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1988 BMW 535i 3.4L no upshift VIN: 3WBADC8409
I installed a used transmission, the previous transmission had no shifting problems, just failed due to low fluid, smoked the gears. The first transmission I put in did not upshift, so I called a tech at Lee Myles he told me to unplug the electric for the shif...
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2000 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Cuts out, VIN: 1G4CU5212Y
We have not had vehicle act up. Customer says it will happen about every 6 weeks. He will be driving along & steering stability light would illuminate , car would die down to almost a complete stop & then take off again. Initially it would happen on dips & cur... Trouble codes: U1040 (Loss of comm. ECM), U1088 (Loss of SIR comm IPC), C1281 (VSES sensors uncorrelated)
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2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L pcm VIN: 1G4CW52KOY
hey guys. this car came in about 2 months ago with a new starter from another shop but it still wouldn't start it had a code 1626 (theft deterrent fuel signal not received) code in it. I followed the trouble tree in alldata exactly. and it directed me to repla...
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1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L door locks VIN: 1G6CD53BXN
I got this car with inoperative power locks, it holds the lock motors in the unlock position. If you push the switches to the lock position, it will cause the motors to run and try to unlock, causing a battery drain. This thing is driving me nuts, had it in ab...
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1994 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6ET1290R
Hello I sure could use some help with this vehicle. the customer states it has been running fine up until this time. She tried to start it one day and could not. We check fuel and spark. Fuel pressure is 45 psi and has good spark. we checked for injector sign...
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1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L abs sensors VIN: W06VR52R9W
i need help from a caddy person. after the trans was reinstalled the trac control and abs lites were on and the speedo was inop however it all works about ev ery othber time it is run. the output shaft sensor and connector plug werte replaced to no avail. ther...
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1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition 5.7L MIL Lamp on, CODE 36 VIN: 1G1YY2185J
went down the diag chart. checked powers and grouds ok. check function of the relays ok. you can not clear the code. if you clear it it comes right back on. pin tension is ok. wires are ok. Trouble codes: 36 (maf burn off)
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L cooling system VIN: 1GCEK19K4R
Thanks for your time. Customer brought in vehicle with a suspected blown head gasket. Upon inspection, discovered that the coolant overflow tank was full to the brim with engine oil and cooling system was full of emulsified oil/coolant. Draining the crankcase ...
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1994 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L blower motor VIN: 2G1WN14T8R
about every two weeks, the battery is completley dead from an overnight soak. with the customer driving on a dailey bases.checking with a current probe there are no drains from the battery. yesterday after a lof, as we're letting the car down on the lift the...
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNEC13T31
whats happening is that we have good compression,good fuel pressure,good spark,plugs are fine. it missing on #1 & 7 cly. have good vaccum. 17 in. no noticible signs of vaccum leaks, trying to figure out if the intake gasket could be leaking without no possible... Trouble codes: P0300
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1996 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L speed sensors VIN: 4C3AU52N2T
Greetings. I have given up trying to make money on this job, now it is just a pride thing. Car arrived with ABS light on. Pulled codes - code 15. inspected WSS for debris and tone rings for damage. Found chipped tooth on LF corner. Scoped sensor just to see if...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY4BB91
this is turning out to be a headache. please help me. customer complains of intermittant chugging while aproaching stop sign, and black smoke from tailpipe. i have never experienced this condition myself. the only condition i have seen is the idle will surge a... Trouble codes: P0300
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start VIN: 1B4GT54L3V
In June of this year, this van was driven through a deep puddle and filled the engine with water. We pulled the engine (it was full of water up to the upper intake!) and sent it to our local machinist to be rebuilt. One rod and a few valves later, we put the e...
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2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Possible Lifter VIN: 2B3HD46RX3
Hello all, This post is for a friend at another shop who has just signed up for iATN and will not be a sponsoring member for a day or two. The 2003 Intrepid has a ticking noise that he thought was a lifter noise. The noise becomes loud after warm-up. They ...
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2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HS48N33
Customer complaint vehicle wants to stall but never does. I went into computer obdII Generic. Found codes but did'nt seem like they would give that type of symptom. Early morning vehicle was cold it had a rough idle and seemed like an aic valve but no codes. D... Trouble codes: P0456, P0440
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1985 Ford F-150 4.9L clutch VIN: 2B4GP24G7Y
This truck was in a couple years ago after he had clutch replaced at another shop and it had a real bad chatter as you released clutch pedal. He brought it in yesterday and we pulled it and noticed clutch had some hot spots and the pilot bearing was wore real ...
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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF26HOK
I have a 1989 f-250 with a 5.8 liter dual thermactor system. This truck has a bad buck and jerk while driving with more than 1/2 throttle. When you start off from a stop it will excel fine until about 3000 rpm then it will cut out and buck violently and the ta... Trouble codes: 44 (lean o2)
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1994 Ford Probe 2.0L water pump belt VIN: 1ZVLT20A8R
Good morning all. We've got a dreaded come back this morning and don't know why. This Probe came in last August with the timing belt spun off, due to interference of the water pump belt. We figured the water pump belt simply failed and got caught up in the low...
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1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJLT06H9R
Hey guys...thanks for any help!! This little car came in on a hook after the customer called and said "how much to put in a fuel pump?? Sounded simple enough...The car has a mitsubishi computer on it, BTW. Okay, fuel pump doesn't pump, but by grounding the tes...
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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Starting VIN: 1FDKE30G7S
Hi all, I have this Ford E350 motorhome that is cranking extremely slow and sometimes will not start.I checked the battery voltage and it is 12.7 volts and it passed a load test.I checked for voltage drop across the starter and it was .7 volts. This seems high...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJW36F8S
replaced icp, read 5psi instead of 0 when not running, code still comes back under load, but not every time you accel.ipr peaks at 50% under load and 13% at idle, icp reads from 0 at idle to 2600psi under load. code does not show up koeo or koer. and truck idl... Trouble codes: 1211 (icp low or high press)
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1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FALP53S7T
Vehicle came in last week with EGR flow code and very high idle. We found bad IAC, PCV valve and plugged EGR passages. We replaced the IAC and PCV valve and cleaned out the passages. WE also did a BG decarb. It came back today with surge and you could let off ...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6535T
i have a no spark and no start condition we tried new coil and new crank and new cam sensors but still no spark we have power at the coil the only unussual thing on the monitor when cranking is "spark adv. 16374" i think i have a bad coputer but i hate to just...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L steering VIN: 1FALP52U5T
Hello fellow techs customer come into shop with complaint of her for taurus steering hard to the right only, so we test drove the car and sure enough it steers hard to the right only , but not all the time but most of the time. Checked for gem operation by sca...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMDU34EXV
vehicle originally came in with complaint of poor/surging idle and delay in shifting from 1st to 2nd. technician confirmed both complaints. scanned for codes. no codes in obd ii generic mode and no readings from o2 sensors. no communication with scanner in oem... Trouble codes: P1131 (lean bank 1), P1151 (lean bank 2)
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L heater core VIN: 1FTDX1761V
this vehicle came in with a leaking heater core 11 months ago, we replaced the core ( with an oe part)along with the thermostat,rad cap, and did a bg coolant flush.we checked the voltage in the coolant as per fords tsb and it was well within specs, six months ...
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1999 Ford Mustang 4.6L turn signals VIN: 1FAP42X4XF
Owner of car states that while driving without touching the turn signal lever the left turn signal will come on and flash at a very fast rate. The only way it will stop is if you turn 4ways on and off or sometimes ign must be shut off and back on. We cannot du...
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1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGEH2462P
vehicle came in as no start,cranks fine, battery voltage at 12.25. vehicle has spark, fuel pressure is good, but has no injector pulse. have battery voltage into and out of injectors and at the computer. computer is seeing triggering from the distributor on th...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Cuts out
hello every one i have a honda civic here that has a some what strange problem. This car is from the japanese domestic market hence it uses a chassis number, no VIN, but its configured very similar to the civics in the USA. The owner of the car complained that...
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1988 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L brake pedal
This jeep does not have abs. The brakes work as long as i do not need to stop fast.the pedal feels like traped air in the system.
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1993 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1J4FY2953P
Vehicle came in with dying problem at idle. Initial tests produced loss of injector pulse.Cam and Crank sensors had good waveforms,SMEC had burnt spot. Replaced SMEC, now engine will start and idle OK for about 5-10 seconds then start to miss and die, but, if ...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L abs VIN: 1J4GZ58Y0T
Greetings Technicians. This Jeep came in for noise in the front end and the left drive axle was found to be the problem. An axle was replaced, noise gone and customer was given the vehicle. Two days later the customer returned stating that there is a problem w...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L 4th gear VIN: SALTY1242Y
Vehicle came in with check engine light on,no drivability problems.Code po 734 4th gear ratio error.Solenoids tested good,the line pressure is slightly low.Specs 145-155 at 2000 rpm in gear,I have 130 psi.With pressure control solenoid unhooked,still 130 psi.A...
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1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Steering box VIN: JT8UF11E2R
We have this Lexus that the customer complains that the steering is too easy and too sensitive at higher speed. He says that barely turning the wheel, will make it move too quickly to the side. He say that his other LS400 doesn't feel that way. Does Lexus use ...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L shift solenoid valve D VIN: JT6HF10U1Y
Lexus Help Please! This car came in the other day with a coplaint of mil on and no drivability complaint.I pulled a code p0768 shift solenoid D Fault.I checked trans solenoids from ECM connector and found them in spec. Solenoid D was at 13.1OHMs spec is 13+-2....
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1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1NA351XL
help!! this vehicle came in hard start hot, customer said the engine had been replaced 6 weeks ago, and the problem has been occuring since. searched the database, and cam timing is correct, with no slop in the crank gear. plugs fuel fouled on hot re-start. th...
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1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C6R
hi!i need a mazda guru here,this 626 has a rough idle+mil on+stall intermitent,otherwise it runs very well.i use a otc 4000 to retrived codes and i found a code 3(dist signal).i replace distributor and the exact same things happen.i suspect ecm but i would lik... Trouble codes: 3 (dist.signal)
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L shift VIN: AB33A9EA19
I know the problem is somewhere in the trans vacuum. I'm not getting full vacuum to the modulator. Can someone fax me a vac schematic for this 1984 300D. much thanks - FAX [...] (PHONE IS THE SAME)
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L starter VIN: WDBEA34E7S
thanks in advance for any help. the vehicle was towed to shop. with key on there is a buzz at a combination relay (wipers, signals & rear defoger). the guages in the inst.cluster are inop. but all warning lights come on. the engine will not crank. if you turn ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBJF25F4W
after running for a few minutes it runs out of fuel bleed again runs for a short time then dies Is there a bleeding procedure im not aware or dead battery would affect system any help would be appreciated Replaced fuel filters again and added fresh deisel fuel
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L battery VIN: WDB12F64J9
Car came in with this statement: There was smoke from under the hood after I shut the car off, and now it goes dead unless I jump it. We went to the power distribution fusebox by the battery and fould the lines feeding the underhood and left-side-dash SAM box...
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1994 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4M2DVW1PDK
the car came in with hasitaion & lack of power when cold between 1500 to 2000 rpm andthe fuel pump was making noise in the passenger compartment, air flow meter cover was brocken, recomended to replace fuel pump , filter & air flow meter , prior to replaceing ...
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1995 Nissan 200SX 1.6L brake lights/cruise control VIN: 1N4AB42D2S
OK NISSIAN FANS HERES YOUR CHANCE TO SHINE THIS IT WHAT HAPPENS LIGHTS OFF HIT THE BRAKE PEDAL BRAKE LIGHTS WORK AND DASH LIGHTS COME ON TURN THE LIGHTS ON ALL LIGHTS WORK AS WELL AS BRAKE LIGHTS ARE ON HIT BRAKE PEDAL 3rD BRAKE LIGHT BECOME SLIGHLY BRIGHTER, ...
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1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L oil pressure VIN: 1N6SD11SXV
Hello, this Nissan only had timing chain noise and worn guides when it came in. No report of oil lite on. After timing chain repairs, the truck was quiet for ten minutes then lifters rattled and the oil lite was on. We then replaced the oil pump. No help. We t...
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Air Bag Lamp VIN: 3G2JB1241W
Air bag & Seatbelt warning Lamps on, no communication with scanner (communicates for PCM) , I have unhooked and re-installed the remote starter trying to correct problem with no luck. I still wonder about the anti-theft bypass (because it has to have a signal ...
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2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L cooling fans
vehicle came into our shop complaing that the cooling fans run continuosly on high when the vehicle is started. went in to the system with scan tool and found that i could turn fan relay 1 & 2 on and off with no problem. when looking at the data with the fans ...
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1999 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GC4358X
To all Techs. I have been run into problem with this vehicle for the pass few days with trouble code 1133 (which is stay for front O2 sensor), according to my All Data information, it doesn't list much detail infor for the california emission, I did replace th... Trouble codes: 1133 (Front O2 Sensor)
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2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L sterring gear? suspension VIN: 4S3BH63571
complaint is intermittant in nature, a vibration/shudder is felt in vehicle. problem happens while driving and turning a corner. the vibrating feeling will happen only when turning. (both directions) can get problem to appear at times when parked in the servi...
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1995 Toyota Corolla 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 1MXAE0934Z
car was towed in for no start. checked and replaced distributor with new aftermarket unit. car started and ran and was road tested. owner called back 5 days later complaining of engine cutting out. got car back and on road test it feels like we are losing all ...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K6W
after new egr components were installed still getting code p0401. all hoses and electrical wiring have been tested. including map sensor and 02 sensor. back pressure test was done. this car was received from another shop and i have tested all components relate... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficint flow)
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCB21C21
Hello everyone, I have this New Bettle here that has the code for Defective ECU. There were a few other codes stored along with this one(Coolant temp sensor signal high and brake light switch signal invalid). I diagnosed those rather quickly, since I have seen... Trouble codes: P0606 (VAG 16990 ECU Defective)
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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Surge VIN: WAUBG84DXV
OUr tests pointed to a bad ECU. Further checking revealed problems under the timing belt cover. The customer was not prepared for a $3,000+ problem with a car they bought from a used car dealer 5 days before. They gave her a refund and that settled it. Thanks ... Trouble codes: 17087 (P0703- Torque converter brake switch circuit B), P0703 (Torque converter brake switch circuit B).
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L oil pan VIN: WBAHD5326S
Thanks for the help. The leak turned out to be from the rear main seal flange. The factory replacement is an updated seal which includes the flange and seal as one component now. And the pan installation is to snug up the horizontal bolts through the bell hous...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L speedometer VIN: 1G4HR52KXV
Hi Iatn I believe the vehicle is repaired.We quoted on removing the cluster and having it repaired.The custumer wanted to wait until after there holidays.I tried one repair before releasing the car.We removed the ecm conector and checked for corrosion.I tighte...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L Tire sensors VIN: 1G6KF57971
Thanks to all who replied on this one. Almost everyone had the right answers. The vehicle ended up going to the dealer and all was covered under warranty. They replaced the front wheel sensorand also replaced her steering rack. (that took care of the steering ...
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1981 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4.4L wipers VIN: 1GAZ37J6BZ
Well I got it to act up this morning and was able to volt drop the grounds as suggusted on both the motor and switch all was ok. So then I tapped on the motor and it parked! So I turned it on again and was lucky enough that it acted up again, so I tapped on th...
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L backfires VIN: 1GCEK14K6R
Thanks to everyone that replied. After thinking it overnight I just couldn't get past the speedometer and the cruise having something to do with this. So this morning I rechecked the 4 ground wires that are on the thermostat housing and I found that one set ha...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU67W7T
Got it fixed. Pulled the plenum off and found the #6 poppet was blown out of lower intake and also melted,#4 poppet was partially blown out,confirming my thought of my original ignition problems causing a backfire and damaging poppets. Replaced #6 injector/pop... Trouble codes: P0306.
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on
Thanks to everyone who offered advice. The problem turned out to be the MAF sensor. The sensing wires inside were indeed covered with lint, dust and believe it or not rust. The contamination only skewed the signal voltage by .2 volts, but it was enough to caus... Trouble codes: P0121 (TP sensor performance).
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1993 Dodge D350 5.9L autoshut down relay VIN: 3B7ME33C0P
The problem was in the wiring harness - was rubbing against the brake booster causing a voltage drop in the 8 volt signal wire for crank sensor
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1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L loose comunication VIN: 1P4GH44R5P
DON'T EVER ASSUME NEW PARTS ARE GOOD!!! Even better convincing the boss that the new parts are junk. The NEW trans controller from Chysler was losing power to the etax relay. Causing the relay to open and controller would lose communication, the reason for my ...
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1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3ES47C4T
The vehicle has not made it back in for repair yet. I recieved several good suggestions. First I was told to replace the MAP sensor with a known good. Second I was told that the secondary (post cat) o2 sensor can affect fuel trim. I will check those things and... Trouble codes: 171 (Fuel system lean).
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L seatbelts VIN: 1B7HF13Z3X
no progress on this, customer needed vehicle for work and hope he retuturns to solve this mystery
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L Noise VIN: 1B3EJ46U61
Thank you for all of your responses concerning this strange situation. Although I did not attempt to tackle this problem myself, I ended up having the transmission over-hauled which solved this problem.
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2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L esp,asc VIN: WD2PD64344
Thanks to all who replied. Had 5. 1 suggested calling Mercedes. 2 stated only DRB III will access the ESP module. 1 suggested turning steering wheel all the way left, then right, then back to center to relearn steering wheel position. I tried that several time...
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1993 Ford Probe 2.0L 3,4 gear VIN: 1ZVCT20A3P
I'd first like to say thank you to Mike [...] who spent a lot of time getting me info and talking me through this problem. I had 2 actual issues. First the installer didn't flush the cooler and plugged up the valve body with garbage. Second the sealing ring o...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5143T
thanks after raising the plenum the problem was obvious. this engine has a small egr gas port for each cyl. it comes in in a common passage and enters the cyl thru its own passege, so instead of getting a low flow contition all the egr gas entered the only ope... Trouble codes: P0304.
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1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Surge VIN: 1FDLF47FTE
Unbelievable but true. After all this my customer remembers that during that recent oil change he had recently performed he added an oil supplement. I questioned him further and found out that he had overdosed his engine with 1 gallon of Lucas oil stabilizer. ... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam sensor intermittent).
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1720V
Thanks to everyone who replied. It appears that my 'known good' canister purge valve was 'not so good' afterall ... go figure. Anyway, a new valve fixed the code. Thanks again, Todd Trouble codes: 443 (Canister Purge Circuit Malfunction).
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1998 Ford Contour 2.0L valves VIN: FM2W4YTH3C
well this one was wierd. found out that the driver is a kid and was racing the the car down the freeway. was in 5th gear and tried to down shift to 4th but ended up in 2nd. floated the valves and bent them. dealer said not to fix valves because piston pin gets...
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FDWE3057X
Sorry for the delay in posting but I had to wait for the bus to get some miles on it to be sure. Anywho, I got my hands on a smoke machine and seen that the IAC had a slight vacuum leak between the solenoid and housing. Never would have found it with out the s...
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMNU4OL4Y
Hi Iatn members, Even though I did not fix anything on this vehicle all of your replys were right on the money. I checked and rechecked all pids ok. Ran thru drive cycles and mileage is getting better. Up to 10.9mpg better than 9. Thanks to all who r...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FDWF37F4X
Thanks for the replies. I retrieved a trans. connector from the salvage yard to furnish my own power supply to the solenoid pack. Then grounded my solenoids to provide shifts. Still no second gear. I purchased a valve body and accumulator assembly, transferred...
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1991 Geo Metro 1.0L Low vacuum VIN: 2C1MR2466M
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. The fix ended up being this: When we put the engine together, we used 1994 single compression ring pistons. This engine would only build 125-130 lbs of compression, not nearly enough. These shoul...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58S2P
took head off and found top ring missing half of the ring.. dont ask me how reving it up changed anything but it did..
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1996 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT28SOT
Well this car is fixed, so it seems. Turns out the bad battery was causing the alternator to show an excessive ripple. After replacing battery I retested the battery/starting and charging system again (interstates ED-18) and the alternator tested no problems a... Trouble codes: P0505, 25 (ASI motor circut OEM).
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L holding down shift VIN: 1J4GW58N8X
We recieved 3 replies regarding problems with gov. pressure solenoid and sensor. Replaced both but problem continued. Had a reply regarding a t.s.b. for a re-flash of tcm, advised cust. to take veh. to dealer for a re-flash. Cust. has not done so at this time....
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1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L BeCM won't sleep VIN: SALPV124XS
Here's what we found out...the BeCM is prone for water intrusion. The wiring harness that runs along the inside rocker panel area to the BeCM is prone for damage and corrosion. The drivers door latch mechanism can become worn and false trigger or 'tickle' the ...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Multi-Display , Climate Control & Stereo VIN: JT6HF10U8X
Hi guys...wanted to thank those that responded for taking the time. You know , when you post a problem here , even if it's a strange one , you will get a genuine effort from your peers to help you out. I can vouch for that. Thanks ! Turned out to be the 'A/C...
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1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM83W1V
Wow! well seems like everyboby but me had the fix for this one.21 responses and just about everybody nailed it.We took a Baro reading and found it at 125.Didn't want to take any chances so we changed the MAF and Bingo! the baro jumed to 157 and the car runs ev... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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1989 Mazda B2600 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF4146K
I can't be thankful enough for the help I did receive. However much to everyone's disbelief, All the schematics I received are wrong. I was told to disregard schematics, however until I know how it works, it is hard to diagnose. I have made it run though (whic...
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1991 Mazda MPV Cargo 2.6L Hydraulics ?? VIN: JM3LV5215M
Lots of awesome help thank you. Had repeated posts to go to basics and that is exactly what we did. It was air in the rear brake system. this vehicle has only one bleeder on left rear cylinder and lines run from right cyl to left cylinder. We tryed pressure bl...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L starter VIN: WDBFA68F9X
This car is finally fixed. It turned out the ME control module was faulty. Got a rebuilt ME control module through Beckman Technologies, programmed it and everything was fine again. The starter relay K38/3 I found inside the relay box, behind the fuses in posi...
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1984 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN1HZ16S3E
The car went back to the other shop so I have been unable to try anything else. The help about looking at TPS and connectors was where we started with new sensors and new loom sinse the old loom was shorted to power. Hopefully the other shop will have luck, bu...
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1987 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L controls VIN: JN1HZ14S7H
The heater core had to come out. It is still out. the air mix doors (1&2) have leaking vacum servos on both. No literature/resourses have been aquired. I will need to either throw parts at it or get a Auto AC training manual- the real info is in that-not the f...
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1994 Nissan D21 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N6SD11S9R
Thanks to all that replied to my help request, I chose to check the AVI system and found the ECM was not suplying ground to the PAIR Solenoid, hence air injection is not occuring at cat at idle. installed temp. ground to get to smog, but will need ECM to prope...
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN8HD17Y1S
I want to thank everyone who sent me help on this one. The fix was the ground on the air flow meter,that was great info thanks for the help.
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1994 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L alternator VIN: 1G3CW52L5R
Thanks to you that replied. I had replaced the voltage regulator and rectifier. Problem solved. Charging voltage varies between 14.3 to 13.1 depending on load. Thanks Rick
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1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L trans shifting VIN: 1G3GR62C4S
thanks for those who replied , i know your time is valueable.. i took the valve body off and sure enough the solenoid was cracked..replaced two sol. and clip to hold filter in and now shifts ..some of you gents have seen this before thanks for your expertise.....
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1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1GHDX06E7V
Hi Group again,thanks for all the good responses from you all.russell from south dakota got me on the right track.he said if it did not start the bucking with the torque converter disingaged he would look for a transmission problem.i then took the vehicle for ...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L ebcm? VIN: 1G2NE52T7V
hello all, and thanks for all the great tips, many of you suggested that i check 3rd brake light bulbs, and yes that would cause a c1293, and several of you also suggested checking ignition switch, its amazing what intermittent / poor voltage will do... howeve...
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