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1989 Acura Integra LS 1.6L No Start VIN: JH4DA3552K
Hello everyone this old car has no spark and no injector pulse. There is no communication from computer to scanner. ive checked all fuses and checked grounds and voltage at computer. Any acura techs out there i would appreciate the help thank u very much.
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L lock up,converter VIN: WAUZL54B5Y
hi everyone,we have this audi a6 quattro with a torque converter lockup problem. it happens about 45 to55 mph whether you are in drive or 4th gear.trans will shift in and out of lockup,rpm range between 1200 and 1500.did not have any codes stored for trans pro...
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2000 Audi A6 2.8L climate control panel VIN: WAUBH24B1Y
This problem existed way back when I posted a help request on a misfire for this same car. At that time, I found a reset procedure on the internet and did it & it worked at that time. My problem is that I can't relocate the site I found the procedure from. The...
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1989 Buick Electra Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L clutches VIN: 1G4CU54C6K
Car came to me originally with slow engagement of 2nd gear. Rebuilt it and reinstalled, and it worked fine up in the air with the exception of no 3-4 shift. Took it for a road test, and within ten miles, lost 3rd gear also. Took it out and tore it back down to...
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1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L no power VIN: 1G4CW52L4R
This car came in with a complaint of running rough. When driving the car and you push the gas pedal to the floor the engine acts like it is starving for fuel and the vehicle begins to slow down. I have checked fuel delivery rate and fuel pressure all are wit...
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L1S
Vehicle came in with P0341 cam sensor stored, problem is cut out, stalls, poor performance when problem is present, however it is so sparatic we have not been able correct. Scoped cam sensor to ic and captured what we believed to be a fault in signal so replac... Trouble codes: P0341 (cam sensor)
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1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L starter VIN: 1G4HP52K7W
Car came in with a crank (noisy, replaced starter) no start condition and a recommendation from another shop needed intake manifold. Verified manifold replaced same- and other listed items. Car was running well. Put in detail shop, and now wont crank. We have ...
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1999 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L drivability VIN: 1G4CU5219X
we have this 99 buick park ave ultra that we have been fighting for a while. The car runs and shifts fine untill you start up an incline or start to accelerate under a little load. The car will start to surge real bad. The RPM will vary about 300 RPM. I scanne...
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1993 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM15W4P
Hello guys, We have a '93 Chevy Astro 4.3L with a no start condition. Has spark and fuel pressure. The fuel pressure drops from 60psi to 0 psi with the fuel return line & supply line clamped. COULD it be possible that the CMPI fuel assembly is leaking? Help!...
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1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNDUO6L7R
Vechile starts, runs awhile and then dies. Will start again after several hours. This problem started after the vehicle was ran out of gas. I checked the fuel pressure regulator, found it was weak. Replaced it, still same problem. Checked fuel pressure, 42 lbs...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Steering VIN: 1GNDT13W6T
This 4wd blazer came in with customer complaining of looseness in the front end. After inspecting I found the idler and pitman arms to be worn pretty badly and some play in the ball joints. I replaced the idler, pitman, and all 4 ball joints but now when you t...
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L abs VIN: 2G1FP22K4V
HELP!! What seemed should be a simple repair has become my headache:(. This camaro has a abs light on, scanned and came up with code 1236 low system voltage. Checked and I only had 2.4 volts on the scan tool for system voltage, each time I cycle ignition volta...
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1998 Chevrolet C-Series Kodiak C7H042 6.0L manifolds glow red VIN: 1GBJ7H1PZW
the exaust manifolds glow red driving [...],no codes o2 readings look good, all sensors respond and are in range egr working but couldn't remove to check if orfice is right size(isn't orginal) we really need ANY IDEAS! so please respond with any thing you ...
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1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1449W
Hello everyone This truck was brought in for a check engine lite on and runs rough and down on power. Customer installed spark plugs and wires to try and correct problem with no luck. I checked fuel pressure and found 38 psi while running. I do notice the fuel... Trouble codes: P1626 (anti theft), P0440 (evap), P0341 (cmp sensor circuit), P0404 (egr circuit), P0335 (ckp a circuit)
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19T8X
ok i have 3 or 4 of these doing the same thing or at least setting evap codes at random times, seems like more of a problem in the winter months, one is my vehicle and it will set a code for leak or soleniod problem then when i scan it everything is working fi... Trouble codes: P0446
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L gear select VIN: 1GCJK39GX1
Truck belongs to my snow plow guy.We like to barter and I do not get into transmissions much. With engine running, I place shifter from PARK to DRIVE and the light emits on 3 or not all.Transmission hesitates engagement. There is no set pattern on which lights...
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1987 Dodge B250 5.2L engine oil pressure VIN: 2B6HB23T2H
I have a difficult problem. After driving 5 miles oil pressure will drop to o from 80 PSI. We removed pan and inspected bearings. We then replaced oil pump and screen, it was dirty, but not completely clogged, Problem better but same thing happened. Removed va...
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1994 Dodge B250 5.2L torque converter VIN: 2B6HB21YXR
Torque converter locked up and transmissions are my weak area. In order to save some time, I'm looking for common problems so I know whether to pull the valve body for a fault or extension housing for the governor. Some-data says possible causes are: fail-safe...
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1994 Dodge B350 5.9L Misfire VIN: 2B5WB35Z6R
this van came in with a missing problem. i pulled all of the spark plugs out and checked all of them. the spark plug in the #1 hole look to be running lean. i put the noid light on all of the inj.connectors and all seem to be pulsing good. i replaced the injec...
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1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2C3HH46R8W
Hi Guy's Engine cold, it will start but run's uneven, cut and come back, seems to run rich in fuel while it's on Open Loop, like a flooded engine. After a few minutes, it runs fine. No codes, I go on road test, the performance is very good, it goes on close l...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B3HD46RXY
Stalls intermittant. Hard to start intermittant. Not a regular customer (no history) found oil level very low. No codes, monitors set ok, cut loose with oil change and see what happens. Customer drives car and 2 days later, "did not start after a one hour hot ...
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2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L odometer VIN: 1B3ES56C32
I am looking for someone out there who can reset odometer to correct miles inexpensively. I have 2002 Neon with a digital odometer that I replaced with a salvage yard instrument cluster & need to have the miles reset to the correct miles. Thanks in advance for...
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1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2FABP43F2G
car is hard starting, starts with starter fluid. could not establish comp. link so i put new comp. in.. same problem.. chk. timing & have no advance, exhaust stinks put in new tfi, no change. car hesitates, and cuts out. this is real problem car please help!!!...
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1988 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDKF38G0J
Hello fellow techs, I am embarrassed to tell but this truck has eaten my lunch and more! On slight excelleration it feels like what I would call "lean burn miss-fire". It will spark knock briefly when it "chuggles-surges-hesitates" in any gear but mostly in 4t...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTDF15N8M
Code 33. Please no PFE responses. This is an EEGR system. Went thru AD flow chart. I can see a good signal out of pintel with DSO. .54v at rest, 4.51v with vacuum applied direct(KOEO). Watching vacuum and signal voltage at EVP sensor during KOER test shows app...
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FBJS31Y2P
I need some ideas on this one. This van has a bad hesitation on light acceleration. If you snap the throttle quickly, you can't feel it. I can duplicate this while in park, and slightly opening the throttle. I have checked for obvious vacuum leaks, Also having...
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU24X2P
Hi fellow techs. I have a problem with this Explorer and need some help. It came in with a check engine light on. The problem is this vehicle is running rich on bank 2. Looking at my fuel trim data bank 1 long term fuel trim is at or near 0% EGO switching norm... Trouble codes: 137 (KOER- indicates Bank 2 system rich), 177 (CONT- code Indicates bank 2 EGO rich), 111 (KOEO- system pass)
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L low power VIN: 1FTHX26F6T
first posting bear with me and please offer advice on posting. truck came in last week with check engine light on. had map sensor code. replaced map sensor with aftermarket sensor and took truck for short test drive. no check engine light. customer picked up t...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU18WXV
The code says there's a problem with the vent solenoid. Scanner doesn't give me too much info for data. Its giving me Tprel which I think might be tank voltage, if it is its stays pretty constant most of the time at 1.08 volts. When I take it on a test drive I... Trouble codes: P0446
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L oil pressure VIN: 1FTZF1827W
customer had headgaskets replaced last month, started vehicle test drove when coming to a stop lost oil pressure, check screen and replaced, then had great oil pressure for about 3 days, just finished replacing oil pump from dealer, had great oil pressure then...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32X4X
This explorer belongs to a mail lady, she has the country route so she mainly idles all day, from mail box to mail box. Her main complaint is that the truck dies from time to time but it will start right back up, and engine light on. When I tuned up I noticed ... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire monitor error), P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21L4X
this one is killing me help, help, help. vehicle has been here 3 weeks today. after sitting over night vehicle is real hard to start, plugs wet with fuel, then starts and runs fine, not affected by temp just time, hold fuel press fine removed injetor rails, no...
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2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L poor accel and power VIN: 1FDXE45F61
hello to all ford diesel tech out there. I have this 01 ford E350 diesel here has very poor accel and power. code p1211 icp above or below desired .do not know what is wrong with it because this is my first one .please any one out there can point me to right d... Trouble codes: 1211 (injection control pressure obove or below desired)
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2002 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: 2FTZF07352
the ford truck won't hardly get out of it's way. any hard acceleration the truck falls on it's face. feels like the air cleaner has come apart and plugging up the intake, but is not the case. can baby slightly and get to go, but won't really go over 45 mph. th... Trouble codes: P1639 (wrong vid block data), P0174 (lean bank 2)
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L headlights VIN: 2FAHP71W03
This cop car came in with no headlights, daytime running lights work and flash to pass works, I checked the wiring diagrams and mitchels diagram wasn't real clear, it looks like the lighting module sends a signal to the headlight switch and then it returns and...
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L front tires VIN: 1FTPW12554
Vehicle came to us w/ lo mileage & obvious edge wear to both front tires. It is/was equipped w/ OEM Continental P255/65R17 tires. Front Tire wear is as follows: LF-OUTER edge has steel cords thru & 4/32" on remainder RF-INNER edge has steel cords thru & 4/32" ...
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1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBE1860T
Tracker bought at auction. Initially had multiple codes. Did not write them down, before clearing ( I rememeber the TCC code and an EGR code being present). TCC code came up at first drive. Replaced solenoid and code did not come back. The following monitors a... Trouble codes: P171
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1994 GMC ISUZU W4 235CID Failsafe / limp home VIN: J8DC4B1K8S
Hello all, This truck came in low on fluid with cooler line rusted through not shifting. Replaced line with new and service trans. After driving found Econ light flashing . Pulled code #35 (Line pressure Duty solonoid)Replaced solonoid pack and ck curcuit from...
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1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W9X
Looking for some answers from Hoda or Isuzu techs. This Vehicle has come back 2 or 3 times this winter with the P0401 code. It has a new egr valve, when we remove the valve to insect passages, etc. we find there is a lot of moisture accumulated in the egr valv... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient)
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2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEM1150Y
thanks in advance, we have a modified 2.0 dohc, injector harness has been spliced,wire harness is correct color to new injector pigtails, has power and ground, noid flashes, inspect distributor, has spark to plugs, replace distributor for test purposes. check ...
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L srs light VIN: JNKCV54EDX
need some help from nissan/infiniti tech's. car came to us from local body shop. involved in accident. air bag light was on steady. replace both air bags, clock spring, dash pad, both seat belt pretensioners & air bag control unit. light now flashing on & off....
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1987 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNV584XH
This car recently came in for no start.I've since then replaced the ECU and power resistor,now I have spark,fuel pump action and power to the injectors without pulse or ground.What are we overlooking?,any thoughts?.
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1994 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J4FJ78S8R
this is a 4 wheel drive jeep cherokee . there is a noise in the transfer case sounds like the chain is hitting the in side of the case,also when shifted into 4hi.it feels like it jumping out of gear. should i try repl. the chain. thanks mike
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L a/c control head VIN: 1J4GW58N73
when driving jeep the vents start operating on their own. i have check connection at bcm and control head. scan codes none set. checked vacumm on engine and hvac control. vac is 17 psi and is constant
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1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L various lighting, dash panel, HVAC, ect... VIN: 1LNLM97V3T
Gentlemen and ladies I have a puzzling electrical problem on a Lincoln Continental. I have done some preliminary testing and am going to dig into this more tomorrow morning. However, I wanted to request assistance to possibly set me in the right direction. Thi...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L 5TH Gear only VIN: 1YVHP80D83
The customer complaint is "just driving along and the shifter pops out of 5th gear" So far I have not been able to duplicate this, however the owner is very concerned and had it towed. Perhaps one of you has seen this before?
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1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L oil pump VIN: 1MELM6532W
we replaced the timing belt because the oil pump leaked onto it and the timing went out enough to turn on the mil, with a p1383 code for the VCT to set a over-retard condition. The problem is...the oil pump is jammed on the crankshaft, or theres something not ...
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1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MT31H4X
Now this vehicle has come back with a P0173. Verifed both sensors are capable of reading rich and lean. This vehicle is fine when cruising at low speeds and idle. Under acceleration oxygen sensors on bank #2 shift leaner and go to 0 volts and stay there. If yo... Trouble codes: P0173 (Fuel trim malfunction bank 2)
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L Cylinder Head VIN: 4A3AC34G8Y
Car brought into shop overheating in traffic with a/c on, Check radiator fan operation, ok, Top radiator hose getting hot, bottom hose cold, no circulation; Replaced thermostat (aftermarket), still having same problem; Found hydrocarbons in cooling system usin...
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1A8AA46C7Y
help!! we have this galant in for the third time for setting code p0455, evap. system leak. pressure tested system, no leaks. replaced purge sol. assy, and code still resets after 20-30 miles of driving. we have run the code charts several times, but no luck. ... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap. system leak)
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1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L No Start VIN: HLS30-2855
Hello, I'm trying to use this site more and more lately. I'm simply looking for a wiring schematic for the electronic fuel system control unit. I have no injector pulse and the fuel pump is not being energized. I can't find any info local. Any help would be a...
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1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L signal lights VIN: 4N2DN11W9S
Nissan guys, I have an intermittent problem with directional signals. Sometimes the signal lights stop working and the signal relay vibrates or buzzes...almost a squealling sound coming from the relay. The relay in the van was a tridon EP-34. Figuring the rel...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L anti theft VIN: 1N4DL01D11
does any one have a pin location diagram for the anti theft controler? mitchell has the pins listed but no location diagram. the door locks sometimes un lock on thir own and now the horn is burnt out because the alarm activated so much i think i have a door se...
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GS64C91
Thanks in advance for any suggestions on this one. Problem started suddenly yesterday. MIL lamp came on and engine was running rough. Found fault code P0300 - misfire detected. Checked plugs - slight carbon builup but nothing extrordinary. Replaced plugs and c... Trouble codes: P0300
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1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L unknown VIN: 1P4GH44R5S
vehiclen has a very bad torque wobble on right turns and on accelleration. i have replaced the left axle shaft 4 times and have gotten a different result every time.i have also replaced front motor mount under radiator and it helped a little.i have also replac...
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L drive belt VIN: 2P4GP2438V
i have a plymouth van that only during a raim will the belt jump all splash shields are on vehicle belt and tensioner was replaced about 10 months ago the second time we replaced with dealer part still only during a rain it jumps i have even ran water over bel...
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2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L traction control VIN: 1GMDX13E5Y
thanks in advance for any help. this is my wifes van so you can imagine the pressure!! we have had front wheel speed sensor codes so the front hubs are new. all was okay for 3 weeks, then at highway speed the "service traction system" light comes on and kicks ...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L ABS Module VIN: YS3ED48E9Y
Hi there, We have this 2000 Saab 9-5 that has suddenly developed a strange problem. The ABS and red "Brake" lights will come on the dash intermittently when you start the car, and come and go randomly. Tech II gives a code P1925 In the ECM and when the proble...
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2004 Suzuki Forenza LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JJ52Z64
Customer complains of an intermittent harsch engagement of drive or reverse and I observed what seemed to be a brief misfire upon engagement as the engined loaded. My greatest concern here is the MIL on yet neither my OTC or A/E scan tools will detect a code....
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1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4NM62N4K
This car came to us unfixed from another shop. The problem is very strange. The car will start and run when cold, however when it warms up it will stall. When you go to restart it, hot, the car will start as long as the key is in the start position, as soon as...
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1999 Acura CL Premium 3.0L engine VIN: 19UYA2251X
thanks for all the replies. we found that the camshaft lobes were badly worn on the leading edge. in process of repair now.
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L shifter lock out VIN: WAUDA88D91
It's fixed Not a fun job First word of caution The shift lever is very brittle light gage aluminium. I dont know if ours was more so because of age but in the end we had to replace the lever & knob along with the 'pin' (as Audi refers to it); the plastic strap...
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Water Pump VIN: WAUCB88D2V
I got 9 replies here Russ [...] sugges...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L central locking VIN: WAUEH24B4Y
Well guys I don't know if I fixed this thing or not???!!! After customer brought it back I checked the wiring in the seat back light, and that was fine. Also checked pretty much all the other lights in the interior and those all checked out ok too. However the...
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1997 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Rear Brake Lights VIN: 2G4WY52M9V
Thankyou to everyone that responded to my post. There was a toal of 18 replies. When it comes to electrical problems you just need to take you time and look at the wiring diagrams closer. It indeed ended up being the turn signal switch for the brake light prob...
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1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WN14T2P
To all that replied to my current problem, I thank you very much. Most of you were correct. It was the computer, ECM. I replaced it and it works fine. Thanks again guys!
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDT13S72
Thank you to those who replied, after checking the fan clutch as several of you described I came to the conclusion that the clutch was bad. Installed new fan clutch and system now operates properly.
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2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L flywheel,bolts/flange VIN: 1GCGG25V71
well it turns out that this is a bigger problem than anyone could have guessed.the replacement bolts,spacer and flywheel do not work together and now there are gm engineers trying to find a fix.the customers personal fleet vehicle is stuck and the shop owner c...
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1997 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L 2-4 Clutch VIN: 1B4GP55R2V
Hello, Most replies stated to perform a service bay quick learn or CVI relearn drive cycle and see if that improved it. Replies were split almost evenly on the issue of whether modifying the 2-4 clutch for increased capacity was neccisary or desirable. I h...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HC16X5W
Hello everyone this old dodge had 3 problems. Donald from maasachusets told me were to find a wireing problem by the master cylinder, there was aproblem there, it was all coroded, so after i cleaned that all up i now was getting voltage to all my sensors but s...
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2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL2AX31
valve seat worn out in #3 cylinder... replaced cylinder head... thanx to all who replied... charles.. Trouble codes: P0301 (miss-fire 3 cylinder).
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D7HU18NX2
have not fixed this vehicle yet , most replies thought the fuel milage was close to normal, some thought the data was to vague , customer has not left the vehicle again to test and get more accurate data .will respond with more test data in future .
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1995 Eagle Vision TSi 3.5L No Start VIN: 2E3HD66F8S
left cam off one tooth. cruise light did not come during cranking.leave it to chrysler!sorry about slow responce,had surgery on left elbow.to many years of air wrenchs. thanks to all that helped. even those with smart mouthed replys,it helped me write a better...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L valves VIN: 3FALP6539T
some good responces, had checked pcv, injectors and such. i believe something must have been laying in the intake system from the last head work. the largest plastic piece could have been a broken piece of valve seal , dont know . good leason for keeping your ...
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L HVAC and engine temp VIN: 1FTHF26H9V
Thanks for all the input. Most missed the point I was trying to make.It would be ok at idle, but with speed higher the heat would start to go away. I suspect the coolant was flowing too fast or too much. If there was a way to restrict the flow it may have help...
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1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFE242DV
Hello all, Thanks to the techs who replied. The fix to this van was to undo someones error. We found that someone had inserted screws in the TBI thottle plate and blocked off the bypass air holes. When I repaired the vaccum leak at the intake it restricted the... Trouble codes: P0133, P0153, P0171, P0173.
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1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Heater core VIN: 2FAFP71W4X
I am going to call thiw one fixed again. Check and cleaned a few more grounds. Check voltage again this morning and it was around 150 - 200 milivolts. Hope it will stay fixed this time. Thanks for all the help stan.
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2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP3839Y
You people are great. Most of the replies nailed it. Right side engine mount even though it looks fine. Sorry for the long reply time. I had a hard time getting the mount from my local dealer. Must be in short supply. Thanks again for all the help. TM
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Transfer case mtr VIN: 1FTNW21F63
Thanks for the replys , Unable to detect problem while testing , Howevever i replaced the Gem module [ It houses the 4x4 controller or timer]and the problem of repeated motor failures has been resolved , Thanks again Joe
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF17252
OUT OF 12 REPLIES, DAVE, JERRY HOLEOM, JOE [...] THOUGHT THE MAF MAY BE DIRTY. I CLEANED THE MAF AND REPLACED THE INTAKE PLENUM SEALS AND W... Trouble codes: P1131, P1151.
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Steering VIN: 1FSW31PX4E
Thanks for the ten replys gentlemen. The nature of the beast is not what this turned out to be. Ford says that this is normal operation. After replacing the steering box, pump and hydroboost the problem turned up as a missalignment of the frame. This vehicle w...
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1991 Geo Storm 1.6L charging light
Thanks for everybody helping me.The problem was the alternator,replace it with another brand,the voltage at white/blue wire from the alternaotr with the car running was 9.55 volts,still bad but this turns the fans on,the weird thing the fan run & the voltage a...
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1997 GMC C7500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GDL7H1P6V
Unable to determine exact cause of problem, gave customer vehicle back without repairing concern. Some of the input I recieved was great info, checked the distributor, all was ok, all wiring and plumbing was examined, nothing found. Scan tool indicated a lean ... Trouble codes: 13 (Oxygen sensor open short or bad), 44 (Lean Exhaust), 45 (Rich Exhaust).
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1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L abs VIN: 2GTEK19R9W
I want to thank Every one of the 30 techs that offered help with this truck. Most suggested rust on the tone ring or under sensor mounting could be the problem, this was not the case with this vehicle although the simptoms matched the TSB that they refered me ...
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1995 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L unit ?? VIN: JHMRA1872S
I just wanted to thank all for input. All voltages to abs module were good along with grounds. Customer decided not to spend money for new module. She is going to drive w/ srs light on. Thanks again Nate
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6676X
Well I got to work this morning and I rechecked everything. Yes there was coolant flow yes everything was pluged in correctly.Took the idle motor that came with the used engine.cleaned it and made sure it was free. started car same thing .slap myself in the he... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control).
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG5655X
I have gotten some great replies.A few had mentioned the filler pipe having a possible pinhole in it.I checked and on the filler pipe there are 2 hoses for vapor I am guessing. One of the hoses is smaller and I found a place that had a hole rubbed in it.It is ... Trouble codes: P1456.
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2003 Hummer H2 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GRGN23U73
Hi and THANKS again Hummer fans. This Hummer left the shop Thursday and got call today all is well. No MIL light, No driveability issues. Harold from Virgina, suggested cleaning throttle plates that may be sluggish. After removing air intake found throttle pla... Trouble codes: P0120 (throttle/pedal positioner/switch a circuit error), P0220 (throttle/pedal positioner/switch b circuit error), P1516 (tp sensors are invalid/pcm and tac cannot determine the throttle position.).
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2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A2Y
Thank you all for replying to my post. Each reply suggested a different problem. They were as follows: Look at MAP sensor values - what were they?; Nissan shows a Thermostat for that code #; Egr problems; Air flow meter. The customer has not returned to alow u... Trouble codes: P1126 (manufacturer controlled fuel and air metering).
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1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Interior VIN: 1J4FJ67S9S
Thanks to all that replied. I have not had a chance to look further at this problem, but I now do have the wiring schematics, thanks to Lorne from California.
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48N2Y
Thank you to everyone who responded. Almost everyone confirmed that the PCM did need to be replaced and that it needed to be purchased and programmed through the dealer. Wasn't cheap, a little over $600. Trouble codes: P0601 (pcm internal controller failure).
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1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L Transmission VIN: KANFB1214X
I never came up with a solid conclusion. TPS, inputs, outputs etc all checked. My guess ...and its a guess. Transmission had some mechanical issues, computer sensed some slip or torque issues and would subsequently change gears in an erractic sort of way.
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1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L gauges lose power, VIN: JT8UZ30C7S
Most replies suggust checking for corrosion in the wiring harness, battery cable and fuse box connections. We cleaned and check all those mentioned, also check for voltage drop from positive Battery to B+ at the alternator. It was .3 volt. We end up removing t...
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1991 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: JM3LV5227M
Hi thanks for all the replys, Michael from british columbia hit it right on the nose. The bypass air control valve hoses where plugged with debri. Come to find out there is a thermowax capsule in the BAC valve that opens an air passage when the engine is cold ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Engine, Chassis VIN: WDBJF25HXX
Got the motor mounts off...oil came oozing out of the one; replaced both mounnts and tranny mount for good measure. Its AMAZING how smooth the car now idles both in drive and reverse. The key to this is to have a new pair of mounts and compare appples to apple...
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1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1MEPM6240P
thanks to all that replied. after double checking our diagnoises, the problem ended up to be a faulty iac from ford. Trouble codes: 335 (ept voltage range), 157 (maf voltage low), 173 (system rich bank 1), 211 (pip circuit failure), 326 (ept low voltage).
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1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1111V
customer did not return with the vehicle for further diagnosis before I was terminated from my employment. Needless to say, I'm not gonna be able to ride this one out until the end. There were many useful suggestions that I had planned on using, and I thank ev... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1986 Nissan 720 2.4L low fuel warning & brake warning lights VIN: JN6ND16Y6G
I want to thank everyone for their replying to my problem. Most suggested either the voltage regulator on the dash, or the printed circuit board. I especially want to thank John from Colorado. He told me to check the Interlock rocker switch on the dash that so...
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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L temp VIN: 1G3WX52H21
after further checking with the fans operating and flow good we still had an overheating condition customer declined further diagnosis and replaced vehicle
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1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1P4GH44R9P
We got a lot of good suggestions. My friend had already tried most of them. He decided to remove the crank sensor and see if he had it in far enough. He had not removed the piece of tape that is supposed to set the distance from the flywheel thinking that the ...
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