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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUXD68D31
Good afternoon. We have a 2001 S4 2.8l twin turbo. DTC's 17819 Secondary Air System Low Flow bank 2 and 17831 Secondary Air System Low Flow bank 1 reset soon after clearing. The air pump sounds great. I checked the Kombi Valve hoses and connections and it all ... Trouble codes: 17819 (Secondary Air System Low Flow bank 2), 17831 (Secondary Air System Low Flow bank 1)
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2002 Audi S6 Avant 4.2L head lamp aim VIN: WAUXU54B82
hello group: replaced both headlamp assemblies and i can not get the 001 in basic settings to then aim lights - they are far to low. i first check codes with my vag com program & i can not clear the headlamp incorrect aim code. i have followed the procedures t...
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4GD22K35
this vehicle is haunted, it will start no problem idle normal go to put into reverse and will stall, will also do this if in nuetral position and select drive. same symptom as tcc fault, will do it with pigtail at trans disconnected and vehical not even driven... Trouble codes: P0123
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2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L a/c compressor VIN: 1G4CW54K1Y
Hello, any help anyone could provide on this problem would be greatly appreciated. The problem is when this car is first started the security light, service vehicle soon, (not service engine soon), stay on, also the Park indicator light is not on, the a/c comp...
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1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L No Start VIN: W06VR52R2X
Hello, We have a Cadillac Catera that will run for about 1-2 seconds and then it dies out. The fuel pump has been replaced. With the key on and the engine off, the MIL does NOT illuminate. Fuel pressure stays steady ~44psi when it dies. We have tried using th... Trouble codes: P0650 (MIL Control Circuit)
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L alt VIN: 1G6KY549XX
car came from other shop after having alt. replaced for over charge problem. verified complaint yes it was over charging , only off idle . tested battery - ok ,found broken thermister wire -repaired & replaced thermister. still broke . tech 2 data & vat40 data...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Service steering system reminder VIN: 1G6DM57N13
Hello, we have this CTS that is setting codes c1241 and c1287, with a sub code of 87s1. We come up with a bulletin for the c1241 code, and replaced the Variable Effort Steering Solenoid to correct the code and the Service Steering message on the DIC. Customer ...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L a/c compressor VIN: 1GCFC29V2X
hello again, first let me ask that if you don't have something useful to say,don't waste my time or yours with dumb comments such as" the compressor is broke" because i know it's not. i have this 1999 silverado that the a/c works fine till either you run the r...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L remote locks VIN: 1GNDT13W4Y
Im having this problem with my blazer and adding the remote door lock and unlock feature. My blazer has all the right plugs and my buddy at the dealer said its just a matter of matching the right reciever with the right transmitter and programming them. The pr...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Flexplate VIN: 2G1WF55K01
We are at a loss as to what is causing the flexplates to break. These flexplates have 3 windows on one side of the plate, the break is always at the center hole webbing near the center of the flexplate. Have any of you run across anything like this? More impor...
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Fuel Guage VIN: 1GNEC16Z92
Intermitant fuel guage
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1993 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L short VIN: 1C3XV66R7P
Customer came in yesterday stating that he saw smoke coming out from under dash on drivers side.He said that it was coming out from below the dash & around the steering column.It did it to him tree times yesterday. I pulled cover off of botom of culumn & did n...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 3C8FY78GX3
This pt cruiser keeps blowing oil into the air intake from the pcv system. I have checked tsb and the archives and found nothing. Has anyone seen this before?
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1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7GG23X9N
neighbors truck here.at times it will start and run just fine. shhut it down and you get a no start. no spark, fuel or injector pulse. found splice a14(red/white wire) under power dist. center corroded apart and repaired. start just fine and ran about 15mins. ...
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1993 Dodge D250 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KE23COP
OK guys this is my own vehicle need help. My daughter was driving down the Interstate when she decided to take the the off ramp, upon decel the engine quit. I checked for voltage at the fuel shut off solenoid (good) Checked for fuel and contamination in the fu...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L suspension
customer complains about a noise/ bang over bigger bumps. we can't reproduce noise on the hoist. i've read other problems similar to this and tried the repair of replacing sway bar links. the links were after market could that be a problem? has anyone heard of...
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1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L A/C pressure VIN: 1B3ES42Y5W
Vehicle came back in due to A/C cycling on / off quickly. Checked system - .75# low. Found front seal leaking on compressor. Warranty replace compressor, Evac & charged up system to spec (1.75 #) Duct temp good @ 40 - 45 with 90 ambient. Noticed cycling very q...
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1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FDEE14H7R
We have a difficult one here. The customer states that when he is driving the vehicle in hot weather, (90'-100') that the van will shut off. He has been told it is vapor locking. Unfortunatly, we can not get it to duplicate. This is a conversion van, and he tr...
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1995 Ford Escort 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FASPL5J15
OK Ford guys we got this wagon in and check engine lamp comes on mostly going up hills. I've confirmed. but It is not kicking a code we've tried the snap-on and OTC scanners we ran KOER, KOEO, KOER wiggle tests with both scanners no change in the way it runs. ...
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Compressor VIN: 1FALP52U0S
I tried all of the above and have had no luck. I do know that I Have no power to the relay control wire. It is a pink/blue wire that gos from the CCRM, PCM & Refrigerant Containment Switch. I can't find any information on how this wire recieves power. It shows...
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1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L mode control (air flow) VIN: 1FMCU24X2V
air flows only through defrost ducts (minimally from floor ducts). remove "function selector vacuum valve" vacuum line connector at valve and check for manifold vac at black vac line. has vac. apply vac to red vac line and panel/defrost door will move to allow...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on, code1413 sets VIN: 1FALP52U7V
Thank you in advance for reading this. I have this 97 taurus with the 3.0. It failed the emission test for dtc status, code 1413 set. mil was not illuminated. I found the air pump not coming on. Traced all wiring, no problem found. If I jump power and ground t...
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2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Compressor VIN: 1FMRU17L9Y
This truck came to us for an AC failure. The compressor seems to engage very briefly at random, and is cycled OFF most of the time. The pressure inputs work normally as best I can tell, with 12v to the PCM on the BLK/YEL wire whether the failure is present or ...
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2000 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDSS34F9H
we have a 00 ford e350 super duty 7.3L powerstroke auto trans., ambulance which starts okay and will idle okay, when you accelerate the engine misfires and extreme white/blue smoke out tailpipe and no power, replaced fuel filter,exhaust pressure switch and the...
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Evap Core, Accumolator VIN: 1FDAF56F81
I have a 2001 Ford F550 Super duty Diesel. Truck came in evap freezing up and was overcharged. Truck had been in another shop twice supposedly with them just adding freon. When I got truck recovered system it was overcharged by almost a lb of freon, removed or...
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Surge VIN: 1FAFP40422
hello we have a mustang with idle surge and spark knock at idle,kv,plugs all look ok.coil ok cylinder balance ok, problem is gone when idle is increased a small amount.no loss of coolant alsolooked for intake leak all ok
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAHP71WX3
car came in for oil change tech did tune up and fuel filter came back day later mil light on code p0175 bank 2 rich and running rough.we are not sure if promble was there before the tune up. plugs and coils change again then we started trowing parts at it from... Trouble codes: P0175
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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L lack of power VIN: 2HGEJ6576T
This Civic has a lack of power after 3,000 RPM in all gears, can not get out of its own way. Checked T-Belt timing and it looks OK, also checked ignition timing and looks OK, I did swing the distributor both ways to see if any change and still no power. Remove...
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1997 Honda Civic HX 1.6L seems to neutral at stop VIN: 1HGEJ7224V
now we have whole car initial inspection found no vss sensor and connector were severely corroded replaced both sensor and connector now have speed signal. Trans seems to work ok till you come to stop then it seems to go to neutral happens in foreward or rever...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start VIN: ES165X1L02
problem is a hard to start condition after a heat soak. engine turns over fine but has excessive cranking time. has never failed to start though. we have seen a lot of 90s accords with a no start after a heat soak and repaired with a new fi main relay. any tho...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L compressor VIN: 2HKRL18982
Hey guy I have this honda here with a wierd problem. The ac compressor is inoperative. System has a good charge. The clutch does not engage. I have no power to the clutch. I pulled the control head and check all powers a grounds. All are good. If I apply groun...
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1995 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KMHCF31T8S
This is my infamous Sonata. Fortunately it belongs to a friend who has another car, so I am able to work on it as I have time. I am at the point of blowing it up though. The car has a miss in neutral when you rev it up. When you put it in gear, it acts almost...
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1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNKAY21D8R
Please see related repair history, continued dead miss on cylinder #6. cylinder #6 on first used motor installed and again on 2nd used motor installed
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1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X7X
looking for help checked fuel pressure running is at 36psi. closed off return line pressure goes to 80psi. checked for vacumn leaks at intake unable to find any leaks. snap on modis says fuel pressure should be 48psi. to 55 psi. alldata says fuel pressure shou... Trouble codes: P0136 (signal low bank 1 sensor 2), P0157 (signal low bank 2 sensor 2), P1171 (fuel system lean on aceleration)
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D21
Hello Friends, Has anyone seen this code P0449? I have! I can't get rid of it! It's not a two trip code, because it sets almost instantly. The MIL goes on almost instantly. IATN has nothing in the knowledge base(yet), and I can find nothing of any use. The onl... Trouble codes: P0449 (Undocumented has to do with vent solenoid however)
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1992 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Parking Pawl
checked costomer consern and founed that some times it would not engage the parking pawl when put in park on the shift lever is there any adjustment for this problem all help app. thanks in advance. ken
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L "transmission failure" VIN: SAJHX1248W
codes are set after being driven 50 or 60 feet. then engine revs to 1800 r.p.ms then shifts to 5th gear and mil reads "transmission failure". i have learned from the iatn network the problem is in the "A" clutch basket, and the clip has become dislodged .can a...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on, CRUISE INOP. VIN: SAJHX1240W
looking for assistance with an intermittent cruise issue on this jag. no trouble codes stored (generic obdii only). cruise control works very intermittently. amber warning lamp(NOT CHECK ENGINE LAMP) and engine fail safe message appear intermittently as well. ...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ58S5P
the mil light will come on while driving with no other symptoms. i have checked the injector and harness--all seems ok.i have never seen this code;27, before and am confused as to which way to go Trouble codes: 27 (open fuel injector circuit1)
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1995 Jeep Wrangler Rio Grande 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1J4FY19P2S
when vechile came in it had no check engine lite and would not comunicate with scan tool. replaced blowen fuse to ign/ lps. check engine lite came back on. this is an unrelated circuit from my wiring diagrams. once i was able to pull codes ,a code # 27 was set... Trouble codes: 27 (injector 1 circuit problem)
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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L engine-tranny VIN: 1J4FY49S3V
On occasion we get a muted ticking or clicking sound coming from the engine compartment. It does not seem to effect the driving or engine performance. It seems relatively constant. The last time it happened was after a 30 mile trip up to New Hampshire with a q...
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1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L No Start VIN: SALJY124XS
Need some help and am very sorry about the way this is coming out. I am presently stuck with a landrover and have no experience with them. I have a no start and no books or refence info for this vehicle. looked in fix data base and noticed and ignition concern...
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Air suspension VIN: SALPV1442X
Hello group: Customer complaint: Suspension was on high mode & all four mode lights on switch were illuminated for a week & dash warning stating "EAS fault". Then when driving down freeway today suspension warning on dash stated "Do not drive over 35MPH" & th...
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G3Y
Hello all. I have a 2000 Lexus ES300 that orginally came in for the MIL on. I pulled codes and got PO171-Fuel system lean. I installed a fuel filter,cleared codes and drove 30-40 miles,no lite. Customer returned with lite on. Looked in Identifix and found 5 re... Trouble codes: P0171
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Fuel Data Display VIN: 1LNHM87AX2
Car is throwing us for loop at this point since repair info is not real clear. Car is new to owner so no prior history available. Setting fault code U1262 which is a communications error in message center. Fuel gage sits slightly below 1/2 tank. After ignition...
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1991 Nissan D21 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1N6SD11Y6M
Car came in with complaint of no idle, cust said it all started when he replaced timing chain. Test drive revealed that it ran well (average power, no misfire)but would die as soon as you let off throttle. I see new battery and decide to clean throttle body th... Trouble codes: 41 (Intake Air Temp)
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y41
Vehicle came in with codes above, Checked valve timing positioning sensors and was advised by local nissan dealership to replace the sensors and try. After new sensors were replaced the truck came back with the same codes, I don't have a nissan consult to test... Trouble codes: 1110 (Intake valve timing bank 1), 1140 (Intake valve timing bank 2)
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L High Idle VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Hello fellow Techs! Hope you can help with this one. I usually get the problem cars that our other techs in the shop have looked at and can't fix. This car is no exception. This Nissan originally came in with a no start condition. Another tech looked at it, fo... Trouble codes: P0507 (Higher Idle than expected)
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1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3A154R8N
The vehicle runs great when cold and in open loop. It originally came to our shop because of stalling and surging idle. It never stalled on me but I did have a surging idle. Found a lean code and an EGR code. Testing the EGR it was defective. I replaced the EG... Trouble codes: 144 (Lean exhaust)
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1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L All in cluster VIN: 1G3GR62C3S
nothing on instrument cluster works and heater selector does not light up, but blows hot air.
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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Dash lights, ignition/fuel
I have VIN but iATN kept saying it was invalid. My system tells me it is valaid.VIN '[...]ญญ' identified as: 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 4-Door Sedan Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Engine: V6 3.5L 214cid FI GAS VIN H...
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L starter VIN: 1G3NL52E72
vechile starts 1st time just fine, after you shut it off, there is no voltage going to the starter, until you wait 15 seconds with the ignition switch off. checked it with a scanner and start relay command shows on, 1st time, second start shows off, until you ...
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1971 Other European Silver Shado 6745CC caliper VIN: SRH9939000
Hi there, generally nice Silver Shadow, came in with left rear caliper sticking on(brakes very hot). upon inspection the left caliper-it has four pistons and two seperate lines. the upper two pistons would not move back, upon opening the upper bleed screw-both...
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1976 Other European V8 4.4L Fuel smell in car VIN: 0011553LCA
Car came in with a strong gas smell inside the car. We found that the carbon cannister lines were off the canisters and have refitted them. The leak is most noticable in the rear seat area and the trunk of the car. Fuel fillers seem to seal tight and the press...
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1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L upper plenum VIN: 1G2HX52K7W
The first plenum we replaced with a GM part and the second time was with and aftermarket that had the reinforced ports by the throttle body. I do not remember if the plenum that failed at 120,000 cracked at the throttle body ports or burnt through at the egr p...
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2003 Pontiac Vibe GT 1.8L Cooling VIN: 5Y2SN62LX3
Hello fellow members and thank you for the help in advance. I have this Pontiac Vibe Gt and I have never worked on one of these, so I need some help please. The car came in about two week ago with a check engine light (Code P0128 Engine Coolant Temperature Bel...
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L engine VIN: WPOCA2988Y
This boxter has a slight harmonic vibration at about 3000 rpm. It does not matter if you are moving or not, or if moving, it does not matter what gear you are in. If you rev to 3000 rpm sitting still, it does mot matter whether you have the clutch in or not. T...
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1988 Saab 900 SPG 2.0L Slave cylinder VIN: YS3AT35L9J
Hello I was just needing to know if it is possible to change the slave cylinder w/out the special tools. Any help will be greatly appreciated
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2000 Saturn LW2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW82R5Y
This car came in with engine performance problems and a check engine light on. Codes P0171 bank 1 lean, P0174 bank 2 lean, and P0150 bank 2 heater circiut fault. M.A.F. sensor fixed engine performance problem, P0171, P0174 and put fuel trim back in spec. Repla... Trouble codes: P0150 (B2 S1 heater circuit)
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2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5279Y
Hello Techs, I have a 2000 SL2 with an intermittent EVAP code P0442. Tested evap system with smoke machine(Vacutec Evapro)System will hold pressure with canister vent powered on - vent closed. System will hold 6" h20 for hours. I checked the fix database & te... Trouble codes: P0442 (EVAP small leak detected)
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L air distrubution VIN: WBABK832OV
Thanks to all who responded All three responses were correct as I had a faulty climate control head that completed the repair.just let anyone know that are concidering scanners I have recently bought an AST PC retriever that has been a fantastic scanner until ...
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1994 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G4BN52P5R
I would like to thank all that offered help.. I forgot to mention that I had disconnected the egr valve and removed the vac hose from the regulator. I did remove the distributor and try another, the bushings did have some play, but it didn't seem to change the...
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1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L a/c,bcm VIN: 1G6EL1339L
I want to thank all who sent replies to my problem.I don't have the car back yet,so I can't tell anyone what the fix is. John from California asked if I reset the bcm after installing the prom-yes. Rodney from Texas said that the condenser may be plugged-due t...
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1994 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 1GCHK39F3R
thanks for tring to help dave here is what i found. replaced the computer and prom tech 2 then would work with tdc offset now have a reading of -0.62 thanks to all that helped Trouble codes: 78 (wastegate), 88 (tdc error).
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L OBD I info retrieve VIN: 1GNDT13W65
First thanks to all, I think I simply had a bad day. I entered the wrong fuel sytem info. I was easily able to retrieve data and find problem. You have to enter all correct sytem data into scan tool. Thanks again
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GNDU06L2S
Well, duh! If I'd thought about my update, I'd realized the problem. I want to thank everyone for their responses. Turned out to be the Transmission. Felt & thought it was the engine or the ignition system, only to find out it was a worn valve body. The bigges...
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNDX03E5X
Still puzzled as to why all misfire counters remained 0, but the problem was solved by cleaning fuel injectors(using motorvac). As soon as we started motor after flushing fuel rail, it was running smoothly. Motorvac has always worked well, but these results re... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire detected).
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L engine VIN: 1GNDT13SX2
mikes reply told me to try and pin point one cylinder which we were unable to do. tim and lou had noise from fan which already has been replaced .also they had seen one of these engines have bearing failure. william thought we should send to dealer - already h...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Mechanical VIN: 1GCJK33102
We found a tech bulletin and a customer letter saying that there was a major problem with injectors leaking and that the Dealer will cover them to 200,000 miles so the customer is taking it to the Dealer to perform the repairs under warranty. Thanks for the ...
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L cooling fans VIN: 1C4GP64L9V
Hey guys, got several replies on this one and about all were right on. It was the A/C transducer on both vans. How weird, Ive been doing this for years and never seen that and then got two the same day. Anyway the part number for this was [...]. It comes w...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L cv joint VIN: 2P4GP44G4Y
Well I put the right driveshaft in the car and have all but eliminated the vibration. It seems more evident depending on the road. Thanks again to all who offered thier advise and opinions.
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L starter VIN: 1D4GP24303
The fix on this one was the immobilizer and a new key. I had to take this one to the dealer to get everything reprogramed. They replaced the pcm at this time also for a lack of communication with the new immobilizer. The pcm was under warranty. Seems this is a...
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1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2FDLF47G4M
vehicl was repaired by replacing o2 sensor and injector cleaning.could have used a few more repairs but cust wanted to get it running enough to trade in. Trouble codes: 34 (egr closed sig hi), 96 (fp ckt open bat to eca).
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1994 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L shift
Hello, I would like to thank everyone for the help. It turned out to be the psom. I was looking in that direction but just wanted your input. Thank all of you for your help, Jeff
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L coil springs VIN: 1FALP52U4S
The cv axles were removed and inspected. replaced with new axles. symptoms were still there. We then installed lowering clamps to the springs - the front end dropped from 16.75' to 15.5' (down to spec) and the symptoms went away. We are not looking into di...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Low vac / compressio VIN: 1FMDU34E2V
The Ford Exploder stayed in the shop a few more days just hanging for some one to say any thing, well it just went home and nothing to be done at this time. I do belive it was the timing chane, even after replacing the tenstioner and all the slap noies was gon...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L rear air bags VIN: 1FMEU17L4V
Thanks to everyone who replied to my help request. Most of the suggestions were to check the air bags for small leaks. We had already done that. We wound up replacing the control module, and now it seems to be working better, but still not fixed. Next we are g...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA5149W
Thanks to all who replied, The problem with this one ended up being the rear abs sensors were too far away from the reluctor. Cleaned the sensors and adjusted the sensors so they were close enough to the ring and all is well now. Thanks again to all of you who...
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Transmission Range Switch Circuit VIN: 1FAFP52UIW
All replies indicated a problem with the wiring harness / connectors, and a most listed specific circuits or areas to check. A couple went on to explain how the TRS circuit works, which was very helpful. Apparently, Ford has changed from their earlier design w...
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1990 Geo Prizm 1.6L cooling fans VIN: 1Y1SK5460L
This Geo is fixed. We found the AC pressure switch near the right shock tower with the short harness attached to it was open. Its normally closed. I jumped the engine side of the harness and the cooling fan stopped running, and it does back come on when the en...
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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L lock cylinder VIN: JHMCB7656L
thanks for all the great ideas on the problem of the key will not come out of the lock cylinder at times. I found like you said when the key would not come out the park light was not lit up replace neutral switch and all is fine thanks again Kurt
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1994 Hyundai Sonata 3.0L No Start VIN: KMHCF31T8S
Well, I am still fighting this vehicle. I did get the no start problem fixed. I thought I stabbed the distributor in the exact same spot, but something moved. It is now running but poorly.
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2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L brakes front VIN: KMHCG35C32
Good evening fellow members. I must say that the heat has got to be getting to me out in the shop. I would also like to thank all that sent replies to my help request. This morning I did test drive the car again and when the brakes started acting up I brought ...
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1991 Mazda RX-7 1.3L light on air bag
Hi All sorry it took so long to get back to you.1st I want to say Thanks to Alan [...] at mazda USA. for his help. I couldnt have done it with out him. Tha air bag module was bad and when I plugged the new module in I didnt get it in all the way wich cause...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L trunk VIN: WDBGA51G7X
Thanks for everyones help. This trunk needed to be motivated with a pry bar while at the same time pushing in with the key. After getting it open it needed to be adjusted to close correctly. Thanks again.
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1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L ac inop VIN: 1MEFM50UIX
Hello Techs. I usally try and close a help reguest as soon as I can to give others time with their help,but this single mom had to save a little money for me to go any further with the repair. I learn another lesson here. Ford part guys told me this car has a ...
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2000 Mercury Contour 2.5L cooling VIN: 1FAFP66L4Y
Hello,I appreciate the help on the repair. Tony and Alan were right on the money in helping me locate the power source and the relays.I know this sounds easy, but without any label on the fuse box cover it is hard to decide what does what and there are several...
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L intermittently dropping ECM(-) ground to A/C relay VIN: JN8DR09X73
I am writing this up as a fix but not sure since problem is intermittent.I started to double ck all inputs to A/C amplifier and while checking the resistance of the ambient air temp. sensor one of the wires litterally fell out of the conn.Sensor is located by ...
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3WH52K7X
Morning Y'all, I got this abortion running and out of my hair! Turns out I wasted my money on the mitchel electrical book, The only info on this Passlock system was a wiring diagram. I was under the impression, as were others that there was a transponder in th... Trouble codes: B2961 (incorrect key data), B2602 (unknown).
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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L controls VIN: 1G3WH52H51
ok guys, I removed the module, took it all apart and believe it was a problem with the wire conections as the car had been to the radio shop to have a xm radio installed right below the ac controls, every thing is working fine now and thanks to some good advic...
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1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L ac
First of all I would like to thank all who replied.My friend brought the car over this morning so I could look at it with light and I found that the compressor shaft had broken off along with the front part of the clutch.The funny thing is the compressor was n...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Electronic VIN: 1G2WK52J31
Good Afternoon, I want to thank everyone that sent a VERY helpfull information. Yes, I stood back and took a moment of pause. After doing 1/2 of and evening at home doing research, I posted this help request and 5 MN later e-mails 'were a comming.' 'IGNI...
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1992 Subaru Loyale 1.8L Spark VIN: JF2AC5289N
Thanks to all who advised me on this vehicle. The fix was a factory coil assembly from the local Subaru dealer. Once I installed that, the car started right up and ran for about 10 minutes and broke a timing belt (yes, I checked them both before I replaced the...
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start
Thanks for all the ideas. Fixed this one. No one had suggested but this has a distributor and a cranksensor. Cranksensor was out of spec ohm checked it. Replaced sensor vehicle starts and runs everytime but doesnt run good and cel light on. Ecc test po340 ck f...
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K5X
this vehicle had a used engine installed, turns out the engine is a 1997 federal, american made. the car is a japanese califoria 1999. we tried different iac motors from different years and none would bolt up. we tried using the one that was on the car giving ... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control malfuction).
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L ac lines VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
as several replies said it is the expansion valve making the noise, we couldnt find it at first, but it is in the engine compartment on the passenger side covered with a black plastic cover. the customer has not deceided to replaced it yet. but thats where the...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B5X
Tps adaptation was a problem,THANKS every one which responded to me spcially Dave ,was kind to call and give me some help over phone. Trouble codes: 1545 (TPS Contol Malfunction).
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