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1997 Audi A4 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D6V
Hello group. We have an a4 here that we could use some help on. It is the 2.8l sohc engine. The car has no power on accelleration and there were several codes stored in the system. Erased codes and it seemed that p0304 and p0305 come back on every road test. S... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305
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1986 BMW 528e 2.7L left turn signal VIN: WBADK8302G
The left side turn signal does not work. The flasher flashes quickly but none of the lights light up either in the dash or on the outside. The right side works fine. I tried a new flasher with the same results. I was looking in the archives and found a referen...
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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L accessory circuit on VIN: WBACA532XS
Vehicle was repaired following rear end accdent damage, brought in with a current draw- the Accessory circuit is always on even with keys removed (odometer lit, wipers, power windows are live). Have used Alldata and BMW TIS diagnostic procedure, can't see how ...
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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Stall VIN: 1G6CD5331L
A few days ago, customer drove 1 mile from home, engine stalled while driving 35 MPH, she cycled key, it restarted OK, drove it home and parked it. I went by today and read codes. I looked briefly under hood, battery cables look OK, ignition wires OK, fuel qua... Trouble codes: E52 (ECM Memory reset), F32 (BCM-ECM Data Problem)
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1995 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KF52Y3S
This 1995 Cadilac came in with a bad motor. We replaced the motor with a used motor.Motor did start and run but CEL is on with code PO83,crank sensor 24X refrance high.Found CKS wires had been repaired befor. Replace both crank sensors,both wire conectors and ... Trouble codes: P0083
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54YX1
This caddy has a rough, surging idle...constanly going from 500 to 650 rpm. It has codes 171 and 174 saying it is too lean. I have sprayed berryman all over it & found no vac. leaks, removed & plugged the egr, no change. ...EGO sensors all reading very low num... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank one too lean), P0174 (bank two too lean)
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1983 Chevrolet K10 Custom 6.2L Surge VIN: 2GCEK14C7C
hey this is dads truck it fades at mid range & surges when shifting can't find any info in all data as far as fuel press before injector pump or volume my diesel histroy is in tractors so i m flopping like a fish thanx in advance cu db
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1988 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCDK14K4J
good afternoon to all, please help! workin on a 1988 chevy 1/2 ton that is going through fuel pumps faster than it goes through gas! it is now possibly going to need its 9th pump. we got this truck after the other place got sick of the first 4 pumps going out....
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1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCDC14Z9J
Hello, This truck pops back thru the air cleaner when you try to drive it cold. I replaced pump & filter, no change.Once its warmed up, it runs like a top. I checked the TPS and MAP sensors, OK. No codes presernt. Ran a top engine cleaner thru it, thinking c...
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1989 Chevrolet Motorhome 7.4L Power Steering VIN: 1GBKP37WXK
Owner is complaining of lack of power assist at idle, as well as brakes.
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL52M9T
Checked vehicle and found interlock for the gearshift not working (cable damaged). Unplugged purple and black wire from interlock solenoid. Bridged and immediately dash lights went out as if blew a fuse. Checked everthing and still can't get them back on. Car ...
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1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19W9T
AAARRRGGH! Vehicle will start, run, poorly, roughly, with no SES light. Give it five minutes of idle, SES light on with CKP "A" ckt codes. Fine, installed new AC DELCO (updated) CKP sensor---crank no-start. Installed two other new ACD sensors (one old disc. st... Trouble codes: P0336 (p0339-), P0339 (testing and results)
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1999 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTGC24R2X
This vehicle when running runs good, but some times it wont start,check fuel pressure at no start and is 55psi. You can relieve pressure(maybe air, but it has no leaks outside of tank and pump is from dealer) at schrader valve and it will try to start, keep re...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L abs VIN: 1GCEK19T1Y
the problem is the abs actuates at about 5 mph while stopping.i have seen this problem before and is has always been a wheel sensor,when watching the sensors on a scanner the reading is 3mph before moving on all,they all read together till you slow down to abo...
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J71
SCANNED COMPUTER, HAD CODES P0113 AND P1111, REPLACED IAT SENSOR, CAR WORKED GOOD FOR AWHILE THEN CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND TRANS. STARTED SHIFTING HARD. I CAN CLEAR CODES FROM COMPUTER AND TRANS WILL SHIFT CORRECTLY AND IT WILL WORK CORRECTLY FOR AWHILE ... Trouble codes: P0113 (intake air temp. ckt. signal high), P1111 (iat ckt intermittent high voltage)
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Hesitation, No power VIN: 1GNDS13S42
Hello everyone, I'm stumped big time by this one. I looked every where for info on this vehicle and there's not to much out there so here I am. The customer complaint is that the vehicle has no power. We test drove the vehicle to verfiy the problem. It has abs...
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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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1988 Chrysler LeBaron 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1C3BJ45K1J
car will crank up, idle and then dye,repeating this everytime i crank it, it seems to be worse when temp. is cold outside. When engine is warm it cranks and idles fine. does anyone know of anything else that i could try out on this one?
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2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L engine cooling VIN: 2C3AE66G12
help, my friend is working on a 300m w/3.5 liter engine. it all the sudden started overheating after he replaced valve springs in the engine (mopar tsb). Tried bleeding cooling system several times, still no fix. vehicle overheats after 20 minutes of driving. ...
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 2C4GP54L43
the transmission hunts/jerks for 2nd gear 50% of the time at slow light throttle conditions.dealer has reprogrammed serveral times, and also has rebuilt it in the past 4 months for the same problem. any help will be aprreciated, thanks glenn [...]
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L fails cool down? VIN: 1B4GP54RXT
My question, as I recall and per alldata don't these normally while running cal test also run cool down test. At no point during test do the ac/recirc lights alternately flash during cal test(entered by depressing wiper/washer buttons at once for about 5 secs....
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1997 Dodge Caravan 3.3L belt VIN: 2P4GP44R5V
I can not find out why this vechicle is squeeking on the belt, new belt will last about 5,000 miles then go the squeeking again. I have replaced the tenstioner twice. Second time oem dodge. The belt seem to track straight new but after used for a while it trac...
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2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46X7Y
Hey guys and gals, have this Stratus kicking my butt. Don't remember the code number but it was O2 sensor 1 bank 1 rich, however, the sensor seems to be switching fine and the exhaust has an extremely lean smell to it. Changed the crank sensor two weeks ago wi...
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2003 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L suspension VIN: 2B3HD46R94
Hello Techs. I am pulling my hair out on this one. 2003 Dodge Intrepid that has a horrible clunk that you can feel in your feet. It only does it about half the time one time during braking. It sounds and feels like it has a cradle shifting. I have removed the ...
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1989 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FABP54Y6K
The vehicle runs fine 90% of the time with occasional stall at idle that is normally preceded with rough or fluctuating idle. The biggest concern is a intermittent bucking or harsh surging while cruising at 40mph and above. I have removed the upper plenum to i... Trouble codes: 15 (KOEO PCM ROM Fault), 19 (CONT. CID fault), 19 (CONT. CID fault)
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1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU12T1K
See above. Trouble codes: 41 (EGO reading system lean)
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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15Y5L
PLEASE HELP! Thanks in advance for your help. This truck came to me with a hard start and hesitation. Truck will start when cold with throttle appled and feathered. After it warms to operating temp. it will idle on its own. After warming vehicle runs good on t...
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1993 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 5.0L flywheel VIN: 1FACP42D6P
installed clutch assy with exchange flywheel now have vibraTION at 1300/1500 rpm at idle only no problem when driving,shakes whole car ,cust has had harmonic balancer changed since it was coming apart ,vibration still there ,cust said vibration was not there u...
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKF38F3R
Vehicle is considered 1994 1/2 model, with TDI. Will not start hot, but cranking speed is good. However, will start easily by pushing/rolling down hill (manual trans). Vehicle will NOT self-test or communicate with either Snap-on or OTC Genisys under any cond...
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1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L battery VIN: 1FTCR1445R
Hey Fellow Techs, I'm working on a TSB issue with a pigtail harness that is supposed to keep the blower motor from back-feeding through the voltage regulator and drawing the battery down overnight. The TSB # is 94-9-11. The harness kit is no longer available f...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FALPS2U3T
1996 Taurus comes in shop with the complaint of hard 1-2 shift. I personally drove vehicle for 200 miles noticing the transmission shifts harsh in all gears not just 1-2. I drove vehicle home and parked overnight. The vehicle will shift perfect on a cold start...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L starter VIN: 1FTCR14U3T
hi sir,a customer came to the shop with a starter noisy.usually , i change the starter and it's ok. but i changed the starter 2 times(2 differents jobber starter),cheked the flywheel= ok,cheked the transmission housing =ok ,i checked the technical service bull...
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1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L back preshure solenoid VIN: 1FDAW56F6X
Hi all, hope someone has seen this one... Replacing a 7.3ltr in this truck with an exchange unit, however while swapping harness etc. my tech found there is no back preshure solenoid in the turbo pedistol and control flap or linkage on turbo proper. Our Moterc...
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2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No forward or reverse VIN: 2FMDA5243Y
My wifes van quit on her last night. She said she drove across a rail road track, then she noticed the engine revved up, but it did not move forward. I towed the van about two miles to our house. I didn't have much to troubleshoot with but a good visual and I ...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FMYU60E6Y
vEHICLE CAME IN WITH POOR RUNNING & C/E LIGHT ON AFTER HARD ACCELERATION. TESTED IGNITION & FUEL PRESSURE ALONG WITH PRESSURE DROP. AFTER DUPLICATING PROBLEM, PERFORMED COMPRESSION TEST & FOUND WEAK VALVE SPRINGS. REPLACED SPRINGS, PLUGS & IGNITION CABLES. AFT... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cyl misfire), P0301 (1 misfire), P0304 (4 misfire)
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L 1-2-od shift VIN: 1FAFP33P1Y
we have a 00 focus codes 340 camshaft sensor 720 output speed sensor 715 input/ turbine speed sensor replaced output speed sensor and input/ turbine speed sensor still will not shift and is still sending same codes anybody have a clue
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAHP56S41
hello I'm replacing trans on this turaus and the rebuilt trans side cover I guess where the valve body is has a metel cover and the old trans has a aluminum cover and a trans mount bolts on this, my question is, can I swap covers and are the gaskets reusable l...
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1995 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GKEK13K5S
Looking for any ideas that can help.I've beat my self up good on this one.Is there a GM lord out there! This Yukon boggs down when accelerated, like running out of fuel, or plugged exaust.You can accelerate moderately to heavily and it will bog down, when heav...
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDT13WO12
If anybody can help it would be surely appreciated. I have 4.3l engine that sets a P0101 code( mass air flow performance). The setting of the code happened once a month with nothing found. It is now setting every 2nd ignition cycle. The manual says to check f... Trouble codes: P0101 (mass air flow performance)
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2002 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS14582
Hi everyone, I'm posting this for a neighbor whose computer is down. Found trouble code #P0410 and water in air pump. My neighbor performed repairs per TSB #04-06-04-015. Sorry that I don't have the exact info on the TSB, but evidently there have been some rev... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary Air Injection System)
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2002 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTGG25RX2
Hello to all, I have just installed a new distributor in this 2002 GMC Savana due to a worn drive gear and shaft bushings. It now will start and run fine, but immediately sets a cam/crank sync code. The problem is, my Genisys will not give me "cam retard" data... Trouble codes: 1345B (Cam / Crank correlation)
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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L master cyl.? VIN: 1HGCA5638J
please help. this vehicle came in from another shop looking for an answer. this vehicle came in with a low pedal. master cylinder has been replaced with 3 new ones. still have very low/no pedal. we have bleed the system with a vacuum bleeder as well as manuall...
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7654L
I could use some feedback from Honda experts as to interpreting the MIL. I jumpered the service connector under the dash & got 5 short blinks followed by 1 long blink. My GM experience says thats a code 51, BUT, Honda/Alldata say no, single digit codes are all... Trouble codes: 5 (short blinks of MIL ADDED TO), 1 (long blink of MIL EQUALS A), 6 (coolant temperature)
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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L Brakes VIN: 1HGCD5606V
On this 97 Accord there is a rubbing sound when braking. Sounds like suspension noise but nothing is obvious. There is no pulsation when braking. Recently had a 94 Accord with the same problem- resurfaced the rotors (off car) and replaced the front radius arm ...
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2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1870Y
Has come back twice with a shorted evap by pass solenoid valve. Each time there is gas in the hose going to the canister in engine compartment. Can't see gas in the hose at the canister end, only at the solenoid end. I think the gas is causing the solenoid to ... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap control system leakage canister system)
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S6DM58W9Y
Hi there, Another shop asked us to look at this Honda Passport, we don't work on very many of these. The problem is the vehicle will start and immediately stall, as if someone shut off the key. Sometimes the car will run normally, as we found out the hard way...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HKRL1861Y
Hi All, I have this 2000 Honda Odyssey and I am going to do the timing belt. Mitchell says there are two types of tensioners for this vehicle. One is an oil filled auto tensioner, and on is a sealed auto tensioner. There is a procedure for both styles. The oil...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L transmission VIN: 1HGCM66503
This is my own rig and I am at the end. It has a vibration when you are in gear and doing around 50 to 60 mph. You can get off the gas and it goes away, get on the gas lightly and it comes back. Hard acceleration it is not there. You can feel it in the steerin...
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Clutch Hydraulic System VIN: 1HGEM21964
Hi techs, this car has a problem with the clutch hydraulic system. We flushed the hydraulic line that connected both cylinders and installed both the clutch master cylinder and clutch slave cyliner (New Dealer Items). After bleeding the system the conventinal ...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D21
Hello hyundai techs: I have this 01 elantra with MIL on and code P121. The car idles rough and hesitates on acceleration. My scan tool did not have the description of this DTC. I have also checked Alldata and found none . Can you please help. Trouble codes: P0121
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on, Runs Good
Test drove and monitored O2 after replacement and O2 was operating propperly. MIL came on again over the weekend with same code. O2 continues to report low voltage to PCM after warming up. At the connector with Vantage, O2 voltage monitors steady depending on ... Trouble codes: P0137 (O2 Circuit Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2)
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L coolant resevoir VIN: SAJHX1049X
the complaint on this jag is the coolant will overfill the overflow when turned off hot. it does not overheat. if you run the engine in the shop for 15 min at 2k rpm, then turn it off...after about a minute, the coolant expands and overfills the bottle and dum...
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1990 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4FJ5851M
hello. cust brought veh. in complaining of rough running. cust had replaced cyl.head for overheating and problem surfaced a short while later.found cyls. 4 5 6 have dead miss.fuel [...] lbs.-have run comp. test running and static-150lbs.-all injectors che...
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1993 Jeep Wrangler S 2.5L hydraulic VIN: 1J4FY19P9P
Vehicle came back shortly after replacing clutch assembly with a soft clutch pedal, we also found master cylinder leaking and replaced with economy grade NEW unit. Jeep went away for a week or so and came back again with a soft clutch pedal. It would come back...
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1994 Jeep Wrangler S 2.5L spark,pulse VIN: 1J4F19P3RP
On initial start up vehicle has no spark or injector pulse, after 15 seconds of continiouse cranking vehicle mysteriously gets both and fires and runs well. Condition will happen again after 20 minute cool down. we suspect bad pcm.Also vehicle has perfect fuel...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L engine VIN: KNDJA7232Y
I feel made a mistake even attempting to install this used motor, but I was trying to save this customer some money. This Kia has a strange "howling" noise coming from the rear of the motor. It is very loud with the flywheel cover removed. I have removed the ...
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Unknown VIN: SALTYR3243
Greetings to all, I work on a ton of rovers, but this is my first freelander. Customers complaint is blower motors intermittent and noisy. I cant get the blower to work at all on any speeds. Has anyone seen this, are blower motors a problem on these baby rover...
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L head VIN: JT8UF11E6N
Have this 92 ls400 with no a/c function at all. Customer staes that the push buttons where blinking at first, then stopped working all together, blower runs only on high speed and air is cold, but nothing on the buton assemblie works. I have tried to remove co...
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1988 Mazda MX-6 GT 2.2L abs VIN: 1YVGD31C1J
The car was pulling into a parking spot when the driver heard the abs pump come on ,the pedal became rock hard and we come to find out the right front and left rear brakes locked up.ABS light also came on.After a few minutes the brakes freed up and now the ped...
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1994 Mazda MX-3 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1EC4354R
starts and dies. will keep running if disconnect maf (will run rich if do this). will run on propane, so not loosing fire. disconnect coolant sensor, wont start. maf was cleaned and volts ok koeo. tps not too high, smooth. no data stream. no codes but can indu...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L condenser fan VIN: WBAGF8322W
Thnaks to John [...] and all who responded. this was ultimately a easy fix once I recieved the help from all. This is a 4 wire condenser fan, and armed with that and inputs from others wh...
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1990 Buick LeSabre 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HR51C8L
pcm fixed this one.used prom from doner pcm along with pcm the original prom would cause the car to stall but with the new prom car runs great.
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1990 Buick Skylark Custom 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4NC54U3L
thanks for all the help. new prom took care of problem. stands to reason if computor was fried, prom should be too. again thanks!
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1990 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4EZ13C3L
thanx to all who replied found that a fuse link had corroded almost to the point of becoming detatched. replaced fuse link and all is well. thanx again for a great site. iatn is priceless tool to have access to.
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1991 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G4EZ13L7M
thanks to all that replied for your help. the problem was either the fuel system and the cleaner finally broke down the deposits, or the weather cooled off enough that the car stopped acting up. the fuel gauge on the dash is inaccurate so it may have been star...
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire VIN: WO6VR54R1V
Thanks for all the replies. After I posted the help message the car would not skip at all. We drove the vehicle several times and tried to duplicate customer driving habits. However the skip never returned. We read all replies and performed tests accordingly. ... Trouble codes: P0306 (cylinder number 6 misfire).
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cruise control VIN: 1G6KD54Y1W
I recieved very little help on this one. Customer did not want to spend a lot of money, so I told him not to use the cruise control and then see if the fuse still blows. He has not got back to me, not sure if this is a good thing or not. If I do fix it I will ...
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1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L po1870 VIN: W06VR52R3W
Just wanted to let you know we gave up and bought a used transmission and it corrected the problem.We replaced the pump,converter,solonoids,borrowed tech 2,and basically tried everything we could think of.We figure it had a leak in the case.Thanks for the repl...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19W6V
Thanks for all the help. It wound up being the injectors.I have had a lot problems with these injectors but this one acted diffrently to me and I couldnt make the connection. I found a buliton and sent the customer to the dealer. the dealer coverd it under an ... Trouble codes: P0305.
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Lighting VIN: 1GNDT13S52
thanks to all who responded!! i replaced the aftermarket headlamp bulb with an ac delco bulb as e few of you recommended and surprise!! no more burned wiring harness connectors. thanks again for taking the time to respond. mark
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1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L high idle VIN: 1B7GL26X1K
thanks to those who replied. we were unable to find the problem on this one. customer ended up taking the vehicle. he is going to see if problem worsens and possibly return at a later date.
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R7X
Thanks to the following: [...] and ... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent loss of Cam Pos. Sensor or Crankshaft Pos. Sensor Signal).
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L steering VIN: 3B7HF13Z21
HELLO- this truck is fixed and the reason i waited for a post is to confirm with the owner it is fixed as it was not a continual problem. i checked as was sugested the calipers for popping and the ball joints with load and unloaded with a bar, checked the pan ...
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1991 Eagle Talon 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 4E3BS54U3M
The problem with this vehicle was the PCM. THE GROUND FROM THE PCM(CONTROL SIDE ) OF THE MPI RELAY WAS BEING LOST, REPLACED WITH A USED PCM AND SHE REDLINES IN EVERY GEAR THANKS FOR THE HELP Trouble codes: 44 (ign coil primary).
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1992 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 7.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G1N
sorry took so long on this fix posting,been very bussy. this was a combination of two problems the pinging turned out to be some bad fuel that customer had bought. the surge at low speed lock up turned out to be a seperated tire on inner rear daully. i had sco...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L pump VIN: 1FAFP53U8X
thanks to one and all for your help. i replaced the rack and pinion- problem solved. thanks again.
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2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L temp. guage VIN: 1FTNE24L6Y
MOD, Alldata, and the local dealer were of little help on this intermittent problem. Replies received were also of little value. As we understand this system, the oil/temp LIGHT is illuminated whenever the oil pressure guage drops too low, or the temp guage ...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L trans VIN: 1FAHP56S41
trans is out no problem but the side cover on the new trans is metel and the one off the old trans is aluminum and has a engine mount on it trans part numbers are the same I was wondering if covers ccan be swaped and if the gasket is reusable
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1987 GMC R1500 High Sierra 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTCR14ZXH
Well I appreciate everybodys response,,and I am really embarrased about this,,I broke one of my cardinal rules 'never assume the last tech actually did what he said',,since this truck was towed to us from another shop and I know the guy who worked on it last I...
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2002 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L abs VIN: 1GKEL19X42
replaced left front sensor (although i didn't see anything wrong with it) and problem is gone. the scanner would not read this failure at slow speeds. i was worried i would have to eat the $145.00 sensor, but it is fixed. Thanks to Marvin from Minnesota for ...
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7555P
sorry this took so long but wanted to be sure it was cured. replaced relay as most everyone said and bingo back to normal. thanks to all who helped steve
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAFHX1742S
Thanks to all who replied. This cat is like the old Volvos and Saabs, slipping outer ring on the harmonic balancer with a list of $700.00 cust declined repair 'cause noise only lasts for a minute of two. He wanted a used part, so I explained to him that was th...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L engine VIN: 1J4GZ58Y3T
Most replies stated to check the water pump. We went ahead and replaced it. The weather has dropped, so we are not sure if it was a fix. Everything else check okay. Thanks for the replies.
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Battery VIN: 1J4GZ58S1W
Found it!! Rear liftgate glass anti theft switch. Has already disconnected switch (checked when inspecting rear wiper motor as possible cause, because it was not working) but did not wait for BCM to power down after disconnecting, so drain was still presen...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJGF0U810
There seemed to be a little confusion as to the information I was after, so I'll start from the beginning; P1155 stored which is for the B2 S1 air fuel ratio sensor heater circuit either open or short(different name, still an O2 sensor, does the same job). I... Trouble codes: P1155.
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1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L heater VIN: 1LNHM97V9X
the lincoln is burning gas with warm passengers. removed console, eatc, inst. cluster ,right air bag ,stereo etc.. loosend dash on each side and pulled passenger side far enough back to remove actuator which is just to the right of center at about height of gl...
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ2222X
Thanks for everyones input. well the car came back in and there was a check engine light on this time, scan system and pulled po 301 misfire cyl 1 i put plugs in it and cleared codes and drove car was fine. thanks again for everyones input. jon.
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBEA50D2J
Excellent work, gentlemen! A new set of injectors fixed the problem. Testing each one on a timed injector tester for 30 seconds at 60 psi revealed volumes all over the map. 40 ml to 85 ml, quite a spread. There were multiple problems with this vehicle which co...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L radio VIN: W1FGT6YHJ7
Special thanks to Richard, Patrick and Rick who all nailed it. I found the fuse in the trunk, with a blown amp fuse- replaced it and all is great now. Thanks to everyone on this one...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L a/c compressor VIN: WDBJF65H0X
Thanks for the info from Scott, Mark & Joseph. we borrowed a snap-on scan tool from another shop & cleared codes. a/c worked for about 10 minutes-compressor very noisy & compressor locked up. code b1419-compressor activation circuit came back. we will be sendi...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBJF65H6X
The customer took the car and drove away. It's still broken. I wanted to renew the MAFS but the customer declined. Next sick car, please. 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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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L injectors VIN: 4A3AA46G11
THANK YOU TY AND DAVID!!! They both nailed it. The pass system (which i didn't know this car had) cuts injector pulse if you don't have a factory key. As soon as the customer brought thier other key the car fired right up. Thanks for getting this headache out ...
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1992 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Unknown VIN: JN1RZ26H8N
Thanks to those who replied. Even though the center bearing was checked out by myself and the driveline company that replaced the u-joints before and no issues found I replaced the center bearing and the vibration is no longer there.
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1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1GHDU6L9RJ
I first would like to thank all of the 30 guys who responded. First of all yes the bosch junk plugs were replaced with delco and no help to problem.I had scoped alternator and had found a bad diode in alternator and cust supplied his own unit and that took car...
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1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Stall VIN: 1G3GR62C8V
customer is always out of town. i have not seen the vehicle since i posted the request,,, if i get the car in i will post as a fix and let you guys know what it is
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1953 Other European K3 331CID harness is butcherd VIN: K332820000
Greetings my friends!!! Thanks for the replies, British Wiring .com was the #1 source recomended , I've talked to the owner via email and they can supply the harness. And I dont have to make the butcherd one whole again to do it . Sounds like thier guru is o...
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1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L steering wheel VIN: 1G2NK4DTYW
I performed the bullitain per G.M. and it fix it. G.M. says to remove the rack but I was able to replace the pinion shaft seal and bearing by quickly removing the steering column. John thanks for your reply but i didn't see a dust shield but maybe i may have d...
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1992 Saturn SL1 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 97NZ183144
Well that was a great bunch of help I must say.Yes the intake manifold gaskets were leaking air as most of you thought!I'm afraid that I was so busy with other jobs that I had to get another tech to do the actual gasket job after performing diagnosis[only had ... Trouble codes: 35 (idle speed error), 49 (idle spped error).
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1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Alignment VIN: JF1SF6351X
I apologize for even opening this post and to everyone that took the time to respond. The customer decided not to try any of the suggestions we offered him. Thanks to everyone that tried to help.
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Misfire VIN: JT3VN39W4S
Customer has taken truck before completed. I did find however that even with only 2-3' of vac to the egr, it would begin to stumble. all tubes were clear and backpressure test was less that 1psi. No vac leaks were found. Customer declined Motorvac and further ...
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