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1997 Acura TL 3.2L Cuts out VIN: JH4UA3640V
This 97 tl 3.2 came in with a cut out problem. Problem happens on accel and check engine light fashes and scan tool reads lost dlc connection. NO CODES. Checked all grounds all good. Did wiggle test on connectors all good. Checked voltage key on and all time a...
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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L radio VIN: WBABB1305L
Radio lost power. Anti Theft light on, and consistant beeping starts when the radio power switch is turned on. Beeping continues after switch is turned off. Beeping stops after several minutes. No code message appears. Entered the code anyway but has no effect...
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1992 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4EZ13LXN
hello all i have a riviera 3.8 that only gives me a problem after the car gets warm, once i get the car good and hot it would buck and shutter like the problem witn a tcc lock up. the only concern, is that it happen in park, drive, rev. or neutral. so i pick u... Trouble codes: 47 (uart link problem)
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1994 Buick Century Special 2.2L Speedo, Fan,temp Lt VIN: 1G4AG5540R
Can anyone help me find the correct PROM for this vehicle? The PCM # is [...]. Prom ID 8167-BJLT Part#[...]. Speedo incorrect, temp light, fan always on. The problems are internal in the PCM, but not the PCM. I think it has a damaged or wrong PROM(it has...
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1987 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Display VIN: 1G6CD5186H
This Caddy came in with a Service Engine Soon light on, climate control display said 6, climate control was blowing ambient air out dash vents & not responding to any commands, fuel info center display said 6. Our scanner did not retrieve any codes. The self d...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L engine VIN: 1G6KF549XV
car came in with overheating problem driving around town, while driving car is fine, stop and set for a few minutes and car gets hot. no leaks in system, no cumbustable gases in cooling system. replaced thermostat again, no change. customer picked up car and s...
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L ebtcm VIN: 1G6KY549JX
Hello again. I've got this STS and the traction control light and ABS light will come on intermittenly. 2 weeks ago I pulled a total of 28 different codes out of all computers. Talked to another mechanic and was told to replace the PCM. Had PCM replaced and re...
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2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L pistons VIN: 1GYEK63N93
Thanks to all that take the time to help. I have replaced the engine in this Escalade due to a piston breaking apart at the wrist pin area. The customer has maintained this vehicle like clockwork. He would like to know if this is habitual problem with this eng...
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1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L No Start, Stall, smokes ignition coil VIN: 1GNCT18Z0K
We have this "89" S-10 blazer that was towed in as a no start. We found a smoked ignition coil. We installed a new coil and it fired right up. We then checked voltage to the coil and everything seemed to be good. We then changed the cap, rotor and plugs (they ...
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1991 Chevrolet Topkick 427CID Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GD57HAM3M
Hello techs, I have this Topkick in my shop which came in with fire damage at the passenger side of the TBI. As GM was unable to supply a new harness, I ordered and installed new plug ins for the EGR, TPS, IAC, Temp sensor and OP sensor. These units were all r...
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1994 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7L Starting VIN: 1G1BN52P1R
good evening. this impala came from another shop. they said that it will die and then will not crank and has no injector pulse. i pulled a maf code(48) and a pass key fault code (46). for two days i've driven it but couldn't get it to act up until closing time...
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L timing chain VIN: 4G1JF32T1W
when warming up after water pump change noise started from timing chain area. sounded very much like the chain tensenor lost its prime and let the chain come loose and started making noise. so we repositioned and retorqued tensioner and noise went away for abo...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L level senser VIN: IG1WF52E21
over a year ago customer had a coolant leak we found intake manifold leaking at the corners..we replaced the gaskets and flushed the cooling system..custmer retuned saying the low coolant light comes on and off now and then we cked the system was full and had ...
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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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2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L belt VIN: 1GBHG31U73
HEY ALL could use a little help here. Have this van that will brake the compressor belt on hot days every once in a while. First time installed new belt, worked good for two weeks then broke belt. replaced belt and tensioner worked good for a week. Driver say...
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1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L brake warning lights on VIN: 2C3ED56F3R
Chrysler techs, I need your help or direction. This vehicle has the red brake light, ABS and Trac-off lights all on at the same time. I left work without the exact codes but they were for the abs lamp circuit failure and abs power/relay circuit failure. Went t...
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1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Compressor VIN: 2C3HC56E3S
We have this LHS in that has no compressor operation. If I jumper the relay it does work. I have checked pressure on scanner and it reads 122psi which is accurate with the gauges. Replaced the transducer anyway thinking maybe there was a glitch with no help. C...
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L Stall, shuts off VIN: 2C3JA53GO5
this car will just shut off upon accelleration to highway speeds [interstate] after a two mile warm up of stop and go driving,problem is intermittent, has happened 5-6 times ,car will shut off and will take a few moments before it will restart [cranks normal],...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Surge VIN: 3B7HF13Z0V
Hey all, this truck after it warms up, will surge at idle. It has to be in gear and if you put it into neutral, it goes away. If you go back into gear it idles great, you have to drive it again to get it to act up. It is very intermittent and may only surge tw...
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1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start, lack of power VIN: 3B7MF33D6V
Hi-we are getting our feet wet in diesels. We had this '97 cummins come in with a complaint of no power and the customer was right. It had poor power, no smoke, wouldn't hardly get out of its own way. We checked fuel pressure and volume of transfer pump. Volum...
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1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L tcc VIN: 1B7GL22X2W
Problem is no TCC lockup. Overhaul was recommended due to mileage and debris in pan and filter. Came in at first with a gov oner pressure code (p1756) and fail safe mode. All the solenoids have been replaced and the torque converter has been replaced twice. Th...
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2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B7GG36X02
checked ignition on scope looked normal , checked for vacum leaks pulled intake replaced intake pan gasked still same ruff running replaced cap and rotor wires and platnum plugs cleand injecters set cam sync still same problem feels like a bad wire when drivin...
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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, intermidate High RPM VIN: 1FPCF15N4H
Customer brought this F-150 in...with compalints of no power at hi speed..a intermidate jerk..a intermidate high RPM (1500) and a slight miss at idle. $ seems to be a issue here...so before I start pulling plugs for a compression check...and removing plenum to...
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1989 Ford Probe GL 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1ZVBT20C7K
I am not concerned with the codes at this time. My main problem with this car is that the rev limiter seems to be kicking in at about 2000 rpm when accelerating. It is causing the injectors to shut off limiting the rpms.I can find only one input from the 4eat ... Trouble codes: 25 (Pressure Regulator Control), 26 (canister purge), 28 (egr), 34 (isc)
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1991 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTHX26G6M
Hi all, this one really has us stumped. Vehicle will shut off when warm (driving down the road), and crank but not start. Fuel pumps (switched) can be heard running (no load) no fuel pressure at rail. Vehicle will start after a ten to fifteen minute wait. This...
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMDU32X4R
When this vehicle will not start there is sufficient spark at the plugs, and proper fuel pressure, there is power to the fuel injectors but they are not being pulsed by the PCM. I have come to the conclusion that there is most likely an intermittant open in th...
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP5741S
Looking for someone who may have seen this problem before... Our Taurus wagon will die and not start intermittent. The problem happens at idle when the driver window is used. after a few minutes it will start. When the problem acts up we lose fuel pressure. I ...
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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L MIL Lamp on, Loss of Power VIN: 1FDKE30G8T
Proformance seems to drop off about 50mph like it is running out of fuel. I am not seeing fuel trim readings in the positive area but at idle acturally minus figures of(- 7-12 %) il light is on with codes above. 30psi seems like low limit.Is there an output te... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Lean AF Ratio), P0174 (Bank 2 Lean AF Ratio)
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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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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L starts and dies VIN: 1FALP653GW
1998 Ford Contue towed into shop, starts and dies. fuel pump noisey, fuel pressure 15-40 at rail. replaced fuel filter, no change replacd fuel pump assy with new ford part, 40 to 42 lbs at rail. same symptons starts dies, checked cam timing exhaust cam off 1 t...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L int lights VIN: 1FTZR15V3X
Hi guy’s, this truck came in with int lights always on. Testing done brought me to the gem module. Replaced the gem module and same problem. When replacing the module the dealer said that some one already replaced it. Door alar light is also on. Supposedly the...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L GEM module VIN: 1FAFP53U6X
Hi Guys, The GEM module chimes 5 sets of 5 chimes after running about 30 seconds. Is this the GEMs way of flashing out trouble codes. This is not the same chime that sounds when the door is open or the seatbelt is unfastened. This is a longer, slower chime. A...
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L lights and door locks VIN: 2FMZA53YOY
Intermittenly during the day [several times], The lights and horn will begin flashing, Doors are locked and it acts like the alrm system is going off, This does not have an aftermarket alarm system. The customer has pods lying on the counter when this happens....
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Driverside Window VIN: 1FAFP4045Y
This mustang came in April for a window that would not roll up or down. After pulling the door panel, we found that both up & down guides were bent and the bottom regulator guide was bent. The regulator arm at the front of the bottom glass guide was bent. So w...
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYUOZ181
Customer came to us with a complaint of check engine light on and car misfiring - we found code p301 # 1 cylinder we replaced coil on # 1 Cylinder and test drove vehicle seemed to do ok upon second test drive vehicle started to misfire again code p305 - Compre... Trouble codes: P0305
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2000 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3L temperature VIN: 1GKCT18W2Y
i flushed the coolant last summer and replaced the t-stat. the coolant was brown and lumpy. It fixed the overheating, until now. I performed a tsb involving flushing the entire system with a GM product, to remove scale and rust. I refilled with Dexcool and it ...
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2001 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L a/c compressor VIN: 1GKFK66U11
the truck came in with a broken a/c belt to us. we installed a new belt and watched the tensioner move back fourth rapidly. upon further inspection we noticed the stop on the tensioner was broken. so we replaced the tensioner. it work fine for about 3 hours of...
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2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L compressor VIN: 2HKKRL1862
OK, this should have been a simple fix... Customer came in with a heavy rumbling, whirring noise whenever the engine was running. Increased with engine RPM. Our mechanical ears picked up a lot of noise from the compressor and from the alternator, which went aw...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Suspension VIN: JNRDR07X01
Customer complained of "a terrible wobble" at 50-60 mph. Test drive at 40-50 intermitently rear of vehicle will sway (a lot) side to side similar to towing a trailer with insufficient tounge weight. If you let off the throttle it will quit as it slows down. I ...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Timing VIN: 4S2CK58W0W
Hello everybody. I need the whole complete procedure to proper alignment the timing belt on this one, including the cam drive gear marks and the cam gears marks. I already got out the four camshafts spring loaded. Alldata don't offers the whole step by step pr...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W9Y
We have this rodeo that will shut off and fail to restart for about 20 minutes every time it is run for about 10 minutes and gets hot. The reference voltage for tps #2 and aps #2 drops to about 280mv when this happens. When the 5 volt reference returns the veh... Trouble codes: P1271 (aps 1-2), P1272 (aps 2-3), P1280 (aps ckt fault), P1220 (tps 2 ckt fault), P1221 (tps 1-2 correlation error), P1639 (reference voltage 2 ckt)
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1988 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JCMT784XJ
Yo jeep dudes, I have a good crank sensor signal now but still no spark, rotor points to numder 1 on tdc, I'm doing a pcm input test now.
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Surge VIN: 1J4GZ58S9T
Vehicle came in with customer concern of hesitation. Only thing that I could find wrong was the 2 code in history P0171 Lean Exhaust & P0172 Rich exhaust. Found O2 sensor started cold with a voltage of 4.5 volts. Replaced both O2 sensors with no change in volt... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean exhaust), P0172 (Rich exhaust)
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1999 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Tires VIN: 1J4FF28SOY
Hello Jeep techs, I have this Cherokee in my shop that at about 50 mph the front tires will start to vibrate a bit and all of a sudden they will shake so violently that you could roll this thing if you weren't expecting it. It's crazy. You need to drive about ...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L a/c blower VIN: 1J8GW68J34
My wife's 04 Grand Cherokee suddenly lost the blower for the a/c yesterday...compressor still comes on, all the lights function on the control, there is power to the blo-mo, I removed the blo-mo, and it works , so obviously it is not getting grounded by the co...
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1993 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM2UF1237P
Hi Everybody !! I normally wouldn't ask for help under the circumstances I'm in, but this time I gotta do it !! My friend Bruce in another state is a little saddled on his personal vehicle. He's a professional Tech & former instructor and a lifelong friend ......
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L speedometer, gauges VIN: WDBBA4800H
Hey guys, hope someone out there can help. We have this Mercedez with the speedometer inoperative. We installed a vehicle speed sensor with the electrical harness it comes with and it's still the same. When the key is first turned on, all the gauges do a littl...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L transmission back VIN: WDBHA28E3V
Complaint-Humming-buzzing from right front, worse going around leftcurve and less going around right curve. Remove wheel bearings to inspect okay. Replace Rt. front bearings. Replace front brakes for worn and pack left front wheel bearings. Rotate tires. Test ...
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1999 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1N4DLO1DXX
This car came for noise in first gear, the rest of the gears shift normal. The noise sounds like clunking noise from CV joint when turning. The CV joints are good. It is coming from the gear box. I thought it is from throwout bearing, but if it is bad, it shou...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L airbag light on VIN: 3N1CB51D61
Hey gang.I need some help on this nissan that is in for an airbag light.I do not have the scantool to retrieve codes for this car.I am following the alldata's procedure to retrieve codes without scantool.I am coming up with what i think is a code (1);constant ...
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2002 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GJ25B72
I hope I can get some help on this Voyager. Came in with check engine light on P0171. Checked all and found broken (from an accident) evap solenoid by radiator. Thougt we had it as it was a good vacuum leak. Replaced with oe valve and after 1 trip code re-set.... Trouble codes: P0171 (B1S1 lean exhaust)
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G2NE12T1T
Hello GM Super Techs. Need some help. This Is my moms car, so have to get fixed ASAP. Started acting up few months ago once in a while. Now happens every time when started cold, and depends how long it sits when shut off hot it might do it. Start car and withi...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L lights on instrument panel VIN: 1G2NF52T81
i have a grand am that was possibly struck by lighting according to my customer while he was away on vacation.the problem i am having is all the following lights are on on the dash- service engine soon, abs,cruise,trac off,service vehicle soon. i have a code u...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L bearings VIN: 4S3BK6351S
Hi all. This is the third 95 legacy 5spd I have had come in in three years with total bearing failure. All bearings are noisy including transfer case. The worst is the main-shaft thrust bearing located right by fifth gear. It appears that it fails and sheds m...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29622
greetings. this one came in for check engine light. scanned, retrieved listed codes. checked data stream - front O2 sensor reading 3.67 to 3.89 volts. this reading does not change when sensor is unplugged from vehicle harness. very occassionaly, scanner will r... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency bank one), P0301 (misfire cylinder 1), P0303 (misfire cylinder 3), P0304 (misfire cylinder 4)
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1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4T7SK12WXP
This vehicle came into our shop with a stumble, rough idle, cutting out, low rpm bucking. When it cuts out it does it at low speeds only and will actually "diesel" before it quits with the key on. We tested for loss of ignition, and loss of fuel. We have good ...
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1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R5V
Replaced timing belt and water pump and now won't run. keeps setting cam sensor code, have replaced sensor and checked for bad wires. rechecked timing marks and comp. all o.k. comp. test all 175 psi. Trouble codes: P0340
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1997 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWAK01H6V
Help! Canadian model, 1.8 TBI. First and hopefully last one I ever see. Problem is rough idle when engine is hot and in drive, like at a stop light. I have tried plugs, wires, cap, and rotor with no change at all. The front motor mount was replaced. The gasket...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Hard Warm Restart VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
Customer complaint is MIL lt is on occasionally, Hard restart (worse when warm)-cranks okay, and runs rough occas. I have not experienced symptoms yet, MIL lt was on when it came in. We cleared codes and have not had any codes reset. Since it is intermittent I... Trouble codes: 16989 (P0605 ECU Defective), 16706 (P0322 Eng RPM Sensor), 01165 (Throttle Valve Sensor-J338), 17973 (P1565 Throttle Valve Sensor-J338)
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L power windows VIN: 3VWPA81H0X
front windows do not operate with with switch(does have current at switch)rear windows will operate with switch but alarm beeps.also door lock switch rolls down back windows but not front.tried new window switch on left front door-same results
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2001 Alfa Romeo 147 2.0L Air bags VIN: ZAR9370000
No directly relevant replies received which is not suprising given the scarcity of these cars. Had the codes read and cleared. Cleaned the connector associated with the 'faulty' circuit and so far so good. However most of these cars that I do (6 in all) have a...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM6342Y
Thanks to all for the replies. we replaced and coded the new abs module and all is fixed. I am new to iatn and it is awesome. I belong to a mercedes and a bmw specific tech forums and still have not got a response. thanks again-Chris [...]
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L fluid VIN: WBADT434X1
Thank you to all who replied with many helpful and intuitive suggestions. We contacted the owners insurance co. and were able to get this repair covered with the customer only paying the deductible. Hence, we purchased part no [...] Esso synthetic from t...
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Hesitation
well i was suprised to see this one gone when i got to work today, the boss cleaned the maf and throtle body and was happy with the results, so the day was spent in a mad dash to try to square away some other projects before i'm gone tomorrow for my wife's sur...
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1999 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L power door lock VIN: 1G4CU5218X
Greetings, Thanks to all who replied,the vehicle was test driven,parked,ignored etc. for a week and never duplicated customers complaint. I suspect a bad actuator under certain conditions,but could not verify.Will update if anything pops up. cordially To...
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire
hello, well i finally fixed this bugger. just about all replies said regulator or injectors. i ordered an upgrade injector assy. from linder. although i could not really see the reg. leaking. or what changing the intake did? oh well i know im not the only one ...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W1V
Thanks for the 2 replies that I had. Unfortunately there was not a ground on this thermostat housing so that was not the fix. I ended up reflashing the computer. It had never been done, and there were several updates that it needed. After the flash, all worked... Trouble codes: P0117.
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfercase VIN: 1GNDT13W8W
Thanks for the replies. When the Blazer first came in the atc(auto transfercase fuse) shift motor fuse was blown. Initial check found motor winding resistance at 1 ohm. I replaced with a known good unit and measured winding resistance before installation; 8 oh...
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1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L AC System VIN: 1GAHG39R0W
The van came back with poor cooling again & this time adding freon didn't help. Low side pressures were 80 & high side 300+. We made a diagnosis of a stuck rear expansion valve. We replaced the rear expansion valve & refilled the unit, fully expecting them to ...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT19W6Y
I returned the vehicle to the customer because of time limitations. We will get it back to do a smoke test. Customer just talked with me recently, said the light was on yet but whatever we had done, it had greatly improved his gas mileage. We do work for this ... Trouble codes: 0452 (Fuel pressure sensor circuit - low voltage).
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2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEL19W21
It appears this was an electrical problem, I received three responses saying to check electric. One said to check connector at IAC and two said to check for damaged wiring by steering column and AC hose. I did find a wire that was damaged by the column. The br... Trouble codes: P0506 (low idle).
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L don't know VIN: IGNEK13T51
Hey, I really appreciate all the advice I rec'd. It ended up with the customer taking the vehicle back to the used car dealer, so I took him all the tech advice I had rec'd. He's a pretty good guy. He replaced the steering sector and the sensing unit on the pu...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L security VIN: 2G1WH55K42
Didn't really fix car yet, but this seems to be easiest way to close out help request. 99% sure it is BCM, but customer doesn't want to replace it yet!! Funny part is, cust. called back on tuesday, no start happened again; I'm sure it will come in on the hook,...
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L horn honk VIN: 1GNEC13Z43
Thanks, to all for the info provided. I have been unable to repair vech at this time. dealer says it can't be done. I am in the process of getting my factory radio and reinstalling it to try programming through radio and door controls. Also got a new Modis by ...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L water pump VIN: 3C3EL55H9V
Replaced water pump with two aftermarket O.E pumps on third pump tech sprayed lube into seal area and lubed seal ,installed pump pressure tested pump did not leak. Then replies were also correct in the O-ring was also leaking at other side of intake ,removed b...
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2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L rack and pinion VIN: 2C3HE66G71
thank you, chad,stephen,kyle,francisco,brant, any one else i may have missed. it was the general reply that the rack was probably the problem and it was. i replaced the rack and did confirm that all the dead play was in the rack by unhooking the coupler first ...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B4GP54R0T
I got this one fixed. It was the pcm . We got a known good one off another veh. and every thing went to working as it should. When I found no wiring problem I was almost sure that was going to be the problem. Thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: 505 (iac wiring shorted to grd.).
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L bubble back VIN: 1B4GP54R3T
all test data pointed to radaitor cap, but transmission blew up on tuesday so cannot confirm fix--thanks for all the helpful replies---ALAN
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1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L valve VIN: 1B7FL26X8X
thanks for the replies. i installed a crysler reman in this vehicle and sent it away. i did dissasemble the old one but could find no reason for the bent valves. i can only asume the lifters got pumped up and held the valves open.
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L abs module VIN: 1B4HS28Z5X
we know the module has to be programed with axle ratio and tire size, but thanks to the rest of you, the fix was the rear speed sensor. alldata said nothing about it. This network is so much help I really appreciate it. thanks Ron [...]
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1989 Ford Motorhome 460CID Trans temp VIN: 3GQRST5433
All we found is kickdown rod came off---it still kicked down likely via vacuum modulator. Rod only actuates near full throttle. We checked flow---it was a quart in 20 seconds. We found his additional cooling fans between the two coolers-trans cooler and oilcoo...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L all shifts VIN: 1FTEF14Y9T
the customer had the tranny serviced at hyundai for some reason and they put a synthetic but it was hyundia senthetic and it had no markings to say what the fluid was so he went back there and they couldn't tell him if it was compatable or not. so first they g...
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1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Top gear VIN: 2FALP74W2V
It boiled down to checking the operation of the 2 shift solenoids, A & B or SS1 & SS2, first by wathcing the scan tool tell me they were working, checking the resistance of each solenoid (about 26 ohms), manually grounding each one to be sure they were being o...
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2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FAFP71W1Y
Thanks for all your help guys.Most of you suggested the maf whas dirty our faulty.I don't think a faulty maf can over fuel this type of system.Some of you suggested fuel regulator which whas checked with no fault found.Also mentioned whas the exhaust back pres... Trouble codes: P1138, P1158, P1132, P1152.
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2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24262
Several great responses, basically there is a restrictor in the egr tube between both sensing tubes for the DPFE sensor. The restictor will move (it is not crimped very well) and block either of the tubes, ours was blocked on the rear one. We had blown air int... Trouble codes: P1405 (DPFE upstream sensor hose off or plugged.).
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2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU93163
IATN men come thru again!this one is fixed!with the help suggestions-when vehicle came back today pulled on wiring harness near pcm nothing-pulled on it upward-engine started to miss fire- as joe from pa-jeff from cal & matt from texas said wire to #1 ignition... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition coil a primary/sec circuit fault), P0301 (CYL 1 Missfire detected), Y1, 1.
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1996 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L Heater control VIN: 1GKFK16RXT
HI everyone! Had some great ideas - some that I had tried (should have posted more of what I did) Including air flow thru evap, etc. I tried running the AC when vehicle started cold and found that the outlet temp had dropped to 46 degrees - So no brainer - hea...
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1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L tcc VIN: 2GTEC19R0V
Sorry for the delay in posting the fix. To be honest, I went on vacation and forgot all about it. Anyways, thanks for all of the great info from all that replied. It turns out that having some negative slip is normal and can be expected. After talking to the t...
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2000 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L sticking throttle VIN: 1GTGC24U8Y
thanks for all the tips, Epecially the GM bulletins on this. After a thorough removal and cleaning, it has for the time being been resolved. Thanks guys!
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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L high idle VIN: 426CM58W6W
Thanks for 3 replies I recieved. I had looked at TSB's under Honda Passport, & found one. Performed the tests & did not find a problem. After reading your replies, I called Standard Igntion Tech line & they gave me tests to check for IAC command from PCM. Sinc... Trouble codes: P0507.
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Odometer VIN: JACDJ58X5W
Due to lack of information and parts availability, we opted to send this one to the dealer. Most responses suggested an internal problem in the cluster, which is what we suspected. Thanks to all we replied.
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ8S7RC
Thanks to all for your help. I called customer today for a follow up. Check engine light has not come back on and runnuing fine. Most replies were for me to check all grounds to and from pcm. Some were for possible bad pcm . I looked at all grounds ( cleaned )... Trouble codes: 21 (O2 sensor high voltage), 23 (IAT sensor high voltage), 24 (TPS high voltage).
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L condensor VIN: 1JGN5850XC
ajoebrady, charles and ciro, all said to switch the wires, which of course worked, thanks, barry said there might be a tsb, call the dealer, there is no tsb, and the dealer never heard of this problem, really ??, john said had same problem, wife works at chrys...
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Body Control VIN: SALPV1247V
First of all thanks for the replies. The first problem was the superlocked doors. There were a variety of suggestions such as breaking off the locks in the doors and cutting\drilling, etc. I tried to avoid that and what openned the locks was to turn the key in...
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2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L cylinder head/timing sprocket VIN: JT8BD69S51
Well this one is still in pieces. Milling the head will cause the valve timing to be off, and possible valve clearance issues. Customer is not happy because it's been a month and we can not fix it on their budget. Most replies were nice guys finish last. Looks...
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L blend door VIN: 1LNHM82W7X
it has been over a week know & no problems - i replaced the ambient temp sensor. when i checked it with my scan tool it was out about 10 deg from outside temp. i think it was thinking it was to cold outside & turning off the a/c. thanks for all the help- andy
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1M3LW28G21
Thanks to all who replied my post. The customer declined for repair at this time as the car is still running great with no check engine light on. Special thanks to John who faxed me detail info. Charles. Trouble codes: P1512 (unknown).
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2002 Mercedes-Benz 308cdi 2.148L poor power VIN: WDB9036622
The van appears to have lost fuel pressure and the pump is being checked again. We have a feeling we have fuel contamination. I have also fitted a new switch and the fault is still there.
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1993 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L ac compressor VIN: 4N2DNILWDS
The fuse began to fail more frequently and we installed a circuit breaker to get it to max failure. Finally it died and would not restart. We dropped the tank and found that one of the four wires to the pump assembly had not only shorted, but had burned throug...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, EGR Control ??? VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
thanks for replies. tried to clean MAF sensor to no avail. followed the general concensus of replacing the MAF sensor. I replaces MAF and did not flash the ECM as is recomended. I did install a genuine Nissan air filter. Vehicle runs great and cutomers is happ...
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