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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Camshaft VIN: WAUDC68D21
Performed major service 5k miles ago. Customer is a salesman and puts on five to six thousand miles a month. For his own info he had us perform a compresion check. We found cyl 1 low. He decided to have us do the valve job while he was on vacation. We found ba...
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WBABJ5326R
This car has a dramatic surge at idle. It goes from 500 to 1800rpm. It easily stalls when it gets low but off idle it runs great. The customer bought the car in March and the idle slowly deteriorated from there. It had the new vanos before he bought it. The en... Trouble codes: 101 (Air mass)
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L mono valves, floor vents VIN: WBAGF6322S
Thanks in advance for any help with this problem. This 740i has heat coming from the floor and defrost vents with temp setting at any low setting with or without the compressor activated. Center vent varies and is consistant with temp setting. The only setting...
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1986 Buick Electra Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3TJ56BH9
First of all I apologize for the incorrect VIN but I couldn't seem to get it to post without one.Anyway I have this 1986 Buick Electra with a 3.8 liter engine , when it heats up to operating temp. it will shut off and lose spark and injector pulse.Let it cool ... Trouble codes: 42 (est ignition problem)
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1988 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on, code 41 VIN: 1G4HR54C4J
has anybody had this happen? all wiring ohms 0 zero to grounds from computer to module and sensor, car starts and runs but lite immed comes back on, went thru all tests several times and replaced all parts in circuits? changed ecm,ingnition module, cam magnet ... Trouble codes: 41 (cam signal open/shorted)
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L 4 lo switch VIN: 2GTEK19K1R
Truck came in with trans wiped out. Would barely pull. I overhauled with torque conv, full kit, and shift solenoids and epc. Truck will shift into 4th and l/u by 20mph. Watching scanner, mph shows 128mph by this time and it also shows 4lo switch on. At idle 4l...
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1996 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L Starting VIN: 1GCHK39F3V
This truck first came to us to replace a battery cable and a battery. After these repairs the vehicle would crank and not start. I removed the fuel pump on the rail and installed a fuel pressure tester and the truck starts every time. I replaced the fuel pump ...
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L all VIN: 2G1WW12EX1
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1990 Chrysler Imperial 3.3L transmission VIN: 1C3XY56R5L
AFTER 20-30 MILES DRIVING WITH TRANNY SHIFTING PERFECTLY, IT WILL DROP INTO LIMP MODE AND STAY THERE . i REPLACED BOTH SPEED SENSORS, FLUID & FILTER, SAME PROBLEM...CVI VALUES SEEM TO BE IN RANGE...WHILE IN LIMP MODE, THE SPEED SENSORS ARE GIVING WEIRD READING...
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1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.3L No Start VIN: 2C3HD56T7T
Hey Fellow Techs, I'm stumped & so once again I turn to my friends in the cyber world looking for answers. This little chrysler won't start & I don't have enough info to continue. The car has fuel pressure but no injector pulse or spark. We are able to make th...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2B8CP44GX1
Vehicle Came in with a misfire no codes present only happens at idle and under light acceleration. The Problem only occurs with the a/c turned on.
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1966 Dodge Charger 5.9L Braking ability VIN: XP29F61238
When this vehicle arrived it had sat in a field for a long time. Someone had replaced the manual mastercylinder with power brake booster. The brakes themselves were completely worn out and we put everything new on it. When we were done the vehicle would barely...
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1991 Dodge Ramcharger 5.2L speedometer VIN: 3B4GE17Y2M
I have been unable to repair this speedometer. I have replaced the speed sensor on the transmission. I was told that this sensor produces an AC voltage. I put a used one on the first time and bought two new ones from the dealer and another parts house. Checkin...
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1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HH46T9T
HI everyone I have a code P0174, left side of the engine, the spark plug are much darker then the right side and the compression is lower ( see Testing and result ). I change both O2 sensor on the left side, no result, on the scanner that side is alway richer... Trouble codes: P0174
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B87HF13Z8
Thanks in advance to all. This truck has been killing me. It has had this problem over the last few years, growing worse and worse. Now, it's not driveable. The onle code is 1391. I replaced the cam and crank sensors right off the bat. The scope signals for bo... Trouble codes: 1391 (Intermittent Loss of Cam or Crank Sensor signal)
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B4GP443XW
I have a PCM that appears to be going through a reset. It will clear the PCM memory if I store a code, road test it until the stall occurs then restart. The code will then be gone and the counter for ignition cycles resets. The problem with the vehicle is that...
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL22XXY
Hey techs. This dodge is giving us some problems. we have a steady misfire on #4 at idle to light cruise. we have scope checked ign. scope checked injector, performed motor vac (twice) compression is within 10-lbs/2 on this cyl. we have moved spark plugs and i... Trouble codes: P0304
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2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7GG22104
customer complaint of truck dieing on decel normally while exiting the highway or while slowing for a turn problem is intermitent weather conditions and engine operating temp according to customer are not a factor as this may occur at any time also customer co...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KU28D33
Hello all, We have a '03 HEMI 3/4 ton in the shop today. The check engine light is on for the third time. First time was code po455 evap leak. It felt like cap was loose so I tightened and cleared code. Few days later it's back on with code po452 evap leak. G... Trouble codes: P0455, P0452
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2005 Dodge Viper SRT-10 8.3L Mechanical VIN: 2A9HS28YX5
I have get a new cars today white the same problems the valve guide is damaging the valve and the first car is coming back white the same problems Please help me
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1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAPP6242P
Hi Guys, this car came down a long hill and at the bottom the idle went to 2000 rpm. This is a Tech 1. O2 voltage is .7, short term fuel trim is 2-20%. No vacum leaks I can hear or see. I checked for dirt on the MAF sensor which is OK. I pulled the IAC and no ...
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1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP653XV
Ok so now sence this is my Pastors car i now get it Gave them mine til i can get this ford fixed, i cleared code and it sets a MAF code pending po103 with in 5 minutes, the main problem is car start well but when idling if you give it gas really slow at about ... Trouble codes: P0171
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L blew sparkplug VIN: 1FTNW21S4X
Truck came in with spark plug blown out of cylinder #2 tip of spark plug was bent over and all the threads striped in cylinder head . Any ford guys out there that might know why this happend?is this a common problem with these engines?
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU1764X
Hello fellow techs, and thank you for your time. I have this expedition that is driving everyone I talk to to drink.In the last year I have replaced the passenger coil pack 4 times. Yes, I said 4. They all crack on top. The mounting plate is as flat as a panc...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF17261
Customer said this truck was fine on Saturday afternoon when he drove it but when he got in it Saturday night when he started it the od off light began to flash and the MIL light came on and the truck ran very poorly. When he brought it to me the MIL light was...
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10U42
Hello all, misfire at idle with fuel being subtracted long term. Have no codes but this has been going on for 9 months so its time to fix this truck. Cleaned MAF and brought the LTFT down to -8% so it goes in the right direction but the idle is still very roug...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W44
I Don't have any information on 04 model or any wiring diagrams no vacuum leaks found maf sensor replaced with known good part Trouble codes: P1101
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1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Vacuum Actuators VIN: 1GKDT13WXS
Original complaint from customer was no A/C out of vents & lack of cooling. In checking out complaint found there was vacuum at the control head but was leaking at mode switch. determined that control head was bad, it also had an oily substance at the vacuum c...
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1997 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 5.7L speedometer VIN: IGTGC29R9V
Vehicle came in with CEL and ABS lites on and showing a PO500a code for VSS circuit. Since my shop PC that runs my Mitchell is down at the moment I took a stab and replaced the VSS sensor and still have the problem. Is the vcm part of the ECM?Tomorrow I'll be ...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L srs VIN: 1HGES25822
vehicle came in with srs light on. scanned and found code 5-3, internal srs control unit failure. replaced control unit and used honda's 2 pin scs connector to clear codes. srs flashed twice indicating code clearing, however srs light stays on. now i have code...
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2003 Hummer H2 6.0L compressor ? VIN: 5GRGN23U23
Good day to all, Customer concern was a lack of air conditioning cooling ability at idle. I connected gauges and at idle the low side pressure was aprox. 65-70 psi, high side was 350 plus. Upon inspection the condenser was found to be plugged with grass seeds...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Stability control VIN: SAJGX2744V
Hello Jaguar Techs: I have this XK8 with engine and ABS MIL on. DTC's P1229 and P1242. Have no interpretation of these DTC's. The car starts anb cuts off; does not idle. On the dash display it reads, "stability control fail and engine fault". I have no softwar...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L master cylinder VIN: 1J4GZ78YXR
This jeep came to us with the brake pedal as hard as a rock and it would not apply brakes at all. We removed the master from the booster and found that the rod had wedged itself in an odd place on the master. The best we can figure is the master was installed ...
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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Cranking Circuit VIN: 1LNLM91V7V
Starter only clicks and turns about 2 degrees a click will not stay engaged continues to click the entire time key is in start position. Seems like there is not enough current to hold the relays engaged. Would any one have an idea what would cause this?
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1NB3535X
Customer came in complaining that the car ran rough and would nearly stall after an early morning start. She said that once it had been running for about a minute, it would clear up and she would have no problems for the rest of the day. When we checked it, we...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L hanger VIN: WDBBA48D4G
this customer replaces exhaust hangers , ya know the ones that look like o-rings, and sometimes the last for a year and sometimes they last for a week. now these hangers are aftermarket hangers. they may be walker or merit i dont know. the customer has owned t...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L sunroof VIN: WDBEA26D7H
Greetings! After replacing the complete sunroof assembly, except for the cable and motor, everything's fine except the motor/roof timing. It doesn't stop in the prescribed positions. I'm relatively experienced with the 2 cable systems used in Porsche and VAG c...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L compressor VIN: WDBEA26DOL
Hi all have a tuff one here. I have no power to a/c comp. Have checked inputs to mas unit and out puts have no voltage on pin22 which feeds a/c comp. also have no voltage to pin5 out of mas it feeds rpm sensor on comp. If I supply power to pin 5 a/c works norm...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 5.0L esp VIN: WDB2193751
Hi everybody, this is a new CLS 500 2005 model, the owner entered one hole, the right front tyre got busted and the ESP defective showed together with the headlights cornering, now if i start the car the esp message will not show but if i steer to any side imm...
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1996 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 142DV11W2T
Customer brought in for stall at stop signs with air on. I found that cooling fan was not working and compressor would build 400-500 psi before shutting down. Replaced cooling fan and ac is good now. The stalling is better but still kind of surges to a stop....
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1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HJ01F8P
Vehicle came in with MIL on, no A/C, running rough. A short test drive verified customer complaints. I believe the vehicle was in "limp" mode. I used MODIS to check codes. I got a code 55, no malfunctions. I started the car later and everything was back to nor...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Car towed in with a crank no start contition. We found harness chewed up and replaced cyls 2,3,4 pigtails with same car harness and same wire colors. Have no waveform at coilpack IB trigger on cyls 1,2,3 but have trigger on cyl 4 and good spark, but only on #4...
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1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Noise VIN: 1G3HN54C3K
Our customer brought this car in for noise in the engine.The noise sounds like you are shaking marbles in a can.This engine is the 3800"c".The noise is real loud in the bell housing area. With a stethoscope with the end off of it and listening while moving the...
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1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3HN53L3N
This Olds is just a little troublesome for me. It keeps running rich and stalling its self after about 3-5 minutes from cold start. I checked fuel pressure, injector resistance, pulled the o2 sensor to open up the exaust. So far everything looks good. No codes...
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1994 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.8L 3-1 Downshift VIN: 1P4GH54L7R
This Grand Voyager has a harsh downshift when comming to a stop only. All other shifts feel normal. Scan data during the event shows trans temp at 113 C (235 F). CVI values LR 47, OD 85, 2-4 45, UD 52. TPS 0% (0.66v). Trans will downshift normal from 4th to 3r...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L engine VIN: 1G2NE52T9V
a friend at another shop has a quad 4 that's giving him fits. they had the head off for repair,it was milled & a valve job done.they found a tsb and replaced the oil pump.now when starting the engine it will run for about 5 seconds and die and will loose compr...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Pedal Low VIN: YS3ED58E0Y
Car came in about a month ago with hard pedal complaint. Diagnosed as faulty booster and plastic line with check valve. Replaced both pieces. Car left with good pedal. Now customer is back complaining of what essentially feels like a low pedal. When depressing...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF58Z51
After perfoming service, drove car, was ok. Went to pull car back out and when put in drive to take off light came on(1313). Replaced ignition cassette bank 1, ran for about 5 min. went to take off, light came on(p0340), checked timing marks again. All in time... Trouble codes: P0340, P1313
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2001 Saturn L200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU52FX1
After driving this car for a half-hour plus,the O2 sensor code returns. Trouble codes: P0137 (Bank 1 Sensor 2 Voltage low)
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L display center VIN: 4T1BF28B2Y
Custumer had Radio replaced and now Drivers Information Display (Warning Lamps, Milage Display & Temp Display) to the right of Cluster Flickers and Air Conditioning Lamp will flicker also. A/C will also start to cycle on and off very quickly intermitently. All...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R1Y
Customer has complaint of unstable idle (scan tool shows it trying to remove 18% from LT fuel trim) and lack of power going down road scan tool shows it trying to add 35% to LT fuel trim). Checked basics MAF(OK) O2 (OK) Coolant temp (OK) when we checked fuel p... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank1 lean)
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2002 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L srs light VIN: JT3GN86R22
this guy took a hard hit in the nose, bags were deployed and replaced. light was on and that's where i came into the picture. scanned with snappy 2500 to find codes for both pretensioners. boby shop replaced both and i was called to clear the light. put the sc...
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1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16-Valve 2.0L hard start VIN: WVWTJ21G8L
This car runs beautiful all the time except for the first 30 seconds to 1 minute after startup only when the engine is completely cold and the ambient temperature is approximately 75 degrees F. or higher. It cranks for a long time before starting and sometimes...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWA81H6TM
Start will not engage when turn the key to the start position; Need help on the clutch switch first, all data shows one but I can't seem to find it on this car? This car has cruise and there is a 2 wire switch with a vacuum hose attatched to the clutch pedal b...
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L high idle VIN: 3VWFA81H5W
This vehicle came in with check engine lite on. Misfire due to faulty ignition wires. Also in for racing idle when engaging into reverse or drive and upon decelleration. Replaced cap,rotor,wires and sparkplugs. Runs great now and misfire is gone. Tried again t... Trouble codes: P0300 (general misfire), P0302 (misfire cyl. 2)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSK69M81
Hi All, Have this Jetta that came in with a trans code (00268) and shifting problem. Code indicated Solenoid valve #6. Since you can't get the valves seperate we replaced the valve body and circuitt strip, serviced the trans and reset basic trans settings. No...
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1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L abs-traction control VIN: YV1LS5675W
ABS/TRAC CONTROL LIGHT ON INTERMITTENTLY, CODE 314 (RIGHT REAR WHEEL SENSOR) FAULT IN ABS MEMORY. I CANNOT DUPLICATE OR NO CHANGE IN THE CONDITION BY WIGGLE AND PULLING WHATEVER EXPOSED SECTION OF WIRE HARNESS IS SEEN, REPLACED BOTH REAR WHEEL SENSORS (ONE PIE...
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1998 Audi A4 1.8L tach, oil light, abs and brake light indicators VIN: WAUFP28D3W
customer decided to trade in vehicle. thanks for all responses.
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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Oil Light VIN: WAUDC28D6Y
Hi there, We recieved several replies about this problem. These engines seem to have a lot of problems with sludge, and combined with a very small pickup tube opening, means low oil volume under certain conditions. We took the pan off and found a little bit ...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L abs/traction lights VIN: 1G6KD54Y4W
well the car finally came back in a week later so what i did was make my own harness from the rr ws sensor to the contol module. So far it has been a week and no call back from the cust. thanks to all who responded
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1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 5.0L start and stall cold VIN: 1G1FP87F2F
After looking through an old manual I found the procedure for setting the minimum idle setting, i don't think this was done when the throttle body was replaced. It seems to start and stay runinng better than it has so the customer wan't to take it and try it. ...
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1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L engine VIN: 2G1WN54T6L
I thank all who have replied, the customer decided to start looking for a new vehicle so i could not go any further with the diag., but looking back, injectors are one main componant that we did not look twards. thank you all very much!! JAY
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Petal Feel VIN: 1GCEK14K8P
Most of you told me to suspect the dump valve for the abs. I thank you for all of your help with info on how to test this. The customer brought the truck back for me to take one last look at and I rechecked everything. I found nothing more than before, so inst...
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1993 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Stall, Starts and dies VIN: 1GDKC34F3R
When I went back though the test the injector module was not sending a signal as to the statas of the injectors. It was recieving the command for the control but the PCM was not seeing it happen so would not start. After readind all the replies am replacing in...
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4L compressor clutch VIN: 2G1WN52X7S
well this one is done it just happens that the fitting are hidden by the air cleaner & i was relieing on the scanner info. turns out the a/c pressure switch was giving me bogis info. saying that it had 163 lbs . decided to move air cleaner & check the charge w...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W2X
Greetings techs, the fix for this S-10 Blazer was the coil had failed,We replaced it with a new one. Another tech took the Dist out and figured it was the problem, when he tried to put the dist back in the engine he had his sister in-law bump the engine over w...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L radio VIN: 1GCEK19T53
Several replies were correct in the fact that from about 2001 on up the radios will need to be reprogrammed with a tech 2 if they get unhooked or replaced. The dealer programmed the radio but the amp would still not work--so end result was the amp was the main...
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1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GH54R2P
Well guys I give up. I hvae scoped all the speed sensors (input & output shaft), CKP & CMP, powers and grounds, ignition coil, etc. I tried a new CKP, ignition coil assembly, tranny controller, unhooked the alternator, jumped past relays; I am convinced I am n...
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KC23ZUT
i disconnected all the pcm driven components ,put a new fuse in,reconected everything and it did not blow the fuse,i checked for short and none were found.
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KC2664W
Sorry for the late reply. I still have not received the truck back for further diagnostics. The owner has called me up and said that he figured out a way to make it start easier when hot. He cranks the engine for a few seconds, waits for a second or two and th...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Transmission VIN: 2B3HD46R52
It turned out that the turbine sensor connection wiring was the problem. Apparently corrosion inside the connector was the culprit. We sprayed with contact cleaner and that resolved the issue. Thanks to all who replied!
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1995 Eagle Vision ESi 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2E3H066F15
Sorry tried to post fix last week. Kept getting sent to open. Vehicle is fixed, after sleeping on it.Vehicle would have no spark on 2 cylinders when cranking. After starting all cylinders would fire but run very bad. Pulled timing cover left cam out 3 teeth ri...
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1967 Ford mustang 289CID timing advance VIN: 7R03C20875
Thanks to Troy, Jeremy, Matt, Al, Chris, George, David, Jim, Kent, Nick and Alisha, Bill, Mike, Alex, and Art. The overwelming response was 36 degrees of total advance. This is the proceedure I used and the customer said the car has never run better. Thanks al...
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1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L compressor VIN: 1FTCR14T6J
kudos to alfred [...] and james from arizona. all mentioned too slow of an idle could cause this problem and suggested cleaning the throttle body. it was dirty so i cleaned it and idle was higher and now a/c compressor stays engaged. thanks to ...
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1988 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L fuel pump relay VIN: 1FMEE11N7J
i liked the ides on the relay to close fuel pump relay but! truck was towed back to shop no start. this time no pip no start and fuel pump could be made to run still no start. i had install new moduel and pick up last april. tryed just a moduel change no go. r...
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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L fuel pump VIN: 1FTEF15NXJ
Thank you to all who replied after much deliberation by the customer they finally gave me the OK to install a new ECM and this took care of the problems.
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1992 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L starter VIN: 1FACP45E8N
this fix was very simple, i guess too simple. the first person to replace the selenoid attached the pull in and holdin wire to battery positive. this a.m. looking at the selinoid i thought what good is a diode suppressed selenoid if both wires are hooked to th...
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cruise control VIN: 1FMDU34X4R
The problem turned out to be the module. Ohmed out the wiring and checked voltage in all the right places but it seems the module went bad when I tried to make the cruise work with a bad battery connection. Must have spiked the module. Thanks for all the repli...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L glow plugs VIN: 1FTHW26F7T
Rick and charles in Northern Cali, Phillip [...], and Ray in N. Carolina, Thank You!! \ There were some others that replied,,thanks to you also, As I had originaly said I am not ignorant to the systems on the power stroke but this problem with the glow pl...
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1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: 1FTNE24VHB
Thanks to all who helped. I did a back pressure test at the egr tube, I had 6psi at idle. I retest after removing the up stream o2 sensor and had less than 1/2 psi. Just to confirm I tested once more with upstream in and the down stream o2 out. The presure was... Trouble codes: P1408.
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1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4045V
Thanks for all the replies and I am sorry that I did not post a fix the customer was out of town and i was waiting for authorization from him. After checking and triple checking all of the things that would cause rich codes I gave up on it being anything mecha... Trouble codes: P0175.
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L engine VIN: 1FAFP4046Y
2000 Mustang Engine viberation repair It seems that Ford made two different 3.8 motors, an AK 530 or SK 530 BA motor, and a AK 530 or SK 530 AA motor. The BA motor is internally balanced, and the AA motor that was externally balanced. The AA motors fly...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP55U72
Well thanks for all the input and ideas, I did install a new harness and the problem seems to be fixed. I mean I drowned this thing with water, drove it and drowned it again, with no reoccurance of the symtoms. I did order that Audi magic goop that was suggest...
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1996 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTGK24ROT
thanks for the resposes , the customer has figuered out how to start truck so it has not been back , since it seems to happen most often when he uses his worn key , we will replace the ignition barrel next time the truck is in for service. the mitchell wiring ...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG5641X
first of all thanks to everyone for there input. I ended up putting on a fuel pressure regulator and the vehicle started running better and no return of the check engine light. thanks again to everyone. Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 systen lean).
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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Side Door VIN: 2HKRL1865X
Received great tips, but the customer did not return yet.Either it is working better, or he isn't worried about it. Thanks to those who responded. I think he will probably return much later.
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1984 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJAV1341E
checked all items that everyone had posted as problem areas nothing was out of the ordinary, suspect computer as culpritbut was unable to prove as customer declined repairsand towed vehicle out
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1985 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Cuts out VIN: SAJJNACC8C
The fix is still a work in progress. The grounds have been checked and passed their tests. The ECU was sent out to, and returned from, the rebuilder. The car then ran, but way too rich. The only way, so far, to get it to run anywhere near the correct fuel mixt...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L long crank time VIN: WDBCA35E9K
thanks all i tried a o/p relay and it did not help,i did end up cleaning the throtle plates and intake runners and ajuusted co a little on the lean side and was better,i dont feel its fixed but is a lot better had to let car go customer needed .thanks again to...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L a/c compressor VIN: WDBFA66EOL
We ended up replacing a/c compressor with new in theory the compressor shaft is worn causing issue when hot. The speed sensor did not help. Thanks for all who replied. Stewart [...]
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA29G4X
replace mass air flow sensor and gave it a good long test drive engine light stayed off, took a reading of the air flow before it was at 3 g/s at idle and after replacement it was at 5 g/s. By the emails i got this figure is on the low side, this is why i gave... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
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1990 Nissan D21 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 1N65D11SXL
We check the ground and charging system and foung them to be ok. It run great with a new MAF. Maybe this one will alst forever. Thanks for the suggestions.
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1997 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1231231235
hi guys .. thank u all who replied ... after my reguest for help i went bac to work from lunch and checked the sender..before the replies ..but most of you were right on.. and thanks a millions for ur replies
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1994 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L 1-2 bang/3-4 shudder VIN: 2P4GH45RXR
Well, they told me I better close this one - (my first!/still learning). I thank everyone who replied so much. To the best of my ability I ruled out control system on this one. I did find that there are updates for controller / have version 10 - been told by 6...
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNE52T4TC
sorry for the delay in updating you all. thanks a lot for everyone's advice. i pulled the hose off of the fuel pressure regulator. i could not see fuel in the hose but it definetly smelled like gas. i replaced the regulator and returned to customer. it has bee... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel system too rich).
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2NE52MIV
To all that helped on this one I would like to thank you, and a special thanks to Robert [...].It was the knock sensor retarding the timing , to me it felt just like a fuel pump bad.It fooled me because I had a similar car with same symptons and it was the f...
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB124XW
thanks to every one for your respond, problem was the ecm. a reman. ecm took care of the problem. thanks again matt Trouble codes: P0117 (temp. show -40 f), P0108 (map high), P0404 (egr), P1133 (o2 sensr), P1404 (egr).
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