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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Oil Pressure Light VIN: WAUED68DXW
Oil pressure warning light came on and stayed on for customer on cold startup, two weeks after we replaced the oil pressure switch for a similar symptom. We have never had a symptom here. Car is perfect for us. We have checked pressure warm and cold over thel...
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1994 BMW 320i 2.0L efi VIN: WBACB22070
Hi Gents, I know this car for 10 years, and have replaced oxy sensor coolant sensor engine ecu and service the vehicle reguarly every 5000km. The car has a new problem in the mornings the engine will not rev over 4200rpm it appears to shut down a cylinder. As ...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L a/c VIN: WBAAM3347Y
Hi BMW Techs & Fellows , have this Bimmer E46 here to pull my hairs off. Car was in for A/C not blowing cold air.check & found compressor was not running,so give power direct to A/c clutch and able to check low pressure 50 psi,high side 350 psi.But it get cold...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L fluid VIN: WBADT434X1
We have a customer who is nearing the termination date of his lease. He has asked us to fix several items the lessor has pointed out as extreaneous wear incurred during the term of lease. On such problem was damage done to the automatic trans oil pan where it ...
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1991 Buick Regal 3.8L Service Engine Light VIN: 2G4WB11L6M
I have a service engine light that will not turn off.I have been using an OTC Genisys 2003 scanner and come up with a 041 code. This is for the cam sensor. Look up TSB's on All data before i get started and find that the 041 cam sensor code is a problem. I pul...
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Hesitation
first of all sorry about no vin, stopped by work after my wife was just addmitted to the hospital, and had my 19 m.o. son along. cust commented stall at stops, also thought they had a trans problem, and thought needed tune-up, test drive yesterday, could not d...
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1996 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGK24ROT
Hello everyone, We have been working on this truck on and off for a few weeks. This truck will start and drive,has good power,and it will work fine a few days and then sometimes it will quit.It only Quit once for us and it would not start, but by the time I op...
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1997 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L Fuel psi, extended crank VIN: 1GBHK39JOV
this is a personal truck. The truck needed a new fuel tank. So i installed new tank sending unit and fuel pump right amay. just before that it started having a longer crank time. Now i have had a problem with extended crank. I checked the fuel psi. i know that...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W1V
This vehicle came in with an overheating problem. I checked the customers work, found to be OK. They said it overheated on the way to the shop. I checked the coolant level. Found to be 3/4 gal low. Suspect air bubble in system and cleared out when they parked ... Trouble codes: P0117
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1997 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G45DC2R0V
Posting this one for a friend. This vehicle came in with both banks lean codes and o2 codes. Tuneup was done elsewhere. All tuneup items were checked and double checked. Spider injection unit from the injector guru was installed. Same problem. Idle miss and wo... Trouble codes: P0171
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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Surge VIN: 1GNEK13R7W
Hi gang. Been a long time since I posted a help request! But I am stumped, this thing surges/trailer hitches in O/D under light load. LT fuel trims get down to -14 when it happens. I unplugged the MAF sensor & it works fine, the fuel trims only go to like -6. ...
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L abs light on codes c1235/c1234 VIN: 1G1ND52M9V
HELLO: Still racking my brain on this one, car came in shop needs engine, & abs light was on, replaced engine and abs light is still on, but noticed someone has allready been doing some work on it before, main fuse box has been removed,and instrutment cluster ...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Hesitation, Back fire VIN: 1GCGK29U0X
Hesitates only for about the first 4 or 5 accelerations after start up. Back fires through intake manifold. On wide open throttle O2 goes lean. Bank 1 cat is partially plugged on back pressure test it is at 3 psi at 2500 rpm and Bank 2 is at 1 1/4 psi at 2500 ... Trouble codes: P0137, P0157
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1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCEG15W2X
Gonna write a love letter on this one so sit down... The customer complaint is that the vehicle dies when coming to a stop, at a stop, or leaving from a stop. The van drives absolutely perfect other than that. The owner, having some mechanical ability, instal... Trouble codes: P1870 (Transmission Component Slippage), UNKN0
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L signal lights, dash lights VIN: 2GCEK19V2Y
Customers complaint is when the left turn signal is on, the dash lights flash. When right signal is on everything works fine. When brake is applied, dash lights go out. When cruise control is on and headlights are turned on the cruise cancels. BUT this only ha...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS13W51
This thing came in with a complaint of MIL on and poor fuel economy...Scanner revealed bank 1 and bank 2 rich codes. Long term fuel trim was at -12 to -14. Tested fuel pressure, was @62 psi but did not hold...would drop down to 25psi within a matter of one m...
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2002 Chevrolet C3500 HD 6.5L excessive smoking VIN: 3GBKC34F92
I am not a diesel mechanic but this one belongs to a very good customer. I appreciate any help or advice. This truck smokes some on startup but smokes very bad on acceleration. Oil has been leaking out of connection between turbo & exhaust pipe. There seems to...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L battery VIN: 2G1WF52E92
Hello, We have this 2002 impala with a key-off drain. After vehicle times out and goes to sleep (approx. one hour), we still have 1.2 amps drain. Dis-connecting radio in vehicle brings drain to 400mA, also radio remains hot (temperature) in this vehicle hours ...
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1992 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L No Start, VIN: 1C3XV66R8N
Checked for spark and all ok. Found poor to no injector pulse (with noid light) Have installed new crank and cam sensors, and new ecm. Have checked all computer wiring for shorts or opens (all looks ok). Engine cranks attempts to start and dies. Engine will ru... Trouble codes: 43 (Secondary Ignition Problem)
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1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GH54R2P
Good afternoon folks. Sorry for the long post in advance, but I have one that my cause me to go nuts. This van originally came in for a missfire complaint. Missing at idle, found 2 bad plug wires and replaced set. Test drove and felt what I thought was a trann...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP54R0T
Plesae do not reply with help, this is being posted for information only. Caravan is towed from another shop that requested that we take a look at it and see if we could get it to start. Raised hood and saw quite a few new peices, including cam and crank sens...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46F0V
Hello everyone, Need some help from the mopar experts. This vehicle came in a a few weeks ago with a MIL lamp complaint and no drivability issues. Performed scan diagnostics and retrieved code PO401(EGR insufficient flow). Referred to alldata diagnostic flow ... Trouble codes: P0401
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1988 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L fuel pump relay VIN: 1FMEE11N7J
no fuel pump on start at times. the #22 tan/lt grn wire comes from the eca will power up when key is tured on then will time out. when you go to start will not power up every time! you can use a grouned test light to this termanel at the relay and it will clos...
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1991 Ford Escort GT 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3FAPP1284M
Have this escort that fails emissions in oregon. Have tested ignition timing, cam timing,fuel pressure all test ok.did manual compression test #1-175psi#2-150psi #3-150psi #4-145psi, did leak down test#1-5% leakage #2 20% leakage #3 20% leakage #4 40% leakage ...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Shift solenoid C VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
Maybe computer related wiring diagnostics performed Problem is intermittant
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 40 mph VIN: 1FALP57U7V
Original complaint 6 months ago was lose of power steering and dash instruments irratic,replace nuetral switch corrected problem,had same problem has new neutral switch and speed sensor all corrected but speedometer drops off to zero after 40 mph after car sit...
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHW26F3V
hi,truck came in it would run for 20 minutes and dye .went through injector and glow plug circuits found no shorts.found bad camshaft sensor replaced cleared codes.replaced dim module same thing.now came in this morning vehicle will not start.checked glow plug... Trouble codes: P0340, P1139 (water in fuel indicator), P0603
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52V5V
Hope you techs can help me. I have this car come in from a used car lot with the check engine light on and no commucation. found wire bad in main harness repaired now can commucate and these EVAP codes come up scanner shows fault with snap-on 2500 and genisys.... Trouble codes: P1451 (EVAP System vent control valve Fault), P0460
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1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L fuel
Friends car.Wierd,intermittent whining/whistling sound in the rear coming from a cylindrical canister on left next to filler pipe.You can hear with engine off&key in your pocket or car running interm. what is this object(cyl about 1 1/2 ft. diam 12-14")?what i...
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1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 2FMZA51U6W
This windstar will occasionally- but not always not shift from 2nd to third or fourth. At that time, the speedometer will stay at Zero. I am thinking that it is the Vehicle Speed Sensor that has an intermittent problem. I pulled the pan and there was no metal...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTWF33F4X
thanks ahead of time for any help truck has a strange grinding poping noise only when moving and turning left. Noise is not rotational and does not speed up with road speed, it does get louder though. does not change with suspention movement. did have bad bal...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FMPU18L4X
car came in with 4x4 light flashing and the truck would make am loud clunking noise and it felt like it was binding in the drive train the light is out with a front diff speed sensor but the binding is still there it feels like it is engaging the 4 wheel drive...
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2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTNE24L01
Hi guys..Got this E250 here fuel gauge was pegged on full all the time. Checked wiring and all checked o.k. Dropped fuel tank and pull pump/sender assembly out and found wire to sender broken off. Replaced assembly and reinstalled tank..gauge is still reading ...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L ac VIN: 1FMZU67EX1
Good evening to all of you out there in the automotive world. Ok let me get to the point on this one. The customer brought this truck in stating that the ac kicks in and out all of the time but only when the truck is in park. And yes it dose it dose not even...
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1996 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTGK24ROT
HI TECH`S THIS K2500 HAS A NO START PROBLEM MOSTLY WHEN HOT OUTSIDE [90` PLUS] - THERE IS NO FUEL PUMP OPERATION - WHAT WE HAVE FOUND IS THAT THE RELAY IS NOT BEING TRIGGERED BY COMPUTOR WHEN KEY IS CYCLED. this truck does not have anti theft. have did ohm tes...
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2003 GMC C5500 Topkick C5C042 6.6L fuel gauge inop VIN: 1GDE5E1173
We are looking for any information that could help us locate the problem or a wiring diagram so we can better locate it ourselves. We have very limited data on the problem because of not having the resources to diagnose it. This is what we know--the fuel gauge... Trouble codes: 463 (1093 -), 1093 (1172 -), 1172
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L motor mounts VIN: JHMCB7658N
Hi Guys I have a customer with a vibration on the steering wheel when she puts the car in reverse. The problem goes away when you slightly raise the idle. This condition happens hot at a stop with you foot on the brake it also goes away in drive. I suspect th...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on
code po 1457.Is there any particular pattern failures accompanied with this code? Trouble codes: 1457 (Evap Leak)
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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX224XW
Car originally came in for intermittently cutting out about every 5-10 minutes. But would restart and run like it never had a problem. Fuel pressure was ok when the car died. Found p1336 pending for the crank position sensor. Replaced the sensor and code did n... Trouble codes: P1336
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Clean power mega fuse VIN: SAJDA01CGY
Hi Guys, Help!!! I have a 2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L that is a friends car. Came in on a Hook. Wont crank.he said that a few weeks before the car Died. he had noticed that at certain times the dash lights whould dim and the radio lost power.?? Radio is working no...
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1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, FUSE VIN: 1J4FT27S0L
Owner reports that the fuel pump fuse blows anytime the engine gets warmed up. We have been unsuccesful duplicating this problem, after several hot soaks and short road tests. (He told me not to drive it any further than I care to walk!)If you look closely at ...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L condensor VIN: 1JGN5850XC
car came in overheating and no a/c, explained had to fix overheating 1st, that alone may take care of a/c, found electric fan motor no good, replaced with o.e. motor assembly, ran car & drove it, no overheating, turned on a/c cool but not cold, evacuated recha...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L program new key remote VIN: JT6GF10U6X
Need the current program instructions for new ket remote fo rthe Lexus RX 300 1999. Tks, Chris
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2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Auto Shutoff VIN: 5LMEU27AIY
Hey folks, This truck runs fine for a few minutes and then the Temp Gauge shoots up to redline and shuts down the motor. The problem is that the motor isn't hot, we checked it with an infrared light. My scanner shows normal opperating temp and then it shoots u...
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1997 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2228V
Mazda Techs,(PO420 & PO430) This car takes approx. a week to set the same 2 codes. I have replace the right rear o2 sensor, & the vehicle still sets the same codes @ the same time (cat effiencancy low, left & right banks). I have not scoped O2 sensors because ... Trouble codes: P00, 420 (cat effiencancy low), P0430
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL 3.4L Broken T/Chain VIN: WDBCB35D9M
Timing Chain broke. Had to remove cover to get broken chain out and replace the broken guides. Cannot find alignment marks for injector pump. Cam and crank marks are lined up but I do not know what position to put the injector pump gear on the chain. Mercedes ...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L abs VIN: WDBFA61E7P
This car came in last month with the ABS/ASR lights on. We noted other dash functions such as a speedometer, tach, etc. were also not working. After checking the IATN knowledgebase we found numerous reports of this fault and understood that a defect existed ...
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1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L brake rotor VIN: 4M2DV11W0P
Car came in last week with right front brake locks up, We replace both calipers,pads, rotors. Test drive car, now LEFT front caliper locks up, So we replace both front brake lines, since we did not finish the job during the day and had the left front brake lin...
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1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM53S9T
sets code po 443 on every koeo test run. replaced vapor management valve, checked all related wiring , found no problem with cirquit but code still present. code also shows up on every koer test we run. fuel tank pressure sensor reads correct voltage with cap ... Trouble codes: P0443
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1996 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L 1-3 shift VIN: W5TDJ31024
When the van shifts from 1-3 the shift is very rough. I am not convinced that the transmission has a problem. With the codes that we pulled out, 2 are related to the TPS. The trans fluid looks ok. Not great-but not burnt-just old. I have no manuals or diagrams...
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1998 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Surge, accel while braking VIN: 4M2ZV116WD
This vehicle is owned by an elderly lady. She claims that intermittently the van will surge while braking causing her to push very hard on brake in order to stop. I have tested for vacuum leak and intake boot tear, negative. Fuel pressure normal, Scan data nor...
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1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L o.d. VIN: 4A3AJ56G3R
The customer says that overdrive will drop out after about 1.5 hours of driving at about 55-65. Then he says all of a sudden when driving at 55 the tach will jump to about 4,000 rpms, and if he cycles the O.D. switch nothing happens. We drove the car and found...
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1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D8R
Hello to all, This is an emergency HELP request. My wife and I are on vacation 600 miles from home and I have no test equipment available (and only a few tools in the car). 3 days ago we were driving down the freeway and the car developed a single cylinder m...
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1997 Other European 355 3.5L seat runner VIN: ZFFR486000
Diagnosis shows that the passenger seat runner position rheostat is faulty. Can this be replaced/repaired without access to a factory diagnostic to program the ECU?
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1991 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L No Start VIN: JHMFG587J9
no injector pulse no spark , i do not work on these junks,i am leaning to a dist, i just want to get it running and get it out of my shop, it is decreasing the property value, if any one has any thing to offer at all , it would be most helpfull
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1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G2SB1244X
this car has a long cold start and runs rough after first starting. if you hold the car to the floor when cranking cold it seems to strat faster. the fuel presure is in specs and holds normaly.the fuel filter was restickted and has been changed with no improve...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L evaporator housing VIN: 1G2WR1218Y
I have this family member's GTP that when he drives for long trips, greater than 150 miles, water from the evaporator collects on the floor instead of out the drain hole. When he uses the car on the highway and around town the drain works fine. Has anyone had ...
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1992 Saab 900 2.1L No Start VIN: YS3AK36F7N
Hi and I would like to thank you that reply in advance. This 1-92, 900S non-turbo was towed in by the customer. I have no experience on this system and need a heads up. The customer guessed at the fuel pump and was wrong he then quit guessing. My preliminary b...
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1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L power window VIN: YS3DD55B8V
LF power window(auto-down) While repairing an erratic window close condition (click sound inside door only..had to play w/ switch), I removed the regulator/motor assy & disassembled the motor (no problem found). (Problem was a poor connection in the door-to-bo...
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1996 Saturn SL2 1.9L horn VIN: 1G8ZK5279T
Can someone tell me where the horn relay on this thing? It's not in the main relay center under the hood where both Alldata and relay center lid show it. There is a place for it but no wires going to it. The horn dosen't work and the fuse is good. I can't hear...
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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA96512
Thanks for all the help, 6 in all. What I learned was once evap cannister gets gas inside its N.G. I ordered cannister and 2 valves attached from dealer, went to put them on today and 1 valve was wrong. I'm sure this will fix it once I get the right parts. By ... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap leak small).
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED64B91
Sure enough, the right side turbo was leaking oil big time into the intake, and causing the 'mosquito bomb' appearance- lots of smoke. I was able to remove the access pan under the engine, and removing the two turbo tubes revealed one with about a pint of oil ...
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1984 BMW 318i 1.8L exhaust backfire VIN: WBAAK7404E
As mentioned in my original post customer stated that recent tune up had been performed.Such was not the case however.BMW has new specs for this motor regarding timing and plug gap in their tsb,s.Replaced plugs cap rotor and set all specs as per tsb.I am confi...
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1987 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special 4.1L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G6CS5186H
I apologize, I thought this was closed out. The repair was a stopped up muffler.I cut the pipe between conv. and muffler. the customer had us do converter and muffler. thanks everyone
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1992 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L overdrive VIN: 1GKFK16K9N
Installing a small spring behind the TV valve fixed it. This kept the valve from sticking and thinking that the throttle was wide open. Thanks
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1994 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCHK39F2R
thanks to all that responded, as I stated we finally replaced injection pump and fuel module, we remotely mounted module as advised, customer drove truck one week and said problem was still there, we tried to get truck back in for further testing as this inter...
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1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2GCFC29K3S
After removal of the Catylytic Converter at a local Muffler shop the broken front Grid section, and the melted rear portion. It was all clear what the problem was it is great to have this one back on the road Thanks for everyones replies its a wonderful world
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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L steering wheel VIN: 1G1LD5548T
This vehcile was not repaired because of lack of help on this one, the customer just decided not to repair since they were going to trade it in october. The customer did add one additional note to the repair order and that was that it always occured at the sam...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Starter VIN: 1GAHG39R21
Thanks to all that replied. I installed a starter in the van and a new starter relay. It seemed to fix the problem. I was not able to get the van to act back up. They have not come back.
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23G81
Thanks to the members with their replies. The problem ended being the fuel pump module assembly that was previously install at our shop. The original module only had two line connections(fuel outlet and inlet)and the replacement module had three being the extr... Trouble codes: P0442.
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2002 Chevrolet S10 2.2L running rough VIN: 1GCCS19581
We start the engine again, after a few minutes, car start missing, and we heard something sparking, we saw the spark coming from one of the spark plug wire. Simple as this. This problem has been solved by replacing the spark plug wire set, but why check engine...
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1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L ABS LIght on VIN: 1C3EJ56HOU
Many thanks to all, Gerry [...] both told me that there seem to be ABS pump motor problem on these vehicles. Gerry also led me to hook power and ground to the pump and tap on it to see if it would run. That works real well and when yo...
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1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7GG23X9N
man, i don't know how you chrysler techs. do this every day. turns out it was a bad coil. thru my scan tool, i can actuate the coil and it would fire and it ohmed out good.i followed every flow chart to the letter and it tested out good so why wouldn't it star...
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1997 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L cluster VIN: 2B4GP44ROV
thanks for all your replies-the dealer i took it to-no longer reprograms anything for us. i used another dealer and all is well.
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1B7HC13Y3V
Thanks for the replies ,they were to do with possible crank sensor, ignition wire routing and problems with the intake manifold leaking inside the engine. The fix was the precat O2 sensor shorting out just as the engine warmed up . It was close to the trans bu...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L alternator VIN: 2B3HD46T3V
i would like to thank all that replied all were very helpful the problem was a smoked pcm. when vehicle was started the charge voltage would spike to 19-20 volts. within seconds the fuse link would fry .we installed a heavier fuse link than oe to give us a few...
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2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Serpentine Belt VIN: 2B4GP2538Y
Wow, 25 replies on this one and most of you nailed it dead on. I always print everyones name and give them credit. But there were so many replies I would run out of space but I am very thankful for all. I checked each and every one, but the replies that said...
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1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall
Thank you for the help I found that the guy that built this truck had built a break out board into the harness he did a nice job but moisture had gotten into it and had ect maf and act shorted I disconected the board and it runs great thanks again for the help Trouble codes: 24 (air charge temp), 61 (coolant temp).
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1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP6539V
Well, the posts i received ranged from timing pulley/belt to pcv valve sucking too much causing internal noise to valve seats dropping. 2 replies suggested the valve seats dropping and that seems to me to be the case in this car. We replaced all the valve tapp...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L battery draw VIN: 2FMZA5149X
This vehicle had a battery draw that would kill the battery in about 2 days-I had performed the TSB listing for battery draw diagnoses and could not isolate the concern-I was able to discover that the modules were not going to sleep after 30 min like they were...
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2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMDA5241Y
Thank you very much to all who responded, evidently, when I looked at MAF sensor previous, I never caught the dropout that was occuring when I looked at it again, or I have to assume this showed up after giving back to the customer as a new fault. MAF sensor f... Trouble codes: P1121.
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1F1YR14U81
Thank you for all the suggestions. Ended up replacing the cam synco. Afterwards no problems what so ever. Could not feel any play in the syncro but the truck would run fine with the CMP disconnected, with the new cmp and the old syncro it would show the same g...
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2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L eats batts and alts VIN: 1FMYUO4162
The conscensous is in- the vehicle as such is not designed nor intended for this severe use. It was explained to me, that it sits @ idle for almost 12 hours at a time! This is why Ford itself will not stand behind it. There is no heavier factory alt for it, an...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L fuel gauge inop. VIN: VSDM58W9Y4
Thanks to all who responded. I installed an updated module and sent the rig to the dealer. They reflashed the PCM and now it's working great. As a side note we just got anouther one with the same symptom. And I'll have it fixed in no time. Again, thank you all...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L serp. belt VIN: 4S2CK58W21
The problem ended up being the bearing assembly for the fan clutch. We bought a new one and compared the flanges, sure enough the old one we took off was further up on the shaft making the belt rub on the edge of the pulley. It seems that the bearings in the h...
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2004 Kia Rio Cinco 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNADC16594
well i drove the car home at night and on the way in the computer put out a throttle position sensor code. i looked at the scanner values and they looked okay so i didnt pursue a tps problem that would cause these symptoms. so i swapped the throttle body from ... Trouble codes: 1166 (o2 snsr/pcm adaption diag fault).
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1964 Lincoln contnental 430CID leaks fuel from carb VIN: 4Y82N42605
First i would like to thank you all for the overwelming respones that i got for my request. it is very much appreciated. i check out most of the parts sourses that were sugested i hit the jack pot at bakersauto.com they seem to have enough parts to build an ol...
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1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L various VIN: 1LNLM9848R
we were all wrong, not the ignition switch, and not MY cluster, but the tech replies made me go after 'connectors' and there it was. i believe it is multiple c-118 on top of trans. but under coolant hoses and thermostat housing. thermostat and hoses etc. have ...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L no forward VIN: WDBAB33C2F
thank jc the problem was the b-2/rear band broken a part.i take the trany down and replace the band,and thank all for help me.
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBCA35E6K
Hello MB Techs First I like to report that the fuel differential pressure was OK, 6.4 bar, we had the fuel gauge hooked up wrong, but the real problem was the ignition distributor had a broken spring for the centrifugal advance and that made the spark to be ou...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBCA35E9M
As Robert [...] suggested, wiggling of fuel pump wires did it. There was a bad connection at one of the pumps. Cleaned and attached new connector and car is running well. Also pumps are less noisy. Thank you all. Jerry
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBDA24C3F
I received several good replies that mostly focused on the importance of proper setup of fuel mixture through the EHA current, the idle control system and the impotance of a healthy OVP(overvoltage protection relay) relay. The customer returned this morning to...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz Vito Van 2.2L Fuel pumps VIN: VSA6380942
Thanks all you guys for the suggestions. Apparently the trick is to crank like crazy till she fires...not only did i do this but assisted with shop air in the tank (thanks Richard)but to no result. Cranked for up to 2mins !! til starter smoking. What a system ...
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1997 MG MGF 1.8L No Start VIN: SARRDWBGMA
Hi Guys This was a very difficult problem in how it presented itself and took some time to get to the bottom of. After following a routine faultfinding i changed the MEMS ign and injection unit along with the main relay box that it is associated with. This did...
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1946 Pontiac N/A CID Coil Wiring
OK ... so no resistor is needed on a 6 volt system. I guess I really knew this, but the metal sleeve that the wire is run through made me think that perhaps this is a resistor wire and the sleeve is a heat shield. Many of the replies stated that the sleeve is ...
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Alternator VIN: 1G2NE52MXT
Well this one turned out to be a real nightmare! I found out the customer had just purchased car from backyard mechanic-car jockey.Engine had been replaced and many body partreplaced and wires spliced everywhere.The only way I could get the alternator to charg...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Battery Drain VIN: 4S3BG6854V
Greetings, Thanks for the help. Fuse #25 also feeds the clock and radio presets. Tried another stereo (same) snipped wire and no more drain. I was really interested in learning what caused the drain/voltage fluctuation but customer said that as I'm the 4th sho...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
Thanks for all the replies. The fix was pretty typical for a VW. We replaced the mass air flow sensor, and the throttle body. The cruise works fine now and the check engine light is off. Also the vehicles performance is greatly improved now. The customer h... Trouble codes: 01165 (throttle valve adjuster J338 adaption did not happen), 17973 (throttle valve adjuster lower stop value J338 not reached), 00540 (knock sensor 2-G66 signal too low), 00524 (knock sensor 1-G61 signal too low), 16487 (mass airflow sensor G70 signal too high).
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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L tach VIN: 3VWAA81E1W
Thanks to all who replied. Simple fix...odometer cannot be rolled forward to correct milage..Unlike the Jetta and Golf .. the Cabrio instrument cluster will not respond.. Bill from Oregon had the first and best answer to our problem: 'the instrument cluster do...
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