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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L keyless entry VIN: WAUFL54D1Y
replaced battery on customers car after he repeatedly had car jump started. customer returned after battery replacement and told us that the keyless entry was no longer functioning. we do have the vag software so we were able to determine that the module seems...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L asr VIN: WBABK8331X
Dear BMW friends, this e36 cabrio with the vin # [...] (last 7 so you guys can look it up in the TIS etc.) Has a intermittend problem with the ASR system. Customer claims, after tow truck driver hooked up battery reveresed the ASR light comes on intermi...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Radio/Phone VIN: WBAGH83461
After replacing the ignition lock and key cylinder, the radio will turn on but the sound does not work. Also the phone does not work. I do not have wiring diagrams for the system, so I have not been able to check for power and ground at the radio and amplifier...
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1950 Buick roadmaster 229CID master cylinder VIN: 0075873511
Hi all,this one has us stumped.When you drive this car for about 30 -50 miles the brake system builds up preasure to the point when you apply the brakes it lockes up all the wheels.the only way you can move it is to release the preasure at the wheel cylinders....
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Compressor VIN: 1G6CD53B9P
Hello, This vehicle's A/C compressor won't engage on it's own. The compressor is not getting the ground from the PCM to the A/C Compressor Relay on the LT GRN/BLK wire (ckt 366). I can supply the ground and the compressor engages and works fine. According ...
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1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L stability system VIN: 1G6KS52YXV
Car has a "reduced stabilty" warning displayed in the message center. I have retrieved codes C1252, C1253, C1282 and C1285. I would like to test the components that are related with these but my ALLDATA doesnt give the right locations. I need help finding the ...
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1984 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Custom 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G8EK18L7E
Help I have this K-5 full size Blazer in the shop and it is failing the emissions test for NOX. I replaced a known bad TPS to no avail. My problem is I dont have the proper wiring diagram. The EGR solenoid is never being commanded to pass vacuum. Even with the...
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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL54T5L
vehicle ame into our shop with a no start condition. performed routine diagnostics and found that there was no injector pulse. determined that ignition module was bad and replaced. vehicle starts ok most of the time. seems to have loop at idle. checked for any...
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1994 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 1GCHK39F3R
need some help ok here goes truck came in with a acp code i believe it was a 84 replaced acp module also had a code 78 here is were it gets to the guestion the tech 2 scanner i am using shows boost pressure at 14 lbs at idle under a load will rise to over 20 h... Trouble codes: 78 (wastegate), 88 (tdc error)
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1FP22S4S
Hey guys, I have this Camaro with no signal coming out of the crank sensor 24X sensor. The other crank sensor is operating correctly. I have ignition voltage and proper ground to the 24X sensor, but no signal coming out. Actually, 400mV AC is going to the comp... Trouble codes: 36 (24X signal error), 43 (knock sensor signal error)
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC5245V
came in running for smog ck .failed for ses on above codes ...lowered pcm and did tap/wiggle test unplugged pcm inspect for corrosion none 3 ground under bat major rust. one disconnected clean and connect ... car never started and RAN again ...anti theft light... Trouble codes: P1601, P0118, P0122
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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52MOW
Hello again we have this lumina here that came in for a check engine light runs bad complaint. found code p0300 random misfire and p1381 misfire ebcm. we figured 102k and all original tune up stuff was probably a good place to start replaced plugs and wires wi... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P1381 (cylinder misfire ebcm/ ebtcm)
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1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L 4x4 VIN: 3GNGK26J8X
This is a post for the tech who works next to me, so I will give you all info that he relayed to me. truck came in for 4x4 inop, Service 4x4 light on. Began testing and found fuse #2 for T-case blown and fuse for 4x4(dont know fuse #). Code U1026 stored. He re...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBJC3YU52
Fuel gauge reads empty. Low fuel light is on, always. Fuel gauge will react to Mastertech, when commanded. Rear level sensor reads 2.35 volts, 78% remaining. Front sensor reads 1.86 volts. Information on percentage not given for front tank. If either sensor is...
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L unknown VIN: 1GNEK13253
hello, everyone. i'm sick of this one. we have an 03 tahoe that will, without fail, make a noise like a plastic bag wrapped around a driveshaft during cold accelerations/takeoffs at roughly 15-20 mph, but only once, and will not occur again until cold. we've r...
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1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7FL23X1N
Just about all has been done to this Truck and still failed Emission test for the 2nd time? The coolant is mixed properly, 50/50 and all has been checked over and over! The cat was changed by someone else and it is an aftermarket one. Is it possible that it co...
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1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B3HD46T3S
This vehicle seems to run ok when cold, but once it warms up,it starts backfiring through the intake and exhaust. checked the normal things to eliminate the easy stuff. Fuel pressure is ok. When i checked for spark using a timing light i noticed that the major...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L blend door actuator VIN: 1B4GP44R3T
Hi Guys and Gals Anyone having a problem with these blend door actuators? Specifecly the feed back voltage? I got this van after at least 2 other shops gave up and it had 3 codes in the ac system. #2, #4, #5. the 2 code was a poor connection and the 5 code was...
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF26ZXT
Truck sat for 2 days after a 2000 mile road trip, and wont start. Runs for 20 seconds poorly, incredible sucking sound from TBI and dies. Brick shows no codes, even if I try to induce them / shows closed loop stone cold / and wont fire 2 injectors ( per brick ...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC16Z3X
Hi this vehical is keeping me late wich realy sucks. any how here it is. random missfire at idle. Heres the history and info. customer takes vehicle to muffler shop for catalitic converter replacment, muffler shop reffers customer to us. customer complains abo... Trouble codes: P0308 (cylinder number eight miss fire), P0300 (random cylinder miss fire)
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Unknown VIN: 1D7HU18Z32
This dodge pick-up has drivers & passenger temp control. With ac on blowing 60 out os drivers vents, and 85 out passenger vents. Truck also frosts up the ac line after the orfice tube. High side readings about 150, low side less than 20. The clutch does not cy...
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1995 Eagle Vision TSi 3.5L compressor VIN: 2E3HD66F5S
Good day all, This one came in with compressor inop. The comp relay bypassed so they had cold air. Also has new reman control head from autoecu installed. We also tried a known good test unit with no change. We tested system for codes-none. Checking scan data ...
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1935 Ford 48 90CID starting
I have this 1935 Ford 4 dr phaeton in the shop in need of a starter. It is a 90hp V-8 engine. My problem is that I cannot see any bolts holding the starter in place. Since this is a vehicle we have never seen before I thought it wise to ask if anyone has repla...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L rear air bags VIN: 1FMEU17L4V
air suspenson goes dowd intermitent have changed gem modjule and hight sensor .most of the times when key is turned off.i haved checked for tsb and none found for this problemb. Thanks in advance.
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTHW26F9V
Hi techs, this one has made my brain hurt. A little more history: The current owner of this truck has had it for 4 years. He is the 3rd owner.He has taken the truck to two dealers, 3 shops and 1 transmission shop with no resolution. He tows a boat and is able... Trouble codes: P0605 (PCM ROM failure)
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1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2423W
this has been an intermitent problem. we have never had it miss for us . we have driven it a lot & no problems for us . cust. says that it does miss & even feels like it might stall at times. we have change the plugs, wires, coil pack for # 4. we have also mot...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144W
Hello everyone,this one is cleaning my clock.This windstar has what feels to be a secondary miss-fire under a load.The van keeps bringing up a P0340 code.(cam sensor code)The van came to me after another tech had replaced the spark plugs,wires,coil pack and th... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor malf)
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1998 Ford Mustang 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
I got this car last week and drove it while hot. The car ran great and idled constantly around 750 RPM. MIL light was on when I got the car with a P1152 code. Checked datastream, and all O2 sensors seemed to be switching normal. Customer agreed to let me keep ... Trouble codes: 1152 (Lack Of HO2S21 Switches - Sensor Indicates Lean)
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1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L converter VIN: 2FTPX28L7X
truck came in with cel on.found code p1744 again.alldata has no diagnostics for this code.refers me to "symtom" diagnosis.asks to perform tcc lock up test with Ford tester.New Genisis has no such test function.On test drive TCC% fluctuates and does not get to ...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07612
Customer brought truck in after towing trailer, SES light came on while towing, no running problems , I cannot find any information on this code in my shop key or on iatn's web site. The EGR system is working at this time, but when I do a KOEO test the code is... Trouble codes: P0405
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1972 GMC C2500 350CID overflow tank VIN: TCE2421522
hey folks , I have a sneaky feeling I'm overlooking something but I don't think so .This truck has a newly rebuilt motor and trans.Problem is that coolant will purge into the overflow but won't suck it back .Have tried a few new caps ,no leaks ,tests negative...
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1990 GMC Top Kick 366CID Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1GDL7H1P6L
This truck was brought in from another shop. It would not Idle or accelerate without backfiring through intake. They had replaced the distributor, D. cap, rotor, plugs and wires . Still had same problem, then they replaced the pcm. Still the same. Then the tim...
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1999 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GTCT14W1X
OK I need some help on this truck,the motor was replaced in this truck because of the man ran it hot until it cut off on him ( has been carry around water to put in because of the water pump leaking and I guess he forgot to add some before this trip)it came fr... Trouble codes: P0410
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L p/s rack&pinion VIN: 1HGCB7698D
Hello techs, this car came in a couple weeks ago with a p/s leak at rack, my fellow tech tells me it was fine other than the leak. He installed rebuilt rack and upon road test said steers easy to right hard to left, he replaced with another rack from same rebu...
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1994 Hyundai Sonata 3.0L No Start VIN: KMHCF31T8S
I am working on a 1995 Hyundai Sonata that initialy came in with a really bad miss under load at lower RPMs. I checked the basics finding a really nasty cap and rotor, as well as two bad plug wires. Did a full tune up (except the fuel filter at this time) expe...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB82B61
Vehicle was towed in, had quit on the road. Found that it had a coil arcing to the valve cover. We replaced it and found that it also had a shorted cam sensor, and a burned pcm board. This vehicle has a new pcm, cam sensor, the wiring is good all the way back ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor A malfunction)
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1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L 4 wheel drive low range VIN: JACCH58E3K
This Trooper will at times engage low range without engaging the shifter into 4 low. It is very intermittant, like maybe once a month. I saw the condition once, and by the time I drove vehicle into shop in went back to normal 2 high range. The customer said th...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58W0X
i need help from an isuzu tech. car came in for maintence timing belt replacement. tech let the cams jumpafter he took the belt off. we reinstalled the belt five times, and i,m pretty sure it,s in time now. the problem is the entire right bank is dead. compres...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ78Y7T
I got the car on the hook. No start. Scaned codes and found no crank sig. Replaced crank sensor and car will start and run but very poorly. Bad idle, and when you drive seems ok on very light axceleration but with any more it will fall flat on nose, seems like... Trouble codes: 370 (No crank ref.)
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1996 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNAFA1252T
Came in having failed emissions test and idling poor with AC on. In this state, car can have no codes and MIL must light KOEO. MIL did not light. Found a problem with broken wire near ECM and this got the MIL to light. P0170 fuel trim code probably caused by d... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim malfunction), P0400 (EGR flow malfunction), P1170 (O2 sensor stuck)
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1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1LIFM81W4W
I keep coming back to the PCM. As far as I know the PCM simply takes the crank sensor signal and fires the coils. Can anyone think of what I am missing. I do these Lincolns all the time, this has me stumped. Trouble codes: P0320, U1147
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1994 Mazda 929 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: JM1HD4614R
Thanks for taking time to read this guys! This Mazda hesitates and stumbles badly on a hard acceleration but if you ease into the throttle it will redline the tach. On a snap throttle acceleration though, if falls flat and stays that way until you back off the...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L compressor VIN: E2NA052645
hello. have the owners car no ac. freon level is good 2.6lbs. only one code in climate controller, p094. with is for the hot water valve, i would think a seperate problem. have no comp. even if i power it up manually. im sure the clutch is faulty. it also has ...
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1989 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2MEBM75F8K
Hey all. This car when going down the road with the AC turned on, it feels as if there is a miss in the engine. It it there, goes away, and returns. You can feel it on cruise, or without cruise, it is a steady on, off, on off. If you turn the AC off, this symt...
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1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L timing belt
here i a good 1 ford techys. i got this car broken timing belt no prob;em bought all the specail tools for the fix and all new belt and idlers and tens looked up tsp bout new revised ten install follwed it to the letter ten was sitting fine in middle of mark o...
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1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3MELM66LRW
Hello all, Car came in with MIL on and 3 codes stored,P0133(slow response HO2S11)P1131(not switching HO2S11)P1519(IMRC stuck closed). These are the original codes. P1519 was fixed, the IMRC control module gears were shot. After testing HO2S11 it was replaced d...
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1997 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L Mechanical
hi group i have this 97 mits. dimante. no cool air . only warm air at vent. i removed the freon due to much bubble in sight glass at receiver and drier. then recharged to correct 1.5 lbs. but the high side is too high 300-350 psi. and low side 50-60psi . it ha...
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2000 Mitsubishi FE/HD 3.9070L No Start VIN: JW6AAF1HOY
we towed this vehicle in fuel is not getting to the injectors.a code 11 (electrical fuel shut-off problem).we are looking for wiring diagrams and techinal support info.We are interested in locating diagnostic software for these vehicles and welcome input on sa... Trouble codes: 11 (electrial fuel solenoid)
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31D1S
Salesman bought this wholesale piece and had it cleaned. Did not make it home. Has new ignition parts from nissan,Is it common for this problem after a recon wash?It seems to have no ground signal at coil, does have 12v with key on and while cranking.Also is i...
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1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Accessories VIN: 1G3GR62C6S
I have a strange one here, when you turn on the lights or use any electrical items you get a beeping noise from the dash. I have checked the alternator and battery for any concerns but both seem ok. This car has a message center but everything is ok so I don't...
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1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L growl inl/f area during stop, 30-10km VIN: 1G1NL64W7T
was hoping some has ran across this before, I suspect a diff bearing...But the sound and vibration does not resseamble one... It is only heard and felt on decell, comming to a stop. Under 20km per/h There is no problem on accelleration, or high speed driving. ...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Differential VIN: 4S3BG6855W
Subaru techs I need your help. When you turn a corner more than 90 degrees the cars acts like the AWD binds up and make it jump as you turn. Acts like 4x4 is locked in when turning. We replaced all the fluids and installed 4 same brand tire as the others were ...
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2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L MIL Lamp on, Fuel guage goofy VIN: JF1SF65522
Heres the problem. I followed dealer advice and put a fuel level sensor in it. All was good for 200 miles, now car is back with customer complaing of MIL illuminated and intermittent fuel guage fluctuation. I have gone through the flow chart and can not find a... Trouble codes: P0463
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1998 Suzuki GRAN VITARA 2.5L condenser VIN: 654ASDFT14
hello fellow members, i have been triing to diagnose a vibration and whine noise on a grand vitara and have not been able to get anywhere on it. the noise comes in at idle, and goes away once idle is raised then it starts to whine. this is on the low side of t...
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1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Axle seal VIN: JT3HN87R8W
This 4 runner has a leaking left side axle seal. This is the third time in 2 years. The customer wants a more permenant fix. Has anyone else run into this before on these. Axle shaft or bearing? Thanks
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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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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Electronic VIN: YV1TS90D4X
Hi there Ill get right to the problem , i am unable to retrieve codes from the ac system by pushing the recirculate button. Mitchel on demand suggests that hitting the recirculate button twice within 3 seconds of turning the ignition on will cause the led to f...
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1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L climate control VIN: WBAGC8315J
most of the replies were right, the drivers side heater control valve was not shutting down all the way, however the customer declined the repaires due to lack of funds. sorry for getting back so late on the diagnosis of this one. thanks everyone !!!
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L ck engine light VIN: WBAAM5333X
Unfortunately, we had to send this vehicle to the local BMW dealer. The dealer said the EGS control unit was 'cooked' and had to be replaced. Of course, it had to be brought in from Germany. So, the outcome is, we just picked up the vehicle & the codes are now...
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1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L cooling fans VIN: 1G4AG55MT6
Good morning to all. I would like to thank everybody that has sent me help on this buick. I must say that I still have not fixed the car to this date but I will close this tech request for now and will repost when I find the problem. Thank you all for helping ...
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2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Compressor
Thanks to those who replied to my help request. Brian inquired as to any codes - there were none. Jason from Australia suggested evap temp switch - doesnt have. Erich suggested resetting the memory & this was done repeatedly. Mike from Iowa inquired as to the ...
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1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L fan VIN: 1G1YY2180K
we replaced the ecm this took care of no fan with engine temp,however the groups suggestion of replacing the fan control switch in the high side a/c line near the evaporator did repair the no fan with a/c compressor problem,once again thank you so much for all...
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1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L airflow VIN: 1GCDC14K2M
Well folks, I finally found the time to look at my truck, and sure enough, the evaporator was completely clogged with little styrofoam beads. I took the advice of most of the respondants and removed the blower motor to access the front of the evaporator. I rem...
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1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L Low power VIN: 1GNDT13Z1N
This customer did not want to put any more money into finding this problem, he has decided that this vehicle is just a dog with poor mileage, as he puts it. The vin Z motor is common for a few things i have been told through the replies i recieved. Cracked dis...
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1994 Chevrolet P30 Box 5.7L Drive train VIN: 1GBGP32K2R
It is fixed I don't know exactly what did in fact fix it. I replaced all of the u-joints and the center support bearing. They had been replaced before and did not show any wear .I took the cover off of the differential but could not find anything unusual. The ...
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 2G1FP22S8S
As pretty much everyone who replied stated, check the radiator cap for proper pressure rating!! The cap was replaced with the cooling system flush, however the parts boys did not tell us that there are two options for the pressure rating! As the replies specif...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GTEC14W4T
Thanks For the many replies for my problem, The truck was here over nite & of course it started right up, all sensors were reading good before start up & fuel pressure was 61 lbs koeo. Got a break this time it had 2 codes in it---map too high & crank sensor ...
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1996 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L No Start, no injector pulse VIN: 4KLB4B1R0T
thanks for the help on this. by replacing the vcm & cleaning the grounds i picked up the injector pulse. the fuel pressure was 50 lbs which i found out was not enough. i replaced the fuel pump & now have 55 lbs of pressure. truck is fixed. thanks again!!!
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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Brakes VIN: 2G1W152M8V
It turned to be a defective booster from the auto parts store, we installed a new from dealer, and the car is just fine now , no more brakes locking up, aparently the old had an internalleak so it was building up pressure internal to the point of self activati...
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JF5242Y
I want to thank everyone who took the time to help me. I never totally repaired the problem. I was able to make the car drivable. Almost everyone that replied seemed to be referring to the tsb about the faulty sending unit that G M was replacing on some of the...
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2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on, HIGH IDLE VIN: 1GCC14581K
Thanks to everyone who replied to my help request. I'd like to say that I checked everything that was suggested and did not find anything out of spec or bad. The truck is now back in service but will return to our shop for further diagnosis when time allows. T... Trouble codes: P0108 (map sensor circut high input), P0122 (tp sensor circut low input).
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1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L ign lock cyl VIN: 1C3EJ56H7V
FIXED! Thanks to Matthew from Texas, Doug from Kansas, and John from Wisconsin. All agreed the correct repair is replacing the lock cylinder AND ignition switch.
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2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Starter VIN: 2C3HD36J8Y
I recieved 4 replies to this problem but as of yet I have not gotten the car back to check on the suggestions. Dwain said to check the linkage to the P/N switch, I had done that but the switch itself is located inside the transmission. Ted said that he had tro...
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1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46T9T
Well, I made the cardinal sin... I assumed... The Cam and Crank sensors were installed by an assistant. The cam sensor has a slot on it for adjustment i guess. It was never seated in the hole. The O-ring was almost flush but not quite. When I unbolted it to ch... Trouble codes: 11 (history code for ignition).
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L shifting VIN: 2B4GP44G1Y
Thank you for the posts I recieved, I certainly appericiate the input, The fix for this condition was the Solonoid pack in front of the unit ! Re-set the calibraion VIA scanner Done-deal ! again Thank you Joe [...]
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L power train VIN: 2FMDA5142T
Hi there im sorry the help request was not closed sooner. I let a local shop use my account to research the problem . He has since become a sponsoring member. To the best of my understanding installing the cm sensor with the ford tool may still cause it to be ...
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1997 Ford Escort 2.0L No Start
Thanks to all for their help. But the customer declined and repairs after we told them that the cost would be based on time to locate problem. Instead they took vehicle out of the shop and traded it in on a new one. (cant imagine what they got for it) thanks t...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L timing chains VIN: 1FMDU34EXV
i would say at least 15 of you responded to me said that the valves would be bend we are trying to sell a long block this sure dont seam like a very good engine thanks for the help
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDV32EXV
Sorry to close this late,it was the wrong ECM for this particular car,after installing the right one no codes were set and no more stalling problems.Thanks to all that reply. Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor ckt fault).
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, runs rich VIN: 1FTSW31F01
thanks for the help on this one. i pulled the injectors & sent them out to be checked, they were all bad. i replaced all 8 & now truck runs great. after 200,000 miles & a load of gasoline they could no longer survive. the customer cannot believe that all were ...
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55233
Well I guess it's fixed finally, finally caught the fuel pressure sensor messing up, it read a great deal less than actual pressure, so the computer was trying to drive up the pressure and caused misfires and black smoking and rich codes. Replaced sensor (pret... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressuire range performance), P1132 (HO2S11 Ind rich), P1152 (HO2S12 Ind Rich), P0172 (System Rich Bank 1), P0175 (System Rich Bank 2), P0301 (Misfire 1 Also P0303 and P0306).
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1989 Honda Civic 1.5L No Start
Well I wanted to wait a few days before I closed this request.I installed a used ECM and the car starts fine now. Thanks to all replies.I was almost suprised it was'nt the main relay after all who suggested it was,but I always had power to injectors,fuel pump ... Trouble codes: 16 (injector).
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1989 Honda CRX Si 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMED9369K
Kenneth from California nailed this one dead on. The valves were out of adjustment. I know Honda's have valve issues over time due to the valves slowly being sucked into the head. (Which is the reason Honda reccomends adjustments every 60K) But I had not made ...
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1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHLRD284XW
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. The overwhelming response was that the electrical portion of the ignition switch was under a dealer recall. This in fact was the case and the customer took it to the dealer. It has been a couple weeks since...
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1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L abs module VIN: SAJMX1343R
Hi Guys, After looking at a reliable schematic, I found that the control unit was not really involved in the charging of the accumulator.Basically, the pressure switch grounds the pump relay,the pump runs. Found the pressure switch to be defective. (Even tho...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L 2nd gear VIN: 1J4GZ58S8R
I want to thank the people that tried to help me. I decided to give the truck back to the customer without fixing it. As far as I could tell the governor pressure was fine and it had no electrical problems (I was hired to check the wiring). I did adjust th...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L evaparator VIN: YLTC162269
hello everyone thanks to all again.replace evap and all is well.special thanks to donald from sc reminding me about the bolt hidden under pcm.been a while since i did one of these.all of the tips where helpful. i did go back with oem parts.i think back before ...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Headlamps VIN: 1J4GW68N6X
Well, customer never returned. I received 5 replies. 1 suggested dashboard debris blocking photo eye, another suggested checking the DRL module. The remaining 3 said multifunction switch, which is the option that I was going to try. Thanks for your time- J...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Radiator fan VIN: 1J4GW48SXY
Wow! The responses to this post hit the nail on the head. Thanks very much for the expert help from all who replied. After reading Mitchell on demand I was about ready to get out a jack hammer and two sticks of dynomite to find that relay but the replies lead ...
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1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L No Start
Well, this one is still baffling. Checked everything out, switched relays, re-grounded wire at fuel pump (originally performed under recall), took apart and cleaned ignition switch. One day it was erratic, and the next day I could never duplicate problem again...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L engine over heat VIN: WDBDA29D2M
thanks to German and all iATN members for the informatiom, the vehicle was fixed with replacing overload relay. i don't think i can do it with out your support. again, thanks you all!
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Surge, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E4Y
We replaced the fuel pump and the updated fuel filter and fuel lines a week ago. So far so good. If something comes up I will post it, but I think we have repaired the problem. Thanks to all for the responses.
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Battery light doesn't come on VIN: 4A3AA46G63
This car had to be sent to dealer.We had no access to wiring diagrams which severely crippled our troubleshooting efforts.Car was at dealer for a few days and was repaired. They said it was an open circuit on 2 wires under dash. Under further questioning as to...
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1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: H1S3042847
Unfortunatley the vehicle left the shop without repair, I received some great suggestions, Possible cold start valve leaking, which was easy to test by pinching line before it. I checked the throttle switch and the fuel pressure regulator for tampering as one ...
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1987 Pontiac Fiero SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2PF11ROH
Thanks to Keith, Alfred & Gerry. The fix ended up being a leaking pressure regulator in throttle body. Special note to Rusty who left me an e-mail. I didnot post all sensor readings because they were correct. The ones I did post were wrong. I do not apprecia... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust).
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2.4L reverse gear, 2nd , 4th gear VIN: 1G2NW12T1T
Thanks to all who responded, the fix was a new shift cable for the forward and rearward motion of the shifter. The outer housing had split under a rubber cover which effectively shortened the inner wire travel. It wasn't readily obvious until we cut the rubber...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K72
OK after several aftermarket mass air flow sensors we decided it was time for an ac delco sensor however when it arrived it was in a remanufactured box with an ac delco sticker on the box it had the same stickers and marking as the aftermarket ones so we decid... Trouble codes: P0102.
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