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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Viscous Coupling? VIN: WABA24B7XN
This is a new Car to us. Car vibrates turning at slow speed but only when you are accelerating or adding power. Feels like an old Jeep in 4WD when turning on pavement, just not quite as severe, Car drives normally in all other respects. Is their a viscous coup...
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2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML54DX1
CANNOT FIND SPEC FOR UPSTREAM O2 SENSOR HEATERS. STANDARD TECH LINE SAID HE CALLED BOSCH & GOT 3-10ohms. CAN THE READINGS I HAVE BE HIGH ENOUGH TO SET CODES?. CLEARED THEM & CAME BACK AFTER ROAD TESTING. THANKS. Trouble codes: P0130 (p1113 17521 b1s1 heater high resistance), P0150 (p1131 17539 b2s1 heater high resistance)
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Alarm VIN: WAURD68D61
Vehicle came in with complaint of the alarm randomly going off, more often on hot days. Checked central locking system with Vag-com scan tool and found one fault - 01370 Alarm triggered by interior monitoring. Checked interior monitoring module and found alarm...
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1987 BMW 325i 2.5L radio VIN: WBABB2309H
good evening: this bmw has a noise on the radio, that sounded like itmight be comming form the alternator, because it only makes the noise when the engine is running.however we replaced the regulator, and now have replaced the alternator, which made no change...
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1988 BMW M3 2.3L suspension VIN: WBSCD032XW
This is weird. This car has new struts, upper mounting plates,lower contol arms with ball joints and rear bushings, and sway bar links, the front end is aligned with new tires. Motor mounts and rear trans mounts are all like new. What happens is if you roll fo...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L shift mode VIN: WBAGJ8326W
GENTLEMEN, I WOULD NOT WISH THIS REPAIR ON MY WORST ENEMY. VEHICLE WAS PRESENTED FOR REPAIRS AFTER SITTING UP FOR ALMOST 2 YRS. TEST DRIVE RESULTS) ON ACCEL FROM STOP RANDON MISFIRE WAS OBVIOUS. WITH SHIFTER IN DRIVE (AUTO MODE), TRANS WOULD SHIFT NORMALAY ON ...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Dash lights and guages and A/C VIN: WBADN5342X
After the car is started the check engine light stays on as well as the other dash lights for about thrity seconds. After that the light goes out and all the guages stop working. The A/C is also affected by this when the lights go off the a/C stops cooling. Ca...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L transmission VIN: WBAGH83471
This car intermittently shifts very late. Usually after warm up. Customer would be driving down the freeway and transmission acts up and downshifts. It drives over [...] in 3rd gear down the freeway. Coming to a stop goes to 1st and shift up at over 3500RPM...
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1997 Buick Skylark Limited 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4NJ52T3V
Okay. I need help. This car was brought in on the hook. Customer stated that he had ben on open highway for about 10 minutes, slowed down to 45mph to pass through a neihboring town and when he went to accelerate back up to speed the car started to shake violen... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire detected)
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L a/c compressor VIN: 1G6KD52YXT
a/c compressor cycles when vehicle is in motion. A/C COMPRESSOR WORKS NORMAL WHEN SITTING STILL IN GEAR AND ALSO WHEN RPM'S ARE RAISED.
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L ride control VIN: W06VR52R8V
This is for all of you cadillac experts. This is a 97 Catera with a rear end that goes up intermittently. No codes that we can find other than Red Brick says it has undefined communications code. The car can be driven for 3 or 4 days with no problems then all ...
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1990 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L temperature VIN: 1G1LT54T1L
This car will not cool to very cold. (see related repair history) Thought compressor was bad again, a reman, so we put on a NEW Delco(V5)same problem, not that cold. The evap was flushed, no debris. The problem is with the outside temp above 90 degrees and the...
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1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNEK13K5S
cust complains of poor fuel milage. No runability problems. If engine is snap throttled from idle in park black smoke from exaust, but not during driving or accel. Sorry no smog numbers ,our smog scope is down. Scan data indecates long term fuel trim at 130-14...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L a/c control pannel VIN: 2GCEC19R8T
I keeps shorting out the a/c control unit. I've used my power probe and acuated all the door acuator(blend door, tempeture door, front mode door) they all seem to work correctly. We've also replaced a few of the control pannels because they keep shorting out. ...
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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52MOV
This Lumina has an intermittent problem where the 15amp PCM IGN fuse in the right side underhood fuse box blows. When the fuse blows it sets trouble codes for the Mass airflow frequency being low and the purge solenoid fault. When this fuse blows it loses the ...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF5243V
This car is over fueling. It is loading up so bad that it will miss at idle. The o-2 stays at .9 most of the time untill the short term get to about -34%. Then it tries to switch rich- lean. This car has no test port for fuel presure test. I thought it was lea... Trouble codes: P0172, P0300
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1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L exhaust glows red VIN: 1GCC51945W
the injector pulse width never drops below 4.6ms. normal? had computer reflashed. Replaced o2 sensor they are going from lean to rich normally. replace map sensor checked for vacume leaks plugs are burning great exhaust leaks were repaired and theres no exhaus...
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GDRTYUW7W
Greetings to all GM gurus out there... Got a easy one for you. Car comes in with complaint of no AC. Hook up guages and can visually see the compressor locking up. I replace the compressor, drier and orifice tube and flush syste... Charge system and have great...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WH55K31
Greetings GM wizards. This vehicle came to us after being at a GM dealer where it had the plugged converter replaced. When it arrived at our shop it was seeping coolant at the intake manifold/throttle body area and when we removed the throttle body we found th...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L ABS applies VIN: 2GCEC19V01
i have this chev truck that when stopping applies the ABS when stopping and the pedal falls to floor we changed the speed sensor in the trans because the rear sensor was reading like 5 miles per hour faster then the front sensors were and both the front were r...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23U43
Well everybody this is my first post and i want to say thanks in advance. This is one for the GM folks, I'm working on one of my first throttle by wire systems and have multiple codes p1516, p1518, p2108... all are for the TAC module. Which is the throttle act... Trouble codes: P1516, P1518, P2108
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Stall VIN: 2C3HE66GXX
This car came in with these codes in history. Customer states that car will quit going down road. Of course when we got it it will not act up. Checked voltages,connectors-all look ok.I have seen ign switch problems with these types of cars before and I am lean... Trouble codes: P0645, P1685, P1389, P0320
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1993 Dodge Stealth 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JB3BM44H7P
Check engine light comes on intermediately, when at ldle. Hooked-up Snap-on scanner and checked for codes, sometimes it would say no communication and other times it would say no codes stored. Hooked-up a analog volt meter and get not needle pulse even when th...
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1997 Dodge Dakota 2.5L vent flow VIN: 1B7FL22P7W
hello iatn group. have a 1997 dodge durango pickup ext cab. condition i have is when hvac is turned to any of the dash vent positions, at the dash outlets, there is just a wisper of air flow, this condition is the same for hot or cold temp settings, in just ve...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3HD56F6V
This problem child is a family members car, towed to me as a no start. Tested for spark, none found on Cyl #1. Checked crank and cam sensors, signals found from both, no dropping, replaced both as advised by a few other techs, to no avail. Checked coil pri/sec...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L passenger vents VIN: 3D7KA28C33
This truck does not have dual climate control, but it does have two blend doors. Drivers side vents blowing 62 degrees with doors open and 95 outside. The blend doors are linked to the same actuator, and the heat seems to work on both sides. Does this thing ha...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Hard, long start VIN: 1FALP52U1V
Hey All, This is a strange one to me. Let me explain exactly what is happening. 1. Every time you try to start the car it is a long crank. It will eventually start and run normal. 2.When this is failing I have no spark or injector pulse, however I do have ...
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34FXW
Hello all, this one seems to have several shops stumped. This ambulance will always start cold, but intermittently quit 10 to 15 seconds after starting. It will crank, up to speed, but crank and crank with no start. Then sometimes 10 minutes to one hour later ... Trouble codes: P1218 (CID circuit short to power), P1107 (dual alt. lower ckt. fault), P1105 (duallalt. upper ckt fault), P1106 (dual alt. lower fault)
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15U5W
I've got this Ranger that cranks but won't start after hot soak. Sometimes it has no fuel pressure, other times it has fuel pressure. Checked for chafed wiring under driver's seat area, no problem found. Scanner shows r.p.m. while cranking. I verified good vol...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L moniter/memory lost VIN: 1FMRU1766W
hello and thanks in advance for your reply to this request. this expidition fail functional test due to moniters not complete. check related system and no problems were found, so i performed drive cycle and all moniter set to complete. shut vehicle off to wait...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FTRX18W7X
this vehical has had this problem for a long time, it is a no start only after the truck has been sitting in the sun for hours. i finally got it to act up in the shop and i have no fuel pressure due to the computer not grounding the fuel pump relay. i have all...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 2FTZF0737X
Greetings to all I have this pick up that customer says has a performance problem I went to drive this and just sitting at a light the truck cut out on me like alight switch.I sat there for about 5 minutes and started up and drove it back to the shop.This morn...
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L noa/c VIN: 2FAFP74W91
Hi folks I hope someone has had this problem so that you might be able to help. this car came in with a complaint of a throbing idle. the idle raised to 1200 rpm every time the compressor cycled. I changed the iac motor and the problem was solved for about one...
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2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FDXF46F61
Thanks in advance. This truck came in for very bad loss of power, scanned computer , no codes. replaced fuel presure regulator as common problem in fix database and worked for 3 days . now it is back and will not get out of its way. replaced regulator to confi...
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L rear hatch VIN: 1FAHP36361
Replaced rear hatch latch because of the plastic coating worn off the latch "hook" now the hatch is still popping open while she is driving this car? not as often as before but still. The latch seems to adjusted ok and seems to close properly when we close it ...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F11
Hello everyone, i have this truck that only does this after it has rained out. It runs fine except for when pulling up to a stop it will die. Please help me go in the right direction i have heard problems with cam sensors? Thanks Dave
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2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L runs hot VIN: 1FAFP34341
Hey guys this is actually my second post on this car. First one was last summer. Last fix was t-stat and new fan relay and connector due to being burnt up from faulty connection.This worked great for about 8 months, now its back! Today we replaced water pump a...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W92
Help!!! I've removed the ECM & traced wires to no avail. All wiring test good from ECM to respective pigtails. The DPFE sensor has 1.02-1.12 volts with EGR closed. Open the EGR at idle and the DPFE voltage only goes to 2.65v. Spec says it should be 4.5v. What ... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR Circuit fault)
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNF20F82
hello everyone .i have this 7.3 l diesel that im pulling my hair out on . i have some knowledge on diesels but not much . when cold this vehicle runs great but when warmed up vehicle falls on its face . it wont get out of its own way . no power at all even whe...
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ducts VIN: 1FMPU18L13
This expedition has Air conditioning with an EACT system. When set on auto it blows out the dash panel and blows cold but when driving it will switch to the defrost position intermitently. The air is still cold. It Doesn't work correctly in the manual mode eit...
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1985 GMC C1500 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GETC14H4F
This vehicle was towed in due to blown head gaskets. Did the usuall repairs, replaced head gaskets and had heads completely rebuilt. Also had the carb rebuilt as well, twice in fact. The problem is the vehicle is running extremely rich hot or cold. Had the ori...
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1988 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGED3540J
This car will intermittently not start and when it does this i have spark, fuel pressure and injector pulse. Seems to be flooded, if i unplug the injectors the car will start and run for about 20 sec. and will continue to run if i plug the injectors back in. W... Trouble codes: 01 (o2 stuck rich/lean), 06 (ect open/shorted), 14 (iac open/shorted)
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD78873
Received codes P0134, so i change O2 sensor B1 S1, no change, tried another sensor still the same. Reading on MT2500. generics, B1S1 0.000 B1S2 flat lines at 0.480 Check sensor plug Voltage good 12 volts followed test procedure for this code, but i think I'm r... Trouble codes: P0134 (As per MT2500 generics no activity B1S1)
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1998 Hyundai Tiburon FX 2.0L Computer VIN: KMHJG34F7W
quick question have any Tech's ran into scan tool will communicate with vechile but the Smog Machine wont Communicate.
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L overheating VIN: JNKCA31A6Y
car overheats after about 45-60 minutes of running problems happens both driving highway speeds and at idle.fans are working properly new thermostat and coolant temp sensor have been installed
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1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L rear suspension
the noise is constant with bumps in the road at lower speeds. around 50 to 60 mph noise diminishes then gets louder above 60. the hydraulic ride control has been eliminated about 7 years ago. there is no play in the suspension that i can determine. the noise i...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L alarminop VIN: 1J4GZ58S9P
Jeep starts and dies. Security light stays on all the time. I have seen several fixes about unhooking the alarm module after it starts. But this one will not start at all.I did put a used Pcm in it without an alarm and it starts and runs.So I am sure it has so...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L compressor VIN:
Thanks for the help in advance. This Jeep has a/c problem. After blowing cold for about 10 minutes starts blowing warm when driven. I already replaced the hi and low switches then recharged. Car was just purchased so I don't really have any vehicle history.
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1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L Idle VIN: JT8V230C1S
Customer States vehicle Stalls at stop light with A/C on and Radio on. Unable to duplicate Customers complaint. Vehicle runs ok. No rough idle, no misfire. No DTC's for engine, transmission, Abs, etc. Scanned vehicle with OBD 1 scanner. No obvious problems fou...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L no parts really effected VIN: JT6HF10U6Y
have no test or inspection procedures for this problem any help mor guidance will be appreciated thanks in advance for you time.
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2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L speedometer VIN: ILNHM8IW9Y
analog speedometer inop, abs lite is on, service engine soon lite is on, digital odometer reads all dashes, tripometer reads all dashes, and information center, distance to empty reads all dashes --- the speedo, abs and check engine lites would indicate vss o...
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1991 Mazda Navajo LX 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4F2CU44X6M
Thanks for reading. Vehicle here for smog repair. Has excessive NOx and elevated CO and HC. Took a peek at PIDS with "Brick" and found most everything to be acceptable except for MAF and LTFT. All other PIDS appear to properly reflect vehicle operating condit...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L engine block VIN: 1YVG22C1W5
car came to us with blown head gaskit, repaired head, now bellhousing is filling with coolant. if some one knows if a freeze plug is in the bellhousing area, or some other sourse of leak other then a cracked block. thanks. Jerry
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP8OD83
The first two test drives of this vehicle went like clock work. No issues found. First drive 3 miles second 6 miles. The third was to go for fuel and on the way back after I accelerated quickly accross the four lane and thats where I got the CEL of po 303 but ... Trouble codes: P00, 303 (cylinder 3 missfire), U00, 100 (lost communications with ecm/pcm)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L compressor VIN: WDBRF61J22
Recharged the system (was almost full) No pressure differences between high and low sides. This is a variable compressor but apparently is also actuated internally. The archives indicate evap sensor failures. Can you point me to the test for this as well as th...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Heater VIN: 2030612A02
This C240 will only blow hot air out of drivers side vents, there are no codes and all stepper motors have been normalised and seem to be working properly. I checked the archives, one said to regas the system , done this to no avail. any ideas would be appreci...
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1993 Mini Mini Cooper 1.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: XC2S1N1063
Hello All! I have an old-style mini-cooper here which we have been scratching our heads over for several weeks. The car starts great and idles very smoothly. It will rev freely for the first 15 to 45 seconds from dead cold, and then will develop a surge above ...
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2001 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3N1B51DX1L
We replace the starter on this vehicle, after the starter motor was installed this vehicle now can't pull itself out of a wet paper bag... feel like a plugged exhaust, but I have dropped the front pipe and to no avail... I have tried another tps sensor but to ...
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1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Brougham 2.5L Engine VIN: 2G3AM51R1H
Car towed in, died while driving on the highway. Pulled the valve cover and found no valves moving. It looks like either a broken timing chain or a sheared key. I was wondering if this is common on these engines[2.5L] and if the pistons can hit the valves when...
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1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Front pads VIN: 1G3HY54C5R
Hello group, I have a vehicle here with rapidly wearing front pads, the owner recently aquired this vehicle, has low mileage and seems to be in good shape. Brought in a few thousand miles ago, needing brakes. Virtually all wearable items expect the rear drums ...
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1990 Audi 100 2.3L speedometer VIN: WAUBC5442L
I received several replies pinpointing some common solder joint failure points in the dash circuit board. In particular they were the two 2 pin sockets that the speedo itself plugged in to. Their locations are described quite well by one of the technicians who...
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1989 BMW 525i 2.5L windows VIN: WBACH1300K
Well all 5 replies said this was a fuse. After looking under fuse on worldpac we saw the picture of what this little corroded thing used to look like. Jeff wins the prize it was a 50 amp.The reason the car wouldt run is when we jumpered around it the alarm act...
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Surge VIN: WBADE5325W
Hey Guys, I followed majority rules and cleaned up the AIC motor...so far so good. Thanx all. - Bernie Trouble codes: 505 (IAC Problem).
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD52YXT
Hi: This one is fixed. Several techs suggested I install a injector cleaner cannister to the fuel rail with just gas and set it to system pressure and see how it started. It worked great. Even though we had what appeared to be good pressure and volume the pump...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L compressor VIN: 1G6KE54Y1W
sorry i should have added that i did flush all lines and no blockage was evedint however most of you were right the compressor was a reman and was faulty replaced compressor again and all is well thanks all charlie
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1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L electric antenna VIN: 1G1YY238XI
The fender nut that holds the top of the mast is round, and therefore no tool fits it, I finally grabbed it with some pliers and unscrewed it, and accomplished the install of the new mast assy, as it was described by the guys who replied. I just wonder where t...
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1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19S4R
Thanks fopr the respones, two were not to worry about the resister, one said the resister pack can be removed with a pick or snap ring pliers. Yes there is a resister pack in the module, normally the new module does not come with it. They are numbered 1-9 this... Trouble codes: 35 (pulse injection error).
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W5S
This vehicle finally wont't start at all. The fuse was ok, but fuel pressure was at 35 psi. The fuel pump didn't sound all that good anyways. I definitely suspected fuel pump. I replaced fuel pump and pressure was now in specs. High amperage draw from the fuel...
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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L timing belt VIN: 2G1WX12XXT
I found that one of the cam pulleys was wobbling when the engine was runing, I replaced it and everything was fine. thanks for all the help.
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R9W
Thank you all for the info. most replies were dist. cap or valve spring problems. Afew said internal vacuum leaks and that got. Plugged off all crankcase ventilation and put vac gage in dipstick hole and saw instant vacuum. Pull intake gasket had shifted or bo... Trouble codes: 300 (misfire).
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2000 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L stuck in 1st gear VIN: 4C3AU52N1Y
hey guys thanks for the info, it really saved me alot of time, it up being that the trans relay up on the firewall was bad, thanks for the bailout on this one.
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L air temperature VIN: 2C4GP44G21
After reading through the replies and testing the system we concluded that the refrigerant level was low. We charged the system and the temperature on both sides then became equal. We will repair the leak and return the van to the customer. This system is diff...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.8L Fuel will not siphon VIN: 2C8GM48L55
After getting with a Chrysler instructor and THREE primary pumps, this vehicle is now working correctly. Thanks to all for there suggestions. The sad thing is that both bad pumps were Mopar and brand new. Just a bad run of luck I guess. Thanks again.
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1992 Dodge Spirit LE 2.5L camshaft VIN: 1B3XA56K9N
We put another camshaft in and spun it with the journals on and it seems to spin ok. Car runs fine now and is out of the shop. Will update if comes back. Thanks for the help.
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1995 Dodge Stealth 3.0L srs VIN: JB3XD44S3M
sent to dealer to clear codes all other attempts failed thanks to all for the help
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L bearings VIN: 3D7MU48D93
Thanks to all.I had to cut the joint out of this one and put the knuckle in the press.Thanks again
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1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP53U2S
Thank you for your replies and your patience. I apologize for the long wait but I was away for a while and wanted to wait to make sure everything was ok with this one. Thanks to David, Billy, Pete, Jervis, John and Nicholas for their replies. Special thanks to... Trouble codes: 412 (KOER idle could not extend during self test), 157 (CONT maf out of spec).
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1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L shudder between gears VIN: 1FALP45T6S
Some suggested a rebuild, but the transmission shifted properly even with the shudder, I replaced the fluid, filter and drove and the shudder was there. I brought it back in and replaced the fluid again, including draining the torque converter each time, disco...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L all dash gauges VIN: 1FTDX18W7V
The fix for this truck was exactly what many of the replies I got said to check for.The wires on top of column for the overdrive switch had a hole rubbed through and shorting out.Thanks to all who took the time to reply and helped me out.
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L broken blend door VIN: 1FEEX17L5E
So there is no short cut on this truck, but the heater box can be serviced in the truck, no need to drain cooling system or evac the ac. Thanks
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cam Shaft VIN: 1FMDU34E5V
Thanks for all the replies, unfortuantly the same problem keeps happening. The CAM HUB which is factory pressed into camshaft spun out again in the right cam. We even pinned it through ??? Not sure what to do now. Maybe a used engine. No one has ever had this ...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTSF30F9X
You guys hit the nail on the head. The clue was the fact that it looked poorly maintained. I had a my oil change kid change the oil and within five minutes it was running smooth. That was a week ago and it is still running good. Thanks.
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1FTYR10CXX
everyone was right, pistons were pretty loose in the cylinders, block was bored 30, new pistons, oilpump bearings ect. fixed it right up. thanks
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F3Y
Thanks to everyone for your ideas. The only problem I could find after hours of checking harnesses was the high side wire for bank two shorted to the injector shield wire. I don't yet understand why this would cause the IDM to burn up and not power either bank... Trouble codes: P1668 (IDM-PCM Communication error), P1670 (EF feedback signal not detected).
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L switch/compressor VIN: 1FAFP36331
thank you all for your help,but ed from pennslvania nailed this one,it was the blower resistor.there is a wire tied into the low speed wire to tell the control head the fan is on,so the ac can turn on.the low speed resistor was burnt out,which alowed ac to tur...
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2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP40431
As I said, the car runs and idles perfect, no noticeable lean or rich condition, other than the check engine light on and code p0175. I rechecked the condition of the plugs, they all looked the same and were new. After more reading thru the archives I found a ... Trouble codes: P0175 (bank 2 always rich).
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2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Cuts out VIN: IFDWE35S22
we still have not fix this van but the owner has two of them now both are doing the same thing.the test compyter we used to test with was the one out of the other van i guess that was a mistake Trouble codes: P0460, P1000.
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ8542W
Thanks for the inputs,ck the ect sensor reading correctly, after talking to cust. she returned the vech to the dealer she purchased it from in exchange for another car. she spent a little more moneys but she has a much better car now than this headach was. aga... Trouble codes: P0170, P0172.
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2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L t- belt VIN: JHMBB61481
I apologize for not closing this sooner but I completely for got but any I changed the tensioner and and the timing belt and all is well thanks to all.
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all. I was almost positive of the fix before I posted, but wanted to double check. These days parts are expensive. The MAF WAS the problem. The scan values didn't make sense so I leaned towards the MAF. All my replies confirmed it. I tried cleaning b... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank one).
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1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4FF68S4X
I found that the O2 sensor harness had melted on the exhaust manifold and grounding the sensor signal curcuit intermittently. Thanks to everyone who took the time to offer help. Trouble codes: P0138 (o2 sensor).
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1986 Mazda B2000 2.0L Excessive Emissions, High NOX VIN: JM2UF1110G
Thanks for your help. I made a few local calls to some Mazda shops and ended up replacing the electrical air/fuel valve inside the top of the carb.
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L transmission VIN: WDBEA30D1L
Thank You everyone for the advice on fixing this transmission. Most of the responses that I got pointed to the rear pump and governor area so thats where I started. After removing the tail shaft I discovered the governor was busted and the pump had a spring ja...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L cruise control VIN: WDBFA68F51
As several posts had suggested the fault was the tires. For some reason the front tires were almost 3/4 inch larger than the rears. They were the original tires and the correct make and size. A new set of tires were installed and now cruise control works as ad...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L HVAC drain VIN: 4JGAB54EG1
Hey Gang, This is not a fix, but the problem has disappeared. Once the car came back from the body shop, customer traded the car that week. Oh well., thanx for the input. - B
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L monitors won't run VIN: 1ZWFT61L6X
Thank you for those that took the time to respond. Checked mode 6 data, all data within spec and passes no failures. William from NC mentioned the same drive cycle that I use on all Fords to set monitors. Works everytime except now! Ford drive cycle that Ford ... Trouble codes: P0420.
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D21
thanks for the help replaced mass airflow sensor vechile has gone two weeks no engine light or driveability problems Trouble codes: P0171.
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E24
thanks members for all your help the vehicle is running all the replies were dead on stephen from new york had me try to get in car and operate the locks with the remote 20 times and it started right up thanks guys. Trouble codes: P1610, P1614, P1615.
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1990 Other European Mondial T Ca 3.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFFK33A4L
Ended up with a code 4121 on both banks but bank 1-4 check engine light does not go out, I could not get a code list to check this code furthur but am certain it is related to fuel mixture, If anyone has a source please let me know would be greatly appreciated...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L shift lock, ignition switch VIN: 1G2WJ52K0V
Most replies suggested a sticky shifter. I took the console out and checked out the solenoid, and all seemed good. After sitting for the weekend I actually had this thing act up long enough for me to test the wiring. Turned out I had a power supply problem to ...
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