us again, thought it was gone. We thought the torque converter was bad and customer wanted to trade it in. Now wants to fix it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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1999 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM1TA2213X
Greetings Mazda Techs. Hope you can help with this one. Vehicle at times will surge heavily on acceleration and lose power almost to the point of quitting but not quite. Fuel pressure remains at 35PSI while this occuring. The only code is a low cat eff. I have...
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 107-044-12
Hi All, I'm kind of in over my head and hope one of you Benz techs can bail me out. This car has sat for a little over a year. We have drained the fuel and put in new, did a complete tune up, replaced most vacuum hoses and checked all the normal stuff. The pr...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L central locking VIN: WDBGA43E1P
Vehicle came into shop with no reverse. R&R tranny and rebuilt. When customer came to pick up vehicle they said that door automatic locks was not working. Technition said that the locks did work when he started on vehicle untill he disconnected battery. We hav...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Engine ECU & battery VIN: WDB2020202
Customer had battery replaced couple of months ago.(Not by us).But had dead flat battery again.I checked system and found a current draw of 0.2 amp caused by Engine ECU(VDO/Bosch system)This unit has 2 plugs ,when I disconnect the one facing the (inner) guard ...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L engine VIN: 4A3AK34Y6X
Cust is complaining of heavy oil consumption. 300-350 miles per quart. Engine runs clean, and smooth, plugs are not fouled with oil, and borescope doesn't show any scuffing on the cyl walls. We've checked pcv system, and replaced the valve, and did a valve sea...
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2004 Mitsubishi galant 3.0L srs lt/radio
Hopefully someone can help, or suggest how to find out for sure the code/description. I am a ford eec IV tech by training,and am unsure how to proceed,without spending an exhorbitant amount of money.. I put an aftermarket radio in this vehicle,and in the proce...
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1988 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1PB25S1J
have a recurring problem upon acceleration vehicle stalls or will stumble idle is smooth will occur in park or in drive whenever you accelerate if you slightly push the throttle rpm will rise only to about 1500rpm and then it will stall or stumble,-fuel pressu...
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1989 Nissan D21 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy,
costomer complains that the fuel eccon has dropped to about half what it had he noticed the problem about a month ago and it has been a steady decline since when i checked it out the truck i found the #4 spark plug had carbon built up on it but the others look...
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L speedometer & tachometer VIN: JN8HD17Y2S
Hey guys, Hopefully someone may be able to help us with this one. The vehicle came in for speedometer inop and tachometer inop. The check engine light was on also. The code is 14 for no VSS signal. On test drive the tach sometimes would fluctuate erratically, ...
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Ride quality VIN: 1N4DL01A6Y
This Altima will vibrate in the front end at 60 mph. Sometimes it will vibrate at a little higher speed. We have checked suspension for worn bushings, linkages for play, engine and trans mounts for excessive movement with no good results. The customer has rep...
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1990 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, BACKFIRE THROUGH TB VIN: 1G2NE14U4L
Hello fellow Techs. This one is about to drive me over the edge. I mainly work on Ford and Asian so I am at a loss. this one belongs to me so I have tried some "Shotgun Diagnostics." A day or so ago it started cutting out, back firing through the throttle body...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G2NE52T91
I inherited this from another mechanic. The complaint is that it will intermittently die. You then crank it without turning off the key and it will not start. If you turn the key off and then crank it, it will start. I have verified this. The other mechanic sa...
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1989 Subaru Justy GL 1.2L valve lash VIN: JF2KA83A5K
Hello Techs' I need to know if we are supposed to gauge the valve lash on the valve or the cam side of the rocker arms? I have always adjusted on the valve side on all cars. It just occurred to me that I may be doing it wrong... For a long time... On lots of c...
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1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L motor VIN: 4S4BJ63C3M
I'm back I'll be your tour guide through hell!! Here's a different one from the Gooseman. Got a noisy engine on a Subaru. Came in making a ruckus. Sounded like lifters. Oil was flat nasty. So I changed it and added a JB Tune-Up for the lifters. They about all ...
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1992 Subaru Legacy LS 2.2L Unknown VIN: 4S4BJ65C8N
The customer complaint that the transmission slips. I check for store DTC,but, I found none. I test drove the vehicl and found no envidence of slippage. I check ATF level and condition both are good. However, I did noticed that the power indicator and ATF temp...
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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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1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2S3TDO3V7V
we recieved this vehicle from another shop, they had scanned and found po300, replaced plugs,cap,rotor and wire set, still had po300, this code will only set when throttle is snapped, engine accelerated under load and when cruising, the mil will flash indicati... Trouble codes: P0300
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1992 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2T1AE94E4N
we do emmission testing for another shop.they brought me this corrolla which fail many times.they told me to check it out.it fail only on hc under load.it has a new cap, rotor,plugs.coil and the head was replaced a month ago,so there can't be any carbon.the fi...
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1994 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4UD20A6R
Performed basic eval. Including fuel pressure, ignition timing, vacuum, dtc's,tsb's,performed engine decarbonization, major tune due by miliage. found fuel control would not happen for 8-9 minuets. replaced O2 sensor now have fuel control 1-3 min. checked ECT ... Trouble codes: 26 (rich exhaust)
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L tail pipe VIN: JT3HP10V2W
6000 MILES AGO we did timing belt and tune for maintenance. Now "even since you worked on my car it smokes when I start it". It has to sit to smoke. Looks like valve seals to me. I would like to know if this is a common problem on these vehicles and get some f...
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Headlights VIN: WAUCB88D7V
Hello again!! We got 4 responses on this Audi and the general concensus was that we would have multiple failures if it were the X circuit at the ignition switch. The head light switch itself was the culprit in this case. Thanks to Nick,John,Josh and Chuck for ...
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2001 Audi S8 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGU54D11
Unfortunately, even though I have the latest Snap-On software for VW/Audi for my scanner, I ran out of options with this vehicle. After reading several iATN replies and reviewing everything that I have access to, I sent the vehicle back to the dealer to have t... Trouble codes: 18058 (CAN-Bus powertrain missing message instrument panel current), 17978 (ECU blocked history code), 17070 (Main relay J271 short to ground intermittent error history).
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAHK2310R
I spent two weeks trying to fix this miserable car. After finally identifying the coolant temperature sensor I found that it was ok. I was suspicious of the MAF but that turned out to be ok. I spent a lot of time thinking about it and last night realized that ...
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L convertor VIN: WBADE6328V
The TCM has been sent out for testing and this post is being closed due to necessary iATN time constraints, our customer is being very patient about this very intermittent problem, when we find out the result of the TCM tests I will reopen the 'problem' immedi...
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1986 Buick Electra T-Type 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4CF69B8G
Great many responses to my problem. Most suggested crankshaft position sensor. I replaced it but no help. It turns out that my [know good part] ign. module was not so good. The problem got bad enough to fail in shop regularly enough for diagnosis without a tow...
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1990 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L PRNDL Decoder VIN: 1G4CW51C9L
Customer says that the PRNDL light is behaving itsself now, and with that, I would say a possible problem exits with the wiring or connector at the transmission switch. Anyways, this one is closed for now. Thanks to all for your time and responces. Ron
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1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L battery VIN: 1G4W53L1M1
thanks for all the quick responses guys, those of you that guessed the radio where right. the clock led was staying powered up. a special thanks goes out to g.c. [...] who sent us one of the most helpful and detailed letters ive seen in years.
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1996 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L a/c air controls VIN: 1G4HR52K8T
Many thanks to all who helped, everybody was on the right track. All said the problem was with the vacumn system. Larry [...] hit the nail on the head. The vacumn harness connector at the programer was leaking causing the upper door actuator to not open. Larry ...
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1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 1G4AG55M0T
After finding the mass air flow meter to be functioning properly, I removed the EGR valve to check the passages. I did not find any debris in the valve but I proceeded to clean the valve seat anyway. I was fortunate another technician had a known good EGR valv...
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1990 Cadillac Brougham 5.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: IG6DW547XL
i finally fix this thing. thanks very much to all the tech who take time to reply . almost veryone tell me it is dist problem, but one thing i did mention that after engine stall the cruise controll transducer move throttle linkage back and for repeatedly.i re... Trouble codes: 42 (43 -), 43.
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1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS19W2R
Thanks to all who responded. The fuel injector assembly was leaking fuel into the right side of the plenum as this side was very clean where the fuel had washed it clean. The base timing is set at 0 deg. TDC and with the correct spark module Napa TP25, the spa...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L 1-2 4 VIN: 1GCCT19WXT
I recieved some good replies and from Ron [...] a page from Trans doctor software with related fixes. 1) Check for code 82 (1-2 'A' solenoid fault) - defaults to maximum line pressure and either 1st & 4th only or 2nd & 3rd only 2) May be caused by a bad...
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L left front output shaft diff)
I put this truck back together.I could NOT get the output shaft out. This has got to be the lousiest set up ever. I did everthing but throw that thing up in the air.I found a used diff for 300 bucks but do not know what the owner will say. Responces were encou...
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1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L engine, camshaft VIN: 1G1NE52M6V
Thanks to everyone for all the replies, We have seen this problem before and know that the engine has to be replaced, I was just hoping that there was some documented confirmation of this problem because this is a very difficult customer. Thanks again for all ...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 4wd VIN: 2GCEK19RXW
Thank you Chuck,David and Andrew your replies were right on. the encoder motor was the proper fix.I made sure first that i had power and gnd.(red and black wires) thanks again Stace
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1999 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L valve train VIN: 2C3HH46R1X
Ok, thanks to all who responded...none of the replies gave me the information that I was looking for. I managed to replace the valve spring without yanking the cam, and when I aired up the cylinder there were no leaks. Guess this customer got lucky.
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L airbag light VIN: 2C8GP74L91
Thanks for input put clockspring was not the problem. since there was a communication problem with the cluster, we dug a little more, We check all powers and grounds, checked waveforms for the bus, found no problems, We dicided to replace the cluster and now h...
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1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES27C1S
Thanks guys, the problem with this neon was the egr tube blocked with carbon at the intake end. This possibility was brought up in the email replies again thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0401.
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2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL46R22
Unfortunately, the customer needed to take the car so I didn't get much time to track this down. Thanks to Rusty for the heads up on the corroded wiring harness. I did notice that this loom also entered the car under the rear seat. I called the Chrysler tech l... Trouble codes: P1495 (Leak detect. pump solenoid).
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1989 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FABP959KW
Thank you everyone who replied back for helping me with my problem. None of the 7 replies helped but I appreciate all of you trying. Just to recap, it was an 1.9, 89 Ford Escort that the engine would stall and the injector would continue spraying fuel into the...
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1997 Ford LN LN7000 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 1FDNR72CXV
Thanks for all the helpful hints. This engine has a filter housing with a primary fuel filter and a spot for the secondary filter, the throttle linkage is in the way so Ford has capped off the secondary filter. The fuel line going to the secondary filter cap w...
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1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFS2425V
Well finally got this vehicle back from customer and had another look at it, had the same 1537 - IMRC stuck open bank 1 code set in memory again, rechecked everything and found no problems with the imrc system, came in the next day and started it and the flaps... Trouble codes: 1537 (IMRC stuck open bank 1).
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1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on, p1506 idle high
thanks all for the help put in a ford pcv seams to ok for now Trouble codes: P1506.
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1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Air Filter VIN: 1FTNS24L9W
Thank you to the 4 people that took the time to respond. A cause for the fire has not been determined and the vehicle has been running well. One suggested a restricted exhaust and one said there is currently a recall on Taurus/Sable for the same problem. The a...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3 Shift Harsh VIN: 1FTNW21F8Y
Well I overhauled the trans and it took care of the harsh 2-3 shift. We are probably going to put a shift kit in to speed up the shifts. They seem a little slow. but so far all is good. Thanks for the help.
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2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Door Locks VIN: 1FRTUX7896
Thanks for all who replied. I recieved one email that was right on. The switch in the right rear cargo door was green and corroded causing the whole system to fail at times. Van has been gone for almost two weeks now and have had no problems.
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1996 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C1MR5294T
Thanks to all responders, especially Douglas from North Carolina who asked me to question what I was seeing on the scantool further. Turns out the root problem was damage to the 15 amp TAIL FUSE circuit which provides 12V hot at all times to the OBDII connecto...
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1994 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Dies at idle VIN: 1GKDT13WXR
Thanks to all that helped out with this one. I stumbled upon the answer by accident. A freind of mine brought his scope meter over to get a waveform on the injector unit. While backprobing the harness the car would die. After further inspection I found the fem...
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L clutch VIN: JHMCB7560L
To everyone that responded-thank you. We had 11 replies and we checked them all, but Carlos [...] hit it on the nose. There was a bolt still in the bell housing on the drive side of the engine. In order to see it there was about a 4' area to look for it and it...
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2001 Honda Passport LX 3.2L head
Thanks To friends at IATN! Had A few replys, A couple replys recommended replace complete engine assbly as it is unknown how hot this car may have been. One reply from a machine shop said that he has many cores from the dealership! i called our local dealershi...
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1998 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KMHCF34T7V
double checked the timing, both the cams were each a tooth out, woops... Thanks for everyone who replied
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1990 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Dash Instrument Lights VIN: SAJHY1745L
I apologize for taking so long to close. The Jag. owner was in the hospital in S. Dakota with meningitis. It was slow to communicate with him and the Jag. needed a lot more work, like a valve grind. But the dash lights are working now. The dash light dimmer co...
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1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1J4FY19S9X
Replaced the plug on the right side of cluster the one with the two wires twisted togather that is the bus wires thats were the problem is. Every one said replase the plug are have my cluster repaired if the plug didn't fix it. I call my jeep parts man and he ...
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1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF1239L
Thanks! I rechecked for codes and found O2 code and checked output. Replaced sensor and reset ecu.Light never returned. Note calf.models according to wiring diagram donot use lite for maintance required.
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1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L lifter noise VIN: 1YVGE22A8P
Well on this one after replacing cam followers (hydraulic lifters) fixed the car. Thanks for reading my post.
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1ZWFT61L7X
Thank you to all that replied. We replaced the IAC motor and the problem never came back. Thanks again iatn. Mark [...] Burlington Dodge. Trouble codes: P0402 (excessive egr).
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L engine VIN: 4A3CT64U7M
Well it is fixed, super special thanks to Ty [...], The problem was in the rear silent shaft, the exact procedure described by Ty is 100% correct. When aligning the arrow with the mark on the case it is critical that you feel the weight of the shaft fall so...
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1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: IP4GH54R7P
thanks everyone i replace tps customer havent come back yet i guess it must be ok Trouble codes: 24 (tps high voltage).
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1989 Saab 9000 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3CL55L6K
This car was fixed by replacing the turbo bypass valve. It seems the valve diaphragm breaks and causes the stalling on deceleration. There were six immediate responses offering help. Five of the six were 100%. One was off the mark.
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1986 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JT2AL31G8G
hi guys sorry for the delay the fix was the radiator. i installed a new thermostat( thinking the other one was defective) and no change. the bottom rad hose stayed cool and i couldnt open the rad cap to see if there was flow because it would blow up in my face...
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