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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Interior lights VIN: WBAGF8325W
This beast is blowing the #6 fuse for the interior lights. Unable to find a wiring diagram. If anyone has a wiring diagram or other information it would be most appreciated. Thanks.
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1992 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G4WF14L5N
hello, we have a buick that runs great when cold, but when it,s fully warmed up,the engine misfires ,idle is terrible the misfire is most noticable at 40-50 mph after converter lockup. engine has new plugs and wires (a/cplugs) compression is 125psi.the scan to...
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1989 Chevrolet Beretta 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G1LV11W6K
this car came to shop with an irratic idle.when started, the car will rev up to 2500 rpm and stay there. it doesn't matter hot or cold. i replaced the iac and did a relearn on it. it leaves the shop and is good for a day or 2, then it is right back with the sa...
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEK14KOS
Chevy guys help!!! we've had this truck for about a month and are unable to nail anything down. Mostly after hot soak, when under load such as turning to lock position and and a/c opperation, the truck stalls out. Also when slowing down coming to a stop it stu...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G1JF12T6V
hello all, The vehicle runs just fine 99% of the time. It only seems to act up after its been running 2 or 3 minutes(cold). The engine begins to run rough and gets worse until it almost stalls. It will only run bad for a few seconds, Then it clears out and r...
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1997 Chevrolet p chassis 454CID engine VIN: 1GBLP37J4V
Hello group, Rental R.V, ran out of oil, I need to R&R motor (bb chevy) any one know a good way to pull this engine? Anyone have a labor time on this? As always any help would be appreciated.
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L vent control VIN: 1GBDM19W6X
I am trying to find a R&R procedure for the vent control valve inside the dash. Mitchell doesn't show a location or procedure for this van. If someone with alldata, chilton, or even a GM service manual could look for me, I would appreciate it.
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2002 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L accesory belt
Alright vette guys I need some help. Itís a 2002 ZO6 that was sent to Lingenfelter and they, lets say, "hooked it up". It had a super charger added, head work, cam work, pistons, crank, etc... the problem that we are having now, is that the belt won't stay on....
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1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L when cranking VIN: 3C3EL55H8W
This car came from a used car lot they changed all parts listed above before it came to me. This is what I was told when they first got car they did not have correct key it would start and run with there key but would die after about 5 sec. They took car to de...
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1991 Dodge Stealth ES 3.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: JB3XD54B2M
Very Intermittently this car will miss on two cylinders when started cold. After a short while the miss is gone. When it is missing I have noticed no spark on the coil for 1&4. The primary signal to it also seems poor which I have checked right at the power tr... Trouble codes: 44 (Coil 14 circuit problem)
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1992 Dodge W250 5.9L flex plate VIN: 3B7KM23C1N
ck crankshaft endplay has .010 spec.is .004-.017.trans is r/b unknown milage
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1993 Eagle Vision ESi 3.3L Fuse link VIN: 2E3ED56T5P
The owner had replaced his own Alternator and still had a no charge condition. After inspection we found that the 12ga black fuse link below the battery box had melted. This we will have to order for the Dealer I guess. In the mean time we stuck a inline fuse ...
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1982 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FABP4232C
Hello Ford Techs out there. I really need some help here on this fine low milage 1982 T-Bird with 25,000 original miles that has been in storage for the past 5+ years. It came to me with major vaccuum leak at the carb base. I put a rag over the carb and the en...
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1993 Ford Escort 1.9L fuel gauge
hi techs,i've been down this road before.i have a fuel gauge thats inop.i've tested the sender,wiring front to back,instrument cluster.have power/groung at cluster.i have replaced the antislosh module for this problem before,but ford says it's no longer availa...
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1994 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FMDA41X5R
this areostar comes out of overdrive irratically,I found that it is losing the signal from the ecm that supplies the ground that energizes the 3-4 solonoid. I first tested at the trans connector then at the ecm.Signal was lost right at ecm connector{ this step...
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L tranfercase VIN: 1FMDU34X8S
Now customer says the noise is back & happens only cold.any help would be greatly appreciated.Goes away after a few miles.
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1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FALP53S1T
This car will only start for about one second and then dies. You must turn off the key to get it to start again for a second. If fuel is sprayed into intake at airbox connection car will run on until out. I do not get any codes from PCM. And I cannot get any c...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP65L2T
vehicle came in with check engine light on, and a comlaint of no power especially when cold. car pops through intake and sputters when cold, but seems to go away when warm. Found info on the vacuum hose for imrc valve cracking but this vehicle does not have th... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302
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1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B9T
had this car come in on the hook with no spark test and replace distributor with used vehicle started , customer took vehicle home drove vehicle about 400 kms with no problem yesterday went to work, no start appear to have no spark again. alldata does not give...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L transmission VIN: 1FALP57U3T
We have a 1996 Ford Taurus GL with the AXOD-E transmission which has an intermittant transmission problem. When cold, it sometimes exhibits a late downshift, i.e. when approaching a stop, it may downshift to neutral rather than low. When the customer attempts ...
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Stall VIN: 3FALP1139W
3rd Monday this week. Have this Escort towed in as a no start. Replaced variable cam solenoid and vehicle started. Runs fine until you let out the clutch and it dies, in gear or out, every time. Have checked MAF, fuel pressure, scan data, all the usual items. ...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Courtesy circuit VIN: 2FMZA5146X
This one we have posted before without resolving the issues. As you drive down the road, the lights and door locks will cycle on and then off, sometimes very rapidly. We suspect that the lights come on at night at times because the customer has to pull the cou...
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L ign.-fuel VIN: 2FMZA5247X
car towed in no start ,cust. had started it and driven a short distance it stalled and would not restart .no fuel no spark ,anti theft lite flashing rapidly ,hooked up snap on scanner no comunication with any thing ! where do i go from here? have tried both of...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU73EOY
HELP!!! Hey you guys we just performed the TSB on this trans concerning RPM flare up during 2-3 shift replaceing seperator plate and gasket and main control valve unit in the valve body TSB 03-22-10. Well when we droped the pan we found that the gasket had in...
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAP71W91X
Hello group,I have this crown vic that has a miss under load, especially when tcc comes in. Having trouble pin pointing it to a particular cyl. Tried lab scoping but keep getting very irratic readings. I can put car on dyno and make miss occur with or without ... Trouble codes: 1299 (engine overheat)
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1991 Geo Metro 1.0L Valve Body VIN: 2C1MR66M67
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this Metro of my own that I have the automatic apart in. I took the valve body apart to have a peek and most of the check balls have actually almost tore through there place in the aluminum passage an...
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1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Brake Pedal VIN: 1GTEC19T8X
Hi IATN Group, My customer states that at times the brake pedal goes to the floor and she hears clicking noise from under left front area of vehicle. The master cylinder has been replaced with a factory unit and the brakes are OK. There are no ABS codes stored...
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1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L rack/pump VIN: 1HGCA548XH
I hope someone has seen this before cause i havent... I replaced a rack and pump on this honda 3 weeks ago he came back in 8 days with resivor very low and steering jerky. I filled it and couldnt find any leaks so I put some die in it and ran it 2 hours still ...
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Door Latch VIN: 1HGCB7665L
Hi I Repaced the drivers door window lift motor on this car and 2 days later it came back with the glass broken.The customer said when raising the window it broke. I assumed I left something loose so I replaced the Glass.It worked fine . Then the next day the ...
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1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L trailing arm bushings VIN: JHLRD1853V
hello to all ,, does anyone know where i can get some after-market rear trailing arm bushings for crv?? i was told by dealer that i have to buy complete trailing arm almost $ 300.00 that's ridiculous... your help is appreciated thanks desert hondomotive
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2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Excessive Emissions, HIGH CO VIN: KMHWF35H6Z
i have checked everything i can think of - the o2 sensor reads low on the scope and at the computer data - if you rap the throtal the sensor responds and goes to .945 but drops back to .110 - i have smoke checked - no leaks - i have propane checked - no change...
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2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Cuts out VIN: KMHWF35H63
vehicle was in accident which which caused the air bag to deploy after a visit to the body shop the vehicle only starts when cranked when ingnition switch is put back to run position it stalls and recives no fuel i checked wiring diagram with alldata nothing a...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L No Start VIN: JNR0DR09X0
good morning ,being in the middle of ground 0 for hurricane francis has given me a ton of wierd no starts.i am hoping someone out there can help with this one since most of my cumpter data is missing do to damage.this QX4 cranks and will not start. fuel pressu...
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: KNDJA7237W
8 months ago I put a new heater core in this one. A few weeks ago the customer was on vacation and the heater core went out again so they made it to a Kia dealership where they bypassed the heater core to get them back home. Electrolisis was not a problem eith...
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SE7 4.0L front brakes VIN: SALJY1246T
Group I need some help on this vehicle. I will start from the beginning and maybe something will help to solve the problem. The vehicle came in with a service engine light,power steering leak and a exhaust leak: replaced gearbox with part from dealer as well a...
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1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, RED HOT EXHAUST VIN: 1LN0M81W8M
RED HOT EXHAUST. I'm stumped on this one...it came in for a tune-up, irradic idle, especially when warmed up and excelerating (before any detent dwonshifts). Put in plugs and wires...got worse...bought Motorcraft wires and installed them, got only slightly bet...
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1990 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: JM3LV5234L
Customer has verified that problem happens on start-up, when engine is cold. He hears a loud noise when engine first turns over. I have checked belt alignment, rocker shafts, cams, looked for coolant in cylinders (although coolant level has stayed normal) Each...
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1993 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22A7P
This one came in from the detail shop. They cleaned the engine and now it won't start. Thinking it had something to do with engine cleaning, I blew out the distributor, cap, and all the wires. I even pulled the pcm out and blew it out, even though there was no...
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2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L batt light VIN: JM1BJ2229Y
Hello, well i have a real winner with this mazda protege 2000. there was a stored code of p1633 over 18 volts detected. at this time the problem is intermitent. at the p terminal the voltage is suppose to be half of battery voltage. we replaced the alternator ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L defrost vent VIN: WDBDA29D0N
AC came in inoperative, from local car dealer. I checked for power to the AC compressor and found that power would be there for about one second and then disappear. I looked at the compressor clutch assembly and found that the front clutch plate was gapped abo...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, EBS lamp on
Greetings: This ML will hesitate on take off whether hot or cold. 50% of the time, the traction control lamp will illuminate, leaving no throttle response. Vehicle will continue to go about 5 MPH. We did replace the brake pads and rotors yesterday. We had it ...
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L MIL Lamp on, failed emission test VIN: 4A3CT64U0M
all of erg system checks ok(hoses, routing,valve, solenoid,power supply to solenoid)Problem is ecm provides a 50% duty cycle on term. 53(control circuit)to solenoid.All information indicates solenoid is turned off & on by grounding terminal 53.There is no ment... Trouble codes: 14 (egr flow)
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L start/stall VIN: 4A3AX35G0X
Hello all, I have an Eclipse I'm having a problem diagnosing. Initially, the vehicle came in with a high idle and the service engine soon light on. I verified both complaints and pulled code P0505 (Idle Air Control malfunction). I tested the IAC motor and foun... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control malfunction)
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1993 Nissan D21 2.4L engine VIN: 1N6SD11Y5P
I need some help from a hard core Nissan flat rate techs. I have to replace this engine and it didnt look so bad untill I got underneath.Holy crap! The oil pan goes around the front axel and will only move maybe an inch. Question whats the best flat rate way t...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L harsh shifts VIN: JN1CA21D8S
Dear members, After installing an engine in this vehicle I have a trouble code po745(line pressure solenoid).I have looked at info from my tech.support hotline,Snap-on troubleshooter cd and made phone calls w/no help.The info I have will not give me enough d...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L excessive crank VIN: JN1CA21D2S
hi guys Inherited this one from another shop.Came in not starting at all.starter burned out ,we replace d the starter.Then discovered the excessive crank issue. Customer informed us had been at another hsop for that problem.It willcrank untill you give it som... Trouble codes: P1335
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO ACCELERATION VIN: 3N1AB51D72
the acceleration doent work replaced tps and throtle bodie Trouble codes: P1224 (mfr controlled fuel and air metering), P1223 (mfr controlled fuel an air metering), P0221 (tps sensor b circuit range perf)
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D32
I have this 2002 Altima that is very intermittent on setting code P1121. No driveability symptoms were present when it would set the code. It might set once a week for the past month and every time I would do diagnostics everything checks good. Today the compu... Trouble codes: P1121, P1223 (Throttle Pos. Sensor 2 circuit low input)
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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Power sliding door VIN: 1GHDX03E0W
The psd will close coreectly 5 out 10 times. The other times it goes to the close position and then basck to the open position. We have cleaned and relubed the track. We ran the diagnostic test and came with code 12 which is no problem detected. We also scuffe...
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1998 Other GM VT 3.8L Starting
Hi This Vt has a problem that when the owner starts the car it will start and run for app 10 seconds and then stop it will start up again no problems and run without any problems.I have scanned the ecu only code I get is low speed fan problem however the fans ...
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1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Cuts out, Stall
customer complain of dying in inter sections but restarting easy. now dies driving straight. customer claimes having the a/c off it doesn't die?
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52F82
Has good fuel PSI But no spark. showes RPM on scantool as you spin it over
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1975 Porsche 914 1.8L Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4752904166
The subject is a 75 914 with L jetronic fuel system. The car starts all right cold, idles ok but any speed above idle it runs rich. I have checked fuel pressure, 31psi. Checked operation of cold start valve. Checked cold start valve for leaks, checked secondar...
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1992 Saab 900 S 2.1L light VIN: YS3AK75E7N
ABS light and Brake fluid light come on every time you step on the brake pedal. The pedal feels a little funky as well. I have checked the fuses and relays- all ok. The pump runs every time the pedal is pressed. If the pump is coming on and off, I would think ...
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2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Low Boost VIN: YS3DD55HY2
Hi there, We have this 2000 9-3 that came in with a check engine light on. The dealer replaced the turbo withtin the last few months, and the light has come on since then. The code we pulled from it is P0171 (LTFT multiplicative too lean) There are a couple o... Trouble codes: P0170 (Long Term Fuel Trim Multiplicative Max Value Too Lean)
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1996 Saturn SC2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZG1270T
hi guys. i've got this 1996 saturn that was not properly maintaned, so we gave it everything to get it back up to be a safe car again. after tuning it up and addressing the cooling system, the brakes, the tires,changed the oil, new battery, alternator,serpenti...
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1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4RN93P8R
First thanks to all who will read and respond to my post. This Toyota truck came in from another shop. The vehicle would start, run about a second or two then die out. Have fuel pressure gauge hooked up to cold start injector inlet. Have 38 psi pressure when a...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FT555GTT6
Hi Guy's I have a 1995 4 runner that is giving me some trouble. Sorry the vin is wrong I am at home. When you first start it cold it runs rough like its missing on 1 or 2 cylinders, if you rev it to 2500ish it sounds ok but smells very rich and the miss comes ... Trouble codes: 71 (egr sensor no flow)
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Hard Cold Start VIN: WVWGG83A8T
We have a difficult problem with this one...extremely hard to start cold. ECT/Fuel Temp/IAT are in specs. Wiring to ECU is good, no shorts to ground, or high resistsnce from sensor connection to ECU. The 5V reference is present at the sensor, and sensor ground...
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1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS5719R
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. I have this 850 Turbo towed in with no start. It cranks but has no spark or injector drive. Alldata is confusing at best on this one. I see posts in the archives for crank position sensors and cam...
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1994 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L srs light on VIN: JH4CC2560R
Special thanks to John [...] who informed me that this car does not in fact store trouble codes for air bag. You need to test alll components individually using dummy resisters etc. Turned out to be an open circuit in pin 4 of the spiral cable in the column.
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Turbo VIN: WAUCB28D6X
We only got a few replies on this one, but quality is better than quantity. A couple of people suggested trying an air mass meter, which is a common failure on these cars, especially when you have a long term fuel trim code. We replaced that and a vent hose fo...
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1988 BMW 735i 3.5L caliper VIN: WBAGB4316J
Owner took the vehicle back without fixing it. I assumed he is trying to get parts off the internet at a cheeper price. Sorry I don't have any more info for all of you that gave me your time & help. If I can find out what the owner did I will reopen this post....
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L compressor VIN: WBAGJ8328W
thanks to all, the compressor was worn out and this is apparently a common problem. please feel free to view the replies. we installed an oe unit and all is well. thanks again.
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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACH9345Y
This sensor is located under the intake manifold between runners 5 & 6. The manifold MUST be removed to even see it. Replacement cured the bad reading for coolant outlet temperature. First time took about 2.5 hours. Trouble codes: 227 (o2 adaptation limit bank 1), 228 (o2 adaptation limit bank 2).
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1996 Buick Regal 3.1L Calipers/Pads
I would like to thank all that replied to my request on their experiences they had with the rear caliper slide problems on GM w-body cars. The reason I asked for help, was that the customer we had was a lawyer! He was told from 'his mechanic' that we had stole...
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1966 Cadillac Deville/conv 429CID vacumn controls
I would like to thank those who responded to my request for diagrams on this caddy.Thanks to John Miller @ The Air Shop in Santa Ana,Ca.for the fax he sent w/copies of the diagrams & test procedures.Thanks to Steve in Arizona for the website & phone # for www....
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L anti-theft VIN: 1G6KD54Y9V
Well it's fixed. I think all you guys were right on the money. When I removed lock cylinder found one of the wires was broken, don't know if I finished it off when I pulled it out, but I put the new cylinder in and cleared codes, problem gone, yeah! Thanks to ...
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1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Low power VIN: 1GCDK14KXL
Thanks for all the help on this one, it is finally fixed!!! Sorry it took so long to close, this was one I was working on night at a friends shop. Alot of people said to check the dist. mail shaft magnet for crackes. I checked and found that the magnet was cra...
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1993 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LS 5.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G1BN53E7P
hey guys thanks for all your help it was the module i changed it out and solved my problem i thank yous again and have a good day
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1994 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L MIL Lamp on, no communication VIN: 1GCGC34K7R
Thanks for all the replies, Laneard and Ken were both correct, The PROM was in fact bad, truck would not run w/o prom, but would run with bad prom??? New prom installed , cel out and trans shifts now, however the speedo is inop...possibly burned out the DRAC.....
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L entire power loss
I would like to thank all eleven people who replied, the problem was internal in the battery. I have never seen this problem before. most responses pointed to thebattery and/or terminals.I unbolted the terminals and inspected them, they were in perfect conditi...
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L keyless entry VIN: 1GNEK13TX1
decided to replace the fob receiver, retested, works fine, wait 2, 5 and 14 hours and worked fine each time tried. p/n [...] thanks to all those that replied.
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L gauges and cluster VIN: 1GCHK29U91
found it. luckly i was able to completely confirm it. i got my other 01 hd and pulled that cluster out and swapped them to see the difference. sure enough that cluster did the same in my good truck and my good truck cluster worked fine in the bad truck. thanks...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13S92
First of all, thanks to all who responded. I had several that suggested an ignition problem, but that tested fine. A special thanks to Paul [...] for a test on throttle body, turn off ign for 15 secs, turn sw on w/eng off, don't touch pedal for 20 secs, indic... Trouble codes: 1523 (elec. throttle cntrl throttle return), 1515 (elec throttle sys vs throttle pos), 1516 (elec throttle mod vs throttle pos).
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L limp in VIN: 1C4GP64L5W
A big THANK YOU to all who sent help on this one! The responses were-several stating circuit board in cluster,pressing both buttons on cluster to get codes,voltage or ground drops on battery terminals,ignition feed for tcm,and the one who nailed it directly wa...
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1991 Dodge B250 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B7HB21Y1M
Hi, Sorry for the delay on the fix post for this one. The Dodge dealer warranteed the Sbec, and before I plugged it in, I disconnected all the input sensors, thinking I had one that was pulling down the 5 volt reference signal. I also unplugged the purge, EGR ...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L rt axle seal VIN: 1B7HF13Y8X
Well we had some useful replies but no help-vent tube was clear-axle shaft ok-I ended up refunding the guy the amount recharged to replace it.He took it the local dealer who installed another seal-they did not see any reason for it to leak-The owner will let m...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L overdrive and lockup VIN: 1B4HS28Z4X
The TPS fixed the problem. Thank you to all who advised this repair, and sent us in the right direction.
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1993 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall
thanks to everyone who replied.after alot of checking i finally decided to get a new sensor again and lord behold runs great.when you get a bad part at the dealer,sometimes you doubt yourself and look elsewhere even though your gut tells you different. thanks ...
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1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L drivtrain / whole car VIN: 1FALP53S1T
thanks to all it turned out that the axle half shaft assems. were difective. after replaceing both of them 3 times we demanded our supplier find a dif brand and walaa shake gone. i guess we thank nafta for all the quality car parts we have
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L od light flashes VIN: 1FTHX26H5T
the ford is gone finally the problem ended up being the psom module ...it really made me look at it when i seen on the scanner the vss was 100 mph and started od light flashing and hard shifting//then it would die also when coming to a stop or putting in gear,...
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1999 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L suspension VIN: IGKEK13R5X
thanks for all the replies had 10 of them. we made it alot better by redoing the alignment and lowering the torsion bars to make the the vehicle more level it looked like it was higher in the front like it was loaded in the back this is what several members to...
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Detonation VIN: 2HGEJ8542W
Thans to all who repled. Three of four replies suggested carbon cleaning, the fourth suggested it may be piston slap. We started with the least expensive item and did a thorough cleaning and shipped the vehicle. A call to the customer more than a week later an...
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1999 Honda Civic Value Package 1.6L A/C Compressor VIN: 2HGEJ661XX
After all it's fixed. Took longer since I was only able to work on it on Saturdays (and today). Anyway, took the whole system apart and flushed each indiv. components. Put it back together with the new aftermarket condenser, still bad! No way!!! Called Four Se...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L cv shaft seal VIN: 1HGCG5665Y
Well I helped fix the vehicle. I did the right thing and called Honda. Yes the Trans. is under warranty but they had to look at it. The customer went HER dealership and they said yes the Trans. was bad AND under warranty. After 4 days at the dealership they ca...
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1998 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.0L OBD-II readiness mon VIN: KMHCF34T9W
Thank you to all who replied to this post, all your help is much appreciated; vacation time and time to extensively test this vehicle necessitated this delayed response. Some replies referred to 02 sensor faults, insufficient coolant temperature and transmissi... Trouble codes: P0000 (No Failure).
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58535
First off I want to thank all that replied for your help. Thank you. In one way or a nother you all were corect, But I feel like I need to clarafie some things in case someone else experinces this same problem. using mitchell repair info for code 11 No crank r... Trouble codes: 11 (no crank refference).
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2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IJ4FA49SX2
Thanks to all who responded. All suggestions were valid: Les [...] suggested I was on the right track w/fuel pump module seal, Hyperflyer suggested I check the large hose going from charcoal cannister to LDP and also to check gas cap (already had been replace... Trouble codes: P0455.
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Replaced power steering pump, high pressure hose, VIN: JT8GK13TXR
It turn out to be a very very small detail that We missed(duh). The reservior is dirty and prevent all the fluids returning to the pump. We removed the reservior clean it off really good and no more problem. We should have spot this one earlier. BTW, this is t...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA29G5W
When I saw that I had -13.5 in timing and adding +35 in fuel was not sure of the data, I had 17 replies and all were the same replace the mass air meter. I installed and cleared codes but couldn't reset trim values. After cold start smelled the cat full rich (... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Timing chain VIN: 3N1AB51D92
Well, did get any help, we decided the tear the front of engine apart, and we saw some evidence of chain rubbing againt the case,possible when the tensioner lost pressure do the lack of engine oil, also evidence of running w/out oil. Pulled one rod bearing and...
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1990 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1P4FH44R5L
i replaced the cam sensor after testing the crap out of it out of desperation and that gave me injector pulse at the #4 injector. truck runs smooth now but still runs like its to lean. once in a while it will backfire out the intake and accelerate sluggish. on...
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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L engine VIN: WPOABO916K
Thanks to all that replied. We have come to the conclusion that it is a tensioner spring that came out of the tensioners that failed about 2k ago according to the customer. Thanks to all this could have been a problem in the making but was not.
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1997 Saturn SL1 1.9L compression VIN: 1G8ZH5280V
We pulled front cover off motor and found all the timing chain tensioners wiped out which caused timing chain to jump and then caused engine to bend all intake valves. Owner is now thinking about what to do with car.
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2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JF15FB351Y
Decided to make sure compression was ok before proceeding with diagnostics. Didn't think there would be a compression problem with a four year old car with only 67k. But sure enough,one bank significantly lower(by 70 psi) than other bank.Thanks to to all who r... Trouble codes: 170 (fuel trim), 301 (cylinder missing), 303 (cylinder missing), 304 (cylinder missing).
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2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L Rear Blower VIN: 4T3ZF19C4Y
After thinking on this one overnight, I realised the blower under the passenger seat was only heat and the one at the rear was only AC, heater blower works, ,ac does'nt took a gamble and replaced rear temperature control module, vehicle fixed! life is good onc...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29M7X
Fixed! Thanks to all those who replied. Michael from Wisconsin hit it dead on. Upon inspecting the GP relay, it appeared new. The contacts were clean which to me indicates the this issue was present before this customer aquired the car. I ran through the basic... Trouble codes: 16764 (glow plug circuit malfunction).
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L throttle VIN: WVWLH63B31
Well this has been fun. NOT! Turns out the elderly customer decided to install padding under the carpet of which as soon as you touched got under the lower pedal and held it open. Thank you for all the replies. Chris
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1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Engine VIN: YV1LS5503P
Thanks to all who replied.Do to the mixed reports I received on this job,I have decided to bail out on this car.I hate to do this,but I did'nt want to do an uneeded repair.Thanks again,Randy
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