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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA56643
Hey guys, 2003 acura came in with Po304, PO305 missfire codes. Miss is slight at idle and light cruise steady vac gauge readings,. Also has set missfire codes for #1 and #2 but after clearing codes #4 comes back pretty quick. Have replaced plugs 2 coil packs( ... Trouble codes: 304 (miss 4), 305 (miss5)
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Stall VIN: WAUDA88D7T
This Audi wants to stall and usually does when you come to a stop and shift into park. It wouldn't stall if it was in gear, but, believe it or not, I repaired a vacuum leak thinking that would solve the problem and now it wants to stall more and will stall in ... Trouble codes: 1504 (possible vacuum leaks)
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L ABS unit, Master cylinder,New rear caliper VIN: WAUZL64B8Y
First time using this help request. I have this Audi A6 brought to me from a local used car lot. Sold this car, customer broght it back to them for a brake problem. Pedal would almost go to the floor before any brakes were applied. Was told by the lot mechanic...
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L Haldex ECU VIN: TRUWX28N71
The anti spin warning light(yellow triangle)is comming on when the car reach about 12 MPH or so, it stays on until the ignition switch is cycle off/on. See list of DTC below ABS Group 08/125 show no comm with AWD ECU (0 value) AWD Group 08/125 shows ok comm...
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1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG8327V
I am getting a cam sensor code even after sensor replacement. The 108 code I cant find any info on it. Can someone give me some direction?? Thanks very much. Trouble codes: 112 (cam sensor), 108 (continous voltage)
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L battery draw VIN: WBADM6348Y
This vehicle has a battery draw. It only goes dead once or twice a week. The customer has driven it and parked it and within a few hours the vehicle would not start. The battery was replaced with no difference. Alternator is charging good and pattern looks goo...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Radio VIN: 1G6KD54Y5W
I've searched the owners manual and Alldata, but I can't find out how to set the clock back to standard time from Military time. I tried drivers presets and the home and away presets.
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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Unknown VIN: W06VR54RXY
Need A Little Cadillac Help. This Car Has No Defrost. All The Air Comes Out The Dash Vents, No Codes With Tech 2. Running Test With Tect 2 Scanner Shows Modes Are Working But All The Air Still Comes Out The Dash Vents. One Manual Shows Vacumn System And Anothe...
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1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G1YY2385M
We have this 91 Corvette in the shop driving us crazy. As it warms up it gets a pretty severe misfire at idle. It's not a consistant dead hole, it just seems to intermittantly loose a cylinder. The rpm's will drop almost to the point of stalling, then the idle...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W3R
vehicle was towed in as a no start. cranks good. diagnoised bad fuel injector assembly. vehicle sat on lot till bill was paid (about 2 monthes). we started it from time to time, now the customer has paid his bill and we went out to start it for him and same pr...
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBEK19R3T
This truck keeps setting numerous codes. The problem started when we replaced the engine last week. I never checked codes before pulling engine but light was not on. After a day of driving customer came in and truck had P0161 only, came back a few days later s... Trouble codes: P0161 (02 heater ckt bank2 sensor 2), P0154 (low 02 activity bank2 sensor1), P0102 (maf signal low), P0155 (02 heater ckt bank2 sensor 1), P0135 (02 heater ckt bank1 sensor 1)
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEC19R7W
this truck came in on the hook, only had 30 psi fuel pressure, replaced pump, and connector harness at pump. intake was leaking, sold intake job, while we had it apart, pressurized fuel system to look for leaks in spider assy, none found. fuel pressure bleeds ...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L front axle, transfer casenois VIN: T8XZ111047
customers complaint is a low pitched rumble from feft front starting at 45 mph. i originally isolated it to the front axle, found bad left carrier bearing. changed all front axle bearings, reinstalled front axle, noise is still there. removed transfer case, di...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNEK13R9X
Greetings GM techs, this Tahoe came in with antif. leaking at lower intake manifold. replaced manifold and gaskets. now no leaks, but vehicle starts and runs well for about 1 to 2 min. then slowly dies and stalls. no codes, fuel press slowly drops from about 5...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L fan clutch VIN: 1GNDT13W51
hey iatn, the problem i am having is the cooling fan for the engine is spinning to fast when engine is cold, it produces a roaring noise until the engine warms up. the vehicle was in a minor accidend and we replaced the fan and clutch with a carquest parts. ...
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2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L driveline? VIN: 1GNFH15T33
Attention all Chevy Gurus!!!Customer complaint of a hesitation on level surface after taking off from a dead stop-Actually I test drove it and it is more of a clunk or light bump sensation when taking off from a level surface after a dead stop, and it feels li...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality
Came in with low rough idle and codes P0171 and P0174. Found intake gasket leaking. Replaced intake gaskets and injector o-rings. Fuel trim is now fine and idles smooth but still low (500rpm). Customer complains that it's just the same as it was. All(No)Data ...
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1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L engine swap VIN: 2C3HD46R3X
Well unfortunately i have been handed a conversion car perfprmed by our shop and would like some help if any is available. the above engine swap went flawlessly and with only one remaining factor left i am looking for some help. the original 2.7 pcm needs to b...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C8GF68444
good afternoon,this car from new has had a real int. no start,maybe once a week.sometimes it may go several months and doesent do it.i drove the car 700 miles this fall with no problem.i know it does fail ,the owner works in our office.last week on the interst...
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1989 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4FK443XK
hello everyone i would like to thank everyone for taking the time to read this and any ideas would be greatly appreciated. i have this 89 grand caravan if battery is disconected and reconnected will run fine, untill allowed to set for about 20 minutes go out a... Trouble codes: 16 (not sensing battery voltage), 30 (unknown)
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1997 Dodge Stratus 2.0L transmission VIN: 1B3EJ46XTN
This vehicle has been back now a couple of time. when it first cam in; the solenoid block that is located on the side of the trans had gaskets that were leaking. So, naturally we replace the gasket. It seemed to fix the problem. However, it seem to still be le...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L bcm VIN: 1B4GP54G4W
This gr caravan came in with no headlights, no interior lights, no dash lighting/gauges/odometer, no horn, no wipers,no communication, basicly no bcm operation, like it was just turned off, nothing. we removed the bcm checked all of our powers and grounds (all...
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2000 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B3ES46SCX
This car came in with a miss. mostly noticed under load, no codes no vacuum leaks holds fuel pressure when shut off. when car acts up the fuel pressure will change. install a clear fuel line just before the fuel rail and saw air getting in the line. filled the...
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2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L power door lock VIN: 2B4GP2536Y
Hello IATN Members, hope your having a wonderful day...and here I go trying to ruin it for you! This 2000 caravan will act up between 30-40 mph. Here is the problem: while stepping on the brake pedal (moderate to heavy braking)the interior lights will come on,...
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1965 Ford MUSTANG 289CID wiper,temp guage VIN: 5F07C61719
helping customer restore vehicle would like to get wire diagrams on wipers,guages,lights ,etc thank you in advance dennis (fax#[...])
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1988 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FABP30X4J
I am posting this for another shop whos internete is down right know. They faxed me over there problem. : We have a 1988 ford tempo with poor heating from the heater. We have changed the thermastate twice and then with a ford one. We tested the state outside a...
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1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15NXL
Gentlemen, This truck came to us from two other shops. The customer said the problem began two months ago. When it came to us they said that the distrubutor and the computer had been swapped out already with no effect. I have checked the wiring for the PIP ci... Trouble codes: 14 (Profile ignition pickup ckt failure), 33 (Insufficent EGR)
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5143S
hello everybody, 1995 ford windstar with 3.8 litre v6. heres the problem, vehicle will start and run fine (once i unplug and reconnect the icm (ignition control module) located on the right front inner fender, just on top of strut tower. run with no problems...
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, no power VIN: IFALP52U75
Please help, this car is driving us crazy, literally! Car came in about a week ago with customer complaining about car having no power, and it turned out that the catalytic converters were stopped up, so the customer went to a muffler shop and had them gutted... Trouble codes: 176 (Lean Bank 2), 177 (Rich Bank 2), 542 (Fuel Pump Circuit Open - ECA to ground), 543 (Battery to ECA)
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L torque converter/cruise control VIN: 1FTJW35F7S
while driving the truck down highway, transmission acted as if were constantly going in and out of over drive. sped up to see if the problem would be at certain speeds hoping that something would change, transmission still keep going in and out of lock-up. bef...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U7V
Car came in for check engine light. 2 codes. 443 for the purge circuit, and a code for the cam sensor which I don't remember at the moment as it's written elsewhere. The synchro housing that holds the cam sensor was broken in half, and the interupter (vane) wa... Trouble codes: 443 (evap ctrl system purge control valve circ malf)
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L heater VIN: 1FALP52U4V
I have a 97 Taurus here with manual air that came in with a no heat concern. Engine temp is between 197-202 degrees and both heater hoses are hot. After checking the operation of the HVAC controls I found that it will blow hot air (120 dgrees) out the console ...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FMFU18L6V
Computer goes out just driving no warning no spikes in alt.voltage, replaced 1st one lasted 2 weeks,replaced lasted 5 months, replaced again lasted 1 day, last two were from salvage yard 1st was from Ford.
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
Greetings folks. This little nightmare ('97 for Explorer 4.0 sohc)has been bounced liked a hot potato from shop to shop & has unfortunately landed in mine. Initially came in with every code imaginable from multiple misfires, lean exhaust, & EVAP faults. Also... Trouble codes: P0304 (Miss on 4), P0305 (Miss on 5), P0306 (Miss on 6)
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1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L No Start
hi everybody : I really need help on this one,car came in with engine knocking badly but still running o.k. However,we put in a used engine,when the job done the mechanic open the door and try to start the car and the alarm got off,he disarm the system by usi...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
This truck has limited power on acceleration. The MIL comes on then.The code P1211 will also set during KOER test. Now the injectors were recently replaced by the customer himself. It had gotten water in the fuel and not all the injectors were working properly... Trouble codes: P1211
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FMZU34E4X
After a couple miles of driving the speedometer will double. (If you are going 40 MPH it will suddenly say 80 MPH. If you have the cruise control set it will slow down untill the speedo says the original setting. If you accelerate to 60 MPH and this happens th...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L no interor parts work VIN: 2FMZA514XX
no interior componts work like wipers door locks lights horn radeo windows
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L suspension VIN: 1FTNF21L0Y
Well truck guys heres what we have,a clunk noise can be heard occasionally while driving as your braking. Thats not really the bad part though as it only occurs occasionally.The bad part is when you move around in the parking lot,a foot forward and brake, clun...
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L brakes VIN: 1FMNU43SXY
I need some help in this one. While you back up or pull forward and push on the brake the truck will grab/shudder violently when it comes to a stop. This is an intermittent problem. It reminds me of a truck with a leaking wheel cylinder, but this has 4 wheel d...
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10D5T
This ranger has a rolling idle when your sitting at a stop and in gear other than that the runs great some one has already replaced iac trying to fix this problem I,ve smoked engine found no vaccum leaks all of pids look good thanks for any help in advance.
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2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FAFP36372
idle rough, poor accel, almost stalls on occasion- OK IN CRUISE SPEEDS
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW31F22
computer diagnostic check, no dtc's. engine starts, will run for approx. 1-2min. and die, then loses communication with scanner (with key in the on position). cycle key off and on, com. with scanner comes back and during attempt to restart engine will start so... Trouble codes: P0605 (rom failure), P0344 (cmp signal), P0603 (kam failure), P0381 (glow plug ind. ckt), P0562 (low battery)
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1996 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GKFK16R7T
Hello, This is my Suburban and I am having problems with the 2-3 shift. It won't shift from 2 to 3 while driving normal to hard. When in the morning or after it has cooled down it won't shift out of 2nd unless you back off the gas for a little bit and then it ...
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1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GTEK14R5V
same as above Trouble codes: P0102 (mass air flow), P0340 (cam sensor)
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1997 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTFG25RXV
It's back to haunt me!!! This van came in three weeks ago with a stalling condition when you press on the gas peddle. If you nursed the gas peddle (feather it) you could build up speed, but if you hit the peddle just half way the engine would die. I checked th...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C1Y
This Jaguar(Ford) runs fine but MIL is on. Retrieved P1587 and consulted jaguar manual which says likely cause is open, shorted or high resistance in wiring between PCM and TACM. Consulted JTIS for PCM location and access. JTIS showed PCM under dash on right s... Trouble codes: P1587 (PCM to TACM throttle command redundancy circuit failure)
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2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1J4FA49SXY
The customer complaint is a knocking noise when turning. I drove the vehicle, the vehicle will make a knocking noise when first taking off in 1st gear. The noise will quickly disappear. If I switch to 4H or 4L the noise disappears and will not reoccur until I ...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1246X
this vehicle has a code for canister vent solenoid blockage,according to mitchell.i have checked the solenoid by physically jumping it to the battery and seems to function properly.i have power with key on.but,i can't figure how to force the monitor.and my sca... Trouble codes: P0446
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1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L Sub-Throttle Position Sensor VIN: JT8UF11E4L
Are there any experienced vintage Lexus LS400 techs out there that can shed some light on this nightmare. Car had (has)code 47 (sub-throttle positon sensor).Check Engine Light On Solid. Ohms checked sensor...nowhere near spec (actual reading are at the shop..I...
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1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UZ30C5N
Vehicle came in with ck engine light illuminated code 21, 28 right & left main o2 sensors. Installed new o2 sensors(both front)nippon denso (not from dealer) reset ecu, now light will come on about 42 mph, accelerate or let of accelerator and light goes out bu... Trouble codes: 21 (main o2 sensor left bank), 28 (main o2 sensor right bank)
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1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Accessories VIN: JT8BF22G2V
this one is a head scratcher!!! firstly the remote will not open or lock any of the door locks, second the door switch will lock all doorm locks but will not unlock the remote will work with panic alarm and will open the trunk also the car will not start unles...
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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L engine dies VIN: 1130441201
I have many 'old' wiring diagrams. However, not for this one model Mercedes. Input from someone who might have had this problem, and the fix, or a wiring diagram that shows how this neutral safty switch is wired.
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L valve train, chain VIN: WDBFA66E7M
Hello; Vehicle was running fine after caps & rotors. Customer went to start car after one hour stop and heavy "thock" sound came from engine, rotating at camshaft speed. Car drove ok. We pulled lower oil pan and no terribly unusual items were found. We took bo...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA433E9
hi guys, this car is nothing but a nightmare. I have had it for 2 months. can in with a bunch of problems and a check engine light. original code was a lean code. had an oil leak from the head gasket, repaired. since then i have had a interitant p1341. on the ... Trouble codes: P1341
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Surge VIN: 4JGAB72E2X
Customer complians that the car excelerates (surges) on it's own at speeds under 20MPH. I have not been able to repoduce this condtion. However the second complaint, I have seen, that is the Idle will go to 2300 RPM in PAREK or NEURTAL. If you shift from PARK ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Air Bag VIN: WDBRF61J21
This car came in with A/B light on.It was purchased in auction.Obviously it was in an accident and body shop before .We scan it and found three codes:B103f-RR window a/b squib,B1033-RR tension sqib,B1031-RL tension sqib.All these components where exploded and ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L wheel speed or communication error VIN: 4JGAB54EX2
Hope someone can shed some light on this concern, very limited data retrieval, only Global OBDII for engine system, concern is very intermittent, but when concern happens ABS and traction control lights come on, speedo becomes inop, transmission locks in last ...
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1994 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3MAPM12J5P
car runs fine except when cold it will idle up and down, varying from 600 rpm to 1200, as it warms up it calms down and goes steady at 900.there are no codes koeo or koer fast or slow,i did find a collapsed vacuum hose at valve cover to pcv valve but no change...
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Starting VIN: 1ZWFT61L3Y
Hi,need some help on this cougar. This car intermittently will not start and will not crank. When it does this the wipers come on and run. The car will usually start if the key is cycled a few times. The car will also stall sometimes while driving and when it ...
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1998 Audi A6 2.8L L/R door latch VIN: WAUAA24B6W
Finally got this one done. No matter what I did I could not get it to open without tearing the door apart. So here's what I did: Removed the b-pillar trim, removed the front screw in the door panel, made a special very-low profile screwdriver and removed the r...
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1979 BMW 528i 2.8L instrument cluster
Thanks to everyone who responded; and quickly too. Most of you were right on the money. There was a knurled screw by the speedo cable. Once I found it the cluster came right out. Thanks again for all the replies. Rick [...].
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1988 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, hard start VIN: 1G4HR54C2J
thanks for everyones input after checking the coil pack i determine the module under it was the problem replaced it runs great per the customer thanks to all again mark
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1992 Chevrolet Caprice 5.7L Stall VIN: 1G1BL8370N
Well, it wasn't an ignition issue at all. As it turned out to be, the vehicle was starving for fuel...we replaced the fuel pump. Car hasn't been back since! Thanks for all the help guys!
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1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L Rear Brakes VIN: 1GNDT13W0N
After going over all the replies, and discussing everything with the customer, he decided to repair it himself. Just got the final word from the owner. After replacing all the steel lines and hoses, he completely removed the ABS unit and OE proportioning v...
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1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WN54TXP
first i want to thank everyone who replied. first i reinstalled original ecm and referance voltage went down to 5 volts from the 12 volts i was getting. then found that the reprogamable cartriges in my snap on scanner was giving me all the codes & wrong data, ... Trouble codes: 14 (coolant sensor high temp), 15 (coolant sensor low temp), 16 (system voltage high), 17 (camshaft sensoe error), 21 (tps voltage high), 00 (plus other codes).
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L high idle VIN: 1GCEK19MXT
after customer decieded to get a second opinion, tried to reach him a couple of times to find out what ever became of it, hasn't got back to me yet, you can't win them all i guess. Thanks for all your help
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L pcm/alt VIN: 1G1JC5242V
Thank you to all that helped.The info on flatrater.com was very useful.It turn out to be a bad alternator after all. I replaced the unit w/quality a/m unit but it still didnt charge,so I took it to a local rebuilder for a bench test he confirmed alt bad.Replac...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L abs pump VIN: 4G1JF32TOX
I told the customer the price of anew gear assembly for the lower part of the abs unit and at this point the customer neglected to do the repair but thats wher his problem was.
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L module VIN: 1G1ND52T6X
This car is fixed. You know the old saying that you can not see the forest for the trees, well this was our problem. 8 out of the 10 replies recommened changing the LF speed sensor due to the code. We decided to hook up the new sensor without installing it jus...
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2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L unsure VIN: 1GNDX03E9Y
Well everyone most of you were right,it was the cheap hub bearing! Extra thanks to Bruce,your the one that made me think about swapping sides.At some point you get pissed off because you would think that a noise that loud would be easy to find and you get lost...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L shift solenoid VIN: 2GCEC19T21
sorry about the late close on this one. i just decided to send the truck to the transmission shop for a overhaul.i thought they might have more information than i had. thanks for all the replies
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Tire size VIN: 2GCEK19T54
Thank you all that replied. Most of you said I would have to recalibrate the computer, otherwise I might have a problem with the trans and abs system. Some said it would not be a big enough change to even worry about, well, I also put a call into GM assistance...
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1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L engine VIN: 2C3ED46F3R
wow!!!, what a diverse array of replies, a testimony to chrysler's diverse failure history, i suppose!! mike [...] suspected a wiring harness fault, possibly hitting te exhaust or power steering rack, all was good there, but i can see how this could be a pr...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L shifting erratic VIN: 3B7HF13Z7V
The customer has not decided what to do with the truck. I suspect the valve body, and that will be my next step if he decides to bring it back. Thank you all for the replies, especially so quickly! The truck was at the dealer the day after I put out this help ...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7HC16X3W
Well Thanks for the advice, Here is the statis, We pit everthing back togeher and rechecked. We then disconnected all the unrelated sensors, the trans connector the oveddrive switch and the A.C. Started the truck, ran for fifteen minutes the pcm started to smo...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L brakes VIN: 3B7KF2623W
I want to thank all those who responded to my help request, after checking everything and putting everthing to specs. adjusting brakes front end and doing all the TSB's. I replace the conbination defferential valve and problem fixed. The reason I did not chang...
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF36F4V
Thank you to all that replied, I did jump power & ground to ipr and pressure rocketed. Then unplugged icp sensor, good visual of pigtail. Noticed connector terminals spread apart close w/ pick. Fired vehicle up, ran great. I believe it was that bad connection. Trouble codes: P1211 (injector control pressure not controllable-pressure above or below desired).
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMZU34ESW
The customer finely found the time to bring the Explorer back in. I removed the intake and found the plastic box that the PCV hose went into in the valley was cracked. Also I replaced all the gaskets and the hose and PCV valve. This fixed all the trouble. Than...
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L engine VIN: 1FTZR15X9X
Thanks to all for the quick response! You were right, the intake gasket was the problem. The old gasket looked great, but a new one did the trick. Thanks again!
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTSE34S34
Thanks to all those replied. The customer came back in after a week of driving and said that it had gotten better and then stopped acting up. I guess it finally relearned itself.Thanks again for all the help.
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L flywheel VIN: 2FAFP74W01
good morning techs.been gone for several days.no the guy does no towing,he rides alone between va.and fla.the trans works flawless and shows no converter balloning.i beleve it must be either a freek reoccurance or bad motor to trans align.the car is still goin...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55S51
thank you for all of your help finally fixed this car hooked up lab scope again to look at igniton patten one more time still looked the same so decied to try a coil pack and that was it the pattern never messed up and lost burn kv again and customer has been ... Trouble codes: P0301.
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L speedo reads fast VIN: 2FAHP71W13
Thanks to all who replied. The concensus is that the trans has the wrong exciter ring. Probably for an LX model not a Police package. We are sending the vehicle back to the taxi yard so they can switch trannys.
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1992 GMC K3500 Sierra 5.7L down shifting to 3-1 only on decel VIN: 2GDHK39KXN
I would like to thank every one for taking the time to read my problem and give me there advice. Most answers were directed to the mechanical workings of the trany. One was for a fuse, we checked all fuses and they were good. MY service advicer went back to th...
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1993 GMC Sonoma 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GTCT1928P
Last night I left the tccm disconnected. many of you told me to leave the battery disconnected for a period of time.This morning I reconnected everything and the 4wd works fine.Go figure!It just needed time to reset itself.Thanks to the 7 members who responded
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1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L park lights,dash lights VIN: J4FJ57L7LL
After checking everything that I knew to check on this, I replaced the ignition switch and that luckily fixed it. This was a very wierd problem the way it was acting, I had previously replaced the headlight switch which was melted slightly at one of the posts ...
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1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1LNLM97V5V
installed factory theromstat filled cooling system at the fill plug on the bypass pipe. ran car to 240 degrees and turned car off let cool fully, repeated this 3 times on the final time removed radiator cap and let cool fully over night. ran car next day therm...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Steering VIN: 1LNHM87A21
Thanks to all who replied. We checked the ball joints and the steering ujoints and they were fine. We hooked up to the variable assist solinoid and measured the dwell during different driving conditions and found the fem giving the solinoid commands at differe...
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1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L engine VIN: WDBAB53A3D
Thanks to all that replied.Especially, Steve, Patick,Don, and Richard. Basically, most respondents said to remove the rear sensor and commence swapping. It took aload off my mind knowing that I wasn't going to run into the proverbial can of worms. Again, thank...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L cam timing VIN: WDBGA433E9
Thanks everyone After setting the cams to the head with a 4mm drill bit and the crank to tdc, I sent the advance full counterclockwise (looking from the front of the car)and installed the chain.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E9X
The customer took it to the dealer. Most likely it needed a key and reprogram. Thanks to all of you for your answers. Trouble codes: P1570.
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L speedometer VIN: 4A3AA46G91
Thank you All for reply !!!It Was Bad ECM!I check speed sensor operation . I check ground wire ign. wire and signal wire for short /open or bad connection.Disconnect signal wire from ECM and test drive.Speedometer start work.Replace ECM and connect signal wire...
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1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1H4BU31D7V
Thanks for the replies. The vehicle finally acted up for me and I tapped into the maf signal return wire and saw all kinds of dropouts. I wasn't losing my 12v feed or ground to the sensor so i replaced the maf and all seems to be fine. Thank you again, Rod Trouble codes: P0100, P0325.
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y9V
We have decided to go with the vent control valve as it is the most likely culprit. Everything else checked out. Many thanks! Trouble codes: P0440 (EVAP canister vent control valve), P0446.
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1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 2.3L ing.spark from timin VIN: 1G3WH14D1M
the person did not want in stall crank shaft damper,i do think this would solve the the elec. spark.since i clean the grounds, the was a lot less, change it by 80%
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1993 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L Stall VIN: 3P3XA46K0P
Thanks everyone for your replys. Found tps values off range. Replaced pick-up just because it was original. Found o2 sensor switching very slow. Car performs great so far. Jaime.
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1996 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L No Start VIN: 2P4FP25B9T
thank you all for your replies...we removed the timing cover to confirm belt timing. it was right on. the problem was the 'reman' pcm was failing to ground the coils...we installed another pcm and all is well...i hope somehow a rep from reman companies will re...
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1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Valve guide seals or Turbo seals VIN: YS3DF78N2T
Well Im posting this answer as reqested by IATN even though Im still waiting for parts to arive that I ordered about eight days ago. The customer originaly dropped the car off for me to inspect and diagnose. We checked the crankcase breather system witch seems...
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1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L Head VIN: 1G8ZK5279V
I received many helpful responses and looked into all of them. Dennis, Ed, Len and Ted mentioned head a constant issue on these vehicles. Dennis mentioned to pull valve cover pressurize cooling system and look for coolant seepage around cam bosses. We followed...
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