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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L pedal hight VIN: 2HNYD18891
Thanks in advance, Master was replaced , sys bleed, balance of system OK , 1st pump pedal drops half way to floor, next pump perfect pedal . I thought air, no air found with multiple bleeds , gravel road abs action(abs works correctly) no warning lights . any ...
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Tailights VIN: WAUBA24B7W
Here is a stumper, we could really use some help on this one. Odd lighting faults here. The car presented with no driver side rear taillight. The turn signals and licence plate lights do work. The front marker light, next to headlight, does not work on the ...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Hesitation VIN: WAUZL54B31
has tipin hesition from stop and also at cruise speeds no codes present in ecm,trans,or instrument cluster
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L shifting 3-5 VIN: 451JU25387
Hello, Ken [...] In Huntsville Al. I have two e-46 manuel trans cars. Complaint when cold when shifting from second to third shifter almost floats and trys to go to fith. After warm, seems fine?? Thanks for any of your time.
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1986 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L high idle VIN: 1G4CW69B9G
Hello, we have this '86 Buick (it's a Park Av-not a Lesabre like it says) that idles around 1800 rpms, and won't idle down. We can comand it to go to base idle no problem, the fuel trim is correct, no vaccuum leaks detected anywere. We tried a new Delco ECM. I...
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2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L key tumbler VIN: 3G1WS54CGH
once in a while you shut the car off and cannot remove the key from the ignition.i have checked for tsbs and found nothing. in the past i have had a grand am do the same thing and it turned out to be the shifter interlock assembly and the fix was to replace t...
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1989 Cadillac Allante 4.5L no start VIN: 1G6VR3187K
My probelm is that while cranking a starting disabled due to anti theft is displayed and theres no injector pulse,a 3 minute wait to start appears on dash. Any help would be welcomed,thanks in advance
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1991 Cadillac Seville 4.9L No Power VIN: 1G6KS53B7M
This vehicle came in with an intermittent no start. Determined problem to be in the lock cylinder one of the theft deterrent wires were broken. Disconnected battery to disable airbag replaced cylinder. Now when vehicle is driven it has no power. Timing chain h...
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1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6CD53B4N
this car bucks and jerks and runs very bad after about 80 miles and owner has to pump the pedal to keep it running to get home. we had this thing in here 6 weeks ago and it had stalled so we rebuilt the dist. and it drove fine. now we have it back and it runs ...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KE57Y7Y
HEY GUYS, GOT A SICK CADDI HERE, CODE PO446 I'M USING OTC SCAN EQUIPTMENT, DON'T HAVE ACCES TO A SCANNER THAT WILL RUN EVAP TEST. LOOKING AT DATA STREAM FUEL TANK PRESSURE VOLTAGE IS 1.45V KOEO GAS CAP REMOVED, BUT FUEL TANK PRESSURE READS 539.05 in H2O, ALLDA... Trouble codes: P0446
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1994 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L Intermittent Limp in VIN: 1GBGK24F4R
This pickup will be cruising along at 50-60mph and suddenly jerk into limp in mode (2nd and Reverse gears only). The customer says the only way he can get it back to normal is to shut the truck off and restart it. I have not been able to duplicate this conditi...
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1994 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L no gears VIN: 1GNEC16K2R
Could use some advice here. I have rebuilt a few 700r4 and understand that this one is basically the same. However...not sure what to expect with this no gear issue. I want to rebuild it, but would like to know if there is a common problem that would effect al...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GCDT19WXR
Hi techs, This vehicle will not go into 4 wheel drive high. I will shift into 4 wheel low with no problem. I replaced the dash switch and also the transfer case control module. When I hit the 4 wheel hi switch the transfwer control module clicks and the light ...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19W41
Vehicle arrived with customer complaint of ABS activates when driving down the road. After road test to duplicate found engine momentarily shuts down,scan tool resets(no codes stored),ABS resets,and fuel pump relay clicks when condition occours. Happens at all...
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1996 Chevrolet Beretta Z26 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G1LW15M5T
This thing gets into kind of a galoping idle like it had a vacuum leak and I sprayed propane and carb cleaner all over the engine and none found. Crimped off or plugged vac lines one at a time and still nothing. found the O2 sensor was reading negative volages...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13WXT
Hi all & thanks for taking the time to read this. Customer had some work done at body shop and was diagnosed for a stalling problem intermentently by an affiliated shop. Customer brought me the igniton switch and I installed it. Customer picked up vehicle and ... Trouble codes: P147, P122, P406
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1998 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCCS14XXW
Customer brought this 2wd s10 to our shop for a misfire code (po300).Tech replaced injectors due to other new parts from previous repair shops(new cap-rotor-wires-fuel pump-plugs-cat)Injectors did not fix truck and now its in my lap. The truck when cold exhibi... Trouble codes: P0300 (engine misfire)
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start, VIN: 2GCEK19T8X
this vehicle starts hard after sitting, has 60 lbs fuel pressure, spark and injector pulse but cranks for a long time before starting. If you give it a shot of fuel it seems to help, after it starts it runs rough for a minute, once its running engine has great... Trouble codes: P0507 (idle speed high), P0300 (cdr misfire detected)
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WF55E3Y
i'm going nucking futs trying to figure this one out. the car came in for a rough running complaint. i test drove it and it spudderd then stalled it was hard to restart. i drove it back it would hardly run. i unplugged the mass air flow no change. i unpluged t...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: UNKNOWN
keeps setting code 0449 vent solenoid circuit, tank holds pressure and vacuum so no leaks. tested ground to solenoid with genysis running vent solenoid test ohm reading never changed with it on or off?? Is problem with the vent solenoid(cheap)(and on order) or... Trouble codes: 0449 (vent solenoid circuit)
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19W91
Thanks for checking this one out. Help! This truck originally came in with a complaint of a misfire. We performed a maint. tune-up and replaced ignition wires and it seemed to take care of problem. Not long after, truck came back in with the complaint of misfi...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L fan clutch VIN: 1GNDT13S72
Original complaint was engine noise and lack of power. Dtc 0495 high fan speed was present. Diag. charts are a bit unclear and I want to know if unplugging the fan connector at the shroud, running the engine at 2000 rpms for two minutes, turning off the engine...
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2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Distributor VIN: 1GCFG15X93
Van came in for a died and no start 14,000 miles ago. We found that the distributor wasnt turning and the drive gear was severly worn, we replaced distributor with new AC Delco. Van is back with same problem again? Is this a pattern problem or could the camsha...
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1967 Chrysler new yorker 440CID push rods VIN: JH27G0B357
in a jam again with my disassembled 440, the push rods are tapered at one end, and i need to know which enf is up, i have shop key but no access to and older chrylser manual. Thx in advance to all who reply.
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1992 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C3XV66R2N
Here we go, this lady said yesterday when the temps were 18 degrees the car would not start after she went shopping. She left the car, came back to it several hours later and it fired up. She drove it in here to have me look at it. I tested the fuel pressure a...
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1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L trans shifting VIN: 1C3EJ56H9V
need a little help on this one. i do not do much trans repair, but i'm kind of into this one. my daughter decided to buy a car on her own and this is what she came up with. this car will have some erratic shifting and a service engine soon light will come on. ...
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2000 Chrysler Voyager 3.3L 2-3 shift, 2-4 shift
This vehicle showed transmission problems aproximately two months after a change of ATF. When reverse or drive is apllied a jerk is feeled. Changes (principally from 3-4)are given, up and down without control. It dissappears when speed is higher than 60 kph. S...
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1994 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7GG23X4R
o2 sensor voltage at 4.09 volts even unpluged no codes all 3 cyliders on left side dead has compression back fires on exhaut side most of the time seem like to much fuel in engine
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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 3B7KC23D5V
good morning to all. I know I need a t-stat but maybe you can steer my brain to the proper fix. engine wont get up to proper running temp, gauge showes 150* after warming up and driving 10 miles. 3 after market and 1 dealer t-stat were installed no differance....
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44G1W
van will not start, dash will not light up, no guages, no nothing, removed instrument cluster, dash lites up. van started no problem after that occurred. interminittedly hit instrument cluster with hand. then dash lights up and works fine...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD56MX2
Hi Mopar guys. I'm having trouble coming up with the cause of failure on this car. Looking for experienced advice for what is causing these codes as well as lower MPG's. Appears all the evap components are mounted on top of gas tank. I hate to go there if I do... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap. small leak detected), P0456 (Evap. system malfunction)
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15Y6M
Good Evening Everyone, I have this 91 Ford F150 that was towed into our shop this morning with the customer complaining that the engine started running rough and of a strong odor of unburnt fuel, not raw fuel. I plugged in my OTC scanner to the pcm and both th...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L heater VIN: 1FTCR10A6T
Heat blows cold air. The repair manual shows several checks that do not seem to apply. What I see is 1)no vacuum at the heater control valve, 2)A/C compressor comes on when heater control knob on dash is in any position, 3)what looks like a vacuum resovor in r...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Heater VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
Heater output is weak unless I pinch off the bypass hose that runs parallel with the heater core. I have flushed the heater core and seem to have sufficient flow but fail to understand how coolant is supposed to flow through core when it has an easier path aro...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZ932E7W
hello everyone this thing sets code as soon as it starts, this has the variable reluctance type sensor mounted in top of the drivers vale cover not in rear of engine, checked for open circuits between pcm and sensor on pins 85&91 ok, seem to have a decent wave... Trouble codes: P0340
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Heater Core VIN: 1FAFP58U5X
Heater core is plugged again. This is the 3rd Taurus with this problem this winter. One of them has had a heater core replaced and it plugged. We flushed it twice after flushing cooling system. Has anyone run into this? Is this the beginning of a blown head ga...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMZA5142X
VAN CAME IN WITH A START AND STALL PROBLEM, SCANNED FOR CODES AND CHECKED DATA. nO CODES EXCEPT BARO WAS READING 133 HZ . cORRECT READING SHOULD BE 157HZ FOR MY LOCATION. DISCONNECTED BATTERY TO RESET BARO, IT ONLY RESET TO 150HZ STILL LOW. BUT VAN STARTED BE...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L refueling VIN: 1FAFP5243Y
customer came in and replied that it is almost impossible to fuel this vehicle. He stated that it really spits back when he tries to fuel. I duplicated the problem with no doubt. I thought for sure I would find a piece of garden hose in the filler neck and sol...
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2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP45XXY
cAR TOWED IN WITH NO FUEL PUMP, IS A CONVERTIBLE WITH A FUEL PUMP MODULE IN TRUNK. iNERTIA SWITCH HAS POWER ALL THE TIME, (ELECTRONIC) FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR SHOWS .50 KOEO. ANY IDEA HOW TO TEST THIS CRAZY SYSTEM!!! sEAT BELT BUZZER GOES NUTS ONCE AND A WHILE...
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Hesitation, no power VIN: 1FMNU41SAY
hello to all,got another one, cust. came in with a complant truck has no power, went on a road test w/ngs truck had no power, looking at pids o2s 0.00v maf 3.80v tp 4.02v short trim +33%- came back to shop hooked up fuel presure gauge 35psi. then the problem w...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
Aaaaaagh! I hate cars that won't stay broken! This one will misfire badly for anywhere from 1 minute to about 10 minutes, seems to be worse when it is cold. (Outside temps. have been -15 to 20 this week). Fuel trims are going way high, but that is probably jus... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl. 1 Misfire), P0305 (Cyl. 5 Misfire), P0306 (Cyl. 6 Misfire)
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2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA524X1
This vehicle came in with a MIL on and a code P0301 Cyl. #1 misfire. Vehicle also misses on acceleration and MIL flashes as expected. Backfires through intake while missing. Found #1 wire insulation to be worn through from rubbing against bracket. Replaced wir... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl. 1 Misfire)
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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5638S
Need a little help here and I DON'T want to through parts at it. Car came in with a MIL on and intermitant die. Found code 15. Cleared and it died and reset when I accelerated in shop. Then it would not re-start. Testing showed that I have spark, good pri. a... Trouble codes: 15 (Ignition output signal)
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1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Heat/cold distribution VIN: SAJNX574XR
The HVAC works insofar as it can produce hot and cold and can be moderated as to variance in temperature. The problem is that when heat is selected, the center and side vents blow the hot air stream and the lower vents blow a cold air stream. This is the oppos...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S4Y
Please Help Me! This little Jeepy Weepy came into our shop & the customer complaint was no tach or speedo plus a check engine light. We started our diagnostics & pulled a code P0340 CMP Sensor Circuit. After starting the vehicle twice during diagnostics it wou... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP Sensor Circuit), P1391 (Loss of Cam or Crank Signal)
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2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L shifting VIN: KNAFB12151
Vehicle is in fail safe mode - with Code P1800. Followed procedures as laid in Mitchell On Demand, and it appears that the TCM is at fault. Essentially, I'm not getting 1.5-1.8 volts at pin #41 with engine idling. Checked continuity between #41 @ TCM and #68 @...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L valve VIN: JT6HF10U5Y
Thanks in advance for any help you may offer. I have this RX300 here that belongs to a good friend. It has a lot of valve noise once it is warm. I have looked on ALLDATA and found that it is time for valve adjustment, but 60,000 miles seems a little soon to me...
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1993 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22D2M
Sorry about the VIN it isnt exactly correct I dont have it here with me. This is a 1993 Mazda B2200. The truck came in barelly running. I checked fuel pressure. Exactly in spec. Checked fuel volume, ok. Checked spark, ok. Found high backpressure. Replace cat b...
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L 1st gear VIN: WDBC820A40
Symptoms appeared suddenly upon start-up one morning. Vehicle slips severely in 1st gear, once speed is managed and second gear is engaged, all slipping stops, and vehicle shifts normally thru all gears. More times than not when reverse gear is selected, it do...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L high idle VIN: WDBDA28DON
need help on this one its a benz got a high idle han bad t-plate switch replaced it still got same problem talked too local benz boys and they said good luck...if any one can give imput much appreciated !!!
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBEB31E7S
Greetings. This car came in with a hard starting problem, which turned out to be the glow plugs. We replaced the glow plugs, in the process had to remove the intake manifold to access. Well “ever since" customer says her fuel economy has dropped considerably, ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L quicjk shift, no kickdown VIN: WDBGA433E9
HEY BENZ GUYS, I NEED SOME HELP. I HAVE A 96 S320 THAT SHIFTS ALL GEARS AND LOCKUP BY 20MPH. IF I GIVE IT FULL TROTTLE IT WON'T KICK DOWN INTO A ANY LOWER GEARS OR HOLD A GEAR FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME. AT A STOP IS THE ONLY TIME IT SEEMS TO DOWNSHIFT. IF I MANUA...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L MIL Lamp on, do no start VIN: WDB2304741
Hi there guys... This vehicle has about 6 months with us in the shop, this vehicle came with a turbo charge problem, which works intermittently, after we checked this vehicle out with our diagnose equipment, it gave us this code P2003 which says that the insu... Trouble codes: P2003
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1992 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2MELM75W5P
I've got a 92 grand marquis that shudders terribly in first and second gear. Once you get to cruising speed it drives normally. It feels like the torque converter is locked up but it never stalls when coming to a stop. Is there something with these vehicles th...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A3Y
Car came in to correct MIL lamp for codes above for CT emissons. Complain of MIL and stalling at lights. We looked at these complaints only after changing out a bad battery. This seemed to help stalling, but code po1212 po1605 and eventually PO175 came around.... Trouble codes: 1212 (Comuncation line ECM to ABS/TSC controler-bad signal No MIL), 1605 (Communication line ECM To Trans ECM -bad signal), P0175
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L downshift gear VIN: 3N1CB51D4Y
Hello nissan Techs. i have this nissan sentra i got it last week. it came slipping in all gears. took pan down found metal and clutch material. replaced with a used one that has 1000 miles. transmission shifts normal in all gears but when it reaches 60 miles ...
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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDT13S12
we need to reprogram pcm. we are working on an 02 trailblazer and a 02 bravada that we need to reflash/reprogram/update pcm's for problems. the issue is these vehicles are owned by a local company. this company purchased these vehicles for one dollar. they are... Trouble codes: P0495 (fan clutch locked)
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1989 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 2.8L valvetrain VIN: 1G2WP14WXK
I am a first time user,and need help in how to diagnose from this point,The engine co. has authorized me to diagnose this problem and call them.I have ran compression and i get 150 lbs across the board, i have done a leak down test and found aprox.38%,leakdown...
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1990 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on, long crank times VIN: 12HX54C9L1
The SES has been on twice for a total of about ten seconds while on the freeway once while accelerating and once while cruising. I was able to catch the code with a snapshot. When the light came on quad driver #4 went from high to low, purge went from 90% to ... Trouble codes: 26 (Quad driver failure)
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1993 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L MIL Lamp on, A/C malfunction VIN: 1GMDU06L4P
The code numbers are correct, I'm pretty sure the titles are also. Vehicle is at work, I am home at 12:30 A.M., so please have mercy!! It came in for check engine light. 25 was the only one in "history codes". It was also in current codes along with the others... Trouble codes: 25 (MAT too high), 65 (cruise control servo position sensor), 66 (A/C pressure), 69 (high pressure switch circuit), 88 (PCM reset), 99 (power management problem)
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1990 Audi 100 2.3L brakes VIN: WAUBC5441L
replacement of master cylinder fixed the problem , vehicle was delivered to customer , waiting to see results after long drive
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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L no communication VIN: WBACB4316N
Hello group, I decided to send the car to the BMW dealer because they said that it would be the only way to issue a warranty for a defective DME; if of course the DME that they had sold me was indeed defective. After the dealer having kept the car a week, th...
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAAV11001
well, this one fix it self. i got answers form engine block broken under warranty all the way to oil viscosity problems. the truth is that the problem was that the engine was sitting for a while, 4 months. and besides the weather got colder. so those to things...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAEV134X2
We found damage to camshaft journal due to oil starvation.The cam timing is also off caused by a stuck VANOS.We are now replacing the engine.Thank you all for your help. Trouble codes: 106 (cotrol vanospositionexhaust camshaft), 105 (controlinletcamshaft).
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1996 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52K6T
Hello fellow techs- I found a broken #5 exhaust valve springs. I really appreciated all the help everyone gave. Thank you. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB55KX1
thank you for all your help,a plugged cat was the fix.all are happy now.love this site. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L rear defroster VIN: 3G5DB03E12
Sorry for forgetting to close, got slammed with work with our ciold weather, forgot this was still open. Thanks for the responses, the customer picked up the vehicle for thanksgiving weekend and when they brought it back the said it appeared to be working. We ...
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1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1G1YY33P2N
thamks to all the replies, all were helpfull. thanks to paul for the hard ground locations, several explained sweep testing on car and off. however this car has a tps module, hidden under the coolant tank, passanger side. the tps wires route to this module(thi...
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1993 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 5.7L fans VIN: 2G1FP22P9P
sorry for the delay in responding to your suggestions. ralph from main had it right. it was a guage issue. i wasn't familiar with this vehicle. you know, how it was supposed to operate. the customer didn't offer me reliable information either, go figure. any w...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Extended cranking VIN: 2G1WH55K72
Hello Group, Firstly I want to apologize for not posting this sooner. I haven't had a chance to get the car back in. Been very busy. But I'm confident an ignition switch will probably fix it. (Vehicle Theft Det. issues possibly). As the majority that replied s...
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1986 Chrysler New Yorker 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1C3BT56E2G
Thanks for the 13 replies I received. Many of them referred to items we had already looked at.This rough idle problem was there BEFORE any of the repairs had been done. A couple talked about the OE camshafts causing this situation which caused us more thought....
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1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: 2C3HC56G4X
Several of the replies I received indicated there had been a TSB to replace the 2 halves of the plig under the seat, but when I untaped the two harnesses, I found that had been done previously, so I went with what I had. By untaping the harness back a little m...
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1989 Dodge D100 Custom 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7FE06Y5K
a new distributor pickup unit solved this one, runs like new. thanks for the replies, most said check distributor pickup so i did, and the 5 volt signal never changed during cranking. other suggestions included ignition switch, pcm, wiring. thanks Jamie for th...
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1993 Dodge D250 5.9L spedo. overdrive alt. VIN: 3B7KE23CXP
well first i would like to say thanks for all of your help. we put on a new crank sensor/speed sensor it completely fixed the problem. we have talked to dodge dealers, techs, and diesel experts and none of them even came close. hope to help you guys sometime o...
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1995 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Cuts out, Stall
I would like to thank everybody, with your help this one is fixed. And some times its the stupid stufff that gets you. What I found was the wire that went to the VSS was rubbing on the double cardian joint coming off the transfer case. This was the orange wire...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Misfire VIN: 387HC13Z8V
I would like to thank the 18 techs who replied to this message. All the suggestions were helpful. Our tech tried some of the suggestions. And, we will remember the others should another problem like this arise. Our shop isn't equip to handle all the suggestion... Trouble codes: 300 (Multiple Misfires), 304 (4 Cyl Misfire Detected).
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L front suspension VIN: 2B4GP44392
Thank you very much for all the replies. The new bushings fixed the problem. They did not look wore at all! but it was like a new van after replacement. Sorry for the delay. It took this long for the customer to come back. They took it on vacation the day I op...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14A9R
Thank you 5 for your help. You were all right. Pete & Mike said to replace the MAF sensor that was reading 1.7 that noe reads .8 Brian said to check the pulse width on injectors that went to 5.4 on start up to 1.7 on dying. Eric said to check compresion cold &... Trouble codes: 335 (EPT voltage low).
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1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP54N3V
sorry about closing this page, found the camshaft gear did turn, welded gear back on cam and installed back in motor and engine does run but valve damage has accurd, need to tear down motor and repair head but customer does not have the funds right now and we ...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTZF18W9W
Thanks for the help guys. I am almost ashamed of this one. All I had to do was to dis-connect the battery for a few seconds to reset the keep alive memory and reset the adaptive perameters. As for the spark knock on hard acceleration, he said that he has had t...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Check engine light VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Thanks everyone!! It turned out to be the fuel IPR shafts were leaking. I appreciate all the help! Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (testing and results).
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51401
Thanks to all who helped me, in my time of not having american alldata. the problem was fixed as 95% of help suggested. It was the upper plenum leaking vacuum. Thanks again and merry christmas :o) Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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1998 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Fit & Finish VIN: 1G2FR365XS
wow what a strange fix.the hood hinge causing a clunk,a copper washer in between the hood and hing bolt tightened it up enough to eliminate the clunk.thanks to all who replied.
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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Clearence lights VIN: JHMCB7654L
I would like to thank all 9 members who e-mailed me, we only have two customers who have these Subaru. The obvious fix is the switch for the clearence lights is not the switch in the dash but the one on top of the column [where you would think the 4 way flashe...
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1998 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L abs VIN: F5HG8Y5G5G
well thanks for all yalls help finally got this one fixed after the dealer decided to send me the right part(it only took em like 4 tries) turns out to be the left front wheel speed sens. resistance was around 5.5 ohms, new one 1.34 . never seen a spedo run of...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2020262F65
thank you to all who replied, your help was appreciated! the fix was to drive the car for 15km as two mentioned. went for road test with tester connected, part load adaption came right back and then stopped and allowed engine to idle, idle adaption reset and a... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173, P0130, P0150, P0300 (Random Missfirs), P0301.
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 4A3AK54F3W
Well the fix was a lot easier than finding it, I found that the trigger wires to both coils had been switched so the factory plug wire routing was not the same. All 4 plug wires were on the wrong cylinder, we found the problem after comparing the ignition spar...
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1995 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L hvac VIN: JN1CZ24D7S
I would like to thank all techs who replied to this request for help. After replacing the thermostat, the temperature did improve on the radiator. There was improvement when the heater was in the manual stage. But, the difference didn't change when we put the ...
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L service spension light VIN: 1G3NL52E11
thanks very much the fix was simply the plug under the rear seat was unpluged. reconected it cleared the code and ever thing is fine thanks to charles [...]
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1973 Plymouth Baracuda 340CID need info VIN: BS23H3B5Y3
Thanks for the overwelming responses. Most said that 73 was first year for electronic ignition. I was faxed some good diagrams and was able to fabricate the wiring...this because the Chrysler parts guy didnt have a clue about the ignition kit that was avaliabl...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L headlights VIN: 1G2NE52E9X
i now know why get burned out in this proffession, gm wiring is way too light to last at all. we found a bad orange wire at the rh headlight we repaired that thinking that would repair the problem. it didn't so we went to find other ground problems and after a...
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1990 Porsche 944 3.0L No Start VIN: WPOAB2940L
I have not fixed this vehicle yet. Due to the recent very cold weather, we got so busy with day to day repairs that this car got pushed to the way back burner. The owner isn't in a rush to get it back as it is his summer ride. When I get this problem fixed I w...
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2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YS3DD58H8Y
Unfortunately we have not fixed this vehicle. The customer is going to live with the problem until after the first of the year at wich time we will give it another go.
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L turbo VIN: YS3DF58K12
Well guys it has been a long 3 days with this saab but thanks to all of you i finally put it together.Well we started with taking the pan down the return line was not clogged but now we are trying to imagine how much sludge is in all the passages so we started...
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1994 Subaru SVX L 3.3L ? VIN: JFICY3234R
WELL, don't ya just hate it when you fix something and don't know how! I think it had a bad connection at the ECU for the MAF. I had my fluke under the hood and the Vantage at the ECU and I must have made a better connection because I couldn't get it to stall ...
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1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L driveline VIN: JF1SF6355W
Thanks for the input. Toby, Harold, And John got it right on. I put the FWD fuse in and ran it on the lift. The right front axle shaft had some play in it when running. When I moved it up and down it was pretty loose. Thanks for the help everyone. Ted
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L clearence lights VIN: JF1GG29602
I would like to thank all 9 members who e-mailed me, we only have two customers who have these Subaru. The obvious fix is the switch for the clearence lights is not the switch in the dash but the one on top of the column [where you would think the 4 way flashe...
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1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT3FJ60G6H
thanks to all that helped with are problem child it was the fuel shout solnoide we had a broken wire from the computer we also adjusted valves had some to tight thanks again for all the help
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1996 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L Cuts out VIN: JT4TN14D9T
Thanks to all that replied, sorry for the delay in closing but customer was out of town for a while. I got the truck back and checked all that was suggested, unfortunately to no avail. Crank sensor and pulley where fine, no glitches showed while monitoring wit...
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1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L starter VIN: JT3HN87R6V
Thanks to all. I have fixed this Toyota by replacing the starter contacts. It is nice to know that there are so many people willing to help.
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