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1990 Acura Legend 2.7L No Start VIN: JH4KA3246L
acura legand has two diferent problem one condencer fan runs good 30 minute after shut off car. if key turn BACK on fan shut off. i think is condencer fan timer.give me location. i did check under passenger seat is not there. second problem after shut off hot ...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Temp and Fuel gauges VIN: WAUKC68D11
Thank you for taking the time reading this post. Before I rush into cluster replacement, please share your thoughts and experience. Fuel and Temp gauges are not working, all other electricals seems to be working fine. The instrument cluster on this car is th...
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Starting VIN: WBADE6321V
Hi Guy's we screwed up. this vehicle came in for rear rotors and a bad right rear window,now it will not start.I am sure the anti-theft is the problem.I need to know the correct procedure to re-set the alarm system. when the crew was checking the rear door the...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM334XY
Okay, Guys & gals I have a 2000 Bmw that has the EML light on and a reoccuring check engine light with code po1580 that comes back immediately when reset, the EMl light is also on and the traction control light is on as well, I have trying to reset but with no... Trouble codes: 1580 (throttle mechanically jammed)
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GEL6259XC
members,the shop has a 94 buick la sabre that another tech is working on has a obd2 dlc,but as we all know thats not rite, should be old style gm connector.tryed 3 different scanners no comunication. from what i seen and heard car is running rich,idles poorly ...
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1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L digital lights on dash, fuel, and havac VIN: G6CD53B9N4
thanks for any help fellow techs. I have tested all powers and grounds to bcm. have unplugged all components with vacuumm fluresent lighting. Can not get 16v power out of bcm for these items. Get a blip of power when key cycled. Wiring diagrams show that bcm s...
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1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L air cond cooling VIN: 1G6KS53B7N
customer states a/c works fine for 5-10 minutes which it does and a/c display has temp read out which is accurate, then after 5 miniutes, a/c display shows only dashes where temp display was and only hot air comes out of the of defrost outlets, try to change t...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L hard start VIN: 1G6KD54Y6V
I have this car in here that is hard starting after sitting for a period of 4 hours or more or overnight. It will start every time but it will crank for too long of a time before it starts. When this vehicle first came in, I could not get the vehicle to act up...
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1998 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Head Gaskets VIN: 1G6KS54Y8W
I had this Northstar come in for overheating at high RPM. The only visible leak I found was the water pump/thermostat crossover from those crappy plastic gaskets(does anyone make a better version of those?). I pulled the water crossover and replaced the gasket...
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1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1FP87E9F
hello andd thanks for any help in advance im the third person to work on this car i have found the system that the problems on...and im thinking a ground problem..this car will run as long as the altinator is disconnected...as sooon as you plug the alternator...
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1987 Chevrolet R10 Custom Deluxe 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GCDR14ZOH
ok, this truck will start and idle fine. when you drop in drive or reverse it sometimes will run, other times it will quit. if you pump the gas it will clear up and run fine. driving down the road, it will drive fine for about a mile, then start hesitating. wi...
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1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY23P6N
looking for a better way to test for possible bad ccm. or has anyone run into a ccm code 41 serial data malfunction Trouble codes: 51 (memcal or pcm failure), 41 (ccm code for pcm serial data malfunction)
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1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Starting VIN: 1G1YY32PXR
We have a car that we have not seen act up so I dont have a lot of test data to pass on. The customer states that the car will not start sometimes. They say that it is not a hard click (like the starter) when it acts up(for what that is worth.)I have checked t...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Fuel pump VIN: 1GNTD13W6R
Greeting Fellow Techs, Small problem here, maybe someone has seen it before. Sometimes when you turn the engine off the fuel pump continues running, and if left unattended will run the car battery down. I checked to see of the ECM is powering up the relay duri...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L brake pedal VIN: 2GCEK19K3S
Brake pedal is always hard. Booster line has 20 in vacuum at all times. Booster holds vacuum with no leak down. I find no adjustment for brake pedal rod between pedal and booster. Is there some other place to adjust rod travel? Vehicle will stop well if pedal ...
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1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1G1YY22GXV
I have searched Mitchel on demand and cannot find much info for this problem. The car starts and runs fine until the car starts rolling. As soon as a wheel speed sensor signal is produced the engine shuts down. I am stumped! Any help would be appreciated. I am... Trouble codes: P1571
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1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hesitation, Low Power VIN: 1GCCS1443X
This is a vehicle that was passed down from another tech. It is very sluggish and feels almost as if it lacks fuel or has a plugged exhuast. Both of which I have checked. I have checked compression, all cylinders have 165 psi. I have diconnected exhaust and dr...
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1999 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Compressor VIN: 2CNBJ13C2X
Hoping someone out there can figure out what Im missing here. This Tracker came in with the compressor locked up. Unbelievable what these things cost, over 900.00 and I could only get one from the dealer. At that expense I was scared not to replace everything....
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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L engine VIN: 2G1WW12EXY
This vehicle was towed into shop with a overhead problem. Mechanic replaced head gaskets and intake. On this engine the intake and exhaust push rods are of different length and of course he reversed them on several holes and bent push rods and damaged valves o...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L converter clutch VIN: 1GNDT13SX2
was worked on by another tech who did not find a problem and replaced v/b and torque converter. came back right away and i got it. did not have any tcc at all in any gear when commanded. function tested solenoids with the j whatever alum block while still cone...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Stall VIN: 2GCEK19V52
hello techs this trk came in for a trany service and asked about a intermittant trouble. we ran a scan and came up with a u0107 code. when trk acts up it has low power or poor accleration and the message center has a low power message across the screan. our d... Trouble codes: U107
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1987 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L not charging VIN: 2B4FR4135H
Hi All Thanks for taking a minute to look at this post. Should be a no brainer, but something went wrong. Alt was noisy replaced alt quiet now but still no charge, Codes stored are 12,16. both are voltage sensening codes. Book say bad semec replaced semec sam...
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L caliper (?) VIN: 3B7KF23C8T
Customer is a friend of mine that has complained about his brakes for years yet I've never tried them or looked at them. He replaced all items listed himself; problem did not change. He is good mechanically and I have found no bleeding problems or other proble...
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1998 Dodge B3500 5.9L int high idle VIN: 2B5WB35Y1W
Got this truck in for A/c inopp about 2 mo ago. Did all above repairs exept iac mtr.3 wks after cust states ever since we gave it back,the idle is very high on start up but comes down after backing out of the drive.They brought in & (of course ) everything was...
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1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3EJ46XXX
Hello Dodge/Chrysler techs,I'm a GM fuel electrical guy with this intermittent cut out stall Stratus.Help and thanks in advance for reading this posting.I'm only running MT2500[red brick] in generic obd2 mode so have limited data stream.Car will shut itself of...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L abs VIN: 3B7HF12YG1
The main question is When replacing PCM does it need to be programmed/flashed to vehicle by the dealer? The truck came in for fuel gauge problem, the owner had the fuel sender in the tank replaced twice by another shop and that did not fix. We determined given...
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2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L ac isn't as cold VIN: 1B4H528N01
The AC evaporator was leaking, We removed the dash and replaced it .We have done several of these but they were a couple of years older than this one . This was a little bit different but we didn't have any problems. We charged it with the proper amount of fre...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D7HU18D43
This Hemi 5.7L is getting only 7.5 Miles to the gallon in city and 12 on highway. Power seems pretty good but definitly has better power when cold. I haven't done any other drivablity on any other Hemi's so have nothing to compare power with. I scanned the dat...
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1977 Ford F-250 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: F25JUZ0713
I replaced this carb with a Tomco reman about 6 weeks ago, due to lack of power (customer pulls a 2-horse trailer). Power was back, and engine ran great. After a road-test, idle was high, and wouldn't come down. I finally ended up switching the throttle plate ...
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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L float leaks VIN: 1FTEX15N8H
does any one know where you can buy a new brass float for the gas sending unit with out buying the whole sending unit. ford says you must buy whole sending unit.
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L reverse VIN: 2FTWF15Y9P
hi techs i been working on this e4od that has a harsh double bump when shifting into park i know there is bulletin alldata #95137 regarding this problem all electronics on this trans were replaced and trans has been taken apart by two different trans shop one ...
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1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX26F8R
this is the bosses truck pulls a horse trailer with it. The last trip out it lost power after driving four or five hundred miles it lost power on hills . No smoke idels good but has a shake till you get it to around 2800 to 3000 rpms then it smoths up fills li...
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1995 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP66L4S
car came in about 6 weeks ago . would not start or started very hard . 1-2 minutes of extended cranking. pulled spark plugs and replaced them. started great. customer said problem started after he put some bad gas in it??? took a fuel sample--looked good but d...
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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L hcu VIN: 1FBJS31H5T
I would like to replace the HCU on this vehicle, but Alldata says there is a special bleeder box required. Do I have to send this to the dealer or is there a way I can do this job? I am using an OTC genisyis with ABS 2002 software. Thanks in advance for any as...
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP6632W
Looking for some direction, car came in on hook for no start, cranks ok...found fuse #9 in under fuse center missing...contacted customer who advised car quit this past weekend and was towed to friends house, they found fuse blown, he replaced it and drove 150...
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Theft /PATS VIN: 1FAFP4Q46Y
heres one for the ford experts out there...this mustang came into our shop with a no start...with key on/engine off the theft light flashes rapidly...there is no fuel pressure of injector pulse...we checked ant the variable pressure fuel pump isnt being contro...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L engine VIN: 3FTNW21F01
Hey guys, Sorry to bug you with this one but is kicking my butt. It has a cavitation sound from the front of the engine. Noise was louder when you turned steering wheel and sounded like the typical Ford pump noise. No big deal, right? Replaced P/S pump and no...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Blows Maxi Fuse 114 VIN: 2FAFP71W03
This is a 03 police cruiser with 100,000+ miles. The vehicle has been wrecked twice in the front (most our police vehicles have). The complaint is no speedometer or gauges. We found the 30 Amp Maxi Fuse 114 in the battery junction box under the hood was blown....
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1991 Geo Prizm 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SL3450M
Hello , I really have a problem with this GEO. I have posted a help request for this car before but I really did not get any response that did not help me. My customer has been so patient with me I really would like to help him out by repairing this car. The c... Trouble codes: 21 (02 sensor short or open circuit)
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1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Blower motor VIN: 1GKDT13W0V
This Jimmy came in with a blower motor inop. in all speeds. I was just wondering if there are any flat rate tricks to r&r the motor since it looks like it is stuffed in there and not easy to get at. We don't have much in the way of repair manuals on this model...
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1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L abs VIN: 1GKDT13W9X
This Jimmy came into our shop with a complaint of a clunk sound comming from front during a low speed stop. We road tested the car and experienced the symptom. My scanner shows no codes. One month prior it had an ABS light on and we found a dead left front sen...
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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Starting VIN: 1HGCB7558L
Thank you in advance for your help. We have this 1990 accord with a crank but no start condition. We have no spark and no injector pulse. I am not very well versed in honda cars, except for the weekly distributor problems with the older ones. I have power at t...
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: IHGCB7554L
car was parked for about 2 months,dont know if mil light was on before then.car was parked because of int. no start in hot weather.as normal master relay was bad.replaced relay and battery and here we are.we have no voltage to the o2 heater yellow black wire.w... Trouble codes: 41 (heater circuit malfunction)
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1992 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMEG8652N
Car towed to shop, it had died on the freeway. Charged battery and car cranked over but no start. Tested for spark, fuel, and injector pulse. None found. Checked for voltage at dist 6 wire plug. All voltages less than 1 volt. Checked for ground circuts. All go...
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2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Hesitation VIN: KMHWF2SS11
This car came in with a lack of power at higher rpms, and a hesitation on initial acceleration. Timing (valve) was off, and belt was replaced. Hesitation remained, bosch MAF was contaminated and appeared inaccurate at low rpms (below 2000). It was replaced wit... Trouble codes: P0705
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L wont upshift to 2nd VIN: JACDJ58X2W
This one is pretty tough even atsg cant seem to help!Ok 98 trooper tod system, no codes can disconnect ecm and shift with tranx shifts/or make 12 v to brn/white and ground solenoids Brn/red Brn/blk and it will make all gears,electronically the ecm will not com...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Reverse VIN: SAJEA51D83
I am posting this for another shop who is not a member yet. Replacement transmission engages reverse but will not drive vehicle. It will spin wheels on lift. Any clues?
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L cluster inop VIN: 1JT359WLUY
hey all have a jeep thats got me somewhat confused all gauges and lights except abs and signal lights are not working lots of people refer to groung under driver seat did remove seat and found loose ground repair ground but still same problem if i plug cluster...
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1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1J4FY1957W
Hello group, I have a 99 jeep that has a hesitation on accel only when cold,and it seems like it only does it during open loop. Its not just a little one either. You can hear it popping thru the air cleaner. many things have been done to this jeep to correct ...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L abs VIN: 1J4GL58K62
we have a 02 liberty with no rear abs sensor signal to computer.this is causing abs,brake and check engine light to be on.replaced rear speed sensor and pig tail in the rear differential.mitchell on demand states that a 12v test light should illuminate brightl...
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L hydraulics VIN: SALTL15442
Customer drove vehicle on 1000 mile trip and complained on return that when needing to stop hard, he did not have enough braking power. A test drive revealed decent stopping but if pedal is pumped while slowing, it seemed as if the power brake booster was losi...
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1965 Lincoln Continental 430CID Engine VIN: 5Y82N41500
This vehicle came to us with the complaint that it was running hot. We found that the radiator was partially restricted so we removed and repaired it. The thermostat was also replaced at the same time. This vehicle continues to run hot. The car has never boile...
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2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L park assist VIN: 1LMNHM82W3
the car was lightly hit in the rear. (5-10 mph impact) after bumper cover was replaced the overhead info center displays "park assist inop" in a atemp to make the park assist work the distance sensors were replaced in the rear bumper cover. There is a radar se...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L ignition lock cylider VIN: WDBEA30D1G
Ignition lock cylinder will not turn. I read and understand how to remove when you can turn it to position 1. Anyone have a tip on easiest way to remove lock cylinder when you can't turn it. Thanks in advance.
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1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L rear brakes VIN: 1MELM55U8S
This car has no brake pressure going to rear calipers.I traced the lines all the way to the abs hydrtaulic system.I do have pressure going to the unit but I dont have any coming out going to the valve which feeds the rear calipers.Seems like the hydraulic abs ...
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1986 Nissan 200SX XE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, SENSOR Lamp On VIN: JN1PS26S6G
coil under air filter housing within specs, receiving 12.5 volts but wont fire. (tested without any coil wire to insure that bad ignition coil wire is not the case. Can't determine if the ECU is bad or just LED Green Light is out, (red flashing in sequence of ...
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L time VIN: 1N4BU31D2S
On the rebulit engine, all the timing marks on both the top and the bottom chain are right-on with the No. 1 Piston at TOP DEAD CENTER. This was checked several times to make sure that everything was dead on. However, when the timing was adjusted to the manufa...
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1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G3HN52L2R
car runs fine but when hot idles poor and put in gear dies also fuel filter gets very hot
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1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52M4V
This GM is driving me crazy.Car came in with misfire about six weeks ago. Replaced number 3and number 2 injectors leaking. We replaced with napa injectors. Came back week later both leaking again. Again replaced with napa. Back in three days later leaking. Che... Trouble codes: P300
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2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GHDT13W4Y
Vehicle came in with a intermittent misfire under loead and when cruising. Tuned it up and cleaned injectors. Added cleaner to the tank and returned to customer. Came back one week later, never having improved. We test drove with the scanner hooked up and watc...
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1998 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH44A364XW
well guys thanks for the input. richard and greg nailed it with tsb 99-025. we took the car to the dealer and thruogh working with them they helped out with a good will gesture and replaced the pcm for the customer no charge. the updated pcm was the ticket. th... Trouble codes: P0133.
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Camshaft VIN: WAUDC68D21
My question was if anyone had seen a broken camshaft with no other signs of problem. Rich, Alex and Terry suggested the possiblity of an oiling problem. We saw no signs but convinced the customer it would be a good idea to check. We dropped the pan and replace...
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G6KD52B4R
well thanks to some backyard (&^$^#()* mechanic who replaced the starter and didnt put the power lug bolt tight is why this had its problem thanks to all replies they where all good ideas but the one that help the most was the ground TSB because i looked at th...
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1990 Chevrolet Celebrity 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1AW84T8L
Thanks to all who replied. Most of you lean towards bad ecm. Since I don't get scan data as well as no flashing mil light when grounding at aldl, I decided to replace ecm ( ac/delco ) and all is well now. I can read scan data and test drove with no other compl...
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1992 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L fuel smell VIN: 1G1FP23F4N
Well, car has been gone for a few weeks and I be grinning that I had no phone call that informed me that the smell is still there or has returned, my conclusion to the problem was a few things, If you note the mileage on the vehicle, it was low for the year 38...
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1993 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 5.7L module faults VIN: 2G1FP22P1P
Thanks to all who replied. Bill was right 93 does not have an oil temp sender.One of the reasons I posted the request was because I do not have access to the QDM charts and wanted to know what they controlled. Thanks to Jimmy for responding quickly and pointin...
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L 4 lo switch VIN: 2GTEK19K1R
This vehicle is finally working properly. After checking all grounds and 4 lo switch. I checked the test connector for the buffer next to throttle body. With that connector unplugged, trans worked perfect. Customer was satisfied with that. Not wanting to spend...
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on, no throttle response VIN: 1GCEK19S3T
Well I am very thankful for the replies. Which included, a buletin about having the tank over half full because of the pickup tube cracking, checking for bubbles in the return line, IP module, cam sensor. I have talked with the customer and am sending him to a... Trouble codes: P251, P370, P606, P406.
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1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBFG15R8T
Most of the replies I recieved were about the grounding of the fuel pump and sending unit system. Many also comented that I should have only used a factory original part and not the aftermarket one we used. There is a big differance between the aftermarket par...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNCS13W5V
this vehicle had a bad set of injector replace injector and the vehicle is running.
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L air bag system VIN: 2G1WX15K01
First off I would like to thank Stephen,Bern,Cory,John and Karl.All the info. was very helpful, I appreciate your time on this. What we have found on this car is apparently the side air bag located in the seat was the culprit. Or at least the wiring for it, we...
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2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCCS19W31
We fixed it! Thanks to “Ricky from Florida”; “Nick from New Hampshire”; “James from New York”; “Richard from Washington”; and “Bruce from Georgia”, I was able to figure out what tests I should do next. Most of your responses suggested testing each wire to ... Trouble codes: P0506 (Low Engine Idle).
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J72
Thanks for all the replies. Almost all said use a factory converter. Ordered one and installed it yesterday. So far so good. Thanks for all 20 replies.
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Front Differential VIN: 1GNDT13SX2
I guess not many techs has had the previlage to work on one of these jewels. We found that the selector assembly on the right side of the pan was the problem. The grease inside this unit was hard and restricting the fork from moving the sliding ring to total e...
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Speedo, check engine light VIN: 1C4GP54R1V
Thanks to everyone who responded. Special thanks to Bill [...] Goor, for his help. After getting a wiring diagram for the TCM (problems with Alldata disc) Checked grounds and power to TCM, I found the battery feed wire to TCM (Red/Blue) had only 1.2 volts, so I ...
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1982 Dodge D50 Sport 2.6L No Start VIN: JB7FP5479C
AFTER PULLING ALL OUR HAIR OUT WE FINALLY FIXED THIS TRUCK.SEVERAL OF YOU TOLD US WE HAD A BAD DISTRIBUTOR / PICK-UP OR MODULE,WHICH WAS TRUE.ALLTHE TEST WERE DONE ACCORDING TO PUBLISHED INSTRUCTIONS.I WOULD LIKE TO THANK DAVE AT BWD FOR THE CORRECT INFO.WITH ...
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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L starting VIN: 1B7KF26Z2V
Thanks to all who replied, The problem with this truck was the fuel pump. When testing the fuel pump there was not enough volume coming from the pump. I replaced the pump and everything is working well. Thanks again to all who replied.
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2B4GP443XW
Found out the hard way that the only way to check the flywheel to see if it is broken is to remove the trans. Center was completely broken, had spun and wedged itself together. I had assumed that a previous repair had caused the problem by not getting the timi...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
Charles from California was right, We did not know that a short in 1 injector would pull down entire bank. We finally clued in when running on 4 cylinders we got the truck hot enough to do a cylinder contribution test. It showed 2,4,6, 8 not firing. Normal KOE... Trouble codes: P0603 (Internal Control Module Kam Error).
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1A2B3C4D9G
the truck is coming back in a couple more weeks but my post time is up.still idles rough according to the customer.will try to repost when the truck is cured. Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank one), P0174 (system lean bank two).
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1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP653XV
ok well i smoke checked engine looking for vacuum leaks, found a small one on vacuum supply hose to fuel evap motor, rep[lace hose 20.00 bucks from ford, still same probllem, checked for bad grounds under battery, found a big one cleaned and reinstalled it, fi... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L T-Case VIN: 1FMCU24X2V
I had some very good replies to this problem. Such as checking for corrosion at various connections. My problem is, the customer hasn't brought vehicle back since I posted the request. When I can get it back to fix, I will repost the fix. Thanks to all.
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FTZR15X4W
thank you for all the suggestions.after i posted this i was in mitchell looking for other possable causes such as abs interactions or instument panel. while in mitchell i found a tsb under accessories that said this truck needed to have the gem,ctm,asb modules...
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1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Vacuum Actuators VIN: 1GKDT13WXS
Well thanks to the 14 posts returned we sifted thru and got the answer. Many of you wrote about checking the vacuum line at a vacuum switch on the transfer case. sure enough the switch was leaking oil internally and sending transfer case oil into the lines. Th...
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1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L 4 low VIN: 1GKDT13W0X
The transfer case module was located in the passenger kickpanel -and there was corrosion on plug causing the problem as most of the replies suggested.The wire that signals the VCM for low range was shorting to the case through all the corrosion -The TCCM costs...
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1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Surge VIN: 2HGEJ6571W
While we are wainting for some replies we removed the throtle body and cleaned, check wiring harness and completed all service manual test. We used the information from the first three replies and we did all those test, including TPS sensor and smoke machine. ... Trouble codes: 1509 (iac valve circuit failure).
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8GK13T4S
I scoped my igt1 signal and what I saw was the signal cutting out.I scoped the other igt signals (2 through 6) and some were nice square waves and the others were falling out.I then noticed if I move the wiring harness the signal would get better and car would... Trouble codes: P1300.
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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Cranking Circuit VIN: 1LNLM91V7V
Thanks to every one that replied. All the suggestions helped diagnose the problem. Specially the wiring diagram. Turns out that the battery was not up to par. It loaded to 9 volts but never below and would not start the car. Just so happens the SCIL module wil...
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1992 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L timing belt tensioner VIN: JN3LV523XN
I did install a new part from the dealer and the engine runs great. The old tensioner did have a blown seal,you could push the cylinder in with little resistance.also the rod was damaged but I think it was from running with no tension.It was 'rattling' pretty ...
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2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Misfire VIN: JM1BJ2225Y
Thanks to everyone who responded. I switched #1 and #2 injectors to see if either one of them was shorting the computer. Both injectors checked out OK. New computer was not available the same day, so customer opted for a used one. As soon as used computer was ... Trouble codes: P0301.
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WDBBA48D9G
The car is still not repaired but it is drivable and much better. The best tip was from Alain and was to monitor pin 3 on the left fender diagnostic connector with a duty cycle meter and adjust for 40 - 50% duty cylce. The other tip that made a big improvement...
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1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2MEBM74F5K
this problem on this car intermittent. thanks for all who replied. a lot of the stuff was done or was in the process of doing.
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1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L lighting control modual VIN: 2MEFM7542X
Thanks Dale, Curt and Brian, I replaced the multifunction switch, fixed the problem, thank you again. Daniel
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1992 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L ABS system VIN: 1P4GH54R5N
Thanks Guys, this being my first request, it was great on the responce and Info. Now the Fix. It Is a Bendix 10 system and the fix was the Dual pressure Switch (DPS). The warrenty only covers the pump motor and the clyinder piston. Like thats a lot of help wit...
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1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52L4R
I recieved many replies about problems with ecms in those years so I decided to change it and all is well. Trouble codes: P0341, P0342.
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L ABS module VIN: 1G2NF52T3Y
I am sorry to have to report that this customer chose to decline any more testing on her vehicle. However, I did receive five replies that did contain some useful information. It appears that we may have two separate issues. Two of the replies suggested that t...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, NO POWER VIN: 1G2WK52J92
the cat was our problem,baro sensor still reads 14 psi,i'm not sure why,we used both genesis and tech 2, both read same,car runs great and fuel trims are good,we believe the baro reading to be a software problem. thank you for all your great tips/help,blas (mi...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C0W
thanks for the help THE car returns next week for repair im sure the maf will fix the problem.this will save us a lot of time,thanks for the hint about the vaccum line at the reg. also Trouble codes: P0172 (pending system always rich bank 1), P1128 (manufactor controlled fuel-air metering).
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