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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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1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGC8316L
Car was a tow in . Complaint was car would not accelerate over 1000 rpm. On cylinders 7-12 I am getting a very weak or no injection signal,spark from coil is very strong, pull off a plug wire on 7-12 no change in the idle. The car is running only on 1-6 cylin...
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1989 BMW 535i 3.4L blower VIN: 38LBF09120
no blower speeds at all. everything else works.blue/black wire to the "sword" is dead also.have taken dash control apart; looks okay. blower relay o/k.if i put power to blue/black wire at sword i get high speed only.
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1994 BMW 318is 1.8L Unknown VIN: WBABE5320R
good morning guys i really need help im a honda mechanic,got my brothers bmw he said he park it and the next morning the clutch would not dissengage,read bulletings found many question about dual mass flywheels and i dont know what to do. the reason i can only...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBAAM3346Y
Hve this 2000 323i, customer states at times when she has gotten off of the highway car starts to missfire, Road tested could not duplicate. looked up codes found p1478, cannot find any info on this code. Looked in the fix archives with no help, read somthing ...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGH8347Y
Getting more gray hairs on this one...This car came into the shop with a complaint of a signifcant shudder/shimmey at speeds varying from 28-30 mph or higher. Once it starts going it is violent & short lived 2-4 sec. Similar to a car that has a blown out front...
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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 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G1FP2389L
hi fellows please help i got this 90 camaro with 5.7 tune port it wont pass emmision. owner had catality converters replace two days before he drop the the car at the shop we hook our sun machine foun two injectors not working, #3 spark plug wire burn fro the ...
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1991 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WN54T2M
Thanx in advance for any help all right you g.m. guys we have so much diagnosise time in it isn't funny. loosing our hair this lumina will start and idle. when hooked up to the snap on scanner when the car is dead cold scanner says that the cat temp is 766 deg...
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1992 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban Silverado 7.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNGK26N7N
This one came in after the cust replaced all of the above items it runs rough in park and sometimes stalls in park. It cuts off as soon as you put it in drive. I checked timing and it is fine the baro is reading about 102 and 4.98 volts the fuel pressure stays...
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Security warning lamp VIN: 2G1FP22S5R
Hi, some weeks ago i had this car repaired , the tiny wires for the PASS/Key reader in the ignition lock were broken , after some surgery the car started and ran fine for about two weeks , since then , the car starts and runs normally , but the "security" warn...
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1995 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCGK29F0S
Hello all, We're trying to decipher were to start on this problem diesle. It runs well cold, if fact, in the winter they use it to push snow, and it works great. However, in the heat of the summer, it lacks power, and will blow black out the tailpipe like mad ...
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1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L heater control valve VIN: 1GNEL19W6S
Got a 95 Astro with rear A/C and rear heat, getting heat at all times from the rear unit. Canít find any information on how the system functions, suspect it might be dealer installed. There are no separate heater or A/C temperature controls for the rear unit s...
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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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1996 Chevrolet K1500 4.3L No Start
we told customer he needed an o2 sensor; but based on mileage and all original o2 sensors we recommend changing all 3. he agreed, repairs were made, test drove - no codes present. we released vehicle to customer but within 1-2 days code 154 came up again. we w... Trouble codes: 154 (bank 2 sensor 1 fault), 175 (rich in history)
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L exh flange failure VIN: 1GCEK14R9W
visual inspection of exhaust manifold at Bank 2 show, O2 sensor loose and installed in wrong position. send it to moffler shop an repositioned exhaut pipe and replaced O2 sensor before catalitic converter. Installed sacanner and found two codes. PO174 fuel sys... Trouble codes: P0160 (low O2sensor act. Bank2 Sensor 2), P0174 (fuel system lean bank two)
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Surge, Stall VIN: 1B4HS28Y6X
Hello Everyone, I hope someone can give some insight into this one. The vehicle came in knocking, it had spun bearings on the crank, but would idle normally. The vehicle was driven in with the only complaint: engine knock. The engine was changed with a low mil...
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2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 3B7KF2368Y
Truck came in for a fluid leak from a cracked trans case and tranfer case adapter. Recased trans with new bearings and blocker rings. Now it works fine until you shift into 5th gear. Then you have to put it in reverse before it will go into any other gear. Wha...
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Suspension VIN: 1B3EJ46X41
Have this stratus with a loud popping noise on acceloration and stopping. We have checked under car for anything loose. I also found a TSB on the front sway bar bushings, so we removed the sway bar and it did not effect the noise. You can get in the car in the...
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1990 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L stays in base time VIN: 1FACP54Y9L
this is a 1990 taurus SHO. the engine is stayin in base timing. it wont advance. it stays at 10 degrees. it will sometimes pop through the intake when speeding the engine up. the customer has had a new computer put on,module replaced,timig belt replaced. i too...
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1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L pulls left VIN: 1FMEU15HXP
hello all you 4x4 ford doods or doodettes. production date 7-93. i have this full size 4x4 bronco in what appears to be very good condition. although this truck has a 2and half in lift. it has been aligned properly and lifted right. drives straight down the ro...
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSE34L6X
van came in with a misfire on accel. can sometimes get van to misfire in shop while brake torquing. replaced plugs and coil boots, and test drove, was fine for a bit then misfire came back. code came on for cylinder 6 misfire. replaced coil on 6 and seemed fin... Trouble codes: P0306, P0308
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L po781 VIN: 1FTRX18L5X
I got a 4R70W that has a PO781. This code sets after the transmission is warmed up. On decel from fourth into third gear at 25 MPH it harshly slams into third gear, the OD light will flash and PO781 sets. I checked VSS and seems okay. I also checked out put sp...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW32F7Y
Cust brought truck in with MIL and engine missing. KOEO showed po476 and p1272. Cyl contribution test showed po266. Performed test as per ALLDATA for p1272, both circuits showed good from idm to injector, measuring from idm connector 3.1 ohms across injector, ... Trouble codes: P0470 (ebp-koeo data reads 43psi shows 3.2 volts), P1272 (high to low side open)
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2F4CR12ADV
yes i know the vin is wrong sorry but i am at home and dont have it ok here goes i am wondering what i have is when i give it some gas and the rpm rises i hear a vacuum leak it sounds like in the upper intake but i can not find one all i can do is hear one i t... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3FAFP3138Y
This focus has a severe hesitation off idle only when engine is warm. The fuel pump and maf were replaced before I got the car. I have checked the cam timing, checked for vac leaks, and checked the pcv and hoses for vac leaks. The PIDS at idle warm are: lt...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Sets PO603 No MIL VIN: 1FTNW21F41
This truck was a no start, One of the batteries was shorted (6 volts at 200 amps). Had the following codes in memory, P1249, PO232, PO603, P1211, PO604. Replaced battery and PO603 Internal KAM Error would reset with a no start. All powers and grounds are OK. P... Trouble codes: P0603
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L 4wd VIN: 1GKDT13W3W
Vehicle exhibits ratcheting noise from undercar. The only time it happens is under steady load 5 seconds or more, on an incline, right when you take your foot off the gas on deceleration it starts immediately, the noise sounds like something hitting a splined ...
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Detonation VIN: 2HGEJ8542W
Good Morning, I have a Honda here that has recently developed a ping / spark knock / detonation type of engine noise only when first run cold (less than 5 min.) accelerating just before the shift points. As the engine warms the noise disappears until it sits ...
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1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Idiot Light Blinking at time VIN: JACDH58V4N
Hello Friend I have that 1992, 3.2 liter,.. Isuzu Trooper, 4 doors , that came in, a Good costumer, he say that all the Idiot light's, Oil pressure emergency brake, all the light on the lower instrument cluster will flash and he will hear a clicking sound lik...
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1995 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L cruise control VIN: 4SCCY58V8S
We installed a clutch in this rodeo and afterwards saw that the back-up lights came on in 4th gear. found the correct switch and wires and got the back-up lights to work when they are supposed too. Customer came back this week with complaint of cruise control ...
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1997 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNAFA1253V
WHEN ACCELERATION OFF IDLE, ALL DASH WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATE AND ENGINE STALLS. THIS OCCURS IN PARK OR IN DRIVE. TIP IN OFF IDLE. ONCE VEHICLE IS ACCELERATED NO PROBLEM OCCURS UNTIL BACK TO IDLE. CHECKED CHARGING SYSTEM. FOUND ALTENATOR NOT CHARGING ADEQUATE...
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Misfire VIN: SALPV1448W
I have this Range Rover with Continious misfire on cylinder number#3. I switched the wires at the ignition coil pack with cylinder number 2 (neiboring pair). It started to run on number 3, stop firing on number 2. So fix seems to be obviuos - faulty ignition c...
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1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L Wipers VIN: 1LNLM82F4L
Hello, I must be missing something and thought I'd run it by any Ford Guru's out there. Customer came in with wipers inop in all modes. Checked circuit breaker #2 in fuse panel and it has power and is in good condition. I have power on term 2 ppl/org of wiper ...
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1991 Lincoln Continental 3.8L No Start VIN: 1LNCM9746M
Help! Lincoln has no spark and no fuel pressure. Disconnect spout connector we have spark. Replace module,pick up in distributor.computor and coil. Have no power to inertia switch. Have power to coil and flashs with test light and spout disconnected. Check fus...
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1992 Lincoln Mark VII Bill Blass 5.0L abs light on VIN: 1LNCM92E8N
Ford techs, I need your help. This MK VII will illuminate the red brake and amber ABS lights in that order when making a hard right hand turn. Never left or hard stops straight. There are never any codes. Fluid level sensor ohms out within specs, 9ohms. We hav...
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L blower/clutch VIN: 1070441205
I have this benz that a/c functions perfectly in defrost mode. But, In auto low or auto hi there is no blower operation nor a/c clutch engagement. I did install a new push button switch unit with no fix. I bought a haynes repair manual that gives me no help at...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L compressor VIN: WDBAB33C1F
Hello guys, this Mercedes's a/c clutch doesn't not engage. The compressor kicks on for a few seconds when first starting the vehicle after a couple of hours or in the mornings then it quits. I've replaced the compressor relay that is @ the fuse box(driver's si...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBDA28D7P
Hello group we are having trouble with this 190e. The vehicle will lack power under heavy accleration. It is acting like the catlaytic converter has blockage but it does not. We noticed we always have code 12 for throttle switch which is located at throttle bo... Trouble codes: 12 (throttle valve switch)
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cylinder Head VIN: WDBEA32E2R
Recently customer brought vehicle to our shop complaining that it was running rough. checked out overall ignition system and found nothing wrong. Decided to run compression test on engine and found that cylinder #6 had no compression. Introduced oil into cylin...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JGAB54EXW
Hello all, THANK YOU for your valuable time. This ML320 has been killing us, the complaint is no acceleration. This occurs after the vehicle is driven at rpm's reaching over 3800. After the vehicle is shut off the ecm resets and everything (aside from a very s... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0400
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1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JA3XE74C4N
Hello Everyone This car came in with a complaint of missing while driveing test drove and did not see a missfire but a bad searge checked codes found one code for TPS out of range scoped TPS found a eratic pattern replace with factory part. This helped but did...
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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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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R31
hello this vehicle i can not get the idle motor to work i have checked all connections they are all clean i have my two powers that go to the idle motor. i have checked my four other wires that go from the pcm to the idle motor all are clear. in the mitchell t... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control system malfunction)
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1990 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1NGHD16Y2L
After having a trans shop do a rebuild on this 3.0 4x4 the owner noticed a shudder on take-off. It cannot be duplicated in any other gear including R. Trans shop blamed it on engine performance but I disagree. There are no changes in secondary ignition during ...
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1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L 3rd and 4th gear VIN: 1N4EB31F2R
Hello to all you Nissan/Trans techs.We have in our shop a 1994 sentra which the cust states that while driving he heard a clunk in the front and now ne does not have 3rd or 4th gear.I put it on the lift just to take a look and see if he cracked the case or som...
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1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L starter VIN: 1N4AB41D2T
hello,everyone i have a nissan no crank,all fuses feed by the the ig. swich is dead but it's not the switch and its hard to dup.if i move anything but the fuse cover it will start with full power.
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L windows, locks, prw. seat VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
This Max blows the 40 AMP. fuse underhood for power window, when it does blow the power locks and power seat also stop working. The customer also said that he has changed a fuse by kick panel, I think it must have been the 10 AMP #13, this fuse has not blown o...
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1992 Oldsmobile Toronado 3.8L Dash waring display , The A/C ,heater display VIN: 1G3EZ13L9N
The customer came in complaining that the electronic display on the dash and the electronic dislpay on the temp. contols go out when the car is cold or wet.The systems work when the car is warm or dry.When they go out the dash disply is blank and the temp cont...
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1995 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L abs VIN: 1G3NL15D7S
This one is a little scary to drive. When driving under any conditions this vehicle goes into an abs stop whenever it feels like it. I get no codes, we scanned the computer and captured a movie of it while it was doing this and everything looks fine. The drive...
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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
picking up misfire on 3&6 cylinder fire is good compression is 140 lbs on both cylinders no vacum leaks found check egr vavle no problem found run flow check on injectors checked ok ? may have bad injecotr no driver flauts on scanner plugs wires coil checked o... Trouble codes: 300 (misfire)
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1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass GL 3.1L Unknown VIN: 1G1FUEDGTX
Greetings to all GM techs, I have a cutlass here with an odd problem. The customer comes in with 2 problems that have occured almost at the same time. The first one is that the transmission bangs very harsely with engaging gears (especially 1-2). The second co...
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1G3WX52H4Y
Vehicle came in with pedal pulsation and knocking noise from front left.We replaced rotors,brake pads and calipers.Also replaced guide pin bushings and inserts per gm tsb.Pulsation and loud knocking noise from front left still present when brake applied.Lower ...
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1993 Plymouth Sundance 2.5L Brake pedal VIN: 1P3XP28D3P
Customer came in complaining of the brake pedal going to the floor occasionally,and then would pump back up again and work fine.Cust noted excessive travel under heavy pedal pressure at this time too.Cust requested new master cylinder (and we agreed),as no lea...
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1995 Plymouth Neon Sport 2.0L hoses VIN: 3P3ES67C1S
this car runs a bit off, but that seems to be more of a fuel issue. Never gets hot, doesnt steam or piss coolant. After driving long enough to reach full temp, upon shut off car will burble back to coolant resivior, but not enought to flow over. just curious i...
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1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3AK46E3P
ok all you saab people i need help! this saab came in as a no start when it gets warm it shuts off. you lose spark and injector pulse. i have put a crank sensor, ignightor, and computer(in right side kick panel) and it still doesnt run.
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1993 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 2.3L Timing Chain VIN: YS3CL65M3P
Helo group, Looking for a fax or diagram to align the balance shaft's on this 9000 properly. We have it apart and cannot find the proper alignment marks for the balance shaft gears. There are 2 marks on the covers for each shaft, which one's are correct? A d...
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 453BK4358T
Thanks in advance for your help. This car came in for a tuneup. The check engine was on Code P0302 # 2 cyl misfire. When I tested for spark at # 1 it would not jump 30k on my little tester. Just for clarification that was the front cylinder on the right bank. ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire Cyl 3)
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2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JF15FB351Y
Idles like its missing on one cylinder. Customer said can't recall if ever tuned engine.Had 4 codes.Three pertain to a missfiring cylinder.(figures since its running rough).One to fuel trim.Replace plugs,they were shot.Hardly any tips left. Plug wires ohmed ok... Trouble codes: 170 (fuel trim), 301 (cylinder missing), 303 (cylinder missing), 304 (cylinder missing)
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L pump VIN: 4S3BH6864Y
As part of the 60k service my tech drained and filled the ps steering with dexron. We had much difficulty bleeding the system as the resevoir sits lower than the pump. We removed the resevoir, raised it up while still connected and bled it that way. As soon as...
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1987 Acura Integra LS 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JH4DA3455H
Well I had 12 replies, some of them said to check things like valve adjustment, vacuum lines, fuel pressure,and regulator,catalytic convertor, and o2 sensor all of which had been checked or replaced. There were a couple of responses that suggested ECU replacem...
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1986 BMW 325 2.7L ac VIN: WBAAB5403G
hello all, sorry for the long delay in posting the fix. i received many helpful replies in trying to repair this car. most people had mentioned that the heater valve may have been the problem, i checked that and the valve was in proper working order. some othe...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8322T
The right bank catalytic converter DID fix the problem. Car hasn't set any lights for 3 weeks. Thanks for your help! Trouble codes: 40 (CAT conversion cyl. 1-4 bank 1 rt. side.).
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L wiper VIN: WBADM6336X
Finally fixed, Sorry for the delay, I did inspect the 2 electrical relays in the E-box. I did replace them due to BMW bulliten. But problem turned out to be a general module. Ordered and installed new module, Had to take to be coded. All is good now, Thanks fo...
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1995 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G4WB52M5S
well,this has been a lengthly ordeal. after replacing the ecu with one that had been previosly programmed by someone for a different transmission, which sent us off on a wild goose chase, we kept the car for enough time to catch this very intermittant problem ... Trouble codes: 28 (transmission range selection sensor error.).
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1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L starter VIN: 1G4CW52K6V
thank you to all who responded.knowing the pass key system was not the fault,we went after the ignition switch.since this vehicle had over 140,000 miles on it and the customer stated he did a lot of stops we decided it would be one of the electrical components...
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1963 Chevrolet corvair 2.4L powergluide VIN: 30927W2417
Most of the replies suggested that the torque converter is draining back. Others stated that old cars that are not driven leak. We all know this is a fact. We did get some great info as to other causes from people like Chuck [...] who obviously has worked on ...
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1988 Chevrolet R20 Silverado 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GCGR23K1J
Thanks IATN, regrettably I have to close with summary.I got 13 responses many dealing with dist issues. Cracked magnets being the biggest problem.Others dealt with vacuum leaks.Truck is erratic, customer said he would deal with it when it acts up as long as it...
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1992 Chevrolet Blazer Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNEK18K8N
Well, thanks for the help everyone. This one was kind of tricky. There were a lot of suggestions on this one, including: Distributor shaft magnet cracked/worn out Dist. pickup Ignition module All of the above Bad injectors/regulator spring broken/foreign mater...
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 3-4 clutches repeat burned VIN: 2GCEK19K6P
vehicle is fixed, installed alto clutch pack with 9 clutches and steels, thanks for the help from everyone, I should have included all the other info others wanted, 2-4 band is not burnt valve body is not wallowed after sonnax repair, clutches still burned wit...
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2002 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L flywheel VIN: 1G1YY22G82
OK, Thanks to all the great responses I got+ a little inside info from a few corvette engineers, It turns out that the flywheel, clutch disc and pressure plate are a balanced assembly from the factory. SO-if you were going to replace only the flywheel, you mus...
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1993 Chrysler LeBaron LX 3.0L tcm VIN: 1C3XU5535P
thanks to Randy from Pennsylvania for pointing me in the right direction - he indicated that low system voltage was likely the culprit. monitoring the battery feed circuit to the relay, key off, i found 12.4 volts - then i leaned on the fender and voltage drop...
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1990 Ford Taurus L 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FACP50U4L
Thanks for all the replies, I checked out all the advice ,vehicle continued to show the same symptoms, I disconnected the spout connector and the customer took the vehicle away. Unfortunatly no repair was made, I also would like to apologize for taking so long...
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1990 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDA41X8L
customer went on extended roadtrip and is very pleased with performance and fuel economy. however,open loop leanout at highway speeds is still puzzling to me since the catalytic converter needs rich/lean cycling to function properly. the other odd thing to...
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
Thank you to everyone who responded. 1. Some Ford Techs had seen this sensor cause a high speed stall. 2. Others suggested always replacing the synchro when you do a cam sensor. 3. Some said these sensors often get hit by the rotor, but this sensor was intact,... Trouble codes: 214 (cylinder id circuit).
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L convertor lockup VIN: 1FTHX25F7S
thanks for all the information on this vehicle went to a junkyard bought a e4od transmission overhauled it and put it in fixed the problem cheaper and made a happy customer that will come back thanks for all the help
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L TRAC OFF Flashing and ABS Light on VIN: 2FMZA5147W
Thank you for taking your time to read and reply my post. Your replies will be greatly appreciated when other mechanics search the data base if they have the same problem. With your help, the problem is fixed. I found the wire connector for the switch at the b...
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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L air bag system VIN: 1FTNE242XX
First i made sure i got all the right parts by matching all the part #'s between the old parts and the new ones. there was no other dignostics i could do as my scanner didnot work on the air bags. as i could not go anywhere else and i knew that the seat belts ...
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14L8X
Thanks everyone for the help. I replaced the thermostat and seal which I knew was leaking, blew out the spark plug tube, changed the spark plug and the coil and boot assembly from NAPA. I drove it for a day then took the coil and boot out again and it was dry.... Trouble codes: 305 (Cylinder 5 misfire).
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTNX21F41
This is the tsb that Charles [...] sent and indeed it was a bad one way cluth and needs a complete trans. I am working with Ford for customer assistance since it is a well known problem. Four Ford Techs all said the same problem was common. THANKS AGAIN Frank...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L alb light on VIN: JHMCB35400
Hi Everybody, sorry about the delay but there was a virus on my system and i was able to clean it. Thanks for all the replies and after replacing the speed sensor on the transmission eveything is ok, the light is off and the speedometer is working. Best rega...
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1993 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2L abs hydraulic system VIN: JHMBB1179P
looks like you guys were right, another used power unit seems to delop pressure, thanks eveyone for your help. -dave
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1994 Hyundai Excel 1.5L pulse generators VIN: KMHVF2256R
Sorry about the long delay in closing this help message. I felt that there was somthing wrong inside the transmission causing a weak pulse generator signal. I never ever saw more than a volt AC out of either one no matter how fast I got things spinning. Afte...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L meter fuse VIN: JNKCA31A91
thanks to all that replied. after performing amp test and moving harnesses around problem is gone. customer has been driving it every day and said no problems. only time will tell. thanks joe
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start, CODE 1586 VIN: SAJDA01C9Y
Thanks to all who gave different ideas. What we ended up finding out from our local Dealer was the computer needed to be flashed. Unfortunately we do not have the capability of doing that so we had the vehicle towed to them. They flashed the computer and indic... Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 174 (lean), 1587 (throttle actuation control command redundancy malf.), 1586 (throttle actuation control module to pcm communication failure).
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
thanks for the help. 4 of the 5 replies said these cars do have problems with coils. one said they will turn on the CEL. another said they've experienced the problem and no code was set. a dealer tech recomended replacing all 8 coils, which I may eventually ha...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L abs module VIN: 1J4GZ58S9V
customer wants to change abs module but not right now. will post results when module is changed. thank joe
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Starting VIN: 1DTRYTHGF1
Thanks to all techs who assisted me on this one. It was very simple- The cable just needed a hair of adjustment to make it go into park. Now all is fixed, thanks again.
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1993 Lincoln Town Car Jack Nicklaus 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1LNLM82W0P
Well I have heard of plug wires being a problem with bucking but I had never seen it joined with a PIP code, anyway plug wires fixed, thanks for the input Trouble codes: 211 (Pip Erratic).
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L hard start cold VIN: WDBCA35D8H
Thanks to all who responded.We replaced the overload protection relay. The vehicle was returned to the customer (who talks to us nearly every day) and it now starts with no problem!
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E6Y
Hi every body, well the car was supposed to came back the following monday, but it never did, they call a couple of days ago and said that the transmition lucked up,they took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer said that the trans locking up had something... Trouble codes: P0141, P0136, P0173, P0170.
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1991 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 3.0L No Start VIN: JA7FM24S8M
We sent the computer out to be replaced and the company said it could not be done, the board is fried. Thanks to all who had some input. Still no explination about how it happened. Cust. said it had not been jumped and it didnt look like it. Thanks again
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1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN54C5L
even after installing crank sensor and ecm car still cuts out, all powers and grounds double checked, what next. fuel is at factory specs.
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1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN5213R
Thanks everyone who took they time to help fixing this car. I have tried with 4 diffrent scaner including tech 1 to communicate with the PCM but was negative the car had only one DLC OBDII all the wires coming to DLC ck OK. Final fix was the PCM, Instal one wi...
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1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L MIL Lamp on, IDLE SPEED HIGH VIN: 1G3GR62C0S
car is on the road again.we tried everyones advise.then we took two big steps back. the original complaint was a ratching throttle.during our test the old isc would jerk in so bad and stop.the new isc motor went in very smooth but took up too 1 to 2 minutes.th... Trouble codes: P0055 (closed throttle out of range), P0080 (idle relearn).
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1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L alt VIN: 1G3GR62C7S
Yes its fixed the thermister was the problem.Turns out it should have 1500 ohms res.I got 11 replies and they were all helpfull but i want to especially thank John [...] for their time and well written explanations.I just had a hard time seei...
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1998 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L surpentine ( drive belt ) VIN: 2P4FP2531W
thanks to all you chrysler guys , i move the ps pulley in about 3/16 and installed a new gator back belt from goodyear and the belt looks good when you eye ball it to the tentioner pulley thanks agian mark
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L cam pos. sensor VIN: YS3DD75N6X
Hi again, I recieved sevral posts about the 'cam position sensor' code on the SAAB. All related the code to a faulty ignition cassette and/or spark plugs. One reply from Anders [...] reffered to the code as relating to it as a 'virtual sensor'. I under...
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1996 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GK13M4T
thanks for the help. most replies indicated plugged egr passages. two said to ck egr temp sensor, but I could not find a temp sensor. all my information showed it to be at the base of the egr valve if it had one. one tech said the VSV's are known to fail inter...
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L air bag light on VIN: JT3HP10V8X
Hi everyone, I recieved 3 help replies which were helpful, Thank you Wayne [...], Alax Age and Christophers Auto. They all said that I should clear the codes manually which worked after I repaired the real problem with the airbag system (I thought that it was ...
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