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1993 Acura Legend L 3.2L Temp Guage VIN: JH4KA7655P
Temp guage on this Legend will float back and forth from midway on guage almost to hot and back in short order. Coolant in radiator is not excessively hot. I cannot find the coolant temp sending unit for the guage in order to test it. Mitchell says it is on wa...
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1991 Audi 100 2.3L heater core VIN: WAUBC5440M
Is dash removal necessary to replace heater core?Please help i do not think you need to remove dash but alldata says you do,any tips would also be appreciated.thank you.
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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Initial engagement VIN: WAUBG84D0V
I suspect this has a bad accumulator in the transmission. The initial engagement into drive or reverse is bad. The trans mounts are not broken, the engine mounts are new. When I have this on the lift with another tech shifting into drive or reverse the drivesh...
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2000 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.8L ABS Module VIN: WAUKH28DXY
Thanks in advance for any help given. We are about to change out our first ABS/pump unit on this 2000 A4. We have no info on how to bleed new unit is there any tricks to this? Does the new unit need to be coded? If so can we do it with the Snap-On scanner. We ...
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1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW53LXM
Towed in, cust. said it would start and then cut off. Car cranks fine. No spark, no fuel pressure and no pulse for the injectors. There is no voltage at the pink/black wire at the ignition module. Applied voltage to module and still won't start. PCM numbers ju...
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GCEK14K6P
truck came in with bad fluid leak in pump area .Removed trans pulled the pump replaced seals and gaskets didn't disassemble pump.reinstalled pump checked end play and reinstalled trans it skips 2nd gear everything else seems to be working fine.I don't see what...
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1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 2GCEC19K6R
just want to know fuel pressure specs on volume for this. pressure ok. would like explanation of good way to ck and specs for most vehicles. koeo f/p 6 oz in 15 seconds is what this had
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Charging VIN: 1GNDT13W3X
Hello all, This Blazer belongs to a regular customer of ours. He recently purchased it used. The problem he has is while idling or while driving down the road, the voltage surges. He says that the lights will dim and then brighten, the gauges will drop (inclu...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 2GCEC19W9Y
hello everybody, got this silverado that customer states after warming up for ten minutes in morning truck dies and wont restart for 25min.also died while driving and wouldn't start for 25min. first time he came in was about 5-6 months ago. pulled code p0339 f... Trouble codes: P339
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1GCCS1445Y
this is my driver,owned it about 1 year,it used to backfire while cranking and lightly flood(very intermittently)no codes were set,i replaced the "splitfires"with new plat. tip plugs and borg warner wires about 1 month ago,hasent backfired yet,the problem is i...
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Stall VIN: 3C3EL55HXT
ive read the proevous posts (lots of them!!) i disconnected the egr to no avail. im wondering if there is a easy way to exonerate the ecm ( a likely suspect) or simply assume the distributor is bad (very expensive)thanx in adfvance for any advicebtw this car s... Trouble codes: 44 (batt voltage too high)
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1989 Dodge Dynasty LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1B3BC5634K
I have not had any experience with Chrysler anti theft systems but I have now . This vehicle has an anti theft system as I understand even without anti theft installed these computers can shut down the injector pulse . I am receiving an injector pulse but it i...
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1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 2B4FP2533W
this is the wifes van and it started this all of a sudden.will do it no matter how much gas is in the tank.wiggle the wires and connectors and all is well.looks like it may be the fuel level sensor but do not know of a way to test it without removing from tank...
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L no starter engagement VIN: 2B3H056J4X
Hello, I have this 1999 Intrepid that the G.M. dealer brought to me with no starter engagement. I checked for codes and found none. There is power through the ignition switch to the coil side of the starter relay and power from the B+ to the relay. If I jumpe...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L downshift VIN: 1FTJW36F4S
This truck came in to the shop & the complaint was that the passing gear or kickdown is inoperable. This truck has the e4od trans and it is a Jasper reman unit. The upshifts all occur at the correct times but it doesn't matter how much you are into the throttl...
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTJX35F3T
We have a 96 F350 power stroke, it will not start and stay running it will kick like it wants to start but stalls, We flushed crankcase and replaced oil and filter thinking it might be dirty oil causing the injector pressure regulator not to get enough pressur...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA514XT
Hi again Ford Techs.This car came in with the MIL on & A code P0305 #5 cylinder misfire in the computer. Engine would barely idle . Popped hood & found vaccum tube elbow at top of intake plenum rotted away & had a bad vaccum leak. I repaired the leak & the eng... Trouble codes: P0305
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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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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L reverse & stuck in 2nd VIN: 1FTNW21F5X
Hello trans techs. What I have here is an intermittant no upshift into 3rd. At the same time it looses reverse. If you turn it off and let it sit for a while, & restart it you will get every thing back. This happens about once a week. When at the shop we canno...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Hesitation, Stall, squeels VIN: 2FMZA5147X
On hard acceleration,van hesitates and stalls with arelated squeel from engine compartment,all pulleys are good and cam sensor replaced. Trouble codes: P0034
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2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Stall VIN: 1FAFP66L3Y
I have a new updated OEM pump module which requires the removal and discarding of a lower pump locating/retaining ring before installation of the new assembly. There is a special tool #310-133 designed to cut the 4 retaining tabs. My Ford parts man says @10 da... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2)
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21S6Y
Hi all, havn't had to write for quite a while, archives have been taking care of my questions lately up till now. This truck is very well taken care of. Cold, the engine will start and die after flare up, also will idle rough and die at stops till warmed up. T...
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L 1st slip 2-1neutrel VIN: 2FMZA51461
help guys! we rebuilt this trans with everything new~! the tranny slips in first under heavy take off and neutrels on 2-1 downshift. We even replaced t.p.s. It appears ford had a tsb on this vin to replace trans but expired at 30,000 cant find out from ford wh...
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L driveline VIN: 1FTRW08L51
This truck has what feels like a driveline vibration in the 70-80 km/h range. It is definitely not an engine miss or vibration. This is a 4 door crew cab and is used for plowing snow. The vibration feels like it is a driveshaft problem but has been checked and...
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2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Ping VIN: 1FTRX12W04
Attn FORD techs! This pickup has such low mileage I hesitate to suspect the usual EGR passages. No codes but even with premium fuel this truck pings. I am familiar with the 4.6 EGR passages and the octane bar on the 2000 - 2003 models but this is a redesign it...
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCD5652R
I need some help with this Honda. Customer stated she started the car and it idled high and then started idleing up and down in park and was hard to stop at lights due to idle too high. It has a problem with its idle! It goes up and down about 300-450 rpmsin p...
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2000 Honda S2000 2.0L engine VIN: JHMAP1147Y
Hello Friends & Neighbors! I need some help from somebody familiar with Hondas. My dad has a 2000 S2000, which he bought new. This car has a weird oil consumption issue. He takes the car to the local Honda Dealer for oil changes when his dash indicator says i...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L monitors VIN: JNKCA21D3T
I am having problem running the catalytic converter monitor. A battery was changed,so all monitors have to run so this car can pass emmisions.All have run and passed after 50 miles,except cat,tested cat and it is working.Changed it and rear o2 any way,55 more ...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
This car came in with a check engine light on, bucking and dropping cylinders when cruising on the highway. We read fault codes for misfires in 2 cylinders. We pulled the cover and found several plug holes oil filled due to leakage. We replaced the cam cover ...
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1990 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L master cylinder VIN: 1J4FJ78L1L
This Jeep came in for brakes check. It has no power assist to apply brakes, needs to press real hard to stop. It has still 75% left on the pads and good rotors as well as good rear brake shoes and drums. The ABS light is also on. This Jeep has four wheel drive...
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY29P1V
I have a code 51 and engine runs rich. Exhaust black smoke. I replaced all O2 sensors and problem was solve for couple of weeks and now is the same. No exhaust system leaks, fuel pressure ok. Any clues welcome.
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV1445X
We have this RR here with lean codes and the LTFT for both banks in excess of +20%. We smoked the intake and found no vacuum leaks. When we checked MAF with a lab scope on a snap throttle test it started at 1.55v idle and snapped to only 3.41v max. This seems ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean)
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1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Radio Fuse #2 VIN: JT8UZ30C7N
This car went through cleanup with everything functioning. Came back with Radio Fuse #2 blowing. Do not have a diagram with distribution for this fuse. Have already checked power antenna, radio and amp in the trunk. Is there anything else on this circuit or an...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM86S0Y
heres the real question. 10th vin is y thats a 2000. says 2000 under the glass and on the door. under the hood it says 2002. hooked up our snap on scanner, would not get any communication listed under 2000 but worked fine under 2002. talked to ford ecm # defin... Trouble codes: P1565 (speed control command switches high / out of range)
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1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L Parking Brake VIN: JM1NA23519
We have replaced the OE calipers with reman calipers and adjusted piston depth, set parking brake adjustment and when allworking asdesigned relaeased the vehicle to customer. Within a few days the vehicle returns with the parking brake not holding and the hand...
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Stall VIN: JM1TA2214S
Hi there, We don't work on very many Mazdas, so this is new to us. The complaint is intermittent stalling as you are running down the road, and the problem is very intermittent. We experienced the problem ourselves once after driving about 20 miles, shutting ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C180 1799CC Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WDB2020182
Hi all, This came in for an idle fault with a rotten loom to CTS and Injectors. I have repaired this and now it will not idle. Along with the above listed codes it also has code 031, inj 1/4 open and 027 inj 1/4 short. None of these codes will clear, even K... Trouble codes: 003 (CTS Open), 004 (CTS implausable), 006 (IAT Short), 013 (Idle in limp), 022 (O2 Sensor High), 023 (O2 Sensor cold open)
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L No reverse once VIN: WDBGA32E7T
Customer visited a friend, parked on level ground. When she tried to leave, she had no drive in reverse. The other vehicles at the house were moved out of the way so she could drive out in a forward direction. Said she smelled a 'plastic-y' smell which might b...
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2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S51
Customer brought to dealer for illuminated mil and brake light switch recall in June 04. No record of codes from dealer invoices. Replaced downstream o2, light came back on, replaced fuel pump and pcm, light came back on, replaced converters and intake gaskets... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 rich), P0175 (bank 2 rich)
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1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L rpm quality VIN: HLS30-3868
1 owner, appears after engine warm-up,when you shift around 2500 rpm, clutch-in, there is a 1 to 3 second rpm "hang-up" at that 2500 rpm level before we get back to base idle, and the next shift. throttle body cleaned and then, even replaced. does not appear t...
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L alarm VIN: JN8HD17Y0S
I have this 95 pathfinder that has a flashing light for the security system flashing all the time. I just tried to program a remote and whent through the procedure of pushing the button inside the security box under the drivers seat all doors unlocked and when...
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1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D5V
car came in no start. found that we had no injector pulse did all tests back to ecm found we had no signal out of ecm to injectors. checked all powers and grounds to ecm. found high resistance on ground pin #106. has 61 ohms. replaced pcm. did not fix problem....
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy, Low power, spark kno VIN: JN8DR07X81
The owner complains of spark knock and reduced engine performance after driving vehicle 15-20 miles. I did duplicate the condition once while driving, all data normal, short term fuel trim fluctuates -2% to +3%. No codes were stored, owner has not seen MIL on ...
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1994 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L engine VIN: 1G3NL5530R
Hi Guys! This one came from another shop. Its an interesting problem. The vehicle had came into their shop with an overheating problem. They had replaced the thermostat, then the water pump, and finally the coolant sensor. Still the overheating persisted. So,...
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2003 Opel Corsa C 1.2L Shifting VIN: W0L0XCF683
Hello Opel Techs, We have 2 Opel Corsa C with the same problem. Car originally was towed in and would not move. Car had codes 1731, (Gearbox Actuator), Code 1703 brake light switch, Code 1708 Clutch Hydraulic. Technician installed a new transmission control ...
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2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L Trans. VIN: 2C4GJ4434Y
This van has been to the dealer 2 times for the same problem. Customer says that in cold weather trans. will sometimes go into nuetral after making a stop. Customer says that by shutting off the engine and restarting everything is Ok until the next time the sy...
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1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L traction control VIN: 1G2HX52K05
Hello everyone, I'm not tooo familiar with these systems so any help would be much appreciated. This happens only once per ignition cycle, When driving down the road anti lock brakes may or may not pulse during your first brake then the traction disable light ...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L trans noise VIN: 1G2NE55M2S
hello transmission repair people. am looking at this vehicle for noise from transmission area. gets grinding noise that is not there until it warms up. seems to be from tcc plug in area. fluid level is on add line but fluid condition is brown/black & smells bu...
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L 3-2 downshift VIN: 1G2WJ52K9W
When driving this vehicle you can't tell that there is any problem except on the 3-2 downshift. The only time the car will act up is from a steady speed of at least 40. When you brake down to a speed to 20-25mph then immediately request a downshift to 2nd gear...
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1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB52T3X
good afternoon trouble shooters! I've another problem child here. 1999 pontiac sunfire failed CT. emissions test. this vehicle was bvought at auction so i only have recent history to relate. customer to vehicle to pontiac dealer, they replace ignition module a... Trouble codes: 0300 (random cylinder misfire)
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1984 Porsche 944 2.5L Lighting VIN: WPOAA0947E
We have this 1984 944, when you turn the signals on with the key off, the parking lights on that side come on, but not the amber signal, if you turn the key on the parking lights go out but the signals do not flash. The 4 way flasher work correct on the amber ...
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1995 Saab 9000 3.0L timing
This vehicle came in to our shop with a catostrophic timing belt tensioner failure. A good majority of the valves were bent, requiring replacement of both heads(customer choice). Also a belt, tensionor and idler kit with all pulleys, water pump were replaced. ...
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1989 Subaru DL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1AK43B7K
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. I am having a problem with this one putting the light on intermittently. Seems to come on almost everytime you put the brake on and sometimes when you turn on the lights. I have tried to get codes...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6653Y
Hi Group: This car came in 6 months ago with this problem and at that time we replaced the IAC valve,cleaned the throttle valve, and made sure the throttle cable was properly adjusted. This is the fourth time the car has came back with MIL on and code 1507 se... Trouble codes: 1507 (idle control system malfunction)
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1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Rotors/Suspension? VIN: JT4VN13D5M
Hello All, This simple brake job has turned into a nightmare!! Customer brought truck in for recommended brake service. We replaced front pads and machined rotors. Serviced wheel bearings and replaced seals. We replaced rear brake shoes, machined rear drums an...
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1992 Toyota Camry DLX 2.2L No Power to ECM VIN: 4T1SK11EXN
No Power TO ECM
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1993 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Oil pan VIN: JT4VN13G7P
Hi all, I have a two part question. I have a customer that called and said that his son took his truck in to a shop for a tune and service as a Christmas present. A few days ago he checked the oil and found a NEW dipstick in the engine. They checked with the ...
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R0X
This 4Runner runs great while in shop and most times while running down the road the fuel trim stays very close to a +/_10%. When doing 65 mph around 2500 rpm and under load and normal operating temp the LT fuel trim goes to 37%, not always though. Even in che... Trouble codes: P0171
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M6X
Daughters car, I am able to scan for these codes but dont have any diagnostic manuals for VW. I do remember from past repairs that replacing the O2 to correct these codes is not always the answer. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated! Trouble codes: P0141, P0140
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPB81H8X
Customer brought vehicle in complaining of MIL illuminated (customer stated light has been on for 2 years). Found code P1582, idle control reached limitations. First order of business was to CK for vacuum leaks. Found (4) cracked loose or poor fitting vacuum l... Trouble codes: P1582 (idle control - adaptation limits)
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Low Pedal VIN: 1G4GD22K7S
I would like to thank everyone who replied. almost everyone said I had a bad caliper, which was the case. John from Indiana asked if air was right at bleeder or further up line. The air was right at bleeder screw which led me to believe everyone that said bad ...
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1998 Buick Regal 25th Anniversary Edition 3.8L Left front turn signal VIN: 2G4WF5212W
Thanks IATN. The fix for this Buick was the signal/Hazard switch. I drove the car for 3 days before it acted up. Most replies suggested switch problems are common. Second most common problem is in the front lamp sockets or wiring. I had tried swapping the fron...
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1969 Cadillac deville 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GCEL12Y4T
thanks for all the help guys!!! and thanks for not tearing me up too bad on the year typo. we finally got a repeatable failure on hydrocarbon test. issue ended up being head bolt/thread failure. we dont see enough of these vehicles to justify buying setup to p...
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1987 Cadillac Brougham 5.0L AC and Heat VIN: 1G6DWS1Y4H
Thanks for all the great responses. I am very impressed with the power of the IATN techs. Thanks to both davids, [florida and califonia] and rodney from texas advising to check the blend door for movement of arms. No offence to mike from alberta asking me to s...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G6KD54Y1V
Sorry I took so long to close this post. I was waiting on the customer to make his mind up abot trading the car in, which he decided to do. All the posts I got were for things already checked. (plugs, plug wires, crank/cam sensors, MAF sensor) One post said th...
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1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2G1WN54T8L
thank you everyone. As sugessted, i warmed vehicle up to ck individual injector resistance hot. I found 2 at 6.5ohms, and one at 9.6ohms. All others were about 12.6. Customer opted to only replace 3 injectors. After replacement intergrator was reading properly...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W6R
Hey all , Most people said to check iat sensor readings when cold. The weather shifted to warm and it's been a few weeks and it's starting good now. I gave the vehicle back to the customer and we'll try again when it gets cold enough. Thanks for all the input.
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCGK24R2W
Well this one is fixed. It needed a fuel pump and 3 injectors. I was off base going into the previous shops repairs of the lower intake plus was sidetracked by the miss on only #3 & #4 so skipped a very basic test of fuel pressure. Pressure tested at 46-49 psi...
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L abs module VIN: 1GNDUO3E5X
I received two responses but unfortunately they did not fix my problem. This is going to be one of those that you work on when I have some free time. I would like to thank the two guys that responded, your help was grately appreciated.
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1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L temp gauge VIN: 3B3ES47YXW
Thanks for all the info. I suspected the cluster myself but when the owner found how much it was he got scared. So i wanted to go the extra mile to verify my thoughts. And I'm sorry I did forget to mention that I had tested the coolant sensor. And when I disco...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L instruments VIN: 1D7HU18Z62
i am closing this for now a new dash cluster has been ordered but have been told it will be anywhere from 4 weeks to 8 weeks for delivery. the cluster fault is not an unusual problem on these models if live & earths are ok with 7.5 signal toggling on off on ...
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2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Calipers
Thanks to everyone that responded with their advice and knowledge..I wanted to get some ammo for my sutomer to take to the dealer and get this problem resolved..This website is a great tool for diagostic problems but also it's even better when you run across a...
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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7MS48C05
Thanks for the help we tested the resistance of the heaters and found a bad conn. repaired and retested . working fine now Trouble codes: P2609.
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1996 Ford Windstar 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51UPW
well this one was fixed the next day with a new coil pack, sorry for the delay in closing, my home pc crashed so i've been kind of busy getting it back in order, but that's another story. THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES! Trouble codes: P0302.
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L front differential VIN: 1FMFU18LXV
replacing the axle tube with vent tube nipple relocated appears to have fixed it (new part # [...]). customer states vehicle has not been used much.
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1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L 3rd gear VIN: 1FABP234X6
Thanks for the help. The solution to this 3rd problem and no 4th gear turned out to be a bad valve body. Once replaced all problems were solved. I replaced all solinoids, PRC, & TCCC solinoids without cureing the problem. I looked at the old valvebody and it a...
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1136Y
Thanks for all the help. Me and my technicians all learned something about this vehicle and its problem. After rechecking the cam timing and verifing the VCT system was working properly, we found a vacuum leak below the intake from a hole in a 90 degree vacu... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L rear suspension VIN: 3FAFP3136Y
frame bushings took care of problem didnt see or feel any problem with them replaced them and took care of the problem
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5523Y
I received only 3 mails . All 3 told me a different location for the relay. The vehicle has not returned yet for further repairs. I will have to look a little harder when it comes back in . Trouble codes: P1413.
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L long crank time VIN: 1FTZR15EX1
Hi everyone, this one is fixed. I received 14 replies, 11 of them recommended replacing the fuel pump module. The check valve for the fuel filter return is in the pump module. The fuel system now holds rest pressure and there is no long crank time. Still don't...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on, eng. noises times VIN: 1FTZX172X1
I have the pickup fixed, here's my story. I had my machanic do the job that I daigniosed, and asked for for him to let me know if he found the problems for the leak. We went over all the gaskets and intake. We didn't find any problem that were obvious. Had him... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2).
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAHP53U72
i cleaned the mass air flow sensor wires and checked fuel pressure while driving. fuel pressure drops when problem occurs. checked the fuel pressure regulator and noticed it was electric. changed out with good fuel pressure regulator and computer. problem went...
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7656N
I got 8 replies and would like to thank all eight. Some of the replies covered items such as checking wiring circuits that I had gone over. Two replies suggested replacing the EGR solenoid which I was going to retest due to the fact that the EGR would momentar... Trouble codes: 12 (EGR system malfunction).
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L srs VIN: 1HGCG3256Y
We reinitialized the Occupant Position Detection System 'OPDS' and let the customer drive the vehicle for 3 weeks. The light has not come back on. If the light comes on again we will diagnose the problem again and update this post.
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1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L heater VIN: SAJHY1745N
It was the a.c. control module (baby grand). I know used electronics are a no no for Jaguar, but I thought it would be different this time, again. Trying to save the customer money and got burnt. Thanks to everyone that replied, alot of useful info.
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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1LNFM92V3W
Turns out that our new thermostat made for this application was improperly designed. We replaced a Murray T-Stat #4089 with a Motorcraft #[...]. Our problem is fixed and the customer couldn't be happier.
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1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C7T
Thanks to Dan [...] and John from NJ. Many good suggestions from vacuum leaks to the IAC motor (which seems to be a common fault) We finally caught the problem in the act. The canister purge sol... Trouble codes: P1506 (IAC over speed error).
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Engine knock VIN: 1YVGE22C7V
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. This one ended up as a few suggested, being the tensioner spring torn through the arm on the tensioner. It had just worn its way through and the tensioner was just flopping there. We installed a new timing roller set a...
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1997 Mazda B4000 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR16XOV
Many thanks for the e mails that were sent in response to our help request. I have personally been on vacation during the time this request was sent. The technician that sent it was not able to come to any satisfactory conclusions and did not understand the ne... Trouble codes: P0172 (always lean right bank), P0174 (always lean left bank).
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1989 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L No Start VIN: JA3CU26X7K
Thank You for all the information. Took the advise of sending the computer out to be tested/rebuilt. We just got it back, installed it, turned the key and he car started! Yeah! This was a great learning experience.
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Back Up Lights VIN: JN8HD17Y4S
Turns out using the dealer switch was the right idea, it's just when you think it is tight you can still get another turn or two out of it (gotta compress the o-ring), just enough to make contact inside the trans. The dealer switch is just slightly longer than...
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Radio VIN: 1G3NF52EO1
We have fixed the radio in this car. Thank you, thank you iATN members. Kevin from PA, [...] from Iowa (Go Steve Alford!), and Bill from Ontario slammed dunked this one! It was i...
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1997 Opel vectra 2.0L No Start VIN: WOL000036V
Hello IATN Members, Turned out that the return lines from the injectors were cracked and letting the fuel leak back in the feed line. We installed a lift pump at the tank and when we excited the pump the return lines started to leak. Replaced the lines and all...
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1988 Other European espirit 2.2L 2,3 and 4 gear VIN: SCCFC20A7J
Quoted the customer a price and it set him back some, so time will tell if he decides to fix this one.I used 15 hours for labor ,will update this story if it continues.
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L instrument panel VIN: 1P4GP44R6V
went trough uplugging everyting on the bus curcuit (trans. module, abs module, pcm. with no difference. found that when the instrument panel was not responding that the body control module also would not respond. checked bus +/- checked okay. Replaced Body Con...
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1993 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L c68 electronic HVAC VIN: 1G2HY5219P
Thanks for the replies that we recieved on this one,I am afraid to say that this car fixed itself so we don't know what really ws the cause. My friend started to disconnect all of the related components on the same power feed as the programmer well low and beh...
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, cooling fan VIN: 1G2JD12T7W
Hi guys! Sorry its taken so long to get back about this vehicle. The lady hasn't brought it back as yet due to her job. Most of everyone that replied mainly stated to check the thermostat operation and coolant sensor. I have bought both just in case either...
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1983 Porsche 911 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WPOZZZ91ZD
I have ordered a fuel distributor from a independent rebuilder and I'm hopeful that this will solve the problem. All of the testing has pointed a finger at it as well as many of the responses I recieved from IATN members. There are a lot of 911 Porsche technic...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Engine VIN: WPOCA298XW
This one is out the door!!!A very special thanks to Thomas [...].The problem was definitely the pcv system.You have to re and re the oil pan and replace the 2 oil seperators inside the motor and rep...
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1993 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3CL48M4P
Thanks to all who replied to my post.and a special thanks to Yuval [...] Who took time out of his day to actually hook up his tech2 and guide me through the procedure. and to Anders [...] who also was a big help in explaining the procedure. Many of who... Trouble codes: 675B0 (ECU Calibration broken off/ not performed), E7590 (safety system fault), 24291 (Speed signalsfrom gear box and ASR do not coincide), 24690 (speed signal corrupted), P0120.
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