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2004 Acura TL 3.2L reminder reset VIN: 19UUA662X4
Hello Group: I am trying to reset the maintaince reminder. I've followed the instructions in the owners manual to the letter several times with no luck. It says after you scroll to the oil life index you should hold down the reset button for ten seconds until...
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUEA88D2T
Customer brought vehicle in with concern of air only coming from the center vent, can not switch to floor or defrost. We checked system with VAG tool and verified fault. Fault code stored indicating problem with center flap motor, 1150 code. Vehicle will switc...
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAHE2315R
The bmw slowed and eventually died on the highway, would restart and then die again. it was towed in and i drove it slowly into the shop, hooked up the fuel pressure gauge and only got 18 pounds of pressure. ordered a new fuel pump and two filters. when cranki... Trouble codes: 1222 (1 oxygen sensor)
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Door Locks VIN: 4USCJ3320V
Customer states that door locks were functioning prior to the accident. Now you cannot unlock or lock any doors from the trunk cylinder. From the passenger door you can only unlock the drivers and trunk but the passenger door will not lock the trunk or drivers...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM333XX
I've got a 99 BMW 323i in here with a check engine light. We are the only shop in this area willing to even try looking at this vehicle, however when I pulled codes I got a p1624 and all my scanner gives me is that it is manufacturer specific. I do not have th... Trouble codes: P1624 (Manufacturer specific code - no info avail)
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1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Accessories VIN: 1G6EL12Y4V
I have a strange one here, 1st problem was his dog stood on the r power window switch and broke the window switch. no problem, then the car sat for 2-3 months and battery went dead, customer replaced, now when turn the key to on will not crank dash does not li...
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1990 Chevrolet G30 Sportvan 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Rough Cold Start VIN: 2GBGG39N6L
Customer bought vehicle used (Got a GREAT DEAL on it). Went on road trip to S. California on the way back just above the empty mark pulled into a gas station and filled the tank. 10-15 miles later vehicle started acting differant. Misfiring, CS drove vehicle a...
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1995 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GBKC34F8S
We cracked the bleeder at the top of the motor and had fuel there. We then pulled the fuel filter and have fuel in the bowl. We have no fuel getting to the injectors.The fuel pump on the fuel rail has between 5-10 psi. when cranking. There is no communication ...
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1996 Chevrolet G30 Hi-Cube 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GBHG31K6T
hey guys thank you for taking the time to read this request customer brought this van in for not wanting to go, and lack of power. we drove it and they were right no power. the truck will only get up to 35 to 40 mph. and hold even when i put on the gas pedal. ... Trouble codes: 22 (tps low voltage)
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1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 5.7L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCGG25R6W
Today the van came in for a no start at home. I went there and the van ran and made it to the garage with a couple of skips. On the test drive I found no skips in the first 1/2 hour. Then I booted it and at around 4000 rpm with the scanner hooked up, the rpm o...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Sound/noise VIN: 1GCDT13W22
Thanks for whatever you might suggest. Fuel Pump installed. 3 days passed since I released the vehicle back to the owner with no noise/sound or complaint of any kind. He brings it back ... so saying that there is a noise and that ... main bearings & loss of ...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start, security light on VIN: 2G1WH55K31
hi. my customer is adamant about not brining his car to the dealer. This has a bad bcm. I'm sure. My question is can I install a new bcm then have the dealer flash it? my local jobber that flashes my ecms can't do the bcm. My question is can I install a new bc...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H7S
Hello chryslers finest. This Cirrus is in here for the first time. Vehicle was towed in with a crank and no start symptom. Cranks over well. I have no spark, no injector pulse, and no fuel pressure. I can trigger fuel pump and I get good pressure. I have tried...
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L drivers window VIN: 3C3EY55E05
window squeaks,tried adjusting door in,still there.Pretty tight tolerances due to retractable roof,window moves down auto about 1 in when opening door,and up when closed.Just thought i'd see if anyone else had problems like this one,thanx
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1988 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7GR14X4J
customer installed map sensor-tps-and coolant sensor. fed up with truck had towed to shop. idle quality terrible will eventually die. surges badly acts like its lean have sprayed tbi cleaner into unit and it seems tostraighten up. any help appreciated dave
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1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Back fires VIN: 1B7FL26X6S
Hello everyone. I have this 95 Dodge dakota sport pick up truck here in the shop. The truck was brought in for a spark plug broke off in the cylinder head. I removed the plug and installed a new spark plug in the truck and started the truck and found it runs r...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Excessive Emissions, no communication VIN: 1B7HC16X1X
This ram pick Runs fine but up WON'T COMMUNICATE with scan tool so it fails state obd 2 emission test.first we checked for 5 volt refrence at tps was 5.2v but just for conversation tried unpluging crank, cam , tps & map sensor also trans govenor pressure senso...
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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF15N9L
vehicle came in with idle problem and slight rough running, found check engine light on for code 63 tps sensor, sensor was damaged and vehicle had massive vac leak at plenum (pushed gasket out). replaced tps and gasket, service throttle body and replaced neces...
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1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Slow start VIN: 1FTCR14X7N
when truck is cold , turns over for a long time before it starts, truck has been tuned up less then a year ago, new fuel filter, new fuel pump, new starter, new battery, fuel pressure is within spec, tried new coil pack.
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L open loop VIN: 1FTDF15Y2R
Fellow Techs, This vehicle will go in and out of closed loop while driving. Coolant & air temp are normal. O2 sensor continues to switch normally. MIL doesn't come on, no codes. What am I missing? Thanks,
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMDA5144T
Van has repeated 1784 code, no other codes. Trans shifts fine for a couple of thousand miles and then shifts late and flashes the trans light, stores 1784. This van had the trans rebuilt for this problem and the diagnotics in mitchell says internal failure ist...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L gem VIN: 1FTDX1866V
Fellow Techs, This 4x4 has electronic transfer case shift problem. Shift motor is controlled by GEM. I can switch to 4 low, but shift motor will overrun and lock up. No shift from 2 high to 4 high. Snap-on scanner has no communication with GEM. Can anyone sh...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Fuse #13 VIN: 1FMZU32E2W
Fuse #13 blows intermittently.It controls HO2's, EGR reg & Solenoid, Cp sensor Can. Vent sol., Auto Trans. Cannot duplicate the condition in the shop (Of Course!) Put a breaker and Amp probe in Fuse13 slot. Drove car several times. Current would ramp-up (actua...
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2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L overdrive off light flashing VIN: 1FTNE24262
hello, trans overdrive off light is flashing and service engine soon light is on. codes p1760 and p1747 are hardcodes. we replaced the epc solenoid in the trans along with solenoid harness in trans. we tryed known good pcm and triple check all wiring. any help...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L cooling fan VIN: 2FAFP71W03
Cooling fan runs continuously and there are no codes present. Fan runs on cold engine. Engine does not overheat. Mitchell wiring diagrams do not show relays or variable fan speed wiring. Fan speed increases with ac turned on. Removed all relays on passenger si...
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2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTEK19TXY
first post ever.. this vehicle came to me with an erratic fuel guage and would stall and restart right away with a full fuel tank.no codes no check engine light.fuel pressure holds steady, the plug at the sending unit was replaced by local gm dealer,now the we...
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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD7244R
This Honda will stall out usually once a day while warming up. I replaced the distributor because it had a bad wire.(when i tugged the wiring harness at the Distributor it would stall) When it stalls it has no injector pulse and sometimes no spark. Scoped all ... Trouble codes: 15 (Ignition Output Signal)
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L ABS lite VIN: 1HGEM22902
this is a storey to end all ; poor little chipmunk got caught in the fan belt , threw belt partialy off , the broken piece of the belt slapped away at the wiring to the abs on left front wheel , cust. complained of rattling n oise and abs lite on , but the sme...
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1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L readiness cat VIN: KMHCF24F8W
Help, has anybody seen all systems ready except for cat. Info indicates that cat readiness is dependant on all other sytems being ready which they are. We tried a Snap On Mt2500 and can't get into the management system. Genisys gets in allows us to see OBDII d...
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1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L trans in limp mode VIN: SAJFY174XL
I need to know what the adjustment procedure is for the throttle position sensor on a 1990 Jag XJ6 without the factory scan tool. The customer replaced the sensor without adjusting and says since then the trans is stuck in limp mode. He wants to have us set it...
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L clock VIN: SAJHX1749S
Hi everyone, this car came with fading clock numbers. I have checked fuses and wiring, ok. I checked alldata for tbs and any other information without any luck. back light is ok. I do need your input if you have any experience good or bad with jaguars. Any hel...
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2002 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4FA39S43
vechicle misses up a long grade if you turn key off then turn it back on miss goes away for amile or so willnot show up any other time excpt pulling slight grade looking for ecm or timing problem acts like computer shutting inj or fire down Trouble codes: P0305
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A01
This car came to me with a po308 stored and mil on. Customer said missing at idle. I did not perceive any miss driving nor was one indicated by scan data. After a look at #8 coil and plug (there was corrosion from water seepage and the manufacturer has tsb's c... Trouble codes: P0308
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L valves VIN: 4F2YU08142
Howdy all, We are next (and last) to chase a misfire on this vehicle. Apparently we were the first to consider a compression test, and of course we found a low cylinder. Leakdown test confirmed a valve, so off came the heads. Misfires were for cylinder number...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Convertible top VIN: WDBLK70G57
Hi, all you Mercedes experts. This car has an interesting problem with the top and I was hoping to get a little heads up before start ripping into the vast realms of topland. The red light for the top (in the switch) will come on and the windows will roll down...
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1991 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L No Start VIN: JA7FL24W3M
Gentlemen: Customer came in with the plugs flooded out(dripping), Cleaned and sent back out. Customer came back 2weeks later with same problem. Asked us to find out problem. Checked fuel pressure. Mitchell says 38 idle with vac and 50 with no vac. Pulled retu...
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L extended crank VIN: 4A3AK44Y3T
This will be short because I cant find any available test and our local dealer says this system doesn't exist in this car,but it is all factory. All info and the dealer part section says this cars press regulator is on the fuel rail with vaccuum operation. thi...
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1997 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L readiness test VIN: 6MMAP37P5V
will not pass evap test for the readiness test first drive cycle will not run test for evap set specs per tsb 03-13-005 in purge flow monitor
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1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L in limp home mode VIN: JN1MS36P2M
Good Day All Am in need of wiriig schematic for trans fax or email thanks in advance
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1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Surge VIN: 1N4BV31D4V
the customer is complaing that when he is slowing down if he releases the brake the vehicle lunges forward. the only thing i have experienced is that when you are stopped and let off the brake the vehicle starts moving rather quickly. idle when stopped in gear...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L abs/slip/traction VIN: JN1CA21A3X
this car came in with all three lights on. ABS,slip & traction. I suspect an ABS problem. Car shows no codes, however, if you start it and don't touch the brake pedal the "slip" lamp flashes 8 slow & 7 fast pulses. I want to think it's a code 87..I have nothin...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D71
I am in search of Nissan info. Got this Sentra here that was towed in for no power. Check codes none, check fuel pressure and it was 32 and dropping. Replaced fuel pump asy from Nissan. It will start and run and I can drive it down the road now. When driving i...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y61
Hi guys! This car had made me lost. Car came in w/ a MIL on. Put the scanner and got a Po158 code for HO2S2 (B2) sensor. Before replacing it I did a thorough check first to make sure that its the only problem. Got a new O2 sensor reset the light and drive it a... Trouble codes: P0158 (h02s2 b2), P1145 (left side cam sensor)
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2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G2JD12T6Y
This vehicle dies when under acceleration making a right turn, we have checked fuel pressure it was in specs,we scoped the crank sensor, we checked the ignition module and coil pack,we checked the connector and pins at the engine control module all checks good...
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1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start
this one has been to a local shop & they are stuck. I went out on site to look & have just aranged to get it towed back to mine for a further look, and am here in hope u guys can give me a heads up. This is basically a no start. Has no injection or igniiton si...
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2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L power locks VIN: YS3DF58K61
first, the remote does not work. The power locks works only three times, it does not matter if you wait 20 seconds between using power lock. You will need to pull fuse 25, 30 amp out to reset system and works for three time only. This system is operaterated by...
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2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78K6Y
These codes have occured at various times while on a 20 mile road test. Vehicle actually stalled at highway speed then started right up. Initial code was P1264. The others happened during road test and start-up after sitting for about 3 hours. Any direction wo... Trouble codes: P1251 (air mixture solenoid circuit malfunction), P1260 (theft detected-vehicle immobilized), P1261 (cyl1 high to low side short), P1264 (cyl4 high to low side short)
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1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZY1278X
Hello This Saturn has an Oxygen sensor heater code P0141. The rear sensor is indicated. A new O2 has been installed. The fuse is good and there is power going to the heater. The diagnostic chart says to read the current used by the heater while the heater is ... Trouble codes: P0141 (HO2S Heater Control circuit sensor 2)
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2002 Saturn L200 2.2L DLR flashing + VIN: 1G8JU54F42
Saturn techs please help Wifes car. While running in day time the DLR lights flash, there is no DLR lamp light on while driving in day time light switch in Auto. Fuses Good, switched relay with wiper relay (same part number). Also while driving the brake ligh...
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2000 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L cllutch VIN: JF1GF4851Y
The customer brought the vehicle in after taking it to the dealer several times. The problem with this vehicle is that the clutch pedal is too high when the clutch is engaged and when the clutch engages the clutch pedal begins to vibrate/shake. The dealer has ...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, ONLY ON IDLE VIN: 4S3BE6862Y
we have checked : primary and secondary ignition,cam and crank signals,belt timing ( with the marks on the belt ),removed the exhaust to inspect other guides,idle circuit,compression test and vacuum,all tune up parts and all checked out good.we can duplicate t... Trouble codes: P0302 (number 2 cylinder missfire), P0304 (number 4 cylinder missfire)
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWCCZ1C5X
owner stated vw overheated.dont know if just light came on or actually overheated. customer put thermostat in and refilled coolant. when running now red temp light on dash comes on and top radiator hose is 215 temp and bottom is 197 near oil filter then turns ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Stall VIN: 3VWSD29M31
well we have this vw that we had worked on 2days ago we rplaced the timing chain adjuster at the rear of the cams.we test drove car for about 50 miles and it was quiet.but of course the customer picks it up and the car begins to act up the car runs great at hi... Trouble codes: 16490 (po106manifold/air pressure7-g71/-f96 not a plausible signal intermidate), 17955 (control valve boost press short w/ground intermidate)
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2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8L Wont shift VIN: 9BWDE1J924
Vehicle was towed in with the complaint stuck in 1st gear. Upon inspection found that it is not coming out of 1st but it is still going into the other gears. This is definitly an internal problem and I am curious if this is a common problem with a common fix o...
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L abs/esp module VIN: WAUYP64B61
This network never ceases to amaze me, I recieved three mail replies, and two phone help replies. One of the phone replies was fron Dominic from the other side of my state, thanks dude your login and code were correct. Also thanks to the kind help from the tec...
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1983 Chevrolet K10 Custom 6.2L Surge VIN: 2GCEK14C7C
thanks to both replies i am installing a reman injector pump and belive that will correct the problem
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL52M9T
Thanks to all that replied. Finally got it going. The problem was the key cylinder was not reading the key. I decided at one last shot to unplug the security wire that goes to the cylinder. Measured ohms going to the computer. Showed reading very close to new ...
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1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX06E1W
thanks for all your help electrical stuff is not my strong point but with your guys help i fixed it. i found a broken wire from the evap valve to the pcm repaied and code didnt come back and cust. happy so thanks again not know how i got by before this web sit... Trouble codes: P1665.
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L speedometer VIN: 3GNFK16Z43
replacing the instrument cluster repaired the speedo. We have not reprongamed yet, but everyone said must use the techII to reprogram.
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L Power locks VIN: 1C3EL56522
I don't know what to say! If you remember another tech put a BCM in this car, I was told that the car was doing exactly the same thing that it did with the original BCM. I checked all grounds and power feeds, I also tried a new junction block, just could not f...
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1985 Dodge Caravan LE 2.6L cold idle VIN: 2B4FK51G4F
Thanks to all that gave me suggestions and the horror of this carb. We had to get a 2nd remaned carb and that fixed it. I did look at the old carb and the prob was the pellet everone had talked about. Thanks again for your help.
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1988 Dodge D150 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
the customer has not returned for further testing. Some suggested checking for worn distributor bushing, leaking intake gasket. thanks for your help
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1991 Dodge Dakota 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7GG23Y7M
sorry it took so long to close this post. james idea to check the red wire with the white stripe was right on i never did fined the four wire conection he was talking about so i replaced the wire from the relay block to the computer and all is fine there was n...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L fails cool down? VIN: 1B4GP54RXT
Special thanks to Jay,Rolando, and Michael who took time and offered advice on this one. As I recalled and as stated in alldata this caravan should have performed both calibration AND cooldown test once the cal test was initiated - replies stated same. The pro...
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1998 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1P3ES42C6W
You guys are the greatest!! Will nailed it and Robert was correct too. EGR was stuck open. If it had been a lean condition I would have checked EGR right away. Apperantly low vacuum was causing low map sensor readings causing computer to run rich. Thank you to... Trouble codes: P0172.
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1967 Ford MUSTANG 289CID ac control VIN: 7R02T14323
thanks to all you guys that sent help. we hooked up the vacuum hoses as per the pictures and it works as designed. special thanks to litif [...] who almost immediatley faxed them over.
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FBJS31HXP
Sorry for the long time it took to post this fix, The customer finally came back to have the spindle replaced. I replaced the spindle and the brakes are working fine now. The spindle must have been tweaked enough to make the slides bind up. Thanks to all of yo...
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1996 Ford F-250 Special 5.8L No Start VIN: IFTHF25H4T
First thanks to those who responded. I never did get the fuse to blow again but I did find what I think was the problem. Back behind the plenium the harness back there had gotten against the emmision pipe and melted a red and a white wire we relaced the emmisi...
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTJW35F0T
sorry folks just was able to get back to this one but rebled clutch again still no air but found pressure plate to be defective thanks for all the great replies
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU32EXW
I got another set of rotors and the abs ring wasnt pressed on so far,drove it and the abs didnt come on early and it stops great!.But i still dont understand why the mph from the abs sensors are differnt from the actual speed sensor ,(40mph on speed sensor and...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5149W
Thanks to all the techs who replied to our help request. Of the 16 replies, most of you said head gaskets, intake manifold runner controller shafts leaking, vacuum leaks, etc. However, on this vehicle what ended up fixing it was the IMRC lever retainer was bro... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 lean).
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2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L TCS fuse VIN: 1FTNE24211
Well everybody was right. In my trust of my helper and my equipment (noy my eyes) I over looked the problem. It was indeed a chafted wire for the shifter lever. I started over this morning 10-27-05. Took the covers off the steering column and looked at the wir...
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1991 GMC C3500 Sierra 5.7L Right outer Tie Rod End VIN: 1GDKC34N2M
Part was located at rareparts.com. Thanks for the help.
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1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L fuel guage VIN: 1GKEK13R8V
Thanks to all that replied, especially john from texas, He sent a TSB about this problem that fit perfectly, it's a damper kit you buy from GM that should fix this problem. The customer didn't want to proceed at this time, but I am 99% sure this wound have fix...
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2002 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS14582
Hi everyone, sorry for the delay, but this truck is fixed. My neighbor wanted his customer to drive for a week or so to confirm no engine light return. Thanks to many who replied. John, Kevin, [...] and Scott all mentioned the hidden fuse behind the battery... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary Air Injection System).
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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L speedometer VIN: 2HGEJ660XT
customer has not had time to return for repairs yet , but it is a common consenses that the speedo head would be the problem ,since the speed sensor does send a signal to the scanner . it must be the speedo head at fault . thank you for the replies that led to...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Lighting VIN: 2HKRL1868X
Thanks to all who replied, The problem with this one was one too many kids playing with the radio thinking it was a jukebox. The owners kids had inserted pennies into the cd player and it was shorting out the radio, causing the lights to come on. After removin...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A81
I have tested this B1s1 several times above idle(above idle it tended to stay about .9volts) and it finally for some odd reason started switching , why , I am not really sure , I had suggestions to change the vent valve and canister , I thought I would check j... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean/bank 1), P0134 (No O2 activity B1S1).
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1988 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: IJCMT754XJ
thanks to all that replied.the map sensor was the culprit.my customer is very happy to have it fixed,im so glad theres ATN Thanks again, Guy
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Traction Control VIN: JT8BF28G5X
Thank you all for your speedy replies. Trac light on due to Evap code. Code 61 is set when the MIL illuminates. Why the trac system needs to be disabled with an Evap code is beyond me, but then again so is alot of stuff these engineers come up with. Now I can ...
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Liftgate VIN: LMFU28R43L
I am sorry for the long delay. A couple of days after this Lincoln left the shop, the transmission took a dive, and I wanted to make sure it was fixed before posting. It sat on the hoist for three weeks while Ford decided whether to do the trans work under war...
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1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L igntion VIN: 1YVGE22A4P
TEST!!!, don't guess. It was a very simple FIX. Original test for spark, none. Test for coil power, 12V OK. Test for hall switch oscillating 0-5 volts OK. REPLACE dist(this is where i made the mistake). As we have all talked about and should know better, used ...
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2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L engine perforance VIN: JM1BJ2211Y
thanks to all that replied after recheccking compression and vacuum. we determined the lower engine needs rebuilt. customer has picked up the car and is driving it daily though it still starts hard and wont idle. just happy that it does run.
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1967 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE .0L waterpump VIN: 1080151200
much thanks to all..this was a parts source request and i rec'd some great new sources..best part is most parts for this vehicle are still available so it's still worth owning..once again thanks much to all who posted me back...
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1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MELM53S7V
Some people approach these things in different ways. Thats why this works. Ken and Bob got us there and Bob nailed it. We instead of trying to figure out why there was no ecu signal to the coil pack we tested the coil pack. we grounded coil (a) signal wire koe...
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L interior lights come on erraticaly and computer wo VIN: 2MEFM75W1Y
The keypad was bad, poor or no conection or stayed on with high resistance, disconected and the bad key pad and still it would't go into napping mode, the lighting control module was also bad, replaced lighting control module and currently 17 Ma draw after 30 ...
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2005 Nissan murano 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1TAN2502
Hi all you iATN tech, thank you very much for all your help,Tryed everything that was said. so it left me one more thing to try out, as the book says at the end of your diagnostic checks, try another ECM. Got one from another shop on loan, and that was it,. As...
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1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Compressor VIN: 1G3WH52M0S
Hello Fellow Techs: I received many replies and they were all helpful so let me start by thanking you all. I ended up again flushing the system, replacing the condenser (and, again, the accumulator & orifice tube), adding Pag 150 oil and it worked perfectly so...
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3WH52M8V
thanks for all your replies i ended up chaseing a ghost, set up my own test bench for all the electronic ing. parts all were good the problem ended up being in the crankshaft itself customer does not want to go any farther with repairs!!
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1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L ABS light VIN: 1GMDX03E3X
First, I forgot not once but twice to say that this model does not have traction control. So if you're looking through the archive for answers on a Montana with traction control, I don't know how relevant all this is going to be. Anyway, I replaced most of t...
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2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G2FV22G0Y
well 'fixed' may be an over statement...I feel Jimmy from NC was right on with his suggestions: suggest modifying the timing / idle curve with a chip to increase idle speed and timing (a chip is the only way to do this, and owner says his has been reprogramed)... Trouble codes: P0504.
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1998 Saturn SW1 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH8286W
Thank you for your replies and suggestions. I convinced the customer to replace with factory converter. We left the code on so as not to re set the monitors for inspection. The vehicle has been gone for 2 weeks and we are assuming that all problems have been r... Trouble codes: P640, P641.
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1993 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L harness
Thanks for all the help from the guys who replied. Thumbs up I resorted and after much insistance convinced my friend to do it my way...and onj my account for now..lol Alternator was replace with an ac delco reman (GM techs for ya) and i replaced the harness t...
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L maintanance VIN: 4T1BE32K63
Got different info from all the replies. I think it would be best to open the throttle using scanner/software or turn key on and full throttle the pedal. Key on/full throttle may be a problem, the pcm may shut the plates when it does not see engine running. I ...
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