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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L Mechanical VIN: 1VWRD4EFRP
Greetings to all audi techs, I have an old 2.8 motor that is kicking our butts. The thing has a oil leak that we cannot seem to fix. So far we have done head gaskets,valve covers,valley pan gasket,lower sump gasket. The leak has gotten less but is still there....
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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L convertor VIN: WAUBG34D4W
Converter seems to hunt in and out of lock up at 45 to 55 MPH at light throttle, no codes stored, when problem happens trans is in 5th gear, converter is in control, solenoid at .5 amps and you see no change but converter seems to surge in and out.I am about t...
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUBA24B7X
This is an auction car that we foolishly let in. Sounded like a good story..90K, lack of heat at idle...water pump impeller must be sticking on the block. WRONG! Sometimes we do 3 or 4 of these Audi front of the engine services a week..12 valve or 30 valve, d...
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1988 BMW 325is 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAA1306J
Vehicle cuts out under heavy acceleration and feels as though the ignition was momentarly shut off. The MIL illumnates only while the problem is occuring and no codes are stored. Condition lasts for about 1 second. Using a scope while driving the igntion out p...
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1998 BMW 328is 2.8L soft top VIN: WBADK8320T
Hi ladies and gentlmen. we run in the problem with this 98 bmw 328 convertible,we replaced 1 rear lid lock down cable of the soft top system ,now the top and rear lid not synchronized to eachother,press switch to close the top when top up,the rear lid did not ...
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Oil Warning Light VIN: WBABM3348Y
The car has a problem with the Amber or Yellow "Oil Can" light coming on after starting. The engine needs to be about 2-3K and the Yellow Oil Can light will come on. Engine makes no noise, oil level is full. The red light is on during KOEO (Key On Engine Off) ...
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1988 Buick Regal Limited 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G4WD14WXJ
I'm experiencing an injector/computer problem. The problem occurs any time it's in the mood, closed or open loop. As the vehicle is running, I show good spark and good injector pulse. When the vehicle is dying out, the noid light I've plugged into the injector...
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1997 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 264WS52M3V
This one is my fault, when changing lower intake gasket I got some pushrod out of order and broke 1 pushrod and bent 1, but worse I bent 2 intake valves. So replaced valves and pushrods, Car fired right up with a SLIGHT miss, SES lights up with PO300, scanned ... Trouble codes: P0300
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1969 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Windshield Wipers VIN: 194379S728
Inoperable windshield wipers, cowl cover is open but no motor operation, Looking for a wiring diagram for the windshield wiper system, Switch and motor have power to some wires, not sure which are correct, Switch appears to need to be grounded??? Email c&jauto...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Entire System VIN: 1GCCS14Z5R
We've all had this situation before! Customer brings vehicle in, is headed out of town in a few days, needs it back ASAP, tried to repair it themselves. They put on a new master cylinder, I don't think they bench bled it, and a new brake booster. They had the ...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GNFK16K5S
okay you gm studs. i have a 95 chevy sub k1500 that wants to dog down only when the throttle is applied only in gear, i noticed on the scanner, there is a ccp selonoid that kicks on & it's duty cycle is 100%. when the selonoid is off (in park, in gear at idle)...
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GNDU06D8S
van will start with timing cont. grounded set timing unground cont and restart backfires thru throttle body. timing chain has about 4 degress slope is this enough to give me this problem thanks in advance
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1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions
CUSTOMER JUST BOUTGH THE TRUCK. WE HAVE HIGH NoX, READING. I WAS TESTING THE EGR AND THE SELENOID. I HAVE VACUM, POWER AND GROUND FROM THE ECM WHEN I HAVE THE SCANNER CONNECT ONLY.THE SELENOID SEND OR APPLIED VACUUM TO EGR VALVE. BUT WITHOUT SCANNER THE ECM DO...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G1JF5248X
Thanks for any help received! This vehicle misfires only in cylinder #1. The compression is 170psi. On the scanner you can see the misfire data for all cylinders and it only shows it misfiring for #1 cylinder. Vacuum readings are good. We thought that it might... Trouble codes: P0301
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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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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 3500 7.4L tcc.slip VIN: 1GCHG39J1Y
Hello I need some help with this trans problem. This trans is a4l80e.Has code 1870 slip code checked tcc. slip speed goes up to 250rpm.when tcc. is commanded on.Slip speed shouldnt be over 110rpm.This causes trans to go into fail safe mode stays in 3rd. gear u...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Passlock VIN: 1GNCT18WOY
This Blazer will not start when the Security light is flashing. After waiting about 10 to 15 minutes the Security lights goes out and the truck starts. Owner is tired of getting stuck in mall parking lots. The fuel pressure and the ignition system is fine. Thi...
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1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1C3XY66R6M
Vehicle passes all emissions at high rpm but fails NOx at low rpm. I didn't think to note the %'s and customer kept the reports. It's always been my understanding with NOx being high we were dealing with catalytic converter or EGR valve. So far EGR replacement...
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2001 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L Left front brake VIN: KLAJB52ZX1
Thanks in advance for reading this post. My niece owns this 2001 Daewoo which she purchased new. At 49,000 miles, I replaced just the pads on front. They had to be replaced again at approximately 120,000 so this time I changed the pads but I turned the rotors ...
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1993 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2B3BD56F7P
Customer brought car to us complaining that the check engine light was on. When I brought car into shop I noticed a minor miss at idle and a major miss in gear. I ran for codes and got a code for misfire on Cyl no. 2. Checked to make sure no. 2 was missing, ye...
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1997 Dodge B2500 5.2L Misfire VIN: 2B6HB21Y3V
Hi Guys, This vehicle came in with MIL on, Code Po302, #2 cyl misfire. After complete tune-up, cleared code, road tested & everything OK, no MIL. 3 days later, vehicle is back, same code. Good compression, good spark, good fuel pressure. Swapped #2 & #4 injec... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire on 2 cylinder)
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Z8W
HELP ME Mr. WIZARD! This is a well maintained Ram with a random/ intermittant misfire. sets po305 code every 100 0r so miles. Scoped ignition secondary, checked compression and all the basics,cleaned injectors,changed worn spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor. sw... Trouble codes: P0305
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2001 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Driving/Fog lamps VIN: 1B3ES46C71
This car is a one owner, never been wrecked vehicle. The customer complaint is that the fog lights flash. I've voltage dropped the grounds, and checked the amperage draw for any type of resistence. No problems found. Following All Data's Fog Lamp Diagnostic ch...
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2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L long crank time when cold VIN: 1B7HG38N32
Hey all, got a problem child here. First start in morning or even after sitting for an hour or so, get a real long crank time 7 to 12 seconds before start up. After it starts, will restart with no delay unless it sits for a while. I thought fuel pressure drop ...
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WD24D74203
We pulled codes with Carsoft and found a long list of codes of which only misfire and #3 injector were decipherable. We performed a fuel induction service and replaced the fuel filter but the problem still happens intermittently. Has anyone had these symptoms ... Trouble codes: P1400 (p0428-), P0428 (p0412-), P0412 (p1802-), P1802 (p00a2-), P00A2 (p7312-), P7312
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2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L No fluid pumping VIN: 1D7HG48N93
This vehicle has just come in on a roll-back. The only thing I have done is run scan check with snap-on. Won't pull forward or reverse. Has a code for L/R pressure switch. Truck will not roll backwards with engine running or shut off. I tried switching t-case ...
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2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L speed signal VIN: 1D4HD48N25
i am building this durango for a local police agency for which i work as a tech. i have to hhok up a radar system to a wire in the vehicle that gives a vehicle speed signal that will not interfere with the pcm operation or set any codes. can anyone give me a c...
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1992 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Brake Pedal VIN: 2FDKF37M3N
Vehicle came into us 6 mos. after having a master replaced at another shop. pedal was fading again. inspected the system, drums and rotors are within specs, replaced master, same problem, replaced abs modulator, same prob. pedal does not fade with engine off (...
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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L noise VIN: 1FALP4044R
This veicle has a metal tinging noise on acceleration it seems to be coming from the transmission area or rear of motor, have removed transmission and check engine plate and replaced flywheel and engine plate but still has noise on acceleration.
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAKP1136X
I thought i would ask first before i started to take apart. The custmer of course doesn't want to spend anything. The car is making a knocking noise, when idling. doesn't get anybetter on accel. sounds like the timing belt area. It looks like it might have a m...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L p/s pump VIN: 1FTWW32F7X
Hi guys, this one is a puzzler for me. 99 F-350 Superduty had no problems till a dog runs out in front of it. The owner slams on the brakes and suddenly gets an awful power steering noise, like its out of fluid but the fluid level is ok. Vehicle still steers e...
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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 Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5341Y
Good afternoon guys Ive inherted this windstar from another repair shop.It will intermittenly set lean codes for both banks after about 2 days of driving.My ignition system is perfect and i cannot detect any vacume leaks at all.I cleaned out the mass air flow ... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 174 (lean bank 2)
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L steering column VIN: 1FAFP33P9Y
This started out as one of the miserable Focus fall-apart lock cylinders. This one was particularly hard to dig out of there. But now, we have a steering column that has "fallen in" and we can't figure out how to dig it out. At some unknown time in the midst o...
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10D71
Runs ok on road, idles up and down. See no problems on scanner. Idle reminds me of a Windstar idle when a IMRC actuator is bad. This has a IMSC system. I can't get to the actuator linkage without pulling the intake. Before I do, let me ask some questions. the ...
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1991 Geo Storm 2+2 GSi 1.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: J81RT235XM
compression good 150 accross timiing belt on marks,spark good, injection good, but will not start unless we crank dist to one side moved wires on cap ran better but still stalled set up cams and crank dead nut in time but rotor out 90 degrees and it starts put...
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2000 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L low beams VIN: 1GKEK63R9Y
low beams inop. day time running lights & high beams work ok. we replaced the drl module & drl diode. still does not work. the wiring from the low beam headligts to the firewall is confimed ok. both low beam bulbs were replaced. we no not have a tech 3 to comm...
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L poor fuel mileage VIN: 1GKDT13W81
Happy new year.We've got this 01 Jimmy 4x4 with a complaint of poor fuel mileage. Scan ECM and no codes stored in memory.Fuel pressure is OK and no leaks from the regulator. On a test drive with scanner hooked up, the only unusual thing I see is O2 sensor ,ban...
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2001 GMC W4500 Forward W4S042 5.7L trans case VIN: 4KDC4B1R31
This Isuzu NPR look-a-like has a crack in the bell housing from the left lower bolt hole to engine and extends up and over the bell housing to about a 2 o'clock position. The trans is a 4L80E. It vibrates in neutral (or any gear for that matter) and with the t...
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2001 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK66U31
I Need help with Mode 6 data. Cel on with code for evap vent problem. Original valve leaked when scanner energized it (closed) or when ground wire attatched to white wire( computer ground). Was replaced with new solonoid from dealer. This one leaked also. Got ... Trouble codes: P0446
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2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1845Y
Customer scheduled for tune up due to stalling problem and mileage on vehicle. Performed tune up, road tested and ran fine, no codes at this time. Customer calls back week later, mil on, still stalling with bad gas mileage. Code p0172 stored in memory. Recheck... Trouble codes: P0172
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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 Accent 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVD14N8T
I checked for other post on this and saw a couple that were unresovled. I thought they might be old so I'll run it up the flag pole again. This Accent came in with both a 133 and 136 code. We replaced the front and rear o2s. It came back a week later with the ... Trouble codes: 136 (rear o2 no activity detected)
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1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 4S2CY58Z7N
Quit running while driving, towed to shop. No spark led to discovery of bad lead to spark coil and metal tab broken off distributor rotor. Replaced coil wire & rotor & cap after fishing pieces of rotor tab from distributor housing. Now able to start with start...
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1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJAV1346G
I'm thinking I'm missing something simple here but can't figure it out. Intermittantly, though most of the time, the fuel mixture on this thing will go to about 4%-5% CO when the o2 sensor is connected. Without O2 sensor the CO is less than 1% and HC about 100...
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2004 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L drive shaft VIN: 1J4FA39S04
hello Jeep guys, i have this 04 Wrangler X. it is my personal car, and i have this weird click/clunk from the drive line on accel. as the drive line loads up there is a click or clunk, seems from the rear. jeep dealer replaced the rear drive yoke, and the u-jo...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Drive-axles VIN: 1J8HR58285
Complaint Service 4wd lamp comes on ,I can't duplicate ,but code in final drive control module { C141D }rear differential control circuit low.I check connectors at rear diff solenoid & connector on Final drive control module,ohmed out circuit T312 & T301 all o...
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1988 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1FC331XJ
Please Help! I don't have scanner capabilities to check this thing for codes. Sometimes it runs perfect, other times we start it, it sounds like it is missing. The idle will be up and down and it has no power or throttle response. It sounds like it is down a c...
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L cyl head VIN: JM1TA2218S
We don't see many of these rockets made by J.A.Pan-I would like some advance information before I start ripping this vehicle apart. 2 problems- first, this engine has a cold start up clatter that sounds like it is coming from the rear cyl head- do these engine...
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1996 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L bucking VIN: JM3LV5232T
drive car for about 50 miles, check engine light codes p0134, p0140, p0170, p01170 appear. changed mass air flow, fuel pump, fuel filter and o2 sensors. when check engine comes on, car will buck at around 40 mph on acceleration. can't get problem to happen in ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L engine VIN: WDBGA76E7R
Hello,need help with this one.This V-12 smokes mostly out of right tailpipe on acceleration after warmup like an old train. I mean a lot!Customer says that never happened before.Old harnesses looked very bad, especially the ones by MAF sensor connectors.The ca...
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61LXX
Just helping out another tech in the shop with this car. Appears to have a vacuum leak under the plenum or thereabouts. We use a pressurized smoke machine to force smoke in to the intake manifold. Getting trace amounts of smoke from underneath the plenum. My q... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
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1994 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 6MMAC4958R
i can only scan the computer when engine is cold as it warms up my scanner gets a communication error and will not work again until engine is cool the scanner is a mt2500 and works fine on other cars so its doesnt appear to be the scanner
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L left cam VIN: JA4LS31H31
need some help, thoughts etc. from you guys and gals if possible. thanks for taking time to read this. we towed this montero sport in a few days ago. the left cam sprocket bolt and pin had sheared and of course the belt came off. at first it apeared that possi...
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1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6SD11S6V
Thanx in advance for your time. I have a truck that will not rev. past about 2500 to 3500 rpm (it varies) and is popping back through the throttle body. There are no codes and the truck is not operating in a failure or limp mode. I unbolted the exhaust at the ...
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1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L 4 th gear VIN: 1NHDL01D7W
Dear Members, The transmission shop told this customer to come to our shop. This 98 Nissan Altima has delay shifting to Overdrive. Customer stated that this problem started a month ago. The automatic transmission shifts up to 3rd gear without problem, but 4th ...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D6Y
Customer brought in with lean code bank 1 and lack of power esp. cold, tested and found bad MAF, replaced MAF cleared codes. customer returned week later check engine light on. p0420 cat efficiency below threshhold bank 1. Tested Oxygen sensors, ok. Replaced... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat Efficiency Below threshhold bank 1), P0430 (Cat Efficiency Below threshhold bank 2)
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D9Y
this monster came in like 3 months ago with p1320 and p0171, the customer complained of a rough idle when cold, i called nissan to price out a coil and they said they replace all 6 coils at one time, of course extended warranty would only approve 2 coils(which... Trouble codes: P1320 (ign sig. primary), P0171 (lean on bank 1)
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR64H81
I have an intermittent code p0410. I replaced the electric air pump because the previous air pump went bad. Every time I test the car, everything works. After the customer drove the car 1,000 miles, the light came back on. Can the contacts in the air pump rela... Trouble codes: P0410
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Timing Chain VIN: WAUGB28D5X
Well, no service records, no warranty. The fix was a new oil pump with pick-up and flush the engine. I also replaced the oil feed line to the turbo. At that point it became apparent that the turbo had been oil starved also as it immediately started dumping oil...
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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Torque Converter lock up VIN: WAUBG34D0X
Thank you all for responding. we sent the car to the local dealer and they are replacing the transmission. Reflashing the ecu fixed the problem for a short time, but it came back. I will let you all know the final outcome as soon as i find out. Thanks again, J...
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1992 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHJ6315N
Wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for all their help. Thanks to you guys I realized that the code definition my scanner was giving me was wrong. This vehicle dose not have knock sensors. The code 70 I retrieved was for an O2 sensor. A special thank you... Trouble codes: 70 (knock sensor circuit 1).
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1994 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDM19W8R
as per the replies to my help request, i have installed a hydro boost brake unit. this was the culprit. the problem has been solved. thank you for all your help.
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1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22P5T
Hello all. I have received 16 replies on this LT1 plug fouling issue. Most replies pointed to the oil drain holes possibly being plugged causing the oil to pool near #8 cylinder and leaking past valve seals. Another reply was pointing to egr tube causing the i...
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L cv joint - clutch ? VIN: 1G1JF12T9T
Thanks for all the responses on this car. Got it back yesterday, pulled tranny and the front shaft bearing was shot. It sure was a funny noise for a shaft bearing. Thanks again. Dan
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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WW12M4T
Thanks for all your help. A salavge yard PCM fixed this one. I also had to pull the instruments, and replace a missing SES lamp, and socket !!Thanks Mr Used car dealer !! I was thinking maybe a loose cam chain, as the cam pulse seem to move around some, ( just... Trouble codes: P341.
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L engine VIN: 1GNEK13R4X
Well I must reply before time runs out, but this vehicle is not fixed yet. Since posting, I performed long relearn and got vehicle running next day. It has been fine until yesterday did it again. My brother in law is getting good at the relearn procedure and g...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L bucks VIN: 2GCEK19T3X
Well Its fixed! It was a poor ground #G210 located underneath the vehicle driver door on the frame of the truck. At idle had .30 volts as the truck was loaded down it would raise to 8.0 volts! Also ran a redounded ground from the frame to the negative battery ... Trouble codes: U1041 (Loss of EBCM comm.).
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2000 Chevrolet W4500 7.2L No Start VIN: 1GBG6H1UXY
No information was obtained to repair this vehicle. The particular injection pump on this vehicle has no cold start solenoid and Izusu will not allow for the replacement without being an authorized service center for them. Looks like another case of the manufa...
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3GNEK13T02
After reading all your replies, we went back to the truck and did a back pressure test on the cats. We found at idle we had 6 psi of back pressure on the right hand side cat cat and none on the left. We removed the front pipe and inspected the converters with ...
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2002 Chevrolet C3500 HD 6.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3GBKC34F62
I did recieve some useful information from members who claimed that there are injector pump concernes in these vehicles. And that the dealer warranty on various parts of the fuel system has been extended but I believe the fact I rebuild tranny's all day this w...
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1967 Chrysler Imperial 7.2L p/s pump VIN: YM23K73212
We're going to consider this car fixed. So far, no problems. Replacement of the p/s pressure hose, eliminating the built-in restrictor, seems to have cured the problem. Thanks to all who replied with a lot of good suggestions. It's much appreciated. Thanks esp...
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1994 Dodge Spirit 2.5L thermostat ?? VIN: 3B3XA46K0R
As many suggested, we did drill a small hole in the top side of the thermostat. It has been a couple weeks now and this appears to have solved our problem. Many thanks guys !
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1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L bearing VIN: 1B7HF16V1R
closing this fix because the vehicle is no scheduled back in for a couple of months. several have suggested alignment be checked, this has been done others have suggested spindle and bearing alignment, all seems ok there also. i think were going to try an oem ...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44RXT
The stalling turned out to be a lazy iac motor that did not set any codes. I diagnosed this by doing a simple idle test, (up and down) with my scanner. The idle did not responed. The confusing thing is that the actual iac, matched the desired iac, wich through... Trouble codes: P0401.
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1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L van windows VIN: 2B4FP2539W
We determined that the recirc door actuator was not operating properly so for now we disconnected the linkage and closed the door for the rest of the winter pending the estimated cost to repair or update the HVAC system which is now in progress.Many thanks to ...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Headlights VIN: 1B7KF2364W
Of the 12 replies received, 6 mentioned the head light switch as a past problem and 4 mentioned the dimmer or combination switch. I checked the headlight switch this AM snd found a discolored terminal and melted connector. Called Dodge and received a repair ki...
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2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B6MF36661
Thanks to all the replies we got. Almost all the replies told us either the ECM was faulty or programed wrong. At the customer's request, we sent the truck to a Dodge dealer other than the one who programed the ECM for confirmation on our diagnosis that the EC... Trouble codes: P0341, P1689 (No communication between ECM injection pump), P0215, P0219.
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1994 Eagle Talon ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Low on Power VIN: 4E3CF4YE1R
We found that the balance shaft that comes out of the oil pump was not fully seated in the oil pump gear, causing the oiling hole to not be lined up. This caused both balance shafts to not be lubricated and caused a massive internal oil pressure leak. The shaf...
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L thermastat VIN: 1FTDR15X1P
thanks to all who replied,I had previously tried a thermastat from the dealer as some suggested and made sure it was installed correctly. Upon closer inspection I discovered there is not a bypass passage on this engine other than through the heater core. When ...
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Headlights, signal lights, wipers VIN: 1FTCR14UXS
Thanks fellow workers, this fix was too easy, it was the conector at the combinaton switch box, it had came unpluged some how , put it back togather and wow the D*** thing worked. Thanks again and hope to return the favor. Randy
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L t. case VIN: 1FTDX18W9V
i recieved 3 replies. one reply asked if i had checked for gem codes, one brought up the possibility of water intrusion in gem, and one got a fix from identifix. the code p1838 was a gem code. i checked the gem module for water intrusion and there was evidence...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, lack of power VIN: 1FTWX33FXX
Well, fellow techs the after market warranty company felt the rest of the problem is the factories problem. So the vehicle was taken without a fix. However, the help that I recieved was very useful and truthful. Thanx to all for the words of wisdom. Trouble codes: P0470, P0471, P0476.
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP56S7Y
Thank you all ! That helped me out, The direct path was a compression check, revieled no compression on those affected cylinders, DUE to camshaft chain & guides , thus bending valves we replace engine with Ford re-man. all's good now. sorry for the delay the f... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303.
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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L convertor VIN: 2FMDA5342Y
thanks for all help. fix was replacement of trans #4 trans co admitted wrong gear ratio. tnanks again
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2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L when braking VIN: 1FAFP3831Y
Thank you to the four people that responded with the poor ground connection in the rear hatch(trunk) for the tailights. Found that one of the ground screws was loose. Test drove vehicle and problem not present. I did leave fuses 35 & 36 out at this time to ale... Trouble codes: P0705.
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Charging VIN: 1FTNS21F32
I just want to thank all the people who emailed me with suggestions about this truck. The owner of the truck put another alternator on with the smaller pulley and went over the wiring. I did not know there were so many problems with the charging system on thes...
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1995 Hyundai Accent 1.5L trans VIN: KMHVF14N3S
Thanks to all who replied. I learned a great deal about this transmission. Thanks especially to Joshua for his detailed explanation on the pulse generators and testing. After following the suggestions we determined it was a bad transmission. We received anothe...
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1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJNX2749R
Thanks to all for the help. I called Coventry West & talked to Ed. He had a rebuilt head in stock for a very fair price & it is being shipped to me.
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L tcm VIN: SAJHX1745T
After testing wires for continuity from the TCM to the connector in the center console we went from the center console connector to the transmission. What we found there was rather strange...when checking for continuity we found that we had continuity running ...
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2001 Kia Optima SE 2.5L No Start VIN: KNADG124X1
I checked the pressure regulator. I also checked the relays that were suggested. No problems were found with any of them. Whether the customer followed the proper starting procedure is anybody's guess. We ran an injector service on it in case one was dirty and...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Greetings, Thanks to all who replied,I never did replicate the problem.Upon further testing and some technical support from John [...] at Protec,I found out that the 8A draw was an innaccurate reading. Testing at the pump gives a false measurement,John sugg...
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1989 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L No Start VIN: JM1GD2229K
thanks guys. Iwas using a test light,when I should have been using volt,ohm. meter voltage was not high enough fire injectors.thanks for the input.
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1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C3X
as per replies to my help request. we check ignition and distributor. they checked ok. we replaced the fuel pump and car is running good. thanks for the help.
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2000 Mazda Millenia Millennium Edition 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2223Y
i found that the crank sensor was loose i tightened the bolt and it ran fine. i don't know how it got loose or why i had a crank signal and why i had a cam signal code Trouble codes: P1345.
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L ride control VIN: WDBGA51E5N
I'm going to call this one fixed now, sorry for the delay in posting a reply. It turns out the auto skid control switch(the one with the pic. of the shock on it) in the console must have had too much pepsi to drink. The switch felt strange, so upon tearing it ...
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1995 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Rich condition VIN: 1MELM65L9S
Well I didn't fix this vehicle myself but the customer was nice enough to come back and let me know what happened. I was 90% sure it needed a MAF but was reluctanat to put one on. She went to a relative and they got her a second hand one and all seems to be OK... Trouble codes: 173 (Rich condition bank 1 sensor not switching), 137 (rich condition bank2 sensor not switching).
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1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3CS44R3N
Thanks to all who took time to respond to my post. As an update I did find a bad IAC,one leg omhed at 1.2k,advised customer that I didn't think this was his hard start/cold run problem,but this part is definitly no good. He agreed to a new IAC,bought a new IAC... Trouble codes: 13 (intake air temp sensor), 21 (coolant temp sensor), 25 (baro sensor).
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1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Misfire VIN: JA3XC47S9N
I beleve in all education oporunitys, they can be valuble. Just not this one!!! Well ,almost all replies stated the same thing, gotta be the distribtor! i agreed and installed a 'quality reman' dist, still no good, Then I took off a new OE dist cap and install... Trouble codes: #22, #23.
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