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2005 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L drivers door lock VIN: 2HNYD18635
I have this MDX that the customer states that when they shut off the vehicle and go to unlock the drivers door with the electric lock button, the door unlocks and then locks itself again, really fast. At times the customer will try to unlock the door lock butt...
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L torque converter VIN: WAUED28D8X
Audi came to us for a check engine light, fault for torque converter lock-up. After replacing torque converter we failed to notice it had the wrong torque converter bolts. As a result, the torque converter bolts hit the back of the engine when it was running. ...
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1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L check engine light VIN: WBAGC8317K
check engine light on. pulled, via accelerator pedal, code 1222 (blink, and 2 quick consecutive blinks. i am not familiar with BMWs, but this is the best i could do. right bank running very rich. tested mafs. the hot wire glowed when testing, but the left one ...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L i VIN: WBAHD6324S
hay bmw guys have this 525i 9-94 trans progam displays on drivers info baord scan pulled code 6 unknowen ? i checked connector on trans checked fluid checked wires under seat all apear to be fine next check computer its not in the e-boxs were alldata says it i...
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1991 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L ecm VIN: 1G4EZ13L6M
Error Code 42 - Followed AllData's chart including changed plugs and wires, checked ignition coils, checked ignition module, ecm connections, wiggle test, etc... Would start then die. When we came in this morning, it started right up and ran for a few minute...
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2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L MIL Lamp on, radio locks, VIN: 3G5DA03E62
Customer had the battery change, and then started to act up --- when starting the vehicle the Driver's message center at instrument panel reads"service engine soon"Not the MIL, the radio screen reads LOCKED,while engine running, and when we turn the car off an... Trouble codes: P1189 (Engine oil pressure switch ckt.), P1811 (Maximum adapt long shift execution time), U1064 (Loss BCMVTD DIM /or SBM dataRadio IPC SDM.), U1040 (Loss of EBCM communication), U1016 (Loss of PCM communication), U1000 (No class 2 response)
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L heater core VIN: 1G6CD53B4P
this vehicle came in with no heat complaint checked obvious things first coolant level ,radiator cap ,t-stat was bad replaced t-stat and radiator cap,still no heat checked water flow to heater core one hose hot one cold,as usual for this vehicle the heater cor...
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1987 Chevrolet V10 Custom Deluxe 5.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GCEV14HXH
Getting fire to plugs and fire at the injectors .Tried the fuel pump prime at the relay and still cant get the pump to run .
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1992 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G1JF14T5N
This vehicle will die going down the road just like someone shut the key off.Also will just die idling and will not restart.It seems to happen shortly after a cold start while car is still in open loop. O2 sensor takes forever to start switching & get out of o...
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Drive Line VIN: 1GNEK13R2T
Customer complaint of growl noise from under vehicle after a loud pop noise. Checked rear end and found broken center shaft, posi governor+pins, shaft bolt fell out causeing above problems, replaced all parts and fluid, and additive, test drive, still has grow...
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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GN4W57XWV
customer came into my shop with this vehicle several weeks ago. It was towed in as a no start, but the engine would crank. I found that the fuel pressure regulator was leaking and replace it, also had a coolant leak at the throttle body that was leaking into e... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cyl. misfire)
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GCHK24V41
truck came for check engin light on code p0300 appear check & replace plug clean injector ,balance test truck run not so much, on road test abiout 65-70 mph truck surge like a gas miss may be my gas pressure is good and delevery too do you think fuel pump may... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L ignition lock VIN: 2G1WH55K62
customer has come in 3 times with the complaint that she is unable to remove key from ignition when turning off vehicle.b she states she must move shifter from park to reverse to drive then back to park to remove key. we have never been able to duplicate sympt...
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2002 Chevrolet Venture LT 3.4L heat VIN: 1GNDXD3E52
The blend doors and temp controls seem to be working. Van is running at normal operating temp. Van doesn't seem to have a heater control valve. Anyone seen anything like this before ?
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1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1C4GJ25B21
Hi all tech, I check this car in a hurry and it will comeback this coming saturday for more diag. It misfire on idle and I cannot feel on power braking or hard accel.sprayed carb cleaner on the intake no change,grounding the plug wires on# 3 and 5 cyl. doesn't... Trouble codes: P0305
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2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Accessories
Hello Chrysler Tech's. We Have A 2000 300M That The Drivers Door Locks It Self And Customer States She Can Not Manualy Unlock The Door. She Has To Exit Out The Passenger Door. About A Month Ago We Installed The Right Rear Lock Assembly For Noise Problem. Can T...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L RWAL Module VIN: 1B7HF13Y11
I have this vehicle come in 3 months ago with the ABS and red brake warning light on. This is a Rear Wheel Anti-lock Brake System. Check codes. 66 main relay shorted. Followed all diagnosis in the service manual ( which is very poor). Plus check all sensors an...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14Y0R
when temp is below freezing truck will not start,added carb spray and fires sometimes starts. fuel pressure 58psi,coil output at plug wire 35kv+,data line readings, iat current temp,ect same,map 157hz,pulse width cranking 31-33 ms, pulled injectors,replaced sc...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTJYS34F6
...van was towed in , van is running now, serv code 1280 fixed, the van falls on its face at 45, there is alot of oil pressure failure along w restictions on these powerstrokes, a small exhaust leak at turbo, real small, all the inlet pipes are connected and t... Trouble codes: 1280 (fuel oil pressure sensor assy)
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Dome Lamps VIN: 1FMDU35P4V
Dome lamps illuminate when door is opened from outside but NOT from inside vehicle. Has this been programmed to do this or is there a problem with the system?
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L monitors not reset VIN: 2FMZA5148W
This is the 1998 Windstar 3.8L EEc-V, SEFI A/C, A/T, rear heat and A/C This came in with a miss and a Code P0171 but after inspection, I decided to change the tune up since there is 116K on the clock with the original factory tune up. After this, I cleared the... Trouble codes: P1000 (monitors not set), P0171, P1464 (fixed), B1312 (fixed)
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
help please, We have a 98 explorer with 5r55e came in slipping,tore down center support bearing race cracked causing burnt clutches.replaced support-new,converter,build kit,od planet,od sprag,od band,forward drum,front planet,pump bushing servo-pistons and all...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L steering rack ? VIN: 1FMZU34E4W
We have a power steering noise coming from the rack and pinion that can be felt at the rack and the floor.The power steering pump is fine and has good pressures,fluid is also good.There is no problem with the way the vehicle steers.When you turn the steering w...
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTYR10COW
Hi, I am posting this for a friend. The gas gauge is erratic and it causes the check gauges light to illuminate intermittently. With a 100 ohm resistor installed in the gauge circuit the the gauge remained constant and the check gauges light did not come on fo...
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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 Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5141X
Hello fello techs. I am hoping someone can help me. I am diagnosing this windstar for another shop. Initially the van came in with a code po174 p0175 . I searched the archives and most said to replace intake gaskets , plenum gaskets and isolator bolts. This ... Trouble codes: P0174, P0175
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2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L intercooler VIN: 1FDXF46F6Y
Thanks in advance for your help. This truck came to our shop with oil leaks. I have alot of oil leaking out the right side boot at intercooler. I have removed the turbo to inspect. Turbo looks prety dry. I also have oil leak at right cyl. headgasket. But my qu...
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L trans wont shift has no dome lamps wipers power lo VIN: 1FMPU16L21
well guys this one is really odd first thing in the morning only when real cold it wont shift for about 30 min and has no dome lamps power locks or wipers after warm up everything works great We were told it had a bad gem mod but that didnt do anything thanks ...
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L engine VIN: 1FMYU0415K
We have a substantial amount of oil in cooling system. Customer has added 3 quaerts of oil recently. We are leaning towards oil cooler, but looking for a second opinion. There does not appear to be any coolant in the crankcase. We have removed the filter and p...
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2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCUU4132
towed in. customer states started car car would move no power. drove car into shop, mil on. scan test codes po354-355-356 stored. checked fix database for fixes. found 3 for broken wires at pcm. removed pcm connector and upper intake. ohm tested every coil and... Trouble codes: P0354, P0355, P0356
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L steering wheel VIN: 1FAFP33P52
This focus came to us on the hook with a locked up key tumbler. Seems easy enough acquired TSB repair kit from Ford followed instructions, should be a slam dunk. Here's where the problem began, we were not able to straighten wheels before removing steering whe...
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1995 GMC w4 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4KDB4B1A3S
Hello and thanx for your time. This truck ran very poorly and had multiple codes and problems. I made repairs (related repair history,with the exception of fuel pres. reg.) and truck runs relatively well (no dead cyls.) but the emissions are through the roof. ...
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2001 GMC Savana 2500 4.3L belt/ tensioner VIN: 1GTFG25W41
Odd problem here van had a belt noise,.belt was replaced,.shortly thereafter the belt just kinda grenaded,.replced with GM belt,...a few hours later same thing,. now i get the van found bad idler and alt. replace those as well as tensioner and a new GM belt. A...
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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Transfer Case VIN: 4S6CM58W9W
1998 Passport 4WD, came in with a complaint of grinding when in 4wd. When you push the button for the electronically operated 4 WD, the shifter for high/low range pops out of high. If you leave it in low, it's OK. By the end, it wouldn't hardly stay in high in...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18631
This one has me stumped. This Honda occassionally starts hard in the morning. May have to crank it 2 or 3 times. Possibly unrelated to my current problem. The hard start I have not experienced at the shop yet. My real problem follows. Right now the idle is su... Trouble codes: P0505
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L water pump VIN: JNKCA21067
A 1996 Infinity I-30 with a 3.0l chain driven water pump. If anyone has done this repair and could offer any help please do. There are a few items that my information system could be more clear on. First the car only leaks when running telling me that it's the...
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNV4842K
After a complete head off repair, all re-assembly was done and the motor cranks, with spark, but has no inj. pulse. All connections have been confirmed visually and by touch. In addition, with a break-out box and the accompanying manual from Baum, all key on a...
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1992 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L instrument panel VIN: SAJKY1742N
we tested head lamp switch, dimmer switch. instrument dimmer has no effect. lights will go off if we unplug tail lamp fuse. mitchell diagrams not very good. does dimmer work power or ground? does this system have a module that controls instrument panel? help!
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L interior heat VIN: SAJDAO1D4Y
To all valued techs, have this jag that came in with no heat ,checked the basics and found no heat coming out of the duo-valves to the heater core ,I have seen these duo valves go bad before ,also had power and ground at valve so replaced. Now we have heat but...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Surge, no power VIN: 1J4GZ58Y4S
Customer coplaint after driving about 35 miles to school on her way back vehicle starts bucking with no power. feels like running out of fuel. Another repair shop found catalytic converter to be bad and replaced it problem still existed. I found oxygen sensor ...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Checkball VIN: 1J4GZ58S2V
I am building a 42re/A500 trans for this Jeep. While tearing down the valve body I had an extra checkball show up on my bench. It is 3/16" in diameter. The ATSG techbook does not show where this goes and all of the other 9 balls that should be there are accoun...
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S91
Hi , every tech .I got this car came to my shop because misfire and check engine on with misfire codes . The customer use this vehicle to plow snow. After plow for an hour ,shut the car down and have a cup of coffee, come back about 10 or 15 minutes restart ca... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0306
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2000 Kia Sephia 1.8L daytime runing light and parking lamps VIN: KNAFB121Y5
new client came in no drl lights and parking lamps it was obvious someone looked at this problem before what we found was corrosion in fuse box underhood and drl module not functioning drl system seems to use very innefective control unit such as module (cheap...
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12331
when I use the modis I find the throttle angle stays at 10.9% I am going to put a tps on tomorrow but I dont know if the other codes will go away with this one repair ant help will be appreciated Trouble codes: P1586, P1186, P1121, P0732
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2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ24543
This Mazda came in with a random misfire that will not consistently reoccur for us in the shop. Since we could not get it to miss, spark plugs and PCV valve were replaced as maintenance with OE parts. Right after this was done, the vehicle missed for approx 10... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L climate control VIN: WDBCB25D4H
I need some advice on this heater system, fellow techs. This car came in with no heat,and we didn't have any power to the mono valve, plus if you jiggled the temp dial, the system would go to ac in the heat mode. I replaced the pushbuttons and now I've got ple...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA34E8P
This is the 2nd time I've written about this car. Some of you may recall I wasn't convinced that replacing the AMM would completely fix the problem. Unfortunately I'm correct. Again the customer has experienced a loss of power, this time under load, while driv... Trouble codes: 19 (shorted or open circuit to injectors)
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1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L compressor VIN: 1MEFM58U5X
This vehicle is in excellent condition with only 69k miles. There is only lukewarm heat coming out of the vents. I'm going to flush the heater core but my bigger problem is that the AC runs in all modes except for off. Are there any obvious fixes? I've checked...
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1988 Merkur XR4Ti 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WF1BT80W1J
hello all you merkur gods, i pulled the short straw again and got stuck with this merkur. customer failed nox. we diagnosed it down to not having ground signal out of the computer for the egr solenoid. i would like to know what the conditions are and what sen...
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1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Hesitation, bad studder/hesi VIN: JA3XE7402M
The hesitation only happens at low cruise speeds around 2000 - 3000 rpm and only when you slightly start to step in to increase speed . If you stomp down its runs fine, or let up on gas its ok also. The car idles great. I believe there is a secondary ignition ...
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AC54L5Y
car came into shop for routine timing belt replacement, car started fine after timing belt installation, ran for five minutes and died, check timing belt and marks all )ok( had a code po340 camshaft position sensor, replaced camshaft sensor as part of distribu... Trouble codes: P0340
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1992 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L suspension VIN: 2P4GH2539N
I bought this van with a broken timing belt with the intention of fixing it and selling it for a small profit. And it's been a nightmare ever since. This van has a horrible clunk over hard bumps like RR tracks and a popping type clunk over moderate to bigger b...
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1969 Pontiac FIREBIRD 400CID generator light
Trying to turn out the light now and bypass the original regulator wiring. The charging system works with the B+ to the regulator and the B+ terminal or course, but I haven't been able to figure out how to turn off the generator light. It appears that the li...
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1992 Pontiac Sunbird SE 2.0L rr wheel VIN: 1G2JB34H5N
THIS SYSTEM DOES WELL AND PRESENTS NO PROBLEM MOST OF THE TIME. MAYBE TWO OR THREE TIMES A WEEK AT SLOW SPEED (10 MPH) THE RR WHEEL WILL LOCK UP AND LET GO SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE COMING TO A STOP. iT IS A DRAMATIC ACTION AND IS NOT CAUSED BY DRIVERS ERROR, PRESS...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW52E4X
Hello techs i have this Grand Am that the SES lamp comes and goes intermittantly.All codes were checked and none were found.The odd thing is that you can clear the codes when the lamp is on and there is not so much as a blink.My scanner tells me the lamp is no...
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1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6352X
This car first came in with a rough running/MIL light on complaint. It was not symptomatic at the time, the above codes were stored (P0303, P0304). Freeze data showed a warm engine, ~1200 rpm, STFT 6%, LTFT 11%, closed loop, TPS 22%. We found original spark pl... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire 3 Cylinder), P0304 (Misfire 4 Cylinder)
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2003 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS2RD41H13
Hello this car came in with code po340 cam position sensor fault. replaced the cam sensor & then code po617 starter relay circuit high came on immediately after. We have not been able to determine the cause of this fault. The starter works normal, voltage from... Trouble codes: P0617
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1992 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T1VK13E1N
This is a first time customer. He complained about flutter. I test drove it and you could feel a misfire. It needed a major tuneup so we installed cap, rotor, wires, fuel filter, air filter, platinum plugs and pcv valve. We also did a BG decarb. After all that...
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1999 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T3ZF13COX
Hi All, I have this Sienna here that won't start. The customer claims that she parked it in her semi heated garage(about 40 F) one night without any problems and the next morning it wouldn't start. I verified this but when it was cranking it would act like it...
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1985 Volkswagen Golf 1.6L Alternator belt VIN: 1VWEG0178F
Every 3 months or so, this Golf looses its alternator belt. The alternator pulley and tensioner pulley are the same width. The pulley on what appears to be a factory air conditioning compressor is a smaller width. The alternator belts runs around the a/c clutc...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L master cyl? VIN: WAULC68E02
most of u guys said what i thought that the master was the problem but i could not duplicate the problem so we let cust take the car and with in two days it happened again. we offfered our help burt she is going to demand the dealer help because the car is onl...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8340Y
First, a BIG thanks to whoever it was CALLED me with the correct tip, within 1 hour of my post. That was above and beyond, I'm sorry I didn't catch your name at the time. Thanks. The two who responded with 'reflash the DME' were right. Had this done this mor... Trouble codes: 05 (o2 sensor heater before cat conv bank 2), 13 (02 sensor heater before cat bank 1).
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1986 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L high idle VIN: 1G4CW69B9G
Well, thanks to one and all for your help...it ended up being the TPS. What threw us, was the fact that even unhooked, it wouldn't change the values. Well anyhow, it's working good now. Thanks again.
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1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX06E1V
Thanks for all the replys. I've not gotten the vehicle back to work on it further. Customer is a little steamed about the whole event, so I'll wait for her return Trouble codes: 507 (Idle rpm too high).
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14WXW
Thanks! All!! Replaced Fuel Pump Twice as the first one was as noisy as the old one. Anyway, the amp. draw on the new pump was 7.0 amps, compared to 10.2 on the old pump. Thanks again for all the responses!
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1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY32GOX
Thanks to those that responded. The car still isn't repaired completly. I found out that besides this car being bought at an action, it also has been wrecked. It has sveral electrical issues. I belive that Layne and I are right about the relay being in the pow... Trouble codes: P0412.
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L security light on VIN: 2G1WF52E11
Customer brought back car.Checked powers&grounds at bcm checked battery connections.Recomended bcm.Customer declined to repair car at this time.Thanks to everyone who replied.
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Starting system VIN: 1G1ND52J82
Just talked to the customer and she said everything is working ok. First of all thanks for all of the help. About half the replys said ignition swith and the other half said the lock cylinder. I put in the ignition switch and Rob [...] had a good point. He s...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L transfercase VIN: 1GNDT13S32
well we had tried to power it down and wake it up several times, but no such luck. we replace the transfer case module and had it programed every thing seems ok. thank you for all the help, RON
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1993 Chrysler New Yorker Salon 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1C3XC66R6P
I ended up replacing the alternator on this vehicle. By chance I happened to be checking voltage drops between the computer and battery with my vantage and caught a glitch in the supply voltage. I put the lab scope on the alternatoe and found some nasty spikes...
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2000 Chrysler Voyager 3.3L 2-3 shift, 2-4 shift
This vehicle is fixed. I checked wires and fuses and everything is ok. Eight of the replies recommended a change of ISS sensor. I made it and feel a complete change. A slightly shudder is feeled as transmission changes gears (I think it feels as normal operati...
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2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1C3EJ56H9Y
Thanks to everyone who replied, We ended up dropping the filter pan on the transmission for inspection and found metal contamination. The vehicles owner had a warranty and the warranty company said they would only pay for a used unit replacement not a rebuild,...
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1994 Dodge B250 5.2L No Start
Thanks you guys John,Cornelius and Tony, you lead me in the right direction. When i got to shop this mornning i checked the voltage at pcm pin 7 orange wire just to make sure and still had no voltage,so i cut wire and rechecked orange wire on pcm side and had ...
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1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 483AU52N7T
Thanks for all the great replies. Most said to replace the distributor, we tried 3 of them and they did not help. We tried an ECM, no help. Jim [...] was pretty darn close, we found a broken wire going from the crank sensor to the ECM. This one took a long t...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No oil pressure
I replaced the oil pressure switch on this vehicle and so far so good. The customer also said that it was reading better oil pressure than before. Thanks to everyone for your help.
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Electronic VIN: 1BMF33641J
Hey everyone. First of all thankyou for everyone that tried to help me diagnose this truck. For thgose of you that told me to throw parts at it or take it to 'an electical expert' were of no help at all. We are the experts. And we can all throw parts at it. Mi...
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2002 Dodge Sprinter 2.7L run away VIN: WD2YD34192
Hi Guys, thanks for all the help and suggestions on this one. The no-start I believe was a gel situation with the fuel because after it sat and warmed up for a while it started and ran fine (also did a fuel filter). As for the run-away, I found out from the dr...
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1988 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP6240J
After replaced egr solenoid, warm up engine and ran smog check. Vehicule pass nox emissions just at the border only below 20 ppm at the max.Thank you everybody for your help
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA5146S
Hello fellow techs, well we are very happy to see the tail lights of this one. Having been very frustrated with this van it has sat outside for a week or more. As we mentioned at the start this van was taken apart by some one else two years ago, including the ...
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L extended crank time VIN: 1FTCR14XXV
Cleaned injectors another time this has helped the problem, customer is satified 'he can live with waiting on the light, he also states the power is back in his little jewel'
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2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP3436Y
Hi gays. This car is finally fix. The Problem turn out to be a bad crank sensor, even do the car has good spark and good injector pulse. Special Thank to all those member that replay to my request.
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73X6Y
thank you all for your help i let this car sit out side in 10 degree weather and resmoked it and wala the top intake chamber leaked bad so i will be resealing it tomorrow both upper and lower thanks again very much Trouble codes: P171, P174.
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FMYU70E21
Found the problem with the 4x4 on this vehicle . Replaced the old 4x4 control module with a new one and everything worked fine .
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2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L fuel tank VIN: 1FMYU93153
Thanks to all that replied . We were waiting to hear back from the customer .As we stated we had taken all the lines and hoses off from the tank and to the canister. We also had the vent solenoid off and was working it. We put it back togather and let the cust...
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1999 Hyundai Grandeur 3.0L Hesitation VIN: KMHFU41DRY
The responses suggested a blocked cat convertor as being common or any form of inlet or exhaust blockage as a possibility. Pleased to hear there are no other problems common to this model. As soon as we can get the owner to part with his car we will continue i... Trouble codes: P1159 (Variable induction system).
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FX58S6T
Thanks for all your replys, i saw that the ready monitors reset every time the problem occured, i verified that the computer was erasing its memory by inducing a code and waiting for the problem to happen and shure enough when it hesitated the mil went out and...
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1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L rough idle VIN: 1070441204
Thanks to all for the strong response on this problem.I rechecked for vacuum leaks and found none. I do believe there is an issue with the python fuel distributor not being one hundred percent at idle, but I focused my attention on the compression problem on n...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF652YB
It's fixed!!! Now I can finally sleep well . Thanks to everyone involved in helping me figure this one out. I couldn't have done without your help. Well, I ended up replacing the rest of the plugs and wires and the fuel filter as most of you said. That fuel fi... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (misfire cyl2 twc damage), P0305 (misfire cyl5 twc damage), P0306 (misfire cyl6 twc damage).
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J42
Just like i suspected thermosthat was the culprit, $150.00dll from dealer, thanks. Trouble codes: P0128.
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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L performance VIN: JA3AH86F43
We install a used transfer case on this baby, and now all is well, aparenty the last shop to do the clutch took the transfer case apart i don't know wy but they must have left out a few bits & pieces of that unit. Thanks for the help.
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1984 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L No Start VIN: HGZ3130016
most people that replied, were mentioing fuel pressure & flow problems, but as I said, during cranking fault these were perfect. using a gas analiser during cranking I found hc a bit low, which confirmed my belief we were lean during cranking. I double checked...
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L fuel system VIN: 1J4GWG365D
Thanks to all who helped with this issue, I let the car sit for 2 days in the cold and when I went out to start it the srarter kept stopping right before the vehicle would start, I called and talked to customer and found out this was what was happening when it...
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2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L compressor VIN: 3N1CB51D12
two problems that had occurred ecm was bad and the ac-machine was over charging the compressor. thanks for everyones help. the ac-machine needs to be recalibrated.
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1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 3.1L Ignition VIN: 1G3NL52M0V
Thank you all for help, I used the reset procedure of leaving the key on and it worked. I used the procedure from Allen in North Carolina, Thanks again
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1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GHDT13W7X
First of all thank you to all who offered help and I am sorry for the delay in closing this help request. I think Jerry [...] and a couple of others who said to look closely at the Crank Position Sensor are probably correct. Unfortunatlly, my ...
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1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L No Start VIN: 1P4GP44G0W
sorry that i have not closed this trouble out, not enough time in the day. thanks to all the help requests, this site is the best and has the best techs in the worid as members. the fix was not the normal repair. we are a full repair shop and we normaly cover ...
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2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HZ54111
thanks for all the replies, i removed the crank pulley and inspected, all is well there. so on my own hunch and the help from the rest of you, i installed a crank sensor. the new sensor looked a little different on the lab scope than the old one, so my hopes a... Trouble codes: P0336 (crank shaft position sensor no 18x).
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1984 Porsche 928 S 4.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: WP0JB0924E
Thanks for all the great replies. Most of you agreed to check the O2 sensor and the coolant temp sensor. I had the tech double check these, yes they were definately bad. We installed a new O2 sensor and a new coolant temp sensor. The vehicle passed the I/M24...
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1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4SEBG6851T
Our biggest concern was if plugged EGR passages in the intake manifold could cause misfire codes in this engine as can happen in some other vehicles. No one reported they had ever ran into that. We replaced the EGR modulator and boost sensor check valve due to... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr), P0304 (Misfire).
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1989 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L on all the time VIN: JT2MA71J4K
hello everyone well it turned out to be the high side pressure switch, someone replaced with the wrong one when you added about a 1/2 lb of freon switch would close, the new switch does not come on until 187 psi, thank you all.
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