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1989 Audi 100 2.3L altenator VIN: WAUBB0441K
i have replaced the altenator twice and i am still not getting the battery to stay charged.
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1990 Audi 200 2.2L dashboard directionals VIN: WAUFD5446L
Hello With the headlights off, the directionals work as they should. When the headlights are turned on, and either of the blinkers are engaged, the lights for the directionals blink opposite 'in the dashboard'. Also, when the headlights are turned on the 'high...
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1991 Audi 90 Quattro 20v 2.3L booster VIN: WAUHE58A9M
We are replacing the hydro booster unit. We have read the tsb for this unit and understand that the replaement part is now alloy rather than cast. The unit must require the use of other pieces to properly mount to vehicle but even our audi parts dealer (not ve...
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1992 Audi S4 2.2L Pump VIN: WAUHP54A1N
I'm having a problem with the power brake/steering system. On start up, the steering is assisted immediately, but the brake assist takes a very long time to appear.If the car is left to idle the steering continues to assist. The problem doesn't seem to occur u...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Misfire, VIN: WBADT63401
I have this 01 530i in the shop which is very suspect of a computer problem. As soon as I turn the key on it starts pulsing the #1 injector continously. I would like to swap dme's from another 530i I have in the shop. My question is how many times can I sinc a...
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1987 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1G4EZ1133H
Hi all, My first time here and finding some great info. I'm not too great at putting things into typed words, so please bear with me. I have a no start and intermittent no spark on all cylinders. Checked crank and cam sensors as well as injection pulse, all a...
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1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L intake/bottomend VIN: 1G4NJ52M1T
WE have a 1996 buick with the 3.1L The engine had intermix of coolant and oil. We removed the intake and found a failure. Resealed the intake and no leaks. My question is should we be worried about the bottom end. The customer does not know how long the oil wa...
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1991 Cadillac Brougham 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6DW5478M
rough idle only when ac compressor is engauged. goes away when compressor is disconnected or serp belt is loosened off.
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1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L ac VIN: 1G6KY529XV
driver info center message "very low refrigerant, compressor off". installed guages, 100psi static (car had been sitting and underhood was 120 to 150 degrees) got in car and checked codes. only related code was 1347 (low temp after orfice tube multiple times)....
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1977 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Suspension VIN: 1Z3717S406
Help! I am hoping someone can provide guidance. This 1977 Corvette needs a right rear trailing arm. I do not do alot of Vettes (thank God), but I am kind of locked into this one. The bolt through the front bushing of this trailing arm is seized in the bushing....
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GNFK1PJ34
Hello, I've got this Suburban and the cust complained of slight hesitation while taking off from a stop. Test drove it and could feel a slight hesitation on take off. Put scanner on and found no codes. But when you put it in gear and barely tip in on the throt...
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1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCGK24K5R
this is an update an old post fire truck came running rough and stalling replaced O2 switching slow checked fuel press and replaced filter within spec, found glitch in tps replaced,complete tune set timing to spec but problem no better.
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1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L starter VIN: 1GNDT13WSR
the truck came in for a no start cond found the timing chain to be bad so we replaced it and everything was fine for a few days until the customer came back saying that the starter would sometimes feel if it was kicking back we went back over everything and ch...
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1996 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GBHK34F7T
I am working on a 96 6.5L turbo diesel no start. I did a fuel pressure test at the injection pump and got 8psi. Compression is around 280psi. There is no air or exhaust restrictions. No DCTís. I disconnected the line to the injector and turned the engine over,...
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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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1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L tcm VIN: 2C3EL56T9R
This car came in with a running shift problem. The instrument cluster only functioning intermitantly. when it does not function there is no communication from tcm and will not shift properly. When it does work car functions and run correctly. I called borg wa...
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1993 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B76L23Y3P
hi inta menbers. i need alittle help. i have a dodge dakota w/ high nox.at 15 mph. this truck has a new cat and egr. and still can't get nox down.i try injector claner and a new fuel filter,(filter was plugged) replace plugs no change.thinking running too lean...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1B4GP44R5T
vehicle will start out in first gear and shift to second but immediately goes into limp in mode at that point.You do not feel it ever trying to shift to third. I have rebuilt many of these units I dis-assembled the unit and really didn't see anything obviously...
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1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L compressor VIN: 1B4HS28Y2W
vehicle came in empty dye test over night found system empty and dye running out of evap case drain..simple fix rt..replace evap core..exp valve..and drier...evacuate and recharge system..start vehicle up test temp ice cold a/c slam dunk rt..then the nightmare...
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2B3HD46R8X
this intrepid had intermitant miss no codes used vantage on crank sensor had slight erratic pattern Replaced with new one no diff, replaced original plugs,cleaned coils and plug connectors tested each coil with vantage found no drop out when it missed. Intend ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18D14
this is for a friend who owns a body shop. dealer is having a hard time locating condition. this 2004 hemi has intermittent rough idle. idle speed fluctuates betweem 500- 700 rpms. on acceleration it will stall. it will die when 1st started. it has excessive e... Trouble codes: P0306
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1991 Ford Tempo L 2.3L airbag VIN: 1FACP36X8M
I have an airbag light flasing four times at specific intervals. Is this an airbag code and what does it mean, if not how do I access the code and cancel it after repairs? Where can I find a list of airbag codes?
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1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1DALP54N4V
Hi Everyone,I have a '97 SHO that seems to have a "ghost" in the machine. This vehicle came in as a no start (cranks but wouldn't run).Upon attempting to start vehicle I cranked it for an extended period, held accelerator to floor and it eventually came to lif... Trouble codes: P0307 (testing and results)
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L dash lights VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
Fellow techs, This explorer has had a history of electrical problems as you can see. Now when started the 4x4 hi and low lights in the dash flash exactly six times every couple of minutes. Always six times no more no less. Is this possibly a code of some kind...
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1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU22X5W
vehicle towed in - checked sprk(no) checked fuel(no) checked signal at injector(none) - no comunication with scanner - found fuse failed - now comunication - car runs now but "misses" badly - found #2/#6 cylinder misfiring - checke for spark at these cylinders... Trouble codes: N0
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L Misfire
This beast had spark plugs replaced about 4,000 miles ago. Came back today with one of the plugs blown out and broke its coil.Seems to have taken the threads out too. There is maybe one thread left, I can start a plug but it pulls out when trying to tighten. I...
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2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L misfire VIN: 1FMZU72K93
This Explorer has a wicked misfire, and does not change with a tune up and new coil pack. Timing cover area is quite noisey and I have read some responces about the timing chains causing a misfire and problems Ford is having with these (If you are reading this...
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2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Air bag VIN: 2GTEC19T8Y
We are trying to replace the ign. switch. Can someone tell me how to release the locks holding the air bag to the steering wheel? I thought it had some tabs like on the 97 model but I can not locate them unless they are located inside the cover. Any help appr...
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2001 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDM19WX1
van came in on hook crank no start.plugs were gas fouled veh .never been tuned replaced plugs with ac delco started cleared out idles perfect when accel.to 2000 prm or more all cyls. start to missfire and runs filthy rich let off go back to idle and runs fine ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P0300
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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5634S
hi! this is my first post. code 9 i an easy one i thought!!!. replace distributor twice. ck for continuity from distributor to ecm it's ok. ck for frequency with modis at 750 rpm is at specs 5.6 to 6.2 hz. increases when acceleration. distributor is aftermarke... Trouble codes: 9 (cyp in distributor)
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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L ignition switch VIN: JHMCD5638S
i have a honda that came into are shop very late in the day that has an unusual problem. was towed up here for a no start condition. from what i understand it died on customer while driving. i went out to start it and it will start and then die immediately as ...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Safety VIN: IHGES26771
Is there a procedure for extracting SRS codes without a scan tool?
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2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG4567Y
i have ran all the test from mitchell systems, and still cannot find out why these codes set. i cleared the codes and drove this car for a couple of days and noticed #1 the evap monitor does not complete (no codes for evap) and #2 the short term fuel trim fluc... Trouble codes: 1123 (mfr controlled fuel and air metering), 1128 (mfr controlled fuel and air metering)
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S21
This jeep runs fine until accelerating under load, when, it seems to cut out and miss terribly. The service engine soon light starts flashing and will continue to miss until the ignition is cycled. I believe that the cycling of the key is resetting the compute... Trouble codes: 301 (cylinder 1 misfire)
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB7238Y
hi group other tech in shop replaced t-belt and exhaust manifold and o2 sensor, know setting above codes, have checked wiring from pcm to o2 sensor all wiring checkes fine no opens or shorts, replaced o2 sensor again same thing, has 12 volts to heater, o2 sign... Trouble codes: P0131, P0135
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2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD18221
Car ran fine after 60k service for a week or so, then got this 0715 code, and very noticeable hesitation problem. Removed plugs, can't see anything really wrong. Anything typical on this model that would cause this with no other codes like oxygen sensor or coo... Trouble codes: 0175 (rich fuel condition)
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1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L No monitors VIN: JM1BB141XT
This vehicle came to us 3 months and 2000 miles ago with stalling at idle and check engine light. Throttle body and top engine cleaning solved the stalling along with new o2 sensor to rectify the check engine light. Reset the codes and sent the car packing. 2 ...
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1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L Coolant Pump VIN: JM1NA3537V
Sorry to bother the group with such a small problem, but we don't have any service info. available for this vehicle. There is a definite coolant leak at the front of the engine that appears to be coming from what I would think is the coolant pump. It looks lik...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBBA48D1G
car came to shop, no start at times, not stalling, just crank no start, hot soak. checked coil, crank sensor ohms, good. checked voltages from all data no spark test and all voltages test good. checked crank sensor with vantage and no signal when hot. replaced...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F7V
I'm not a big mercedes guy so I need a little help. car will set code P170 after a week or two drive, could not see any problem with the car O2, MAF, CTS, ETC, look ok emissions also looked good. If some one could point me in direction thank you. John Trouble codes: P0170
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1991 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L flexplate VIN: 1MECM504XM
The flexplate is cracked from one of the bolt holes outward towards the center, we are now in the process of tearing it down and inspection. There must be a problem that we are missing somewhere. Our origional replacement flexplate was not o.e. that may be a c...
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1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SC 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G3NL12T1T
CAME IN WITH POOR IDLE AND MISSFIRE, FIXED MISSFIRE WITH PLUGS AND BOOTS. STILL HAVE POOR IDLE WHEN RPM COME UP ALL IS OK. WE REPLACED O2 SENSOR, REPLACED IDLE AIR VALVE, FOUND AND REPAIRED SMALL LEAK AT INTAKE GASKET(REPLACED GASKET. REPLACED MAP SENSOR, SLAM...
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1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2NE51N4N
drove this car approximately 100km before it stalled.i disconnectedthe lock up convertor switch.it restarted right away drove another 10km stalled again.now i cant get it to stall at all it will stumble a little and go back to running good.any help would be gr...
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1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Misfire, Spark Knock VIN: 2G2FV22P3R
Hi Fellow Techs, Got a head scratcher here. Problem started about three weeks ago. Customer states vehicle has a really bad spark knock on moderate/heavy accleration. Merging onto freeway or trying to pass another vehicle- Zero power, lots of pinging.Additiona...
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 1G2NE52M2T
A FEW WEEKS AGO THIS VEHICLE CAME IN WITH A ROUGH RUNNING COMPLAINT. IT WAS ACTUALLY A MISFIRE AT IDLE AND AT A STOP. ONCE UP TO SPEED MISFIRE WENT AWAY. CUSTOMER STATED THAT PREVIOUSE INJECTOR FLUSH DONE AT ANOTHER SHOP SEEMED TO HELP, SO I DID ANOTHER INJECT...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
this vehicle is haunting me ,, fuel pressure is good etc.. while driving along betwwen 60 -- 80 ks all is good if you were to pass a vehicle or put vehicle under load , the vehicle will buck once and be unresponsive ( will not respond to accel input } then wil... Trouble codes: P0336
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1987 Porsche 944 2.5L Starting VIN: WP0AB0944H
Vehicle came in with a hard start problem. What is happening is that while cranking, the starter stalls and kicks back like the timing is way advanced. What is happening is that while cranking, the ref. sensor has a very bad hashy signal. After it is running...
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1992 Saturn SL2 1.9L Head gasket VIN: 1G8ZK5476N
This is my son's car and I have determined that the cylinder head gasket is blown between the #3 and #4 cylinder but here is the problem, I can't get the cylinder head to come off. My question is, do I have to remove the timing gear cover to remove the cylinde...
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1994 Saturn SL2 1.9L shifting VIN: 1G8ZK5574R
I have a heart breaker here, this man's wife is dyeing of cancer all they have to drive is this car- trying to help. car came in with no reverse, ck. the fluid and it was burnt up, put in a used trans, but did not test for codes prior to replacement, we have r...
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1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L abs VIN: 1G8ZY1274X
hI FINE TECHS: THERE IS A CLICKING NOISE EVERY TIME WE BRAKE AT OVER 18 MPH WHILE DRIVING. WE CANNOT DUPLICATE PROBLEM WITH VEHICLE ON LIFT. i GUESS IT'S BECAUSE REAR WHEELS DON'T SPIN ONLIFT. There are no codes present because ABS light does not turn on. My s...
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1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L overheating under load VIN: JF1SF655XW
replaced intake gasket and since then its been overheating,no air pockets and runs normal temp at idle,but drive at hwy speeds,coolant fills overflow and overheates,checked and replaced cap and then removed thermostat,and re-drove does not overheat without the...
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2000 Subaru Forester 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6555Y
Hello all; This Subaru came into my shop with the MIL on with a code P1133 Undocumented code. I got From a friend at the dealer it was A/F sensor heater curcuit High Input. He had never seen this code before. so was of little help. I checked the charging syst... Trouble codes: 1133 (undocumented code)
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2001 Subaru Forester 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF655X1
we have a 2001 subaru forester came in with a check engine light on had code p0328 knock sensor signal high. we replaced the sensor and repaired the conector. we let the car go and the light came on about a week later with the same code. we monitored the senso... Trouble codes: P0328
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1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T1VV22E9L
this car is actually another techs problem car that he has been working on for the past few months that keeps coming back with a stalling problem. he is on vacation and so i am the blessed one that gets it. he has previoulsy replaced the temp sensor, throttle ...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT3VN39W2S
everything is pointing to the oil cooler, redistributing metal and causing both failures. $500.00 item. is there a way to simply bypass oil cooler?
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTE6D21A02
A simple question for a nutty design. I have to replace the O2 sensor for Bank one sensor 2. this is a four banger, but it has two AFI sensors on the top, and two O2 sensors on the bottom (what next?) I need to know if it's the bottom left O2 sensor that's b... Trouble codes: 141 (O2 sensor bank 1sensor 2)
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling fan VIN: 3VWSA81H8V
Been have the same probmle the last 5 months the cooling fan will keep running when the key is turned on.Replaced two cooling fan control mod. Cooling fan relay, temp. sensor in the rad. I rewired the red/yellow wire from the control mod. to temp senor.It work...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L cooling system VIN: 3VWRC81H4R
the fan will only come on when the vehichle reaches 230 degrees i jumped the thermal switch and the fans came on low speed i jumped the other terminal and the fan came on high,i then replaced the switch and bled the system fans still inop.so i then thought may...
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L air bag VIN: WERT45HJ23
air bag light on on this car.is there a way to read code other than a scanner? if so any recomdations for a scanner that can read and code units on these carsany suggestions for a scanner with complete coverage on all systems and able to program replaced modul...
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2000 Volvo V70 2.4L ignition key VIN: YV1LW61J6Y
A new customer brought me in her Volvo with an intermitent problem that when you put the key in the ignition, the key will not turn at all. Most of the time, you put it in and it rotates fine and comes out fine. {unlike the common problem where the gear shift ...
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1998 Audi A4 1.8L abs VIN: WAUCB28289
WE FINALLY BORROWED A TOOL FROM A SMALL SHOP WICH ALLOWED US TO MONITOR THE SENSORS(thank god for good friends). WE FOUND THE RIGHT FRONT SENSOR WAS DROPPING OUT, THANK YOU FOR ALL THE REPLIES. EVERY ONE WAS RIGHT ON STATING THERE WAS A SENSOR DROPPING OUT WHE...
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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L horn VIN: WBAGD8326R
Thanks to all who volunteered their valuable time to help. Fixed two problems with the horn circuit, but created a seperate third problem. One suggested fix was to look for a problem at the steering column flex joint, as the ground wire bridging that joint was...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Steering Wheel VIN: WBAGF6326S
Turns out this is a company car; they do not wish to put any money into it until it gets worse...??? It's admittedly not a severe binding, just hope they don't wait until it locks up or breaks... More than half of the replies agreed the most likely culprit wer...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L blower motor VIN: 1G6KD52Y5T
Got 3 replies, one said try hooking the red alarm wire back up [which I already did, but didn`t include in post] another said 'blower motor'...tried a new AC Delco unit. Last said check codes in diagostic mode[ Did that plus also checked with a Tech 2. Was una...
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1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 3G1JC5248S
The customer is driving the car as is.The problem is so intermittent that we are not willing to install a computer until we can verify it is the problem.It definitely was not the ignition switch.The crank sensor code also has not come back but the mil still do... Trouble codes: 19 (crank sensor fault).
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1247T
This cars wiring harness under the intake manifold had been messed with. We had the car towed down to our location and diagnosed the problem. Car had several different people and business working on it. The wiring harness had been cut into and wires spliced to...
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1997 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L Hesitation VIN: 1GDJK34J2V
this truck is fixed,we put a/c delco injectors in,now it runs like new,we replaced fuel pressure regulator again truck still only had 50 psi at idle and 55 psi on acell,tried good mass air flow meter,good coil and ignition module,finally just got 8 a/c delco i...
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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WW12M1T
yes as almost all have said it was the crank sensor at the back of the motor. the reason i didn't think this was the problem is because when car died i still had cranking rpm's on my snap on scanner. which lead me to believe that the sensor was working properl...
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Transfer case/prop shaft? VIN: 1GCGK24R6W
Well here's the fix on this one. Remember that the noise happened most when backing up in 4x4 while turning and sometimes when going ahead under similar conditions...this eliminates any tire diameter issues since the front wheels have to travel a considerably ...
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2000 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L CV.joint/axle VIN: 2G1WL52J1Y
FIXED - I've received many good replys on this. Turns out that the listing is wrong in most parts catalogs, I contacted A1 Cardone directly with the part numbers given to us by a chevy dealer (looked up by VIN) They crossed to the same part number for the righ...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L power locks & rear p.ower doors VIN: 2C8GP64L31
There was no B+ power at the C2 connector at the bcm. Wire was in the second row. I think it was a black and gray wire. After removing the kick panel a notice there was a remote start add to the vehicle after unhooking the remote start and wiring B+ to the con...
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1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R6W
sorry it took so long but we had to put car on the back burner for a while. it turns out that the timing chain was jumped one tooth. after putting in a new chain and tensioner the car still wouldn't start. the scope pattern had shifted over but was still off. ... Trouble codes: 320 (cam sensor).
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Pump VIN: 3B7KF2363X
We lowered the level of fluid in the resevoir and the pump started to work again. The tech replies we received encouraged us to flush the system, but I would remind some of you that when the pump does not work that can be very difficult to do! However since it...
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L DRL Daytime running lights VIN: 2FMDA51445
All of the replies received sugested bad grounds & a couple of them said check parking brake switch. Parking brake switch checked out OK, but found a bad ground lower left of engine compartment & also had to put a new module in. Thanks to all who replied. Ken
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L oil pressure
After finally waiting for this truck to lose oil pressure, I removed the right side valve cover found no oil.Then removed the rearmost cam holder. Under it is the oil pressure restrictor(ford part# F3AZ-6F087-A)It is not easy to get out a lot of twisting and p...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU1562Y
thanks for all the help this is a computer problem not plusing injector replaced pcm and problem fixed thanks for all the help again Trouble codes: P0303.
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2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1462H
Thanks for the help. Some said it may have a bent rod. But I wrote that it is not making any noise now. So no it doen't have a bent rod. There was a little sign of water at the filter but It didn't get thru it. The water shorted out the coil or help it develop... Trouble codes: P1270 (Rpm limit or speed limiter), P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0172 (Lean bank 2), P0175 (Rich bank 1), P0316 (miss under 1000rpm), P0304 (miss on cly. 4).
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1999 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Stall VIN: 1GT6C24U5X
cleaned the trottle body and replaced the iac and vehicle is fixed. thank you for all the replies.
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGEJ8248W
This is fixed, a top engine clean reduced the pre-cat Nox down to 2300ppm, which is normal for most engines without a EGR. A new OE Catalytic Converter reduced it down to 2ppm of Nox out of tail pipe. I did not communicate my question very well, I was lookin... Trouble codes: P0420.
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Unknown VIN: JALTY12345
I had three replies with basic feedback on master cylinder compensator port possibly plugged,and rear diff with possible low on lube and seizing bearings due to leaking axle seals.As soon as it gets out of body shop I will give both a thorough inspection.
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L spark knock? VIN: JT6GF10U6Y
sorry i did not reply sooner but vehicle has not returned dont know when i will see it again thanks to those who did reply
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1995 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Belt VIN: 1YVGE31C5S
I am going to close this for now. I took everyones adviceand recheck everything. Some said the altenator was at fault. It is and aftermarket, no problems found. Recheck the mounting braket holes for alignment and to see if holes were wallard out, no problems t...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Radiator VIN: WDBDA29D1N
Thanks to all that replied and yes I found that the head gasket had deteriorated to the point of failure. I will be replaceing all the hoses and having radiator cleaned as a part of the process. Thanks to all,
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23E3V
hi to everyone,sorry for delay i had severe cold ,just came back to work. problem was maf sensor. got one from dealer and every thing is well Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim malfunction).
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 2MEFM74WZY
thanks to all for replies.the ignition coils were the problem.i pulled all coils,again,bench checked them every way i could think of,they all checked ok.moved all coils around now car runs good.i will replace all coils,but i want to find the bad coils first.th...
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L condensor fan
Many thanks to all four techs who took the time to read and respond to this post. I have fixed the condensor fan operation and the complete a/c system is now working good. Chris from Arkansas gave detailed pin out test on the system which i had already done, t...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D8Y
well... I knew about the bult. but the boss wanted another way to satisfy this customer. I was pleased to get 24 replies (read 24 sharp techs on my side) to back me up. almost without exception to fix was to replace all the coils (and I do mean all) and the ma... Trouble codes: 1320 (primary ignition), 0171 (bank one system lean), 0174 (bank two system lean).
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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L in park VIN: 1G3AG55M7R
Well this car is fixed. The park rod was the problem, the end of it where it springs back and forth was broken. The end should have a mushroomed head at the end so the spring tension does not slide the park rod end piece off, the end piece was trying to slide ...
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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L shifting into park VIN: 1G3AG55M7R
Well this car is fixed. The park rod was the problem, the end of it where it springs back and forth was broken. The end should have a mushroomed head at the end so the spring tension does not slide the park rod end piece off, the end piece was trying to slide ...
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1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L 4x4 VIN: 1GHDT13W2W
the clutch pack was trying to apply but could not hold. The fluid is full of clutch material. Will have to wait and see if the customer wants to spend that much on a 200,000 mile vehicle
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1998 Other European Countach 5.0L Flywheel VIN: ZA9CA05A9J
Thanks To All we are totally convinced, the flywheel will be replaced. Once Again thank you for the prompt reply. also sorry for the wrong year, the Countach is a 1988 not 1998 as posted
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1995 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2J85245S
Hi Guys! Well its running! I dug alittle deeper into the history of this car with the owner, a local bank in town. Come to find out that this vehicle was involved in a flood and was cleaned up inside and out. Water had come up to just below the bottom of the...
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1992 Saab 9000 2.3L Theft System
Yuval knew exactly what to due! It's so easy I feel stupid! The drivers door lock arms and disarms the system. All I had to do was put the key in the drivers door and 'unlock' it. Thanks a lot Yuval! Now I just have to fix the problem of the belt walking o...
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1993 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Starts & dies VIN: YS3CL48M3P
Special thanks to Yuval at Ultima LTD. in Waltham Ma. He had this problem solved and without his tips I would never have found this problem. I recommend visiting his web site at www.ultimaltd.com as I found it very interesting. He can bench test electronic thr...
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1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF55N9T
A surprising end to this one. I visually checked the DIS cassette and it appeared ok. Pulled the plugs and checked them. Put a fresh set of plugs in and left the battery cable off all weekend. Started it up on Monday and everything is fine. It's been fine for ...
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1988 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L No Start VIN: JT2MX73EPJ
we thought the coolant sensor might be the problem,but the outside temp went up so we can't duplicate the problem now. we'll have to wait until cooler weather comes again and then go after it. thanks for the sugestions the techs at [...] auto.
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1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TARN13P9R
sorry for delay but business is good. thanks to everyone for their help. todd and chad put us in the right direction. we cleaned the air flow sensor and so far customer has been satisfied. found the sensor to be extremely dirty. thanks again to everybody. Trouble codes: 53 (knock sensor).
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Stall VIN: 4T1BG12K7T
this car is repaired,it was the ect sensor,i watched it on the scanner and during warm up it went from64 degrees(c) to -30 degrees(c),then the car would stall,replaced the ect sensor,went thru warm up cycle,car runs great,other ideas were,iac solenoid,bad dist...
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1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L oil pump drive gear VIN: JT3HJ85J6T
After checking with toyota I found out that the oil gear on front of crankshaft is tighten between crankshaft timing gear and crank itself by way of the harmonic bolt. not a keyed gear or a press fit. If crank bolt is not tight enough 305 ft/lb it will free wi...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L master cylinder VIN: 3VWCA21C3Y
I ended up replacing the brake light switch. I tried adjusting the old switch but it didn't help. I also lubed all moving parts but that didn't help either. Most replies said ether brake booster or brake light switch. I think I got lucky with the brake light s...
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