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1991 Buick Skylark 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G4NV54N4M
hello guys im back with another gm. this one come in with a stalling and rough idle complaint. performed ign service plugs and wires that were crossfiring which took care of the misfire and stalling. but at idle it still rough. checked for vacuum leaks and fou...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L traction control VIN: 1G6KD54Y4V
when starting of from a dead stop the traction control warning comes up on the dash and it doed engage. the abs and traction warning light are on. the car had a code for the left fron speed sensor too much vibration. the sensor checked ok but we replaced it an...
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2GCEK19R3T
the problem is a bad buck that you can feel in the whole truck when it happens it happens at cruising and seens like the tcc is locked up we have tuned it up cleaned the injectors flashed the pcm to no avail i feel this is tranny problem but i might be wrong t...
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1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L bcm? VIN: 1GNDU06E9W
New Customer. Saw first time about a week ago. Van runs fine, Starts fine. Problem is customer came in with key in hand stating van would not shut off. Sure enough, went outside and van was running (no key in it). Put key in ignition, cycled 2 or 3 times, with...
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1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES27C8T
This is my wife's car. She was driving yesterday and the car quit while driving. I had a problem with the ignition coil on this car less than a year ago, and since she was 30 minutes away, and the coil was under warrsnty, I picked one up, took it to where she ...
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2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L thermostat VIN: 1B7GG22NOY
Our shop recently took on this overheating problem. The truck came in with a complaint of running hot, 220 - 240 degrees. The customer just purchased this vehicle from a used car lot (as is). Upon inspection we saw it already had a new radiator, water pump, cl...
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14N3S
I got this F150 with an intermittent stall. customer says it did it 3 times in 10 days when taking off from idle {mt} I had a code for fuel pump primary circuit [556 if I remmember correctly] She left it here for 3 days while out of town and of course I never ...
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP1135W
OK, P1383 - Variable Cam Timing over-retarded. Ive been thru mitchell and the snap on scanner trouble shooter 4 times each. Every test it good. Vehicle will not idle and is running very bad. I thought the VCT soleniod was sticking and causing EGR gases to ente... Trouble codes: P1383
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6675W
car came in for timing belt replacment.changed belt and balance shaft belt.put back together we now have a miss fire on the number one cyl..compresion check #1 155 psi #2 175 psi #3 175 psi #4 175 psi...leak down test 20% on all cyl.valve adjustment o.k. new c... Trouble codes: P0301
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on, odor fuel VIN: 1HGCG164OW
scanned computer found evap code, car came back for odor. pulled fuel tank access plate found filler hose to fuel pump swollen and loose. according to honda service manual requires to pull fuel tank. does anyone have any short cuts for me. we are suggesting to... Trouble codes: P1456
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L C V Joints VIN: KMHWF25S8Y
I have a 2000 Hyundai Sonata that needs a right outer CV boot the dealer wants about $500 for an axel and nobody has one rebuilt and I have not been able to find any body that can rebuild it, can just the boot be replaced and can the outer joint be dissabled? ...
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2000 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM57W0Y
Heers the story on this isuzu, car came to us after being at another shop for a rough running concern. They installed new spark plugs and a new o2 sensor. Vehicle still ran rough when brought to our shop, we found a big vaccum leak at the intake manifold gaske... Trouble codes: P1340
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1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L belts VIN: JT6HJ88JSV
Belts were bad on this high milage classic, and we installed a set of Delco V-belts. After install, Alt belt (the duel setup) was screaming and upon inspection with a stethoscope, it appeared to be either the alternator or the idler just below it. We replaced ...
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1987 Mazda B2600 LX 2.6L No Start, FLOODING VIN: JM2UF5121H
Help! I've got this Mazdabishi P.O.S. that floods after hot soak. The customer's concern was no start after hot soak, crank no start. I looked at it, found the carb. flooding after engine shut off. I checked the evap check and cut valve for proper operation th...
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1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L OBD system readiness VIN: JM1BB1418T
Trying to get this Mazda through DEQ. Problem I'm having is that I have no information on what a drive cycle is for this model car and what it takes to get the different systems to read ready. Have looked in Mitchel on demand and nothing related to this turns ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F5W
Help! I have this 98'M-B SLK230 Kompressor in the shop with MIL codes po809 and po410 and not sure how to proceed. Im not a mercedes expert by any stretch of the imagination. Car came in last week with an engine noise complaint. I diagnosed this by disconnectn... Trouble codes: P0809, P0410
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1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L MIL Lamp on
Hello all. I think I know what has happened but wanted to send this out before doing the repairs. Code 41 is set in history along while occuring all the time. Checked for the magnet first. Still there. Did the code 41 chart per Alldata and come down to the poo... Trouble codes: 41 (cam sensor inop)
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2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Fuel trims way neg VIN: 2P4GP2435Y
Good day Tech's. We have this 2000 Grand Voyager with a 3.0L and 70,000 miles. Has rich code PO172. Long term fuel trim is around neg 8 to neg 16 , and STFT is moving back and forth keeping fuel control working. The 02 sensor I only viewed on my scan tool but ... Trouble codes: P0172
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G2JD12TXW
this sunfire came in for a constant surge .rpm is from 1000 to 3500 rpm at idle .the pulse width goes from 0 to3.5 if we almost completely close off the idle air control port inside the throttle body the vehicle idles good. we have changed the idle air control...
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1997 Saturn SW2 1.9L All shifts VIN: 1G82K8271V
Hi Saturn Techs My students and I thought we had this on nailed with a new valve body but, same symptoms slightly differently codes. (were we getting the above codes but also PO733 AND PO783 before the codes) Yesterday we traced all the wires from the PCM to...
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHH2OV31
Toyota guys i need your help I got this rad 4 dumped in my lap it sets po 1346 and 1349 sometimes will set only one of these codes or some times both it is a 2 trip code usually sets code witin a half a mile! Saturday nite I drove truck home I live about 20 mi... Trouble codes: 1346 (vvt circut), 1349 (cam crank sync)
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA29M1X
This vw came to my shop a few months back for an emission test. Failed due to MIL on with DTC's stored in memory. We checked over the codes p0300,p0303,p0304,p0302,p01300. Could not duplicat any of the problem. Cleared codes and road tested no problems. All mo... Trouble codes: P0300 (16684 misfire recognised), P0303 (16687 cyl 3 misfire detected), P0304 (16688 cyl 4 misfire detected), P0302 (16686 cyl 2 misfire detected), P1300 (17708 misfire recognised reason fuel shortage error occure intermintent)
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1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EJ56H6T
Thank you guys for helping me with this car. It was an easy fix. Several of you suggested motor vac injector cleaning. This was the fix. It run like a new car after cleaning. You guys are great. This was my first request and it worked great. I will be deliveri... Trouble codes: P0403 (Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit).
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 3C4FY4BB71
We replaced the camshaft and VVS sensor with dealer parts. Not sure if it will be a fix. It's so intermittent prob take a few more weeks. Thanks for the help. 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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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L fans VIN: 1B4GP44R3T
you guys were on top of this one! most of you nailed it. the relay was bad. i did replace it, and one fan began operating. the other was a dead duck, but it was trying to move. ordered both fan motors(two different part numbers), due to probable current draw i...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Gas smell and smoke VIN: 2B3HD56J7Y
Hi, Found number two injector leaking, replaced all the injectors, no reason found for oil in upper intake. Thanks to Bob for his response of head problems. This car has very low miles maybe this also contributed to the problem of not running car long enough...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L abs module VIN: 2D4GP74L84
Hello IATN is great I received 9 responses and all 9 said that the CAB needs to be programmed. No where in Alldata could I find anything about programming the CAB module. I don't have a DRB so I sent it down the road to Chrystler. All is good, thank all of y...
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2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP45R25
hello to all, still no luck in finding the problem.had new p.c.m installed and flashed.new mopar cam and crank sensors.pulled t-chain cover and found very excessive amount of chain slack,replaced chain,still same problem.had already pulled trans and checked fl... Trouble codes: P0016.
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1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTEE14N6M
After cleaning more pieces out of the diverter valve we sent it out to for a smog inspection and the readings were higher than before. It was decided to replace the CAT. I didn't get a chance to check any thing after that so I don't know if it's still going ri... Trouble codes: 44 (air system not working).
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1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2FMDA6F35W
Awesome guys thanks, turns out the breather element and the PCV valve were fine, the breatehr element tube was collappsed and only aboujt, id say, a quarter of the air was getting through. Thanks for everything everyone. Appreciate it.
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L vehicle VIN: 1FTYR10D31
We replaced the balancer and this fixed the viboration
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1995 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GTEC19K6S
dist 0k.Previous repair for hesitation was leaking egr valve at pintle.Mechanic (not tech)installed new egr valve with wrong orfice washer(to big of an orfice hole in washer)in after market egr valve.Creating same condition,a hesitation.Installed correct size ...
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1986 Honda Prelude 1.8L Excessive Emissions
thank to all that replied, the car owner decide to retire the car. i got alot of knowledge with working on this car. i did not fix the car. the car is not worth much, so the owner decide to sell it to the state for now. if the ownere change their mind and deci...
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1991 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JM3LV523XM
Thank you all for your help!! sorry for the slow response to your replies!! Turns out the coolant passage through the throttle body was plugged. After clearing it out, problem was solved. But before doing that, we replaced the throttle body with a used part an...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JN8DRO9Y61
hello thanks to all you are a great help i did not know this truck had 2 t-stat we replaced the back one the customer has already taken 2 long trips and says all is well.this was a big help because our mitchel system does not give a lot of info on this truck.
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1993 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GBHN53L2P
Thanks you every one, I recieved lots of good advice. In the last set of replys I read the majority mentioned the baffels in the tank, since I hasd already exausted all other tests (fuel psi, injector pulse, PS SW, battery, ABS, etc.) I droped the tank to insp...
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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L will not go over 2500 rpm's VIN: 1GHDX03E5W
thank you for your help guy's, i had to refer this customer to another shop that has more experience in these types of problems. we are transmission experts. thank you wally [...]
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L engine noise VIN: JT3GN87R8X
michael and victor had the answer to my problem. main bearings were worn. Victor was very helpful in educating me on the finer points of the job at hand and with his help i replaced all the main bearings and no more knocking. Techs like victor are what make ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Steering/suspension? VIN: 3VWRF81H8X
First of all I would like to say thanks to all who responded to my request. I'm sorry I took so long to close but my customer was out of town and I wanted to here from him if the problem was solved. I found that the left-inner C/V joint was quite stiff so I ...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L reverse VIN: 3VWCK21C02
Ok I found the problem Dont quite understand why this fix was causeing the problem but it was during all many times I was was looking at the trans info on scan tool I happened to see that those 2 engine codes were stored as soft codes in the ecm after followin...
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