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1973 American Motors ambassador 360CID 2-3 shift VIN: A3A857N354
Hello Guys, I'v been staying busy and getting through the tough spots pretty OK . I overhauled this trans 7 years ago but he came in for a problem he started having w/sticky upshift. It was late shifting 2-3 and sometimes seemed to shift into NETURAL . I tore ...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L transmission VIN: 5UXFB33513
we are in the trailer hitch business for 20yrs we installed a trailer hitch and wiring on this vehicle back in may 2004 never had any problems until we installed a electric brake controller yesterday customer called today and stated that vehicle does not shift...
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1994 Buick Century Custom 2.2L Unknown VIN: 1G4AG55494
vech. will die out just like you shut switch off, and will restart. sometime when restarting vech. it acts like it will not take or getting fuel . vech will run for day before it acts up. *** vech also has had 2 fuel pump replaced. had code for crank sensor re...
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2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Horn VIN: 2G4WS52J91
Washed under the hood of my wifes car and the horns stayed on.(Yes, I know I'm not supposed to).Thinking I got something wet and shorted out I unplugged and let dry out. Plugged back in and no horn operation so checked for voltage and ground at horns and have ...
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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD5332L
this an employee car with big problems. car came in running perfect, only complaint was stalling out sometimes. also ses light comes on. scanner read no codes, went on test drive and car stalled out while coming out of drive way. car started right back up, and... Trouble codes: E41, E30, E52
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KY5495X
Vehicle has intermittent no start, customer states it happens often, happened once in the shop. There was no spark, no injector pulse, and vehcle would not communicate with Snap-On scanner. When vehicle is running it communicates with the scanner and everythin...
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1982 Chevrolet S10 2.8L wiper/washer system VIN: 1GCCS14BOC
eLECTRICAL IS NOT MY STRONGEST AREA SO I AM POSTING A HELP REQUEST TO SEE IF ANY OF YOU HAVE SEEN OR MAY HAVE AN IDEA AS TO WHAT MIGHT BE GOING ON. I HAVE AN IDENTICAL SYSTEM SITTING ON THE BENCH, WE INSTALLED ALL ITEMS FROM GM AND THE RESULTS WERE THE SAME....
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1987 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM15Z2H
OK, GM GUYS THIS IS A DIFFICULT ONE. ANOTHER TECHNICIAN HAD STARTED WORKING ON THIS VEHICLE AND I HAVE TRIED TO HELP WITH NOT MUCH CHANGE IN CONDITION. THE VEHICLE FIRST CAME IN WITH A MIL LIGHT ON AND CODE 33 AND 45 STORED. WELL, HE RAN THE FLOW CHART AND REP... Trouble codes: 33 (map sensor vaccum low), 45 (rich exhaust)
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1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS19Z1S
Thanks in advance for the help This truck belongs to my son inlaw and has been setting a couple of months we finally got in the shop for exhaust work and state inspection now the thing wont idle. After some checking found TPS and IAC not responding replaced bo...
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1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCCS144S8
hi, need help from you gm techs. i got this s-10 failing california enhanced emissions high nox. 15 mph at 50% load and 25mph at 25% load. im reading @15/50 - 25ppm hc- .03% c0- 14.9 co2- 1908 nox- 02 0. @25/25 -- 1600 nox. spark plugs fair. check the egr valv...
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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L OBD Test not ready VIN: 2G1WL52M6V
This vehicle came in for failing the OBD Emissions test, it had a code PO 341 cam sensor. We changed the cam sensor, cleared the code, and test drove vehicle for 70 miles the first time. This vehicle is a Texas Air Care voucher vehicle where the state pays up ... Trouble codes: P00, 341 (Cam sensor)
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1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L gauges/indicators VIN: 1G1ND52M1V
I've tried just about every test I can think of. Dash lights come on (background), but the check engine, oil, low fuel, etc. lights do not come on during start-up. There is no noise at all when turning the key to ACC (eg. fuel pump, no clicking for relays). Th...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L daytime and highbeam headlights
This vehicle has no daytime running lights, or highbeam headlights, lowbeams work fine, also with the key on or engine running the high beam indicator is on regarless if the highbeams are switched on or not. Does anyone have any information on how this system ...
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1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Long crank hot VIN: 1GCGK29J1V
Seriously digging on this one. Symptom is engine cranks for 3 to 6 seconds after a hot-soak but not every time. After it fires, it acts flooded and lopes for a few seconds until it clears out. Idle is erratic for 5 to 10 seconds then all is normal as far as dr...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC5248Y
I need help from anyone. Car came in on hook it had spark and fuel and had injector pulse + rpm reading plugs soaked. Wires in bad shape. Replaced wires and plugs, still no start. Checked compression, all between 80 and 100. Pulled plugs added some oil to each...
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2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H7Y
Vehicle has intermittant mil with code #P0171 (Fuel system running lean), if vehicle is ran from cold start the primary O2 sensor switches rich/lean as it should for approximately 15 min to 1 hr. After it is idling hot for an extended period of time the O2 reg... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel System Running Lean)
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2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3MD36J2Y
Hey, I need some help from you Chrysler techs. I got this 2000 Chrysler Concorde with a P1496 (5 volt supply voltage too low). The owner says that it stalls out intermittantly. I have not been able to catch it acting up. I have tapped on the map, tps, egr sole... Trouble codes: 1496 (5 volt supply output too low)
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2002 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L air in cooling system VIN: 2B3HD46R42
car gets hot every 300 to 500 miles. we bring it in bleed off air,add anti freeze and is ok. Ive tried bleeding it how chrysler says(bleed hose from bleeder to jug and big funnel for constant antifreeze to jug) i get the air out with engine off. with engine ru...
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1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Surge VIN: 3B7HF16ZXR
Customer complaint of a surge, tach jump at cruise (roughly 60-70MPH and 2000 RPM). Drove with genysis hooked up. First thing I noticed was the coolant temp was reading 306F. Double checked voltage at computer 2.5V, normal. On the road test we could see ocassi...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44R3T
towed in crank no start, tried in lot, can hear fuel pump run, pushed into shop found no spark, has rpm sig cranking. follwed troubleshooter on the snap-on brick for problem, no codes, have yes for cam and crank sig. scaner stated pcm failure not common, that ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KC23Z82
This truck sets MIL with P0306 code. Runs rough enough to be accurate code. Can unplug injector harness connector to #6 and the idle makes no change. Can also unplug spark plug wire to #6 while running and the idle remains constant, spark jumps 3/4" gap at the... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire)
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1985 Ford Ranger 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTBR10A3F
Hello-- this has me puzzled- it came with a random up and down idle, occasionally it will just die at idle, some times it will restart eaisly and other times it has to crank awhile, it will just race up all by its self then down just as quick , misses then qui... Trouble codes: 23 (tps range), 31 (evp/pec low)
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L DRL Daytime running lights VIN: 2FMDA51445
Usually an easy repair to replace the module.Have power at module conector, fuses ok, checked grounds at headlights. Headlights work properly with switch. Tried new module, no change, installed old module.
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Traction Control VIN: 2FMDA5145T
I have this winstar that has intermitant traction control problem. Light comes on once a month. Code scanned ecm,abs,gem and the only code is p0500 in the gem. Can this cause traction control to be suspended and how come there is no codes stored anywhere else? Trouble codes: P0500
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1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L convertor lock up VIN: 2FTHF25F0T
hello everyone this truck came to me from trans shop, will not go into lock-up i have tested power and ground, i have tested lock up by grounding the soleniod and it will click when grounded, have gone into the output test and the soleniod will turn on. have...
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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L engine white smokes VIN: 1F1JW35FOV
Engine will tack up to about 2200 RPM then starts white smoking (fuel smoke, not steam) and smothering down then will no go any higher for a long time ( 30 to 40 seconds or more ) hot or cold. When test driving it will do the same thing in first and second gea...
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2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L idle speed control VIN: 1FMYU60X9Y
New to Ford Repairs Need all help available!
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L pass air bag VIN: 1FTSW31P33
code 1835 resistance low 2 air bags same thing what should the resistance be on passenger air bag unplugged get code hi reistance
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1994 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L heater / defroster VIN: 1GTEK14K2R
thanks for the time.. vehicle has no heat coming from the defrost or the floor.. heat from the vents is moderate..blower function normal. inlet temp to the heater core is approximately the same as engine temp +/- 10*F blend door and motor function is normal, t...
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1995 GMC Safari 4.3L case
hi all. This van came in with a broken flexplate, and we found the trans was broken on driver side. cust wanted to try having case welded. installed new flexplace but it broke in short amount of time. removed trans and rebuilt it with a new case. 1.5 years we...
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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK19T01
All the related repair history is over 2 months time. Truck would sometimes, usually cold but sometimes at cruise miss loose power, not pull. After 1-5 minutes would clear up, run fine, maybe rest of day or ok for 3-4 days. Well back today, lean bank codes p01... Trouble codes: P0300, P0171, P0174
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1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Charging VIN: JHMCA5533K
This honda came to me after another local shop punted. Idle is high, 2250 rpm, other then that engine runs well. Alternator is overcharging, 17.8 vlts. Charge light on as soon as engine speed brakes 2000 rpm. Alt. was replaced and harness inspected all looks g...
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L starter grinding VIN: 1HGCD566RA
vehicle came in with starter grinding when vehicle is 1st started. removed starter found fly was chewed up. replaced flex plate, flywheel & starter. started car still make noise. pulled transmission back down to make sure dowel pins were in place. replaced tra...
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1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L blower motors VIN: 5AJHY1543C
FELLOW TECHS, I'm working on this 89 Jag. for no blower motor operation. Upon checking the archives from the iatn, I found a faulty micro switch. After changing the micro switch, the heater panel came to life. The blower motor needs brushes, armature is in goo...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Accessories VIN: 1J4GW4853Y
Hi everyone we have this jeep that every once in a while the jeep will throw the abs light on at the same time all the acceriories in the interior will stop working locks,windows,radio,lights,heator once the jeep has been shut off it clears and away you go for...
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1994 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1NA3531R
this car was towed in about a month ago , with a no start.i checked for code and found a code 1 no ign pulses. i folowed the flow chart and replaced the coil pack. the car ran fine and no codes in memory. the car ran good for about 2 weeks. it was towed back t... Trouble codes: 01 (no ignition ref)
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2000 Mazda Millenia Millennium Edition 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2225Y
hey guys just wanted to know if anybody knows the exact location of the abv solenoid and the vacuum and vent sol. also. or if anybody has ran into a similiar problem. the only post i saw was one dealing with replacing the abv valve. that doesnt help me because... Trouble codes: 1525 (abv solenoid valve vacuum ckt mailf.), 1526 (abv soleniod valve vent ckt. mailf.), 1540 (abv control system mailf.)
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2000 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L ign. sys. fuel pump no spark VIN: 4F4YR16UX1
The anti theft is causing my problem. Because when I ground the starter relay and the fuel pump relay I can get it to crank and get the fuel pump to work with the key. Have done research on the (PATS) system thats why when I ground the relays the fuel pump and...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G3W
car came in with check engine light is on, codes P130&P135: Oxygen Sensor bank one , check with Baum Scan Tool noticed that the oxygen sensor Upstream is fixed reading at 470mv & the heater shows off, install new sensor & clear clears still the same thing,even... Trouble codes: P0130, P0135
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Drive train VIN: 4J6AB54EXX
We have used chassis ears to try and determine the source of the noise. While driving down the road with the chassis ears it sounds like it is coming from the front axle. When it is on the rack it sounds like the transfer case. I have found no metal in either ...
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1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L heater core VIN: 1MELM62W0V
Hi All Thanks for taking a minute to look at this. My neighbor has this cougar, and the heater core is leaking, He wants me to replace it. What is involved in replacing it? I personally hate heater core replacement. but since he is a good friend I think I a...
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1991 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L trans functions cold VIN: JNIHJO1P3M
start the car cold and have all forward gears, and reverse, functions as a normal trans very strong, as soon as the car warms up , i loose forwards and reverse, removed trans and converter splines seem to be ok, is this somthing i can rectify with out going to...
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1994 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L smoked the center idler VIN: 1243569878
is there any one out there who has done cly heads on this engin, should i r+r the engin or do the cyl head, bent valves jumped time center idler let go, im leaning towrd a motor looks much easyer, all sugestions welcome.
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2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L cruise & gauges VIN: 1N4DL01D51
Fisrt of all I have as yet not examined this car. Apointment is on Wednesday. Customer states that on a long trip (150mi.)that first the cruise will cut out & then the gauges will quit, & the tach will read incorrectly. If he stops & restarts the car everythin...
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4DL01D9Y
hello fellow teck. this is my fist post , i have a nissan with an intermitent problem costomer complains that engine stalls after a 30 to 60 min drive. usualy city driving. (hot soak) i have no fault codes present. i have road tested car 4 times (will no stall...
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L high steering effort VIN: 2PH6P44R9V
Hello again Two weeks ago this one came in for a steering problem. It would do fine going down the road, but in reverse or in a parking spot it would require a lot of effort to turn left or right. The fluid was flushed and a bottle of power steering additive ...
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1996 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2WJ12M3T
New vehicle to my shop, customer towed in with crank no start complaint. Confirmed fuel pressure and no spark or fuel inj pulse. Customer stated that he had installed new rod bearings a week before and he had been driving for a few days, then it failed to star...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2.4L abs VIN: 1G2NW12T6V
Contineues to set the abs light on and the codes found are as follows c1222/c1226/c1233/c1236/c1286/c1291/1293.The sensor was replaced twice with aftermarket part.Axle was aftermarket as well. Any suggestions would be great this is becoming a loosing job and a...
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1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L rear spoiler VIN: WPOCA2983V
we put the top up enough to get top cover off above engine to get into ck fuel pressure then to replace air mass meter. after repairs & putting everything back together we have a warning light in cluster for the rear spoiler. It had been up when we had the top...
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1991 Saturn SC 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZG1475M
I'm a Toyota tech and don't have much experience with Saturns. This vehicle belongs to my boss's sister. It quit running and was sent to another shop...they did fuel pump, plugs, wires, and a valve cover gasket. Engine will start on Ether and then die in secon...
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1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5279W
OK, as soon as the oxygen sensor warms up (1 wire) the fuel trim steadily and quickly drops to -50% (or 64 INT)! the engine seems to run good, but the upstream sensor still stays in the 800-900 mv range! the customer bought the car with a bad transmission whic... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel system too rich)
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L Engine VIN: 1G8JW52ROY
This saturn was brought in for the cel, customer never noticed the noise. When cold the engine is quiet and the missfire counters stay at zero for all cyl's. Once near operating temp the engine slowly developes the noise and the missfire counters start countin...
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1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on, Extended Cranking VIN: 4S3BC6331P
Hello all, I have a vehicle here I need some advice on. The customer's complaint is that after sitting for a few hours, the vehicle is extremely hard to start. Eventually it will start after playing with the throttle. Once it does start, it runs rough for a sh... Trouble codes: 12 (Starter signal), 21 (Water Temperature Sensor Problem), 32 (Oxygen Sensor Problem)
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1990 Toyota Supra 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: JT2MA71J5L
Hello iATNers, I have here a Supra with a 7M-GTE turbocharged engine. All intake ducts and the throttle body are soaked with oil. We are sourcing a new turbo unit for this. Having not much experience with turbos, I ask does anyone have advice for pitfalls in ...
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1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT3RN37W5P
This truck is hesitating and low on power intermittently after it heats up. It feels like it's lean on fuel. Stepping hard all the way to the floor past a certain point (full throttle) seems to help. When it acts up it idles rough. Spraying propane into the in...
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1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L cylinder head VIN: 4TAWM72N9T
Hello everyone, We have a this Tacoma with a failed cylinder head gasket.The cylinder head surface needs to be machined and the machine shop we sent the head to has told us they have no maching specs for this head. They said they have contacted the local deal...
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2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 5th gear VIN: JT3HP10V2Y
Shifter jumps out of 5th gear when driving.Also shift handle moves when engine torqueing on road but can not reproduce on lift.
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Axles? VIN: JTEGD21A42
This vehicle is starting to cause a headache. It will vibrate pretty badly under accel only. It will start at about 15mph & progessively get worse from there.There is no abnormal noise associated with the vibration or otherwise. It is vehicle speed dependant d...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWWA81H9T
I have a no start - cranks over condition - no spark - have substituted known good computer / engine rpm sensor / distributor / coil and ignitor assembly - Have power to coil - and power to distributor - loosing ground ??? - cannot find good troubleshooting ...
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1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L Electronic VIN: WV2EH8708V
VW Guru's, This Eurovan will downshift into 2nd when cruising on the highway. The customer claims he can coax it back into 3rd & 4th if he encounters a downhill by modulating the throttle pedal, but has at times driven many miles/kilometers pegged at 4500 rpm ...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED24B8Y
Thanks for all the replies, the turbocharger on the passenger side was leaking.install new turbocharger & that solved it
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1985 BMW 524td 2.4L No Start VIN: WBADB2408G
This one is fixed! Sorry to be so long posting, but this is one of my Dad's beaters, and was in no hurry. The used part did work, and did solve my problem. Several did mention trying a gas tranfer pump version, but for the cost of this used assembly ($60), i...
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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABB2311L
Thanks to everyone who replied. Ended up being the computer not pulling the primary coil signal all the way to ground. There was a signal there, just not good enough to do its job. Again thank you.
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1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall
ok thanks to (bill from texas) you hit the nail on the head with your reply about the vats wires coming from the ign. switch they both were broke but when we replaced the switch the car would still not start. we did some more checking and replaced the crank se...
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1995 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L I/P guage indicator lights VIN: 2G4WB52M5S
Well fellow techs, thank you for all of your responses regarding shorts, diodes, BCM's, alternators etc. I posted this request on a Saturday and went to work on Monday armed with all this new information recieved from all of you. I no sooner started to work on...
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1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L drivers front power window VIN: 1G4CW52K1X
Sorry, I have to close this without a fix. Owners are going to put up with it untill it gets warmer out, and will most likely trade it off. They were talking about it before this problem came up. Thanks for all the replies.
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1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Wont Start VIN: 1G6CD53B5N
Well we got it! Got the key today and she fired right up. You guys saved me tons of guess work and the replies were top notch. The lock cylinder did have the torn wire, most likely from the loose torx screws in there...tightened em up with some loctite on the ...
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1989 Chevrolet Blazer Scottsdale 5.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEV18KOK
Well thanks again to all the great responses.It ended up being a bad fuel pressure regulator.The spring wasn't broke as some had recc.It was plugged all up inside replaced regulator and fuel pressure came back up.Vehicle runs great now. Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhaust).
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L drl VIN: 1GNDM19W5X
I have checked this van after I recieved reply's from 4 members. We found the diode behind the interior panel directly behind the drivers seat, (strange place for it), put a jumper in its place temporarily and the lights worked properly. The customer has not y...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W2Y
Thanks for all of your help. The fix for this vehicle turned out to be the passlock sensor in the column. I was getting the 5.0v on the yellow wire with key in on but once you went to crank position it did not change. I changed the sensorm did the sensor re-le...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WF55K4Y
'Lets call it the Shot Gun Method' Thanks for all the replies lots of help. I did replace the ignition switch. I also took old switch apart (while waiting for the new one)found black spots on some of the contacts. If you get a chance to take one of these a... 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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1963 Dodge powerwagon 318CID steering box
Thanks to all that replied.Info from James [...] on Prototech services was just what we were looking for.All we have to do is find a pump and modify some brackets and a couple of pulley's.I am very impressed with the knowledge of everyone on iATN, thanks fo...
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1992 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Master Cylinder VIN: 1B4GH44R7N
Hey guys. thanks for all the help. We ended up putting a different set of pads in this vehicle. That seemed to tighten up the pedal pretty good. thanks again.
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1997 Dodge Stratus 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46X8V
After reading replies we cleaned grounds checked heater circuit and checked for antifreeze usage.I then replaced o2 sensor and returned car to customer.Thanks for the replies. Trouble codes: P0171.
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1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FACP41MOP
i am going to put this one on the back burner for a couple of weeks. shop is moving.i havent found anthing new.t-belt is fine.tbs sweeps fine with vantage meter.crank sensor looks good.i really cant afford to throw any more parts at this car.thanks.i will let ...
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Crankshaft & Bearings VIN: 2FMDA514XS
Thanks for all the feedback. Seems all the replies had to do with coolant in oil or dirt in the oil passages. We eliminated the coolant in oil before doing anything to the engine. We did find some gasket debris in the oil pump by-pass & in the oil filter. It w...
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP67L45
This one is down the road YEA ,,, Most of the replies said bad intake gaskets, indeed they were hard as a rock. The upper's were soft the lower's were the problem. After removing the throttle plate we found all 3 EGR ports on the intake clogged. 3 road tests n... Trouble codes: 172 (173 176 177 02 lean), 327 (egr), 332 (egr), 542 (fuel pump), 542 (fuel pump).
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L rear brakes VIN: 1FALP52U1T
THANX AGAIN FOR ALL WHO REPLIED. THIS IS ANOTHER ONE FOR THE Keep It Simple Stupid FANS. I DID NOT PAY ENOUGH ATTENTION TO DETAIL. ALL NEW BRAKE SHOES TRIED HAD SQUARE EDGES.I LOOKED AT THE ONES REMOVED AND FOUND THEM TO BE BEVELED. I BEVELED BOTH THE LEADING ...
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F9V
well this one was actually pretty simple once I found the connector at the starter soleniod had another wire zip tied to it and was pulling quite hard on the push on connector the connector had broken internally (inside the black rubber) and must have been mak... Trouble codes: 470 (exhaust back pressure sensor circuit malfunction).
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP57U5W
thanks to all that replied, most of you were right. but i did find the short in the fuel tank before i read the replies.i must have not seen it the first time i was in the tank. the break was so small i could hardly see it now
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L driveline VIN: 1FTRW08L51
We returned the truck to the customer while we gathered all of the offerings from iATN memebers. The owner is satisfied with the reduction in vibration and is going to leave it at that. All I can add is that this is not a torque convertor shudder as suggested ...
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2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP11361
Replace new fuel pump & that took care of the problem Trouble codes: 301 (misfire).
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTSW31912
Thanks for everone's help. The PCM & VREF power circuit checked okay, there is no chip added to this truck & we have replace the cam position sensor twice to be sure it was good. At this point the customer has decided not to invest anymore in this truck. Sorry... 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 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L hard start VIN: 1FMFU18L23
hello techs, first of all thank you for those who replied. i have not had a chance to get the truck back. the dealer is going to look at it for the fifth time (under warranty). i told the owner what feedback i got & to tell the dealer, but you know how some de...
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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7152L
thanks for all that wrote me most 0f the replies were about the main ralay being bad but i already said that i jumped the relay harness out to power and there was no power..so relay couldnt be problem...anyway i started pulling up the carpet tracing the yellow...
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1986 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1JCHL7829G
Hi all: Thank you for all your replies. Most replies concerned the MAP and O2 sensor. I tested MAP with a hand pump and it showed correct readings on scanner and voltmeter at MAP connector. I even replaced with another sensor but I got the same readings. Kenne...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE 5.2L Surge, HIGH IDLE VIN: 1J4G278Y3R
thank you for all the reply's every thing that was suggested had all been done. as it turns out when our customer was able to return with the vehicle, I had been in contact with a friend at our dealer he let me come over and use the DRBIII and we found that so...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Current draw VIN: 1J4G258S0V
OK, I removed the junction box and tested all circuits for continuity to fuse #11 load side. I found a pin, in addition to the ABS circuit, that was connected with no wire in the corresponding plug, however there were signs of flashover to the next pin. I clea...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L differential VIN: 1J4FF48SXY
i want to thank you guys out ther for all your great help on this jeep. there were several things you guys mentioned that i never thouhgt of? the fix on this one turned out to be bad spider gears ? also a binding u-joint on the left side. the left front outer ...
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L steering VIN: SALJY1249V
thank you, to all who responded. as it turned out, after going over the vehicle a few more times, we found a bolt on the left rear radius arm, had worked its way loose, allowing the rear axle to shift on accel & decel. thank you all again. jeff
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L cranking VIN: SALJY124XV
Forgot this was still open. I dont believe it is possible to bypass this system without a Land Rover scanner.Vehicle was towed to dealer.
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2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L cluster VIN: 1LNHM97V3Y
I determined that after checking all circuits to the cluster that the problem had to be in the cluster itself. I contacted Southern Electronics as one of my replies suggested. They told me they could repair the cluster in a price range of $175.00 to $225.00.Th...
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1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBCB20A5C
okay, I have never worked on a diesel engine and in the future will keep it that way,several members recommended the correct way to time the pump,by removing it indexing the marks then checking drip from number one near 24 btdc,that is correct but it took me a...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Engine Rattle VIN: WDBHA24GXY
I would first like to thank Jimmy from North Carolina and Jeffery from Tennesse. They both were correct. The problem was with the camshaft adjuster. It will go bad causing the t-chain to rattle. I was in the right direction but since the part was so costly (65...
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1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM58S1X
Vehicle belongs to a used car lot so they aren't sure they want to spend any more on diagnostics (go figure). They are, however, going to have the PATS keys reprogrammed to see if that makes any difference. If they bring it back for further repair, I will upda...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L keyless entry sistem VIN: JE4LS3IR23
Thanks to Ryan and Stanley for the info they were right. You have to be very precise on the time. If I recall you hold down the unlock button for ten sec. and then (while still holding the unlock) press the lock button. I may have that reversed but I think t...
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1986 Nissan 720 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N6ND11S6G
thanks for the help on this. found loose solder connection in the wiring harness between injector plug & firewall, w/r wire. even though it had continuity, not enough current flowing. thanks again!!! Trouble codes: 43 (injector fault).
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L starts then dies VIN: 1N4BU31F9P
The car is up and running thanks to the IATN super techs. The problem was oil contamination of the optical sensors in the distributor. Believe it or not that was one of the first checks I made by pulling the dist. cap to inspect. Since the cap was so dry I ass... Trouble codes: 55 (systems ok).
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6V
This nissan is fixed, egr was plugged where the tenp sensor probe went into pipe. We were looking with a mirror behind the iac plate and it looked ok but was stopped up. The egr wasent the real worry, car passed inspection with two monitor not ready, we where ...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L alternator VIN: JN1CA21D3X
Well after more phone calls to some suggested sources we ended up getting a plug from a local electrical rebuilder. This was an adapter used for their bench tester. However several replies stated that this harness is available from the dealer and Doug Kono eve...
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