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1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2L engine VIN: JH4KA7670M
Hello After rebuilding the engine it developed a vibration. It can be felt at idle or not, in neutral or drive. It is loud enough to cause a different engine noise and will increase with the rpm. It looks a balancing related vibration (this engine doesn't hav...
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B3W
Ha I have an Audi A6 with a sec air code (p0411).Here's the history we replace the sec air sol.,valves both and the relay; air valve were leaking. Only set a code one or two time a mounth. Same thing evry time when coming off the highway car almost stalls runs... Trouble codes: P0411 (sec. air)
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2000 Audi A4 1.8L PCM power supply VIN: WAUDC68D1Y
Vehicle towed in with a no-start condition. Battery was dead. Replaced battery. Now crank no-start. No check eng light. Checked power. No power to coil packs. Jumped main relay. Now have power to coil packs. No power to all 3 PCM fuses. All other fuses appear ...
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L7S
Intermittant no start, intermittant start and stall, intermittant stall. Most times this vehicle runs ok. When the no start occurs, the cam/crank error pid counts up. When it starts, check pid cound does not increase. Scoping the cam and crank signals from icm... Trouble codes: 341 (cam/crank error)
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2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L HVAC 10A fuse VIN: 2G4WB55KXY
This car has blown the 10a HVAC fuse several times before the customer brought it in- first thing this morning, the circuit only had .4amp draw- drove car around & ran ac & heater- still only .4 amp draw- after sitting over lunch in 95deg. heat, the draw was b...
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1989 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L both abs & brake light on VIN: 1G6EL1154K
well guys this one has got me. my customer call the shop with a my brakes dont work. and sure enough there is no power assist. both brake and anti lock lights are on all the time we tried to pull codes unsuccessfully manually and with our modis both lights sta...
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1989 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL5788F
check engine light stays on with code 51, prom error. code comes back immediatly after being cleared and engine restarted. we have tried 2 different rebuilt computers and 2 different proms from gm. we have checked all the powers and grounds to the computer. we... Trouble codes: 51 (Prom Error Code)
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1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L a/c,bcm VIN: 1G6EL1339L
Tech in our shop replaced compressor,drier,orifice tube,added 3oz of oil,evacuated & recharged system with r-12.Delivered car & 2 days later customer returned with code #b447=low refrigerant.Searched for service bulletins and found about updated prom for this ...
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1984 Chevrolet S10 2.8L No Start VIN: 1GCCS148LE
This should be very simple, but something is fooling us. WE have checked for wave form on lab scope for pup and get good waveform. Module has 4 terminals: +, coil and 2 for the pup. If you put fire to + , hook up coil terminal to coil side Neg of coil and turn...
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1993 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22S1P
this car develops a miss at all speeds when warm. this miss comes and goes. i have only seen this vehicle have a hard miss single cyl once. other times it will miss once and come back to life. scoped ignition and found nothing. when it had a hard miss i notice...
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1994 Chevrolet P30 Box 5.7L Drive train VIN: 1GBGP32K2R
Hello Techs, I have got a nasty decel vibration on this box truck. It occurs when you let go of the throttle above 40 miles per hour. It seems to come from the rear of the vehicle. There is no vibration below 40 or at all on accel. A light touch of the gas pe...
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L compressor controls VIN: IG3F29P1LD
This is the exwifes car used to be mine,,,well i miss the anyhow.Ive been trying to fix this thing over the phone ,basic diagnostics have been done no codes r134 level ok ,compressor clutch fuse and relay ok...this car instead of having a low pressure sensor h...
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Speedo, ABS, trans VIN: 1GKDM19W1X
Hi all, and thank you in advance. . vehicle came into the shop with the speedo intermitantly droping to zero, Transmission not up shifting and setting an abs code C0237. Unfortunatly i got tunnel vision and only focused on the abs code, followed the tests on a...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L 4x4 actuator motor with out electronic controls VIN: 1GNEK13R7X
I can't find trouble shooting info on this proublem
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L temp gauge/electrical VIN: 1GCEK19T2X
This vehicle will over heat within minutes. Temp gauge will peg and motor will shut down. The motor never goes above 217 degrees. the scanner is reading the computer which is seeing what the gauge reads. I replaced the ect at first. now I have done it 3 times....
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT19W6Y
We replaced the fuel pressure sensor and cleared code, mil lamp came back on immediately, cleaned ground on left rear rail, checked the computer pin for corrosion, pin was clean. Would appreciate any ideas of what would continue to trip this code. Thank you. Trouble codes: 0452 (Fuel pressure sensor circuit - low voltage)
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Differential VIN: 1GCGK2U4YE
we replaced switch due to intermintent 4 wheel drive engagement. did not fix problem one of our techs probed the wiring to transfer case. now we have a 4 wheel light on and code number is c0327 encoder circuit all fuses seem good and relays can some one tell m...
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L tensioner moving too far VIN: 3GNFK16TOY
Hi everyone. It seem like a easy problem to fix. This Suburban came with a a/c belt come off and been cut. It is a system with 2 driver belts. One inside and small only for a/c another one for the rest ( P/s, alt,Wp )We checked a/c comp and tensioner pulleys a...
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2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on, HIGH IDLE VIN: 1GCC14581K
codes p0108 and p0122 found in freeze frame. engine always idles high and erratic (worse with ac on). engine sometimes bogs and dies when leaving from stop, will always restart but idle shoots up to about 3800 rpm then slowly returns to the slightly high idle ... Trouble codes: P0108 (map sensor circut high input), P0122 (tp sensor circut low input)
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Misfire VIN: 3B7HF12Y12
engine will not start when you let off ign. to run position engine will pop up thru intake and fire in reverse.checked #1cyl. tdc with cap & damper timing is ok. only thing not checked is crank sensor. would this cause this problem. Trouble codes: P108, P0320, P1282 (mfr ctriied fuel air metering)
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1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L temperature VIN: 1B4HS28Y3W
erratic ac cooling, starts warm, then cold, then cool, then cold again.pressures check 45 low side, 275-300 high side, there is a 3-5 psi swing on the low side which seems to indicate a faulty expansion valve. at $110.00 need to be sure. fan clutch is ok, radi...
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1998 Dodge B1500 5.2L sreering box VIN: 1B7HF13YOW
this is the truck I had before . posted repair made it 100% better. we also knew would need box soon so waited till cust. fattened up his check book first. the ques. is am I better off buying a steering box from dodge or are the reman's ok. don't want to play ...
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1961 Ford Thunderbird 390CID brake booster VIN: 1Y71Z13872
Looking for info on brake booster. Booster holds vac. Brake pedal hard, no assist. Any suggestions
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1984 Ford F F600 6.1L engine swap VIN: 1FDNF60H6E
I have this 1984 ford F150 that as a carb. I want to swap over to fuel injection I would like to know if it can be done I've overall the engine and tranmission I have a ford fuel injection intake and injectors and upper intake, wires,computer, is there anythin...
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1987 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 6.9L Charging VIN: 1FDHS34M2J
I need a wiring diagram for this Ambulance. This vehicle is equiped with dual batteries (as are most dsls) and has an auxilary charging system that works when the ambulance is parked in its bay. A 110 volt cord is plugged into the side of the ambulance and a ...
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1993 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Air Bag VIN: 1FMEE11H2R
Greeting fellow techs, This one has me scratching my head. Air bag lite blinking a code 13 (internal short). I disconnected the air bag, retested and still had code 13. I checked for shorts as per mitchell instructions and have found none! Now I am thinking th...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.0L all dash lights coming on VIN: 2FMDA51U3T
Good morning. Need help on Ford Windstar. While driving all dash lights will come on, I.E ABS, Check Engine, Air bag. Door chimes will start dinging. Shut off vehicle, restart and NO lights. Check system and found 2 code in GEM ...PC500-See service manual, B1...
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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L steering control VIN: 1FMDU32P9T
hello fellow techs. i have found this problem in two of these 1996 ford explorers. there is a shudder while turning the steering wheel. this occurs either driving or sitting still. while doing ball joint replacement we also replaced tie rod ends. the shudder w...
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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L ac VIN: 1FDXF46F3X
Hello all, The AC on this truck starts out blowing cold, toward the end of the day it will gradually blower hotter. Customer can get the AC to blow cold again by turning temp switch to full hot for several minutes and switching back to full cold. Customer also...
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2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Surge, o/d light flashing VIN: 1FAFP42X5Y
PO721 OUT PUT SPEED SENSOR. The speedometer will bounce between 30 and 50 and the trans will shift up and down. it might go 3 hours or so before it will act up. we replaced the sensor twice twice with ford parts. if i scope the sensor at the pcm it doesn't dro... Trouble codes: P0721 (speed sensor)
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L pats VIN: 1FAFP33P62
Car was towed in as no start. It died while driving. It cranks but will not start. I was hoping maybe someone has seen this before. This focus has good fuel pressure, good spark, good compression. It has been well maintained. Battery voltage and grounds ok. I ...
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1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start
Hi everyone , I have this '93 civic that was towed in today for a no start, it has plenty of fuel pressure but no spark.I went through the No Spark tests in Alldata and came up with a bad igniter problem,so far so good.My main reason for this post is, is this ...
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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L ENGINE MIL indicator VIN: 4S2CM58D0W
How do you do? Im seung-Hwan Seo of the korean. QUESTION not OBD II Scan tool & can you manual Self-diagnostic Procedures?
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2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L drivers window VIN: 2HKF92464T
body shop car . drivers automatic function is not working and if I try to program as per owners manual I find the window stops working foe a while, moving the window down and holding the switch down then up and hold the switch up doesnot work, moving the windo...
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1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L blower motor VIN: SAJNW5844N
hay guys another jag case blower motor runs on high even on low,med, it goes stright to high speed theres no ac. systems fully charged we tryed a fan switch and temp switch still when you turn on blower motor its on high speed?? anyone out there incounter this...
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Cooling System VIN: SALX1744SC
Car was towed in because of an overheating problem. The cooling fans did not operate when the engine gets warm or when the A/C was on. A new cooling fan module, radiator temp. switch, and updating the pressure switch on the A/C low pressure line (by-passing th...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D71
p0065 we have check our shopkey for this code but we have no info to test this system. we have done a visual inspection of piping around manifold, but not sure what components are in system. all i need is a source for testing this system so i can properly diag... Trouble codes: P0065 (air assisted fuel injection aai control range performance)
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2001 Kia carnival 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAUP75231
We scanned vehicle and found vics malfunction code in system. Reset system and no light was on.Drove vehicle and mil light came back on. Same code in system vics. Does anyone have any information on this vehicle we have no information on vics for this vehicle ... Trouble codes: P1523 (vics malfunction)
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L ignition lock clyinder VIN: WDBJF55F8V
vehicle towed to shop. cust states ign key will not turn. seemed fine before. suddenly will not turn to any position. key will go in and out. how do i remove the defective lock cylinder.
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1985 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JNIPB12S7F
THERE IS NO POWER TO THE CHOKE HEATER, IF i APPLY POWER TO THE CHOKE THE CAR WILL RUN OK SO I CHECKED THE CIRCUIT BACKWARDS AND FOUND OUT THE RELAY WILL NOT POWER THE CHOKE. THE RELAY IS A 6 PIN RELAY AND I8S SUPPOSED TO BE BLACK AT LEAST THE ORIGINAL WAS, NOW...
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1988 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L timing belt VIN: JN1HZ14SXJ
is the 3.0 v-6 Nissan an interference engine?I have a high mileage 88 300zx that has a I'll call it a spun timing belt.probably a tensioner failed.I hav'nt tore it down because the customer is worried about bent valves.my owner wants me to air charge the valve...
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1993 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LS 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G3HY53LXP
Car came in this time for a tune up due to slight miss upon acceleration. Would run fine for about 5 mins at start up, then would act up. Before doing tune up I checked plugs and of 6 4 were white the other two were black. Replaced plugs with AC Delco, wires w...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE55M3S
The problem I am having is the engine shuts off, hard starting, SES light flashes when engine is being crank over. This all happens within a few seconds or 2 to 3 minutes intermittently. DTC 36 24X lost signal has been stored in memory for 2 years with no driv...
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L daytime running lights and headlights
performed gm flow chart,checked for voltage at relay,and ground,check good.with scan tool drl does not switch on,drl ind.in dash flashes,after put in gear,no drl's.headlights when selected lft side only glow on high or lows,rgt side op check normal on low&high...
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1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L overheat VIN: 0125689742
hey guys I was reading closed with fix section last night and a close caught my attention.does anyone know what an air lift is?one of you had a problem bleeding air out of a pontiac grand am and he used an "air lift"to remove the air.I run into this quite ofte...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52T8Y
Hi guys(and gals). I need some help here. This car originally came in on the hook. It was an inermittent no-start, but this time it just wasn't going to go any more. There were never any codes in this car and the driver says she has never seen the check engine...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L overheating VIN: 1G2WP52K9Y
This car runs about 245 to 255 degress whet ambient temp is above 80 degrees while in traffic, when in clean air temp comes back down. It seems to me that is a air flow problem, but when fans are running air is pulled with good force through the grill. Could t...
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1987 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WPOAB0947H
Vehicle came in with no start condition, checked all wiring and found ok also ohmed out all injectors and all at 2.4-2.6 normal does have correct voltage at all removed computer and found burnt printed board circuit? Replaced with known good computer and vehic...
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2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Unknown VIN: WPOAA2998Y
This car has a high pitch chirping noise from left valve cover area. I had the drive belt off and the noise was still there. The noise comes and goes at idle and speeds up and gets quieter on acceleration. I had the valve cover off and didn't see any damage to...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3ED48E71
Saab techs Please give me some insight on this stumper! This 9/5 has an intermittant cold start stall condition that only occurs between 50 and 70 degrees F. the window of opportunity is so small that I've been unable to catch it.The customer is a regular and ...
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1969 Subaru 360 .4L wheel cylinders VIN: K153L-3469
This pickup came in with no brakes. We found the wheel cylinders on the rf wheel were leaking. We have tried several sources on trying to locate these parts and have come up empty handed. The local dealer is looking into this for us and I was hoping someone ou...
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1985 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Cruise Control VIN: JT2AE83E1G
Well I have no resources for this system whatsoever, and therefore have only been able to do basic checks. Can someone please scan and email me the diagnostic procedure and wiring diagram. I'm just a small town mechanic with no resources good enough for this c...
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1985 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Wipers VIN: JT2AE83E1G
I took the combination switch out and looked at it, and the wiper switch part has a little printed circuit board on it. Is that the intermittant module? Is there a way to test it? If it is the switch where can I get an inexpensive Combo. Switch? Thanks Much
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Brake light circuit VIN: 4T1BG22K1Y
Hi guys, Got this Camry in shop with non-operational brake lights on the rear. Only the 3rd brake light works. Check the circuit and don't see any power going to the rear bulbs, left and right. Relay seems fine. Check the harness and wiring and everything l...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L instrument lights VIN: WVWMD23BXY
Hello members! Having a problem with the instrunent illumination. The dash lights in the cluster are not working. The dash lights do work everywhere else (climate controls, shift indicator, etc.) This car just came in to our shop from another shop. The dash li...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWUH23B5Y
In for check engine light and inspection. codes for cat efficiency both banks set, smoke checked for vacum leaks, ok. Checked maf meter reading, well within spec., checked front o2 sensors switching fast, cleared codes. Light came back on 2 days both cat eff. ... Trouble codes: P0431 (cat bank 2 efficiency), P0421 (cat bank 1 efficiency)
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L no power VIN: 3VWCP21C81
car came in,complaint of low power.will only go 30 mph up small hills.no passing power on flat ground.tested exhaust for restrictions(only 1lb of back pressure)also unhooked at turbo just in cases (no change).check boost 15 psi at speed.found intake manifold c...
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1998 Volvo V90 2.9L turn signals VIN: YV1KW9607W
Hazard flashers work with key off. With the key on, the right rear turn signal remains steadily lit. Makes no difference whether the hazard switch is on or off, nor does the position of the turn signal switch. Unplugging the t/s switch makes no difference. MOD...
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2000 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW61J9Y
Pass the Excedrin, please! This Volvo came in with the MIL on. I retrieved code P0171 fuel trim at it's limit. FF data indicated that the problem occurred at idle, hot and LTFT was more than +20 %. After verifying no vacuum leaks (smoke machine), fuel pressur... Trouble codes: P0171 (Anyones guess)
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2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L rear suspension VIN: YV1TS92D42
The car came in with a rattle when ever you go over bumps. I've replaced several front struts and spring mounts with this type of noise, so I proceeded to replace them only to find them without that much wear. The noise remained with the new front struts and r...
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1989 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUGC544XK
Thanks for all the replies guys. I did not get this car fixed. Customer had me under the gun and needed the car back. Think he is towing to the dealer. As several suggested i carefully checked the timing marks on the belt and distributer. The dist. was off a l...
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Coolant system VIN: WBABF3323R
Thanks to all who responded to my help request, customer has vehicle. Have not heard anything for a couple days.. which is always good. They rarely call to say things are going good. It appears that is was ONLY a bleeding the coolant system issue. I have never...
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1988 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: IGNCSI8ROJ
Thank God! this vehicle is fixed. there were two problems: Pat gave good advice on the bosch platnium plugs. you are a mind reader. the owner had installed these plugs and one was bad. put ac-delco in and backfire-pop up thru TBI went away. still had hesitatio...
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1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out
Thanks to everyone who called in. I checked fuel volume plugwires , vacuum and backpressure on exhaust.Before doing any further testing the customer called in and told me the problem started after filling up with gas.The gas station he filled up at has had pro...
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1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Temperature gauge VIN: 1G1YY33801
I have been unable to get the customer back in for further diagnosis and have been prompted to close this request by iATN. I still hope to get another crack at it and will post additional information if I do. It seems most of the responders did not carefully r...
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1991 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G1YZ23J0M
1st. i would like to thank all of you for your help. it was 2 more injector (4all together) and another new yes new wire set thanks
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L main seal ??? VIN: 1GCHK23G01
Good morning I have not had a chance to repair as customer has yet to return, I have talked with him and problem is occuring less as time goes by. Most replies had to do with checking pcv valve or blocked vent to pcv. Thank you trying to help and if he ever ...
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1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L quits while driving VIN: 1P3ES27C7T
Thanks to everyone that responded to my neon problem. the fix was the rear O2 wiring had rubbed thru and would short out on a good bump, this site has helped this old dog stay up on the latest wierd fixes & problems.
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1976 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Misfire VIN: U15GLC6233
Never located a good diagram, thanks to all who forwarded the info they had
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1985 Ford F-250 5.8L Unknown VIN: 2FTHF26G4F
Well this vehicle has been gone for about two weeks now and customer has come back with any complaints. The clunking noise is better but it still does it at steering lock. Most replies were to check spindle bearings, which were fine. I replaced all the u-joint...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L drivetrain VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
I cant believe that as long as i have been at this, that the answer was so simple. this truck was just serviced and had over 9 Quarts of oil in crankcase. after drain down to level and road test truck ran fine. thanks for the replys, loose flexplate bolts ,spu...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L airbag VIN: 1HGCD7153S
Sorry but I will have to close without a fix. But when the owner brings the car back I will clean the intake passages as everyone says to do. That must be a common repair to fix egr.The airbag light is not quite as common of a problem most said to replace modu...
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1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJAV1346G
Much good information received. The post on the fuel switching valve problem was one I wouldn't have thought of. A bad switching valve would return fuel to the wrong tank, overfilling it and causing a rich condition via the vapor canister. Unfortunatly, this...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L cylinder compression VIN: SAJHX1247W
Will close this with the idea being you cannot install the later motor.If I ever find out differntly I will update this.
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L All Accesseries VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
This One Had To Go To The Dealer. We Recieved Replies Concerning The Cluster, Fuse Box In Center Of Dash And Door Locks. All Were Checked By Us And The Dealer With No Problems Found. The Customer Spent Over $2000.00 At The Dealer And Still Has The Same Problem...
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 1J4FY29P4V
Thanks to all who actually read my post.Ron and Duane were on the money. Duane stated that if the chry.reman computer part # begins with a R it will have to be programmed. Ours began w/ a R. Shipped jeep to chry. dealer,85.00 bucks later and it runs. Thanks fo...
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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Pops VIN: 1J4FY19S9V
In the shop here there is Fifty plus year of exp., we have never seen this before but it was the O2 sensor! Thanks, Shawn There was a typo on some of the direct E-Mails sent! Thank you to everyone that replied eight out of thriteen were correct.
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ48S2W
Thanks everyone for all the help this on is fixed, the fix was a new pcm. I got several replies on this one. Some said to check the crank sensor, others said to check the grounds, I did a voltage drop test on all the grounds and found that the pcm was not grou...
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2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FA49S01
WE GOT TWO REPLIES, BOTH WITH GOOD INFO...ONE SUGGESTED CHECKING CRANK SENSOR, THE OTHER NOTED DIFFERENT INPUTS THE ECM 'SAW' DURING CRANKING...UNFORTUNATELY, THE FIX WAS ONE OF THOSE YOU'LL ONLY SEE ONCE IN A CAREER. wE HAD PREVIOUSLY ASKED THE DRIVER IF THE ...
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1988 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L front air bags VIN: E7JY720189
Many thanks to all that replied, a couple of replies mentioned that the air pressure should be at least approx 90 psi, which it was no where near, and a couple of people suggested converting it to a conventional coil spring suspension. We replaced the compress...
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1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81W7V
This one is fixed. Or so the dealer told the customer... The car left our shop while we posted this problem. It was to return after we did some research. I got a handful of replies regarding the vent valve and debris being issues. That wsa were I was going t... Trouble codes: P0544 (EVAP Gross leak detected).
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1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5LMPU28AXX
Hi, Don Dahl here. I work in the same shop as Carolyn and accidentally sent out this request under her account. If you have any more questions, I can be reached here: [...] Regarding this Lincoln: Customer did not want to pay to pull intake ...
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1958 Porsche Speedster 1.6L Charging VIN: 0000084514
What a great help this posting turned in to! The fault was discovered to be a used up brush on the bottom commutator port (Joe Leoni at www.[...].com nailed it). I was impressed with the number of very astute responses that helped me learn how these 'dy...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6850W
Got more feedback from the customer that was no help. Seems they've only had the car a few months and the MIL light hadn't come on until they took the car in to the Dealer for an SRS problem. I couldn't find any info on what exactly was cycled with the Test Co... Trouble codes: P0441.
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L engine VIN: JFIGD29642
thank you for your replies.i changed the engine oil to 20/50 and decarbonized engine. test drove and engine was noticably quieter yet a little remaining. suggested to customer to pull timing covers to inspect timing tensioner and agreed, but not until july bec...
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2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L high beams VIN: JT3HT05J1Y
Thank you Patrick, Gale and Richard. It appears that it is indeed the junction block, located under the drivers dash. He had ordered it before I came back to work. The email was reassuring. There is a tsb for the Lexus LX470 that address all sorts of problem...
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1990 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L high pressure VIN: WVWRA21G3L
due to time i had close it. but i know this system doesn't cycle like newer car. what control the cycle is evap temp sensor. and i will pull r134a and recharge with less VW spec is 32-40oz. which i have 32 in there. i will try to add 24oz then add more if i ne...
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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L fuel guage VIN: WVWCB5158L
Thanks to all who replied, several of you gave me the part number 533 919 051 F, This was the cheaper of the senders with the three pin electrical connector. And it fixed the car. I did have to re-use the transfer pump.
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L mil VIN: 3VWCF21C1X
Thank you all so much for the dead-on answer which was the harness going bad. but also for the strategy info on how the ecu decides things are working or not. replacing the harness was quick and easy, no more code 16764, and now everyone is happy. thanks again...
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1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5711R
of the cars we had with same problems one got another ecu, both had knock sensor kits done and rechecked intallation. added extra ground wire on one of the cars from the splice where both knock sensor grounds go to one wire before ecu to the battery negative t... Trouble codes: 143 (front knock sensor intermitent fault).
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A8X
Hello.This car is fixed.It was a coil on # 2 cylinder.I was not even getting a misfire code for # 2 which is a little perplexing.The other codes were ghost codes of some sort that my genysis might have been reading wrong.The major lesson learned here is a gene...
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L speedo, odemeter VIN: YV1LZ56D8X
it was the abs ecu like most of you guys said thanks for all who responded. knowing that there are great minds out there all conspiring together to keep cars going puts a smile on my face.
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