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1990 Acura Integra GS 1.8L oil consumption VIN: JH4DA9467L
Hello Everyone, I am hoping for some advice on this integra. It smokes like a signal fire. Original customer complaints were misfire and blue smoke from exhaust. Brought it into my shop for testing. At idle exhaust color was normal, but snap throttle litera...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8325W
Hi there all you great tech's. I am looking for explanation on obd 11 code P1145, or bmw code 2, all data, and on demand do not explain this code other then give a definition, therefore I am lost, wondering if anybody has seen this code before, or has an expla... Trouble codes: P1145
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAR334YJ
greetings techs I am puzzled by this e46 keeps coding 068 tank ventilation solenoid valve. I believe this is the purge valve located on the intake manifold.We replaced the valve and it seems to operate during activation but immiediatly resets code. I'm hoping ... Trouble codes: 068 (44 activation solenoid valve tank ventilation short to negative)
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2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Condenser fan VIN: WBAGG834OY
Hello BMW techs,I have a front condenser fan that is inop.Power and ground are present at the fan assy, but there is a third wire(black) that maybe a signal wire of some type. ALLDATA is no help. Can someone explain to me what kind of signal is needed to make ...
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1987 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4HP5437H
Hello, This buick has been sitting for two years because a terrier dog chewed the wiring. My customer bought it and installed a wiring harness. The car now starts when cold and runs up to 2 minutes, sometimes less. After it dies it will not start again until c...
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1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L engine oil pump VIN: 1G6KY5295P
Owner called; "stop engine, low oil pressure" warning message on. Towed car in & installed mechanical gauge; zero psi with crankcase full of oil. Checked TSB's & found one about loose crank pulley bolt, bolt very tight. Removed oil pump and disassembled; no we...
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1993 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire
This one is for someone that may have done some high preformance work before or any advice would be a great help. This car/truck is a 93 chevy caprice 5.0 with a 40 ford p/u body. the owner forgot to tell me this. he just said 93 chevy, i figure no one else wo...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13WS2
this truck towed in from dealer no start problem i check basic system voltage & ground to vcm-a it is ok. crank,cam sensor ignation,5 volt ref.ok. no injector pulse from vcm-a(dealer they rplace new vcm-a,crank position sensor ignation coil.starts with carb cl...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L assist VIN: 1G1JC1245V
Hey fellow techs. This is for a co-worker of mine. The problem is that his Cavalier sometimes has no assist, while other times has too much assist. The problem is very intermittent. His girlfriend drives the car mostly and he has only experienced it a couple t...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L power steering VIN: 2GCEK19M3W
vehicle came in with no power steering. bad pump replaced but vehicle left with slight noise at higher revs. vehicle came back. no power steering. bad pump again. another pump install and supplied by customer. vehicle back the third time. now our pump installe...
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1999 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L Excessive cranking VIN: 1GCGC33J2X
Good morning all. Once again it seems I am having difficulty with a very simple system. On this Chevy truck customer complained of prolonged cranking. Hooked up fuel pressure gauge and not holding pressure. Replaced fuel pump(twice) with a new filter-no help. ...
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L dome light VIN: IGNFK16R3X
hey guys and gals , i have tested all five switches and have replaced the lamp switch due to the fact that the dome override would not hold all the time.this did not change a thing. my wife is wanting fixed!temporary lights work when hitting key fob any help w...
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L motor VIN: 1N25467E41
Hello, I have a 2001 MONTE CARLO that the cooling fans turn on when the engine is not hot at all. The left one makes a squeeling noise and the instument panel temp gauge does not work right either,it stays below 140 degrees all the time hot or cold. I also hav...
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2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L insturment panel VIN: 1GCCT19W42
The veh was given to me after multiple attempts to repair the veh. The original problem is the the speedo,tach,fuel gage,temp gage, all warning lights except check eng lite. are inop also the digital display for the range selector and odmeter is inop. The veh ...
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1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L tensioner VIN: 2C3HD56F2R
Calling all 3.5l Chry experts. Customer(first time customer) had car towed in for no start. Found timing belt loose. Sold timing belt and water pump job due to mileage. After disassemble found tensioner bolt broken and tensioner loose causing belt to be loose....
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1995 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HC46FOS
Vehicle will crank and fire plug 3 times then no spark till next ignition on and crank cycle. Everything seems to be available for vehicle to start it has good fuel pressure injectors pulse when cranked and ignition will fire for 3 times then quit. I have used...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Hard Start Cold VIN: 4C3AU52N0V
This vehicle runs great if its warm outside or if it has been parked inside over night, however if you park it outside during cold weather it is real hard to start and runs real bad until warm. No codes were found with the exception of a TPS code for high volt...
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1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD56F9V
this vehicle came into our shop for an oil change & check over. the tech doing this found oil & power steering leaks. while making these repairs we also installed new plugs & inj. wires. car left & came back late the next day with the mil. light on and a compl... Trouble codes: P0305
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1970 Dodge Dart 440CID rear end VIN: LL23G0R295
Greeting Dodge old timers (including me)working on 1967 model Dodge 83/4 suregrip rear end ,have a broken spider gear pin,can't find one.These are made like a cross they lap over each other.Any help locating one would very much appreicated.Thanks Leonard
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1993 Dodge Spirit 3.0L Speedo Inop
I replaced the transmission on this vehicle..Everything works fine, except for the speedo. When the vehicle is in drive, there is no speedo at all. If you rasie the vehicle, and spin the wheels in neutral, the speedo works fine. With it still raised, if you pu...
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L converter? VIN: 1B7KF23CC6
truck came in with a complaint of stalling customer had work done at a garage involving injecters to try to solve problem. was told its trans and brought truck to us. when truck is started idle is fine and rpm is ok in park and nuetral. when truck is put in an...
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1998 Dodge Caravan LE 3.8L shift VIN: 1B4GP54LWB
this is an itermintent problem, service engine light comes on , will not shift out of low. checking codes with generic scan tool, 0700 and 1766. as soon as I clear codes, it will shift fine and not have any problems for weeks. it is a very intermintent problem...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Misfire VIN: 1B4HS28Y7X
after you drive this car till it gets warm and let sit for an hour and drive again with in a 1/2 mile it runs rough and back fires and when this happens it goes away with in a minute an them it runs fine the rest of the time
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L radiator/water pump VIN: 1B7HC16XX5
Need help with this one. I have a 99 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup with a 3.9L engine. It came in the the with an overheating complaint. Found plastic radiator end tank seam, split away from the core. I wanted to know what caused this, and I found that t-stat gasket h...
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L brake booster VIN: 2B3HD560XH
Customer scheduled the car with our shop for booster replacement 1/11/2005 , we test drove car first and tested booster operation, could find no problem with brakes, customer insisted on booster replacement, after removing original booster found it to have alm...
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1999 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 4B3AU52N5X
Hello Techs, I've been in fleet service for too many years, and I'm now in the real world in need of help. This Dodge made by Mitsubishi has a very intermittent stall problem. It has taken me an hour of driving to get the problem to show itself one time. When ... Trouble codes: P0335
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B4GP44G0Y
We Never just throw parts at one ! But in this case we are desperate.I have talked with some Techs At local dealer and they could not come up with anything different.This van runs good after the intial start up but will not hardly start once it gets hot and yo...
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2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L No Start VIN: 1B4HS28N71
this durango was towed to the shop as a no start has no b+ to injectors or fuel pump it has a "no bus" message in the odometer and a rom checksum error on the body computer the body computer has been replaced as a result of following the mitchell repair proced... Trouble codes: B00DY, B00DY
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L air bag VIN: 1B7HC16X11
I tried 2 different scan tools and get the same result. I can get all PCM info through data link connector and I can get ABS info but no air bag. All the wires that I have checked show good with no opens or shorts.
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1990 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L hard start VIN: 1FMCU14TXL
the engine will not start right away when cold,you have to cycle the key on and off anywhere from 4 or 5 times to 10 or 12 times depending how cold it is outside.i thought for sure there would be a fuel pressure or volume problem but that seems to be alright. ...
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1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Door locks will not lock or unlock with the remote VIN: 1FMDU34XOS
This vehicle has a keyless entry\anti theft system that is inopperative. I changed the batteries in both remotes with the same result. I then located the module to inspect wiring for powers, grounds, and continuity. No problems were found. I then tried to get ...
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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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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L heating system VIN: 1FMDU34X5S
vehicle came from another shop. customer started having heat problems. over 2000 rpm it would work at idle it would blow cold. other shop diag head gaskets. we took it apart and found both heads craked between each cyl. we cleaned all the milk shake stuff ou...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L Power steering pump VIN: 1FAFP53S5W
This vehicle came into our shop making a high pitched squeal when you raise the RPM above 2500. At an idle it is perfectly quiet. We used our listening device on it and the noise is definitely coming from the steering pump. It appeared to have a fresh re-man p...
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP33P11
This car came in to the shop 4 weeks ago on the back of a flat bed and customer stated that the vehicle stalled at the end of an exit ramp off the thruway. After unloading it started ok. Checked fuel pressure, scoped ignition, scaned computer and test drove. A...
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1EAHP36302
car towed in from another shop.1st shop installed trans,car would not start.towed in to 2nd shop.this shop replaced security module and pcm and had dash repaired.stated dash did not work(shop suspects battery was installed wrong)car starts but will not rev abo... Trouble codes: P0320
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L plug lifespan VIN: 2FAHP71W93
I have almost 50 of these police cruisers and I have been asked to find a sparkplug that will last longer than the ones from the factory. I currently use Motorcraft AWSF 32P Platinum 's and get around 50K miles. Any suggestions for an upgrade?
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D63
went through flow chart & it says to replace computor,very reluctant to replace because would have to outsource & the cost was wondering if you people have had same results.The test seemed to take into account only the o2 sensor & wiring & nothing in the deliv... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 rich)
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1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GTGK24K5S
This pick-up has an intermittant problem when hot. The idle speed will hunt up and down from approx 800 to 550rpm's and back again, most times it will stall out.This may happen when you are coming to a stop or may start acting up after it has been idling awhil...
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2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GDJC34F7X
Hi, I'm having problem where to go from here. The main problem on this tow truck is that the idle in hunting up and down. When the idle goes up by 300 rpm you'll fell it misfire and then goes down fo a moment to a good idle and it repeats again. It always do ... Trouble codes: P0236
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L idle surge to3000rpm VIN: 1HGCB765ML
Help, I have this honda that wants to idle up and down to 3000 rpm, This is always hot or cold, When in gear it doesn't surge but the idle is alittle high. I tested the MAP & EGr w/ vantage and all of the readings are within range. Egr valve isn't open and I c...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L engine VIN: 4S2CK58D9X
Whining noise from behind timing cover led us to assume noise was being generated by timing component. Replaced both stationary idler pulleys as well as complete tensioner and timing belt. Noise remains . All drive belts removed while running for short period....
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 3.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK57W21
Sorry to just throw this one at you, but here it is. I don't really have alot of diagnostic info on this vehicle. Anyway, there was initially an intermittent drivability problem. Now the car stalls sometimes. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1994 Jeep Wrangler S 2.5L Backfire VIN: 1J4FY19P6R
I posted this earlier, but think I did it wrong. Hope this is the correct place to post it. I have a 1994 Wrangler with a 2.5L VIN "P" in the shop. It has no power and is backfiring out through the exhaust at part throttle. Does not matter if there is a load ...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L ABS Module VIN: 1J4GW58N1X
Hello fellas. Had this vehicle brought in for an ABS light. Repaired the code for the right front wheel sensor by replacing the sensor. Had a code for lack of pump motor activation. Went through all the tests including running power and ground to the motor (wh...
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1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Cuts out VIN: KNAFB1211W
#3 has spark, no vac leaks, injector pattern drops out intermittently. It will have a pattern on start up, then it flatlines. It will then occasionally flash a pattern. Brn/blk wire from injector to PCM plug has continuity as does red/yel from injector plug to... Trouble codes: P0303
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L hub/seal VIN: KNDJA7230Y
Hi. Thanks taking time to check this one out. We have an unusual one here. Inop. 4 wheel drive. We initially found rotted vacuum lines at wheels. We found an update for seals behind drive axle and we replaced seal on 1 side to test. We have found that the stee...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: ILNHM87A9Y
guys this lincoln came in with a bad miss, scan computer found code for #5 cylinder missfire, remove spark plug cover and remove coil, found spark plug holes full of oil, replace cover gaskets, clean holes and replaced spark plugs, one weak coil and three boot...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBEA32E3R
Hi Group I have little experience and information to be working on this car but there is no one else in our area that is any better qualified than me so I have taken on the challange. Car has a intermitant misfire at low to mid range, under heavy throttle it ...
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1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L timing belt VIN: JA3AM84JOS
replaced engine,noticed in a.m. had a noise comming from front of engine.not every time,i had my tech remove timing covers & inspect. we noticed after sitting for aprox 5 minutes timing belt would have slack in it inbetween the 4 cams at the water pump & the w...
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1996 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L axles VIN: 4A3AJ46G4T
Original complaint was vibration on accel at approx 55-60 mph. Test drove and confirmed. Ran car on hoist alternately holding each wheel, vibration at 60 only present with rh axle spinning. Replaced rh axle, test drove, made no improvement, same as before. Ran...
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1996 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AJ46G8T
i hope someone has run across this problem and can give me some advice and direction. the car is 1996 mitsubishi galant 2.4 liter obd2 california emissions. keep setting codes po170 fuel trim malfunction (bank 1). i have replace mass air flow sensor, oxygen se... Trouble codes: P0170
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1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N65D16Y6V
customer complaint about stalling and hard restart might have to wait ten minutes to restart. code 1320 set. replaced ignition components as well as the distributor. after warming up and driving at highway speed and hitting bumps the code will come back on aft... Trouble codes: 1320 (ignition signal in the primary circuit is not sent during engine cranking or running)
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L alternator VIN: JN1CA21D3X
Looking for a source to supply alternator plug and pigtail.The original connector will no longer stay attached to the alternator as the tang is broken. Contacted Nissan but not available. Made a trip to local salvage yard but none were located. This plug has 4...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Boggs Down, No Power VIN: 3N1CB51D7Y
Guy's this one is a good one. We have this vehicle that came in for a bad Cat. Converter which was diag from another shop. Customer asked us to install a new one. The unit was from the dealer {direct bolt on}. Before and after installation when you would first... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN1CA31D61
After installing an IAC motor at the customers request. And with the recent install of the MAF. the car still surges. I have went through the Idle Air Volume Learning procedure 3 times and have started down a road of many pages of checks. I have checked the t...
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Oil in coolant reservoir VIN: 1G3AJ55MXT
This vehicle has black gook in the coolant reservoir and radiator fill area. No coolant in oil. Have pulled intake; oil/coolant "butterscotch" at coolant passages in manifold at passenger side, not at drivers' side. The intake gaskets look bad where the gook ...
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2004 Other GM 4300 CID No Start, Stall
hellow service pros,sorry about posting with no vin iatn wouldn't take int'l vin, and also no listing for that vehicle. I am in a new position and facing new problems. Working with international now, and seeing lots of new dt466e motors that just quit running....
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1997 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L hydraulic VIN: 2P4GP45R7V
This car came in with a low and spongy brake pedal. The master cylinder was replaced and bled out just fine and worked perfectly. Three days later it came back in with the same problem and air was found in the left front caliper. After a thorough inspection it...
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1989 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE54D7K
group, I would like to discuss the quad drivers and other problems on specifically a 89 Pontiac Grand Am with a 2.3 DOHC, D engine code. Let me give you a brief history on the vehicle in question. Random high idle, random misfire at idle and cruise with bac... Trouble codes: 35 (Idle Speed Incorrect)
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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L 2nd gear VIN: WAUBG84D1V
Hello group, This A8 is back on the road. I received three replies, all agreeing that the tranny was probably toast. Our customer wanted to confirm the diagnosis with the dealer. They agreed and quoted almost $8,000.00 for replacement. With a rebuilt from Er...
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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Clutch VIN: WADDH11HHH
thanks for the replies, all were very good . we ended up finding the tech with the smallest hands and arms. it finally started on the bolt and caught, WHEW next time well do the timesert trick thanks again, iatn rocks!!!
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1992 BMW 735i 3.5L Suspension VIN: WBAGB4319N
Thanks for all the replies. We determened that we could not use the shock inserts without EDC in a EDC strut due to the fact that they would not physically fit. The car did not have self leveling suspension.We got the car in the shop and inspected the strut an...
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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L drive engagement VIN: WBAHE632XR
thanks to all that responded with information. the problem was the reverse check ball in valve body. special thanks to jimmy jenkins and mike[bavarian specialties] for their help. we have a very happy customer who had gotten rebuilt trans quotes at another fac...
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1995 BMW 840Ci 4.0L all dash except speedo and odometer VIN: WBAEF6320S
This one went to the dealer. I suspect the problem lies in the EML since my scanner would not communicate with it. I will post a follow up if and when i find out what fixed it.
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1990 Cadillac Seville 4.5L no heat VIN: 1G6KS5338L
ther is a metering 't' valve that connects the heater hose and hose from the thermostat housing - there was a 3/8 inch clear 't' connecting pipe without any metering - there needs to be a metering valve or there will not be coolant any pressure at the heater c...
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1995 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6KS52Y5S
Thank you for all your help. We removed the front dog bones, and the cross bar across the top of the engine from strut to strut. We removed the rear passenger side transmission mount and raised the engine. Then we dropped the front exhaust pipe, removed the co...
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1985 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G1JC69POF
thank you one and all. after finally tapping into fuel system and repairing some lines, we found a failed regulator. when we removed it, we found the bottom of the housing was melted as if it had a fire inside. when fuel was delivered, it was at full pressure ...
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1988 Chevrolet Camaro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G1FP21S7J
Thanks for the responses. I finally got this thing to go in fail mode with equipment hooked up. I caught the TPS faulting to 3.1 V. and the idle was responding accordingly. A new TPS and reset and relearn did wonders. Code 42 never came back. Trouble codes: 42 (EST problem).
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1989 Chevrolet Corsica 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1LT5419K
Thanks for all the replies, ended up Dave from Canada was close pulled head and sent to machine shop and had burnt valves. Put head back on and runs great. Thanks so much to ALL for helping cover all the bases prior to removing head. Trouble codes: 45 (rich).
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1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start
Thanks for all the replies. I will be teaching back to the basics 101 next semester. I started by checking the pickup coil. I was told it was to have 1V AC while cranking and it did. I got to looking at the cap and it looked a little funky. I replaced it and t...
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1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCGK24K5R
sorry I took so long to close but with all the snow we had I haved had much time to play with truck but I disconnected EGR no help pulled plugs running rich installed new ones ohmed wires there ok cap and rotor ok injectors look ok ohmed TPS found glitch repla...
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1995 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GTHK34K9S
i would like to thank everyone for the advise it was valuable in my diagniosis it was the remanufactured distributor that was the problem. i would advise to install new in the future thanks again Trouble codes: 42 (ignition control module).
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 2GCEK19MOV
This trany is fixed. Dealer found that a wrong channel plate and valve body gaskets were install on rebuild. Thanks to all that replied one said to try and clear codes, another said try getting a trans-x tester from trany shop and shifting it that way. Jerry [...]...
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1997 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L brakes VIN: IGAHG39R9V
the problem turned out to be not with the brakes directly but with the engine. the customer came back an hour after my help request posting and left the van with us, not for brakes but because it was idling up & down almost to a stall point & losing all power,...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNFG15W41
Thanks to all that replied. Fix was to replace the ignition passlock cylinder and housing and do relearn procedure.Fired right up.
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Red brake light VIN: 2GNEC16Z63
Thanks to all who replied, being a front end collision I was concentrating on the area of damage. After getting your suggestions I removed the instrument panel but could not see any problem, my scan tool would not read anything for this panel so I sent it to a...
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1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L backfire VIN: 1B7GL23X4S
Thanks to everyone who replyed. I finally got my hands on a master tech scanner and tried to set fuel sync. It would not do it.Went to error. After reading up on this fuel sync thing and following the diag procedure I replaced the CKP and set the fuel sync, th...
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1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L ABS - Brake Warning Light VIN: 1B7GG22X1W
Sorry the customer decided to take this truck to the dealer, most replies said to check the rear WSS, which checked out fine, others suggested a charging or power issue which wasn't the case, thanks again for the help and again sorry for not providing more use...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L sbcm VIN: 1B7HF13Z4X
Thanks to everyone who helped me. Turns out that the door locks fuse (#13 in-dash) powers the ctm and for some reason, if that fuse is not in place, the ctm will not go to sleep. Kind of threw for a loop, I have always looked at parasitic draw diagnostic strat...
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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEX14N8L
Thanks for all of your suggestions. To make a really long (about 18 hours)story short. When we had the injectors out for testing we were checking the continuity at each injector wire. With the node light plugged in we had constant voltage at the plug. The inje... Trouble codes: 32 (continous egr signal low), 42 (koer rich not switching).
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X2R
we have cleaned contacts at idle air valve - we also cleaned thne air mass sensor - seems to have helped Trouble codes: 543 (Fuel pump circuit).
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1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62W4S
Well I guess I had blinders on with this one. It wound up being a plugged exhaust, needed the entire catalytic converter assembly. After we got it running it had a severe lean hesitation that was from a bad MAF sensor, the customer had installed a K&N air filt... Trouble codes: P1000.
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F3S
Thanks to all that replied to the request. I had eight replies. I want to thank Kevin from Tennessee for going the extra mile. The problem was the injector pressure regulator and coil. Customer is happy which makes us happy. Al
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTHF26H6T
Thank you for the imput, it was right in front of me, as always. First unplug the speed sensor, issue went away. Watch VSS pid, in stall loaded in D, would peg to 117MPH + and cut out, analog MPH dash needle didnt move. I looked at the PCM imput with scope, it... Trouble codes: 212 (Loss of IDM imput to PCM spout circuit grounded).
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA514XT
The majority of replies were plugged intake EGR passages & #5 passage probably the only one open .Best test idea was from Allan [...] , who said to apply vaccum to EGR and watch for which cylinders drop. Applied vaccum & only #5 cyl started to misfire. Sur... Trouble codes: P0305.
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L intake leaking VIN: 1FTDF1725V
the ford had a bent rod , and a bad piston. make sure if you get a custermer that says his starter is bad. get more info... the rods bend vary easy. and motors are spendy thanks for the help duane
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF18W3X
Thanks To All Who Replied -- After Alot Of Hunting & Head Scratching We Finnally Found A Broken Wire Between The PCM & Vent Solenoid. Repaired Wire & All Is Fine Now. Thanks Again To All Who Took The Time To Reply. Trouble codes: P1451 (EVAP System Vent Control Valve Fault), P0443 (EVAP System Purge Control Valve Fault), P0231 (Fuel Pump Sec Circuit Low).
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Vehicle has draw on batteries VIN: 1FTSW31F41
This vehicle is fixed. The small draw of 1.5 amps was due to a shorted battery. The owner had informed us that 2 batteries were changed. We had assumed they meant both batteries. The fact was that the primary battery had been changed twice. The booster battery...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L low voltage
thanks for all the help after going thru alot of testing found this truck had a performance chip in the computor removed and problem gone .
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L monitors not reset VIN: 1FAFP33P93
Most Felt this had a keep alive memory problem and I agree. I feel the car had the problem a long time and it wasn't picked up. NYVIP does not check OBD II codes till the third year, so on her first OBD II inspection she gets tagged. The car is of coarse over ...
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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L braking performance VIN: JHMCA5638J
Fellow wrenches and brake technicians, Thank you for your collective help in getting this car repaired and back to the owner (this evening). Many responses pointed me to wheel bearings that would allow the rotor to move and thereby cause brake caliper piston t...
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S32
Thank you so much to all that replied. I had numerous replies and also received the Hyundai direct Website (www.hmaservice.com) which helped tremendously. The website pointed me to a TSB and also a schematic that Mitchell Repair didn't offer. When I followed t... Trouble codes: P0446 (Canister close valve malfunction).
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1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JNKAY21D3P
Thanks again for all who offersd help. we checked throttle bodies for coking. They wern't to bad but we cleaned them anyway.WE double checked coolant and MAF readings including at ECM. We verified computer power and grounds. One of our techs did some serious r...
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1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJAV1341H
The fix was the advise to solder in the capacitor to the air flow meter harness ... Thanks
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Drive-axles VIN: 1J8HR58285
perform full diagnostic ,and came up with final drive control module cutting out at times. Replaced final drive control module. Fixed
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Mechanical
great input from all, we ended up sending customer to dealer, had engine installed there yr. ago, still had warranty, the problem was a piston pin. noise was more pronounced on acc. again i thank ALL of you so much for the input. if i can ever assist you, most...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L rear ride control
Thanks to every one involved in this great site. I recieved 4 emails in less than two hours and I ordered the parts that were to fix my problem. Very simple and straight forward help from all techs installed accumulaters added fresh fluid and the S500 was perf...
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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L engine VIN: 1GHDX13E31
I finally got this one fixed,thanks to all the help!Ryan,Demetri,Dennis,Michael,Robert,Shermon,Gerry,Sam,J im,Brain,Ronald,Rudy&Mike.Most of the replies were the lower intake sucking oil out of the valley and you were right on got the intake off the gasket on ...
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1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L Forward Clutch VIN: 1G2NE54N5P
Hello, Pontiac is fixed and been down the road for a couple of weeks. I didnt get much for replys on this one, only 2. The replies I got both stated forward clutch drums with cracked welds near the hub are very common. They also both stated that the cracked ...
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