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1990 Acura Legend L 2.7L front struts VIN: JH4KA4661L
HELLO Techs-we replaced the water pump and timing belt.The next day the customer returns and is complaining of a hard ride .The customer called the Honda dealer and ask if there was any possibility that if when we replacd the water pump could have affected the...
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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L engine VIN: WAUFL54D9Y
Vehicle came in for overheating. We confirmed it was running hot thru the Snap on scanner (241 degrees and climbing) and infrared temperature on the intake where it meets the head was 244 degrees. The electric cooling fan comes on @ 230 degrees, but is not dro...
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1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Surge VIN: WBAAE5403G
vehicle came in with a very bad surge going down the road. ran the vehicle on our sun450 and found that the alternator was putting out an ac current spike and the ignition pattern was irratic. replaced alternator and dist cap and rotor( cap and rotor were melt...
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1988 BMW 735i 3.5L caliper VIN: WBAGB4316J
Drivers complaint, pulls left. Pressurived system & found right caliper not locking. Figured caliper seizure so I replaced front caliper assys. Checking rear brakes I noticed they were thin so I replaced the pads too. Sucked out the master cylinder what I coul...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGJ8322W
the engine has a vibration, like a damper vibration -on the start up and when you accelerate to 1500 rpm , vibration goes away above 1500 r.p.m when you let the gas go idle droping will vibrate when it gets to 1500 r.p.m engine warms up less vibration, but if ...
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1992 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G4WF14L8N
Complaint is that on hard acceleration the car misfires right before it shifts, after duplicateing the complaint it appears that the vehicle is limiting RPM to approx.3500- 4000rpm. The one thing that is unusual is that the pcm thinks the car is in neutral or ... Trouble codes: 34 (Mass air flow)
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1995 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G4WB52M5S
came in with intermitant high idle problem which seems to be gone at this time but other intermitant problems persist, at times cruise is inop. except in gearshift 3 position, door locks lock at times when the drivers door is closed, prior to moving the gear s... Trouble codes: 28 (transmission range selection sensor error.)
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1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L starter VIN: 1G4CW52K6V
we have a 1997 parkave in the shop which on occasion has a no crank condition.battery and alternator test good.cables and grounds secure and free of corrosion.we did replace the starter due to a horrific intermittent grind.fly wheel teeth are good.problem we h...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L idle high VIN: 3G5DA03E52
Customer complaint of 3 problems occuring at same time: 1. idle high up to 2500 rpm and holding steady at times 2. AC not cold but will blow 3. Tape player radio has to be turned on and off before it will work (may not be related) Vehicle has no vaccume leaks ...
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1965 Chevrolet el camino 327CID intake backfire VIN: 135805K169
customer has had a backfire in engine on #3 (found by disconnecting #3 wire and having intake popping stop) when cold (does not occur when fully warmed-up) on accel since purchasing vehicle, a: 1965 elcamino 327-4v 250 hp, a/t, msd elect dist w/remote coil. af...
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1987 Chevrolet S10 2.8L brakes VIN: 1GCDT14R7H
Truck came in with a hard pedal and no power assist. running rough at idle. Checked booster and had vac leak at the booster. Replaced booster and then went to service rear differental and rusted brake line started leaking at diff housing. Replaced line and ble...
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 3-4 clutches repeat burned VIN: 2GCEK19K6P
previously o.h. , removed spring packs in 3-4 clutch housing per bulletin, tested solenoids all good,
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4L Surge VIN: 2G1WN52X7S
This vehicle when started will go to 4000 rpm and then slowly die down to 1000. Then the idle will surge from 950 to 1000 until warmed up. Replaced iac. Checked for vacum leaks, none apparent. Wondering if anyone else has run into this. I suspect leaking intak...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L drl VIN: 1G1JC1245W
Car had trans OH at another shop, was returned because the DRL indicator light on the IPC was flashing on & off. The DRL lights do not come on either. I did some tests, found that the DRL Relay control from the IPC (Ground) is not adequate to activate the rela...
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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Steering Wheel VIN: 2G1WW12E3Y
Hi group, looking for help in regards to a clunk felt in the steering wheel when turning, braking or accelerating. You have to be really looking for it to feel it, but when you felt it once it's there all the time. It feels like there is a loose part between t...
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L unknown VIN: 1GNEK13T21
Hello all , This one started out at the dealer where they cut the rotors and checked out sensors.No codes, antilock lite not illuminated. I searched MOD for service bulletins regarding this and found none. The symptom is that the antilock energizes at low sp...
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1GNEK13Z33
Looking for some help from you GM guys. 03 Tahoe, erratic fuel gauge. Will take the tank down to 3 gallons remaining(trip computer works fine), and analog gauge will read just below 1/2, never gets to below 1/4. Upon filling tank, will stick at 3/4, then retur...
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1990 Dodge Spirit 2.5L engine VIN: 1P3BA46K9L
Hi all, this engine runs great and seems to be in good shape, mechanically, but at idle when hot, has very little oil pressure. Maybe someone can tell me if these little 2.5 liter Chryslers wear out their bearings or do I just have a poor pump. Thanks for your...
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1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7FL26X8P
Hello to all, Customers complaint was poor gas mileage and lack of power. My initial impression after test drive, was that it ran fairly well. Visual inspection showed plugs, fuel filter, and wires recently replaced, with no apparent fluid or vacuum leaks. Idl...
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1994 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L instrument panel VIN: 2B3ED56F7R
I just had this vehicle towed in. have not seen it before.verified complaint. while driving transmission will not shift at times. when you hit a bump all dash gauges drop out. vehicle will also die on road during cruise.have not been able to vrify that yet. an...
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1994 Dodge B250 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4HB25Y1R
Hi guys, I have a communication problem. This 94 Dodge B-250 came in w/a definite drivability problem. Hooked up my trusty SNAP-ON scanner and recieved a NO COMMUNICATION message when I tried to retrieve codes or data. However I can retrieve all the codes I wa... Trouble codes: 24 (tps), 37 (overdrive solenoid circuit), 45 (torque converter lock up)
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1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP45R9V
This van came in the shop with two codes in it. misfire on #3 cylinder & p1494 number 3 cylinder was a burnet valve.we replaced the switch & solenoid in the evap system.checked all vacum lines for leaks or kinks but none were found.Ican switch the switch with ... Trouble codes: P1494 (switch or mechanical fault)
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Inst cluster VIN: 2B3HD46F8V
This is a vehicle that was abandoned here with a bad engine. After replacing the engine I noticed the cluster was dead. I don't know if it was working before since the car has been here for almost 2 years. I've run the diag test that is avalable in Shop Key & ...
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L starter VIN: 1B3ES56C93
Hello, hope someone has seen this before or has some insite. Vehicle will not crank, replaced trans range sensor, verified proper power at starter relay,as well as power in the start position,and bypassing relay the car will crank. It seems the ground is mis...
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1986 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L clutch VIN: 1FABP28M4G
Good morning group. I have an 86 mustang 5 speed that came in from a friend because the auto clutch adjuster on the top of the clutch petal was stripped. We replace the auto adjuster and found out why it had stripped. We could not push in the petal. We removed...
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1988 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FABP6048J
Hi everyone I got this 88 thunderbird that cut off on the customer while driving and never started again. I first checked the basics spark was good, no fuel pressure, relay is good. It is not getting a ground source from the PCM(t/LG pin 22) to activate the pu...
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1993 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FACP45E2P
this car has servere lean backfire & hesitation,especialy when cold.un plug m.a.f.and hesitation/backfire goes away. replacing m.a.f. sensor did not cure cond.i have a solid 12 volts to "a" term,good ground on "b" term,5.43 volts on "c" wire with harness dissc...
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTEX14N4P
Temp guage is irratic, goes up and down, mostly in the normal zone but sometimes a little above normal. ECT also goes up and down from, about 179 to 205 degrees. Doesnt matter load on engine. We have installed a factory t-stat (used Airlift vacuum tool to inst...
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1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L axle shaft VIN: KNJLTO7H4R
Installing another set of aftermarket axles in this car. The right hand axle is the same length as the one that came out, but requires prying the engine over in order to fit the ball joint,resulting in a fit that is too tight and causes a vibration. I suspect ...
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
Car stalled at 50 mph accelerating. Only code is cmp CMP is bad- hard failure now. Car will run with bad cmp (good power and ground, steady 12-14 volts on signal wire) Oddball cmp- $440 for part alone. (built together sensor and sycnchronizer) Customers are s... Trouble codes: 214 (cylinder id circuit)
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N2T
vehicle runs great. came in w/ ses on code po433. drive & scan w/ mastertech. %purge very erratic. sometimes goes to 100% on hard acceleration, sometime remains at o %. in between very erratic & unpredictable. do not follow expected load and throtle settings. ... Trouble codes: P0433
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, hardly runs VIN: 1FALP6534T
Engine is acting like ign timing is retarded. Used timing light to compare spark timing to 95 contour that was in the shop briefly, spark is occuring late compared to the test vehicle. I've read about possible broken flexplates and numerous wiring problems. Wo...
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1998 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FT2F1720W
This truck came in with codes P0171 and P0174 Too lean bank #1 & 2. I checked the waveform on the oxygen sensors and found that the front sensors were very noisy. I pulled five gas readings and all the readings were normal and the air to fuel ratio is perfect ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Too lean bank 1), P0174 (Too lean bank 2)
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15X1X
This ones got me 99 ranger 4.0L OHV 5 spd 4x4 180k Has misfire #1 cyl only. on cold start up will stop misfire when rpms raised to 2800 or so like its cleared out whatever is causing the misfire I have pulled plug out does not look wet or different from the re... Trouble codes: P0301
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on, Anti Theft Flashes VIN: 1FTRW07W11
This vehicle was towed in with a no start problem. I noted that the Anti Theft lamp was also flashing. I connected the NGS and attempted to retrieve DTC's, but there was no response from the PCM but was from the HEC. After performing Fords PPT's, I replaced th... Trouble codes: B2139 (Data Mismatch RCVD DATA), U1147 (SCP Vehicle Security Data INV/Missing), U1262 (scp bus fault), U1262 (scp bus fault), B2141 (NVM Config Failure), B1318 (Bat Low Volt)
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L front end
At first vehicle pulled left very hard when braking at any speed. We replaced calipers and hoses on both sides on front and problem continued. Customer had vehicle @ Ford dealership for other service and they told him it was an alignment problem and set alignm...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L abs light /brake light VIN: 1FM2V63E42
this was so simple till we started.no information in mitchell on demand 5 .request to mitchell for information resulted in several pages faxed .wrong wiring schematic.visit to friend all data wrong wiring schematic.this 02 has no traction controll but a 47 pin...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Start Reley VIN: 2FAHP71W33
This problem first showed up with the unit having been towed to our City shop overnight. The starter relay fuse was replaced and the harness inspected. We also swapped the relay for another in the Junction Box that had the same part #. We returned it to servic...
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1999 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L engine VIN: 1GKEK13P3X
Hello all I am looking for some support on a customers vehicle. A local quick lube recently performed an oil change on the vehicle, and while doing so over filled the oil. Apparently the confused the 5.7 for a 5.3. They supposedly drained some oil out and sen...
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1999 GMC K2500 Sierra SLE 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTGK29J5X
Hello tecks. This is my truck lucky me.Driving home the mil came on. I scaned it and found code p0175 rich bank 2. I then looked at the fuel trim and found both banks to be rich, subtracting fuel. Bank 1 at idle -7.8 bank 2 at idle -8.6. At cruse bank 1 is -12... Trouble codes: P0175
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1986 Honda Civic 1.5L EGR inop VIN: THMAF5313G
This is one for you Honda experts. We have spent quite a bit of time trying to find the cause of an inop egr on this 86 CRX HF.(no vacuum signal from controll box) We had a difficult time finding a wiring diagram that matched the vehicle, went to several sourc...
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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA423XK
Hello everyone, Thanks in advance for your time. This Prelude is causing us headaches. Car will idle, although slightly low in drive (400-500rpm),but upon acceleration @ about [...], severe surge starts. Once rpm is over 1200-1300, car seems to run ok. Cust... Trouble codes: 14 (electronic air control valve eacv)
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1998 Honda Passport LX 3.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 1HGC45T2TX
extremely hard upshift from 2 to 3. Will continue for long test drive, then disappear next test drive and be normal. No codes, fluid clean and normal. Have read possible MLP sensor, TPS sensor and front pump problems. NHTSA has service bulletin listed, but not...
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNKDA31A12
car was towed in with no start condition,customer stated oil drain plug fell out while driving and car quit.plug was replaced and car would not start,has 4 codes all related to cam...p0011,p0340,p0345,p0021.all wiring was checked along with ecm power and groun... Trouble codes: P0011 (intake valve timing control perf.b2), P0021 (intake valve timing control perf.b1), P0340 (cmp sensor malf.b2), P0345 (cmp sensor malf.b1)
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
hello jag techs. I have this 2000 S-Type with an intermittent miss at idle. It runs great under load. I pulled coils & plug boots for visual inspection, all appears ok. I tested each coil with st125 spark tester & two of them fire tester intermittently. They a...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ78YXR
We rarely see a coil problem but this one is going to be a pain. When the Jeep came in we found no codes, key was on and battery dead when we got it, plenty of fuel pressure but no spark, and the tech did not check fuel injector pulse. (already talked to him a...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4EZ5859T
This jeep was towed in for a no start.We checked for fuel pressure had 50 psi, checked for spark had no spark, found code 21, found bare wires from o2 sensor. We replaced the o2 sensor and the pcm also the crank sensor. we now have spark and fuel pressure but ...
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1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Air suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W1V
I have a town car that will not raise the rear. When you start the car, the check suspension light will come on after about 45 seconds, the compressor does not come on, and there seems to be no activation of any part of the system. I can use an NGS tester and ...
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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNFM92V9W
hi group this thing will intermittently turn on air suspension pump and wont shut down, and the air suspension light comes on, tried to scan air system but cant seem to get any info out of it, all power and grounds ok, as stated replaced relay was fine for abo...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.8 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBEA28E9P
Problem I am having, is that once the vehicle reaches full operating temperature, appox. 10 minutes, it begins to missfire, in cly 6, then shortly after in cylinder one. If you let it cool down and restart it runs fine again until warm, and the missfire starts... Trouble codes: 61 (Ignition Output Stage 3 T 1/3 Cyl 1 missfire), 62 (Ignition Output Stage 2 T1/3 Cyl 6 Missfire)
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1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JA3AM84J9S
car came in for no idle/ cuts out. no mil, no code history. tap test resulted in bad mass air flow sensor. replaced sensor with dealer part(not reman), car did fine. car sat for a week and problem was there again when customer picked car up. no vacuum leaks we...
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1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31DOV
Hello fellow techs. Today a customer brought in his 1997 Nissan Altima with a Check Engine Light on. After scanning the ECM I was able to extract code P1400-Improper Voltage Signal Sent to ECM through EGR Valve Solenoid. I ran the Pinpoint test outlined in A... Trouble codes: P1400 (Improper Voltage Signal Sent to ECM through EGR Valve Solenoid)
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1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G3BY69Y2F
customer complain of vehicle running very rough in the morning and some time will not start unless you remove four wire connector. We were able to duplicate problem and could get vehicle to run smoothly by disconnecting computer and restart run good. reconnect...
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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3AG55M3R
I have this vehicle and it has a check engine light on. I hooked up my OTDC scan-tool with the OBD I adapter to pull the codes but I cannot get the tool to communicate with the vehicle. I noticed that the 12 pin connector has only three wires. A black wire wit...
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2003 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L tranfer motor VIN: 1GHDT13S33
dealer replaced motor twice/for burning out. another garage replaced motor/encoder on front transfer. other garage replaced also three speed sensors/ computer checked all wiring from alldata. when he drives vehicle he finds that on voltage line to transfer mot...
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1990 Plymouth Laser RS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4P3CS44U0L
HELP!!! This one came back the day after I had posted it was fixed. We replaced the IAC and all was ok, idle was great, etc... We gave the owner back his car. Now intermittently the idle will be high again @ around 1400 rpms and start to drop out.Take it on a...
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1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GZHX5215R
This is my first time trying this so here goes..this car is a carlot car.It is hard to start cold.unless you go to clearflood mode then it starts..Once it runs it then runs rough..I have ramped everthing on this car..Fuel pressure is at spec waveform is great....
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1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L No Start, Stall, floods VIN: JT2SV24E3M
Thank you for your time,this vehicle came in foor a poor run. The owner told me that it ran good until she went through a rain storm; it had no power,and it got progressivly worse until she brought it in.When it got here it started but died right away and I ch...
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2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 126K468402
hi techs ; I HAVE THIS CHECK LIGHT COMMING ON .I KNOW WHAT THE CODE IS , WHAT I WANT TO FIN D OUT IS WHICH BANK IS BANK 2 LOOKING AT THE ENGINE , AND WHICH SENSOR IS SENSOR 1.ANY ADDED INFO ON THIS JOB WOULD BE APPRECIATED,IS THIS A REGULAR PROBLEM ? .SHED SOM... Trouble codes: P0155
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L Electric Door Locks VIN: 4T1BE32K02
Hi All, My outlaws brought me a 2002 Camry they just bought. They wanted to have a key fob for the door locks, so we purchased a couple online. My problem is when I enter the sequence to put the system in the programming mode I get no response. This leads me...
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1986 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUHD044XG
And the winners are: Dave [...]! They correctly guessed the distributor setting. It isn't timed with a light, but aligned with marks found inside. The line on the wheel matches the line on the housing. My bad move - I needed to finish by checkin...
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Blower VIN: WBABS33401
Thanks to everyone who replied. The blower final stage was indeed bad. I feel like the only one who didn't know this. Seems like the lack of information is a problem. Alldata had no information and my scan data was correct. It just doesn't have the ability to ...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L transmision or diferential VIN: 3AVEV39253
hi, it was out of my possibilities to solve this problem. maybe i needed more help from you but sometimes I understand is not possible. i did what ever they told me to do. Ronald told me to join for 15 hours the positive and the negative wires and the problem ...
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1986 Buick Regal 3.8L No Start
First I would like to thank all that responded especially the ones that got me to looking at fuel supply and away from ignition, I often respond to help requests and was overwhelmed, It shows how much help is there when you just ask, OK the fix, I removed the ...
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2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L ignition lock VIN: 2G4WFS51XY
Thanks for all the replies. Rodney-Thomas and leneard hit it on the spot . Problem was the shift release solenoid. Unfotunately you have to buy the whole shiter assembly. Sucks for the consumer the the part itself is not replacable. Probably would of only been...
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1995 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L clicks the throttle VIN: 1G6KF52Y8S
thank you to 3 replies I recieved we tested the old motor and found it bad ,I installed a new iac motor and no more clicking.
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire VIN: W06VR54R1V
thanks for those who took the time to reply...i checked the ign wires and # 6 was defective but miss still occurs..checked ign coil ok..injectors are buried so i can not listen to them..but i suspect headgasket problem..cheched fuel vapors in radiator resv. ... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire detected), P0306 (cyl 6), P1113 (intake switchover ckt problem...what is this code for).
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1973 Chevrolet suburban 350CID Power operated Tail gate VIN: CCY163F126
Thanks very much to Timbotech. He hit the nail right on the head with the fix. He told me that the motor was probably frozen and needed to be shocked to work. I had my wife press the dash switch to the up position while i slammed the tailgate shut. As soon as ...
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1995 Chevrolet safari trek 6.5L parking brake VIN: 1GBKP37F4R
Sorry for the slow reply but we just went through hurricane charley. I did not get the chance to try the suggestions that i got for adjusting the driveshaft brake on this because the owner came and got it and stocked it up in preparation of the hurricane. The ...
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1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDX06E4V
thanks everyone for your input and suggestions. Before I tore the motor down looking for gasket problem I took the fuel rail off and pressurized it on the bench and low and behold the new injector that I installed developed a leak. I eplace the #^ injector wit... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire).
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1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2C3HD56F3T
Thanks to most of you for confirming the obvious. The responses were overwhelmingly, intake gasket leak. I had suspected a vacuum leak and attempted to find one by looking, and spraying around the intake, to no avail. After receiving so many responses saying i...
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L Reverse VIN: 1C4GP54L8W
Well fellow tech's I appreciated the replies. The customer took the van to use for his work over the weekend after the post but didn't return until mid last week. The trans stayed the same up until he came in. Now the trans was making a lot of noise almost lik...
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1994 Dodge B150 3.9L No Start VIN: 2B7GB11X1R
I will close this as unfixed, as customer decided not to replace the ecm. But After some of the replies I got, and the findings I posted in my update, I'm very confident a new ecm was the fix. I could do a lot of typing but my results are in my update. Thanks ...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Radiator VIN: 3B7KF2664I
Thanks to those that responded. Charles and Terry had run into this before and according to a tech at my local Dodge dealer, this is not uncommon for these engines. In fact, the same thing had happenned to his truck. By using a right angle drill I was able to ...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2C3HH46RX2
The problem was a broken valve spring [intake],so we sent it to the dealer for extended warranty coverage.Carbon and sludge buildup is apparently a problem with these engines.Thanks to all who replied. Mike. Trouble codes: P0300, P0306.
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1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.9L lifter noise VIN: 1FTCR15T0K
Thanks to all those that replied. It seems that these small V6 Fords have a problem with the cam bearings turning and thus restricting oil flow to the lifters. I had checked for oil flow before I started, but might still have the turned cam bearing problem. Wh...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L rack and pinion VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
thanks to all who replied!this vehicle needed a steering shaft.the union at the rack was binding.the boots tore and siezed the u-joints inside the union.common problem around the salt belt area.
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Transmission VIN: 3FTHF26H7V
Thanks to all that responded with help and to Ronald [...] for the check ball theory. One of the main valve body check balls was missing. I suppose it got sucked through the hole, because it wasn't in the valve body upon dissembly.
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1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP54N1V
Hi fellows: This car is FIXED, thanks to iATN and all you techs who responded. A special THANKS to Gregory [...]; your post is what lead me to the problem. Replacing #8 COP ignition coil fixed this car. To better understand why go to underhoodservice.com, sea... Trouble codes: P0156 (O/2 Heater circuit B-1 S2), P0161 (O/2 Heater circuit B-2 S-2), P0172 (Sys. rich B1), P0175 (Sys rich B2), P1157 (O/2 22 shows lean).
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
Group, after rechecking all circuits at PCM connector for correct power and grounds and also rechecked switched B+ circuits from ignition, found they all checked out OK. Ordered reman. PCM (called a processor as noted in Ford parts listings)from Ford dealer an...
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1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Lack of power VIN: 1FTNE2428W
Most of said to inspect the balancer and sure enough the keyway was wallowed out to about 1/2 an inch. I would have to suspect the timing was retarded somewhere around 20 degrees, so no matter how much the PCM put in it still wasn't enough. I should have caugh...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP532X1
Replacing the flex fuel module was this fix. It is located behind the radio mounted to a dash brace. The dealers have plenty of these on hand and only for $21.00. The five replys were all the same and within 24 hours of posting. This is indeed the best tool in... Trouble codes: P0460 (fuel level sensor a circuit fault).
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2002 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDHG31RX2
Thanks to Mark, Rusty, Paul and Robert for getting me to think about this problem. We came back after the weekend and started with a clear head We had changed dist cap & rotor when we did first repair and used oem parts. Compression test showed cylinder #4 to ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L left frt wheel VIN: 1HGCG32591
Thanks to all who responded! Wow, 19 responses in just a few days. Well, We decided to try a master cylinder first and that was the problem. A special thanks go out to Wayne from Florida, David from California, and Richard from Ohio for their advice to replace...
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1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJAV134CH
Thank you to all who responded. This car seemed to fill up the starboard side tank after a period of time, about 45 minutes of driving. As many of you suggested, I replace all solenoids for fuel return and switchover and after a good test drive I declared this...
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1994 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L abs module VIN: 1J4FY29S3R
First i want to thank everyone that replied to this help request- i bled the brakes manually and adjusted the rear brakes and everything seems fine at this time. sorry for the taking so long to close this but things have gotten in the way. customer decided not...
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1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT28S9V
I am pretty sure this vehicle is repaired because I have not heard from our customer for almost 2 weeks. Thanks for the excellent responces from Ramon, Paul and John. The following is a description of what I had to do to repair the problems creating intermit... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittant loss of cam and crank signal), P0340 (Loss of cam signal).
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1996 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L brakes VIN: 4F4DR17X1P
I received 4 responses, one suggested possible caliper problems another susggested brade pedal free play adjustment, another suggested contaminated brake fluid, last suggested checking ball joints. The customer returned with the vehicle & we removed a small am...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L fuel injection VIN: WDBHA22E3R
thanks to all who replied, this car belongs to me and have been working on it in what little spare time I have,did start replacing the loom last weekend and can tell you that the person who designed this wiring loom is the same person that invented the rubic's...
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1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Brake Rotors VIN: 1MEFM5DU8X
We decided to turn rotors and install OE pads due to some of the responses received. We also advised owner to use Drive instead of Overdrive when driving down that long hill and to avoid riding the brakes. This appeard to have helped the concern. David sent a ...
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1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4GP24G9X
The vehicle is fixed I replaced both 02 sensors and no luck there. After rechecking all my wires I found the 02 ground wire open and the PCM was the cause. I replace the PCM with a Chrysler reman and it has been good ever since. Thanks for all your help. Mic... Trouble codes: P0132 (O2 sensor B1S1 high voltage/short to voltage), P0138 (O2 sensor B1S2 high volt/short to voltage pending code in gen obd).
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1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2WJ52M1S
Thanks for the replies, the customer took the vehicle and traded it in on a new vehicle. Trouble codes: 13 (Historical code O2 senser open).
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1996 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L blower VIN: 1G2HZ5214T
i found a vac leak at the blend door actuator. this repaired the problem thanks for all your help...
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1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FS22K2V
With all of the help from you people we replaced the Catalytic Converter with a factory remanufactured cat. The Cat has been on the car now for 3 weeks and no check engine light. Sorry I took so long for a fix i just wanted to besure the problem was fixed befo... Trouble codes: P0420.
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1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Fans VIN: WPOJB0920J
First I wish to thank those who responded. The fan system on the 928 is very complex. For aerodynamics Porsche created a flap system which closes off the air to the radiator it it is not necessary. Also the system has two large multi speed electric fans which ...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L windows and top VIN: NONE AVAIL
Thanks to all who have replied. I passed on to the customer,the procedure for holding switches down/up for extended period of time. customer tryed but produced negative results. I did suggest he take car out of storage and bring to our shop for further inspect...
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2001 Toyota AVENSIS 1800CC Excessive engine oil consumption VIN: SB153ZBN10
Thank for all, who post me, according this problem. The reason for oil consumption was piston oil rings. After oil ring replacement, the problem dissapear.
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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L steering VIN: NZE121-314
i receive two replies from andrew from newzealand and mike from s/calafornia .they sugested that i order the manual from toyota .
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