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2000 Acura TL 3.2L shifting VIN: 19UUA5664Y
I rebuilt this transmission 6 months ago. The car has been back twice sence then. It keeps coming out with codes p0763 solnoid c and p1753 lockup solnoid.Both oms out to specs. Transmission down shifts firm intermidiately, and goes into limp mode after driving...
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBADE6329W
i need some help although this may be obvious, the cart came in with hesitation and check engine lite (p0100) no problem, i replkaced the maf sensor air filter and fuel filter .bothfilters were clogged. after driving 5 miles the check engine lite came on and i... Trouble codes: P0100
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L WIndow lift feature VIN: WBABM5345Y
This coupe has a feature which lowers the window about 1/2 inch when you operarate the door handle. It works well until the car sits in the sun all day and the temp is up around 95 f. I'm wondering if any one has seen similar problems. I know this could get ex...
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1994 Buick Skylark Gran Sport 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G4NM15M9R
hello techys, this one has me stumped. the car came in a the tow truck with a no start. the customer said the car was running great then all of a sudden lost power. and will not start again. at the shop here the car turns over and acts like it wants to start. ...
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1982 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L floods VIN: 1G6AD6989C
have checked grounds,egr,replaced ect.scanner will not communicate with car.
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1990 Cadillac Allante 4.5L ABS module VIN: 1G6VS3382L
This Allante has no power assist in the brake system, with the ABS and Traction Control lights on. The maxi fuse is good, I do not hear the pump operating to bring up the pressure. Our resources are limited, the Snap-On scanner is no help on this vehicle. Whic...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W0V
Hi Guys.this ones a pain in the @#!#@. the vehicle came in with a rough run stalling condition,with a very noisy motor.we found that a pisce of carbon had broken free and was stuck under a valve. while we were doing our check we found the usual leaking intake-...
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfercase VIN: 1GNDT13W8W
Vehicle will not shift into 4hi stopped or moving. Light on 4wd selector switch won't blink unless vehicle is in neutral. Very erratic operation at times. Seems to work ok for a short time when transfercase module(TCM) is unplugged then reconnected. Wondering...
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1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1Y1SK5289W
Hello fellow iATN members. Please help, my head hurts from all the banging on the wall. Car intermittingly stalls, will restart but dies as if running out of fuel. Looses fuel pressure, spark and injector pulse ok. When stalls looses voltage to fuel pump. Seem...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19TOY
This truck first came in for stalling at stops. There were never any codes stored. Cleaned throttle body and mass air flow sensor and replaced idle air control motor. We used AC Delco parts all through this problem. This took care of this problem. Later truck ...
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2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Electronic VIN: 1GCGC33R6Y
we have this 2000 roofing truck that we rebuilt the trans in, high milage and starting to act up the customer said, didn't find much wrong other than normal wear, replaced clutchs and convertor, installed sonnex boost valve and TCC reg valve. The customer drov...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 8.1L MIL Lamp on, reduced engine power VIN: 1GCHG39G11
reduced engine power happens any time , sometimes once a day , no patern to problem . all chassis grounds have been cleaned and checked . all wiring between tac mod and throttle body have been inspected and tested with a dmm, all ok. 5 volt reference volt to t... Trouble codes: P1220, P1120, P1515
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2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L rear brake skid VIN: 1GCDM19W51
The van came in with a complaint of rear brakes trying to lock up on stops or the abs system activating very easily . Upon inspection we found the rear shoes worn to about 90% and drum under spec. We decided to replace shoes,drums and wheel cylinders . We then...
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2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L abs module
help I just replaced front pads and rotors on this all wheel drive astro van and now the abs light and the red brake warning light are on steady. the customer said the light has been coming on and off occasionally for the last few months, but now its on steady...
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1994 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L Stall VIN: 1C4GH54L9R
Hello I've got this van here and it will stall after driving for about a half hour. Then it will not restart for about 20 min. I loose spark when stall occurs. have aldata and did there no start test and it does not really tell me what to test. I've tried a kn...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H75
vehicle was towed in with no check engine light starts then stalls no guages work no mil at all had apparent pcm problems as there was resin missing inside , no com with scanner changed out pcm... made no change other than miles read "0" now where odometer had...
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L Guages all VIN: 1C4GP55L5T
Hello, First time user here, I have reviewed on this site any related data I can find and am still having trouble repairing innoperative instrument cluster including all guages, and digital segments for odometer and trans select. Abs and Srs lights operate, no...
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1C4GP54L6T
Need help from Chrysler guys. I have a bad computer. I have a MODIS from Snap On. If I get a REMAN computer from a Chrysler dealer, 1 Snap On says I can program the vin into a NEW computer, but can I do the same with a REMAN? 2 If I can is there any other prog...
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1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L ABS LIght on VIN: 1C3EJ56HOU
Car came in ABS light on ran check code 65 Pump Motor Stalled. Check Alldata, and that is where I got side stepped. There is not actually a code chart for these in Alldata, but a description chart, and it dumps you there. You can find more info in the TSB's bu...
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1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H7W
cranks will not start has spark no injector pulse drb3 scan tool says "vtss has disabled fuel" i have tried to enable vtss with the drb3 but it says "unable to enable vtss" the customer says his old pcm "burned up".he installed a used pcm.i cleared and reprog...
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1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46RXX
Hey guys, thanks in advance for any and all help. These folks are from out of town, visiting relatives here in town and they have a problem. While driving down the road, at highway speeds in cruise control, the car will buck and cut out. It wont stall altogeth... Trouble codes: P1391
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 2B3HD46F0V
Headlights flash for 30 seconds when door is opened. Engine will start and run then quit after 2 or 3 seconds. Fuel pressure gauge shows normal fuel pressure with key on and when starting and after quitting. Looks like anti-theft is operating but repeated atte...
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1997 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L cluster VIN: 2B4GP44ROV
has anybody come across a problem when replacing circuit board on caravans and the odometer reads higher-the dealer has calibrated the speedo and tach and said milage was in us format-this is the second time this has happen-the dealer is clueless and if i rein...
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1984 Ford F F600 6.1L engine swap VIN: 1FDNF60H6E
I have this 1984 ford F150 that as a carb. I want to swap over to fuel injection I would like to know if it can be done I've overall the engine and tranmission I have a ford fuel injection intake and injectors and upper intake, wires,computer, is there anythin...
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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L fuel pump VIN: 1FTEF15NXJ
After driving this truck for about 3/4 mile it will shut off and it won't restart you can't even hear the fuel pump run when you turn the ignition on. After it sits for about 3 or 4 minutes and cools down you can turn on the key the pump will run and you can d...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Heater Core VIN: 1FTDX1860V
Hello to all the Ford doctors. I have this 96 F-150 with a leaking heater core. My Question is, Alldata says to remove the entire dash to gain access. Is there any short cuts to this job??? Or do I have to face the facts and start tearing every thing apart. Th...
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FALP653XW
Customer original complaint,started 5000km ago, O/D light flashing after 15 min. driving, also is bucking & jerking, feels like lean misfire. I rechecked MAF & recleaned, fuel pressure is within specs., Checked codes,no misfire codes, scanner indicates vehicle... Trouble codes: P0503, P0733
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L non VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
this is a very strange help request - the noise this customer is experiencing is intermittant but getting more prevalent all the time. the noise is very loud at times (moaning or groaning)& comes from the air horn assy that the maf sensor mounts to. when lifti...
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2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3FAKP113XR
thanks in advance for any help i have worked on this one for some time and it seems to sputter and stall at highway speeds once it is warm. at start up, all kinds of power and runs good. after a good warm run (approx 25 min) it will stall sometimes and sputte... Trouble codes: P1132 (ho2s11 sensor indicates rich)
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA5143Y
Hello fellow Ford IATN Techs, This vehicle came in with an Intermitent ABS light. The tech has checked all fuses listed in the diagram and power and grounds. We found no TSB's re this problem. It has multiple ABS codes. Here they are: C1185 Power Relay Outp...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L reverse VIN: 1FMYU041X1
Hello all, This one has been giving us some trouble. This vehicle come in with transmission burnt, Replaced with ford rebuilt, this unit slips in reverse only when hot, there are no codes, trans was replaced for a second time, same thing, slips in reverse on...
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2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L compressor VIN: 2FTZA54471
gauges go from normal at first then compressor kicks off high side goes to 450psi then the compressor kicks on and the low side go up to 80 then the compressor kicks off as this happens a/c starts blowing warm and condensor gets hot we have replaced condensor,...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L windows VIN: 1FTSX31L51
Hi guys..got this f350 here the windows are not working from either the drivers door or passenger door also the interior lights are not working. Have checked and tested all fuses and relays and all checked/tested good. Have jumped pins 30 and 86 at acc delay r...
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1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13W7T
Got a real strange one here guys. This engine picks up a missfire on #3 cylinder on DECEL after a hard acceleration. You can't feel it, but the ECM picks it up and you can see it on your scanner, (Tech-2 in my case). We have replaced the #3 injector when we ... Trouble codes: P0303 (missfire 3 cylinder)
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2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG66582
This car was on a trip and lost power with a mil light on. Car ran but at reduced power. Codes are p1381 cyp sensor, honda code 99-9. Now the car runs fine with no codes being set. The resistance values are good on the cam and crank sensors and no wear indicat... Trouble codes: 999
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1997 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L engine brake VIN: JALC4B1K9V
engine brake does not work onthis NPR Isuzu truck. When the engine is idling the brake solenoid keeps pulsating on and off non stop. I cannot figure out where the power side of the solenoid is cutting out.I replace the switches at the gas pedal and check for a...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Output Speed sensor VIN: 1J4GZ58S9R
This vehicle came in because it just stopped moving on our customer. When we got it it would go forward and backwards, but made a horrible growling noise when in gear. When we rebuilt it we found a bad planetary gearset, and a burned up direct clutch. we repla...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JT6GF10U9X
some time (about two weeks) after replace timing belt car set a check engien light code # p1133 a/f sensor, bank 1, sensor 1. we tested and replaced both front sensors, code returns as soon as system retests. we double checked our timing marks and they are dea...
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1990 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L coil VIN: JM3LV5228L
car belongs to an employee . checked for fuel and spark .found no spark has v12 at coil.and pleenty of fuel tried dist and coil off another vehicle still no spark, all fuses check good. I have no mazda experence any ideas where to start would be welcome .thank...
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1M3LW28G21
This van has no driveablity complaint and the check engine light has been on before while driving and off by itself later. The code was PO1512 and I do not have the description of this code. Can someone tell me what that code means.Appreciated/Charles. Trouble codes: P1512 (unknown)
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43E3S
This car had used engine installed at another shop. Came to us with complaint of oil level light on and asr light on intermittently. Replaced wiring harness to oil level sender and solved problem with oil level light. All fuses in base module are good. Tried t... Trouble codes: 6 (dm module idle speed control incorrect fault from ea/cc/isc), 30 (abs/ets/asr/esp module can no data from ea/cc/isc n4/1), 20 (ea/cc/isc module efp n4/1 control unit), 170 (ea/cc/isc module idle speed recognition signal from lh/hfm/n3/1 open circuit), 224 (ea/cc/isc module idle speed contact switch s29/3)
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32GXV
hello again all, this one has kinda been a thorn in the side for a while, even despite it's recent problem. the fuel tank code was there for a year and never seemed even to illuminate mil, but now it's accompaied by the other 2 codes now. i've checed for indu... Trouble codes: P0460 (tank fill too low), P0507 (isc implausible), P0170 (adaptation at limit)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L auto trassmision VIN: WDBGA51G8W
Hello MB specialists, We have here MB 98 500 #140 "the tanken" with a little transmission problem. The transmission is stuck in one gear it appears to be some kind of limb mode, the code is P0715. In the past we have usually replaced the conductor plate # 140...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L dashboard VIN: WDBRF61JX2
when car is first started, and for the following 5 minutes or so, there is an annoying noise comming from the drivers side dash. it sounds like an air vent snapping closed, followed a few seconds later with the same plastic snap noise.and it continues for a fe...
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1988 Mercury Cougar LS 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MEBM60FXJ
Hi all I have this cougar with the 5/16 coolant hoses to the air intake bypassed ..I see the front hose routing to the heater hose metal tube ..no brainer...but the rear hose comes from the intake and goes to ...??? no pics in MOD or any of the numerous books ...
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2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Sunfoof VIN: 1ZWFT61L91
Any help would be appreciated. Car came in with the sun roof stuck in the vent position. The back is up about two inches and the glass wont go up or down closed or open. Can this somehow be cranked shut. The customer is short on change and if possible would ju...
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1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D4W
Have a Nissan Altima with re-occuring p0402. Came in with code and was inspected by another tech. - found egr valve sticking, customer ok'd egr replacement. Tech replaced valve, cleaned out small steel tube, checked function, and cleared codes. Returned a week... Trouble codes: P0402
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L overheating VIN: 1N4D101D31
guys, this one is realy driving us nuts! the customer first came in about 1 month ago his complaint was that the vehicle temp gauge would go up to the "h" and the a/c would shut off while he was cruising at higer speeds. the car was test driven and it did not ...
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1997 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G3HY52K6V
After the vehicle runs for 45 minutes to an hour,there is a severe bucking and surging between 30 to 40 m.p.h. While watching scan data, there are low misfire counts on cylinders 1,3,5,and 6. Number one is the most common usually showing one to six misfire cou...
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1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1GHDX06E4X
This is odd. Vehicle came in, acted like it started out in 3rd gear and didn't have any power. After driving for approx 10 min, everything seems ok...anyone seen this? Trouble codes: P0108, P1635, P0108
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1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NG52J9X
hello guys, i would appreciate some help with this car.we have a misfire only on cyl #1.with scanner connected you can watch the misfire counter go right up.we have tried swapping the plugs ,wires coils, even the injectors with no luck.compression on the cyl. ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Starting VIN: 1P3ES46CXY
This car is not driven very often it belongs to an elderly lady after the car has not been started for awhile when she tries to start the car it will do nothing all the dash lights will light up but it will not even try to crank .The only way it will start is ...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L drl,radio and ac blower motor VIN: 1G2WP12K5Y
prior condition ac blower only worked on high fan. per pinout test replaced resistor and system worked properly for about two weeks. condition now blower inop and at times radio display erratic,and when you turn fan speed above 2nd speed the drl go out and ac ...
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2002 Pontiac Montana 3.4L engine performance VIN: 1GMDX03E22
Any help please. Customer complains that vehicle stalls in trafic 2-6mph restarts imediately. Engine also appears to misfire at highway speeds with tcc lockup. Coil packs check out and plug wires show no sign of damage but age is unknown. Fuel pressure, compre...
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1984 Porsche 944 2.5L tachometer VIN: WP0AA0947E
Can some porsche expert please point me in the right direction for an inop tach on this 944, I sent it in and had it repaired, still no tach, I have a signal from my green wire from the coil but I have no power to the tach, my schematics are terrible for the i...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YS3ED45E11
Hoping for some help Here. This Saab cuts out under acceleration as boost comes up but long before it gets close to overboosting. If your floor throttle at 1500 rpm in 1st gear it will fall on its nose then kick back on and spin the front tires. Will then run ...
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2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5TEGN92N22
I have checked plugs & wires all are good,also good spark is present at all.Have checked timing and it is onthe marks,also checked waveforms from the ignitor and as far as I can tell they are normal.the injectors are all pulsing. So any help figuring this one... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (Misfire on 1), P0305 (Misfire on 5), P0306 (Misfire on 6)
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1967 Volkswagen beetle 1600CC Poor Idle Quality VIN: 0017112716
Plese help me we have this 1967 VW Bug with what we think is a 1600 c.c. 1971 or newer motor. The problem we are experiencing is it wont idle unless we change the dwell to about 30 degrees. We have installed new distributor, dist cap, dist rotor, plugs, plug w...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L control cuicut VIN: WVWMD23BOY
Hello all, I am working on this vw's a/c and the problem is lack of info. panel lights work, if jumping the a/c comp. it does work. pin #6 of the fan control and a/c relay cycles with control head switch, that tells me the ambient air temp. switch is working a...
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2002 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on, can't put fuel in VIN: YV1SW61R32
Hello All, We have a 2002 volvo v70 2.4L that can't be refueled. When at the pump, after a gallon or so is put in fuel will come out of the filler nozzel. CEL is on and the codes are po441 and po452 evap system incorrect flow and evep system pressure sensor/s... Trouble codes: P0441, P0452
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1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L Electric adjust VIN: JH4KA7663R
Got just two responses on this one. And you know what? Both right on for a fix. Hearty thanks to Steve [...] for nailing this one. You do have disconnect the battery -- and reset the two seat/wheel memory settings, which get erased. A...
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1991 Audi 90 2.3L Ignition lock VIN: WAUGC58A8M
Thanks to all that replied and verified that the lock cylinder CAN be remove without turning the key. The procedure is to drill the hole in the location as described in Alldata, depress the spring clip and remove the cylinder. However in this case I was unable...
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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Limp mode VIN: WAUBG34D3W
Thankyou Don from Maryland & Hal from California.The fix for this vehicle was a $1900 engine harness.It is very tight & hot between firewall & V8 engine.Corrosion eas found in a multitude of places including passenger rug & undercarriage.What a head ache.Thank...
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Surge VIN: WBACC9320W
Well, I found out that the valve is part of BMW's ASC+T system which is for traction control. I realized that it was not causing the problem as it only activates when it needs to control wheel spin. As I said in my original email, it sounded like the computer ...
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1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS1448W
first let me thank every one for there help.now the fix i found 2 wires burnt going from the computer over the exhaust manifold to the driver side of the truck.it was justluck that i looked at the wires. but they where laying to closeto the exhaust manifold an...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W01
Thanx to all of you who offered solutions!!! I did pull the plenum and check the pressure regulator, injectors, and tubes to no avail. There were no leaks there, and I wasn't loosing fuel pressure. I sent the vehicle to the dealer to do a fuel injection cl... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel trim system rich-bank 1), P0175 (Fuel trim system rich-bank 2).
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L elec windows VIN: 1GNDT13S82
dealer found a 125 amp fuse blown and cured problem-I could not find it myself- thanks guys for all the help. chuck [...]
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBJC34214
most of you say that the sending unit for the gauge is bad we finnally got the truck back in and went we called the dealer they only sell the sending unit with the whole pump assy we are waiting for them to give us the go a head but i am sure this will fix the...
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1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2C3HD46R3X
First off, I only performed diagnostic work on this car. After talking to the shop who installed the aftermarket engine and the aftermarket engine builder, I suggested that the cams be checked for proper installation by cross referencing the part #s on the cam...
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2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Evaporator VIN: 2C3HE66G3Y
This Chrysler is fixed... I would like to say Thank You (!) to everone that replied. Here's what took place after my initial help request. I flushed the entire system to correct my oil charge level. I had put a few ounces too much oil in the system to begin wi...
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1988 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: X8JS608660
it ended up being a faulty computer -would get hot inside and shutdown. thanks to all for your input.
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1991 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L wipers VIN: 1B4GK54R0M
Thanks for the help. The suggested ideas were the switch or motor contacts for park and the BCM connections or the BCM itself but once again after trying to find the problem the car fixed itself. Probably one of the connections we fooled with. Thanks to everyo...
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1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L tail shaft housing VIN: 1B7GG23X4P
No vibrations were felt, but the rear drive shaft was sent out to be balanced and was found to be off be 52 grams. Rebalanced the drive shaft.
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2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2B3EJ56HOY
thanks for all the input guys turned out to be crank sensor i found it useing glitch finder under graphing on modis Trouble codes: 1391 (intermintent loss of cam or crank signal).
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2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L no start VIN: 1B4HS28N71
The fix was a fuse for Ignition switch in the underhood power dist box. Cust had push fuse in dislodging terminal/ not powering up every thing? thanks again for a the help out there?
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP1135W
It has been 3 weeks since replacing the PCV valve along with the slightly slow responding O2 sensor. I told the customer to call me if the check engine came back on. So far no call. I'm calling this a fix. I think the main lean idle problem was the PCV valve o... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1).
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L wont engage VIN: 1FTWW32FX1
Most replies said that the computer problems this truck might have would not likely cause the non-engagement problem we were having. I advised the customer that he probably has some internal tranny problem coming his way. He will drive it as-is untill it manif... Trouble codes: P0476 (exh backpressure), P0605 (pcm failure).
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2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L convertor VIN: 1FAFP36323
I was able to figure out that this problem would occur everytime vehicle had gone thru a 6 hr soak then brought back to operating temp. it would last about 4 minutes and would stall engine when shifted into or thru reverse.I installed a recorder on vehicle and...
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2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L four wheel drive VIN: 1GKDT13W2Y
hello all thanks for all your input,long story short was the control module was bad.this car had come in for no 4wd and lights on control switch flashing.somewhere during the coarse of diagnosis the terminals to the encoder/motor were damaged.this created an e...
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1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L No Start, Stall, VIN: THLPD1864X
Wow what a deal. The fix for the was simple as I figured it would be. The coil tested at the limits. But after replacing it the car started and ran fine. Thanks for all the replys. Mike.
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1995 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L compressor VIN: JACDJ58V65
hello group it didnt look bad ,,but after havin someon rev engine while looking at balancer ..it was slipping...rubber didnt look bad,pulley wasnt wobbling...but sure enuff it was the harmonic balancer was slipping under a load..thanks to all who responded...g...
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1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM97V1S
Thanks to all of the techs that took time from their busy schedules to help. Many replies suggested changing the suspension to a coil spring system; this is a valid option however this vehicle is in pristine condition, with very low mileage for its age. Part o...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Battery Drain VIN: WDBBA48D2G
Thank you all for your replies and suggestions. Unfortunately, I have not solved this one yet. Vacation and this being a lower priority job (thanks to a very cooperative customer) have contributed, along with the obstinance of this problem, to delay in resolvi...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L coolant temp VIN: WDBHA28E8S
We worked as hard as we could trying to get this reading down to what we would call the 'normal' range.It ends up we found a bulletin that said on this particular model it was normal for the temperature to go almost to the red while driving and for it to come ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L air volume VIN: WDBJF65H7X
We have to bow down to this savy group again! You guys were right...it was low on freon. We recovered 10 ounces out of system. Recharged it with freon added leak detector for future reference and she blew cold out of all vents.19 years and I've never seen freo...
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1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1MECM62W8S
well guys this one ended up being a ecu i tried everything everybody sugested,still didnt fix problem. replaced ecu with a used one and took care of problem idled fine after that. thanks for all the help
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1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Pump VIN: 1MEFM5OU9X
FIXED...almost Well most of the replies said air in system some said rack. One said another pump, one said restricted line. Those that said air in system were right! Those that said rack were also right! Bleeding the air took care of the immediate pr...
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1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA3XC47S4N
Although there were not many responses on this one, it seems that one member seemed to have some experience with this problem. The fix ended up being the computer. Sorry for the lateness of this reply, but I wanted to verify that the problem was corrected.
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
Sorry took so long to report repair(car belongs to dealer, had to have used part).checked air mass meter signal as recommended by other member and found meter could only momentarily produce 3.2 volts at wide oper throttle.replaced meter car ran great.thanks to...
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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NG52M3W
Only 3 replies, Two informing me of the harness chaffing problem at the back of the engine. One said he had a similiar problem and replaced the CMP sensor. Customer took car for the weekend and has not brought it back. I called and they said ses light has not ... Trouble codes: P0341.
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1P4GP44R1V
The cause was found to be the power supply going to the front O2 sensor. The intake manifold had been removed (reason unknown at this time). Whoever reinstalled the intake manifold did not fasten the wiring harness to the bracket at the rear of the intake, wir...
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2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L compressor VIN: 2P4GP2439Y
Thank you to those who replied I did go ahead and replace the condensor and I had previously replaced the belt with an aftermarket belt so since a lot of responses said to replace the belt I did with a mopar belt and all seems to be working properly now
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1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L fan VIN: 1G2WJ52M6S
I found the computer under dash plastic mount out of shape and the clips for verticle holding were spread apart. The thing was flopping around like a blown sidewall at freeway speed. I secured it with some zip ties and also found a chaffed wire in loom behind ...
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1979 Porsche 928 4.5L timing belt VIN: 9289200772
This vehicle is fixed...we installed a new bolt & bushings in the tensioner arm, to replace the previously fabricated bolt someone had installed in the past. Belt is in proper alignment now. Thanks for your insight.
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2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L crankshaft VIN: YS3DF58K5Y
Hi guys,well the saab oil leak is fixed,we measured the crank and called our local parts guy,he was able to dig up a book and came up with a sleeve made by fel-pro that matched our size real close,the fel pro part number is 16252,this sleeve application is for...
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2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L timing chain, valve train VIN: 4S3BH89601
After making a rough estimate for this customer, she has put this vehicle on a rented flat bed and left our shop. she said she is going to trade when she gets to where she is going. thanks for the help again, Bob.
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1984 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Diagnostics VIN: JT2SV12E4E
Well, as suspected, the RPM sensor was bad and replacing it cleared the trouble. I kind of figured it to be the problem but really wanted to find the actual proceedure to test the entire circuit. Seems that there is no published proceedure. Or at least no one ...
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1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L alternator VIN: JT3FJ60G8H
Many thanks to Dwain [...] for setting my head back on straight. The correct terminal translations are B is battery, E is 'earth' (some call it ground), F is field ground control, and N is a ballasted circuit from the alternator to ground of u...
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1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L no brakes VIN: 4TAWN72N0W
Good evening Techs, Got 5 responses with one saying to adjust the LSV and then bleed. The fix was to borrow an old pressure bleeder and pressure bleed the system. I have good brakes now. It didn't take 5 min and we are good to go. I don't understand why I coul...
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E4Y
Nine replies. Most of you said that the fuel pump or pressure regulator may be bleeding pressure off overnite. The general concensus was to pinch fuel line off overnite and see if pressure holds. This was a great idea, except this car only has one fuel line. I... Trouble codes: P0300.
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