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1996 BMW 320 2.0L Air bag light VIN: WBABE520X0
Hi all, This vehicle came to us from another shop after it failed a registration inspection due to the airbag light being on. I have no communication whatsover with either my Carman VG scantool or Snap-On MT2500. I also tried a genuine scan tool with no luck. ...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3B7KF23Z6X
The problem is that there is poor throttle response during warm up. Sometimes it idles poorly during warm up also. It seems to have adequate power once you get through the flat spot, and the fuel economy is the same. There are no trouble codes stored. This pro...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L airbag light VIN: JHMCD5568S
Car came in with a "no start". No "key on" power, and yet all dashlights, starter, etc. in start mode. Replaced ignition switch and problem solved. NOT. Now have airbag light on at all times. I pulled the SRS fuse instead of using the jumper in the back of the...
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46L1X
Car came in with check engine light and customer states car runs rough and has no acceleration when problem happens.Checked codes and got po120 throttle position sensor and po105 map sensor code, but car was runs okay even though check engine light was on.Chec... Trouble codes: P0120, P0105
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2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 6MMAP67PX1
Hello Mitsubishi techs: I have this 01 Diamante with poor idle, resitation on acceleration with the following codes. P0455 and P0506. The P0455 evap. gross leak I checked the gas cap but it is functional.I do not know if this code is the root cause for the oth... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap Emission control. Sys. Leak detected/gross leak), P0506 (Idle control sys. RPM control lower than expected)
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2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3NC1CB51DX
hello everyone, this nissan came in originally for a stalling/no start problem codes for p0335 crankshaft & p0325 knock sensor. repaired the stalling & no start. well now it has a hesitation, lack of power & bucking under light & heavy acceleration. mil does ... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor 1 malfunction)
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2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT4815Y
This is my own vehicle and has been perfect until now, there is a Toyota TSB on this and states that certain 2000 - 2002 Tundra may exhibit MIL light on with O2 sensor codes ( mine falls within the vins listed ) the warranty is in effect for 3/36K ...I am out ... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155
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1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L heater VIN: WVWGB01564
jetta has no heat out of vents ,it does have air flow . flushed heater core ,heater hoses are hot on both sides temp door does open and close.only luke warm air out of heater vents. thanks mike
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L coolant system VIN: 3VWCC21CO1
The coolant light/sensor keeps going off indicating that the car has low coolant--then the buzzer goes off saying the car is hot--but radiator fans are working--have also checked the fuses per owner manual--full of coolant doesn't seem to be boiling out of ove...
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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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1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4CW53LXM
The fix for this vehicle was replaced the harmonic balancer,we had to get a new crank sensor the frist one we got in standard ignition was bad, repaired the wiring harness, replaced both the ignition coil and ignition module. Its hard to beleave all this went ...
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1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Coolant VIN: W06VR52R7X
Sorry for the delay in the fix...Hurricane Rita causing greif here in Lake Charles at the end of Sep & beginning of Oct. As most replies stated the engine oil cooler was indeed the fix. Thanks to all. Tony [...]
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1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCDC14Z9J
Well, this ones fixed! I recieved 13 replies, and checked out every one of them.Fuel pressure, Ignition and timing issues were all questioned, but all passed. In the end, I found that a sample of fuel looked questionable. It had a cloudy look to it. I cleaned ...
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1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L 2-1 downshift VIN: 2G1WL54T1N
Thanks for all the replies and special thanks to James [...]. The modulater line was indeed plugged, cleared the plug and all is fine. Gotta love this place, thanks IATN Robert.
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1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GBKC34J4V
The replies I received pretty much mirrored what I had already done and suspected. Replacing the 3 leaking injectors slowed down but did not eliminate the fuel pressure leakdown after shutdown. A new AC Delco regulator dropped pressure down from 80psi to 70 ps...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L door locks,alarm VIN: 1GNDT13W2Y
I would like to thank everyone that replied,I did try everyones suggestions, but no luck. I rechecked the bcm wiring harness for opens and shorts and came up empty.I also removed the aftermarket alarm sys.I finaly tried a new reciever and two remotes even thou...
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1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56H0V
First of all, thanks to all who replied. It turned out that we had three fuel injectors that were flowing 20% less fuel than the other three. LTFT went to max after 2 min. of engine run time. We had tried a Motor Vac/Carbon Clean early on in our testing but it... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder misfire).
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1992 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 1B4GH44R9N
i did not fix this vehicle. the customer did not want to spend any more money on it and was going to sell it as is. the problem was not as bad after i cleaned the connector at the ecm. i suspect that either the faulty connection at the ecm is the problem or ...
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1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AU52NOT
Morning Techs, I want to thank everyone in advance for their help. I did motorvac on this car and added extra cleaner to the mix. took car for a long ride and gave it back to customer. He put about 500 miles on it with no check engine light. Have a hard time... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304.
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2001 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4HS28Z21
It sudenly wouldn't idle I checked the IAC and it was dead. Replaced it and the SUV ran great untill about 20 minuites and the stalling started again. The customer baught an extended warranty and will take it to the dealer. Trouble codes: $11, $13, $16, $51, $52, $53.
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 3D7HA18N12
Most responses to this problem were right on the money with the problem being antifreeze degredation and clogging of the radiator. The radiator had to be rodded out to fix the bad cloggging even though the antifreeze that was drained out did not look very dirt...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5659X
Hi guys Thank you very much for all your input on my Honda problem. The mil came back on 2 days later so I recorded the freeze frame data. One interesting thing that I noted was that the O2 voltage when the mil was set was at 0.00 volts.I read a tsb in my shop... Trouble codes: 1457 (evap system leak).
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D21
Hi everyone: This is a fix. The summary of all replies point to the common failure of TPS on this vehicles. Replace TPS and solved the issue with P0081. As a TPS failure may cause missfire, I road teste the vehicle and made sure all monitors ran. Readiness was... Trouble codes: P0121.
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58WXY
intermitent bad ground to ecm from tps sensor causing codes located bad ground with snap on vantage scope / would only lose ground during crank & cause code -needed scope as glitch was to minute to catch with multimeter / thanks to all who responded. ran new g... Trouble codes: P1220 (throttle position sensor), P1221.
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1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM82WXS
Hello to all. I would like to thanks everyone that replied to me. I have finally fixed this lucky Lincoln. Lets go back to the basics...Why is the engine stalling??? Stewart [...] from Washinton pointed out that the PIP and SPOUT signals should be similar.... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition speed PIP fault), P1358 (Ignition diagnostic moniter IDM Signal out of test range).
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