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1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L engine Temp VIN: WBAGC8310J
This car runs so cold the temp guage barely gets outta the blue corner of the temp guage, and very poor heater temp output, It also blows oil smoke, after putting cardboard in front of the radiator, the heater temp is increased and the oil smoke goes away, the...
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L starting VIN: WBABF4326R
When engine cold cranks for a long time before start. We have just done valve job. After starting runs normally, will restart normally until sits for several hours.
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1998 BMW 323is 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABF7321W
Hey guys, this one has got me stumped! The vehicle has to get all the way to full temperature, and then cool all the way back down to ambient temp before I can duplicate the problem. The fuel pressure drops to zero after this happens, and when the key is turne...
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L coolant expansion tank VIN: WBAAM5346Y
please see above on repair history the problem we need help with. thank you, avy
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L engine races VIN: WBABS53481
Good morning everyone. I have an 01 330ci that the customer brought in for an intermittant problem. He says that occassionally he will be sitting at a stop in gear and the engine will start racing by itself. I dont really have any info on this model but i beli...
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1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP53L2N
car came in with a stalling concern. after about a 10 min. test drive car stalled and would not restart. after sitting for about five min. car restarted. after stall rpm read zero while cranking. dtc 17 set current and history. put scope on terminal c on ignit... Trouble codes: 17 (rpm signal shorted)
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1999 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Surge VIN: 1G4CU5216X
hello. i have a 99 3.8 supercharged park ave, it has a surge at light throttle, about 15 to 1800 rpm, and about 50 to 55 mph. has no codes, it doesn,t seem to be miss firing. according to my scanner. 0 on miss fire counters. and the tcc slip rpms never go over...
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2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Rear Differential VIN: 3G5DB03E73
Greetings GM techs. This Rendezvous came in with a loud howl and vibration in the drivetrain that varied in intensity with speed and load. When running the vehicle on the hoist we narrowed down the noise to the rear differential area. We have removed the rear ...
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1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Cylinder heads VIN: 1G6KY5292P
Hi Techs, we have a northstar engine that is pumping coolant and we are removing the heads,this is a first for us. Our book says it is recommended to remove the powertrain then remove the heads. Can this job be done without removing the powertrain? We are more...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KD52Y1V
Ok Good Afternoon I have this Caddy that my customer brought in with the concern that it sometimes stumbles and sometimes dies out.To date it has happened to us once and that was on the way to pick the customer up after driving it for two days.Here is what we ...
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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L oil/moisture seperator VIN: W06VR54R9Y
Vehicle back in the shop with a misfire code. Using smoke machine, vacuum leak was found around PCV runner atop plenum. Upon removal of plastic PCV runner, excessive sludge (milky white) was found running through it and into the throttle body. Rechecked oil fi...
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2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L StabilitySys VIN: 1G6KYS490Y
Hello everyone, I have this Seville STS that turns on the "Service Stability System" message in the info center. This happens when driving at highway speeds going straight. It always sets a code C1287 Steering sensor rate malfuntion or steering sensor circuit...
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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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1991 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDT13Z7M
well this one is from our sister shop. a tech replaced the intake gaskets flushed the coolant and replaced the t-stat. now the vehical will idle fine and do in town driving fine but as soon as you go on the highway the vehical overheats almost insantly. when i...
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1993 Chevrolet G10 Chevy Van 5.0L Starting VIN: 1GBEG25K3R
the problem is not present it kind of fixed itself when i pulled it in the shop.this is a conversion van that when you tuen the key off it doesnt turn off.it keeps running,not dieseling but running normal.has any one seen this before?
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L abs VIN: 1GCEK19T6X
When going around 15 mph or less when you apply the brakes the pedal starts to surge and go down .The rear and both front wheel sensors are always reading 3mph even sitting still but when you start moving they go up to the normal speed .When you drive normal s...
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on, runs fine VIN: 1G1JC12451
Customer brought in car with check engine light on, car running fine. Retrieved code P0440, emission system fault. Checked out wires by canister back by fuel tank coming out of body ( have seen them corroded there before on cavaliers), found nothing, wires and... Trouble codes: P0440
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1996 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HC56F8T
I have a strange one here. It came in the shop for an oil leak and a MIL. Oil leak is fixed, then I pulled the codes. Miss on #5. Pulled plugs and found wrong ones so replaced. Still missed. I realize my diagnostic procedures leave a bit to be desired so feel ... Trouble codes: 43 (miss cyl 5)
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1998 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L rear main seal VIN: 3C3EL45X4W
replaced head gasket, rear main seal. it had been replaced before. after motor ran for a while and was warm, seal came out again.pcv system is working. does anyone have a fix for this? thank you troy
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2005 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2.7L no start after new VIN: 1C3EL66R85
Just replaced a PCM in this sebring sedan body shop job old unit took a hit I need to find the PIN # for the SKIM sentary key immobilizer owners manual in the car is unopened I was hoping to find a card??? with the PIN on it. the full vin is [...]
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1992 Dodge Colt 100 E 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: ML3BA26A5N
looked for the data link connector on this veh, mitchel and my snap on scanner say it should be near the fuse box, but i can not find it? Any dodge techs that may be able to help??
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1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3P3ES47C6T
Well I've run out of ideas on this one. Started out with an intermittent, high hard brake pedal after highway run of about 1 hour. No big deal. Vacuum booster was leaking down. Replaced booster. Problem vanished for a month. Vehicle returned, same problem with...
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1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L speedometer VIN: 1B7GL23XXT
This truck belongs to a friend and tech. He claims he has replaced the speedometer and the sensor in the trans. But the speedometer will jump up and down intermittently. Once the vehilce is turned off it will be ok for 3 miles or maybe 100 miles. I'm not a Dod...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 387HF132XV
Truck came in barely running, smoking up the place. Customer claimed it ran fine, then all of a sudden started stumbling and he almost didn't make it to the shop. No codes found, but is almost impossible to keep running. Checked for vacuum leaks, removed distr...
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1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L TCU fuse blown,goes into limp mode VIN: 2B3HD56J8W
Unable to identify codes. I suspect an internal short in solenoid pack,but its so infrequent that it is an issue its hard to replace that on a wild guess.Car shifts normally,cleared codes,none return. Fuse ok. Any help would be great. Thanks...Tony
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No power on highway VIN: 1B7HF16Y3W
Customer complaint of lack of power on highway, otherwise excellent in all respects. We confirmed complaint; starting at about 55mph the truck could only accelerate if the accelerator was mashed so that the tranny kicked down, and even then the acceleration wa...
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L left front signal lamp VIN: 2B4GP44R7X
i have a problem with this van. Signal indicator and lamp on left remain on after signals are turned off. unable to turn off unless vehicle is turned off. hazzard switch turn on/off sometimes turns off indicator and lamp. has anyone run into this before...i ca...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R3Y
hi guys, i got this 2000 dodge intrepid came from a mechanic shop they install a 2002 motor on it, the engine was running on the old car before they took it off, after they install the engine car wont start, they replace pcm,crank&cam sensors , still no start,...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Code 1740 VIN: 3B7HF13Z11
This transmission has really got me stumped. I followed the troubleshooting for this code and everything checks out OK. Code 1740 will appear after 20 mile trip. There are no symptoms. Found TSB concerning changing pressure boost valve cover. Removed valve bo...
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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHX2517H
Hi guys, well i've got some stuff i'd like to go over with ya on this 1987 ford w/ 6.9L diesel. we suspect a failed injector pump because: 1. verified glow plugs now are ford factory, recieving power. 2. compression is middle 400's in all 8 cylinders. 3. we ve...
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1989 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L frt brakes VIN: 1FABP35X6K
Hello all, This vehicles initial complaint was frt brakes locking up at 80% foot pressure on dry road and locking up 70% foot pressure on wet road at 60kph. Checked brakes and found rear whl cyl's siezed. Replaced rear brakes,whl cyl's, resurfaced drums, stand...
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1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDKF38J9M
Hello all,the customer concern is engine shut off when accelerat,thes pickup for Nattional GARD THEY HAVE GRAGE AND THEY TRIED TO SOLVE THES CONCERN BY MAKING TUNE UP AND REPLACING FUEL PUMP,FUEL INJECTORS BUT STEL THE SAME CONCERN THEN THEY BROUGHT THE PICKUP... Trouble codes: 12 (map sensor), 98 (fmem mode)
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1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVCT22B6P
hello all and thanks for reading this. car runs fine at idle most of the time, but very rarely stalls - always restarts. On road tests car runs good for awhile, then idle increases without hitting the throttle by about 1000 rpm's and imeadiately drops of and a... Trouble codes: 15 (ho2s), 17 (closed loop system), 23 (ho2s), 24 (closed loop system)
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5149T
this windstar came to us with this problem ;run rough and stall on acceleration ses light on .I change the wires we saw the fire jump on it ,the cylinder no1 still misfire but hive got good fire on it ,i replaced the spark plug to ,but still mis .i suspect the... Trouble codes: P0301
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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation, Stumble under Load VIN: 1FTPS24L7X
The Car came in with a problem of Stumbling under Load. we checked Compression,ched for Vaccum leaks, fuelpressure, Exhaust Back pressure, All systems appear to be in healthy condition. Unfortunately there are no Codes in the System to indicate a Computer rela...
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Shift Interlock VIN: 1FMRU15L91
Would not come out of park, found blown #6 fuse 5amp for (cluster, overhead trip computer, compass, brake shift interlock solenoid, air suspension module, GEM module, EVO steering sensor, heater mirror, rear defroster, reverse sensing system) Replaced fuse a...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU73E72
Hi gents, I have this exploder given to me from a mechanic for miss fire. I have checked spark to all cylinders it is all o.k check fuel pressure 65psi consistat when driving and idling. The car idles smooth. No codes in the ecu. The fault occurs when coasting...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L ac + heater VIN: 1FMPU16L83
Problem still happens.just not as frequent.sometimes when switched from hot to cold - no cold.and vise-versa! any ideas?
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNX21FX3
This is my son's truck. While driving at any speed engine will die. It will restart most of the time by going to neutral and may not stall again for a day or two. I was told by a local dealer it might be cam sensor. Thanks for your help in advance.
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2000 Geo Metro 1.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C1MR2269Y
Hello All, This car came in a No start. It started right up for me but ran rough, Plugs were black and fouled out. Check for codes and it had 134 in a pending code. Checking activity for 02 and found it to be inactive. Replaced the sensor with no change. Check... Trouble codes: 134 (b1 s1 inactive 02)
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2002 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L rear wheels VIN: 1GDJG31R42
We have used the Dorman wheel studs here for many years without any problems. Within the last 6-7 months we have had 7 trucks that use the 13" x 3 1/2" rear shoe brake with dual rear wheels shearing all of the studs. Does anyone else have any issues with the h...
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1HGCB9856M
We have repeatedly monitored the gasses-all within spec. We have swapped out coolant temp sensors and oxygen sensors with dealer parts. We have checked cam timing. No problems found. We have checked for exhaust backpressure problems, also. None found.
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1994 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start, no spark VIN: 1HGEG8657R
Hello all, I am really in a trick bag on this one. As a general rule of thumb I don't work on cars like this other than maybe some brake work. I have nothing that covers a Honda motor. This was a favor for a guy from church, just doing a tune up. I put new plu...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L srs light on VIN: 1HGEM21992
hello iatn members, need your help again,this civic has a srs light on code 1-1 drivers inflator open or high resistance.all data reads hook a some kind of box to the clock spring and unplug all componets and check ohms at each cicuit.is there some other way o...
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1992 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L rear brakes VIN: 2J4FY29SXN
original complaint- no rear brakes but front wheels will lock down and skid. one shop prior didnt repair. no stoping power on rear with rear raised off ground. 3 reman mastercylinders, 2 combi valves(1 new/1 used) new flex hose chasiss to rear end,new wheel cy...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4G258N9Y
this jeep has been to two shops, one jeep dealer and one independent. both shops have replaced the 0'2 sensors with new jeep sensors. when the scan tool is connected the 0'2 voltage is 4.98 volts on the signal return and remains there. we have checked the wiri... Trouble codes: P0135, P0141, P00, 138 (downstream 1/2 shorted high), P00, 132 (upstream 02 1/1 shorted to voltage)
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7235X
replaced rear 02 sensor code reoccured checked conectors for pin fit or broken leads all looks ok. vehicle had engine replaced and injectors were cloged after injector replacement is when code started poping up. any help would be great. Thanks Steve Trouble codes: P0137, P0141
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L door locks VIN: SALTY1249X
Hi; We need help from Rover land. This vehicle towed in because key or remote will not unlock door. It has been sitting for 5 weeks while owner was out of town. When he returned, the key spins freely in the tumbler and the remote will not work. We charged the ...
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2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L MIL Lamp on, Idles down slowly. VIN: JTHFN48Y42
The returned MIL was read and found to be a different code, P0440, with a long list of possible causes in Alldata. Of them, I have eliminated the cap by testing, and the customer states that the cap hadn't been removed since the car was last at the shop. I hav... Trouble codes: P0440
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1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: JM1FD3315P
I have this rx 7 that has a drivabilty problem that is related to the tach operation. the car will run fine when the tach is working.but when the tach does not work the engine will not run over about 4500 rpm and breaks up bad like it is an ignition problem. a...
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1993 Mazda Protege LX 1.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BG2260P
check engine light comes on when acting up when cold,but snap on modis or jumping the diagnostic terminals wont give any codes. when starting cold 10 degrees f. to 65 degrees f. it has long crank time then starts to fire but wont actually fire unless you hold ...
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1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6244V
this car came in with a check engine light and codes p0171 and p0174 (lean bank 1 and 2). all computer data looked good so i removed air flow meter and cleaned sensing wires as per ford tsb. 2 days later light came back on with same codes. once again, o2 senso... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 174 (lean bank 2)
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Blower Motor VIN: 4A3AK44Y0T
Can anyone tell me where the blower resistors are located on this P.O.S.? Mitchell says they are under the right side of the dash. I have been all under the thing and can not find anything that remotly resembles a resistor block. The blower motor has pos powe...
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21DOS
yesterday this car would not start for the customer for two hours. it just cranks but wont turn over. she brought it in for us and i started it up this mourning three times then it went to being a no start. i checked the basics and everything checks out good. ... Trouble codes: CDE34
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L trans, cruise cont VIN: 1N4BU31D7S
Car came in with 3rd gear only, no cruise control function, no O/D indicator and Check Engine light on. DTC 1605 in ECM. We erased code came back immediately. We checked continuity on communication wire from TCM to ECM--good, but no signal on wire. Fuses check...
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1991 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L No Start VIN: SCAZN02D1M
This car will often just crank and not start due to absence of spark. It is more likely to do this when it is cold but also when fully warmed up. It will sometimes fire up right away if I just "bump" the key or sometimes come to life as I back off from the sta...
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Radio VIN: 1G2JB5245W
Hi all. Sorry but haven't had a lot of time to diagnose this car, so not a lot of info available. I hope someone out there has ran into this. The customer brought this in christmas eve day (2005) with this problem. After having a battery installed at a local t...
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L immobilizer VIN: 1YHG78TREE
body shop left the key in the car and killed the battery the problem is that now the immobilizer message read on the display. key does not turn. I found out how to force the key to turn on the TECH 2 scanner but have not found out how to reprogram the key??? i...
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1998 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS2GB31S5W
vehicle came into shop with mil on. code p0400a came up, checked egr ports and pipes-all clear. changed egr with dealer part. customer drove car for one week without problem then light came back on, same code. mitchell on demand talks about a self test when ke... Trouble codes: P400
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Cylinder head VIN: 3VWDD21C1Y
Hi Guys, Weve got this VW Beetle in here, the timing belt broke and we've got a bent valve. Is there any thing unusual involved in replacing this head? Any special tools? We don't work on many Volkswagons and this one is fairly new. Alldata is very limited for...
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1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA8279R
Unfortunately we could not get this car to act up consistently at all to find the source of the problem. We checked all the circuits related to fuse that blew but did not find anything that was abnormal. At this point the customer has put over 500 miles on the...
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1996 Acura RL 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JH4KA9653T
Vicken and James had the correct answer for this car. The idle air control thermal valve was not closing when the car warmed up. Replaced the idle air control thermal valve and all is well. Thanks so much for you knowledge and expertise. Tommy [...]
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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA56643
This one is fixed. Thanks to all who took time to reply, Ajones and Bernard [...] advised to clean EGR ports. I suspected this (or a comupter problem)since miss seemed to move to different cyl. but did not know where ports were located. Ajones and Bernard b... Trouble codes: 304 (miss 4), 305 (miss5).
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1986 BMW 524td 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBADB2408G
Thank you for all of the replies. The fix was to have a dealer with the tools required to set the pump timing. and replace the belt.
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1993 Buick Regal Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G4WD54L5P
Sure hope no one else gets one of these. As it turns out, the car had overheated and melted several wires in the main harness. After all of the time spent on the vehicle, the customer had no money. Thanks to EVERYONE who responded, your help was critical and g...
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1997 Buick Riviera 3.8L Steering VIN: 1G4GD2214T
I am going to post this as a fix even though the customer has not decided what to do yet. 7 replies and 6 out of 7 said rack. I guess the Magnasteer system has rack problems according to some the lower bearing in the pinion gear is inferior from day one. Thing...
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2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L suspension VIN: 1G4HR54K5Y
Thanks to all who replied. After investigating some of your suggestions we had decided to try the bearing unit on the left side front. Customer did not want to proceed with any other 'fixes' at this time but may want to try the bearing later. They took it on a...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L head bolt threads VIN: 1G6KD54YX1
This nice Caddy is fixed...I removed the engine from the cradle and placed it on the bench, covered the decks and the front timing area with masking tape to keep out all the aluminum from the drilling & tapping process with the Timesert kit I purchased ( passe...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W7S
Thank you all that responded. I still havent got this thing to start yet but will post fix when I find irt. Trouble codes: P1351 (ic curcuit voltage high/open).
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1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GNEK13K1S
well it looks like the cust. Has fallen into the I will replace the truck and not fix. Thanks for all the great replys.And I dont have any information on what fixed the truck, you know the reply from the cust. Thanks for your time, Mark
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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GCCT19W1W
Gentlemen This no shift transfer case problem is repaired. I recived 9 responses which covered the four main areas. Electrical ( blown fuses, bad connections or the control switch ). The encoder/motor. The tccm( transfer case control module ). The front shif...
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1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B3HD56T6S
Well Guys, lesson # 5,000. The b+#3 terminal which is power feed to the computer was grounded but the fues was good with power at it. We cut the #3 red white at the computer on the right front fender,ran 12v to it and problem solved! The wire must be broken on...
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1996 Dodge B2500 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B5WB3521T
Good Day I recieved 6 good replies or this post.Everything from check for spark and fuel to clean the air inlet. We ended up driving the darn thing until it acted up and the all the test equipment hanging on it it would not act up. We took a stab in the ...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L locks, air bag light, blower, defroster VIN: VK45LTR566
I had several replies that suspect ignition switch, a few others say to unplug modules one at a time to see which one will restore communication. This customer keeps putting off the appointment I believe due to the possible money outlay that will be involved--...
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1979 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L engine VIN: 124CS20154
Thank you to all that replied. The labor time for this op seemed to vary between 14.1 to 20.1 hours, with 17.1 being the mean average. We're going with 17.1. Thanks all!!
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L no downshift to 1st. unless completly stops VIN: 1FTDX18W5V
Thanks for evertones help. We've finally repaired this one. Special thanks to Darrell [...] , he gave me info on a bulliten for the tcc being apllied and giving the eng. more load than it could handle at a stop. This was my problem since when in second gear i...
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1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP73W9W
This crown Vic is fixed,big thanks to all the replies on this one.I had a good place to continue diagnosing with some of your recommendations.I pulled the throttlebody off to inspect egr and iac passage ways for blockage all that was found here was a plugged v... Trouble codes: P1131, P1151, P0300.
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X7W
WOW! I was glad to see this one gone. You know that when it seems like you've checked everything and can't find the problem, GO BACK & START OVER. The problem ended up being a combo of a slightly cracked head and the wrong fuel injector. We thought we found th... Trouble codes: P0304.
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L transfer case VIN: 1FTNW21SXX
The fix was to use the NGS with the green service card, select service bay functions, gem, then manufacturer options, for standard trans. select TRANSMISSION---DISABLE. The new GEM now can see the clutch pedal. I also found for the clutch singal, the GEM sends...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L suspension VIN: 1FTNF21L0Y
Well 1st off I'd like to thank you for your response and although I can't post a definete fix for this car because the customer has opted out,I can tell you what I have found out.I ran across an old friend of mine who happens to own a repair shop dedicated to ...
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L brakes VIN: 1FMNU43SXY
Thanks to all who replied. We repaired the truck by replaceing all 4 rotors and brake pads. We payed special attention to cleaning and lubeing the sliders. Torque specs were strickly adhered to on this truck also at brakes to calipers to wheel torque.
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2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72E01
Well the Explorer is fixed. A new lower manifold and gaskets only. There were some replies that recommended replacing the lag type bolts that hold the two sections of manifold together. It was my intention to do this and the parts were ordered.(special order) ... Trouble codes: P0304.
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2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L compressor VIN: 1FAFP36352
thanks for the help gents it turned out to be a low pressure problem. all the codes confused me into thinking it was electrical. being new to this a/c i overlooked the basics. repaired leak and recharged system. all is working fine
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L automatic shoulder belt VIN: IHGCB7659L
Got the wiring diagram and found white/yellow wire pin 7 on connnector 2 of seat belt module . had no battery power.That traces back to fuse 24 which the fuse was good ,there was an open between splice 436 and connector 509. Door harness was okay.Seat belts wo...
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1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2HGEH2350N
I checked again the CAT, O2 sensor, Replaced Distibutor with Used,Installed remote fuel system, scoped injectors, bypassed main relay, nothing seems to help. One reply said that this is a normal Rev Limiting function, so we left it at that because customer had...
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1994 Isuzu mpr 1.8L wipers VIN: JALB4B1KXR
thanks for the three replies we got. we finally found a diagram at identifix.
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1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L fuel smell VIN: SAJAV1343H
Most of the replies were explanations of the location of the component(s) connected to the hose I referred to, and the method to access and repair it. Fuel tank removal was mentioned as a necessary step in the process, which I was aware of. My question concern...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L 3-4 shift VIN: SAJDA01CXY
special thanks to rene from belgium who suggested a broken 4-3 pre stroke spring in the valve body.and also thank you for the squematics we recieved. today we dropped the valve body and found the broken spring.
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1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YGVE22D6S
This vehicle turned out to be a recently purchased used car. It had an on going problem that the customer failed to inform me of initially. The general concensus was that the distributor was the cause of the no-start on these engines 95% of the time. 9 out of ... Trouble codes: 02 (No NE 2 Signal CKP sensor 2), 03 (No Distributor G1 Pickup Signal).
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA22TOS
Have had vehicle for over a week. Car started everytime cold let run hot soak. started everytime cannot duplicate will return to customer. If comes back and I can diag I will repost thanks
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1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L engine swap VIN: JM1TA2214V
Wow,Did I get a lot of quick respones!The swap will not work,in no way,shape,or form.Completly different engines in all ways.I was intending to use the supercharged engine with the manifolds (intake and exhaust),of the normally aspirated 2.5.Could you believe ...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L valve train, chain VIN: WDBFA66E7M
Hi; Don [...] were also helpful. The chain tensioner in the right head had broken and the piece lodged in the idler gear in the top center of the motor. We were able to get the pieces out without major disassembly of the fr...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E8Y
Hello again guys, Thanks to all you who replied. I did try a new set of spark plugs only because whether they fixed it or not they were worn out and cacked in black soot. Of course this didn't repair the vehicle. but I think the bad MAF was the reason for the ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304, P0300.
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1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV111XV
Received some wonderful replys. Most said check timing and it did kind of come down to timing however you would not find it the conventional way. The rear cam somehow got off one tooth. Possibly the cam belt was just loose enough that when the air compressor k...
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1MEFM6537X
Ok .After going over the many replies I did several things. 1.Exhaust cam gear when mounted had in and out movement on shaft this is ok. But also had flex play side to side which help belt to creep forward. replaced exhaust cam gear. 2. Was able to warrent...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Trip data & Radio Controls VIN: 1N4AL11D42
Thanks to all who helped, I tested the wiring circuts with info from alldata, i found that someone used the wire for the radio and speedo info feed wire to hook up a automatic dimming rear view mirror. When he spliced the wire with scotch lock it broke the wir...
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1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall
thanks to robert [...] pointing me in the right direction. so i went to install a new crank sensor and noticed that the tab holder was broken off, pulled the connection apart and one out of three of the pins was bent. not sure it was making a connection. als...
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1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L starter VIN: 1G2JB1240X
First I would like to thank all of the people that took the time to read and respond to my cries for help. The problem was the GM recall. The recall involves instalation of a relay for the starter motor. On the control side the purple wire that usually goes to...
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2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L traction control VIN: 1GMDX13E5Y
this problem has gone away with the cold weather. all 6 responses indicate a wiring issue to the wheel speed sensor and although i could not prove it, i believe this to be the fix. i have ordered new harnesses and have them ready to go when the problem returns...
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2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Lighting VIN: 3G2JB52431
thanks for all the help. this car has not returned for repair yet so it has not been fixed. all responses have led me to believe that the problem is in the wiring under the headlights and battery tray. i have since fixed 2 other cavaliers with similar head lig...
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