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1982 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L No Start VIN: ZARBA5414C
Hello group, I have an 82 spider convertible that will not start. Customer states he just purchased and it has been sitting three years. The person he bought it from says it was running when parked but clutch went out. I have no fire at all. I have 12vlts at ...
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1987 BMW 325 2.7L starter VIN: WBAAB5402H
car will run and drive if you push start Customer claimed starter was bad. I pulled the old starter and tested it on the bench it works fine. New reman unit is wired correctly and ample ground and voltage is present, and properly installed in the bellhousing....
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1993 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHD6318P
O.K. I hope someone has a good idea on this one. This car has been in three times in the last year for this probelm. In all cases, the o2 sensor was not cycling. We can install a new o2 sensor and it will work correctly for about 4 months and then the o2 will ... Trouble codes: 13 (oxygen sensor), 201 (oxygen sensor control)
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1990 Buick Century Custom 2.5L No Start VIN: 1G4AH54R8L
hello all techs. and thanks in advance for the help. the car runs good the problem is that when you cut the car off and try to start it wont start. if you spray a little gas in the throttle body it starts and runs fine till you shut it off. fuel pressure check...
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1996 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52M9T
Hello GM techs This is a headache from another shop, they have replaced the spark plugs, wires, ignition module, injector and coil. it continues to set code P0306. The car runs perfectly. It will turn the MIL on just from idling in the shop. The misfire monit... Trouble codes: P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire)
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1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L window motor VIN: 1G6CD53B1M
The circuit breaker in the door (I think it is in the motor) opens as soon as the motor has to put forth the least little effort, though the window is not binding in the door. There is a lot of play at the point where the window attaches to the regulator. We w...
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1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L engine hot VIN: 1G6CD13B7N
Have this cadillac that has a low volume knocking noise on idle when hot. We cant hear the noise when cold. It sounds like a main knock but it is very hard to tell where it is coming from. Do these engines have a balance shaft if so do they give problems? Have...
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1987 Chevrolet R10 Custom Deluxe 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GCDR14H9H
truck came in no start. check out no fire and no injector noid. checked and replaced the stator (pole piece), now have ignition fire but no injector noid. injector wiring has 12 volts on 1 wire only per injector. ran the no start tree for injectors and conclud...
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1989 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCCS14Z8K
Customer brought this in with a surge at idle in gear and running rough at start up complaint. Checked fuel pressure 12-14 psi. Scanned for codes - none present. At idle in gear the truck surges from 450 to 750 rpms lazily. Iac counts are between 38 and 55. Tu...
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L dash lights and parking lights VIN: 2G1WN52M0S
Hello everbody. This car has no dash light or parking lights. All the other lights, ie. brake lights, head lights, indicator lamps, and dome light, are all working okay. I checked the fuses, connections and grounds, all are okay. My first thought was a faulty ...
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1997 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GCGC29R3V
This truck will fall on its face over 3,000 rpm. Feels like the Rev limiter is engaging. Fuel pressure is at 55 psi when failing. I have disconnected the exhaust to eliminate a restriction. I tried a new MAF, No effect. Tune-up items are done:plugs,cap ,rotor,...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L drivetrain VIN: 1GTEK19T1Y
Hello everyone. This truck was bought used by a regular customer of ours, he even got about a grand knocked off from the dealer because of drivetrain noises. He had thought the rear diff was bad. Truck will give a clunk that is more felt in the floor than hear...
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2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L pinging VIN: 1G1YY22G71
hi, i have this corvette that pings alot under load i replace both knock sensors as per bulletin, also checked fuel pressure steady 60 psi, tested air flow meter and inspected for any dirt in the wires, engines runs good lots of power tail pipe emissions very ...
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1997 Chrysler Cherokee 4.0L Ignition-fuel pump VIN: 1JF4FX58S8
Hello techs. This Cherokee is cranking, but not starting. No fuel delivery and no spark. Do these have a cps? I can not find it. Also do these have a fuel pump cut off switch? Where is it located. I haved checked relays and fuses , and are ok. I don't here th...
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Mechanical VIN: IC4GP646IW
Hello all, this van has a lifter clater noise. I have taken it apart and replced the lifters. Of the 12 lifters only 6 of them had been working correctly the other six seemd to not be getting enough oil pres. The left bank is the one that seems to be not getti...
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2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66GXY
hello I replaced engine customer severly overheated old engine warped heads etc. this engine we put in has 15k on it it runs down the road like a dream lots of power the only problem is at idle it runs rough.(you can feel it a little in seat, and it shakes the... Trouble codes: 302 (engine missfire 2), 303 (engine missfire3)
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1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1FABP52D8H
Hello everyone: This truck is almost going to drive me nuts. It has been maintained regurly by me, and has been trouble free until recently. It actually has a very interesting misfire, but I just am not able to catch it on my testers. Ok, the # 2 cylinder misf...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP54L9T
Hi everyone. I think you chrylser guys will find this one interesting, especially if you like lab-scope stuff; It might get long, but you need the history. Originally saw this vehicle several weeks ago with a misfire complaint. Had a failed plug wire on #4 cyl... Trouble codes: P0353 (Coil driver 3), P0352 (Coil driver 2)
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1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L compressor VIN: 1B3HD46T7T
no ground to activate the a/c relay.
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1988 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FABP74F6J
Customer stoped for gas. Car would not refire. Towed to my shop. I'm trying to help the Tech working on the car so here is what we have so far. Check spark. Eratic. Noticed Octain bar missing. Replace ignition rotor, distributer and module. No improvement. Che... Trouble codes: 35 (EVP sensor out of range)
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1992 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L high idle VIN: 1FAPP62T0N
Hello everyone, Car came in with high idle speed. Checked for vacuum leaks with smoke machine and found EGR valve leaking. Replaced valve and found no improvement. Idles speed is 24-3000 rpm. TPS voltage is .92 at idle. TPS goes thru range fine. Scanner shows ...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14N7R
This Ford pick-up will intermittently hitch and buck and then not start after it has been shut down from a hot soak. Owner of vehicle has to wait about a half an hour and it will start. Truck always starts and runs fine when cold. I've done the wiring harness...
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L dome lights VIN: 2FMDA5142S
vehicle came in with door ajar lights on , interior light on, power windows not working and power door locks locking but not unlocking . i started with the basics checking all fuses , wiring , switches and grounds that i could find.fixed a loose power feed to ...
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1996 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FLADP2323
winstar comes in for code p1515 imrc malfunction.performed a top end cleaning with envirotech & the code came back within a week.would the imrc plates & rod have to be cleaned manually?thank you for your help. Trouble codes: P1516
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF0729V
Customer Came in requesting Fuel filter replacement. After fuel filter was replace it was evident it had other problems. This Truck Will Barely Move. Sever lack of power on acceleration. Missfire Codes For Cylinders #3&4 were present on arrival. Pulled both pl... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 Missfire Detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Missfire Detected)
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L rear unit VIN: 1FBSS31L9W
have this van-customer said just seemed to not cool and started suddenly,has factory rear a/c,pressures are 40 and275 at idle after extended idle time, front unit cools great-rear unit will be 16-20 degrees warmer, suction line for front unit is cold from evap...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FTNW21F8Y
I have this 4R100 that I just rebuilt three weeks ago. Originally after completion had a slow 2-3 shift. Replaced accumulator body and that was fixed. Shifted good. Now it likes to hang 1st gear at low throttle. It will finally shift but engine hits rev limite...
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1985 Honda Accord LX 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMAD7439F
appears that carb. running rich, try doing diagnosis with mitchell manuals but getting strange results that dont make match results according to manuals (example:power valve test,and frequency valves(solenoid a&b))also no information on wiring and test on comp...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L abs light VIN: 4S2DM58W8Y
Hi, Just don't know what to do next. It has 3 codes, #63, #51, & #61. 63 is rear missing sensor signal, & 51 & 61 are left front missing or open or shorted sensor. checked resistance, all good. checked rear sensor ac volt reading, seems to be good. I saw there...
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1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L steering VIN: 1J4FJ28S4V
Hello, I am working on a Jeep Cherokee that has an extreme vibration in the front end when bumps are hit. The vehicle is more affected at highway speeds. The vibration is so extreme that it transfers into the floor and the steering wheel. The front wheels can ...
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1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L No Bus Comm VIN: 1J4FY49S3X
Well when it rains it pours.. I have this Jeep Wrangler that belongs to a dealer. Vehicle was bought at auction, then resold, and after it was sold to customer it was discovered that there was water in differentials and dealership repurchased the vehicle.. Wel...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L compressor VIN: WDBJF72F2V
The system appears to be fully charged and there were not any trouble codes in the climate control system but by running through the code clearing procedure the system came back online. Any help would be appreciated. Is it possible that it was a pressure probl...
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1994 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L rear blower motor VIN: 4M2DV11WXR
Hello all,We got this Villager here.the rear blower control has no power.The fuses are good as well as the relays.Front blower work just fine.It has a control switch so the driver can operate the rear blower from the drivers seat.We taken it off and cant find ...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D91
hello group, hope you nissan techs can help, have one brought in on hook won't fire-no spark, no fuel, won't communicate with scan tool. checked fuses all ok? thought it was ecm relay behind glove box if mod isn't lying about location but subtituiting known go...
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1992 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L Electronic Ride Leveling VIN: 2FR12344TY
Things we did to diagnose: removed fuses one at a time removed elc relay on r side relay block under dash, unplugged ride compressor connector, unplugged level sensor at r rear control arm, removed 20 a fuse under drivers side,wiggle tested harness from maxi f...
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1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L blower VIN: 1G3GR62C8V
Thanks in advance for your help. The GM test wants power and grounds checked at the blower and the control module. They are all good (see test results) until you check the blower speed control input from the programmer (to the control module). My result (8.63 ...
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1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L steering rack VIN: 1A3NL52T0V
When you turn the stering wheel allmost all the way left or right at parking lot speeds you get a vibration not a whine. You can feel it in the seat and stearing wheel. This pump dosn,t have a belt.I also removed the resicter on the return line . Has anny one ...
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2003 Other European AROSA 1.0L Immob/programming VIN: VSSZZZ68Z3
Hi Chaps, Got this Seat Arosa in the workshop for a new ignition key, have cut a new key but unable to obtain the access code from the dealer to reprogramme the new key (they want daft money). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have all the details of veh...
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1991 Peugeot 505 SW8 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: VF3CF3271M
We got this peugeot that has been to a couple of shops. customer had replaced head and it hasn't run right sence. It had a very bad lack of power. We checked cam timing first with nothing found. Checked vacume advance(not working) replaced then between 2000 an...
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L electronic warning chime VIN: 1P4GP44R4V
The higher frequency warning chime goes off for no apparent reason on this van. Usually it will go off 5-7 seconds after the engine is started. It does not matter if the doors are open/shut, the engine is hot/cold, seatbelts are attached, or if the vehicle is ...
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1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4FP2539V
Hi everyone, and thanks in advance for any and all help with this. The only symptom/customer concern is M.I.L. comes on. Problem is very intermittent. Had van in April 21 and did switch test and visual inspection. 1600 k.m. on van since then. (approx. 1000 mil... Trouble codes: P1494
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2.3L No Start VIN: 1G2NW15D6S
hello fellow iatn techs. this car was towed in to me to see if i could get it to start. as noted it has everything to run but injector pulse. it will start with carb spray. i read in the archives where several techs said they had no injector pulse but then sai...
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1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPOZZZ92ZJ
Hello all, This car came in for poor run condition, and obvious misfire, after checking compression etc, we saw the need for plugs, wires, caps and rotors, as well we motorvac'd the car,it of course runs much better now. This car does not have Cats, or O2, as ...
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1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L no start, oil light on, and blower motor runs with VIN: 4TARN81A6R
The customer called Friday afternoon, he said his truck would not start and the blower motor was running with the key out of the ignition. I towed it in and noticed that the low oil pressure warning light was also on the the ignition off, key out. One of my me...
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1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TANL42N6T
Greetings fellow techs, I have this vehicle that is giving me problems. It seems after a hot soak, it wont start. If you continue to crank it, it will finally start. It has good spark output,& fuel injector pulse. Fuel pressure is 43psi. I have noticed that it...
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L ac comp. VIN: 5TDBT44A81
cust complaint is when drive around in high ambient temps, 95+ deg ac sys does not cool. diagnosis reveals that ac clutch will disengage until next time ac switch is cycled. then clutch rengages and sys cools fine. when clutch is inop the ac button light flash...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD818H5
we test drove the vehicle, it ran fine. we checked vacuum hoses for crack or brakes, none found, we cleared all codes androve it for 20 minutes and still ran fine but 16795/p0411 code came back. rechecked for vac leaks, cant find any, cleared codes again. test... Trouble codes: 16795 (sec air injection - p0411), 16584 (random misfire), 16690 (misfire 6), 16689 (misfire5)
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1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2L vehicle VIN: JH4KA7675M
After reading all replies, most directed at axles or motor mounts, I removed tires and installed and entire new set(had a set here for a 91 legend theft recovery, brand new). THe vibration when vehicle is sitting still is still there, but while driving, vibrat...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: WAULC68E83
No welding was done to the vehicle after it was in running condition, everything was done to the car and it was in the detail process when it would not start back up. The shop contacted the insurance company and informed them of the problem and they wanted it ...
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1988 BMW 325 2.7L Misfire VIN: WBAAE5403J
Thanks for the help guys. This car seems to have repaired itself, as strange as that sounds to someone who hasn't chased weird, intermittent electrical problems. When the car acted up, I was afraid to cycle the key for fear that it wouldn't restart. But after ...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53491
Thanks to all who replied the vehicle is repaired and driver is very happy. Thanks to the insite given by ALL who replied I was able to locate and repair the problem without shotgunning the repair. After tracing vacuum lines and testing the check valve verifie... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492.
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1984 Buick Regal T-Type 3.8L fuel pump VIN: 1G4AK4797E
the fix wasto check were cam sensor, crank sensor was plug into every one said to check were tey were plug into at i did put new oil switch in thanks to everonethat helpedalso have 3.8 grand nation motor should be rebuid jim
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1991 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WD54L6M
This car has been back on the road for about two weeks now with out a recurrence. The last thing I did was replace the TPS again. Many of you that responded recommended checking the charging system because I neglected to post that the voltage and waveform were... Trouble codes: 21 (TPS voltage high), 22 (TPS voltage low), 23 (MAT voltage low), 15 (CTS voltage high), 16 (charging system voltage too high), 43 (ESC circuit malfunction).
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1993 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L abs codes VIN: 1G4HR53L9P
Thanks to all who responded. The issue has been fix. Here the fix: After bleeding the extensive bleeding. I looked over the front calipers very carefully. With a person in the vehicle pushing the pedal I observed the calipers movement. Yes, the vehicle came in...
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L spark knock VIN: 1G4HP52LXR
The customer has decided to just use higher octane fuel to alleviate the symptoms for now. Suggestions I got were 1 cam sensor, 1 MAF sensor, 1 PCM. Two responded to my post with suggestions that the harmonic balancer may be coming apart. Some responded with s...
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L engine VIN: 1G4GD2218S
after pulling the rod and main bearing caps we could see that sometnig must have gone through the bearings.We polished the crank and installed new rod and main bearings and it was fine.Thanks for all the help.
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1998 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Safety VIN: 2G4WY52M0W
When the motor goes in reverse direction to park, under the unit that mounts to the wiper motor output, there is the lever that catches on the metal tab that the motor mounts to. I bent the tab just a little, and also rebent the spring to keep the lever extend...
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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L tcc dc VIN: 1G4HP54KOY
thanks to everyone that helped believe it or not it was the catilytic converter pluged. I was test driving the car when i thought i heard a rattle from the exhaust so i took it back to the shop and put my back pressure tester on it and it was 2.5 psi at idle 5...
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1991 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Speedometer VIN: 1G1JC54G6M
First of all one the most used diagnostic tools in our shop is iATN.Thanks to Brian,Mark,Tshaw,etc.Thanks to james from penn- whom stated that all that seemed left was the prom,Sometimes you just need a little reasurance on your own thoughts.With the vss testi...
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1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2GCFK29K5P
well i was unable to fix this one. the customer decided to trade it in. thanks for all the input. a couple things i forgot to mention was that we tried a distributor out of another vehicle that ran fine and we re-sealed the intake because of an oil leak at the...
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JC524XT
Thanx for the help. We have check fuel pressure while driving - always ok- rechecked plugs - looked like a no-fuel on 2 &3, changed injectors w/ used set, same rough idle. Fuel delivery on accel hwy speed was fine. Fuel pump connections good, engine compressio...
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1997 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L drivability VIN: 1GCEC14WXV
I neglected on the first visit to check for vibration at 1500 RPM when in park or neutral. I also didn't pay particular attention to misfire data during test drive, which could have been a cracked plug. Most of the replies asked about these and I apologize for...
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R1V
THANKS FOR THE RESPONSES, TOWED VEHICLE TO DEALER AND THEY REPLACED INJECTORS WITH THE NEW UPDATED ELCTRONIC ONES AND REPLACED PCM. THEY DID NOT REPLACE THE HARNESS THEY JUST LET IT DRY OUT. HOPE THERE WON'T BE FUTURE PROBLEMS. THEY DID THIS ALL UNDER WARRANTY... Trouble codes: P1406, P300B.
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L lifters VIN: 1GCGK29F8W
Thanks Mark and Rick, I haven't actually fixed this vehicle yet but Rick was right, I did find an ugly ckack at the bottom of the #3 cylinder. I am now waiting for customer to decide what to do, thanks again, Dale.
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L down shifting VIN: 1GCEC14W82
Thanks to all that have helped, The owner has elected to live with this condition, i understand he had been to two other dealers in VA. all the best joe
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L Dash brake warning light VIN: 1C3EL46U21
I had 3 replies and I thank them for the time they took. I went with the new cluster and that cured the problem. The cluster was internally shorted and was triggering the brake light and chime.
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1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L compressor VIN: 2C3HH46FXR
problem was defective pressure transducer,reading on scan tool showed over 400 psi. which shut down compressor.new transducer comes with new pigtail harness.Thanks
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1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP5741P
cleaned and added dielectric grease to all connections under hood and grounds it,s been a coulple of weeks so no news is good news
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1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L camshaft VIN: 1ZVLT22B6R
Hello all we now have this car running great now.The rear cams have to be rotated so those two dots on the sprocket will line up with divits marks on the valve cover.The reason for this is that you cant seat the cam on the head cause one of the lobes will hi...
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1990 GMC C1500 Sierra 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation
problem is going to have to get worse before the customer will have me repair it. I learned that gm throttle bodys will not maintain system pressure after engine shut down. The customer will in all likelyhood be needing a fuel pump in the near future. I will p...
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2001 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L ac tensioner/compressor VIN: 1GKEC13T61
Thank you for all your help and fast replies 17 of them. most of the emails that I got sugested to replace the compressor I was little hesitant at first before I posted my help request, After posting there was no question it was the compressor everybody sugest...
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5636T
THanks to all that responded to my help request. The EGR Ports were cleaned and that appears to have fixed the problem. THanks again to everyone that responded my help request. Good luck with your diagnostic dilemmas. Trouble codes: P1491 (Insufficient EGR Valve Lift Detected).
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Fuel Economy, spark knock VIN: 4S2CM58W1W
Well, haven't got the Rodeo back in but have intake gaskets and knock sensor ordered- A couple of replies mentioned the knock sensor and others mentioned intake leak- You have to pull the intake to replace the sensor so we are going that route and hope to fix ...
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1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L P/S Fluid VIN: JT8UZ30C0N
Whoa, baby! I probably couldn't be more embarassed over this one! And, nearly every reply nailed the problem cold. On this particular vehicle, the idle up valve is not on the power steering pump itself, as several replies suggested; however, it certainly mad...
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1994 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L No Start, hard starting cold VIN: JM3LV5227R
Thanks for the time and ideas,I'm mad at myself for trusting the previous repair, I started all over checking everything turns out that the coolant sensor was an after market I got a Mazda CTS, made the differance.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G4W
Thanks to all who replied. Almost everyone said to suspect the m.a.f. and you were right. I replaced it and that corrected the problem. I reset the fuel trim and it runs great. Trouble codes: P0170, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0300.
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1990 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4L horn
removed the steering wheel assy. and found the slip rings very gummed up with the lubricant that nissan used from the factory. what gave it away was the wear pattern on these 3 rings. it was only good contact on about 40% of the surface area. the spring loaded...
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1993 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: JN1CZ24H2P
After cleaning an endless number of 'green' wiring connectors,and causing(and fixing)more problems than the car started with I pulled the front panel off to reveal the airflow meter. The sight of the K&N filter said it all.Cleaned the hot wire and the car ran ...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CA21D8W
Thank you for your help. We had 4 replys for checking IAC the boot after the MAF which was ok checking fuel pressure. The car ran so bad we hadn't driven it. We drove it and once you got up to speed it ran fine, it was the trans converter trying to engage. We ...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L temp sensors VIN: 1G2WJ12MOS
well to everyone thanks for the replies. the computer fixed it .i tried the original one and it would never turn the fans on .the new ecm turned them on at the temp range all you guys who helped me told me it would.as for the starting itself , i'm a one man sh...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52E61
Thanx to all-with every ones advice I was able to get this little racer going-I got the body computer and wiring pigtails from the donor car-we then hooked up only the necessary power supplies and ground-then to trick the antitheft signal we installed a 1.5k r...
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2001 Saturn SC1 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZN128X1
Greatest thanks to all, especialy Jim [...]. The number one intake runner gasket was leaking, Jim also explained why the tech 2 followed the mis-fire to cylinder 4. Once again thanks to all replys, this service is a valuable asset to all technicians. To all ... Trouble codes: P0300 (mis-fire can monitor with tech 2).
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1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E0N
First I would like to Thank all who had offered help. Kudos goes to RAY @ TLC Auto, who recommended checking the ignition coil. When my Tech drove the car in I originally thought it was ignition and asked my Tech to check the cap & rotor, He checked and said t... Trouble codes: 31 (Map sensor circuit).
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1992 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L gage fuse 15amp VIN: JT2EL43A2N
Of the 3 replies, Mark got the closest. It was a diod in the seat belt warning moduel. The gauge fuse circut comes out of the fuse box on pin 8,9 and 12. One shows going to the insument cluster. So I unpluged the cluster. I never turned the page that showed th...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L camshafts VIN: 4T1SK12E5S
Thanks to all who helped,Brian [...].the repair wasnt difficult,just a lack of info.there are two sets of single dots on each internal cam gear,when looking at the back side of the gears....
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2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Vehicle Ride VIN: 5TBKT44154
The majority agreed with the fact that the condition was most likely tire related and that a Road Force Variation balancer would be able to pinpoint this. At this time the customer is waiting to meet with Toyota on May 20th to discuss the problem further. We s...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWRK69M02
Think this customer traded the car. Sean from Great Britain wrote;Hi Ned, the coil you refer to is the reader coil around the ign lock.It reads/transmitts the code from the key to the immobiliser unit.This is a common fault on the passets and gives the symto...
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