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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Starting VIN: WAUEA88D2T
Hi group, Client called me with this Audi, stating that when the engine is warm vehicle will not start until cooled down. When the vehicle arrived in my shop it was cold and of course started. I checked the following items first: Fuel Pressure 3.8 Bar Sco...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Gauge Panel Lights VIN: WBAGJ8329T
BMW Techs. I thought this might be a common problem but I found nothing on iATN Knowledge Base. The car came in for led's out in the dash. It was indicating "CHECK REAR LIGHTS","CHECK BRAKE LIGHTS" and "CHECK COOLANT LEVEL" when it came in. I had the instrumen...
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1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L alternator VIN: 1G4CW53L7N
Hi Guys, I have a Buick giving me a hard time and maybe one of you electrical Gurus can help. The car was brought in with a complaint of battery going dead after a week or so. I checked the charging system and it was not working. This is a gauge with led type...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L engine oil pressure VIN: 1G4HP52K7V
low oil pressure at idle in gear causing oil guage to read low and a red light comes on.with rpms at 1000-1500 oil pressure is at 60 psi remanufactored crankshaft clearances checked ok.new camshaft bearings.new oil pump and suction tube.car spun rod bearing we...
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1988 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L stereo VIN: 1G6EL115XJ
I'm interested in hearing from any tech with experience replacing the factory Delco Bose Radio/tape deck with an aftermarket unit. This is my personal vehicle, bought it from the dealership for $100.00. I have an Alpine CD deck I'd like to install. My question...
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1989 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6CD515XK
This Caddy has a coolant leak. On the side of the block (front side) there is what looks to be about a 1/4" cast hole right behind the #7 head bolt. Coolant is just running out of the hole. You can stick a small screwdriver straight into the hole. Does anybody...
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1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L Passkey system VIN: 1G6KS53B7N
This my wife's Cadi, and I know little about the Passkey system in this car. So a GM tech that's been down this road before would be a big help. Here's what I have so far. The car will not start, not a peep from the engine. The battery and starter tested out f...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Not Ready VIN: 1G6KF5497V
The Vehicle will not set monitor O2 sensor or heater or catalyst only set EGR. Drive trace, Cold Start, no mil, Gm and bulletin drive trace tried.
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1999 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KE54Y0X
Hi guys we have this Deville in here customer had it towed in due to overheat. He said that the cluster told him that the coolant was low..he continued to drive it...then the cluster told him that the vehicle was overheating and the vehicle shut down completly...
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1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LT53T5M
car came in first time cranks will not start had trouble code 22 & 34 found low voltage to map sensor 5 volt reference & tps 5 volts reference check over & install ecm afer market ecm from napa still same problem check over & found ecm still had to be bad inst... Trouble codes: 34 (map sensor signal low), 22 (tps sensor signal low)
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEC13ROV
Thank you for helping me with this automotive boomarang. This truck originally came in with a misfire on cyl#1 and cyl#3. Pulled the spark plugs and noted that all plugs on the right side of the engine were normal all plugs on the left side were black. Further... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303
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1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGG29R9X
Looking for some help with an intermitant code P0102. Actually hoping aomeone has run into this before. While I am montitoring truck everything is great. Done wiggle's and hits to try and recreate. Do not want to throw a MAF sensor at but running out idea's. C... Trouble codes: 102 (MAF Signal low)
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1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L engine VIN: 2G1WL52M0X
when engine is cold engine knocks, sound like lifters but after 7-10 minutes of idling, noise goes away. only happens when it is cold. oil pressure is 45psi at idle. i notice when looking into the oil cap that i do not see any oil comming up into the cylinder ...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L brakes VIN: 1GBFG15RXY
Customer claims brakes were never the same since we did them the first time, claims poor pedel and stoping effort. Customer claims the pedal goes to the floor at times,and there is no abs activation when this happens. We were unable to duplicate these symptoms...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GCHG35R51
Customer complains about van not wanting to idle/starts and dies. It seems to happen hot or cold, but not all the time. When it is happening it will not start unless you touch (and that's all you have to do) the gas. We did a tune up on it several weeks ago an...
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L vibration VIN: 3GNEK13T22
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L cooling fan&ETS control VIN: 1G1JF52F73
The car is clean and fairly well kept, The customer complaint is the cooling fan runs almost all the time. When the fan is running the trac off light in the cluster is on. If the trac light goes off the fan shuts off. The scan data shows normal data 180 to 195...
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66G3X
Hello friends, Thanks for reading and your input if you have some. Customer says the vehicle dies at times, does not want to idle and the engine light comes on. It obviously is seeing an intermittent voltage problem from TPS or so it thinks. All voltage tests ... Trouble codes: 123 (Throttle position sensor voltage higher than expected)
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Starting VIN: 2C8GP64L72
The battery will go dead overnight. I have checked charge system,ok ,battery is new and test good. The customer states vehicle will not start the morning after a long drive night before. Im sure i`m dealing with a draw but can not duplicate.My first thought wa...
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1994 Dodge Caravan 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GH44ROR
Hopefully you guys can help me out. This vehicle came in on a hook with a no start problem. I have checked all relays and fuses. I have good fuel pressure and fire. I also checked both the crank and cam sensors and both checked out ok. When you try to start th...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, P0301 VIN: 1B4GP54L8T
Hello Techs. Vehicle came in with complaint of runs rough and MIL on. Has a p0301 code. Plugs were old and worn so I replaced plugs, wires, fuel filter, and pcv. Also did a motorvac. Seemed like a typical tune up problem. When finished seemed to run great so s... Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl. 1 missfire)
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L 3-2-3 shift VIN: 3B7HF13Y6T
Let me start by saying I am not a trans guy.I got this truck when the trans shop said that it is not the trans causing the problem. When taking off from a stop the trans will shift from first to 2nd fine, it will shift into 3rd at about 45 mph, and at 50 mph i...
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1998 Dodge B1500 3.9L brakes VIN: 2B7HB11X9W
This van came to us with an ABS light on. When first diagnosed, there was a code for the rear ABS speed sensor intermitting (DTC 37). This particular vehicle has rear wheel ABS only. We replaced the sensor, cleared the codes and road tested it. The ABS light r...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Z6X
guys, i'll be as informative as possible, first, i'm in florida. the vehicle belongs to my niece who lives in northern indiana. she bought this truck last year at a dealer. it's a 99 1500 4wd thats been lifted and has 35/12.50/15 tires on it. over the last 5-...
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start
this car was running fine till customer gets home at evining next morning did not run towed to shop cranks fine but no fire up checked no sparks no injector pulse checked cam and crank sensor 8 volts ref not present apply voltage with test light on orange wire...
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF14Y4K
Greetings, This one has me alittle puzzled and I hope I get some ideas to check out. If you start out on a road test the engine misses hard until you about 1800 rpms, then like someone flips a switch, it takes off and runs great. Change into the next gear an...
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1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP54P3P
Owner states that vehicle will die and not restart after it has been driven and engine is hot. Owner must let vehicle sit untill it cools down then it will restart. We have let engine run in shop for up to an hour and cannot get it to die out. Because we are a...
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1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L no drive gears VIN: 1FACP57U7P
Good Morning: We are not a tranny shop and need some direction on this Taurus. It has reverse but no forward gears when moving selector throught the ranges. The manual lever postion sensor indicates the correct positions on the scanner when run throught the ra...
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1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L injectors inop VIN: 2FDLF47M6S
vehicle came in running poor code 1293.2 months earlier,vehicle came in running poor code 1294.circuit test from module to injectors ok. Trouble codes: 1293 (open high right bank), 1294 (open high left bank)
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5148T
I need help with this 3.8l, This vehicle have a missfire code p0301 on number one. The following is the freeze frame. engine load 32% fuel system 1 close loop. coolant 86f stb1 21%(long 0%) stb2 2%(long -1.6). We already tune-up with new plugs, wires and ignit... Trouble codes: P0301
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U5V
please help with this multiple recheck. came in with intermittent mil light ( code p0340; cmp sensor malfunction) and intermitent miss.( I have not felt the miss yet in 4 visits. I pulled the sensor off the shaft to see if dammage inside had occurred. no dama... Trouble codes: P0340 (CAM SENSOR Malfunction)
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2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAW57FXY
Hello Ford powerstroke gurus. I have a whopper here. This F-550 will intermittantly stumble and die. Came in this time with three code stored. P1690- wastegate solenoid control ckt failure. P0236 turbo boost snsr A perform. P1139 water in fuel indicator. Clear... Trouble codes: P0562, P1280, P0112, P1118, P0563, P1281
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2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L tv/dvd
I have a 2002 Expedition with optional TV/DVD. The color does not work on the TV anymore. Any of you Ford experts got an answer for this?
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1998 GMC Safari SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKA19W8WB
no start but runs fine! to start engine you must spray a little carb,/starting fluid in intake. crank engine over it will start fine. shut the engine down, will start again unless let set for more than 5 minutes. after setting crank and crank 20-30-40- seconds... Trouble codes: 1351 (ic circuit voltage high)
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1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK19R2W
Truck came into shop with engine light on. When scanned, code P0300 random cylinder misfire came up. With Modis hooked up, I watched the misfire monitor. cylinder #5 was the culprit. The customer decided to do a major tune up.(plugs, wires, cap, rotor,and fuel... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire)
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1995 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L balance shaft belt VIN: JHMBB215XS
Hi all, Hope someone might be able to help. My son bought this 95 prelude with 123,000 miles. We decided to replace the timing and balance shaft belts since we had no maintenance records on this car. We removed the covers tonight and were surprised to find no ...
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Idle VIN: 2HKRL1862Y
With the vehicle in park the idle goes from 900 rpms to 2500 rpms up and down .Check engine light was on had a code p0505 i got with snap-on scanner the code is idle control system failure if you cut the air on or put the vehicle in drive the idle is normal bu...
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1995 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L water pump gaskets VIN: 4KLB4B1A9S
Since installing a new water pump from the the dealer just over a year ago we have had to replace the water pump gaskets 3 times. This occurs about every 8000 miles (they put approximately 3500 miles a month on this truck. It has a small block 5.7L Chevy and 4...
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1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Trunk Lock VIN: SAJNX2740S
Happy Monday Guys, Can anyone give me help to open the trunk. It appears that the link rod has become disconnected from the release handle. I'm assuming that I may have to cut an access hole & I would like to cut only one hole. Thanks in advance. John
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L battery VIN: SAJDAO1C1Y
Hello, this Jag has 1.5 amps of draw with everything off and the alarm set. Five of of the relays in the fuse/relay box in the truck are on, remove them, and the draw drops to .7 of an amp draw. I found a post that is exactly like the conditions I have, the fi...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58SXR
Hey guys, I have a real quick question. I HAVE checked the knowledge base and have read a couple of similar problems and I do think I'm headed in the right direction with this car. The problem is that when its cold (overnight cold soak) it wont start. Installi...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L air duct VIN: 1J4G248S5Y
Quick question this may be normal on jeeps customer complaint the passenger side air comes out warmer than the center vents about 10 degrees diff.The a/c control works goes to defrost, lower vents, upper vents, etc. It does not have dual a/c controls.
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1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Cruise Control VIN: 1070441204
Hi All In IATN Land. I'm looking for wiring diagrams for the cruise control system on this Benz. I have the main chasis diagrams, but nothing on the cruise system. e-mail [...]. Thnks. Brad
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1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L engine VIN: 1MELM504XS
engine has a knocking sound at front of engine . doesn't make the noise all the time . you can bring up engine rpms and get the noise or it might make the noise at idle . noise sounds like bearing noise but will go away . took off belt noise is still there but...
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1990 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L no reverse VIN: JN1HJO1PXL
Hello to all,and thank you for taking the time to possibly help with this vehicle.As noted before I overhauled this transmission.Transmission has no reverse,and only 2nd and 3rd gear with overdrive switched off or on.Inhibiter switch is sending sending a signa...
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1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L dumping fuel VIN: JN1RZ27H1P
greetings...this 300ZX came in for a misfire. found #3 cylinder not contributing. ohmed #3 injector and found it open. pulled plenum and ohmed all injectors. found two others out of spec. replaced all six injectors with new OEM. put the beast back together and...
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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L alternator VIN: 1GHDX03E7W
intermittent while driving cruise shuts off and numerous lights come on on dash--abs battery sir usaully mil and abs light will stay on VEHICLE NEVER STALLS - CUSTOMER CAN SHUT OFF CAR AND RESET EVERYTHING
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3WS52KXX
This vehicle will intermittantly set a code P1626 when starting. When it sets the code, it will barely run. The lock cylinder with pass-lock sensor has been replaced twice. We have replaced the BCM and PCM and done a pass-lock relearn a few times. It always se... Trouble codes: P1626 (Loss of Serial Communication with VTD)
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1989 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3.8L Exhaust VIN: 1G2HX54C9K
Hello Guys and girls I have this car here from another shop after they could not figure the problem they handed it to me . It was taken to them because of the catalitic glowing cherry red. Plus also the exhause manifolds get to glow red.I have checked all th...
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1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G2FV22P2R
no start condition: good spark, good fuel pressure but has random injector fire. ignition scope pattern shows good spark line fire to all 8 cyls. injectors have constent power but looses ground signal at times but randomly. one injector will fire and then not ...
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1990 Porsche 944 3.0L No Start VIN: WPOAB2940M
Hi Guys I really need some Help On this one. i got a 1990 944 S2 here that i replaced a timing belt and balnce Belt and the water pump on for maitenance reasons. When i got it back together it wont start. I checked the basics i have good spark good fuel pressu...
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1997 Saab 95 2300CC No Start, MIL Lamp on
hi this vehicle will not start after another garage changed the engine ,or it ran for a few minutes.Several lights on dash ie engine warning, trans warning lights gear selection lights all flashing on and off .and main and fuel relays buzzing on and off. and c...
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2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L Mechanical VIN: JS2GB41S6Y
Guys, Customer came in complaining of a noise some times first time I ran it, it was quiet. Started it the next day and it was rattling badly, sounds top end. Put a master guage on the engine, had 80 psi of pressure and still rattling , pulled valve cover and ...
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1991 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3AC21SXM
CUSTOMER BROKE DOWN IN FRONT OF SHOP / WENT TO GET VAN AND IT FIRED RIGHT UP / VAN STALLED 3 TIMES PRIOR IN DAY / VAN DOESNT WANT TO STALL FOR US OF COURSE / i AM LEANING TOWARD THE PICKUP COIL AS THE CULPRIT BUT WOULD LIJE A LITTLE CONFIRMATION / THANKS JIM
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L engine control VIN: 3VWCD21C0Y
we are replacing engine in a 2000 vw beetle 1.8 turbo with an engine from 2001 with variable valve timing. does anyone know if this will cause a problem.
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Antitheft system VIN: 3VWCC21C1Y
The problem is intermitantly the car starts then dies . When this problem happens - the (k117) warning key light flashing and the engine dies about a second after start up?? I have all three keys from customer- and all three have the same problem intermitantly...
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1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8L ABS Light VIN: JH4DC4351R
Sorry for the delay, The customer has decided not to fix the car untill he can afford it. I have advised to replace the right side sensor as this is still an obvious problem but I can't guaranty there is not any other problems. If and when he returns and we fi...
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L output flange VIN: WAUED28DXX
Hello group, Thanks for the replies on this audi. After removing the right axle flange and seal,I inspected the carrier bearings and case for damage.No damage was found.I could see why this flange had some radial play when compared to the other side.On the l...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF6329S
Wow everyone was pretty right on the button with this one - we have performed an extensive vacuum / smoke system check and found leaks at the throttle body where it attaches to the intake and on the back side of the intake where the breather / PCV plate is - w... Trouble codes: 201 (oxygen sensor control 1), 203 (oxygen sensor control 2).
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L One Forward gear VIN: WBAGJ8325W
Hello group, Thanks to all who replied, I recieved suggestions related to the possibility of the other shop mixing wire connectors at the idle speed control actuator and the two throttle position switches. They are all located in a 3 inch area on the front of ...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L class 2 data VIN: 1G6KE57YX1
Thanks for all the response. I must admit the way this vehicle was acting threw me one but it ended up being two problems. First, the ipc connector was not fully seated and then, the ipm was shorted, that was why my tech 2 kept flashing all of its data. reconn...
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1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCCT19Z9S
The customer took the car, so there isn't a repair to list. Here is some aditional info. The truck is going into closed loop, the O2 sensors have a very quick responce. The cts reads ok.One thing that was interesting was that when the tan bypass connector was ...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L ABS Activation VIN: 1GCGK2946Y
Well got in deep on this one. Cleaned surfaces for WSS sensors then replaced both hub and sensor assemblies. Same problem. Could not afford to fix this one ...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1GCCT19W1Y
Thanks for all of your suggestions. This vehicle was repaired with a new switch which was the overwhelming tip, and whta we thought i was to begin with. Thanks again.
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WF55K9Y
Sorry about waiting so long. After pulling the ignition switch out of the dash to check voltages, the car never duplicated the symptoms again. Did not see any visual signs of problem with ignition switch (no heat discoloration or burned terminals). But since t...
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L whistling noise VIN: 1GNEC13T61
customer took vehicle,than brought it back,because the noise got louder,upon return,I could clearly hear the noise coming from the PCV valve,must have had a weak spring,or something restricting the vac. flow to the valve, i installed a new valve and the noise ...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L low coolant level sensor VIN: 2G1WF52E21
Thanks to all who replied, but we still have not heard back from the customer. I do not know if the vehicle will return anytime soon. If it does come back, I will be sure to post any information related to the repair.
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1991 Dodge Stealth 3.0L No Start VIN: JB3XD44S4M
Thank for all the input. I sent the ECM to DrZ, They found 2 bad processors on the board and ended up sending me a rebuilt unit with a 2 year warranty. Works great, Thanks again
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2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L no start VIN: 1B3EJ46X7Y
well it is great to know that there are so many great techs out there that are willing to be of good help. thanks too Dan from Cali. and Andrew from Ten. thay nailed it right on. the exhst cam alinging pin was sheered off. i knew that the timing seemed to be o...
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L proportioning valve VIN: 1B3EJ46X71
chrysler warrantied the valve for us and had no suggestions of anything else to do to car. phil had questioned if abs was sending bad fluid into system but this car was not equipped with abs. stanley thought master might be sending pieces on to valve. james th...
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMDU34X1S
I received 6 replies, 1 said that they have seen the viscous coupler cause this, lazy shift solonoids said to try moving them around to see if the problem changed, also a cracked srvo psiton can cause a problem ar o pr boost valve. The transmission shop did no...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L driveline VIN: 1FMZU3YE5W
Hi and thanks for all the replies. we finally got this explorer back in the shop, the first thing we checked was the tire sizes, all were the same size but diferent brands and tread wear. after askin the customer, He explained that this problem croped up after...
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L heater blower VIN: 1FDRE1422X
I want to thank everyone for there replys on this vehicle .I put a larger fuse in the circuit for the blower because it had a 15 amp in it so i used a 30 amp but the customer has not come back or contacted me any futher on this problem so dont know if it was f...
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2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU74E91
Thank you to everyone who helped me out with this one. It seems that a simple MAF Sensor cleaning repaired this one. Amazing how such a minor fix can cause such a problem. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean reading Bank 1), P0174 (Lean reading Bank 2).
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Coolant Fan VIN: 2FAFP71W51
Sorry it took so long to close this one out-no excuse for it. I got several good replies. I appreciate Albert [...] for their comments on the wiring harness at the fender and the temp switch. T...
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2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.3L slow to add fuel VIN: 3FAFP31Z13
First of all, thank you to all who took the time to respond, the overwhelming majority suspected a faulty fuel evap cannister or solenoid, being that this comes as a complete unit and all the basics tested ok, and the vehicle had extremely high miles, we repla...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX2OP43
we have recieved lots of info regarding the injectors and thge oiling system - we took the injectors out and found bad sealing o'rings (oil) - we replaced the seals - we also changed the oil - we also found the temp. senosr a bit out of range and replaced it -...
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1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ186XV
Thanks guys...everyone (that actually understood my request) said restricted passages at throttle body...some even gave great advice on how to clean. Trouble codes: P0400.
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2003 GMC C5500 Topkick C5E042 6.6L engine VIN: 1GDE5D1113
Thank You to all who replied.When talking to a couple of GM Techs they felt the engine should still be under warranty so I called the GM 800 number in the owners manual.The coverage was 5yrs or 160000 km.The vehicle was sent to the dealership.The dealer replac...
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L engine VIN: 1HGCB9854M
Thanks to all that replied.Seems that everyone is pointing towards the balance shaft being out of sync.Customer declined any further repairs.Once again,thanks to everyone wh took the time to reply!
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1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJNN2749S
the car is not fixed yet,however I am thinking its in the computer not able to go into closed loop.all the pin outs were good,I took it to our local jag dealer and they didnt have any answers except to blame the PDU equipment that jag supply them,I am trying t...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L overdrive VIN: 1J4EZ58S8T
First of all i want to thank all that responded to my problem.All said the concern was in the o/d unit.Followed the suggestions by Leo-new york,Randy-Pennsylvania,Jim-Colorado,andRobert-B.C to fine the cause before repair.First of all I found no coolant line f...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK2946Y
Many people mentioned cracked head, etc. Customer did not want to verify at this time. If more information becomes available will return and add to comments. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0302.
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB6232Y
This vehicle has been a headache. Victor from Trinidad pointed us in the correct direction. The reference ampherage from the ecm to the coils is supposed to be 7-8 amps. When the A/c compressor was engaged, the ampherage rose to 9 amps. Victor's response refer... Trouble codes: P560.
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2002 Kia Rio Cinco 1.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16312
I left this help request open for a while to make sure the customer was happy. I sent the car to the dealer for the PCM update, they also replaced the fuel rail, they call it the fuel distributor, and then I drove the car for 2 days afterwords and it seemed go... Trouble codes: P1166, P0717, P0732, P0733, P0740.
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Trans Range Sensor VIN: JM1TA2218S
Wow! What a brain teaser! These intermittent problems that have been to 3 other repair shops that threw their hands up on it really present a diagnostic challenge! Well, the problem as I anticipated was multi-faceted. One reply said to check grounds, and that ...
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBAB23A4B
Thanks to all who replied. I got lots of good feed back,so I did anything I could without special diesel tools that we dont have.Last fall I replaced all fuel lines and filters under the hood and the car ran good but I did not know there was a filter in the ta...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Brake Lights VIN: WDBEA26D5J
Thanks to everyone who submitted their help. After inspecting and reinspecting, I found a fuse that must of not been making a good contact in its holder. The fuse was good, but I changed it and everything started working just fine. Test drove it and everything...
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1962 Oldsmobile 98 394CID vacuum harness
I received 3 responses to this post. A very helpful guy by the name of Chris [...] had the item needed. He e-mailed the 1961 heater diagram for the vacuum circuits. Seems the 1962 Olds uses the 1961 manual with a 1962 supliment. This info was found in the 1...
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1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G3NL52T7V
Thanks again. Turned out to be the pcm as suspected. Never saw one fail in that manner before. Had good powers and grounds to the pcm when the problem occured. Could not think of anything else it could be. Problem fixed.
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52T4T
reflashed pcm and explain to the customer that if the code came back pcm will have to be replaced. Trouble codes: P0600.
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2WP52K3Y
In the end we replaced throttle cable and lube linkage, called customer and he said it was fine. The old cable did not feel very bad, but I do thik it was the fix. Something so easy))) thanks for you replys
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1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L roof VIN: YS3DF75V0S
I apoligize to every one who replyed with help in regards to the roof latch sensor of the 95 saab 900. Unfortunatly I am unable to offer any additional information. I am not familiar with the vehicle problem. The repair was started by someone else and the repa...
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1987 Subaru DL 1.8L Electronic VIN: JF1AN42B2H
I had several replies indicating there was a switch on the accel. pedal bracket but on this car there was only a hole in the bracket--no switch. The old car has not been modified, it just does not match wireing diagrams. I did discover that with KOER and at ab...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L speedomter VIN: 4S3BG6854X
thanks for all the responses-new speedo head fixed the problem (in stock!)as for the replies about the stripped teeth inside the transaxle-this was a different set up. thanks to all mike
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1238Y
Lots of people suggested the problem was with a dirty MAF. Cleaning MAF fixed vehicle. Runs fine now. Thanks to all who wrote. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean condition), P0300 (multiple misfire).
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