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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 0WBAGD8328
Hello Everyone, This cars check engine light,trans program, and SRS light will come on after 20 mins of driving. The trans goes to limp mode. When I attempt to pull codes with I-scan or Launch X-431 the vehicle will not communicate in any system. When I try b...
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1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52K9X
Greeting all.Have a 99 Lesabre that has a intermittant no-start.We are ready to set fire to it very soon.On the no start, We will lose injector pulse and spark.Have good fuel pressure when the no start happens. After reviewing the database, We did find the fue...
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1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L transmission VIN: 2G4WS52M8X
I have a 99 century with a 3.1 and a 4t60e trans.It has a whining noise coming from the trans.You can hear it from 1st than 2nd and into 3rd. most noticeable going at slow speed.Stopped and in drive or reverse you can't hear it.Put in park or neutral you have ...
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1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52K0X
I hope someone has seen this before we have been screwing with this for about 3 days now. Vehicle came in with code po171 and both LTFT and STFT peg at full rich compensation +16.4 LT and +20 ST. Found the O Ring under the PCV missing and replaced it. The STFT... Trouble codes: P0171
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire VIN: WO6VR54R1V
Sometimes, not all the time this vehicle will have a hard skip when started cold. It may take days for the car to skip when started. It lasts until you can get the hood open and the vehicle runs fine after. Road test the vehicle and it runs great. We were able... Trouble codes: P0306 (cylinder number 6 misfire)
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cruise control VIN: 1G6KD54Y1W
Thanks for your time to read my post. This Caddy is a salesmans car that he just bought. The problem is while he is driving, with the cruise control on, after comming to a stop the cruise will not reengage. He then found the 20amp fuse for the stop lights was ...
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1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L po1870 VIN: W06VR52R3W
Hey guys hope you can help. I have a 98 Cadillac Catera that drives normally for 70 or 80 miles,shift speeds and quility good, and around that time failsafes in 4th gear when coasting to a stop.We scanned the car and found an 1870 code. We know this is a tcc r...
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Miss/Backfire VIN: 2G1FP22P7R
Hello everyone and help..this one is making me grayer. I have this LT1 in for a misfire/backfire once its warmed up. If you give it moderate throttle at anytime after warmed up, it backfires miserably out the tailpipes and intake. The usual secondary igntion ...
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WN52MDS
hey guys, this vehicle has me stumped. it came into the shop on tow hook. customer had driven car over 20 miles with temp gauge over red line. did coolant system leak check and that head gaskets were blown. remove heads and had them resurfaced. reassembled eng...
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1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L speedo and transmission shifting VIN: 1GCDT19X2V
Hear is another vehicle that has been everywhere and no one could fix it. Thanks in advance for any help anyone could provide. I have done all the easy stuff like check fuses and fusable links. The truck runs perfect except fot the fact that the trans doesn't ...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19W6V
This Van has been sitting for monthes. It started missing real bad and cust parked it.Cust has a code reader and found cyl 5 miss code and bank 1 cat efficientcy low. Cust now wants to fix it ,He replaced plugs cap and rotor but is still getting a miss so he g... Trouble codes: P0305
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L four wheel drive VIN: 1GNDT13W5X
four wheel drive will not disengage light on switch goes out
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1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCCS19X8X
Techs, Have another start and then stall, Cannot communicate with vehicle at all to retrieve any possible codes checked DLC for both grounds and B+, with key in the on position I have 8v at #2 pin serial data line and 5v at pin #9 serial data Uart line, The se...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L battery drai VIN: 1GCEK19T6Y
pickup has enough drain to kill the battery in 2 days. no lights are on. we pulled fuses until the drain is gone but no fuse was the main draw. we pulled the rap fuse and that didn't make a difference and when we pulled power at the distribution box our drain ...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L gauge/light VIN: 2GCEK19T71
truck came in with gauge fluctating and charging system light coming on, we found the charging system was putting out 80 amps at idle with no load, we replaced alternator with factory acdelco part thinking we had a stuck regulator, no change in problem all con...
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Tach, gauges, and driver alert system VIN: 3GNEK13TS2
Greetings GM master gurus, please pull us from the fire. The truck came in with basically no cluster operation. Fuel level fixed at 3/4, no tach, volt, temp, or o/p readings. Intermittently the cluster would come to life, most often by playing with the key. Sa...
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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 North Face 5.3L powersteering VIN: 3GNEK13T83
Hello group and thanks for your time, This vehicle came to us with a whining power steering pump, full of fluid and no steering assist. We replaced the pump and found all problems resolved except for very little steering assist at idle speeds. Once you increa...
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1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, ROUGH COLD VIN: 2C3HD46J3W
this chrysler came in with rough running /miss complaint.we found no problems at all-car ran good with no codes.we scope tested it and wires plugs looked normal,also scoped injectors with same result.fuel pressure normal.customer did'nt relate that it only act...
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1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R9X
car originally came in failed emissions for trouble code. miss fire cyl. #3 and driver problem. pulled plenum and found open #3 injector and replaced. plugs were original so replaced for maintence. now long term fuel trim will go down and stick around -25 and ... Trouble codes: P0172
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1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 2B3HD4684H
This vehichle has a transmission code p1776 trans switch latched in L/R Position. I checked the shift range with DRB III all seems ok. I cleared codes test drove the car the code came back and defaulted to limp in mode, would not shift out of this 2nd gear. Ha...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L pads VIN: 1B4HS28ZXX
Hey guys & gals. I have a 99 Durango 4x4 with front brake problems. Did first brake job at 58k. Pads were Napa AE. At 65K the rotors were machined again for runout. At 73K the pads & rotors were replaced for noise and rotors were to thin to machine. Installed ...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 3B7KF2369X
IATN Members, Like all others who write I have a strange problem with this truck. It slips when turning left only, the speed must be 15mph or greater,it does not matter hot or cold. This was one of the customers complaints before we replaced the transmission, ...
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1991 Ford Escort GT 1.8L Shifting into gears VIN: 3FAPP1286M
Ok guys got one for ya. Have a 91 Ford Escort GT. Customer was driving on the road when the shifter lever broke. I have already been told that there has always been a problem with those vehicles there. Well, when it busted customer was trying to get the car ba...
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1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, no power VIN: 1FTCR10A4N
We have this ranger that will not go over 50 mph. When it comes close to 50mph it starts to loose power and "missfire". I'm not sure if it is actually a missfire. It can be duplicated on the dyno, and the emissions are very good until it starts to loose power ...
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1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Will not accellerate VIN: 1NFDU32X5P
Vehicle will drive fine for a time then it will act like it has a bad MAF sensor. It will not accellerate or run smoothly. If you pump the accllerator it will bearly move. MAF signal good backprobing the sensor. Trouble codes: 159 (KOEO MAF Signal Higher or Lower), 172 (KOER Lean Bnk 1), 137 (KOER Rich Bank 2)
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1994 Ford Probe 2.0L overdrive VIN: 1ZVLT20A1R
This probe has periodically (several times) downshifted out of overdrive with out reason. Once it went from OD to 2nd, and other times it went from OD to 3rd then back to OD. Have not been able to duplicate condition except rarely and very infrequently. Any le...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTCR14U6T
Good Day Fellow Techs, We have a real nightmare going on here at our shop. This Ranger has been to several other shops for failed smog. The other shops fixed evap problems, but have never been able to repair the NOX problem. We'll hundreds of dollars later a... Trouble codes: 1151 (o2 2-1 sensor lean. repaired and cleared w/ o2s)
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1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTNE2426W
WITH THE CNG SYSTEM WE CAN NOT GET INFO FROM OUR SNAP ON M25 SCAN TOOL, DOSE ANY ONE KNOW HOW TO HELP, THIS TRUCK CAME IN A WHILE BACK WITH NO GAS CAP AND ENG MISS, SCAN HAD EVAP CODE THEN AND NO MISFIRE INFO !! ENG LIGHT IS OFF AND WE HAVE A BAD MISS UNDER LO...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU1767X
hey yall, i got a 99 expadition that runs just fine but cel is on i got 10 codes from this one and they dont seem to even be related.po135/po155/p1451/po443/p1460/p1780/p1127/p1000/p15 49/ p1409.i cleared codes and drove it and they all came right back.please ... Trouble codes: P0155, P0135, P1451 (evap sys vent cont valve circut malf), P0443, P1460 (wot ac cuttoff circut malf), P1780 (trans ctrl sw circut out of range)
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2003 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L brake fluid VIN: 1FMT1U43P1
vehicle came in with brake pedal on the floor. found brakes worn and right rear caliper pistons broken in the caliper. installed new PADS, reman right rear caliper. unable to get rear brakes to bleed. tried vacuum bleed with bg machine, no trouble codes in the...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L no turbo boost VIN: 1FTUW33P54
Hope I can get some help. 2004 F350 with a 6.0l customer was pulling heavy loads when he started experencing lack of power. He has a bullydog outlook moniter and had it set to 50% power boost. I have disconnected the outlook and road tested truck. It starts fi...
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1995 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE 6.5L Poor Fuel Economy, gutless VIN: 1GDKC34F5S
Hi ,we have a 95 GMC ramp truck that seems to enjoy eating computers.It had a check engine light on a while ago (year)for wastegate solenoid problem, I checked the connector and found good 12V supply but no ground from the PCM.The wiring checked out good as di... Trouble codes: 78 (wastegate solenoid problem)
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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMBA4141K
This one has me stumped. The problem is a no start hot. Even if it sits in the sun with the hood open results in a no start. The fuel side has no problems, it just has NO Spark. When it runs, everthing is fine and it could run for days as long as you don't tur...
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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Surge VIN: JHMCB7658L
vehicle surges at idle and sensor voltages are within specs, but have found when i pinch off the vacuum line to map sensor it will stop surging but then throws mil code. while surging map sensor is sending correct voltages for vacuum readings while surging. al...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGC1654WA
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Customers says after being hit and spun around the engine was making a different noise and running rough. The noise i would describe as valve lash with a deeper noise like a diesel. After pulling codes and verifyin... Trouble codes: P0304 (p0305-), P0305 (p0306-), P0306 (p0300-), P0300 (testing and results)
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Alternator VIN: 1HGES16571
Hello again, this time I need help from some of you Honda gurus. I have this civic that will intermittantly not charge. The no charging condition will last long enough to cause the vehicle to stall. Once the vehicle cools down, though, the system charges like ...
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1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JNKNG01C1M
Hello everyone, having an intermitten problem with this vehicle. When the car has been sitting for sometime it will intermittenly have a extended long crank and when it starts it runs rough and you will see the vehicle smoke. It looks more like excessive fuel....
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L A/C not cold first start first 5-15min VIN: JNKCA21AOX
Customer complains that the A/C will not be cold sometimes after starting the engine with A/C auto on . After 5-15 minutes A/C blowing cold normal. It only happened to me one time and I can not dublicate the problem .Therefore I can not give you more informati...
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X3W
Hello and greetings to all, Well I've done it this time I in over my head again hopfully some of you Isuzu techs can help me. Vehicle came originally came in with check engine light on and customer complaint of surging, was not able to duplcate surging problem... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Brake Pedal VIN: SAJHX1755S
This 95 XJ6 came in with a complaint of too much brake pedal travel. It seems that maybe something happened with the brake pedal that would cause it to be too high, which would cause the driver to push it farther than normal in order to stop. I am not that fam...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L hard start cold VIN: 1J4GZ58Y7R
customer complaining of extended start times cold, has to crank 3 or 4 times before it will start, starts all day fine after first start in morning. dealer has replaced fuel pump module 3 times since 01/05, twice in 02/05. fuel pressure seems slow to rise and ...
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1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4FJ67S9R
This Jeep was towed in to our shop about a year ago not running, and it had sat for about another year before that. The owner claimed that the engine was blown up, they had it towed in and we never saw them again. After attempts to contact the owner failed fin...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L engine VIN: 1J4GZ58Y3T
This Jeep overheats at idle ONLY. We replaced the fan clutch with a heavy duty unit from the dealer. We also replaced the radiator and thermostat. No signs of leakage. Checked the gauge against the scanner and it is correct. It will get to 240 degrees and prob...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L highbeam switch VIN: 1J4GL48K42
Alright all you Jeep techs! We got this '02 Jeep Liberty Limited in the shop now. I can't quite figure this one out because there is limited info available. High beam switch does not stay on high beams, unless you hold it there. Sounds like a bad multifunction...
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2002 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L Rear Main Seal VIN: 1J4FA39S12
Customer replaced rear main seal and he still had leak. We checked and found rear main still leaking, we thought he might of damaged when installed. We performed jeep bulliten for dirt getting on rear main and replace seal again but we still have leak. Anybody...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L compressor VIN: 1JAGL58K32
Vehicle came in with the AC compressor making noise, AC operated normally. We Replaced the compressor with new dealer part & replaced accumulator with aftermarket part. Evac & recharge system. Now the high pressure is excessive (off the guage) within a few min...
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L fuel gage- speedo-temp gauge VIN: KNADC12381
I have this Rio that came in today and the trans won't shift right , the fuel gauge reading is one half when it's full, and the speedo is inop and the temp gauge is inop. I found two fuses blown at the inside fuse center and they were next to each other. They ...
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SALJY124XV
Hello Techs This Rover is going in to fuel cut off occasionly because the speed is registers over 100MPH on scan tool while only going 40-50. By looking through the archives I found where speed sensor on the transfer case is a problem. The question I have is...
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2003 Lexus LS430 4.3L Radio playing the wrong station VIN: JTHBN30F03
This vehicle came in for inop radio and navigation. Half on the car was under water. We tested and replaced navigation ecu and radio receiver located in the trunk. Radio and Nav system are now working but Radio station is now off. It doesn't register the right...
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1991 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L Steering VIN: JM1BG2241M
Hello, This protege has a severe torque steer or similar effect. Customer states condition was present when he bought it. He replaced front stuts and ball joints in an attempt to repair with no change. When driving down the road, the vehicle will suddenly ch...
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1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L Electrical VIN: JM1NA3530S
First of all Thanks for all of the people who help others on this site! I use it all the time but this is the first time I didn't find what I needed. The engine will crank but I have no spark or injector pulse. I checked 5 volt ref and I am only geting 2v afte...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBJF65H6X
see related repair history below Trouble codes: 1491 (ac switch over pressure), 0173 (fuel trim b2), 0170 (fuel trim b1), 0100 (mass failure), 0300 (random misfire)
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1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53S8X
The P1408 Has not returned, only the P0401. The Snap on scan tool shows the DPFE sensor voltage is 1.07 volts. This is KOEO or KOER. If I Unplug the sensor, the voltage goes to 5.12 volts. At the sensor connector I have 3.39 volts from a good ground to either ... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insufficient Flow), P1408 (EGR Flow out of Range)
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2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L MIL Lamp on
ready to give up on this one. running rich at all times. suprisingly, it runs perfect. purrs like kitten. the only data that is out of whack is the long and short fuel trims. I thought the fuel press was a little high but according to ford and mitchell on dema... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 2 at rich limit)
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1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Electronic VIN: JA3AM44H9V
This is a 1997 mitsubisi 3000gt sohc,manual ac,the car came in with the ac not blowing cold,replaced dryer and expansion valve,recharged ac.Ac blew cooler but ac clutch would not engage long enough to get cold,The compressor would cycle on and off,Low side pre...
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N4BU31F8P
Thank you in advance for any help. This car failed the emissions test. When it came to me it had failed on NOX and HC. Nox was 3.66 g/mi to pass the test is 3.00 g/mi and the hc is 2.21 g/mi and to pass emmissions test is 1.20 g/mi This car has been well maint... Trouble codes: 55 (system ok)
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DRO741W
replaced both sensors still have code dont have information to test computer control Trouble codes: P1145
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D22
also tested current on new sensorseemed to be fine 2a cold to 1a warm Trouble codes: P0031
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1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Stall VIN: 1G3GR62C8V
when the car is cold it starts to bogg down then dies but not often. got it in the shop and hooked it up to genysis and checked datastream nothing. car ran for about an hour and after it got hot anytime i put it in drive with brake on about 5 to 10 seconds lat...
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2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDT13W7Y
this vehicle came in for inop fuel gauge, stuck in middle. grounded circuit and the gauge pegs. told customer it was the sending unit. she returned the next day saying her check engine light came on after leaving shop. checked codes and got codes p0102 mass ai... Trouble codes: P0102 (mass air flow sensor voltage too low), P0340 (no cmp signal)
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1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 2.5 2.5L No Start VIN: ZARBAA6693
Thanks to all who replied - I know Alfa's are pretty odd ball and I appreciate hearing from those of you with direct experience. The suggestion re the 'updated' amplifier (ignitor)hit the nail on the head --- mostly. This car also had a bad ignition computer, ...
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L low oil pressure VIN: WAUBB88D1V
thank you to everyone that helped we started with a very simple approach, drained engine oil and was able to see a good portion of pickup tube and oil pan no visible signs of foreign matter or sludge was found, engine was found to very clean internally finding...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B7Y
Thank you for the replies, I followed up on all of them. I did find another vacuum leak under the intake on a cloth line and replaced same. I found a tech. bulliten for 2002 2.7 cars that reported the same conditions. It required the ECU be reflashed, so the l... Trouble codes: 16684 (random/multi misfire), 17536 (long term fuel trim. bank 1 system lean), 17538 (long term fuel trim. bank 2 system lean), 16685 (cylinder 1 misfire), 16688 (cylinder 4 misfire), 16687 (cylinder 3 misfire).
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2001 Audi A4 2.8L unsure VIN: WAUAH68D31
Thank you for the suggestions. This was not a usual problem. the problem was a run of faulty ARI axles. 3 axles broke inside the inner boot. The bearings completely shattered. My boss broke down and got me an axle from audi and it was fixed the first time.I al...
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBF9325S
customer never returned. thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: 1226 (no description).
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2002 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Magnasteer VIN: 2G4WY55J02
This one got ugly. The flow charts, as usual, can lead you to either condemn the rack or the EBCM, depending how you interpret the testing results. I decided to replace the rack because of the drop-outs I saw during a resistence sweep test of the VES solenoi...
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1996 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DW52PXT
Hello, Thanks to all who replied. I took your advise and looked at what Could cause the code to set. I still could not find any problem. After some thought I replaced the pcm again, this time with a delco unit. My problem is solved. Thanks again for all of y... Trouble codes: P0441.
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Radio VIN: 2GTEC19KX0
Hi IATN! Thanks to all who responded. Special thanks to Steve from NM and Dave from Delphi. I guess I couldn't see the forest for the trees. Alldata and Mitchell gave very limited info, but you guys came through. After doing ohm test [infinity]and voltage test...
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1995 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L blown ecm fuse VIN: 1GBHK33F75
I found a wiring diagram, traced down from the ecm-b fuse and it pointed straight at the electric fuel pump. I replaced the fuel pump & the relay. The truck runs great now and the fuse is hanging strong.
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L power steering VIN: 2GCEK19R7V
The fix was to replace the rebuilt pumps with a new one from GM. Was told that it is currently discontinued, but dealer had one sent in from cyberspace somewhere. The new unit comes with a new EVO valve and therefore also replaces that. It works just as it sho...
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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L drivers window motor VIN: 2G1WW12M6V
Well it wasnt as easy as I thought. I even put in a 10 amp circuit breaker thinking that might fix it. I needed a new from the dealer window motor and they come with a new regulator. It seems as if the aftermarket window motor didnt have enough of a draw on it...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W2Y
Time to wipe the egg off my face. It always seems so obvious when you finally figure out what's wrong doesn't it. As I was explaining to the customer my suspicions about the MAF, I rested my hand on the air intake tube at the throttle body. As I did so , it fe...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Stall VIN: 2GCEK19V52
well gents i am going to call this one a fix. thanks to all the ones who helped, every one was pointing at the wiring at the throtle body bulk head. i found that the green wire pulled lose with a tug. the trk has not returned and hopefully that it is fixed. th... Trouble codes: U107.
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1990 Chrysler Imperial 3.3L transmission VIN: 1C3XY56R5L
I believe this one is fixed...I passed the guy on the hiway yesterday & he was driving it along & gave me the 'thumbs up' sign. I hope that was his thumb...hmmmmm...after clearing the codes , the dash has not done the blink thing again. The reman TCM computer ...
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2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H6Y
Thanks for the help.Almost everyone mentioned asd relay but I forgot to mention that I already changed it. It was the PCM If let it run with the hood up it would start and never die. Close the hood and let it get hot it would not start. When it would not start...
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L oil pressure VIN: 1C3EL55R62
thanks to all of you guys, i have to pump under pressure 9 qts. of 20w50 oil and left the engine over nigth to prime itself. crank engine about 30 sec. each time for about 10 times, start engine, pressure went to 100 lbs, after 15 minutes pressure went down ...
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1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Lack of power VIN: 3B7MF33C1T
Cust. informed me that he had a aftermarket warranty, they told him that I could work on this since it was over 50 miles from where he was to the selling dealer. When called for approval I was now within the 50 miles, and he had to take it to them! after talki...
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1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L all gages inop intermit VIN: 1B7GL23X4V
I just want to thank all the folks that replied to my help request. I found the bulkhead connector by the left kick panel loose. I pulled it apart just to check it, everything looks fine, put it back together and tightened. Haven't had a problem with it in two...
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1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3EJ46XXX
sorry about delay but customer was in no rush.i wanted to drive for a few days before giving them the car as it was very intermittent.i replaced the asd relay,cam sensor and map sensor. i believe the main culprit was a asd relay and intermittent map sensor.the...
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L pedal VIN: 1B7MF337X1
Most info I received said that the booster makes the pedal return. We replaced the booster and all is well. Thanks for all the help.
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1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FACP74W1N
Thanks to all who replied. The problem was the coolant hose that connects to the water pump housing and runs under the intake. Once again thanks to all who lent their Ford expertise.
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1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L temp gauge VIN: 1FALP42TXR
first of all thank you everybody ( ken and rusty from massachusetts, brendon t. and tod from missouri, yasha, bruce and john from texas, fred from arizona, james from virginia, and jim from michigan (oh by the way jim from michigan go buckeyes!!!)), for all th...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10C0X
Ok, here goes! I have a '98 Ranger here today to compare with. The processor from the 98 is OEM, there have been two revisions since then which would bring it current to the OEM 99 and it's current update that I have installed the vehicle now. When I switched ...
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L headlights VIN: 1FTRW08L21
Thanks to all who answered. I will try to find adjusting tool from distributor.
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2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTKE14271
Thanks for all the replies, replacing the coil pack fixed this one. You guys hit it right on the nose. Trouble codes: P0302 (cyl 2 misfire).
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1989 GMC V2500 Suburban Sierra Classic 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKGV26K0K
First of all I would like to thank everybody who responded to help us with this problem-- the original diagnois' of the computer being defective was correct. We received two new computers from the dealer and both of those made the vehicle run like it should, h... Trouble codes: 51 (check ecm prom and connections).
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1989 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1HGED3556K
Well, I had to make sure this wasn't coming back. Adjusted the idle speed up a bit and re-cleared tps code, and it runs like a top. I'd bet that if I dropped the idle speed by 150 rpms the tps code would come back though. Go figure. The customer is happy as lo...
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1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L cooling fan VIN: 2HGED6340L
Thanks for all the replies I received. The sensor under the intake manifold next to the oil filter was shorted closed. A new one is on the way and I`m confident alls well in Hondaland again. Thanks again
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2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA15B5Y
Thaks to all who send help full tips.The Air flow meter readings are low and I suggested to the customer to replace the unit but the customer is not yet willing to spend the money. I close this help request for now but will update you'll if the vehicle comes b...
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation, VIBRATION AT 1100RPM VIN: JT8UF11E5M
thanks for the help, we replace the engine mounts and vibration is gone. did not find any tears in the mount i think they had gotten very hard over time.
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBEA90D2J
thanks to all who replied. ifound the module right where every one said it would be. i did a pin out test the wire going to the clutch was eaten by a rodent i repaired the wire and the a/c works thanks again you guys saved me a lot of time and pice of mind
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Ride Control VIN: WDBNG70J4Y
After the car was put back on the ground (it had been up on the lift), the 3 malfunctions had dissappeared! We monitored the car for a couple of days but the codes didn't return and the suspension didn't gone down. The customer now has the car back and will le...
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1995 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L No Start, VIN: 4A3AJ46G7S
Hi again y'all !!! WE replaced the cap & rotor with MITSU parts and the no start was taken careof. There is not a doubt in my mind we also have a bad ignition switch. The customer is aware he needs a switch and when he gets tired of fooling with it we will r...
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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52H81
Sorry this has taken so long...It took about a week to get the customer back and I wanted to be sure it was fixed. I took most of your advice and replaced the MAF sensor with a new Delco. Almost instantly the fuel trims came up to normal. In fact they ended up... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel trim rich).
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1999 Other European F355 F1 3.5L remote VIN: ZFFXR48AXX
Thanks for the help Wayne and Tom. The answer was to send this car to a dealer for the programming of the remotes. The old 4 digit code has to be removed and the new 4 digit code installed into the computer before it can code to new remotes;
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L valves
It ran away rinning like a Watch! I did have the hollow camshaft and I could see no damage to it. I crossed my fingers and it ran fine. One GM heavy line tech told me that the easy way to get the pushrods right is to look at the intake gasket. the long pushrod...
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2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67573
I received good info on the trans. switch but unable to get vehicle back yet. Will let responders know as soon as I can get it in. Thanks to all Trouble codes: P0507.
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1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3DJ81W7R
Hello!! I got 8 replies, thanks!! The problem was a New Modulator (Back Pressure Transducer). The modulator was getting vacuums and back pressure, but did not pull EGR valve. The temp sensor was also working. I have never seen TOYOTA NEW parts came diffective,... Trouble codes: 71 (EGR malfunction).
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1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B0X
Thats for everyones help. This is a great service for all of us. I found a loose ground strap at the back of the intake. Let the customer drive and she called back to say all is better again. Thanks to all again, Have a great day, Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305.
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1988 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8856J
thanks so much for all the replies nearly of them hit the nail on the head as usual, the thing that threw me off someone else had moved the relay up behind the sound deadening panel but after poking around in the right area, i found it thanks again iatn rocks!...
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