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1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC4351R
This Acura will not start. It has no spark. It had a miss and was tuned up but still had a miss. Someone did a compression test and found number three cyl. to have very little compression. They put it back together to bring it to me and it would not start. I f...
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1999 Acura TL 3.2L intake VIN: 19UUA5643X
Return?? (It never left) of the 3.2TL-S Acura, I performed the EGR passage update on this car last week and that resolved the EGR code but the check engine light came right back on with code P0505..IAC fault. Hit the IAC valve with carb cleaner and the car nea...
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Headlights VIN: WAURD68D11
Headlight stay in the down position. I'm looking for test information on the system. All help wuold be appreciated. Thank, Mike
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1992 BMW 850i 5.0L excessive crank case psi VIN: WBAEG131XN
cust came in,said his eml light came on and car lost all power,test drove veh multiple times,never saw eml light ,however on the last test drive the pcv hose on the drivers side blew off of the rsv valve,put hose back on and it blew off again,we removed the oi...
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1997 BMW 318is 1.9L cold compression VIN: WBABE8322V
Good morning BMW techs.I previously had an e-mail open on this car for a no start cold,it was always flooded.I am still having the same problem with this car but I have narrowed things down.I warm up the car to operating temperature and turn it off.I emptied t...
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1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Oil pressure light VIN: WBAAM32030
Hallo,I have not seen this before,but it might be a common thing,or even be a normal feature.I hope any of you Bimmer specialists might be able to enlighten me!The oil pressure light comes on normally when you turn on ignition(KOEO)ie red oilcan.Then when you ...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6325W
Checked powers and grounds at PCM. With connector to camshaft unplugged, it still has only 2.4v coming from the PCM. Is this correct?? According to Alldata, there is a 5v resister on that line. Do I have any reason to look at the camshaft gear itself? OR is it... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft posion sensor)
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1990 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L Engine & Lights VIN: 1G4CW54C7L
Hello all, Thanks for checking my request. This car has several problems. The engine starts ok. Then when the key is turned off it doesn't shut off. Pulling the PCM fuse shuts it off. When it is off the headlights flick on and off and the dash guages jump a l...
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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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1987 Cadillac Cimarron 2.8L dash instruments VIN: 1G6JG51WOH
Dash lights blink and gauges flash and do not read correctly. We replaced the ECM. Problem went away for 3 days then returned. We then replaced the ECM and the PROM. All went well for a week. We have reconnected ground wires and added new ground wires. This ha...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L no start, no guages, nor door locks, no power wind VIN: 1G6KF5792Y
This car came in Friday on the hook as no crank/start. Upon turning the key on I noticed the warning lamps on the dash came on, but the guages do not work. Upon further investigation I realized I had no power windows, no power locks, and no radio. I plugged my...
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1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L rack? VIN: 1G1YY3183K
this car came into my shop from a dealer who took it in on a trade...so i have no repair history on this car. the complaint is the car has no turning radius. from center you can only turn the steering wheel 3/4 turn left or right before the rack and pinion bot...
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1992 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCFK24K6N
good evening everyone. I have a friends 1992 Chevy K2500 4 wheel drive pickup with the 5.7 (350) engine. It came to me by way of a co worker from the local Ford Dealer who replaced the intake manifold gasket due to a coolant leak and the ignition module 'cause...
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1994 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCHK39FOR
truck starts and performs ok cold -after setting somtimes it will not start let it set 20-30 minutes it starts and runs fine and then repets itself'thanks for any ideas that may help new fuel filter no help maybe air in system somwhere but dont know any normal...
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1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GCFG15M5W
Vehicle originally towed in as no start. Found vcm split, replaced,flashed, relearned. Vehicle left running & no Mil. Determined OE vcm at fault through wiggle testing harness & tap testing vcm. Crank/no start- cold engine. Can anyone point to the vcm pin numb...
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC5245W
this car came to shop with a running rough @ idle complaint. opened & closed egr using active commands with scan tool and could make car run reasonable. data stream on scan tool however still indicated egr position to be at 26% while desired egr was 0%. tapped... Trouble codes: P0404 (egr valve pintle position open), P1404 (egr valve closed pintle position)
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1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Power Window VIN: 1GCHG39RXX
This van has a problem with the Driver's Window, it always goes down OK, but at times it won't come back up until you let it sit for a few minutes. Have tested extensively and have found that the "Express-down" feature doesn't kick out when the window get to t...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L lack of acceleration VIN: 1GNEC13R9X
hi guys and gals, boy it seems i get the odd ones...heres my story...vehicle came in with lack of power complaint.. customer says it wont accelerate...first test was the fuel pressure...68 psi koeo and holding.running @58 psi checked timing it is ok...checked ... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430
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2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L driver power window VIN: 1G1YY32G8Y
This customer said he took the vehicle to a tire store to get a tire repaired and window wouldnt go back up coincedence ? probably but what we are finding is the left door module is spitting out a b2284 Battery #2 fault LDCM if you clear the code it comes righ...
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2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2G1WH55K64
hI again about this same vehicle-replaced ipc with reman unit again-everything worked fine (no low fuel light lit constantly).during test drive cluster went dark\gauges to zero only the check engine light comes on as it should & goes off with engine started.bo...
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L horn VIN: 2C3HE66G3X
This is our service manager's vehicle. she stated that horn won't stop blowing when horn pad is used. She disconnected negative battery cable briefly to make horn stop sounding. Thinking it might be a sticking relay, I replaced the horn relay. Problem continue...
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2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Starting VIN: 2C3AE66G22
turn key and nothing happens, no crank no start. can attempt several times and then all of a sudden car will start fine. we thought key may be a problem and suggested using a different key. this worked for a while (maybe coincidence) but now doing it again. de...
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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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1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2C3HH46R5X
this intrepid starts and runs ok at idle but as soon as you try to rev the engine it stalls there is an engine code of p0122 tps voltage too low checked for voltage at the 5 volt feed line no voltage all fuses ar good wire comes from pcm if we put power to it ...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP4434Y
Not sure what to think about this one. Back probed O2 and add propane. Voltage shoots right up to .9+ and exhaust gas shows lambda .8. But the rich/lean pid on modis still reads lean. Just want to make sure I havent missed something before recomend a ECU. Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean)
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2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L pinging VIN: 1B7GL2AX21
Engine will ping on acceleration when warm. It is a distinct ping-like 1 or 2 cylinders, not a rolling ping. I have adjusted the cam sensor, checked fuel pressure, checked the plugs and the scanner data-all are ok. I have about 3 degrees f cam sensor variation...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L steering system VIN: 1B4GP24362
but vehicle has a deep groaning noise while sitting still and turning the steering wheel. does not make noise while in the air or while moving, (except very minor at very low speed). vibrates the entire column and wheel. found a tsb that indicates replacement ...
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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTHF26H1J
Drivability problem-Under load 50 to 65 mph engine surges as if lacking fuel then will quit typically restarting after a 10 minute key off rest. After many parts and testing by myself and other Garages it is now in my hands as it will no longer re-start. I ha... Trouble codes: 31 (egr volts), 95 (loss of ecm power)
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1990 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L out of balance VIN: 1FAPP6045L
Car came with what appear to be a noticeable missfire found 2 bad ignition wires (open) replace set of wires, but car still feels like it has a bad miss, look at the ignition pattern (good) injector spray pattren (good) compression 145p.s.i all holes but i fou...
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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FTJW35G4L
Hello smart ford guys. I have a 1991 F350 that's giving me fits! Vehicle will not maintain idle; it will surge up and down trying to stabilize while holding throttle constant. I found a code relating to the o2 not switching, and stuck lean. Vehicle really acts...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDKF38F2S
this truck came in runing fine . It has never over heated as i was told. There is oil in the radiator and no coolant in the oil . There is no oil cooler on this engine and no coolant loss. Could there be any other way of oil getting into the cooling system oth...
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1995 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP54Y4S
vehicle came in with a bad positive battery terminal. replaced terminal vehicle will crank over but will not start. fuel pump will only run if 12v volt is applied after ccrm. car has spark, noticed cooling fan on with key on all the time. tried a new constant ...
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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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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L wipers VIN: 1FALP52U7T
Car was in about 3 mo ago with this problem. The boss spent a lot of time on it and finally replaced the combinations switch. It is back again with the same problem. The testing guidelines are very confusing but i replaced the swit5ch again thinking it was bad...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L coolant VIN: 1FALP52U8T
coolant is being lost but no external evidence, used over a gallon in 1000 miles, runs ok. i have looked this one over carefully and have no coolant in the oil and no external leaks, has anyone seen this before or do you have any tips for confirming the coolan...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX18W3V
came in with codes p0420 & p0430 no action on scan tool for either rear sensor (flat line) both have 12 volts coming to them. so i replaced both sensors and still no response. what am i overlooking here? i'm covered up with work so probably something staring b... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430 (catalyst effic below threshold b2)
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Torque Conv. Lockup VIN: 2FMDA5142W
This vehicle will immediately lock converter up when put into any gears other than 1st. You can bring vehicle up in the air & put into gear (foot off brake pedal) and no issues. We know lockup is disabled by applying the brakes, but this vehicle seems to be do...
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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 Ford F-150 4.2L Slips 2-3 when warm VIN: 1FTZXO724W
I would like to know of any bulletins or common problems with this model transmission 4R70W BEFORE i GET INTO EXTENSIVE DIAGNOSIS. I changed the fluid suspecting a restricted filter. The truck shifted fine for the first few miles and then slips or completely n...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5148W
Cust complaint of chk engine light, poor fuel economy. We checked the intake. No sign of excess oil leak. Checked archivewes and found tsb for upper and lower intake. Lower did not appear to have a problem with oil soaking the rubber. Changed the upper gasket ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean B1), P0174 (Lean B2)
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAKP113XW
Customer came in with an engine noise, said its been going for about 6 months. He said his gas mileage slipped down a little. Sounds like a whine form somewhere on top of the engine. I listened to the pulleys but nothing much for a difference in sound, looks l...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F5T
I am posting for a friend.His f250 powerstroke has a no start intermittently, After warming up, Starts fine cold. This no start has occurred many times mainly after shut-off & hot soak,but a couple of times it was idling & began to get rough & died with a no s...
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2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Fuel Cap Light VIN: 1FMZU74E8Y
Originally, this truck came with a fuel cap light and SES light on. I found a leaking canister vent solenoid during the evap leak test. I replaced the Vent Solenoid and could not get the evap monitor to run. The customer needed the truck so I sent her on her w... Trouble codes: P0457
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2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP55U22
Customer brought car in and stated that the car dies after 75 miles of driving.Car runs a little rough.,Here are the long term fuel trims:B1-1.0,B2-5.0.The car has a fuel rail pressure sensor.I have never seen one of these cars have this problem.Anyone have an... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure range performance)
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W44
this car came in with check engine lite on, checked codes P1000, PO316, PO306, #6 plug was black, replaced all 8. cleared codes, roadtested ok but has slight shake at idle,that is intermittent. first thought it was carbon from plugs, no. scan for codes PO316, ... Trouble codes: P0306, P0316, P1000
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1998 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GKDM19W0W
HI guys I have this van that seems to miss fire just before the vehichle shifts .It seems more noticable under light load.It all started after a emission test.The customer brought it in and a tech called a complete tune up .this did not fix it so another tech ...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L timing chain VIN: SAJDA14C3Y
removed right valve cover and found secondary timing chain broken. after inspection we found the cover from the timing chain tentioner jamed in sprocket and had broken the chain. we are going to replace both secondary chains and tentioners and wonder if we s...
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II LE 4.0L No star when cold
The car came in the shop with the complain of no start when engine is cold. The engine starts ok if sprayed with starting fluid. I checked for codes and found codes P 0171 and P 0174, both banks running lean. Checked for vacuum leaks and didn't find any leaks.... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system lean), P0174 (Bank 2 system lean)
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1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM2UF3138M
Failed emissions inspection (high nox). Has code 16 for egr, sensor varies from approx 1v to over 2v on accel on scope sitting in shop (no dyno). SomeData has no listing for code 16. EGR solenoid working; applies and releases vacuum. What next? Trouble codes: 16 (egr position sensor not listed in alldata)
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L ignition tumbler VIN: WDBBA45AXD
Thank you in advance for your help. This Mercedes came in with an ignition switch that would not turn. In the past we have had to destroy the ignition tumbler and replace the column lock along with the tumbler. We were able to remove the ignition tumbler on th...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L alarm system VIN: WDBEA30D7L
Thanks for reading and maybe replying, The factory alarm system will disarm from the trunk and pass door only with the key if you unlock from the drivers door the alarm will go off.. alldata is kind of vague I think it must be in the door lock/unlock switch is...
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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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1995 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L all VIN: 4A3AJ46G7S
First let me thank you for taking your time to repsond to my request for help. This car was brought in stuck in 3rd gear. I cannot get my scanner(MT2500) to communicate with the ecm or the tcm. So I borrowed another scanner(Solus), now it would communicate wit...
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1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L oilleaking
this mits has been leaking oil around the rear main seal area. already covered all the basics. my question is is there a problem with warpage? or is there a special procedure for the oil pan? any advice would be greatly appreciated. also do you really need the...
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1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L TCC solenoid VIN: 1N4AB41D3V
This customer complaint is shakes/ dies in stops Hot - I finally confirmed problem - PO1550 TCC showed up - i can't Test TCC bad (cools down to test OK - has anyone seen this problem, is it the solenoid or mechanical. Thanks to any one who can help
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1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 3N1AB41DWL
This car came in from a used car lot. Cold start it floods and will not start. No codes in Gen obdII. Fuel will puddle on the pistons in no time. Unplug the injecters,dry the cyl. Start the engine on lpg and plug the ing. In with engine running. It runs good f...
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1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HY54C1L
Hello, i am hoping that somebody can give me some help with this, car comes in with very bad hesitation, almost undriveable. Scan car, come up with code 41 for cam sensor, and code 42 for est circuit. Replaced cam sensor, and checked wiring first, didnt make ... Trouble codes: 41 (cam sensor fault), 42 (electronic spark timing circuit)
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1996 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G3HY52LR4
High all in IATN land. This car came to me from another shop where the cam and crank sensors were replaced. It did have a cam sensor code in it when it arrived, but has not returned. I have lab scoped all circuits at the ignition module and all are ok at this ... Trouble codes: B1021 (TFE Malfuntion)
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2P4GP4434V
Hello all. This Grand Voyager keeps blowing the #12 fuse, and when it does, vehicle dies. This fuse goes to the ASD relay, which then splits off to Ignition coil, all fuel injectors, both O2 sensor heaters, alternator, and also to PCM. Customer stated that it ... Trouble codes: 42 (ASD Relay-no volts at PCM), 17 (Low engine Temp), 34 (S/c Servo Solenoid Crkt)
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1992 Pontiac Sunbird SE 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB51T2N
o.k. gm techs i need your help. i have replaced the manifold air tempreature sensor. (old one was out of of range) verified five volt refrence signal, and ground wire o.k. verified all wiring between pcm and sensor. o.k. new mat sensor is within specified rang... Trouble codes: 25 (manifold air tempreature sensor signal voltage low)
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1991 BMW 318i 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBABA7317M
Thank for the fast replies it is great to have this network of people to help when you run in to trouble. I received many replies saying to check the crank sensor and the harmonic balancer for delaminating. We tested the crank sensor again and saw the ac volta... Trouble codes: 16 (Camshaft Position Sensor).
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Filter housing VIN: WBADD6320V
Hi-all, Want to thank the 8 respondees who took the time to set me straight on this leak. Seems there is no way of replacing the seal without removing the oil filter housing. Seems that replacing the whole housing is the popular and smart fix considering it ca...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L maintenance VIN: WBAGH8348Y
Thanks for all the replies-pretty much a split, half reccommend service and offered helpful tips on doing so, half say don't touch it-We left it up to the customer and to date he has not made a choice, so we are closing the post
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1993 Buick Skylark Custom 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G4NV54N5P
After much debate I found that the Alldata wiring diagrams were wrong and I had been chasing the wrong wiring. I did find that the aftermarket alarm had burnt some of the wiring to the ignition switch accessory side. Once that wiring was repaired and a new cra...
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1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L long crank to start VIN: 2G4WS52M8W
Hello everyone this 1 isnt fixed yet. Car is running everyday and will have back in the shop in a week or 2 wen the cust has time to park this thing. I checked many things like all yaw said checked fuel bleed off that was ok checked and replsaed crank and cam ...
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1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L speedometer VIN: 1GCDK14KOL
Hi Everybody. After a fewe hours of testing and diagnosing I have finally figured out what was wrong with the speedo. Thank you Matt and Dave for your info on the ground wire. It had good continuity to a good ground source. To Ralph [...] checked the waveforms on ...
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WN52X1S
Sorry for the delay. The fix was new computer(of course, factory remanu). Somehow the aftermarket computer has a lot of problem. Thanks for your time for helping on this. Trouble codes: 1640 (Quad Driver A Error), 1650 (Quad Driver B Error).
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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L starter VIN: 2G1WL52M7V
First of all I would like to thank you all very much. Espcially Karl and Glen of New Jersey they gave me alot of information that really helped to fix this problem job. It was the Gm Passkey system. Karl was the one that gave me the most help understanding the...
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2000 Chevrolet C2500 6.5L Dies VIN: 1GCG29F3YF
Thanks to all .The FCM CURED THE INTERMITENT DIEING PROBLEM ON THE 6.5 DIESEL C500 PICKUP.THE AFTERMARKET KIT THAT WAS RECOMENDED SAVED TIME AND OTHER RELATED PARTS (INTAKE GASKETS).bY THE WAY THIER WERE NO CODES THOSE OF YOU WHO ASKED IF THIER WERE.iT IS USAL...
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Steering Rack VIN: 1G1ZS52F34
Thanks again for all the helpful replies, it looks like David from PA hit the nail right on the head with his reply concerning a bulletin from GM which is as follows: From: David from Pennsylvania Date: 03/10/2006 16:56:48 This may apply to your vehicle. Kno...
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1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.3L MIL Lamp on, NO COMMUNICATION VIN: 1C3HD56T5T
i just want to thank the four people that replied to my request. like most of them said i pretty much answered my own question but i just didnt understand why i had two tcm's that the junk yard said were for that car did not work. as luck would have it the nex... Trouble codes: 66 (no ccd bus from eatx module).
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1997 Chrysler neon 2.0L alt light VIN: IC3ESA7C4V
Thankyou thankyou. Just about all of you put me right on this one. We had not pluged in the battery temp sensor under the plastic battery tray. Plug this in and all is fixed. From this I take it that the battery light is more of a charging/battery check light ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B6MF36572
After doing more checks before condeming the ecm I doubled checked all my voltages and wiring.I then went to my o2 sensor and checked my connections and what I noticed was that the wires coming from the engine harness side were pulling out so I doubled checked... Trouble codes: P0174.
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FTEX15H9P
this vehicle is now fixed.i talked with the customer and found out that he had removed a stereo system and that is when the problem started.i looked in the hole where the radio went and sorted through the mess of wires and found one that he should not have cut...
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1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Tachometer VIN: 1FTHX26K7R
Hi guys and thanks to all that responded. It turned out to be the Tach sensor. It was only sending out 57mv to the tach. Because of this very low signal the tach would pick up any other signal that was close by resulting in a jumping needle if the turn signal ...
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1997 Ford Probe 2.0L 5th Gear VIN: 1ZVLT20A9V
I checked fluid level and it was 1.5 quarts low.I filled it and lubed linkage. I drove it for 10 miles and no problem. Barry [...] both say you can get to 5th gear without removing the trans. Customer didnt want to go into it and traded it ...
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L fuel leak VIN: 1FDXE40F9X
Well it has been several days now and the ambulance has no more leaks.I recieved alot of replies stating that they do have problems with the drain valves leaking.I opened and closed the valve several times to see if I might of got some debris in it and after t...
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2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L steering wheel shakes VIN: 1FTNS24272
put new rotors on and no more shimmy customer stated rotors where 6 mo old but problem did not start till 1 week ago
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Accessories VIN: 1FTNX20PX4
Apparently the proximity sensor is part of an add on module sold by Code Alarm and installed as a dealer add-on. In this case, I found the module under the dash, then followed the 2 brown wires to the programming switch and indicator light taped up in a bundle...
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1992 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1GKCS13W6N
well it's fixed. thanks to all you folks. a lot of you said to look at the distributor shaft/ magnet. when i did, i found it cracked so i replace it with a used one i had laying around. guess what, it got worse. that told me that i was on to something so i ord...
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1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JHMED3652M
The customer never came back with the vehicle to re-evaluate the condition. I have now learned that the vehicle was traded in for a new car. So, I will not learn the rest of the story on this one. Thanks for all the help.
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6675W
thanks guys,after spending my whole week-end at the shop i think i got it.everybody had good answers and they all made sence.but it was the decarb/injection clean that fixed it.i had to do it three times but every time it got a little better.after the test dri... Trouble codes: P0301.
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1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L only reverse unless unplug solenoids VIN: KMHCF24F2W
thanks for the many replies to this post. sorry for the delay in the fix, but we were waiting for the car to return from the trans. shop. it turned out that the sol. assy. that was installed was the wrong part #, and the result was that the transmission burned...
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1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM58B7T
Sorry about the late summary I did clear the code and test drove the Rodeo for a few days it drove fine and the light did not reset. The customer has drove the vehicle with no problems so far. I did do an alt. test and the diods tested bad, but was charging ok... Trouble codes: P1618.
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1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L intake system VIN: JMINA351XM
After further testing and checking, I tend to agree with the majority that it is a ring problem and will advise my customer to rebuild the lower end to solve the problem. Thanks so much for the input. It made me see things that I had not seen.
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1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NA3531V
Thanks for all the replies to this problem. I did find moisture in vacuum hose to egr boost sensor. Replaced this hose and re-located boost sensor per TSB. I had checked this numerous times before and found no moisture. I still don't know why the moisture was ... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow fault).
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1999 Mazda 323F 1.5L Intake air sensor VIN: JMZBJ14L20
Although no test data available, I changed the MAF / IAT sensor and emmisions immediately fell to acceptable levels. UK distributors say no common problem with this sensor, but they stock it!. Thanks to everyone for their help. Sean
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2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 4M2ZU86W13
advised customer of issue with the ipc and customer said they would take it to the dealer for warranty. thanks to all who replied.
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1961 Other European Silver Cloud 6.2L Master cylinder
I now have a pretty good understanding of the braking system on this car thanks to all the good folks out there in iATN land.This 61 is now stopping quite well. As suggested by many of you, I replaced and adjusted the servo. Some suggested this might be a job ...
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1994 Pontiac Sunbird SE 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G2JL14T8R
Sorry I havent replied sooner but seeing as the vehicle only acts up on cold days (20F or below) and it has been abnormally warm here (35F+) in buffalo, (yes, buffalo) this winter, after the last posting (and a major PC malfunction), the car hasen't acted up. ...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L speedometer VIN: 1G29W55M8S
Fix was to run two new wires to the vss. Couldn't see where the wires were bad and it passed continuity test and wiggle test. I read in the manual under troubleshooting tips that wires can pass a continuity test but still not allow the signal through. Interest...
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1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12B7V
Sorry it took so long to resolve this problem but this was another customer with too busy a life and it took forever to get the car back in here. Thanks profusely too all who replied. For those of you who asked this system does not use a back-pressure transduc...
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGD21A22
I found out the 2 lower sensors are S-2. The question was which one. I tried the new sensor on the driver's side, farthest away from the belts, but the code returned. So I put that sensor back in and moved the new sensor to the front of the engine(passenger si... Trouble codes: P0161.
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Blower VIN: 3VWBB61C2W
Thanks to all who replied - took 2 weeks to get part from VW, but finally fixed it. I was sure of fix but customer wasn't, your replies made them want to pay.
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L maintenance VIN: WVWEK93C76
According to all the responses, it is necessary to use a factory scan tool to reset the oil change reminder light. Thank you all for your help. -Dave
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2000 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YB1LZ56D6Y
i tried disconnecting the battery and clearing the adaptive memory as a few of you guys suggested. that didn't fix it. the light came back on the next day. this time my customer decided to go to the dealer. the dealer replaced the 'throttle module' under warra... Trouble codes: P0101, P0172.
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