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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD28D8W
This is my wifes car & I'm not real familiar with Audi's. CEL came on this morning with a code P0411. I can hear the air pump running & was wondering if there is a common issue with this code. I'm limited to Global OBD2 with the Modis. Thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0411
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L engine VIN: TRUWT28N11
When engine is running at between 900 rpms and 1200 rpms it has a rattle noise that goes away after 1200 rpms and isn't heard before 900 rpms. Oil level is full and everything checks out good so far. Any audi techs have this problem in the past? Any help wopul...
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUYP64B51
I've suspected oxygen sensors and they seem to be in range. Has anyone seen related codes for this problem? Trouble codes: P0421, P1113, P1131
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE2321R
This BMW was towed in for white smoke and a low coolant light. I replaced the cylinder head gaskets (milled .004"off heads) The block was already updated. Installed all t-chains, tenissioners, Spark plugs, Thermostat ect... I found out the old head bolts wer... Trouble codes: 1244 (No Match)
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBAAM3333X
This car came in, and a battery was replaced. After the replacement the air bag light came on, and stayed on. This is when I recieved the car and scaned with the Baum iScan. I got code 014, the scanner labeled this code as ignition circuit ZK13, rear-left head...
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAET37424
Hi everyone, this is my brother-in law's car. He was driving on the highway when the trans neutraled out. When it came to the shop it would move, but I noticed that when I moved it to drive the display said neutral. I got codes and they were 1887 (hydraulic pu...
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1989 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW54CXK
Thanks for all help in advance! This vehicle came in on hook no start.Had been sitting up dead for??? anyway did visual replaced long dead battery cleaned all grounds and cable ends and tried to start-no spark, looked at ign module and had a melt down. replace... Trouble codes: 22 (low voltage TPS), 23 (low voltage air temp MAT), 43 (low or high voltage KS EST related)
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1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G4AH5YN1M
hi guys i need some help costumer complane when car goes over 55mph it buckes tem light flashes and check engine light on steady then begins to flash and stalls out i pull the car in and chck for codes found 27 secound gear switch or circuit prob,26 quad drive... Trouble codes: 27 (2nd gear switch or circuit problem), 26 (quad driver module failure), 21 (throttle position sensor/circuit high), 43 (esc module for sensor circuit problem), 48 (misfire/fuel/ignition problem), 14 (coolant tem signal low or shorted)
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1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Battery VIN: 1G4NJ52M2T
High all in IATN land. This is a real mind teaser. Car has a 300ma draw. Let car stand for hours. Drain still there. Reach through drivers window and turn on dome lights using dash light switch and drain falls to 7ma. Will also drop if you reach in and cycle t...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L valvetrain damage VIN: 3G5DB03E32
I have a 2002 buick randevous that broke a intake valve spring on cylinder number 4. The pushrod also bent badly. The intake valve in that cylinder bent too, as it does not move very freely. Does anyone have any experience with these. Can I replace the valve a...
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1981 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G1AS87K4B
I need help from you carburetor wizards.This car loads up before the choke pulloff gets a chance to open on first start in the morning.It starts ok the rest of the day.I had to reoverhaul the carb,setup the air bleed and solinoid limits.It runs good warm,the c...
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1990 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1JC14G5L
Hi and thanks for the help...We have a 2.2 Cavalier that looses spark and the injector stops firing. It seems to go on and off, sometimes it wont even start. We replaced the crank sensor, ignition module and the small harness that goes between them and a new c...
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Interior lights VIN: 2G1WL52MXS
This morning I went to get in this car and when I opened the door the interior lights didn't come on. I turned them on manually with the dimmer switch and they worked. So I got in drove it in the shop and then the lights won't time out. Figured I had a bad doo...
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L rocker arms/studs VIN: 1234567M-S
Hello everyone, This car came in with a miss, we found the #3 cylinder With a broken rocker arm stud and we didn't really think that much of it, you do see it from time to time on cars and trucks. It also had water in the oil from a blown intake gasket. The c...
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1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGC34RXV
Hello all I have this truck that a year ago I replaced the Distributor because of a Camshaft position sensor code p0340...set retard..Has come back a few times with code again. Replaced cam sensor again, GM said they have had some defective ones...replaced plu... Trouble codes: P0340
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1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1234567ABC
vehicle surges/missfires at about 2300rpm all of the time.various shops including ours have replaced parts listed but to no avail!no codes etc... vehicle runs great at idle and when under acceleration.light throttle cruise seems to be where problem occurs ever...
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC5243Y
Hello all and thanks for taking your time . this car was towed in from another shop starts and idles but is very rough and has no power has what i think is spark knock even at idle the engine noise is very loud but cam and crank are in sync. only dtc is po300 ... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire)
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13S72
owner is complaint is: was driving when vehicle went dead. dash gauges began eratic movement also. pulled to side of road, 5 min later started and ran ok. we had erratic gauge movement with koeo, but vehicle has always strated. battery was low on charge, but c...
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1990 Dodge W150 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Poor power mid throt VIN: 3B7HM13ZXL
Hello gang. Where to begin? This truck came in with a no start and the customer explained that he had had the second problem(our current problem) before it wouldn't start. We found a bad pick-up coil to be the cause of the no-start. With new pick-up coil it st...
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1992 Dodge Ramcharger 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3B4GE17Y8N
Hi Techs, I have a 5.2L Ramcharger rear wheel drive that does not want to idle when cold and is really bad in reverse or drive. It does get better as it warms up and runs very good going down the road when warm and idles ok then. We have tuned it up, Checked f... Trouble codes: 21 (O2 sensor problem)
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1993 Dodge Stealth 3.0L Misfire VIN: JB3BM54JOP
need help on this stealth.cyl 1 & 3 are dead and no codes. run compression test 160 to 165.good spark on both cyls cked injectors ohm out 17.2 same as others. cked injectors with stethascope while running can hear clicking just like good cyls. cked timing belt...
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1996 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7GG23YXT
Customer complained of rpm bounce and transmission shifting in and out. Upon our test drive we noticed the TPS voltage going to 5v and the tps% going to 50-99% right when the surge/misfire occured. We sweeped the tps on a scope and no glitches koeo. We replace... Trouble codes: P0123 (Throttle Position Sensor Voltage High)
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1997 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3HH56F6V
Vehicle will cut out for a second while under acceleration. At times idling in shop it will cut out & sometimes stall. It does not appear to be a miss , but a momentary dead kill. We replaced cam & crank again to be sure, tried a coil & a used pcm, all to no a... Trouble codes: 11 (Intermittent loss of cmp or ckp)
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Instrument Panel VIN: 1B4GP44GXX
Vehicle's instument panel intermittently goes dead, meaning the mileage goes out and the analog guages fall to 0's. This will illuminate the ABS light. Snapon Scanner will show "No Communication", Rear window wiper will not work. Shortly, the panel will retu...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Gas smell and smoke VIN: 2B3HD56J7Y
Hi, I have this Inrepid that the complaint was runs rough initial start up, smell of gas. Car only has 15000 miles on it. Experienced it on intial start up ran rough smelled gas fumes from exhaust also blue smoke . Upon disassmbly of injector rail to do visua...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Cluster VIN: 1D7HA18Z52
Hello to all. I have a 2002 pickup that came in with no instrument cluster functions, no turn signals, horn, seat heaters, courtesy lamps, or PDLs. Alldata is pretty limited with information, especially without benefit of a DRBIII. My Genisys lacks the cluster...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L SRS (Air Bag) Light VIN: 1B4GP443X2
Hello Everyone, Isn't technology great. We scanned for codes and no codes, but info for "driver's squib #1 & #2 circuit open". Snap-on MODIS had virtually no information as well as Mitchell-on-Demand. The SRS light illuminates after start up and stays on unit...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Stall VIN: 1D7HU18253
costumer complant engine light on and stalling found miss fire codes install tune up parts no light but stills die stalls after leaving interstate on decel or when rolling to a stop Trouble codes: P0304, P0308
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X2T
This truck has got me stumped. When it's cold the problem is much worse but can be felt anytime it's under a lot of load, like 4th gear when the convertor engages on an uphill grade. It acts like it's lean but the fuel trims seem to say differant. I've replace... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl. 4 Missfire)
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1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2FMDA6F35W
Hello. Please help me with this one. I did the head gaskets, got the head serviced, put it back together and it was fine. 2 weeks later car come back with a drivability problem. A loud whistling noise can be heard while running, remove the oil filler cap and i...
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L ecu signal to relay VIN: 3FAKP1138X
hello, thanks in advance were working on a car made to be driven in mexico.need wiring info for manuel a\c.looked at factory and michell with no luck.the high pressure switch on u.s. model has 4 wires and this one is 3 wire.
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1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP15P3X
Hello, Car is a daily driver & engine runs well, power is OK but trips code P0171 constantly w/fuel trim readings at + 23 on up. Naturally, checked for intake manifold gasket & all other sources of vacuum leaks including PCV valve, no sign of any. Propane enr... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1)
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNW20S6Y
customer complait was knocking. I scanned computer and found that the drive cycle code was the only code he had, cleared and told him to drive it. he drove it all over the place for 2 weeks( should have complete, he drives it in all manners, highway stop and g... Trouble codes: 1000 (drive cycle not complete)
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L rear power window VIN: 1FMZU77E11
Hello ford techs, I have a problem with the rear power window(the window between the cab and bed). I have power back to the motor from the switch, so I ordered a new motor and still have same promblem. I took the motor and tried to bench test it, hooking it up...
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Door Locks VIN: 2FMZA514X1
Thanks in advance for all replies.This Windstar came in with the symptom of door locks/interior lights coming on or activating intermittently.When the vehicle was driven in the shop,the drivers door lock would not function at all, and the pass side front lock ...
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2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L lf vacum locking hub VIN: 1FMSU43F91
First ford have had in the shop with vacum locking hubs that we have had to work on. We narrowed the problem down to the left front hub assemble. The hub would not lock in when vacum applied. We actually used the smoke machine on it and found it is leaking thr...
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2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, only during warm up VIN: 1FDWE35L92
sorry, my first time. see above info. thanks for any help and effort. Trouble codes: P1288
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L pinion seal VIN: 1FMDU74E92
vehicle came in with pinion seal leak, replaced it with an aftermarket seal, came back the next day leaking again ordered a Ford seal because the aftermarket seal had subtle differences to the original, installed the ford seal using white lube on the yoke clea...
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1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GKDT13W4V
Need help guys with this one. this is a 233 electronic transfer case. Truck bought at used car dealer auction by local dealer another shop had installed a remanufactured transfer case shift motor but transfer case still would not shift. Dealer brought vehicle ...
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1985 Honda Accord 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHMAD7329F
When vehicle is cold and starting to warm up driving at high way speeds ,will start to loose power , run rough , then stall . hard to restart , after vehicle is restarted will run fine.
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1986 Honda Prelude 1.8L Excessive Emissions
car came to shop with a smog failure,high levels of CO.i went to test the o2 sensor,it was reafing negative voltage to .54 mv. i replace the o2 sensor than retest the 02 sensor, it was better this time, reading was between .1 to.9 mv. with manual test. at this...
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1994 Honda Prelude S 2.2L abs VIN: JHMBB1179P
Hello fellow technicians, I have a code 4-2 for abs, mitchell on-demand is not specific to which wheel is having the problem. Can someone give me some information on this code and troubleshoot procedure. this is a 94 honda prelude vtec engine. manual transmiss...
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L compressor VIN: 5FNRL18964
compressor clutch relay not being closed by pcm. here's one symptom that might help. A/c clutch does close for a one second interval after dash switch is activated.and will not operate again (for the one second interval) until ignition switch is cycled off and...
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1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF24M6W
vehicle came in today with the check engine likght on and with no other symptoms. i hooked up the snap on scanner and got a p0501 no vss signal code. ran the vehicle on the lift and the speedometer works correctly but the data screen reading for the vss shows ... Trouble codes: P0501
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2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L CEL on VIN: 1J4FA49S0Y
Code resets instantly. I've checked power to the solenoid, through it to the ecm. I can fire the solenoid by grounding the wire at the ecm (pin 11 white connector), amp probe/oscilloscope shows solenoid "kick" (ie, pintel movement)and only around 1 amp total d... Trouble codes: P0743
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2002 Kia Rio 1.5L engine starting/shifting VIN: KNADC12362
Hello iATN members, I need help from you Kia experts. The vehicle in question is a 2002 Kia Rio, with the 1.5 and an automatic trans. Customers complaint was for an intermittent no-crank/no-start and felt that the shifting was taking to long. I first checked t...
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1993 Land Rover Range Rover County 3.9L ABS Pump VIN: SALHV124XP
Customer said ABS pump ran non-stop even with key turned off. The next morning had to jump start because pump ran battery down. Said when he pulled out of garage and hit brakes the pedal went to the floor and barely would slow the truck down. When vehicle arri...
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1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNLM81W6V
Customer came in with the vehicle having the MIL light on. It gave codes P0171 & P0174 - Bank systems 1 & 2 lean. We found no vacuum leaks but did find a problem with the MAF sensor. We replaced the sensor as well as decarbonizing the engine. The vehicle left ...
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1991 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L convertible top VIN: JM1FC3522M
This convertible top will open half way and stop. If I let off the switch and push again, top will open all the way. It does it in both directions in the same spot. While opening and closing, I observed voltage signal from switch and there is constant voltage ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L bang noise underneath everythime a shift occurs VIN: WDBEA32E6R
Hellow fellow Iatn technicians. I have this vehicle is giving me a hard time. The problem is a banging noise that is constant to everytime the transmission shifts, The tranmission mount is okay, the front and rear flex discs are okay on the driveshaft, the cen...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA33E9T
hey guys, this car has been a ongoing nightmare. The has been alot of work done to this car in the last 4 months. anyway, the current problem is a rough running and surge at idle. has also been stalling lately. off idle it runs great, plenty of power and smoot... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Starting VIN: 4JGAB54E3Y
hay m/b tecks!! have this 2000 m/b ml320 no starter operation no signal scan electronics "have ast lap top" no comunication with trans cheaked all fuses good i see no gear selection on instrument panel cheking data on bas control it dont have input from p/n sw...
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2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S41
car came in mil light on codes po172,po175 rich on both [...]. replaced maf no change fuel pressure is 55 psi steady with no change at idle or wide open throttle ,alldata calls for 35-65. 55 psi sounds to high to me.can any body help me with the way this fuel ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L shift solenoid VIN: JN1MS34PPX
Car will operate normally if engine rpm kept below 4,000 rpm. if real cold harsh 1-2 shift, gets better as it warms. when taken over 4,000 rpm in 1 or 2, will go to 3 and stay there and trigger tcu codes 3 & 4, solenoid A & B. clear codes, turn key off and it ...
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1993 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GBHN53L2P
The Vehicle runs just fine untill you slam on the brakes and then it will drop the idle real low and stumble and die. I have had no problems restarting the vehicle. Problem apears to be worse when cold. A few times on test drive vehicle word not stall but woul...
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1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS 3.1L suspension VIN: 1G3NG52M4V
help, this car came in for a rattle/clunking noise, road tested to confirm, sounds like a sway bar or strut bearing noise, pulled struts, not leaking, strut bearings ok, slight play in rack unit, replaced it, noise still there, put on new struts, took off new ...
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2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L W/Wipers VIN: 1G8JU52F2Y
these wipers stop at random positions only when in Delay or Mist modes. low & high speeds work fine. I replaced Wiper Switch ( after moving switch & harness ) thought bad connection. Still have same problem. BCM voltage looks right according to flow chart. Wip...
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1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BD675XV
Good afternoon all, We have a Subaru here with an intermittent problem. Every 2 to 4 days, this Subaru will turn on the MIL, start stalling, and running erratically, then clear up. I have never experienced this problem, but it has happened to my customer 10 t... Trouble codes: P1507 (Idle control system malfunction), P1540 (VSS malfunction 2), P0500 (VSS malfunction)
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1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L No Start VIN: JT3AC12R7M
To all toyota techs. This van came in for no start. I ckecked the basics, sparks and fuel. I got both of them. I pulled the spark plug and it is soaked w/ fuel. I replaced the plug becaused it is bad and just to have a good spark out of it because the fuel may... Trouble codes: 24 (Intake Air Temp Sensor)
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B0Y
vehicle came in with MIL - codes P1346/P1351 - deviation in crankshaft position sensor signal and VVT sensor signal - 2 trip detection - bank 1 & 2 - dig procedure led to check timing marks - belt installed 2-teeth off - installed factory timing belt and tensi... Trouble codes: P1346 (Deviation in crank position sensor signal bank 1), P1351 (Deviation in crank position sensor signal bank 2)
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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L blower VIN: WBAGD8325R
Thanks to everyone who took time to read my post. Everyone hit the nail on the head with the SWORD module. Thanks again.
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBAAM3349Y
I was finally able to locate wiring diagram for diagnostic plug. Terminal 14 has to have consant power, 19 ground, 16 power key on. I found that there is another row of fuses behind fuse box, fuse f105 is for term. 14 jumped it have power and car starts ok. Th...
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1987 Chevrolet Sprint 1.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JG1MR2151H
thanks to all who took the time to respond to my cry for help. the mixture control solinoid was be commanded full rich.after disconnecting sensers with no change we disconnected the idle /wot switch assembly engine when in to feedback control.the switches volt...
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1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L probable driveline VIN: 2GBEC19K1M
hey guys thanks for the comebacks we checked the declination of the two u-joints on the rear shaft and found them out only 1% did a little shimming on the rear axle and tweaked the hanger bearing and got it within 1/4 degree no more harmonic blast we find the ...
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WN52X4S
I will have to say the vehicle is fixed at this point. After 3 used EGR valves and 2 new ones, the code has so far not returned. I had a few people say there was a MAP sensor on this engine. I still never found any evidence of one on this vehicle. One odd note... Trouble codes: P1403 (EGR Solenoid 1 Circuit Error).
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L fuel VIN: 1GCHG35F51
Closing: Truck starts well, as we've had the coldest 2 weeks all winter,I can close case. Thanks to Josh from MO, Mike from ND and frank from BC, all gave some good info. Untold in the request, this truck motor has only 40k on it. Thanks guys, Jim
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GNFK16Z72
hello everybody, i want to thank all the members that have sent replies. the final fix was to buy a reman valve body and plate from the local chevy dealer and that fixed the harsh 1-2 shift. i had the old valve body down twice and had two local trans shops loo...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 3C3EL55H6V
Thanks to all of you that replied. I am going to keep my fingers crossed and hope that this vehicle stays fixed. It has been gone for 4 days. I took the advice of the majority of the replies and replaced the crankshaft sensor. It has been running ever since. T... Trouble codes: 11 (Ignition crank circuit).
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3C8FY68B92
I appreciate everyones suggestions,, during diag this car developed a noise from the timing belt area had 90,.000+ miles advised cust that we really needed to tear down to timing belt and inspect,, of course the cust wanted a guarantee a timing belt would fix ...
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1982 Dodge D150 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7FD14W7C
FIXED TO CUSTOMERS SATISFACTION AND GONE--THANKS- to all 12 replies, i was told that the small air breather module was the ESA -electric spark advance. which on this vintage is a lean burn system and all it does is timing advance-- thus why i had no vac advanc...
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1993 Dodge W150 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7HM16Y8P
I thought I should close the request at this point, since I did not get the vehicle back yet. From the conversations with the customer, it sounded as if he might try removing the intake himself, to check for a intake gasket problem. (I guess he had heard this ... Trouble codes: 33 (a/c clutch relay ckt not switching does not have a/c).
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1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP54R81
most everyone that replyed said ecm was bad, a few offered tests that helped me to trace problem back to ecm/coil pack. i had to send ecm for reman (no cores) it is coming back today and i am sure it will take care of the problem. ps i am also replacing coil p...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 1FTEX15N4M
Thanks a lot guys for the valuable information. I had a lot of replies about the sensors esp. map which was [...] at idle which is ok. Believe it or not the upper intake plenium gasket on the inside was split and the lower one was to. The white smoke I gues...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L no data connector VIN: 1FTCF15Y1R
I have checked all the ideas over and over. There is just not a connector in the harness. I have just about unwraped the harness looking. Customer will wait for me to wire in a connector and see what will happen. I am waiting on a Ford wiring diagram and will ...
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1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L monitors wont set VIN: 1IDONTKNOW
Thanks for all the replies. this one turned out simply to be the thermostat not letting engine get warm enough. I guess when the customer made the apointment and told me the dealer had tried to fix it twice with no succsess I assumed it would not be something ...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5148T
i appreciate all the fast and informative replies! i wish to thank everyone on this van. i only did this as a courtesy to a good customer and as soon as he can afford the cost of this repair, he will bring it back in. he's very pleased about what we did for hi... Trouble codes: 1538 (imrc bank one stuck open), 1000 (systems checks incomplete).
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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L detination VIN: 1FTCR14A8V
Thanks to all who replied, Nick from Ohio gets the prize but good advise from all who replied. After checking the voltage and ground at the MAF sensor connector, checking the actual ignition timing, rechecking the intake hose and engine for leaks and blocking ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean).
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Engine VIN: 1FTHF26F6V
We got this one wrapped up thanks to the direction I was steered towards with your help. We broke down and pulled the driver's side cylinder head and saw an alarming sight. # 8 exhaust valve was about ready to take a trip through the engine. It had lost it's o...
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6638X
I thank all six replys who sent us useful information. The vehicle is too intermittant to nail down the problem but low voltage may be the answer. The customer has taken the car with the advice to replace his battery and we have not heard from him as of today.
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1720X
well after a few weeks of BATTLING with this vehicle...it turned out to be a blown trans control fuse...funny thing is when i first checked it out, it was good. Oh after changing the torque converter, which WAS bad...we decided to do a PCM...the vehicle wouldn... Trouble codes: P1747, P0750, P0755, P0743, P1760, P0141.
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2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP3839Y
Well I have been around the block with this one. Replaced the fuel pump due to clogged filter and everything pointed in that direction. But after the pump was installed still did the same thing. Michel from new jersey had mentioned checking for jumped timming....
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L no speedometer VIN: 1FTYR14V2Y
The first thing we tested in this situation was the vss on the rear diff at this point it honestly tested good. As vehichel speed inceased so did the frequency. We then proceeded up the wire harnesss we only to find no signal. We went back to the speed sensor ...
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L PATS system VIN: 1FAFP33P9Y
I want to thank every one for there help! I found that after relplacing the lock cylinder, that the nylon tie around th PATS module was there for a reason. The connecter was screwed. Of coarse when I went to fix it it fell apart and I had to screw around with ...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L bracket and bolt VIN: 2HKRL18692
Well, after extensive research on the archives and talking to a few honda techs, I was informed that the thread condition is a major factor involved in my situation, however I was not able to see any issues with the threads , I installed new (oe)bolt(s) and br...
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2002 Isuzu Axiom XS 3.5L fuel, speedo VIN: 4S2CE58X24
well I had 5v ref and ground to my speed sensor and continuity to gauge from pcm to gauges and from sensor to gauges so I sent the cpu out to be repaired I was told by isuzu they had some problems with the cpu's so that's wher I stand at this moment.all's well...
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1988 Mazda B2200 2.2L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM2UF1138J
Customer took vehicle to muffler shop for repair. He was informed there that the loose front cat would be OK and they installed a rear cat. Time will tell but I'm sure the pieces from the front cat will destroy the new rear one. Two responses recomended Miller...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L oil pressure VIN: WDBEA30D3G
most replied make sure that all oil duct closing plugs are there , also 2 possible choice on one chain guide in block , the wrong one will leave a oil hole open .worn oil pump ? now , to close this post ,now the rest of the story , originaly , when this engine...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L headlights VIN: WDBRF45W01
Problem is certainly the front SAM module. I found on WIS a technical bulletin about this problem (water in the module will cause lamps to go on). Client is using car. If I have a chance to change the module I'll post the result of it. Thanks a lot for the...
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1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L obd2 VIN: 4A3AJ56G6W
Many replies, mention proper engine temperature and tps and idle switch are okay, clear KAM first, and drive on dyno, cold and run for 5 minutes at 55mph excatly and decel to 0mph and acelerate to 35mph and decel. Do this for 6 times, It gets most of the monit...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D12
thanks all you guys out there took their time to help me out got same # PCM from juckyard put it in MIL comes on and car out of the bay
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1995 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L abs VIN: 1G3CX52K9S
I replaced the wheel speed sensor (hub assembly) and the problem is gone. Someone had asked if there were any codes. There were no codes.Thanks everyone. Lee
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1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L starter VIN: 1G3GR6C8W4
The Olds is fixed. I wanted to wait a couple weeks to make sure since this was an intermittant problem. As per most replies, I found a lot of corrosion at the ground cables attaching to the frame. Did some grinding down to bare metal and no more problems. Once...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW52T3V
This one is fixed. I had talked with a tech from a GM dealership and he was telling me about the ignition switch failure on these vehicles. Checked for power at the module, and it dropped to 0 volts when the car died. Installed fuse taps on the 20A mini fuse f... Trouble codes: P0122 (tps low voltage), P0141 (oxygen sensor 2 heater performance), P0335 (ckp sensor circuit), P0342 (cmp circuit low voltage), P1629 (anti theft device crank signal low).
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1998 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS2GB31S5W
replaced ecm. customer took car drove for approx 2 wks put on 1200 kms. no promblems. thanks for help. craig Trouble codes: P400.
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1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L Valves VIN: 4T1SU21E7M
Thanks very much for all the help. We soaked the valves with carbon cleaning chemical and lubricant overnight and that still did not pop them up but one of the three cylinders that had a valve down came up and we were able to start the car and run it on two cy...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K6Z
Hell yea, got this car fix, thanks for all the great responses. Like i said before a hade a new purge solenoid,known good vapor preassure sensor, updated canister hoses and updated vaccum switching valve for preassure sensor, and i still had the same code. fin... Trouble codes: P0446.
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Stall VIN: JT3GN86R21
Thank you to all that have replied to this message and to bob,jim, brad,brent and doug [...] had suspected a trans but was beating my head on a wall when you get frustrated it really is better to step back and listen. The result was the transmission having partica... Trouble codes: P0770.
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2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L no power VIN: 4T1BF22KX1
Thanks for all of the help, this fix is almost embarrassing, the customer had replaced the plugs and wires over the weekend, and we found the wires to cylinders 1,3,and5 all crossed,the cat. is definetley plugged but with it disconnected and the wires right it...
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2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28861
Thanks to the techs that responded to this concern. We found that the A/F sensor heaters rely on the 'EC' connector ground terminal which comes from the PCM to the back side of the intake. This connector is in parallel with the EB connector. The bodyshop had p... Trouble codes: P1135 (Heater Circuit Malfunction), P1155 (Heater Circuit Malfunction).
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L dash, a/c VIN: WVWPD63B7X
It appears that the problem is the anti-lock brake module that is causing this problem. The customer did not choose to have us fix it.
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