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1987 Acura Legend L 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA255SH
hi guys,,(import help/honda..) this v6 legend just stalled out on rd,,,spark (orange)ok ?? in time, replaced t/belt since i checked cyl/crank sensor ,behind front cam gear ,ohm out great,,,new/ timing belt installed,,,no codes from computer,,,if i set a code f...
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1992 BMW 318i 1.8L timing chain VIN: WBACA5313N
Hi BMW friends,I have towed in this 318i with timing chain issue .Am not familiar with BMW. Do we have other damage ,(bent valves , pistons etc.?) Thanks!
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L srs VIN: WBAHD6328S
Have a bmw scan tool, keep getting code 24 - drivers seat belt problem. Have replaced latch mechanism, and still problem persists. Can't find any information in Alldata or Mitchell on this problem, no way to know what the voltages should be. We have a 3 wire c...
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1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE632XS
This vehicle came to us with an ignition miss on acceleration. Inspection of the ignition coils revealed the valve cover gaskets had failed and all of the spark plug connectors were swelled. Hoping this was the cause of the misfire, we replaced the valve cover... Trouble codes: 1221 (oxygen sensor-bank 1)
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L cooling system VIN: WBADM633XX
This vehicle came in with overheating problems about 1 month ago. We have removed the cylinder head and had it tested for cracks. Replaced the thermostat and had the valve job done on the engine and the car ran fine until the water pump broke about 1 week ago....
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1969 Cadillac deville 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GCEL12Y4T
customer was told previously that the head gaskets were leaking(failed hydrocarbon test)so he added stop leak and drove for about two months. then the vehicle started over heating all of the time.we performed a hydrocarbon test and it passed. we found rad fan ...
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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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1993 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L abs VIN: 1GHR34AZBZ
I have bleed the system many times her is how i did it i opened the internal bleed screws and then held in the reset switches on the bottom and then presure bleeed the system but still no pedal. If you look at the reset swiches on the bottom of the unit one sw...
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1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDU06E1V
Thanks in advance for any help on this Venture van in for a missfire in passing gear. Well its more like a govener.Cuts out at around 4500 rpm.s in all forward gears(havent tryed reverse).Fuel preesure fine at 45psi. I've changed fuel filter,checked ignition,a...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L engine VIN: 1G1JC124XX
i have this 99 cav. that does not want to produce any heat. it came in with a complaint of driving down the highway the heat is not hot. test drove & coolant temp got down to 120 deg. put in a oe t-stat & drove again. same thing. pulled off lower hose & no coo...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L bucks VIN: 2GCEK19T3X
This truck under accel in drive will set U1041, turn on abs light and brake light, start to buck and lose data stream to the mastertech. You can create all this in the shop except the bucking while power breaking it in drive but not ever in reverse. In fact pu... Trouble codes: U1041 (Loss of EBCM comm.)
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L coolant in the oil VIN: 1GCEK19T8Y
Hi to all and thanks ahead of time. We have a very clean one owner 2000 Chevy 1500 silverado pickup. All the sudden it started using coolant. The customer added coolant a couple of times . We drained the engine oil and found a lot of coolant in the oil. We ...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Trans/ Engine VIN: 1GCGG25R7Y
Hi IATN members, Have tried to figure this van out but have had no luck. This van stalls when put into gear D or R and light power brake. Have had update for this condition from dealer TSB. Sent to trans shop for Tcc solenoid out of specs,drove a week. Va...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 2GCEC19W21
Hey guys have a hair puller, this truck was towed in had very weak spark, replaced cap and rotor, spark came was now normal, but we have no ground signal from computer to ijectors. fuel pressure is good. Of corse mitchell says replace computer, we did 2 differ...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L p0420 VIN: 2G1WH55K81
Have run car on Modis and shows OK. Fuel at speed looks good. Map and maf in range. LT fuel trim show -6 to -2 as you drive down the road log flat strech shows +2 to -3. Temp OK timing and all els look in spec. What have I missed? Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat Efficiency low bank one)
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2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: 2C2C3HE66G
i've got a strange one here. we have a 300m that has an erratic fuel gauge reading. when it gets to the quarter mark, it drops to empty then after a few seconds it bounces back up to a quarter. it does this till you fill up again. we've checked the sender and ...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Headlights VIN: 1B7KF2364W
Customer complaint of no headlights. Confirmed. High beam lights come on when you hold up on the dimmer switch lever. Day Time Running Lights come on with the ignition switch in the run position. 40 amp. fuse good. Not sure that I have an accurate wiring diagr...
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L No Start, mil on VIN: 2B3HD46R5X
Will start only if CMP disconnected, then it can be connected. Will set a code (just recharged battery after sitting, can't find number in chart?) for CMP/CPS out of sync. Checked waveforms, out of sync per Chrysler techline- the only way I see this could be f... Trouble codes: P0340
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1999 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L light on VIN: 1B4GP5467X
Have a customer that has a FD code but has no problems. Local dealer says it can not have the code our books do not list the code and the red brick is no help with the code. So if anybody can steer me in the right direction I would greatly apreciate it. Tha... Trouble codes: FD
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Hesitation VIN: 1B4HSZ8N2Y
hello i have a 2000 durango with a 4.7 has no power drives like a plugged cat. no dtc set replaced cam sensor per bulletin. removed ex tested injectors.
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L SRS system VIN: 2B3HD46R6Y
Car was brought to us from used car dealer. Car was an auction purchase and only history we have is what was listed above. With airbag light on our DRB3 pulled a non-numeric code---no cluster message and a second non-numeric code---no message from AECM(airbag ...
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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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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25M8L
Hey everyone, we have a f-250 truck with a 7.3 that wont start after hot soak, starts great in the cold, once warmed up and truck is shut off for 10-20 minutes it dosn't want to re-start, excessive cranking ( if the batterys hold up long enough) it will someti...
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1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, BLOWS oil out exhaus VIN: 1FTJW35F5R
7.3 powerstroke came off trailer blowing oil out exhaust pipe and leaking oil out of driver side cyl bank at exhaust pipe from drivers side exh. manifold to back of turbo major quantities of oil at that pipe and tail pipe and not too mention gobs of smoke. Che...
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Headlights, signal lights, wipers VIN: 1FTCR14UXS
I have no headlights, but have dash lights and tail lights. Turn signals and wipers not working. I have checked fuses, for all these and they are ok. I took a hot jumper wire to the fuse box for headlights and they come on, same on wiper motor. Seems to be pro...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 4.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTEF25Y1T
Hello everyone, This truck has been giving us fits for the last month or so. Every time we get the truck in the shop off the wrecker or go to look at it seem to be okay. Recently stalled while driving and would not restart. Found no spark condition with no sig... Trouble codes: P0320, P0420, P0232
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1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP53S6T
vehicle came in with a check engine light on . checked dtcs found code p 1413 air pump monitor circuit low while air pump commanded on.follwed diagnostic trouble chart and found air solid state relay bad.replaced solid state relay cleared codes .codes can back... Trouble codes: P1413
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L starter VIN: 1FMDU35P1V
customer complained turning over slow.avr test,starter draw 300amps, altenator output no apms, test battery,passed test. replace starter,replace altenator. still turns over slow as if timing too far advanced. retest battery, failed test. replace battery. probl...
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1998 Ford Contour 2.0L Power door locks VIN: 3XWK306412
Guys ive got this 98 countour that is acting really strange. I read another post on IATN that had the exact same symptoms. This car will lock and unlock the doors by its self constantly if the key is in the ignition doors are shut or what. The only way to make...
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP663OX
this car everything is ok when its here i have tried a new front o2 sensor and a new maf sensor after about one week it will set the code again ican not find a vac leek please help thank you bill [...] Trouble codes: P0171
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP34P0Y
Good morning. Ive a 2000 Focus that came in with a SES lite on. Code PO303, #3 cylinder misfire, customer wanted to tune the engine up since it wasnt acting up at the time. We did that and reset the computer. Car came back in two weeks with same code stored. D...
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L rear suspension VIN: 3FAFP3136Y
while driving and hitting bumps hard get a loud noise like upper shock mounts pulled them off and inspected them appear to be good cannot recreate problem on hoist
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10E11
Hi techs,this Ranger has a driveability issue(bad idle and surge at cruise speeds) with codes;po172 - po175 rich both banks. Also codes;po401 - po402 egr flow insufficient and egr flow excessive. I have install a new mass air flow,egr pressure sensor,2 oxygen ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P0401, P0402
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAHP53U72
this is a tough one. need your help. this car starts fine revs fine under no load and under normal acceleration is fine. problem is when pressing the gas harder or getting to higher speeds it surges, hesitates and no acceleration. release gas peddle everything...
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2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L drl VIN: 1FAFP55S44
Looking for a way to deactivate the DRL's on this detective's vehicle. This unit has Ford's new Smart Junction Box (SJB) which is integrated with the under dash fuse/relay junction and is similar to a BCM. I have looked at Alldata wiring which does not detail ...
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2GTEK13T84
hi master techs! need help on this one! I also have posted 0n gm tech forum. hold gas pedal to maintain 800 rpm for 2 min let off and vehicle almost stalls 300 rpm ,has stalled on me once so far cust concern is it does this on highway when exiting or even in c...
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1989 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGED3643K
hello honda people.this civic dx tbi has like a light miss to hard lean miss about 1 minute after cold start and last about 15 to 20 seconds. the temp here in the morning is about 50 to 65 degrees.after that car runs perfect.so being temp related first thing I...
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2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLPD18651
vehicle came in with engine misfire and code p0304. checked and replaced spark plugs. misfire gone and runs great. have no other driveability problems. Cleared codes, ck. engine light starts to flash, and after 2'nd engine run cycle, will reset code p0304. I d... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire 4)
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1996 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, NO POWER VIN: KMHCF24F8T
Re-checked cam timing and found to be one tooth off. Have smoke tested (no leaks), checked to make sure cams weren't reversed (OK), checked firing order, replaced plugs (incorrect gap), replaced dead pre-cat O2 sensor, checked exhaust backpressure (normal), ch...
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L 2-3 and 3-4 shifts VIN: JNKBY31AOV
Hello, this Q45 has 1-2 shift only. There was a P0744 TCC code stored in the PCM. Throttle switch and TPS appear to be working just fine, and I've disconnected the TPS and road tested with no change. I've cleared the code (thought maybe some sort of limp mode)...
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1993 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SAJKW1745P
Car came in with complaint of no power, appearing as if running out of gas. Upon examination, this is what I found: Disconnect Fuel injection coolant sensor - no change; still runs. Disconnect throttle position sensor - no change; still runs. Disconnect air fl...
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1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L shifting VIN: 1JKEUXDNDY
This is an AW-4 trans. At times, when driving (hwy. speeds) and light accel, the trans seems to shift up and down. It almost feels like a skip but you can tell it is in the trans. The tach will jump up but the trans doesn't slip. I have already replaced the sp...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L oil press gauge VIN: 1J4GW5858S
Driving down the road at different speeds, oil pressure gauge goes all the way up past 80 psi. Sensor had a corroded terminal so the sensor and wiring pigtail was replaced. Customer reports same problem. This is very intermittent and long trips (i.e. over 100 ...
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2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L right rear electric window VIN: JHBD182910
cannot locate info for testing drivers master switch or body control module, rr window wont go up with master switch but works normal with rr door switch
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Shifting VIN: 1LNHM87A81
Vehicle came in with 734,735,745 & 795 codes & could find no problems. I called autoline & went thru a trouble shooting procedure, which showed no problems.I cleared the codes & everything worked fine for 300 miles & then the CEL light came on & now I have 734...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Engine knock VIN: 1YVGE22C7V
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 97 626 in and it has horrible noise at the top of the engine. It is not lifter tick, it is like the cams are knocking on the bottom of the valve cover. If you reve it up, its gets pretty loud. We...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L timing chain VIN: WDBGB34E3P
vehicle came in two weeks ago with a leaking head gasket, cool!,, removed cylinder head following alldata information. timing of the injection pump to the crank and cam calls for a special tool to hold pump in time, is there a substitute tool to hold pump in t...
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1989 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L No Start VIN: JA3CU26X7K
Customer drove it to the store, Parked it, came back and car would crank and not start. Car was towed to the shop. It cranks good, No injector pulse, Spark is O.K. Verified power & grounds to PCM, check fuses and control relay, seems O.K. Checked TPS, Air Flow...
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1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JA4MR41H3S
Hi Group, This vehicle came to us with a hevy engine knock, the engine was run low on oil and took out the bottome end. We installed a used engine and transfered the orginal intake and sensors. After this the vehicle sits it stalls mostly cold, I tried to go t...
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1996 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L wont set monitors VIN: JA3AA11A8T
This little Mits. is givin us fits! The vehicle had failed its IM test. Thier garage determiner it was an O2 failure, did repairs and sent it to us. (We certify "gross Polluters") There is no problem with emissions now, but we cannot get the monitors to set. W...
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y9T
My problem is no EGR vacuum to EGR Transducer or valve. I have checked all passages and there is no clogging. I unhooked the EGR solenoid valve harness and got good vacumm and the system worked and I got got good vacuum to the transducer and the valve worked b... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Recirculation), P0325 (Knock Sensor)
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y01
I am the second shop this vehicle has been to . Last shop replace the intake timing sensors. These 2 codes keep coming cback. I have tested all o2 sensors as far as the catalys effiency goes all seems well. Trouble codes: P0430, P1110
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L No Start, WEAK INJECTOR PULSE VIN: 1G2NE15D3S
this is a stranjge one, injectors 1-4 on one circuit 2-3 on another-if #1 is plugged in lose pulse on #4 or vis versa same with #2 or #3 if all are unplugged get a strong injector pulse im definetly scratching my head on this one and injector scratch test does...
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2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L abs module VIN: 1G2JB12411
This cars traction lamp, red brake lamp are on all the time with a code c1275, ECM request traction off. Power and ground at the pcm and ebcm are good. Any help would be appretiated.
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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Abs light VIN: WPOAB2966L
I have a 1990 C4 with an intermittent abs problem. When the car first came in it had a code 13 Valve Relay intermittent, I replaced the relay, reset all codes and immediately the light came back on and I had different codes, this time for both front and rh rea...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Engine VIN: WPOCA298XW
Good afternoon Porsche techs.I had this car towed in today after the customer began noticing clouds of blue smoke billowing from the rear of the car.We brought the car in to check it out and noticed that I have a lot of vacuum at the dipstick tube and the oil ...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DD58N5X
Hello SAAB techs - This one does something I have never seen before, but maybe some one of you has. When idling, in gear or in Park, the engine will suddenly stumble badly and often stall. Restart is immediate, never requires more than a second's crank. There ...
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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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1991 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L head gasket? VIN: JT2EL43BXM
Hello all! I am writing because I have a unique problem. I have been working on this '91 Tercel because it smoked pretty good (the blue kind). It had good vacuum (21 in/hg), but compression was low on 3 and 4 cylinder. I honed the cylinders, re-ringed the pist...
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2VK12E1P
Howdy from MO. I need some input from some wise Toyota techs. This Camry came in on the hook with a no start condition. You guessed it, when I turned the key it started right up. I let it run, did some checks & test drove-OK. Turned the car off & then it would...
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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L oil light VIN: WAUEJ58C3P
After a couple of weeks of driving this car on and off with a full battery of jumper wires attached between the oil pressure switches and related wiring, the light finally came on. I performed the procedure that Rick from Iowa suggested, the light stayed on, s...
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1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 700r4 Trans VIN: 1GCDC14K8K
The fix was a replacment transmission 3-4 clutch pack was gone. Not sure if anything I did was to blame I did replace detent cable and added an aux. cooler and new tranny works fine Thanks for everyones response . Hope I can recepticate some day
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1991 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L compass
Well thanks everyone for the helpful advise! I took the Caprice to a parking lot last night and pointed it north, pressed the calibration button, and it's working great! Not sure why the car's owner's manual didn't tell me anything about this thing, other than...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transmission VIN: 1GNDT13W3S
Well - as it turns out the 3-2 shift solenoid was bad. The scan tool through us for a loop. I gues you cannot rely 100% on the tools information. Thanks for all the support. It did help.
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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WW12M9T
Well after pulling my hair out double checking every thing with the help of John Thornton we determined that the MAF was causing the lean condition and that the PCM was causing the high idle problem. The PCM was sending a very stange noisy signal on the 5v ref... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean).
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1997 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Steering VIN: 1GCGK24R8V
After I purchased a P.S. pressure gauge set, I got the vehicle back in. I rechecked EVO output & checked pressure. It was a little higher than spec (175 instead of 120), but on a 2000 psi gauge it didn't bother me much. Slight turning of the steering shaft rai...
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z82
i think this is a fix the car would only misfire cold i switched plugs around//coils and wires//but it never felt like ign miss only at idle//the fuel pressure was never right at idle so i warrantied a pump and that gained 5lbs with new filter//but would still... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GCEC14W91
I want to personally thank all 21 replies I received. Most all of the replies feel this is a very common problem with GM trucks.I found out from the posts there is a special GM lube for the yoke.Also there is a TSB stating to replace the yoke with a new nickel...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Drivers side temp VIN: 1GNDT13SX2
I pulled the control head out of the dash to gain access to the wires. I patiently tested all the wiring with a labscope. I found I could read a voltage drop out spike on the left temp actuator feedback circuit twice in about an hour of testing it. I also foun...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L 2 way radio VIN: 1G3NRY4VWM
Well I need to tip my hat to Daryn from Washington. he suggested to ck the cap & rotor for corrission I ended up taking some time off and one of our other tech look at the truck and ck the cap and found it to be bad. I want to thank all of the tech that offere...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Hesitation VIN: 2G1WF55E42
Hey Guys, I appreciate all of the responses to this problem. As a few suggested I pulled the O2 sensor and checked the back pressure. I also took it for a road test with the sensor out of the pipe.What a difference in performance. As a fairly new vehicle I was...
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1990 Dodge Dynasty 3.0L No Start VIN: 1B3XC463XL
Well the customer decided to tow the vehicle out. I did get a stream of fuel from the regulator though so that was the problem. Thanks for all the replies.
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1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES27C7T
thanks everyone to response.the egr valve was open partialy installed new egr and transducer. all is well. idle ok no miss.thank million. Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 rich).
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Surge, Stall, has no power VIN: 1FTCR10A3R
I had several great input on the old ford problem, they were saying possible egr coming in to soon or possible pressure regulator.And a possible throttle body problem. The fix for this car was to Clean the throttle body and then I also cleaned the injectors th...
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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FMDU35P6V
Unfortunately, I was not able to fix this yet. I say yet because we just got the vehicle back, but I need to close this post today. I received 33 replies with approxiately 16 different suggestions. I have listed them in order of occurence. The number after the...
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L erratic line pressure VIN: 1FTCR15X5V
Hello all: Thanks for the help,I found no wiring problems that might cause the ground voltage, Aaron [...] suggested switching the two shift solenoids around to correct the signal to the pcm. I have decided to return the truck to the trans shop, if they did in...
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTSS34F6W
with more diag time and a phone call to ford hot line i did find that the epr will keep working until the engine has a temp of 156 degress. after the temp was reached the epr did stop working and ford said to not worry about the po476 code !!! ok
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L 3rd gear VIN: 1FTZR15X1Y
thanks for all the replies on this unit.i was advised that the trans. doesnt shift all gears all the time when in a ranger.that saved major hair pulling.i was informed of a seperator plate with bonded gasket from ford and a replacement epc valve plug.all ideas...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L front differential VIN: 1FTRW08L12
I chose to reassemble , refill with syn fluid and told the customer to be back for the next oil change for me to take a look thanks for all the input.
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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10U73
Well Kids,end of the line. Having exhausted all avenues and still no change in the misfire our manager decided the problem had to be internal engine...probably valves, and the owner declined to go further. Can't say that I disagree, but, would like to have fol... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0304, P0306, P1316.
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1993 GMC K3500 Sierra 5.7L carrier case
thanks for the replies. at this point the veh. is back together as was. most replies suggested excessive wheel spin at some point[must have been previous owner]to cause case and side gear wear. Since there is no immediate problem i will schedule when its convi...
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1997 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDM19WGV
we used the other tests the members advised and came to the conclusion the probelm was the fuel pump. we replaced the pump and took the old pump apart for inspection. we found that the brushes were burnt and the pump was going to totally fail very soon. the va...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L abs VIN: 1HGCB7673N
Unfortunately none of the replies have helped. The code I get is for the pump motor circuit. The replies covered the pump motor overrun code. Here's what I learned though: The abs pump/accumulator assembly goes bad quite frequently and must be serviced as an...
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1988 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L first gear-popping out VIN: 2CCV81J6J8
Well this jeep finally is fixed. It turned out the problem was caused by the first rebuild, And know one caught it. Turns out that the first-second gear slider was put in reverse. Evedently there are three retainer palls to hold slider to first gear, so it loc...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L turn signals VIN: 1J4FF48S4Y
Ok, I got some good replies. Some said try jeepsunlimited.com, Standard Motor Products (SMP Bluestreak), get used sockets from the salvage yard, use similar style socket & modify them to fit, try Dorman. A few said they believe they got these from NAPA. Anothe...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L driving lights VIN: 1J4GW48SX4
Thanks to Trent from Wisconsin and Jim from Ontario! Both replies were right on. Jim said that the sensor harness was under the instrument cluster and that's where we found it. With the cluster removed the sensor harness was found between the cluster housing a...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Very fast idle VIN: WDBDA29D5K
Thank you to all responding members of this group. Probably the best advice was given by Max [...] who wrote 'Stop... and check the basics...' After taking a deep breath and starting again, I discovered the closed throttle contacts in the air flow position indi...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Transfer case VIN: WDB1234567
The fix was replacing the steering angle sensor which I did not think this car had since it didn't have stability control.I first replaced one of the front abs sensors that was out of spec,but this didn't change my symptom.Richard [...] jus...
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1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2MFLM54W0X
Most people recommended that I try the PCM/EEC relay and test the grounds. We had cleaned the grounds and tried known good relays to no avail. We have also performed extensive Wiggle Tests. Two people reflected our thought that the PCM has failed. We will neve...
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1991 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L turbocharger
The problem wuth the car was a major boost leak as what all those gentlemen that replied had adviced. I had to replace the turbocharger completely due to the impeller got misaligned and destroyed the shaft completely. The owner of the vehicle just bought a sli...
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1985 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1HZ1452F
Well after a trip to the dealer for a new set of injectors, new pressure regulator, and new injector wiring (all under warranty) the Z is running better, but still too rich (5 to 6% CO). After checking the ECM #'s, found that according to Nissan, this vehicle ...
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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L automatic door locks VIN: 1G3WH55M6R
Another problem solved thanks to iatn. Most everybody said to read the owners manual, that it should have a procedure to disable the automatic door locks. They were correct, the owners manual said to remove a 20 amp fuse #8 in the lower fuse pannel below the g...
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1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C1S
Terry from florida helped a bunch.I do not have information on this vehicle it belongs to a friend and I work in a euro shop.Disconnected the battery,shorted the cables together,reconnect,roadtest for about 30 miles.Idle was relearned,all is good.Thanks Andy Trouble codes: 85 (throttle body cleaning required).
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1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L park actuator pedal VIN: 1P4GP44GXW
Thanks to all replies, We had rear brakes to tight and the release handle cable was binding, we installed new cable and vehicle has been in service for two weeks, customer still has no problems with the parking brake. Thanks to this network of awesome techs/st...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48K41
The fix for this problem occured as a result of inspecting the purge solenoid and hoses to the solenoid. Since this a turbocharged car the hose from the throttle housing to the purge solenoid is T'ed and has 2 check valves. One of the hoses goes to the throttl... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP Gross leak).
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1997 Saturn SL 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZFS286V
I updated and reset the pcm with a GM flash reprogramer. It fixed the egr calibration problem, but created another. It reset the crank senson calibration. Neither of my scanners could relearn the crank sensor. I have a SNAP-ON and a GENISYS. Mitchell had no us... Trouble codes: P1404 (egr pos. incorrect).
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1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L defogger VIN: 1G8ZK5279V
thanks again to you saturn tech's,,6 replys,,,help a lot,,after seeing electrical lay out,,,the door chime was the fix... thanks again for the help...new one on the way...i did a little wire jumping here and there,,,it has to be it (door chime module) new one ...
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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L pinging VIN: 1NXBR12E32
customer has an appt with the dealer, they already have told him that the mil should be on! no knocking and all fuel trim looks good. cleaned already clean maf, no missfires. vvti test with spx genisis tests good. if customer returns with answers i will post i...
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