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1996 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WAUAA88G9T
car has good spark good ingectors and fuel psi.only performs porly when hot and only at idal.fuel sistem and ignition sistem have past all tests and have found no air leaks of enye kind.
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1994 BMW 840Ci 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEF6329S
hi all any help would be great.replaced crankcase breather,throtle plate gasket,intake gaskets and spark plugs with all factory parts .car came in with codes 203 oxygen sensor control limit reached bank 2,201 oxygen sensor control limit reached bank 1 and 12 o... Trouble codes: 201 (oxygen sensor control bank 1), 203 (oxygen sensor control bank 2), 12 (oxygen sensor bank 2), 13 (oxygen sensor bank 1)
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Body Vibrati VIN: WBABK8325T
Hello, I need some help with this BMW 328 convertible that has vibration in body and steering wheel (side to side) only on a certain road (Interstate-95), as one speeds up it can be felt slightly at 30 mph and return back again 60-70 mph. It almost feels like ...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Trans failure message VIN: WBAGH8337X
Hey BMW techs, we have a 99 (10/98) 740il that is going into limp mode and the instrument cluster freaks out at the same time. It started out real intermittant, a few drive cycle, but now it happens sitting in the shop. When the trans failure message appears t...
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1993 Buick Skylark Custom 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4NM54NOP
We just recieved this buick into our shop yesterday for a mil light and rough running. Check vehicle and found that vehicle had recent tune up, pulled codes had code 26 and code for tps. checked the tps and voltage was not changing. Checked for a misfire and f... Trouble codes: 26
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1997 Buick Skylark Limited 3.1L ABS module VIN: 1G4NJ52T6V
Customer's original complaint of popping noise and ABS light on. Found codes for right front speed sensor shorted to power. Replaced speed sensor and repaired wiring to right front speed sensor. Also replaced left front speed sensor. Replaced ABS unit with use...
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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L odometer VIN: 1G4HP54K3Y
instrument panel is digital. everything works but odometer.Odometer Reads error. Trip works.
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B6KU1EY9T
We have a cad here that missfires when cold. The motor was just replaced because of a bad headgasket. The motor replacement was used with about 100K on it. Did not have this problem before motor replacement. Cylinders 2,4,6 and 8 are the only ones that miss on... Trouble codes: P0154, P0300
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1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L unknown VIN: 1GNEL19W8S
Greetings Y'all! Gots me a doozy. This beastie likes to pull right during hard braking before ABS kicks in. It will vary in intensity depending on speed and how fast you hit the pedal (ie: round town, light braking, hardly noticeable. Highway with panic, Holy ...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GBEC14W5T
customer has had this truck for over a year and has had this issue looked at at dealerships and other shops. it misfire on # 3 and 4 cylenders between 1800 to 3100 rpm . cylender #2 is now showing a miss at idle i have replaced wires, plugs, dist cap and rotor... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire)
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1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L driver power window VIN: 1GNFG15R6V
This vehicle has been a number of time for a inop drivers power window. What we have found out is the auto down feature is not turning off when the window stops a lower limit and burns up the motor. We have replaced the switch, motor and regulator well over a ...
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Suspension VIN: 1G1ND52M5W
Hi techs: got a weird problem with this malibu. when going over bumps I get a very bad rattle from the front of vehicle. I've already replaced the front struts, strut mounts and springs, the rear control arm bushings, anti-swaybar bushings and links and a brok...
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1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2G1WL52M5X
this car acts like the rev limiter is active, or it just cuts out extremely bad, only and i mean only after it rains and the car sets 2 days. it can be in a monsoon and set all day, it will be fine. it will run fine in the rain. if it set over the weekend and ...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GBFG15R2Y
This van will stall at idle , runs good , no codes present .Throttle body is clean , PCV valve is good , no apparent vacume leaks , and idle quality is smooth.But once in a while it will stall out @ idle.Leaning toward an idle control valve, milage is 55K.I ch...
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2000 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L information
Over the years we have accumulated a number of OE GM parts. Does anyone know of a website we can go to for supercessions and applications? Or a service we can subscribe to? Or books we can purchase? We have tried a number of sites (gmpartsdirect, gmpartscenter...
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L compressor VIN: 1GNDM19WXY
This truck came in with a rapid cycling clutch just like it was low on charge. We pulled out the old charge and refilled it. It was full at 3 lbs. It has rear air. While letting the a/c run the clutch stopped working. Checked the fuse's, the low pressure switc...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L wipers/blower/abs VIN: 1GCGG25R91
Hello all, I was wondering if you GM techs have ran across this before. I looked at a van today for a short time, The ABS fuse was blown, Wipers inoperative (fuse good), & blower motor not working (fuse good). I tried looking at several of the wiring harnesses...
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1988 Chrysler Conquest TSi 2.6L oiling VIN: JJ3CC54N2J
motor runs very rough, new plugs,wires,cap,rotor! we did find a broken wire on the tps sensor we tryed to repair because a new was to costly for them. It will start up but now there is gas coming from the oil pan gasket because the oil is 50% diluted with gas....
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1992 Dodge Spirit LE 2.5L camshaft VIN: 1B3XA56K9N
As mentioned in related repair history, this car came in 2 months ago with head gasket leak, cracked head, broken cam. Today car comes in, same symptoms, almost same result, head gasket and head are ok, camshaft broken in same spot on reman as was on the old h...
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1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Limp mode VIN: 183EJ46X6W
This vehicle was brought to our shop with a limp mode condition, another shop told the owner they had changed the ECM, but they actually changed the BCM. The vehicle has a code of 1690 Limp mode. We install an ECM had it flashed by the company that provided it...
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2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L p/s pump VIN: 1B7KF22W3Y
replaced p/s pump about three weeks ago. shaft was busted in the pump. now customer is back with a whine or moan noise when turning right. only to the right. i have a 2001 chevrolet silverado that does the same thing only to the left and about ten times worse....
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2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L U Joints VIN: 1B7HG2AN51
Hey guys, This Dakota has been developing a vabration simuliar to a u joint vibration on most other vehicles. Very noticable under load at 25 mph up to 70 mph. I've done a general check of the drive shaft and found no loose u joints. This vehicle runs well an...
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1955 Ford crown vic .0L fuel gauge VIN: 1F23456789
Cust, supplied fuel tank sending unit,fuel guage not accurate.The sending unit he supplied is for a 6volt system and the car is a 12volt system.Does any one know what the resistor is needed to drop down to 6volts to the fuel gauge.Unable to find a 12volt unit....
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1979 Ford E-100 Econoline 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: E04GHEC290
hi all,van fails cal 2 speed test, gross polluter.4.25% co max is 1.39.original test showed co @5.90% and hc @161 ppm(max is 118ppm @ 25 mph) So i figure typical ford power valve in carb, rebuilt it myself, changed the plugs,autolite#25, set timing to 6 before...
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDKE37H7P
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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1FALP4042R
Help!!! Customer came in with this vehicle, stating that it has been running poorly since last year.(how he was able to drive it that long is beyond me) No power if you accelerate it falls flat on its face - like a clogged converter, back pressure test passed ... Trouble codes: 340 (cam positioning sensor), 17_ (bank 2 lean)
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1994 Ford Mustang 5.0L instrument cluster VIN: 1FALP457RF
The mustang came in, the complant was the speedo was inop. I could smell a electrical burnt smell so i decides to remove the cluster, when i got the cluster out i found that the batt. power on the printed circuit board was open. I am learning electrical so i n...
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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FBJS31H6S
Hi Everyone, I have this van here that will blow the PCM fuse in the power dist box under the hood (fuse "U" 30a) This happens on rough dirt roads, customer will replace the fuse and he can go on his way. I have a Ford wiring diagram and it shows the power fro...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Axle VIN: 1FTEF14H2T
This F150 is killing me. Has a shudder on take-off like bent axle, or trans slipping. Trans has checked out ok, drivetrain has been gone over, Has had complete replacement set of tires and wheels, balanced and re-balanced. Shudder still there, most noticeable ...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3FALP6533T
HELP! This is a car with very little background description, as for as the 18 yr. old owner can relate. Basically the ignition timing is slow. I have checked the valve timing backwards & forwards, watched the fuel pressure, disconnected the exhaust, checked th... Trouble codes: P0102 (MAF/VAF CKT Low Input), P0122 (TP Snsr A CKT Low Input)
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L coast clutch
From what information I have found, this Ranger is supposed to have a 5r55 trans. We suspect a prior trans shop pulled the wrong one off the shelf and installed a 4r44 by mistake. We overhauled it twice before noticing it is supposed to have a 5r55 installed. ...
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1998 Ford Contour LX 2.0L t-belt VIN: 1FACP6532W
after running engine t-belt seems to walk off pulley and start to shred have used gates kit this time ,but have seen before with same engine 4 cyl zetec thanks in advance eric
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear blower motor VIN: 2FMZA5142X
the rear blower motor is not working no power to it. tested all fuses and relays all test good. i have to power from the front to the rear. what ever it is is not switching the relay to send power to the motor.i can make the motor run by running a power and a ...
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2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1425Y
ok ford techs, this is a company van that we are looking at for the first time. it came in for a service interval only, while in the shop the mechanic notice service engine soon light on, checked the codes and found p0301. milage reading 120351 miles so we so... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire cylinder 3)
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L tralier electrical VIN: 1FTWF32F8Y
Hi, thanks in advance for any help you can give. This is one of our shop's route trucks and my driver had the tralier wiring fall down and get ripped off by the truck. Well he tried to rewire the tralier to have lights. Well he hooked up stuff alot wrong. Now ...
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L code 171 174 VIN: 2FMZA51431
hey ford fans, i have a ton of ford windstars with codes po171 and po174. no vaccum leaks detected O2 seem to be responding well. also have town car with same problem. please help us we are head overheals with ohio e-checks. thank you Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Monitors won't run VIN: 3FTNW21S71
This truck won't pass state emission test because it's required to have all the OBDII monitors run. The O2, and O2-heater monitors won't run. No codes are set. No pending codes are set. O2 heaters both come on and the truck goes into closed loop in less than ...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRW08L22
Customer recently purchased this vehicle. It has automatic A/C. On max A/C and after acceleration for a few seconds, the air comes out the defrosters. If you change from max to vents and back again, it returns to normal operation. It is consistant on hard acce...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L possible vac canister VIN: 1FTRW07672
i have this f-150 with a problem that has stumped me it is a electronic auto temp control system i have checked it for codes no codes present i only get max ac through the defrost only all other functions work correctly and the ac cools fine i was wondering if...
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2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Oil filter VIN: 2FMZA51493
The oil filter on this 3.8 blows out the seal. Vehicle cam in on the hook with seal blown out and no oil in it. Replaced filter and 5 qts of 5-20, running in air filter expands when engine is revved. After about 5 minutes, seal pushes out of filter base and oi...
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2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA51493
Net Techs, This Windstar is driving me nuts. Symptom is intermittantly on a hot soak it will start and run rough. Battery light comes on while this is occuring. This has only happened once for me. Battery voltage via the PDS scanner showed 12.3 volts. By the ...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L turbo VIN: 1FDWX37P94
hi, Customer called and said turbo pipe blew off truck. brought truck in and found turbo hose blown off on outlet side of turbo going into cooler. Clamp right at turbo outlet was affected one. Installed clamp and test drove blew right off. Tried new clamp sti...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Oil in radiator VIN: 1HGCG325XX
We are a Nissan dealer and have very little Honda exsperance. Car is a employe. states there is oil in cooling system has not owned car for long. We have pulled clyinder head to inspect head gasket. Do no see alot there are several areas that gasket may look l...
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Slidding door
This van came in to get slidding door adjusted it wasn't closing all the way and the door ajar light would stay on i tried to adjust it but i couldnt get it to close properly no matter what i did so i disconected the door ajar switch .Now the van came back thi...
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Sliding door
This van came in to get sliding door adjusted it wasn't closing all the way and the door ajar light would stay on i tried to adjust it but i couldnt get it to close properly no matter what i did so i disconected the door ajar switch .Now the van came back this...
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1996 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L compressor VIN: JNKNG01D6T
This Q45 came in with the complaint of no A/C cooling, the blower and vent operation are ok. We confirmed proper system charge level. The clutch is not getting 12v from the a/c relay. We went through the self diagnostic system using the control head and there ...
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1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Battery VIN: JNRAR05Y1W
Vehicle was towed in on Friday the 19th for no power. When the tow truck dropped the vehicle into the shop it immediately started. Performed tests on the charging system and checked the battery. Nothing out of the ordinary showed up. The vehicle ran for 1 hour...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L hard shift VIN: EA51C12WC2
Cr drives OK but this fault will occurintermittently, throw no codes, the "trans" light came on 1 time, no code.
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1989 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2J4FY29T9K
Jeep will not idle unless you hold the choke closed a little. Runs good while driving until you come to stop. I know it must be a vaccum leak but I haven't found the problem yet,there are two idle solenoids, one controls air in the carb the other controls thro...
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1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L overheats VIN: 1J4FT28S5V
why is it still overheating
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48S6Y
Please help This jeep came in with an interment skip.After doing some research on alldata and iatn we determind it was bad valve springs.After removing the head we discoverd it had a crack.So we installed a new dealer head with new springs,we also installed ne... Trouble codes: P0305
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L May set code VIN: JT6GF10UGX
Hi guys, We have not had a problem yet. But, we had to remove both of the knock sensors on this Lexus RX300 and until now, there has been no MIL on or driving symptoms. Our concern is that, on some of these vehicles, when you remove and reinstall this type of ...
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Air Conditioner VIN: ILNHM87AX2
This Lincoln's AC works intermittantly. The only thing that seems to help is when we pinch off the hose. Has anyone ever had this happen to them? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time!
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1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, NO POWER VIN: 1YVGE22C4S
hey men!i've got this 626 that has no power.when you first start it is worst.once it warms up its better.but still no power.i want to lean towards the fuel pump.but at idle my psi shows 40.and 45 when you give it throttle.maximum psi is good at(75psi).specs.ar...
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1973 Mercedes-Benz 250 250CID Gas type VIN: 1151101232
I have a 73 250 Benz. Runs great, it has the 2 2 barrel Webers on it. The only question I have is should I be running lead additive in the gas? Im too young to have ever had to deal with the lead/ unleaded issue. Thanks in advance.
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBCA35D2G
Hi everyone, Vehicle was presented to me with an extremely hi idle always and misfire on cyl #5 when engine is cold. Measured current to idle valve its about 900 ma at operating temp. I reduced the spring tension inside the idle valve by trial and error and go...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start VIN: HA22E8RF09
car came in on hook.replaced battery engine started for a second and died ch smoke tested for vacuum leaks ok checked overload relay ok replaced fuel filter and pump[noisy]checked fuel pressure and volume ok replaced coil wiring harness#[...] ck crank sen...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L HVAC drain VIN: 4JGAB54EG1
Hey Gang, This one should be a piece of cake for those whose done this before. This ML sounds like it has a lake sloshing around under dash because the drain to the condensate tray is plugged. I've tried clearing this with moderate air pressure and also a coa...
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1995 Mercury Mystique 2.5L No Start VIN: 1MELM66L15
Hello everyone. I have this '95 Merc Mistake (!:^)) that was towed in for a no start condition. Found no fuel in tank. Added 5 gallons of fuel, still no start, but cranks ok. Next morning fired up first try. Roadtested car, no probs.. While sitting there idlin... Trouble codes: 118 (ECT or EOT ckt high input), 177 (EGO not switching rich Bank 2), 542 (Fuel pump ckt open ECA ot ground), 543 (FP ckt. Batt to ECA)
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L timing belt VIN: JA4MW31R61
hi all, thanks for your help. this is my 1st timing belt job on a 2001 mitsu montero with a 3.5. seems like the timing marks on the cams and crank fail to perfectly line up. tried numerous times. seems like they end up a hair off. i have the service procedur...
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2002 BMW E46 318se 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAX52000
Hi all Thanks to all that replied, but unfortunately i had to cut this one loose, so i have no fix to post. Many of you suggested vac or breather issues but i had already checked this out and replaced the main breather valve under the inlet manifold. Then ... Trouble codes: 272C (P0170 additive mixture adaptation bank1 control limit reached), 272D (as above but bank2), P1161 (unknown fault code).
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1996 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Heater Blower, Battery VIN: 1G4HP52K3T
Well I got the car back in today. I spent most of the day tracing wires. I had orignaly suspected the ignition switch because of the ign #2 wire haveing power. I unhooked the ignition switch harness and put the dvom to it. I found that the power was coming fro...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L gauges VIN: 1G6KD54Y8W
Well I got this car in this morning ( Tue 5-23-06 ). Talk about feeling like a dummy. I went to the owners book and set it for milage instead of instant. Fixed . Thanks to all who responded. I didn't have a clue. Our Chevy garage took over Caddy so maybe next ...
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1947 Chevrolet coupe 235CID master cyl
Hi, first off , a BIG 'Thank-YOU' to all who replied, the bulk of replies were right on the money, that being that I needed a residual valve in EACH system, I was able to get these at Jeg's High Performance parts and also was able to reconfirm with their tech ...
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1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L intake valve VIN: 1GNEL19WXS
Thanks to everyone that replied. What we ended up doing was sending the head back in and had a new valve installed and reground that port. We also warrantied the injector spider. P.S. we will not be using this machine shop again. He never did say exactly what ...
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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS1947W
Thanks for all of the replies. I finally got to the point of pulling the harness, and found that someone had tapped into the crank sensor wires for some unknown reason, fixed that and the vehicle runs fine now. Trouble codes: P1626 (Theft code fixed with new lock cyl. and ignition switch).
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1G1YY22G7W
Gentlemen( and ladies too), I'm sorry I don't get to call this one fixed and I'll tell you why. One of my replies suggested to check WWW.CORVETTEFORUM.COM to see what problems other Corvette owners were having with their fuel gauges, so I passed this along t...
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Mechanical VIN: 1G1ND52J3Y
sorry about the long delay on this one , iv'e try'd several thing's on this one try'd oil flush with a wynns chemical machine, previouly replaced lifter's and checked lifter lift and still make's noise ,body shop the car came in with the noise , and are not wi...
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2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Starting System VIN: 1GCDT19W71
Various replies touched on the fact of the positive battery cable possibly loosing connection and/or the starter relay not sending power to the starter. Even though we replaced the ignition switch and he says that it acted up a few times since we were not able...
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2001 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L plenum drain VIN: 1GCDT13W11
As always I got some good repllies on this. Some suggested work already done (read complete post). No fix found yet. Many suggested baffles in heater core to stop sloshing noise, not sure that is the cause of this one. I only get the noise after extended opera...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L lack of power VIN: 1GNES16S13
thanks for all of the suggestions. i was unable to pinpoint problem but did find the screens in cam phase actuator was missing and replaced but failed to fix. thanks for all of the help!!
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L driveline vibratuion VIN: 3C4FY48B74
Justice prevails. Everyone who responded were in the same neighborhood. We noticed how much the engine torqued when switching from neutral to in gear. We figured, maybe the axle was being pulled at too much of an angle. We replaced the 2 aluminum engine mounts...
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1993 Dodge Stealth ES 3.0L Valves VIN: JB3BM54J9P
This vehicle is doomed. After reading the replies and discussing the information with the customer he has decided to take the vehicle as-is and park it. The cams and sprockets were carefully marked by the machine shop with a punch (1,2,3,4) so I'm sure they ar...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L starting VIN: 1B4GP44G3W
It has been two weeks and we have not heard from our customer yet. Jon you seemed to have hit the nail on the head. We replaced the battery and the van has been starting without any problems. Thanks to all who replied. Iatn is an excellent site. Paul
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Top End Noise VIN: 2B3HD46R6Y
The noise was coming from the timing chain. A new timing chain and tensioner fixed the problem. Thanx. David
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L Hesitation, low power < 2500RPM VIN: 2B7JB21Y61
Because the drivabilty is only slightly effected and the high mileage on the van, the customer did not want to spend a lot on diagnostic, so I sent this vehicle back to the customer and are waiting for it to get worse or there approval to procede, if that happ...
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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Blend Door VIN: 1FTCR10A9V
Thank you everyone who replied, Got mixed reviews some said replace whole box and some said replace door only. Dorman does make replacement door. Customer is going to live with this problem at this time. I will post my fix when customer repairs truck. Thank yo...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32E4V
Thanks for the responses. Everyone seemed to think this was a ground circuit problem. Maybe I wasn't clear enough about the fact that the sensor itself is what was failing and going open. I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction of the source... Trouble codes: P0453 (Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor volts too high).
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMYU04101
It seems that the information I recieved was correct. The vehicle had a broken 2-4 band. I thought it was shifting into fourth but after a more carefull inspection and test drive, I indeed did not have 4th also. Thanks to everyone who helped with this diagnosi...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 2FTZX17211
Well it is fixed, thanks for all the replies. It ended up being a combination of things. Most replies related to vacuum leaks causing lean problem, most stating install updated gaskets, which had been done. One refered to wire chafing at accumulator, several f... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1).
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2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FDAF56P24
the customer has decided not to fix it he says its not bad, I did tell him any damage was not warrantied since he wants to run it like it is, It is not real harsh just firmer than usual,some suggested that the rear piston maybe wasn't cleaned out but it was, t...
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1993 GMC K2500 Sierra 5.7L drivablilty concern VIN: 1GTGK29K8P
again thanks to all that responed, finally found the problem and it seems that when this motor was rebuilt either someone installed the wrong cap on rod 1 and 4 (switched them) or did not have a clean enviroment for building engines. The ulimate damage took ou...
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Transfercase VIN: 1GKDT13SX2
well four replied with the tccm needs to be changed and re program. not able to do this as dont handle reprogramming but instead sent to a dealer and have them fixed what the four of you said. as a friend customer , called me to inform me what they did. thanks...
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2003 GMC Sierra 3500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GDJC34V23
Hi group, thanks for all respond. we find the problem on the GMC. this morning I pull the oil pan YES I saw the problem,the last two cam lobes and roller lifters were severly damaged due to the lack of lubrication,(but not bad enough to cause back fire or pop ... Trouble codes: P0300 (testing and results).
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L engine VIN: 2HKRL1862Y
The engine came out just like everybody said it would. We had the engine sitting on the ground in about 3 hrs. the job looked harder than it was. Thanks again to all of your help.
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1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKNG01C1M
Sometimes we get ahead of ourselves and forget to slow down and examine.The codes extracted from the computer told the story,21-Ignition system circuit and 34-Detonation circuit. Found connectors reversed! Thanks guys.
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2000 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, LONG CRANKING
i want to give thanks to all of the techs that gave their prompt responce, to my problem i wish i could have given more precise info but i was tapped out the day i posted the request. well heres the answer turns out there was just enough diesel in the gas tank...
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2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ22501
sorry, customer does not want to spend any money to repair the problem. i suspect a ground problem, loose connection, or computer problem. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
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1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JB3XD54BXM
we first replaced the iac motor and was a little better , we then replaced the cloged fuel filter that was restricting the gas flow. it was turning over fine...still high emisions. What the customer did not tell us is that they had cleaned the trottle using ca...
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1988 Nissan Pulsar NX XE 1.6L headlights VIN: JN1PN34S5J
I want to thank all who replied to my help posting. The problem ended up being simple. This vehicle came to me with no history at all. I was about to remove the fuse panel and saw a wire installed somewhere along the line by some owner added accesory, I decide...
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y4T
Thanks to all that tried to help. This was a totally strange problem. After checking and rechecking we went back to square one replaced the knock sensor with the old one,[the new sensor used was a Nissan sensor] problem solved. Replaced the oxygen sensor that ... Trouble codes: P0161 (left rear o sensor heater).
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L compressor VIN: 4T3ZF13C41
Sorry for the delay but i forgot to close this one. The compressor has an rpm sensor built in and the compressor had to be replaced.
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Master Cylinder VIN: 3VWSC8H8RM
sorry took so long write back. Customer has not come back yet. Now we have another jetta with same problem? Maybe Jetta's just have low brake pedals. Will write back with more info on a fix.
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWBB61CWM
Well this is a case of going back to the basics. It turns out that this car had been at another garage for repair and they had switched wires around on the coil, and my tech put the wires back as they came off. So a quick switch of the wires and replacement of... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire - Bad spark plug wires).
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L temperature VIN: 3VWSA29M8X
Let me just start by saying that we looked in all of the places suggested and could not find the suspected sensor. We did find that the evaporator showed signs of leakage although we really don't think that that has anything to do with the symptom experienced ...
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