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1997 Acura RL 3.5L cv axle VIN: JH4KA9642V
good morning, i have this acura that has a driveline vibration under acceleration only. as i ease off the gas or come to a cruise the vibration goes away. we removed both cv axles and dissassembled both checking for worn joints and found nothing wrong with eit...
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2001 Acura Integra LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC4378Y
This vehicle came in with a rattling convertor about 8 months ago and was replaced with a aftermarket cat.The vehicle was run through an analysis and was running fine.A few months later the vehicle returned with a check engine light on and code po420. The deal... Trouble codes: 420 (Cat Detereation)
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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L front oil leak VIN: WAUDH68D4Y
Car came in with a substantial fluid leak. It appeared to be a power steering leak, but we narrowed it down to the bell housing. (The trans fluid is the same color as the P/S fluid, making it a bit confusing.) It leaks very little while running on the lift, bu...
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2000 Audi TT 1.8L fuel gauge VIN: TRUUC28N34
We replaced fuel pump module back in may It may be a possibility that the gauge was not working right before that repair,did not see customer all summer until car came back on a flatbed with a stripped tbelt.completed that repair and cust said by the way I don...
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1987 BMW 325i 2.5L a/c VIN: WBABB2302H
have replaced every thing but evaporator core. suction pressure still won't come down and I don't know what to do.
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC0324W
CUSTOMER HAD CAT REPLACED 18 MONTHS AGO. CODE RESET IMMEDIATELY. wE CLEARED CODES RECENTLY, CODE RESET IMMEDIATELY. wE REPLACED 02 SENSORS TODAY. mY CONCERN IS THE LEAN CONDITION WILL DAMAGE NEW CAT Trouble codes: P0420
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1994 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L control head VIN: 1G4HR52L0R
If you set the temp Iin the middle it will either go full hot or full cold by it self. Then you reset and it will work for awhile and then start doing it again.
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1994 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HR52L6R
I need some help. I have the car that is setting knock sensor code while the KOEO, this happens about one min. after I clear the codes. I have a good connection at the knock sensor W/ 2.46 volts measured at the ECM and 5Volts when disconnected. When the code s... Trouble codes: P0325
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1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Accessories VIN: 1G4HR52K2V
Hello everyone we have this 97 Lesabre that has content theft that seems to go off in the evening when it cools down. We have disabled the trunk switch and replaced the main security module to no avail. It doesn't ever seem to go off during the day only when i...
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1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G6KD52B4S
I'm glad I've shaved my head. This will be the second time trying to pull it out.. This Deville will drop 4 injectors about 2000 rpm in gear, forward or reverse. I have ohmed the injectors all have 15 resistance. With the key on all have the same voltage comi...
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1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L radio,wipers VIN: 1G6KD52B05
Car came in with customer complaint of the battery runs down while setting. He then said that the radio and wipers come on by them selves after getting out of the car. Open the door and they stay on till you shut the door, they go off and it goes thru it again...
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GTEC19W5Q
hi techs this chevy is a strange one. it works perfect most of the time. some time underload in will multi misfire and most times it was #3 cyl. replaced spark plugs after trying a new coil and wire. costomer returned after replacing plugs and said it still ru...
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16T6Y
The truck came in 1 month ago with after failing the emissions test due to code: P0420 - low cat efficiency bank 1 - after testing and replacing the catalytic converter and both oxygen sensors (front & rear) on bank 1 the code P0420 low cat efficiency returns ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency bank 1), P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire)
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L instrument cluster VIN: 2G1WF52E91
vehicle came in with odometer reading all "8's", battery light on, brake warning light on,seat belt light on. It acts like the instrument panel is unable to do it's self test. You can get odometer reading with key off and pushing trip reset button. When you tu...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L speedometer VIN: 3GNFK16Z43
Thanks in advance for your help, iatn is a great resource. The customer states the speedo sometimes sticks at 40mph and sometimes drops to 0 and stays there, of course it did not act up when I had it. But the needle jerks all the way up and down. I scanned the...
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2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL46R84
sos to all crysler techs this car is the car from hell , our local boneyard that lets us grab what we need when we need it dropped this bomber on us they got it as a total after a front end wreck that broke clyinder head at cam gear they put a motor from a 03 ... Trouble codes: P0016, P0340
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Front wipers VIN: 1B4GP54L8T
This Grand Caravan came in with front wipers inop. They work if you press the washer button but not in hi or low speed. I was able to isolate the problem to the BCM. There is no voltage coming out of the BCM to the wiper switch on the v52 circuit. My question ...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L engine VIN: 1B7HF13Z8V
Hello Techs, This truck has been a tough one. When the engine is warm, it will miss at idle, feels like a bad plug or wire. Has recent spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor. I scanned the computer and has no codes in memory, when looking at misfire info, ONE time...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L p1698 no ccd from tcm VIN: 1B4GT54L1W
this van give us a p1698 no tcm communication. trans is always in limp in now. prndl has all squares lit up around gear positions. bus line voltages at obdii test port appear correct at 2.45 and 2.485. we have no voltage at pin 8 of the tcm-should be b+ in sta...
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1998 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1P3ES47C4W
Hello to all, this car has a very intermitant missfire mostly shows up with cyl four, but Ive had 1,2,4, misfire and multi missfire codes set. fuel presure good and no change when missfire happens,I found a tsb for broken springs but this thing will miss at an... Trouble codes: P0304, P0300, P0302
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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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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5142X
changed oxy. sensors, fuel filter-intake gaskets,cleaned mass air flow. reset cam, cleaned injectors. Came back 2 wks later. same thing. any suggestions? Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53S0X
Car came in with an ses lamp on and a complaint of transmission jerking.Found lean codes stored due to maf sensor,also installed new plugs and wires as it had the original ones in it.Well it runs much better and the fuel trims are normal and the ses lamp is ou...
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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L speedometer VIN: 2HGEJ660XT
customer complaint ,speedo working intermitenly. put scanner on (otc genisys) road test have a steady speedo signal on scanner but no speedo in dash . so before i jump to conclusions and order a new speedo head ,i thought i would see if this is a common proble...
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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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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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2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GK48K14
We replaced the long block, old unit was seized up due to lack of lube. The engine will start and idle with the crank position sensor unplugged. The engine will not start with the CPS plugged in. We sent to the Jeep dealer thinking it may need a relearn as per...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Immobilization mode VIN: SALTY1243X
Hello. I have this Discovery's II starter doesn't crank. Alarm diode is off. Two weeks earlier the Customer could not start the engine, so after disabling alarm with Autologic, there was no problem for two weeks. ( Customer did not care about alarm- it seems n...
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1992 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1LNLM9842N
cylinder #1 is get gas on it & runs rough & dies out,replace new fuel injector for cylinder#1 & new fuel pressure regulator & new tune up parts, still the same. engine compression is 135psi & fuel pressure is 35psi. any help will be greatly appreciated
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1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Steering VIN: 107044I204
Hi all, Generaly i only work on British cars opps. We installed a steering knuckle on this car and every thing seemed fine customer brought car back after another shop said we had installed said knuckle improperly and after they had installed a turn signal swi...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBGA51EXN
Hello mercedes techs! Compressor engages 2 seconds upon starting vehicle. Suspect compressor rpm sensor. Test wiring from rpm sensor to base module connector pin 40 & 41 - ok. Resistance value 180 ohms - ok. Lab scope sensor output 300 mv ac signal. I'm not su...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA34E8P
Customer states that after car sits for several days, it runs poorly for a day or 2. Car looses power, seems not to be running on all cylinders and idles poorly, even stalling sometimes. Before I see the car, it's running great! Finially car was left with me. ... Trouble codes: DM, 3 (no lambda)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB54E1X
This SUV has a extended crank intermittently, some times it starts fine, sometimes it doesn't start until next or after next attempt, ETS light is on but i've not been able to get ETS codes because i have a generic scanner, just OBD II. I've changed Crank sens...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz VITO 113 P 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: VSA6380942
Hi All This Van was brought in with owner complaining of poor running. Vehicle misfires after 4000rpm, poor acceleration, If held on full throttle surges & starts to die,then idles roughthly for a while & then idles smoothly again. Checked exhaust no restricti...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L steering pump VIN: 4JGAB75E42
The pump sounds like it it low on fluid, but it isn't. The steering works fine. The noise is worse when cold, but will make it hot when the engine rpms are raised. You can hear it while going around a corner and accelerating or you can make it happen by reving...
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1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Transmission VIN: 1MELM62WXS
Engine bogs down/large rpm drop when coming to stop, intermittently will stall engine when manually shifting into 2nd gear while idling. No transmission codes/engine codes set. Did have torque converter ckt code when originally started, repaired shorted out wi...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D73
AFTER replacing the throttle body now i recieve a code for high idle ,performed idle relearn as per alldata and same problem ,will not idle. idles at 1500,tried to relearn accerator pedal and closed throttle. still nothing,i checked pcv and for vaccum leaks, n... Trouble codes: 507 (high idle)
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1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1GHDU6L9RJ
van under load has bad miss. Cust has replace plugs with bosch platnum and we have scoped engine and found nothing. Scan data shows all sensors in parameters except shows voltage above what is on dvom at batt. @ 15.6 on scnner and 14.3 on batt. batt guage fluc...
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1995 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L chassis VIN: 1G3NL55D45
Owner requested engine R&I (wanted a NEW Quad Four; go figure); we can hear a humming/vibration when the steering wheel is cranked all the way to the right and the humming/vibration is WORSE when the vehicle is under acceleration in a hard right turn. OF COURS...
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1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L lifters VIN: 1G3GR62C3W
Vehicle came in for blown headgaskets. Replaced head gaskets and repaired all the head bolt threads with the GM timesert kit. After repair vehicle ran beautifully, but had a lifter tick. Replaced all lifters. Now I have low compression in all cylinders like li...
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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L head gaskets VIN: 1G3WH52H41
We are replacing the head gaskets on this Intrigue 3.5L. You need 2 special tools to set the cams,with the primary and secondary timing chains, the GM #'S are J42042 and J42038. We have had no success finding these tools, they are made by Kentmore, who told us...
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1967 Pontiac GTO 428CID TH400 tail bushing
Installing customer's GearVendors overdrive unit behind TH400. Speedo drive is relocated to back of OD unit (nice kit). Should a speedo driven gear be kept in trans for splash lubrication of tail bushing or can speedo drive be removed & sealed with a core/free...
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1996 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FS22K3T
Car came in with check eng light on and missing. Pulled codes and got a p0300 went to missfire counter and cyl number 5 was missing constant. The history said all cyl had missed.Run compression check on cyl 5 and it was 150 lbs. Checked for spark and it was go... Trouble codes: 300 (multi cyl missfire)
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Transmission VIN: 1G2NE52M7T
Customer came in with all of the same codes returned. I checked the ERLS fuse and found it blown. I repaced the fuse, it blew right away. I checked alldata and checked all of the wiring for any possible signs of a short. I have tried unpugging each one of the ...
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1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L abs tcs VIN: 1GMDX03EXW
Vehicle came in with ABS, TCS (traction control) and red brake light on. Scanned abs/tcs module and a list of codes came up cleared codes then lost communication with module. So I replaced abs/tcs module and everything was fine. Came back a week or so later wi...
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1985 Porsche 911 3.2L No Start VIN: WPOEB0919F
Hi Techs, I have a no start condition on this Porshe. Have no spark or injector pulse. There is power at coil but ground is not being interrupted. I have read alot of tech mail and most say that the DME relay goes bad. Look at testing and results for my voltag...
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1987 Porsche 944 2.5L sunroof VIN: WPOAB0945H
Customer came in with the sunroof unable to lock in the down position - we checked the cable and motor - the cable was wound out of the motor assembly - we attempted to wind the cable back by toggling the sunroof switch but the cable kept winding out - the mot...
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1992 Saturn SL1 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 97NZ183144
Hello Saturn techs.I am looking for some info on this Saturn.Customer from out of town and did not have time to get deep into idle trouble.Told him I would check with you guys before proceeding.IAC counts on scanner are at zero and desired and actual idle rpm ... Trouble codes: 35 (idle speed error), 49 (idle spped error)
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1998 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JF1GM4350W
vehicle came in with an intermittent stall with no start- no start condition lasts for anywhere between 30 seconds to 5 minutes- occures usually within first 20 minutes of operation- customer states it only does it once possibly twice during a day- very hard t...
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1998 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Pings VIN: 2S3TA02C8W
This 98 Sidekick 1.6 DOHC with low mileage came to me for a valve adjustment. It's been well maintained at the dealer since new but now that shop is gone. While figuring out that the specs in MOD are WRONG and talking to customer, I realized it was actually he... Trouble codes: P0740 (converter clutch)
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1987 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L charge warning light, fan warning light, brake wa VIN: JT2AW1554H
this car was brought to us because the charging, fan and brake lights in the dash are always on. the customer replaced the alternator to try and fix the problem but it did not change anything. my first thought was maybe he put in a cheap alternatorso i started...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGF21A11
Customer recently purchased vehicle, so history is not known. Evap codes come up periodically, not every second drive cycle, though. Does the vapor pressure sensor fail intermittently on these Toyotas, or is there some other likely evaporative system problem-t... Trouble codes: 0440 (Evaporative emissions system), 0441 (Evaporative emissions system), 0446 (Evaporative emissions system)
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B7X
this problem was told to me by my customer that it started to flash the check engine light and like a hesitation when i first checked the codes on it it had p0303 cyl #3 misfire detected the denied the work and told me that they would fix it somewhere else now... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl misfire detected 3)
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD29M2Y
I have 2000 Vw Jetta 1.8L Turbo with a couple problems. Code P0411 is stored in memory. Clear it once and it came back after a week. Check all vacuum hoses and did as much diagnostic as possible with no euro software. Now Im having problems after a hot soak, v... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection)
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L abs code VIN: 4ERER12SDF
I had to replace the ABS unit on this passat and now trying to code it well thats where I am running into trouble I need the login code and the software coding number for this car the info that I have does not cover the 2003 modle v6 with ESP front wheel drive...
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1999 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Cyl. head replaced VIN: YV1LW53D1X
Replaced cyl. head assembly with reman. unit, had one burnt exhaust valve #4cyl. After that engine would run hotter than normal under different circumstances; driving for awhile under moderate to heavy conditions, a/c on or off. Will not overheat under any cir...
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1988 BMW 635CSi 3.5L Steering & S VIN: WBAEC8417J
thanks for help could not fix the problem, the customer brought the car to BMW guy in long island
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1990 BMW 325is 2.5L Brake lining lite VIN: WBAAA1309L
Ok, Thanks for all the replies, which all pointed to to a failure on the cluster circiut board. I was unable to pinpoint an exact failure so I resoldered every connection on the board and viola! Light is off. Thanks, Bart
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L battery VIN: WBADE632XV
Thanks for the replies, The 'parasitc draw' is caused by the General (ZKE3) module. Remove fuse #48 Antitheft alarm system, and draw drops to 60ma. The antitheft is part of the ZKE module, cleared the codes (numerous set likely due to repeated boosting and my ...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4320W
Car has not returned to us to finish up. General concensus is that aftermarket catalytic converters wont work on these cars. We have installed them on 2 cars and come to think of it both of these cars have come back with the codes for efficiency.In the future ... Trouble codes: 253 (Shut off valve activated-charcoal filter jammed shut), 234 (Cat overall efficiency 4-6), 233 (Cat overall efficiency 1-3).
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP52L6R
Thank you all that responded to this. After reading the responsesfrom all and a couple of more hours diag time I recommended that we replace the ecm. I told the customer that I was 90% sure that was it. They finall ok'd the job yesterday. ecm solved it.
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K2V
Thanks for all the replies. It took awhile to post a fix due to the fact that we wanted to be sure the vehicle was repaired. We ended up cleaning the battery posts and cable ends, there was lots of corrosion in between the cable and the battery that you coul... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap system canister vent blocked).
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1970 Cadillac De Ville 472CID Alt Light
I had some good suggestions, the 1 wire alternator is simple, but that wouldn't take care of the warning light(which the customer wanted to work properly).What was happening is that the alt light would glow with the key on and nothing plugged in! I found that ...
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1996 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Illumination lights VIN: 1G6KS52Y6T
Sincere Thanks to Dan from Texas & Glen from New Jersey, their input help greatly in understanding circuit operation and proper diagnosis. The culprit was indeed the Headlight Switch. Its always the simple things that seem to send us off in the wrong direction...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1GTDC14Z6P
so far so good we installed a set of denso iridium plugs and standard brand wires. no miss and runs fine. checked for bad head gaskets and found none. this car had the inserts installed in the block last year. only some miles put on the car will tell . gino Trouble codes: 300 (mult cyl missfire).
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2000 Cadillac HEARSE 4.6L Air Bag warning VIN: 1GEEH90YXY
Hello and Thank you to all that replied. We tried every new suggestion, flashing theft detterent, retrying tech2 and nothing helped. So my boss ordered up another new SDM we plugged it in and hooked up tech2 and this time it worked without any faults or proble...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L traction control VIN: 1G6KF57991
Thanks to all tech for your time.I was unable to get a fix on the car because the customer did not whan't to spend the $$.I suspected the ebtcm as the problem because I cut the white wire comeing from the brake light switch right at the ebtcm connector and onl...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 6.0L tech2 connection to the car VIN: 3GNGK26U6Y
we found out in tech 2.that communication was missing whith SDM.trough messurements that SDM module under driver seat was sought in water.Replace is nessesery.all wirirng is ok.
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1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3J56H2TN
Thanks to all who replied. We smoked checked the car again, hot and cold. Even though we Could find no leaks some of the replies indicated the intake gaskets to be problematic. We removed the intake and found a bad intake gasket. The vehicle now idles better... Trouble codes: P0306.
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2B7JB21Y5Y
this car is catalytic converter bed.thank every help.
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Electronic VIN: 2P4GP44R7X
The replies I received all stated to try and run the self test & calibration. The problem was that the control head was dead and would not enter seld test. While testing I unplugged the connector under the top dash panel that connects the main wiring harness t...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC13Z7Y
Not a lot of valuable info to pass on at this point. Chrysler is getting us another computer (takes 5-6 weeks) The first one took 6 weeks to get. When we put the old computer back in the o2 sensor heater relays activate heaters and system works correctly. Howe... Trouble codes: P0130, P0135, P0141, P0146.
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1992 Ford Ranger S 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR10U4N
Hi Fellow Techs: I suppose some of you are as curious as I was about fixing this Ranger, but yes It IS FIXED! The reman injectors got here today and we got them installed. We cleared the KAM, hooked up the scanner and I could see as soon as it went into closed... Trouble codes: 172 (O/2 not switching lean B1), 173 (0/2 not switching rich B1), 176 (O/2 not switching lean B2), 177 (O/2 not switching rich B2), 137 (Sys rich).
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1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L O/D Light VIN: 1FDJ37F0SN
The transmission shop finally tore this transmission apart and did find the problem. When the transmission was on the jack it fell before being rebuilt and landed on the corner and torque convertor. What they found after disassembling was the front shaft where...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34X5T
hello thank you to all who helped. i removed the harness and found on the l/s going to the front o2 heater circuit had a very small rub spot.i repaired the wire reinstalled the harness test drove all is now good. thank you
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
Thanks to all! We tried all the suggestions and got a replacement PCM to try with no luck. Our conclusion was the same as most, the wiring was damaged during the engine replacement. We later found out the the trans and transfer were done recently and the was e... Trouble codes: P0443 (vapor management), P0453 (fuel tank pressure), P0460 (fuel sender circut).
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1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L interior lights come on erratic while driving VIN: 2FMZA51U6X
I have installed the key switch plastic part from the dealer and it has fixed this unit. I asked them to research the possibility of there being a tsb on this fix, and he could not find any on the ford website he was looking at.
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FMPU16L3Y
You guys are awsome!! We got several replies on this truck and I want to thank ALL of you guys for taking your time to help!! We ended up falling victim to looking for one problem when we actually had two. When the customer came in, all she was complaining abo...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTSF30F91
First of all I would like to thank all who took time to answer my question I spoke to the ford tech. trainer he stated that the code was not the cause of a stumble,the exhaust pressure control valve was stuck open but that is not a problem in california back e... Trouble codes: P0476 (Exhaust PRESSURE Control Valve malfuction).
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2002 Ford Mustang 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAF42X62F
Thanks for all the responces. Sorry for the delay, but since this was a fuel mileage issue, I couldn't confirm a fix untill I put some miles on the car to confirm. We did find some contamination on the MAF Sensor, cleaned it, ran two tanks through the car and ...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18L42
Thanks too all that replied on this help request.I'm sorry but I need to give more intell. with my help post so not to waste your time. I forgot to let all know that all basic system had been checked. So let me tell you my bigest mastake I asumed the customer ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2003 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L brake fluid VIN: 1FMT1U43P1
after pressure bleeding at the master all is fine, TOOK ABOUT TWEN MINUTES AND BRAKES ARE WORKING NORMALLY
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1981 Honda Accord 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, NO power, barely run VIN: JHMSM5322B
Well, it is running, purring like a kitten, especially with the muffler disconnected, hehe. THANK YOU so very much to all 12 who contributed their expertise. VERY helpful. The fix was to Drain the tank, add drygas & a little more gas, then drain again to get...
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Oil pressure VIN: 1HGCB7654M
Well this piece is finally out the door!! of the replies most suggested the restrictor in the deck surface, which remains in place. Also suggested were the oil filter and pressure relief in the pump, along with the possibility of a loose pickup tube. After muc...
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L turnsignals VIN: 4HGDS4W454
well when you get a reply that said to check the bulbs do so after a hour or so of checking the raer lights and wiring to no avail I went up front with the 4 way flashers going if found one after market bulb and one factory bulb... weel the element in the fact...
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2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L frt end VIN: JHLRD18601
After the first flush, I let the car go and had the client drive and monitor. They called me back and said that the noise had gone down over 80%, but was still slightly there on the harshest of turns. Thanks with the help from you guys, I had them come back in...
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1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNLM82W3V
We got 10 replies on this one. We set up the min idle to let the customer try it to no avail. Jim advised me on a bulliten 98-22-3 which describes our problem to a T. After reading this bulletin and letting the customr decide if he wanted to persue it any furt...
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1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L Electrical VIN: JM1NA3530S
Thank you to all that replied. I found your information very helpful. After replacing the main relay I was able to complete the diagnosis and found a bad coil. Replaced coil and was able to get the vehicle running. Customer took the vehicle but it only started...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L throttle VIN: WDBGA51E6R
Thanks for all the help. The problem ended up to be a defective throttle actuator which took out the asr controller. I replaced the asr control unit and the throttle. After that the throttle worked and my asr light went off.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F9W
thanks to all that responded. I replaced the mass air sensor and the air flap. Its been almost 2 weeks and all is good. it might have just needed the mass air but i didn't want to take the chance so i did bouth. Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim malfuntion), P0803 (Air Flap/Air filter actuator).
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1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53S8X
Well, I got some great replies. You guys totally fixed this one. First, I had the hoses backwards on the DPFE sensor. The hose connections are configured differently on the new part as compared with the original sensor and I put them on wrong. As was pointed o... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insufficient Flow), P1408 (EGR Flow out of Range).
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1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, VIN: JH1HJ01F1P
I want to thanks the gentleman that called me with the fix. He was right on the money. This car had a bad vaccum hose to the e.g.r. valve. The computer in this car was sensing that the egr was not working and put it in to limp in mode to reduce nox. This situa...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DRO741W
this one was a faulty sensor thanks for all the help guys Trouble codes: P1145.
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2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L update required VIN: 4552425245
two different stories here but I have not yet had time to find out if both or either will work. it seems like a program card is used to do it one way and the other way uses assist I will have to go to the dealer to be able to do that I did not want to spend to...
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1997 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L dash lites VIN: 1G3HY5211V
four replies received on this all pointed to bad ground ,that was part of the problem . repaired ground to the instrument panel dimming module ,now dash lites worked intermitently .removed plug from dimming module and crimped connectors in plug to improve the ...
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1P4GP44R1V
sorry it took so long to get back. i found a broken wire in the cam sensor wire right below the batterty where it goes underneath the fuse box mounting bracket, it was hard to find but rewired it and it hasnt been back . thans for all of your help!
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