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1998 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUJC84A8W
Hi folks, Wondering if I could run this dilemma by you Audi guys. Customer says that since oil was changed it runs bad. It definatly does with flashing cel and misfire codes from 3 cyls #1 always and also 4 5 6 take turns. Fuel pressure seems ok. Of course I d... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire), 304 (305 -), 305 (306 -), 306
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L no power to compressor VIN: 4USCH7329T
this is z3 that has no power to the a/c compressor. the ambient temp gauge shows -40 F. we found where the temp sensor should have been. left front of car. (it was missing). installed new, still same -40 f. so i ran the wires from the relay to the compressor t...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine low end knock from rear engine VIN: WBAGJ8325T
hello iatn members, i have read about this problem that posted by other member. the question i have is-is the oil pressure normal when hot? alldata spec. idle hot is approx. 8psi. i measured at approx. 10psi. the other problem is the knocking noise from lower...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L navigation system VIN: WBAGJ8323W
Hello BMW Techs The navigation system is not working, you input all the information for a trip, but after completing inputing all the information the display, will say 869 miles away from your location, no matter what destination you input into the system. I h...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L aux fan VIN: WBAGH8336X
Customer complained of A/C inop. and engine running hot. Checked auxiliary fan operation and for codes Cannot get engine to go above normal but A/C will only cool till pressures go high. Code 141 stored in engine ECU and auxliary fan siezed.Replaced aux fan an...
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1990 Buick Regal 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB14L5L
Car runs good cold, but after good warm up spits, sputters and stalls. Snapon scanner starts to wig out, coolant temp goes from normal to -14. O2 reads lean extreme, tps readings jump to 4.40 when this spitting and sputtering starts. Code 42 shows up on scanne... Trouble codes: 42 (est problem)
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1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW52K0V
this car was just purchased by one of my customers. 1 day afetr the purchase the cel came on they brought it in i ran a scan on it and came up with code 0401. when i started looking around under the hood the first thing i noticed was the map sensor was in 2 pi... Trouble codes: 0401 (egr insuficienent flow.)
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1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2G4WB52K0X
vehicle towed to shop. fuel pressure was little low,replaced fuel filter,was completelly plugged.engine would run,but poorly and stall. seems to be running rich.
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No servo operation VIN: 1G6CD53B1P
Vehicle came in with no cruise operation. Customer stated that it worked sometimes. I never got it to operate. Noticed no cruise lamp on dash. I checked for codes, none. I performed the PCM system test and checked each component separately, all components pass...
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Power Steering VIN: 1G6KY5490X
Help! You can feel pulsing in the steering wheel when making turns. I have replaced the high pressure hose, after asking two Cadillac service writers opinions. No luck, replacing it did not help. It is not speed sensitive. Low speed turning as well as high spe...
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1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396CID Electronic VIN: 136371R117
I am looking for wiring diagrams for the A/C compressor and blower system. The blower comes on occaisionnally and the compressor never. i can jump to the compressor and get the clutch engaged but it will only run for about 30-45 seconds and then it shuts off u...
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1996 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GCGC29R9T
This truck came into the shop with a intermittent stalling and dying problem. I have checked all the powers and grounds going to the computer and have checked and monitored the fuel pressure when the problem occurs. Fuel pressure stays consistant and the volta...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L steering box VIN: 1GNDM19WOV
Customer came in steering very loose can turn steering wheel with one finger system feels like no assist check steering wheel sensor buttom of steering column also test power steering pump pressure switch replace both switches no difference in steering can any...
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1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCCS19X8V
stalled towed in no spark, found burnt through rotor,carbon traced cap , replaced cap rotor & coil, started good ran one day , stalled restared, runs rough intermitant knock, will run good & smooth then run rough,knock, no codes, flused injectors,56psi fuel pr...
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1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L whistling noise VIN: 1GAHG39R0W
Hi Folks This van has a very noticable whistling noise during deceleration. It only occurs while driving and lasts 3-4 seconds. Sounds like an air leak & It appears to be coming from the upper intake/throttle body area but we can't pinpoint the source exactly...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L evaporator VIN: 2G1WH55K9Y
need some help on the removal process on this evap. Shop key is of no help. Problem is trying to remove the inst. panel to gain access to the box. Looks like I have to remove the brake booster to gain access to the 6 nuts holding the bracket/cross bar to the f...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, "pops thru intake" VIN: 1GNDT13W7Y
Hello tecks, this one has me stumped. The truck starts right up and idles great. when it is acceled. it bogs down (no power) pops thru intake. When you get to a 35 mph roll and punch the accel. it bogs, pops , clears up and takes off. This happens all the time...
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G1ND52M8V
Hi iatn members, This car has a misfire on #6 cylider at idle. The car seemed to misfire worse when first started after it had sat awhile and then clear up after idling about half a minute. I figured injectors may be leaking a so I put fuel gauge on and press... Trouble codes: P0300
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1985 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2L Oil pressure gauge VIN: 1C3BC55G2F
This is my own personal "toy". Those who know will see that the VIN code says it has a 2.6L engine. I have replaced the rather doggy 2.6L with a 1988 Turbo 2 powertrain. The wiring was transplanted from a 1987. My problem is: When first starting the oil pressu...
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1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3ED56FOR
HI all...this is a rather unusual problem. Car came to shop on a hook, with no start complaint. Customer said that after she filled car with gas it ran for just a few minutes then died and wouldn't restart. This was my first clue...an event that immediatly le...
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1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L rotrs VIN: 2C3HC56G1X
a friend has a 1999 chrysler lhs with low milage.he takes really good care of the car.during an oil change,he noticed the inside of the front rotors were only getting pad contact on the center 1/3 of the rotor facing.the outside was making full contact.he repl...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L instument cluster VIN: 2C8GP64L31
Im working on a real headache. The problem we are having is that all the gauges stop working, all the warning lights come on, and the radio stops working. We replaced the PCM because it had been damaged by battery acid.The van never quits running. I'm thinking...
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1993 Dodge Spirit High Line 3.0L engine VIN: 1B3XA4636P
Hi group. this dodge is blowing blue smoke only after it warms up (runs for about 30 min.) the engine runs strong and the compression is ok. I know that these heads are known for valve seals but I need a little more info of the posibility of ring (bottom end) ...
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1993 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3ED56F09
Engine will intermintently crank but not start. Time and temperature are not a factor. If it starts it will start right up and run fine. If it doesn't start, you can continue to crank it all you want and it will not start.It kind of pops like it wants to start...
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1994 Dodge B250 5.2L Misfire, back-fire VIN: 2B7HB21Y0R
Hello all, hopefully someone can help. After I got the van running The customer asked me to get into the tune-up as it ran very poorly after he had filled it up with gas prior to it dying for the winter. Plugs were junk as was the cap and rotor. Drained fuel t...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L trans range sensor VIN: 1B4GP54R2T
This is my uncle's van. He buys and sells vehicles at the auction.Most of the time he does well with our help. Once in a while he gets burned.He bought this caravan with a bad tranny. We had a good tranny from a 1999. His van is a 1995.The trans bolted up fine...
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1997 Dodge B3500 5.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, bogs at WOT VIN: 2B5WB35Z8V
truck came in with a missfire code on cylinder 6 and the ignition was all original. Replaced spark plugs, plug wires, pcv,dist cap and rotor. Ignition coil and crankshaft sensor. when you go to 3/4 throttle truck doesn't work to bad. If you floor it the truck ... Trouble codes: P0306 (Missfire number 6)
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC12Y8Y
when a/c is turned on tps voltage ( @ scan tool) goes to 4.98V (dodge data) 99.8 % (obd 2). a/c relay removed normal a/c clutch unpluged p0123 ran test wires from pins 23 & 23 and through a/c high and low pres switches normal a/c op. p0123. checked splice ok u... Trouble codes: P0123
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2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, idle surge VIN: 1B7GL2AX1Y
hey dodge guys, we have a 2000 dakota with an intermittant idle surge and fast idle at times. problem has been on going for sometime but other repairs have made it better. first repair consisted replaceing one clogged injector and cleaning the remaining inject...
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1991 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L everything VIN: 4E3CT64U6M
car would not turn over when it came to my bay. if i remove relay from fuseblock and power the prong to starter sol. car will turn over, neither power slot has power but i cannot find a bad fuse. at no position does the ignition switch power the interior anyth...
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1966 Ford mustang 200CID Cuts out, Stall VIN: 6F08T23780
This car came in on the hook . owner had driven car of and on all day long on way home car just died . I have checked everything and found nothing out of place. Only clue I can add is if I close my hand just right over carb air intake car will run till I ope...
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Fuel Fill Pipe Clip VIN: 1FMDU32X1S
Hello, We are in need of a source for the large plastic quick connect clip for the fuel filler pipe on the fuel tank. Searched Tech Mail and Technical Tips Forum archives, no help. The part is supplied with the filler hose/pipe, was one year only, and is obso...
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1995 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L compressor
I need some help from a FORD guru. I'm bimmer tech not much experience on fords. The compressor not comming on, evacuate and regas system to specs..static pressure 100 P.S.I both sides. but clutch not on and no power to compressor with connector disconnected. ...
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1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP10P1W
hello everyone,we have a 98 escort with mil on with code p1520 for the intake runner control,everything seems to be working fine with the system,car runs great,but light keeps coming back on.any help would be greatly appreciated as to finding the problem Trouble codes: P1520
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1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP514BB
Came from another shop, has code p0 340 [cam sensor circuit], they installed a cam sensor which did not fix it.Dealer said it was a bad computer,so customer supplied a used one and brought it to us to install.It turns out there is no power to reference signal ... Trouble codes: P0340
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11V3X
checked egr valve, working ok checked vacume lines. truck is running good but keeps showing egr valve out of range Trouble codes: P1408 (egr flow out of range)
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: CB3-101447
Vehicle starts up idles for a few seconds starts to miss then cuts out. Codes showing is 4 CKP sensor but test ok. Voltages to computer ok, earths ok. All inputs to computer eg- sensors good. Have good spark, injectors pulsing correctly. Can anyone help. Trouble codes: 4 (ckp)
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCB7557M
Hello. After all the repairs noted below, the engine still loses power and stalls, usually on the fwy, and restarts easily. There is a code 15 (ign output signal) every time. The fuel pump current ramp test results indicate a bad pump. The ignitor, CKP and CYL... Trouble codes: 15 (Ignition output signal)
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1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L cold start VIN: JNKCA21DXV
Car will start and die cold will re start and die 2 to 3 times then runs fine
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1990 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L Overheating and poor coolant flow VIN: 1J4FJ28L8L
I expected when this Jeep showed up that it had blown a head gasket. We've tested the system 3 times for combustion gases and found nothing. I then decided to check the flow from the water pump through the outlet line. It showed very bad flow, almost nothing. ...
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1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L radaitior VIN: 1J4FT68S9R
Greetings all This Jeep came in wanting a new belt. The water pump was coming apart and shredding the belt. Customer said go ahead with the repair. I installed the belt ,pump, and flushed the system with a vacuum flush machine. All appeared ok. Customer picks ...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1243X
Hi There Land Rover Techs, We worked on this Disco II recently. It came in with a check engine light on, but no other noticeable symptoms. The codes stored in the system were P0174, P1174, and P0150, all related to the bank 2 oxygen sensor. We have always bee... Trouble codes: P0174 (Too Lean Bank 2), P1174 (Too Lean Bank B), P0150 (O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank B)
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1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L exhaust VIN: JM2UF3132L
The truck has a low power balance on cylinder 2. The engine has a small missfire at an idle and runs well otherwise. If the truck sits overnight and you start it up there is a huge cloud that comes out the exhaust. When the engine warms up the smoke goes away....
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L OD light flashes & no codes VIN: 1YVGE22C9V
Car came in w/complaint of harsh 1-2 shift & OD off light flashing. Scanned car found no codes, trans fluid full but did smell alittle burnt, road tested and could not verify problem, vehicle shifted fine & no light flashing. Had customer drive car & told him ...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Fuse 12 VIN: WDB1070461
Hi everyone We are in need of a schematic for this grey market 500sl. Customer complained that the engine stopped running at the freeway. Car was towed into a facility and the battery was replaced, then was towed into our shop. Fuse no 12 was blown, which sup...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L heater VIN: WDBCA39E1M
Well guys, here's a real tough one for you. Have a '91 560SEL that has almost no heat. Doesn't matter whether the heater or defrost is on. Duct temp no more than 70 deg F. We have noticed no heat to the lines for the washer bottle heating element. Can't tell i...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L dash vents VIN: 4JGAB54E0W
car came in last week no cold air ,high pressure readings were low about 120 and 35 on the low side. we replaced expansion valve and drier, recharged with r134 and system was cold. car returned today ,no cold air and high pressure reading at 100 psi low at 45p...
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1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L long crank VIN: 2MELM74W7P
the car came in for a no start checked fuel pressure had none replaced fuel pump came back 2 weeks later for a long crank checked fuel pressuer 35 psi and holding when shut off it will restart but let it set for an hour will not start back up checked for spark...
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC54L3Y
car first came in with mil light on p0306 code. replaced plugs wires cap rotor and cleaned injectors car was fine for about a day came back in with mil light on and p0300 code this time.cleaned injectors again cheched for vac leaks non found. had dealer flash ... Trouble codes: P0306 (cyl 6 missfire), P0300
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L axle seal VIN: 1N4BU31D8V
My wifes 1997 Nissan Altima needed a 5 speed trans because of a leak which resulted in the trans going bad. I put a good used trans in it but I cannot stop a leak from the drivers side axle seal. I replaced the seal several times but it still drips. Can the ax...
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1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN1118V
I need help on this one. Car came in with check engine light on. Retrieve code : PO120 and P1705 ; TPS signal malfunction and excessively high or low voltage input from TPS respectively. Come across in my archive file that have the same problem, same year and ... Trouble codes: P0120, P1705 (excessively high or low voltage input from TPS)
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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3WH55M2K
This car intermetantly stalls (after about 60 km) then runs like crap spittering spuddering, sound like backfiring. (can't be driven, running so poor, sometimes will not start) By the time it is towed in it is fine. We once had it act up in shop, check fuel pr...
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1998 International 4000 4800 7.6L engine VIN: 1HTSCAAM5W
This truck was brought in for a problem of overheating on the highway. It runs cool in town at about 180 degrees but after driving on the highway in hot temperatures it will run up to the 230 degree mark and spew out anti freeze. We have recently had the radia...
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1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Mechanical
This problem started with a new water pump. At idle, there is not enough tension on the timing chain shoe so the engine rattles until the rpm is raised to around 1100 rpm. The alldata method for setting the tensioner shows you releasing the tensioner with a sc...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Drivers heated seat VIN: WPOCA2985X
Hi Folks I was wondering if some Porsche guys out there could share any experiences with Boxster seat heater issues. Pass side works with red indicater light on till you press switch again and then it turns green. I assume this is normal operation. On drivers ...
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E9W
this customer came in with check engine light on. code p0446---evap control system vent control circuit. after checking out the vehicle, the vapor pressure sensor vacuum switching valve (vsv) was rusted and stuck. have seen alot of problems with the other valv... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap control system vent control circuit)
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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E62
Customer is now back w/ MIL on and intermitten miss, MIL on and with p0300 and p0301 and p0304 misfire codes. Cyl 1 injector was replaced in previous repair. Trouble codes: P0300 (multible cylinder misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 missfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
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2004 Toyota Solara SE 2.4L no 4th gear VIN: 4T1CE38P4U
when this car came to us the check engine light was on and the trans was defaulted to 2nd gear. it had codes po717 and po793 which are speed sensor codes. we found one speed sensor broke and replaced it, but the codes kept returning. after extensive wave form ...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L MIL Off VIN: 3VWEK01H8T
Need help with a Canadian Spec. car. Car came in with MIL on all the time. Had TPS code set. Checked circuit from computer to TPS and all is good. Only problem I found was some kind of gummy material at the connector to the computer from one of the TPS connect... Trouble codes: 518 (tps)
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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L suspension VIN: 3VWHD81HOV
customer complains of what we know as common ball joint/strut related popping noises coming from the front and rear of car. noises in front verified, definitely sounds like a ball joint, but cannot condemn. i can make it happen by driving the car for a short d...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L neutral safety VIN: WBAND6322S
Thanks to those who responded. We had the car back on Monday and verified your suggestions. The module will be installed next week. Thanks again.
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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L check engine VIN: 1G6CD5330L
the air pump was weak so i replaced the air pump so far so good thank you
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1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L Passkey system VIN: 1G6KS53B7N
Well this Seville is running again. I was convinced that the problem was in the ignition or passkey system and wasted a lot of time doing a tear down of steering column to get to the ignition. The problem turned out to be a badly corroded wire at the engine co...
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1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2GCEC14ZXL
The port in the throttle body to the map sensor was clogged with carbon. We cleaned the port and now the vehicle runs great. Thanks for all of your help.
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1991 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Front wheels VIN: 2GCEK19H6M
Well thanks for the info, I took the front drive shaft out and He has been driving for two weeks and the truck does not lock up.Also I did not mention before you here a clunk before it locks up and release the lock,after the drive shaft you still here the clun...
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1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCT19W8V8
Thanks for the replies, i received 6 replies, the customer did not return to have any more work done. Severeal replies said to check purge valve, to check to see if it holds vacuum with engine off & key on. Others said possibly bad vacuum sensor. & one said to... Trouble codes: P1441 (evap system flow during non-purge).
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 1-2 / 3-4 shift VIN: 1GCEK19TOX
thanx for all the help, well it came down to the 1-2 shift solenoid, but the part didn't fail. When my mechanic dropped the pan the first time the pan has very little clearance from the cross over pipe. end results where the clips being unsnapped on the soleno...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Compressor VIN: 1GNFK16Z53
Thanks to everyone who responded. After hours of running this vehicle and waiting for the a/c to act up it finally did. When I went to disconnect the a/c pressure cycling switch to do a little testing, the a/c compressor re-engaged. Looks like we found the pro...
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1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Fuel Gauge VIN: 2C3HD56F6R
Thank's For All The Responses.New Sending Unit Was The Fix.
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1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4C3AU52N2W
the egr was stuck open, whitch was what most of the replies indicated, good work. however the tps was still having problems (31% at close and iratit). i belive the excessive heat from the egr located near the throttle body caused the sensor failer, a new tps s... Trouble codes: P1297, P0112, P0300, P172, P121, P175.
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, P0301 VIN: 1B4GP54L8T
Sorry for the late update. Larry from Texas was correct. The rocker tower for cyl. 1 was broke off. I have a reman head on the way and I am confident that it will fix the problem. Thank you all once again for the help. Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl. 1 missfire).
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1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTCR14T8J
I am going to call this a fix at this time. Phil seem to hit something on the head. I did find the orange ground wire left loose hanging down behind engine. After hooking wire back to ground I can see difference in running already. I have not been able to get ... Trouble codes: 21 (Coolant Sensor).
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, BACKFIRES VIN: 1FMDU34X6S
Thanks for all the help guys, #6 cylinder was intermittently getting fouled out by coolant, when it was cold it usually missed then after it burnt off it cleared up. I did a cylinder balance and it caught #6 cyl then i pulled the plug and it had steam and smel... Trouble codes: 176 (koeo keep alive o2 sensor lean bank 2), 136 (koer 02 sensor lean bank 2).
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1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Surge,
i replaced the vss I been driving it for 1 week so far..so i consider fix...what a pain in the butt...thanks to everybody Trouble codes: P0500.
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP52U6T
Thenks for all the help. I recieve alot of relies that told me to monitor the fuel and spark of the vehicle. I was paying real close attention to the fuel and found that there was a glitch. I looked over the fuel lines. i found a small pin hole in the fuel fil...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L egr valve VIN: 1FMRU18W2W
thanks for all the tips. pulled the egr . mount and the adapter two holes were plugged solid in egr passage to plenum cleaned them and reassembled and she runs like a new one. not a bad job to handle.
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Rear Speed Sensor VIN: 1FTRE14L3W
Thanks for you emails, the Problem was that speed sensor harness robbed the chassis behind the fuel tank. thank again John
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on
well this one is finally fixed, it turns out there were heads put on the van,and when i installed the new cam sensor assy i marked it to the one i took out(which was wrong)i set the engine at top dead center and put it back in and its been fine since the knock... Trouble codes: 325 (knock sensor circut bank 1), 1309 (misfire monitor failure).
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2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L torque converter,frnt seal VIN: 1FDXE45F41
Thanks to all that replied back. BRAD [...]. Everyone seems to feel that this problem was caused by poor cooler flow or a restirction in the cooler line. I installed a new factory cooler, checked the cooler li...
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1993 GMC C3500 Sierra 7.4L Clutch master cylinder VIN: 1GDHC34N3P
Thank you iATN and all the Techs that reponded. Every Tech that answered said that most likely the problem was the clutch fork, was either very dry and needed to be lubed or was broken. I honestly believe that all of you guys were right but the city said that ...
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1992 Honda Accord DX 2.2L cooling fans? VIN: 1HGCB7648N
Fixed!!! Hey guys - the problem turned out to be electrical - found a short in the wires at the fan switch - replaced harness and all is well. the fan switch is located at the thermostat housing for future reference. Thanks for all the replies - pretty random,...
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCB7653P
thanks to all who replied i ran car to 2500 rpm chcked vac had 21 inch applied vacunme and it only droped 4inchs so we tried to sell the removel of ports to clean but customer didnt want to continue so car left with out fix thanks again for the advise that way...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L fuel gauge inop. VIN: 4S2CK58W9X
hello ,thanks for the help.after futher investigating i found a shorted wire in harness.every time i would put the tank up the wire would short out on the frame.that explained it working outside the tank and not inside.looks like the wire was pulled,like someo...
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1971 Jaguar E Type 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
Phil from CA called and sent me some pic's of special tools needed to adjust the carb's. It involved making some since there are no 'old volvo' tech's around here.. The process started by fashioning a tool from an old carb top to push the jet down and then ano...
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1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hard Start VIN: KNDJA7238T
First I would like to thank the four guys who took the time to reply to my help request. The owner had to have the Kia back. I called the customer a few days later and she stated that the hard to start hot issue was no more. She said that it improved after dri...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA22E2R
The no-start/intermittant start problem is fixed. The over-voltage relay was the culprit, much to my dismay. I have seen them cause poor idle, but never a no-start. Finally pinned it down during a no-start spell, during cranking we would tap the relay, and it ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L engagement VIN: WDBFA67F2V
Thanks to all who replied. I learned some things even from the responses that didn't help fix this vehicle. Several replies suggested that the shifter sensor in the console was very sensitive to having drinks spilled on it. (You have to wonder about the engine...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L A/C inoperative VIN: WDBNE75J1Y
Greetings, I want to thank everyone that responded with lots of great information. A special thanks to Steve [...] from Continental Imports in Gainsville, who took the time to fax me a list of self diagnostic codes,pointed me to a web site that was a hu...
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1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HZD4S3D
thanx for all the help we found the connector for the oxygen sensor reset our missfire turned out to be the dist shaft was loose and the rotor was digging a groove in the dist. cap replaced dist. dist cap rotor and cleaned plugs ran great thank you again Tom
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1987 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2HZ5130H
Thanks for all the help! It turns out I was going the wrong direction, I was told the ignition was okay then later found out the trouble started with a dead coil pack then led to cutting out/stalling after replacement. And, sure enough, it was the ignition, af...
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2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3G2JB12461
Ok Its a fix. I just finished typing out a long detailed description of the fix and somehow I lost it so here is the short version. Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. I had some excelent ideas shot my way. Iwould especialy like to thank Ripal [...]... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1984 Porsche 928 S 4.7L No Start VIN: WPOJBO924E
Greetings fellow Techs Finally a fix, first of all thank you to ALL!! Wonderfull response to help FIX this beast, Problem was in the fuse box, came across this while double testing ECU relay. seems car had a water leak or maybe even is a flood car,fuse box lik...
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1990 Porsche 928 5.0L brake pedal long VIN: WPOJB2922L
sorry for the long delay had to get a master cylinder reservoir from germany 3 weeks long wait, just wrapped it up today new master cyl. bleed and a perfect pedal,not to hard to put on took longer to bleed it out than putting on the master cust. happy now than...
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1996 Saturn SL1 1.9L stays in first VIN: 1G8ZH5288T
sorry for the long time for a reply, my computer crashed. It turned out to be the wrong transmission in the vehicle, thanks for the info
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1988 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT4VN63C6J
I thank all for your input. I may not have described this problem fully, what would happen is that you could start this vehicle on 5 succesive times (or as many as you wanted) and get 5 different base timing readings, it may be right on or maybe retarded or ad...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Transaxle/engine VIN: 4T1BG22K6W
I would like to thank all of those who took the time to reply. The general concensus was either the new axles are out of balance or there is an internal out of balance problem in the transaxle. The vehicle vibrated pretty much the same before and after the rem...
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1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L turn signal VIN: 4TAWM72N3W
thanks for all the help there was trailer wiring that was tied up under truck removed wiring problem gone.
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire
sorry guys, I may have messed up on this one slightly but I will give you what happened. The car in question actually came from another shop & they could not fix. It came down they said they had carbon cleaned it, injector cleaned it & removed & cleaned the ma...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E41
Sorry it took so long to post my fix, I wanted to make sure that the vehicle was fixed and that the light did not come back on. We cleaned the MAF sensor, it had lots of build up on the hot wire. Customer has been driving the vehicle for 3 weeks now with no ... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich bank 1).
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2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L headlights VIN: JT3HN86RX1
The owner of the 4runner is driving around with the jumper wire installed. The headlights work fine and shut off with the key. She feels thats good enough, to not bother to bring it back. Although I don't feel its fixed properly. Thank you for your time. Vince
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