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1988 Acura Legend L 2.7L No Start VIN: JH4KA4658J
Hello, This vehicle cranks, but does not start. It has no spark and no fuel injector trigger. We checked for codes and found a code 15, ignition output signal circuit. The check chart led us to replace the ignitor. The vehicle had no change in symptoms after ... Trouble codes: 15 (Ignition output signal circuit)
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1985 BMW 318i 1.8L no start VIN: WBAAK7403E
I know absolutely nothing about BMW please help. This 318i has an intermitent no start and die. when it dies or does not start the fuel pressure, injectors and spark plugs all appear to be working correctly. Some times the engine will run great for quite some ...
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1996 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L clock VIN: 1G6KS52Y6T
The battery was disconnected during a repair (not dash related) and when the battery was re-connected the clock read 12:00, and we are not able to set it. We followed the procedure in the owner's manual (which is just pushing the H or M button) yet nothing hap...
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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L rotors VIN: 2G1WX12X1T
This vehicle came in with clicking noise. I test drove it and heard nothing at first, then once the brakes where heated up there was a clicking noise when the brakes were aplied. So I took the car back to the shop and found the rotors were slightly warped, the...
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1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1GCEC19R5V
This truck came in with check engine light on, no other symptoms. It had P1870 stored in freeze frame but nowhere else. If I check dtc status it says dtc not supported. We posted on this truck 2 months ago for the same problem. Most replies said to replace the...
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1986 Chrysler New Yorker 2.2L blower motor VIN: 1C3BT56E6G
When vehicle first came in the control head was completely dead; no display at all. Installed a new control head and all modes were working, display was good. Blower motor would only operate in the high postion though. When you make one step down on your contr...
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1989 Chrysler New Yorker 3.0L Hydraulic System VIN: 1C3BC4639K
Good Moring TGIF ! A simple project, replace blown brake hose on right front- NOT ! Vehicle came in week ago Thursday for brake light on, and replace blown brake hose. Installed hose's front, blead system, MUSHY PEDAL! Eliminated up stream or down stream aft...
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L oil feed rightrocker arm VIN: 1C4GP54L9X
i heard of an orifice at the engine block that could be plugged or fallen off, is that possible with good oil feed at the camshaft? At this point any help would be appreciated thanks ahead.
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1996 Dodge Dakota 5.2L RR drum brake VIN: 1B7GL23Y5T
Greetings Everyone, I have a Dakota that likes to heat up the right rear brake. There is a 70 degree temp difference from the right to the left. The truck has ABS.. is it possible that some residual pressure is keeping the brake applied? There is only one bra...
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1996 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: IP4GP44R6T
Hi, This one had new plugs and wires installed and a drive cycle completed by another tech. and has returned with the same codes. I have scoped check the ignition and each cylinder looks fine. Of course it does'nt misfire while test equipment is installed ! Yo... Trouble codes: P0305
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Engine Pinging VIN: 3B7HF12Z5W
This vehicle is not normally at our location. I only see it for a major service, usually once a year. It is a 4X4 but tires are O.E.M. size, rear end gear ratio is 3.90 Complaint is moderate to heavy pinging going up a grade (loaded or unloaded) starting about...
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1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Backfire Cold VIN: 1B7FL26X1X
Thanks For The Help. We Have A 99 Dokota 3.9 That Backfires Cold Under Light To Med Throttle Cold. Last About 1/2 Mile Then Is Ok Till It Cools Down. We Have Checked Fix Data With No Help. Have Replaced Coolant Sensor As One Fix In IATN Data. Also R&R Distribu...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L axle tube seals
I remember this being posted a few times but I couldn't find it. I need the part numbers for the outer axle tube drive shaft seals that sit just inside of the axle tubes- having difficulty finding them in parts list- or can you leave them out?
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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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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTHX26G1L
This thing fails smog with NOx 600ppm above level at both 15 and 25 mph. EGR solenoid DOES NOT come on below 55mph, hence no EGR during smog inspection. EVP is at .44 volts, valve closed, ground EVR sends voltage over 4 volts. KOER, code 11, EGR is activated d...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Cam Alignment VIN: 1FTDT1767V
Hey, I've got alittle problem that even the local dealership is stumped on. After replacing a timing chain on this engine and attempting to align the cam I found that the alignment hole in the cam is different than what the books show. I've tried to contact...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
There is a rotational rumbling noise, sounds like wheel bearing, sound like rh front area, on lift in 4wd, noise is in rear diff. area, took apart, wheel bearings look ok, only spider gears have wear and pits will these gears cause noise? or is there something...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32F73
Hi, (A) customer towed this truck in this morning with no start condition. I service his small fleet of gas jobs but I'm not a diesel expert. Truck cranks will not start. Pulled code P1283. Memory codes P1212, P1211. Cleared codes and cranked retest for codes... Trouble codes: P1283 (Injection pressure reg), P1212 (ICP not as expected), P1211 (ICP pressure above/below desired)
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX2OP43
I have a diesel in the shop trying to help out a friend - Dead cold - the engine will start right up but runs terrible (like only on 6 out of 8 cylinders) - after 2 minutes it smooths out and runs great for the remainder of the day - then sure enough next morn...
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1990 Geo Tracker 1.6L Stall VIN: 2CMBJ18UOL
Engine stalls. Noid light shows injector not pulsing when it stalls- just stays on. Ohms test 1.0 ohm on injector- ok according to specs. How can we tell if it is an injector sticking or a ECM problem. Identifix says there is no way to test it, but there has t...
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2001 GMC Cab & Chassis Sierra 3500 8.1L tcm/pcm VIN: 1GDJC34G51
Hi guys... This vehicle was brought to us after it came from a transmission shop. Vehicle had no reverse tranny shop replaced pressure switch but had no way of turning off MIL. Vehicle is shifting properly and we scanned both pcm and tcm for codes and no codes...
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1994 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L PS pump VIN: SAJKX1744R
Before pump was replaced, on test drive we had 95% power assist. Slight hesitaion in assist as wheel was turned but ok once started - barely noticeable and decent assist. Car made a loud grouling sounded like a jack-hammer as the steering wheel was turned furt...
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1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX114XS
The codes listed refer to both an open circuit, and a short circuit, 1 each for the upstream and downstream O2 sensors. Since these codes seem to come on without any specific conditions, except for the fact that the engine was very well coooled down after 2 da... Trouble codes: P1185 (O2 sensor open circuit bank 1 2 Sensor 1), P1186 (O2 sensor short circuit bank 1 2 Sensor 1), P1191 (O2 sensor open circuit bank 1 2 Sensor 2), P1192 (O2 sensor short circuit bank 1 2 Sensor 2)
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1997 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ78S9V
Vehicle in with CEL on, No driveability complaints from cust. Sets misfire codes. Can watch misfires occur with DRBIII on all cylinders except #3. Only counts at RPM 1880 - 2050. Anything above or below counting stops. Scoped cam and crank sensors sync looks d... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304, P0305
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1991 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Charging VIN: 1LNLM83W7M
hello, we have a town car witha charging problem. customer complaint of headlights dimming, almost like a surging problem. alternator was putting out 15.6 volts. battery is very good. checked with a midtronics tester not a toaster oven. changed alternator with...
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1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM82W0T
Hello again our wonderful lincoln is back again with the check suspension light on. We previously thought we had it fixed with a used controller and a new ride height sensor. Now the light is coming on again. The vehicle seems to have no ride control problems ...
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNFM97V3W
Hi, Car has the 32 valve intec DOHC engine. Customer says symptoms were there before and after above repairs. Has a feeling of engine skipping under light to moderate acceleration at speeds of 30-40 mph and 1500-2000 rpm. Feels like an ignition coil breaking d...
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2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start, VIN: 5LMFU28R22
Hello everyone,This vehicle has an intermittent crank/no start/hard start most noticeable or worse when cold.When cold it'll crank/no start for 10 seconds , then light off very rough for 1 minute,before clearing out.Hot,starts right up ,cold start in 60 deg.te...
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L pressure regulator VIN: JM1TA221XS
just wondering if anyone out there has experienced any common causes for this condition. after vehicle is warmed up, trans buzzes loudly in the pump/valve body area if rpm's are raised abouve 1500. any direction would be appreciated as the customer most likely...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA34EIS
The car won't idle properly when engine is cold. The throttle position is variable from .7 to 1.8 degrees and the idle speed fluctuates from 300 -690 RPM's. Beckman technologies tested the ASR/throttle opener and it passed. They said if the problem persisted, ...
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1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4M2DV11WGP
Villager with a rattle/ratcheting type noise, similar to the noise a cracked flex plate or a heat shield might make. Only happens when wheels are turned to almost full left and with power going to wheels in forward or reverse. Happens warm or cold. Won’t ha...
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1987 Nissan 200SX XE 2.0L No Start VIN: JN1PS24SXH
code#44, sparks ok, f/injectors working as specified, timings ok, compressions ok, battery ok,firing orders ok, initial problem was that car cuts off intermittently and became worse, now it won't start.car starts only with reduced amount of fuel by,for example...
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1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Brougham 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3AM8133J
hello and thanks in advance to all who read this. after engine replacement this car sat for about two years then was pick up and driven 60 miles parked and has not restarted since. i work at a ford dealer and am not up to speed on gm. i checked for fuel and s...
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4L Timing Belt VIN: 1G3WT31X5P
This vehicle came in with a shreaded timing belt. Lined up cams with proper aligning tools, replaced both idler pulleys & tensioner pulley, also replaced automatic timing belt tensioner. Engine runs great but timing belt is super tight & very noisy(because it ...
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1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3AJ55M2S
vehicle has no start condition with no spark, no rpm signal through snap-on scan tool and no pulse at injectors. tap test does light the noid light and also shows rpm on the scan tool. reluctor ring has no cracks upon inspection. we have been on this car for o...
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1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Limp In Mode VIN: 1G2NE55MXR
ok all you GM trans techs, 94 pontiac grand am 3.1ltr 4spd auto, history codes 28,78 ran diag and both gear selector switch and output speed sensor seem to be working properly. Vehicle is stuck in limp in mode, in drive it is in 3rd gear, won't shift up or do...
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1996 Saab 900 SE 2.5L valve cover gaskets VIN: YS3DF58V6T
Help!, We replaced the valve cover gaskets on this vehicle, also oil pan gasket; the valve covers continue to leak. all bolts were tightened to spec. we used aftermarket gaskets. still leaked. we removed gaskets and used "the right stuff". lasted about a month...
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW52R7Y
car came in with 2 codes and customer telling us the loss of power light comes on at times and sometimes runs rough found bulletin and did said repair and after 2 weks car is back with same codes Trouble codes: P0221 (p1523-), P1523
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2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63521
Inherited this from another tech. The MIL will come on for a period of time (sometimes days) and go out other times. I have inspected the wiring as well as tested the reference voltage. It hangs around 2.5-2.6V On min/max mode of my voltmeter it has spiked to ... Trouble codes: P0328 (knock sensor circuit high)
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1993 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT4VD10C2P
Greetings: This vehicle is failing CA emissions test due to elevated CO and HC. I have checked O2 at sensor and it is showing proper function and feedback. I have checked pulse air and it appears to be working. I have noticed that if I use idle manual mode to...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L radio/cassette VIN: 4T1GK12E2S
Dealer replaced defective battery. Radio (original OEM AM/FM/CASS A11712) now reads "SEC", flashes the key icon on front of the radio. Owner's manual says code is 3-digit, supplied by owner. Voltages and ground measure good. I have all radio model and serial ...
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2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L trailer wiring VIN: JTEEP21A64
installed toyota trailer hitch accessory from dealer. i have no power at hitch wiring. plugged pig tail into vehicle wiring harness in left rear quarter panel and installed 20 amp fuse in the under the hood fuse box. is there anything else i am missing?
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1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L No Start
well thanks for all the replys. even to the ones who felt the need to be so negative. i guess some of us are not perfect. but as to the car and condetion we don't have answer for why it happened. the owner now says they had a hose blow and over heated it. coul...
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1991 Audi 100 2.3L No Start, starts cold VIN: WAUBC544XM
Well I was at my breaking point.I got a lot of very good help but nothing really helped. I know some of you will think I'm crazy but I asked God for help,I was ready to give up and send this car somewhere else. Something told me to take the distributor cap off...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8329T
wow! closed, fixed!! this network is great, i don't ask for help often, but when i do the results are amazing. i posted a help request yesterday morning, and, within an hour i had the solution in my hand. seems as though th air injection valve should be replac... Trouble codes: P1421 (secondary air [...]), P1423 (secondary air injection bank 2).
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1987 Buick Regal GNX 3.8L bumper fillers VIN: 1G4GJ117XH
I havent had time to look these up but I am forwarding the help I recieved. Will update later. Thanky, Thanky, Thanky, Paul. Try . They have seemed to help me alot with hard to find bumper fillers. try old buick parts.com th...
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1992 Buick Century Limited 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G4AL54N6N
Thanks to all that replied. Its been a while since I worked on these 'older beauties'. Once I installed a new ECM, problem was gone. Thanks again. Nikolas [...] Trouble codes: 14 (Coolant Temp), 43 (ESC Sensor).
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1989 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6CD5156K
Hey guys this car is fixed it has been a few weeks and I talked to the lady today and everything is great. Thanks to all the guys who responed. The fix was to do a relearn, I disconn. the battery for 30 min. hit the brake, then reconn. the battery. I stated th...
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1992 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6EL13B2N
thanks for the very quick replies, some stated about possible faulty fuel injectors, carbon build up on combustion cylinders. the problem was a clogged egr passage. there is 2 passages, open throttle and look down and you will see 2 tubes. the right side tube ...
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G6KD52B8R
Thanks to all who replied. Eric, Marcus,Jack,Robert,Kenneth, Dan,Eric,and Pete [...] sugguested check the grounds,which I did and re did, didn't change,sorry Eric #1 I couldn't get access to a 5gas analizer but it is a great idea. Marcus sugguested the distri... Trouble codes: 52 (long term memory reset).
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1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Engine VIN: 1GCFK24KOJ
THANK YOU to ALL that replied. I got the head off. Nothing visible. Gave customer option of magnafluxing head. He decided to get a new engine, when he has the money. Thanks again to you all for Excellent input.
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1992 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GEBG25K2M
The oxygen sensor that the customer had replaced was the wrong sensor - also found 2 carboned up plugs - #7/#8 - replace all plugs - replaced the oxygen sensor with the correct one and retested emissions and is now passing good and idling much smoother - HOWEV...
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L ABS light on VIN: 1GNFK16K3R
Customer did not return with vehicle. Replies suggested checking wiring connections at the unit on the frame and if thats ok it probably needs a valve assembly due to outside element intrusion. If customer returns I will update this post. Thanks for your time.
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1996 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCGK24R1T
Thanks for all the replies. I had two failures on this vehicle. The computer was supplying a very fast (so quick the DVOM barely had time to change digits) 12V to the relay windings, but the relay was bad and so was the pump. Turning on the ignition and walkin...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L compresser VIN: 1GCC8144XT
Well the customer has returned and I tried a used computer that they supplied. Had the same issue with the everything being right but the computer still would not ground the a/c relay. At this point they have not returned. I did verify the wire from the relay ...
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Daytime running lamps VIN: 1G1JC12411
Thank you everybody for all the replies. Many replies focused around the wiring in the fr. valance and left frame rail area behind the headlamp. Unfortunately in this case, what we found was more related to the previous collision repair that was noted in the o...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Dash VIN: 1B7HF13YXX
Thank you for all the suggestions. I started by replacing the battery and then the 140 amp fuse. The battery must have shorted internally. On to the dash...It made no difference! I did find a TSB in all-data that described a similar situation with the instrume...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14A3T
first i need to clarify my findings and to thank everyone for the input. a code p0340 is relational to cam crank sinc. i imputed information from a certified technician not familiar with ford.the fix was back to basics verify cam/crank alignment.the balance sh... Trouble codes: P0340 (canshaft position circuit failure), P1443 (evap. purge flow system).
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31L6V
Got it fixed! First, thanks to all that offered help. I should mention that I failed to state that we had replaced all the plug boots. a couple of responders metioned that. Special thanks to Norm who said that if the system had been cleared, the crank PID can ...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Serpentine Belt VIN: IFBHE31L5V
Thanks to all that responded , I did check all suggestion and after rechecking the van almost 30 Days later the belt looks just as it was the day I put it in. all equiptment in van still original and after sharing info with customer , I suggested maybe the ten...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L theft system VIN: 1FMPU18L2W
Thanks to everyone that replied. William [...] indicated most likely the transponder.Replaced the transponder have not had any problems for over a week. Thanks again
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2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L calipers / rotors VIN: 1FTRE14281
Thank you all for the time and suggestions . The truth is that I don't have any definite FIX data . I replaced the master cylinder because even though the rear brakes were working , they were not locking ( with the wheels off the ground ) soon enough in relati...
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A5Y
Thank you all for responding to my request. I am pretty confident your suggestions will help me to reslve this issue. The only challenge now is selling the repair to the customer. Trouble codes: P0172 (lean condition).
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4S2CM58W0X
Thanks to everyone who responded. Almost everyone said the tank 'did not' need to be dropped to complete the reflash procedure and you were right, we found another dealer that did it for us. You'd think that at least there would be a little professional courte...
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1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX114XS
After chasing my tail around for awhile, testing circuits for continuity and resistance, as well as power in the heating circuit, with no flags going up, I replaced the 2 upstream sensors, one at a time. With the first replacement, codes P1188 and P 1194 disap... Trouble codes: P1185 (O2 sensor heater open circuit bank 1 2 sensor 1.), P1186 (O2 sensor short circuit bank 1 2 sensor 1.), P1188 (O2 sensor resistance bank 1 2 sensor 1.), P1191 (O2 sensor heater open circuit bank 1 2 sensor 2.), P1192 (O2 sensor short circuit bank 1 2 sensor 2.), P1194 (O2 sensor resistance bank 1 2 sensor 2.).
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1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, VIN: 1J4FJ58L5K
Hello: sorry for the long delay ,the tranny shop took long with this .As i suspected flex plate being wrong.Replaced flex plate and all is well. Thanks for you patients Trouble codes: X1211.
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Rocker Arms VIN: 1J4GW48NOY
We replaced cylinder heads with remans. This fixed the problem. Not sure what did the damage or what was actually wrong with the cylinder heads, but we suspect vehicle was overheated & over reved. Possibly leading to warped head allowing clearance between rock...
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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1LNFM91V8W
lots of replies thanks all, the motor did need to be removed to remove the heads, we removed the motor with trans and k-frame from the botom of the car. What a job it is out now and we are gonna tear down motor. Thanks for all the replies.
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A81
Unhooking the egr valve was what we tried, but didn't help. The customer has had a variety of problems with the car & stopped by today to tell me that they were trading it off.
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L hydraulic cooling fan VIN: 1LNHM86S71
Fixed the Lincoln LS. Found a bad HYDRAULIC COOLING FAN PUMP SOLENOID. Circuit would open @ times when hot. Thanks for the input.
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1984 Mazda B2000 Sundowner Base 2.0L Differential VIN: JM2UC1214E
Thanks everyone for your information. From what I have found from other mazda's that came into the shop, mine has as much play if not less than most of the others. The clunk going around corners turned out not to be comming from the rear. Part of the battery t...
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C5Y
The customer made an appointment for us to recheck this but then called back a couple days later to tell me the light has been off for a week so I am going to close this. I had a good response telling us to make sure the timing belt is spot on, otherwise it wi... Trouble codes: P1506 (Idle control system RPM lower than expected).
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1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Ignition Lock Cylinder VIN: 1MEFM66L8W
We drilled out the lock cylinder with increasingly larger drill bits until the lock pin could be removed from the inside. We then replaced the lock cylinder and reprogrammed the theft deterrent to allow the vehicle to start. We could not buy a coded cylinder f...
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1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D2W
sent to dealer low oil pressure caused slack in timing chains altering ignition timing thanks to everyone who responded,thanks again,great org.
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1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2JB14H5R
hi group...i tried propane enrichment again on this car...it seemed to run a little better,pointing to a fuel delivery problem i popped out all four injectors and found all four completly full of crud...I am surprised that this thing ran at all...picked up som...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L electronic VIN: YSS3DD78N3
Hey Guys, Again, thanks for the prompt and accurate help. Special thanks to Justin [...] of Swedish Imports. Justin hit the open ECT sensor right on the head. Replaced the open sensor and everything works fine now. - Bernie
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1984 Subaru GL 1.8L No Start VIN: EFJ18T2AF0
Ok guys and thanks for the help. I replaced the revolution sensor assy or as most call it the fuel control unit and it didn't solve the problem. It would still start and after about 5 mins it would die again and if i leave for a long period of time it would st...
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2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5TEWN72NXY
AS most of you replied my problem was in the MAF I cleaned it and the improvement it made in performance was clearly evident. I drove the truck to do a road test, it checked out great. Thanks again for all the help. Trouble codes: 172 (lean condition).
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Electronic VIN: JTDBEE30KX
problem has not reoccured for over 3 weeks. we were not able to duplicate trouble. had several replies stating the problem likely to be the magnetic clutch relay to be the fault. i swapped it with another relay in the fuse box. we tested the speed sensor, insp...
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1995 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L temp. guage VIN: 3VWHD81H7S
Sorry for the long delay in closing.. I put in a new sender and guage hasn't acted up but I'm a little nervous that it's not the problem.. When the car is warm there is about a 3 or 4 second delay from when the ign. is switched and the guage responds all the o...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWRL81H9T
found the oxygen sensor and the catalytic converter to be defective,both were brand new thanks for all the replies
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWSF29M9X
thanks to robert [...], freshney, and angelo. you guys got it. the oil pressure relief valve was stuck in the oil pump, over-pressurizing the system. the engine ran, a bit noisy, until we ran the rpm up to 2000. the r...
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