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1991 Acura Legend L 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA7656M
hi guys got an acura I could use a little help on, 91 legend with a code 45, replaced both o2 sensors due to sluggish operation, still had code. replaced the fuel filter and light stayed off about 2 weeks but now is back on and not sure what to try next. the m... Trouble codes: 45 (rich or lean condition)
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1993 Acura Legend 3.2L Accessories VIN: JH4KA766PC
Hi guys, this acura got a anti-theft problem when you lock the car , sometimes & no all the times the alram goes off & the light start blinking, you reset the system bu locking&unlocking the doors with the key the alram goes shuts off, it doesn't do it all the...
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUEA88D5T
GOOD EVENING: i am having trouble geting this heater system to work. the air works good , or at least i think it does. the temp is about 20 degrees, so the air is not very active. i have read the climat computer , and there are no codes in the system. the he...
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE5323W
Found left catalytic converter restricted causing misfire codes - replaced left converter with unit purchased from Worldpac - manufactured by Miller catalyzer - have had excellent experience with this companies' OBD1 converters in past - unit fixed misfires bu... Trouble codes: P0430 (Cat Eff Below Threshold Bank 2)
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1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L gauges VIN: 1G4NJ52M0T
this car came in with gauges jumping to 0 and back up interm. it will do it on smooth roads or rough roads, doesn't seem to make a difference with temp. some times it will jump in the shop just sitting. i have talked to the gm dealer service department and the...
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2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L oil in antifreeze VIN: 2G4WS52J42
MY QUESTIONS ARE 1. ARE THERE MANY CASES KNOWN TO MEMBERS WHERE AN INTAKE GASKET REPAIR FIXED THE OIL IN ANTIFREEZE AND VISA VERSA? WITHOUT DOING HEAD REMOVAL AND CK. #2 IN THE PAST i HAVE HAD PROBLEMS GETTING RESIDUAL OIL OUT OF COOLING SYSTEM WHICH LATER RES...
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2006 Buick Lucerne 3.8L pulls
Hi I'm trying to help out a local dealer with 2 new vehicles. They are both Buick Lucerne with a 3800 engine. Both vehicles exhibit a tendency to pull, depending on the position of the passenger. If the passenger is in the front they will pull right and if p...
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1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL1337L
Weve got this old worn out Caddy with a strange problem. Came to us as a stall out after short drive. Found 2 bad plug wires, so replaced wire set. On second test drive still had dying problem. When it died it was like you turned the key off. Had code p041 in ... Trouble codes: P0041
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR52R4V
Good afternoon group. I have a friends 97 Catera that has an MIL on. The owner replaced both front oxygen sensors and i cleared the codes for him. The light came back on the same day with codes for both front o2 sensor heater circuits inoperative. This is the ... Trouble codes: P0155, P0135
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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1W54T1L1
after replacing o2 and temp sensor all readings good ran for 5 min then it died took readings and found o2 no response and coolant sensor back to -26 deg let it set and all readings come back to normal it will run for 5 min then same thing again tried the ecu ...
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1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13ZP2
Engine stalls."THE INJECTORS ARE NOT PULSING" (both on open & closed loop).The fuel pump runs and has good fuel pressure. The ignition is putting out good spark. The computer is not setting any codes. The vehicle may run up to one hour without stalling.When th...
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L dash lights VIN: 1GCEK19MOT
Customer came in with problem in dash lights (PK LPS) circuit keeps blowing fuse when headlights are on. I checked the vehicle out and it intermittenly blew the fuse when you would turn the headlamp switch to prk lights. The times it didn't blow a fuse I would...
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L alternator VIN: 1GNEK13RXV
Hello all, This vehicle has had repeated alternator failures. The vehicle arrived with no alternator output. The alternator was replaced with a less than desirable aftermarket rebuild. After replacement the alternator output was 13.5 to 14.2 volts and 90 amps....
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L speedometer VIN: 1GNDT13W3V
customer bought blazer out of canada. he did not want km. instrument cluster in it. he bought a cluster on e-bay so i installed it and the speedometer did not work. he got another cluster from salvage yard and speedometer did not work either. i installed the o...
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L clunk VIN: 1GCGK24R2W
I have a 1998 K2500 that has a horrible clunk intermittently. It only does it once per drive cycle, and so far has only done on or near the 2-3 shift. Also the trans has to be cold. After a few starts from a stop, it sounds like a quick ratchet and a clunk you...
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16R0X
I have a repeating code 442 failure. I have smoke tested the entire EVAP system and no smoke is detected. The Evap system will hold vacuum without the fuel tank hooked up. When the fuel tank is hooked up the vacuum leaks down. I have pulled the sending unit ou... Trouble codes: 442 (small leak detected)
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1999 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L Cuts out VIN: 1GBKC34J8X
hi group this thing mainly when turning to the right on initial take off will cut out like you shut the key off, went through all power and grounds rechecking everything the tech did when he installed engine, checked ignition switch ok, not loosing power to pc...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L pump shaft VIN: 1GNLEK13R6
Truck came in 11/24/04 @ 128384 miles for no power steering check & replaced pump,first replacement pump made howling noise so we got a second pump this one snaped the shaft in first 5 minutes,got 3rd pump flushed system and everythig fine untill December of 0...
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2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L No Start VIN: 2CNBJ13C3Y
hello fellow techs, i am up to my chin in trackers. this one was towed in with a no start. we checked all the usuals, fuel, fire, timing and compression. all checked good. compression values were 130 psi on all cylinders. i believe this should be enough?! afte...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L oiling VIN: 1GCHK24U11
hello got a nether problem here checked oil pressure 60psi hot, engine has very little oil coming out of pushrods this thing is rattaling badly. looked at old head gaskets 2 the new ones there wasnt any difference. ordered all parts direct from g.m. also looke...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Surge VIN: 1GCHC23254
Surges after warm up, no codes, i have no info on this truck, just wondering if there is any common problem with this...happens at idle...intermitten problem...may happend not happen for 2 weeks and then happen for a month straight...
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2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L pcm/bcm VIN: 1C3EJ56H5Y
pcm is bad bought a rebuilt pcm since i don't have the equipment to program pcm took it to the dealer thay are saying that because it has the orginal vin in it thay tryed to program and it took out the bcm thay also say that you can;t reprogram if it has a vin...
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2001 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R81
Car came in with MIL light on.Scanned for codes-P0442 evaporative system small leak.Cleared code let car do a self test,light did not come back on.Gave car back to customer to drive.Ten days and 303kms later MIL light came back on.Scanned for codes-P0442 EVAP ... Trouble codes: P0442 (evaporative system small leak), P0442 (evaporative system small leak)
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L smoking VIN: 2C8GF68474
This is a car a customer is considering for purchase.It seems to be in good shape,but it appears there is some smoke from the engine constantly. Anything you chrysler guys can tell us about these vehicles would be great, as my experience with the pacifica is a...
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1992 Dodge Shadow High Line 2.5L engine VIN: 1B3XP48K1N
Vehicle was towed in as a "no-start". We checked spark and fuel, good. There was no cranking vacuum @ the MAP sensor hose. Removed the upper timing cover for inspection and found that the belt was badly glazed and cracked but tight. We sold a timing belt servi...
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1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES27TD5
car was towed in no start fuel psi is good 45, have goos spark, and injector pulse, copression is 100 across the board. alittle low but should start. timing belt is good and pin on camshaft pully is good. all timing marks line up, good wave form on crank and c...
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1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L cylinder head VIN: 1B3EJ46X9X
Car came in as an overheat and had coolant in the oil. The cylinder head was removed and sent to a machine shop where it was checked and found to be warped.The head was checked for cracks and for proper vavle train geometry.No cracks were found and all valves ...
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1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTBRLOT4H
Hello everyone, This vehicle had prior major repair work. The customer just had a new timing chain, cylinder heads, dist. cap, rotor, pick up coil, and ignition module installed. Customer states that after the cylinder heads were installed the vehicle ran beau...
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1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFDKF38F6S
No start and die, relaceed fuel filter, started. returned code po267 #3 cly. No accel response until 2 or 3 pumps, then after 50 feet started missing so bad it wouldn't pull itself. Cycled key and runs ok. Trouble codes: P0267
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1997 Ford Escort 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WFOAXX88AA
I have an idle fault when engine heats up where it starts to fluctuate aproximately 100rpm. Have no fault codes showing have tested all related sensors these appear to be correct. Have tested all vacum lines and can find no leaks also applied vacum to pressure...
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Signal Lights VIN: 1FBSS31Z1W
This van has no signal lights, but 4-ways work. Is there a second flasher,if so, where? Or do we have a switch problem?We have a small shop and don't want this one plugging up a bay for a long time. Ford and Mitchell only show one flasher.???
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E4X
custer say car was runny fine stop at light and took off and it died start right back idles fine wont eccrrate to take off. drop exhaust did not change. o2 read lean off idle .00 volts at idle .25 volt alother data seems to apears fine help!!! Trouble codes: P0750 (shift seloind a malfuntion), P0743 (tosque convertor circut elec), P0755 (shift seloind b circuit malfuntion), P0760 (shift seloind malfuntion), P0135 (o2 sensor), P0155 (testing and results)
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FAFP53S1X
As noted above we have replaced both the rack and pump and bled the system per Ford recommended procedure. This will be the fourth time the car has returned. each time it's the same. The air is bled out of the system. The system is checked for external leaks b...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L steering gear VIN: 1FAFP53U0X
Found vehicle was low on fluid with no leaks other than pump was covered in oil.Cleaned all areas, refilled and bled p/s system while vehicle was running.Everything works fine until the vehicle is shut off then fluid is forced out of vent hole in reservoir cap...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU63XOY
replaced parts listed checked cam interupter alignment with ford tool twice , have signal going to computer but after driving vehicle after the second drip it turns the CEL light on for a code PO1309 no other codes present . the diagnostic as per alldata from ... Trouble codes: P1309
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW31F01
I have this 7.3 diesel, it will start and run for 2 min. then die and not restart, only sputter. When I perform KOEO test with scan tool I get a code P0605 PCM ROM test failure. Mitchel says to clear codes and perform quick test if code 0605 appears replace PC... Trouble codes: 0605 (computer rom failure)
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2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1421H
This vehicle acts like it has a leaking injector with bank 2 running rich, missfires have been cleared, for some reason the egr sol. is not trying to work the egr valve down the road and a heavy pre ignition is herd. engine running without missfire down the ro... Trouble codes: P0175, P0300
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73E62
I FELLOWS. I HAVE ME A REAL PROBLEM CHILD. I OT THIS VECHILE IN A MONTH AGO. IT WAS TOWED IN IT JUST QUIT ON THE CUSTOMER. WHEN TRYING TO START IT ACTS LIKE A FLOODED ENGINE.WHICH IT IS PULLED PLUGS THEY ARE SOAKED, HAVE SPARK CHECKED COMPRESSION HAVE 160 TO 1... Trouble codes: B1601 (pats recd incor key-code)
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTRF17222
vehicle came in with check engine light on. po171 & po174 stored in memory. iac was at 52% really high. and baro pid was at 167hz. to high for this area. so we replaced the maf sensor and did an air induction service. baro pid was back to normal and iac back t... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1131 (p1151-), P1151 (testing and results)
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1996 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GKCS13W3T
Customer brought vehicle in for a noise when driving. Sounds like water swishing when making turns left to right or when accelerating from stop. Sounds to me like the a/c drain is clogged up or heater core is full causing noise. Anyone seen this before?
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2002 GMC Sierra Denali 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTFK69U32
personal vehicle..misfire only when cold start, below 25 degrees. goes away in 2 - 3 minutes of driving . feels like im only dropping 1 cylinder. took scanner and mastertech home on several occasions only to have truck start fine.will only log nonspecific cyl ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L cooling VIN: JHMCB7552N
Hi Guys I need help. My wifes car. We were going to Vancouver and I noticed the temp gauge reading high then after a minute or so it came back to normal. It did this a couple of times. I changed the thermostat ( tested the old one and it did not open) ( could...
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1972 Jaguar XKE 5.3L clutch
Hello Jaguar experts. I have this vintage 1972 Jaguar XKE with v12 and 4 speed manual transmission. It needs clutch. What is the best approach to remove transmission : with engine OR lower rear suspension and remove transmission without moving motor? The owner...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Gages & Windows VIN: 1J4GZ58S8T
Good Afternoon The dash gages (analog) and the power windows do not operate. While cranking and for about 2 seconds after releasing the key, the gages sweep to their proper postions and then drop to their lowest postion as if the ignition was turned off. We c...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L door locks VIN: 1J4GW48S84
Range drops to 3' from R/F door (antenna in R/F door module); new modules worked temporarily; last module didn't work until harness was moved, then replaced harness; lasted 2 months; voltage drop checked under load was .6v both + & - sides; new batteries in re...
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALPV1240X
This vehicle came in on a flat bed, it cranks at a healthy speed but will not start. Customer states that they simply parked it and the next morning it wouldn't start. Only one code was in the ECM history memory (No TCC engagement). Data stream is good, all no...
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2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Surge VIN: JT8BD68S9Y
First, let me say that I am no expert on Lexus cars. I am a Jaguar guy. I have a customer that now refers to her GS300 as "Christine". She says that about every third time that she attempts to parallel park this car, when in reverse, with the wheel cut, the ca...
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2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L radio VIN: 1LNHM82W41
The customer's complaint is the buttons on the Radio do not illuminate, and can't be seen at night. All other buttons and knobs illuminate but the radio. From what I have read on this the LCM sends an SCP signal to the Radio, EATC, module and a few others, tha...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBJF25F8W
vehicle towed in for no start( starter cranks engine over) .checked for voltage at glow plugs checked amp draw of plugs,about 100 amps . could not find a spec for starter amp draw so as of yet i have not checked that.Loosened the fuel line at the number 1. inj...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L oil leak VIN: WDBNG78J91
Good Day All, This s600 developed an oil leak that soaks the bottom of the bellhousing. With dye in the oil I saw my die at the back of the block. I removed the transmission and found the expected rear main seal/seal plate. However I also see the TDC sensor a...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3K34Y9SE
This is a little of a brainteaser. I have a 1995 Eclipse 2.0 Nonturbo that has no Output to the ASD Relay. This car was diagnosed by the dealer needing a ECM, We ordered a ECM and That's where the headache began. When you turn the key on you do not get the gro...
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1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Alarm VIN: JA3AM44HXW
Hello Fellow Techs, A customer brought in his sonís 1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT for the alarm is going off randomly. Customer would like to have the alarm disable and the horn still to work. I have removed the alarms fuses and it still goes off, removed alarm horn...
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L press in on cltch VIN: 1N6DD26S6Y
please help at wits end. client came in with noise only when you press in on clutch, not all the time, when it does make the noise it is kinda loud, it is a sraping sound, seems just like a throwout bearing noise, we have replaced clutch, with nissan parts, tu...
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L converter VIN: 1G3NL52EX1
Hi all. Ive got this Alero that has a problem with the torque converter. It engages fine, however under slight acceleration the converter clutch surges in and out. The scan tool reading of the rpms indicate about a 100 rpm surge. The pulse width seems to chang...
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G3NF1ZE41
The problem is completely intermittent an shows up only between 43-47 mph. the vehicle has to be warm and slow to accelerate through the affected range to even present itself. we've had it here for the same problem 3 times without it even reoccuring. finaly to...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L passlock VIN: 1G2NF52T1Y
hi again. Ive got a 2000 Grand Am that came in on the hook two days ago that was towed because of a no start. When the driver got there it started and ran. It still does. Customer stated that it happened a couple of days before also, but when they went out lat...
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1991 Porsche 911 3.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPO0CB2964
Hey Guy's Ive got a customer with a 3.6 automatic that had his throttle plate sent in and enlarged, he had other mods done at the same time, but the problem is when the throttle plate came back its set screws were backed off. I can't find any info on seting up...
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1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L SRS indicator light VIN: YS3AL35L2N
SRS light remains on, no scan tool available, even at Saab dealer.
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1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Turbo VIN: BH5-016490
This is a Gt twin turbo and came in with poor performance.Thought it would be primary turbo blow off valve or seized turbo. Check fault codes but no codes came up. checked blow off valves but this car has a different sytem than the earlier models and i'm not s...
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1998 Suzuki Sidekick JLX Sport 1.8L Stall VIN: JS3TD21V8W
On the first start of the day, engine cold, this Suzuki will start easily, run for 5 seconds or less, stall and die. Start it again, it will fast idle and run perfect. It will only act up when the engine is stone cold - after it has run for a minute or two it ...
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1986 BMW 325 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAAB5408G
Hey Guys! Thanks so much for the replys! Sure enough, the magnetic pin in the flywheel has been broken off! I'm guessing from when some one replaced the clutch being as it is literally snapped off from the little dowel hole that it goes in. Customer isn't as e...
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1990 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP54C3L
I'm going to close this even thought I did not fix the car. I got a lot of useful suggestions that I passed on to the other shop. It's up to him to decide what to do. The biggest response was bad coils, the shop claims they replaced them and they did look new....
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1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L airbag VIN: 2G4WB52K5X
thanks to the response to my airbag code fixed the car by reburning the computer. alls good with the car now.
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1993 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4L not sure VIN: 2G1WP14X2P
Re-checked everything again,customer does not want to go any further.Scanner reading on engine temp. is normal and also normal when checked with the temp. gun.Thanks to everyone who replied,glad to see this one gone.
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1995 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L shocks VIN: 1G1YY23PXN
thanks to everyone, as joe stated strutmaster.com was the ticket, they have everything we needed to do the job and it was quite simple.
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNEL19WSV
well sorry for taking so long to post this fix. We ended up putting in a fuel pump and that fixed it right up as many replys sugg. again iatn saves the day !!! Trouble codes: P0300.
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R2V
After double checking distributor alignment it was noticed that a bracket on back of engine was bent or improperly installed during overhaul which prevented us from installing distributor correctly. It was 1 tooth off. Thanks to all who responded. Trouble codes: 1345 (crank cam sync problem).
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNT13W4W2
Well it's been a month and all is well with this problem child. It appears the oil was leaking from the back of the intake where the last 'guy' missed two inches of sealer on rear valley lip. Oil was pouring into wire loom (which just happened to have split si... Trouble codes: P0171, P0131, P0300.
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L keeps running VIN: 2GCEKI9V1Y
ended up fuse 23 in conveience center under hood was hot when key off which also drives fuel purge,fuel solenoid, sec fuel pump circuit,which feedback also activated headlamps. fix was water filled wiring harness under cab about even with rear of front seat, p...
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J13
sorry for so long to post.waited till was sure it would run.as i steted before i replaced the crank sensor again and it fixed the car.maybe just bad parts?? car also had 1 bent exhaust valve.why we dont know.NOT A VERY GOOD ANSWER BUT ALL WE HAVE RIGHT NOW.
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNET16S83
Hello everyone this vehicle is fixed thanks to Tony [...] he sent a diagnostic chart just for the p1345 code and the third thing on the list is testing the cmp actuator as soon as i looked at it you could tell it was leaking oil out through the solenoid we te... Trouble codes: P1345 (crank and cam sensor sync).
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1992 Dodge W250 5.9L transfer case VIN: 1B7KM26CON
Sorry for the late closing. I'm happy to say that this one is fixed. It was not the transfer case making the sound but the rear end!! The sound was transfered through the drive shaft sounding like it was the transfer case. I removed the rear shaft and drove th...
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1994 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Heater
Randy, you nailed it on the head man, thank you. My buddy has heat again. Like I said before, I was able to feel flow through the hoses and flushing AGAIN did not help it. I drilled the hole in the case and loaded it with the mopar rust penetrant (had stock at...
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1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L No Start VIN: 1P4GP4567W
i have checked everything...i checked cam and crank sync with a lab scope and they are dead on...no problem there...i pulled the injector harness and found no wiring problem...i checked 8v ref sig. to all sensors while cranking and didnt loose it..i did the sa...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L blower resistor VIN: 2B4GP44G01
I replaced the blower motor and resistor. The amp draw went from 20 amps on the old motor to 9 amps on the new motor. Thanks for your help.
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1995 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP71W5S
Thanks goes out to, James, Gordon, Charles, Bob, Jason, Mike,Alex, Bruce and Larry. You guys are very GOOOOOD! I swapped the coils over just like you suggested and bam, it followed with the coil. I also checked the box on the fender and it was in good conditio... Trouble codes: P0320 (circuit malfunction secondary ignition).
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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L reverse engagement VIN: 1FTEE14YXS
It seems that we do not have any more time to repair correctly that vehicule. The solenoid pack improve it a little bit but not to my satisfaction. For reference i tried changing the complete valve body with no effect what so ever, checked the accumulator and ...
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1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP54N3T
sorry for taking so long.the fix for this car was the exhaust gear striped off the teeth.on the rear exhaust cam shaft.the customer was from out of town didnt want to put the money need to fix car his brother owns at shop in Pa will come and get car .thomas fr... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0304.
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Dome Lamps VIN: 1FMDU35P4V
I received 3 replies for this problem. Tony from Louisiana indicated that the dome lamp SHOULD illuminate when either inner or outer door handle is used and both Nick from Ohio and Luis from S. California Indicated that the problem is probably in the Door Latc...
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1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Brake pull VIN: 1FAFP66L6W
First I want to thank all who took the time to reply. This veh. is now fixed. After machining rotors and drums just for good measure, I was advised to clamp off rear brakes to see if brake pull is still present. Sure enough car still pulled right and Steering ...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L reverse VIN: 1FTNX21S7I
I figured out my no reverse problem, there were two. The low/rev piston seals were manufactured too small in thickness, there was a bullitan about this from trans tec. The second problem was a cut direct seal on assembly. I made the mistake of not air checking...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L lacks power VIN: 1FTSX21P95
Hi Guys; thanks for all the help ! You all homed in on the turbo and or actuator. The Mexican Dealer now agrees it's the turbo; however they don't have one down here. The Canadian selling Dealer has agreed to send one, and the Mexican Dealer will install it to...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18631
Well Gentlemen, As usuall I received many responses and the vast majority were right on the money. With really no solid scan tool data that proved anything to me I relied on the advice from IATN techs who said the idle air control valve was a pattern failure... Trouble codes: P0505.
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2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD77523
First of all I would like to apologize to iATN and the fellow techs who offered their help here, for taking so long to post a fix. One of those holiday delay things. Now for the fix! It was the front O2 sensor that was at fault. Or more correctly, the front ... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 Sensor).
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2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL18504
I wanted to thank all techs involved with efforts to fix this nightmare. We had checked all obvious, slides,pistons hoses etc. etc. Thanks to all guys at centric brakes. We sent this vehicle to dealer to see if it would be covered under warr. is about 1700 mil...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L head bolt VIN: 4S2CK58DXY
A huge thanks to all of you who responded. We torqued it up and it was fine and the vehicle went away running fine. I was just a little nervous cuz that sounded pretty dang tight... anyways, thanks again!
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1992 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L instrument panel VIN: SAJKY1742N
thank you john and robert. its great to be able to share imformation with each other. you wrer right the dimmer module was shorted. thank you again.
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1989 Jeep Wrangler Islander 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2J4FY39E3K
I would like to start by saying thanks to all who replied to my request. You were all on the right track. Even though my scan tool read the same temp. as the dash gauge, I replaced the ECT sensor and the customer called back this morning to say it started and ...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L door locks & interior lights VIN: 1J4FX58S5W
Good morning Techs, Finally found the problem. Had some incredible replies on this one. Bad grounds, door jam switches out of adjustment, auto lock system malfunctioning. The problem was the latch assembly on the drivers door was loose. Tightened the screws an...
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1990 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1LNCM93E2M
sorry for the wasted time but I had to bring in another perspective on this one and the problem ended up being something I had check early on the map sensor.The sensor was evidently failing and causing the pulse width to be to short hence the very lean conditi...
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1992 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 1 Ton 2.4L Surge VIN: JA7FL24W9N
Good morning Techs, Ty from Connecticut repied with a thourough way to set base idle. Went through the procedure and that fixed the problem. Some mentioned the coolant sensor and bad computers. Thanks to all.
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1993 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L loss of power VIN: JN8HD17Y1P
Hello again! I ended up replacing both the MAF sensor and the O2 sensor. These were both recommended by techs in the replies I received. What did help though, was a understanding customer, who when I told him of the responses I received, gave me the go ahead t... Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor).
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1996 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Heat / AC VIN: 2P4FP2532T
We are 90% sure we have a blend door problem.We are working on it. I was amused to read the post from the guy with the '91 that found the cell phone in his blend door. That was good. Sounds like a very common problem with these Caravans.. Happy Holidays to a...
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2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L No Start VIN: 3G7DAO3E41
Thanks to all who took the time to reply.The problem was a corroded wire in the 16 pin connector at C103 DK GRN wire.I found it after I installed the PCM & still had the same problem.The harness is stretched very tight & was rubbing on the EBCM bracket. Thanks...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Master Cylinder VIN: JT3HN87R4Y
Got vehicle back 2 days ago. Thanks for the replies & help. Some said check for load leveling valve (this vehicle did not have one). Peter [...] sugested using plugs-great idea. I purchased 2 short brake lines, cut & crimped & was able to isolate problem. Mas...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L cruise control VIN: 3VWRF01H5S
replaced module and all is fine,thanks for all the replies
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JZ2W169324
Thank you for reading and replying to this help request. It took as too long to close it because we had been waiting for a set of new injectors to go in this vehicle. After all the abovementioned tests and repairs we removed and checked the injectors for f... Trouble codes: 16555 (P0171 - System too Lean), 16556 (P0172 - System Too Rich).
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