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1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC4359S
now when you rev the engine with the light off it bogs then the light comes on at about 3000 rpm then it revs up better but not normal but much improved after the light comes on. Driving the car behaves much the same. It acts like the computer is bringing up t... Trouble codes: 9 (a problem in the cyl position sensor circuit)
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L noisy VIN: WAUCB88D9V
We have a broken catalytic converter on this car I was wondering if anyone has had good sucess with any after market catalysts or should I stay with the original because of the obdII monitoring. Thanks for your help
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1998 Audi A4 1.8L engine VIN: WAUCB28D2W
We have replaced and cleaned all parts for the crankcase vent system. the engine runs perfect.compression is good,only about 1-2% leakdown on all cyls. did we miss something? has anyone run into a problem like this before? thanks in advance for any info Chr...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Temp. control VIN: WBAGF632XS
This vehicle arrived at my shop with a complaint of no heat or temperature control. With the vehicle at full operating temp. and the heater control at full hot (90deg.F), the driver side vents blow cool air, the passenger side vents are fairly warm, and the re...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L 3rd gear only intermittant VIN: WBAGJ8327T
Hi, This transmission will go into failsafe mode according to the dashboard display. At this time it has third gear only. The problem is VERY intermittant and the transmission works fine otherwise. I used up a half a tank of gas before duplicating the problem....
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1988 Buick Century Limited 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G4AL5131J
Hi Gentlemen, Need some help on this one.Subject: 88 Buick Century 3.8L engine vin code #3, 80 k miles. Runs good until closed loop. Then loads up really bad and dies. Restarts but is flooding. Scan data: Integrator drops to 100, block learn falls to 113. Repl...
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1992 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L abs & traction lights VIN: 1G4HR53L7N
originally had multiple inlet & outlet valve codes.replaced modulator assy w/ known good. came back with inlet & outlet valve codes. after testing, no problem found. replaced ebcm. car went to dealer, they replaced ebcm again,same problem. since, codes 61,46,4...
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1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4W52K0V4
Since then have substituted known good ign module, coils, cam, and crank sensor. Scoped cam, 3X and 18X crank signals.At times it sound as if the timing is off (backfiring in intake). Looking for any information known related to problems with the 3.8L . or ele... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple missfires)
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2001 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G4CW54K71
We tuned this car up at about 60,000 miles and Motovacced it at the same time. The owner has been back twice now saying that they have lost 10-12 MPG since then. There are no codes in ANYTHING on the car. It runs like a watch and if you monitor it on the scann...
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1982 Cadillac Seville 4.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G6AS6985C
The problem is intermitant but becoming more frequent, on occasion will start run a few seconds & die then starting again second time ok after long crank also 20 minutes after hot soak..will start after long crank & repeated cycling of ign key, also depressing...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L 2nd gear starts VIN: 1G6KD52Y9T
Vehicle came in with a dead input speed sensor and an intermittant range sensor code. Replaced speed sensor and range sensor along with necessary gaskets, filters etc. Now on initial take off it's in 2nd gear, but if you give it about 10% throttle it will down...
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L piston VIN: WO6VR52R5V
I have this cadillac with a broken #5 piston. It is under an extended warranty and they want to know why the piston busted. I have some ideas as to why but I feel they are looking to bail out and not cover this problem and they are wanting me to tell them what...
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1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L No Start VIN: 1G1FP21F2K
this camaro came in on the hook as a no start. another guy in the shop looked at it and said that the fuel pump would not run and found the 20 amp fuel pump fuse blown. he put a fuse in and the car started and ran fine. next thing i know, i'm told to put a new...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on, P0420 VIN: 1GNDT13W0X
This ought to be a "no brainer", but since I never saw any data from the oe cat, I'm not sure where to go from here. My customer told me the installer told her he didn't think it was the cat due to its' ( good ? ) condition, but he replaced it anyway with the ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1)
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19T81
misfires between idle and 1600 rpm and is worse with load. all basic sensors check fine. also checked cam and crank sensor on scope look fine. Spark plug wires ohm fine. No sign of vacume leak. No codes set, Running out of ideas. If anyone has run into simmila...
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L ipc VIN: 1G1ND52J41
I can not make the temp gauge work for the engine. I looked at alldata schematic and coolant sensor/switch is the same. I replaced IPC with know good IPC no change.On scanner coolant temp is normal for for colant temp senor for computer but gauge in dash does ...
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNGK26U62
upon initial inspection,found fuel pressure below specs @ 20psi.fuel gauge is reading 3/8 of a tank.when ignition is cycled there is batt voltage @ main fuel pump,pump runs,although there isnt enough pressure.droped main fuel tank,to visually check fuel level,... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS14512
Helping a friend with his 2002 s-10. has an intermittent misfire on cyl #4 on accel or when I power brake it in the garage. It won't set a misfire code. There are no codes stored in pcm. I had a used coil sitting around so I changed it but it didn't help. Trie...
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1NE52JX2
i hope this will be an obvious problem for the gm guys, i replaced the plugs and wires 5000 miles ago but the miss came back i seem to be getting plenty of spark (all coils seem ok) the injector all measure approximately 14.5 ohms the compression is aprox 150 ... Trouble codes: P0302
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2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GBJG31F92
Truck will not start sometimes, cranks hard but will not start, this has happened 3 times in last week & when I get to truck on road it will start. it will not start after short drive about 4 or 5 miles. after it cool for a few hours it starts. scan for codes ...
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC12492
Vehicle came in on hook. Cranks good but no start, not even a little, check for spark at all cylinders-ok, check compression-all 100-115psi good, check fuel pressure-53psi koec, check injector pulse with noid light-blinks during cranking, pull timing cover and...
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1995 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 4C3AU52N7S
Hello Techs - Have an odd one - Vehicle was towed in, has not run in long time - Never seen vehicle in shop before - Battery was stone dead - Replaced - Would crank but not start - was very flooded - Had Bosch Platinum plugs, Replaced with Champions - Same res...
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1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Unknown VIN: 2C3HH46T1T
this 96 Intrepid has a serious vibration while braking around 60 kmh. We have replaced all of the brake components besides the master cylinder. We even went as far as the cv shafts. still it vibrates. All of the front end components check out ok.this car also ...
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L headlights VIN: 1B4HS28N2Y
Vehicle was brought to me with complaint of intermitantly losing headlights especially after using high beams drove home didnt act up for me let run in the shop while cycling switch from dimmer etc cant get to act up at all . pulled out the turn signal assembl...
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1983 Ford Ranger 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FMDU14S0E
Truck occasionally runs rough and stalls. Other codes have been resolved but I am left with a persistent EEC-IV 23 indicating a TPS out of range. While there may still exist other problems with the truck, I need to eliminate this first in order to rule out man... Trouble codes: 23 (TPS out of range)
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1990 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FACP45E7L
this car came in 2 months ago. hesitated upon accel(falls on it face) , act like bad MAF or lack of fuel.problem is there most of the time. the problem is most evdent from a stop.car does back fire in intake at times. if you get to 55mph or so it runs better. ...
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF15N7N
iv'e got this f 150 that run's rich all the time tested and replaced 02 sensor, tested for stuck open injector,and pressure regulator,if i have koeo and have a wire coming from the o2 sensor , have one hand on the o2 sensor wire and the other hand on the batt ... Trouble codes: 41 (o2 sensor rich)
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N5R
Vehical runs great cold, Gets good and hot it intermitantly starts to idle rough butjust slightly. Once in awhile you take off nomal from a stop and it falls flat on its face. If I keep my foot on the gas I can get it to back fire out the intake. Most of the t... Trouble codes: 172 (lack of o2 switch lean bank 1), 173 (lack of o2 switch lean bank 2)
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L brake light cicuit VIN: 1FTHX26F8V
scanner shows brake light circuit is on thus preventing torque converter lock up and cruise control from working.the trans has been rebuilt by a shop and afterwards started doing this. no codes are available. any suggestions are appreciated. thank you in advan...
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1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FMPU18L5X
Came in with a noisy ride control pump. Orded and installed pump, system runs and works great. Four weeks later,customer returned with no ride control, rear end down. Check on/off switch good batt V , checked power to pump only 10.2V,checked all fuses and rela...
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FMNU40L5Y
thanks in advance for any help cold start has metel grinding noise slaping noise coming right frt valve cover area goes away in about 15 seconds runs good even making noise ( ran without drive belt same noise) internal noise pulled valve cover everthing looks ...
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2005 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L engine VIN: 1GKEK13V85
Engine vibration after an accident.
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1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5646J
This LXi is failing a loaded mode emission test. Note that the above readings are for 15mph and 25mph not idle and cruise. It passes the 15mph test then goes rich on the 25mph test. I lab scoped both 02 sensors while running a loaded mode test (can someone tel...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L RPM high when shift VIN: 1HGCG554XW
Greeting Y'all. Once again, I'm stumped. The cust is complaining of the RPM not dropping when shifting gears. IE: foot off gas clutch in, RPM hangs, then drops. It is more noticable at around 3250 RPM. Above that it drops immeadiatly. Below 2500 RPM it's not n...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L gears binding VIN: JHMCG5644X
after trans was reinstalled and tested found that the reverse shift fork was staying applied and causing main shaft to bind.trans would feel as if it was in park.all gears engage but will not move vehicle due to main shaft binding. side cover was removed and r...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2HGES267X1
Hello,Any of you honda techs.I have this civic that is giving me fits.Vehicle come in with idle problem when cold and first started.It will idle up slightly then die or idle very low for 10-15 secondsand die.Acts like iac valve not working.Ichecked the tps,fue...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L vehicle stays running VIN: SAJGX2747V
Hi guys...got a beauty here...vehicle was brought to us for not starting. After checking everything under the sun we found that the vehicle had water in the fuel. Drained the tank, cleaned fuel rail, replaced fuel filter, refilled with fresh fuel and also adde...
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2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SAJDA14C31
Greeetings, We have an 01 jag in for service & I have a fairly simple question I can't seem to get a good answer for. What types of coolant are compatible for this model? The factory coolant is more than $50.00/gal. This may not be the right place for this qu...
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Phone / Radio VIN: JT8UF11E1N
The on-board phone on this car will not stop sending a signal to the radio. The phone is not being used so at first I just pulled the fuse for the phone (supposedly phone is only item on this circuit). Solved the problem unfortunately also killed the stereo. R...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L cluster VIN: XC79623434
this ML has a lot of problems with the dash and can communications what is going on the tach will drop to zero the temp gauge will drop to zero while this intermittant drop off is going on the cooling fans will kick on for a short time then go off and the gaug...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L ride height too low VIN: WDBNG70J7Y
Question for you. I have a 2000 Mercedes Benz S430 towed into the shop. Car is resting on it's bump stops. Read the diagnostic codes with Baum CS2000 scan tool. C1517 (critical vehicle level at front or rear axle level calibration fail AIR matic compressor uni...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBJF65J2Y
Hey there, I have a merc that will only crank intermittently. About one out of 5 times the key is turned. When it does crank it stays engaged into the flywheel but there is no spark or fuel pressure and the tack does not move. Only one time it acutally started...
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1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L up shifting VIN: 1MELM62WRH
Sorry about this one guy. Its a head scratcher. no first gear, no lock-up, set code P0750 as soon as dropped into drive. starts in second gear late shifts into third. clear codes, fails right away. cannot manually shift into first gear. tested thoroughly - at ...
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L odometer, rev indicator, lights for instruments, b VIN: WMWRE31060
Car came in with no working dash, all the meters and gauges are out of order. Checked for, fuses, checked wiring on back of instruments. Have no wiring diagram for dash. Thanks in advance
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1988 Mitsubishi Montero 2.6L Mechanical VIN: JA4FJ53EYJ
the brake calipers and brake pads stick over the edge of the rotor 1/2 inch. got new calipers and thay are the same. the rotors dont look like there to small juging by the tin shield and there is only one rotor listed in all our catalogs. HELP
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1997 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L emission monitors VIN: JA3AY36C7V
Thanks for taking the time to read this up front. This Mitsu runs fine and has no codes but the emission monitors will not set. I have checked all the easy stuff like fuses, fuseable links. I have even tried to go through the parameters to set the monitors. I ...
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1992 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Pump - Rack VIN: JN1RZ24H6N
Hey Gang, This car came to us with a failed power steering pump and the fluid level was empty. We replaced the pump, topped the system off and road tested. After the repair, we have a loud noise from the pump and intermittent power assist. At idle there is no...
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L suspension VIN: 1G3WS52K5X
There is a loud metalic creaking noise on right turn only. I have spent 2 days trying to figure this one out. Installed new RF hub/bearing & left axle--made no difference. The noise sounds like sheet metal creaking. It makes the noise on a slight turn (lane ch...
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1993 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2HX53L7P
Hi Techs,I have a 93 Pont. Bonneville 3.8L that stalls intermittently when coming to a stop or when making a slow turn. Fuel pressure is good,EGR solenoids are turning off when I let up on the gas pedal,O2 is switching properly,cleaned throttle body and MAF se...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NW12E2X
This is a last ditch effort. I listed this vehicle before, thought it was fixed but it is not. The car won't start. I have fuel pressure, spark, and no codes for ignition, only BCM code 1626. We have replaced PCM BCM and ignition switch. We have found that the... Trouble codes: 1626 (Theft deterrant)
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1990 Saab 900 SPG 2.0L Brakes VIN: YS3AL35LXL
Car came in for a brake noise. Found pads worn down to metal in the front and close to it in the rear. All rotors were original and checked at or very near minimum machine thickness. I replaced all the rotors and pads w/new. All parts were from the major forig...
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1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L Heating
hello techs. i have a 1999 saab 9-5. i can not change the heater temp. The head unit is broken. Also another garage broke the temp control motor that is located under the dash. Is there a way to open the hot water valve so i can get this customer heat? Thanx f...
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1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6L Surge VIN: 1NXAEO9B1S
one of the thechs mothers car wouldnt start had bad coil ever since it will run bad intermitently naturely when we are not driving it we are thinking it backfired and damaged the map but the thing is pricey the map code was only in memory 1 time . has anyone s... Trouble codes: 31 (open or short map sensor)
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1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1BF12BXV
I have this Avalon here playing a little kick butt. It came in with complaint of stalling at lights. P1300 (ignitor circuit malfunction) code stored. Freeze frame shows warm temp at high speeds. On test run, it runs 100%. In shop I can get it to act up when go...
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L oil leak VIN: 4T1BF18BXW
Car leaves puddles of oil when parked. Replaced plug gaskets & valve cover gaskets. Car is getting a lot of oil in the intake & air cleaner box. Blow by ??? So much that it leaks out of anyplace it can find and falls into puddles. Customer takes good care of t...
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1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Rear side vent windows VIN: 4T3ZF13C3W
Rear side vent window (one side only) worked intermittently and now remains open all the time. Sorry but I have no schematic or wiring diagram to provide any test results.
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1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on
Hello all, This one is driving me nuts. 1 month and 500 miles ago this Golf came in with code 17988 and almost no idle. After going through the VW tests, we replaced the control module. The car immediately ran great. We did the basic setting with our VAG and s... Trouble codes: 17988 (throttle actuator B1 malfunction)
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWWB81H8V
This car was towed in as a died going down the road. One of the mechanics checked it out and installed a new cap, rotor, wires and coil/module assy. The car started and seemed to run OK. When the mechanic took it out for a drive it started acting up. After he ...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Comfort System VIN: WVWHC63BX1
This car came in with the complaint of battery going dead in 3-4 days. We used out low amp probe and found a constant draw of 280 milliamps, car locked key in hand. Pulled all the fuses and did not change anything. We scanned the car and found a code 01329, ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M41
hi guys! if not for the turbo, i would have installed a maf. following the vw diagnostic routine, we sealed the ends of the intake hose and air snorkel and leak tested the entire air intake systen, including the turbo. no leaks found. my question is, what para... Trouble codes: 17705 (turbo/throttle valve connection pressure loss), 17545 (bank 1 long term fuel trimm too rich)
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1998 Acura RL 3.5L cowl VIN: JH4KA9645W
The only reliable fix I could come up with was to build a water deflector to stop water from dripping into the HVAC fresh air intake, I then sealed the cowl with flexible weather strip caulk to help limit water intrusion to the cowl area.
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2002 Alfa Romeo 156 TSPARK 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge VIN: ZAR9320002
Unfortunatly this is a summary but not a fix. This is what we found. As usual when you start working on a new car (40.000 KM) you donīt start by reading compression making leak test or vaccum, why to, if itīs new, you donīt want to waste time isnīt it. A...
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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L fuel pump VIN: WBAHD632XR
We found the second fusible link, opened, in the positive battery cable sheath about 8 inches downstream of the battery. It is part of the 8 guage (approximately) wire that parallels the main cable to the engine compartment. Thanks to those that responded. Mik...
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L Low coolant light VIN: WBSBF9322S
Received some good info on this one. Thanks to Mike for pointing me in the right direction. The control unit is located under the driver side dash to the left of the steering column and above a relay panel. Two connectors : White and black. Brown/white wire in...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L reverse VIN: WBAGH83481
This car has a ZF HP5-24 transmission. It does not have the valve body problems that the early 740s had. It is with the composite clutch piston in the F clutch which is used for reverse only. I had disassembled the clutch but had not removed the piston until t...
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1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L exhaust VIN: 1G4HP53L5P
joe, mike, and james hit it right on the head the trans modulator was leaking into the vacuum hose right in to the throttle body. the trans was three quarts low. thank you for the quick response.
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1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Speedometer goes to zero VIN: 1JTNTR4KKL
Im going to assume the vehicle is fixed---I haven't heard otherwise. We cut and spliced some shady looking grounds at the intake manifold per one respondents thoughts. The looked corroded---we removed the bolts and shined them up also. We removed cluster again...
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 2nd gear starts VIN: 1GCEK14K0P
This was one of those jobs that make you wonder why you are in this business. Checked ATSG data base first for matching symptoms. Nothing matches my symptoms, imagine that! OK, hook up the old mastertech, see if something on the electral side is amiss. Nope, e...
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1994 Chevrolet Beretta 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1G1LV1544R
we ran a new wire from ecm to crank sensor & customer was back in with no problems for 2 weeks thanks for the help Trouble codes: 19 (crnk sensor fault).
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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Cuts out, Misfire, VIN: 2G1WX12X1V
Bottom line, ignition module was the culprit. Thanks to Darren from Wisconsin who got me back on track to fix the problem. I was backwards in my thinking that the PCM was controlling the module when in fact, the module triggers the PCM. Once I recognized the r... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire 6).
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L unknown VIN: 3GNFK16R0X
Well all I finally got this thing fixed today after speaking with the customer i found the vehicle had some minor binding when turning as well, I spoke with a friend at a local Chevrolet dealer (thanks Brian) he said to try replacing the Power Steering Pressur...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L spedo VIN: 2GCEK19T04
Thanks to all who replied. Called customer to inform them of what needed to be done, they ok'ed it replaced cluster and customer is very happy. thanks again to all. IATN ROCKS
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1991 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire
this is an 'old man' car for around town, the tps had a small 'flat' spot and the spark plugs hadn't been changed since Christ was a child. runs great now thanks for the help
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KF266XX
Hello all, the codes 1688 and 1689 were for no comunication. We did the test that indicated that the computer was at fault. verifying all the power, ground and wires were all good. With your suggestions we went ahead and replaced the injector pump we also repl... Trouble codes: 1689 (No comunication), 1688, 0380 (intake air heater).
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1953 Ford Customline 5.0L Dead Battery VIN: A3NG168897
I'd like to thank all of you for your replies on this one. Since this was one of these vehicles for filler work, we just finished fixing the HORN wiring thru the column. All of you were on the money and a few of you offered wiring diagrams to me-Thank you. I g...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out
The Explorer is not fixed yet.I believe the timing has jumped.But there isn't any chain noise.I don't have the tools to check timing.The local Ford garage wants 5 hours labor to check timing.We may just put a used motor in it.Thanks for all the help.Will updat...
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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L pump VIN: 2FMZA50482
i removed trans from vehicle and installed a used trans with 29000 miles on it. on the old trans when i pulled the convertor pieces of metel fell out. the first big splined part of the convertor which looked like the part with the one way clutch would go side ...
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L speedo VIN: 1GTHK23193
All this one took was a instrument cluster, didn't need to reprogram the BCM, apparently it only needs to be reprogramed if the instrument cluster is different than the one being replaced (as example steering wheel controls) or this is what I have been told, m...
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1995 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L abs module
most replies were about sealing the plugs on the outside of the unit.that seems to have solved it.first we cleaned it and after 2 weeks there was signs of leakage(more like sweating). so we resealed the plugs and now 2 more weeks later, no leaks. thanks to all...
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1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L lifter VIN: WDBBA45A2C
Thanks for all that replied. the gent with the time-sert info was excellent. What fixed this vehicle was a reman head assy. cust decided to do the right thing and fix it for good. We tried loctite first and it actually held but i wouldnt make any guarantees. T...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Power Seats VIN: WDBRF64JO1
Thanks to all who offered ideas and assistance. What finally came about was an intermittent right seat control module. Have one ordered. Also worthy of noting, is we had also replaced a left front marker light bulb. Not quite sure if this had anything to do wi...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L upshift VIN: 4JGAB54E52
Sorry about delay but i've not fixed this car yet, I've concluded that TCM is bad because it doesn't supply voltage to solenoids of tranny, i've learned that TCM supply 12 volts by pin 38 to all solenoids and by pin 29 TCM received 12 volts from ignition throu...
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1995 Mitsubishi Chariot GT 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: N43W020000
Well, well, To start thank you for your replies, this was an engine problem after all, the head was stripped and tested/repaired but the problem was still present. We could find nothing wrong with the management system nor its senors/actuators so we advice...
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1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L engine starter VIN: JN8HD17Y2L
Thanks to all who tried to help me with this no crank vehicle. After much advice, I replaced the shift interlock relay (which appeared to be working..it was clicking and I had voltage at the starter ignition wire),the engine cranked over normally one time and ...
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2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3NC1CB51DX
hello gents, sorry for the delay in responding. the customer decided to drive the vehicle with the hestitation until she has the time to leave the car. thanks for the replies. Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor 1 malfunction).
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1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52K5T
Thanks all for your help. Rolando got it right on and Jerry and Jim aimed in the right direction. I ended up pulling the #5 injector off and replaced it with #1 injector. I could see a difference between the two and sure enough this miss followed the injector.... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1GMDX03E5V
Another IATN Network Team Fix! Excellent job to all; Klay [...], and the Car Hospital. These gentlemen combined... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L power locks VIN: YS3DF58K61
Sounds like the remote could be bad. Do a signal check, by pushing trunk release button on remote with key on--step on brakes to clear 'check brake lights' message if there on info display--then you should see a display of X - transponders X - remote keys ...
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1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Rear Window Defogger VIN: JT3VN39W2M
Thanks to all who responded. I did find a bad fuse for the defogger. I asked the tech if he had checked the fuses and he siad he did. He only checked the one for the relay. The grid system does have two fuses and one was blown. I hope this does not happen agai...
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1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 4T1BF12BXV
hi guys sorry it took so long.the cust.said he was going to take the car to the dealer. we tryed almost all.even had a camry the same year & eng. took scan reading from it and they were the same.tryed swaping some parts coils,cam sensor,o2s,crand,knock sensor,...
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2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8L Wont shift VIN: 9BWDE1J924
This does not seem to be a problem transmission but the customer denied any service at this time.
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Airbag control module VIN: 3VWRK69M03
The car is now fixed. The new air bag module VERY CLEARLY stated the index was 03 on the original sticker. What I did not notice, however, was a sticker placed on the computer covering the bottom of the original sticker with the same part # as the original sti...
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D1Y
thank you all for your prompt replies, the general concensus is just as i suspected, we have a goofy maf problem. long term ft is driven lean by the bad sensor, then, it will jerk short term up to max and set the code. unfortunately, the customer spent all his... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Defrost VIN: YV1VS29511
Received replies regarding the cabin filter. I forgot to mention that the cabin fliter had already been replaced. I removed the insturment cluster, HVAC control head and the radio to observe the actuators. They all appear to be working so I am thinking the pro...
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