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1993 BMW 740i 4.0L Trans program light comes on VIN: WBAGD4322P
Intermitantly these codes will get logged, if you clear them they don't come right back. Double checked connector at side of trans, it has dielectric grease. Checked sensors with lab scope to be sure, tests OK. No codes in Motronic control unit. Any help would...
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L No Start, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4VSCJ3329V
customer complained of jerky power, engine then dies,and then difficult to start. we did experience the engine dieIng when we closed the hood. we hookeD our SNAPON motis and had a no comunication error. then after 5 minutes it restarted up ok.are there any com...
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L timing chain VIN: WBAC0324VE
noise coming from front of engine sounds like timing chain tensioner.checked oil pressure and it,s ok.guide rail looks ok.changed oil and installed new tensioner.ran engine @2000 rpm for 30 seconds to bleed tensioner.still noisey.any ideas would be apprecated.
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1989 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G6CD5156K
this vehicle came from another shop, right from the start i notice a lot of new parts. customer stated the after having a tune-up done vehicle started to run strange the shop that worked on it could not find the problem they replaced all kinds of parts, now is...
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1995 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6ET1292S
THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE! we have this eldorado etc in our shop for a lube oil and filter, customer leaves it over the weekend. when picked up he comes back 5 minutes later and stated that it is running at high idle 1200+-. visual under hood, look secure, turn... Trouble codes: 80 (idle relearn), 55 (throttle position)
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KD54Y1W
HELP NEEDED !!! THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME. THIS CAR COME TO ME ABOUT 1 MONTH AGO. CUSTOMER STATED CAR WAS STALLING AT LIGHTS,TURNING ETC. I HAD THE CAR FOR 3 DAYS AND COULDNT DUPLICATE. SO HERE I HAVE THE CAR AGAIN AND DEFINATELY STALLS,NO PARTICULAR PATTERN ... Trouble codes: 1599 (engine stall/cc power mngmt)
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1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Radio VIN: 1GYEK13R5X
When you turn the key to run position the radio comes on and displayes LOC which I know is normal when the power supply has been interupted (when Pep Boys replaced the battery). I have the code for the radion and according to my Mitchell you have to press the ...
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2001 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L speedometer, dash VIN: 1G6EL12Y31
hello caddy techs, heres a good one for you all. this caddy came in for a loose e-brake bracket under the vehicle. we put in some tech screws to fasten it. After we did this we lost alot of stuff, speedometer, tachometer, coolant gauge, electric windows, power...
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2002 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L battery lamp on VIN: 1G6KS54Y32
car brought in with battery lamp on, codes p0621 and p0563 stored and reset when cleared, charging voltage is 14.5 volts at battery and ignition one terminals. tech 2 shows l terminal always off.i thought it was short in alt, another tech thinks pcm, any help?...
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1968 Chevrolet camaro 327CID ring and pinion
Good afternoon older chevrolet techs.I am an import tech so I don't get to see these old buggies very often.A friend of mine purchased this old car and had me redo the engine in it ,now he wants me to replace the gears in the differential.I have never replaced...
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1978 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L Cylinder heads
Student has bought a set of aftermarket aluminum cylinder heads for his engine. Renegade brand, angle plug small block chevy, purchased from Motorville, a performance parts supplier. The heads are manufactured overseas and they have no web site, and I called M...
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1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1770789F
vehicle towed back in.still has good fuel pressure.good spark.injector signal will barely light noid light.with injector disconnected.test power and ground.found both wires having power.disconnect ecm and both wires still have battery voltage.tested on more th...
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1987 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1YY2185H
This Corvette originally came in for an overheating condition. Main fan was not working, fusible link burnt. Replaced fan motor,relay and repaired fusible link wiring. Auxillary fan circuit working when tested by grounding wire at fan switch located at left cy...
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1990 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1FP33F6L
original problem on vehicle was a code 43 esc with scanner hooked up i checked for knock sensor signal ecm picks up signal but no response from ecm (no timing change) found tsb for updated knock sensor and prom now ecm will not communicate with scanner after i...
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1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L transaxle VIN: G1WN14T599
Good morning, this is a car that I was trying to get ready for my son to drive. We did a tranny swap with another vehicle he had been driving a 94 Pontiac Grand Am. As far as I know the tranny that we installed had been working O.K. We install the one from the...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L engine VIN: 1CEC3234SW
Hi Guys, I would like to get a little input on a 1996 chevy s10 with 2.2. This vehicle came in with bad engine, had a bad head and was real noisy. And many miles. Customer requested a good engine from a salvage yard. I picked one up from a reputable salvage ya...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G1JC1242V
Miss on # 2 cylinder only.Will happen after snap throttle. Static compression even on all four cylinders. Running compression test shows cyl #2 down 50 psi. leak down less than 5%.No ignition failure. Fuel injector replaced with known good. All fuel injector s...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, cylinder 5 VIN: 1GCEK19MOW
Help! We have a dead mis on this vehicle. Seems I always get these. This one has got me baffled. first we did a compression test to all cylinders all near 150psi, also did cylinder leak down in number 5 ok. So figured on a bad injector, replaced injector same ... Trouble codes: 305 (cylinder number 5 misfire)
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52T6X
This car has a misfire on #1 cyl. I replaced plug boots & coil housing but skip remained. Tested fuel injectors and found that #1 injector was not pulsing under load but works good at other times. Scan data is good when inj pulse stops. I suspect ecm. Has anyo... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19X0X
This S10 Pickup is part of a fleet owned by a local company. They brought truck in for a engine noise which turned out to be a rod knock and a oil pan full of metal. They elected to have a reman. unit installed which we did. Upon road testing the vehicle the s... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1G1ND52J6Y
customer returns once a week with this code in memory. the service engine soon light on is her only complaint. only previous repair work preformed was intake manifold gaskets. it takes almost a week to re occur Trouble codes: P1189 (oil pressure switch circuit)
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Drive train VIN: 3GNEK13T02
Hello , I have a Avalanche with some vibration problems. In auto 4x4 or locked in 4x4 this truck will vibrate. You have to be going at 80 - 100 kms with a little ecceleration. once it starts you can keep it going. It feels like the front end is hopping. The on...
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS13685
i have this colorado that keeps comung up with a po 300. the thing is, it does not miss firing. the dealership has performed a service bulliten to correct the problem, but the code comes back. so now they are telling the customer to r&r the valves with larger ... Trouble codes: P00, 300 (multi-misfire)
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L all VIN: 2C4GR44L13
vehicle came into shop with a sponge petal and going to the floor. replaced master cyl with new from dealer twice. air seems to be mainly on left front wheel.
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L steering VIN: IGDFAETER5
chrysler techs, i've checked the archives and it doesn't look good.this vehicle has a vibration and shudder throughout the vehice when at idle turning the wheel.the up-dated cooler and longer return hose has been done it has atf+4 and the resevoir is not restr...
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1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L speedometer VIN: 1FABP44E7K
this car has a t-5 man. trans. a 140mph speedometer. it used to be a police car. the cable was broken at the trans and at the speedo head. i replace the cable. my friend says the needle bounces around quite a lot. could it be the head sticking a bit and needs ...
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1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FARP14J9R
I checked all the timing marks and they are right on. Car idles great, runs great until it gets hot and then it starts sputtering. It continues to sputter no matter how much fuel you give it. Return to shop and lift hood and it idles fine. Give it a little fue...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA5148T
This was our original diagnosis. "CHECK INJECTOR PULSE, OK CHECKED SPARK PLUG AND WIRE FOR DAMAGE, OK. ENGINE IS MAKING NOISE. BALANCER IS COMING APART AND CAUSING CRANK SHAFT VIBRATION. CYLIDER #1 IS THE CLOSER CYLINDER. RECOMMEND REPLACE VIBRATION DAMPER". T...
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMU18LXVL
Vehicle just stall in a turn. Was Towed to me and was a no start. No mil with key KOEO . Fuse # 30 on the interior panel was blown. Replaced fuse started and ran for approx 20 seconds then blew new fuse. Installed circuit tester (circuit breaker type) Breaker...
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAFP34P3Y
hello everyone this system is really new to me, i have not had much experience with it, if somone can shed a little light on it it would be great. vehicle came in with a stall problem at stop, checked fuel filter which was restricted severly, replaced with new...
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L battery light VIN: 1FAFP33F62
Battery light comes on after 30 seconds of engine running. We tryed a different alternator. Also replaced ecm & had it flashed, with no change. Alternator is charging. When engine is first started you due need to rev engine to start it charging , after that it...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on, P0191 VIN: 1FAFP55U12
Hello All, We have a Taurus with a very intermittent C.E. light (approx every 4 months or more). Each time its P0191, last time (Nov 05) freeze frame indicated the pressure spiked high 62 psi & fuel trims were -10%. By the time we saw it all values were back ... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel pressure range problem)
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L instrutment panel VIN: 1FTNW21P93
please help with the following: customer has replaced blown fuse f2.46 several times, time between blowing varies. we have not seen fuse blow and have had an amp meter at fuse panel, have not seen anything close to 10 amp draw. what i did notice is, fuse #46 i...
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1998 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Broken wire VIN: 1GKDT13WK5
Hi GM PRO's, I have been long time in this trade and I have NEVER seen something like that!!!... - [...], Nov. 2004, part # "127-[...] Auto-Xtra" left front hub assemby was installed on this vehicle... - [...], Jan. 2005, warranty replacemant due t...
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13W21
This vehicle was brought to me by a friend who has had it to the dealer at least 10 times on more for the code that keeps coming up. He has a file on this vehicle the size of a book. The dealer replaced the maf sensor, the air pump and the air pump sylenoid. C... Trouble codes: P0410
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1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KMHUD14N8T
Help! i have this hyundai that is killing me. It cuts out at full throttle and low rpms. If i ease into the throttle it will rev up, but if i floor it from an idle it cuts out (bogs down)and will only go to 3000 rpm. It will do it while driving and also if i j...
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2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L headlights VIN: KMHWF25S01
hope somone out there has had this problem, this car has been in three times in the last month or so for either both high beam bulbs burnt out or low beams burntout? the car came in this morning with all 4 bulbs burnt out. when we replace the bulbs it will be ...
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1995 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, slow start VIN: JALC4B1K6S
I had posted and updated the original post on this one on Friday but I have just started thinking in a different direction. This vehicle has had issues with hard start and rough run following cold start-up and driver had stated that mostly this vehicle would b...
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1985 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJCL1247F
attension jaguar techs!! recived this vehicle from another shop here in town. they replaced head gaskets & cyl head. after the head was installed this vehicle would barley run. they had to plug off fuel return line in order for it to run, & when it did it ran ...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJGX2744V
Hell0 fellow techs: By now you know this is a cameback. I thought i fixed this one, but it is back and with intermittent condition. Cuts out and stalls. Codes P1229 and P1242. Mechanical guard and TPS fault. When it happens engine will stall and is hard to sta... Trouble codes: P1229 (p1242-), P1242
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L will not engage cruise VIN: 1J4GZ78Y9S
Cruise has not worked since the cust. has owned the Jeep. We checked codes, control switches to the PCM, speed signal to the PCM, and stop light switch inputs to the PCM. All checked fine. Next did the testes on Mitchell for the servo. and this checked fine. T...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 1J4GW48S0Y
Hello all. This Jeep has great oil pressure when cold. Once it is warm it drops to 15psi. If you shut the vehicle off and come back within the half hour and start it, the pressure reads zero and the check gauges light comes on. If you race the motor, the press...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1J46X48S73
Vehicle acts like the ignition is being turned of while driving. Never acts up at idle and unable to duplicate with a load test in gear in the stall. Also when the vehicle acts up while driving the speedo and tach will jump to zero . It never stalls out comple...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L won't accelerate VIN: WDBFA61E6N
Car came in with periodic no acceleration(limp mode). Cycle the key on and off and it will accelerate. Used AST retriever,Launch and Bosch on-off tester to try to retrieve codes but there were none. We found info that there were problems with accelerator contr...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L steering column VIN: WDBEA30DXN
The steering column on this vehicle is locked in place, becuse of a stuck ignition switch. We cut the lock cylinder housing to remove the switch+ housing as the key cannot be turned to the release position. This allowed the electrical switch to be removed. How...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBDEA26E4N
hello techs,we recently purchased this car from the original owner and i have been driving this car personally for the past 2k miles.the car had been performing fine except for a few occassions of extended cold crank.the car started fine after setting for appr...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L ride height VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Car arrived with "stop-don't drive" and the car was looking quite the pimp ride. The tires are scrubbing on the inner fender wells at the front and as low in the rear. The Asenmacher retriever gives an active code of C1517 "Airmatic level control". The 40 Amp ...
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1975 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L tune up VIN: GHN5UF3814
Does anyone have the procedure to adjust the points on this old car? I have zero info on it. Thanks
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1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L parasitic draw VIN: JA3AJ46G6T
this car came in for a poor running condition car would run good and then fall on its face very erratic. came from a body shop which had identical car for parts. switched dist mass air no change. then i noticed that battery kept dieing within a few hours. hook...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4A3AX35G1X
Hello everybody, We're suffering from premature baldness on this vehicle. This vehicle came in from another shop with a very bad idle and low power. Apparantly Air Flow Sensor was already replaced with a new unit. When engine is cold everything is ok. As soon...
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D2T
I have a 1995 maxima that was brought in for a parasitic drain on the battery. I noticed when I pulled the car in the garage that the mil was on but it was running ok. I proceeded to ck for batt. drain and found 280ma draw which would definitely drain the batt... Trouble codes: P0115, P0135, P00, 325 (knock sensor1 circuit bank 1)
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L engine VIN: JN8ARO5Y5V
hello, everyone! this pathfinder has excessive " foaming " action in coolant revevoir bottle. customer came in and complaints of rough idle and stalling problems. when i had started it up in the morning it had idled absolutely fine and drove fine. then custom...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CA31D6Y
Car came in with the ck light on after another shop had screwed the throttle stop screw in to keep the car from dying at idle. I cleared the code, re-set the throttle stop screw. The car idles fine sometimes and sometimes dies when decelerating. No codes now...
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1989 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.1L abs module VIN: 1G2WP11T7K
Well i have a no communication problem. I have performed the "diaognostics cannot be entered flow chart" and all pinout values are correct as far as the chart is concerned. We are using a BDM scanner with all updates. It reads the ECM fine but does not read AB...
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1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2NE55M2R
Car towed in for no start. Found no spark to plugs. Module and coils checked out so I replaced crank sensor and car started right up and ran fine. I gave car to customer but they called me back very next day no start again. Again no spark, I heated coils, modu...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Engine Block VIN: 4S3BD4357X
This is directed to all the subaru techs.I just had one quick question.What kind of sealer do you recommend for the engine block case halves? My local dealer said just silicone.My mitchel repair said "Three Bond"(1215)or equivalent.I don't want any leaks and I...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22KXW
I got the car for a MIL On. Pull out codes for PO125, P1130, P1135. I looked on this one for the A/F sensor. It already got a new sensor. THis is the second time the light turns on after resetting the MIL and fuel trim. What's confusing me is that the a/f sens... Trouble codes: P0125, P1135 (Manufucturer Controlled Fuel Air Metering), P1130 (A/F Performance Malfunction)
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1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L daytime running lamp relay VIN: 1NXBR12E6X
Car came in two weeks ago with a erratic ligting problem. Tail lamp relay (underhood) was clicking and lamps would dimly blink in conjunction with clicking relay. High beam indicator would also blink (dim). The DRL (daytime running lamp) controller (toyota cal...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Misfire, poor power VIN: 3VWBC21CXX
. This vehicle has very little power on acceleeration. On hard accel, car will start misfiring at 4000 and will not acclerate past this point. Codes p0303 and p0304 will always come back. On light to moderate accel, no misfires, just lack of power. MAF has bee... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304, P0411
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C9Y
Hey dealer techs, I'm wondering if someone could give me a description of the difference between a P1557; charge pressure "positive" deviation fault and a P1556; charge pressure "negative" deviation fault. What is it that causes a difference in the way these t...
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Headlights VIN: WAURD68D11
Thank you everyone for your help. Earl [...] you were right about the level sensors, it was the rear sensor I had to replace along with the left rear wheel bearing. Thank You Mike
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAAV53401
well, i decided to scan for codes with our modis. there was a code relating to the ews. i cleared this code and it immediately reset. the car would randomly start, so when we got it started, we called the cust and he made an appointment at the dealer. the deal...
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAET37424
Well, I sent this one back to the dealer. In order to succesfully diagnose this one I would need a GT-1 scan tool. I guess if I start seeing more of these I'll be forced to buy one.
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1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KE54Y6V
Almost all of your help info was tried prior to my help request. I really appreciate all that responded. Unfortunately the vehicle owner was very short on patience and decided to take the vehicle as is which is particularily frustrating to me, let alone my Tec...
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEG14Z4R
Sorry it took so long to close the help request! the trruck is fixed, it turned out to be a worn distributor assembly. many of you said that this would be the case and it was. Thanks again to all who replied.
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L lack of acceleration VIN: 1GNEC13R9X
wow thanks to the many replies 31 to be exact...well not sure what happened to this one but most of the replies were for the fuel pump..a couple on the mass air flow, injector poppets. what did was to unplug the mass air flow and drive it, and it was the same.... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430.
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Thermostat? VIN: 2GCEK19T6X
Sorry, truck has not been back yet. Here are some replies 1- If in fact the radiator is not factory and is a replacement it may be missing the restriction for the surge tank.visually inspect the upper right hand side nipple that feeds the radiator surge tank f...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W61
I pulled the tank down only to find the gray wire just starting to get hot and burn at the connector, replaced fuel pump module and repaired connector. thanks for all your help. This truck also had a delco pump in stalled a few months before.
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L ABS and Traction control VIN: 2G1WX15K01
First off thank you to Frederick, Bruce, Ciro and Gary for your input on this. Information included uneven tire wear, loose wheel bearing assemblies, rust in the trigger wheels, bad wiring to sensors and faulty sensors. Bruce gave me a good procedure to check ...
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1953 Chrysler New Yorker 331CID torque converter VIN: 1C69002956
WOW!! This one was difficult. Information is key here. And..I personally gave some wrong info. This thing is a Fluid Drive and not actually called a torque converter. Anyway, lots of people shared info but it was not what I was in need of. Mostly my fault ther...
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2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L rev-limiter VIN: 2C3HE66G2Y
Well guys there are some days that you just shouldn't get out of bed. And the day that I did this transmission swap was one of those days for me. The actual R&R of the transmission was fairly normal. They're a pain on the M 300 anyway. I appreciate the informa...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L oil pressure
Thank all of you for your information. We replaced the pressure relief valve and spring and everything is working ok. We only replaced the valve, not the entire pump, since it was a high not low oil pressure situation. Steve
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2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Starting VIN: 2C3AE66G22
vehicle starter had an apparent flat spot. replaced starter, no return or problems with starting to date. thanks for all the replies.
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1992 Dodge Ramcharger 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3B4GE17Y8N
Hi Techs, it took awhile but I finally pulled the intake off and the gasket was indeed torn enough to cause the rough idleing and stalling. Even though I did the normal checks for a leaking intake gasket,it did not show up so I spent a great deal of time looki... Trouble codes: 21 (O2 sensor problem).
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1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES27C8T
Thanks for the 35 replies I received. All of the replies had some good information. My problem did turn out to be a bad coil driver in the PCM. Alot of the replies agreed with my original diagnosis. Thanks for the help.
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1996 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L 1st gear, improper shifting VIN: 2B3HD56F3T
My PCM no communication was caused by the k13 key for my snap-on scanner. It went bad (0pen for the PCM)but it would work fine to read the TCM. Snap-on dealer said k13 keys are common to fail. Now with communication I have no codes for the PCM. Retested for th...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3HH56F6V
Thanks fellows, lots of good input. Most replies referred to timing belt problems, & that is where we feel the problem lies after much to do & not finding anything, we once again lab scoped cam & crank sensors to see how they matched after receiving some input... Trouble codes: 11 (Intermittent loss of cmp or ckp).
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L wait time VIN: 1B7KF236XX
i am closing this request with a sumary.i recieved 4 replies to my request and didn't think i elused to battery/starter issues.both batteries tested 750 cca with carbon pile and also with electronic capacitence test.starter motor capamle to spin engine crankin...
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1999 Dodge Avenger 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4B3AU4ZN9X
I want to thank everyone who replied. This one turned out to be a real challange. The problem finally ended up being the distributor. All the signals from the crank and cam sensors were good and stayed that way when the car ran bad. The ecm signal remained goo...
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L noise VIN: 1B3EL46X54
Thanks to everyone for your help. I installed an O.E. gas cap but that did not help either. The problem ended up being the canister vent valve behind the fuel tank was plugged. I removed the vent from the car and took it apart to find it packed full of dirt. G...
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1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L speedo VIN: 2FBKF37F5T
From the infromation i have gathered we need a dash from a F450 or motorhome to get a conversion of 1. Cannot find one for reasonable price.
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cooling system VIN: 1FAFP52U7W
Most suggested to put tracer dye in the system, which was done before I posted. Well car came back on hook. They hit a deer and desroyed front end, releasing A/C and coolant dye everywhere. Insurance has written it off so no cause was confirmed. There was defi...
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDRE14L7X
Did you ever have one of those weeks where you wish you would have just stayed home? Well, let me tell you... After 20 years fixing cars, I just plain screwed up, didnt see the forest for the trees. You guys were all right..the cam timing was off. In fact, t...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater control knobs VIN: 1FAFP58S1X
Thanks for all replies over the weekend. I was able to switch assemblies with another vehicle verifying the diagnosis. I just wanted to find out if there was a less expensive way to repair. I guess I sometimes forget when it is not my problem. Thanks again.
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20F4X
I am sorry i can't post a fix yet. The customer has not returned for anymore service yet. I had several replies about checking the amperage at the glow plugs, when i checked them they were lower than the specs i recieved here. I am almost certian that i have b... Trouble codes: P1280.
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P1Y
Well the Focus returned to me for a simple oil change & I asked if she would like to pursue the CEL for code P0171 any furhter. She said 'Oh, you must of fixed it, the light has been out. I did not do a damn thing other than gather info last time in!! Sure eno... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L wiper motor VIN: 1FAFP38Z34
Most of the replies said to replace the wiper relays. One replay said there was a recall for this concern. The car has not returned for service so I have not fixed this vehicle. Hope this helps other techs.
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2004 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L pedal VIN: 1GKET16S54
I want to thank the Three that replied, the best thought that I hadn't pursued was the wheel bearing moving on sharp turns forcing the brake pads apart, then giving the soft pedal momentarily. I definately tried to get it to do that after the reply, to no avai...
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2004 GMC Envoy XL SLE 5.3L engine VIN: 1GKET16P54
Thanks to all who responded. I did do a leak down test on that cylinder and found air escaping through the oil fill cap. The customer is trying to decide if he wants to fix it or trade it off. If he lets me fix it, I'll let everyone know exactly what I found. ...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L transfer case VIN: 1J4GZ58Y2P
hey folks thanks to all that responded,we have determined that the most likely cause of this complaint is transfer case coupling,customer declined removal and tear down because all he wants is for the noise to go away so he can sell it,he dosent want to spend ...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L oil leaks VIN: SALTY1246Y
Well folks,thanks for all of your replys after considerable time spent lots of ultraviolet dye ect it appears the intake and heads both leak as some of you suggested.Thats where we went shes dry now.Thanks again folks and cheerio...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF2861W
First off thanks for all the help. Jim from Iowa had part numbers that unlocked the parts man's left side of his brain! But even though my connector had the same number (90981-11153). The replacment wire end for that connector (82998-12420) was the wrong size ...
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1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L Tail Light Failure VIN: JT8BH28F5X
Many thanks to Jim, Michael, Brad, [...] and the Lexus doctor who had asked, 'When does the Tail Lamp Failure message appear?' It would be when the brake pedal is touched after starting the motor. The FIX was replacing the high-mounted, center brake light bul...
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1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L digital speedometer VIN: 1LNLM82W8T
Thanks to everyone for their replies. Jim from Alberta, said to use a DVOM to check for A/C ripple. I neglected to say I had done this, and got .129 vac. This is what led me to suspect a bad alternator. The question I actually had, 'was if a bad alternator, co...
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1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YCGE22C5S
Finally found a distributor(which is the CPS) in wrecker and that solved the code. 1995 distributor was not interchangeable with other years,so it took a while to find but was worth it.$50 vs. $500. Trouble codes: 214 (Camshaft Position sensor).
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGF22C7Y
thanks to all that responded (2). engine has been disassembled to freshen short block. we believe compression was too low. thanks again.
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32EXR
Thanks form the replies that I did get, but the customer decided she did not want us to go further. She was hard to deal with. First she could not get past the fact we fixed her husbands '98 Nissan PU and the same light was on in his. It had been to other shop... Trouble codes: DM20 (speed signal).
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L generator VIN: WDB170447V
Problem was a 'bad fixed' alternator. After sending alternator to re-check it is charging ok. Now I know that 'black box' is a crash battery cut-off relay. Thanks for the imputs
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Heater core VIN: 4A3AA46G8Y
4 replies and everyone agreed that is probably is electrolysis. It is hard to believe it can happen so quickly. We changed the anti freeze and added a ground wire to the heater core. We won't know if it is fixed for a few months.
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1988 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Starting VIN: JN1HU11P3J
well stupid is as stupid does.. when i was testing original eccs i must have blown fuse #9 i found it by running from the relay back i then started the car so i tried the original eecs DEAD thank god i wasnt that stupid because i know i checked it first thanks...
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