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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBABK832XV
Hey fellow techs. Ive got this Beamer with a no start/ cranks okay. It has no fuel pressure, no spark, no injector pulse. Ive determined the Engine Control Module Relay is not getting a ground signal from the ECM, thus no voltage to fuel pump relay, ignition c...
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAFB3343Y
Want to replace engine computer with used. Reset all codes in all computers. Copied coding from old computer to GT1. Confirmed that the replacement control unit was an acceptable basic (unprogrammed) control module. Installed replacement control unit and trans...
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1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3L heater VIN: 1G4HAH54N4
i have a problem with no heat if the vehicle idle for a short time ido get heat but after test drive for about a mile it blows cold air i replaced stat heater core flushed cooling system removed restricker from line removed water pump noing found it will be ba...
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L7S
When this car came in the complaint was the Service Engine Soon light was on. Code number P0342 triggered the Service soon light. I found a problem at Black/White (C terminal on Cam Sensor) wire where it would show battery Voltage but wiggling the wires I wou... Trouble codes: P0342 (cam signal circuit)
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2000 Buick Century Limited 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WY55J7Y
Hi everyone! I'm afraid I do not have much information about this vehicle! We have two 2000 Buick Centuries afflicted with the same problem. The first customer would stop by the shop every week or so after long driving trips because the check engine light woul... Trouble codes: P1189
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1990 Cadillac Seville 4.5L Misfire VIN: 1G6KS5334L
When this car came to us the customer was having an intermittent misfire mostly noticed at 40-45 in OD on slight accel- so, basically lugging the engine. 2 fuel injectors had already been replaced and after testing, the other 6 were way out of spec. We replace...
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1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GCEC19K1K
Have this pickup that has been all over town and no one has been able to fix it. it recently had engine rebuilt as well as transmission replaced several weeks ago. the original customer complaint was that the idle is high and intermitently while slowing to a s... Trouble codes: 24 (vss circuit problem), 43 (esc circuit), 45 (system rich)
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1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Starting VIN: 1G1YY2380M
Engine starts, but then immediatly stalls. There is good spark whill cranking, good fuel pressure, injectors are pulsing. I have replaced ignition module and coil with known good parts. Also have replaced ignition switch and lock. There are no codes present an...
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L poor idle VIN: 1G1JF52T2T
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. I picked up this car from a salvage yard with a bad engine. The engine had been overheated severely, pistons scored and the head badly warped. I disassembled the engine, had it honed, installed n...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L headlights VIN: 1GNCT18WXT
Hello to all & TIA for looking this message over; I haven't pin checked the DRL module because of its location inside the dashboard (2.6 hr to get to it & replace). The Daytime Running Lights themselves work correctly (low voltage sealed beam bulbs); DRL's are...
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1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Fuel Gauge
The fuel gauge on this vehicle reads full all the time. I started checking at the sending unit, it's putting out about 2.5 volts which seems consistent to how much fuel is in the tank. Next I went to the fuel gauge buffer. It had a good battery power source, g...
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1997 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L engine VIN: 1GCHG39R4V
Please help. I have not been whipped like this in a long time. This heating and Air Van came in for routine maintenace while owner/driver was out of town. We changed oil, front and rear brakes. All went well. Van was left at owner/drivers house until his retur...
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L coolant in oil VIN: 1G1ND52J3X
i just need second thought. car came in lossing coolant last few days keep adding coolant every day.i check and notice leak at breather hole from water pump.but that leak was not bad as cutomer stated adding half gallon every day.i replaced water pump, there i...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZG1WF55E4Y
Car came in with po401. Relaced EGR, no help. Replaced MAP sensor, no help. Ckecked for blockage in EGR port, found none. When comand EGR open with scaner Idle goes to poor as normal, and MAP voltage goes up as normal. Can find no blockage in pipe going to EGR... Trouble codes: P0401
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L brake pedal VIN: 1GCJK39G51
Hello everyone, Customer scheduled this truck for a rear brake adjustment. Truck has four wheel disc and are not adjustable. Brake pads all have at least 70% left, and truck stops great. I called the owner and he said yea but my pedal is low, (it is) and with ...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Timing cover/water pump VIN: 1GCGK29U41
I have a question for the GM guys. I have this truck with what looks to be a coolant leak at the timing cover! Is there coolant flow behind the cover? It looks like there shouldn't be, but I haven't had the pleasure of taking apart a 6.0l yet. I'm assuming the...
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.4L wss code VIN: 1G1JH52F32
Hello group Sorry for the long post this caviler was brought in with abslight on originally. Sympton happen after car was driven through deep water. Retreived codes and found c1235 left rear wheel speed sensor shorted or open. pinpoint testing took me to abs m...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L alley lights VIN: 1GNEK13VX2
Good evening to all and thanks for reading and responding to my post. The car in question has code 3 mx 7000 light bar for traffic stops etc. The right side alley lights are out and I am having a very dificult time getting access to the light. I am hoping that...
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1995 Dodge B2500 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB21Y9S
Help needed from Dodge expert. his is my personal Ram250 van. It started to be slow starting when it sat overnight. It has progressed to a most of the time "no start" condition. If you turn the key on, the "check engine" light will not light. If you repeatedly...
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L bat VIN: 2B3HD46R9X
This car has a 10v drian on the battery all the time. when we pull fuses to pin point it,no.7 fuse for the tial lamps/parking/illumination lights and instrument cluster takes the drain out.we have got all the way down to the instrument cluster, and we replaced...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L All Gauges VIN: 3B7KF23Z91
Hi everyone Hope someone can help me out with this truck. It is a work truck that spends a lot of time at job sites, so it is covered in mud inside and out. Did my best to make sure all connections were good before posting because of this. Problem with this tr...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HU18D23
vehicle no start. check fuel pressure,50 p.s.i. check spark ,spark seems random. check cam and crank sensors both have power, ground and a good signal. unable to communicate with body module.vehicle ran fine last night but would not restart in morning.spark do...
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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L loss of power VIN: 1FDKF37H9M
Hello Everyone, Thanks in advance for any help. The truck came from another shop for us to fix. The complaint was lack of power. We have looked at fuel pressure and it was good. It has been to the trans shop thinking trans problem. Nothing wrong. Checked the e...
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1992 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAPP13J6N
code 172 lean see repairs for description of problem Trouble codes: 172 (lean mixture)
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L clutch line VIN: 1FTCR15X8P
I am trying to replace the line that joins the clutch master and slave and ordered the line from my local ford dealer. It looks nothing like the original and I don't think it will work. The bag had a small hole that might have allowed the the hose to be swappe...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L rpms VIN: 1FTJX35F4S
i have changed the computer chip and now i need to know if i can bypass the governor for more rpms above 3200.
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1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L egr system VIN: 1FALP58S1T
came in with check engine light on running fine. code is po401 insufficient egr flow detected. replaced egr valve, and dpfe, blew out ports in the intake. car came back with check engine light on for same code.
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L battery VIN: 1FAFP52U3W
hello, we have this 98 taurus that has a battery drain problem. according to our specs from ford [...] is an acceptable draw, and we have 2-3 milliamps. it has a new interstate battery in it (the 3rd one) we know the dome lights are not being left on or ...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTZX18W4W
hello fellow techs: this vehicle came to me with a intermittant no start.it is not temp.related according to customer.ck'd fuel pressure regulator it was ok.ck'd fuel pressure and the readings were koeo 28psi koer 38psi.when it finally acted up it had been run...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L speedo VIN: 1FTZX18W4W
I am still working on this truck, the engine runs great, but it also came in with no speedo, for who knows how long. But the current owner would like to have one. Had a vss for this truck so tried it, but didn't work. But it has what appears to be a speed sens...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L 2-3 slip & delayed reverse VIN: 1FTNW21F5X
Hello trans techs, I have a very intermittant no reverse that requires heavy throttle to enguage. It also had a one time slip on the two three shift. The codes pulled are p0603 internal control module KAM module error, and p0782 2-3 shift error. Pressures are...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L proximity sensor VIN: 1FTWW33F41
When vehicle is started and put in reverse the collision avoidance sensor works for a moment. After which it starts to turn on and off slowly ending up completely off. The off light on the switch indicates that it is turned off as well. In all other selector p...
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU74E42
This has a viberation through the vehicle at idle when warm. The engine shakes and can be felt through the body or seats. There are no codes or check engine lamp on. All data lookes normal. Compression is good within 5 psi on all cylenders. The injectors were ...
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FTRX17W13
Well guys this one came in on a hook. Customer said he was on the freeway truck was running great then all the lights casme on the dash odometer wacked out anti-theft light started flashin and he was rolling to a stop. He tried to restart but it would only cra... Trouble codes: P0500 (vss malfunction), B1428 (seat belt lamp failure), B1318 (battery voltage low), C1233 (lf wheel speed sensor missing), C1234 (rf wheel speed sensor missing)
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1999 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GTCS1444X
truck came in with a hesitation and MIL illuminated. checked plugs, were good old bosch platnum +2. number one took some threads out with it, so we replaced all the plugs and fixed the #1 plug hole. Put back together and still missed. found the injector for #1... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
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1999 GMC Savana 2500 6.5L turbo VIN: 1GTGG29F4X
hello fellow tech's! this vehicle has a whistling or you may call it a whineing sound under load which sounds like it is eminating from the turbo charger. - it almost sound's like some alternator's whine when under extreme amperage demand. - only thing we have...
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1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L No Start VIN: 2GTEC19V6X
GREETINGS FROM NORTHERN ONTARIO,CANADA, PROBLEM--THIS TRUCK WILL NOT START OUTSIDE IN THE COLD. IT FLOOD (WET PLUGS) EVERY TIME NOW. PUSH IT INSIDE TO WARM UP FOR A FEW HOURS AND IT WILL START WITH A FLIP OF THE KEY, OR AFTER IT HAS BEEN RUNNING. GO BACK OUTSI... Trouble codes: P0101 (maf sensor performance), P0108 (map sensor cirt.high voltage), P0157 (o2 b2 s2low voltage), P0158 (o2), P0300 (misfire detected), P0336 (ckp sensor performance)
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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Long crank time VIN: 1GTGK29U32
Hi Group, Sorry in advance for the long post. This GMC truck has presented a real chalenge. I starts fine cold, and will start fine hot immediatly after it is shut off, but if left to sit for 10 min or longer it will crank for at least 5-10 seconds before sta... Trouble codes: P0160 (Low O2 activity bank 2 sensor 2), P0140 (Low O2 activity bank 1 sensor 2), P0300 (Random misfire)
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1988 Honda CRX Si 1.6L loss of power VIN: JHMED9363J
Greetings- I am looking for some help on a 91’ Honda CRX 1.6 lt. Problem is a code with the O2 Sensor. When the vehicle is driven for a variable period of time the check engine light will illuminate and performance will decrease. Until a code is set the vehic... Trouble codes: 1 (O 2 sensor)
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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L brake lamp VIN: JHMBA4144K
hi group vehicle has unit in dash to tell you when brake light is out or door is ajar etc, brake lamp part of system always on and brake lights funcyioning properly, pulled unit out of dash verified power on yellow wire ok, good ground, wht/grn wire when apply...
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1996 Honda Civic HX 1.6L air bags VIN: 1HGEJ7125T
DEAR HONDA TECS: I`M TRYING TO RESET THE SRS LIGHT ON THIS CIVIC BUT MY SCANNER ITīS NOT CLEAR ENOUGH IN ORDER TO GIVE ME THE STEPS TO DO IT. I NEED TO FIND THE "MES" YELLOW CONNECTOR BUT I CAN`T FIND IT.IT`S THERE ANOTHER WAY TO RESET THE LIGHT? wHAT`S THE ME...
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2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L No Start VIN: JALC4B14DY
This thing has no fuel to the injectors hence no start. I don't normally work on these types of vehicles. The plethura of vacum operated levers move the cable on the side of the injection pump when the key is turned on. Scanner won't communicate even in generi...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L 3-4 shift VIN: 1J4GZ58Y1S
hi folks, heh trans guys, heres one for ya'll. approx. 3,000 miles ago, we removed trans and sent to a well known trans shop for overhaul. well t.q. convertor was goin thru and trans was goin thru. after long drive times, trans had runaway shifts thru all gear...
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB72391
ok this truck came to us for a Check Eng Light on pulled codes found P0134,P0135,P0136,& P0141 checked sensors according to alldata they were bolth bad ordered new ones from Kia fixed it right up. 3 Days later Cust. comes back in light back on so we check code... Trouble codes: P0134 (No activity detected in front O2), P0135 (Front O2 Heater Circuit Malf), P0136 (Rear O2 curcuit malf), P0141 (Rear O2 heater circuit malf)
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1988 Mazda 323 GT 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1BF2237J
Hey, Mazda guys and/or gals, help!!! This car came in for REAR BRAKE work. installed new calipers and rotors and after completing work has not started since. I did nothing at all electrical or driveability wise. Admittedly, it had long crank times with a stall...
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1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2227X
Please mazda techs (HELP), This car will intermittently code p1540 air by-pass system - open or short circuit. When this happens sometimes it will also light up TCS light and trans will go into limp mode. I have inspected vacum hoses til I can't see straight a... Trouble codes: P1540
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Radio VIN: 1290611223
We're trying to remove this radio by putting the the two keys in the slots on the radio but the radio won't budge. We've tried 3 different sets of keys with no results. Does anyone know of an easy way of removing this without using the keys? Thanks in advance ...
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1990 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L gy/y wiring VIN: 1MEPM6045L
Reversed polarity, chassis has power, traced what appears to be a short power to ground grey/yellow wires, nothing burns out, I'm at a loss, searched archives for similar symtoms non found, need your help and guideness. originally traced black/orange wire to i...
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1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MELM53SXV
Techs: I can hold brake and in drive load the engine and scan tool reads misfire, it is a MasterTech and does not tell me which cylinder. There are no codes so I am wondering if the acdelco plugs are a mismatch for this 3.0. The customer has installed the righ...
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1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, LACK POWER VIN: JN8HD16Y4H
car came in as no crank starter shot - replaced starter replace plug wires , cap and rotor per customer request vehicle would barely start . running very rich - found fuel pressure good at 37 psi at idle - pressure would drop off to nothing when shut off. foun...
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1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Ignition VIN: 1N4BU31D2T
Thanks in advance to all of you nissan guys/gals. This car was towed in, no start. Pleanty of fuel, dist. turns. I have spark from the coil to the cap, but nothing coming out of the cap. I replaced the cap and rotor to no avail. Some oil inside the distributor...
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Slip or extended shift VIN: 1G3WH52H4X
The complaint is an odd or extended shift in city driving at operating temp. This is an intermittent problem that we have not duplicated. The customer says it is most likely to happen after two or more short trips and at speeds of less than 45 MPH. The problem...
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1992 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L No Start VIN: JS3TDO2V5N
Hi All: Had this Suzuki towed in with a no start condition last week. Upon visual inspection I noted that it apparently had not had an ignition tune up in 200,000 plus kilometers. I replaced plugs, cap, rotor, and wires as they were all severely degraded. Atte...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H7T
car came in and had mil lite on with po300 and po302 misfires and misfire on #2 cylinder - checked compression on all cylinders 190-190-195-190 found spark plug wires had green corrision replaced dist cap-rotor-spark plug wires and spark plugs with new bosch p... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H2W
This is about VOLTAGE on pin 7 in the diagnostic connector. WE have heard of the aftermarket radio problem with voltage at pin 7 at the diagnostic plug, AFTER our snap on scanner VW cartridge took a dump after scanning another VW for codes. After doing resear...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29MSY
this jetta is setting a code 380 for glow plug circuit problem, following vw chart tells us nothing, the problem is glow plugs never turn off. at glow plug relay I have good ground on brown wires, power from fuse box on blue, and two lines to ecm one has power... Trouble codes: 380 (glow plug circuit a)
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBK21C71
good evening: have done a throttle adaption, and the epc light was on, and also the check engine. after clearing codes, it ran great for several miles. parked car , and went out after one day siting in the cold, and the epc light and the check engine light ca... Trouble codes: 17972 (throttle actuator), 17950 (angle sensor throttle actuator), 16605 (angle sensor throttle)
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B93
I cannot find this code in Alldata or in my Bentley Manuals. I used Vag Com to get the 16683 code and with my SnapOn scanner i get a code PO299, but cannot find this code any where. I replaced the turbo charger with the original one and replaced the mass air f... Trouble codes: 16683 (boost pressure regulation control range not reached.)
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1984 Volvo 760 GLE 2.4L unknown VIN: YV1DX7647E
Vehicle came in no start.Checked for fuel at injectors, none.Had fuel distribuitor sent out to be rebuild.After installing it back fuel is present now but still no start.Tries to start but it sounds like out of timing.We checked timing a few times and looks go...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1VS2555Y
I have a very rough idle, feels like a bad motor mount. The roughness also causes some misc trim rattles. No skip or misfire, just feels like a bad mount. Is a little rough off idle too, but not as bad as at idle. All the mounts look OK, is there a problem wit...
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1998 Acura CL 2.3L head or block VIN: 19UYA8148W
Hello again fellow Techs, No real news on this one. The way the cooling system continues to bubble up oil indicated to me there was still an internal oil galley leak. As mentioned in the post I cleaned the motor, radiator, heater core independently (reverse fl...
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6345Y
Okay, This one definately drove me nuts,despite having performed this same task dozens of times.There were many replies as to the adaptation data,but as I mentioned the data was never in question because it matched perfectly with another 540i in the shop and a... Trouble codes: 26 (mixture bank 1), 27 (mixture bank 2).
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1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L door locks VIN: 1G6CD53BXN
I checked all wiring, and finally found that there is a door unlock switch in the trunk on this car. The switch is located right next to the latch, where dirt and other debris can accumulate. This switch was stuck in the activated position. Replaced and proble...
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1985 Chevrolet S10 2.5L plug in for panel VIN: 1GCCS14E2F
Thanks for the advise, this s-10 just needes the dash wiring replaced customer said to wait till spring to try again
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1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNEL19W9S
Hey all just an update on the Astro. We checked everything possible Air/Fuel/Ign. All checked out fine. Customer decided he has spent enough money on the vehicle and decided to check the cam timing himself. I really feel that he will find the camshaft is a too...
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G1JF12T4T
got 9 replies!! most called it right, fix was new computer. my customer didnt have the money for a new one so we got a used one for it, after installing it the surging went away, but the dash lights all stayed on and the tach didnt work, on the road it had lot... Trouble codes: P0507.
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2001 Chevrolet C3500 HD 6.5L Reverse VIN: 3GBKC34FX1
Thanks to everyone who responded. Most replies indicated the direct clutches, but it turned out to be the low/reverse band as I had suspected. Upon further testing, all forward gears were fine and there was no trans braking in low. Checked servo, but found no ...
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2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L instrument cluster VIN: 1GCHG39U43
Thanks all for your help. I checked all wiring for any chaffing concerns and could not find anything. I replaced the ignition switch. This customer is on the road for extended periods of time. He said everything was fine for a few days then it acted up again. ...
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1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L varitable speed steering
Unfortunatly no good info i did receive info that my imputs to the controll module were correct but did not find out conclusively what the out put voltage should be. Customer opted not to go any further at this time. Thanks to all that replied and sorry for th...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L High Idle VIN: 1B4HS28Z7X
WOW!! Special thanks to Cam [...]. He hit it right on!! The actaul tps voltage was at .980 volts, The minimuim tps data was .680 volts. Below is cams help. Thanks to the other replys also. Hi Tim Try reading the TPS while it is acting up, I'll bet it is flu...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L r/r blinker, R/R BRAKE LIGHT, R/F LOW BEAM VIN: 1D7HA1N8N0
Eventually, the new instument cluster started acting erratic and the gauges pegged in the reverse direction. When this occured, I could not even communicate with the Front Control Module with my scan tool. I got a new front control module and everything was co...
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1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on, no codes
Well, the vehicle came back in for further diagnosis. I explained the options to the customer and got the ok to check it out. As it turns out, the computer is always sending a ground signal to the mil. We checked for short to ground etc and finally isolated th...
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1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: XORUA57668
we found the cam sensor assembly does work but the newer sensors housing is a little larger and have to grind some of the hold down clamp off, and did have a problem making fit just right, found grinding the old sensor gear helps turn the oil pump shaft and he...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, NO START HOT VIN: 1FTJW36F4S
Thanks for all of the help with this one! I regret to inform you that the customer took the truck before I could come to a conclusion on this problem. I was having a real hard time believing that the high pressure oil pump was bad, but now that you all have he...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEF14N3T
thanks for the help, replace computor and the idle is ok with the truck rolling .
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2FMZA5140X
well i would like to thank all who sent replies,it is tech like you that help every body out on problem cars. this one left it was very intermtt that i could drive a week and no problem.we all know there is only some much time you can put into something.i talk...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Radio VIN: 1FAFP53UXX
I appreciate the replies but this one got the best of me. Maybe I'll get another crack at the phantom spike later down the road.
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDAS24XX
Sorry everyone that replied. I didn't get to fix this one. Owners were on extended holiday weekend. By the replies I got, most were concerning the MAF sensor. I even had one reply per phone call. A couple said PCM could be culprit, but not real likely. When ow...
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2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L1Y
Thanks to all who responded..We found a bad coil just as you all suspected...replaced coil and vehicle is running fine now Thanks Agains guys!! Trouble codes: P1299, P1285, P1479.
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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L no start,head lamps VIN: 2FMZA53424
so far road tested 120 miles. no blowen fuses. trace circuits from under dash fuse block three wires to instrument cluster.all clean and well routed. left cluster loose and went for a test drive. shook cluster and fuses blew. replaced cluster with reman ford u...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L hard initial start VIN: 1FMZU63E32
Thanks to those that took the time to reply. This vehicle is now awaiting a decision by the customer.As it turns out the two main problems with this vehicle started at different times and were unrelated. The first being the 'Hard Start' was the IAC which is in...
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1995 GMC Sonoma SLE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, no power above idle VIN: 1GTCS1942S
Well fellows This sonoma is no longer at our place, owner told me that he had truck at another shop for the same problem. He said they installed new injectors,did not help, he drop the convertor off himself, this did not help. Did not want to spend the money t...
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1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L abs VIN: 1LNLM9740R
most reply's indicated the abs motor relay. After driving it and finally getting it to act up we found the relay sticking on.replaced the relay and it works fine know. Thanks
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1YVGE22C0V
thanks i fix the car in about 30min. after reading your post. i found the masair flow sensor to be loose and a bolt missing and dirty. replaced the bolt and cleaned the sensor and the car runs grate. p.s. i checked the cam timing and the dis. cap and rotor all...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Evaporator VIN: WDBGA32E5P
Thanks for the advice from: Bob [...] 'Unless you see yourself doing a few more of these in the near future you may want to reconsider the job. You will be lose 'money and time' on the first one or two attempts.' Ulrich from Ontario, 'Mark all lines a...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L spring perch VIN: WDBJF70F8W
I received 5 great replies which was insignificant when compared to the number I was expecting!!! Thanks go to Bernie/IL, Markus/Quebec, Richard/ FL(2), and Randy/TX. Bernie reported a failure on his personal 96 E320. Both sides were repaired by the body s...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Timing Chain VIN: JN1CA21D9S
To answer some of the replies we had used OEM parts,did the waterpump(forgot to mention) and this vehicle has no VTC gears(that was the older twin cam 3.0).The UPPER tensioner holes were blocked with sludge .. even doing the engine flush at the local Jiff lube...
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52F73
Well, the customer didn't even want us to replace the battery much less do any testing. They're going to do the battery themselves and drive it for a while. It seems that the ignition switches and cylinders are common to fail but I never could get it to act up...
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2JB5245W
Vehicle is out the door. I had 4 replies, one for checking engine brain corrision, one for checking harness rub, one for vcm replacement, and one for ignition switch. I tried a used vcm and got the same result, checked the engine brain and all looked ok inside...
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L supercharger VIN: 1G2WP521WF
thanks guys for the great help, especially Tom [...], who offered several ways to service the supercharger. We detected the bad nose bearing with a stethoscope We ended up getting the nose bearing kit, and a coupler from ...
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1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Hesitation VIN: JF1SF6552X
Finally! This one goes home and stays there. Many suggestions to replace MAF sensor, ignition components, fuel pressure & volume checks, etc. We found that by using engine vacuum to injest top engine cleaner into the intake slowly at first, then as the can emp...
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1985 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L No Start VIN: JT2MX73E6F
Cold start injector was the fix! What threw me off was the fact this car did not hold fuel pressure over night and the pump does not run for 3 seconds when in the on pos. The iinjctor time switch was working the injector was working but not sprying fuel. Thank...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L procedure VIN: 3VWRA81H1T
Well I have not had time to start on vw since it is mine. I recieved 11 responces ranging from bringing engine and trans out the bottom to removing the bumper and grill and bringing out the top. I guess this just proves on this car there is more than one way t...
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