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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L abs VIN: TRUUT28N21
vehicle sets a abs code after a 30 minute drive at different speeds,code is 1279.i've looked for info with alldata with no luck.and when you shut down the vehicle it clears the fault code until its driven again.
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2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L ride control VIN: 1G4CW52K4Y
Customer came in for transmision service, brakes, and tire rotation. I raised vehicle, however I did not support the rear control arms, and after I lowered the vehicle the rear shocks inflated and I would not come down. Called dealer and was told to disconnect...
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1990 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1JCCF87E2F
While driving at any point at any speed if you depress throtle to 3/4 or full it will hesitate surge and then stumble. It will smooth out at [...] or if you decrease throtle. tps sweep was ok. map sensor was ok. o2 sensor was ok. timing was set to 9 degrees... Trouble codes: 45 (over rich)
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1990 Chevrolet Celebrity 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1AW84T7L
this car will stall coming to a stop, or sitting in the shop idling will intermitantly stumble for a split second i belive i have found the problem the vacumne reading fluctates between 21 and 15 smoothes out at 2500 i don't think the map has enough vac to r...
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1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall
Hello everyone. I am once again working on another gm 3.1L engine. You know they're great until an electronic problem occurs. Then I have to break out all my resources to figure them out. Anyway, this engine has lots of power and runs well. It had a tip in hes...
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1992 Chevrolet P30 6.2L no overdrive VIN: 1GBKP32J1N
I have a 92 Chev P-30 van with a 6.2 Liter diesel and a 4l80e transmission. The truck came into the shop for no overdrive. I verified the condition and my scan tool showed a code 22 low TPS signal code. The TPS shows 0.00 volts and TPS percent is at 35%. With ...
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1994 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L abs,ect VIN: 1GNEC16K9R
Im working on a 1994 suburban 1500.The problem is that it pulls hard to the right during braking.The suburban has new calipers,brake pads and fairly new brake hoses and 2 new rotors.I did a runout check and it was fine.I also made sure the rear drums were adju...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L compresser VIN: 1GCC8144XT
Hello all. What i have on this one is no ground for the A/C relay. I also have a leak to deal with. This came in from a car lot. The system was low so I went to charge the system. The compressor stayed inop so I have done the power and ground checks. When I gr...
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1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L vent system VIN: 1GBKC34J4V
have bad fuel smell in cab checked for signs of leaks,did not find any fuel smell only in cab,vent canister line from tank has fuel smell,took off canister to check for gas none in canister thanks mike
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G1JF123TV
Hi.We have exhausted all efforts in trying to fix this car. I have a no spark no injector pluse except sometimes when i bump start key 8-10 times then I will get spark & pluse. When engine does try to start it as if it has a cross fire I have replace ckp senso...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3GNFK16R8V
I need some help with an intermittent problem on this 'burb. Intermittently it will surge, hesitate and lose power. I have felt this once, but I didn't have any test equipment connected. It did it for about a mile, I stopped at the shop and it was still runnin...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1G1JF12T5X
car came in with a failed water pump. i replaced the water pump [which was scraping on the impellor housing] and reassembled the engine. the timing chain still made noise, so i installed a new kit [which included new gears, chain,guides,and tensioner.]also cha...
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1999 Chevrolet KODIAC 7.2L park brake alarm module VIN: C7XJ105931
Started with park brake alarm going off.Had moisture in system, so we flushed system.All ok for 2 days and alarm lights off again.Noticed excessive travel on actuator cable,replaced and adjusted park brake shoes.Once again, ok for a day or two.Since then the p...
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16T7Y
came in on hook. No start. Pcm b fuse blown. Tac motor shorted. Now runs but sets TPS code p1220a and trips low power light and will not go over 2000rpm. Heres the sticky I can clear codes and drive with no problem or SES until I restart or just turn key back ... Trouble codes: P220
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1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C3HC56G7X
After diving short distance engine dies and won't restart for a couple of minutes then will be fine rest of the day. Can drive 200 miles and won't act up. Losing crank signal. Replaced crank sensor with Standard then died week later and won't start at all so r...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L power locks & rear p.ower doors VIN: 2C8GP64L31
With the key out of the ignition there is no power lock/unlock operation with the power switches or the key fobs, but with the ignition turned on, everything works normally. There is radio clock memory. Power side doors buttons not working up top center counse...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L power sterring VIN: 3C8FY4BB21
this car came in with a leaking p/s pressure line it was leaking right at the fitting were it bolts to the pump. i replaced the hose but it would not turn easy i thought it might have air in it so i let it run with cap off turned wheel back in forth still noth...
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1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FACP41E3N
This one is for you performance guys. The customer had installed by someone else the following parts: Trick Flow Stage 2 cam, Trick Flow Alum. Heads, Edelbrock RPM 2 intake, 10cc -1 dish forged pistons, mac headers, 24 lb injectors, 75 mm mass, plus other good... Trouble codes: 15 (pcm fault/kam fault)
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 7.5L Excessive Emissions, nox failure VIN: 1FMHE31G7P
The van has zero egr source vacaum at all time unless you give it short hard accelleration runs, ie at 15 and 25 mph on the staedy state emission test run, regardless of what gear you select the egr sees zero vacaum. I have verified source vacaum to the evr vi...
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1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTFE14N1R
Hello everyone. This time, I have an intermittent problem on a Ford Econoline Van. For over a year, this van's engine has sputtered and bogged when cold-only after sitting overnight when it is very damp. After the engine warms up, it is fine. I have performed ...
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cylinder VIN: 1FTJW35K8R
Here we go with a good one that five mechanics have not been able to figure out. I went through the entire brake system due to completely being worn out from pulling a trailer. The customer comes back 2 weeks later with the same problem. The pedal sinks down w...
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1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP54WA2
Hi; I have a SHO Taurus that first came in running 25% rich (LTFT). It also had codes P0172 and P0175. I test and replaced mass air meter,fuel presser reg. and did a indution cleaning (B.G.). Car run great (LTFT)6% (STFT)2%. Car came back with (P1518 intake le... Trouble codes: P0172 (p0175-), P0175 (p1518-), P1518
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2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13PXY
This is my mother in laws car(limited time in between paid jobs to diagnois). This car keeps coming back with a p0171 lean mixture code. I replace the 02 sensor, the vaccum tee at the intake manifold was leaking so I replace that hose assy. My smoke machine is... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L VCT Sprocket
Hello group, thanks in advance for any insight to my problem child of the day. '01 Escort ZX2 with 2.0 Zetec motor. It has a noise from the timing belt area, more specifically, the VCT sprocket area on the exhaust cam. Sounds like a 3.8 Windstar with a bad cam...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21L52
this truck cam in as a nostart, the customer was plowing with it and went from one driveway to another, inbetween this is when the truck stalled and would not start. when i recieved it i checked the basics, it has spark, it has fuel pressure, at this time i p...
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2002 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Surge, MIL Lamp on, Low Power VIN: 2FAFP74W22
This has me baffled. Car is low on power at all times. At times it will loose most of it's power and then pick back up on it's own. Sometimes it sets the codes P0352 and P0358 mostly P0358 when it does, it will be low on power. It never really misses, just low... Trouble codes: P0358 (Ignition Coil H Pri/Sec. circuit fault), P0352 (Ignition Coil B Pri/Sec. Circuit fault)
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Surge VIN: 9BFJW21F23
this trucks surge very intermittantly. sounds like it is miss timing the injector. have check all wiring connector all ok. fuel pressure ok. oil pressure primary and secondary all ok. have come to dead with this truck. with thanks robert [...]
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L ABS module VIN: 1FTNW21LX3
all grounds are good and wiring is also
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1FMZU72E84
hi there fellow tech! I have here an explorer that speedometer gauge keep on fluctuating during hot condition but it was intermitent, the gauge keep on fluctuating even the vehicle is in stationary, it goes up to 200 kph and cycles to 0 kph and goes back to 80...
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1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ1267T
Customer complaint of vehicle surging while going down road. Does it more when warmed up.TPS has been replaced several times over last couple years. Code P0510 always comes back after several months and starts running the same. Noticed when driving that on sca... Trouble codes: P0510 (Closed throttle position switch circuit), P0400 (EGR System)
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1996 GMC C2500 Suburban 6.5L Misfire VIN: 1GKGKZ6F4T
Hello, I have this GMC Suburban 2500 here with a tricky miss, what it does is while driving it occasionally gives a puff of black smoke and loses power, but not really bad just enough to cause alarm to the driver. he thinks it might be a sign of something fail...
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1CDT13WX
This vehicle does NOT have an air pump. Does anyone know why I should get this code and CEL? Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary air system)
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1991 Honda Accord SE 2.2L accumulator VIN: JHMCB7682M
hi all, we have this accord in the shop, it makes a loud sound in gear only, it sounds like the transmission (has been replaced,same noise)noise appears to be from the accumulator/pressure switch, under battery. in park, no noise, with vehicle on lift-in drive...
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5559R
this car is my maagers and he has left it to me to get fixed yea for me. the problom is that it cuts out at 3500rpm at idle when reving and when driving it feels just like a rev limiter. it had codes for ckp,map,tps,and v-tec control,i cleared all codes and th... Trouble codes: 04 (ckp malfunction)
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Charging VIN: EJ6583TL80
Hi everyone: This honda keeps blowing the fuse for the charging system/speed sensor(pass compartment). It doesn't happen every day, but it usually does. It has also blown once sitting still idleing, but usually blows while on the road. We have changed the alte...
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1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L speedometer VIN: 2HGEJ6342V
hello I've got a civic that the speedometer had quit a month ago and replaced speed sensor.the vehicle was fine for a few days until he hit a bump and it dropped out.he noticed afterwards that when he hit the brakes it would come back for a moment.when we got ...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5651W
All engine data is normal except O2s readings which stay lean. no other sensors are out of spec. there are no other performance problems with car, and vehicle runs perfectly otherwise. If fuel mixture is richened hesitation subsides. coolant is full and ect is... Trouble codes: P0171
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2000 Hummer H1 6.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 137ZA8434Y
Hello group, -mixture of black & grey smoke (mostly just after startup) -vehicle performance is normal -seem to hear a knock from engine that is tied to variable rpms (it comes & goes), The oil is approx 1 to 2 qts. low, we are about to do an oil change. My f...
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1997 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVD34N8V
car is skipping, has low vacuum, hesitates, unable to clear code P0304 from computer, cannot set other codes when trying to create another code. When we remove the cam sensor and crank sensor the car would stay running and will restart with them diconnected. Trouble codes: P0304 (4 misfire)
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L TCS light on VIN: JNKBY31D0V
Customer complaint--TCS light on. We pulled codes-#61 ABS actuator or relay. Mitchell On Demand says to jumper between terminal 10 and 41 at the relay and actuator motor should run. It does not. That would indicate a dead actuator motor as opposed to a relay p...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJGX2745V
Gents, this car came in with a upper radiator hose blown off the thermostat housing, upon starting engine knocking like a bent rod. Where is the best source to buy complete engine for this beast without donating to the dealer? Please email and thanks in advanc...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L CATS system VIN: SAJDA01D6Y
Unable to find procedure to reset cats system failure message in multi information display. Had lateral sensor and vertical sensor disconnected when we plugged new wiper motor on to verify correct function. Now unable to reset. Does anyone know the procedure t...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1J4GZ58S5W
Vehicle came into shop with no codes and no driveability problems at the time although the customer complaint is just this. If the vehicle sits overnight or after a hot soak (1/2 hour) it starts absolutely fine and idles great. After 30 seconds to one minute i...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L struts VIN: JT8BF28GXW
Hello Toyota/Lexus Guys and Ladies: We recently installed updated upper shock mount plates to cure the clicking noise from the front suspension (per Toyota bulletin). The clicking is gone, but now, during parking maneuvers, it sometimes makes a "sprong" noise,...
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1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4F4YR12L6Y
heres one for all you mazda and fords guys. this truck is a commerical parts delivery truck. has 180,000 miles. truck idles okay just a little rough. all fine a/c kicks on and everything. press accelerater peddle and car stumbles and hesitates. sometimes car d...
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1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L Surge, Stall VIN: 1070441203
First, we do not normally work on Mercedes, but got rooked into this one. The complaint was that it was hard to start when cold. We ended up replacing the thermo-time switch and the warm-up regulator. It starts and runs great now while cold but it starts to cu...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Runs very rich VIN: WDBCA37D7F
Hi everybody. I usually dont work on Mercedes but I have a customer which has other foreign cars that I take care of for him and he also has a Mercedes. So I told him I would look at it. It came in running rich. I dont have alot of information on Mercedes, But...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Radiator VIN: WDBDA29D1N
I have this 190E in my shop with a cooling system oil contaminated. There is no signs of coolant in the oil or in the transmission. Has anyone else run into this and what was the culprit?? Thanks,
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L odometer VIN: 4JGAB54E4X
Well, I am not a mercedes tech, but as slow as we are, can't turn it away, I got this picture of a wrench in my odometer window and right after starting it indicates 100, I would guess this is service required in a 100 miles , but searched identifix and alldat...
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1988 Nissan Stanza XE 2.0L Engine start VIN: JN1HM05S4J
This vehicle came in with a an intermitent no-start condition. Cranks well and the above has all checked good. Now when the vehicle is not able to start, we ARE able to start it by using a manual engine starter, directly at the starter solenoid. When the eng...
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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L shifting into park VIN: 1G3AG55M7R
Having problem after you take it out of park and go into any other gear and back into park, it catches in reverse. It's more pronounced if you go straight to reverse and back to park. If you go to park to drive and back up, it catches at reverse and will not g...
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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L in park VIN: 1G3AG55M7R
Having problem after you take it out of park and go into any other gear and back into park, it catches in reverse. It's more pronounced if you go straight to reverse and back to park. If you go to park to drive and back up, it catches at reverse and will not g...
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1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L engine VIN: 1G3GR62CXS
car has loud bang going into reverse.
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1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L High idle speed. VIN: 1G3GR62C0V
This vehicle does not appear to have any vacuum leaks. Scan data suggests the pcm has run IAC to stop. RPM can be raised and lowered with scanner but will not drop below 1050. If vehicle is put in gear the rpm will drop to around 850. With iac removed and vacu... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle speed high.)
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1998 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L MIL Lamp on
hello, i have this olds LSS came for mil light on, had random misfire code. found misfire and it ok after the tune up. plugs,wires, pcv vlace and motorvac was done, no mil light after the repair. week later mil light is on again and has code p0401 insufficent ... Trouble codes: P0401 (insuffisent egr flow detected)
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1995 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2J85245S
HI Guys! Well I have another one from another shop who couldn't get this thing started. They have just about put everything new on it and gave up. From what I understand this car came out from a flooded area but it looks pretty clean. At first I wasn't gett...
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1995 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2S3TDO3V6S
this truck was brought to me a couple weeks ago from a body shop, complaint was "it just died moving around in paint shop and wont restart". check out and found no fuel pressure. checked at back of bumper where work had been done and found no power to fuel pum... Trouble codes: 52 (faulity injectors or ecm)
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1987 Toyota Corolla FX 1.6L 5th Gear VIN: 1NXAE82G5H
Customer brought the vehicle in complaining that the transmission would "pop out of gear" only in fifth and only on acceleration. We first disassembled the transmission and really didn't see a significant amount of wear on anything pertaining to fifth gear. We...
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1988 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L No Start VIN: JT2MX73EPJ
car will not start when below 40' but when above 40 degrees starts every time replaced cold start injector and time swich i think it has to be tempture related all fuses good any help would be very helpful thanks curtis tech at [...] automive
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1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC 2.8L pressure regulator VIN: WVWEE450XP
Hello all; I have a lovely little Corrado here that the customer decided to try to do his front pads and leaking brake pressure regulator himself and "ever since" the pedal has felt spongy and feels like the hydraulic unit has taken a dump. I traced the spongy...
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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 19UUA5653X
tried cleaning the idle speed control this did not work we replaced the idle speed control this did work
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1996 Audi A6 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJA84AOT
hello fellow techs thanks for all of your knowledgeable thoughts. i have checked out all suggestions still got no place.desided to pull valve cover on bank 2.well there lied the problem.#5 lifter broken and cam lobe flattend.even though this problem was there ... Trouble codes: 305 (misfire cyl 5).
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1988 BMW M5 3.5L timing chain tensioner rail VIN: WBSDC930XJ
Well, I was afraid of this. It's unanimous. Looks like the head is going to have to come off. Thanks to all who replied. A special thanks to Steve Haygood who took time to call with additional info.
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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Speedometer/odometer/fuel econ. VIN: WBAHC1307L
Three of four replies indicated a common problem with the motherboard in the instrument cluster. This is a very expensive part, and since the customer currently has more pressing financial obligations, it is uncertain when or if I will get a chance to complete...
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1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNDM19W7S
I don't have the fix for this van. The coustomer took the van. They didn't want to spend any more money. IF the van comes back i will let you know what happens. Thanks for youe help!!!
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1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 3GNEK18K2S
This vehicle is back on the road again. As I said, I was posting this for another shop. He read all the responses and just installed a new EGR valve. Truck is running great again. He didn't test the old one the way several of you suggested, instead he just rep...
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1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC19R3V
thank you for the help. we went through checking everything once again. found nothing out of spec. however we did find a loose terminal connection to the injectors including #7. we repaired the terminals and we have not had an issue since. the problem is more ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0307, P0302.
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L convertor VIN: 1G1JC5249X
I had to give up on this one. Scoped the tcc solenoid, was drawing 400ma. When the solenoid was out of the vehicle it would hold 120psi air pressure when energized. I could find nothing wrong with the valve body or auxillary valve body. Unless both converters ...
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1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Cluster VIN: 2C3HD46J3W
I haven't got the car back in but I believe we will find the problem in the power distribution box under the hood. All the modules affected power from there and Sunny from Ontario had one like this that the wires on the underside had corroded off.
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1994 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1B4GH44R3R
We installed customer original coil packs and run a new wire with new terminals at coil and at pcm for the related cylinder misfire. And we drove for 300 miles to school on customers ok and never had a problem nor has the customer come back for that problem. Trouble codes: 43 (ign coil 3 primary ckt).
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Z2V
Pulled heads to inspect and found that both heads were cracked. Thanks for all the information received. Trouble codes: P0305 (5 Cylinder missfire).
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1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Charging VIN: 1B3EJ56H4W
the fix was cleaning the battery termanls . thanks for the help iatn is the best !!!
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L crankshaft VIN: 1B7KF23W0J
Thanks for all the input. We did check the crank for end play and that was ok. He declined authorizing further tear down so we had to stop. The customer however shared with us that his dad had the same engine in another truck and they had to replace that engin...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3B7KF23Z81
Thanks to all The fix was a new set of spark plugs.It doesn't make sense because they were o.e. spark plugs but I bought them at auto zone.I wouldn't think that should make a difference with something like plugs but that was the fix.
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1994 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVLT20A4R
Thanks to victor,bruce,paul,david. I know you guys are rite about not trusting the cust. The guy had moved the timing belt off kilt and that explains lack of power but without the scan data i felt that I needed to be able to confirm that the sensors and comput...
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L oil pump VIN: 1FAFP66LXX
I received four replies in less than twenty four hours! All of you hit the nail on the head... it was a sticking pressure regulator valve in the oil pump. Apparently, it would stick, but not all of the time. But, when it did, it would blow out the seam of the ...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out
Thanks for all the replies. Seems that cam sensor failure is common, usually leaves a code, and tach may or may not be affected when it goes out and cranking. Based on replies, we thought the cam sensor would be a good start. Since replacement, truck has not d...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTZR15V9Y
Hello, There was a break in the wiring behind the dash. I really appreciate all help with this vehicle.
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1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19R8W
First off thanks to all the helpful information i did check runnig compession and it was within 20% of cranking compression,I also put a gm dist cap on.I did check for vac.in dipstick tube and there was none.I checked the fuel pressure regulator again and it w... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L intemiitent wiper VIN: SAJDA01D6Y
Thank you for all of your help on this. Being unable to pull diagnostics from the GEM we, we continued to check all powers and grounds. As far as we could tell, all wiring in and out of GEM was fine. We ordered a wiper motor as the trans was worn out and we co...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L rear axle or transfercase VIN: 1J4GW58S1X
Thanks to you who responded.First a little more information.The noise sounded like brakes dragging,even with the brakes isolated in the rear.It was noticable on decel from 20mph-0.It also occurred on light accel to 35mph.Posts all suggested a pinion bearing pr...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SAHY1247XA
Hey All, Thanks for the quick replies that were right on the nose. This one had to have the immobilizer and ecu reprogramed. The post below was the best help. Call this number to find someone with a factory scan tool to do this. Thanks Again! Craig Fro... Trouble codes: P1668 (Immobilizer code).
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1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22DXW
Thanks to all who responded i cleaned the throttle body because it was hanging open and so far so good. Trouble codes: 1506 (IAC overspeed error).
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1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4M2DV1116V
The customer declined my recomendation to replace the computer suggested in the TSB. Summer is comming and the symtom will be less and less evident. I recieved several replies to this post. Checking sensor values with engine cold, checking for fuel leaks and...
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1N4DL01D6X
Thanks to all who replied. The problem was the thermostat. We had installed one from NAPA when we did the original repairs. We replaced it with a Nissan T-stat and the vehicle is better. Fans are operating normally and coolant is flowing. Thanks for all the he...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN80R07Y01
Group, I used a turn signal flasher to substitute a very wide PWF ground command to both solenoids while idling the engine @ 1800 RPM. The crankcase was filled with ATF. I ran the engine for about 3 hours this way. The flush was successful. The code has not ... Trouble codes: P1110 (camshaft timing control related code).
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1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G3WS54T7M
I isolated the injector harness and ohm tested.I found the injector reistance to be to low. After removing the plenum I tested each injector for resistance. Found two injectors shorting One had only 1 ohm and another had only 4 ohms. All the others were 11 to ...
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1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52T5V
Special thanks to everyone who replied to this problem! iATN sure has benefitted me here! What I ended up doing was removing the PCM from the vehicle and leaving the car outside overnight with the PCM in our warm office. I connected the 'warm' PCM to the cold ...
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L steering pump VIN: 1G3ML52E4X
Thanks to all who replied. Replies began with doing nothing because some pumps just make noise for a while. I was told Cardone pumps say to ignore any noise for the first 500 miles. Some suggested a broken baffle in the pump, Low trans fluid, binding steer...
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2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Electronic VIN: 1GHDT13W4Y
Hello and Thanks for the response, When the vehicle came back in we wnet right to the heater core and found that we were not getting proper flow. Thanks to Roger and Mark that both suggested check for proper flow. We flushed the core and everything was fine....
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1994 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Compressor VIN: 2P4GH2532R
I had originally forgot to mention that this is my Wifes vehicle. There was an over whelming amount of replies for low charge, this was not the case here. The rest were sensor related and I had Bob [...] send me a step by step guide so to speak and followed it ...
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1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Camshaft VIN: 1P3EJ46C3V
Thanks to Paul, Luke, and Donald who helped a lot to understand this setup. After talking to the customer, we found they had the Camshaft pulley replaced when the timing belt was done. The cam sensor also acts as the thrust washer, or 'retainer' to keep the ca...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L starting VIN: 1G2NW12E71
Thanks for the help guys, but the problem was a burnt resistor wire in the security system, Had to buy a resistor and repair wire.
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: YS3DD55N0X
a few of you guys were right it was the purge valve staying stuck open.
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Heater flap VIN: YS3EF48E4X
Vehicle is now fixed. I used a repair sleeve I had gotten from saabservices.com We also installed a new stop arm. This repair is a life saver. No need to pull the dash or replace the heater box. It took only about 1 hour to do and it was my first one. We als...
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1996 Saturn SL1 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 1G8ZH5288T
greetings.. thanks to all those who helped me on this problem. the suggestion of pinching off the lines one at a time really helped me out the car does not have abs on it. after pinching off the lines i discovered problem was in the rears. I replaced the rear ...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L valve train VIN: JT3VN39W65
Thanks to all who replied . we checked the shim buckets as suggested , they were galled .replaced and adjusted , it seems fine now . we will be looking for this problem on other veh. when they come in. THANKS AGAIN
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Axles? VIN: JTEGD21A42
Well the problem with this vehicle was both axles. Not just one but both fixed it. They are not cheap either(toyota only) At least toyota agreed to pick up the tab. This car was never wrecked or any major repairs,very strange for both axles to go bad??? The th...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L side air bag VIN: 3VWBC21C4Y
As most of you indicated the major issue with the airbag in the driver's seat on these is that the connector between the main harness and the seat harness was poorly designed and would lose the integrity of the contact. We replaced the seat harness because we ...
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1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Clutch VIN: YV1FA8757J
Seemed like half the responses said the clutch fork pivot ball would be worn,which it was,so I replaced that and the clutch fork. But I still wasn't convinced that was the problem because I couldnt duplicate the problem with the worn pivot ball and fork. And I...
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