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2000 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L valve train VIN: JH4DC2399Y
this is the second rebuild on this motor, everything was done except boring block. put engine together a second time and run it and it idles good, sounds great, when you tach engine to around 2500 rpm it makes what sounds like a valve train noise like it has f...
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1998 Audi A4 Avant 1.8L Exhaust valves VIN: WAUBB28D9W
After doing literally dozens of these 1.8 liter engines, I have been chewed up and spit out on this one. Vehicle came in with a stripped timing belt and many bent valves- as they usually are when the owners go over 65k on a timing belt (unfortunately with th...
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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L convertor ? VIN: WAUBG34D9X
complaint is an engine surge . seems to be associated with lock up convertor. surge feels more like convertor on-off-on-off to me. while looking at transmission measuring block 07 i can see tc command on and rpm gooing from 0-300 i think the rpm reading is tc ...
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2005 Audi A4 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUJC68E75
Hello,I need to remove the engine assembly for the body shop next door for frame repair- Alldata or Mitchell do not give any procedure with regard to whether the engine is removed through the top by itself, together with the transmission,or possibly both are d...
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1988 BMW M3 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDSCDO32XW
This car runs perfect. It must be driven in the area of 100 miles before it will trip this code. It has new ox sensors and has had two different Cats installed(Direct fit). The scan tool always shows active ox sensors. The code will usually set while driving a... Trouble codes: P0270
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1994 BMW 740i 4.0L propeler shaft VIN: WBAGD4322R
This car came in with a slight vibration. Found carrier bearing was shot, replaced carrier bearing and guibo joint. The u-joint in the shaft looked like it was hitting the heat shield. We found the rear trans mounts and engine mounts to be shot and de-lami...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6344Y
what i have here is 528i that is making me pull my hair out. i have done the testing listed and can not find the cause of this condition. the ft is going over 25% on accel until the long term hits 11.7 then they mostly stay -. if i clear the adapt's they go ri... Trouble codes: P1188, P1189
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1997 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Accessories VIN: 2G4WY52M4V
After replacing intake gaskets,the vehicle had a dead battery.we recharged the batt,started car ,etc then noticed the oil light flashing, temp gauge hi but coming down,improper odometer reading.After the car is shut down for a while and restarted,the temp gaug...
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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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1997 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L trunk release and fuel door release VIN: 1G6ET1294V
this car came in with a battery draw last week, we fixed that problem with a new body control module. now the car came back in with a new problem. when the key is shut off the radio pops throught the speakers and the trunk and fuel door open.
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2001 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1G6KY54991
a former tech replaced tires on this cadddy. i tire pressure sensor reads o. not sure where tech placed tire on vehicle. alldata says must have special tool to re-set monitiors. tech 2 shows left frt tire at o psi, but is that a true read since we dont know wh...
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1990 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTDM15Z2L
hello all came in for smog test failed for nox and check engine light inop, egr has no vacuum to it, when grounding control wire at ecm egr receives 10" vacumm, when grounding the cel wire at ecm light works, checked all power and grounds to ecm ok, replaced e... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system problem)
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1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Differential VIN: 1GNDT13W0P
Let me first Thank you for taking the time to reply to my request for help. This is my Fiancee' Blazer and I need some help. The front differential sounds like it is partially engaged, I read in the archives about the vacuum switch at the Transfer case leaking...
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1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Upshift, Downshift, No Output Reading VIN: 1GCGK24F9P
OK welcome to a nightmare. 4 Mont hs ago this vehicle was in our shop. Transmission was cooked. So, we sent it to our rebuild facility (sublet). When we got it back everything was fine. Let the customer have the truck. The next day it came back with a 22 Code ...
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L High Idle VIN: 2G1FP22S4R
Greetings all, I've got one that came in with an out of range IAC. We istalled a rebuilt engine 2 monthes ago (not me personally). Found 2 Vaccum leaks and repaired. Car idles cold start about 1200 then once driven awhile it will idle at 1800 to 2000 with no ... Trouble codes: 35 (iac idle speed error)
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1995 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L abs light VIN: 1GBHK34K0S
what a week 2nd post im starting to get a complex. truck has several abs codes that wont clear but only one is a valid code 25- open lf sensor other codes are(verified w/dvom but still sends signal?) 21-open rf sensor,26-lf dynamic sensor,23 erratic sensor rf,...
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1995 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBGK24KXS
Complaint of starts hard and dies first thing when cold, then after it warms up, it is fine. Hooked up F/P gauge at fuel filter(looked old and rusty, so we put a new one on) and checked pressure = 11 PSI, ok. Checked volume, ok, over 1 pt. per 15 seconds. Engi...
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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT19X8W
Hello, I have a 98 s-10 pickup 4.3 (x) code that has a code Po327 knock sensor. The vehicle has to be driven about 40 miles before the light will come on. Vehicle runs great, i checked for 5v at sensor, replaced the knock sensor with a new A.C. Delco and don't...
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEC13T21
this veicle came in for a ses light on codes were the ones mentioned above. this particula engine has a problem with the intake gaskets leaking , and also fuel filters plugging up, causing premature pump failure. filter was replaced initially due to being plug... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean exhaust bank 1), P0174 (lean exhaust bank 2)
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2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GTDT19W21
Hi just got back from mexico should of stayed there. My co worker left me with a jack pot.He replaced plugs wire cap rotor trying to get rid of a missfire in 1 3 5 cylinders.He spend sometime trying to diag but didnt get anywhere so I got it.Scan shows b1 s1 g... Trouble codes: P0300
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GEC19W311
original complaint, no start. replace burnt out ign rotor and cap(i mean burnt up bad, no graphite post left in cap). engine would now start and idle but upon any slight acceleration engine stumbles and cuts out. scanned comp systems and all appear normal. i n... Trouble codes: P0300
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L passenger side VIN: 1GCHK23U71
lots of cold air comes in by the passenger side kickpanel. cant see any leeks or holes but there is a signifigant temp drop from driverside to pass. side. heater blows hot air, just lots of outside air comes in. everyhting seams to be in order visually. i also...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ 4.2L air flow VIN: 1GNDS13S23
air blows out wrong vents. we replaced ign. switch because the car would cut off instuments go crazy etc. part of the switch was not supplying full voltage to all fuses under hood (and possibly under rear seat where hvac fuse is). customer says the air distrib...
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1996 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46X3T
Thank you for your help. Car towed in , crank but no start. Tried again,before test equipment connected, it started. As suggested by IATN tech's with similar problems I inspected cps. It was leaking oil internally and the oil sender was leaking oil just above ... Trouble codes: 46 (battery voltage too high), P0300 (misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L dash lights VIN: 2B4GP44R3T
Customer brought vehicle in complained of intermitent lights, they will drive vehicle and lights will shut off, they turn the vehicle off and restart it and everything works just fine until it happens again. head light would go off as well. stop vehichle resta...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Emission monitors VIN: 1B7HC16XXV
This Vehicle was brought in for a emission failure. I replace the O2 sensors and the converter; as tested bad. I told the custmer to drive it for a week, for reason to set the emission monitors. After a week and 400 miles, the TWC (Three way catalytic converte... Trouble codes: P1218, P0155
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF23W0W
hello fellas. first timer here so here it goes. customer complained of gasy smell and what he thought was a misfire, drove vehicle that way for about 8 miles and ses light came on, checked codes and found only one po152 sensor voltage high, checked voltages wi... Trouble codes: P0152 (bank2/sensor 1 sensor voltage high)
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1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Rubber driveshaft coupler VIN: 1FTCR14T1L
HELP!. I need to locate the driveshaft rubber coupler for this Ranger. This is the coupler that gangs the forward section of the driveshaft(two piece shaft) to the slip yolk of trans. It is not the center support or bearing. Local Ford house says no go! Custom...
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L bearing VIN: 1FMDU34X8R
when test driving i hear what i swear is a bearing noise in the right front only while turning left.First i repacked bearings then replaced bearings and races.i have swapped lf and rf tires and outer caps.this noise happens in 2 or 4wd.i cant imagine what else...
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1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34E4V
Vehicle came into workshop with an intermittent fault. Driving vehicle at around 100 Kph when climbing a hill or decending the problem generally occurs, a hesitation is felt in the motor then a serious of mis fires, lose of power and back firing through inlet ...
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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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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU34E0W
hello again all. this one has been a thorn in the customer's side for a while now. allegedly, he gets a cranks bu no start situation. everytime it's towed in here, however, guess what, yup, it starts right up. it happens with both of the customers keys. does ...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X8W
I have this explorer and if I understand Ford's code priority when the dpfe was failing it would not check for o2 sensor response rate. I just am wondering if I have a problem with something other than 2 o2 sensors that both fail the test the first time after ... Trouble codes: P0133, P0153
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1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEPE2421
Hopefully I'm on the right track with this one, came in with P0401 and P0402 stored. I did NOT clear codes, yet. Ran KOEO test, passed. Ran KOER test, it also passed. Although the rpm did not change as much as I'd have liked when the EGR was open. I manually... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient), P0402 (EGR flow excessive), P1405 (DPFE upstream hose off)
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L convertor VIN: 1FMZU34E6X
This truck only acts up 1 or 2 times a week.the overdrive flashs and the service code is [...] soleniod stuck off.replaced soleniod and serived transmission.I can never get it to act up me.The lady said one time the transmission down shifted and started ...
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs pump VIN: 1FMZU34E1X
just looking to see if anyone has ever come across this problem. when driving and start to come to a stop at 4km the abs motor pumps , with no abs light at all thanks
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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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2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Radiator VIN: 1FAFP5828Y
Hello fellow techs.Has anyone out there removed one of these radiators and if so does it come out top or bottom.Any info greatly appreciated.Ronnie
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2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31381
I have just about had it with EVAP codes. This car came in back in December '05. It set a P0442 small leak . I smoked it and found the vent valve leaking. I replaced it. She came back with the same code. I dug a little deeper and did an Output State test. I ... Trouble codes: P0442 (small EVAP leak)
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L abs VIN: 1FT4W32111
have an 01 f-150, abs pump turn on at 7mph to 13 mph, shuts off above or below those speeds, w/ out using brake. rear isolation solinoid is being commanded on, graphed speed sensors-good, replaced abs module rear speed sensor. Why would abs module command pump...
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2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Hard start VIN: 1FTRW08L73
Hi everyone. I have a 2003 Ford F-150 that happens to be my uncles. He bought the truck new and it has been well maintained. For the last several months the truck will have [...] cranking before it will start. When it does start it will act loaded up and comes ...
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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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2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: WF0TD36L86
THE CUSTOMER CONCERN IS ENGINE CRANKING AND NOT STARTING.THE CAR TOWED AND WE TRIED AND IT STARTED.FOUND [...],P2299 .CHECKED OASIS AND NO TSB FOUND FOR THIS. WHERE CAN I FIND THE INFORMATION FOR EUROPEAN MODELS.I CHECKED THE E-tiS SITE AND NO INFORMATION A... Trouble codes: P060C (p2299-), P2299
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1990 GMC V1500 Suburban 5.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, Flooding VIN: 1GKEV16K2L
This vehicle was brought to us a very long time ago and was put on our to do list. Original complaint from customer was that the vehicle was heavily flooding. When it arrived, it was moveable, it has not started since. We experimented a little bit with it at f...
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L lights VIN: 1GKDT13W51
all lights interior and exterior are pulsing slightly. charging voltage is 14.2. alt ripple looks good. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L battery VIN: 2HGEJII26S
Isolated parasitic draw of 154 m/v to 7.5 amp fuse for the interior lighting All lights seem to function properly, Checked trunk & hood lights, This Honda has no glove box lamp. I have no wiring diagram for this unit, Any help would be appreciated, Thanks in a...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L immobilizer VIN: 1HGCG5649X
Good afternoon. Please help with any suggestions reguarding replacing ignition switch (electrical and keys) with all new keys. dealer insisted the immobilzer ring had tio be swapped or key would not be recognized. Did that and green (key) light is still flashi...
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2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JHLRD1867Y
Hey folks I've got a 2000 CR-v with a disobedient transmission. There is erratic shifting between 1st and 2nd. Feels like its slipping or it can't decide which gear it should be in. There is a PO730 code in both the engine and trans data on our snap on scanner...
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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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1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L coolant in oil VIN: 4S2CM58WOW
Coolant is leaking into oil.We confirmed this by pressurizing the cooling system overnite and marking the dipstick ,this is a slow leak .I have no experiance with this engine,I dont see anyway that the intake could cause this.Nor the changing of timing belt.Th...
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2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L tcc VIN: JACDJ58X2Y
hi all, we could really use the help on this one. an engine was replaced on this vehicle because of rods knocking. two month later check engine light came on with a transmission code of po742 tcc sole. stuck on. when road testing statrting off in drive it felt...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX6049X
Vehicle came into shop with MIL on and operating in limp mode. Checked for codes and found P1642 CAN related failure. Unable to clear code continous? Searched FIX database with no help. Alldata and MOD offer little help or explanation found no other codes to i... Trouble codes: P1642 (CAN circuit malfunction.)
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Stall VIN: 1J4GL48K02
Hi Techs, Have a 02 jeep liberty with stall restart stall,condition.It stalls only sometimes and at idle only and always restarts and stalls unless you hold rpms up. Then you can keep in running.Then when you slowly decrease rpms it will stay running untill th...
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1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7231T
we replaced knock sensor here oct of 2005 at that time the codes p0326 and p1386 were in the ecm. the p0326 code has not been back since we replaced the knock sensor. i have ck'ed the wiring and did not find a problem. but what concerns me is the freeze frame ... Trouble codes: P1386 (knock sensor control zero test), P0326 (knock sensor 1 circuit performance b1 single sensor)
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13162
have a problem child here. vehicle came in with check engine light. scanned and got code po301. customer stated light came on shortly after a tires plus did plugs, timing belt, water pump. after removing plenum, found ripped plug wires and one coil connector h... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire)
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L high idle VIN: SALPA124XX
thanks in advance for any help; this vehicle came in for valve covers. after i completed the job and test drove it thouroughly, we realeased it. the customer drove it 400 miles and the following week called and said it wasn't driving correctly. i took it on a ...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L pannel lights VIN: JT8UF11EP0
customer lights on the dash are intremitt and take a long time to illumanate
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L hardcodesetsimediat VIN: JHTEK549PO
it would be most helpful if some one could tell me where shift sol E is located in the trans i keep getting a po 773 with no apparent problem Trouble codes: P00, 773 (shift solinoid E)
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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L power windows VIN: 108018-12-
Vehicle is in for various minor repairs, but one of them is inop. power windows. There is no power to any of the switches. There is no power to one of the accessory fuses underhood on right side. If I feed power to supply side of fuse, all power windows work. ...
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1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1070441202
this is the same unit i was working on last week the cust came by this morning and said it is running great but in the morning after driving quarter mile or less when he stops it smokes bad ,but it will only do it once a day after it sits over night.the unit n...
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1999 Acura TL 3.2L intake VIN: 19UUA5643X
My thanks to all who responded to this help request. Bob [...] was spot-on with his advice to replace the IAC valve...this cured code P0505 and turned the TRAC light off as well. My apologies for not closing this sooner...it got away from me.
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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L ball joint VIN: 19UUA56812
the car is now at the selling dealer/acura has stated that they believe damage is from the wheel impacting something/insurance company is sending in an adjuster/customer has hired a lawyer and is in the process of having a labratory investigate the broken stud...
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L steering column VIN: WAUBB88D5V
Thanks for all who responded. Steve from Michigan was correct. We removed the column assy. Found that the lower shaft was splined, after removing we were able to push the shaft in farther turn it so the spline lined up and out it came. We found this out the da...
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L No Start, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4VSCJ3329V
customer had recently replaced his own battery and never tightened the battery post extra lead terminal that carries current to the computer etc.the wire was left just touching the top of the battery terminal and the floor covering piece was holding it aganist...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L 1st shift VIN: WBAFB33581
Dear BMW friends, Dimitri [...] hit the nail on the head: x5 needed a new a/t. I guess when something goes wrong the 'speed sensor' picks up the slipage right away, and sets a fault code. Did a little bit more reasearch: Apperently, the torque converter...
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1990 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L Engine & Lights VIN: 1G4CW54C7L
Thanks to all that replied. The car owner is still deciding if he wants to pay me for the additional work. After disconnecting the headlight module the headlights stayed on without blinking. I disconnected the wiring harness from the steering column previously...
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2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L StabilitySys VIN: 1G6KYS490Y
Well as most of you said. I replaced the steering wheel position sensor and repaired this vehicle. I did lube the intermediate shaft while we had it removed. Thank you all for your time...
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1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L transaxle VIN: G1WN14T599
Good morning, well from most all the info I have recieved this transaxle swap is not going to work. What we have is a much different wiring/solenoids configuration from one to the other. Thanks for all of the replies, my plan is to check the original tranny ou...
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2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCGC33R5Y
Again, thanks to all for your help. Intoduced propane into the pcv valve and no change. After too much time chasing electrical issues, the end result appears to be a piece of carbon stuck in the egr port. This explains the rough idle. Tech said he checked it b...
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2000 Chevrolet P-30 5.7L Alternator VIN: 5B4KP32R5Y
Thanks for every reply! Each were good clues to figuring this out. WHEW! OK, here we go. FIXED! *** 2 issues ***It seems that one of the replies (Jim from Washington) knew what the parts houses didn't. Come to find out as I replaced the alternator, CSK deliv...
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L transfer case VIN: 3GNFK16TX3
I wish to thank all responses for this vehicle fault. I am very embarrased as the vehicle has not returned for dianostics. I jumped the gun as this, I thought was a very good customer. Using all info given I felt I had a chance to begin the dianostics. I kept ...
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1991 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B4GK44R7M
thanks for all the info. as of yet everyhting tests ok but it still dies. dont understand it. put in a new crank sensor and tried 3 new compturs, nothing seamed to help. so the costomer took it to another shop. thaks again
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1999 Dodge Stratus 2.5L Misfire VIN: IB3EJ56HXX
Thanks to all who replied, as stated in my letter,I was unable to use an oscilloscope, but thanks to a local fellow tech that lent me his adapter, I was able to see that I had low coil oscillation. Although, the customer had previously replaced the distributor...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7HU18Z52
Thanks to all who responded! I recieved 10 replies before the next business day! We will resist the temptation of pressure by a customer or time constraints much more carefully in the future! We knew when the plugs were different there was a problem, but the p...
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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTHF26H2N
Well after being with customer awhile for snow plowing, truck returned for repair. Never did find reason for rich condition except that is was mentioned that these vehicles do spend a lot of time in open loop. After rechecking A.I.R. valves operation and then ...
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU34X5R
iv tried everything new everybody mentioned. everything seams to be up to speck. colant temp reads right, thermostat was replaced recentley, mas air flow reads right tranny shifts fine. thanks for all the help.
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1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L left front VIN: 1FAFP54N1W
several of you remarked about the wheel bearing. we removed the center cap and indexed the wheel. we then duplicated the single pop noise watching the location of the mark. each time it popped the mark was either at the 12:oo or 6:00 position. we duplicated th...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP55S21
i`m sure i closed this once but apparently i forgot to push close button. this vehicle had a bad coil pack. everything ohmed ok all looked good but crossing 1 and 5 moved the miss to cyl 5. special thanks to alfred from florida.
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFAFP40452
I had another Mustang come in Mon. Check the fuel pressure it also read about 60 psi, so I guess mitchell is wrong.Most people who wrote back said to check the return line. This is a returnless system ecm controls pressure by regulating power to pump. Anyway I... Trouble codes: 172 (rich bank 1), 175 (rich bank 2).
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Steering Wheel VIN: 1FMPU17L43
Thanks to all. I did see the TSB on the differental. I guess it was hard to believe that I was feeling it in the steering wheel. I will first change the fluid and if this does not fix it I will change the cluthes. Thanks
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air bag VIN: 2FAHP71W04
I need to apologize for the late post I needed to verify no other problems. Thank you to all that replied. I was told that I needed to take vehicle to dealer to program the RCM. Even though shopkey told me I didn't have to I sent the cust. to the dealer for a ...
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1994 GMC G2500 Vandura 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GKEG25KOS
Many responses suggested a throttle body gasket leak. This didn't fit the situation, because plugging off the IAC would bring the idle down to about 700. If there was a vacuum leak, plugging off the IAC wouldn't bring the idle down. A few suggestions recommend...
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1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GTEC19W2V
first off, let me say thanks to serge and brian, it was a worn distributor gear, replaced and cust has vehicle, just love the iatn, 100% accurate, great job people.
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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L clutch master cylinder VIN: 2T18R32E23
The Honds's fixed!I can't believe the responce I recieved.I'bench bled' the master and then let the rest of the system gravity bleed.Even the initial clutch adjustment was O.K.Thank you every one who responded.TISH
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1990 Honda Civic LX 1.5L battery VIN: 1HGED3552L
Thank you everyone.. The problem was the alternator, the parts house I bought it from assured me that the second one they brought me was good as they had tested it. Low and behold I trusted that and of course the alternator was still not charging. I tested for...
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1994 Infiniti G20 2.0L No Start VIN: JNKCP01D7R
vehicle fixed with the help of two replies out of eight don't think a couple was reading & absorbing my post. found 10 amp fuse missing in passenger compartment fuse panel, labeled only as, start. most likly removed during radio instalation around the same tim...
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2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L SRS Fault VIN: SAJDA24C6Y
Hi, I'm closing this post with a fix although the customer never brought the car back into the shop. Most replies suggested the spiral cassette as the culprit. When the customer was informed of potential costs he decided to live with it. Thank you.
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II LE 4.0L No star when cold
I'm sorry took me so long to close this help request. We took the car to dealer and they said that they had to reprogram the security system. Picked up the car and the next day same thing, didn't start again. Then we took back to the dealer and they kept the c... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system lean), P0174 (Bank 2 system lean).
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1991 Lexus ES250 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8VV22TXM
Well here it is... I decided to check the KS signal with the proper tool, my lab scope. I found that I was indeed getting a signal from the KS sensor all the way back to the computer. Although it was a higher freaquency than the sample held in the memory card ... Trouble codes: 52 (Knock sensor signal).
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YVGF22C8W
Thank you all again. After checking the fuel pressure regulator for the third time it finally was leaking. Replaced it and the car ran great. Trouble codes: P301, P0302, P0303.
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WDBGA32EXN
Thanks to all of you that replied to my problem. Most of you suggest that coolent sensor could be the problem or timing chain alignment, I have double check both possibbilities and still have same problem. I have sent the vehicle to MB specialist, its been a w...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4A3AX35G1X
Problem solved! Found corrosion and bad capacitors inside Fuel pump relay module (behind center console). Three of the five replies suspected this module. Their analysis was dead-on. The disconnected Air Flow Sensor put the car in limp-in mode. This allowed th...
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1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L instrument panel VIN: 1G3WH54T2N
thanks for the replies, currently unit is on its way to another repair facility thanks to william [...] for the phone number of tom (mr.whizard)seems he knew where the problem is. thanks to iatn and all the responders this is great. dennis.
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1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1G3GR62CXS
Thanks to all that responded to my help request. Having spoken with tech support at the approved ACDelco Instrument Cluster Repair center, it was agreed upon that the Instrument Cluster was indeed the culprit. Before any necessary repairs are to be made to t...
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1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2NE55M2R
First of all I would like to thank you all for responding. I was grateful for the help. Most of you said that I should check the crank sensor harness. I could not find anything wrong with the wires or connectors. I removed the module and coils and checked them...
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG28K11
Thank you for all the replies. I ended up putting new plugs and wires on it using original equipment parts. I cleaned the injectors and told the customer if it comes back on we may have to put the ecm in it. Well it has been a few weeks and the light did not r... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L wipers VIN: 4T7BF2A852
The car never returned for any further work.But it seems the park control is in the motor acording to about 8 of the 12 replies.No one addressed the issue of no intermittent controls.Thanks to all.
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy, lack of power VIN: 3VWCF21C8X
This problem is fixed! The culprit turned out to be restricted intake manifold. The trick was the blockage was in the part of the manifold that can't be seen! In our shop we will now check the manifolds with a bent piece of wire the 'feel' past the turn in the...
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1LZ56DXX
sorry it's been soo long to close this help request. I was wanting to make sure i gave the customer some time to see if it came back. It appears that the pig tail cables and a good cleaning is what it took to keep the problem away. Thanks to bruce from north c... Trouble codes: 280A (Front O2 sensor bank 1 - Faulty signal), 261A (Long-Term fuel trim bank 1- upper limit), 262A (Long-Term fuel trim bank 1- upper limit).
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