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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Crankshaft Seal VIN: WAUDD28D3X
Hello gang. This vehicle came in for an overheating problem, and after reassembling the front cover of the engine, (and installing a new crank seal) I have an oil leak that I can't seem to stop. Ive tried aftermarket seal,as well as the seal from the dealer, a...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start, won't even crank VIN: WBAGJ8321W
Vehicle came in needing to be jump started every time. We jump started it, put it in the shop, put charger on it, and sadly put the charger on high which I believe is a mistake for these vehicles. Later when we wanted to start work on the vehicle it will not c... Trouble codes: 148
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L reverse VIN: WBAAM334XY
Hi Guys, A friend of mine brought his BMW to us with a deteriorating reverse operation. We don't rebuild trannies, but the shop next to us does and he gave us a set price. However, upon dismantling, he says that the Center Support (low reverse drum) is cracked...
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1993 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L compressor VIN: 1G4BN5379P
the a/c on this vehicle is ice cold, but will become hot while driving. if you punch the gas, it will get cold again. no diagnostic trouble codes and systemj checks out good. what in the world could be happening here??? have replaced just about everything we c...
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2001 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4HR54K21
hello this vehicle runs fine no problems untill you roll the left rear door window down and then when you try to roll up engine stalles and wont restart. if you unplug door module on left rear door car will start and run fine. have tried new door module no hel...
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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L air vents VIN: 1G4HP54K51
This car does NOT have dual air,I added freon 12oz.the left side vent air 65-77 deg.right side 29-39 deg.I took the dash out to check the blend door,It is operating correctly by hand and electricly.I plug the dash in layed it on my lap fired up the car and che...
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1972 Cadillac eldorado 8.2L cv shaft VIN: 6L67S2Q402
Greatings to all you GM techs. We have this 1972 Cadillac Eldorado here and we need to replace the cv shafts in the vehicle. Was wondering if anyone knows the r&r procedure for this job. I was only 2 when this car was made and my dad can't remember exactly how...
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1992 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GCFK29K7N
1992 GMC K2500 p-up w a 5.7 K engine. Engine was replaced or overhauled. Shoddy job, plud wires not even properly connected,fixed TBI wires pinched under air cleaner adapter. Problem is bad idle...will go up and down or even stall only when real hot. Everythin...
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1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GKDT13W0P
Hello everyone at IATN, I'm helping a friend work on his own '93 Blazer. The problem is no matter what we do, we can not get the fuel pressure to go over 25 psi max. We have replaced the pump 3 times, replaced the regulator, and the fuel filter is new. We ble...
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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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1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L sir VIN: 2G1FP22P1T
customer bought car from USA with no air bag installed. have to go through federal inspection in canada.we have to have the air bag working, so i installed an air bag, came up with codes for module, so customer had another camaro that came from canada, install...
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16R6X
this suburban came in with ses light on po300-missfire code.missfire monitor revealed cyls.3-4-5-6 missing with 4/5 worst.freeze frame revealed this happened at 71 mph on a hill with a small raft trailer.we have not been able to duplicate this in shop or road ... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKEC16R6X
Came in with running rich (black exhaust). We found thermostat stock open, clogged fuel and air filter, check engine light with codes p0154b, p1153b o2 circuit insufficent activity B2S1 and p300 random misfire. We replaced thermostat, fuel and air filter, O2 B... Trouble codes: P154, P153, P300B (cyl. misfire)
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G1JC5242Y
today is 7/14/05 car came back with a stall when hard stering lock right or left. this is a drivers education car. the ac is on at the time of problem only happens in stoped turning parking lot manovers. it is an inertmintant problem not all the time but frequ...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L engine VIN: 1GNDT13SX2
this engine has a knocking noise that is hard to explain,sounds deep like a bearing but seems to be higher in engine. found a tsb about cracked cylinder liner and extended warranty,no infor on diagnosis to prove problem. found nothing in data base - wondering ...
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L Headlight and Parklamps VIN: 1C4GP54R1T
The head lights and park lights won't shut off. Disconect dimmer switch and park lights stay on and dinger dings. Disconect headlight switch and sometimes lights shut off, not always. The wipers run intermitantly. The wipers run if the power windows are operat...
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L cooling fans VIN: 1C4GP64L9V
Hey guys, I know I am missing something here. I actually have 2 of these vans 1 1997 and 1 1998 both with the same problem. Original complaint was poor AC cooling on both. First thing I checked was Pressures and both were the same about 33 on the low side but ...
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L wiper blades,horn,parking lights VIN: 1C4GP64L6W
After replacing pcm van started and all items worked.We went to take to the dealer to have the pcm and bcm flashed, when we opened the vehicles door the horn, wipers and runninglights started going off. All the switches were in the off postion.We disconnected ...
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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3B7KF23W3S
We put a reman motor in this truck because of a hole in one piston (cyl#2). It ran smooth with the old motor,never would have suspected a problem if the customer hadn't asked us to do a compression test. The engine has come out and gone back to the machine sho...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L headlights, door locks, int. lights, guages, wiper VIN: 1B4GP54L3W
This 98 Grand Caravan has no headlights, power locks, interior lights, guages, or wipers. The washers work and the high beam indicator lights in the flash to pass mode only. The cluster does nothing at all. I can't even get mileage from the odometer. I cannot ...
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1B4G544L2X
Ok guys this is a good one! Customer brought vehicle in with complaint that the vehicle just cuts off when driving, but only for a second or two, then cuts back in and continues. I have found no codes or obvious causes for thi s intermittent stalling. Customer...
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1999 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD56JXX
Okay I need help on this one I have this Intrepid that I cannot scan. No Communication. Tried several different scanners. I feel that the problem is in the car not the scanner. The car came in for stalling when put into drive. The car surges forward then stall...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Heater Core VIN: 1B7HC16X6S
Under normal accelleration this vehicle has a distinct sloshing noise coming from the heater core. I doesn't matter if you swerve the vehicle or drive straight. It did this with the old heater core as well. When you clamp the heater hose off the noise stops. S...
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1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L fuel guage VIN: 1FTCR10AXN
My Personal truck This morning on way to work fuel guage on empty Does it have a fuse or something no engine light and truck runs normal Thanks for any help
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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FALP62W1R
This '94 Tbird was a tow in from a nother shop after a new fuel pump failed to correct the condition. The problem is that the engine starts normally and sounds fine for 30 45 seconds or more if the engine is cooler. After a short run the engine cuts off. With... Trouble codes: P0102, P1407, P1000
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L coil springs VIN: 1FALP52U4S
5/23/05 customer complaint of small shimmy at low speeds diagnosed (TSB as well) as due to rear sagging - rear measured 1 inch below spec after installing new front springs. replaced rear springs under warranty with spicer set - rear now within spec. but now ...
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1995 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L compressor
I need some help from a FORD guru. I'm bimmer tech not much experience on fords. The compressor not comming on, evacuate and regas system to specs..static pressure 100 P.S.I both sides. but clutch not on and no power to compressor with connector disconnected. ...
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTDX1722V
after repairing imrc valve problem and resealing intake manifolds cleared code. light is now off and stays off but we still have a stumble under quick acelleration.when we checked the timming with the scaner the timming retards under quick acelleration and the... Trouble codes: P1537 (imrc stuck open bank 1)
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE1425X
this came in as running problem,when you first start this vehicle under load it does fine for the first 60 secounds,at witch time it begins to misfire only at about 1500 rpms, no misfire under that or over that only at that time,was putting out downstream o2 c...
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1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP10P1X
when vehicle is cold you can not run a/c, comp. come on and check engine light and shift light flash on, comp. goes off. if you let vehicle warm up and turn a/c works great. vehicle runs good. we've test all gounds to ecm and ccrm, powers good. check wiring fr... Trouble codes: P0351 (cd-1 primary/secondary circuit malfunction), P0352 (cd-2 primary/secondary circuit malfuction)
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L all 4 windows VIN: 1FM2U34E5X
hello everyone need some help on this explorer. all power windows not working code 1347 rear heated glass. ran self test and drivers window went down during test.will not move with switch.alldata gives test checking pid in gem my genisys will not do this test....
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S0Y
We are getting a rich mixture code on this Taurus. the long term fuel trim on bank 1 is -20 while the right bank is 0. We have checked for vacuum leaks although I would think that would set a lean code. Is it possible that an injector on that bank is deliverin... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 Rich)
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Rear Diff
I have this F-250 with a limited slip differential. It has a clunk ,sounds like coming from the rear diff of the truck, when you come to a stop and take off from a stop. Checked pinion and ring gear they look good and tooth patterns look good. I replaced the p...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L door locks, rear wiper VIN: 1FMZU62X2Y
This Ford Explorer came in with the rt front door automatic lock inop and the rear wiper and rear washer inop. I removed the right door panel and noticed the accuator not moving the rod to the door lock. I was just wondering if this is a common problem and wha...
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air flow VIN: 2FAFP71W61
I can't get enough air flow from the vents. You get about 1/3 air flow from this car when compared to the other car we have to test with. We have cleaned and washed the evap. check all the intake air and swapped blowers to another car and we just can't get the...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L directionals VIN: BHYTO12569
hello everyone, i have this f250 with no dir lights and no plate \lights, however directionals work in the rear only with foot applied to brake, nothing else is affected, poss directional switch, has any one had a simmilar malfunction of this kind, just want t...
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L 3-2 shift VIN: 1FTRX18L81
Cust came in and noticed clunk when driving slow around corner then acelerating. When test driving the vehicle you can make the transmisssion clunk during the 3-2 down shift when you accelerate then let off. All the pressurse are within specs. I have done a va...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L wont engage VIN: 1FTWW32FX1
The customer brought this truck in, complaining that intermittently, the E4OD will fail to go into gear when attempting to leave a parking spot. He moves the shifter from park to drive...and the engine revs but no motion...same for reverse. He says most times ... Trouble codes: P0476 (exh backpressure), P0605 (pcm failure)
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP34PX1
Hello all, we are working on this problem Focus, that from time to time, will bogg, loose power, hesitate, and jerk, but only after running a long time. We could only get it to act up once for us in the past, and only after idling a long time on a very hot day...
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2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FMSU43F92
This vehicle is a total dog on take off for the first few feet. Then when the turbo kicks in it will take off and runs just like normal. The computer shows no codes and the the air filter is fine, we also replaced the fuel filter and this helped nothing either...
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1995 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GKDM19W5S
Hi GM Techs, I have this Safari driving me daffy. If you hold the ign. switch in the start position it will crank and crank normally.(No Start) However, if you turn the ign switch until the starter engauges then immediatlly release it to the on position it wo...
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1999 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L brakes VIN: 1234567989
Upon talking with this person, he said that the brakes have been spongy for some time. The vehicle has 180,000 miles and has had brakes and rotors in the past. I pulled the rotors and resurfaced, replaced pads, insalled both front brake hoses to the calipiers,...
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Red Brake Warning Light VIN: JHMCB7548L
Hello, We have a 91 Honda Accord LX without ABS, Canadian Model with Daytime Running Lights. The client informs us that his red brake warning light will come on and stay on for a long period of time and then go off without any reason. We have never been able...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Surge, PINGING VIN: 1HGCG1655W
hooked up scan tool, no codes. removed egr valve checked passages, both clean and flowing..engine runs fine except pings on accell. it will ping like it has marbles inside the engine in the shop, in park if you accell the engine. automatic trans shifting is al...
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1995 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKNG01D7S
hello,nissan/infinity tech: vehicle came in with cut off/stall problem i scope maf sensor for any drop out but it never did,hook up pressure gauge tape on winshield when vehivle cut out fuel pressure still good.perform ignition primary check up system function... Trouble codes: 12 (maf sensor)
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GW68N2X
Hello guys I just got this Jeep,customer complains of stalling after it gets hot. After 5 hours of running and several test drives I was able to duplicate. When it stalls is just dies, fuel stays at 50psi,after about 3-5 seconds the dash guages drop and thats ...
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1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L electronic suspension VIN: JT6HTOOW6X
I have a Lexas LX 470 that I replaced the right front shock due to a leak. I bleed the suspension and shipped the vehicle. The customer brought the vehicle back complaining of it leaning to one side. I set the tire pressure and measured the vehicle height. The...
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1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Noise VIN: 5LMPU28LOW
Hello everyone I have a problem with my Navigator. I had one of my tech's check it out and he installed three different IAC motors to no avail. One was an aftermarket and the other two Ford ones. I checked the archives and couldn't find anything. What it is do...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87AX1
car has been to 2 dealers and no problem was found.was told if no codes were present there was no problem ,and wouldn't test drive. at about 2400 rpm car acts as if it has a rev limiter.we just did a code and datastream test and visual test for the obvious.we ...
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1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L ignition VIN: JM1FD3315P
hi guys, hope you can help with this one. i am trying to help a friend working at another shop. when you turn in the ignition the egi fuse blows instantly - 30 amp fusible link. car was driving - died - when turning into a parking lot. any information is appre...
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1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L engine VIN: JM1TA2223X
Engine smoking heavily when acceleration, Opened inspection cover for supercharger and found excessive oil inside housing. Customer wants me to rebuild engine, Any suggestions at what i should pay close attention to while stripping engine. Maybe there is a bu...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBCA35E6K
Hi MB Techs we have this car that came with a no start condition, after checking the car we found bad ignition wires with corrosion at 6 spark plug connectors, replaced ignition wires, distibutor cap and rotor, but car would not start, install a new ignition c...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F1V
Hi! I have problem with vehicle speed signal. All speed sensors read ok using scaner and monitoring ESP inputs. On one of the signals lines from ESP to ECM I have signal PIN 9 of ECM, but nothing on the other one PIN 22. Scanner reads O MPH on both lines. Spee... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor signal)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L transmission VIN: WDBJF65H6X
this vehicle came in with the complaint of overdrive not locking up at times, i interrogated the pcm had no codes, interrogated the trans. module i had 5 codes in it, the codes are these ones. 116-tr. oil temp sensor, start lockout, 120- rf v.s.s. from e.c.m. ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L warning light on VIN: WDBJF65G5Y
recived car with dash light on- abs,esp,bas - tested for system codes - found # c1140 & c1504 were set & unable to clear. we replaced steering angle sensor & were still unable to reset system. same codes set. any guess ??? / steve r.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L CD player VIN: WDBNG70J81
I am getting an error message on the radio in this car for no cartridge in the cd player. When I go to the player in the trunk it acts like it has no voltage. According to the fuse map in the tool kit it should be a fuse under the back seat or accessed by remo...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Can Communication VIN: 4JGAB54E91
Following is a list of codes that I received after Replacing the Stop lamp switch and the ESM Module. I then Cleared codes several times. What I need to know is if there are are any other common control modules that will "throw garbage" on the CAN network. Als...
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1988 Mercury Tracer 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3MABM1153J
I have a 1988 Mercury Tracer that failed the California I/M smog test. NOX readings are excessive (1193 ppm & 1607 ppm). Vehicle does not have an EGR valve. Customer states the engine has approx. 30,000 miles since rebuild. The customer also had the catalytic ...
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1997 MG MGF 1.8L No Start VIN: SARRDWBGMA
Hi Guys. This car has no sparks. I have swapped the ECU,4 relay box and the central locking module along with the key fob. These are known to be good. The car cranks and has fuel pressure when cranking. The wire to the coil from the ECU never goes low and that...
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1996 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MR51M0T
This vehicle came in with a lack of power, missing and a engine light on. The code was a cylinder 5 misfire. We did plugs and wires and found they were arcing out. Also did valve cover gaskets. Not it does not misfire but it still has a serious lack of power. ... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire cyl. 5)
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1991 BMW M5 3.6L Rear struts. VIN: WBSHD9314M
Customer has not come back yet for the repair. But we will probaly put after market rear struts in. Also some people mentioned rear accumulators being filled with fluid. Maybe I should have been more clear, the suspension traveled like no oil in the struts. We...
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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L conv.top VIN: WBABK5326S
Good evening fellow techs.I replaced the 2 convertible top motors and so far no news so I am suspecting that it is fixed.A sincere thank you to the 3 techs who took the time to respond.
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1994 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G4WB5517R
I appologized for the late response due to the customer finally returned the vehicle for diagnostic. Thankyou for the many responses and we used each one during the diag. We checked the tps, pcv, a/c switch and intake leak to no avail. We took the computer apa...
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1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L temp of left side
Thanks to all that responded, except Duane, who obviously knows more than all of us, before completely pulling it apart I tried a complete recharge but it didn't get any better.I did find where the cabin filters (3) were supposed to be then I could see a serio...
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1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L shift timing
All replies pointed to what I had already checked. After having checked the throttle valve, I put all back together and test drove again. After three stop and goes, trans started shifting fine and I could adjust throttle cable to get shifts where I wanted them...
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1992 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.2L Solenoid B VIN: 1GCGC24F0N
The fix is finally in. It took a shift solenoid 'A' and a new tcm, and tightening some of the terminals at the tcm, to finally get this problem child out of my hair. After much time spent checking and double-checking the wiring harness we found that a couple o...
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1994 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 6.5L engine power VIN: 1GKGK26F5R
replaced vacuum pump, after receiving all the help. This vehicle now operates as designed. I do appreciate all the help.
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1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1BN52P7R
thanks to all who replied. this vehicle is a fix, even though with limited funds. well anyway it turned out at this time the head gasket isn't leaking and i was able to get the 'pcm' to communicate with my scanner. 1st, rr waterpump (ac delco) & upgrade th...
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1996 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Cracked Bellhousing VIN: 1GCHK34J8T
My local Chevrolet Dealer warrantied bellhousing. block is flat , dowels in place, all checked fine - works great - i'ii see how long this one lasts? Thanks to all who replied
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1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L no fire out of coil VIN: 2G1FP22P1T
It turned out to be the distributor cap, rotor button and distributor. Thanks to everyone who helped.
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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L compressor VIN: 1G1LD5549T
Well, lots of replies about the condensor or radiator being clogged. Most suggested hosing down the condensor and looking for a pressure drop. My radiator did have a couple of clogged spots, but it wasn't my problem. Sometimes you really do have to replace eve...
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1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start
well i looked at everything i could this guy was getting a little crabby with me so i broomed him he went to the dealer if he lets me know what it was ill let everyone know thanks for all the help
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L hydralic system VIN: 1GNCT18W8W
sorry didn't get back sooner bleed truck how discibed in GM manual. didn't have the tool some of you told me about NAPA & no onelse had it, had to us third person. everything went well bleeding until got to the caliper customer took hose of was geting fluid no...
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1999 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban LS 6.5L Air Conditioning VIN: 3GNGC26F4X
My customer has not brought the vehicle back in and is living with it the way it is. The rear air still warms up but the general ac operation is good going down the road. Not really a fix to offer. Appreciate all the suggestions.
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2000 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNE52JXY6
Hi, before I post some of the responses I would like to say to anyone that responds to any post, KEEP YOUR JUDGEMENTAL AND DUMB REMARKS TO YOURSELF. Techs that ask for help do not deserve to be bad mouthed by anyone. Time and space do not allow a tech to give ... Trouble codes: P0300, P1404.
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L ac system VIN: 1GNDT13562
Hey thanks alot guys, I will talk to the customer tomorrow I think he will opt to take it to the dealer. It looks like its going to need a actuator door motor or the door replaced. The dealer has a special tool to do the job without pulling the dash. Thanks ag...
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1988 Dodge Aries LE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B3BD46K2J
thanks to all that responded most said to check the map sensor and they hit it right on the nail replaced the map sensor and alls well. great bunch of techs out there. thanks again
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1997 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AU52N5V
The over all fix was taking off the after market Dist. cap and rotor that we installed 2000 miles ago and installing OEM parts. We ran into this about 2 years ago with another Mits. motor. Thanks for all the input it led us in the right direction. Fred Hyd... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Cuts out, Misfire, BACKFIRE THROUGH INT VIN: 3B7HF13Y7V
thanks to all who took the time to reply to my sos. iatn is a priceless tool in our shop. it turns out that all our troubles boiled down to a faulty upstream o2 sensor . there were nEver any codes or apparent value issues obtained with a scan tool. at the base...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8L Front brakes VIN: 1B4GR54L2W
We have proceeded through this brake problem 1 part at a time. The final fix was a brake booster. While coasting down the 15% grade where the problem occurs the booster was applying the brakes just enough to cause a slight drag. The interesting thing is the pa...
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L all shifts VIN: 1B8HS48Z62
This one is fixed. Found a good way to isolate gov. pressure problems on this unit. Remove computer electrical connector at trans.(on left side of trans near gear selector). This will cause gov. pressure to become un-modulted by gov. solenoid and should read m...
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTCR14A8S
Problem found,Thanx to Jeff,Deke,Dale and anyone I missed that said timing belt not properly aligned to marks. Cam and crank marks were OK,but the intermediate shaft that drives the oil pump and cam sensor were nowhere near the diamond shaped marks that were s...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5144T
the windtsar came in last thursday i removed the upper intake manifold and sure enough 4 of the egr ports were plugged solid, 1 was half pluged and one {cyl #1} was wide open.i cleaned all the ports, the vehicle has been gone for a week. customer says it runs ... Trouble codes: P0301 (ctlinder 1 missfire).
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1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L compressor VIN: 1FAFP42X6W
Great news we have fixed this vehicle with the help we recieved from the members of this network. The problem was the Constant Control Relay module, we replaced it and everything workd great. This part is on emergency backorder thru ford at this time and it to...
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1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L flywheel,converter VIN: 74WX194345
thanks for all info. cam sensor inspected good as well as the oil pan. hydrolock was good info although coolant was rusty ,it wasnt low at anytime but would explain what had to have happen sitting for 4 days. owner did not wont to go any further knowing it was...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, ERRATIC GAUGE OPERAT VIN: 1FMPU18L2X
thanks to all of you that helped due to lack of consistiency of problem occuring have been unable to pin point problem(s) we did recheck all grounds and connectors, all appeared ok advised customer of findings we were not willling to try and play parts bingo w... Trouble codes: P0161 (ego heater circuit sensor two).
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L wheel studs VIN: 1FTRX08L61
We weightd the vehicle with the loaded trailer... oops! What apperaed to be an accepteble load on the rear axel was over the rated load by a big bunch.
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L koer po476 VIN: 1FDNF20F41
Customer has not returned due to time constraints as this code did not keep vehicle from running.Sorry for delay I was on vacation last week.Dieselman gave me info to fix when it returns and I will post my findings. Thank you for your responce Trouble codes: P0476.
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07612
Thanks for all of the help. Found the DPFE sensor to be at .18 volts instead of 1 volt. Replaced with OEM sensor and fixed problem. Gerald Trouble codes: P0405.
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Brake Lights VIN: 2FAHP71W43
I got this problem solved. Thanks to Frank [...] he had the correct fix for this problem. The brake light system runs through the sunroof/moonroof relay in the fuse panel on the fender well. I took another relay out and replaced the relay and BINGO, there th...
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L control head VIN: 1GKDT13W4W
Thanks to David,Justin, and Frank, the cust. wants to wait 1 month to save up for the new control head(rather pricey at GM) the real clue here is that Frank said the intermittent flashing a/c LED means the control head is bad,it never went full heat it just wo...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Engine VIN: 1HGCG2257W
Happy to report a fix! Executive summary: the alternator. Make a mental note, guys, as I have so far apparently failed to, that if you see any wierdness with this 98-02 Accord V6, such as wierd dash lights (MIL, SRS), fading dash lights, stalling, and other ...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ78Y9W
this was much simpler than i was expecting, the drive shaft cut into the o2 harness
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L front axle VIN: 1J4GW58N8X
thanks for all the help replaced front drive shaft cut vent grove in transfer case pinion and changed fluid in transfer case noise is gone
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L airbag VIN: WDBCA24E2L
Customer was informed that the control unit and drivers side air bag slip ring brushes need service. This problem didn't just show up as I originally thought but has been a problem for several years. Customer didn't want to spend the money and is willing to li...
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1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6538V
Most replies were split between 02 sensor & pcv valve . Sold both to customer . Customer has not returned in 3 weeks , came back within a few days last time.I assume its fixed. Trouble codes: P1131.
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1991 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1RZ26H6M
Well this one is fixed, thanks go out to those that replied to my help request.I received some good help tips. One tech suggested I check for power to the relays, I had done that and if was fine. Some suggested power transister. The fix for this car was a repl...
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1991 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L AC relay VIN: JN1EB31PSM
This was a very difficult wiring problem. The most common response was the thermistor on the evaporator box. In order to test the thermistor the car has to be running. Checking the ground out of the thermistor with a test light made the compressor come on. Put...
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1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16SXV
Thanks for all the fast replies. Jim hit the nail on the head when he said to check the engine harness where it runs along the valve cover. When I pulled the harness up I found a spot where the harness towards the back of the valve cover had fallen down and wa...
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2000 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L rad. cooling fan VIN: 4N2ZN16TS1
Found several problems, lo speed rad fan wire to fuse melted, from batt acid,repaired wire and then had rad fan operation,but still found hi side to be at 290,this was caused by compressor starting to come apart,and partially plugging orfice tube,replaced comp...
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