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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAAM5337Y
Start vehicle in the morning after a cold night and the vehicle starts out on fast idle, then after a minute or so the idle will drop randomly below 500 and then bounce back up and it feels like the car almost dies.I have rear about problems with the VANOS sys...
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2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L speedometer going over 180 KPH and staying there VIN: 3G5DA03E54
Hi people. I have got this Rendezvous that intermittedly the speedo will go right to 180 KPH while driving and stay there. If you shut off the ignition and wait one moment and then turn on ignition speedo will come down by say 20 KPH. Keep doing this and it wi...
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1989 Chevrolet R3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GBHR34K9K
truck will pop out tbi when gone 20 miles or so when leaning on it, let off runs fine. idle is good and all readings on scanner are fine. changed tps, o2, est mod, dist, cleaned grounds, [all there also] egr, checked all plug wires one by one to no avail. swap...
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1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W4N
blazer came in with complaint of hard start and stalling at stops. found code 32, but while monitoring data with engine idling des. egr was 80% while actual egr position was 45%. shut engine down and deired egr was at 40% and actual was 44%. I've read through ... Trouble codes: 32 (egr problem)
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEG14Z4R
truck runs good cuts out restarts right away
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1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDM19W2S
this one is a little tricky.this van came in for stalling while in motion as if someone turned off key.it is NOT losing spark nor fuel pressure, something is cutting the injector out or something in the csfi, if i spray ether in intake just as it is about to d...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4G1JF32T1V
Here's the deal customer brought us this 97 cavalier they had just purchased. It was running bad and check engine light was on. I scanned it to find the above codes... first thing I found was a broken vacuum hose to the MAP sensor. I repaired it cleared the co... Trouble codes: P0300, P0172, P0106
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L convertor VIN: 2GCEKI9M4V
Hey guys, been having a tranny problem about 6 months now, {this is my own truck so it gets put on the back burner} I am having a tcc lockup problem, works great cold, problem begains when trans is at operating temp. Sets PO1870 and shifts hard due to increase...
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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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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L engine cranks but will not run VIN: 3G1JF12T6W
The first thing I checked for was spark and fuel pressure. Found no spark but fuel pressure within specs. Then checked for codes . Present PO 335 CKP sensor PO 341 CMP sensor. History codes, P1629 theft deterrent crank signal malfunction, B 1011 VTD short this...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L serpentine belt VIN: 2GCEK19T3X
The ac compressor belt comes off. Low and high pressure ok no fluctuation in reading like compressor staring to freeze up. We've replaced the tensioner.It dosen't happen right away the system works fine and then driver comes in for regular maintennace and says...
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L rapping noise VIN: 1G1JF12T6Y
Hi All, This vehicle came in with a rapping noise under acceleration, which gets quieter in higher gears, and dissapears during shifting. I have iscolated with an electroinc stethascope the noise down to the chain area of the trans. The noise is not present wh...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Unknown VIN: 0125401254
im a ford tech need technical information on heater core replacement for a 2000 chev s-10 with a/c 4.3 v6 engine .
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF52E41
This car came in about a month ago with an intermittent no start. When it acts up, it loses spark and injector pulse. Fuel pressure is fine. I checked the signals from the 2 Crank sensors and they look fine. But the signal from the ignition module to the pcm i...
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L transfer case VIN: 3GNFK16TX3
Chevy pros, I need your help. We have a 2002 k1500 Suburban that only generates a C0327 code during a long drive (150 miles non stop at about 50-70 mph). Never happens around town. As customer was leaving, (will drop off friday for diagnosis and repair), he sa...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23103
no start cold/after sitting over night,no fuel pressure in primer/filter assembly, after priming fuel system (alot),it may start, temperature outside was below [...], has to be brought into shop for a couple hours at 70 degrees to get to start, after new f...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L body vibration VIN: 1GNET16S63
hello fellow techs, looking for a little help on this one. this 03 trailblazer has a very heavy vibration just off idle. feels like exhaust or a/c hose, etc. contacting body. with rpm's between 630 and 650. it doesn't seem to matter if its in drive, nuetral or...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L tach and gauges VIN: 1GCHK29U94
Hello all got a strange one customer states that at times the tach. will stick at max. and will not return for a day or two. fuel gauge acts up at times and oil gauge will drop down to zero. I have replaced the oil sending unit with up date from dealer gauge w...
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1989 Chrysler Fifth Avenue 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1C3XM66PXK
failed state im240 test readings on 2 different gas anilizers are Almost 0 on co and hc standards for this car are hc .80 composit co 15.0 composit it failed at 1.58 hc and 32.7 co co2 445.1 and nox 1.40 the car runs clean at idle and no load 2500 but on the d...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L lose of signal? VIN: 1C3EJ56HXS
problem is strictly electrical,loose one or more signals?,looses comuncation to aldl,goes into limpin mode.turn key off restart,works just fine,intermitant problem,check grounds,power supplies,conectors, etc.need to know if someone has had this problem,and wha...
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1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2C3HD56F8T
vehicle frequently dies out at idle or surges. when driving vehicle shuts down like a cam or crank sensor problem but does not stall out. when this happens both injector pulse and spark cut out. tested cam and crank sensor with scope, both ok. matched cam and ... Trouble codes: P1391 (cam/crank signal missing)
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2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLAJC52Z4Y
car failed inspection with code 1336 in computer. we replaced crank sensor and did the relearn procedure. our mitchell only gives so much info on these cars.i cant look at any tsb for this car and the procedure doesnt give good deteils. when i try to clear the... Trouble codes: 1336 (crank position tooth error not learned)
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1994 Dodge B250 5.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 2B6HB21Y7R
hi guys, i have a dodge van with a strange transmission problem. the vehicle runs and drives great, but has an extreme delay shifting from second gear into third gear. the vehicle will hold second gear untill 50-60 mhp and wont shift untill you let up on the ...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B4GP44R2V
looking for leak detection pump,where is it.
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R2X
this car came in with mil on. no drivabilty symtoms. p0406 code sets as soon as you start car. followed flow chart from shop key has you test sensor signal voltage. asks if below 10 volts koeo voltage is 4.96then tells you to gruond curcuit wile monetering vol... Trouble codes: P0406
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Misfire, NOISE VIN: 1B7HF16Y01
hello everyone , well this vehicle came in with a complaint of a noise/rattle at 55-60 mph on highway . road tested vehicle and vehicle sounds like it is pinging and also slight misfire counts on #5 . swapped spark plug #5 and #7 misfire still on #5 . swapped ...
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2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP25343
Stumped on this one. This Caravan has an intermitten check engine light on with a P1494 code stored in the computer. Visual inspection shows no signs of hose or wireing problems. Leak tested several times with snap on smoke machine and no leaks or signs of smo... Trouble codes: P1494 (Leak Detection Pump SW or Mechanical Fault)
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L converter VIN: 1FDKE37G2R
Truck came in for trans overhaul. We overhauld and retested. When we road tested the trans would cycle in and out of lock up with very little throttle movement. Normaly you should have to lift off the gas completely or step on the brake peddel to get the the t...
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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FALP4047R
Hi techs I have a mustang that had new head gaskets about a year ago. The car ran fine for about 6 months. then gentlemen called and said it was running bad. he dropped it by and here it is. It runs rough at idle if you accelerate it off idle it seems to clear...
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU34X5R
Vehicle repeatedly gets poor fuel milage. On interstate less than 15, in town less that 12, as low as 9.we have replaced plugs, wires, air filter, fuel filter, o2 sensors, cleaned MAf and tested Cats for plugging. The vehichel also seams to lack power. was won...
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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 Escort LX 1.9L rear breaks VIN: 1FASP11J1S
this car had metal to metal at the rear. the e-brake did hold. the braking performance was acceptable at this time.i replaced caliper only because the piston retracting bolt had seized due to missing cap bolt. otherwise evrything seamed to opperate wonderfully...
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1998 Ford Contour 2.0L Misfire VIN: IFAFP6630W
hello. i'm wondering if anyone has used a snapon 2500 scanner to access misfire counters or mode 06 diagnostics? if so, how is it accessed on the 2500 scanner? thanks, dave.
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L int lights VIN: 2FMDA5140W
Hey ford techs I need some direction here I have this windstar with engine running and doors closed interior lights stay on and dash shows all doors open ! After maybe 1 to 3 mins lights will go off . Passenger and rear slider doors when opened and shut lights...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L speedcontrol VIN: 1FTZX1868W
hello guys and gals ive got this 98 ford f150 kicking my but here ive got a good truck ive been using for testing so far ive eleminated the servo, clockspring, switches fuses, the gem that someone else said had something to do with it still no success. looking...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNX21S6X
Customer complains of rough, surging or loping idle. Confirmed problem - runs great on highway but idle is very poor. Replaced air filter and cleaned MAF & throttle body - no change. Replaced spark plugs (original) - still no improvement, however we found mass...
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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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2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA53421
this is the second van with same issue... other van not repaired yet... manifold tuning valve on both vans had front clips broken... replaced clip on one van and engine light came back on after two day's... same system lean faults... do not want to condem o2 s... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2), P1401 (dpfe sensor circuit high voltage), P1000 (odb2 monitor test incomplete)
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Unknown
Vehicle has a very bad pull to the right when brake is applied. Both front calipers & hoses were replaced.Also checked front end all seems ok. Vehicle goes straight down the road without foot on brake.Swapped rotors side to side crossed tires,nothing has chang...
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4wheel drive VIN: 1FMDU74E32
The 4x4 does not work at all when you push any of the buttons to engage 4x4 nothing happens .I have had snap on scanner hooked up to vehicle but when you go to 4x4 it will not communicate have also checked for voltage at motor on transfer case and I have nothi...
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2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L transmission overheating VIN: 1FDXW46F62
this 4r100 trans is overheating (255 degrees)without a load on the vehicle, sometimes it will happen on flat ground, but it is repeatable every time on a grade (6% for 1 mile). the customer brought vehicle in with a concern of high transmission temp, OCL flash...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Surge VIN: 2FAFP71W85
Here's the deal. If it had been one person making the complaint, I may have fluffed it off as a driver problem. But I have had two complaints, one from a petit lady and one from a man of fairly average build, no similarities at all. The complaint is, in both ...
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1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK13R9V
I have this yukon that has a rendom misfire under light load. I can feal real good in 3rd at 60mph. It'll do it in 4th also just not as bad and at 68mph. I have replaced upper intake gaskets, rechecked cap and rotor and pulled all the plugs and replaced the wi... Trouble codes: P0300
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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L A/C Vent Mode Door VIN: 3GKEC16Z43
Replaced battery on this Yukon. Application called for a 78 group batt, opt 75. I had the 75 so I installed it. Cust states since I replaced batt the A/C only blows out the defrost. Switching to manual operation does not change the condition. I replaced HVAC m...
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1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHCF24FXV
Vehicle was brought in after cylinder head had been removed and repaired due to a broken timing belt problem. Car was put back together but after they got it back together it didn't run. It will start at times but it will run for 4 or 5 revolutions and shut do... Trouble codes: P0340
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1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNW4844L
towed in with no spark. has injector pulse and power to coils crank sensors check at 695 and 710 and that is where the info from motor and alldata gets real vague i think its the ign ecu but have no tests to confirm this
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA53C92
Vehicle came in with a complaint that it would not go over 5 MPH. Pulled the code for APP sensor. Checked power and ground to the sensor and resistance of sensor and all seemed OK. Alldata said to replace ECM before APP sensor, but we all figured it must have ... Trouble codes: P1344 (app sensor)
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1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 1JCNJ15UXJ
I dont have much experience with grand wagoneers however when the vehicle is started initially in the am. when the trans is placed in d the vehicle cuts out. after it warms up about an hour its fine. I think its in the trans but have little experience in this ...
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1993 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ78S3P
hello fellow techs . i have this jeep cherokee that came in with a check engine light on and dtc 41 generator field not switching properly . cleared code and came back on right away . followed diagnostic chart for dtc 41 . found bad pcm and replaced it . 10 da... Trouble codes: 41 (generator field not switching properly)
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1994 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Non Starter. VIN: 1J4FJB356R
Hello, This vehicle has had a starting problem since Christmas. According to the customer the starting problem has been getting worse. Yesterday however, the Jeep refused to start at all. It has been into a Jeep main dealer but the result of the visit was tha...
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L air ride VIN: SALTW15431
vehicle came in with burned up compressor and lines were cut and spliced with manual air fitting. we replaced compressor and all lines, one ride height sensor was open circuit. sysyem fuctioned correctly for about 5 miles, then deflated when driving and set co...
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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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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L temp mix door VIN: JT6HF10V6X
everything works as designed on this car except all vents including floor and defrost blow 50 degrees cooler on the drivers side (compared to the passengers). I called a couple dealers...one said it was low on freon, the other said the mix motor was bad...this...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA61E7N
This vehicle was driven in after 5 months storage---It ran fine previously w/ no abs/asr lights on. Customer had dead battery and jumped the car backward, a costly venture for him! Shoulda towed it...anyhow- now it starts difficult cold and feels real lean- it...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDB2100652
Dear All, Please advise on replacing W210 2001 E320 engine control unit. We have problem personalizing a new ECU. Hereís the story; We have car with dead ECU part# 030 545 58 32, engine wonít crank and ECU canít communicate anymore. With help from a friend in...
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L rotors VIN: 1ZWFT61L3X
Hey guys I have a strange brake problem on this Cougar. After only a short while(one month), this car comes back to me with warped brake rotors on front. I have fully serviced the brakes front and rear, but it does not feel right while braking. There is a slig...
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1987 Mitsubishi Starion ESi-R 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JA3CC54NOH
customer has two completes. Did not pass emission and cuts out on pull at 4K rpm. I do not know how to pull codes. MOD has not helped either. I have looked in the old emails. Looked it up as a dodge also. I can see that the o-2 volts stay rich. On volt meter i...
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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC74H84
Cutomer complaint is that car will stall intermitently at idle. States that idle will go to 1500 rpm, start to fluctuate, and car will then stall. Cust. said that the check eng. light came on after stall approx. 30 miles later. Cust. has installed an after mar... Trouble codes: P0175 (Bank 1 too rich), P0172 (Bank 2 too rich), P0113 (Intake air temp. sen. high), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire)
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1994 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L compressor engagement VIN: JN1RZ24D2R
customer came in stating a.c and radio cuts out when accelerating and come back on when brakes are applied, no codes for a . c system pressures o.k. clutch coil and relay o.k. amplifier test o.k. wiggle test on harness no problem found.accessorey load relay o....
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1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L readiness test VIN: 1N6SD16SXT
Hello, I can not figure out why this truck wont perform readiness test for catalyst and evap system. It will also not go into closed loop. I have had this vehicle for a week and I have done the drive cycles repeatedly. Power and grounds test ok and everything ...
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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA5327R
After installing new DME, vehicle would not start. I couldn't find a procedure for my scan tool so broke down and brought it to dealer. They were able to code it according to VIN. A bit spendy but happy customer. Thanks to everyone who replied.
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1994 Buick Skylark Custom 2.3L No Start, flickering MIL/PRNDL VIN: 1G4NV553XR
Sorry to be so long responding with the fix! I had to be sure the car was. gary [...]. was 1st out of the chute; [...]., airauto; ALL knew what was going on. After I got to the wiring under the air intake boot, a little sleuething uncov... Trouble codes: XXX (data stream inaccessable), XXX (data stream inaccessable).
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1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL12Y1V
sorry for the delay.i informed my customer that her pcm was in need of replacement and is going to bring back to dealership where she bought it.i have not yet heard back from her,as soon as i do will follow up.thank you for all the replies most had responded w... Trouble codes: P0340.
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1973 Chevrolet elcamino 5.7L heater core
lots of good replies, I ended up pulling the whole dash to access one of the metal tabs holding the defrost ducts to the bulkhead, looked like box would not come off without ducts off also. the things that went wrong on this one were that it looks like the a/c...
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1988 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDM1527J
Hey Guys Thank you for all the replies, It really gets the brain working. a couple of replies said to look at the injectors and i did. I had them rebuilt but that didn't take care of the problem i was having, A couple of replies said to look at the throttle bo...
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1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L module VIN: 1GKDT13WGN
well...this one has me stumped...got 8 replies...four were confused about what kind of module I was talking about, one said replace the transfer case and reflash the ecm ( gm wasn't flashing this platform in 92), one said check tire sizes and speed sensors, on...
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1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L bcm? VIN: 1GNDU06E9W
Well, It turned out to be 4 wires shorted, burnt, arcing back by the Sliding Door Controls (R/R Wheelwell area). We had decided to disconnect the 'Sliding Door Module' to see if all else would go back to normal. After repairing this harness, not only will the ...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L high beam, / low beam VIN: 2C4GP74L92
problem was loose pins in pdc box-soldered the pins and working okay-if any more problems were going to replace the pdc thanks to everyone that replied
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L parking brake light VIN: 1B7KF26C3T
Thank you all for the info you gave me to fix this car. I really appreciate all of your input. As it turned out, there were a couple of problems. There was a ground that was not tight. After i fixed that, i checked the vacuum at the switch. It was over 8 so i ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Cluster VIN: 1D7HA18Z52
Thanks to everyone who replied. As many suggested and contrary to Alldata, a new cluster has fixed the problem and the customer is very pleased. You folks are the best and most likely under-paid as well...
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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHX2517H
Thanks everyone, this 6.9 diesel is fixed and running well, injector pump was the failed item. please read the replies for several concise step-by-step replacement procedures. not too much trouble, figure 6 to 8 hours for the first time including test drive an...
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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF26H7K
Thanks to all who replied. Replacing the EVP sensor solved the problem. We test the sensor output with the Snap on Vantage and the wave form was dropping out when the voltage changed, but was not setting any EGR codes. The low and high readings were in range.
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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FTJW35G4L
Thanks for all the replies; for the most part, your responses verified that I had indeed thoroughly checked the vehicle over. It turns out that I had a faulty MAP sensor; as the post said, I had originally checked the MAP operation and found it within 'spec'. ...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L wipers VIN: 1FALP52U7T
It is done! The best advice I got was to try to treat the system like the GEM is sort of not there. That being the case, you look to see what goes into the GEM to see if it is getting the signal to start the wipers. You can do this with a Genesys, don't know a...
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1997 Ford Escort 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP1889V
Sorry for the late post,customer decided to fix the car,ended up doing a valve job.It was the #1 cylinder seat.Thank you for the info.
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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L brake pad s VIN: 1FTNE2421X
I believe we repaired this van, by replacing the hydrolic brake master cylinder and adjusting the rear brake shoe clearance so far so good Thank you Joe
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU83P3Y
Well after removing the injector and no way to test, I install a new one, also replaced the # 3 spark plug wire, problem gone thanks for all the replies.
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FMZU72X8Y
Thanks for all the good info. The intake gasket was blown out. Never seen one leak so bad. Thanks Again!
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L charging system VIN: 1FTSE34L71
Well it is finally fixed. Thanks to everyone with there great tech replies. I talked to my parts supplier who called there rebuilder who said to test all of the regulator wires with a voltage drop test. I checked the battery wire and it was good, the ignition ...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Mechanical VIN: IFTRX18291
I want to thank everyone who took the time to reply, The fix was the shift solenoids,when cold they were trying to allow the trans to go into two gears at one time ,there is really no reading on the solenoids, it was a simple lets try this. Thanks again Mark
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2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L tire pressure system VIN: 1FMPU16L34
Thanks for the quick replies. Dave,Nick,and Tom got it right. The original valve stems were not transfered over to the new tires and rims. The customer still has the original wheels stacked up in a corner of the garage. I advise the customer to have the tires ...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L tires VIN: 2FAHP71WX5
Hi, I received five replies to this post and all who replied basically said the same thing. 'To Adjust The Camber And Caster You Have To Remove A Retainer Flag On The Cam Bolts On The Lower Control Arms (By The Rack-In-Pinion). The Caster Is Adjusted By The Nu...
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1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16R3X
Thanks for all the replies. We pulled the pcv and breather hose off to determine internal vac leak and noticed vac internal so we tore the intake manifold off and low and behold the gasket on the #5 cylinder had slipped down. Runs like a top again and customer...
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1993 Honda Civic Si 1.6L headlight reminder chime, power mirrors VIN: 2HGEH3389P
Hi everyone - Most of the replies mentioned that there is no headlights-on chime on this car as Honda did not introduce them on us market Civics until the 1996 generation. I believe this to be correct. As for the mirrors that worked up and down but not rig...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L timing chain VIN: SAJDA14C3Y
first thanks for the help ! yes the customer has ok the work. the first thing i did is to put a chain on the exaust cam and check the compression and the two center cylinders were low. to work on this engine you have to have special tools for the cams and one ...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Electronic VIN: SAJEA51D42
I had to use an Autologic Jaguar scanner. There was a code for a Throttle Position Sensor communication fault. The sensor tested good so I cleared the code and released the vehicle to the customer. It has been a week now without a return of the problem. I gues...
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1990 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Hesitation, Lacks power on hills VIN: 2J4FY19E7L
I am closing this one due to the fact that I have ran out of time and that I think I have fixed it. I wont know for sure till I get it back together. Let me explain what I have found, I pulled cylinder head to send out for a valve job due to sticking valves. W...
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48SX1
Well i believe this vehicle is fixed. thanks peter from tenn. i installed amp gage and found the problem . i found that splice in main loom was bad.took some tearing into but is fized now. was something i should have done all along. would pass most tests but i... Trouble codes: P0141, P0161.
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1987 Mazda B2600 LX 2.6L No Start, FLOODING VIN: JM2UF5121H
Thank you all for your time. After 23 years in this business, I can't believe I've never seen a similar problem before. Terry MAZ4ME had been here before and nailed it. The bowl vent hose had liquid fuel in it. I ran it with the bowl vent hose off and had no p...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start, Starts sometimes VIN: WDBFA66E8M
Hi you all have been a great help this is where I'm at I checked the power and ground at the ignition module when it does not start is good . I had 2 e-mails that said Ign. switch so I checked pin A3 at ign. module and have 12v even during cranking. What I not... Trouble codes: 7 (Signal RPM at CIS-E control module illogical), 27 (Data exchange between CIS-E module and EZL/AKR ignition module defective).
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Misfire VIN: WDBEA34E0R
Sorry it took so long, because the customer dont wont to spend the money on a new EZL $2200.00 We shoped for a used one & that's why it took a while, but finally we got one, install the used EZL & the car ran like a Champ. Thanks
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1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 4A3AJ56GXR
The FIX was 2 low flow injectors, which were ultrasound cleaned by a local inj. shop. Pulse width decreased from previous 7.4ms to 2.6ms and it runs perfect. Weird thing is the guy had been driving it on basically 2 cylinders, said it was just running ' sluggi...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L coolant temp VIN: JA4MW31R41
we have orderd a control unit on the back of the cluster (mitsubishi called it a printed circut board) the white square unit, for this vehicle.this seems to be a rare problem for this vehicle.no one in this area including the mitsubishi dealer in kansas city h...
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 1N4BU31D7V
thankyou all very much for the replies, It ended up being the knock sensor. the circuit was totally open no resistence should have 500k ohms, new sensor seemed to take care of it. been 5 days now!!! for whatever reason this sensor would not make the mil come o...
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1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LS 3.8L oil pressure VIN: 1G3HY53L1N
hi, thanks for the responses,first we tried the thicker oil but the pressure dropped after 10-15 miles.then we dropped the pan and did find some debris on the screen but that still did not help much. we are now putting a used motor in ( has 100k on it,only cos...
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1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G3WH52M35
This vehicle has 2 bleeders and I used both to no avail. You'd think that over doing it with 2 might do the trick, but it apparantly does not sometimes. Derrick from Illinois and Russel from Michigan advised me to run it with the system open with one of thos...
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L heater core VIN: 1G3WS52H7Y
got a lot of interesting replies on this one...four thought w/pump slipping or rusted away, one for intake leak like happens on the 3.8s, two mentions of a restrictor or reducer (this engine doesn't have one this year), four of five for blockage in heater core...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Dash, starter VIN: 1G2WJ52M2V
Thanks again guys! Many of you made the suggestion that the contacts in the switch was the problem. I took the switch completely out and opened it up and sure enough there was one really burnt contact and two that weren't quite as bad. I put a new switch in it...
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1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L air bags VIN: BG9-020967
Hi guys, thanks for replying. i got a good reply from Joe who also sent me some US tech info, which although not the same answered the question about do all the faults have to be fixed before any could be cleared. which was yes they do all have to be fixed. i ...
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1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Flex plate VIN: 4T1VK13E1P
Thanks to all who replied. Turned shop upside down, went through trash cans, dumpster & every nook and cranny I could think of, no spacer. Ordered one from dealer, should be here thursday. Dang it, I know I picked that up & put it with the flywheel. It'll turn...
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