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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3339Y
Hi gang, Check the related repair history and continue reading. The car came back with intermittened roughness and codes P304 & P305 again. Car was running perfectly at this time and made good numbers out the T/Pipe. Suspecting possible bad ignition coils in ... Trouble codes: P1622 (Map cooling thermostat circuit)
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2002 BMW 330i 3.0L steering VIN: WBAEV53433
greetings everyone I suspect this rack is going screwy. When you're driving down the road(mostly at low speeds) it will suddenly pull the steering wheel out of your hands. The car never gives any clue that its about to pull either direction and if you panic a...
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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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1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L windows,locks,dash warning lights. VIN: 1G4HR54KOY
Please help. This problem seems to happen most of the time driving down the highway. The dash warning lights blink on and off, radio goes off including the clock. Customer claims a grinding noise {relay?} under dash, lasts for a few seconds, clock comes back t...
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1981 Cadillac DeVille 6.0L display VIN: 1GD6AD6999
as the story goes, the computer was replaced and following that the digital display for the heater control and mileage center went blank. i have run the display trouble shooting tree, it goes to the ecc control head. it has power to l, nothing at m, ran a test...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L traction control VIN: 1G6KF54931
This problem has been intermittent, and been a problem for a long time, Customer states that at times the traction control light will come on but would reset everytime he turned the key off, The key to my problem is that the traction control light will only co...
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1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 350CID wiper motor
Customer is bringing semi-restored car in for front end work and asked us to repair the wiring to the wiper motor. Does anyone have a diagram for the windshield wiper motor or where I can get one? Thanks for your time!
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNDT13W7T
Replaced leaking intake manifold and changed oil.DID NOT over torque bolts due to the TSB. Coolant leaking into the engine. Customer came back with noisey motor. Removed oil pan after checking oil. Oil was very silver. Found bearings not spun but scored. Repla...
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Surge VIN: 1GNEC13T91
eng noise when cold Trouble codes: 171 (bank 1 lean), 174 (bank 2 lean), 300 (mult missfire)
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L vats/bcm VIN: 2G1WH55K11
The car will not crank at times. Simple right. However, it will "not crank" with enough consistency to do any testing to see which component it is. This system does not use the chip in the key but rather the magnetic signal around the ignition switch. The valu...
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1JC12432
Hello, This car has repeated injector failure on different cylinders. The failed injector is always stuck open. After you replace the failed injector, the car runs fine and has no problems that I can detect for about 1 week. Then the customer gets in to start...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Front Passenger Door VIN: 1GCHK23U83
Truck has several symptoms, but unfortunately I have no schematic. Truck worked fine on Saturday, then on Monday keyless entry didn't work. Tried other key fob, same symtom. Discovered that the front passenger door is dead... no power window, no power lock, do...
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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z66 5.3L speedometer VIN: 3GNEK12T24
the speedo will stick or go to 120mph some times no check engine light or codes has not acted up for us to test any ideas
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2003 Chrysler 300M 3.5L tire pressure monitor VIN: 2C38E66G23
This vehicle came to me for a tire replacement. The customer said that there was a message on the message center that said tire pressure senser bad or missing. I brought the vehicle to my shop hooked up to body control module. There were no codes and the body ...
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2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L p/s VIN: 2C4GP44R64
vehicle, when first started, has a growling noise coming from p/s. noise goes away after vehicle warms up. vehicle has no recalls open pertaining to this complaint. this will be the fourth visit for this problem. last visit a week ago, tech found pressure line...
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1991 Dodge Dynasty LS 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1B3XC56R5M
hey techs, this car will start up and run for a little while (10-20 min, give or take)then cut off. Loosing spark and inject pulse. have fuel press. sometimes will restart and run again for a little. sometimes will not start for a while. always looses spark an...
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1994 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1B4GH44ROR
hi chrysler techs. we have this caravan that is making old men bald. problem is vibration at 65 mph, and torgue steer problems. so far we have found bad tie rod ends, 2 outers and 1 inner, balance all for wheels, and 4 wheel alignment. when lifting off gas at ...
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1997 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES47C9V
long term fuel adapt. at -24.5 % , when i try to erase / reset fuel adapts. they won,t as soon as i start car scanner reads long term as -24.5. have checked cam/crank timing, fuel pressure test, coolant sensor & t.p.s. all good, map sensor reads the sam as man... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system rich)
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Transfer case VIN: 3B7KF23W8X
Great truck and has served owner for the past few years in its raised state with no odd sounds. This winter, when he engages the 4WD lever on the floor, all components do exactly as they should - light goes on in dash, actuator on front axle engages hubs, tran...
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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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2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L CAB Module VIN: 1B4HS28N31
DTC 74 system control timeout 68,pumpmotor stalled out.Feeds and grounds ok, Able to manually run punp with jumpers. Disconnected after market brake controller,no change. Brake switch ok, connectors ok This system is 4WAL. Are diagonais lead to CAB modlue But ...
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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start VIN: 2FTDF15YOH
This truck has duel tanks. Problem is no power to the fuel pumps. If jumpered at relay, jumper wire gets hot. Voltage to the pumps is only 3.75v. I do not have a wiring diagram so any help will be greatly apprieciated. Thank you all.
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF12NWK
I have this 89 F150 It came in intermittantly cutting out. Sometimes the vehicle will cough and then the RPM will jump right up and run ok, other times it will just cought and die, like someone shutting off the key. I checked this truck over fuel pressure and ... Trouble codes: 41 (system lean- fuel control)
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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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1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FALP444XT
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. I have this 96 3.8 Mustang that we put a used transmission in 2 months ago that is back in with the OD light flashing and second gear starts. There is a code P0781(1 to 2 shift error) stored. We a...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10V2X
1ST DISPATCHED; WAS TO SCAN CEL. DATA/CODES. THIS IS A FLEX FUEL 2WD RANGER.I SEE OVER $750.00 IN PARTS HAVE BEEN THROWN AT THIS BY SEVERAL LOCAL SHOPS. O.K. I LOVE A CHALLENGE. 5 HOURS,I'M STUMPED.I MUST BE OVERLOOKING SOMETHING BASIC. ??? FUEL TRIM #'s ARE T... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1151 (ho2s21 indicates lean)
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Power steering pump VIN: 1FTZX1722Y
I have a pump on this truck that is very noisy when the fluid is cold. The noise goes away as the fluid warms up. I have tried 2 A-1 pumps as well as a Motorcraft reman pump. The system has been flushed with both Dexron ATF as well as power steering fluid with...
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU77E42
could use some help on a possible wiring issue. i have no start, will crank, no fuel pressure, have noid, have spark. there's power at both wires at fuel shutoff switch, but nothing at pump. wires run through dash and back down through grommet in drivers floor...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
Explorer was towed in about 2 weeks ago with a no start. After testing starting and charging systems found no power to PCM Relay and fuse blown. Replaced relay and fuse. Stared with no problems. Kept for a couple of days and started cold several times. Custome...
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2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start, only cold start VIN: 1FAFP343X2
Hello group, This problem only happens when it sits overnight. The code p1233 comes back when the problem happens only. Very random problem, will start when cranking for a while. When not starting, it has no fuel pressure. Have not been able to check for powe... Trouble codes: P1233
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2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L no power VIN: 1FMZU72K43
HI everybody this explorer has no power. replaced MAF still the same. My baro reading starts good when I re-set KAM but drops to 130 HZ when I drive it. My question is where does the PCM get its baro PID on this flex fuel? Im inclined to think its not the MAF ...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNX21P94
I am working in iraq on a military installment. 90% of our fleet is ford 250 6.0l. We have very limited equipment and resourses. There is no diag. equipment other than small hand tools and cheap mulit-meters. I have several trucks doing the same thing. I hope ...
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1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8641P
Vehicle was towed in for a no start condition. Vehicle started and ran for approx. 2 minutes then died. Checked had no spark. Replaced distributor,engine started but ran poorly. Found dist cap carbon tracking and cracks. Replaced cap and rotor engine ran smoot...
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1997 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Hey guys I need some help on this one. Sorry I don't have the vehicle at my shop at this time to provide the VIN. This customer brought this vehicle in with complaint of check engine light on. Had a code P0401 for Insuffiecent EGR Flow. I checked the solenoid ... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insuffiecent EGR Flow)
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2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45G2Y
this car came to me for the second time with this codes p1401 p1402 .i use all data and mitchel and they tell me that there is a problem wit the dm-tl system and only the dealer have the charts .could someone help me wit the charts or by oder way ,excuse my en... Trouble codes: P1401 (p1402-), P1402
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1994 Infiniti Q45 4.5L No Start VIN: JNKNGO1D3R
got a confusing one here.car came in a month ago with a no start. #3 cylinder was filled with fuel, so we replaced the injector and checked the resistance of all the others and they were fine.car ran fine after we got the fuel out of the cylinder. drove fine a...
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21A7X
Dear fellow Techs. I recieved this vehicle from used car dealer.They stated car stopped for gas and would not restart.they had tried a cam sensor and ecm.I have spark and fuel but no injector pluse.I have power at injector but no ground from ecm. The cars chec...
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1987 Jeep Comanche 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1JHS6417HT
I thought this was fixed the last time I posted, but it came back. My brother has a 1987 Comanche 4 cyl std. I cannot find a factory manual. This truck will start and die when cold. I can keep it running with carb cleaner. It has been so intermittent that it i...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4G258Y5T
Every ignition cycle several seconds after starting or after 1 -2 shift code P1391 will set in pending codes Have tested both cam and crank sensors when a four channel scope. Both signals are consistant and apear to be synchronized.Suspect e.c.m. any one see... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermitant loss of cam or crank)
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1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4FJB8S7T
vehicle has a misfire when hot underload. i replaced the ignition coil which had no affect. there was an 02 sensor code on the computer but we have rectified that problem. there is no problem with fuel pressure. when is happens it feels like the rev limiter is...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: J4GW68N2XC
We did the above repair on Wednesday, on Sunday the MIL light came back on. Same codes for o2 sensor heaters. We have checked grounds and voltage, everything seems to check out fine. O2 sensors have 11 ohms of resistance again. I wish we would have double chec... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 Sensor Heater Fault - Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0155 (O2 Sensor Heater Fault - Bank 2 Sensor 1)
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L cooling system
Hello all, I'm hoping that someone has seen something like this before. Approx 2 months ago this truck came to me with low heat, and low engine temp. I found stat stuck open, and coolant looked like mud. I replace stat, and spent about 3 hours flushing the sys...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L cam timing VIN: WDBGA433E9
Hi guys, need alittle help, Have a 1986 mb S320 with a code p1341. I just replaced the head gasket and thought I renstalled the cam gears correctly to my marks but must have made a mistake on the intake cam. Does anyone have the cam marks for this 3.0 engine f...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBHA22E6T
car dies at times. it is as if the idle control valve shuts it down. you can idle it high but the valve still moves to shut it down.. we noticed when we replaced the valve that all the wiring was corroded in old one. we feel it is in the valv. you can see it m...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Block VIN: 4JGAB54E2W
Small Hole on left side of block seeping oil out. Looks like it belongs there. Any one have any ideas???
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBJF65H1X
Car was towed in for lack of power and check engine light on. I scaned for codes miss fire 1,2,3. Right side of engine drops off shortly after starting.All three cyl. work on start up but drop off so I switched coils and inj. left to right everything works on ... Trouble codes: P0301 (miss firer 1), P0302 (miss2), P0303 (miss3)
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2004 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 6MMAP67P74
cust states that when letting the car run for a while and restarting that the engine will idle rough has have four other diamante with same problem
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L engine VIN: JN1CA21D1W
i have an intermitent problem,the car stall sometime when I'M approching a street corner,my scanner lost the communication with vehicule but the car restart very well.When i can read datastream with my scanner i snap trottle an i'm loose them and sometime the ...
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1994 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L key security VIN: 1G3CX52L6R
Is there a way to bypass this system , As the key and key cylinder are completely worn out, will only work when it wants to, and being here in the Dom rep to get these part here will take forever to get here, plus the customer short on cash. Can the security m...
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1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L engine/body VIN: 1P4GP44R7T
Thanks in advance for your time. Voyager has vibration thru chassis at idle in park or neutral only. In gear and under load all is smooth. In park or neutral engine shakes bad enough to vibrate passenger seat (not overly severe but... enough to generate the "i...
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1984 Porsche 928 S 4.7L dies while driving VIN: WP0JB0927E
The problem with this 928 has been consistant from the start of my attempt at repairing it. After running the car for 1/2 to 3/4 hour the engine dies. Sometimes it will restart and sometimes not. I have checked fuel pressure during the time of the failure and ...
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1994 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L shifter rod wont go into trans VIN: YS3CM65B1R
customer had broken shifter themselves trying to fix it and shifter was non repairable after that. ordered new shifter and installed that part hoping to fix shifter problem. It didnt. Shifter still wont go into 2nd or 4th gear. Upon further inspection of shift...
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1994 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L valve body VIN: JF1GC2352R
good afternoon to all.have what should be an easy one here.neatral safty switch siezed removed and freed up but now car wont go into any gears.removed pan found selector to selector valve bracket broken in 3 places.obtained a new bracket from local trans. shop...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2SK12E9S
Hi all. This one is weirding me out. Basically, I have checked everything I know to check for a no start...and it SEEMS to pass every test? I cant find a reason for it to not start? Talked to the previous shop, and they were positively dumfounded with the amou...
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1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1CF22P9X
Good evening fellow techs looking for some help on this one thought it was going to be an easy repair. Orginnally came in with MIL light on lean exhaust found vacuum leak near intake manifold easy repair. Car came back 2 days later with MIL light back on now w... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306, P0136 (O2 senser malfunction bank 1 sensor 2)
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPH63B41
This is a 2001 Passat. 2.8L Eng with electronic throttle control. 41K miles. [...] EPC and ASR lights on. ECM Codes: 17579 angle sensor 2 1801 Term 30 too low 17989 throttle actuator J338 adaption started 17950 angle sensor throttle motor G187 ... Trouble codes: 17950 (angle sensor throttle motor)
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start, NO CRANK VIN: WVWRH63B21
As stated, this car was towed into our body shop due to hard hit at left front. We WERE going to be bringing this one in for mechanical damage evaluations and estimate but its a no crank, no start. It DID have a battery that was COMPLETELY dead but charged up ... Trouble codes: 18017 (Crash switch-off has been removed), P1609 (Crash switch-off has been removed)
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L obdii VIN: 3VWSK69M53
Hi guys, We're trying to get the evap monitor to run on this VW with no luck. Has to pass NYS OBDII inspection, but evap monitor will not run. Does anyone know the drive cycle for the evap monitor for this vehicle? Thanks in advance!
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L reverse VIN: YV1LW5521R
Hi guys I have an 850 that feels like your brake torqueing when it goes into reverse and will not start off in low.Sometimes reverse works and while your backing up it will just stop the car,like its in forward and reverse at the same time. My customer said wh...
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1999 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JH4DC4451X
Hi all, Thanks for all the great replies as alaways. I want to especially thank Phil [...] for having a good memory. He told me a fellow tech had a similar problem with the injectors on all the time. He told me to check the fuel pump connector under the seat....
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2000 Audi A4 1.8L no comm. w/ NYVIP VIN: WAUDC68D3Y
Special thanks to Mark [...] who had great suggestions. Unfortunately the car hasn't been back to check out. Customer has been trying to get exemption from DMV although that won't help next year and/or with new ...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF6323S
thanks to all who took the time to reply,its always nice to gain some insight before plopping down a bunch of money on something,and finding out it does not work.the autologic people will be here later this week for a demo
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1990 Buick Century Limited 3.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G4AL51N6L
Sorry I took so long to get back to you on this one, but I just got it repaired. I had already cleaned the MAF, though it wasn't dirty. Did an injector cleaning with Ford injector cleaner, no help. Decarbonized, no change. Spoke to customer, and she said the c...
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1995 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L rear auto level control VIN: 1G6DW52P8S
thanks for the help. i found a leak at the rear shock where the air hose connects. i sprayed it with soapy water but could not see any leaks so i got some liquid soap and poured some in my hand and pushed it into the air hose fitting at the rear shock and it b...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1GEEH90Y0Y
We have come to the conclusion that the head gaskets are leaking and there is also the possiblity that the head bolts are stripped and pulling out of the block. We are trying to sell the engine because of the amount of miles on the vehicle. The job is pending....
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2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L fuel gauge,battery light VIN: 1GYEK63N32
thanks all. most said to clean grounds on cyl. head, which are really hard to reach, but didnt help. also stated was the ignition switch.I replaced the ignition switch,drove all weekend and then started again. any more help please
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1993 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM15W4P
Hi guys, I pulled off the plentium. Most of you hit it on the nose. The fuel pressure regulator is taking a serious piss in there. We'll try to get a regulator for it. If not, might to change the whole unit. Thanks again!
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1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GACEG15M4
I moved the crank sensor out as I have herd of the plastic timing covers warping causing the crank sensor to not 'see' the windows intermittently but this did not help. I suspected computer but wasn't sure that a computer could cause the long missing low parts...
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2001 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L No start VIN: 2CNBJ63451
Thanks all for the help. Turns out Dave from Ill. had it. When I removed the intake I noticed the carbon was loose on the valves. The machine shop confirmed it and now runs fine. Thanks again for the help and we here at Lenharts look forward to helping others....
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L starting VIN: 1GNET16S53
thanks for all the help brett you were right on there was a rock jammed in the trans mount thanks again mike
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1989 Dodge D100 Custom 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B7FE06Y2K
I waited to close this to make sure the truck was fixed, I talked to the cutomer today and it is running good. It turned out to be the Auto Shut Down relay. The dealer and parts stores kept telling me this truck did not have one, but my Shop Key flow charts an... Trouble codes: 12 (Battery was disconnected), 55 (End of test).
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2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R91
thanks for your input. I took front of engine apart again and found that cam gears did jump a couple teeth. turns out the new tensioner was defective it would stick in the compressed position and not keep tension on the chain. put another tensioner in and car ...
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2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L odometer VIN: 1B4HR38N72
Hey Gals and Guys, Jerry from Texas and Richard from Jersey Had the fix. But you do have to have curret sofware. Thanks again.
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L crankshaft VIN: 1GDEF19N0N
Hello, Thanks for all the input. I talked with the local machine shops and they figure it was a bad crankshaft. Thanks again Mike
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1995 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L clutch assem VIN: 1FALP54Y1S
Well vehicle is finally out the door, turned out the rear motor mount was bad (had shock absorber and mount combined and shock bad) could not find new shock type mount so installed a solid mount on rear which kept the engine from raising up to high in the rear...
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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L abs light VIN: 1FDEE14H1S
Fellow Techs, The only thing we found that may have been at fault was the Fluid level switch in the master. It was sticking. The customer said the light has not come back on when spoken to on a follow up call. Thanks again for all the replies.
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FTHF25H3T
First I would like to appoligize for not replying with a fix sooner. With the busy holidays and such I just haven't had the time. Thanks to all who replied to my help request, all help was greatly appreciated. Anyways I ended up replacing the pickup in the d... Trouble codes: 211 (Profile Ignition Pickup circuit failure), 212 (Loss of IDM input to PCM- spout circuit grounded).
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1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMDA41X2T
Looks like cylinder head needs to come off to fix. Has valve guide or valve train concern. Running compression was only 45. Owner stated that van didn't surge untill heads replaced. Wish he would of told us early.
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Anti-theft VIN: 1FMDU35PXV
It turns out that the switches on the back side of the lock cylinders had to be installed just right and I had one of them off just a little. The GEM that the door was never locked when it was. Thanks for all the help. To correctly install the swithes find the...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L will not shift VIN: 1FTYR14V4Y
First of all thanks to everybody who replied. Yes this Ranger was stuck in gear and my brain wasn't. Apparently when the shifter was pulled it may have been wiggled when coming out and accidently put into gear. When the shifter was replaced the shift interlock...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTNF20S83
This truck had a bad pcm.It was showing up to 16000 rpm's on the oss pid so pcm was shuting down the injectors.So I want to thank everyone who replied and all the ideas on checking this problem. Trouble codes: 720 (output shaft speed sensor malfunction).
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1992 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Alternator VIN: 1GKDT13Z4N
Well, it looks like this one is fixed. We checked everything from top to bottom again. There were no add-ons or extra accessories on the vehicle. We finally decided to get away from the Napa mindset and try an AC Delco alternator. It has been running now for a...
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1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L trans & gauges VIN: 1FABP37856
Thank you all who replyed. My gauge and transmission problem turned out to be a battery terminal that was corroded and loose. most replys said it was the ignition swicth and a couple said battery cables. As of yet the problems went away. Thanks again.
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1989 Honda CRX Si 1.6L engine control VIN: JHMED9364K
thanks to all who faxed digrams we got inthe middle of a engine change and are info was wrong thanks again
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1997 Infiniti QX4 3.3L No Start VIN: JNRAR05Y7W
After extensive testing and rechecking we were able to obtain a used ecm, which was the fix. Truck started and ran fine. Got 3 responses on this, Vicken from California was the only one to suggest the ecm. We had suspected that, however we/customer did not wan...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FT485XY
Thanks for all of the great help. As most suggested, a shorted crank sensor would be the likely culpret, but not in this case. Further digging and tugging revealed a worn through harness on top of the transmission. As you can imagine, this was no easy place to...
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1992 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Instrument cluster (digital) VIN: 1LNLM82W2N
Hello all, well this one is fixed and I would like to thank Tom for the info on the self diagnostic capabilities, Robert for the info on the actual vss signal, all good info. I also found out that occasionally engine temp would drop to the bottom of range on g...
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1986 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start VIN: J1MFC3315G
Thanks for all the replies. I did get this car going! Thanks especially to Terry from Missouri. I followed his in depth procedure for recovery from flooding. Vehicle did not start although I heard a hissing noise from exhaust when cranking.I checked it out and...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.3L suspension VIN: JM1TA22261
Well, once again, the customer is not bringing car back at this time. All of the responses I got were regarding an inner C.V. joint problem which may be found by checking for excessive movement when compared side by side or removing joint and inspecting for we...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L 5TH Gear only VIN: 1YVHP80D83
We did get this car to act up after driving longer at higher speeds...Thanks to Jim from California for the fix. It was low on fluid! I never thought to see this but I topped it up and the problem went away! Thanks again Jim. Mike
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L wiper VIN: WDBHA28E8S
half of my replies were from independent benz shops, they mostly agrred it was lack of lubrication on the articulating wiper arm mechanism under the plastic cap. the other replies were from benz dealer mechanics they all agreed that you should always replace t...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L rear brakes VIN: WDBGA43G4V
Wow! Great replies, we have installed new dealer pads and hope for the best. Thanks to all!!
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1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L signal lights VIN: 4N2DN11W9S
Thanks nissan guys, I found out the multiswitch is a common problem with the signal lights (intermittent) with squealing relay, although, Mark hit it on the head..it was an intermittent in the hazard switch. The B+ feeds through the hazard and goes to the fl...
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Cuts out VIN: JN1DA31A72
thanks for the replies, & sorry for the lack of information. it turned out,throttle body was caked up with carbon & relearn the system. customer was tired of the run around from nissan & also he was an outter towner from new york. thank you, vic
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1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Electronic Climate Control VIN: 1GHDT13W4W
Well, this one is finally fixed. After we had replaced the actuator for the codes P0408 & po416 our customer had come back saying that it wasn't working properly yet and when we had checked again for codes the same two codes were back again leading us to belie...
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L drive belt VIN: 2P4GP2438V
the vast majority talked about a t s b for a shield fot the tensioner have installed and will wait for next rain to confirm fix thanks for the help i found it on aldata but not for my year i want to thank everyone for the part #'s
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1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L rear rotors,calipers pads VIN: 1G2WJ52M2S
thanks guys,i did replace the rotor,caliper,pads,and a new hose per your advice,could not prove any of these parts faulty,the new caliper was easier to operate though,the hose is something that makes sense and it was the original,so i tried it,the proportionin...
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2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HX54K8Y
Found that the power coming into the exciter module on lock cylinder is loosing voltage. Traced voltage coming in and out of pass theft module and it is going to 0 or 4 volts. Traced power coming in and out of ignition switch to theft module. Found that the ig... Trouble codes: P1626 (Theft Deterent System SIgnal).
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L door locks VIN: 1G2NF52E62
I'm trying to put a close to this. The customer being limited on funds did bring the car back in. I found two more wires shorted to ground. After repairing them I did replace the bcm. Door locks did start to work but after a short time they did become intermit...
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