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1993 Acura Legend 3.2L abs VIN: JH4KA766OP
This vehicle will turn the abs light on as soon as you drive 100 ft or so. Im trying to pull codes to see where to hunt. Alldata says jump check connector under right kinck panel. I found a 2 pin blue connector with black and black/white wires. I jumped this c...
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1990 Audi 80 2.0L No Start VIN: WAUEA58A9L
Hello Group! I'm not real familiar with audi but this one has no spark and no fuel pump. It does not even pulse the fuel pump initially with the key on. We tried to get codes out of it by performing the sequence for vehicles with on CEL light but no codes were...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Head gasket VIN: WBAHD6324S
This car came in for a radiator (cracked at the upper neck). After running it a short while it's obvious it has a blown head gasket. This is the first "chain" 6 cyl.BMW I've done this on. I've got the cam locating tool & the locking pin. My question is: After ...
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1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L no charge VIN: 1G4CWS3L2N
WITH JUMPER STILL NO START, NO CLICk, NOTHING FIXED PROBLEM, IT WAS THE ALARM SYSTEM (AFTER MARKET) REMOVED COMPLETE ALARM, CHARGED BATTERY, CAR STARTS FINE, NO PROBLEM, NOTICED CHARGING GAGE IS READING LOW WITH RED LIGHT IS ON INSIDE GAGE, PERFORMED ALTERNATO...
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4GD22K75
I start and run engine then after 3 min it shuts down.I've cleaned off the neg grounds and it made a difference and ran longer.The fuel amp ramping looks real bad.I have hot relay and hot fuse.I do'nt know what is causeing the power wire to stop working.Over a...
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1996 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GBHK34FOT
Got engine stall after driving but will start back up. Got code P-1216D (Fuel sol. res. time too short) & code P-1217D (Fuel sol. res. too long). Fuel rate warmed up is 10.3, it has not stalled on me around the shop. Looking for a second opinion. I am sure it ... Trouble codes: P216, P217
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Supplemental Inflatable Restraints VIN: 1GNDX03E2X
This van came in for the Air Bag Light on. We'll call it the SIR (supplemental inflatable restraints). Hooked up the modis and retrieved code 1030 : Passenger pretensioner circuit resistance is high. Pulled the test off of Shopkey started following test the fi...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 8.1L coolant VIN: 3GNGK26GX1
hey guys, got an 8.1L burning coolant on all 8 cylinders, this truck has been to three dealers, and they didn't know whats causeing this I guess, It kind of looks like coolant doesn't flow through the intake manifold, and I haven't had one of these engines apa...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer Xtreme 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS18W31
Hi, this truck came in last week with code P0410 stored. I cleared the code and it came back 3 days later. I went through the flow chart and everything is working normaly. Stft increases when air pump is activated. I did find unusual data in freeze frame- maf ... Trouble codes: P0410 (Air injection system)
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2001 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR52291
Hi guys! Here I am again. This little Metro came in with a smoking problem and it's too young to do this. We checked everything over and found that the rings were plugged up and the valves needed attention. After all the work was done & reassembled my employ...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Parking brake
Hello IATN Members. I have this Tahoe With The parking Brake that hardly work well. I am sure almost all of us have seen this problem. I replaced the parking shoes because they were worn down to the metel. I think because some one did not know that the park...
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2003 Chevrolet 1500 5.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3GNEC16253
We have sent this vehicle to GM dealers who advise they can not find anything wrong however as soon as we send it out with a load of students it dies.After the vehicle sits for anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes it then starts and runs fine for up to two weeks. Wh...
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1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L noise VIN: 3B3ES47C7X
we have tested amp draw waveform fuel pressure etc. this car has a slight thud when the pump energizes. it starts to pulse on the pressure after a bit of time, say ten minutes. we cut open the regulator/filter to check it out new technology returnless fuel sys...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L transfer case VIN: 1B4HS28Z7X
i dont have a lot of experience with transfer cases.i hope someone can help.i have a durango that came in with a exploded front diff. replaced diff. with used now works fine.but in 2 wheel the transfer case still spins the front drive shaft. the transfer case ...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L cooling fans VIN: 1B4GP44R9Y
this van came in several weeks ago overheating.did thermostat and flush everything checked ok. now it's back this time it has overheated in traffic. i tested and fan had not come on at 238 degrees. read the info from all data. the system uses a duty cycle to v...
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1995 Ford F-250 Special 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2FTHF25H5S
Hello, This vehicle runs RICH ALWAYS. Had TP code, and I graphed the TP and saw uneven sweep so I replaced TPS. Also replaced 02 sensor and spark plugs, which were all evenly dry sooty black. My Mitchell says TPS should be 0.50V at 0% throttle, but I have 0.98... Trouble codes: 122 (Throttle Position Circuit Low Input), 173 (Lack of H02S Switches Indicates Rich Bank 1)
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L voltmeter VIN: 1FTHX26F8V
Hi to all. Iam have a customer percived problem.Alternator takes anywhere from 10 seconds to 1 minute to start charging.when charging the voltage is good.It appears the alternator is charging when the voltage is low because iam getting almost 90 amps at idle.T...
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L vac hubs VIN: 1FTZR15XXW
front hubs not enguaging, will not hold vacuum. both hubs replaced, both hub 0 rings replaced. Is there any other seals in the hub bearings that alter vacuum holding? Thanks in advance
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Extra Pieces, 2-3 shift, Torque Converter VIN: 1FMZU35PXX
Hi techs, I have an extra part that I found laying in the pan when I pulled the pan down on this explorer. I am unsure if it is related to my two concerns on this transmission (See rest of the story). The part looks like some kind of plunger, is plastic and ...
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1999 Ford F-150 4.6L radio, odometer reading VIN: 1FTCR14X0U
i have this unusual problem with this ford p/u at times the odometer will go dark and then the radio will have static over the speakers when this occours when you turn on the turn signals and while hitting the brakes. when the odometer comes back on then it go...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S5Y
Greetings Fellow Techs, Got a trouble child here. 2000 Ford Taurus with the 3.0 V6 24 valve engine. Car orginally came to us with a MIL light and slight miss. The MIL light code was PO305-misfire # 5. We pulled the coil and plug on that cylinder finding a worn... Trouble codes: P0305
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F7Y
This is my own personal truck I've never had any Driveability problems with it.Today coming up to a light the engine just died.I restarted it and it ran for a couple of minutes the died again.I towed it back to the shop.I noticed that the longer it sits the lo...
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1986 GMC K1500 High Sierra 5.7L reverse VIN: 2GTEK14H0G
numerous teardowns still have trans probs first couple of times it had nasty fluid complete overhaul with new converter and the overrun clutch plates burned up tear down and install new ones again and check the throttle valve adjustment worked fine for a while...
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1994 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGEG8564R
If you have seen this problem, or have an idea, please respond. Thank you, Pete
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6678W
Hello all and thanks for your time. Car came to the shop with Code #P1381. Vehicle was brought to us by my body shop because another shop cannot fixed. First they replaced the coil and inspected the shield inside the distributor and then the installed a new d... Trouble codes: 1381 (cyp NOISE)
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1999 Honda Prelude 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: THMBB615XX
Thanks for reading my post in advance. I have a 1999 Prelude Type SH that has a intermittant misfire condition. Most of the time it occurs when the car has been siting but it will occur when driving at times. Everything checks out fine. We have been through th... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301, P0302 (Misfire 2)
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L pinion bearings VIN: KNDJB623SY
Had this vehicle torn down for 2 weeks waiting for correct parts, finally got them today(the second try-got a pair of carier bearings and spider pinion the first time-I requested pinion bearings and a crush sleve)but can't find in any of my sources specs for p...
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1243V
Hello again tech. A 97 discovery 4.0 L came in just about to close today. complaining run rough when cold and check engine lite on. code 1178 mfr contrlled fuel and air metering. I cannot locate flow chart on the MOD-table C. MAF scan seems very low .07g/s at ... Trouble codes: P1178
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Steering VIN: JT8UF11E1N
Hi Techs, This car has a shimmy on braking that I'm having difficulty trying to isolate. It will shimmy through the steering wheel and at the gear selection lever when braking. It does it at any speed above a crawl. I checked runnout on all 4 rotors front and...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Starting VIN: JTJGF10U51
Vehicle towed in with no start complaint.First thing I noticed was the check engine light would not come on when key was turned on.I plugged in my scanner but could get no communication with computer.Upon reading Shop Key I find out that the immobilizer on thi...
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1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V4S
This vehicle has been at Ford for the last 6 months with the mil on and codes P0171 & P0714. Finally they just kept clearing the codes. Now I got it. I have done all the basic test and are OK. Fuel pressure is with in range, no vac. leaks, checked it with carb... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean)
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L climate control VIN: WDB1260321
Help! This one is beating me up. The climate control will go cold when at max cold and hot when in any other position. The customer states that the last shop rebuilt the mono valve which scares me. Is that possible?? If it changes from hot to cold isnt the val...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L unknown VIN: WDBFA67W3V
This is a "hard to understand" cooling problem. I'll try to expose every possible hint about what I observed while testing the car. Heater core was changed in another shop months ago. Client complains that after this job car will lose water after some time o...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L lower control arm VIN: WDBNG70JHY
Hi Fellows, Hope someone can help us here. We are having alot of trouble trying to get the control arm out of this vehicle. Where the front strut/shock mounts to this arm there are two allen key screws that lock the strut to the arm. We can not remove the alle...
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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L blend door VIN: JA3AJ26EX3
customers complaint is that the blend door knob wont go to heat position. I found the knob will go but very hard, I disconnected the cable and the cable moves very smooth, hand turned linkage to find it binding, My question is before I pull the dash out and in...
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1999 Nissan PRIMERA 1.8L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: QU14-01146
dear fellow tech the car came in for a scan i pulled 3 codes p1232,p1715,p1720 i looked through my code manual but it did not have those codes thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P1232 (pressure regulator), P1715 (in puly speed), P1720 (vehicle speed sensor)
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1997 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G3HN52K6V
We have this 97 Olds with a 3800 Series 2. The car seems to lack the power normally felt in other 3800's and is a real toad on the highway, particularly when trying to climb hills. When converter is locked it tends to buck and when viewing the timing on the sc...
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1990 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L timing VIN: 1P3XA46K1L
This non-turbo 2.5 Acclaim was towed in not running. Found low compression due to a blown head gasket. Pulled the the head, resurfaced it and reinstalled. The engine fired up and ran great for about 5 minutes and then fell flat on its face. Had to force it to ...
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1994 Plymouth Acclaim 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, hard start VIN: 1P3AA4633R
This vehicle has a problem. it was towed in for stalling and not restarting. when we got it in it had thick yellow spark,fuel and inj. pulse. we tried a coil, computer and a map sensor. vehicle all of a sudden started. now it starts hard, misses under loadand ...
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1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2FW2187K
Hi all, this thing was driven in the customer stated that it wouldn't start after sitting for just a few minutes when he went somewhere. When it gets fully warmed up it losses signal to the Injectors. Spraying carb cleaner in the intake will get it to star...
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L instrument cluster VIN: 1G2NE12T7M
car came in with starts then dies concern. after running through diagnosis I found that there was no voltage to the passlock circuit on lock cylinder from instrument cluster. disassembled cluster to find burnt circuit board. replaced instrument cluster with us...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L alarm system VIN: 1G2WP12KOV
hello everyone. I need some help on this one. When the vehicle is sitting in the bay with the key on or off and out of the ignition, or in the ignition, the horn will start to sound the head lights flash and the door locks click erratically. However , the ampl...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G2WK52J31
thanks for checking this one out. this car came in with a complaint of speedo dropping out and tach doing the same at cruising speeds. we drove vehicle with scanner and confirmed a loss of speed reading on scanner at same time of speedo drop. the tach is a res...
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Door locks VIN: WPOCA2994T
Hello, Group, We've got an intermittent problem with the power locks on this 911 cabriolet. The car has been in three times for the problem, and of course will never fail in the shop. When the failure occurs, the locks will not operate from either the remote ...
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2001 Saturn SC2 1.9L Stall VIN: 1G8ZY12711
Thanks in advance techs for any help availible. This car lost power while on the causeway coming from New Orleans. If you are not familiar with this bridge it is 24 miles long with NO SHOULDER. This is undoubteably a techs worst nightmare, a breakdown with no ... Trouble codes: P1599 (engine stall), P1620 (coolant sensor problem), P1624 (snap shot availible)
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1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L transfer case VIN: JF1GF4854V
hello subaru techs; car came in with binding in drive trian on slow speed turns. install fwd fuse at rt/frt firewall,problem goes away. this ,i am told, poves that there is a problem with transfer case clutch pack or op of control solinoid. sent last one of th...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 4TAUN41B7S
hi. this truck has got me. what is doing is, after running and fully warmed up, and shut off for 5,10 mins, wont start up right away. just cranks,.i have spark, it will start after a bit. what i have found is , it seems like the fuel is not getting past the in...
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1235Y
Car sets codes P0300 random misfire and P0171 lean mixture. Replaced all four spark plugs, and checked ign. coils and boots. All coils and boots looked OK. The O2 voltage drops to 0.00 at idle, but when you rev. the engine up the O2 sensor voltage moves up and... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0171 (lean fuel mixture)
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L trans VIN: 3VWRA81H1R
What is the resistance supposed to be for the shift Solenoids one through seven supposed to be. My lowest Reading is 69.6 on #1 n88; my highest reading is 73.1 on #3 n90. Can't get modus Scanner to communicate with engine but can with TCM. If I disconnect T-12...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L abs VIN: 3VWRC29M2X
This Jetta is beating me up-- intermittantly the Abs will activate when coming to a stop. With our scanner we have seen the Lf wheel speed sensor drop out but have never been able to duplicate the the problem with the scanner attached. We replaced the left sen...
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWCC21V4Y
Car was referred from another shop that could not retrieve any codes. Retrieved codes went to smAll Data and, shocker, found NO information let alone a listing for ANY powertrain codes. Car seems to run well, (customer complains of random intermittent cut off)... Trouble codes: 16146 (PO102 MAF Circuit G40), 16555 (PO171 Fuel trim Bank 1 too lean), 16725 (P0341 Camshaft Position Sensor circuit G40), 17536 (P1128 LTFT multi Bank 1 too lean)
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Excessive Emissions, High nox VIN: WBAGJ8329W
Well this is fixed finally. The problem was the cats originally but we had an apprentice install the cats. Simple job you would think BUT he forgot to install one of the gaskets on the right side between the manifold and cat causing enough of a exhaust leak to...
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1985 Buick Regal T-Type 3.8L tcc operation VIN: 1G4GK4794F
Thank you to all who replied to my posting. Especially those who provided more 'in depth' assistance. The vast majority thought the TCC solenoid was causing the problem, and you were all right. Some suggested checking the TCC valve above the solenoid, that tes...
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1997 Buick Skylark Limited 2.4L cruise control VIN: 1G4NJ52T7V
Well, we never found anything wrong with the car, some said to check the floor mats, and we did and they seem OK, but we told the customer to keep his eye on them.And checked wires, everything seemed OK at this time. We had asked customer many questions about ...
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1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Temp Gauge VIN: 1G1YY22P0T
Thanks to eveyone who replied. Leonard hit on the nose. The fans are working normal, and 3/4 on the gauge is fine with this vehicle. He did tell me about a company called Hypertech that makes a reprogramer for the vehicle that can change the fan on temp, and o...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13WT2
To all Techs. I would like to thank you for helping solve this vehicle, the problem i found was a fuel pressure regulator leak and Cyl.#2 injector coil low ohm, after replace both parts the problem went away. thanks again Trouble codes: P0300 (Radom Misfiring Detect).
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1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L when cranking VIN: 3C3EL55H8W
After running ohms test on every wire go to and from the PCM and Distributor. It truned out to be a bad pcm I replaced it and car starts and run great. The other shop that worked on this thing did help matters by changing parts with used and wrong parts. The c...
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1990 Dodge B250 5.2L Speedometer, fuel, and temp gauge VIN: 2B6HB21Y4L
I just figured this POS out. Someone previously removed and swapped the ign and the distance sensor wires in the main plug to the instrument cluster. Pin B is an orange/white wire to the distance sensor. Pin C is a dark blue wire from the ign switch that heats...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L tranz VIN: 1B4GP54L1T
IATN ROCKS ~~~ Michael [...] / hyperflyer /all hit it right on the fix was the solinod pack the relay was fine as the 2 other responces stated falure...
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1962 Ford T-Bird 390CID power steering pump and reservior VIN: 2Y85Z17208
I received several replies, with three that were all parts of the problem. Rusty said that there is a filter in the reservoir that could be restricted, causing the fluid to get air bound. I replaced the filter, and tightened all the return line clamps, thinkin...
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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W0R
well it looks like tightening the egr orifise tube connector at the egr did the trick.the leak at that point was creating enough vacuum loss to mess with the dpfe. thanks again to all that responded. Trouble codes: P1406 (dpfe back pressure hose off or pluged).
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1994 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FMDA41X5R
thanks to all who replied. This vehicle is still not repaired.I followed all the leads provided by other iatn members,i thought i was on to a problem with the mass air flow sensor,as it was coated with oil from a K&N air filter.I cleaned the sensor as suggeste...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L low power VIN: 1FTEF15X19
we checked everything again had the cats taken all the way off they were clear we put some top end cleaner into the fuel tank and after running it let it sit over night and the truck now runs great so i guess i would have to say it had dirty injectors well clo...
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1995 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR11X4S
Going to call this one a fix. After rechecking the system and talking to a friend from Missouri,(thanks Bill)decided to relook at egr control solenoid. Ended up testing soleniod with a injector tester. Hooked up tester and 'buzzed' the solenoid a couple of tim... Trouble codes: P1405.
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Flywheel? VIN: 1FMDU34XXT
Thank You For All Your Replys, Hit The Cam Sync With a Stethascope And BAM, There It Was, R&R Distributor Assembly And Troubles Went Away
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1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L timing cover
The timng cover comes off with engine in truck, R/R rad, the rest is cut and dry. Our 2001 Motor repair manual thats light truck and van stated, front cover remove step one R/R engine, well we heeded this advice, and back on the lift it went for another look s...
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L heater
received 22 replies regarding a problem getting heat from 3 different 1998 ford taurus sedans with the 3.0 12 valve engine . i have repaired one with a defective water pump impeller and one with a clogged heater core. one more to go. thanks for the great info....
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU32E4W
I went ahead and sent this one to Ford. I did get some helpfull replies tonight though. They said that some key fobs and rings could interfere with the pats, and to check the plastic ring around the switch for damage. Unfortunately, I had already sent it off. ... Trouble codes: P1260.
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2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP3436Y
i frist replaced the tps with motorcraft but not from the dealer so i called the dealer and they said there was an updated t.b. with an updated tps on it and a new pigtail that needs to be replaced to connect to the new tps after that everthing is fine. Trouble codes: P0122 (tps voltage low).
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1989 Honda CRX Si 1.6L No Start VIN: JHMED9369K
Lots of response on the main relay and guess what, it fixed it! test drove for 2 days with out a glitch. Thanks for all the Help, tr
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7154P
Hi All, The majority of you said the problem is the main relay. The main relay powers the fuel pump and the fuel injectors with 12 volts. Thats all. So If the main relay is the problem I would have an inoperative fuel pump or inoperative injectors. As I mentio...
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S6DM58W5Y
I thank you for all the replies sent. Before I could useany of the information obtained someone checked the oil andit was almost two quarts low and they added oil and havenot had the problem since. I don't know if that was reallythe problem or not. It could ju...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HKRL185X2
Thanks to all who tried to solve our little problem. All of your suggestions were great. 2 of you said the intake gaskets were a logical place to start and thats we were headed before the customer declined work. One talked about the motor mount that is vacuum ...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Cylinder Head VIN: 4S2CK58DXY
The oil gallery plugs that came from Isuzu had a dry sealant already applied to the threads. Once they were installed the leak was gone.
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Message Cent VIN: SAJEA01U63
Sorry for the delay in closing, I was hoping to get the vehicle back prior to the 30 day posting period but have not yet. Thanks for the 2 helpful replies. Again, I have not got the car back yet to personally check, but she says it does have voice command. I w...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L left turn signal VIN: 1J4GZ78S1R
thanks for all the information. the customer has not returned so i have not tried any of the suggestions that were given to me. thanks again. Bob [...]
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1997 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L shift VIN: JM1TA2221V
after pulling my hair out trying to diagnose the flashing tcs light, i found engine code 82 which is an air vent solinoid code. i didn't think it had anything to do with my problem. after speaking to a friend that has a transmission shop, he told me almost any...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Oil in Eng Harness VIN: WDBNG78J71
Car is fixed. Thanks to all who replied. Here is a rundown of the fixes: 1) Oil in engine harness. Both the oil level sensor in the pan AND the oil pressure sensor in the LH head were wicking engine oil into the harness. After replacing the leaking sensors, ...
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1990 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L blows fuse & dies VIN: JA7FL24W8L
Thanks for the replies. The help ranged from possible alt problems to a short in the wiring. The only new info I can add is that there were 2 codes set in the computer, an o2 sensor code and a TPS sensor code. The TPS is testing bad. The customer did not want ...
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1998 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L cv shaft VIN: 4A3AJ36G1W
First, thank you to everyone for hte great suggestions. I still was unable to remove either cv axle from the transaxle. This leads me to believe, as GEOFF mentioned, probbaly the ends of the splines have been peened over from play in the side gears. What I end...
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1994 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DNIIWOR
Well the owner, as stated was passing thru a drive in, didn't care to have injectors ohmed, did do a quick Stethescope of them, one was definately not opening/closing properly by pintle noise. Rear Bank, under intake runners. Down the road he went, back to Lon... Trouble codes: 34 (knock), 51 (Inj Signal circuit open).
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L abs module VIN: QP12-00354
thanks for all your replies but pete from florida said too check for loose ground connections when i checked that was the problem. thanks again.
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO ACCELERATION VIN: 3N1AB51D72
i tried everything on this one trothle body , t.p.s. and air flow meter the dealer didnt want to mess with it so i went a little more deep on it check continuity and found no signal from computer to trothle body replaced computer w a used one runs like a champ... 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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1967 Other European SILVER SHADO 6.23L leaking pump VIN: 000SRX3472
Had a lot more response than I anticipated. Thanks go out to John [...]. Also a special thank to Stu at SSF Autoparts for giving me a call and pointi...
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1994 Other European 348 3.4L uncknown VIN: ZFFKA36B00
I received no answer for this one Problem was loose contact in the ac control unit main connector (center console panel). Just after disconnecting/reconnecting connector A/C worked well.
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1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.0L ABS light VIN: 2P4GP4433W
Well guys, sorry that I don't have a fix. The replies I reveived all pointed to the pump motor/module. Being unable to duplicate the concern, and the customer being unconcerned as it has caused them no brake problems, elected to take the vehicle and see if it ...
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1991 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1G2NE54UXM
Well this one is finally fixed. The culprit was a bad TPS Thanks to all that responded, I checked everything that was mentioned to do. All advice was well taken and helpful. On to the fix. The customer came in with a misfire. Checked for codes...None T...
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1999 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L security system VIN: 1G2HZ5213X
hi group well finally got this thing figured out had to spend alot of time to find it, retested key and tumbler again for probably 10th time, finally while turning key and moving tilt column around saw the resistance go open for a split second, spoke with cust...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L No Start, Stall, starts/shuts off VIN: 1G2WR5217Y
Hi All done and gone ...the reset for the security was the 30 min procedure IE key on for aprox 10 min (sec lite will stop flashing)turn key to lock for 5 secs turn key to on for 10 min again turn to lock turn to on 10 min, this relearned the key... I used the... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent sol control starts and runs here), P1629, U1255 (no communication 24 cycles ago found this later).
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1985 Porsche 928 S 5.0L Timing. belt tentioner VIN: WPOZZZ92ZF
Thanks alot for the great input, esp. from ontario and ohio. I've overfilled the tentioner so it was leaking from the front rubber bello for awhile, so I drove and cleaned and have told the customer to come back in 1500 miles for the retentioning. Due to the f...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Compressor VIN: 4S3BD6350S
Thanks for the replies. The help ranged from sensor/thermistor problems to possible ECM problems. Jack [...] hit it on the head when he suggested that the ecm will shut the a/c down when it sees a low charge or high temp. Scanning the computer showed no code...
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