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1995 Audi 90 2.8L wheel bearing VIN: WAUCK88C6S
I am posting this for another garage -one rear wheel bearing has been replaced about 3 times and is failing again -bearings apparently press in properly and are torqued to specifications -a four wheel alignment has been performed after each time -tires are wea...
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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D7Y
Hello, and thanks for reading my help request .MIL is on and code po603is present.scan data looks ok to me and car runs well . I am not able to clear code as it resets immediatly .code po603 is internal control module (KAM)error.If any one has seen this before... Trouble codes: P0603
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7322V
Hello to everyone. I have A custeomer With A Z3 the check engine [...] is on. The code is saying the cam position sensor is bad I have confirmed this. I can see the cam sensor on the front of the motor and there is a wire that runs up under the intake manifold...
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1992 Buick Regal 3.1L No Start
Hello My Fellow Techs,This vehicle came in with check engine on and that diagnoises came out to being a bad egr valve, 1 month later vehicle comes in on the hook and will not start no matter what I do. I have replaced the ECM cause i could not read ECM with my...
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2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, instrument cluster VIN: 2G4WB55K2Y
Greetings techs, this Buick is getting the best of me. Customer complains of intermittant dies. Upon initial startup it started a little hard and ran ragged momentarily. A test drive didn't confirm the stall but the service vehicle soon light and the traction ...
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1969 Chevrolet CAMARO 350CID a/c VIN: 124379L508
this is a show car i agreed to work on but is becomeing a headache after replace all new parts listed evac and recharge sys 90 degree here pressure show ls 38 hs 160 cools to 55 degrees at 2000 rpm when eng is cold as eng warms up vent temp rises to 68 hs 175 ...
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1984 Chevrolet K30 Custom 6.2L Alt VIN: 1GCHD34JEF
i need a wiring diagram for this 24 volt charging system our fax #[...] thank you all and happy wrenching
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1988 Chevrolet Allegro RV 454CID cruise VIN: 1GBKP37WXJ
This rv has a gray Dana cruise control box. I cannot locate a wiring diagram for this system anywhere. I would be very appreciative if anybody could email me a schematic. Thanks.
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L extended cranking VIN: 2G1FP32P1R
This has very extended cranking time. Once it starts, we see some black smoke come from exhaust. It clears out quickly and runs fine. We have ruled out intake leaks and vac leaks. O2 sensors and fuel trim are normal, no ignition system problems found. Suspect ...
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1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCT19W8V8
Truck came in with check engine light on, had code p1441, we checked system & cleaned road dust from evap vent valve & turned engine light off. Customer came back 2 day later with light on again & same code set. We inspected further & found no leaks & solenoid... Trouble codes: P1441 (evap system flow during non-purge)
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L shifts and pulling VIN: 1GCGK24R8W
Hello guys got one here thats stumping us. We got this 2500 on the hook and they said that it quit pulling this is an oil feild truck and has seen its share of abuse. We proceded the next day to bring it in and found that it pulled its self in so we looked at ...
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1999 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCGK23J1X
this truck has been at several other shops and now it is here. the truck has a low idle all the time. iac is completely shut even though the des idle speed is incorect. the truck will stall in gear at times. lt and stft are ok. maf =6gps. check computer codes ...
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2001 Chevrolet C3500 HD 8.1L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBJC34G11
this truck was purchased as a cab and chassis with a stake bed.we removed the aux fuel tank in the rear to convert this truck into a wrecker and needed the room for the wheel lift.the fuel gauge now reads empty all the time and low fuel is indicated in the inf...
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2002 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L rack? VIN: 1G1YY22G82
This super fast vette has a shimmy when tipping the wheel above 85mph. Does not do it at any speed below that. Owner likes taking it to open track events so he complains about this all the time. I built the engine and trans so he thinks I can fix this too. Nee...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHC29U03
hey guys here's one I'm stumped on. code po140 recurring. have replaced 02 (bank 1 sensor 2) vehicle does have a slight intermittent miss on cylinder 1 and 2 (more 1 than 2). O2 will vary but only from 0-532. even at a raised idle. will not go higher while all... Trouble codes: P0140
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1991 Dodge D250 5.9L Rear Diff, Dana 70 VIN: 1B7KE26C2M
Customer came in for a noise in the rear end. We found a humming noise coming from the rear diff and decided to rebuild it. We put all new bearings in and new Dana gears. The diff seemed to be quiet. The customer came back 500 miles later and the noise was bac...
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1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF26C0S
truck wont start unless you manually move fuel shut solenoid to run position. solenoid is new,power and ground are at the three pin connector for solenoid on the harness side but plugged into the solenoid you lose power.any help would be great.
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2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L no start VIN: 1B3EJ46X7Y
hay gents and gals i have this dodge that came in on a hook with no dought that it had been extreemly hot. no comp. stunk bad we r@r the head to be repaired and the head was so warped that the machine shop had to reheat the head and put it in a press too be ...
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L proportioning valve VIN: 1B3EJ46X71
customer brought car in for brake check and we found rear rotors rusted from no contact with pads. diagnosed and found fluid up to valve and nothing to rear wheel lines at valve. replaced valve with new mopar part,bled system and rear brakes worked great. rech...
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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Charging VIN: 1FTDF15Y3L
This truck came in for a dead battery, recharged and load and tested with midtronics tester came out good. Tested and found alternator not charging properly, (max 13.2V @ 40A) installed Napa rebiult. Came back 2 days later completly dead. Draw test reveals a ...
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L check engine light VIN: 1FDSE35F8Y
We are presently working on a 7.[...] power stroke that the check engine light will flicker on when driving down the road . It will not stay on for more than a second or two. We extract the two codes p1316 codes stored in the idm and [...] high to low s... Trouble codes: P1316, P1278
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1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FEE14H0RH
This van came in my shop and I originally thought a major tune up was the problem. It is bucking and jerking while driving like an ignition problem. The customer said he just bought it and it had been sitting for three months. So I replaced the cap rotor wires...
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1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X65
The trucks idle surges and revs high, approx. 1200rpm Then the truck stalls but will fire back up.It will run OK for a little while but then will all happen again
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP52U6T
hey engine diagnosic techs, i am kinda out of my league with this one, i am an under car and alignment tech so i don't know much about what to look for on this one. its my girlfriends car or else i would have sent it to you guys already. but the problem start...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V5Y
I am hoping that someone can give me the values of the flex fuel sensor. I have contacted my local dealer with no help. I also have mitchell and alldata, but the values I can not locate. I have 170 hz on my ngs scan tool all the time. I was wandering if this n... Trouble codes: P0176, P1132, P1152
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTYR10V4Y
intermit. no start, no rpm signal from ecu, but has rpm from crank sensor. no injector pulse.
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2FTRX18W83
Ok Ford techs 2003 f150 4.6 4x4, backfire under load at times, lack of power until 1,500 rpm then flys up hills no problem no drop in fuel pressure at all even unpluged fuel pressure reg and still there.replaced mass air sensor smoke checked intake, vac guage ...
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2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56PG3
customer stated: turn vehicle off and would not restart. vehicle tow into shop for no start. no communication to scanners and to global and generic 0bd11 with ecm out of vehicle check engine light still comes on. need help with finding cause of the no start pr...
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1993 Geo Storm 2+2 1.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: J81RF2361P
Ahead of time, thanks for your help! Especially when cold, this GEO starves for fuel when put into gear or when accelerating. On occasion, it dies when put into gear. Carb clean will keep it running. Also boggs down to the point of almost dieing when goosing ...
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1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ186XV
I have done everthing listed in alldata to test this sys. Everything works properly without fail...cannot get dtc to reset myself...but, about once a week the mil comes on with no symptoms, just this code. Any experience with this dtc would be appreciated... Trouble codes: P0400
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2001 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L steering VIN: 1GKEK63U21
Vehicle setting at idle, turning the steering wheel left from a lock right position, the steering hangs up or gets hard and has to be powered through these hard spots. Am able to raise rpm up and problem goes away. My thoughts are a problem with the steering p...
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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surges at Idle VIN: 1HGCA5641K
Vehicle has bad idle surge,mainly when cold.The idle will flare up & down between 1000-2000 rpm, I found a lot of information & same problems in the archives. I can block off the top air passage in the front of the throttle body & the idle is normal, blocking ...
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L engine VIN: 1HGCB9854M
ALRIGHT GUYS!..wE HAVE THIS HONDA IN THE SHOP THAT VIBRATES THE DASH,AND STEERING WHEEL IN ALL GEARS SELECTED.REPLACED ALL ENGINE MOUNTS,CHECKED BASE IDLE SPEED,AND TIMING.PCV SYSTEM CHECKS OK..ALL IGNITION SYSTEMS,AND FUEL SYSTEMS CHECK OK.I READ SOMETIME AGO...
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1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Doors VIN: 456CY58V25
I just bought this passport with engine noise. I found out after I got it that both rear doors won't open from inside or out. Does anyone know what breaks in these, and how to get the doors open without destroying the door panels, or anything else for that man...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1HGCG1649W
This car was brought into the shop with bad trans bearing noise, and no shifting problems. We replaced the axle bearings, and put the trans back together (no other repairs done). Now we have a problem with the 1-2 shift. It flares on the 1-2 shift, and when it...
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1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JNKAY21D5P
CUST. CONCERN: VEHICLE RUNS ROUGH UNDER LOAD. DROVE VEHICLE FOUND NO HESITATION OR SURGE WHEN CAR ENGINE IS COLD. VEHICLE AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE WILL NOT ACCEL. OVER 2000 RPM IN ALL GEARS INCLUDING PARK AND NEUTRAL. VEHICLE HAS AN EXHAUST LEAK IN BANK 2 EXHA...
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1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L inner CV joint VIN: JACDH58V4R
Attempting to remove front drive axles for replacement. Tech cannot figure out how to remove inner CV joint. It appears to be pressed into bearings inside the front differential housing. How do you remove these axles without removing the differential?
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2002 Isuzu 4X4 crewcab 3.0L No Start VIN: MP1TFS77H3
Hi to everybody. I am trying to help a fellow tech with the above vehicle.Apologies for the vague model description but I suspect this is an import and not a UK vehicle.The information I have is that the engine cut at speed and has not run since.Fuel has been ...
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1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9L Front differential VIN: 1JCNJ15N6E
Greetings iATNer's! I traced the four wheel drive vacuum lines from the 4x4 switch under the dash to the front diff actuator. I understand that the transfer case actuator is part of the circuit. I can engage the 4wd but cannot disengage due to no vacuum at t...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L front end VIN: 1J4GZ78S5P
help guys this jeep is my wife's.at mainly freeway speeds and only sometimes you hit a bump in front end the front of jeep will shimmy very badly.she must come to complete stop to stop the shimmy. at one point she said it acted up in parking lot. i replaced al...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Starting VIN: 1J4GZ58S5T
Hi guys...we have this Jeep in here and when you turn the key to start vehicle nothing happens (no dash lights, no relays clicking, no fuel pump, windows do not work etc) the only thing is the dinging letting you know that the key is in the ignition. Have sear...
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L air temp VIN: 1J4FT48S11
Center vent air temp will not drop below 50. System is charged to proper spec (1.25 pounds according to label and Alldata) Compressor cycles out at 24psi and seems to cycle too fast, as if low on freon. Added 3 oz with no change. Temp actually warms up with hi...
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1979 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L rear hub bearing VIN: 1161201200
This MB Turbo-Diesel is older than almost all manuals I still have. The ones I do have are almost silent on this repair. I don't have any special MB pullers, and I don't know the condition of the hub bearings, except that the hub wobbles in the housing and is ...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L door locks VIN: WDBFA66E3L
the single button remote will not operate the locks. Used proper procedure to code remote to car with no luck. light on trunk or door does not light but light on remote flashes when held for programing. any thoughts would be helpful
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L reverse gear VIN: WDBCA35E6M
Hello group. This vehicle came into our shop with long delay when putting car into reverse. It also makes chattering noise when in reverse. We removed transmission and found the four reverse clutches are worn out. This is a very common repair for us. We replac...
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1995 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L engine VIN: 1G3NLI5D95
Hi Recieved this car as a poor running condition, bad timing chain,bad starter, bad oil pressure, installed fresh engine, runs fine, no codes, starts fine. However after warm up and test drive notice temp always around 220 on gauge. So verify with scanner ,whe...
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1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LS 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3HY52K6S
Car intermittantly misses a beat. sometimes at hyway speed, sometimes at ide. will stall and restart OK. No codes. cannot duplicate at will. Thanks in advance. Due to the low mileage, everything checks out as being new! I hope someone has shared this experienc...
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1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L no start VIN: 1G3HN52K1S
i have this olds here cranks but does not start check fuel press fnd 55psi while cranking fnd code for pass key ii error intermitent no inj pulse not familiar with this pass key sys read some posts about no crank and it being ign stch but this one cranks but w... Trouble codes: P1629 (pass key ii error)
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G3AJ55M4T
I thought the problem was gone when I replaced the injectors. I was wrong, I have run every test possible on this car and I still cant find the problem. It keeps cutting out once it goes into closed loop, could it be the prom? I tried adding additional grounds...
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1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L oil pressure guage VIN: 1P4GH44R2P
This van came in with oil pressure gauge not working after car is started. check gauges light stays on all the time. From looking at the wirning diagram I am wondering if the information for the gauge is sent with everything else over the decode hi and lo circ...
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1985 Pontiac Firebird 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G2FS87H3F
Hello all need help with the cob webs in my mind!Car came in with cold start problem will start ok when cold but falls on it's face under load and will stall out at times.I have looked at the things i remember from the old days but have come up short.Purge val...
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1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Mclaren 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G5WP14VXL
I have 1990 pontiac grand prix 3.1 turbo, the car came in with a check engine light on, code 34. Map sensor signal low, engine vacumn is at 20 hgs,the car runs rich and idle quality is poor. The following parts have been replaced by past mechanics, all this is...
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1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L fail smog VIN: 1G8ZJ5274X
Thanks in advance. this is my wifes car and it failed smog due to failing readiness status. it passed everything else. It failed on cat, evaporitive system, 0/2 sensor and egr system. It passed on secondary air system and heated o/2 system. it is not supported...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L speedomter VIN: 4S3BG6854X
need help! recently serviced a great customer's legacy for symptom of inoperative speedometer by replacing most likely component the speed sensor(s) with an o.e.m. Subaru part.This is the sensor(s) that come as the complete harness & hooks up inside the transa...
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1988 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT4VN63C6J
toyota guys please help, truck just purchased by customer. about every 3rd or 4th start truck will run good, what i have found so far is that the timing is reading diferently on consecutive starts - I.E.(in other words if you repeatedly start and shut off truc...
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2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L ecu VIN: 4TAWN72N7Y
Customer said after the fact ABS light would come on and then go out at times. This started after a ABS assisted panic stop. Now ABS light on all the time and Check Engine Light is on also. Here we go! Engine code for Mass Air flow sensor.LTFT 29. Sensor wir...
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1238Y
Vehicle came in with P0171 code set and long crank times. Battery went dead due to key left on and then vehicle would barely run. Vehicle acted like plugged exhaust and would not accel over 25 MPH. Cat was extremely hot. Exhaust checked for plugging; nothing f... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean condition), P0300 (multiple misfire)
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R7Y
Dont use this forum often but thought someone might be able to give me a heads up on a vehicle that will be returning to me late next week. I dont remember the code, but it was "Fuel trim lean right bank" I have removed and cleaned the mass air flow, cleaned t...
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1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1162043212
1979 fuel injected beetle, the car starts and runs for approx 15 seconds unless it is started about 1/4 throttle then it usually continues to run at that rpm. Checked all vacuum lines, fuel lines, cold start injector and fuel pump. Now the wierd part is if i u...
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1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWCAO15XJ
hello euro techs i got a 1988 vw cabriolet with cis that dont start have 79 psi at cold start valve no fuel at injectors unless i pull up on plate in air box any suggetion timming is on has good spark and comprssion
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1997 BMW 320i 2.0L Hesitation
Hallo,I will close this one for now.Although I have not fixed the car yet.Replies I received suggested: To make sure oil isn't to sludgy/dirty.We removed tappet cover and everything in there looks ok.As I mentioned in my update,we did already replace the cam s...
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1988 Chevrolet S10 2.8L No Start VIN: 1GCCR19R2J
I received 10 replies on this help request and truly appreciate each one who took the time to help me through this time of trial. Some said to check the TPS to be sure it was working properly. I had already checked it before I posted but failed to mention that...
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1991 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L compressor VIN: 2G1WN54T8M
Almost all were correct on this one. It had a really sensitive pressure switch on the power steering pressure line.It was causing the ecm to turn off the AC compressor at idle. Thanks for all the help.
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1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4.3L Differential VIN: 1G1BL52W8R
Through some further research I found the correct part number for the powertrax locking diff for this application. Seems like there is alot of confusion w/4.3L V8. A number of parts guides have this engine listed as a V6 and that throws the whole process off. ...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 2GCEC19MXT
Thankyou all for the good ideas and suggestions...The owner of the vehicle decided to drive it until the problem becomes more consistant or the vehicle dies alltogether. I tried everything suggested with the exception of trying a new fuel pump..(my pressures...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Monitors wont run VIN: 1GNDT13W5V
Thanks to all who replied. Probably the biggest mistake I made with this one is not keeping the vehicle overnight. Embarassingly all that was wrong was a bad battery. When I got the vehicle back for an overnight visit, I noticed a very slow crank for the first...
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1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on, Severe spark knock VIN: 1GBHG31R0W
After several replies, one person showed up to give me a hand, we founf the injectors causing a lean running condition, and also used a ray tech temp. gun on the exhaust manifolds to find that one was about 100 deg. cooler than the others. after doing a block ... Trouble codes: P1345 (Crank/Cam Correlation Problemb).
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16R9X
Most said look for intake vacuum leaks or that aftermarket cat converters were at fault. Also was suggested that possibly wire harness damage might be present. I started with testing the wire harness, checked for continuity of each wire to the PCM and checked ... Trouble codes: P0137 (oxygen sensor voltage low b1s2), P0157 (oxygen sensor voltage low b2s2).
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GNCS18W7Y
well all i ended up replacing unit with another from same supplier and this time all seams good. we got supplier to give us a labor clame also. but we have yet to see a credit
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W8Y
hello-fixed it---found bad connection at coil connector-had power going in and moved the harness around and the car started- the wire going to the ignition control module was broken inside- the only thing frustrating is that this check wasnt on the trouble sho...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCHK24161
Hello to all, cust.brought truck back to dealer w/print outs from iatn and showed them to the tech. He aruged that the fuel presure regulator couldn't be causing to problem. Untill he look at the reading and said hey your right there's a differance in actual a...
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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Rear brakes VIN: 1FTHF25H5H
We have a fix! , The rear drums that we replaced after futher evaluation ended up being different. The right rear was designed in such a way that it was not letting it seat properlly. This caused the whole wheel and drum to have quite a bit of a 'wobble', Whic...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF15NXM
This one is finally gone. I pulled the plenum to look at the injectors. Pulled the injectors and cleaned them and installed seal kit. As I was putting the plenum gasket in place I noticed a small spot on one runner that looked that it wouldn't seal, sure enoug...
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1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FACCP74F2
Got quite a few replies on this one with about a 50/50 split between the ignition switch and the ignition module. Pulled the module from the distributor and tested it with with our tester several times and it failed each time. Replaced igntion module and probl...
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L dtc 617 VIN: 1FTEX14N1S
I got 3 good replies for the code 617. All point to a 1-2 accumulator spring broken. About the fuel mileage, I didnt get much help in that area, just that maybe the battery acid may have leaked down on the O2 & corroded the wires, which the wiring looked like ...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L steering VIN: 1FMZU32P8W
Good morning, Thanks for all the fast replies. Approx 95% of replies were right on the money. The problem was air in the P.S. system.I had put a few miles on the truck, but the trick is to work the steering wheel from stop to stop at high idle the until all ...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L fuses VIN: 1FMZU35P2W
thank you everybody for the help. the customer hasn't brought the explorer back yet, and probably won't until he experiences the problem again. wish me luck.
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2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56FOY
Big Thanks to All, We have this Powerstroke fixed. We were getting a soft buzz on several of the injectors, and believed that we had bad injectors but wanted to prove it to customer as I had said. The soft buzz was as Charles [...] said, sludged up injector... Trouble codes: P1247 (Turbo Boost Pressure Low), P0475.
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Headlamps
We never were able to duplicate the problem. So, I bypassed the wig-wag wires at the Rt. headlamp as several members suggested the wig-wag module can cause this condition.No luck. The problem remained. Several other members suggested the Lighting Control Modul...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Engine VIN: 2FAHP71W14
The 2004 Ford Crown Victorias with cold performance complaints have been cured. There was quite a bit of carbon build up on the valves. An engineer from Ford authorized the local dealer to remove the heads on a couple cars and clean all the carbon off. The two...
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1995 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GKDT13W75
Thank you to all who took time for me! I did originally replace the fuel filter (many replies suggested this), i simply neglected to state that in my first post. As a few said, the heat builds up at the point of the resistance. The female connector in the rela...
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1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JHMCA5484H
Customer took vehicle to Honda dealer after picking up from us & said they replaed spark plugs & wire set & fixed it. Customer had been back in with vehicle Monday & we performed all the tests recommended by our fellow techs from IATN. The recommendations were...
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2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3L Air Bag VIN: 1HGCG56752
Thanks for all the help guys. I finally found a code (thanks Paul from Georgia for telling me how to get codes manually) for the driver's side seat belt latch switch. Tested by AllData procedure and thought I had a bad module as many said was possible. Replugg...
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1997 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJW34M3V
Thanks to Bob at River valley, we changed the plugs to NGK #6953 and the problem is solved. We have seen several engines that only perform with one type of plug and we just added this one to the list. Thanks to all! Keith
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM57W31
I haven't yet repaired the vehicle, but I've discovered the reason for the lack of communication. It seems the Snap-on scanner will not communicate with this vehicle for some unknown reason, but the EASE pc scan tool will - IF the tech actually connects it cor...
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1992 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Starting VIN: 2J4FY29S7N
catalytic converter was plugged. loosened o2 sensor and it started right up. thanks guys!
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L gauges, windows VIN: 1J4GW68N8X
thank you for your help. found the wire connector for the rear door was not making a good connection. could touch the connector and make the dash work or not work. repaired it and its fixed.
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1999 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L gauges,windows,door locks,security VIN: 1J4FF6854X
Scanning with vetronix did not yield any failure codes even though ck engine light comes on when symptoms occur. Did not find any problem with grounds. Suspect problem may be related to SRS clock spring and or security system but had to send the customer to de...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Dash VIN: JT8UF11E5P
Thanks for all the help. The black and white wire was broken as most of you suggested. Never would have found that on my own. That also took care of all the performance problems. Thanks again.. Dan
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
Thank you for all the help on this one, It turned out to be both of the coils. The surge was from the A/F screw being ran in and the Idle stop screw being over adjusted as well by the other tech I work with. the misfire turned out to be both ign. coils breakin...
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1996 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN52K7T
the customer opted to take vehicle as is I did find that when the maf sensor went to 124htz I lost power to the battery wire on the sensor itself. If I powered the wire up while it was acting up the Maf went back to normal. I could not find the reason for loss... Trouble codes: P0120 (maf frequency low).
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1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L oil leaks VIN: 1G3GR62CXV
We decide to go the long route and pull the subframe out and I guess in this case it will turn out best because we found several other seeps from the cooling system and power steering system that would of been hard to spot otherwise.
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP5218W
Well first I would like to say sorry about not replying so soon but I just fianlly got the opportunity to fix it. The boos solnoid was located where I thought. It was located right below the TPS. The dealer called it a plung valve; they had not listing for a b... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P1629 (theft fuel enable-incorrect/no sig), P1646 (boost sol/5v ref c/evap vent ckt).
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2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GMDUO3E2Y
Thanks guys for your helped and info. The module the dealer gave me was the wrong one. After talking to the parts guy we know at the dealer for giving me another one and returning the part. They found out that the one they sent me is a wrong module even though... Trouble codes: 1631 (incorrect security message from PASS-Key module), U1301.
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDPR32T8Y
Cleaned the MAF. So far so good. Thank you all for your help. Trouble codes: P0171.
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2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Unknown VIN: 5TDZT34A73
First off I want to thank all the techs who took the time to help with the problem, most said there is updated computers for the problem, next step is to replace the 2 computers as suggested and go from there, again thanks for the help, I'll keep you posted if...
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1993 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Sunroof VIN: 3VWRL01H2P
Well this is surely proof that lightning strikes twice ! As it turns out the used replacement sunroof had the same fault as the old one. The wrecker sent us another sunroof and it works dandy fine ! Sorry it took so long to close this file, we have been way to...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L water leak VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
Thanks for all the replies -This vehicle does not have a sun roof, sorry I didn't mention that -we checked over entire vehicle with water, compressed air and a smoke machine -The only leaks we found were under vehicle in rocker panel-some rubber plugs were mis...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M52
We inspected the glow plug harness it apeared ok, We swaped what we thought to be #1 and #2 glow plugs for futher diagnosis and the light has not returned in two weeks now. Note we recieved replies stating that the glow plugs may be numbered differently than t... Trouble codes: P0671.
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