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1990 Audi 100 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WAUBC544XL
Quick question on something I'm not understanding. With the [...] unplugged, it reads .937v, but when you plug it in, the voltage drops to .037v. This car is running rich as the .937v unplugged is showing, but why when I plug it in why does it drop to the ....
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Turbo VIN: WAUCB28D6X
Hi there, We have this A4 1.8T that has a recurring check engine light with code 17544 (LTFT Rich). We have corrected a few small items, but can find nothing else wrong in testing for this code. We did notice one thing. We removed the boot from the pipe betw...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L plastic water jacket; rear cyl head VIN: WAUJC68E72
Hi group! This plastic water jacket at the rear cyl head seems to be a...challenge to R&R. 2 -6mm bolts, 2 hoses, 4 wire temp sensor, all of which are barely visible. Can anyone share with me the ease or difficulty, and how you accessed all of it? I am resisti...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L engine oil VIN: WBADM6343X
Pulled valve cover off...YUK...lots of "black wax" buildup...aka paraffin like sluge.. Questions? Is this something of a pattern failure on these cars? Anything to do with the crankcase ventilaton? Would a engine flush be recommended and if so, pull the oi...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Head Lights VIN: WBAAM3337Y
Hi all, i have a 2000 323I that customer complain high beam stay on all the time when driving. No matter switch to what position would give no changes. The car is not in the shop yet, but i would like to get prepare ahead. Tried to find the wiring diagram from...
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2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation, NO POWER VIN: 2G4WS52J52
this car has got me.car came in with no power all the time. when road test the car seem to labor, like pluged cat.took cat out and was good. checked air intake and that was clean. map and baro working with rpm. mass air flow new 7gps at idle and about 110 at w...
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1990 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G6CB5334L
I need a little help on this one. The car has misfire under light load and idle. The block learn at idle is 108 and during cruise it will stay about 120. Will run better under heavier acceleration, and trims will go to 128. Fuel pressure is 32 to 40. The vacuu...
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1979 Chevrolet K20 Cheyenne 6.6L Temp gauge VIN: CKR249J158
Haven't been able to find a voltage spec for the temp gauge Or a trouble shooting chart.
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1993 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBEL19W5P
Greetings to all,this van is running very rich,basic testing of the following sensors all showed good,o2,map,coolant and air temp sensors we even disconnected the charcoal cannister to see if it was saturated.I removed the intake manifold twice just to see if ... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust)
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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L MIL Lamp on, comes back on VIN: 1G1LD55M4T
on this vehicle we have replaced the MAP sensor and the EGR everything else has tested good on this vehicle but the code keeps on coming back. Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow)
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1997 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L gauges(fuel, charge,oil, temp.,odometer and tacho VIN: 1GCEC34K3V
Hello everyone, I received this vehicle with the problem in the gauges. When you start and run the vehicle at the idle speed, the gauges that control temperature, charge, oil,odometer,tachometer start to oscilate . First I messure the voltage without any acces...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCEK19R3W
To All Fellow Mechanics, I need help. Car came in on a hook, customer stated vehicle was running fine before this problem, came to stop sign, it shut off. He was able to restart but the car ran like crap, limped it home, shut it off and was unable to restart ...
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L abs VIN: 1GNEL19W0X
A.B.S. activates at low speed on all stops. Vehicle is A.W.D. there are a lot of posts in the archives for front wheel speed sensor/reluctor ring corrosion, presumably on rear wheel drive vehicles, this is all wheel drive and sensors are integral to hubs. Ohm ...
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2000 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L 4wheel drive VIN: 1GCGK23R9Y
Sure could use some input on this one...The 4 wheel drive selector switches aren't doing anything. I checked the switch and it is passing voltage like it should. The transfer case module will click simular to a relay. This is even with switch disconnected. It ...
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1992 Chrysler Imperial 3.8L low/rev clutch VIN: 1C3XV56LIN
Rebuild . 604 trans. my low /rev clutch pack has no clearance. There are 5 frictions and 5 steels in this pack and the reation plate is .232"even if i put in the thinnest plate,I still won't be in my .042-.065" clearence. would it be advisable to leave out 1 f...
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1994 Dodge B250 5.2L backfire thru intake VIN: 2B6HB21Y3R
customer stated when vehicle came in engine sputters on take off, what we experienced is a backfire thru throttle plate from standing stop cold. we have checked compression, 140-150 all cylinders,installed new spark plugs,dist cap and rotor,ign wires,scanned c...
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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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2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Rear brakes VIN: 1B7MC33691
This truck has a real bad vibration from the rear only under light braking and is also intermittant. Shoes were worn to the rivets and the drums were out of specs. Replaced and still have the same problem. Feels like the back of the truck is jumping off the gr...
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1988 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FABP42E7J
Hello techs of the world.We have a 5.0l,5spd mustang sent to us by another shop,information is vague other than "it has had soms sort of a mass air conversion".The other shop could not tell me what type or how it was done.Heres the problems,on a cold start the...
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1993 Ford Tempo GL 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAPP36UZP
This car hesitates, when hot ,at cruise, in high gear.Feels like the EGR valve is suddenly opening for a second or two.Previosly we have installed a reman. MAF sensor and found the housing had been bead blasted and the rough finish where the oring seals was al... Trouble codes: 157 (Mass Airflow Sensor reads low)
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1995 Ford Escort 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FASP15J25
Hello group. Having a strange fight here. Working on 1995 Ford Escort with the 1.9 L Dis system. Vehicle has no spark. No dwell control is being received at the spark coil from the edis module. Have good pulse. Checked edis module power and grounds. Have good ...
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1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L drivtrain / whole car VIN: 1FALP53S1T
bad vibration on excel like broken tire belt all tires checked/ replace wheels and tires from like car, all motor mounts checked, both half shafts replaced (still no good) steering and suspension seem in good order (am able to duplicate on alignment rack with ...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5140W
The engine has a definite shake at idle. I thought this would be a simple repair however it has not been. I ran propane over the engine and I pumped smoke down the intake to look for an intake leak however I did not find one. I performed a DDC test on the com... Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire cylinder 1)
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP1139W
not understandinf fully how this system works and if this sensor or belt should be replaced customer stated to me light was not on before clutch installation and it has been on every since she was told to have klight reset... Trouble codes: P1381 (variable cam timing over advanced), P0135
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L TRAC OFF Flashing and ABS Light on VIN: 2FMZA5147W
The customer had the transmission rebuild at the Trannsmission shop. The customer picked up the vehicle and found that the ABS light and TRAC OFF light on which was not happened like that before the transmission was rebuilt. The Trans shop said they did nothin...
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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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2000 Ford F450 6.8L speedometer
Hi everyone, hope you had a good labor day, I have a 2000 F450 dump truck. The speedo is inop, my first question is what are the components in the speedo system? The overdrive "OFF" lamp is flashing, and the service engine soon is on with a P0500 code, I didn'...
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1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L clutch fan / rad VIN: 1J4FJ67S0R
The body shop referred this customer to me with a leaking radiator and asked us to determine how it occurred. We found there was a vertical metal strap that runs top to bottom on the fan side of the new (aftermarket) rad just ahead of the mechanical (clutch op...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ88Z9W
i need help on this one. vehicle towed in two weeks ago for no start. vehicle started fine but all gauges did not work. checked wiring to instrument cluster everything seemed ok tried used cluster same thing. drove vehicle a couple of days later and cluster st...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48S2Y
Well for starters there is a repeated problem with this vehicle.After performing tune up procedures at the first time we seen this veicle,we returned it to the customer.The veicle was running perfect no codes,it then returned about six weeks later with the sam... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304, P0300
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L window lifting VIN: WDBJF65H4X
replaced the right front window control module for none opperating right front seat, window & mirror. customer brought the car back for the same problem. everything will be working fine after interupt the power supply, but after parked for a while, the window ...
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1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Charging VIN: 2MELM74WOT
concern is charging system works fine until loads are turn on at idle like ac, head lights and blower motor on high. concern is only at idle, battary voltage goes down to less than battary voltage 11.98 tryed two different alts. it seems likerpm to low in driv...
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2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L right side front door area VIN: 2MEFM75W44
We have road tested the vehicle once again, same whistle seems to come from the right front around the mirror. Tried turning and repositioning the glass and the mirror body with no change. Removed the outboard mirror and it seems to have minimized the noise so...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AL54F2S
hi group vehicle came to me the kid had the cylinder head partially removed himself when he realized the job was too much for him, i get the job finish removing head to find #1 cyl has a burned valve and piston has started to melt down, talked to customer he s... Trouble codes: P0301
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AL54F9T
Hi guys ! this car has failed smog. one of the problems is the tach is inop. the customer has after market devices- turbo boost and air flow also timmer shut-off delay for turbo cool down.these are all disconected for our testing. we found the tach signal prob... Trouble codes: P0300 (random mutiple misfires)
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1986 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN6HD15H8G
We got this truck from another shop that had tried sevral things listed above and still did not fix it. It cuts out and surges at about 1500RPM. It will happen in the bay as well as under load. If you are driving it, you can drive past the surge, but you have ...
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1RZ24A6L
need a little help on a tough nissan 300zx non turbo - this thing will stall on a quick decel- going 55mph push in clutch let of throttle idle drops to 700 then 300 then dies, have tested fuel presure,aux air control valve voltage 13.5 ,e.g.r disconnected.Mass...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L OBD self tests fail VIN: JN1CA21D6T
Vehicle failed smog test for OBDII self tests failing to successfully complete. Monitors not ready are catalyst, EGR, and evap. Pulled trouble codes and found P0325, which is knock sensor. Since this code does not set the check engine light, I'm wondering if t... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor circuit malfunction)
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1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4DL01D2W
Hello Nissan techs,I'm a GM fuel & electrical guy with a car salesmans wifes phontom stall that could use some input. car ran great for me but can only find a intermittent maf sensor code P0100.MAF sensor wiring,terminals and sensing wires all look fine to me.... Trouble codes: P0100
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1993 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L oil filter to engine adapter VIN: 1GHDT13W4P
greetings fellow techs this vechicle was towed in to my shop partially dismantled, customer stated vehicle had severe oil leak at oil filter to block. checked truck personally, adapter bolts removed, adapter hanging from lines. there is very little room to get...
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1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN5213R
Hello there, The mil light is on and i am trying to get the codes but i can't. The DLC connector is for OBDII when i hook up the scaner i get the masage no communications. I have snap on scaner when i input the vehicle info scaner tells me connect GM 12 pin co...
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1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 3.1L door locks, radio, interior lights VIN: 1G3NL52M0T
Customer complains about the door locks erratically operating while going down road. Same with interior lights.These symptoms started when they wiggled wiring to rear speakers in trunk. Radio hasn't worked properly in a "long time". I notice that when you turn...
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1986 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2FW87F8G
Car came in for a surge complaint at higher cruise speeds.Found fuel pressure low and would drop off to nothing after key shut off. Replace fuel pump and pulsator. Road test and car lost power and would hardly move. Recheck fuel pressure and delivery o.k. Insp... Trouble codes: 42 (Electronic spark timing)
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1987 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8L Flywheel VIN: 1G2PG1193H
Hey folks, the engine in this Fiero was rebuilt and somehow, someone lost the flywheel. We bought a reground crankshaft from NAPA, and our local Pontiac dealer is confused about which flywheel to replace it with. Apparently, somewhere between 87 and 88 Pon...
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1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L battery gauge VIN: 1G2HX52K3S
This Bonneville is quite odd. From time to time the headlights will dim and the battery gauge will drop to about 12v unprovoked just driving along. BUT When you start the car there is a delay from the time the car starts until the battery gauge gets to 14v. AN...
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2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L air bag lamp VIN: 1G2J37TD88
Air bag lamp on .I think its something to do with the communication between the two modules ? probably relearning their ids but how ? I tried to program for new BCM but it said speedometer locked why is that ? And if I replace the BCM how do you reprogram when...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L cam pos. sensor VIN: YS3DD75N6X
car came in with engine light on code was for cam sensor circuit malfunction. cleared codes and performed several test drives and light never came back on. replaced cam sensor hoping it was an intermittant bad sensor (at customers request). two weeks later lig...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD78N5X
hello there i have this saab that came in about a week ago with the mil light on connected generic scan tool got code po340 camshaft position sensor malfunction. used alldata for a diag path the only thing it really said was to replace the plugs if you do not ... Trouble codes: P0340
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1995 Subaru Legacy Postal 2.2L Electronic VIN: 4S3BK6954S
This vehicle has no rear out-put. The trans was a very low mile unit with no trash in the pan when installed. This is a mail carrier thus start/stops frequent. The C solenoid ohms at approx. 12.5 ohms. What values on the duty cycle am I looking for with and wi...
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1995 Subaru Impreza LX 2.2L vALVE VIN: JF1GF6551S
sixty some k miles going to replace timing belt but it still has the ticking like one cyl tapet. any ideas?I am bad hearing but with the stethescope it still sounds like a tapet on rt. side.
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1996 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GK12M3T
Van runs good cannot hear any vacumn leaks.Drove van with cover off of engine and could see egr valve working. Already changed vapor canister at custermer request. dealer said it was bad. I have a 25860-75070 vacumn valve for the vapor canister but I do not th... Trouble codes: P0401
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2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L intake gasket VIN: 4TAWM72NXY
Hi The gasket kit I recieved had the wrong intake replacement gasket. I called Toyota to get more info and with the serial number they insist that all 16 valve 2.7l engines require the gasket with dual ports (2 holes per cylinder) The original gasket has only ...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86ROY
Problem . After several hundred miles of driving the Po420 code re-sets. The fuel trim at the time of the code setting is good. The vehicle is running at 45 mph with 25% load when the code was set. The cats that were put on were after market 3 way cats. They... Trouble codes: P0420
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2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L passanger seat VIN: 4T1BE32K14
Hey all you toyota guys, I have this camry that has a code 32(occupant classification system malfunction) in the system, (got this code using the flashing light method. The car had a minor rear end hit but did not depoly the bags, I have tested the system and ...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L speedo drive gear VIN: 3VWCK21C72
do i have to remove trans and disassemble rear diff or can it be changed thru the axle support hole on pass side while still in the car, how much labor time involved Thanks in advance Jim
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1987 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1AX8848H
hello volvo techs- this car will not pass emissions testing- high NO 2243 ppm (limit is 1313ppm). The first thing we did was replaced the 1 year old aftermarket catalyst with the "cheap" volvo catalyst (part #8551607). NO reading still high- 2251ppm. We verifi...
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1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Instrument Cluster VIN: YV1LW5109T
I thank all who will respond in advance. This is my story. One of our regular customers brought his car in a month ago stating that lights in the dash were on. I investigated. He said that the gas light was flashing, the "service" light was on and that once in...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L t c m , pres. controln sol VIN: YV1VS29521
need your help: this 2001 s-40 late shifts out 0f 1 st. has no power taking off...but drives ok after it shifts to higher gears...took to dealer for further review ..they say the ecm and tcm are fried and do not communicate ..they reccom. replace both at 1,200...
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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 L 3.0L oil pan VIN: ZAREA33L8M
Removed pan took to Emils Weld Shop, E. Stroudsburg,Pa [...].Specializes in SS and aluminum welding. Heres info for those of you that have or need for a real good fabricator, Race cars, tanks, etc. Hardly a noticeable weld, no grinding required. install...
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1987 Buick Regal GNX 3.8L fluid leak at breather tube VIN: 1G4GJ1174H
ok so i did not fix this car yet. I am almost sure that the problem is the pump gasket. the customer wants to fix it but the local transmission shop says that it cannot be the pump seal. their lead technician for 20 years says that he has never heard of a pump...
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1992 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special 4.9L No Start VIN: 1G6CG53B4N
Eh Folks I've got this Caddy fixed but I don't know how it was able to drive into the shop! This must have been a problem vehicle before! I found one of the two VATS wires was cut from a previous alarm system (which has been removed ), yet it ran to get here... Trouble codes: 52 (ECM reset).
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54YXW
Well I think my wifes car is fixed. Thanks to the 7 of you that replied. The fix was to replace the harness wireing connector(pig tail) for the b2s1 o2 sensor.Even though the wireing checked good every time I checked it must have had an intermitant problem. I ... Trouble codes: P0154 (lack of o2 switches b2s1), P0151 (o2 low voltage b2s1).
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1994 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L coolant VIN: 1GNGK26N4R
first let me thank all who responded. after talking to cust. found that a performance chip had been installed requiring a lower temp. t-stat also after rechecking fan clutch found not holding as it should. replaced both items and fixed. thanks again to bkbauto...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCEK14K9S
this one turned out to be a real stumper!thanks for all the help.what i ended up doing was pulling the throttlebody assembly off and cleaning the whole thing.i blew through all ports and fuel lines,put the throttlebody back on,not finding anything out of the n... Trouble codes: 54 (fuel pump relay or circuit problem).
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Pressure Control Solinoid VIN: 1GNDT13W4V
Hello everyone, I received several replies to this problem and most said they have seen the ignition switch cause this and simular problems. I could not duplicate the stall but about one time per day, I tried tapping on the steering column and it would not sta...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L rpm flares up VIN: 2G1WH55K6Y
as i had suspected the replies pointed to the tps intermittantly droping out. the tps is of the non-adjustable variety that auto zeros with the lowest voltage seen during operation. i special ordered one and installed it. the customer is returning to college a...
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2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCCS14W21
Most of the replies received helped to confirm what we suspected, a failed PCM. When light tapping on the PCM shell causes bad data to become worse, you have a pretty good suspect. My hesitation was due to the fact that a PCM replacement was going to require a... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF signal out of range).
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Accessories VIN: 1C4GP64L7V
hi group well went ahead and relearned memory seat position as well as the remote relearn and everything is working properly, after relearn rechecked power and grounds ok, no weird signals while watching data on scan tool, spoke with customer she stated that t...
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2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L keeps on having air in the cooling system VIN: 2C3HE66G41
After replaceing radiator and water pump I decided to check the thermostat once again. And it was installed backwards. Customer would not tell us if they have taken it to another shop due to when i took it off i installed it just how i took it off and luckly a...
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1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1B6GL26X1N
Thanks to all who replied; Most all said 'stuck governer', Sure enough that was the diagnosis. Rather than pull the thing apart, I opted for another transmission under warrenty. P.S. FYI I did clean the transmission lines. IATN rules!
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L mode doors VIN: 3B7HF13Y8T
Ok sorry for the delay in responding our email was messed up the fix was a new vacume resivior and a new check valve installed between the vacume source and the resivior . A previos tech had installed it between the resivior and the hvac line ...thank you for ...
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1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ56H2W
This one took us back to the basics. Although the machine shop said they had checked the valves for leakage when removed for the original head gasket replacement, we did a compression and leakdown test, a bit difficult as you must remove the plenum to get to t... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel System Rich).
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2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L speedometer VIN: 1B3ES56C12
Well the problem is solved thanks to a few iATN members. In all I received 9 replies. Only a few were also not familiar with the problem. Basically the customer didn't DO anything. If the cranking voltage drops down too low it could cause the gauges to go hay ...
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1966 Ford MUSTANG 289CID engine VIN: 6R07C15265
first off i would like to thank everyone that replied. if your info didnt help me on this car i got lots of info for future problem cars. this car seemed to be one of them mystery fixes. after replacing the head gaskets that were on right to begin with and not...
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1967 Ford thunderbird 390CID dash lights
i received most responses to check for radio wiring problem. keith from oregon mentioned, the lt blue with red stripe. wire to the shift illuminator. which was the problem. it was worn through from rubbing inside the tilt steering wheel column. this was my fir...
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1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L NO Shift VIN: 1FALP54NTT
The owner is in very dificult (private) situation and he didn't want the extra financial burden of fixing the car, so instead he gave it to his brother-in law, so he can take care of the repairs. No FIX this time...Thanks to ALL who replied...
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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L oil pressure VIN: 1FDLF47F9V
We received permission from the customer to remove & disassemble the engine assy in order to inspect possible causes of the low oil pressure. We found 'hot spots' on the crank & main bearings as a 'result' of the low oil pressure but never could we find the 'c...
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAKP1134X
I am sorry to say this one is going to the dealer. I do not have the special tool to check the cam timing, but from what I could tell using a straight edge on the back of the head, the cams are in time. When I finished checking the cam timing, I put the V/C ...
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L dome lamps VIN: 2FMZA5249X
After backtracking to verify my diagnosis I found that I had a bad cable to my Fluke, the one time a test light beat a DVM and I had to be using it,I did have power to the circuit.As one reply reminded me the rear module grounds the circuit,thats why I went ba...
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1999 Ford F-250 4.6L No Start VIN: 22FTPF28WX
thank you for the replies basically car had to go to the dealor. i was told that they replaced the pats receiver and they made two new keys the old key they kept it they said it was not good it was a very reasonable bill i heard. i had a chance to test a 2003 ... Trouble codes: P1260 (theft detected fuel disabled), B1602 (invalid key cd).
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lack of steering at idle VIN: 1FTSW31F3Y
it seems like this is a common preoblem , the customer pick it up today and said it has never worked like this since new. well the story is that I purchased a power steering gauge and measured the pressure it would only read 1450 psi specs are 1650 psi after r...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FMPU16LXY
i have to appolagize for not closing this sooner. we were not able to get vehicle back right away. most responses referred to checking the hose at throttle body, going to the pcv valve. we checked and all was good. we also had replies of checking for filter fl...
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Temp. gage VIN: 1FTZF1826Y
Sorry to keep you waiting. I finally spoke to the owner today and it is fixed. 3 replies all indicated the cylinder head temp sensor is basically the temperature sensor from 2000 on up. Roger [...]. from Michigan had the most detailed reply. He had to look it up, ...
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on, Anti Theft Flashes VIN: 1FTRW07W11
Thanks to those who responded, it did help in isolating the problem. To make a long story short, I found a dead short in the 12B637 harness to the injectors, the processor would see this short, and shut itself down, once the short was gone, the processor would... 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
Thanks for the help guys!! We were able to repair the problem. This thing was kind of confusing for a while because the pull was initially to the left, then it quit for a few days and then it decided to start pulling to the right. We ended up replacing the rot...
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2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Convertor/Flexplate VIN: 1FMZU75W62
The fix for this vehicle was the torque converter. Most replies said converter and a couple said starter. Thanks for the help!
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1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBE1868T
Replies suggested that I did actually have a misfire causing the code, or a worn crankshaft timing belt gear. After tests, no misfire existed and the crankshaft was not worn or loose. After reaching 1500 rpm, the timing mark on the crank jumps back to 0, and t... Trouble codes: P0330 (Multiple Misfires Detected).
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1997 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK5283V
thank you to all that wrote in and all your helpful suggestions, however the problem is a mystery to this day. And maybe someday we will learn this mystery. Trouble codes: P1780 (park/neutral position pnp switch).
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1996 GMC K2500 Suburban 7.4L cv AXLE VIN: 3GKGK26J3T
The best suggestion that we've had is that a retaining ring in the front differential may be broken. To investigate this possibility, it will be necessary to remove the front differential. This is the course that we have decided to pursue. Unfortunately, or fo...
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1986 Honda Civic 1.5L EGR inop VIN: THMAF5313G
As it turns out this is a 'Japanese replacement ' engine, but after much research we found that all the equipment that came on the original engine has been transfered over to the replacement eng. We did find diconected components but these were evidently not u...
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1998 Honda Passport LX 3.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 1HGC45T2TX
I am not sure if it is going to last, but clearing the memory on ecm by disconnecting battery did the trick so far.
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1989 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4FJ77LXK
I found that the proper voltage was not getting to the fuel pump. The customer didn't wan't to spend alot of money finding the problem. So we ran a new supply wire from the fuel pump relay. It now runs very well. Thanks to all who replied the info. helped alot...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L HVAC Module VIN: 1J4GZ58S7P
Thanks,all! Mailed this fix once, Iatn didn't get it,it seems. Drilled 11/2' hole above drain & found it was wicking back down the tube & in the floorboard. Stuck a 5/8' bypass hose or elbow on tube & cured the problem. Thanks again for all the responses Ron [...]...
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1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L l\front crash sensor VIN: 1LNLM97V4T
sorry it took so long. just got the car back the fix was a rotten wire at the bulk head connector under the left side wheel well, john from montana steered me in that direction after he explained to test the wires at the air bag module under the dash.i would a...
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2002 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Parking Brake VIN: 1LNHM83W32
Hi All, Well, I came back from vacation today, serviced a few customers cars, and then got the 2002 Lincoln Cartier back on the lift. I pulled the shoes on the left side (the side that jams up), and the actuating lever was siezed tight. I couldn't get it out...
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1986 Mazda B2000 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM2UF2117G
Owner is in the throes of another hurrican in Florida now and will seek help when things settle down for him there. Thanks to all the great techs who offered help: munder said: mazda tech would bet that cat. converter is plugged. remove o2 sensor then drive....
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1990 Mazda B2600 2.6L Poor Idle Quality
We will be unable to repair this truck as the owner has opted to go somewhere else - for the 4th time! Seems like he needs to stick with someone and give them a chance to fix it. Anyway, the consensus on the rattling timing chain was that it is adjustable, som...
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1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L balance shaft VIN: 4A3CF44E2P
The car runs fine now. We left off the balance shaft belt. Rmoved the oil pump removed the driven gear with the balance shaft cut off the balance shaft threaded a 1/8 pipe plug hole to plug off the oil hole and put all together. I can feel no vibration at all....
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