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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Stall, OIL CONSUMPTION VIN: WBAHD6322S
our 525i is having a problem with oil consumption and stalling. the throttle body has too much oil in it and so does the intake boot and filter housing, we can see blow by pressure when removing the valve cover cap. spark plugs look clean, compression 80 psi i...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L srs VIN: WBABJ6326S
Car driven in to us to reset SRS light, unable to access control unit. Two scanners unable to access any of the control units, both scanners are good. I've checked power and ground at the data link connector, everything checks ok. All wiring for ignition switc...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L blower motor VIN: WBAAV33441
hello bmw techs i have a 2001 bmw 325i whose blower motor will intermint stop working then start working again there is no certrin amount of time untill it happens sometimes its 1 minute sometimes its 5 min i cant find the resistor on this car. it has a new bl...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L reminder light VIN: WBAAV33401
Hey Gang, Just picking your brains for some info on whom to contact for a maintenance reminder reset tool for this 01' Beemer. Better yet, if you the info how to reset this without any special equiptment. Thanx in advance - Bernie
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1993 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL1292P
hello friends have a intermittent fault, customer stated check engine lamp on, had multiple codes, recorded codes, cleared all modules, road tested vehicle several miles with no reoccuring troubles. 1 week later owner started car, white, grey smoke out exhaust... Trouble codes: P0046, P0083, P0137, 1032, A037, T072
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1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1G6KS52Y1R
The customer said the vehicle would stall also the speedometer would not work when the traction control disabled message would come on. I road tested the vehicle and checked for codes. There were several history codes,Po56,Ipc 32,52,tcs72, 73 and a current Po5... Trouble codes: TCS73 (PCM-EBTCM/EBCM PWM Signal Fault 4.6L Engine)
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L fuel gage VIN: 1G6KY5492X
the fuel gage drops to empty, radio cuts off, power windows & door locks quit working, traction off message, theft system message comes on. Was sent to us from another shop. The DIM has been replaced, PCM has been replaced, & reflashed with latest updates. No ...
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1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCDC14K9M
When you try to accelerate the vehicle stumbles and then takes off. The vehicle seems to be ok at higher rpms but when it comes back down to low rpms it wants to stumble and die. This seems to happen intermittently. We have tried replacing the ecm, the knock s... Trouble codes: 43 (esc)
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1WL52MOS
hello guys this car came in to me with no repair history runs rough ,I pulled codes has 77& 76 egr solenoids 2&3 . I went ahead and did function test found no flow,raise hood has a brand new egr valve on it,egr port needs to be cleaned .now on to next problems... Trouble codes: 77 (egr 3), 76 (egr 2)
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1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Stall VIN: 5B4KP32RXY
Thanks ahead for any advice. I've got a fleet van that won't idle. I have an endless supply of parts for these vans so I've already tried swapping upper plenums (with the IACs in them), reflashed PCMs, etc. The problem is that the IAC always extends all the wa...
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1NE52J8X
this one is driving me crazy, another tech in the shop did a valve job and that went well 2 days later car comes in with check engine light on and misfire code p0 305 stored,found injector # 5 not working replace injector and test drive,all okay. Now car is ba... Trouble codes: P00, 300 (random misfire)
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Window VIN: 2GCEC19T1Y
Hello folks, I have this Silverado the driver window would not go down or up. When activating switch for window to go down it makes clicking noise at the switch area, just like there is a relay making click noise. Also it has late start problem, possible fuel ...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0L engine VIN: 1GCGK13U12
This truck is knocking (15K). It sounds like a piston pin or lifters. Does not go away after worming up. I did put some top cleaner into cylinders owernight (after reading previus help request). No difference in noise at all. Then I disassembled right cylinder...
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L p0748 VIN: 1B7HF16Z3T
Truck starts out in second gear and will not shift,you can shift to manual low the will shift up,never goes to fourth gear.Don't know much about these vehicles to fix.Thank in advance for any help yor might give .Leonard [...] Auto
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L alternator VIN: 2B3HD46R4X
alternator went bad.replaced alt and afterwards idle now at 3500rpm.have checked powers and grounds and wiring.checked codes,but none found.suspect pcm.any ideas?p.s. also unplugged iac and tps with no change
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L head lights VIN: 1B4GP25R21
First of all thanks for reading everybody, I have this Caravan Passenger side headlight does not work, when turning high beams on drivers side goes out and passenger side comes on. all wiring is ok, but i have 2 wires blk/ylw and blk/wht that i do not know w...
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1985 Ford F-250 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FDLE47F5V
All eight glow plugs are open. Replaced them and they are open again. Replaced timer and relay, system seems to work normally. Replaced all 8 glow plugs and same thing happens approx 2 weeks later. Glow plugs do not look burnt or damaged in any way, they just ...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF15Y0M
This ford truck came back to us on the hook. we intalled a new fuel pump last week. as we ran scan tool we lost comunication and the fuel pump started running after its 2 second koeo cylce when pump ran we lost comunication to scanner. still had 12 volts to st... Trouble codes: 512 (Keep alive memory failure)
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1992 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L fuel guage VIN: 1FAPP6243N
HELP BOYS!! THIS FUEL GAUGE IS DRIVING ME CRAZY. REPLACED SENDER BECAUSE RESISTACE READING WAS OUT OF SPEC.THOUGHT THAT WOUD BE IT RIGHT? WRONG, STARTED TO WORK THEN WENT AWAY.REMOVED DASH TO FIND A CIRCIT BOARD THAT THE GAUGE TIES INTO.NO WIRRING DIAGRAM SHOW...
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Low compression VIN: 1FTZR15XXX
This vehicle is kinda wierd. The cam sensor drive locked up, which killed the oil pressure and the engine quit inside of 20 seconds (per customer). When it came to us it had no compression. We decided to see if we could get oil pressure first, and after waitin...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: IFTYR10C3X
This vehicle will start and idle normally. Upon throttle opening the engine will not exceed about 2500 rpm (less under load) It feels like fuel starvation or restricted exhaust. Pressure is good, exhaust is not restricted. MAF is OK. O2 sensor is new and worki... Trouble codes: P1131, P0340
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10C3Y
This truck is KILLING me. Please help. This truck is part of a fleet and my boss is trying to get this account, so no pressure here. I've talked to my techline and had two different Ford guys post it on Oasis. I've tried every suggestion given to me and still ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire)
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L dome light VIN: 1FTNX21FO1
I have replaced door switches to cure this problem in the past on 98 f series vehicles but the problem is so intermittant it is difficult to test. Any suggestions would help. I have not found any service bulletins through mitchel on demand.
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L ABS Light / Speedometer VIN: 1FTNW20L02
Customer complaint check ABS light on & off frequently, speedo acts strange; test drove, confirm customer complaint, no ABS codes set, road test with scan tool / ABS will light yet no codes. We assumed speed sensor problem & replaced both trans output speed se...
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1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.0L All Shift VIN: 1GCGC24M3T
Hello to all, I got this truck four days ago stuck in failsafe, no scan communication and burnt tranny fluid. I put in a new computer after verifing power, ground and continuity to the relevant pins on the DLC. Still no communication on three different scantoo...
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1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.0L Brakes
Customer came to me after putting new brakes(front & rear), on his 1996 GMC 1500, the brakes are very weak, on a test drive, I stepped on the pedal and minimal braking force was being applied, and the truck was very slow to come to a stop. Felt like air... cra...
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2003 GMC C5500 Topkick C5E042 6.6L engine VIN: 1GDE5D1113
Scan Data shows cranking rpm of 180. Scan Data shows injector balance info of 20ms with KOEO,when cranking these numbers fluctuate for the first couple of revolutions and then return to 20 and stop fluctuating during cranking.Cam pulses missed always shows 1 a...
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1998 Honda Civic GX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEN1644W
This is a CnG Honda with a no start. It is full of fuel. A light is on the dash that shows no fuel but we filled it to be sure. Cranks but won't start. Not a cng expert. Where to start to diag is my first question.Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advan...
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2002 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L Vibration on acceleration VIN: 1HGCF866X2
After changing the timing belts, my customer complained of a vibration when accelerating that was not there before. My work was checked by another tech who found both belts properly aligned, although he said the balance shaft belt could have gone a half tooth ...
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2000 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L right cam seal VIN: JACD58X5Y7
oil leak detected at right cam seal, replaced both cam seals, timing belt, and plugged pcv valve also smoke checked crankcase for flow into valve covers replacement seal blew out while idling after 10 minutes
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Engine fail safe VIN: SAJAX1040X
The owner of this vehicle does not drive the car very often but states that the problem started occuring intermittently and has become more frequent. I have gotten problem to occur evry time I have driven it. After about 4-5 city blocks of driving, the message...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L radiator VIN: 1J4GW58N0Y
we are installing our 5th radiator due to leaks from dead center of the radiator aluminum core. no tank or seam leaks on any of them. none of the radiators look bent, scuffed, or impacted. the area they leak from is not touching anything. we have checked the o...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GHJ3223
We traded this Gr. Cherokee 4x4 V8 in just the other day. (Funny how people always know just when to trade them.) This thing runs and drives 100% the differentials don't even make noise on this thing yet. There is a long delay and a groan when you put this thi...
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1998 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on
hi mazda techs. sorry no Vin on my hand. car is still out of state will drop off 2nite. what i did was replace front o2 with Denso unit. I know i should use Mazda parts. but there is no local Mazda dealer. anyway. does it really matter if I use denso part inst... Trouble codes: P0130 (O2 sensor B1-S1 Circuit Malfuction.)
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L reverse and drive VIN: WDBEA30D8C
We have a 1986 mercedes 300e that came in with a 4th gear not engauging at times. We discoverd that 3rd / 4th shift valve the broke inside valve body and replace with new valve and a soft re-build on transmission. Transmission works slick except it came back w...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L shift VIN: WDBDA28D6M
customer driving vehicle and all of a sudden vehicle rpms went up; vehicle now only has 2nd and reverse; is this a sensor type problem; or could vehicle need new transmission?
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L steering pump VIN: WDBHA22E1R
this car has a tandom power steering pump. when you start the car ths fluid level drops, empties the reservoir. cut car off and fluid level starts to rise. has no power steering at all. the fluid in hydr. reservoir for the asd system appears to have atf in it....
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Monitors won't run VIN: WDBCAA76E7
1996 MERCEDES S-600 won't run any readiness monitors. Hello fellow techs, I took in this job because I have a good reputation for getting cars to run monitors and pass OBD2, but this one is eating a lot of my time. The first thing I checked was engine temp...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JG1631541
I check the imobilizer control module to activitie module connections and all be good now i dont understand what means EIS Electronic Ingnition Switch, can be the problem in the ignition switch what i must do? please help me¡ Best Regards att. Hernan Trouble codes: P1603 (can of eis)
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1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM50U9P
Car has been in several times over the last few months with customer complaining of hard to start when cold.We have kept the car overnight several times & it started right up every morning & all day long. Came in again last week &same thing.Car cranked right u...
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1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L dead battery VIN: 1MEFM50U9W
Vehicle is owned by an elder lady. Sits for a week or more at a time. Only problem found thus far is 160 -200 mAmp draw---with vats/wiper fuse removed draw is down to 5- 10 mAmps Also we have antifreeze in crankcase with 36k miles on the car
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44Y7S
This vehicle came in with a bad water pump, we replaced the water pump, timing belt, and tensioner pulley and bearing. Vehicle ran well for about two weeks, then came in with rough idle and MIL on--code 11-Timing belt skipped one tooth or more. Checked timing ... Trouble codes: 11 (timing belt skipped 1 tooth or more)
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1992 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Surge VIN: JN1EB31P9N
This a personal vehicle. It's a basic?? I want to retrieve codes on this Nissan with out using a scanner I have a Snap on scanner with no Asian cartridge. I don't wrk in asian models. what addapter i need to hook to OBd connector??
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
good afternoon to all you guys out there,i have this 2000 maxima that drive me almost crazy,when you start the car cold and you try to drive it the car have no pick up and back fire and when you put let the car idle for 15 minute the car will get better and yo...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3N1CB51D32
the idle will surge from time to time...and the car is NOT under warranty...the car will drive fine for a couple of days and then all of the sudden start surging again...the voltage goes from .52v to 2.24v and idles at 2200 rpm, then if you unplug the top plug...
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52EXX
Vehicle presents with no shift quadrant display, no odometer, no tach or fuel gauges, no hi-beam indicator. All fuses test good. Computer will not communicate with our M2500 scanner despite numerous attempts. After cycling key off and on again now all dash lig...
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1992 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L Ignition switch VIN: 1P4GH54R0N
Hi everyone, I am stumped with this one. This van was dropped off at the shop last week. The owner stated that he got in it and there was nothing when he turned the key. No accessories, start. He said he replaced the ignition switch. I started checking the wi...
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1P4GP44R2V
Hello this van started bucking mainly at cruise speeds last summer it felt like it completely lost ign. momentarily but this is very intermittant one time I lost both cam and crank signal on scanner for split second so I replaced both sensors and also removed ...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L codes b1001, b2965 VIN: 1G2NE52T1X
This vehicle seems to set a B1001 option configuration error code every few months. We have installed new BCM's from GM each time. This BCM comes configured when you buy it and can not be reprogramed. This vehicle still has all its factory options such as radi... Trouble codes: B1001 (option configuration error), B2965 (key in ignition fault)
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: YS3DD58N6X
This vehicle was towed in as a crank no start condition. I replaced the fuel pump assembly with an oem fuel pump assembly. Prior to replacement the fuel guauge and the distance to empty monitor was working correctly. After the fuel pump replacement the fuel ga...
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1997 Saturn SC1 1.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G8ZF1286V
Engine Started OK cold! Fast idle [1700-2000 rpm]initially Approx 8min later it dies and won't restart until cooled down. Checks: Before all this Service engine light came on twice [cleared both times never to return]: CODES Trouble Code : P1404 Descriptio...
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1987 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L AC amplifier VIN: JT4RN62S4H
I have made a custom ac system and wired the clucth fan direct to see if it would cool. Everything worked fine until I hooked it up to the ac ampifier to operate the clutch on the compressor. I now see that the original setup has an igniter signal and an signa...
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1988 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Misfire VIN: JT2AE95CX3
Number one spark plug fuel fouls right away at start up. Does it every time. No other cylinders are affected. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for me before i rebuild/replace the carb. Engine compression is even and good across all cylinders. We removed ...
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1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT4VN13D1M
Further, as soon as engine reachs operating temperature, symptom goes away. Engine performs fine untill it is allowed to cool off. Engine will start easily cold, go into high idle, and if left untouched through the warm up cycle, will perform flawlessly. If en... Trouble codes: 51 (A/C switch circuit ECU neutral start switch or circuit TPS or circuit. Doesnt generate MIL computer doesnt save code. Code evident only during stumble condition with cold engine.)
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1992 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWRA21G4N
Hello all. This rascal is really giving me fits. Car came in cutting out at cruise & intermittant stall at stops. Was not able to get it to stall but cleaned throttle anyway. When it cuts out you can watch the tach drop abruptly. Have square waved the hall eff...
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1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start, LONG CRANK HOT VIN: WVWEE83A6S
hi looking for some helpful hints, the problem the car has is after a hot start up car cranks long time before restarting, i have not duplicated that problem but these codes are stored 00758 00513 any help would be very helpful Trouble codes: 00758 (secondary air system), 00513 (engine speed sensor-g28)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWSK69M42
Car came in for a no start condition, we determined it to have a bad ignition switch. Replaced electrical part and car started and ran fine. Customer called the next day to say that the radio doesn't turn off when the key is removed as it should. We got the ca...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M52
Check engine light comes on after start every time. Code P0671 found on generic scan mode, snap on mt2500. All glow plugs start out drawing 18 amps and decrease to 9 amps after being on for about 20 secs. All glow plugs draw the same amount of current. Conecti... Trouble codes: P0671
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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA7676N
I wanted to thank Dave and everyone else who replied, the problem was just the main relay. Wouldnt have been able to find it without the techs and IATN.
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Clutch VIN: 4USCH7326V
Thanks for all four replies. After removal of the dual mass flywheel, I was able to rotate it more than half way, also felt rough turning it. Sp we oped to replace it, car has been gone since friday evening and all is well. Thanks for thoughts.
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2001 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW54K71
I replaced the EGR valve and purge solenoid. Customer has been driving it for a week now and I drove it around for 3 days before I gave it back to her. She called today and said the light has not been on. Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap System), P0404 (EGR open position performance).
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1980 Chevrolet Pickup K10 5.7L Stabilizer Bar Bushings
I did not have any luck in pressing in the factory bushings. I managed to call a 4WD supply place & get a kit to solve this situation. The replacement for the original 1 piece bushing is a 3 piece set of 1 metal sleeve and 2 plastic bushings.
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Safety VIN: 2G1WL52M9S
Good morning Replaced the door lock switches again, after replies indicated broken wires, but power supply or being able to make the locks work by jumpering the connectors at the lock switches was never a problem. We will know if these new switches will cont...
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1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCC51440S
Thanks to chris and also a big thanks to joe who called me and reminded me that the injectors were sequential instead of mulitiport.I wound up replacing crank sensor back with other two wire uniyt and swithing injectors from old motor into new unit and the tru...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L trans VIN: 1GNDT13W3Y
I checked the fuses and ignition switch - all ok. Still no codes present. All wireing tested good. Several people said to look at the solonoids, since the concern is intermitten, i went ahead and replaced the shift solonoids. Test drove several times, cust. ha...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19T82
Thanks for the thought and information provided by all of you for my problem. Found the answer in a recent TSB from GM. Roger [...] hit the answer on the head too!! Big Ups Roger!!! Based on computer strategy, this engine will misfire based on a clogged cat ... Trouble codes: 300 (Multiple Misfire), 301 (misfire cylinder 1), 307 (misfire [...]).
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L radio VIN: 3GNFK16Z93
Thanks for the pointers. However I finally got a 03 gmc yukon in that had a nav. system in it. In the gmc I could receive data from the amp., in the chevy I couldn't. I have to assume that chevy must run a different amp for the non-nav. system even though both...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L engine VIN: 3C3EL45HOV
Automatic, every time My shop changes head gaskets I also change thermostat and water pump. Well this time I quoted job and forgot about the water pump. even forgot to change it, when the job came back I told my tech that it can't be water pump because we chan...
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L all gages and warning lights VIN: 3G8FY68B02
Thanks for the fast response to my problem. Jerry was right on target. We removed fuse #13 that was for the interior lights and when we re-installed the fuse the interior light and instrument cluster started to work fine. It was electrically locked up. That ag...
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L brakes VIN: 1B7KF26W7T
thanks to the email responses from the group we replaced all the rubber hose and rubber fitted components and the problem is solved thanks gang dennis
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L odometer and shift indicator VIN: 2B4GP44R6T
Thanks for the 2 replys. I remembered something about these crazy systems so I tried it this morning and so far it is working. the answer is disconnect the battery for 10 mins. and every thing went back to working. I do not know the history of this vehicle. bu...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L no comminication VIN: 1B4GP54LXT
first off thank all of you for your input , it was most helpful ! by unplugging different modules and the instrument cluster while testing for communication , i was able to identify which one was causing the bus problem. the final solution was a bad trans modu...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L compressor VIN: 1B4GP54L2W
to all of those that sent replies --- a big thank you!. the fix actually turned out to be rather basic, and i kick myself for not seeing the problem... apparently the high pressure or discharge hose from the compressor to the condenser had more debris in it th...
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1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Tcc VIN: 1B7GG22Y9X
After reading the relies and making sugesting that the TP sensor be replaced, the Transmission shop took the truck back. I found out they replaced the TP and had no change in the truck, it wouild still engage and engage the tourque convertor on the hyway at hy...
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L wiper operation VIN: 1B7FL26X6Y
As we continued our observation of this truck we again experienced a new development. While removing lighting on right fender I noticed recent body repairs and the cruise servo began to click in a type of rythm. Although grounds along this fender were tight, r...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L idling VIN: 1FTEX15NOM
i replace the iac and driven and replace the air temp sensor on the intake and so for it is idleing fine at the red lights
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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Air bag VIN: 1FALP4043R
Special thanks to Brad [...] for nailing this one down for me. It was the only reply i recieved. Right behind the glove box was a connector that needed to be shorted out to clear the codes from the system. It ended up having three codes total. A 61, 72 and 7...
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1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTFE14N1R
Hello everyone. Sorry to get back so late about this one. It has been a while since the customer has returned to the shop. Actually, the van was towed in today, and it turns out that the ignition cap was very wet inside (rainy day). After replacing the cap and...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Engine Performance VIN: 1FDKE3050V
Hey Techs! Thanks again for the input, have had a long discussion with the client, and he is not prepared too spend alot of money on this thing just yet, when I do get into it, I will post my findings. Thanks again and take care! Doug
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, PINGING VIN: 1FDRE142XX
You guys are the greatest! After taking the upper intake off, we found the egr passages blocked, all of them except one. My tech felt very humble after being pointed in the right direction as he has done several 4.2's for intake gasket leaks and has cleaned th... Trouble codes: P1000 (monitor testing incomplete), P0301 (cylinder no. 3 misfire).
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L11
I want to thank all that have replied to this one. I read over all 13 replies then decided to swap the 6 and 8 coils with numbers 2 and 4. After I did so I took it on a test drive. I also removed the pcv valve to access those 6 and 8 coils. This vehicle would ... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bnk 2), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire), P0308 (cyl 8 misfire).
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L output shaft seal VIN: 1FTYR10E91
Thanks to all six who replied and particularly Alex in BC for the location of the venting for this unit. Checked sensor for leak ( thanks Peter), no leaks and dry. Also checked tower plugs they were dry, but replaced will I was there(thanks to Doug, Bruce, Wil...
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2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Harsh Shift especially 1-2 VIN: 2FMZA52452
Finnaly finished the windstar. Thanks again for all replies. Since the last update and my improper valve body repair I discovered a reverse shudder. First of all I would like to thank Sherman for the lesson in proper valve body repair so hopefully this valve b...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP74H23
we double checked all of the connections and their values and we were satisfied that our repairs were done correctly.jeff from california, bryan from british columbia,and david from ontario were correct. we sent the car to the dealer and had them program the n...
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1990 Geo Prizm GSi 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SL5453L
Hi ,thanks to the 4 people who tried to help .After rechecking all the wireing and actually testing the new o2 sensor disconected it would put out voltage,also i checked the wire all the way to the comp and with the wire disconected still had same prob .Only p... Trouble codes: 26 (rich exhaust), 21 (02 sensor), 25 (lean exhaust).
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1990 Geo Storm 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: J81RF2367L
Hello and thanks for the replies. Unfortunately, this one seemed to work itself out before I could look into it further. I was going to pull it in and check for vacuum leaks as two of the replies said and the misfires were gone. I had also considered doing a r...
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1992 GMC Motor home 454CID No Start, Stall VIN: 70N6322373
Thanks to all that replied, and gave me encouragement on this beast...and also to those who had good comic relief on the topic. All is much appriciated. Anyway, I had quite a few responses regarding the distributor. I removed the distributor and had a close ...
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1996 GMC K2500 Suburban SLE 6.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3GKGK26F2T
found a wire harness behind the fuel filter bracket that rubbed creating a short to ground. harness not routed correctly since the dealer replaced the injection pump!
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2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L engine VIN: 2GTEC19V3Y
I would like to thank all of the people that replied to my post Gm says this is a normal condition. my friend feels better knowing that it is noe=rmal and that he didnt buy a lemon. thanks again for the help
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1985 Honda Accord LX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1HGAD5434F
Thanks to all of you for your great help on this Honda. The fix turned out to be replacing the floats that were sunk in the bowl and to replace both needle and seats. Once I figured out how to initially adjust the floats with the top off of the carb the car id...
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L ball joint VIN: 1HGCB7278P
Thanks to everyone for your replies and advice -We talked the customer into replacing the other side as well just in case -When both ball joints were removed neither one was seized and there was no play in either of them -However one year ago the customer brou...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4EZ58S3T
This vehicle is fixed.It was the commputer after all.I had to get the dealer to flash the commputer even though it was supposed to be ready to go.I guess we all live and learn. Trouble codes: 11 (Loss of crank pos sensor signal).
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58S6T
oem crank sensor was the cure. I cant believe standard can put that junk on the market. Lucky for me this is a good customer who is very patient. I would have tried an oem sensor sooner, but as with all dealer electrical parts, if I'm wrong, I eat it. 4 out of...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L transmission VIN: 1J4GW58N94
Would like to thank all of you that sent in your responses. Believe it or not the problem was with the transmission not the work we performed. Took it to the dealer to have them check it out. Vehicle is still under warranty. They checked the work we did and sa...
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1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF3143M
This vehicle was a difficult fix, The ECM had some electrolite spots on the circuit board, & after replacing the MAF with a rebuilt one & no change we sent the ECM to be rebuilt, they replaced the compasitors tested it all perfect to spec's put back in truck s... Trouble codes: 17 (feedback system).
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1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L Airbag restraint system VIN: JM1NA3519N
HI Y'ALL !! thanks to all who took time out to read and respond. We replaced the diagnostic module and that fixed problem. I found a tsb that said if the airbags had ever been deployed or the seat belts pretensioners been fired, the module should be replaced. ...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C5V
hi folks, only received 2 replies for this problem. Neither reply answered the question that I requested answers for...I wasn't really looking for what may be wrong with the car...I wanted to know how the PCM determines the fault, the conditions for setting a ... Trouble codes: P0441.
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Cooling System VIN: WDBEA30D3H
My overheating problem is gone. It was the viscous clutch. MP
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