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1987 Buick Century Limited 2.5L No Start VIN: 1G4AL51R3H
problem child here. im getting no signal from ecm to fuel injector, i can pulse injector to make work, i am receiving pulse signal from icm. the bandwidth seems a little wide compared to snap on vantage example. replaced icm and crank sensor, still no luck and...
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2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L HVAC Display VIN: 2G4WB52K2Y
This vehicle has a HVAC(dual zone) digital display that is not operating. All of the other functions operate and illuminate properly on the control head. What I am looking for is the information and parts to repair the display instead of replacing them all the...
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1996 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DW52PXT
Hello again! I did'nt think I would be asking for help so soon. I have this 1996 Fleetwood that has a code po441. I ran the trouble tree on it and the purge solenoid failed. I replaced the solenoid and test drove the vehicle. I could see that it was flowing o... Trouble codes: P0441
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L compressor VIN: 1G6KD54Y3W
vehicle entered our shop with no a/c found evap. to be leaking recharged system before replacing to verify everything is ok and everything worked perfect. about 12 hours later when evap. was replaced i got a message on dash that there is no pcm data and theft ...
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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 Silverado 1500 5.3L Drive belt VIN: 1GTEC19T5Y
A/C belt missing, no damage to main drive belt.
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Charging VIN: 1GNEK13T51
Customer came in a couple of weeks ago with a weak battery. Charged and tested battery, OK. But we found Alternator ripple too high. Replaced alternator. Customer then complained that the "Battery" telltale comes on intermittently. We checked it out and could ...
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2002 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L instrument cluster VIN: 1GCDT13W42
vechicle come in for battery light on ,alt. gauge shows charging test alt ok check voltage and grounds to cluster check engine light on found multiple codes at first cleared codes and code u1255 and u1301 come up again fuel gauge,low fuel light on check engine...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LS 6.0L headlights VIN: 1GCGK23U34
Totally lost...have spent 4 hours testing. Looks like headlights stay on with truck off. Replaced body module and had dealer flash. No difgferent. If you remove relay "HDLP-HI" lights go out. Truck has automatic headlights on system. Noticed headlight sensor i...
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1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 2C3HD46R1X
Car quits intermittantly (stalls, cranks and will not restart). Tried next morning, started perfect. Car runs great otherwise. No other symptoms. Has happened 5 times since last August but first time we have looked at car (dealer before). Cleared codes, dro... Trouble codes: P1489 (high speed fan circuit), P1495 (low speed fan circuit), P1282 (fuel pump relay control circuit), P1388 (asd relay control circuit)
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1999 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 2C3HH46R8X
hi gents i have a new experiance to throw everyones way even though i know these are not the greatest of engines. vehicle came into our shop with the engine centre cylinder spark plug pushed right out of the cylinder.i mean it pushed the coilpack right out wi...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Power Steering VIN: 3C8FY4BB91
Hello all, this simple PS system is stumping me. Vehicle came in with no power assist whatsoever. I removed the pressure hose at the rack and briefly ran the engine, I observed very little flow (in my judgement). There were no unusual noises at any point in st...
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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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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L excessive crank VIN: 1B7HC16YXS
Hello, This is my first post, I am a newbee so please bear with me. This truck came in on the hook four months ago, customer stated the engine died while driving. The vehicle started for me and I was able to drive it into the shop. I did a fuel pressure t...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L no power VIN: 3B7KF22D1W
diesel techs out there. we have a 5.9 with very low power, feels like no boost being bilt. we first check lift pump & found it very weak just spitting out very small amount of fuel, replaced & lots of fuel now,but no power, we hooked up a boost gauge to intake...
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L ac heater pletum VIN: 1B4GP44R1X
Need diagram of how to align cam, follwers and gears so the actuator can be installed correctly. This is located to the right of the steering column on the end of the heater box.
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2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L transfer case VIN: 1B7HG2AN71
This vehicle came in to use after it had been to the deal. The compaint was the transfer case will not shift. we checked power and grounds. senor inputs and outputs but the tccm will not move the selector motor. with the scan tool we checked for codes in all t...
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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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1989 Ford F F600 7.0L turn signals VIN: 1FDNF70K6K
hello, i have been looking for a wiring diagram for the turn signals for this f700. If anyone has access to a wiring diagram please email or fax it to me. thanks. email - [...]
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1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15N1L
vehicle had a 4 wire 02 sensor and had 5volts going back to the computer, installed a 3 wire 02 sensor, has 4 wires on the harness from the vehicle, at idle the 02 sensor reads 1.2 volts and does not switch, pull brake vacuum hose the 02 volts drop to .3 volts... Trouble codes: 41 (o2 not switching)
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, high idle / VIN: 1FTDF15N2M
Thanks in advance guys. Code 23 intermittent. As already stated tps recently replaced and I have also cleaned throttle body ( set screw backed out by someone else trying to cure high idle ) . Voltage drop on ground side of tps .065 / sensor return at sensor ( ... Trouble codes: 23 (tps out of range)
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1992 Ford Ranger Custom 3.0L abs module VIN: 994LPA9058
hi all tech i have this ford ranger coming in with abs lite on code 9 indicate rear speed sensor .check fluid and fuse ok but this is new to me when i check for power no power at all both wire. look alldata no help. can some one help me to diag this problem. t...
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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FTEF2766V
this one is for all the ford techs out there . this vehicle was in for a similar repair about 2 months ago . vehicle was running rough and found low compression cylinder #8 only . head was removed and sent to machine shop . head was found to be cracked . repla... Trouble codes: P0133, P1150 (fuel system not swtiching at fuel trim rich and lean)
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Surge VIN: 1FTYR1OCOX
This truck has an occassional increase in idle speeds by 100-400 rpm. The tps signal, ground and v-ref wires all have about an 800mv. spike on them from high to low. When veiwing the waveform it looks like an ignition coil current ramp, and the pattern is cong...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L coolant level sensor VIN: 1FAFP56S2Y
I know you guy's have run in to this one! I serviced the coolant on this vehicle. With the coolant at proper level, the "Low Coolant" light appears on the dash. It did not before the service. It is on intially, goes off, then comes back on after 10-15 seconds....
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2002 Ford Mustang 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAF42X62F
Hello everyone, Thanks for any help. This is my personal vehicle. The problem is I have lost fuel mileage. I bought the car new and was getting 18 MPG in town and 25MPG on the highway. I now get 12.7 MPG in town and still 25MPG on the highway. This started abo...
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L compresser VIN: 1FTYR10D52
compressor works fine in park good and cold. in drive it cycles on and off we can tell the wot or clutch relay(one in the same) is cycling the truck does not even need to be moving.. all pressures are fine all switches and relays are fine. we suspect computer ...
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2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Power Window VIN: 1FAFP45X42
Drivers power window only goes down about 1/4 inch each time you push the button (up works fine), will not do any more while holding button until you release and push again then it goes another 1/4 inch, I connected our NGS to vehicle to look at signals to Gem...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L abs VIN: 1FTSW31PX3
this truck seems to have me in a bear hug.cutting of air supply to my brain.ok this is what i have abs light on dim to normal when truck is moving.speedo jumping around looked at the signals for abs light and speedo to inst. cluster signals looked ok even as t...
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1997 GMC Yukon SL 5.7L Steering VIN: 3GKEK18R3V
Group, Getting tired of driving my Yukon with the erratic steering (again) I once again broke down and ordered another EVO sensor from the local dealer after finding out that Dormans version is on forever backorder. I usually have to replace the steering sens...
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1993 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L front disc VIN: 1J4FY29S3R
Original diagnosis was water contamination throughout brake system. Jeep was in the shop prior to this problem, customer bought from salvage title and jeep required body work mostly front end damage. Customer repaired From prior visit, Jeep had electrical pro...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L Electronic VIN: IJ4GZ88Z7W
Well, I kind of feel bad asking this question but I can find no information in Alldata. I don't do to many transmissions and what I am looking for is a relearn procedure. Just like there is a relearn procedure for the PCM related to engine sensors there is app...
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPV1441V
This vehicle is a theft recovery. The ignition lock is torn out and the engine control unit was stolen. We have installed a known good used ecu. The vehicle cranks but has no spark or fuel. Does the ecu need to be unlocked or coded? The keys for these trucks d...
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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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1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L rear air suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W3N
rear of car was low,hotwired the pump to raise the rear of car,the bags do hold air,replaced the vent solenoid with a used one,the solenoid was corroded ,would not respond to being activated,also tested by hotwire.grounded air bag solenoids at ecm in trunk,the...
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2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L clutch VIN: JM1BJ2215Y
The viabration can felt throu engine block and thransmission housing. Defently throu clutch fork. Engine mounts repositioning did not help.Vibration most noticed at 2500 rpm. Harmonic balancer appears OK. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBBA48D1K
Hey Mercedes Guys, This 89 560SL has a stalling problem I have been unable to solve. The car starts fine always, runs from cold start fine but after approx 15 mins of idle or driving will begin to cycle the air pump clutch in and out. At this same time the id...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L temp guage VIN: WDBEA32E2S
Group, Temp guage inoperative of this creampuff. Sensor Ohmed good, and a known good has been installed. Next step is to check for continuity to ecm. Before I open up the harness (which is in really good shape) I wanted to check here to see if the guage is ev...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L front suspension VIN: WDBFA76E9S
Hello group. This vehicle has hydraulic suspension (ADSI) all around. The car came in a few months back with a very ridgid ride caused by bad hydraulic accumulators. We replaced them and that solved that problem. Now when the vehicle sits, some times the front...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L door lock VIN: 4JGAB54E3W
Did not find much help in either the archives or in TSB's listed by Alldata. Limited information available on this locking system. The door locks open normally w/the remote. The following sequence occurs when one locks the doors w/the remote: (1)all locks clos...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L central locking VIN: WDBJF83J01
Customer claims that during slow speed, under 30 mph turns, the central locks will unlock without warning and the interior lights come on. Customer claims that it happens frequently when driving the car in his multiple story parking garage where he works. We h...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L fuel tank VIN: 4JGAB54E42
hi guys this Ml 320 came in with a broken filler kneck the customer drove off with the hose in the tank.we orderd a tank from mbz and it will be here in a week.the problem is mitchell only pays 6.5 hours to get it out. looking at the job , it looks like the bo...
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1999 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1MEFM13P1X
This Car is killing me this customer is one of the grewates customers in my mnind he has been so patient with us but he is starting to get a little annoyed. The Car will run very ruff at an idle after it has warmed up if left running it will eventually stall o...
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2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 6MMAP67P01
This Mitsubishi has a code P0401. Alldata skips right over the code and does not list it for this vehicle. However, that't the code it has and going by the code description, it is insufficient EGR flow. Freeze frame has it setting hot, at 45 mph, light load. I... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow)
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D31
the last time car was in here the b1s2 o2 was dead replaced sensor now its switching and light still came on I test drove with the modis and its switching properly I drove aprox 25miles light has not came on or seen a glitch in o2 readings...please help has an... Trouble codes: P0138
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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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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L engine VIN: 1GHDX03E3X
Hi everyone , I have a 99 olds silhouette with a 3.4L car came in with the check engine light on & flashing did a scan and found code PO300 current in memory check missfire counters and # 2 cyl is not running tried the basics first new plug & wire , no help so...
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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52H81
This is been a fun one. Car came in with SES light on PO172. Long term fuel trim stays near -16. I have tested all of the injectors for flow and leak down. Flow is almost exactly the same on all 6. No pressure leakdown at all. Pressre regulator is not leaking.... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel trim rich)
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1989 Pontiac Grand Prix 2.8L speedo/odometer VIN: 1G2WJ14WOK
Hello all, I have a Grand Prix I need some advice on. The vehicle is equipped with a digital speedometer/odometer. Intermittently, the speedo will read 0 mph and the odometer will begin flashing unreadble numbers. This all occurs while driving down the road. I...
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2004 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2JB12FX4
04 sunfire 2.2 ecotech cold or sits for a while it will not start on its own,it will start with carb spray however it has 5o-60 psi all injectors pulsing. when cranking pulse width increasing to 18-19 ms.i did a volumn test and in 20 second will fill a 20 oz b...
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2005 Suzuki BALENO 1600CC Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, when A/C ONN RPM pro VIN: PKMK087942
vehicle comes for problem of when A/C onn the RPM up and down automatically other wise the vehicle is no any problem without A/C . this problem occur only when idle positions and A/C onn condition. i cleaning the THROTTLE BODY, CHECKING ALL SENSORS,IAC VALVE, ...
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1985 Toyota Celica Supra 2.8L temperature control power servo VIN: JT2MA67L1F
Hey guys, I overhauled an engine in an '85 Supra, now the automatic climate control is blowing hot all the time. I think that I might have disconnected the wire for the in car temperature sensor when I pulled the engine wiring harness through the firewall, but...
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1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Lighting VIN: 4T1SV21E3L
Hi folks!! I need some help with this one, please. This car came into the shop with the light indicator on, but all of the lights are working properly. I have checked and rechecked for the correct bulbs. I currently don't have my Mitchell on Demand because of ...
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1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Oil Leak VIN: 1J45B12358
This Toyota has an oil leak somewhere near the right front of the engine. It was in for a tune up timing belt and leak diagnosis. While it was apart for the timing belt, The cam seals and front main seal showed no signs of leakage. The valve cover is not leaki...
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Surge VIN: JTDBT1233Y
Hi, this car came for maintenance service about a month ago, and now is in the shop again with a complaint about a lack of power , a code regarding a lean mixture , was cleared several weeks ago in another shop , at this time i have checked the usual stuff , s... Trouble codes: PXXXX
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2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Differential VIN: 5TENM72N53
hello,has anyone had a toyota tomica pu with a harmonic noise about 55 mph.this really sounds like a ring & pinion noise .its only at real light throttle.it could be some thing else.cannot find any service bullitins on this.you can fell this in the floor sligh...
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2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, check engine light VIN: UK123876OI
the vehicle come for replacing the timing belt due to the check engine light is onn of timing belt in dash board . the timing belt light is onn in dash board (check engine light) i replace the timing belt but the light is still onn condition . before replacing...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L cooling system VIN: 3VWRCZ9M5X
car was towed in with an over heating problem.replaced thermostat and that did not help.the car will not over heat at an idle but as soon as you drive it it over heats.there is no heat comming from the heater.upper hose is hot and lower hose is luke warm.car r...
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L alarm system VIN: YV1LS5541T
Several months ago this car came in with a complaint of alarm engagement while driving (lights flashing and the horn blowing). It would also randomly go off at night, which pleased the neighbors to no end...The owner has been resetting the alarm by disconnecti...
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L dash lights VIN: YV1LZ5644W
the volvo i am working has an electrical gremlin. intermittently , while driving, the a\c, radio, power windows and dash lights will go off for a few seconds. everything returns to normal before i can isolate the problem. it does not happen everytime the car i...
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L starting VIN: WAUEA88D5T
general consenus was the check valve in the fuel system is faulty. we checked the pressure, and the system would not hold pressure very long, so we replaced the valve that is on top of the pump in the tank. problem solved... thanks..e.w. [...]
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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L blower motor VIN: WBACA5312P
Hi : Only 3 replies i've recieved all said that the motor's wheels have to seperate to install the motor,since i have a used one and the wheels are rusted on the shaft so badly,i am going to return it tomorrow,and customer can't afford new one,he's not plann...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L windsheild wipers VIN: WBADD6321V
i appreciate all the replies to this all were very helpful. after finding the right wiring diagram i was able to verify the wiper relay was indeed defective. i had quite a bit of time in this. unfortunately the customer thought this should be a FREE repair. so...
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2001 BMW M5 5.0L A/C Quality
Sorry took so long but once again customer waited till the next oil change to let me know that the a/c was fixed. The fix was to just add a 1/2 lb of freon in and boom it worked perfectly. thank you to everyone that replied wouldnt have been able to have fixed...
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2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52J31
well this one is fixed . while scanning data found data fluctuating then lost 5 volt signal . checked wiring back at pcm and as i was testing 5 volts came back . found wiring chaffed at ac accumulator/drier . fixed wiring and all is well . thanks to all who re... Trouble codes: P00, 452 (fuel tank pressure sensor circuit low voltage), P00, 462 (fuel level sensor circuit low voltage).
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1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Compressor VIN: 2GCEC19K2N
Thanks for all those that replied. It turns out faulty equipment was the problem. The scale on my brand new machine was malfunctioning. I never would have found it unless i put a extra 1lb in and tried it. Problem solved
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2GCEC19K9P
Gentlemen, many thanks for the 20 replies.I was amazed with the amount of help supplied. The general consensus was fuel pressure & flow, ignition faults & timing & maybe injectors. We checked for codes & only code 12 was found. We then checked fuel pressure & ...
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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 2G1WL52M4V
It has been over a week and the bogging lumina has not returned so I am going to call a partially plugged catalytic converter the culprit.All the replies were checked into and considered.My sincere thanks to all who took time to reply and especially to Robert ...
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L pass lock security system VIN: 1GNDT13W8W
Thanks to all that replied.Special thanks to Jeff from Kentucky,You hit the nail right on the head.It took a new ign key lock cyl. and lock cyl housing from the dealer to fix this one.IATN is Great !!! Thanks Again, MIKE
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L all VIN: 2G1WW12EX1
well its about two weeks put system in a vacuum for about7 too 8 hours. held about 26' of vacuum. charger with nitrogen too 200pis. for about 12 hours it held. recharge system a/c works just find not sure if a valve was leaking or someone remove the freon. ps ...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L converter clutch VIN: 1GNDT13SX2
well it is fixed. slip speed is under 60 rpm and duty cycle stays aroun 40-60%. the svc mgr and gm decided to stop the bleeding and replace the unit with a SRTA. did that and all is well now. amazing how fast you can r+r that puppy on the 3rd time! after much ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KC23C22
installed new injection pump ran great thanks all gino [...]
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1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FDKF38G5S
Hey guys, I got my hands on a black ICM and voila this truck runs!! thanks to Mike and David for replying that I needed the same color module, even though according to Ford the grey one was correct for the Vehicle. I kinda knew it had to be something in the mo...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU32X6W
well this one is going to have to be put on the back burner till i can get someone to program the pats module. I now know for a fact that the reason for not starting is the antitheft because of the flashing theft light when it doesnt start.So i still am not su... Trouble codes: U1262 (no communication between pcm and pats), P1260.
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1999 Ford F-250 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTRF27LL3
I've replaced the gem module and cleaned up the fuse panel that was all green. Truck started right up and has been delivered back to customer. We haven't heard anything from the customer so I will chaulk this one up as fixed. Thanks to all who replied.
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L 4x4 VIN: 1FMDU74W72
The problem with our Explorer turned out to be a bad control module and us shooting ourselves in the foot. When it first came in, we tested all powers and grounds -- good. We did some more testing of circuits and the shift motor and then installed the contro...
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1994 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L drive VIN: 1GKDT13W5R
I replaced the output sensor on the trans , and everything was fine. I thought the speedo sensor was the only output sensor, but it had another one . thanks for all the help
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 2GTEC19X03
Hi all. Sorry for the late response, but i wanted to give the repair a chance to fail again or not. Customer did not want to replace the sensor assembly due to cost since he would like to trade anyway, so we replaced only the ignition tumbler with the magnets ... Trouble codes: P1626 (Loss of communication with VTD).
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1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Stall, Idles too fast VIN: 1HGCA5639K
Hi Techs. I want to thank all of you for taking the time to reply to my help request. Many of you suggested to check the pcv valve,but this car does not have one but a good tip. Others said to check the throttle linkage and if the the choke was opening up all ...
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1992 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMEG8652N
We fixed the Honda. I am some what embarased by the fix. My tech read the wrong chart for coil resistence. We were rechecking this morning and found the secondary resistance to be below spec. Repalced with a new coil and the car started and runs fine. Thanks t...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L crankshaft bolt VIN: JHMCG5553X
vehicle did have 4 bent intake valves,as a precaution we replaced piston rings per identifix bullentin .cause of bolt breaking still a mystery. thanks for responding to all.
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L No Start VIN: KNADC12321
I had to buy another harness for this Rio, the one that i had was very damaged.I bough the front piece from another one and change it all.
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2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Steering hard VIN: 1LNHM97V41
Thanks guys for help. p/s pump repaired car 2nd one. thanks for the help.
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2000 Mazda Millenia Millennium Edition 2.3L Supercharger VIN: JM1TA2226Y
Unfortunately this car still isn't fixed but it does look promising. Thanks for the input but just after I had posted my request I had talked to someone at the company that rebuilds the superchargers and went through all that had been done and his opinion was ...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L temerature at idle VIN: WDBEA30D3G
Thank you all for the responces I received. I am going to try the aux pump and I also reccomended the OEM radiator on this but the customer (in his mind) thinks that It is OK given the responces regarding the MBNA (bull)itin with regards to temperature fluctua...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4X
Hi,I guess this one is fixed. We replaced both the purge and shut valves and the code has not reset. As far as the fuel in the oil, the customer told us that on a couple of recent refueling stops that the pump did not shutoff. As the problem has not occured ag... Trouble codes: P0442.
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1989 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.0L Cuts out, BACK FIRES THROUGH C VIN: JA7FL24D0K
first i would like to thank all who offered help. problem was with hac (high altitde compensator). basically i have no info on how this component works other than vacuum to primary float bowl well, fix was to disconnect line from hac to float bowl well and plu...
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L head bolts VIN: 4A3AX35G1W
i have installed the head on this car. i would like to thank all that replied. your help was appreciated. as far as the fix. i am not sure what happend. kept tring it and it finally they all just torqued down like they were supposed to. i tried four torque wre...
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start VIN: 4ABAC54LXY
thank you for all that replied to my request, but vechicle was towed to another shop.i have not heard what the problem was .thanks again. bill
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Line Pressure Solenoid Valve VIN: 1N4DL01D8Y
Sorry took so long for me to respond but customer waited for next oil change to tell me that the light was still off. Its just great how when the light is on the call you everyday till its fixed and when its off they could care less if they talk to you or not....
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D51
Car came back to today after resetting code yesterday. She complained it ran rough after cold start. Car reset code p1320-ign primary circuit. I wiggled #1 coil connector, got it to misfire and reset code. Nissan does not make a pigtail repair kit, so I used a... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1320 (primary ign signal).
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L blower motor VIN: H5XF371246
Hey guys, Looks like we have a good fix on this one. I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to reply, especially Dale from N.C. After double checking everything two and three times I was pretty convinced we had a bad blower motor module, even though it w...
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1994 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDU06L9P
I want to thank everyone for their promt responses. I finally got this thing to act up when it was in the shop and I had the labscope part of the modis on it. I was monitoring the 12 volts to the MAF and the 5 volt square wave from MAF. The modis was recording... Trouble codes: 101 (Mass airflow failure).
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2NW55M3S
We found a bad connection by starter. This may or may not have fixed it but it has started ever since. It was a hot wire that could have gone to ecm. We still have a problem with a rough idle and stall after a cold start. There are 2 flashes for this symptom b...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L shifter VIN: 1G2WR5211Y
Well guys finally have this one fixed. I found a bad ground at the park/neutral position switch located on the top of the transmission. I kinda stumbled across this one. I was leaning in the direction of possibly having a bad park/neutral switch so I borrowed ...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Daytime running lights VIN: 1G2NF52T8Y
This car is fixed, finaly. Gerry got me the closest on this one, while i was fiddleing with the wires on the bottom of the relay center the horn was sounding so i was suspecting the box then but after i got a wiring diagram for that box faxed to me from the ca...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L steering box VIN: 1G2NF12T71
Customer elected to wait and see if it gets worse. But do want to thank all for very usefull info/we did lube the intermediate shaft and customer related 2 days ago that it seemed better.. he also told me he had an aftermarket rf wheel bearing installed..some ...
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF8N1V2
it was the fuel pump. i was thrown by two things, having never worked on a saab before. the first was the fact that the spark plugs fire rapidly when you shut the ignition off. they are supposed to do that, some kind of burn off feature. ive seen other models ...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Pedal Low VIN: YS3ED58E0Y
I really hate doing this but the customer never came back. If he does, I will update this post. Thanks for all the replies and the good memories.
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF58K12
many thanks to all who replied ! the customer did call the dealer ,since the vehicle had only 48,000 and they replaced the throttle body assembly under the emission warranty!! Trouble codes: P1231 (no desciption found), P1251, P1260.
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