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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Stall VIN: 19UUA5644X
Gentelman & Ladies, No codes in this Acura. Driving or idling, It will stall ocasionaly. When stall occurs, we will loose all power to dash panel. almost always, in a few seconds, powers back on and away she goes. have visualized everything. I know i should di...
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L engine VIN: WBADE6321V
This 8 cyl BMW has lifter noise runs good no codes just a lifter type noise off idle pulled the valve covers and looks very clean but some of the lifters felt spongy. This would be a big job to replace lifters I would value any opinions thanks to all Duane
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1984 Buick Regal T-Type 3.8L engine VIN: 1G4AK4790E
Ok, to those who think they have had the "hell" car... here's one that you may send me flowers and condolences. This T-Type came from an auction. It was purchased by a local auto sales that sent the car to me for a high idle and a lack of power (not too bad, j...
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1984 Cadillac Seville 4.1L Low pedal VIN: 1G6AS6987E
Low brake pedal,intermittent brake warning light. Came in with a fade away pedal, replaced Master Cylinder, pedal low. Blocked off all lines pedal firm lossened one at a time, L/R soft, replaced rear calipers. Pedal still low. Reindexed park brake lever on le...
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1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L internal engine VIN: 2GCDC14H2K
this truck runs rough at idle & lacks power always . this is a rebuilt long block . the engine vacumn fluctuates between 10 to 13 lbs , there is no vacumn leaks . code 42 est is set . one of the concerns is that we get 2 lbs of pressure,testing at the dip stic...
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2001 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCDT13W11
Full VIN [...], Truck came in for a "miss,Idles rough". WE ck every thing we could think of, some 3 times. This ones got the best of me. The Idle is uneven, It shakes, List of repairs cap rotor, plugs, fuel injector cleaner, fuel regulator, M.A.P &...
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L 4T40e transmission VIN: 1G1ND52J31
Hey Guys, Hopefully someone can give some insight or help on this vehicle. The car has a harsh shift when put into drive or reverse from park or neutral. When test driving it shifts normally. We've performed a line pressure test and the line pressure read a st...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L rotors & pads VIN: 1GBHG31R51
We replaced front & rear brakes at 81763 miles, we machined the rotors & installed delco 17D459c ceramic front brake pads & 17452 delco rear brake shoes. Van came back at 92375 miles with severly warped rotors . We replaced the rotors with delco 18a874 rotors....
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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L none VIN: 2G1WX12K33
security light flashes, car still runs,I believe this mean that the system is in op, check fuses OK,? not sure were it is, so chk all, left and right side of cockpit, and under hood, all OK. if some one can enlighten me on this system and what to check and tes...
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1996 Dodge Stratus 2.4L output sensor VIN: 1J3BA6F68T
Sorry every one but the VIN# I have put in is so very wrong did not have the car infor in front of me at this time.Ok here is the main problem that we are having with this car" When going on test drive car spedometer will go "nut's" on you and car will not sha...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L starting VIN: 1B4GP44G3W
Here we go with the intermittent problems on friday again. This van came in a couple of weeks ago and the customer said the battery was dead so he got the car jumpstarted, of course then the lights were flashing on the instrument panel for the recirc and a/c b...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L engine VIN: 2B3HD46R9Y
Hey Guys. Vehicle came into shop with slight rod knock and multiple oil leaks. Recommended engine. Customer wanted good warrenty so we installed a ATK reman. (Note: vehicle ran ok before engine repair, just hand knock.) Engine installed and would not start. B...
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1984 Ford Ranger XL 2.8L valve stem VIN: 1FTCR11S4E
what is the trick for removing the keepers from valve stem to remove the exhaust spring? Intakes have all come off with extra pressure in the cylinder to hold the valve up while popping on the spring compressor. this has not worked for the exhaust spring. i ha...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFTDFI720V
Truck came in misfiring badly.Checked ignition wiring routing,its ok.Spark is good and the injectors are all firing. Then checked compression-150 on all.I then plugged off the egr by putting a plate in between egr and intake.No difference.Dont know where to go... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L heater controls VIN: 1FTYR14V91
customer came in with complaint of no air out of vents. checked and replace broken vacume line. now has air out of vents but when you are driving and put truck under load air quits coming out of vents. put a vacume gauge on engine and when you put truck under ...
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2004 Ford E-150 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14L14
have tested all o2's and every time it is in and they are operating within specs. have replaced one upstream and one downstream on the affected side. but yet it still sets the code after a few drive cycles. has anyone got any ideas...or seen something similar. Trouble codes: P2197 (oxygen sensor signal stuck lean)
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1995 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1Y1SK5280S
engine hesitates at mid range rpms in park; and before shifting at high acceleration Trouble codes: 14 (Air Temp)
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2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L abs pump VIN: 1GKEK63U62
I got this GMC truck that the L/F wheel bearing was replaced due to worn out,before we changed the bearing the customer said the abs would kick in when slowing down driving at 15 km,after the bearing replacement it did the same thing you hear the abs pump kick...
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1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Hesitation, BACKFIRE WHEN COLD VIN: 1J4FY19S0W
this jeep came in with a hesitation and backfire when cold in the first mile of driving.i have done a tune up,cheCked fuel pressure and a decarb of the engine.the vehicle still runs as bad as it did when i first worked on it.thanks in advance for any help you ...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Governor VIN: 1J4GW48S6Y
We have this Grand Cherokee that came in with a check engine light on and complaint of long shifts,erratic shifts and sluggish taking off.Scanned for codes and found P1762(Governor pressure offset voltage too high or too low).Cleared code and started vehicle, ...
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2005 Lexus sc430 4.3L CD Changer VIN: JTHFN48Y35
Customer came in for oil change, and returned shortly thereafter claiming that we broke the cd changer. Of course we do not even enter the car to do an oil change, so this is not possible. But, nonetheless we want to help if we can. I read some forums on the n...
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1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Valve Train? VIN: 1YVGE22DXT
Engine has a definite knocking/ticking noise from rear bank.I have read in the archives where there is has been a problem with a washer in the rear cam. I have also seen where there were a few problems with the timing belt tensioner. How would one go about dia...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L A/C system VIN: WDBJF20FXT
Good Evening, Thanks in advance for reading this rather long request. A customer shop brought me in to look at this 1996 Mercedes E300. The complaint was that when the vehicle was operated at slow speeds, the air conditioning quit cooling. The customer shop r...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F3V
Hello group, Really need your help with this one. We replaced the headgasket on this mercedes last week, and since then we've got a code p0809. We've taken the engine back apart 7 times and checked and re-checked the timing marks and timing chain. The car run... Trouble codes: P0809
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Starting VIN: DBNG70J21A
hello there. i have a wierd one. I have a merc that came in for an oil change, after the oil change i started the car the check the level and all was well. when i went to restart it to pull out of the bay the starter just clicked. it sounded like it wanted to ...
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1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N6SD16Y9T
truck runs ok until driven about 16-20miles then starts to miss fire adnjerk until it may die if just sit and restart ok again for for a shorter period of timeacts like loosing gnition but is hard to get to act up in shop .We have only a generic scan tool for ...
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27YKY
Vehicle Came in with P0325 and P0302 Replaced knock sensor and injector #2 , Also replaced Spark plugs for maint. Ran good . Next day had miss , Checked all injector plugs , replaced cap and rotor and wires. Ran Good for 2 weeks , Customer returned , replaced ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Surge, High Idle VIN: 3N1CB51D02
We have this Sentra with high RPM @ idle and Idle Surge. We have no codes, basic testing of sensors, fuel and propane test reveals nothing. I am really scatching my head on this one. We have not found any TSB's on this. Has anyone seen this problem, or can you...
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1995 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2P4FH2533S
Tow in from another shop. I have this voyager that runs bad at idle and backfires in or out or gear. While cruising along it drives great but anytime you come to a stop it dies. Customer bought this car at an auction running rough he had a tune up done, as wel...
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE12T7T
This vehicle originally came in with no start and all dash indicator lights on. We found codes p1601 and p1629. We talked to other techs and dealers techs and figured new PCM and relearn. All was well for one day. Next day would not start and same codes. Relea... Trouble codes: P1601, P1629
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2.4L No Start, Starts then Stalls VIN: 1G2NW12T2T
HI Y'ALL!!! I got a Pontiac Grand ham, here that has code p1629(theft detterent fuel disabled) starts then stalls. As stated the ignition was replaced. I am expecting the theft light to flash so we CAN relearn the password. It don't flash, just on all the tim... Trouble codes: P1629
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1987 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L cylinder wall VIN: WPOJB0920J
We have this 928 with a cracked cylinder wall in the # 4 cylinder, allows coolant into cylinder, and into exhaust. Has anyone had this problem? repair possibilities? Thanks for your consideration. Best Regards, Bill
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1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L Starting VIN: 1G8ZK5270V
Hey guys, I have a no crank condition. Starter will work if the yellow/black wire on the primary side of relay is grounded. This ground comes from the RKE module. Have read and tested the ground under the seat, (on archives), no luck. Before I replace the RKE ...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L cam seal VIN: 4S3BG6850W
i have a 1998 subaru that keep poping its cam seal about every year. has new pcv valve and dont smoke out the tail pipe.is there something i'm missing?
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1986 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L hard start VIN: JT2SV12EOG
this camry has a hard start cold (sitting 8 hours or more). You need to crank it 4-5 times till it starts, after it starts, it runs rough for about 5 seconds then clears out. after that, it runs great.while its acting up, I have 35 PSI fuel pressure, spark(1/4...
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1989 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L door lock VIN: JT2SW21M5M
Hello everyone, I've got an mr2 with an electrical issue for the left power door lock.The car has been played with a lot.Wires have been cut and spliced-an old remote starter box(unhooked) still under dash.My problem is getting a good wiring diagram for the p...
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1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3DJ81W7R
HELLO, THIS TOYOTA HAS A LEFT AND RIGHT O2. THE LEFT SWITCHES NORMALLY, BUT THE RIGHT STAYS AT ABOUT .1V ALL THE TIME.THE HEATER IS OK AS WELL AS THE GROUND. i CAN PROVIDE ARTIFICAL VOLTAGE VIA JUMPER WIRE TO SIGNAL WIRE AND CO EMISSIONS DROP WELL UNDER .5% tH...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT2SK12E2S
Good morning, techs. I am in need of some Toyota help. I'm not an asian guy by any stretch of imagination, but I sure would like to fix this car. This lady is a good customer so I agreed to look at her Camry. She stated that it died at stop signs constantly an...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L shift sol. VIN: 3VWRB21H9R
Hi all. I have a 94 jetta that came in making bad noises in the transmition. Our tranny tech diagnosed the planetery gears as bad. The customer bought a new car and gave this one to the tranny tech. He replaced the planetery gears and now the tranny sounds fin...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA21H9R
The car came in with a check engine light on - we scanned for codes and came up with a 00515 code - Camshaft position sensor - we tested the cam sensor and appeared within specs - we replaced it anyway and the engine light is still on - we have tested the cran... Trouble codes: 00515 (Camshaft position sensor G40)
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1997 Volkswagen REALTA 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV3AH8708V
cannot find any info on this vehicle.any ideas ? Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air injection)
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Cooling Systems
hey guys! thanks in advance to anyone who replies.i have a 00 volkswagon jetta 2.8l.the customer drove in complaining of overheating and coolant loss.i found a bad head gasket leaking right by the motor mount.i changed the head gasket and also new waterpump,th...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L theft system VIN: 3VWSP69M52
Car was towed into our shop, it won't start. When trying to start the car the theft light flashes. When testing for codes we found that the ecm has a code p1570 stating ecm is blocked. I think this has to do with the theft sytem. Is there a way to unblock the ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M22
Have this low mileage VW with Check engine light on and no running problems. Cannot find definition to VW code (from vag tester) 19537. Global OBDII code P3081 (not a missprint). Any insight would be useful and most appreciated. Thanks in advance, Trouble codes: 19537 (Unknown VW specific), P3081
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1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KW9602T
hey guys got a good one here. customer complains the vehicle runs rough under 40 mph,and smooths out around hwy speed.they also stated that they have replaced the MAF about a year ago. test drove vehicle and vehicle feels like it has a dead spot in the tps,veh... Trouble codes: 448 (air pump), 442 (air pump system), 121 (maf sensor), 451 (missfire cyl 1), 453 (missfire at least 1 cyl), 545 (missfire at least 1 cyl twc damage)
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L transfer case VIN: YV1LZ5641W
Hello Volvo techs: We have a '98 V70XC that has mismatched front to rear tires--the difference in diamter ruined the transfer case (bevel gear). Customer is trying to find a good used unit. Our question is: Will a 2000 or later case fit a '98-'99 car? There ar...
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD28D8W
I think this one is finally fixed. I replaced the air pump relay & the MAF. I also checkd the vac check valve & found it restricted. I replaced it also. So far it's been over a week & the cel has not come back on. I appreciate all the advice I got with this on... Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air injection).
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUBA34BXW
Tahnks for all the help I removed throttle body and cleaned carbon & residual oil from it put back on and it idles really good thanks again.
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B9X
thanks for all the replies, had to let this one go to another shop that has the proper scan tool to reset idle. not many audi around where I live. not worth the 900.00 snap on wanted for the software. THANKS AGAIN TO ALL BILL Trouble codes: P1545.
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Battery draw VIN: WBAGJ8328V
Thanks to Mark from SA and Matthew (phoned also) from CA for sending helpful diagrams. After disconnecting every switch and module (one by one) connected to the dealer-supplied new General Module, we still have a 640 mil draw. Cust was anxious to get the car s...
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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L compressor VIN: WBAGJ8325B
Thanks for all the helpful replys. Tuns out all sensors were good (evap, outside air, heat exchangers) came back the a/c control unit. Pluged in unit and the system works well and is gone for 2 days now. I am not sure why or how it did not work before it was t...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L none VIN: WBAGH834X1
well, customer decided to take car back,he needed the car. he is going to bring it later on. thanks to all the ones that replied. this is the firt time that i request for help and it is very useful thanks again and i will let you know what fixed the car.
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1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L timing belt / heads VIN: WO6VRS2R8X
Well the Caddie has been on the road now for a week with no problems, upon reassembly (without the heads on) i cranked the engine until oil appreared from the oil holes in the block ( which took 6 10 second butsts)after the heads were put back on but before th...
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1989 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCFC29KXK
First I just want to say what a wonderful tool this site is and what a pool of knowledge that is available for us to use! Thanks to all who replied...I sent personal messages to all who responded (I hope). Here is a summery of the advice I was given. Mark sa...
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1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L No Start, blowing fuses VIN: 1GNDT13W8N
Thank you guys for all the input. We pulled the engine harness and found that one of the orange power wires was open and shorting intermitently short against the heat shield on the fire on the passenger sidel.
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1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCGC33R9W
Customer took the truck the following day. Helpful responses received from Robert in Indiana - back probe ignition feed side of pcm fuse w/ voltage meter when stall occures see if you have volt drop. ignition switch failure is common And from Bill in Texas -...
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2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBJK34R1Y
Most replies thought the senders would be the problem. Some said the computer itself was giving the bad reading. What we have done with the customers OK is disable the rear tank, hook up the front tank to the ECM and reprogramed the ECM for a single tank and t...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L poor power cruise sp VIN: 2G1WF52E51
This car was Fixed by Replacing the Cat Convertor as advised by Aaron from North Carolina I can not explain the low vacuum reading with exhaust off?? Date: 04/20/2006 12:48:59 thats sounds like the year that melts cats man. had 2 of them the same day, might ...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56H4S
Thanks for the help guys, turns out that it was the distributer, the only way to really tell is to change it. Thanks again, Rob [...]
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1990 Dodge W250 5.9L 1st Gear VIN: 1B7KM2687L
We fixed this pickup by installing a Jasper transmission. We appreciated your help in trying to diagnose this problem. We believe that you were right that it was a torque converter drain back problem. This transmission would not fix with all that we did to it....
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2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL2HN8Y
We had the owner to return the truck to us a few days later and agree to leave it to allow us to spend enough time for an accurate diagnosis. We summarized where we had left off with the engine mechanical checks and decided to follow the advice of most of the ... Trouble codes: P0303.
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1993 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMCA11U6P
Thanks for all the replies sorry it took so long to post a fix, the owner took vehicle after 3 days and said he would return, which he did not. Anyway a had some time to work on this. Most responses said clean injectors, one said replace IAC. I tried new IAC a...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L abs VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
Well the problem for this taurus is the brake control module but the customer did not want to fix it at this time , We know this is the problem because of the intermitten problem we noticed with the ABS light it didn't light up with a bulb check when started s...
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5241X
Well this one is fixed. I want to thank everybody that replied. We took every reply into consideration and checked them out. What it ended up being is the cylinder head. We removed the head to inspect the valves and saw nothing obvious. We sent sent the head o... Trouble codes: 172 (02 sensor lean), 174 (02 sensor lean).
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP58S0X
Sorry for such a long open request. The customer has not yet returned so I can complete the fix. I left off with a broken vacumm supply line to the EVR solenoid. I repaired that line and the code still set. I still need to confirm EVR solenoid operation. I bel...
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Master cylinder VIN: 1FTYR10D91
Well , it was a master cylinder failure . The thing that threw me off was the noise that it made when it bypassed . I had never seen one fail that way . Most offered techniques of bleeding this beast . I've done quite a few but did get some good new methods . ...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U21
Thanks to all who replied,turned out customer filled car with diesel.Drained tank ,filled with gas and sent them on their way happy. Thanks again.
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTSE34F51
Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions for us. All our scan values seemed to look fine including the IPC (INJECTOR PRESSURE REGULATOR)& ICP (INJECTOR CONTROL PRESSURE). We started looking at electrical connections, we heard of the main connector under the ...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTWW33P25
I took everyone's advise and took the vehicle to the dealer for warranty repair. Number one and seven injectors were replaced, alongwith EP sensor and pigtail and powertrain control module was reprogrammed. Thank you for all your help. Trouble codes: P0263, P0281, P0528.
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1993 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Turns out the rebuilt injector unit I installed was defective and my recently repaired snapon scanner was malfunctioning. Installed new GM unit and all is fine. thanks to all that replied. Louie
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1995 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GDKH32K8S
Wow. I want to thank the few that helped me out. Even though I removed the EGR and made sure is was seated fully closed and left the vacuum line off it while running, I thought I eliminated an EGR issue. I was wrong. Here the pintle was weak and was opening up...
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1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 7.4L rear view mirror VIN: 1GTGK29J3V
Thanks to all who answered back,the customer is very happy to know that everything is working normally.Also thanks to IATN for helping with information that seems to be available knowhere else except from knowlegable techs in the field.
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Steering VIN: 2HKRL18631
All the suggestions I received were tried and then some. I even drove another Odessey to compare and it did the same thing. Customer is taking the van to Honda. Thank you for all the replies.
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HKYF18523
Thanks for all the replies. Just recieved update from customer. (1)He went back to original tires that came on vehicle which ended up 8 lbs lighter per tire. (2) Installed factory Honda air filter. Driving under normal conditions as before, the mileage improve...
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1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF24F9V
I checked everything and couldn't find any thing that would cause the problem. some of the information I got from other members was that some of these cars will not set the monitors most states make allowance for these and will issue a waiver. in Calif there w... Trouble codes: P0505.
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2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, PInging VIN: KMHCF35G41
First let me say thanks to the 6 members who took their valuable time to offer assistance. I should have added in my original post that I had run the car with the MAF disconnected with no improvement, but I had only had that work succesfully on gm cars and was... Trouble codes: P0422 (Catalyst efficiency below threshold), P1123 (LT Fuel trim additive air too rich).
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Air Bag Light VIN: 1J4GW58N52
I apologize to the members who have sent me information and I have not followed through to close this request before now. # 1: This was NOT a tool issue. Both OTC Scan tool systems describe that there are NO fault codes. The Genysis tool is brand new and up ...
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2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: SALNM22263
Thanks to everyone that replied some very good info. We installed new throttle body problem got worse. Checked on connector found connector had been replaced but has crimped incorrectly I guess it deepens on technicians ability to crimp properly. We cut all cr... Trouble codes: P1636 (throttle position adaption short circuit to v batt.).
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1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT8VK13T1N
thanx to all that replied. this was a tough one, but shouldn't have been. the red brick was throwing me off in all different directions with the goofy data. not the first time it has done that to me. thought maybe the alt was intermit blowing ac voltage into t...
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2004 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L pcm VIN: 1LFM815W54
Thanks for all the help. The problem was the pcm was recieving all the right pats info but not grounding the starter relay. I sent the vehicle to the dealer and had a new PCM put in and flashed. So far the vehicle as had no problems.
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDFA76F3VF
Thanx for all the help!! I swapped throttle bodies and the problem followed. Replaced throttle body and retested, all ok! Trouble codes: P1580 (Right EA/CC/ISC actuator), P0507 (ISC rpm higher than expected), P0312 (Cylinder 12 misfire), P0300 (Random misfire), P0309 (Cylinder 9 misfire), P0030.
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L turn signals VIN: 1ZWFTLIL0X
thanx all for the great info, as i stated before, i got this after the check outs were complete. the fix for this car was replacing the new carquest flasher/relay with a dealer unit. again thanks. great site. great info.
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 4E3AK54F8S
i received numerous replies that suggested our computer was bad, after replacing the computer with 3 different ones and checking all the wiring i have told the customer that i need to put this car on the back burner until i can devote some one on one time to i...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AA46G21
This car has been gone now for a month with no problems. I removed the intake and closely examined for any cracks or sources of vacuum loss and found nothing. After agonizing contemplation I decided to pull the head. There were no obvious signs of defective ...
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1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Stereo/CD Player VIN: 1GHDT13W4W
There was a problem with the radio drawing too many amps and draining the battery down. sent out for repair good to go now. Jeff...
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L Stall VIN: 1G3GR64H61
Vehicle is not fixed. We replaced crank position sensor as several replies suggested and it seemed to be better for a week or so, but problem was still there. It it got a little worse, but was still drivable. We spent a lot time on it and a lot of calls to tec...
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