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1995 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L engine
Hello Audi specialists: I never thought something this lame would lead me to post a help request (first time) but I am close to crying uncle on this. I am new to Audi's. Desparate customer brought car to me as a no start after local dealer could not get it go...
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1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L abs. lite VIN: 1GNEK18K8S
95 tahoe 4 whl. drive what does control the rear abs. no sensor in differential, no wiring to rear wheels?? abs lite on snappy says code 12 or code 1 , code 2 keeps changing on us battery disconnect, code comes rite back with key on don't even move vehicle. th...
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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Brakes VIN: 2G1W152M8V
I have this car towed to my shop with all four wheel locked up, the owner said that she droved for a while , parked , and when she came back to drive the car again , car wouldnīt move , brakes where lock up, so when we get it here , we checked for brake fluid ...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L shifting VIN: 2B4GP44G1Y
VEHICLE CAME IN WITH TRANSAXLE DEFAULTED IN SECOND GEAR CLEARED CODES, THEY IMEDIATLY RE-SET AFTER THE SENSOR r&r. THE TRANSAXLE DOES NOT SEEMED TO BE BURNT OR HURT. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO BE SURE, THE CODE 755 IS THIS RELATED TO THE VALVE PACK IN THE FRONT OF UN...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: 2FM2A5141X
This van came in for a misfire diagnosis. Replaced plugs and wires - no change. Went to test fuel pressure and found it to be 32 psi running. I was preparing to do a fuel injector clean and pulled the fuel pump relay while it was running. Fuel pump will not ru... Trouble codes: 304 (cyl 4 misfire)
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2H6EJ6348T
Hello everyone, Ive got a civic here with an extremely intermittant driveability problem. About once a day this car will exhibit a "chug" according to customer. I have not experienced the condition, but a thourough interview has resulted in me believing the...
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1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT28S9V
hello techs.after going through all the diag.charts and testing,integrity of signal circuit from computer to tp was not shorted to refrence or voltage. replaced computer vehicle runs great voltage at tp .78v at idle varies to 4.6 when opened to full. check eng... Trouble codes: 24 (tp sensor voltage high)
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Transmission VIN: SALLPAMJ4Y
I found the prob inside the transm pan, remove the VSS sensor and introduced a screwdriver to check the "gear or disc" and found that it's rotating freely , I think it should be somehow fixed to the output axle so the sensor can reads the output speed. I need ...
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1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2216W
HI ALL, We need some help with this one. This car has big hesitation at times on acceleration. We pulled codes p 1345 sgc signal. Replaced distributor/cap/rotor with mazda oem part. Carstill hesitates at times. Hooked up scope at pin 4f on ecu for crank signal... Trouble codes: 1345 (sgc signal)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Misfire VIN: WDBKK47FYW
good morning: this mercedes has a missfire when you first accelerate, and it sets a code for cylender 2 missfire. the plugs are new, and has new fuel filter. it looks like one coil fires two plugs at the same time , so i figure it cant be the coil pack, howev...
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D7V
Customer brought in vehicle with check engine light on. Checked DTC...found P0400 (EGR flow insufficient) and P0325(knock sensor). Inspected vacuum lines, found no leak. Applied vacuum directly to EGR valve at idle, but RPM only dropped about 100 rpm. I expect... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR flow insufficient), P0325 (Knock sensor malfunction)
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L PS/AC/TS/,SUN Roof VIN: JN1CA21A8W
Once every so often (more when sets for a longer period of time)will loose power to the sun roof, ac, turn signals, and power windows but it's never failed while we have it. Suspect a relay may be the problem but don't know which one. If anyone has had the pro...
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1998 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HN52K5W
Hey folks: Got a no crank w/ security light blinking. happened out of the blue. cleared codes w/ snappy 2000 cartridge and 99 trouble shooter. even disconnected the battery terminals and touched them together for awhile to clear residule inductance. codes cam... Trouble codes: P0300, P1176 (MAF voltage high), P1629 (thieft deterrant malfunction)
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L shift VIN: 1G2NV12E61
THIS GRANDAM IS A GT i GET A CODE OF PO113 i REPLACE THE IAT SENSOR ON THE AIR HOSE DUCT WITH 3 DIFF SENSOR'S STILL CHECK ENG LIGHT COMES BACK ON WHEN i CLEAR THE CODES SHE RUNS FINE AND SHIFTS GOOD AFTER 5 MILES LIGHT COMES BACK ON WITH CODE PO113 AND THAN SH...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29M7Y
Hi all, This car came in with check engine light on and no power at times especially when needing boost. pull codes p 1556 (17964) turbo pressure control. customer had new turbo installed with new waste gate solenoid from dealer. We tested solenoid thinking it... Trouble codes: P1556
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRV09M13
actually this car doesnīt have any problem. customer complains only for the check engine light. this code appears 1 o 2 per week in cold conditions. could it be possible to get information for this code? i canīt find anything in my shopkey system. thanks in ad... Trouble codes: P1142 (load calculation cross check lower limit exceeded 17550)
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1987 Chevrolet V10 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNEV16K7H
First of all thanks to all the techs who took the time to answer my post. Most of you had it right with the coolant sensor being the culprit. I would have had it done sooner but I tried an ECT sensor from a junked vehicle and apparently this one was defective ...
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L compressor controls VIN: IG3F29P1LD
I finally got my hands on this unit and was able to preform some diagnostics,found that the hagh side pressure sensor was askew...she is a cool one now thanks for most of the responces.
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L 2nd-3rd/od VIN: 1B4GP54RXT
Well I'm [...] home from vacation. I want to thank everybody that responded to my post. A special thanks to John Nowell of Nowell Motors Ltd. in Cloyne, Ontario. Just a 26 mile drive to his shop. He let me use his scan tool, to check dtc and speedometer reading...
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1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L temperature VIN: 1B4HS28Y3W
found out from customer that system had been opened. evacuated system, flushed, replaced drier, recharged with correct amount. seems to cool better and consistent. went one step further and added aux cooling fan in front of condenser. that really made a differ...
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1993 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Air Bag VIN: 1FMEE11H2R
Thanks to all who replied! IATN is the best when your in a fix! As I stated in my second post there had been a cell phone device wired into the Air Bag fuse #15. Sure enough that was the culprit. That botched installation had shorted the air bag diagnostic mon...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP653XT
I would like to thank Jim from California. I disconnected the battery and PCM. After reconnecting them the idle was perfect. Thanks again and have a good weekend. Trouble codes: P0171, P1460 (wot a/c cutoof ckt malf.).
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1994 GMC Safari 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GTCM15Z9R
Thanks to all who replied. This customer has a fleet of GM mini vans so we swapped out radiators and the trans oil temp was still approx. 250 deg.and engine temp was 180. We replaced the trans pump and another convertor. Mr G [...] pointed out that severely ove...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L fail safe eng. mode VIN: SAJDA01C2Y
Thanks to Markus [...] for their quick responses. Markus suggested entering the Jag as a 2000 V6 Lincoln LS, this worked like a charm, I got P1577 related to APP sensor, this number was skipped in All Data but codes above & below it perta...
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L a/c VIN: 1J4FF48S51
Thanks for all the good suggestions. I am currently working with the help line at seasons, but they seem to agree with the same conclusions we have. If we ever figure it out I will share the info. Thanks again for the help. Mick
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1990 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L Lubrication system
hello, i would like to thank everyone that help out with this problme. I removed the oil pan today, (other tech was absent wonder y) anyhow, and i removed the oil pump and housing. and like eveyone said it was the pressure relife valve. it was stuck shut. i ap...
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager 2.4L No Start VIN: 2P4GP44B6V
I'm going to call this fixed,even thought I didn't,I know what would have,it was a wiring problem.The battery was leaking,customer had replaced himself and broken hold down,and acid had flowed down the main computer wiring harness with damage mainly around the...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L turn signals VIN: WVHTH63B72
good morning: recieved 11 replies on this one.all except two said to replce the 4 way switch, so we did so. this problem dosent occur very often, and hasent reoccured since she was in her last. i have been working on vw's for 40 years, and havent seen this p...
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