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1984 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAK7408E
Hey there guys hope someone can give me a hand on this old beemer. I got this car last week after the costumer had put on a new head. The car wouldn't start and he was in over his head with diagnosing it. I pulled the car in and immediatly reajusted the valves...
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1988 BMW 635CSi 3.5L park VIN: WBAEC841XJ
To all the BMW guru's out there... My uncle has this fine 88 635csi. He calls today to say he has been "playing" with the shifter lever. He said he just started having problems shifting it in and out of park. He then procedes to "force" the shifter into park a...
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1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L air vents VIN: 1G4HP53L6P
The problem we have is that when going up a upgrade on cruise control with it on or off the air fades out from panel vents to defrost vent then comes back to panel vent. We have run all Alldata test. We founded the Vaccum tank to have a hair line crack. We rep...
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1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52M4W
Vehicle came into the shop with the mil light on. Code P300 for random misfire. Check Misfire History and found one cylinder had a History of misfires. Cyl # 4. Vehicle wasn’t missing at all by the time it came to the shop. Checked Ignition system wires and co... Trouble codes: P0300
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1963 Chevrolet corvair 2.4L powergluide VIN: 30927W2417
This is a request to help a customer with a transaxle leak. After sitting for a week or so it will leak trans fluid out of the top of the transaxle. It has the right dipstick and is not overfull. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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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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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WX12X1T
Car came in with intermittant ck engine light on, found code p0172b (fuel trim rich), Cleaned fuel injectors, did a engine decarbonizing, check O2 sensor(switching from 75 to 890), ck'd for all vacume leaks and found none, changed fuel filter, news Oem Plugs a... Trouble codes: P172
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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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2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Rear Tire Wear VIN: 1GNDX03EX2
This van eats rear tires, even though the alignment is well within tolerances. It was aligned last year at the selling dealership, and they shimmed the rear wheels, and installed new tires at that time. the tires were rotated at 6000 miles. Now at 8000 miles m...
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1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Lighting VIN: 2C3HC56GOX
Hello everyone, while this car is going down the road, the head lights and interior lights will flash off on. At times the interior lights will stay on and run the battery down. I never have had the interior lights to stick on but customer has had. Ive only se...
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1992 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JB3XD64B2N
this vehicle begins to loose power and miss 3000 to 4000 rpm at WOT-worse under load on hill. problem feels to be bad maf. gives the sensation as if the rev limiter is engaging almost.used maf on car before present owner. alldata doesn't give me enough info to...
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1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ56H2W
After repair engine stalled repeatedly at idle. We reset base idle and cleaned throttle body, stalling became intermittent but idle continued to be rough. LTFT at idle and low throttle opening drops to -25 and eventually sets P0172 - fuel system rich code. Aft... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel System Rich)
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Knock noise, pressure in crankcase VIN: 1B4HS28Y4X
have a knock type noise in engine at idle, off idle noise diappears. No metal in oil, or filter. The Odd thing is, when oil fill cap is removed while egine is at idle knock noise goes away, and a high suction into filler opening is present. What, and where wou...
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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHF26H1J
Customers complaint is that the truck cuts out only when hot in third, fourth and fifth gear at around 2500 to 3500rpm. It seems to run fine when cold. I drove the truck and it would cut out (bucks and jerks) the check engine light will flicker. The KOER codes...
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1990 Ford Taurus L 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FACP50U4L
HELLO This vehicle has a rough idle, and intermittant stall, pass codes datastream not coming up, scope shows #2 cyl not firing , all cyl's high firing kv, timing jumping, #2 weak spark. Unplug spout connector,then all cyl working , smooth idle ,stable (10degr...
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1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L oil consumption VIN: 2MECM74F8M
before i have to dismantle this engine for inspection I would like some advise. This engine uses oil, all cylinders take oil fouling plugs within 200 miles. I suspect possible valve seals or rings, maybe intake leaking? This engine is well cared for, oil is cl...
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1994 Ford Probe 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1ZVLT20A1R
This car expierences a hesitation between shifts, intermittantly. It will not do it all the time. Nor will it do it in the stall even if you try to load it. It can be rather harsh some times. It feels like a torn intake air boot between the MAF and the TBI. Th...
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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1FALP4049R
Greetings iatn folks, i've got a 94 mustang here with a 3.8 V6, the driver for #6 fuel injector (inside the computer) is shorted, scoping #6 inj. control shows a steady 0.4 volts or so... injector resistance is 14.7 ohms which seems good. My question is: are ...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTCR14U6R
car came im from a different shop hoping we could figure out the hasitation on acceleration, , scoped engine found out the distributor bushing was very loos , replaced with reman unit , no change, regaped spark plugs, replaced t.p.s , tried different coil, no ...
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1994 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L high idle speed VIN: 2FAPP36X4R
CUSTOMER COMPLAINING OF HIGH IDLE SPEEDS, PULLED A 157 CODE BUT NOW THAT I'M HOME I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT THAT IS! SETUP A BREAKOUT BOX AND WITH MY VANTAGE DID A SWEEP OF THE TPS. NO OBVIOUS SIGNS OF PROBLEMS ON THE SCOPE BUT BY SPEC. THE DC VOLTAGE AT IDLE WAS ... Trouble codes: 157
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, SPEEDO BOUNCES VIN: 1FTHX26G3S
This one is wierd. At cold startup it needs help to stay running. It can be driven but it runs bad and the speedometer is jumping about. The scanner also shows the fluctuation in the speedo. After about ten minutes the speedo goes normal and the vehicle starts...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N1T
hey guys got one here kikin my butt sure could use some help here have good battery voltage at all three heater signal return pins suspect faulty ecm ground only thing i can find in common between all three sensors , thought it was the ecm case ground moved it... Trouble codes: P0135 (left bank upstream hego heater circut fault), P0155 (right bank upstream hego sensor circuit fault), P0141 (right bank down stream hego heater circut fault)
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1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L MIL Lamp on
This is my parents car. Last time I was there I cleaned the A/F hotwire and cleared the code, all was fine for a couple months. They went to a local shop who pulled the same code and changed the O2 sensor (only one upsteam of the CAT). CEL came back on the nex... Trouble codes: P0171
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L auto 4wd system VIN: 1FMDU34X8V
This Explorer is first and foremost not going into the low side in the transfer case. It had rear output shaft speed sensor code in the history and when monitered it at first showed no speed signal. Then on the test drive after several miles it started showing...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Jackshaft Chain Tensioner VIN: 1FMDU32E3V
Left Cassette Guide was broke causing a rattle. Using the proper installation tools I replaced both Cassette chains, guides and tensioners. In addition, I replaced the Jackshaft chain guide and tensioner. Did reuse the old Jackshaft chain. All parts was OE. No...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTRF18L2W
Customer brought this F-150 to me for what he described as a bucking condition. After roadtesting with him, it was bucking like crazy, feels like a bad ignition miss. But it only bucks after its warmed up. seems worse in overdrive, at about 1500 RPM on an incl...
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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L MIL Lamp on, b1 &b2 lean codes VIN: 1FAFP47V0X
Custoner has been driving this car for 1 year with ses light on. I find P0171,0174 lean codes, check mass air flow sensor for oil on it. looks dry but I clean the hot wires with alcohol. Replace the orignal fuel filter (not restricted) for maintenance. found t... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system too lean memory), P0174 (Bank 2 system too lean memory)
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lack of steering at idle VIN: 1FTSW31F3Y
I replaced the hydrobooter due to lack of power assist accumulator on braking ( the accumulator was bad ) I had noticed this before the steering was hard to turn at idle stationary but when moving it seemed OK . I read TSB about lubing ball joints but since th...
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1993 Geo Tracker 1.6L Starting VIN: 2CNBE18U1P
Hello everyone, got this tracker that blows #8 fuse, the fuse is marked ingnition, when the fuse is good it runs, but will blow fuse and stop running. It is intrementent and blows at any time, if anyone has seen this or have any ideas I would appresiate thanks...
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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L retractor VIN: JHMBA4221K
Greetings Honda Techs. This is my first post. I violated the sacred seat belt retractor in the driver door when trying to find the problem with the always "ON" warning light and buzzer that would not go off. The rectractor spooling spring flew out with a venge...
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1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ2242P
Honda Pros, I have this little Civic that was towed in with a no start condition. The shift lock out was inop which led me to believe the ECM was bad. Sure enough, opened up the box and found burn spot on board (big burn spot on board!). Sent the ECM out had ...
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L r.f. high beam VIN: 1HGCD5610V
vehicle has no high beam on passenger side with no power to bulb.daytime running light is illuminated but i can not find test procedure in mitchell.wiring diagram shows drl control unit located on r. side of instrument panel.i know from past experience that th...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L starter VIN: JHMCA5624J
HELP Please To all and anyone that might be able to help. This car is posessed, yes with the lights on the starter has signal to start only when put into N or P, turn off lights oper. is correct. Thought poss. n/safty switch unplug still starts, poss. fuse box...
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1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JNKAY21D6S
Found exhaust cam timing off- 2 degrees retarded.This cam also drives crank sensor for igntion system.This is the only cam timing that is off.Crank timing is also ok. Timing belt is tight. I do not see any reason for timing to jump. No repairs made at any othe...
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1995 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Mechanical VIN: JACDJ58V5S
Wondering if there is a fix, or a know cause for these little troopers to start burning oil all of a sudden,( about 1 quart every 700km. I have several customers with these trucks and they all seem to start burning oil in and around 120,000km. thanks in advanc...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4G248Y4W
Jeep has # 8 injector wires rubbed through by PCV hose and shorted the wires. We have seperated them but now get no PCm grounding signal. Question is - is there a relearn procedure since the PCM has shut down this circuit? Or is the PCM dead meat? Thank You Al... Trouble codes: P0208
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1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM82WON
Gentlemen: need a bit of help here, this car came in stalling & no start at times, found bad connections at eca relay & pcm plug ---yellow , black strip wire. fixed this & thought it was fixed--wrong. So i scoped the crank sensor found spikes in the wave so I ...
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1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L no injectorpluse VIN: 1070441202
iatn members we have a 450sl with no injector pluse on # 2 3 6 7 injector. have ohms all injectors ck all circuts replaced ecm with know good ecm.have very little information on this system. need to know if cancelling contact in distributor may cause problem.w...
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1992 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L tensioner/alternator VIN: 2MLPM36X8N
Hello techs, Have a strange one here. The car came in to us with a noisy belt tensioner (clicking). We replaced it and still had the same noise. So we bought another one and had the same noise. We found that unplugging the alternator stopped the noise as did ...
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1989 Nissan 240SX SE 2.4L Lack of power VIN: JN1HS36P3K
Customer bought car and fried motor on the way home. (didn't pay any attention to the gauges) We found a used engine and had it shipped in from Colorado. Switched over all the necessary parts prior to installation. Timing chain had been replaced recently goin...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D8Y
Replaced egr valve passage looked clear but code came back after driving. Trouble codes: P0400
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1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3WH14T6N
new customer-car comes in on hook. no start. fuel pressure good, noid lite yes, no spark at all. scanner shows 9999 rpm all the time-engine being cranked or just koeO. crank sensor passes resistance and voltage test-condemed ignition module. we now have spark ...
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1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L tcc VIN: 1G3GR62C8X
This is the boss's car and we're unfamiliar with this problem as we mostly work on flight line trucks, etc. The SES light comes on and we have code P0741. (TCC System Stuck Off) I took the car for a drive and manually engaged the TCC with our Genisys scan tool...
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1974 Plymouth Roadrunner 6.6L Starter/lights VIN: RM21P4R136
Ok here it is this Car is all original but the wiring. The young guy that owned the car before my customer had installed a security system. The system was poorly installed he had a melt down under the dash. The cars starting circuit and signal circuit was rewi...
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, dies, restarts VIN: 1G2NE52T4T
Hey pontiac guys, this car came into me a few months back with a check engine light on, dieing intermittently. when the car dies, you can pull it off the road, and it will restart every time. the check engine light comes on with a crank sensor code stored in m... Trouble codes: P0335
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2987X
Hello techs, i am still chasing my tail with a couple of boxsters with check engine lights on for 1128/1130 oxygen sensing adaptation rich limit. my last post for these cars timed out because i haven't fixed the problem yet. i have one of the cars back in th... Trouble codes: 1128 (oxygen sensing adaptation enrichment limit bank 1), 1130 (oxygen sensing adaptation enricment limit bank 2)
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Trunk lid release cable VIN: WPOCA2980Y
Hi Everyone; 12/1999 Porsche Boxster was towed in, convertible top down, and security alarm honking. The vehicle owner was in a panic, all his keys are locked in the rear trunk. The vehicle owner locked all his spare keys in the rear trunk by accident. I re...
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1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Clutch cable VIN: YS3DD35B0V
As soon as you start to release the clutch pedal engagement starts. The top of the pedal feels mushy. There is no harsh engagement when shifting. After cable is replaced the symptom disappears. When the symptom comes back the cable breaks within a month. We ar...
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1998 Saturn SW2 1.9L No Engagement Reverse VIN: 1G82K8272W
Saturn Techs: Our shop (trans Shop) has a problem with a just overhauled trans. Tech has been back in to the unit again. Same problem after overhaul no reverse. Original problem was TCC realated and it had gotten Very Hot.. We have used a new Saturn vavle bod...
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1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L heater blower VIN: 453BJ6321M
i've got this 91 legacy wagon with no heater blower. the problem is on the power side not the ground side. all three fuses involved with the blower are OK, my book shows a blower relay in the circuit but gives no indication where it might be located, can one o...
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2001 Suzuki Vitara JX 2.0L timing chain VIN: 2CNBE13C11
broke upper timing chain and upper chain guide.,the first time (just over a month ago) i replaced all exhaust valves do to the upper chain guide(top on cam caps)being lodged between upper chain and cam gears. could not find any known problem with chain or gu...
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1983 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L No Start VIN: JT2MX63EOD
I have this toyota in my bay with a no spark and no injector control. I have checked all relays,fuses. All working fine. I checked both signals coming out of dist. and found that they are fine. I have 12v`s at the injectors and the coil but no ground switch co...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L eng VIN: 4T1SK12WXR
This vehichle came to the shop with a vibration when it is in foward and reverse.we found the front rear and side engine mounts where bad.we replace them and still had the same vibration,after close imspection wefound thaat the trans mount was also bad and rep...
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1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN52N7V
this truck misfires under load only. took forever to set code. only found cyl on misfire monitor with mastertech. i've switched coils & plugs and replaced injector for # 4 cleaned air flow sensor pulled valve cover looked for any cam or lifter poblem checked t... Trouble codes: P0304
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1999 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L Starter Motor VIN: JT2BC53L3X
I would like to say thanks for taking the time to read my post, any input would be greatly appriciated. Initallay the customer complaint was that the vehicle would not start (no crank) when she tried to start. The previous evening she had mentioned that while...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine speed VIN: 2VWPA81H8W
Customer complained speedometer needle bounced at 55 which made cruise accelerate and deccelerate too often.They were right. The cruise constantly speeds up and slows down Quit abruptly. Milege would be terrible with cruise on. The speed only varies 1 to 2 mph...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBC21JXY
Greetings to all,customer says after tbelt was done the check engine light came on.I doubled checked the timing marks and all looks well.The sensor has three wires b+,ground,and 5 volts,I scoped the sensor and got no signal at all.I tagged the 5 volt and groun... Trouble codes: 341 (cam sensor)
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FX8948L
Hi to all you Volvo people... I am a specialized Japanese import guy who occaisonally gets in a volvo or two. This car came in after overheating due to leaking block heater. Rad was replaced as was in poor shape as well. The engine light had come on to warn...
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1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Belt Tensioner VIN: YV1LS5504P
Hi , this car came in with a broken timing belt. After repairs car runs fine but the belt tensioner makes an obnoxious noise with the a/c on. Replaced tensioner and belt- noise not as bad. with the a/c off you can still see the belt flop and the tensioner vibr...
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1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LT56D4X
good morning: this volvo is being quite a pain.. first of all the engine rpm hunts. up and down probably 500 rpm when in neutral, about 200 when in drive. the speedometer will quit working, and then the transmission light will come on, and the abs light.. the... Trouble codes: P0722
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Safety VIN: WAUBA24BXW
Hi there, Thanks again for the replies. Several people initially suggested a CAN bus problem, but this car is too old to be a CAN bus car. I think the problem originated when the customer jump started a motorcycle with his car, although that can only be a gu...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBADD6322W
Hello all. I finally caught a break. One morning with all equipment hooked up, the Bimmer went into convulsions. At under quarter throttle it would just linger and not accellerate. It continued doing this for 5 minutes. Fuel pressure was steady. Voltage to DME...
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1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6CD53B2M
Hello everyone, replased trans indicator switch like most of you said, also it corrected fuel mileage. Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: 91.
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1987 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCDM15Z1H
i had recieved 9 replys...many thanks guys`...most replys where for possible egr problem and/or map sensor related problem. had checked and rechecked those avenues. everything tested find. was advised to pinch-off fuel return nose. engine idled normal. pulled ... Trouble codes: 33 (map sensor high voltage), 34 (map sensor low voltage).
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1989 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GCBS14E5K
The fix for this S-10 was a new computer. After the installation of the computer everything worked fine. The computer was most likely calculating the fuel delivery incorrectly. Other factors in the repair were the IAC and Electronic Ignition Pickup. The IAC pi...
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1996 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS 7.4L rotors VIN: 1GNGK26JXT
Thanks for all the replies...We went with the cross drilled rotors and factory pads. Double checked the rear brakes and we will see how that does for us.
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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WX12X4V
Thanks to all the guys who replied, But gerry form Michigan {GO BUCKS} hit it right on the nose. We did check for vacuum leaks we checked the ground side of the tp circuit and came up empty. But disconnecting the battery cables and touching them together made ... Trouble codes: 122 (tp sensor or app sensorb ckt short), 1122 (tp ckt intermittent high voltage).
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2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK5284Y
I rechecked the wiring for continuity and shorts. I also checked pin fit at solenoid and ecu. I have condemed the ECM. Waiting for approval Trouble codes: P1656 (The PCM detects an open or a short in the CMP actuator solenoid control circuit.).
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2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GCGG2557Y
Sorry for delay in posting fix.Customer cringed at the cost of the maf and decided to run the van for a few days with maf unplugged to confirm problem was gone.I called him this morning and he says new maf fixed the concern.apparently his brother in-law works ...
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2000 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Head light switch VIN: 2G1FP22KXY
I rechecked all hdlt wiring,current draw etc. All ok. I wired in a separate ckt brkr and a relay. The head lt switch now powers the relay coil in the hdlt position. The ckt brkr in the hdlt switch protects the relay coil.The ckt bkr I wired in feeds the relay ...
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L dust from vent VIN: 2C3HE66G9X
thank you too everyone who replied.the fix was the evap.sensor.i also put in an evap.since they are known to leak.the dust coming from the vents was actually ice particles.thanks again.
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1986 Dodge D100 Custom 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7FD04W5G
i like to thank all who respond to my post allso i thank EDMON [...]. the fix was dist. relay .
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1994 Dodge B250 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4HB25Y1R
Thank you Phil [...] for their quick and very helpful replys. Phil was right on about suggesting a different model year instead of what the VIN stated. The model year VIN letter designation on this vehicle identified it as a 1994 model. M... Trouble codes: 24 (tps), 37 (overdrive solenoid circuit), 45 (torque converter lock up).
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1996 Dodge B2500 5.9L check eng light VIN: 2B6HB21ZXT
The power wire from the fuse panel in the glove box was wrapped around the arm for the a/c mix door. after years of stretching the wire finally pulled apart inside the insulation. the power wire feeds the speedo, mil, and the gas gauge. replaced the wire and w...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP2430W
Thanks to all who replied. I received 2 hits that wre right on the money. The instrument cluster tured out to be the culprit. Again thanks to all who replied. Brad Trouble codes: P1695 (Bus Com Problem Body), P1698 (Bus Com Problem Trans Mod).
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L prndl VIN: 2B4GP24G7Y
I have only recieved 3 replies for this problem. Most are very good tips. Now I have to wait till my client returns from holidays to try some of these tips. When I fix this problem I will update this. One note is that I was working on a 2002 Chrysler van of th...
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L starter VIN: 1B3ES56C93
Hello, thanks to all that replied, the fix for this Neon was to replace the key with a grey transponder key, apparently the customer had a new key cut and neglected to tell us about it, or the fact that the problem started after that. Thanks again for your hel...
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1988 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FABP6048J
Thank you for all the replies It was a shorted DPFE sensor.I started to unplug the sesnors and found the dpfe sensor and harness connector melted together.
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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L keyless entry, anti-theft VIN: 1FMDU32PXT
Thanks for the help guys, 1 Tech said to cycle the ignition 6X (this did nothing), however, 2 Techs said I would need an NGS to program and they were right. Thanks again, John.
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1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA514XV
After chasing this noise for a week, we finally found it. Turned out to be a CRACKED FLYWHEEL. Thanks to: John,Wallace ,& Chad for sending me in the direction of the cam shaft sensor housing, it did have some play,so we replaced it also to prevent a later prob...
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1995 Honda Passport LX 3.2L compressor VIN: 456CC58V1S
we got the customer to agree to replace the condensor and go with a dealer compressure. some of you had asked if we were using pag oil and yes we were. thanks for all the help. we thought about trying this before, but i guess we needed some asuring. it has bee...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01C2Y
Thanks for the replies especially michaels.We feel like the rear control module has to be the culprit,but we do not have the capibilities to program a new one so we had to send it to Jag.dealer to get it replaced.We have not heard any complaints or replies fro...
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2003 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GM48114
Most of the replies recived indicated that the ground circuit of the O2 sensor 'should' be biased to 2.5 Volts. This happened when the manufacturer changed over from a J-Tec to a NGC controller. To work around this problem we designed a new 'sim', with an 'ext...
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1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB7236V
I failed to mention that all grounds to PCM was OK (.002 v). PCM was the fix on this EGR issue. Did check out the charge rate of the alternator and for AC ripple. Also did a voltage drop check for the ground of the body and engine. Auto Computer Exchange (Flor... Trouble codes: P0400, P0304, P0140, P0139, P0133.
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Misfire VIN: SALJY1242V
I would luikle to thank all who responded. Everyone said that the ehxaust valves were stuck. I was unable to do the job so i sent it to the dealer. The customer was thankful for my honesty and ability to explain the problem. Thanks again Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple misfire), 0305 (miss on 5), 1316 (cause cat damage), 1313 (excessive dmage to cat).
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1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L a/c VIN: JTBUF11FFX
We replaced the a/c hoses at the compressor there must have been something inside the rubber hose coming apart inside. thanx for ALL THE HELP TOM
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1993 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L compression
Only got 3 replys and they came within 24 hrs of posting the request for help, none since.Rodney [...] responded with detail...
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1997 Mazda B2300 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR12A3U
special thanks to all who replyed this was a set-up by the emissions team checking for shop rip-offs seems it was a covert vechicle and had a faulty gas-cap i was busy that day and told them to return in few days and i could properly check it out all i did the... Trouble codes: P1443 (Manufacter Control Axiliary Emissions Control).
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3535X
After many hours of testing, reviewing replys from our message board, making phone calls to Identifix, we replaced the surge tank with a new one from the dealer. We removed this thing before and cleaned it very well, but still had the same problem. So I broke ... Trouble codes: P0402 (egr excessivce gas flow).
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 6.9 6.9L hydraulic suspension
Thanks to all who offered help. Got hold of a MB shop manual. Showed where to test pressure and how much it should be. I used my Rolls royce pressure testing set-up. I switched fittings to metric and teed in to the line going to the main accumulator. This is t...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.8 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBEA28E9P
Based on the replies received, more homework was necessary, before DME, was to blame. Consensus was possible wire harness / eliminated that, Bad Coils / eliminated that, Retested resistance of High tension leads once miss fire occured / 'Bingo', #6 lead showed... 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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1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Ft Windows, Mirrors, Seats, Convience Feature VIN: WDBJF25H5X
I sent this car to the dealer after a day and a half of research & testing. The fix for the car turned out to be the right rear window motor. On these models the rear window control modules are built into the window motors, and if water get into them they shor...
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1991 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JA3CU14A5M
Though we finally had to find the problem ourselves which was in the wiring, I would like to thank all those who replied. Generally the majority of the problems with these cars are traced to the ECU. Open it up and look for burned parts. The distributor is als...
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1990 Nissan LARGO 1950CC Tow Bar VIN: KUGC220421
Hi Guy`s I must thank ,Paul [...] ,for the replies great ,but I must thank Paul most as he sent me details of cam belt and fitment problems which may arrise as they do! as we all know the job went really well first one I have done che...
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L alternator VIN: 1G3WH54T3L
Thanks to all who responded.The car has a couple thousand miles on it now with no problems.Could find nothing to explain the immediate failure of the first alternator I had installed.Many suggested volt drop tests which were done prior to posting.Inspected the...
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2000 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L MIL Lamp on, default throttle VIN: 2G2FS32K7Y
The vehicle did not act up again and it passed all testing that I had done. The cables for junction block were clean and tight and voltage drops all looked fine. The owner was being difficult so to try to make them happy and prevent a comeback I teed in a alte... Trouble codes: P0443, P0449, P1518, P1546.
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1986 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L cooling fans VIN: 1J2AW15C5G
Sorry to say I was not able to properly repair the vehicle due to the fact that the customer would not repair the A/C system and would not leave the vehicle another day. I'm sure that if the A/C system was repaired (replacing condenser with massive hole) There...
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2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 126K468402
hi techs ' I HAVE NOT FIX THE PROBLEM AS YET BECAUSE THE COSTOMER HAS BACK THE VEHICLE ,BUT ALL THE POST SAID THE SAME THING. THE LEFT SIDE LOOKING AT THE ENGINE ,I HOPE TO RECTIFY THIS PROBLEM WHEN THIS VEHICLE COMES BACK . Trouble codes: P0155.
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWML81H5V
Thanks for all replies. Most of the replies suggested to change the MAF. Because we do not have a solid proof saying that is the problem, therefore, we DIDN'T change the MAF. We have just changed the fuel filter. So far, customer has driven the car for more ...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWBK21C01
this bug has been debugged and i can not say enough about this organization and it`s members.the majority of the replies stated an updated sensor was needed and that was the fix.several also mentioned coil pack problems which it certainly could have been.thank... Trouble codes: P0118.
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