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1993 BMW 325i 2.5L shifter lockout solenoid VIN: WBACB431XP
Hey fellow techs, I could use some advice on a direction with this problem. I have a problem that seems to occur three or four times a week on this BMW.When the brake pedal is depressed the shifter safety lockout solenoid does not disengage thereby not allowin...
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1991 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon 5.0L heater control valve tubes VIN: 1G4BT5374N
we have this taxi that we have put three heater control valves on the one that comes with the tubes that push on to the heater core it keeps burning a hole in the tube where it turns going up to the heater control valve, we have flushed and added new coolant e...
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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L DATA Displays VIN: 1G6CD5330L
Hi All, Here is a challenge for all the computer garus. The heater fan on this Caddy is dead. The customer drove without heat and the battery went dead; not charging. All fuses are good and heater fan fusible link is ok. MIL is on, Electric Climate Control and...
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1993 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19Z8P
Hello Fellow Techs, I have a 2wd s-10 that we installed a clutch and repaired cap rotor and wires also put a catalytic converter on,( plugged solid). test drove kept stalling out running rough but not 100% of the time. tap tested vcm thought a possible problem... Trouble codes: 55 (replace ecm)
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L hyd lifter VIN: 4G1JF32T8T
This thing came in running, but overheating, we performed a block test,failed, sold a head gasket job. no big deal. Got it done, it started,ran 10 seconds and died. Rechecked timing chain ok, has spark, fuel, no compression. let it sit for an hour or two, it w...
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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1G1LD55M4T
car towed in no start. Bad fuel smell oil diluted with gas. Removed fouled plugs and replaced with new delco plugs. changed oil and filter. car would barely start and only for a second when held in wot flood mode and would run bad and stall after 15 seconds. s... Trouble codes: P0300
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L 4whd VIN: 1GNDT13W9T
hey gm gurus: I have a problem with an s10 4whd blazer. It is staying in 4wh high or 4wh low. It will not go into 2wh drive. I have replaced motor, module, servo, vacuum switch; cable is okay. have tried disconnecting 4wh actuator switch and vacuum vent switch...
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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: HJJKU458FR
clear mil light ,comes back on 10/15 miles, i have no exp with domestic vehicles, i don`t even no =of a pattern failure related to these codes is there a cracker jack chevy guy out there, who can shed some light on the p 1675/ p440 codes, thanks Trouble codes: P0440, P1675
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13WOV
the engine show constent misfire on cyl. #3 has 150 compression has good spark have replaced fuel pressure reg. and return fuel line when truck came in it had 75# fuel pressure not sure how long customer drove like that replaceing return line fix high fuel pre... Trouble codes: P0131, P0151, P0300
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13WXW
Hello Everyone, This vehicle came in because his 4x4 would not engage. His indicator lights on the dash would show it in 4 wheel drive but the front differential wasn't engaging. I ran the transfer case functional test and it failed the last step where codes w...
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1992 Dodge Dynasty 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B3XC46R6N
replace above items as stated. motor ran fine after install of gaskets, timing set, and oil pump for aprox 1 week, then started misfiring, and finally non start. the engine will spin over and attempt to run for aprox 2-3 seconds then dies out, loss of fire, re... Trouble codes: 25 (automatic idle speed motor circuit), 45 (map sensor)
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1993 Dodge W350 5.9L pwr. brakes VIN: 1GFT543H76
Customer brought truck in w/ low pedal after their attempt at a brake job. We found air in system and rears way out of adjustment. We got good pedal back and returned vehicle to customer. A week later his wife said "no brakes in parking lot" pulling out from a...
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1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L cam gear broken VIN: 2B3HD46F1T
I don't know if we got the whole story here. Towed in as a no start. We were told it had a new timing belt installed last week. It lasted one day and died. They towed it back to the shop and they put on a new tensioner. That is all the customer knows. Sounded ...
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1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L van windows VIN: 2B4FP2539W
Hi guys this vechicle exhibits excessive interior side windows condinsation on a test drive at normal operating temp with full defrost mode, fan at high position, and heater temp control at high position.no matter what you do to try to aleviate the condensatio...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L low power VIN: 3B7KF23671
Truck came in with a transmission complaint, when cold in the morning it feels like it pulls off in over-drive and after warm 20 to 30 miles will start to lose speed & down shift. Upon inspection I found nothing wrong with transmission but instead engine at ti... Trouble codes: P1693 (dtc stored in pcm), P0216 (fuel injection pump failure), P0522 (oil pressure sensor low), P0523 (oil pressure sensor high)
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1985 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L oil pan removal VIN: 1FBHS31H4F
Trying to service bearings & replace oil pump without removing engine. unbolted the oil pan bolts but cannot drop it. disconnected the engine & trans mounts & propped the engine up as far as it will go, its hitting the floor. the pan style is with 2 humps on e...
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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14NXH
I need information on dual fuel tank system. Pumps run but don't have pressure most of the time. Feel it is in switching valve. When It has pressure truck runs fine
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1988 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FTJW36H5J
running rich
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L valve stem seals VIN: 1FMDU32X8P
This explorer came in with a coolant leak that turned out to be the head gaskets leaking externally down both sides of the block.We did a complete valve job, with all the incedentals.The customer went on a short trip and said his check oil light came on and he...
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31H7R
This church van came to me after one of the members tried to solve the miss, they had installed some aftermarket wires and a belden cap & rotor & autolite plugs. It runs fine untill it gets to between 40 & 50 at a steady cruise & it starts skipping quite a bit...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L cel VIN: 1FTEF14N4R
The check engine light is half illuminated (dim). It does not flicker and remains half lit. No codes present. No driveability problems. Vehicle history is unknown but everything looks in order. I have just installed a jasper engine. Check engine light was on d...
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1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP42T9R
here is to all of you interested in high performance.this does get involved to much to discuss in complete detail here but i have one main area of concern.we installed the performance improvement harness from pro-m.this includes a pre 1994 ecm with bap sensor ...
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1996 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FALP6635T
Thanks for the help, I currently have a 96 Contour in the shop with a bad hesitation just off idle. I believe the problem is the baro reading of 125 hz or 9.51 psi. I found on some models the sensor was located in the MAF but I tried unpluging this one and the...
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L erratic line pressure VIN: 1FTCR15X5V
I've got a real "basket case" here, any help would be appreciated. Customer just bought the truck, trans worked fine for about 2 weeks, then it started slipping on 2-3 shift took it back to the car lot, they took it to a transmission shop and they rebuilt the ...
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, lack of power wot VIN: 1FMDU32X6V
HI Y'ALL !! another better idea from ford. We have replaced the evap solenoid and hoses. Still get code p0446 (next day). the alldata says use the dreaded breakout box.and test wiring to and from ecm. We have 12v to solenoid. we found bulletin for copde p0446,... Trouble codes: P0446, P0171, P0174
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L 4x4 operation VIN: 2FTDX1862V
Customer originally came in with 4x4 not working, everything down to actuator working normal,Actuator has to travel too far to engage front differential, Replaced with updated Ford shift lever fork, gears etc.Worked good for a couple of weeks, Now when cruisin...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, no mil VIN: 1FTJS34L2V
Hey guy I have a problem with a 1997 E350. we put new plugs in 2 months ago. now has hesitation / misfire under load( gradual acceleration 40 - 50. we did get a code for cyl 1 misfire so we replaced the plug, coil & then the injector. it is a little better, bu...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L t. case VIN: 1FTDX18W9V
immediately after engine start, will shift into 4wdlow/high but if wait 20 - 30 secs it will not shift into any 4wd at all. if turn engine off and restart. again it will shift into 4wd if done immediately. 4wd works ok when engaged.
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW32F8X
truck towed in not running, scan history codes po1316(idm codes), koeo code po605(pcm rom failure. replaced pcm truck still did not start but then gave new code po1293 & po1294(open high side idm circuit). replaced idm, truck starts, runs bad, service soon lig... Trouble codes: P1293
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L high idle VIN: 1FMNU41S6Y
This vehicle came back a few days after a minor service with a high idle problem.starts and runs great otherwise.but will not idle down past 1700 rpm. no vaccum leaks found.iac at 28% min.Pinch off line to iac and idle drops to 550 rpm.Looks like comp is hold ...
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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10U73
Engine runs great while driving, misfires & shakes at stoplights. I suspect valves as compression is lower than expected but I am confused as #5 has better compression than #3 but misfire monitor never tags #3. So now I am wondering if I am overlooking somethi... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0304, P0306, P1316
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2002 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GTDM19XX2
Cannot get catalyst monitor to run. Originally came in with evap code. Replaced canister purge solenoid, cleared code, and set cust back to emission station. Wisconsin will not pass a 2002 vehicle if 2 monitors have not run. The way I'm reading it is the evap ...
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2003 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L Hesitation VIN: 1GTJK33133
Customer brought this truck to a transmission shop complaining of hard shifting at [...]. The tranny shop spent some time with it and says that it is not transmission related. Now it comes to me. This truck is a 1-ton 4x4 dually fully loaded with oilfeild e... Trouble codes: 1093 (fuel rail pressure low during power enrichment)
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L SRS Light VIN: JHMCG66871
I pulled codes with a Master Tech.15-3 was the code check power & ground circuits to OPDS unit they are good. I replaced the OPDS unit. I tried to clear codes and the light came on steady again this time with a 15-1 code. I rechecked power and grounds and foun...
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78412
Vehicle is slow to restart after adding fuel to the tank. Customer says it is not necessary to fill the tank to generate the slow start, adding a few gallon will do it. There was a code p1457 which Honda has produced a TBS for slow response on the two way valv... Trouble codes: P1457
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1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHY1745M
The vehicle visited the shop with the driver complaining of what she characterized as near stalling. I went out for a test drive and, while climbing a steep hill, experienced what felt like fuel pressure related loss of power. The car never stalled and continu...
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1986 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1JCHL7829G
Hi everyone: This Cherokee runs rich always. I keep getting about 200 mV reading at the signal wire of the O2 sensor. This causes ecm to drive injector rich at about 2.0 ms pulse width. CO fluctuates at between 3.5%-5% at idle always. Revving engine at 2000 ca...
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1989 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FTSBL0K
Hello Jeep guru's, I need your help with this Cherokee. Customer had it towed in, stated that is just sort of slowed down and died. Then it would not even turn over, and the lights were dimming as it slowed down. I assumed that it had charging problems, batter...
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1992 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ78S1N
Owner complained of Jeep not starting most of the time. He said it will start every time with starting fluid. Checked for fuel and spark while cranking. Both were OK. With OTC 4000E connected the cranking RPMs are 96 but the FI pulse width is 0.0mS. A noid lit...
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1995 Lexus SC300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8JZ31C2S
Hello all, I have this Lexus in here with an egr code. I have replaced the egr valve and unblocked the passageway into the plenum. The solenoid is working every time I check it as well as the temp sensor. I still have the light coming on after about 2 days of ...
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1990 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L digital dash VIN: 1LNLM9846L
i need help with a digital instrument panel. when sitting in the drivers seat the panel appears to have all the segments illuminated, as if in a test mode. if you sit in the middle of the vehicle and look at the panel from the side it appears to be illuminated...
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1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM91V1S
This car came in a few months ago with the air struts in front leaking. We installed new struts and every thing worked fine. Today we got the car back and the rear air bags are over inflated, and the air struts appeared to be the same. We installed the snap on...
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1999 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM8ZW0X
Hi Guys; This Town Car dosn't want to start cold. By cold I mean less than 45 deg. It starts once brought into the shop and warmed up. It runs rough for the first 30 seconds then clears right up and will run fine all day. We are the third shop to get this car.... Trouble codes: P1288 (cyl head temp out of range), P1711 (tft out of range), P1000 (obd II test incomplete)
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Hard restart after VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
This car will intermittently stall when coming to a stop (1-2 times per day), also will rev up while accelerating, like it has a transmission problem, not in gear or severe slipping (once a week). Also for the first time the car died & would not re start for 1... Trouble codes: P325/, P0500 (VSS vehicle speed sensor), P0717 (Transmission Turbine Speed Sensor), P0722 (Transmission Output Speed Sensor), P1233 (Fuel Pump Driver module), P1309 (Misfire)
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Transfer case VIN: WDB1234567
This 300 te 4matic has an indicator light on dash when it is activated for traction control purposes.When driving down the highway in a staight ahead position everything is fine,but when you turn the steering wheel left or right the transfer case activates and...
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2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Surge VIN: 2MEFM75W3Y
hello.this car only when is cold you hear humming sound from the breather and then idle to 1200 rpm for a minute or two and then go away other than that the car runs perfect,every thing shows normal on the scanner no codes at all koeo or koer all pass any help...
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1991 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L Turbocharger
I am working on upgrading my stock TD05 14B turbo to a TD05 Evo3 turbo by replacing the compressor housing and impeller. JOB DESCRIPTION: Porting of the turbine exhaust housing inlet by taking out ridge and smoothening out, porting of the wastgate opening, m...
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1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L starter VIN: JN1EJ01F0P
Customer stated car would not start but when he turned off key and took it from car it continued to crank until the battery had died. Got the car towed into the shop. When I hooked up the battery charger and turned it on( Battery charger not the key in the car...
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1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1N6SD11S4V
I placed my vantage on ckp signal wire to check frequecy. While i accelerated up and down i saw many spikes. I replaced the ckp sensor and now i have no signal at all. I placed old one back in and still no signal. I finally cut the ckp signal wire going into P... Trouble codes: P0335, P1336
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L seals VIN: 1N4DL01D0X
Fellow techs: Vehicle has transmission fluid leak from driver side axle seal which we are trying to repair! This vehicle originally came in with loud wheel bearing noise from driver side front wheel bearing & both outer cv boots split open. Replaced both axles...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D91
A friend of mine got a Nissan sentra at his shop. Itís cooking the cylinder 4 coil. This vehicle has one coil per cylinder. it will run for about 5mins with a missfire and then u will see smoke coming the coil. It has good compression, fuel pressure,injector p...
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2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L inner tie rod end VIN: 1P3ES46C3Y
This Neon came to the shop with a bent inner tie rod end. The problem is that the customer said that his car is a 97, so we ordered an inner tie rod for a 97. When I went to put the new tie rod in I discovered that it was the wrong one. Then I discovered that ...
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1991 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G2WJ54X1M
stall at idle, starts right back up makes no diff. park or in gear. previous shop says crk. sensor and e.c.m. i think b+ and bad module any help?h
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1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Oil consumption and pressure VIN: 1G2NF5438N
Hello Tech's...One of my customers just purchased this car and dropped it off here this morning with the following complaint. He said within a couple of minutes of starting up the engine it will begin to smoke a bluish/white VERY heavy smoke that worsens as th...
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1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L tcc,4th code 80 trans component slippage VIN: 1G2WJ52M0R
This vehicle will lose lockup and then 4th gear when warm. Code 80 transmission component slippage was retreived. Clear code and trans shifts fine for about 3-4 miles then computer commands tcc off then drops to 3rd gear. We replaced tcc regulator valve with S...
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1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Heater VIN: 1G2HX52K3T
We have a 1996 Bonneville Se. Our problem is that there is no heat coming out of the drivers vents. It does blow air but it is not nearly as hot as the passenger side and it does not seam to be as powerful either. this does not have dual climate control. We re...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L mil VIN: 1G2NE12T4X
This vehicle has an MIL on on the right side if the instrument panel. This vehicle has 2 MIL Lamps, one on the right side of the panel and one on the left side of the panel. I have tried to scan the vehicle using an OTC Genisysy system with 2003 software. The ...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L abs VIN: 1G2NE52TOY
when the traction lite comes on after driving for awhile the shift points when coming to a stop and then driving away seem to be quicker and you cannot turn the traction lite off with the traction switch. if you turn car off and then restart engine the lite ma...
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1995 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Limp in Mode VIN: YS3CH65R0S
I have a SAAB story. The car goes into limp in mode on every test drive. The Trac Off light comes on, and the check engine light comes on. The engine codes that set are P0122 TPS, P0120 TPS, and falsh code 5 TPS. The ETC code that sets is 68390 Throttle contro... Trouble codes: P0120 (Tps), P0122 (Tps), 68390 (Throttle Control Faulty), 5 (Tps)
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1999 Suzuki Vitara JS 1.6L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: J4JDSLK232
This vehicle seems to have a hesitation or serious lack of power under load. Such as when going up even moderate hills. Cruising it seems to run just fine. When this hesitation occurs it "feels" like either the ignition is breaking down or it is being starved ...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Vacuum Leak VIN: WAUED54B0Y
It never ceases to amaze me, the time and consideration one recieves from so many members, and a few friends made along the way. BIG thanks to Agostinos, for the professional guidance and tips, and the email interaction. Thanks also to Anthony, Jeff [...],and S... Trouble codes: P1128 (Long term fuel trim bank 1), P1130 (bank 2).
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8325W
Sorry for the delay in posting but we have been adding on to our building and i just forgot. Thanks for all of the replys. We ended up replacing the air pump and check valve and now the pump responds and no more mil. Thanks again and have a great day. Trouble codes: P1421, P1423.
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGH62020
Well IATN does it again,what an unbelievable tool of knowledge. I want to thank Johann,James,Branden & Kent who hit the nail right on the head.When we checked the vehicle with a electronic stethescope we never in our wildest dreams would of related this noise ...
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2000 BMW 520 2000CC engine VIN: WBADM22050
hey guys, everyone gave some good soloutions but the problem was a bad ECM , when I was checking the wires i had pulled the ecm out, everything seemed to be good but when reinstalling it i heard this noise, so i unplugged it ,opened it and to my surprise a rea...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBADM6345Y
Hello Techs, I have receved 14 replay, must of you said the thermostat,some of you said the vent plate, also intake booth,and vaccums leaks. I had changed the thermostat and the plugs the next day, this fixed the engine codes, and the misfire,no codes after th... Trouble codes: P1622 (Map cooling thermostat control circuit electrical.), P00, 305 (Misfire cyl 5), P0306 (Misfire cyl 6).
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1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Serpentine Belt VIN: 1G4HP52K8X
WOW! Thanks for all 23 replies and their are still coming in. As most of you said the brown O-ring that did not come with the upper manifold was left out. Inserted the O-ring and all was quiet. Sure did sound like the belt squealing to me. Thanks again!
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1985 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L rear drum brakes VIN: 1G6CD478OF
Remachined drums (these are top quality items, not no-names); helped, but not completely; changed the valves on the m/cylinder which meter fluid to the rears (there is NO conventional metering valve on these vehicles by the way; metering is controlled by these...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L seat heaters VIN: 1G6KD52YXT
Sorry about the delay in closing. Customer has been out of town. Sounds like it is common for the grids in the elements to break, but maybe not all 4 at once. As for replacing just the seat cushion heater and re-wiring to by-pass the other, probably not the be...
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1994 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Harsh shifts VIN: 1GNDM19WOR
Thanks to all of the wonderful people that replied. Any one of you could have been right but, three of you have had experience with the PCM not suppling the amperage to the Pressure control solenoid that the scanner said was being sent. The fix was to install ...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W9V
vehicle has not yet returned for service.the most likley fix i recieved related to the o2 wiring harness connector .i will check that next time i see the car. thanks to all for the help.will advise upon repair Trouble codes: 300 (random multiple missfire), 132 (bank one o2 sensor voltage high), 152 (bank two o2 sensor voltage high).
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
thanks to all who replied, i appreciate all the helpful thoughts sent by you great members. special thanks goes to larry from big tex, the fel-pro pt. number [...] he suggested is an improved design over the old orange and black plastic units. i strongly su... Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple cyl misfires).
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1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L gauges and codes VIN: 1G1NE52M5V
after pulling hair out and back probing wires, repaired bad wire to bcm from ac fuse under dash,, then car would not start, finally realized bcm would not recognize key,, replace ignition switch and all problems went away!!! Trouble codes: P0134, P0300, P0135, P1654.
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1JC1242V
Thanks everyone for your help. Here is what we have done and what's planned; We removed the used module and coil pack and reinstalled the original. The tech who loaned them to us also had used crank and cam sensors so we installed them. Also we removed and ins... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank sensor), P0341 (cam sensor).
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Cylinder #2 VIN: 1G1ND52MXX
After a week of scratching my head, here's the fix. Thanks to everybody for their suggestions! The backfire was caused by having the #2 and #6 wires switched. I still don't know exactly how I managed to miss that. After I switched #2 and #6, the backfire was...
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L prndl VIN: 1C4GP64L8V
I'm waiting on the vehicle to come back in so i can check into this problem further. I have had some good ideas presented to me and am looking forward to checking these out. I will update this file as soon as i have a resolution.
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1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Cuts out
Many thanks to all who replied. Possible fixes that were suggested were wiring harness going down to transmision, wiring harness under left front fender behind washer bottle, wiring harness under radiator, ASD relay, ignition switch, clock spring, and PCM. T...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L cooling sys. VIN: 2B3HD56FSV
thanks to everyone who replied,I found that the new water pump that I installed was defective. The impeller was spinning on the shaft, not very common, but never the less. thanks for all who helped in my diagnosis. Looking forward to talking to you in the futu...
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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L ABS Light On VIN: 1FTCR14X3M
I spoke to the kid's father last night and was told that this truck is slated for a 351,C6 and 9 inch. So I was wasting my time and alot of unbillable hours. I apologize for not having a fix. I can tell you what I did not find. There was no add-on or factory c...
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U9S
Thanks Carl from OHIO. You were right about the pin 60 circuit. Turns out that was the one I had previously repaired... This is where a late night caused the biggest problem, The PCM is on the firewall right side, not the right inner fender at front (I was loo...
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Charging VIN: 1FTJW36F4V
everyone hit the nail on the head the glow plugs stay activated even after the wait to start light goes out thanks for all the help
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1997 Ford F-350 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDKF37G7V
pulled valve cover and found exhaust valve spring broke. replaced and fixed problem. thanks for all the help. gttr
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1998 Ford Contour SVT 2.5L engine/trans VIN: 1FAFP68G9W
Hi, Sorry for the delay is posting this. Thanks to everyone who responded especially William [...]. The general consensus is that it goes out the bottom with the subframe. I think you could lower the 2 split them take the tranny out the bottom ...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5147W
Sorry I could not repair this one. Customer declined due to the cost of IMRC actuators and labor to clean the lower intake. I got a lot of useful information, most were about broken clips, leaking diaphragms, etc. As I stated in my post, everything was intact,... Trouble codes: P1537 (IMRC Bank 1 Stuck Open), P1538 (IMRC Bank 2 Stuck Open).
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2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L trunk release VIN: 3FAFP11373
Thanks to all the techs that replied, exspecially to bruce from texas. He said to check the grounds, all of these were getting a good ground. He also said tocheck with the other key remote, the other remote worked the same as the other. Finally leading us to r...
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1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L interior lighting VIN: 1GKDT13W6V
Thanks to those who replied. we were looking for a wiring diagram and connector view of the remote actuator module and we found one through Standard Plus tech services. With the connector diagram we were able to remove the ground wire for the lights and all ok...
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2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Accessories VIN: 1GTHG35U93
well its definatly fixed it was an ignition switch which was a guess ,but then the new switch from the dealer was bad and the truck wouldnt start, evidently there is a problem with them. The new bad one would send power down ign 0 with the key off and it would...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L belt VIN: 1HGCG65821
Thanks to all who helped. Replaced the belts and tightened them pretty tight. Since problem is intermittent, could not verify repairs, but will try to post later. Thanks again, Jim.
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1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L monitors VIN: KMHCF24F9W
Hello Techs, Road tested vehicle and found that coolant temp was not up to par.Replaced thermostat and temp.was at 188 deg.F.Ran drive cycle and ready'd monitors. Thanks John G.
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine ignition VIN: 1J4GW58S5X
we had vehicle on lift, running we put in rev and vehicle stalled. started back up and raised rpm to about 2500, put in rev, a hard bang and bingo,presto. just like magic this vehicle is repaired. after quite a few road test miles we released to customer and s...
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1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L 4wd unit VIN: JM3LV5233P
Fixed front axle sensor, problem was in conetor. now get open when open and 3 ohms when closed. Checked all inputs at ecm by working change motor and switching switches but it still dosn't work. dash switches all work perfectly. Ecm conetions all good. If cust...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L no blower VIN: LKJU548936
thanks to everyone who responded, it ended up being the blowermtr and contoler with all the responses the job was apeice of cake , thanks again to all the people with the benze exp.
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L blowing black smoke VIN: WDBBA48DXH
Well This car is fixed thanks to the help I received from this great network. Special thanks to Seve [...] who spent 20 min on the phone explianing how the sys opperates. By unhooking the EHA (once the car is warm) on the side of the air box that takes aw...
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1987 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N4PB21S8H
Many thanks to David [...]. ECM is ok. To quote as follows: 'Paul: From 1994 Tune-Up Specifications Guide published by Chek-Chart: 1). Red LED off, Green LED on: no problem in system. 2). Red LED on, Green LED flashing quickly: vacuum sensor, altitude sens...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L blower motor VIN: JN8AR05Y3X
Well I got this one fixed, most of you said blower motor resistor , 2 of you said a/c amplifier. This car doesn't have an blower motor resistor it has a blower motor amplifier. Which acts like a blower motor resistor. The blower motor amplifier was the problem...
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1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L Charging VIN: 1GHDU06L5S
thanks for your replys when it stopped charging again i checked all wires again put 12 volts to L pin on alt charged replaced pcm works fine now thanks again
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1996 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: IG3HN52K7T
i was advised to check the MAF and TP sensors - data from them appeared normal, but the MAF would jump around a bit if i tapped it lightly while opening the throttle and ONLY WHILE OPENING THE THROTTLE!?. it was replaced and the code has not returned! thanks! Trouble codes: P0106 (MAP sensor out of range).
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2001 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph 5.4L oil service VIN: SCALA61E31
No help on this one. I did get one email that said there was a code to punch in on the instrument cluster but did not tell me how to do it. Thanks for the replys.I'll send to dealer.
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1993 Other GM allegro bay 7.4L power steering fluid VIN: 1GBKP37N3P
Well the Motor Home hydroboost problem is fixed. We received 11 replies to our help request and are very thankful to all that sent ideas. Richard from Arkansas hit it right on the head. The park brake servo needed to be adjusted. When it needs adjusted the ser...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L heater core VIN: 1G2NE15D7S
Hey guys, just want to thank everyone for there replies to my help request. I checked over everything anyone suggested. Just to be safe i replaced the water pump again with a genuine gm. I also replaced thermostat and gasket, coolant fan relay, computer . I'm ...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Inst cluster,radio. VIN: 1G2NF52T61
Thanks for all the replies! Many said check the ignition switch closer. We finally got the car to 'act up' and ignition switch proved to be the problem!No power being sent to the cluster or radio.Thanks to all that replied!
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