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1998 Audi A4 Avant 1.8L Exhaust valves VIN: WAUBB28D9W
After doing literally dozens of these 1.8 liter engines, I have been chewed up and spit out on this one. Vehicle came in with a stripped timing belt and many bent valves- as they usually are when the owners go over 65k on a timing belt (unfortunately with th...
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1984 BMW 733i 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBAFF8904E
Hi folks, I don't have a scanner for this vehicle so no codes or data is available. The car limped in last week; the customer had allready tried a A-1 Cardone reman. air flow meter with no dirrerence. Car revs fine for first 10 seconds or so then bogs and surg...
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1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L water in oil
Hello all, this vehicle came in last month with water in oil, bottom end wiped out. replaced engine with low mileage bone yard unit. replacement engine was very clean, oil was noticably used but not filthy. well now its back, customer has put less than 500 mil...
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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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1967 Cadillac SEDAN DEVILL 429CID front shoe/drum
Howdy ever body, and especially you oldtimers out there... Got this antique thats stressin me out. Came in for a complete assessment, one problem being unresponsive/pulling brakes. We completely rebuilt the brake system, now response is good but it has a minor...
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1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR52RXX
VEHICLE CAME IN WITH THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, ABS, & TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT ON. THE SPEEDOMETER ALSO DOES NOT FUNCTION. WE COULD NOT RETRIEVE TRACTION CONTROL OR ABS CODES, BUT THE FOLLOWING CODES WERE RETREIVED FROM ECM, U2108-CAN BUS ERROR ABS, P1700-TRANS. F... Trouble codes: U2108 (can bus error abs), P1700 (transmission fault has occured), P0500
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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR54R5Y
We now have a Po171 and P0174 codes in this car, Vehicle runs great, no missfire or anything.We checked for vacuum leaks cannot find any at all. We did find loose clamps on the intake air hoses after the maf tightened them up but still has these code return. T...
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2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: W06VR54R71
Customer just bought this vehicle and brought it in for an oil change. The oil fill cap was all gunked up like a bad head gasket. The vehicle never overheats, runs perfect and has no other signs of a bad headgasket. We performed a head gasket test, and the res...
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1989 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCGC34N6K
unit was brought in day before for knocking, 3 quarts of oil were added brought back today for assesment of oil loss. Rear main is leaking, Noticed Engine Idle at 1400 rpm and wont settle down, Check for vacuum leaks and found everything in place and ok. Scan ...
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1993 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 5.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1FP22P0P
Car came in on hook no start code 42 replaced ign. module for code 42 fixed 42 and 41 popped up .ran gm trouble tree for code 41 all checked ok and it said to replace ecm .ran pre ecm replacement chart all power & grnds ck ok.,KOEO all gnds 45-55 mv.replaced e... Trouble codes: 41 (est shorted or open), 42 (ign module replaced and cleared 42 but but 41 popped up)
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1994 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19W8R
HELLO GUYS, I have a bit of a promblem. Van was at gm dealership, for rough run. They cleaned out intake manifold and egr valve circuit. Cleaned injection system and check fuel pressure reg for leaking. Customer got my name from a freind and brought vehicle to...
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1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B1B684P1T
help! car runs great until closed loop, as soon as this happens right bank run rich imediately. fouls out plugs in seconds not with raw fuel just black, loads up o2 sensors with soot to the point of plugging them up. i have put in 4 sets of plugss and 2 sets o... Trouble codes: 300 (multiple miss fire), P0154 (insufficient activity b2 s1), P1653 (oil level light circuit)
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1997 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX03E8V
Vehicle was towed in and had a crank no start. Fuel pump would not run. Started checking fuses and found #33 ECM sense fuse was blown. Replace the fuse and it blew again forty miles later and the fault code P1655 appears a while after the fuse is replace. A fr... Trouble codes: P1655 (Evap purge solenoid circuit.)
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L traction control VIN: 1G1YY22G4W
i get a code c1277 from the chassis side with a mastertech scan tool. the code description for c1277 is required torque signal circuit malfunction. the pcm sends 5 volts on circuit 463 to the ebtcm(electronic brake traction control module) which grounds the 5 ...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L p/s pump VIN: 1GNEK13R7X
The power steering pump went out. it was so hot it melted the dip stick. REPLACED the pump and it worked fine for 10 miles then it went out. I had it replaced and it went out also. the third one was put on and I then had the high pressure hose replaced. it sta...
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L speedometer VIN: 1G1JC52FX3
Thanks in advance for any help, I have this Cavalier that when it came in the speedometer was pointed straight down and wouldn't even try to work, testing from mitchell shows to replace the insturment panel cluster, my question is has anyone else seen this on ...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 3C4FY4BB71
Hello every one. This PT Cruiser has eaten our lunch for about 3 months. It will intermittently shut down on the freeway after about 15 min of driving in any weather conditions. After the shut down it will restart and run again some times all day with out a pr... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ignition coil 2 primary circuit), P1391 (Intermittent loss for CMP or CKP), P0320 (No crankshaft reference at the PCM), P0420 (Catalyst efficenciency)
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2003 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2C3HD36M53
we are getting no codes on this vehicle. intermittantly this vehicle will idle rough and hesitate.we are confused
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1994 Dodge Spirit 2.5L fuel pump VIN: 3B3AA46K9R
Hey Chrysler techs I need help,I'm a former GM tech and just want to know where to start. The fuel pump never shuts off unless you unhook the battery. I haven't checked anything yet because I have never even seen under the hood of one of these. Thanks for any ...
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1983 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF14Y3D
Thanks in advance, i need to find a jet kit for this vehicle. I am not very familiar with carburaters but this one is running way rich and i assume that it is jetted for sea level. I am in Reno NV approximate altitude 4700 feet. It is a Holley/Carter 1bbl part...
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L power door lock VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
doors will not lock from driver or pass. switches.unlock mode is ok.switch in back cargo area operates everything fine,lock & unlock.actuators all ok.do these switches operate thru the rke module ? any info is appreciated, thanks in advance,mark.
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Parasitic Draw VIN: 1FMZU34E6X
We think this draw is excessive,but do not fully understand battery saver funtion. Alldata says Gem won't go to sleep for 45 minutes,which it does. Draw is normal at this time. Can the Gem be the cause of excessive draw? What is a normal draw before Gem goes t...
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2000 Ford F-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on, hard start cold
came in with hard start cold problem and ses lite on ,scan test has code air charge temp sensor out of range .checked data and intake air sensor reads [...] farenhieght ,also cyl. head temp reads 276 degrees farenhieght .engine is cold ! tried changing in...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L oil in cooling system VIN: 571EA53670
hi everyboy, i have this v10 motor that has intermixed the coolant with oil & the oil with coolant yikes what a mess, the motor was not knocking yet when it arived at my door. my local ford dealer says this is a common head gasket problem with these motors and...
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L turbine speed sensor VIN: 1FMPU16L71
This truck came in with a complaint about surg at 35 to 40 mph at light throttle. test drove and found problem was intermiten scanned and found 1-2 and 2-3 shift problem cleared and drove again no codes came back. Found when problem occured tcc lock would clim...
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L air bag VIN: 1FAFP33P62
Car was in accident & air bag need to be replaced. We have used air bag & module, but information on how we can program the used module. We had someone atempt to program it that has the scanner , but he said there is only enough room on the scanner for one at ...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L over charging VIN: 2FAFP71W53
Good day to all. I have a 2003 Ford Crown Vic with a intermittent over charging problem.( it is a police interceptor with the Ford wiring package). First time in I replaced the alt. Came back the next day over charging,Installed alt,and pcm from another car,st...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air bag VIN: 2FAHP71W04
Vehicle came in with the air bag light flashing code 12. Diagnosed and repaired broken power wire to the RCM, then as shopkey recommended, I replaced the RCM. The code will not clear(B1342). The only diagnostics I found in shopkey said if that was the only cod...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L tires VIN: 2FAHP71WX5
Hi, hope is there is a kit or a part which is available to adjust the camber on this vehicle. We see a few of these cars and routinely it seems they burn the insides of the front tires off. The condition of springs, shocks, swaybars etc are all in good order. ...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU93145
This vehicle was towed in for a no start condition and there are no DTC's present. Fuel supply is good, and it has injector pulse. Vehicle is a coil on plug design and has a no spark condition. Power is good to individual coils but no toggled ground signal fro...
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1991 Honda Civic 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGED7466M
Hi Honda Techs, I have the neighbor's Honda here, and not a Honda dealer for a 100 miles. Please give me the scoop on diagnosing this no start. I have good compression, fuel pressure and spark, but the injectors are ,not pulsing. I do have battery voltage at 1...
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1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JHMED3652M
Customer complains of an off idle hesitation. The problem is most noticable when warm and in park or neutral. Customer says that it happens in drive also, but have not been able to get to do so. Stepping on the gas causes an immedate hesitation then seems to r...
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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Mechanical
does anyone know the difference between a s24a and m24a thank you
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1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L only reverse unless unplug solenoids VIN: KMHCF24F2W
I have manualy supplyed power to the A and B solenoids and can get all 4 gears. When the 4 pin to solenoids is pluged in it has reverse and no forward at all. With that conector unpluged it failsafes to third and reverse still works. I have confirmed healthy p...
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1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L abs light on VIN: JNKAY21DXP
Hi, thanks for reading my post. This 1992 infinity j30 will on turn on the ABS light in the dash. I don't have much information on this vehicle. My snap on scanner doesn't seem to be able to give me any codes. I've read to look at the abs module for flashing l...
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L drivers electric seat VIN: SAJHX1244V
drivers electric memory seat does not do anything with any switch on the seat. I have ck'd fuses in the trunk & both fuse panels underrear seat (heel panels) & they are good. On pin outs of the driver's set module 12 pin blue connector pin 4 & 6 have around 3-...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Battery VIN: SAJKN6245W
Heavy draw. Will drain battery completely in less than 1 day. Pulled every stinkin' fuse in car, draw goes away with fuse #5 pulled in LR kick junction block, then comes back within 20 seconds. Pulled white connector at fuse block, load goes away for same and ...
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1995 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L dome light VIN: 1J4FJ27S2S
FIRST OF ALL THANK FOR ANY HELP GUYS.THIS JEEP IS A FRIEND OF MINE SO I AM FIXING IT AT HOME.THE DOME LIGHT STAYS ON ALL THE TIME.I HAVE REPLACE BOTH FRONT DOOR SWITCHES AS WELL AS THE TIME DELAY RELAY(failed from light staying on). THESE WERE THE CHEAPEST THI...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L key code VIN: 1J8GW58N12
hi every body, i have this 2002 jeep grand chrokee limted change the skim module the cylinder lock key , the key and i need to programme the key in the system. i dont want to take the car to dealer , if any body can tel me if i can buy a equetmmint to code key...
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L radio VIN: JT8GK13T9R
We had to disconnect the battery on this Lexus and now the radio "powers up", but there is no sound output. I now know that this is how the anti-theft system for this car reacts when activated. I know that there is a procedure to enter a code to reset the anti...
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1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8BH68X6W
Hello.The customer complained of loss of power and cutting off while driving.Initial diagnosis revelled codes Po100, PO110 this was due to vacum leak after the mass air flow sensor.I corrected this problem and cleared codes. No codes stored afterwards.If the c... Trouble codes: P0100, P0110
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2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L window operation VIN: JT6HT00W2Y
evening all, had to replace the window regulator on this thing and can't get the 'jam protection function' to shut off: you roll it up using automatic and then it rolls itself down a couple inches. Doesn't do this in manual mode. Went through Lexus' procedure ...
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Steering wheel VIN: 5LMFU28R13
Hi everybody : Customer complaint car over bumps,steering wheel shakes (bump steer)at speed over 60 kms,other than that the car drive good and no tire wear showing.Bring car back to ford dealership for warrant could'nt found anything wrong. Customer will be...
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28Y21
using modis unable to access computer for mil using vech specific & global. feel possible pcm problem. anyone else run into this don't want to just throw a pcm if not needed. checked modis on another vech (toyota) and it reads system fine. thats why tech feels...
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2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L airbag VIN: JM1BJ22651
vehicle was bouhght into the shop from a used car dealer. they noted the airbag light was on when they purchased it at the auction before uninstalling the aftermarket system.had codes 6 & 26. ohmed airbag at module turned steering wheel back and forth continuo...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L tires VIN: WDBLK70G22
I know there is a tsb in alldata from MEBE that says not to use michelin pilot sport on any mebe vehicle. They continue to say the pilot sport a/s are ok. I do NOT have a wear problem with the FRONT tires via alignment or anything like that. I have a cupping p...
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1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 4A3AJ56GXR
This car had a golf Tee in the fuel pressure regulator vac line, running rough and rich. I pinched off the fuel line to fuel press reg, and it ran great so I replaced it to no avail. All plugs were carbon fouled, 5 minutes running and my eyes are burning, very...
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Mechanical VIN: JN8ARO7Y6Y
we are having trouble finding a timing mark to line the crankshaft gear to properly align timing belt. mitchell and alldata show the mark to be on the housing in the approx 4 0-clock position but it is not here! the punchmark on crank gear is obvious. help! we...
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1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G3WH52M35
I can't seem to get the air out of the cooling system on this vehicle. I changed the thermostat and flushed the coolant on this vehicle. There had been no previous cooling system issues. I ran the vehicle the night before repairs with the cooling system flush ...
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1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L my sanity VIN: 1G3NL52T9V
The problem is going over bumps there is rattle coming from the right front wheel area of car. As stated above I disconnected sway bar and then test drove. Rattle still there. I replaced right front strut mount and both front struts. Noise still there. Yo...
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1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L airbag VIN: 1GHDT13W6W
hey,any help on this would be great. car came in for air bag light pulled codes found b1025,b1026,1036,history codes &b1053 current code. found dk green wire from sdm to clockspring intermittent short (rubed on brake pedal) and clockspring shorted. b1025,b1026...
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1998 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4FP25B8W
unable to get much info on testing vehicle, can't keeping running long enough to scope. this vehicle came in with complaint of check engine light and shudder. found 7 codes in computer, po117,p1598,p0113,po420,p0138,p0137. Found that vehicle barely ran. Conver...
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2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Extended Crank Time VIN: 1C4GJ44G3Y
Hello, I have a 2000 Grand Voyager with extended crank time. The problem occurs pretty much all the time if the vehicle is allowed to sit more than 30 minutes or so. It seems to be worse when the vehicle is warm. During a previous visit it was determined that...
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1994 Pontiac Firebird 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G2FS22S4R
Hi all. I've got one here that has me ready to pull out what hair I have left. This vehicle was towed in. It will once in a great while start and run like crap. The injector pulse will go back and forth from 9 to 30. All sensors are with in limits. It always h... Trouble codes: 82 (3x signal error)
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW52R2Y
This car is the same as a Cadillac Catera (ble) with a Saturn label... Intermittently, this vehicle's speedometer will stop working & the MIL will illuminate with DTC P1780 stored. This has happened three times in the past six weeks. The car runs/shifts/drive... Trouble codes: P1780 (ECM not sending required information to TCM)
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2006 Saturn Ion Red Line 2.0L Super Charger Oil VIN: 1G8AY11PX6
Hello techs. I have a question concerning the oil for the super charger on this Saturn. All of the GM vehicles with super chargers I've worked on took 5 W 30 synthetic oil up to the plug for the blower oil sump. This car had no oil even reaching in with a pipe...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4T1BG22K5V
car came in check engine light on and hesitating. found random missfire code. had old tune up stuff. replaced wires, fuel filter, spark plugs (toyota ones), pcv. car still hesistates on snap accel. gradual accel ok. fuel pressure is 50 psi. disconnected egr sa... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L timing VIN: JT3HP10VXX
Looking for some help please. Does anyone know if this vehicle's 2.0liter engine is freewheeling or not. The timing belt broke on this vehicle from a siezed water pump. I'm not sure if this is common problem or not. I am having trouble finding information on t...
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1230Y
Hello to all, I have a 2000 toyota Echo with a 1.5 liter that has a miss when rounding corners. I have no way of checking fuel pressure on this system, need different adapters that my fuel kit does not have, and I believe vechile is momentarily "running out" o... Trouble codes: P0300
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1993 Volkswagen EuroVan GL 2.5L 1st &4th gear VIN: WV2KC0709P
Help I am looking for a oil flow circuit chart or a chart to try to pinpoint which shift solinoid controls what gear. We have this van that startes in second gear then shifts to 3rd, have no low gear unless gear shift lever is placed in to manual low. Accordin...
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1988 BMW 528e 2.7L Rocker arm oiling VIN: WBADK830XJ
Philip from China said 'the customer does his own maintenance'time for an engine rebuild. Louie from Nova Scotia said Could it be possible the wrong head gasket was used during top end overhaul? Karl from Quebec ask Is it possible a cam cap was installed in th...
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1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G4HR53LOP
This Buick is still driving us nuts. We have smoked the system for vacuum leaks and even replaced lower manifold gasket. The fuel pressure is 37p.s.i. and the volume is over 1 pint in 8 seconds.We have replaced the MAF and substituted a known good ECM,tested a...
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1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 1G4HR52L2S
Thank you to those who replied I went ahead and gambled and tried another sending unit and it fixed my problem it must have just been a defective part but I still don't understand why it would work outside of the tank but not inside.
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L axle shaft seal leak VIN: 1G4HP52K7V
This vehicle is fixed. Many thanks for all the responses, with special thanks to the guys who mentioned the aftermarket seal/brg assembly. I compared output shaft play with other transmissions, and it was comparable, yet this one leaked. Upon ordering and inst...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Rear suspension VIN: 1G6KF5490W
Out of the 3 responses I received, one suggested tires which he has had replaced, one asked if there was a tie rod problem which I could understand would cause this condition but is not the case with this vehicle. The last reply from Harold out of Virginia off...
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2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Check Gas Cap Messag VIN: 1G6KD54Y43
Hey everyone, we did not get a chance to see this to the finish before we need to close this out.From the messages we received we felt that the best thing to do would be to replace the vent valve. We did that and the customer has taken the vehicle and the 'che... Trouble codes: P0440 (Emission System Fault Large Leak).
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1991 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDT13Z7M
well this is the last time i try to help another tech at our sister shop over the phone, it turned out being a head gasket which over the phone at first he told me he checked for a head gasket. so thankyou all for your replies and help.
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1994 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1LD55M3R
Still no luck on this one .Can't afford to spend much time on it.Purchased a new injector tester but all still tested good.Switched ecm into another car ran fine.I am really tired of being asked about this one from my customers. Trouble codes: 36 (crank sensor), 80 (trans error).
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1994 Chevrolet P30 7.4L downshifts alone VIN: 1GBJP37N7R
Hi everyone, you guys sure came up with a mix of possible causes to the problem. The first thing we did was to remove the pan; the inside was clean, the fluid clean. The filter and fluid was changed. Next the radiator was removed, checking it with an infra red...
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1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L heater VIN: 2G1WW12M6X
Thanks for all of the replies, but customer is deciding on whether or not to cut his losses here and now. In any event, the consensus on the problem is most likely the head gasket(s). I will be reposting if vehicle returns. Once again, thank you for your valua...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L alternator VIN: 1GNCT18W41
i drove this car home the next day after my posting and no symptoms returned. the day after that the abs light came on every time i started it .most of the replies (six in all)told me to look for a bad ground. so i spent three hours checking ground and doing v...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L driver information center VIN: 2GTEC19T93
Hi gang-Thanks for the responses, they all said to reprogram the IPC. I was a little gun shy on doing this because in the TIS calibration selections there was nothing to address an inoperative DIC. There was only one selection useable and it was described as '...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L start/fuel fuse VIN: 1C3EL46U31
Thanks to all for the prompt and courteous help!!! 19 replies:)!!! Most all said starter was common problem, some stated possibility of replacing contacts in starter(from toyota or nissan? it did not look as if solenoid was able to be disassembled), even had o...
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2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KLATA5260Y
Greetings, Sorry this has taken so long to get back to you all. We have done everything suggested and a few other ideas we had but, we had it towed to the nearest dealer and wished them the best of luck. The recall that one of you mentioned is on this vehi...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Torque Conv lockup VIN: 1B7KC2362W
Hi Guys and Gals The general opinion of everyone was the TPS...must be a common problem. Changed the TPS and everything OK !!! Words can't thank you enough for contributing to this service; which I am finding invaluable. Keep up the good work. Dave, Mexico
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on, volt gauge slow to r VIN: 1B7KF2369W
we replaced ecm (sent cust to dodge for reprogramming) & concern was still evident. customer refused further diagnosis or testing, however after reading the replies I feel the concern exists due to the cold start air intake heaters as pointed out by nelson fro... Trouble codes: P0222, P1492, P1693.
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF23701
As time is not for ever on iatn, i must close out this help request. we did not ever get the truck back to the shop, the customer says he will get it back to us when he has time, but because it is intermittant then he will worry about it another day. most of t...
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2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP25RX2
we checked the gound supply from the pcm when the vechile was started cold found that it woul not even turn on our test light when we ohmed it we found that it had over 5000 ohms of resistance. determined it needed a pcm. We found that the vechile had emission... Trouble codes: P0135.
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5149T
Believe it or not but it takes me 3 set of wires before i have a good one,the misfire is gone and the hesitation on accellerationis is realy better thanks to all of you wo takes time to help me, hope i could help you soon Trouble codes: P0301.
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALPHGDSV
sorry for taking so long to posting the fix. but it's done it will take me a long tiem the write how it's done but if you go to the autonerdz webb page you can read the complete procedure it'a pretty easy i used my modis lab scope and it worked good thanks.
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1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBE1860T
I thought that I had found the problem, but now I am not sure. After further scanning the archives, I found this problem being caused by cracked exhaust manifolds on other brands. I *thought* that I could hear an exhuast leak, so I removed the heat shield on... Trouble codes: P171.
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1997 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTFG25RXV
Thanks again to all who replied. For one I tried a different fuel pressure gauge, and noted that now the fuel pressure was withing specs. 64 psi @ idle. Knowing the the maf, map sensors, and the ignition system were working properly, the VCM became the focus o...
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L turn signals and radio VIN: 1HGCD5533T
cked grounds again,no problems found.took a chance and replaced headlight turnlight switch. turnsignals problem seems to be corrected. as far as the radio, still having noise cold or with headlights, or park lights on. thanks again to all for the information a...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L wheel speed sensor VIN: JHLRD77813
wow, my hat is off to you guys again!! iatn really is the best thing since sliced bread! every one of you that responded was right on. the body shop had installed the wheel bearing backward. the bearing has both a black side, and a brown one. the brown side mu...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Misfire VIN: KMHDN45D11
Hi guys, The five responses I got was very helpful. Jeffrey from Wisconsin hit it on the nose! We pulled out those CHEAP champion plugs and replaced them with NGK's. We also changed the plug wires. Anyway, the spark plugs did the trick! Thanks again guys! Trouble codes: P0081 (undocumented code), U3118 (undocumented code), C0301 (undocumented code).
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GW48SXY
thanks for all info and to all whom took time out to read. we went around this vehicle with every sensor, power and ground, monitored with a lab scope when vihicle would act up and not a glitch in anything. 5v reference never shorted. we were lost and had no o...
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1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L Spark VIN: 4F4CR16A9R
Changed the crank sensor and guess what? No spark. But many thanks to Daniel [...] who hit it on the head. Checked the ignition module and there where only two screws holding it on. None in the lower left hole. Installed missing screw and...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L blower mtr VIN: DA28DXHF35
thanx once again to everybody. turns out i had a bad rebuild. that is the last time i use any of those parts.
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L abs VIN: 2MEFM74W5Y
Customer stated to us that a tree had fallen on the right rear quater of the vehicle and a lot of body work was performed. Removed rear seat and found a ground in trunk that was not attached. That has taken care of the problem so far.
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Starting VIN: 1ZWFT61L3Y
Hi fellows and thanks for the good ideas. This car acts up very intermittent and the problem just refused to recur again and the customer needed the vehicle. We did fix the wiring from the wipers away from the pats module per TSB. We removed and reinstalled th...
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L trans, cruise cont VIN: 1N4BU31D7S
First the answer to our question. Dave Thompson gave us OE information--the TCM talks to the ECM, not the other way around. After replacing the TCM and still not having any communication to the ECM we did what we should have done second in our diagnosis. What ...
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1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GH3N54C6L
Hi Guys, This customer hasn't returned since we informed him of the missing magnet on the timing gear. We didn't have the chance to finish tracing down the problem of the brakes killing the engine. Thanks to everyone, I really appreciate it. If he returns ... Trouble codes: 41 (Cam sensor).
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L ignition or antitheft system VIN: 1G3NL12F63
Thanks to all five of you who replied. After the customer had spent his money on fuelpumps and cranksensors, I felt pretty confident we were on the right track. Thanks for firming up my suspicions! Nice day in Missouri.
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L over heating VIN: 1G2NE52TXS
thank you for all the help it was a slightly cloged heater core we flushed the rust out of it and it stoped over heating
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1986 Saab 900 S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AC35D0G
Just so no one thinks I forgot about my help request, I havent. But I also havent seen the vehicle since writing the request. And I am moving to a new shop and unless the customer folows me I do not belive that I will get to finish what I started :( I am tol...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED58E81
I'm sorry to have not closed this post yet. The customer has rescheduled her trip so I have not had the chance to get further into it. I failed to mention in my original post that I have already replaced the up stream 02 sensor suspecting it biased lean but on... Trouble codes: 1181 (fuel trim at max value Long term), 1171 (system lean).
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L turn signals and flashers VIN: 4S3BH6657Y
hello, i don't know how it happened, but the 4way switch was disconnected. reconnect and like new again! thanks to all who helped. steve
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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L Front Diff actuator VIN: JS3TD62V41
Yes, It turned out the other tech had improperly tested the new pump (it's a low pressure pump), before he installed it in the vehicle and it burned out the internal switch. So, another new pump was the fix. NOTES:about 6psi to the hose on the diff engages it,...
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1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Shifter Interlock VIN: 2T1BR18E9X
Greetings, Many and great thanks to Brent, Justin & Michael. Justin knew my situation exactly and Brent hit the proverbial nail on the head. There's a shifter interlock switch that appears to be integral with the ignition switch. I don't know what's wrong with...
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L differential VIN: 4T3ZF13C11
Thanks to all who took the time out of their busy days to respond. The Toyota service info was incorrect. The differential is fed by the transmission fluid, even though it also has a drain plug.
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