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1998 Audi A4 2.8L inop VIN: WAVED68D4W
Im not sure, is cruise control misc, powertrain? electrical? I digress. The c/c on this a4 is dead. put power to the vac. pump and it operates. test for any vacuum leaks, none found. Ground for the module is good, the integrity of the wiring from the module to...
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1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L flex disk VIN: WBAGC8317K
on take off, there is a tapping sound. the drive shaft, cv and universal joints do not have play in them. i have never heard of flex disks, but that has been the direction i am headed. hoping some bmw techs may have some insight before i start disassembling. t...
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L check engine light VIN: 4USCH7321T
I need help from some BMW techs. What do these codes mean exactly. I can clear the codes but they come back after a few days. I am not a European tech but I have to fix this car. thanks for any help. The car runs and drives good. Trouble codes: 121 (load detection), 32 (idle speed control)
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1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L compressor
I need some help from the Cadillac crowd. This car was brought in to change altenator. In the process we removed the a/c compressor. Upon completion we charged the system and proceded to test all systems and could not get the ac system to engage(customer claim...
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1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L radio VIN: 1GCEC14K9N
The radio on this truck works fine as long as the headlights or parking lights are not on, but as soon as you turn either of them on the radio shuts off. If you turn the instrument dimmer switch all the way down the radio will come back on or if you shut the h...
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1992 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L ping VIN: 1GCCM15ZXN
truck will ping on acceleration,tested fuel pump amp wave 4 amp but flat pattern,checked fuel pressure,11psi at idle and under load,pressure drops to 0 after 4 seconds of shutdown? have tested egr system and replaced faulty egr valve,replaced dist cap and roto...
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1995 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L brakes VIN: 1GBHC34KXS
Truck pulls right on braking only. Soft, medium or hard. If I hold on to the steering wheel(keep it straight), the right front will dip slightly. Initially the pads were thinner on the right side by 3-4/32ths. Replaced calipers and hoses on both sides, pads, t...
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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Cuts out, Misfire, VIN: 2G1WX12X1V
The customer brought this to us after having it to other shops and some self diagnostics/repairs. This vehicle feels like the rev limiting function of the PCM is coming in too early. 3300 RPM (spec 5200). My tech states the following: The MAF was disconnected ... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire 6)
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L hard start VIN: 2GCEC19R8W
hello group TRUCK came in on hook,,,it will start and run,but after it gets to normal operating temp, u turn it off and it hard to start,it sounds like its dontonating on start up.fuel pressure is in spec,checked tdc with piston up ,rotor at number one cly. i...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L tires VIN: 1GCHK29U35
To chevy truck guys,thanx in advance.I recently purchased a 05 silverado 2500 HD.I want to up grade the original 245/75 16 tires.Can i go bigger without lift or reprograming.reprograming although is not out 100%.Any info is greatly appreciated.
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.3L No Start VIN: 2C4GP4433R
hi, this vehicle got towed in it has a no start no crank condition. no comminications with p.c.m. i have tested power to starter relay from ignition switch its good. getting no ground signal from p.c.m. to energize relay. tring to come up with complete power &...
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1993 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B4GH2535P
this cut out occurs only in a foreward gear, it will rev fine in park, neutral, pulls real good in reverse, but cuts out and will stall in any foreward gear when accel. a 37 code for the tcc comes on instantanly, i tried unplugging the tcc wire to no avail. th... Trouble codes: 37 (tcc solenoid circut)
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1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1B7K26C1RS
This dodge Cummins wil cruise at 50MPH and when you try to accelerate it will bog and slow down and buck. It does not have good power on take off from dead stop. I have been trying to check the mechanial transfer fuel pump for pressure my Shop Key tells me it ...
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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Suspension arms VIN: 3B7KF23Z2V
This truck is our (shop truck) we have a ongoing problem with the handling of this truck. Under braking it will pull hard right.I know the Chassis Dynamic TSB (former chrysler tech) Suspension is all good, brakes good, even shimmed the front... with all that I...
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44R9X
have comm. with bcm & tcm but none with pcm or air bag.vehicle runs good,check engine light on.ccd bus lines have 2.4v. i think i should have 4 to 5 volts on sci receive line pin 6 on aldl,i have .4v .i do have 5 volts on sci receive pin 14 on aldl. checked re...
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2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N61
Missfire #5...I am pulling my hair out... I have checked everything possible...compression, fuel, spark, moved the coil, plug and injector ...no change, still #5 missfire...So, replaced the cam and crank sensors...still no change...the injector and coil harne... Trouble codes: P0305 (5 missfire)
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L fuel/starting fuse VIN: 1B3EJ46U21
Hi, First time posting request, We have a 2001 dodge stratus sxt , it blowes # 8 fuse interminetly, fuse has not blown in shop , the cranking amp on the fuse is 12 amps. the fuse is a 20amp , Wondering if anyone has seen this problem before , Anyhelp would be ...
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1986 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L No Start, no start/hard start VIN: 1FTHX2512G
Ok this truck has been in for other repairs and the owner keeps it in tip top shape. Last year we replaces the glow plugs and the glow plug controller for a cold start issue and every thing has been fine. The customer came in about a week ago with a hot start ...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMDU32XXT
hello thank you in advance i need so advice on restoring compression to a severly fuel soaked engine(washed piston rings) the truck made the rounds to many shops around town with a crank no start problem (crank sensor circuit problem that is now fixed) truck w...
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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Stall
Help, I have a 97 powerstroke that runs for ten minutes, then startes to die snorting and bucking as it dies in the stall.I installed two new oem cam sensores because PO344 would set if I let the engine die out.I then noticed if I shut down the engine before i... Trouble codes: P0344
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
hi guys,car towed in with cel on,pulled codes and found 10 codes,p1747,p0135,p0155,p0743,p0750,p0755,p0760,p0765,p1409 ,[...],i tried to clear them but they come right back on.this car starts right up,fuel pressure is good,idles good,but when you put it in ... Trouble codes: P1747, P0135, P0743, P0750, P1409, P1451
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2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTPF17Z72
This one came in with a light on and the above code set. I did notice that after a cold start or sitting for an extended time the engine has a miss. This is a CNG model and it is running on gasoline right now. Has anybody run across one of these with injectors... Trouble codes: P3016
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L 4wd buttons inop. VIN: 1FMZU73WX2
Hello all, It's been a very long time but I've just gone through the process of purchasing this shop. This customer said the 4wd just quit working one day last winter. We've checked all the obvious things like power and grounds, fuses, & r & r switches and ins...
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2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L low pedal VIN: 1FMZU62E02
HI Y'ALL!!! Another FORD that has us scrathing and whinin. Customers original comments were he never has had brakes replaced and hears something scraping. The pads were pretty thin less than 1/16' on front and about 1/8' on rear. After replacing the pads we ...
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2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L hard start VIN: 2GTEC19V3Y
the vechicle starts fine cold but does have a hard time starting with a hot engine the driver has to press down on gas pedel to start it. I replaced the idle air control valve. coolet temp reads ok. I am thinking it need mass air flow
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GKDT13S42
This GMC Envoy when the engine is cold makes a knocking sound as it gets warm the knocking goes away,I have 2 Envoy with the same problem.Thanks in advance, Thomas.
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L instrument cluster VIN: JN43ODU6B6
hey guys customer dropped this car to fix the lights inthe instrument cluster.she complained that the lights were not lighting up when she puts on her headlights at night and its hard to see how fast she isgoin at night.i am not too familiar withthis problem,c...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: IHGCG3152W
Vehicle was towed in from another shop that had it and for them the vehicle was an intermitant situation then it became a constant no start. Checked all the basics and found that their was no injectoe pulse, had 12 volts to the injector but no triggering of th...
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2002 Honda Civic DX 1.7L drl, right headlight VIN: 2HGES16412
Vehicle came in with drl and highbeam inop. When drl is activated, the low beam cut out relay is buzzing, the right side headlight is very dim. Ran through flow chart for checking drl module. When I got to the part where I had to jump pins one and three on the...
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L intake air sensor VIN: JNKCA21A4X
Hello all, I am working on this Infin. with auto air the code I found was -24 MOD says that it is the Intake air sensor. It says the sensor is on the right side of the dash. I cant see any two wire sensor on the right side other than one sensor that goes into ...
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1998 Isuzu MPR 3.9L transmission VIN: 4XX7008623
Hey guys this is one of these MPR delivery trucks.. We replaced the transmission the computer the tps and performed the relearn and also the vss. What is happening is that when you first take off after the first shift it goes into limp mode and the check trans...
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1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L transmission VIN: SAJHY1743M
need help on this one jag techs out there: This xj6 is stuck in LIMP MODE. at the beginning the condition was intermittent but now it seems to be constant. a ton of work has been done to the car and still won't come out of limp. fortunatelly when the car came ...
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1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9L Dimmer switch for instrument cluster VIN: 1J4GS5878L
Hi fellow techs.First time user.On this 90 Jeep Grand Wagoneer I know the switch is bad but,I can not locate one.Part discontinued by dealer.Have tried nationwide salvage yards and internet;all with no success.If anyone out there has 89 to 91 Grand Wagoneer;pl...
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2005 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L readness monitor has VIN: 1J4FA39S35
I'm hoping a Jeep tech out there has the answer to this question. I have a new 2005 Jeep Wranger. The vehicle has only a few thousand miles on it, city and highway miles. The question I have is why has the oxygen sensor heater readness monitor not run yet. The...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L shift solenoid C VIN: SALNY22292
MIL light on,hill descend control light on,shift indicator flashes F4,takes off in 2nd gear.Pulled trouble codes with generic mode on Snap-On scanner.Scanner gives me a shift solenoid C code PO763 and a undocumented code P1472.ALLDATA gives no information on t...
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1993 Lexus SC300 3.0L cyl head VIN: JT8JZ31CEP
Hello Lexus experts: We have a new customer whose sc300 has a leaking head gasket, or a cracked head. Customer said it overheated about 1.5 yrs ago and radiator was replaceced then. Since then it has had a slow coolant loss and elevated operating temperture. ...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G0W
Ok Im stumped on this one... I have this lexus that the best description the customer can tell me is that this problem happens after being driven for 50+ miles. I was able to duplicate it once. It misfires the MIL light comes on and the above codes are stored.... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306
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2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L SRS, chk eng light VIN: JTHBF30G72
Why do I always get these wonderful vehicles?! well here we go. This vehicle is from our wonderful client who finds smashed cars and rebuild them. he bought this car as a theft recovery, the complete dash assembly was gone! including both frontal air bags, app...
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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Steering VIN: 1LNLM91V3Y
The steering wheel does not return on this car. It feels normal when turning but does not return at any speed. We disconnected the tie rods and the ball joints feel okay. Any help is appreciated.
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1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L info display VIN: JM1TA2221S
vehicle came in with customer complaint of "no clock". We determined that the clock is part of the AC info display for the auto HVAC. All data gives next to NO info on diagnosis of this system. The minimum info given has been done; and all tasks were passed. I...
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1996 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Check Engine Lite VIN: JM1TA2224T
I have a 97 Mazda Millenia with check engine lite on.PO755 shift solenoid valve B[2]problem.Tested as per Mitchell trouble tree,23.4 ohms at solenoid,wiring ok,test drive with voltmeter hooked up at blue white wire.drop pan fluid good,changed fluid test drive ...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: DA2406GF14
This Benz came in originally with a Hard Start, Long crank problem after hot soak. Did a fuel pressure test, pressure leaked down when shut off. Crimping of supply and return hoses indicated a faulty check valve on the pump. Pump was also noisy, so customer re...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Odometer VIN: WDBHA22EXT
Hello Tecks, This car has been maintained very well, the costomer was driving it on a smooth road, the Speedometer, Odometer quit working. The ABS, Brake Warning(red), Brake pad(yellow),ETS warning lights came on. Since we recieved the car we have checked the ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBJF55F0V
MBZ E320 starts and runs for 2-3 seconds and stops. Will start and run every time but stops within 3 seconds. The car died while driving. Unable to determine what is causing it to stop. I am open for suggestions on how to trouble shoot this problem. We ordered...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Electric Seats VIN: WDBLK70G22
This car came in for a soft top light that would not go out and the drivers seat not performing the "easy entry" function. Passenger seat does work. All the drivers seat functions work properly from the switch. Using Autologic, EIS shows all modules communicat...
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1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MECM75W5N
CAR STARTS FINE AND DRIVES FINE EXCEPT FOR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND SOME SURGING ON ACCELERATION AND CRUISING SPEED (VERY MILD). WHEN CAR IDLES WARM IN PARK (CUSTOMER SAID IN DRIVE ALSO, BUT HASN'T ACTED UP FOR ME IN DRIVE)IDLE SURGES 200-500 RPM IT CHANGES. CUS... Trouble codes: 327 (koeo egr evp/pfe/dpfe signal is low), 172 (koer ego not switching lean exhaust bank 1), 136 (koer ego ho2s-1 sw-lean exhaust bank 2), 327 (koeo egr evp/pfe/dpfe signal is low)
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2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEHM55S92
This car has me guessing... The MIL was on when it came in with codes P0172 and P0175. Freeze Frame showed 0 MPH, fuel pressure 55 psi, and LTFT banks 1 and 2 @ -25. All other readings looked normal and the car runs and idles great. I replaced the electronic f... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L abs VIN: WMWRC33402
Hi there, Car in for mechanical crash repairs, required two right side wheels, control arms front & rear etc. now the a.b.s. & traction/tire pressure lamps on all times. I have ohmed the sensors-all appear very similar. my question is do I require scan tool fo...
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2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 6MMAP67P21
Vehicle has an intermittent total loss of accellerator function, it will loose power and drop slowly to idle speed as if the accelerator is no longer operating,when this happens the TCL light starts flashing and continues to flash after the problem goes away u...
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1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Entire system VIN: JN1HJ01P9M
This car belongs to a friend of mine and I am trying to help him out a bit. I am no expert in this and am sure I am overlooking something simple. His car has blown 3 hoses over the last several months. Since the first hose blowing, the vehicle has constantly ...
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1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4AB41D4S
Hay guys this vehicle has stumped me for the last week. this car came in with an extended crank time and poor idle. what happens is when it is cold or sitting for a long peroid of time the car will crank but not start, it seems to start faster if you give it a...
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1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Wipers VIN: 2P4FP2534V
Please help, This van came in with wipers inop. I read previous help requests and it seemed unanimous with my testing and previous fixes that the BCM needed to be replaced. I replaced it (used) same problem. I traced the problem to a corroded wire at the PDC f...
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2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1P3ES46C3Y
Hello All, Sorry in advance for the long post. This is my first one so please be patient with me. The customer drove this car in complaining of the mil light on and the batt light comes on while driving. we did a load and electrical test on the battery and the... Trouble codes: P0139 (o2 stays at center), P1281 (engine stays cold too long), P1193 (iat sensor volts too high), P0118 (ect sensor volts to high)
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1998 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L heater VIN: 2G2FS22K1W
customer came in and stated that heater was not getting hot, she had the water pump replaced and thermostat and still same problem. we checked heater control & door ,it ws ok. flushed heater core & bled system,still Low heat.Tested Rad.cap It was ok.we take he...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW12E1Y
Good day eh! Hello fello techs.I have just replaced the intake gasket on this Pontiac,nothing out of the ordinary.Now the mil light is on showing codes P0403,P0405 EGR.At the EGR connector there is a ground at the black wire but no power at the red or brown wi... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR Control circuit), P0405
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2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Anti-Theft VIN: 3G7DA03E21
replaced bcm to fix power door locks and intermittent battery draw. when replacing pcm, we programmed vin, setup bcm, set point of sale, set option configuration, and relearned theft system. problem is gone. however, now everytime customer unlocks the drivers ...
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2001 Saturn L200 2.2L passlock VIN: 1G8JU52F31
Car came in with a 'no start' condition. vehicle cranks fine and has spark and fuel. The security light in the das was flashing, we followed the tsb on the passlock sensor and found it to be faulty. Put new sensor in and did the thirty minute relearn process p...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Airbag control module VIN: 3VWRK69M03
The car was crashed and needed a new airbag control module. We replaced it and found the code 12339 to code the module in Alldata. The part# for the module is 1c0 909 605 f index is 03. The module states that it accepts the code but the SRS light stays on and ...
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1990 Volvo 760 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Oil leak VIN: YV1GA8749L
Does anyone out there know of a turbo charger rebuilder,preferably within New England.This low mileage 1990 740 Volvo turbo is leaking oil heavily.Any input would be appreciated. Thankyou
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D8Y
This vehicle has returned with code ECM-290A FRONT LAMBDA PROBE BANK 2, SIGNAL TOO HIGH, PERMANENT FAULT. We have replaced the sensor twice in the last year. One almost a year ago and the last one about 2 weeks ago. We reset the adaptation by removing the ECU ... Trouble codes: ECM29
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2000 Audi S4 2.7L Misfire VIN: WAUDD68D0Y
Well I pulled the T belt covers and inspected to see if valve timing was off because of the miss going from bank 1 to bank 2 at about 3k rpms. Found that the belt had started to shred and had stretched about 3 teeth worth! Installed new belt and started it, it... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire), P0301 (cyl 1 missfire), P0302 (cyl 2 missfire), P0303 (cyl 3 missfire), P0304 (cyl 4 missfire), P0134.
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2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L wipers VIN: 2G4WS52J12
Thank you for everyones help. It was the control arm park tab it was bent we fixed that and it worked great.
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L battery VIN: 1G6KD52B6R
customer decided to trade rather than spend more money for repairs .i am grateful for his decision and the replies that i recieved.thanks to all
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1978 Chevrolet C30 Cheyenne 7.4L brakes VIN: CCS348Z214
We received many replies on this one. The replies ranged from a bad booster, PS pump, to glazed brake shoes and pads. The pads were glazed but the pedal was hard sitting still also so I do not believe this was the problem. After going through all of your repli...
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1989 Chevrolet Corsica 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1LT54W8K
Sorry guys but I have to do this first just because hope you understand. Dennis first off I checked Mitchell and Alldata prior to replacing the fuel pump they both said the pump should have between 40 - 45 psi things may have changed but when I went to school ...
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1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFG15W4V
Hi and thanks for all of the input. I checked the timing chain play was about 5 degrees of looseness. I removed the distributor and found that the gear was worn down, causing the cam retard timing to be off. When the distribtor was spun by hand it had a tight ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder missfire).
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 2G1WF55E7Y
Thanks to Jerry and Jon for your time. The EPC was replaced on initial overhaul. Jon's reply made alot of sense, but we decided to send it out the door because of how slight the shutter was. Thanks again.
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Hesitation, No power VIN: 1GNDS13S42
The TPS fixed the problem. It runs great now and has tons of power once again. These things are quick for a SUV. Thanks again everyone for the help. Jerry.
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1997 Dodge Caravan 3.3L belt VIN: 2P4GP44R5V
Found the harmonic balancer was wobling looks like Dodge has a probelm with theis van has been out two weeks and no noise thanks for the help Carl
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 3B7KF23Z71
Well. . . this is going to time out before I get to see it again. When I do, the things I'm going to concentrate on are what Seth(OR), Nathan(NH), and Robert(VA) mentioned. Seth mentioned a vacuum leak into the crankcase from the intake gasket, Nathan mentione...
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X9R
Sorry It took so long on the fix. Customer could not afford repairs right away. The problem did turn out to be the MAF sensor, as many of you suggested. Vehicle has been running fine for a little over a week now. Thanks for all the replies. Sorry again for the...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5149T
The customer was aware that when the light came back on, he would come back to me and I would scan and check it. Well it came back on and he came in and we found that the control solenoid was stuck open so both intake runner vavles were in the open position. r... Trouble codes: P1537, P1538.
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1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1ZVLT22B7T
Well, all in all I got 15 replies to my help request. Apparently these cars have had problems with distributors as they are hard to find used, and about $200.00 used to boot. I did pick up a used intake BOOT, not a used intake. Installed it and even without a ...
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X7V
thanks to eveyone who replyed the problem on this vehical turned out to be the crank sensor wiring harness right below the alternator the harness was touching the exhaust manifold .i had decided to trace down the ecm harness and look for breaks in the wireing ... Trouble codes: P0320.
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34F8W
i found the problem with the idm relay chattering . there was a bad ground at pin 86 ( 814 w/bk wire )of the idm relay so i tapped in to the ground wire and made a new ground connection and no more chattering ??? .
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMZU32X8W
well finally done and running. first of all I would like to say thanks to all those guys got out of their way to help me out with the automotive problem I had with this vehicle. ok the problem was the cam gear that broke the alignment guide and threw the timin...
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2000 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L 3 rd gear VIN: 1GDHG31R3Y
The customer declined any further repairs. From the replies and from out testing it appears the problem is in the transmission. The customer is a housing contractor and has just got a big contract restoring apartments in the hurricane area. I hope and assume h...
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, only cold VIN: 1HGCD5631T
Well here are the great replys I got on the Honda that wont start cold, Several said look at the coolant sensor this one right on the money one said to look at the possiblity of the engine just carboned up and some said possible bad sparkplugs and one said to ...
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2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Air Bag Light VIN: 2HGES15193
I wish to thank every one who responded. This vehicle is not completely repaired. And the time line for making the report is close. It is unknown about this vehicle being in a crash/collision. There was no evidence of it being so. No mismatched paint. ***!...
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2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNHCG45CX1
There was a slight exhaust leak at the flex pipe. It was replaced and the light has not come back on. I do know why the scanner parameter slowed down and the scope reading stayed constant. Trouble codes: P0133.
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L wheel speed sensors VIN: 4S2CK58D52
Checked the front wheel speed sensors and found a short in the wiring going to the left front sensor . Repaired the wire and had no more problems .
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1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L rough idle VIN: SAXX125632
have the car returned to owner thanks for all who replied still runs 3% rich the air flow meter will not adjust any lower hes happy with it. The non start was down to the dist amplifier gap which i adjusted to 8 thou it brought the cranking voltage from 1 volt...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L ecu VIN: SALTY124XX
thank you all for replying to our question, we re-read shop key & found the ecu, thank you for your help
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1990 Mazda Protege SE 1.8L Cuts out, on right turns only VIN: JM1BG2249L
I would like to thank all the tech's that have taken time to reply to my request.Well here is what I did for a second time. Replaced the gas tank/fuel pump with a used one ( because the old one was rusted and a had a lot of contamination, flushed the fuel line...
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D2Y
After trying with a heat gun and ohming injectors as stated in one of my responces and being unsuccesful, we reccomended the distributor as only a possible solution to an intermitant problem that we were not lucky enough to catch with the weather getting colde...
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1993 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L Surge, starts in 2nd gear VIN: 1GMDUO6L8P
thanks for the replies, it helped. vehicle ended up going back to transmission shop. they were going to replace the transmission first and we have not heard back if the customer fixed it or not. thanks again. Trouble codes: 99 (power management problem), 38 (tcc brake switch), 65 (cruise control servo position sensor), 67 (faulty cruise switch), 68 (cruise command problem), 88 (pcm reset).
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Engine VIN: 1G2WS52M4W
Thank you all who read and replied to this post. Once again THIS ENGINE IS A 3.1L NOT I REPEAT NOT A 3.8 the cust has decided to get rid of it. I was just wondering if it was a common problem. Now I see that it is.
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2004 Pontiac GTO 5.7L body VIN: 6G2VX12G64
Suggestions were made to check for anything that hanges on the engine that could be close to frame, body, cowl, that could touch and be noisey. We could find nothing. The transmission housing where it bells out for the torque converter was the closest area but...
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Lighting VIN: YV1LW5545T
Yes. . .this vehicle is fixed. Although i was never made 100% clear as to the two 'lights' ON the headlight switch and how they are intended to function, I AM sure the issue with the dash lights has been corrected - thanks to the tip-off from Mike [...] who w...
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1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Hesitation VIN: YV1KS960XT
ok guys here it is, sorry I took so long to post this. The customer took his car for a couple weeks then brought it back. The problem was poor spray pattern from the injectors. After chasing this thing for hours I determined that it was indeeed a lean miss and...
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1999 Volvo C70 2.4L dead battery VIN: YV1NC56D3Y
thanks for all your help that volvo left here with a drain that i couldnt find.
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