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2001 Audi A4 1.8L eng ping VIN: WAUDC68D21
this is a reman motor ,under hot condition the engine pings check engine lt comes on code 17733 17734 17735 17736 all cyclinder at max knock control dealer replace knock senors no change
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L asc/abs VIN: WBADP6332X
Hi everyone . This BMW has ASC and ABS lights on all the time. Engine codes : 130 signal asc 1 , 217 egs signal Transmission : 160 abs/asc signal , 150 bus monitoring , 156 timeout ABS codes : 55 asc shutoff valve , 112 can signal ?(not sure) When I clear ...
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1988 Buick Regal Limited 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2G4WD14W3J
i have cked we have good ignition,great fuel pressure,has fire to the end and fuel pressure,thought it might be maf,but was not tested fine,map sensor test fine also,when you start this car it runs for about 5 secounds then dies as if someone turned the key of...
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1994 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G4BN52P5R
AAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIEEEEEEEE This car is driving me nuts. At an idle the car does great, start to power brake it and above 1200 rpm it starts shaking and missing. After that it seems to miss all the time until it idles for a lil while. I replace the cap, rotor, w...
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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L keeps running VIN: 1G6CD1337L
customer states that sometimes engine continues to run after key off and removed from ignition. has stayed running from 1 to 10 min. after igniton off. vehicle has not acted up yet in the shop. just wondering if anyone has seen anything like this before. ignit...
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1992 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L t.v. pressure VIN: 1GKEV16K6M
i have a 700r trans that i just rebuilt. its back in the vehical. it shifts fair with a soft 2/3 up shift not a big concern could be better.with a pressure gage on the unit min.tv pressure is 75 psi in park,nuetral, od and man 3rd.pulling the tv cable to max p...
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1992 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L left front hydraulics VIN: 1GNDM15Z9N
Hi gang! The owner of this fairly high mileage van asked me to simply flush the brake fluid. What he didn't mention until later was that he was hoping it would tkae care of this condition. He put pads in a while back with the help of a friend and since that ti...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L 4 wheel drive VIN: 2GNDT13W8T
Customer states that vehicle goes into 4 wheel drive automatically when customer is going slow and turning, grinds real bad, hi and low button flashes on and off at the same time, transmission won't shift out of first gear, if you disconnect battery cures itse...
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1996 Chevrolet C3500 HD 6.5L clutch hydraulics VIN: 1GTHC33F7S
when we stripped it down we found non oe clutch, compared it to an original clutch, found a difference in the pivot points for the springs, so thought we had got it rechecked everything measurements all very similar to old units so discounted wrong flywheel e...
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1997 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L r/r turn lamp VIN: 1GNDX03E1V
During the light check, it was noticed that the right rear turn signal lamp does not function. The right front lamp flashes too fast, as does the lamp in the I.P. panel. Left turn lamps all work normally with the exception of the I.P. panel lamps. When moving ...
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L wiper motor VIN: 1G1YY32G9W
This car came to me with the wipers moving up and down going in and out of park with the switch off.The car owner said he had just had it washed when the problem started.I pulled off the wiper motor it was full of water,this is almost unbeliveabe based on the ...
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2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Lack of Power VIN: 1Y1SK524YZ
Vehicle has a cold stall, lack of power when started cold. Not every time. Codes were cleared about a week ago. Have not come back. Has exhaust leak @ front pipe. Had to wait for clamp to come in. Will replace tomorrow. I didn't want to post until I had solved... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire), P0171 (Fuel System Lean)
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55K8Y
Hey All, This impala is not starting, it happened all the sudden for the customer. Customer drove car to store, when returned to car it would not start. Waited on tow and when tow truck got there it started. Customer drove home, and then next day started fine...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GBHG31R62
Have 3 of these 2002 Mini Busses (5.7 ltr Vortec) with the same problems. Is there a problem with the distributors or other common problems. Hard starting when cold. Cranks as if distributor is wet or has fouled plugs. All 3 started the same problem within 2 w...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L odometer VIN: 1GCEK19V3E
I have a 03 silevado wt, The problem that I am having is with the message center in the odometer window. The message to set the language to english - spainish or french will not stop flashing. This truck being a wt, has no steering wheel buttons, but it does h...
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1996 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L EATX relay always off VIN: 4C3AU521N3
Powers up momentarily, then relay shuts down. If codes are cleared, trans always shown to be in limp, then when car is started code 15 returns immediately.
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1C4GP64L7T
This van came in stalling on decel. It needed a tune up, so we replaced OE wires and plugs w/filters. We also replaced the IAC and cleaned the throttle body for the decel stalling. Customer says is better but stalls at times. It is a big help that this custome...
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1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2C3HD46R3X
Complaint is low power and a rolling idle speed and occational stall. On a test drive the car seems to have good power, no misfiring, and no roughness, until you start climbing a hill. It seems you have to run the car at WOT to get it to move. At WOT it actual...
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L tach, speedo VIN: 1C4GP54L6X
Vehicle was a no-start. replaced pcm and car starts. dash was completly dead the entire time so replaced cluster board. everything works but tach and speedo. ccd bus wires look good at 2.5v all voltages are correct at connector to back of cluster. What do I ne...
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1988 Dodge Aries LE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B3BD46K2J
chrysler techs i need help. this car came in from another shop and they replaced spark plugs and pick up coil. then sent it to us. car will start for 1 second and stall it will run if you keep feathering the throttle but not good. it will run good if you pour ...
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1990 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L charging system VIN: 1B4FK44R8L
Hi fellows, I have this van that has a low charg. when i check with a voltmeter at the alternator positive terminal i get 14.2 v , but when i check at the battery i get only 13.3 v . And the main positive wire gets warm the one that is going tothe alternator....
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L cv joint VIN: 2P4GP44G4Y
Hello everyone I have a 2000 grand caravan that the customer is complaning about a vibration 49-51 mph. She bought 4 new tires thinking that was the problem (she bought them from me). She came back the next day a said she still had a vibration (I did't know I ...
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2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L no start VIN: 1B4HS28N71
Truck died at cust house/towed in no start, Found when turning key on, radio is only thing comes on?no dash light or crank just black dead.there is some back feed going to rear ac relay?,when trying to crank only. all fuses good power to relays at under hood d...
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1991 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FACP5OU9M
hello everyone i have 1991 ford taurus customer came in and told me that when car got down to 1/2 tank of gas car would act like vapor lock went and drove with fuel gauge on it fuel pressure would drop and car would die so i replaced fuel pump from pam a/c del...
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15YOP
Hello all, I am new to IATN and this is my first post.The drivers complaint is,when started first time or if it sits at a job site for awhile it will start and idle good.when it is put in gear and just starts to accelerate it will run very rough or die.when it...
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTCR14A8S
Dealer replaced head and hasn't run properly since...Idle is rough and with ac on much rougher.Cleaned maf to see if that would help...nope...Disconnected maf and it runs about the same. compression is good and equal on all cylinders. Also low on power.Surges ...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU32E5W
I have replaced the pcm in this vehicle for an intermittent lean condition on the left bank.I cannot get the PATS module to reset paramaters and accept the new pcm.I have identified the PATS as a "type b", and am using the replacement procedure for type b PATS... Trouble codes: P1260 (anti theft system fuel disabled), B2139 (pcm id does not match), B2141 (nvm configuration failure)
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1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L flywheel,converter VIN: 74WX194345
here goes my first post. car came in with loud clattering noise in bell housing area. cracked flywheel type noise. noise in park, rev,neutral,drive,ac on or off. first torqued converter nuts,none loose,starter drive not even close to flywheel,drained engine oi...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L blend door motor VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
Hi Everyone, This exploder is my landlords car so as you can imagine, Iam keen to do a good job for him. The heater is not getting hot. I have tested all the vacume controls/hoses/actuators and heater tap and all seem to be working ok. the engine reaches corr...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L noise VIN: 1FMZU34X5X
Good morning everyone, this one has me stumped. This truck has a very load moaning noise that is eminating from the air inlet tube or air cleaner assm. It is there some of the time but alot more with the a/c on. If I push on the hose it will change but not go ...
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U83
this car came in with p0172 system too rich bank 1,cleaned mass air ,replaced fuel filter,and replacer airfilter.about 550 miles later the same code p0172 came back.this has a fuel psi sensor on the fuel rail. the scanner reads 41.76 h ot at idle,fuel gauge is... Trouble codes: P0172
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Air Bag light VIN: 2FAFP71W63
Greetings Fellow Techs, Sorry for the long post. We are having a problem with the air bag light on this Crown Vic. The code led us to a problem with the passenger seat side air bag circuit, which this car does not have. Instead, there is a bridge resistor plug...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Brake Lights VIN: 2FAHP71W43
I have this 2003 crown vic police vehicle and it came into the shop and ended up having no brake lights on the vehicle. Although I have the 3rd brake light that comes on when you hit the brake, but the main tail lights are not showing any signs of brake light....
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31P34
owned since new, well maintained. only flash done was when truck had 3000 miles on it. i cannot access data at this time waiting for can connector for my ngs. while on highway in 3rd, 4th, 5th gear on steady cruise between 1800-2000 rpm. when you accelerate sl...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF375X5
I have this cab & chassis that now has a wrecker body on it. My problem is that the original gas tank that was mounted on the rear of the chassis was replaced by the wrecker company with an aftermarket gas tank that mounts inside the drivers side frame rail. N...
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1990 Geo Prizm 1.6L cooling fans VIN: 1Y1SK5460L
After both engine cooling fans were replaced because they were burned out, the fans both stay on anytime the ignition switch is on. Engine has cooling and the condensor cooling fans since it has AC. Using the Shopkey wiring diagrams the circuits were traced. T...
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1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKCT18W6X
truck has an intermittent no start. seams worse after the truck is driven and then sets for an hour. the problem occurs about every 2 days. finally got the truck to act up at the shop. found the fuel pump was not running. removed the fuel pump and tested for p...
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2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK16751
O.K. folks did a trip prepare on wifes Yukon on June 28 so we could drive it to Virginia on the 30th, decided to flush the cooling system while I had it in, Day before we are sposed ta leave she calls and says check engine light came on while getting on hiway ... Trouble codes: P639, P332
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2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKEC16Z62
i have searched all over mitchell repair, and all-data, cannot find any pinpoint test or flow chart for PO179, any help would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0179
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1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L cooling system VIN: 1HGCB7240L
Machine shop returned head with no evidence of problems, is there another source of oil in coolant on these engines that we can check for? Heard there may be a problem with block on these engines, anyone with more info would be appreciated. Thank you and God B...
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7658N
This car is a spare time only project...customer attempted head gasket job...SUPPOSEDLY the car was running before that... What we have here is a crank, no start... Do have spark, Do have fuel pressure, Do NOT have injector pulse...The POWER side of the inje...
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start, starting problem VIN: Q123E4PAK0
vehicles comes in workshop for starting problems.the ecm not onn when ignition key turn onn position. i will check all sensors , fuel pump and its pressure he is ok, but i found the ECM not ONN when ignition switch onn. please refer me that what i do. i sure t...
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1998 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21A6W
Hello to all. Having a problem with this one. Code p1447 my Mitchell gives very little info or flow charts. We power ck solonides at purge cannaster both click, blew air thru lines all seems ok. Not sure where to go next? I did read their is an update for solo... Trouble codes: P1447
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2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A6Y
code comes on while driving or letting car sit running at idle only po 171 code no others Trouble codes: P0171
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1748S
we have a vehicle no start, will crank over fine, has good fuel pressure[47 psi] good ignition spark,good injector pulse, compression on all cylinders average 160 psi. we checked engine to be sure it has not jumped time, checked o.k. we have checked all fuses,...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L vic VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5S
vehicle information center dispays service [...] self Diagnosis test one code low oil switch sort or open theirs no switch code wont clear
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ78Y9W
The proplem is i have a fuse that will blow intermitently, it is the 20amp minifuse for the asd relay and pcm. any help is apreciated
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Unknown VIN: 1J4GW58N0Y
This Grand Cherokee all wheel drive which was immaculate is now wrecked badly. My customer is dealing with an insurance company who can't believe there could be anything damaged in the drive train, so they won't total it. The body estimate is almost $10,000 wi...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Body Control Module VIN: 1J8GK58K12
Complaint of loss of; Wipers, speedometer, trip computer, headlights & running lights, A/C, power door locks, etc... and check engine light is on. Code set in computer for P0500 loss of vehical speed sensor signal. VSS signal is sent from the BCM to the PCM. B...
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1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: SALJY124XR
The symptoms are: long cranking before starting, misfire on Idle in drive mode. When the car was towed to us, we had it started right away, then after warming up and idling it stalled. We noticed then, there was no spark. We check voltage at the ignition coil ...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10U2X
this lexus came in today it would start if you push on the gas but would stall when letting off pedal the light was on with code 171 freeze frame had fuel trim at + 30 well i cleared the adaptive stratgy and after a while the car would idle on its own but just... Trouble codes: 171 (lean exaust bank 1)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WRF345HYWT
Greetings to all, Iam once again in benz hell. This truck has a check engine light with just about all cylinder misfire codes. P0300,301,302,303.306,307 and really idles and runs terrible. Its almost impossible to get above 40mph. So far I have checked previou...
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1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1MELM50U6S
Car is very boggy on normal acceleration, if you stop it down in will accellerate but should be better. Cleaned maf sensor seemed to help. watched readings then replaced maf with after market new and same readings and results. check spark plug, wires ect all a...
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1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16SXV
Thanks in advance for any help on this one. I have this truck that blows the 15A Engine Control fuse intermittantly. At this point I have unplugged one by one each component that this fuse powers (O2 heaters, iac valve, map solenoid, evap solenoids, swirl cont...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
this maxima runs poor cold(stumbles,pops in intake,hard to rev up).if you turn key off and restart it runs better for a few seconds then runs rough again.car does not miss.after car get to temp it runs a little better.car idles good but has no power pulling hi...
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2000 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L rad. cooling fan VIN: 4N2ZN16TS1
dont know if cooling fan should come on when ac is turned on,but on this van the cooling fan cycles on and off at idle only,if you bring it up to 1500rpm or higher the cooling fan stays on. the van has a full system charge,and the compressor doesnt cycle on an...
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1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L engine VIN: 1G3HN54C2L
i replaced 1 injector, module, coil pack...could i have a bad new injector? i was going to install original injector i presumed was bad into a cylinder i know is working, then install that removed injector into the dead middle cylinder. if the cylinder does no...
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L abs/tcs inop. VIN: 1GHDX03E0X
Hi GM techs. Im in over my head on this one. I have this 99 olds van with abs/ tcs/ brake warning lamps on.I checked power and grounds and all seems ok, with key on eng. off. when engine is started, power from module that powers relay coil for abs/tcs, goes aw...
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1985 Other European silver spur 6.8L pumps inside valley pan VIN: SCAZN42A6F
Hello everyone I am in need of help and information I have a rather dusty and unkempt Silver Spur that was undergoing an engine rebuilt when the mechanic suffeered a heart attack that left him unable to work. I hope all memebers of IATN will wish hime well.Now...
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1993 Plymouth Laser 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4P3CF34BXP
Mitsubishi engine, Came in with stalling, MIL on complaint. Throttle service and Minimum idle adjustment solved stalling although idle control seems a little erratic. Unable to access codes with Snapon brick or Mastertech, so used voltmeter method to pull cod...
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD28D0X
sorry i took so long, but this is our busy season. tried swapping the injectors, but misfire remained. next tried a new ecm., which worked wonderfully for about a week. in fact the acceleration quality improved as well. however the misfire # 5 cyl. returned. w... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0305 (misfire 5 cylinder).
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1998 Buick Regal 25th Anniversary Edition 3.8L convertor lock-up VIN: 2G4WF521XW
This 4T65e is shifting fine now, thanks to Brian, Bernard, Keith and Stephen for their input. As Brian suggested, I dropped the lower pan and checked for metal particles which would indicate a possible component breakdown and possibly debris in the valve body....
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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD5331L
Thanks to all. Codes are easily read. Cadillac has on board diagnostic code reading. To get codes press 'off' AND ' warmer' buttons on climate control at the same time. All segments of climate control and fuel data center will light up. Let go of buttons and...
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1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L abs. lite VIN: 1GNEK18K8S
the fix for this 4wal system was using the snappy scanner with the multi plug adapter at H + A terminals . have lost faith in this cartridge for abs trouble shooting , [counting flashes ] the right front sensor would drop off any reading , replaced with new oe...
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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on, CEL on VIN: 1GCCS19X1W
Hi, Thanks for the responses. I failed to mention that the ABS,low fuel and brake lights would come on when I hooked up the scanner. However I had another GM that would not communicate today. Found out that my scanner software had taken a dump. Anyways the S10...
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Differential VIN: 3GNFK16R9X
Thanks to all that replied, much appreciated, the problem was in the brakes, the holing springs were weak and letting the shoes move around too much also the backing plates were contacting the the drums but only when loaded, straightened the backing plates and...
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Drive Train VIN: 1GNEL19W0X
Well all i have to say is thanks for making me look again guys! Most all of you said tires were the cause and they were. One had been replaced with a new, very similar, tire of same brand and size, but not exact type. I missed it and feel a little dumber after...
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lack of Power VIN: 1GCEK142TX
Hey Folks! Well I relayed your info to the other shop / tech and he is very thankful. According to him he investiagted all tips but they were not the problem with this vehicle. What I was told is that he compared the crank and cam sensor syn on his scope to a ... Trouble codes: P0300 (mis-fire), P0343 (Camshaft), P0101 (Mass Air Flow), P1870 (Transmission).
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Surge VIN: 1GCHG39FOY
thanks to the three responses i recived on this request the fix for this van was a new fuel driver module located on the side of the injector pump, not the easyest to change and very expansive about $900.00 parts and lab. but fixed the stumble off load. thanks...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Stall, PCM Fuse VIN: 2GCEC19VXY
Thanks to all that replied. After taking your advise I searched the wiring diagrams and did find that that fuse does power the fuel pump also. Checked amp draw and found over 18 amps when hot. Never did blow the fuse for me but a new fuel pump was installed an...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Transfercase VIN: 1GNCT18W71
The replies were pretty evenly split between the control module and dash switch. All wire connections were clean and tight and there was no water intrusion or corrosion. The switch was working properly every time. We feel this was a control module issue but ...
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L caliper and mount VIN: 1G11NE52J5
creaking caliper assy. removed old assembly as per lots of replies andinstalled rebuilt caliper assy. noise gone and customer was just tickled pink. thanks dave
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L a/c tennsioner VIN: 2GCEC19T22
The customer chose not to fix this vehicle but we are satisfied that the compressor (and related parts) would have fixed this problem. Since this vehicle, we have had 2 identical late model GMs with the same problem. Both of them were repaired as per the TSB m...
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1995 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B4GH458SR
Per your replies I rechecked PCM fuse, tested fuse links, tested power from igntion switch, powers and grounds at the pcm all were good. Another suggestion was to close all doors of the van, lock passangers door with key and unlock it with key. This would turn... Trouble codes: 0000.
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HC13Y5T
Hello everyone, sorry about the long delay to answer, I lost my mother 2 weeks ago and it has been bad times. Well the doge pickup is running fine thanks to MICHAEL FROM RHODE ISLAND, he was the first reply and explained how several things could cause this fus...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L cluster VIN: 1B7KF23621
after checking all circuits and tsb's.we went thru and tightened all connections and cleared codes .so far it hasn't returned.we drove for 174 miles.thanks to all that replied.we will see in 2k to 3k miles.
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1135W
its fixed.did not realize the torx head on the front of the exhaust cam was a plug.removed pluf loosened gear retaining bolt and reindexed timing belt.problems solved.thank you for the help Trouble codes: 1393 (ehxuast camshaft retarded).
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144W
I want to thank all of you for your help.I had already cleaned EGR tubes and verified cam-crank sync.The problem was the DPFE valve causing the miss fire and setting the cam sensor code.I would have looked for quite sometime for that one if not for your help.I... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor malf).
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1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Oil leak by turbo pedestal VIN: 1FDAF57F8X
Well I removed the pedestal and took it to my machine shop. At that point we decided to take .004 off the top mounting surface of the pedestal. The thought was that it would squeeze those o-rings tighter between the pedestal and turbo. I reassembled and took i...
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2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L front end VIN: 1FMZU73E11
we replaced the lower ball joints and lower the tire prreshure to 28psi
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1979 Honda Accord 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: SMK1111757
Well, I hate to disappoint everyone on the Honda. I pulled the Honda out first thing this morning and I got started early in the morning doing a alternator R&R so the contractor could get back to work. When I got done, I noticed the Honda was gone. Evidently...
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Starting VIN: JHMCB7653N
It looks like the main relay. I had swapped in one that one of the other technicians had. He thought it was a good one. I got a brand new one from Honda and put it in and have started it about 50 times without it failing. Normally it would have failed after 5-...
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1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L not charging/battery light stays on VIN: 4S6CM58V7T
Hey everyone ,Thanks for the helpful replies ,, We did get the chance to verify that all the powers and grounds were OK .Really believe that the customer had the wrong alternator sold to them (customer was another repair shop) . But they needed to get the truc...
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2000 Honda Passport LX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S60M58WXY
Per members recomendation, perform FIS service. No change. Found intermitent fuel pump pressure bleeding off. Happen to have like vehicle in the shop for comparisons. Replace fuel pump and confirmed steady pressure. Extensive test drives and customer report ba...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L condensation VIN: 1J4GZ58S8W
Hello everyone sorry about the long delay but i lost my mother 2 weeks ago and im trying to get going again. Well for the Jeep it is fixed like most of you said pull the carpet back on passeger side and look for drain at the bootom by the floor. I drilled a sm...
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2001 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJ723415
Thanks for all the replies. I have'nt got the vehicle back yet, but I believe the theory of ECM thermostat monitoring with thermostat & housing changes between 00-01 models will be it. Special thanks to Cameron [...] for the tips Trouble codes: P00, 128 (coolant temperature falls out of parameter for closed loop).
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1986 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNBP96F68
Thank you all for ideas to look for to repair this lincoln, all the things I tried did not help, The customer did not want to put any money into this car so no fix on this one. Thank you Rick
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1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM81W6V
after much debate and testing to see where the leak down was occuring on each cylinder, we pulled the intake. we noticed that though the coolant resivor was 1/2 full there were no signs of coolant at all in the hoses or intake. found leak crack in intake. we d...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22C3V
Tony [...] sent the best info and lead to the fix,i did finaly buy a scoping meter the sinal was very eratic at the crank sensor ,the water pump pully had chafed the sensor wire and was intermittantly shorting the shielded red wire i replaced the sensor and it ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: W487YUJF4V
Thanks to all on this one... I ended up pulling my hair out on this one, but the crank,no start was caused by a faulty key and transponder. I cant believe this could have been the cause but I learned a lesson on this on.
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1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1MCUMG5305
I drove this vehicle after all the work we did and felt it ran good, with only a slight sag on tip in. Customer drove it and states vehicle is about 85% fixed is is ok with it. I believe our technician was hoping for and holding out for perfect. Customer moved...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 4A3AE3SG81
slightly burnt contacts on main relay, the one next to the trans relay. found by changing the relay with trans relay. car eventually returned with trans relay fault. fitted new relay. problem went away
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall
so far so good .The eccs relay was replaced and it's been a few weeks now and no stall.thanks to the members that replied and for the suggestion about replacing the relay.I am calling this one fixed.
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4L ignition module VIN: 1G3WH51X8P
thanx to all who replied to help this problem was was a two fault problem when engine warmed up (after replacement of module) car would stall. replacing ck sensor completed fix.
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1987 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WPOAB0947H
Thanks for all the info.I forgot about the basics ! something you think is going to be some crazy wiring problem turned out to be ground at upper rear firewall side on bellhousing like suggested , main harness covers it but once moved out of the way you have t...
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1983 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.2L Diesel Problems VIN: JT4LN44D1D
The key clue to this problem was the 'runaway' condition that i experienced. Everyone said that a 'runaway' on these engines is due to the engine running on oil/blowby rather than fuel. This was indeed correct even though I had acceptable cranking compression ...
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1985 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Wipers VIN: JT2AE83E1G
The wiper switch is integral with the intermittant module, and it was bad. The wiper switch cannot be obtained new anymore from the factory as it has been discontinued, also the entire combo switch has been discontinued (Part#84310-12630). I was able to obtain...
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1992 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TARN81A2N
the repair to vehicle was indeed a sliped timming chain thanks to all who gave advice but to [...] a special thank you. i guess you never to old to learn. your advice was right on the mark.
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Solenoids VIN: 2T1BR18E9W
Well after the customer finally got around to calling us to go ahead and fix the car we found the problem. This car had a starter failure previously, or was attempted to jump-start with crossed cables. This may explain the melted Positive cable in the harness....
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L epc light VIN: 3VWTE29M2Y
this car is fixed. A special thanx to John [...] they hit it right on the head. it was in fact the brake light switch that was bad, Replaced switch and the EPC light went right out. thank you to all who replied.
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