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1993 Chevrolet S10 4.3L vcm mil flashing constantly VIN: 1GCCS1928P
this vehicle is experiencing a high idle condition along with a constantly flashing mil. when attempt to communicate with ecm via a scan tool no data or pids are available. initially the vehicle displayed multiple codes (13) and the data being displayed was er...
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1994 Chevrolet Lumina 3.4L Turn signal flasher
I received this Lumina from a customer with the turn signals inoperable. I also have no brake lights, but I think this is from the brake light switch failure.I had three burnt out bulbs in the back. I replaced these bulbs.With the headlight switch on, all of t...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13WXS
hi guys hope you can help truck came in with 2 rich limit codes in it fuel pressure ok but not holding. poped the upper intake to find the regulator leeking replaced the reg cleared codes and all was well for a week now the stupid thing is back with a po420 ca... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172
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1967 Dodge new yorker 440CID connecting rods VIN: JH27G0B357
have a disassembled 440 in my lap, with forged pistons attached,so no location mark on them. Was wondering, which way is the correct way to attach them to the crank, as i have no marks to indicate which way is forward
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1991 Dodge Caravan 2.5L primary ignition VIN: 2P4GH25K8M
Hi to all Dodge pros! Just swapped tired engine with low-mileage used and got it buttoned up. Now cranks but no start (ran previously). Found with KOEO that I could rotate dist back and forth and spark at coil to test light was intermittent, as was clicking of...
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1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR15T3H
This truck has a misfire constantly, worse cold. I tested ignition peak voltage and found very low (3.2, 3.4, 4.7Kv) voltages. Customer said spark plugs recently replaced. Inspection found Bosch Platinum plugs. Replaced spark plugs (#'s 1, 4 & 5 showed signs o... Trouble codes: 31 (EGR Flow Out Of Range - see request write-up)
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1997 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Misfire
came for cust request tbelt and plugs cel on at time wrk done by other tech.ran rough from start next day cust want emissions test tail pipe clean like new car all pass but check engine lite on miss fire #1 cyl engine is rough at idle. compresion 150psi leak d... Trouble codes: P0301
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4040Y
hello all, this mustang came in for nysi. as we know check engine light is an automatic failiur. we replaced the air pump, pump pigtail, and solid state relay. vehicle recieved a sticker due to $ in repair. unfortunitly, the check engine light is still returni... Trouble codes: P1413 (secondary air injection circuit low)
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L programming VIN: JJUE884NJU
hi all, this is my wifes sport trac and when we bought it we had 2 keys. well you know it one is now gone. i have the blanks and the means to cut them but i have been told that i will need 2 working keys to program the 3rd. is this true? is there any way arou...
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1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L fail safe mode VIN: SAJKX6045X
I have this 1999 XJ8 Vanden Plas with last VIN:[...]. We had codes P1637, P1642 - CAN link circuit malf.;P1643, and code P1797- CAN TCM/ECM circuit malfunction. When it happens, we get following messages on cluster: stability control fail,transmission fault...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Stall, no throtle response VIN: 1J4GZ58Y2R
Myself and the owner are baffled by this one, it seems that twice now in 4 months this car has developed a situation where the throttle goes limp in the sense that there feels like the throtle cable or the spring has been removed. the most recent ocurance was ...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A81
now I have the pleasure! the coils all OHM out ok, on scan never show an injector miss and they OHM out OK. after removing #8 coil an plug found to be wrong plug after replacing with correct one it ran about 5 miles before droping codes. went for an interstate... Trouble codes: P0308 (missfire 8), P0358 (ignition coil H primary/secondary circut), P1000 (ODB II test not complete)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E3X
Dear Techs: Vehicle comes in with complains of Mil light on and lack of power. Test drove it and found the vehicle can not climb any further than 40km/h, hardly drive it back to the shop, scan test, found 300, 305-308 code (miss fire codes) on one side of the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0305 (5 cyl miss fire), P0306 (6 cyl miss fire), P0307 (7 cyl miss fire), P0308 (8 cyl miss fire)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L cannot fill fuel VIN: WBDHA24GXY
Hello i Have this MB messing with my head, car has a very sporatic condition where it wont take fuel at all, car belongs to a friend, no faults, no Mil, visual checks of the evap system all show nothing, car is in great shape, just wanted a little insite pri...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRAO1H8R
HELLO FELLOW TECHS. I HAVE A 94 (PRODUCTION DATE 08/93) JETTA NO START. CUSTOMER SAYS PROBLEM HAS BEEN INTERMITTENT FOR A WHILE BUT THURSDAY GAVE UP THE GHOST AND WAS A NO START. CUST ALSO SAID WHEN IT WAS A NO START JUST KEEP TRYING IT THROUGHOUT THE DAY IT ...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H6T
Have a 96 2.0 liter here that is exhibiting a recurring P0133 fault for slow response of the front 02 sensor. Initial inspection found a stuck open purge valve accompanied by a fault for incorrect flow. Also found a broken vent pipe at the housing on the block...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L final drive
Car came in for brakes and also for an engine mount replacement that was diagnosed by another shop. The mount is the one under the car attaching the trans to the sub-frame. New one was as spongy as old one and the noise is definitely not a loose mount. When le...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L electric window VIN: WVWVD23B72
Once a day, usually just after you get into the car and put the trans in gear, the right front window will go down . It may not happen again for that day. No Comfort module codes. My question is how do i determine what the problem is. It could be the driver'...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1996 Audi A6 2.8L won't close VIN: WAUJA84A6T
Hello to all the techs who replied. I was very fortunate in that this problem was solved using the simplest of the procedures that were suggested. That was to take the crank provided inside the switch/motor panel cover and shut the sunroof. Then, turn the key ...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH24B7Y
Replacing the MAF fixed it, no crack or split on the intake. I highlited the requirement of premium fuel on the customer's invoice. Thank you all for the help, sorry it took so long to update. Trouble codes: P1136 (Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 1 Too Lean), P1138 (Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 2 Too Lean).
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBAAM3342Y
We had the air bag light cleared at another shop. Thanks for the help.
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2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCFG25M51
thanks for all the replies,the shop that repaired the wiring harness , removed the fuel filter and install it backwards,this is what caused the stalling problem.change the filter around and customer have not complained since.again thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: P0404 (egr flow ckt range performance.).
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2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Cooling Fans VIN: 2C3AE66G42
Well we carried this vehicle to the dealer to check the ECM. They could not duplicate any of the problems on this vehicle. It seems that everything was o when it got there. So I cannot say that it was fixed. Thanks for all the help I got.
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L fuel leak VIN: 1B4GP54RXT
Thanks so much to all who took time and gave of their expertise on this one. This was a rather hasty post(customer came in late Friday eve - desired to leave on vacation early Saturday morn - familiar?) As stated this tank was leaking at every grommet fitting ...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FMYU60E6Y
REPLACED BOTH CATS. NO LONGER SENT CODES P0301 & 4, BUT STILL SEEMED TO HAVE A LACK OF POWER WHEN WARMED UP. ESPECIALLY AT WOT. WATCHING S & LTFT's NOTICED HIGH READINGS. i DON'T HAVE A DYNO, SO I HAD TO SET UP MY FUEL PRESSURE GAUGE TO RUN ON THE HOOD. I HAD ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cyl misfire), P0301 (1 misfire), P0304 (4 misfire).
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2001 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L ride control VIN: 1GKEK63U31
Thanks to those who responded and shared their experience. The fix for our vehicle was to replace the RF shock assembly and the connector(part# [...]).Also look at the low side A/C line(front/rear A/C) just above the RF shock. Clearance was sufficient,but I...
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2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L Alignment VIN: SAJDA42B91
Thanks to all that replied, the help is appreciated.
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1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Steering VIN: 107044I204
i would like to thank all that replied.It ended up that when the car showed up and we checked it out the customer had been sold tie rod ends by another shop and the problem was all down to alignment and the fact the shop that installed the parts did not align ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Collision Repair VIN: 1344FSDL55
well getting back to the car after the front end was fixed up and could run the engine, I was able to operate the top normally after closing the top the flashing roll bar light stoped and all is well. just for info the roll bar pops up macaniacally and disconn...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E01
First of all i must apologize as i was under the impression that this was closed.We did all the tests to determine the missfire and could not find the problem.We then sent it to the dealership to see if they could figure out the problem.The dealer charged us 4... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire or misfire harmful to twc), P0306 (misfire cyl 6 or misfire harmful to twc).
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1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L intake door VIN: JN1RZ26H5P
I need to apologize for long period of time in closing this post. I have found getting parts for this vehicle in a timley way, next to impossibile. First, all that resonded were correct. Evaporator was icing - but here's my story. I removed the glove box & the...
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Transmission VIN: 1G2NE52M7T
The customer has elected at this time not to fix the problem. However the problem was in the air conditioning compressor clutch. Many thanks to Craig [...]. Graig and Gerry had similar problems where the a/c compressor clutc...
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L starting/cranking VIN: 7E690773H6
First let me thank all who responded,got some exelent information .This problem was extreemly intermittant but I was finally able to diagnosis this issue ,was able to qualify the ignition input with a test lamp at the dashboard fuse block during the condition ...
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2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R61
sure hope this helps the next guy, replaceing the ecm was the fix for p1127, the test was that simple, I received no 'helpful replies' from this post. Sent car to dealer for a second opinion, no happyness there, seems their ecm was a couple hundred more than m... Trouble codes: P1127 (ETCS Power Source Circuit), P1300 (Igniter Circuit).
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD29M2Y
Followed diag chart for P0411 and found sec air bypass valve blown. Thanks for all the pointers. I applied vacuum to the valve and it didnt hold. I got my hand of Snap On scanner with VW software. Found a code stored in memory for ECT. Took the vehicle home fo... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection).
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