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1999 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JH4DC4451X
Hi all, This car came in about 4 weeks ago would not come out of park & in limp home mode. We checked fuses and found fuse #15 popped. Fuse #15 has multiple items - o2 sensor/shiftinterlock/alternator/transmission computer/evap solenoids. We replaced fuse car ...
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1998 Audi A4 1.8L low beam,turn signal,wipers VIN: DOWA154993
heys , guys... this a4/ quatro,,has no lights/turn signals, or wipers.and heater controls...all out,,,RELAY NOT KICKING IN, JUMPED IT., ALL ITEMS START TO WORK, REPLACED RELAY WITH O.E.M/AUDI RELAY NO LUCK ,SAME PROBLEM TRACED BACK TO IGN. SWITCH ELECTRICAL PA...
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2001 Audi A6 2.8L hydraulic chain tensioner VIN: WAUEH24B4Y
This vehicle came in to our shop for oil leaks; After degreasing and washing the engine, we gained access to the front of the engine to monitor leaks; The two areas leaking were from the oil filter adapter seal and right where the driver's side chain tensioner...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Wiper system VIN: WBAGF632SD
Hi All, Got this BMW here with non-functioning wiper system. No shorts or blown fuse. No power is coming thru electrical harness to motor. Occasinally, washer motor would pump fluids thru the nozzle toward the windshield, but no wiper action. Dig deeper be...
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Rear air suspension VIN: 1G6KY5495X
This STS has auto-levelling suspension (rear). The front struts have an electrical connector, but the rears have only an air hose fitting. Going by the listed vin#, the Cadillac dealer says the rear shocks go for almost 800 clams each. Aftermarket air shocks a...
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1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L controler VIN: 1CNDT13WXP
Ok this is a tricky one! this truck was brought to us from a different shop in town. The 4x4 was inop. No lights on the switch worked! and no t-case shifting at all. One more thing the other shop just replaced the module and t-case shift motor one day before I...
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDC14Z3P
Hello, This truck came back for the complaint of check engine light on.Scanned vehicle w/soluus,code 43 present.Drove w/ scanner installed after clearing code,after appxly 2 miles under moderate accel. Code reset.Checked reference volt. at esc module had 8.9 v... Trouble codes: 43 (esc module or sensor problem)
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1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L abs VIN: 1GNDT13W6R
Hello I got a good one. This a $1000 special my regular customer purchased from his brother inlaw with an existing problem. The right rear wheel will lockup under moderate foot pressure and brakes feel grabby. checked brakes and right rear severly worn left si...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Excessive RPMs VIN: 2GCEC19M6T
There are about 2500- 2700 Rpms when clutch pedal is released in any gear when driving over 7 MPH. If IAC or VSS is disconnected, the symptom disappears. PID readings are all normal on my MODIS scanner. No vacuum leaks are present. The shop that had it replace...
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14WOW
This truck came to us with a crank, no start. If you crank the engine, it will start and immediately die. The security light flashes 3 times and goes out. If you crank the engine again, it does the same thing. The sensor data list shows VTD fuel yes until the ...
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1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Cuts out, no WOT VIN: 2G1WL52M9X
customer brought vehicle to us and said had no acceleration on highway. test drove vehicle and found that it wouldn't accelerate under 3/4 or full throttle. it does this under a load or in garage stall. oxygen sensor 1 upstream from cat shows lean condition wh...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Dash, radio lights VIN: 2G1WH55K8Y
Hello Techs. I have recieved this Impala recently and am trying to get a head start on it. The dash lights and radio lights are supposed to fade down when the lights automatically turn on. They do fade down but way too far. They actually turn almost off. You c...
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, high idle VIN: 2G1WW12E01
This car came in idiling at 3500 rpm. if you shut it off for a minute and restart it, it will idlr normally for about a minute then race back to 3500 again. I checked for vacuum leaks and found none, checked codes and only got a code for high idle. I used an I...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19V61
this vehcle came in for missfires under load, has lots of miles, inside the throttle body i could see lots of build up so i performed a bg induction clean, also a fuel injection service , vehicle seems to have huge spark knock at cruise, fuel pressure seems to... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple missfire)
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Accessories VIN: 2G1WF55E31
i posting this for one of my employee's.. the battery light came on, but its charging 14v, door ajar warining indicator is on at all times, when you open a door the dome light will flash on and off, cooling fans not working, a/c wont come on, radio locked itse...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG25W32
Hello,this chevy van keeps setting a code p0335 crank sensor signal loss.Scope sensor and found the pattern to split when engine rpm is brought up to about 2800 rpm.Remove sensor and check reluctor wheel and found it to be tight with out movement.Relaced senso... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft sensor signal is not detected for more than 3 secs.)
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1977 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham 7.2L No Start VIN: CS43T7CI88
Hello Techs: We recieved this car after a small fuel fire had destroyed the wiring harness from the lean burn control module to the main harness. The control module is the one located at the air filter housing. The burned harness is about eight inches long wit...
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1993 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2C3EH46F4P
I have a cold start stall concern, when initially started it will light off, hunt/stumble then stall. Seems to go away when warm. Plugs and wires are new, and I cleaned the throttle bodies. Cmp and ckp synch appear to be right on. Thanks for any help.
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2000 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AU52N8Y
This is a Mitsu 2.5 v/6. Car has a front bank long term adaptive pegged at 24.8 Rear bank is fine. The pulse width of the front is 3.2 and rear 2.6. We can force the adaptive down by adding fuel. If we reset adaptives the car will idle rough for a few seconds ... Trouble codes: P0171
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1992 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1P4GH44R3P
Have a no Start Condition with a Good Crank. Fuel Pump and Injectors Seem to Work properly. Spark Seems Good with Replacement of New Coil Pack, Spark Plugs, Cam Sensor, and Crank sensor. Timing Chain Has Been replaced with a Double Check of Timing Marks. All T...
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1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3P3ES47CXT
Hello everyone. I have a 95 neon here that is misfiring on cylinders 1 and 4 at all times. I have tried plugs and wires, but to no avail. Checked timing marks on belt and seems to be okay, but, is there an arrow denoting the cam alignment? I only saw a notch i... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L instrument panel VIN: 3B7HF13Y6T
hello all, this is on my own personal truck, if you fill up the tank (26 gallons) the fuel gauge says PAST the full mark for about 50 miles. Then starts to drop accordingly. after you hit half a tank, the needle starts to slowly drop to 1/4 tank while driving ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L 1st gear VIN: 3D7LU38C24
I have a 2005 Dodge 2500 4x4 w/ 48re trans, it has been bullydog chipped and exhaust 5", it runs really good,customer complains of slipping sensation, no power in first gear(overdrive position on selector) but in first gear manual it runs fine takes right off,...
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1991 Ford motorhome ch 460CID tag axle VIN: 4CDB5XG29L
I know this is an automotive and light truck website but I've seached the internet and repair manuals to no avial. Basically, I need to know how a tag axle brake system works. The brakes on this vehicle are horrid and the tag brakes seem to be applying on long...
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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L abs light VIN: 1FDEE14H1S
Hello fellow Techs, This van came in today with the abs light flickering at times. The system is 4WABS. My Snap on brick will not read this system. My question is - Is there a way to manualy get codes without a star tester? I am about to check connections and ...
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1995 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L distributorfleet VIN: 1FTFE24H7S
first off im a 1 man show trying to service a fleet of about 1oo this is one of the older higher miladge but the body is still pretty solid and straight.the problem came in on hook died while driving no spark out of cap removed cap found rotor broken from walk...
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1998 Ford F350 5.8L Poor Fuel Economy, LACK OF POWER VIN: 1FDKF37H3V
good luck with this one. the truck is an eec - 4 but it is a '98.?. still has old style connector. i have to lie to my mastertech and tell it that its a '95. that might be hurting some the of accuracy on my scan data. the old engine was removed due to a rod kn...
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14CYW
Hello, all please read previous history. The truck now has a check engine light and a code for the cam sensor. It has never had this code before and was instantly on when the previuos repair was done. I can not find the correct way to do a lab scope test on th... Trouble codes: 320 (dist/cmp sensor circuit)
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L engine VIN: QFTSE34LXX
This 99 E-350 came to us from a local telephone company that has their own fleet shop to handle the light duty work. The fleet mechanic said that the driver called him because he had pulled over after seeing white smoke out the tailpipe, and then the oil press...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L power steering effort VIN: 1FTNF20LIX
hi all have a f-250 , customer complant very low steering effort . feels like to much pressure , setting sill engine at idle steering effort feels like steering shaft not even conected to gear box . customer stated steering was fine shut off truck, restarted &...
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2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FDRE14L1Y
Thanks everyone for helping . I am working on 2000 5.4 liter econoline conversion van which came in with a complaint of a miss and an mil light on.The customer also stated that this van had not been driven regularly and not in quite some time. checked codes an... Trouble codes: P0305
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L oil leak VIN: 1FTWF33FO2
received this pk-up on the hook about 2 weeks ago, bad oil leak, found that a rubber O ring had been blown out of a plug which threads into a block, not really sure what it is, it's below the fuel filter, front center of engine, has a flex h.p. oil line going ...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55S62
Checked All The Basics, Plugs, Wires Etc. Also Subsituted Fuel Supply, No Change. Problem Began To Ocur When Customer Was Returning From A Trip. No Previous Repairs Have Been Made By Us Or Anyone Else. Any Ideas ??
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36P33
Vehicle was towed in from another shop for a no start condition. Found gas instead of diesel in fuel tank, cleaned out fuel system and checked fuel pressure at fuel filter housing, 50 psi. Checked codes with pds and found multiple codes P0266-60,P2263-60,P0401... Trouble codes: P0266 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P2614 (Cam Sensor Open Circuit), P2617 (Crank Sensor Open), P2263 (Turbo Performance)
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L dont know VIN: 1FTPX14564
This is my personal truck. Dealer just gives me the run around. Viberation is not bad enough to shake a paint can, but can easliy be felt and bothers me. Starts at 50 and gets worse above 65. If you run the truck up to 80+ and let off it is the worst on decel....
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1992 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Alternator VIN: 1GKDT13Z4N
Hi guys, This Jimmy has had chronic alternator problems since the customer bought it five years ago. He complains that he has had to replace the alternator at least once or twice per year. Within the last three weeks, however, it has gone through 4 alternators...
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1997 GMC C7500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GDL7H1P6V
Vehicle came in with an initial complaint of "Runs rough, unable to exceed 45 mph while hot." Unsuccessful in duplicating the 45 mph portion of the complaint, on the road test the vehicle always ran ok, but the idle is extremely rough at stops, and in shop. Pr... Trouble codes: 13 (Oxygen sensor open short or bad), 44 (Lean Exhaust), 45 (Rich Exhaust)
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1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L #4 gauge fuse VIN: 1GKDT13W8V
Truck broke down out of town, another repair facility could not find the problem. replaced alternator. Removed complete dash board and short still happens. Apperently was dead short to ground when the other shop had it and short went away so they thought they ...
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2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L heater VIN: 3GKFK16T4Y
Truck came in with concern of no heat.Front or rear. Coolant was a little cloudy so we replaced T-stat and flushed coolant with no improvement. Engine temp runs normal at all times. Driving or at idle. Flushed the heater cores seperately and seemed to have goo...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Cuts out
vehicle came in with check engine light, dtc p0172 (rich condition) I do not have a fuel pressure adaptor for this vehicle so i am unable to test the fuel pressure, but I did find the upstream oxygen sensor not working properly so I replaced it, also due to cu... Trouble codes: P0172
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Low beams VIN: KMHDN45D82
Customer is a friend. Have checked bulbs, fuses and relays and found nothing. Problem is I dont have a wiring diagram. We are a Ford dealer in a small town and owner hasnt stepped up to alldata or like. Any known or common issues would be appreciated. Thanks, ...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
Here's the deal. This car has been to 5 other shops with no luck. The complaint is that at 45-50 mph the engine bucks. I do not normally work on Jag's but agreed to take a stab at it. When I was evaluating the conditon of the engine, I noticed that there was a...
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1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L park lights,dash lights VIN: J4FJ57L7LL
Hello, hope everyone is doing well on this new year. I am having some trouble with a 1990 Jeep. When you put the ignition key in key cylinder , park lights come on. If you wiggle the key they will go off and on and the buzzer comes on. I remover buzzer relay t...
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2001 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Misfire VIN: KNAFB16191
This KIA has a hard #1 misfire we can not seem to solve. We first switched coil packs, code stayed # 1. Changed plugs with top quality ones. Checked for vacuum leaks. Checked fuel pressure 52psi engine running, but goes to 0 psi as quickly as key is turned off... Trouble codes: P0301
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM1BJ2227X
Hello all, and especially Mazda techís. Iíve been given a project here. Itís going to be a motor to run a hydraulic pump to lift yachts out of the water, a 50-ton travel lift. The transaxle has been gutted, a special driveline and the pump bell housing have be...
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Alt, V.regulator VIN: 1070441205
I need to locate the regulator. cutomer replaced the alternator, with new-rebuilt alt. I only have battery voltage when running. I have followed the wiring from the Alternator, and it just goes into the cabin. Some resources have said the Alternators now come ...
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Unknown VIN: 1070441205
i have a 450 sl mercedes that came in for an electrical problem. there is a key off draw of 373 milliamps. i have pulled every fuse and have also unplugged the a/c module on the firewall of the engine compartment. is there any other fuses on this car? any hel...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L codes VIN: 4JGAB54E7X
HELLO I have this ML320 in the shop came in with complaint of check engine light on got into vehicle and no light scaned codes with launch x-32 scan tool engine codes came out with PO156 O2 sensor down stream TWC (g3/5), PO720 read ETC fault data and a P0700 r...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA29G0Y
Cars has somewhat less then a smooth idle. Customers wife thinks ok, husband notices. Car has no codes, drives well. I had noticed that my Snap-On Mercedes cartridge has a section to monitor engine smoothness. It shows no misfires but has a field for each of ...
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1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Charging VIN: 1N4DL01DWC
cust complained of no charging and dead battery. tested alt to find 11.5 volts and no warning lamps on in dash as in batt light or alt light. replaced battery with new and replaced alt, still not charging, i dont have any wiring diagrams for the charging syste...
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1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Defroster VIN: 1P4GP44G4W
This customer came in with a very intermittent complaint. They stated that when driving, after van is warmed-up, that if defrost is not on max the windows will frost-up in a very short period, if they max out the defrost they will clear and the problem maynot ...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L overheating VIN: 1G2NE52E1X
this one has me stumped, vehicle came in 2 weeks ago with a overheating concern after pressure testing system found no leaks present. suspected a sticking t-stat. after replacing t-stat and bleeding system vehicle would run for hours with great heat and at 200...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NW12E91
car towed in no start. have good fuel pressure, have spark and we have rpm signal with scanner. injectors not accessable so used a stethascope to listen for clicking. had none so in stalled a cam sensor and still no start but now do have injector clicking. HEL...
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2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L fuel gauge inop VIN: 1G2JB12441
gas gauge on empty, check gauges light on. this is what is supposed to happen in default mode. customer has already replaced cluster with salvage one. scan data shows fuel level at 70%. looks like bcm in between pcm and cluster. is bcm most likely cause since ... Trouble codes: P0463 (fuel level sesor high / open)
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L Service(Wrench)Light VIN: 1G8JW52R2Y
This vehicle has been in twice now with the same complaint. She says that intermittently the Service (Wrench) not Service Engine Soon Light comes on and the vehicle hesitates/lurches/shifts hard (we're having trouble getting a real clear description). The only... Trouble codes: P0000 (Lost Communication or Undefined Code)
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2001 Saturn L300 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1G8JW52R91
Hey guys' Hope someone can give us some help on this one. The code we get is P1811 max adapt & long shift, when driving after the vehicle warms up it will shift hard especially coming out of 1st and 2nd. If you turn the car off it will drive normal upon restar...
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1992 Subaru Loyale 1.8L Transmission VIN: JF2AN52B0N
Hi Group This car belongs to a new customer, I have no history on it other than owner states that transmission had been working fine with no noise or problems. Customer states that he had started the car and went a short distance with car shifting fine he s...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Loads up VIN: 4S3BK6351S
Sorry, the transmission info is incorrect. This is a MT car. This car will load up on the first start of the day, after setting overnight. After it has been run it starts fine. I know coolant temp sensors are a VERY common problem on these cars, but they will...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BK6353S
Hi everyone. This Subaru Legacy (5 speed) comes almost in need of it's third replacement transmission with the EXACT same symptoms of the previous three: The transmission rides harsh and creates an audible "grind" especially at higher rpms. When you let off ...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L parking lights VIN: 4S3BG6851V
Hello I have this suburu that we did a tuneup on and had to remove the battery.We reinstalled the battery now the park lights the dash lights, the glovebox lights all flash like it has a alarm on it . There is know alarm on this car the park light switch is of...
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D1X
Hi .This car is gone .Almost every one told me you had to use the bar across the cams .I have this bar and it was used.Three diff techs checked the timing marks and all agreed they were correct. What I think happened was when the idler bearing went. The loose ... Trouble codes: 17930 (bank 2 camshaft adjustment malfunction).
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1988 BMW M3 2.3L Diesels When shut of VIN: WBSAK0303J
We are very confident that we will be able to fix car whenever it gets back here.Didn't know that this vehicle doesn't have on board diagnostics like every other BMW.It seems that we will have to go over idle adjustments as many of you recommended..Thanks!
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1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L gauges VIN: 1G4NJ52M0T
after checking grounds again and all connections we concluded that the cluster was bad, internal loose connection. replacement cluster fixed problem. thanks for all the help.
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2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G3WS52J01
Hello all thanks too all who responed. Well once agine the support from members of iatn is hands down the best.Alot of replies from low tech. to hi tech.But the one that fixed the car was Thomas [...]. With the relearn procedure for the learned minimum value for t... Trouble codes: P1404.
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1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCDT19Z5S
Thank you to every one that replied. I found the timing to be retarded with slack in the chain and the dist drive. I advanced the timing which helped. The customer needed his truck back for work and is going to bring it back in a couple of weeks when he goes o...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19RZV
The fix was another distributor, we actually tried one more crown because our supplier was willing to just zero trade. Installed 2nd distributor and everything stayed as it was supposed to thaks for all the replies. Trouble codes: 1345A (ckp/cmt out of sync.).
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1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK39JXW
OK men thank you all. Joe,Alex,Kerry,Carl [...] am having FastChip reprogram the black box (computer). We were going to install a larger MAF (customer is thinking of selling and getting turbo diesel late model) but decided the knocks issue had more of a performanc... Trouble codes: P0103.
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2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L OBDII Monitors VIN: KLATA5262Y
I had the customer drive the vehicle over the weekend in hopes that the monitors would reset on their own. When he returned this morning the two O2 related monitors had in fact reset and I was able to smog the vehicle. Thanks to the three gentlemen who replied...
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1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Drive Train VIN: 2B3HD46T7S
Hey fellas, The axles fixed the problem. Sorry about the late reply but we had technical problems with the internet in our area. Thanks again for all your help. Jeff [...]
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2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L starting VIN: 1B3ES46C9Y
Thank you for all youe help, most you hit on right. I have two problems whith this car. 'FUSE' reading was beacause missing dome light bulb. As for no start, I am sendidng car to a dealer for flush a computer. Thx again for everybody.
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2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L engine performance VIN: 1B7HL48N42
Well to start this close off, thanks to each and everyone of you for taking time to reply, now I stated in my message I'd inform you of how I stood on this very contraversial issue, I personally am a 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' type person, being if it ca...
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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L horn VIN: 3D7MA48614
horn pad was faulty, available from dodge by itself. after posting the truck did not act up for few days so it took a whilr to figue out the problem, the first time it did it we just wanted to make it stop so we pulled fuse, after reinstall all was well for a ...
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1988 Ford Aerostar 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTDA14U7J
Hi guys. Well I appreciate all of the info that was sent. A particular thanks to Stephen for his remarks about surging on older Fords between 40 & 55 MPH and between 3rd & 4th. He also made note that I could use an inductive amp probe around each injector driv...
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1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FTCR10A7L
Thank you for all of your suggestions. I checked and re-checked everything mentioned in all of your replys with the exeption of Tony's response. The customer has run out of money and hasn't been able to bring it in since recieving that suggestion. (PCM ground ... Trouble codes: 41 (fuel control), 33 (no egr opening), 32 (evp below minimum).
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1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FDKE30M1L
Hello,I recieved 3 replies, two talked about air in the fuel system possibly from the fuel filter assmbly.I replaced the fuel filter and checked the rest of the fuel system as best as I could including a substitute fuel source to rule out any air getting in fr...
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FALP6246H
Thank you who replyed. This car has not returned to be checked out further by customers lack of money.
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Heater VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
Car has not returned to the shop but I will post an update when it does. The most likely suggestion from members is the heater core is partially plugged. It was suggested that the bottom of the core could fill up with sediment and even though there is flow thr...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
The problem was as many suggested a broken oil pump drive shaft. It seems the bearing that supports the shaft (and pump impeller) goes bad and causes the shaft to fail. This info saved the customer a lot of money and really made me look like a hero. Thanks IAT...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Crankshalf Pulley VIN: 1FAFP53S6X
This one is down the road Thank's to Nick the trouble was rust & it was so tight five foot pipe. When they said it would be tight I didn't know how tight they could get. Thank you.
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L engine VIN: 1FMYU0415K
We did replace the oil cooler and after a couple of weeks of operation the oil remains clean and free of coolant, Thanks for your input.
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2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L stutters under load VIN: 2FMZA52453
Thanks to all who helped! Disconnected the EGR and test drove several times. No hesistation was felt under load any more. We did pull fuel pressure regulator vacuum to check for any fuel leaks into vacuum source and none were found. Have contacted the Ford dea...
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1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L master cyl VIN: 1J4FJ58L8L
Well almost everyone replied that this vehicle has a lifetime warranty from a national recall on the brake booster motor and the master cylinder. It took awhile to get the dealer to respond to this, but the jeep goes in Fri to have them repaired for free as th...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Slabs code VIN: SALTY1240X
Thanks Eric and Andy. I brought the vehicle to Expedition Autoworks in St. Louis Park MN Eric [...] reset the codes and I was on my way. If anyone needs Rover work in MPLS this place is crawling with them. He has it all for Land Rovers. Thanks MARK
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Transmission VIN: SALTW16423
I coulndt fix it but I did the diagnostic, replies recieved were very usefull besides confirm this model has no towing fuse also help to do a procedure to confirm that the trans has mechanical internal problems. I disconected fluid lines in radiator and checke...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L battery and alternator VIN: JT8UF11E1P
I replaced the alternator and retested. No charge light stays on, with headlights, stereo and A/C on the vehicle charged within specs. We kept the car a couple of days after repair and test drove anytime we had to do an errand. Just to let you guys know when I...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Rear Valve Cover leaking Oil VIN: JT8BF28G5W
Well It Fixed, i finally got it finished 2am this morning Thanks to all that help me during Xmas holidays, Victor,Jim,Mike,Dan,Michael X2,Stanley,Jason,Mark,Paul,Gary (i replied some results on last reply about stats)13 of 13 Well After All That, I ended up ...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT8BF28G5W
Thanks everyone for your help, especially the one who called me the next morning, but i didnt know who it was. That tech said Lip downwards. I wk sometimes till 3am or later and go bed like this morning finishing her car 5:30am, so i wasnt awake good. Sorry ab...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Check engine light VIN: JT6HF10V3X
Thank you for all the good information provided. Bank 1 exhuast cam shaft, cap and journal were chew up due to lack of oil pressure. Oil pressure is at 15 psi at idles. We tested the VVT-I selonoid, the vehicle didn't make any difference. No oil pressure going...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA34E8P
Unlike my 1st request for help, where most responses spoke of fuel injection problems, all the several responses this time discussed the ignition system. I experienced the condition only once this time, and it was the same as when the problem originally came i... Trouble codes: 19 (shorted or open circuit to injectors).
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBEA92E6S
There weren't too many responses, 1 of you got it though. I suspected the over voltage protectiion relay as the cause of this intermitant condition, and that was the problem. Thanks to George [...]...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L ABS/ASR light Roll Bar Light VIN: WDBFA67EXS
I'd like to thank everyone for there help and quick responses. It looks like it was the wiring to the third brake light at the right hinge. Thanks expecially to Rafael [...] from Rubin's Imports for that tip. I went back there wiggled the harness, the lights...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Low washer fluid display VIN: WDBRF61J72
Good advice from all who helped, got dealer OEM sensors for both coolant and washer fluid, had dash program checked and updated, repaired wiring near coolant sensor. Working ok now. I believe the trick was to use Dealer part only.
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1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L all shifts VIN: JA3AM54J4R
Yes, it is finally fixed! First of all I'd like to thank to all iatn members who took the time to respond. It was the PCS but the way it was broken was kind of interesting. You see I mentioned before that I checked the PCS and I did. The resistance of it was O...
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1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Alarm VIN: JA3AM44HXW
Hey Guys, I wanted to give you status on the factory alarm on the Mitsubishi 3000GT. I received 3 replies to my request. The first mentioned checking the door and hatch pin switches along with the key cylinder switch. They checked out fine. The next response...
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2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1P3ES46CX4
Well had a few guys say check oil pressure for a possible stuck relief valve, oil pressure was within specs. So also was told to check coil pack, replaced with new and same problem. Tested injectors, wires, plugs and compression everything tested ok. So just b...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52F32
Thanks everone very much for the help. It was the ignition coil module. When the 2-3 ignition coil shorted out it also took the 2-3 driver in the module out too. Several members that replied that they have seen this before. Thanks again to all the menbers that... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2003 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L steering wheel VIN: 1G2HX52K23
In order to fix the problem, I knocked the bushing back onto the shaft. All the replies had a lot of great information thanks!
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2001 Saturn L100 2.2L Horn VIN: 1G8JS52FX1
I received many replies stating a ground problem under the hood at various connections or a problem in a wire harness from the left to right side of the vehicle through the radiator support. We checked all grounds and all looked good. We followed some wiring d...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L rear of engine VIN: 4S3B06757V
Thanks for all the replies. The oil leak was the oil separator place (part #[...]). It sits in the back of the block, You have to take the fly wheel/flex plat off to get to it. the original plate was plastic and the updated one is aluminum. It could have ...
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1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 2T1CF22P9X
many suggested fuel pressure regulator or injector leakdown- checked and both ok - no leakdown. double checked ect and iat - both ok. customer did not want to spend the money to check further and is going to wait until problem gets worse. thanks to all that re...
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