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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L LF Suspension VIN: WAUDC28D2Y
This Audi A4 Quatro a pop noise when braking. I checked the archives. Most of the fixes & help answers indicated the lower forward control arm was the culprit. I greased the ball joint on that arm & the noise went away, proving the asumption was correct. I rep...
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE2322R
Hello group, This BMW has the "check engine" light on. It idles very poorly and has the following codes in the ECU. 1) 203 O2 Sensor 1 2) 13 oxygen sensor 1 3) 12 oxygen sensor 2 I tried to look up the data in my BMW book, but it (the book) only starts at...
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1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ6324S
This vehicle continues to set codes 12,13,201,203 we have replaced cats which were clearly rattling from broken catalyst,intake gaskets along with front throttle gasket and rear crank vent plate.Valve gaskets and plug extensions were replaced along with plugs ... Trouble codes: 12 (O2 sensor), 13 (O2 sensor), 201 (O2 sensor control), 203 (O2 sensor contro)
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Transmission - Limp Mode VIN: WBADE6326V
Need advise and code descriptions. Vehicle arrived with bad engine and transmission mounts also left engine mount bracket from mount to engine was broken into two pieces. After repair, vehicle was returned without road test due to low fuel level. Vehicle was r...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L speedometer VIN: 1G4HR52KXV
Hi iatn I have this vehicle booked in next week to repair an intermitent inoperative speedo.It has an analoge dash.I drove the car today with my MT2500 hooked up and when the speedo droped out I still showed a proper KPH pid.Reading the circuit description in ...
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1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD53B0M
we are still getting code 41 upon start up - erratic square wave coming out - replace cam sensor 3times with oe part - module twice with oe part - check position of wiring at connector - cleaned all three grounds - what else could this be Trouble codes: 41 (cam sensor)
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1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR54R0X
Vehicle came in for MIL light being on. Found codes 171 and 174 (Fuel system lean bank 1 and 2). Engine runs good, no driveability complaints. Did fuel injection service, no vacuum leaks, air injection working properly, fuel pressure was at 45psi specs was 40 ... Trouble codes: 171 (System too lean bank 1), 174 (system too lean bank 2)
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1993 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L hard start VIN: 1CGGK29FOP
hard start when hot replaced electric lift pump. test glow plugs and relay.
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1995 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L engine VIN: 1G1LD5540S
Good morning all. Car was towed in - cranks - no start. Suprised to hear fast crank like no compression. Customer said the engine made a pop noise and died. I suspected a timing chain problem. Check spark ok. Add carb spray to intake - no difference. I wanted ...
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1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 6.5L ABS/hydraulic system VIN: 1GNGK26FXT
Hello fellow techs, This suburban came in with a soft brake pedal & excess pedal travel. Customer replaced brake pads approx. 4 months ago & pushed caliper pistons back with bleeders closed but symptom did not appear until 2 weeks ago. Inspected pads, shoes,...
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2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L transmission VIN: 2C3HD46R9Y
car came in cel on , code 700 , 725 set, and in limp in mode . Shut off , restart may drive week or so , no problems. Same codes when it acts up again . Replaced trans computer . Car stays in 2 nd now,no cel on , no codes , havn't driven more than 5 miles yet ...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L lifter VIN: 3C4FY4BB61
This PT Cruiser came in with a leaking power steering pump and a noisy lifter when in park between idle and 1500 rpms Found this tsb 09-007-04 that fit the boat almost to a T but noise is more to the left side of car then to the right side of engine Preformed ...
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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Surge VIN: 1B7KF26CXS
this truck came in because it idled low and dies when you accelerate off idle.i cleaned the fuel injection system with our diesel fuel injection machine and it idles great (800 rpm). but now when you put the truck in gear,brake on, the engine surges up and dow...
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1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 4B3AU52N1T
help a fellow tech was working on this for a skip he passesd it on to me now it wont start period i have no spark this car has no anti theft that im aware of the asd relay is only providing voltage to the coil when cranking, release the key no pwer but it stil...
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2001 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1B3ES46C21
this car has a strange symptom. in cold, everything is ok, but after a while, when engine is hot and for more than one hour driving, car presents lack of power. i step on gas pedal but car doesnt respond, stays slow for a while and then runs fine. i checked fu...
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2003 Dodge Ram Van 5.9L Head Lamp VIN: 2D78JB21Y2
The head lamp on one side keeps going out but not all the way. The owner has changed the bulb twice. When the van came to me the low beam was not working at all on the right side, changed the bulb and all was ok. Next day it came back with the bulb glowing dim...
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1984 Fiat 124 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, extremely rich VIN: ZFRAS00BXE
Owner said suspected computer problem, after ohm all the sensors and falling with in specs for ambient air temps, and setting TPS switch for proper on- off operation, and no changes with disconnecting enrichment injector either cold start or hot, come to same ...
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
Any Power Stroke techs out there? I could use some help with this one. First of all let me confess I AM NOT A DIESEL TECH but this is one of my best customers ($10k last year)and the tech that was doing our diesel work has left. The truck was towed in for a... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP Sensor)
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1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24LXW
The van came in with a check engine light pulled a code and it was a p1288 # 1 cyl. misfire . Check injector and found ok take van for a ride and runs fine but light still came on. Trouble codes: 1288 (1 cyl. misfire)
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1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W1W
Hello Ford men. This crown vic has us whipped. Started about 1 month ago when it came in running rough and ses flashing. Plug in cyl#4 was bad-electrodes were touching. Installed new plugs and ran an induction cleaning service twice. It has come back 3 times s... Trouble codes: P0302
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1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 36WR132458
one of my techs. has one here, not too familiar with. alldata does not have alot of info. we believe we have verified correct timing, and tone wheel looks good. tsb says to check vct hollow oil feed bolt being plugged. what bolt? this problem was occuring befo... Trouble codes: P1383 (vct over retarded)
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1998 Geo METRO 1.3L overheating VIN: 2C1MR5227W
customer came in with overheating condition on high speed after inspeciting the cooling system we found radiator pluged up,we replace radiator,thermostat and radiator hoses (lower and upper)drove the car for 20 miles and overheated again,then replace water pum...
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2001 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L frt. diff. VIN: 1GTDT19WX1
Hello Group, Customer came in with whooping noise in vehicle.On road testing,the noise starts at 25 mph & stays until you put it in 4wd then the noise stops,so we ruled out tires.Sounds like frt. diff. Anybody heard this. Any help appreciated.Thanks in advance...
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1989 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGED3557K
I have spark but no power to injectors or fuel pump, I am missing injector pulse too.I am missing the ground signal to my fuel injection relay from A12 and A14. The car will start if I jumper a ground to the PCM on either A12 or A14.The fuses #37 & #2 are good...
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L abs VIN: 1HGEJ113XS
Hello everyone. This vehicle came in with a constant ABS light on. I jumped the service connector in the passenger kick panel but the light would not blink. The SRS light did blink quickly. I assumed i had the wrong connector but I couldn't find another one. I...
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L master cyl VIN: 1HGEJ122XS
Car came in for a intermiten seeking brake pedal at stop lights vehicle starts to move with pedal all the way to the floor, performed brake inspection all ok on leaks, I clamped off all four brake lines and the brake pedal is soild, as i released the rear clam...
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD563XT
Not very Hondarific Tech needs some intellectual reasoning for why i am even looking at this car there does not appear to be anything wrong. ??? its the driver i think TIA Trouble codes: 715 (Speed sensor)
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1990 Isuzu Pickup LS 2.6L No Start VIN: JAACL11E4L
HELP! This truck won't cause the problem for me in the shop, or on test drive. But the customer can, I've seen it. She will go out to run erands and at the second stop it cranks no start. When it happens I have spark. Tried a coil anyway. It was on the shelf. ...
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1240V
car i have has hi rpm idle between 2500 to 3000 , hot cold anytime ,new step motor was installed after checking for any vacum leak, battery was disconnected for 30 minutes,and there is no codes( check with generic mode of snap-on modis) any help is apprciated....
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY124XH
Hi group, this vehicle is driving me crazy, sometimes it idles fine without any misfire HC reading very low all of a suden start with a miss and the HC goes very high. Retrive for codes and found code P1316 "Misfire Excessive Emissions Fault" I tryied to troub... Trouble codes: P1316 (Misfire Excessive Emissions Fault)
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1244Y
This Discovery was a builder ( Rollover ). It came in originally for a check engine light we scanned it and found that it had multiple cylinder misfires, upon further inspection we Discovered it had blown headgaskets - We replaced the gaskets performed a major...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Flooding VIN: WDBCA35EXM
Greetings to all ! This very clean , only driven in town 420 SEL has been a pain. Started out as a simple valve stem seal replacement job... After replacing seals , the engine had a misfire on cylinder #2. Ignition system worked fine , plugs dirty , replaced p...
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1990 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L no turbo boost VIN: JN1CZ24A2L
Hello. I have this 300zx turbo with no boost. I've checked all through my mitchell for some info and can't find anything. I know nothing about turbo's but told customer I would try. The car runs great there are no codes i checked for vacuum leaks and noe were ...
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1990 Nissan D21 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N6SD11Y9L
The engine has a severe surge just off idle caused by the injectors being shut off and back on. It will do it loaded or just running in the shop. Idle is perfect, above about 2,000 RPM the engine picks up and revs normal but in the 1200-2000 range it will surg...
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1985 Other European 308 GTS QV 2.9L Hesitation VIN: ZFFUA13A5F
Just completed changing all coolant and heater hoses, what a job. We also did some tuning, and it runs good once warmed up. The control presure was too high, 30psi at 68 deg, adjusted it to 21psi, which improved cold throttle response. The problem though is th...
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1989 Plymouth Reliant America 2.5L Stall VIN: 3P3BK46K9K
the car doesn't run long enough to catch any problems. if i hold gas pedal down it still stalls. it will restart anf run for about 10 seconds and stalls.
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1980 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Surge VIN: 91A0130856
This thing has multiple problems. The Main lever in the fuel distributor bounces violently but you can stablize it by stoping it with you hand, but then you accelerate and it's again bounces violently which causes the fuel pump to turn on and off unless you un...
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2999T
The problem I am having with this beast involves idle quality and eng lamp illumination due to misfire codes that are emissions related (cat damage). The codes will only set if the vehicle is driven. And upon the test drive a misfire is not evident, until you ... Trouble codes: 62 (Misfire random), 50 (cyl 1 misfire), 51 (cyl 2 misfire), 52, 53 (cyl 3 and 4), 54 (cyl 5 misfire), 55 (cyl 6 misfire)
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1998 Subaru Legacy Postal 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S3BK4958W
Help keep us from going postal! This right hand drive car intermittently starts missing on 1 or 2 cylinders, and the injection pulse is going away, originating at the ECM. The speedometer stopped working at the same time this problem started. I have searched t... Trouble codes: P0403, P1443, P1507
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2001 Subaru Forester S 2.5L abs light VIN: JF1SF65601
Need to know if there is a way to retrieve abs codes, what the procedure is, where the test connector is located, and a description of the connector or wire colors.
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1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3AC12R8M
This van came in on it's 3rd test and failed. It was at a Toyota dealership and they recommended an egr and a cat. Customer declined and brought it to me. Front O2 was recentlly replaced and functions normally. EGR works fine as well and timing is set. Tune up... Trouble codes: 41 (throttle position sensor)
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1995 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Engine oiling VIN: 4T1GB10E4S
Good afternoon, this vehicle came in with oil pressure light flickering at idle with engine warm. We installed an oil pressure gauge to engine and pressure was at 40 psi hot, but it steadly dropped to 0psi. We then unscrewed the gauge with the engine running a...
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDY32TOY
Car comes in about every 4 to 6 weeks with MIL on. Always the same story. Same codes PO440, PO 441 and PO 446. Smoke machine shows leak at fuel filler area. I like 3 or 4 others before thought it was the gas cap. It's been replaced 6 times and that's not the p... Trouble codes: P0440, P0441, P0446
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L pressure VIN: 3VWRC81H65
Hi Guys Alldata says that the pressure drop is caused by either the pump or the valve body. My question to all you guys is... how do I verify the pump is OK without the valve body lowering the pressure? I never got full pressure. Could it be the presure is to...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H1T
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THIS CODE 00545 MEANS OR HOW TO DIAGNOSE IT? I HAVE CLEARED IT AND IT KEEPS COMMING BACK WITH THE SAME CODES tHE AIR MASS METER ON THIS ONE IS $500.00 WOW... THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP... PLEASE SEND REPLIES TO [...] Trouble codes: 00545 (Engine-Transmission Electrical Connection), P0172
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L abs control unit VIN: 3VWCC21C5Y
Car came in with the ABS light on as well as the red brake warning light and the chime. No communication with the ABS control unit using VagCom and Launch. Under advice from a previous similar problem (1999 Audi A6Q), we replaced the ABS control unit. I coded ...
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1991 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YV1FA8847M
This car has the Regina fuel system. It has a MAP sensor not a MAF. Towed in for no start. Had no spark at plugs and weak spark at coil. Replaced cap, rotor, wires, plugs and coil. Vehicle started fine but had bad acceleration. Once you get up to speed it driv...
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L no oil pressure/ flow to heads VIN: WBADE6327V
Ok, THANKS to all those who replied. This was a very strange one but we discovered the problem: we removed the #5-8 cylinder head, and when we pulled it off, we found a shredded PLASTIC SACK blocking the main oil feed passage to the cylinder head in the front ...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK7329V
Well, this one was interesting! The Snap-On red brick could only activate one solenoid in the evap system so I had to plug the other end. I had checked for leaks with slight air pressure in the tank and soap water, but no leaks found. (no smoke machine yet) A ... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap emission control system purge flow fault), P0455 (Evap emission control system leak), P1250 (manufacturer specific code), 254 (Tank leak detect major leak), 252 (Tank venting/extraction faulty).
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1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Air Conditioning VIN: 1G4CW53L4N
Hello to all! We have a fix. I want to thank all the members who took the time to respond with help and information to my request. According to the members the codes are; 135-E&C data line failure with heater andA/C controle assembly. 140-driver air mix mo...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Hard Start VIN: 1GCEK14V2Y
Well, gentlemen, I appreciate the help. After the 30th email came back saying the same thing as the first 29, I decided you guys might be on to something. So, after a week of waiting to get the truck back into the shop, I got my chance to face it. I walked out...
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1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L Blower Motor VIN: 1C3XY66R6L
WOW! what a response! Thank you to too many to list. The problem was in the PVM Power Vacuum Module, Yes the car did have ATC, My mistake for not being able to spend enough time with the student. after finding out it was indeed ATC, we found the trouble shooti...
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L trs VIN: 1C4GP54R6T
first off thanks to all that responded I pulled the valve body back out of the vehicle and closely inspected the shift rake (plate) I noticed that the plate was bent. the original TRS was broken indicating that either something was binding or someone did a rea...
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP54L4X
After checking all the grounds whitch looked good the van ran fine. Thanks for all the help. Brian Trouble codes: 134 (upstream 02 sensor stay centered).
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1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L low power VIN: 2B4FP2534X
Finally! I'll probably be telling this story to my grandkids. I got a lot of help on this one, but no one quite nailed it. People said to recheck fuel trim to rule out a fuel starve problem, but mine was perfect. Somepeople thought the backpressure was a littl...
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1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Output speed sensor
It seems that the Vetronix Mastertech must not have been able to read this sensor properly. I let the vehicle go to the customer & have not heard of any problems yet. I guess the most reliable test in this situation is to actually read the sensor readings at t...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Battery VIN: 3B7HF13Z2X
Thanks to Paul:WI, Jack:NY, Michael:NC, Robert:TX, Paul:NY. Most thought that the PCM [as I did], O2 heater relay, or aftermarket accessories were at fault. What I found was a bad [or wrong] alternator. The alternator had proper current output, the diode/stato...
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1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall
I did fix this one. I got a lot of respoces about the intake gasket leaking which there is a TSB on this problem which I already did that and did not help. I got a lot of responces about the distributor sync being off which I should have already said I was alr...
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1987 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L loss of power VIN: 1FDKF37L3H
Went the other direction and checked the ign system. Replace coil moudale and stator. Truck has been gone for two days. Hopfully the problem is solved.
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2FTEF14N9K
First off thanks to all who offerd help.The replies were basically split into 2 camps.1- Replace the tps as it is relatively cheap & prone to failure.I was leery of this because it tested OK in KOEO.I also dont like to throw parts at a problem even though some... Trouble codes: 63 (TPS Below self test minimum).
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1993 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L abs VIN: 1FTCR1OU5P
Two people suggested that it might be the fluid level float in the master cylinder. I jumpered the plug and the light went out so I ordered a float. After installing the float the light was still on. It ended up being the plug had a bad wiring connector which ...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP65L2T
customer was advised.given either option ment a big $ invesment,he opted to put off the repairs till a future date. Trouble codes: 1518 (IMRC stuck open).
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1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L rotors
Guess this one is fixed. The loose steering components were part of the problem. That is what caused the steering wheel to jerk hard to the right. The pull on braking was caused by a left rear wheek cylinder that was not fully extending due to slight corrosion...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L transmission VIN: 1FMPU18LXX
sorry it has taken so long to post, this was a used car so ity kinda got put at the bottom of the list. It ended up being the drain back valve. seems there are a couple of diffrent ones for this car after 2 tries we finally got the right one and the next mor...
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L air inlet tube VIN: 1FTRX18L0Y
well I did as suggested and replaced the IAC. the noise went away. thenks for your help
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L Coolant Reservoir VIN: 1GTHC24173
I had six replies on this problem and all were quite prompt. Kenneth [...] hit the nail on ...
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1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1859X
thanks to all who replied the problem ended up being in the bypass solenoid valve. Replaced the valve and all is well. Thanks again for all the help. Trouble codes: P1457.
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1999 Honda Civic Value Package 1.6L high idle VIN: 2HGEJ6613X
Not many replies on this one.the idle speed was suspect due to information conflict. Alldata listed the spec's of 680 rpm,the car had an idle of 830. My tech line said the Honda oe manual idle spec was 750 +/- 50. With the information in hand we tested another...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Mechanical VIN: KM8SB12B62
This one is headed back to the dealer. One responsesuggested loosening motor mounts lifting engine slightlyand retightening. Also checking IAC and throttle bdy forcarbon buildup.Overwhelming responses said dealer did nottime balance shafts correctly when they ...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W0Y
BAM! You guys nailed it. I ran the vehicle with the air cleaner off, MAF sensor still attached, and yanked on the engine harness. Vehicle died immediately. Since I had all the injector codes I started tracing the green wire with red tracer from the [...] conne... Trouble codes: P0201 (Injector Circuit Open Circuit Malfunction Cyl 1), P0202 (Cyl 2), P0203 (Cyl 3), P0204 (Cyl 4), P0205 (Cyl 5), P0206 (Cyl 6).
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 3.2L MIL Lamp on, lack of acceleration VIN: 4S2CM57W91
John, you must be psycic. After reading all of your replies, I checked the spark plugs and the customer did indeed install bosch platinums. I guess you can't take anyones word for granted. Never ASS U ME that other people will install the proper parts. THANK Y... Trouble codes: 1340 (ion sense module), 1311 (ion sense module sec line 2 circuit fault), 1312 (ion sense module sec line 1 circuit fault).
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1998 Jeep Cherokee SE 2.5L replacing pcm VIN: 1J4F727P1W
did exactly what you said car is fine now. found vin check in misc. and mileage was set under sri memory check, thanks again for all the replies. also vehicle originally came in for no start found no spark no injector pulse no scanner comm., what happened was ...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L extended crank VIN: 1J4GW58S7X
Thanks to everyone that recommended TSB 14 002 01 from Chrysler. That one small O ring inside the fuel pump module did the trick. This is a great profession, especially when things work out. It can give you a great sense of accomplishment, like the Red Sox, GO...
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1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L radiator fan VIN: 1GRWSDMHGT
recieved replys to check black and yellow wire at relay to see if grounding out,turning on relay,it was not. also one reply said to check pressure swith ,it was ok,customer declind replacement of computer,if comes back will post repair.thankyou.
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2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BD68S4Y
this is the strangest thing i have ever seen and truly dont know what the fix is. we changed every thing in the fuel system all evap parts, tank ,filler neck,every thing still no change.even just pooring gas from a gas can and the car still has a hard time sta...
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L climate control servo VIN: WDB1070451
Hi Group Sorry for the late response, there is no excuse for not posting my fix sooner. The fix was to replace the climate control servo with a reman unit I ordered from Brinsonco.com. The reman unit is modified with an alluminum housing. The original unit h...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L unknown VIN: WDBFA67W3V
Hints I received: water pump, head gasgets, auxiliary water pump, thermostat, clogged hose, loose connection, try to bleed system with vacuum. Considering system will work well with heater bypassed and after removing heater core I realized the assembled he...
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1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AJ56G7V
Thank you for all your replies. I had found out that the vehicle recently had the battery disconnected and cleaned. But what I had noticed the battery still had a lot of corrosion on it, so I recleaned the terminals and retightened the clamps. Also the airclea... Trouble codes: P0505.
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G3WS52H5X
sorry it took so long to close this post but i've had lots of computer problems lately. the vehicle was returned to the customer without really being fixed I did find a blown fuse causing the secondary air code but that didn't cure the rough running condition....
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1996 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L No Start VIN: 1P3EJ46C8T
Thanks very [...] to all those who responded. Most said to check the VSS, etc. which this vehicle did not use (at least Mitchell was correct on that), but Mitchell did miss a 2-wire component on the transaxle which I didn't look into, but presumed to be a temp ...
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2001 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L traction control VIN: 2G2FV22G01
Thanks for the help. I decided to look at the throttle control closer. I took the gears off of the top & found that the bushings on the motor were very tight. Cleaned and lubed gears and bushings, reassembled and all is fine! I guess the first time you touch...
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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Misfire VIN: WPOAB0964K
Hello group, Thank you goes out to Carl, Ed, and Thomas who all had helpful advise. From their responses it appears that there is no damage to intake manifold components as in the earlier K-Jetronic systems. However they all agreed that intake manifold leaks a... Trouble codes: 21 (Air Flow sensor).
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1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Top Module VIN: WP0CA2991S
I found the toip module (with the help of many of the network members) to the left of the steering column, above the information center module. The left locking motor had been replaced because of stripped gears. The circuit was repaired at the park brake switc...
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2003 Porsche Carrera 4 S 3.6L remote locking VIN: WP0ZZZ99Z3
Now, after receiving your help, I learned this system can be programmed just using PST2 tool. I learned these remote keys are prone to go bad too. Just one way of dealing with this problem: travelling to the dealer! Thanks a lot for the hints Thanks a lo...
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1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L 2-3up sft 3-2dwn sft VIN: 1G8ZK5279W
FINALLY, IT'S FIXED!! I drove down to the Saturn dealer yesterday and had the used PCM that I bought reprogrammed and that fixed it. It now shifts into 3rd, the 3rd gear code didn't reset and trans doesn't slip or flare before shifts.What finally convinced me ...
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1991 Toyota Celica GTS 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2ST85N4M
Hello to all and thank you for your help. The problem is that we have a wrong computer. A 92 camry 2.2 got to the shop today for service(nothing wrong with this car) and we install the computers on hand to make sure they were good.Started the camry ok no pro...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L no operation VIN: WVWHG83A6T
Well guys, thanks for the info that Mitchell omitted. None of the test info indicated the glow plug system didn't operate under 50 or so degrees. Since it was always warmer here, that NOW makes sense. The glow plugs were indeed all dead and probably have been ...
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