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1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L No Start VIN: JH4KA4650K
Hello fellow techs and thanks for reading this post. Car came in no start, found no spark, noticed ignitor missing, of course customer says it "ran fine yesterday". I replaced ignitor, still no start. When checking spark I get one or two sparks then nothing. I...
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1997 Audi A4 2.8L Radio VIN: WAUED68D8W
Hi Group, I am looking for the radio code on this car. I disconected the battery, and the customer does not have the code. Here is the vin:[...] If anyone could help i would appreciated.
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L ASC Light on VIN: WBACH710XO
Hi guys, Can anyone point me in the right direction with this BMW please? The ASC light is on all the time (no ABS light on at the same time) unless the brake pedal is pressed then it goes out. If I keep the ASC switch on the centre console pressed the light ...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Door locks. VIN: WBACD4326W
This vehicle arrived with only trunk lock & remote key central lock activation.After replacement of both front door lock actuators we now have full central locking control but no alarm arming thru any locks.Alarm can only be armed by using remote.Is this a nor...
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1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP53L3P
This car was brought to me as a no start the customer already changed the module and crank sensor mind you. i checked for fuel and spark have fuel presure but no spark i checked injector pulse no pulse well so i thought when i go to crank the key to start no ...
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1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Supercharger idle pulley VIN: 1G4CU5211V
Help GM techs-I'm trying to replace lower supercharger idle pulley and can't figure how to get front engine mount out of the way. I thought the frame mounted half would slide out of the way to remove engine mounted bracket but it is recessed in frame. I remove...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KD54Y4W
This car dies at idle or when coming up to a stop. So far it has not died with your foot on the gas. It dies quickly like you turned the key off. It always starts up very quickly as soon as you turn the key to start again. It runs great with no other problems....
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1996 Chevrolet Beretta 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LV15M9T
had high missfire count on 4&5 ie; (145k). check all perim. and short term and long term trying to compinsate, long term @8. propane test revield intake leak and repaired. runs much better but still have slight miss @idle on #5 with mill coming on after 75 mil... Trouble codes: P0300
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1997 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L ecm-b fuse VIN: 1GTHK34F0V
Hi, this problem child is blowing the ECM-B fuse in the underhood load center. Problem could not be duplicated so I checked the amp draw on the original pump and all was ok but since it was an intermittent problem I suspected a bad lift pump. After buying tne ...
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1988 Chrysler Fifth Avenue 5.2L Stall VIN: 1C3BF66P5J
We inhereted this vehicle as the customer is long term and purchased the car in the last two months. The list of parts thrown at the problem is an accumulation of previous owner and our shop. We installed / replaced the dist, carb and fuel pump. We also droppe...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL45H9X
This vehicle has a rough idle and a hesitaion. Compression is 160 across the board. Fuel pressure is 50 PSI. Injector drop test is good, injector flow test is good, have smoked the engine, and found no leaks. Checked timing marks and they are ok. Would appreci... Trouble codes: P0300, P0171
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L abs system VIN: 2C3HE66GXX
car came in with abs, and trac off lights on. test with scanner, found code 12, right front wheel sensor. check data found right front wheel sensor out of range. replace sensor, now all 4 sensors show same. code 12 still active. clear codes and it comes back a...
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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L l/f tire
When driving at highway speeds and hitting a small bump, the left front wheel will begin to 'hop' uncontrolably until the truck slows down almost to a stop. Everything in the front end is tight and the alignment is right on. Any ideas?
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L shifting VIN: 2B3HD46R6X
We have been battling with this vehicle for about 4 weeks now. First time vehicle came in it was locked in second gear, found bad speed sensors & TCM. 2nd time it came in it came in with code P1768, replaced battery. Now it is back again with codes 1768 & 0700...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U0T
"Check Engine" light is on all the time. Initially the above 4 codes were in the system memory, the P1131 and P1151 reset as soon as you run the code tests again. The fuel pressure is good and doesn't drop when driving, the MAF was only slightly dirty and clea... Trouble codes: P0133 (HO2S11 ckt slow response), P0153 (HO2S21 ckt slow response), P1131 (HO2S11 snsr indicates lean), P1151 (HO2S21 snsr indicates lean)
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1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP6535V
This one starts hard cold, so window of testing is pretty narrow. Seems to have no fast idle. It will start and stall. IF you don't open throttle it will flood. Once it runs a bit it is fine. Starts well, idles up runs good. No codes, baro seems low. Tried MAF...
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1998 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall
i received a call from a shop for help. they have done the coil pack and pcm for no spark/no start. now vehicle has spark. i went to their shop to help. fuel pressure is at 40 psi and holds steady. i am able to start this vehicle barely and only stays running ...
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX1721X
HI. truck was towed in. come in with mil-on, missing all the time, wont shift, over drive light flishing and just wont go from stop. ck for codes, scope ck. ck fuel psi. ck ground voltage drop. on scope ck all cyl are running lean. ck tsb. fround tsb#99-19-7. ... Trouble codes: P0141 (dn str h02s b1 heater ckt malf), P0161 (dn str h02s b2 heater ckt malf), P0755 (ss2 solenoid ckt failure), P1747 (short or failure in epc solenoid ckt), P0750 (ss1 solenoid ckt failure)
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1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L noise /chirping VIN: 1FMYU22XXX
This vehicle is driving me crazy! customer brought the vehicle in complaining of a chirping or rubbing squeeling sound. Sort of like a belt chirp. I removed the serp belt and ran it to eliminate all the pulleys/ accecories etc. still chirping, it sounded like ...
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2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Cylinder head VIN: 3GKFK16T4Y
I have a customer that has recently bought this used Yukon with a 5.3L engine. It has a cracked head leaking coolant. I don't have any experience with these new generation engines. Is it like replacing a head on say a 98 5.7L or do you need trick tools for tig...
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1JHMCB7565
this car stumbles badly on accel when warm, not cold. EGR is NOT the problem. scope ck ok. ck'd wires with known good set, changed dist, plugs,coolant temp sensor,problem persists. runs good over 2500rpm but low rpm accell makes misfire...?
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L intermittant power l VIN: 1HGCB72065
this is a good one.complaint is car doesnt run right.after road test found loss of power under light acceleration.did all basic ignition and fuel tests.(ok)fuel pressure stays inline at all times.found egr passages to be blocked.removed four passage plugs and ...
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1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L comp
Truck came back with not cooling enough complaint after we replaced comp,drier,exp valve,evap core& flushed the system as it was full of that black stuff you see in ford systems. 48 deg at 85 ambient-70% rh after repairs now the truck is back again & so is the...
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1991 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L No Start, Stall
Hi everyone. I need some direction on where to go on this vehicle. Car came in on a hook with a no start. Did a quick check a found no spark, no fuel pressure. checked around and found the asd relay and fuel pump relay had no power. I found that the 30amp ecu ...
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1989 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L crusie control VIN: 1LNLM9844K
Hello group. I posted this same car a few weeks ago and received a few responses but still have not found the correct direction to go. Is there any one out there that knows of some Ford tech that knows this system very well, or an engineer. I really could use ...
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1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1LNLM9746R
Well Ford guys I have a nice one for you. This Lincoln Conntinental came in on the hook. I am not a good tech when it comes to Ford products. When we got it here the constant control relay module was making a buzzing noise when the key was on so we ordered a n...
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1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L master VIN: 1LNLM91V8S
she brought the vehicle in for an abs lite we scanned it and found rr wheel sensor. she wanted to wait and then 2 weeks later she complained that the vehicle was locking up intermittently. it never did it for us and i believe that there are 2 problems here, on...
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1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4F4CR12A8R
car came in exhibiting these symptoms, cold start hesitation, stalls- looked at crank sensor and cid sensor patterns, bad signal to ground, changed crank sensor, signal looks good now, but still has problem. trying to find cam to crank sync patterns to check t...
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1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L idle effected, smokes when starts up VIN: JM1TA222OS
When we pulled off the intercooler to run compression test we found oil inside the intake manifold, we let the car sit for a couple of days and we went to start it and it smokes really bad, but if its daily driven hardly smokes at all. Also when we pulled the ...
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1997 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Stall VIN: JM3LV5236V
Customer has an intermittent stlling condition. It has happened three times over the last month. The first time it happened driving slow through a parking lot, the second time was at 65 down the highway and the third time was slowing down coming off the freewa...
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM6539X
hi guys and girls out there. i have a mercury that doesnt make sense to me.. it idles smooth but if given any throttle it will hesitate and stumble just like low fuel pressure. it also will backfire through intake, just like lean misfire from low pressure. the...
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1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N4DL01D1W
this will be the second time hear in the shop. i have ck'ed fuel quality ok at this time and the car runs great but the cust says it dies at stops.i have ck'ed fixed data base and have ck'ed all that is listed ecm water cont from a/c no water damage. dist has ...
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1963 Oldsmobile supper 88 wa 260CID rear window VIN: 635C016605
i would like to know if anyone has or knows where i can get a wiring schmatic for the rear window on this 1963 olds wagon.
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1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L engine
I was wondering if anyone has run into this or similar symptoms any help is greatly appreciated thank you in advance.
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L airbag controller VIN: 1G3AJ55M9T
i am refitting this car with a new air bag and controller after a minor collision i can't find in my books the location of the controller.. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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1998 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L MIL Lamp on, RUNNING LEAN VIN: 1G3HN52K5W
fuel trim showing lean condition at idle, corrects it self with higher rpm, found 2 vaccum leaks that have been repaired problem still exists, Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 1GHDX23E61
Vehicle will exhibit a high idle after driving for a few miles. Have checked for vacuum leaks, none detected, replaced IAC, scanned computer readings with Snap On scanner. IAC counts stay at about 80. No problems with EGR have been detected. EGR% is 0 when pro...
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2001 Other European 550 Maranelo 5.5L coolant VIN: ZFFZR49C00
Hello Ferrari Tech. We are a Mercedes-Benz workshop and never work on Ferrari before. We have a customer complaining that his Ferrari 550 Maranello coolant temp rising above 105 C when he drive the car in the city with heavy traffic. The temp is getting even h...
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1990 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L Engine vacuum loss VIN: 1P3XA46K4L
I received this car as a comeback on AC work I did two month ago customer said cooling would come and go. Checked AC pressures good cooling good no problems, took car for test drive as soon as I got to about 30 mph ac stoped blowing from front vents and starte...
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1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2NE54N6P
Gentlemen ,most of the info that I get is 2nd/3rd hand. This bundle of joy was brought to another mechanic who did more guessing and little real trouble-shotting...basically its a intermittent poor idle with stalling, and a hard restart afterwards. A new fuel ...
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: YS3EF48ZXX
Car came in for MIL on, poor idle, low power & hard starting. Pulled codes P0300 & P1300, replaced plugs & air filter. When the car is accelerated under no load, the rubber duct from the intercooler to the throttle body will suck itself shut. I removed the duc... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected), P1300 (Random misfire detected-catalyst damaging)
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1997 Subaru SVX L 3.3L speedometer VIN: JFICX650VH
This is an inherited job ( son of an MB owner ). The speedometer needle moves up and down somewhere around the correct speed. Alldata shows me two VSS units but does not show which one translates VS for the speedometer. All connections have been tested for cor...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L transfer case? VIN: 4S3BK4252V
We have a complaint of this vehicle "chattering" or "jerking" on tight turns at slower speeds. We have had several diffent customers comment on this feeling but have yet found a cure for all but one (we replaced tires). On this particular vehicle we have measu...
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1999 Suzuki Swift 1.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2S2AB21H3X
Problem: Vehicle no start after hot soak. Now vehicle no start most of the time. What we've done: Vehicle diagnosed for no start when hot, had no ignition spark, good fuel pressure and volume. tested coils, wires, tested for codes, no codes. Scope tested cam a...
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1993 Toyota T100 3.0L Clutch VIN: JT4VD10A7P
Looking to install a new clutch set in this toyota- my question is does engine & trans have to be removed as a unit as mitchell describes? it looks like there should be room to remove trans but I'm looking for any tips that might save us any headaches!! Have h...
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1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L engine temp VIN: 4TARN01P3P
We have a customer with a pickup that overheats only when the heater is on. Air conditioner does not affect the temperature at all. When running with the heat on the temp will slowly climb to the red zone. This will occur under no other condition --- you can i...
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1994 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L pops out of 1st VIN: DONOTHAVE1
We have this pickup here and customer wants to fix problem. I have checked around boot and shifter, there is no binding or interference so internal problem must be there. We don't normally build or teardown standard transmissions, just r/r. Customer is special...
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2004 Toyota highlander 3.3L No Start VIN: JTEDP21A94
Hello Group,This is my own car i'm working on and with it being so new i don't have very much information on it so any help from a Toyota tech would be helpful.I got suckered into buying this toyota that was in a flood and then had a dash fire that was suppose...
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1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60 1.8L heater core VIN: WVWDB0503L
HI, looking for some help in removing the heater core. I've got the dash out and triing to get the heater case out. its nothing like a passat. looks like I have to take the hole case out. just wonding If some one out there has got any helpfull tips. Is it poss...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L Accessories VIN: 3VWRJ01H7T
we have this diesel jetta, it has a new engine installed by dealer, the lower rad hose came off overheating the engine so we have replaced the head and rings, the engine runs great but when you drive it for 20 mins. the alarm goes off and the oil light starts ...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3VWRB81H3V
Car came in running, but with no power...would only idle. It had LOTS of backpresure in the exhaust. After I replaced the melted catalytic converter, the car would run...some of the time. The ignition was cutting out, and it got worse and worse until now I hav...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSA29M6X
Good Day What I have here is a problem changing the timing belt.When we look at the manuals we have they don't match the way the engine looks.It is a 2.0L 8 valve. We have ordered a new manual but the customer is from out of town and needs to be on the road ...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L EPC lamp on VIN: 3VWBB21C71
codes 17950(P1542) and 16605(P0221) are back again.EPC light is on and power is diminished. Cycle the key and she takes off like nothing is wrong. Obviously it's not the throttle actuator. I read somewhere(but can't find it) about wiring/connector issues. I ju... Trouble codes: 17950 (P1542 angle sensor 1 for throttle acuator implausible signal), 16605 (P0221 angle sensor for throttle implausible signal)
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5579W
This Volvo came to me with a check engine light on and no other complaints.I had five codes and test drove and it ran fine.Thinking that the misfire codes were set before someone tuned it up I cleared them and gave the car back to the customer. He came back th... Trouble codes: 300 (misfire), 302 (2 misfire), 305 (5misfire), 455 (evaporative system large leak), 172 (rich exhaust)
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2000 Volvo V70 GLT SE 2.4L oil pressure VIN: YV1LW56D4Y
this car was in a while ago for low oil pressure. i replaced all o-rings in the pan, customer drove car for a while & it smoked very bad, mostly when idling, brought car back in & oil pressure was still ok. suggested valve stem seals. removed cam cover & engin...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29531
We found that the air intake sensor was broken and the pigtail at the sensor was badly damaged. I have heard of a fuse in the wiring harness that can blow and cause a no idle condition, but I can't find this fuse anywhere. This vehicle will not idle, but runs ... Trouble codes: P0113 (Intake Air Temp High), P0237 (MAF sensor low flow)
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1996 Acura TL 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Tailpipe smoke @idle VIN: JH4UA3640T
Good morning. This car is fixed. Sorry about the delay in posting a fix, but I took some time to fix it and also wanted to make sure it is fixed. As I was running it for a long time at idle I did start to smell burning oil, so I did a cylinder leakage test to ... Trouble codes: P0401.
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1985 BMW 528e 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, no power VIN: WBADK8301F
thank you to all that replied to this request. the customer just did not have the money to have us properly diagnose this car. we dropped the exhaust to check for a plugged cat. no problem found, used computer, still the same, used air flow meter, no change. f...
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1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L Misfire VIN: WBAGJ6324S
Well, this car isn't going to make much money for the used car lot that owns it. We have rechecked cam timing, remove intake manifold and checked it thoroughly for cracks- looked at back of intake valves for carbon- pull exhaust loose and connected back pressu...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Lock-up clutch VIN: WBAAM3338X
This car is still in the process of repair at the time of this summary, so I can't really say if it is fixed for good, however this is what I have learned about this car's automatic transmission: It uses a GM transmission common to a lot of vehicles. BMW does ...
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1990 Buick Regal 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2G4WB55L7R
Customer has had this problem for one year, and does not want to spend any money on it she will be trading in this year..
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1993 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCCS14Z1P
this vehicle had a wiring harness problem at the heatshield behind the right side cylinder head. It seems that the heatshield chafed the wiring after 186000 miles of usage and was causing an intermittant short to ground on the est wire.After troubleshooting fo...
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1FPZ2S60
thanks to all who replied we ended up finding that it would miss as soon as you pressed in on clutch - found another similar bulletin - checked and found about .105 play in crankshaft apparently enough to case signal problem with crank sensor - when pressed in...
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1996 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG25M3T
ok guys i'm gonna close this post only becuase the van is gone and i still don't have any answers.As many suggested i checked and rechecked timing gear slack looked for slack at cam gear could find nothing.replaced distributor and that seem to get the cam reta... Trouble codes: P345.
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1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L tire pressure monitor VIN: 1G1YY32G7X
I guess there is no way around this. Thank you for the info. Customer will take car and deal with it.
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L No Start VIN: 3GNFK16T7Y
Well, it turned out that the fuel pump sending unit was my problem. On my original post, I thought I had checked all the fuses, but later found the ECM-B fuse was blown. I replaced the fuse, truck started and ran fine. But several hours later, the fuse blew ag...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13552
Finally got it going.I had tryed disconnecting battery several times with no sucess so I took both posts and connected them together and turned key on.This solved its communication problem somehow.Then after it was running it still had 1 code for tcc connectio... Trouble codes: P0740 (CC Clutch problem), P0753 (Shift a prob.), P0758 (Shft b prob), P0785 (p1860-), P1860, U1000 (Communication problem between modules).
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, CHUGGLE VIN: 1GBHC241X3
First I would like to thank Jeffery(Tony)Pugh,Bill [...],Sam(SLC),Curtis,and Tony and Jackie for their supportive information. The fix was the FICM. As the truck would warm up and the fuel temp increased a small crack was evident in the FICM. With a fuel pr...
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1993 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L No Start VIN: 1C3XU453XP
First of all I'd like to thank all those that took the time to give their input on this. it turned out to be a cheap aftermarket distributor. I replace it 2 days ago and the car has been running great ever since. :) Sorry it took so long to post this. The cu... Trouble codes: 11 (No signal from Ckp Crankshaft Position Sensor).
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L ignition VIN: 1C3EL46R92
well this one here took awhile but i found a short under the dash next to the steering wheel. there was a metal edge the wires were rubbing against. fixed the wire, taped up the metal edge and the car was good to go. thanks for the replys
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1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L oil pressure VIN: 2B3HD46R6W
Thanks all for the info. There is a Dodge Bulletin # 08-36-99 that has a 'harness' that you install in the oil pressure electrical connector to allow the back side of the switch to vent. It seem that the electical connector is too air tight and the pressure on...
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1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B4H528Z1X
I spent the whole next day trying to get this truck to act up again for naught. I explained to the customer that based on what I saw when it did act up,what I had read about the symptoms on all-data, and the feedback from IATN members that my beat guess was th...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Electronic VIN: 2B4GP44361
Well folks: I believe we will be seeing more of these and you lucky ones that are reading this while still in search of the problem will be able to head right to the little yellow wire with red tracer under the plastic cover that goes over the tcm connector. M...
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14Y2K
thanks for the help on this. especially to bob & nick. there was a short in the speed sensor harness that caused the problem. thanks again!!!
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L eatc VIN: 1FMDU35P1V
Thanks to Nick [...] of 1000 Oaks, CA and Phillip [...] who all hit the nail on the head. All said replace the Blower Motor Speed Controller which solved the problem 100%. Still not sure why the official Ford Manuals said the EATC ...
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1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.4L Unstable Idle VIN: 1FTHE24L6V
The O2 sensors were the problem. I'm suspecting they failed as result of the head gaskets blowing, provided that was reason for the head replacements. I also received suggestions to check the timing chain for wear due to hi miles and also a suggestion for a st...
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2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L ABS Module VIN: 1FAFP40441
I Swapped the sensors leads at the module connector and the same code repeated, I recommended replace abs module and customer would not authorize repairs. Thanks for all the help.
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1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JHLRD1850V
I have fixed this vehicle. As I have previously mentioned that during tear down I didn't find any hard part damage, but there was a noticable amount of debris. I came to the conclusion that it was the converter and replaced it, along with a normal rebuild. I b...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L air bag VIN: 1HGCG5648X
Thanks to all who replied-I wanted to remove the drivers side air bag and clock spring to inspect and see if it had been bypassed as some suggested but the insurance company would not ok the exploration-they felt since it did not deploy it was not their proble...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21D0T
Well, we sure had a humbling few days with this one. When we hung the timing chain back on the engine after replacing the inner cover seals, we had lined up the timing marks on the gears with the 'bumps' in the inner cover. After both responses said to recheck... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor).
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1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JACDH58W4N
Most replies pointed towards intake gasket leak, others said O2 or fuel pressure regulator. They both showed good as I previously reported. Tore it down to lower intake gasket and did not find any cracked gaskets (upper or lower). :( Put it back together and i...
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1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L Starting VIN: SAJNA5849J
Thanks to all replys. I took Carl [...]'s advise and looked at the ignition system like any other. Use a scope again an took a closer look at the wave forms especially the primary side. Found a poor wave form from the pick up on startup. Replaced same and so f...
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1996 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ27S2T
thanks to all. I cant believe it. 5 minutes after posting mark had the answer. crank sensor was the first thing that came to our mind, but I figured that it would not effect fuel pressure. so we forgot about it. WRONG the crank sensor was shorted and DID, as m...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L driveline/suspension VIN: 1J4GW58N31
Hello everyone. Sorry for the delay in posting this fix. But the customer rescheduled, and then I wanted to be sure of a fix before posting it. We changed the front and rear differential gear oil, which we got directly from our local Jeep dealer. It took quite...
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1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMPU28LXW
Hi everybody - I recieved 14 replies to my posting. Most all of them stated that the pcv elbow on the back of the intake was probably rotted through. That was the correct solution to the problem. I replaced the entire pcv hose with a new one from Ford. The eng... Trouble codes: 171 (Bank 1 Lean), 174 (Bank 2 Lean).
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBEA50D6J
I am happy to report that the Mercedes 300CE has been stall free for a few weeks now. I wanted to give it some customer drive time before I responded with the 'FIX' to be certain the car didn't stall. On to the fix... A couple of you recommended finding the ...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBEA90DGJ
Thanks for all the help. It doesn't look like anything I can't handle. Thanks again!
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Water VIN: ADB2020286
The first thing we repaired was the head gasket , as I had mentioned . This was also the problem later . We had installed a faulty gasket from Mercedes benz OEM .The there was a crease mark on the gasket . I still wonder why I should spend my labor time repa...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72FXV
Well I did test the evap system properly, function tested the purge and shut off valve. All was fine, tank held vacum. So somthing was telling the ME that there was a presure loss, So I Installed a new fuel tank pressure sensor which is part of the fuel sender... Trouble codes: P0455.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Alarm System VIN: WDBKK47FXW
Thanks every body for your email the problem was in the PSE module. thanks again John [...]
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1998 Oldsmobile Regency 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G3HC52KSW
Thanks everyone for your input, several techs said too install new gasket & add silicone to both sides of the gasket, I did just that & sealed all the bolts!!! Still leaked! Two different techs emailed me later & said the plate on the rear of the engine where ...
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1976 Other European clubman 1.0L bleeding
Hi Guys Thanks to: Richard from Great Britain, Robert from Australia, and John from California (Southern). They reminded me to isolate the offending wheel with clamps (as I suspected, it was the fronts with the bottom bleeders) They also gave me the superb t...
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1985 Plymouth Reliant 2.2L Charging VIN: 1P3BP49D8F
THANKS FOR ALL RESPONCES. OUR NEXT STEP WAS TO BYPASS INTERNAL VOLTAGE REGULATOR IN POWER MODULE BUT OUR CUSTOMER HAS NOT YET RETURNED WITH PROBLEM. WE STILL HAVE NOT RULED OUT THE POSSIBILTY OF A FAILED LOGIC MODULE AS SOME OF YOU SUGGESTED. Again, thanks!
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1989 Saab 900 2.0L camshaft gear (exhaust). VIN: YS3AW4SL9K
Thank You for your patients. We have the vehicle back on the road after waiting for parts, ambition and time! There seems to have been no other explanation for this tab breaking except for lack of tightening the bolt for the cam gear?@#$%^&^**, but no real evi...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 453BGD857X
I removed the EGR and checked for excessive build up, OK. Checked the steel line and WOW, clogged solid. Thanks for the tip. CEL off and vehicle gone. Trouble codes: P400.
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1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: JT3VN39W8L
Well it all makes sense now! How can you have low compression and only 10% leakage? Camshaft timing! The timing marks all lined up and everything looked perfect, but when we removed the right cam sprocket we found that the dowell pin was sheared and the camshf...
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