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1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA766XC
Evening Techs Have a 94 Acura that came to us with a no start, after a quick look over found we had no spark or injector pulse. When I dug a little deeper I found I had power to the coils and power to both wires going to the injector? when I disconnect the ec...
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1999 Acura TL 3.2L headlights VIN: 19UUA5645X
Hi Guys, We have an intermittent problem with the headlights flickering. This has the high intensity headlights. We can see the left one flickering a little in the shop. The customer says that the other side will do it at times also. We were going to try a he...
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1992 BMW 535i 3.5L Misfire VIN: WBAHD1311N
Customer complaint is that the engine misses or bogs on accelleration. It has done this since he bought the car a year and a half ago. During this time, other shops have replaced the cap, rotor, plugs, and oxygen sensor. After my road test I opened the hood to...
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2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L oil fill cap VIN: 2G4WS52J32
I have a car from a local used car lot that he just has taken in on trade and there is clear moisture droplets under the oil fill cap. I have pressure tested the cooling system and found no leak down. This is a clear droplet and does not appear to be coming fr...
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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire VIN: W06VR53RSY
Hi everybody : This vehicle is from auction,the service engine soon light is on and it got two codes : mass airflow sensor circuit problem,and random misfire. Look at the mass airflow sensor and found the sensor is unplug,plug it back in and the engine runs v...
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1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L speedo VIN: 1254689898
all info here is incorrect, this is home built vehicle in progress. 1970 Dodge pickup body on 1991 chevy 1500 drivetrain, problem is trying to hook up speedo, trans is vss drive, where the cluster obliviously is mechanical dirven by a cable of course. Can any...
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1995 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTGC4589I
Hey guys, I've got this truck that developed two problems after some aftermarket exhaust work was done. The work performed was to eliminate the cat. convertor and install headers and dual exhaust replacing the single it had from the factory. The single wire o2...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14RZT
Thanks for taking the time to read this request. Vehicle will start if gas is poured into throttle body. Don't have access to fuel pressure gauge but checking pressure at the test port seems to be adequate. Could this be as simple as an open fuel pump relay?
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16RNX
Truck came in with MIL ON, found above codes, cleared and only ones that came back were for Map low voltage, datastream confirmed voltage of 1.9V KOEO, sometimes be as low as .2V, doesn't seem to matter if vehicle is running or not. 5V reference to sensor good... Trouble codes: P107, P108, P106, P107, P404, P101
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L drl VIN: 1G1JC1240Y
No Daytime running lights,relay clicks on,lights come on for about 3-5 seconds,relay starts to click on and off,DRL go off and the service vehicle soon light comes on. Clear codes(B2600,B2601)turn key off,turn key back on,same results as above,any help would b...
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hydro-boost VIN: 1GNEL19W8Y
Customer states that at times the brake pedel is very hard to depress and vehicle is hard to stop. Customer also feels that if he releases the brake pedel and depresses again while "wiggeling" brake pedel it will stop normally. Very intermitent but can not be ...
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L 2-3 shift VIN: 12CSERSDN2
if ran to 40mph and mill is reset, vehicle runs perfect...but when brought to 0mph and accelerated at 18mph it shifts, 30-35 no shift...then you get mill with po758...now this is wierd if you activate 1=4 sol u see power then ground(comand)on 2-3 ground all th...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: ID7HAI6K52
Hi there. Car came with engine light on p0305 After valve job cylinder No 5 ok. Now i have p0301 .spark ,copression,fuel OK THANS TO ALL IN ADVANCE Trouble codes: 301 (CYLINDER No 1 misfiring)
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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A9M
Can't seem to get anywhere with this one. After replacing the parts noted. Checking/cleaning grounds and power feeds I get the same codes Trouble codes: 18 (no tach or spout), 31 (egr evp), 88 (electro drive fan)
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FDJE37G6P
Hello everybody this van has bee tow in for non start, We checked and found no spark, fuel presuure ok, tested hall effect stator found a square wave signal but only from 0 volts to 3 volts. (Another shop has been replaced distribuitor) we removed dist to repl...
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X5R
once you get the vehicle warmed up the light will come on then then it will go off the light never stays on constintly it will come on for a couple of seconds then go off. Trouble codes: P0327 (egr signal to low), P0332 (egr valve not opening), P0336 (exh. pressure high or egr signal to high)
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5149T
It's back!!! I posted this a month ago when I replaced head/intake gaskets. I put a new #1 plug in because of coolant intrusion, the rest looked ok so I left them. It was listed as: [...],cooling, intake gaskets ...If you would like to reference that... I... Trouble codes: P0306
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3FTHF26H3V
Posting for another tech. this truck came in as a cranks no start. story from customer was they fueled up then truck wouldnt run good. went to another shop where the firing order and ignition timing was tampered with. We started out by undoing what the other s...
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1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP404XW
Here's one for all you ford gods out there. This mustang has a lack of power all the time, and idles rough/surges at times. Lack of power feels like plugged exhaust/bad or dirty MAF sensor. Backpressure is okay, cleaned MAF even though it looked okay, Baro rea...
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L oil in intake VIN: 3FAKP1139X
vehicle came in for excess smoking. I got the car and was told to replace the engine. after replacing the engine still had excess smoking. while removing old needed parts from removed engine found about a half a quart of oil in the intake. checked replacement ...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L alarm? VIN: 1FTRX17W1X
This vehicle was towed in at the end of the day. Customer complaint was vehicle would crank but not start. When we tried to start it, it cranked right up. But when we would quickly turn the key to start it would not start and the theft light would flash. If we...
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L wipers VIN: 2FMZA5248X
helo when this van came they said ck. wipers . found that they do not park and when i have it on delay sometimes it can stop in the middle or all the way to the top. it could be any where they stop. but when on lo or high they work good. so i ran the flow cher...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L noise VIN: 1FAFP55S5Y
the car came in with a rattle/clunk in the front of the car when hitting small to light bumps. The steering linkages are all tight(original) the struts have all been replaced, control arm bushings are good, sub frame bushings seem good and engine mounts are go...
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1996 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L take off VIN: 1GKFK16RZT
When you stop at a light this thing will take off in 3rd gear(only hot)if you manually shift it into 1st it will then shift into 1st. We have no codes and have changed the range switch. Thanks in advance! * Rebuild 40,000 miles ago
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2000 GMC C6500 7.4L aux light on VIN: 1GDG6H1B1Y
this truck is really being a pain any help would be graetly apperiacted,the aux brake light light is on at all times,with parking brake on and off, we ran the tests for parking brake module and installed new one,no help, next replaced a sensor in power brake b...
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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14V81
vehicle came in with mil light on. found po171 and po174 codes. changed fuel filter and pressure tested system. fuel filter plugged. checked for vacume leaks, non found. local dealer informed us on intake gasket leak. replaced gasket and still have same 2 code... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1995 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L dies intermitently VIN: JHMRA1874C
Hello fellow tech, this van has been stalling intermitently while driving. It will start right back. Sometimes it won't start until after four or five tries. Sometimes it will run for two three days without any problem. I noticed lights in the dash flicker wh...
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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L motor VIN: 1HGEJ8140V
i have a customer with a 97 honda civic ex engine vin is 8 which should be a v-tech the motor is bad and the only engine i can find in cust. price range is a "base" i need to know if this engine will work or not and is there any thing else i will need ... wire...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L all shifts VIN: 1HGCG565XW
I did a bench job on this trans for my body man. Complaint was that after vehicle was driven for a while it would quit pulling. I disassembled trans.and inspected all drums and clutches to find all clutches OK.I removed filter and pried it open to find that it...
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1988 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L No Start VIN: JALB4B1H9J
This vehicle came in as a no start. Checked for fuel supply to injector pump, ok. Tried to prime and bleed system, no fuel to injectors. Checked injector pump drive visually through timing plate, ok. Checked b+ to glow plugs, none, no power to glow plug relay....
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1989 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L blow by VIN: 2J4FY29T2K
Hello everyone and thanks for the advice on this one. I have this 89 Wrangler in for oil leaking. The customer stated that after he drove it a bit, he noted quite a bit of oil dripping out of it. We got it in and there was oil all over the right side rear of ...
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1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L oil pressure VIN: SALHC1349P
replaced front cover gasket due to a leak and now we have no oil pressure. i did not remove oil pump. i did have to realign oil pump drive shaft to meet distributor due to the fact that the distributor would not seat other wise. besides the no oil pressure the...
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1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L cam sensor VIN: JMSLV5232W
98 mazada mpv came in as a no start:i got into vec. and it started rite up . but it ranrough i bearly got into the shop before it stalled scand ecm for codes found one code present for camsensor replaced dist. and tune parts .try to test dive it ran smouth fo...
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1999 Mazda Millenia 2.3L MIL Lamp on, LIMITS RPM TO 2500 VIN: JMITA2228X
as vehicle is driven the tcs lamp comes on and check engine lamp comes on w code p1540 abv code open or shorted -- tcs code 82 engine control system ; torque reduction request line. when check engine lamp and tcs light comes on , rpm is limited to 2500 rpm. af... Trouble codes: 1540 (abv -- air bypass valve)
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2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Steering VIN: 6X21454625
Hello everyone, Seems there is a differance of opinon on this mazda. The inner tie rods are loose, we did an estimate with dealer parts, (no aftermarket avalible) with about 2 hours labor. The customer checked with the dealer for warranty information and was t...
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start VIN: WDBBA45A5D
I believe this to be a pretty obvious problem as all fuses are good and I have no power to the pump. I picked up a relay for it and pulled the glove box out and the lower panel and am trying to find the relay. The picture in Alldata is not too helpful and I ca...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L No can bus comm. VIN: 4JGAB72EXX
Car came in with ck engine light I test drove the car and the transmission was not upshifting, can go all the way to redline with no upshift. No error in the egs control unit. Long list of errors in the Instrument cluster diagnos.b1040 b1041 b1042 b1470. And i... Trouble codes: B1040, B1041, B1042, B1470, P0170, P0173
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1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Wipers, Radio
Good Evening, I have a bit of a problem here and im looking for common problems or even a wiring diagram for this system. Alldata isnt much help with a whole system diagram. This Sable came in with wipers inop and radio inop. Pulled codes and found code for ig...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 4E3AK54F8S
this vehicle currently has no computer ground control on number 3 and 4 injectors. we have checked the power to injectors, its good. we checked wiring from ecm to injectors and it tests good. we have replaced the ecm with a new one but the problem remains. we ...
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L rear brakes VIN: JN8HD17Y2S
Hello All, The customer brought this car in saying that the rear brakes appear to stay engaged at times.He can feel the car dragging and slowing.If he lets the car sit overnight then he can drive away with no problem untill the problem happens a week or two la...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L battery draw VIN: JN1CA21A6X
Hi All, I have this Maxima which likes to kill the battery after a day or two of sitting. Upon inspection, it appears the BCM is not going into sleep mode. I do not have a scan tool which will read the BCM on this car, but found another way to get into it. The...
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme International 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G3WR54T3L
TIA for your assistance on this one. The car came in with a stalling on acceleration from a stop & MIL off & no code stored in computer. Visual inspection found fuel pressure regulator leaking gas and air inlet boot damaged. We replaced both. Stalling problem ...
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
HI ALL CAR RUNS POORLY CODE P0300. TUNE UP IS GOOD. REPLACED MODULE COILS & PLUGS UNDER WARRENTY. FOUND FUEL PRESURE REG LEAKING INTO VAC LINE R&R PART. TESTED INJECTORS OK. #1 & #4 missfire. attatched 4 HAND MADE SPARK PLUG WIRES TO ACCESS PLUGS. INSTALLED SP... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire)
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1992 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: IG2WH54T8N
Hello Everyone, Thanks to everyone in advance for helping me. I have a no start condition. When the engine is cranked, the only way to keep it running is to hold the gas pedal about a 1/4 way down, then dies after 10-20 seconds. The scanner shows code 22, TPS ... Trouble codes: 22 (TPS Voltage low)
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1993 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L Auto door locks VIN: 1GMDU06L1P
Customer complaint is the Auto door locks stopped working when put in gear and turning veh off. Mitchell says auto door lock module near base of RH A-piller. I've found the key less entry module and relay in that area, but can't find Auto door lock module. I w...
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1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L No Start VIN: 1G2NE5436N
vehicle was towed in. no spark, no injector pulse. scoped crank sensor with lab scope. nice 7 x pattern. check all powers and grounds. checked related wiring from module to comp. and injectors wiring. have no 2 x signal at module. replaced module. still no 2x ...
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1999 Renault LAGUNA 1.8L Mechanical VIN: VF1K564052
Hello IATN members all over the world! We have a problem with a 1999 Renault Laguna [...] , and the case is almost a little spooky. The customer told me that the car suddenly died, and he suppose it was the timingbelt all the time it has`nt been changed at...
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Valve Lifters VIN: YS3ED48E0Y
Hello all - this car arrived with a flickering oil light and noisy valve lifters. Test confirmed low oil pressure. We got oil pressure back to normal by taking the pan down and cleaning the pickup screen, which was clogged with the "sludge" for which these mot...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L computer VIN: YS3DT78K12
We have a Saab 9-3 here with a P0101(mass or volume air flow circuit range performance). What is the best way to test this code on this car? Or has anyone had this same problem? Thanks, Dan
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1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JT3VN39W0L
need help really bad! this vehicle came in with a transfercase problem and a no power problem. first sent to have tranny and front transfercase rebuilt. when it returned it still had a no power problem by that i mean when you step hard on accelerator engine ju...
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1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L convertor VIN: JTP4RN93P8
Vehicle towed in with bad transmission. Replaced with used trans and have had noise ever since. Note: converter to flywheel hookup seems to flex flex plate towards converter when attaching. Tried a second trans...same effect...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K6Y
Check Engine light is on. Code P0420 (catalyst efficiency low). Monitored downstream oxygen sensor, working properly except it seems to be switching too often for a catalyst monitor. I don't see the A/F ratio sensor on my scanner so I can't monitor it. My ques... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst Efficency Low)
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2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L timing belt VIN: JTEGF21A92
cust came in for maint. timing belt and tune up. vehical ran fine on arrival. installed new timing components per mitchell. lined up marks, installed belt with marks on belt to marks on pullies. spun engine around twice and rechecked, all appeared well. Starte...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L ABS light VIN: WVWEE83A1T
Found impulse rotor was hitting hub. checked data stream looks ok. you can clear code and all is well for a short time. Then you start car and abs light pops on and RR speed sensor code is there. I have checked resistance, clearance and abs hcu ground circuits...
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1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1KS9604V
The car has the MIL light on (P0740, TCC SOLENOID CIRCUIT OPEN) as soon as the ignition is turned on. Additionally there is a yellow arrow light on the dash flashing and the W S E lights at the shift lever are flashing. If the code is cleared, it will reset as...
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1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L camshaft VIN: YV1LS5679W
Hi all I did a stupid thing I was told to pull head off this s70 And was told we would putting an engine in it.{broke timing belt} now we had the head done and when I took it appart I paid no att.to the cam marks and which pully came off of which cam I think I...
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1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAE54056
First of all thank you to everyone that responded to this post. We tried replacing the fuel pressure regulator, but no effect. It turns out that the two sensors used for measuring crank position and reference on the bellhousing were covered in metal particles ...
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1993 BMW 740i 4.0L Trans program light comes on VIN: WBAGD4322P
Thank you for all the replies! Fluid was full. Most replies said replace transmission and after lots of testing we got it to slip once, but since it is so intermitant we went with overfilling the trans as suggested and wait till it is slipping consistantly for...
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L belt tensioner VIN: WBABN53432
Almost all agreed the tensioners and rollers on these cars are of questionable quality at best. One reply recommended checking for noise with the belts removed to make sure there was no timing chain or VANOS noise, which we had already done. It would appear ma...
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1992 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L Coolant VIN: 2G4WB54L5N
Radiator has engine oil cooler built it as was brought up by a few techs. We replaced the radiator and all seems to be OK. Thanks. Mike
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Battery Light VIN: 3G5DB03EX2
This car is finally fixed !!! Remember she is 200 miles away so I never seen the vehicle but I convinced her to go to a GM dealer and after 4 trips they finally fixed it. Trip 1 they reflashed the BCM...20 miles later battery light comes back on...drives back ...
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2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L abs VIN: 1GYEK63N42
Hi everybody : I got 7 replies,one saying that removed the front hub and clean the reluctor wheels,I did that and the problem fixed. Thank You
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1978 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L Cylinder heads
Thanks for the responces, using everybodies advice we are going to fire the engine on AC R43T plugs and then read them for proper heat range when he drives it.
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1993 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDM19W5P
i have checked fuel valume and it was fine, i changed the fuel injection (spider) assembly and that fixed the problem. the injector was giting warm then starting to srhort.
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCECI4WXW
thre are three basic issues involved in this fix. #1)if the cam timing is off, there is a reason. these distributors are not adjustable. if you auger out the hold down, you are masking another problem. i would only advise this as a last resort if the customer ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected), P1345 (ckp sensor/cmp sensor correlation).
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2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GTDT19W21
well I was chasing something that led me for a loop as far as the droping voltage on the o2 b1s1 it is the nature of the beast with ngk o2 sensor the other sensors were OE thats why they reacted the way they did. So all in all after I figured that one out ran ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L loses power VIN: 1GCGC13U23
I haven't got the customer to return again. It seems that there is a problem with the yellow wire near the throttle assy under the hood. I will try to check this again if he comes in. Trouble codes: P1516 (Throttle Position out of Range).
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2004 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L air delivery VIN: 1GCDT13XX4
Well this one is fixed. The cure ended up being replacing all the actuators. Transfercase oil was getting in the vaccum lines and destroyed the actuators. Thank for all the help.
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1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L transmission VIN: 1C3HH46T7S
Hi everybody, I,m sorry for time it took me to reply. The converter does not seem to drain back and when I took the pressure for the L/R clutch, my guage was low in pressure and when the clutch pack finally apply, the pressure went up at the same time. Whe rep...
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1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L Battery VIN: 1B4HS28Y0W
Thanks for all the replies. Turns out it was the BCM that was causing all my problems. Was loosing comunication. Replaced BCM and problem solved. Thank You All for the help. IATN is the coolest thing since ice...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Intake gaskets VIN: 3B7HF13YXX
Thanks for all the replies. I was unaware that the same problem had been posted by another member about a week ago, so all the replies to him were helpful as well. Even had pictures of another failure sent to me that made me realize that I wasnt really crazy o...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP4434Y
the fix was extensive motorvac. fuel trims dropped in half. returned vehicle to customer and scheduled rescan after a week. light had not come back on and trims were still acceptable. thank you for all your help. ill pass it on. Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean).
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L headlamps VIN: 2B4GP44301
replace the pdc box. the problem is fix. thank to all who help.
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L steering VIN: 2B4GP443X1
i replaced the return with a longer one and flushed the system with bg flush it then stoped shuttering thanks for all the help guys.
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L steering VIN: IGDFAETER5
ty for all the replies.i tried lucas p/s additive and it is somewhat better but not what i call fixed.and yes i did flush the system on the original repair (up-dated cooler & longer return hose.one repl said to use lube-gard but haven't tried that.customer is ...
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1992 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L master cylinder/ front brakes VIN: 1FACP36X2N
Today i came in and fixed the tempo. There is two valves coming out the bottom of the master cylinder. Some said porportioning valve others said fluid check valves. I checked everyones suggestions and all checked out ok. Fluid not contaminated, lines on right....
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FMRU18W4W
OK This is closed with a fix. Thanks to every one for the help. SOme people said to check the oil some said check for debris in the oil passage, I did some research and ended up removing the D/S valve cover and removing the cam hold down in the front. After re...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW32F5Y
Wow, and thanks to all for taking the time to respond to my post. All fourteen of the replies offered great ideas, but Kip [...] all hit the 'nail on the head' They reminded me to l...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTSW31F8Y
hi gang. the fix for this is reported as getting a new updated flywheel and a better quality clutch built for the extra power. this truck is lifted and probably runs close to 600ft lbs of torque while pulling a heavy equipment trailer. According to many replie...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L No Start VIN: 2FTPX18Z51
Thankyou for all the helpful replies, especially from Daniel [...]. After doing further tests and back probing, I was able to isolate the trouble to one connector. This connector is labeled J36, and has white wires coming from the compuvalve ...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFPS5222
thank you for all the replies- we replaced all 3 cats before full power returned back pressure was zero at idle 15 on accel. after final cat replaced back pressure stayed at zero constantly
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L instrutment panel VIN: 1FTNW21P93
First let me thank you all for the time you took to reply to my request. The customer took his truck out (work truck) for the week without blowing the fuse F2.45. When he brought it back, I pulled the shroud as suggested, I didn't see where the harness was cha...
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1993 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GDCT18ZP0
No vacuum leaks were found ,Customer elected to have the engine rebuilt So we will see what happens. The only thing we saw was there was some damage to the camshaft and distributor gears
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1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L In the truck VIN: 2GTEK19ROW
Sorry everyone, my update for this truck problem was the fix post. I put the fix in the wrong catagory.
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1998 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Broken wire VIN: 1GKDT13WK5
You name it I checked it... Turning radius/stops, torision bar hight adjustment, nothing loose, wire routing is EXACTLY the same as the left side. The ONLY difference is the stiffness / elasticity of the wires. The new SFK HUB wire (which I installed today) ap...
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L readiness monitors VIN: 1HGEJ8140T
Hello Friends This civic is fixed thanks to the iatn members who took time to respond to my help request. And almost everybody had it right when they advised me to check the power supply to ECM , the problem was the backup fuse, it had what it looked like oi...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L center support bearing VIN: 2HKYF18513
The majority of you suggested new part from the dealer. One person suggested warranty from the dealer. Checked with the local dealer, too many miles. Another person said they had the driveline rebuilt by a local driveline shop. We feel more comfortable putting...
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1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L wipers VIN: KMHCF24F3V
this proplem is fixed was a shored wire in harness near battery most replies were suggesting wiper lingage but not this one thanks for help guys
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1993 Isuzu Pickup S 3.1L leak VIN: 4S1CR11Z8N
Thanks Steve from Maryland and Sherman from Texas. Arriva scrap yard did not have a tank assembely, but they found one for us in PA. Sherman, I thought about a fuel cell myself, but that would'nt fly. Good idea though. Thanks again, Mike@t+c
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1995 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L hard start VIN: JALC4B1K6S
This vehicle ended up leaving UN-FIXED. After . . . I am sure I danced ALL AROUND the problem but after numerous attempts to find the fault with this system and a bunch of parts on my nickle, I gave up on this one! I think the biggest problem with fixing an ...
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1995 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, slow start VIN: JALC4B1K6S
This vehicle ended up leaving UN-FIXED. After . . . I am sure I danced ALL AROUND the problem but after numerous attempts to find the fault with this system and a bunch of parts on my nickle, I gave up on this one! I think the biggest problem with fixing an ...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C7Y
removed intake manifold to replace gaskets, found pcv valve elbow leaking. replaced gaskets and elbow, cleared codes and tested with 5 gas. all reading fanstastic case closed with a very happy customer. thanks to all who offered their knowlage and wisdom. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174.
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1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L thermostat VIN: JT8VK13T9N
The head gaskets were installed wrong. The front head gasket was on the rear and the rear on the front. The front head gasket has a hole for water bypass which was plugged causing water not to circulate properly. Thank to all! Anthony
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U0Y
After cleaning the MAF and the injectors as stated, fuel trims were closer but not correct, still was setting pending code on every road test. Posted the last update and went home. The next day we planned on swapping air fuel sensor wires at PCM connector to s...
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1982 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Misfire VIN: WDBAB93AXC
Thanks to all who offered me suggestions and help on this one. One suggestion someone gave was to unplug the egr valve. After doing so the stumble in the low rpm range nearly disappeared along with most of the light smoke. I rechecked pump timing and sure enou...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBFA66E4N
The information I received from most of the members was advising me to look closly at the throttle accuator, & the wire harness leading to it. I could not confirm a fault in the harness. However after many road tests, & messing with both the accuator & harness...
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