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1995 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L Suspension VIN: JH4DC2386S
I just received the new Honda/Acura rear trailing arm bushing X-Tractor on-car press from Schley Products, Inc. Since Honda only wants to sell the entire trailing arm, I found the Honda service bulletin 00-006 which has a p/n 52385-SR3-000 bushing for the 1988...
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L headlamps/tail lamps VIN: WAUED28D0X
used car. saftey checked car 8 days ago all lights worked etc.. car delivered and brought back yesterday for no headlights. checked fuses all fuses good have no power to that section of fuse box. if i power the fuse i get lights. i dont work on audi's much so ...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Gauges VIN: WAUED54B71
Hello, This Audi A6 Turbo has a problem with the gauges going to zero intermittently. Indicator lights will also come on (brake, air bag, etc). When the vehicle was here the first time, we found a bad alternator and replaced it. The customer said the car was ...
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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHE6311R
This 540i came in with a no start which was determined to be a bad fuel pump relay. I got the engine running but noticed a rough idle. I could hear a loud sucking noise from the intake area. I removed the upper intake and replaced all the seals and the rear pl...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBACB4321S
this beamer is kicking my butt only on cold starts it idles between 500-1100 rpms and sometimes stalls.once it warms up everything is fine.i replaced iac motor and cleaned throttle body.also smoked the engine ad didnt find no leaks.i saw some help fixes with t...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L condenser fan VIN: WBAGF8322W
We have exhausted our resources on this issue. Our mt2500 with all the Euro updates will only issue a trouble code 139 " electronic thermostadt". All Data has zero info on this system. Called All data and they informed me that a specific BMW scan tool was requ...
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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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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L hvac VIN: IG4HR52L9R
car came in with hvac not switches from hot to cold when put temp to 90 would blow cold air & put to 60 would blow hot air had code 0041 & 0052 also only blow out of defrost & heat not out of vent repalce programmer everythings works accept when you put on 60 ...
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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Charging VIN: 1G4CW52K9S
Dash volt gauge red light always on. At idle & higher, in park, A/C & headlights on, 14V.(measured with voltmeter) In "drive" A/C and headlights on, reads 10V with 1 amp output. The more load the less volts in drive. Amps won't keep up. Red wire from computer ...
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1996 Buick Regal 3.8L cooling fans
this vehicle came into the shop ac inop.i checked for codes.no dtcs.fuse for comp.was blown.replaced the fuse.can use the tech-2 to activate the ac relay.comp. cluch would engage.comp.was noisey.reclaimed the r134.removed the orife tube and it was filled with ...
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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 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD54Y7W
Thanks in advance for any insight. This car has a very intermittant no start problem. Have had car multiple day at a time to not verify customer complaint. Then last Friday I ran uptown when vehicle was in condition to see what I could see. Turns out it cranks...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, Code 43 -ESC Problem
Essentially, there are two problems. (1)When the throttle is snapped from idle in park, or accelerated in gear , it will bog down then slowly recover. (2)Anytime the code (43) is cleared, it comes right back within 5 or 6 seconds, despite repairing the broken ... Trouble codes: 43 (ESC problem)
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Engine R&R
Hello guys & Gals! I have to replace the engine on this S-10 Blazer and was looking for any tips or short cuts. Alldata says something about raising the body to gain access to some of the bell housing bolts. Is this necessary or is there a way around it?? Also...
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2000 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GBJK34F1Y
cust was climbing hill when vehicle lost power. engine eventually lost power and stalled. after it sat for about 45 mins. a long crank eventually started it. seems to idle ok, but anything over 1000-1100 rpm engine runs rough, and there is a lot of smoke from ...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCFG25M51
thank you much for your help in advance. this vehicle cut out suddenly on the road and would not restart.towed to shop in the area, found that wires were damaged by rats.after repairs vehicle runs but will shut off occasionally.code p0404 appeared according to... Trouble codes: P0404 (egr flow ckt range performance.)
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L pushrods VIN: 1G1JC52432
cust claims she was having no problems with her car. left work, car started as usually but made some loud popping noises...drove straight to our shop. car was idling/running/starting fine so a service writer drove the customer home in the customer's car. write...
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2002 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCCS1944X
Monitered O2 sensor voltage with oscilloscope and compared max and min voltages with propane enrichment to ascertain data from computer matched actual O2 voltage output. They match within a couple hundredths of a volts. Monitered O2 sensor pattern during ASM t...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT 6.6L tcc VIN: 1GCJK33214
Good evening ladies and gents(please read history). This allison shifted fine when it left here the last time, after multiple flushes and a TRS. Told customer to take and drive without the Edge for couple weeks to see how it went. He of course immediately inst...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L starter VIN: U55F872587
Well I'm in Iraq and we got a truck in that the front bumper was damaged from hitting the conex. We replaced the bumper and it ran fine. Two days later it had a starting problem. Right now we have replaced the starter and change the battery just in case. I hav...
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1997 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, idles rough
I Got the Car into the shop today.First thing I did was hook up the scan tool.See why the check engine lite is on! it had a PO175 BANK 2 TOO RICH. 2 I ran the car for a bit too let it warm up so I could monitor the O2 sensors I did notice that 1/2 was a bit la... Trouble codes: P0175
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2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL55H4Y
vehicle towed in no start no spark injector pulses good performed all wiring tests,good grounds, actuating coil with genisys no spark from coil tower, asd relay functions proper 8 volt reference pcm signal from coil driver present. Diagnosed as bad coil/distri...
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1988 Dodge Dynasty 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3BU4631J
hi techs sorry this one has me stumped i have done all i know to do to make this one stop stalling but to no avail it still stalls no certain time just whenever cold hot dont matter does restrt after stall occurs does run and idle great thanks in advance
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1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L tcc VIN: 2BPGP4430T
Hello, this Caravan has a TCC that the PCM engages and disengages at 45+ mph. It happens quick, and actually feels like an ignition misfire (skipping is the customer's complaint), but on the DRB3, I can see the PCM asking for lock-up, and then asking for disen...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1BZHF16ZXX
misfires upon cold start. sounds like vacuum leak when iac opens, iac changes and misfire goes away. can put carb spray over the chamber and the miss goes away. this is why the iac was replaced and all adaptives reset. any ideas would be much appreciated.
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L steering VIN: 3B7HF13Z21
the owner has had this for just a short time but it has this slight popping noise that can be felt in the pedal and steering column mostly and some on steady rough road but mostly on a slow stop and a slow take off, even worse slowing to a stop while turning. ...
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 5.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1B4HS58Z22
Customer states that the vehicle will hesitate badley at times, she is concerned of getting in an accident. we are at approx 3000 feet alt. when she goes to her friends in portland approx 500 feet alt it never acts up. no codes are present. we have not been ab...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L starter relay VIN: 2D8GP44363
hello chrysler techs, this van came in on a hook for a no start. another tech tried unsucceslfuly to diagnose this van. no voltage to solenoid from relay. i got in there and found no comm. with scanner, no 5v ref, no check eng. lamp at any of the sensors. repl...
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1991 Eagle Talon 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 4E3BS54U3M
vehicle at @4500rpm under med to heavy accel falls flat as if shut off, if you bring rpms up slowly you can go by 4500 but as soon as you accel hard it cuts out does this in all first three gears, I did not try it beyond that due to speed limits also you can o... Trouble codes: 44 (ign coil primary)
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1995 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4E3AL54F9S
Good morning, We have a Egale Talon that will not start and idle. If we do get it running it's only on two cylinders, plugs are black, and there is alot of smoke from the tail pipe. When starting it acts as if the ignition timeing is off, fires befroe the str...
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1956 Ford Thunderbird 292CID rear main seal
I need some old school help here guys!!! I have a customer here with a 1956 T-Bird. He has a large oil leak problem, The block is a 292 and the crank is a 312. About 2 years ago the customer had this crank put in the engine to recondition the lower end and eve...
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1985 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP28M5F
vehicle failed smog running very rich, was at another shop they replaced o2 sensor, ecm, map sensor know i got it, fuel pressure ok, coolant sensor reading 3.9 volts fully warmed up, found a bad ground at sensor repaired know reads fully warm as low as .10 vol...
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1989 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Cuts out, Backfires-Tach jumps VIN: 1FAPP9190K
Hi again ford techs . Well this Escorts owner claims it intermittently dies & when trying to restart will backfire.At the same time the tach needle jumps all over. Also per customer when this is occuring & after the car has died with just the key in the on pos... Trouble codes: N0NE
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1991 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FABP64R3L
i have this 3.8 sc tbird in the shop that the coustomer had put an oil pan on & two days of driving car started cutting out so he drop it off to have it checked out. it craps out at high rpm & it back fires & start to cut out until it stalls. one of my techs t...
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1992 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 7.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G1N
we have a 92 motorhome, that under light loads over 40 kms will start to buck but does not feel like a missfire or torque converter shudder. it will not miss when loaded at a stop runs great. i pulled off the dog house & drove found that when it acts up the en...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A9T
This truck was towed in after customer tried to replace the timming belt. After removal of t-belt cover found timming marks were not lined up correctly.After setting everything back in time truck still would not start. Checked for spark. had none. Customer bro...
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L steering column VIN: 1FTHW26GXV
Customer brought this in saying that this truck has had a severe vibration after hitting bumps at speed since owned. They bought it with 75,000 miles on it. Checked the steering and all of the linkage and suspension is reasonably tight. The problem is in the c...
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L heater VIN: 1FTCR14X2V
Hey Ford techs. I've got this ranger with no heat. The heater core is hot becauseI can feel it on the top of the heater box. I guess the accuator door isnt opening the door. Is there any way to test this because I think the dash needs to come out to get to it....
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1726V
READ RELATED REPAIR HISTORY AND TESTING BEFORE THIS PARAGRAPH AND YOU MIGHT NOT BE AS CONFUSED.upon inspection i noticed a definite internal eng. noise that was somewhat intermittent. r/s exh. manifold bolts loose. dpfe hoses both have holes in them and intern... Trouble codes: P0303, P0401, P1408 (egr out of range), P1138 (ho2s12 rich), P0455
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P6Y
Vehicle has problems runing at highway speeds it starts bucking we had the dealer replace the fuel pump under a recall cleared the code and drove the vehicle again the mil light came on again and the vehicle started acting up again we have also replaced the pl... Trouble codes: P1132 (Lack of Ho2s11 switch Ind rich)
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2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L battery VIN: 2FMZA5246Y
Customer says this unit will drain the battery when left sitting 2-3 days. He replaced the battery, more than once, and took it to another shop...all they could tell him was, "You have a battery drain somewhere". I found the SSR1 and SSR2 relays engaged all o...
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2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24281
this van sets these codes on second run every time (P0141 & P0161). I have checked all circuits back to the pcm and all are good. I get battery voltage to the heaters with the key on engine off or running. I took the rear harness off and checked all circuits, ... Trouble codes: P0141 (B1S2 heater circuit problem), P0161 (B2S2 heater circuit problem)
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2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U11
this white nightmare came in under its own power, customer tells of repairs at dealer in other area, where they replaced #6 injector. we don't know how they came to that conclusion, but it ran good for 2 weeks until this past weekend. now it has p0304, and i c... Trouble codes: 0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
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1993 GMC C3500 Sierra 7.4L knock sensor VIN: 1GKDC34N8P
This truck had a starter replaced a few months ago and someone damaged the starter heat shield and they didn't replace it. Now the starter solenoid is melted along with a melted knock sensor wire. My question, Is there a special tool for removing the knock sen...
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2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6677Y
see above description Trouble codes: P0420
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1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: KMHWF25V3X
very hi nox emissions only lower cat tested two others near manifold not tested
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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: KMHJF25F0Y
Sometimes start very well. However, driving after a few minutes stalled again. Once stalled, could not start. After one or two day, it starts. But stalled again and did not start rightaway again. I replaced new battery. I checked the timing is good. The CKP se...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KMHDN45D12
We have an 02 hyundai elantra that came in for a timming belt a waterpump & spark plug replacement for sceduled maintance. After performing above service the car now surges form 150o to 3000 rpms. I scoped the MAP, the IAC & the TPS. all are within there peram...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on, ping under accel,
Vehicle came in with 2 codes p1145 varible timing sensor bank #2 (installed new, code went away) Was getting lazy readings on o2 sensor bank #1 sensor #1 (installed factory o2), reset light came on next day at start up. Took vehicle to Nissan, was told that th... Trouble codes: P0171
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L cooling system VIN: SATJFA01DX
good day to all, this jaguar overheats every time after it sit's overnight and the cust get's in the vehicle and drives off to work in the morning. i have verifiyed this complaint twice.the cust installed a new t-stat with an o.e one before it came to me with ...
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1988 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Lighting VIN: 1JCML7843J
This car has no Parking lights or Turn signals. 10 amp parking fuse keeps blowing. Searched the internet and found it to be a common problem with these cars but can't find a solution.
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Instrumentation VIN: JT8UF11E8P
Repaired similiar condition 6 weeks ago. Back then they didn't work at all. Now they come on after 10 minutes driving and work fine thereafter til the next day. I was able to test fused circuit that I previously repaired while the lights were inop. Circuit has...
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1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNFM81W6W
Car came in dragging its behiend with a blown out air spring,we replaced both and seemed to be ok,custmor came back next day and said it was going down at times,we disconected the height sensor and let it sit all night and it did not go down,so we know the sys...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L antitheft VIN: JM1BK12374
This car is in the hands of another shop and they requested a second look from us. This car has been exported from the United States after it had an accident. However, car was fixed and ran perfectly for a few months without any problems. Then customer started...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L fuel gauge VIN: WDBHA28E5T
HI all, I have a 96 C-280 in. Owner says the fuel gauge is either reading full or almost empty. Draining fuel out of the return line with the engine running, the gauge stays reading full. If I shut the engine off, then turn the key on, the gauge reads lower. T...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L console area VIN: WDBKK49F91
Hello everybody, Being somewhat unfamilar with these vehicles, I have not a clue what could be hissing in the console(at least it sounds like) when the unlock button is depressed on the remote.The customer said it just started recently.When the button is pres...
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1989 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN8HD16Y3K
Hi Guys This truck start and run fine, but when you gas it over or at 3000 RPM it will cut out, but doesn't die out. I checked the injector pause switch only one of the injector is fired. The other injector is not fired at any time at any RPM. I replaced the E... Trouble codes: 51 (one of the injector is not working)
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1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L all shifts VIN: 1P4GK44RXP
As it upshifts its like the lower gear is to slow to release(1 thru 4 )
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1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L abs VIN: 1G2HX52K2T
please help, have this 1996 bonneville in for an abs light that comes on in left hand turn. first time this happened, customer reported a noticable thud thud noise at the same time. the light does come on at that time and may go off on its own while driving. c...
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1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GMDX03E7X
Hello Cyber Techs...Replaced rack and pinion assembly and customer came back after the weekend complaining of the vehicle now bucks and jerks while giving mild acceleration. Road test confirmed the problem and it feels like someone is cutting the electric powe... Trouble codes: P0687 (Indicator circuit low), P0689 (Indicator circuit open)
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1990 Audi 80 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUEA58A8L
Was not able to find definite fix for this. It was suggested to customer that the fuel distributor/differential pressure regulator be replaced and customer declined further repairs. Also found service bulletin on this vehicle for adding a different coolant fla...
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1994 Audi 100 S 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUEK842AR
customer has taken car and has not returned, very suspisious of the fuel pump being the problem by the replies and the symptom, and the fact that the fuel pump relay looked perfect inside under a magnifying glass. Best Regards, Bill
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1989 BMW 325iX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAB0302K
Hi all, The fix is in. After extensive work and research we were finally able to solve this mess. When we first started working on this vehicle we put a used computer in this car. Thinking the computer we had was bad I ordered a reman with having the ability t... Trouble codes: 17 (injectors 2 4 6), 15 (fault lamp), 3 (fuel pump relay).
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on, CODES 171 &174 VIN: WBAGH8333X
I want to thank all of you for the help, The fix was mass air flow sensor. Mark [...] was the 1st read and he was right on. Will also keep my eyes on the intake etc. Great that we can all help each other here. Nate [...] Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 system lean), P0174.
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1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L shifting VIN: 1GGK552Y9R
Sorry it took so long to post fix request The owner had a extended warrenty The caddy was found to have problems in valve body and owner opted to replace trans
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1995 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Traction Control VIN: 1G6KY5294S
Okay this car is fixed. When I installed the reman delco PCM in this car, it fixed the traction control problem. The PCM I put in had probems. As soon as I started the car, it came up with all kinds of communications problems. It was determined that the reman ...
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1994 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L Misfire VIN: 1GBJC34N5R
Thanks to those of you who replied. This one is fixed.Ken [...]. all had it right. It turned out to be an exhaust leak between the head and the exhaust manifold.The only way I was able to detect it was with the smoke machi...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L four wheel drive VIN: 1GNDT13W5X
Hi all - turns out it was the shift module on the transfer case. Thanks a bunch for all your input, got us started on the right track. Followed your tips and then was able to isolate the trouble.
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1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCCS19X8X
Well everyone this little Chevy is mobile again. There was alot to this one , the fix was the VCM sorry I took so long for the close but the used VCM just arrived today , Installed the used VCM and happened to notice the new battery that I installed was dead ?...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L mode actuator VIN: 1GCEC19X64
i made sure all previous codes were cleared,then i removed the eacs fuse in the engine compartment,and now it works fine, I would like to thank everyone for their input.
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Front wipers VIN: 1B4GP54L8T
Thanks to all who responded. A new BCM did fix this vehicle. It came with the milege programmed in and all functions worked after plugging it in.
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L p1698 no ccd from tcm VIN: 1B4GT54L1W
The fix for this vehicle was two fold. First we found a burnt spot on the circuit board for the instrument cluster. After replacing that, and scoping the bus lines in and out of the tcm, tcm was replaced and fix was complete. We had no communication with the t...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HF13Z5X
PCM repaired it. Vehicle has gone 1000mi without incident. Customer is happy. During testing with all sensor 5v ref removed on Cam sensor circut, PCM dropped voltage after a while. Let it sit in the off position after a while 5v ref would return. Replaced PCM ...
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Master cyl ? VIN: 2FTHF26F9S
The customer has taken vehicle. We'll have to give it some time and wait see if he complains of low brake pedal. Some techs say there is replacement master cylinder with a larger bore or for a different model truck. When we blocked the lines at the master the ...
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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L left bank not firing VIN: 1FDKE37F6T
Thanks to all that replied to my request with help on this one.As I thought most of you said IDM.I told the customer of this and told him the price of a new one.Holy S@#T he says,can you find a used one?So I sought after a used one and finally got one.Installe...
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L lack of power VIN: 1GTHK29154
Hello all, Customer had left high idle switch on which was hidden under dash. Take off high idle and runs perfect. Thanks to all.
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD5537V
thanks for all the ideas to fix this honda we found that when it got so hot it melted the the timing cover plastic to the crank sensor was giving false reading on the pickup & it broke the tooth off the crank pully replaced pully & sensor & it started right up...
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2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Hesitation VIN: KMHWF2SS11
Hate to close this as the customer has left this car with us, and is in no hurry to get it back. I covered the first four replies in the update...got two more. One was 'check the tps', but that was done...Sung-il wrote me all the way from South Korea which was... Trouble codes: P0705.
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2005 Hyundai Santro 1000CC Hesitation VIN: PKOO247895
regarding to your replies i will check all sensors, all wiring grips, replace the fuel pump, replace the fuel filter, cleaning the injectors and rails, cleaning the trottle body, iACvalve, and after this the problem is solve.no any more problems in vehicles.cu...
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1992 Isuzu Amigo S 2.6L No Start VIN: JACBG07E7N
I have sent an update to the first four replys, in my help request. Stan from N. Carolina has been extremely helpful in my quest to still try and figure out this problem. We tried replacing the power switch box, with no change. I did figure out that the igniti...
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1995 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1J4FJ78S7S
Even though I had a good labscope pattern on the camshaft sensor I determined that the cam to crank sync was off when the engine was running poorly. I installed a new cam sensor to see if the problem would change. It fixed the problem altogether.
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1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L air ride VIN: SALHC1344R
This land rover had been to dealer no codes found. Our shop checked powers and grounds to the air ride computer twice but problem was self correcting during our testing and car would rise up but ride height lights would not go out and ride height buttons were ...
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1986 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1LNBP96FXG
First off, thanks to everyone who responded. I can confirm that something was causing a shift in ECM programming after hot crank that would drive all injectors eight times more often (four times per crank revolution) than should have been. During this time i...
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1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM1NA3514N
The customer declined any further work to the vehicle so the suggestions that were given by the people who answered our call did not get implemented. She will return the vehicle when she can.
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1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Surge, rpm races up to 4000 VIN: 4F4YR16C8W
Thanks for those whom responded. I suspect it will be the tps pigtail that will fix probelm. Pigtail is $106.08 from dealer & customer is not ready to repair at this time. Will write back when customer has repair done. Thanks again, Brian
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBGA32E4R
Hi everyone. Sorry it took me a while to close this. As several of you suggested I did find some more wiring problems in the injector/coil harness. After fixing those it still acted up occasionaly. I rechecked everything I could think of and felt in my gut tha... Trouble codes: 036 (O2 system at lean limit. system too rich).
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L temp guage VIN: WDBEA32E2S
This car was fixed with a new cluster. We also decided to replace harness after further inspection and age. Thanks for the input and help. Harness had continuity and ecm was reading changes in temp and sender was new.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32E2S
Thanks for hte help on this one. The upshift delay is activated by the switchover valve being grounded by the engine ECU for about 45 seconds during cold driving. The Ecu was not grounding the valve thus no upshift delay. All the mechanical and vacuum portions... Trouble codes: P1701 (upshift delay switch over valve electrical control).
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB54E1X
firstly i want to thank to Peter from Great Britain, Randy from Texas; Gary from New York -i've treated with another key and nothing- and specially to Richard from Florida who, hit on the head, i must to say that flaw was corrected 50 % after crank sensor chan...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L steering pump VIN: 4JGAB75E42
I replaced the resevior and flushed the system. Hugh,Robert, Ross, Jivi, and Chris suggested this. I was thinking the same thing but was looking for assurance. I knew it was going to fix it when I heard from Hugh who mentioned that the little screen in the res...
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1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Electronic VIN: JA3AM44H9V
had a bad fin thermosistor .I would like to thank everyone for their time .
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1993 Nissan D21 2.4L high nox, intermitted high c.o. VIN: 1N6SD16YXP
thanks victor from trinidad. i pulled the two allen plugs and clean out the ports. nox went below specs. thanks for the info
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D1S
First, thanks again to all who replied. Well, the owner decided we needed to give up on this one and let the customer take it to the dealer. I heard back today that the dealer was trying to sell the customer the same things that we'd already tried. Most of the... Trouble codes: P0340, P0136.
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1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Cuts out, no cluster VIN: 1P4GP44R6W
Well, customer took car away and not sure if they are coming back to fix it with me. Tried a USED BCM and I am probably right in assuming that it needs to be reprogramned to the car or it just can not be reused? It would not even crank over with the used one i...
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1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G2HX53L7N
Remember plugs looking lean (white), fuel pressure was in spec. Power flushed fuel rail/injectors using MAC EMC1000. Giant plumes of black smoke out exhaust! Problem Solved. Thanks for all the great responses!
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G2NE52T9X
Sorry for the delay in responding to a fix for this car. The customer is barely home during the day so she had not been able to come back by. So her boyfriend started parts changing and after he changed the o2 sensor the car stopped stalling. So I guess the fi...
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1981 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WP0EA0917B
Thank you to all who offered help with this car, especially to Martin fron Indiana.As I stated, I have no experience with these cars, so I was blind going into this one. The enrichment control valve was not operating as Martin had said it should, upon looking ...
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L low power/detonation VIN: YS3EF4825Y
4PSI is normal, this car uses only one turbo on one bank (nothing light a Saab) anyway the unstatded problem on this car was smoking at start up, the original question was how much boost show this car have. got a local offer to send this to his shop as this wa...
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1998 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Pings VIN: 2S3TA02C8W
When this POS first came in EGR worked fine,& when opened manually 1/8' car would stall. Then the other day it wasn't opening control solenoid but as it turns out I must have had wheels off ground in neutral the first time & thats all it needs is slight rotati... Trouble codes: P0740 (converter clutch).
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L display center VIN: 4T1BF28B2Y
All testing and information I was able to find leads to a faulty Information Center. Custumer declined further repair at this time due to price of part (Over $500 after programming from dealer).
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