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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH68D5Y
Car came in with MIL lite on, and codes 17831-17819. Found bad vacuum hose at bank 1 control valve. Replaced all vacuum hoses. Car reset codes. It only sets code when driven, not if you let it idle while the test runs. I have checked all hoses and pipes from t... Trouble codes: 17831 (Secondary air insufficient flow bank1), 17819 (Secondary air insufficient flow bank 2)
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1992 BMW 318i 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACA531XN
Hello techs: This 318i shows code 1262 (same as code 29) Idle speed control circuit always. Car was tuned up recently (plugs,filters,oil changed) The Idle speed motor was replaced with new unit. No vacuum leaks are evident. RPM's are almost always around 1200 ... Trouble codes: 1262 (Idle speed control circuit)
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L limp mode code59 VIN: WBADE6327W
This car came in shop with trans. problem. We read out computer we get caple codes 49 Gear monitoring; 53 Speed monitoring 3; 54 Speed monitoring 4; 59 Stall-speed monitoring. We replace speed sensor output shaft, turbine speed sensor and clear codes. Car work...
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1991 Chevrolet LLV Grumman 2.5L Stall VIN: 1GBCS10A0M
Once this vehicle is fully warmed up it will stall when you shift it from park to a driving dear, forward or reverse. I have tried alot of parts as you can see. I have monitored the IAC values on this truck and the IAC does go up when the vehicle is shifted, b...
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1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52M6V
This car is driving me nuts!! No spark cold only. When car does eventually start (when it feels like it) it is absolutely fine warm...until it cools off again, then no spark. Have crank rpm, fuel pressure, injector pulse, but no spark. No codes at all. Replace...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 4C3AU52N0V
This vehicle had come into the shop a few weeks ago for a hard start. The condition was not able to be duplicated. Now the vehicle was towed in with a no start condition. I checked for spark and found none to be present. I also scanned system for any TDC and f...
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1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2B4FP253XV
Hi guys, like to thank you in advance. This one has got me scratching my head. Van came in with complaint of hesitating, missing between 70-90km,and the MIL light on(p0302) The original Tech smoke cheched for vacuum leaks, found the EGR valve was leaking. Repl... Trouble codes: P0302
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L dash lamps VIN: 2FMZA5144X
This Windstar does not light up most of the instrument cluster warning lamps, i.e., check engine, turnsignal indicators, battery, temp, etc. even for a bulb check. However on occasion it will turn the lamps on when you go to turn the ignition switch off. Then ...
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1997 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on, pings VIN: 1GKFG15R3V
Customer brought the van pinging badly on acceleration, enough that it made me wince to drive it. Checked codes, MAF code, EGR pintle, and a freeze frame code for TPS in memory. Checked datastream, the baro reading is at 53 kpa, only about half of what it shou... Trouble codes: P0101, P0122, P1406 (EGR problem)
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L windows VIN: 1WE45FTSST
nothing in the center consol is working no windows mirrors or sunroof, I removed the switch pack and cleaned off the coke cola all over it checked fuses still no joy. is there any way to test this so I know a new one will work? I have 12v ground and illuminati...
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1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L compressor
Hi everyone, Have a cream puff 280Z here that needs a new compressor. It's the hitachi 123 series, single groove pulley. I have searched everywere and can not find one! Does anyone have any resources, Or is the a retro that someone can give me the details on? ...
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1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: 4N2DN11W1S
Cruise control wont engage. Have ckecked all inputs to ascd control module,relays,actuator and have even replace the control module. Has any body ever had this type of problem on quests or villagers
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1968 Plymouth Cuda 360CID Instrument Panel VIN: BH29F8B200
I don't have any domestic car manuals that go this far back and need a wiring diagram of the instrument panel. The panel connector which is a 11 pin gang plug disintegrated on contact and the pins on the circuit board broke off so I am going to make a new one ...
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1992 Toyota Pickup 2.4L 3/4 gear VIN: JT4RN81A1N
I am not a sponsoring member so I don't have access to the knowledge base (I should change this soon). This vehicle has no 3rd or 4th gear(s). Sitting still or moving. Running or not. The linkage tries to move in to either 3rd or 4th spot/slot, but only goes ...
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1995 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Unknown VIN: JT3AC23S4S
This van has a vibration, almost humms a little, while driving that seems to start around 20 mph to 40 mph. It also seems to have a knocking when backing up under hard acceleration. We checked the cv joints. It does not have any symptoms when making sharp turn...
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2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2MB47001
Hi vw guys and ladys. I have a problem with this van. Once in a while i get the code 17978 (eng control mod blocked)not always. Then 16839 small evap leak and 16826 large evap leak. I have smoke ck the system, the evap control valve at the canister leaks with ... Trouble codes: 17978 (eng control module blocked some times), 16839 (evap small leak), 16826 (evap leak large)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L transmission VIN: 3VWSB29M22
We have a customer who wants to buy a 2002 Jetta with a 5 speed standard transmission. He wants to tow it behind a motorhome across the U.S. He has talked to Remco Towing, Road Masterine and Blue Ox all of whom make towing equipment. He has also talked to 5 or...
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1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Suspension VIN: YV1AA8858M
This volvo has a knocking noise in the front end going over bumps. I get a few 240's in and they all seem to do it. It sounds like upper strut mounts, but I get no play there. I am used to VW's where you can feel play in the mounts when they go bad. I actually...
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1997 Volvo 850 2.3L Unknown VIN: YU1LS5720V
Once in a while when pressing the brake pedal, the pedal falls almost to the floor, and the abs and red brake warning lamps come on. There are no fluid leaks, and the master cyl fluid hasn't gone down at all. The pedal never sinks with the engine off, but I di...
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1995 Buick Roadmaster Limited 5.7L ac compressor VIN: 1G4BT52P0S
The car was sented to GM dealership. I will repost or udate when the information is available. My client wanted to take it back to GM.
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1988 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall
i'm terribly sorry for dropping the ball on this one. many intelligent suggestions included : restricted exhaust,broken 02s ground, idle relearn,fuel pressure or leaking regulator,vacuum problems(leaks), sticking egr valve,or injector problems. the prize goes ...
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1989 Dodge Shadow 2.5L Stall VIN: 1B3BP48KN6
sorry it took so long guys i recieved alot of help stating that it was probably the hall efect chip in the pickup coil however i did change that and 2 weeks later same problem so i replaced the map sensor and havent heard of it stalling again by the sounds of ...
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1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.5L clutch pedal VIN: 1FDKF38G2R
Thanks to the helpful info. from all. It was just as everyone had stated this system is just hard to bleed. After many attempts. We held the vacuum brake bleeder tight to the slave cylinder and let it do its job. it was hard to hold in place since this slave c...
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1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L GEM Module VIN: 2FMZA51U9W
I tryed what you all siad . To wait it out. That is really good info. However the draw would never go away. A new Gem Mondule was put in and then the draw went away after 45 minutes or so like you all siad. Thanks for the great info once again. Steve
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5245X
Thanks to all that responded to our project. We did get the vehicle back in to check baro a few weeks ago and it was in fact showing approx 28. We cleared the computer just to see if it might reset itself. It did! to 27.1. (MAF is clean, all circuitry is in ... Trouble codes: P0171 (02 lean bank 1), P0174 (02 lean bank 2).
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L power windows VIN: 5FNRL18974
In light of the body shop making the customer upset, she decided to take it to the dealer. They plugged in a new passenger side multiplex unit (behind the fuse panel) and it worked. They only charged two hundred seventy dollars to try plugging in an $80.00 con...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W7Y
sorry so late in closing. vehicle is not fixed yet, we have placed an order for the intake gasket etc. Further more here are four replies to our delema. one reply from Joseph [...] is to remove vacuum hose at the fuel pressure regulator and that fuel should ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306.
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1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L Door Locks VIN: SAJKY1545K
On this 89' XJ6 that we were having door lock issues with. The car did turn out to have the factory infrared lock system, which was defunct. You can tell by the white dome of plastic about the size of a quarter in the overhead console unit. The control module ...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GW58N12
Hello: Sorry for the delay . Thanks to all for the inputs. It was fuel injectors leaking down ,only when hot . Replaced all injectors & fuel rail. All is well. Trouble codes: P0302.
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1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L front diff VIN: SALPV124ST
our replies suggested a bad front differential. apparently a very comon failure because the 3 places i called said they were on back order. i found one in texas at bigrover, dave there was very helpful on getting A NEW one to me. we installed it last night and...
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1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L Immobiliser VIN: JT8BH28F1V
Thanks for the replies, unfortunately the customer has not returned. I had ordered a new key because Charlie from New York had said he had gotten a bad batch of keys. I remember early in the year we had some bad keys for some Avalon's. Although they wouldn't p...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L excessive crank VIN: JN1CA21D2S
Hi guys just want to thank everyone who replied .Sorry took so long but customer took the car and just returned the other day .I checked the starter for 11 teeth as many informed me and had the drive updated.I rechecked the engine and sensor grounds .I really ... Trouble codes: P1335.
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE15MOS
The owner of the pont. did come back, but only to tell me that he'd have to hold off for now. NO MONEY. In all I received 11 help messages. Concidering I didn't have much definate info to offer with my request,it is undestandable why I can't pass on much helpf...
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1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all that replied to this problem,you know who you are.I had many saying to replace canister purge vsv but i already had stated that it had been replaced. I could not get an answer as to the canister purge vsv at top of manifold if it should be activa... Trouble codes: P0441 (Incorrect purge flow).
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1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Turbo, Rings? VIN: YV1LW5714S
We ended up firing the customer. I had replaced his oil cap seal a few weeks prior to this visit (no labor charge $1 part) he wanted the oil use to be completely cured by the oil cap seal, even though I told him at the time 'let's put this on and see what happ...
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