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1998 Audi A4 Avant 1.8L Interior dash lighting VIN: WAUBB28DXW
The glowing tach needle is a strange one. It is on all the time. All other interior lighting seems ok. Instrument cluster lighting ok, no center console lighting.
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1990 BMW 750iL 5.0L will not rev past 2k
The problem with this car is it will not a rev past 2000rpm. I have replaced the ecm with a known good unit. I replaced the pedal potentiometer check grounds, and power supply, I can see both throttle motors moving and have cleaned and synced both units.I am g...
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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Electric Window, door lock, power mirror VIN: 1G4HP5K9Y4
We got this one last week, customer complaint was the passenger front and both rear the windows door locks and passenger side view mirror are inop, Customer stated this happend all at the same time. But the driver window door lock and side view mirror works, T...
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1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L ebtcm VIN: 1G6KY5299V
hello all, having trouble with an abs/tcs unit. any help/suggestions appreciated. vehicle came in with abs and tcs lamps on solid. codes: pcm p1602, ipc u1255(current) u1040(hist), tcs no data, rss c1783 c1785. after clearing ipc u1255, rss c1783 c1785, no tcs...
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1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L no shut off VIN: 1G1AY0784E
Greetings, This vette towed in for new longblock, transplant went well and now the fun begins. In the column, we can turn key and provide power to the dash, and accesories, and turn the key back and shut them off. When we turn the key and actually start the c...
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1985 Chevrolet Cavalier Type-10 2.0L No Start VIN: 1G1JE27P2F
checked coil and found no spark voltage from the coil but 12 v at the input wire. ground is good and still nothing. i suspect the ignition module and have checked the reference voltage and tested ok. there is no amps/volts coming through the ignition module. u...
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1987 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1G1YY2184H
Hi all! Got a corvette here with 3 dead cylinders (5,6,8). Tried plugs, wires, and a used cap and rotor. Also checked compression, noid light on injectors, and ohmed injectors. Ignition pattern looks fine on scope. All checks within spec. This missfire is alwa...
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L engine VIN: 1GNDU06D4S
Hi all, This is the old fashioned 3.1 with distributor. When customer booked in the vehicle, I just figured the intake was leaking as there was very cloudy oil and much coolant foam in the valve cover. Well, this engine has the old fashioned paper intake gaske...
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1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L battery discharges at random VIN: 1GCDT14Z2S
this is the bosses moms truck :( and she listens to every barstool bandit out there. this s-10 will start and run 9 out of 10 times it is started but will on occasion fail to start and the battery is totally dead. ( no lights, no dash lights, nothing). she cla...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Rear heater core VIN: 3GNEC16R8V
Rear a/c heater module was removed to replace the expanision valve (pluged due to a blowen compressor). No heat has come out of this unit from that day to this. Seems that coolant will not circulate through the core (air lock). I have very good heat from the f...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNDT13W7T
I am trying to troubleshoot the Electronic Transfer case system on this vehicle. It has the 3 buttons on the dash, not the floor shifter system NV 233. Basically the lights flash on the dash, & the 4WD system doesn't really respond.It came in with a P1875 code...
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1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L distributor gear VIN: 1GCHG39R2W
I replaced the lower intake gasket on this van 4000 miles ago for a coolant leak. now the distributor drive gear is worn out. it is worn more on one side than the other. could the intake somehow be installed off center. i cant see how this could happen, but ma...
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1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L distributor gear VIN: 1GCHG39R2W
I replaced the lower intake gasket on this van 4000 miles ago for a coolant leak. now the distributor drive gear is worn out. it is worn more on one side than the other. could the intake somehow be installed off center. i cant see how this could happen, but ma...
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L overflow resevior VIN: 1G1ND52J6X
Hi guys, Student's 3.1 that idles all day w/o overheating, but drop it in gear and drive less than 1 block at low to mid speed and we are blowing coolant out the pressurized overflow. I'm leaning towards a head gasket problem. Had classic lower intake manifol...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WF55K4Y
Vehicle driver complained of intermittant stalling will restart most times. When it stalls the brake indicator, ABS light, and "Battery" on message center comes on. The first time the vehicle was in the shop had Codes P0230 & P0748. Performed flow chart for P... Trouble codes: P0230 (Fuel Pump Control Ckt Problem), P0748 (Press Control Solenoid Elect), C1233 (R/F Wheel Speed Sensor Short/Open)
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L XM Radio VIN: 1GCGK13U93
We replaced the VCM and reprogrammed it with the lastest calibration. Since the install the XM radio will not work. We have tried having the signal sent from XM numerous times as well as reprogramming the radio control module. We also performed a vehicle theft...
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1995 Chrysler LeBaron GTC 3.0L limp in mode VIN: 1C3EU4537S
recieved this car in limp-in mode. scanned tranmission and found the following codes, 28, 36, 56, 57, 42, 21. cleared codes and test drove car. checked codes again and just got code 28. this code refers to prndl switch problem. followed tsb and tested switch. ...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L Steering rack/pump VIN: 2C8GP54L71
Hi everybody, Got a strange, grabby pulse with just slightly higher than normal steering effort in the steering wheel at standstill and just off idle in gear, as though the system is low on fluid or cavitating, but I don't see any problems with fluid. The pump...
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2001 Chrysler Neon 2.0L engine VIN: 1C3ES46C91
Hello to all you chrysler guys and girls I have been brought a 2001 neon with 115K on it. Customer complains of a noise when cold, I have confirmed what sounds like a loud piston slap OR a slight rod knock when driven from cold Sits for a couiple of hours). N...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Z2V
Code P0305 setting in PCM- cylinder #5 missfire. I recieved this job from another technician. He has already replaced fuel injector and spark plug on #5 cylinder. I tested spark and it is consistant. Pulse to injector is consistant. Compression is 125 PSI and ... Trouble codes: P0305 (5 Cylinder missfire)
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44R7X
The vehicle came in with all gauges inop,check engine light and ABS lights on.Codes were 1695 & 1698 (no body or trans CCD message).I can only comunicate with the PCM.I read that there is suposed to be 2.5 volts on the CCD bus wires but I have over 8. Does any... Trouble codes: 1695 (No body CCD message), 1698 (No trans CCD message)
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L sbcm VIN: 1B7HF13Z4X
This Dodge Ram has the seat belt control unit that is supposed to go to sleep after 30 to 45 minutes. On this vehicle, the sbcm continually energizes the seat belt solenoids and draws the battery down. I have read in the archives that the sbcm have been a comm...
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7GG22X9Y
This truck came in with a stall problem when it is cold and shifted in reverse the engine loads up and stalls. No codes . Temperature sensor in range . Idle air control in reange, map sensor also correct. Once the engine is warm it runs right .Fuel pressure an...
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L ABS, traction light VIN: 1B4GP25302
Hey guys, hope someone has seen a problem like this. I have a caravan with NO ABS and the customer stated they wnet through muddy grass and very shortly afterwards the red brake light and ABS lights came on and stay on. Also noticed the "trac off" is lit up un...
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, IDLE INCONSISTENT VIN: 2FTEF14NDN
has no codes present...can retrieve codes if forced(unplugging misc) however has no scan data possible...have tried every part can think of...did however come in with wrong ecm by part number and now replaced with what is said to be proper...could still be pos...
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X3S
I replaced the cmp sensor for a code. That has been solved. The code has not come back. I have a idle misfire. I cannot locate any vac leaks . I had one that i fixed, the egr tube that goes into the intake phlem. The oring was slightly pushed out. I replaced i...
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP67L45
Replaced dpfe and broken hose to tube, cleaned egr passage. Full tune up was only running on 4, bad plug wires. On road test after 2 miles warm engine all 7 codes came back,and added another one. Seems to run OK but had some hesatition on take off. Cleared cod... Trouble codes: 172 (173 176 177 02 lean), 327 (egr), 332 (egr), 542 (fuel pump), 542 (fuel pump)
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU34X8X
Vehicle has slight buck at 1500 rpm at about 60 kmph.happens hot after continued cruise. Check for fuel trim problem, found left side at -10 LTFT right side at +2 LTFT. Checked intake gasket no leak. Motorvac injection system with no change.With egr disconnect...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP5522Y
This is an odd one. It feels like the rev limiter kicks in intermittently when taking off from a stop. Has no codes. Don't see any scan data out of line. But every fourth or fifth stop when taking off it cuts in and out, let up on the gas and go easy and it ru...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L oil pressure sending unit VIN: 1FTYR14V7Y
Hi everyone, I feel really stupid asking this question but I cannot find the engine oil pressure sending unit on this truck. my repair manuals say that it is on the passenger side front of the engine and the ford dealership says that it is on the driver side o...
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2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L electric window driver side VIN: 1F3K5Y4WXY
hi. left front window stops working after afew trys. 1: i replaced the master window switch. 2: replaced window motor. 3: accessary relay and 1 touch down relay were also replaced. if pushed down on the window switch you can hear a 1 touch down relay clic...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTSW31912
Truck came in with CEL on & was cutting off, mainly in reverse, replace cam sensor, customer drove about 90+ highway miles & problem returned. Vehicle cuts off in reverse the most, but occasionaly in high gear. Have changed oil, fuel filter, checked wiring-app... Trouble codes: C1284, U1027 (scp data fault for eng rpm), U1262 (sc data fault for j1850 bus), B1352 (ing key in ckt fault)
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33P83
We changed the oil in this pick up last week with Schaeffer's Synthetic 15w40 and the next morning this truck started running terribly. Taking off from a stop sign it would take 2 blocks to get to 30 mph, misfiring, black smoke, etc... It was towed to a Ford D...
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1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L blower motor VIN: 1GKDT13W9X
car came in with no blower mtr. operation. the lights on the control pannel would not lite (a/c etc.) replaced the blower motor controler still no blower motor. the motor will run on high speed when we ground blk wire from controller to motor. we have no power...
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1999 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.0L alternator VIN: GZX6D20001
he vehicule comes for voltage variation check computer fuse look good ...change alternator ...everything is good ...one day later came back with the same problem ..last y rempalce it with napa alternator 105 amp...today replace it with 135 amm with the same pr...
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L srs VIN: 2HGES15423
The air bags have just been replaced on this vehicle and I can get the srs light to reset.I don't have any info on Shopkey.I followed the normal procedure useing the yellow two pin connector at fuse panel.You go through all the steps the light will flash quick...
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1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JNKAY21D3P
Hello all, this one has been at three other shops for the same problem of stalling while at idle or on cold starts.Vehicle will then fail to restart due to plugs being fuel fouled. Dealer saw car first with code for injector leak. They installed a new ground f...
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1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L door locks VIN: JNRAR05Y9X
This vehicle will for no reason lock and unlock the doors. The key fob has been reprogramed. The grounds have been checked, the wire loom has had the "wiggle test" and I have researched the MOD troubleshooting information with no information that relates to th...
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1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Battery VIN: JNRAR07Y7X
Vehicle was towed in as no start. AAA had responded to call and installed new battery for customer. The next morning the car would not start. I got it and charged the battery and checked for parasitic draw. Found 112 ma draw that would drop to 67ma after about...
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1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNW4848L
No injector pulse, cannot find vcm button to get codes. cranks but no start
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1984 Jeep CJ7 2.5L Misfire VIN: IJCUF87EIE
Timming on this jeep calls for 12 degrees with vacume adv disconnected and 4&10 in vacuum switches disconnected and at 1600 rpms. When rpms get to 1500 rpm timming jumps 20 degrees.Books and standard plus tech line say this system has no electronic advance.Tot...
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1987 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Starter Relay VIN: 1JCMR789XH
Hey techs, got a jeep question for ya'll. I'm stumped. Got this jeep in, and customer states that it sometimes doesn't start. I was able to have the problem happen to me. I have good 12volts at ignition wire at the relay, i have good 12volts from batt, and i h...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L t case VIN: 1J4GZ78Y6P
Customer complains of first" check 4x4 switch" then service 4x4 switch, comming on in the message center...has never com on when in shop and have no diagnostics for this . Is this just a maintenance reminder?
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Caliper and/or ABS VIN: SALJY1244W
Vehicle (belonging to a friend) came in with empty front system due to leaking caliper. After caliper overhaul, replacement of front pads (with fluid release at caliper) and normal bleeding,(with normal amount of air purged) pedal is not firm and braking is no...
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1990 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L air ride VIN: 1LNCM93EXL
Hey guys, been on thei car for 2 days now, and still need help. Thia is the first one I worked on. Customer came in with right rear air spring bottomed right out and suspension light on. Checked for leaks on system, found both back bags leaking plus lines leak...
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1996 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality
(It is a Super Charged 2.3 )
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBCA25D2J
Customer brought in car saying it died while driving and would not restart. plugs were wet and old so they were replaced. car has timed sparks at plugs, fuel pressure is adequate, cis system works. if you try to start with 5 second cranking, engine will run ba...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L ride height VIN: WDBFA66E3M
This car came in siting on the ground, shock light on the dash iluminated, oil resivour full, all fuses OK, this vehicle does not appear to be equipped with "ADS". Is there any way to pull codes from the "X11" diag. conector or any where else. We are not able ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Shifting VIN: WDB1631541
Hi everybody, i have this ML320 with Transmission in emergency running, checked for codes and found 055 & 151 gear target not reached, i checked in WIS which saying: 1- Oil filter not assembled 2- Wiring harness damaged 3- Shift pressure control solenoid valve...
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1994 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV11W3R
Car came in with a EGR code. All vacuum lines are okay. The solenoid is always energized. It will not let the EGR valve open. According to what I have read the EGR solenoid should be deenergized when the coolant temp is between about 169 and 239 degrees F. The... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR sysytem fail)
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1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L reverse VIN: 4A3AJ56G3S
this trans was rebuilt 2 weeks ago by another shop.when you shift in reverse and hold your foot on the brake,the vehicle starts to lunge and it dies. put it in drive the vehicle is fine. also shifting from reverse to park the vehicle lunges and dies.to me it f...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L alarm, trunk release VIN: 1N4DL01D21
Greetings. I am working on a 2001 Nissan Altima GXE. The problem is that the trunk lid releases by itself while driving and also when parked and locked. It has a factory security system and keyless entry. When the trunk lid releases while parked and locked the...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L ride control VIN: E34C911120
vehicle has intermittent drifting while driving straight and more prevalent around corners c/s. Please note: E-Mail address change: [...] attn. Bruce
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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.4L timing belt VIN: 1G3WH55X8R
i have a 1994 olds with a broken timing belt twin cam and i have no information as to line up the marks .if possable can some one scan a piture or tell me were they go ,mazda jaguar guy thank for your help
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1992 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L Starting VIN: 1GMDU0615N
We hooked up to our scanner, showed code 42, replaced crank sensor, still would not start. We then replaced ing. module, still no luck. We then replaced the ECM, still nothing!! We then called our Snap-on hot-line, they were of no help. Fuel pressure is OK. HE...
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1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WJ12X6R
Trying to make the peices of this puzzle fit. Customer states these 2 symtoms appeared on the same day. 1)Intermittant MIL (1640) WARM engine only. Poor driveability COLD (cts below 40f) engine only. These symtoms don't happen at the same time. Start cold, poo... Trouble codes: 1640 (quad driver a)
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1995 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G2JB5241S
Car was brought in for external coolant leak at cylinder head (common for this engine), and a misfire at idle. The head was resurfaced and the gasket was replaced. The leak is fixed, but two and a half weeks later, I still cannot find the cause of the miss.I h...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L shift interlock system VIN: 1G2WJ52K4V
complaint was intermittant shift interlock operation, at times unable to shift out of park. inspect and ck. interlock circuit, verify failed btsi solenoid. inspect and replace assembly. (isold as a complete shifter/solenoid unit. after replacement, worked mult...
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1998 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L supercharger VIN: 1G2HZ521XW
I just replaced head gaskets on this car and shortly after starting I noticed a slightly rough sound coming from the supercharger area. I checked the boost guage on the dash and it shows -8 and when you rev the motor it drops down to -10. I know very little ab...
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1980 Porsche 928 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 92A0810552
Hello fellow members and 928 gurus, I need to know how the aux air and cold start injection works on this beast. the way it works electricly I understand, What is confusing me is that there is a metal tube that comes from the back of both heads to the aux air ...
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1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD515XJ
Thanks to all of you who sent me information. I installed the updated ground stud and bracket that Cadillac offers. There is a TSB on it. It mounts at the rear of the starter. I also ran a ground wire to the distributor base and to the alt. It made no differen...
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1994 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L starts and stalls VIN: 1G6DW52P2R
thanks to the help of james mccloskey from automotive eleltronics of plmouth meeting pa. he show me how to dignost this cadd ,it had troble with the ccm or in this case body computer. thanks scott aidrich, odin01,marc [...] for responing Trouble codes: 46 (pass key).
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Mechanical VIN: 1G6KD52B2R
The vehicle was repaired by removing the transmission and replacing the lower roller clutch assy with the updated parts. Thanks to all who replied. Good day. Perry
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Blower motor VIN: 1G6KD54Y4W
Thanks for all the great replies. I ended up fixing this one with a thought that came to me this afternoon, thinking back to my old sable with auto a/c... No engine heat, no blower motor. This vehicle HAS to be running and see some kind of ECT to operate the b...
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1985 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.0L windshield wipers VIN: 1GBEG25H8F
thanks to all who replied stating the delay module under the dash was bad. A new delay module took care of the problem. thanks, Chad
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1993 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.7L battery VIN: 1GBEG25K2P
I would like to thank everyone who responded to my post. The answer to my problem was a new battery. The drain was as many of you said borderline. I also put a higher amperage battery in its place. Thank to all.
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.0L Transfer case VIN: 1GTEK14M9V
Thanks for the 5 replys.Cesar from new york and Duane from michigan hit it on the nose by telling me how to read the codes manualy.This lead to a encoder motor code.On close inspection one screw was broke on motor and allowed water and dirt in and caused a sho...
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1998 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6L timing VIN: 2CNBJ136XW
sorry it took me soo long to post the fix for this nightmare,but i noticed that the crank gear was chewing into the front cover of the block so i decided to pull the gear off and had to fight the bolt all the way out,come to find out some one had put alot of b...
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L 4 wd VIN: 1GNDT13WXW
thanks to thoes who replied after a long search I found a broken wire under the dash in the harness going to the tccm. thanks, Chad
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1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3GNEC16R7X
Well I finally managed to fix this headache, I found the intake was leaking a little antifreeze into the PCV system, and also had some poppet valves hanging up. I performed an injector kill test about 5 times and noticed that cylinder #1,#3,#7 rpm's didn't cha...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Charging VIN: 1GNDT13W3X
Well, I finally heard from the customer today and he tells me that everything seems to be working fine. Most everyone told me to check the power and grounds, which turned out to be the problem, the leaking positive connection at the battery and/or the connecto...
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1993 Chrysler Imperial 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C3XU56L3P
We apprecieat the four help request. We had tried everything that was suggested. Our local Chrysler dealer did get a hold of Chrysler Tech a few more times - one place told him the bcm had nothing to do with it and the drivability tech said that if I could put... Trouble codes: 42 (asd circuit), 53 (internal pcm failure).
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L Pedal feel VIN: 1C4GP54L5T
Thank you guys for all of your help as always. I discussed all of the issues that were brought up by the replies. Some suggested booster failure but I had already hand vac pumped it and it held fine. Rear wheel cylinders were working freely but I had not check...
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1997 Dodge B2500 5.2L Misfire VIN: 2B6HB21Y3V
Thanks to all who helped, it's very much appreciated, but the customer did not return to have run further needed tests. I do believe, as many of you suggested, the problem is related to a bad valve guide or head problem. If this customer returns, I will inform... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire on 2 cylinder).
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L SRS system VIN: 2B3HD46R6Y
We were unable to get a completion to this job because the car lot did not want to spring for the $600 BCM which is what we settled on as the next thing to do. Two replies were centered around bus data line concerns and we rechecked those areas and found that ...
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2001 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Driving/Fog lamps VIN: 1B3ES46C71
I received 3 replys, Richard states that the wiring to this system is rather tourchered, with relay's and fuses, all checked out O.K. Dean thought maybe the headlight switch was maybe defaulting to high beam, turning off the fog lamps. Phillip reply's that the...
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2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L long crank time when cold VIN: 1B7HG38N32
Since our scan tool is not up to date, I did not want to guess using generic obd2 data. I recommended to the customer that he go to the dealer. He works at the body shop down the road and will let me know what the dealer says.
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1989 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L #8 Piston VIN: 1F3GE31SH9
Well, after many great replies to the dead hole in this motor, I have come to my senses and decided to pull this tired mill out, and replace it. I have located a good used low mileage motor, and will install it. I did pull the pan off, and I could see that the...
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1990 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L battery VIN: 1FMDA31X4L
thanks to those who offered help. we tried alan from new mexico's trick of removing belt and slowly turning alternator to check for intermittant, but to no avail. truck sat for 7 days before that gremlin showed again. so many recomended an alternator that we t...
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5146S
Hi Techs, most of you confirmed what I suspected, a problem with the computer. After making sure the wiring from the #2 injector harness to the computer was ok I put in a used computer which took a few days to find and this was what the customer wanted compare... Trouble codes: P0302.
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP33P4Y
Even though there was always spark at #3 plug (visable with plug in wire, grounded and using timing light) and having gone through all systems, decided to replace coil pack. Fixed runnning problem (must have been scattering the spark, like the old GM coil pack... Trouble codes: 0303 (cyl 3 misfire).
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU16604
Thanks for all of the help that everyone sent. I was aware of the moisture problem that Ford has on the back 2 cylinders on pass side, but these were dry. Turns out we had a bad # 4 cylinder coil on this one also. Customer checked in today & said no problems s... Trouble codes: 300 (mutiple misfire), 304 (cyl 4 misfire).
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2003 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L air bag flashing 13 VIN: 3FAHP37573
The problem was believing what other shops tell you. The air bag computer had not been replaced, after replacing the computer it sets a b2141-nvm configuration error and the airbag light flashes rapidly. As many of you replied, these computers have to be progr...
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1994 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTGK24F0R
well this one is out the door. i need to thank everyone that replied. it did try the manual prosedure for tdc relean about 100 times with no luck .so i sent it to the dealer, they also couldnt get it to relearn. they thought it may be the injection pump. we ha... Trouble codes: 88 (Top dead center offset).
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1996 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDM19W9T
car is finally fixed. multiple problems due to someone working on intake and shorting out 5 wires to ground. was unable to find where short was at so ran new wires. 1. both cam signal and ground wires shorted 2. both crank signal and ground wires shorted. afte...
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1997 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Gauges VIN: 1GKDM19W6V
Ok, this one is fixed. I should have known that anytime there is a strange electrical problem better start checking grounds, which I did. They all seemed good. So I pulled out the cluster assy and checked at the back of the cluster. On pin out B-13 Black wire ...
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1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVD14N8T
We put in a used ECM which fixed the problem. It can now be forced out of a previously tight .45 volt range. I saw a couple other post with the same problem but no one had replaced the computer. This might be somewhat common on these little junkballs. Thanks f... Trouble codes: 136 (rear o2 no activity detected).
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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF35FXY
Most of the replies indicated these have issues with the spark plug wires. They ohmed out fine, and I could not locate any areas on them that indicated arcing, however we decided to try a new set of wires on it and that solved the problem. I'm not sure where t... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire).
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1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L Valve Lash VIN: JACCH58E8K
Well, a big thanks especially to Stan [...] for some good info. Don't know if it was a newbie mistake or cranial rectumitus, but I was adjusting the valves to 20 thousands, not mm. As for the oil pressure guage, it ohmed out bad so I replaced it. It would w...
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1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Starting VIN: SAJHW174XP
hi, sorry all for the long delay. there is a problem with my mail, and only now have i recieved the responses. Robert from Illinois was almost dead on. The problem was in fact at the central microprocessor, and as simple as a loose pin--ground relay lead. ap...
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2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1212Y
first off thanks to all who responded to my post and special thanks to kenny who kind of set me on the right path. i mentioned i had a voltage drop at cyls 1&2 but what i didn't know was this is normal this was a case of not enough info will lead you down the ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301, P0302 (misfire cyl2).
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1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMZUF314MO
Thanks for all the assistance. We checked the voltage references and went through everything one more time to be certain. Then we pulled the ECU out, took the cover off, and low and behold, picture perfect burn mark in the circuit board. Customer is deciding w... Trouble codes: 17 (feedback system malfunction).
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2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Idle
Well you guys all had great ideas and i wish the customer would have come back so i could do more testing. No sign for a week now so i'm going to close it. Thanks for the email Terry, and to the rest of you for pointing out the things i missed.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L left front window VIN: WDBEA34E6S
Nobody hit it directly ,but all I can say is have the bigest guy in the shop get a good hold on the arm rest and pull up as hard as he can. I was afraid of breakig it so i guess I didnt pull hard enough. But brute force is all that is needed. Thanx to every on...
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on
Replace idle air control motor. Test drive vehicle. Problem was fixed. Trouble codes: P1121.
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L engine VIN: JN1RZ26A9L
The nissan is not fixed yet.. The owner is out of the country and pended repairs until she returns.. The consensus was the pan is against the pickup.. The pan appears to be against the screen.. When I am authorized to repair the vehicle I will put a new pan on...
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1RZ24A0L
hello again well the car came back in to install the right side lower wheel well piece that was broken. the car runs great now no stalling the customer was happy.
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L extended crank VIN: 1N4BU31D4S
I couldn't have found it without the help of the techs of iATN. Most responses were oil in the distributor optical sensor. But Matthew [...] had the fix. It was a loose terminal on the back side of the fuse panel in the crank fuse circuit. Hard to find when a... Trouble codes: P0325.
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNICA31AXY
thanks guys for the help, found no vacuum leaks and sent car to dealer for new mass-air flow sensor and reprogramming. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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1989 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham 3.8L MIL Lamp on, Code 44 VIN: 1G3CW54C3K
Thanks for all of your help. The vehicle was fixed by cleaning the EGR valve. IAC counts came back to normal and MIL light has remained off for several hundred miles. Again, thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: 44 (Lean Exhaust).
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