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1995 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JH4DC4461S
This has been an intermittent problem for quite some time and has been very frustrating to customer and us. It will stall and not start or will just not restart after setting. She called me the other day after it was at the clean up shop and it would not resta...
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1995 Audi 90 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUCA88C7S
Hello all I have this 1995 Audi Quattro 90 CF AFC engine 2.8 liters that is in need of a fuel Pump, got power to the pump but pump don't run I remove the top cover, also the electrical connector, the 2 Fuel line, remove the cover on top of the Gas tank, also...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L not easy fast shift to 2nd gear VIN: TRUUT28N71
Hi group, Just finish Transmission clutch set : Clutch Disc, Pressure plate, Throw out bearing and resurface flywheel. Test drive everything OK if when change gear slowly. BUT THIS IS A SPORT CAR : when you depart from 1st gear to 2nd gear fast it will not eng...
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L compressor VIN: WBAHE2311R
This car has over 200,000 miles on it,looks and runs great.The ac works at idle only gauges read good we removed the freon and recharged so we now it has a full charge.If we let it set and idle we get 38 degrees at the dash just a little off idle and the ac co...
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1995 BMW 840Ci 4.0L shifting VIN: WBAEF6320S
Vehice came in with oil leak,we replaced above mentioned parts, but my tech failed to drive the vehicle first to know how vehicle performed prior to repairs, what I believe to be the ASC warning light top center of cluster yellow triangle with a arrow wrapped ...
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1986 Buick LeSabre Estate Wagon 5.0L accumulator VIN: 1G4BR354XG
Hello all. I have a 1986 Buick Lesabre Estate wagon with a Powermaster III brake system. I need an accumulator. GM part # [...]. This is discontinued by GM which is crazy since they all break eventually. I need help finding one. I have run out of ideas. Ple...
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1995 Buick Regal 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB5218S
Any info will be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: 321 (intermittent cam signal), 341 (no 18x ign pulses), 361 (est not toggling)
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1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G4AG55M6T
This one cuts out and misfires under accel and heavy cruise, but only under 1200 rpm. Sets the listed codes intermittently. NOTE: This car is fixed and is being added to the database die to the strangeness of the problem and the mass potenetial for problems i... Trouble codes: P0300, P0336
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1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G4NJ52M4T
Hello fellow GM techs. Need help on this one. Car was dropped off on our late night, went to pull in for the night, car starts and stalls. Pushed car into shop, car starts and stalls a few times and noticed MIL and BATT lights on IPC are very dim. Started car ... Trouble codes: P1573 (PCM/EBTCM Serial Data Circuit - Lost Communication), P1629 (Theft Deterrent Fuel Enable Signal Not Received), P1641 (MIL Control Circuit), C1275 (IPC/PCM to EBCM/EBTCM Serial Data Malfunction), B1049 (SIR 49 History)
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1965 Cadillac fleeetwood 472CID wiring/control unit
Hello All, This old caddy( made into a pickup.???.) has no automatic temp control. The unit cooled for a few minutes we shut the car of and now I have no cooling or heat and no blower motor. The fuse is good. I was hoping someone had a wiring diagram or some ...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L twilight sentinal, interior lights VIN: 1G6KE52Y5V
This 97 Deville will lose it's interior lights and twilight sentinal function in about 15 seconds after starting the vehicle and these functions will not resume until the key has been off for at least 15 minutes. All systems and functions work when you go into...
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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WO6VR54R5Y
Hello to all. I am having a difficult time with a 2000 catera. Here it is in a nut shell. Itermittently more so hot the car will stall and not restart until it cools off. Also if i turn it off after running in my bay it somtimes may not start. Ther is no check... Trouble codes: P0650 (mil control fault), P0135, P0300
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1993 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2GTEG25H5P
help i have anouther van frome hell when engine is cold runs fine when it hits aboute 180 it surges bogs out and stalls ck fuel 8psi replaced fuel pump and filter it wont bog out now but still surges and stalls swaped ecm and distributor same thing no codes sc...
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1993 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM15Z6P
This TBI (Not CMPI) astro van has a very bad idle and acts as if the linear egr valve is stuck open. However the datrastream on my OTC scan tool also indicates a MAT reading of -40F on a 100 degree day. This 4.3 dosen't seem to have any IAT or MAT. Is there a ... Trouble codes: 32 (egr malfunction), 43 (knock sensor)
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1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L belt VIN: 2G1WX12Y7S
The customer just brought me the car, and i really don't see any of the pulleys missaligned or loose. yet everytime a new belt is put on the car, the outer side of the belt is shredded after a day. I need help.
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L wipers VIN: 1GCEK19R1W
Customer complains that wipers will not shut off intermittantly.
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L transfer case control module VIN: 1GNDT13W9Y
Thanks for everyones help in advance. I am working on a 2000 t blazer with 4.3 w 4 speed auto and np 236 transfer case.Customer has called a couple of times and stated that the service 4x4 light will come on and vehicle will hesitate. First couple of times we ...
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 1Y1SK52801
customer says car hesitates, and after start up car wont take gas.stumbles.and is verry intermittent. doesnt matter if hot or cold, and doesnt seem to have a pattern. i drove car didnt notice any problems no codes scanner information looks normal, has any body...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H9X
Hello all We have this sebring that has no power. I have scanned the codes and it only has downstream o2 sensor heater code in it. It acts like the timing is slow or the exhaust is stopped up. The fuel pressure is fine. I read through the fix database and fo...
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1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Transmission VIN: 1B3HD46T6S
OK here we go. 95 Dodge Intrepid 3.3 engine 606 (42LE) transmission. Vehicle arrived in limp in mode with code 44 - underdrive solenoid circuit open or shorted. Performed diagnosis for problem. Replaced solenoid pack. Same code. Replace TCM same code. Found lo...
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1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ46X2X
5 days later customer had same complaint about miss, loss of power. Started car, drove it to shop. In the morning starter grunted once and no crank, fuse #8 blown. Jumper terminals, car starts and runs OK. Code P0320-no crank reference signal to PCM set this t...
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1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on
I put a timing belt in this Neon back in March. The customer returned this week with a SES light on, saying it just recently happened. I am familiar with the P1390 problem with these engines, with timing gear misalignment (I have a Mitsu Eclipse posted with a ... Trouble codes: P1390 (Cam/Crank sensor sinc loss)
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Fuel Economy, exhaust gets red hot VIN: 3B7HF13ZY6
The customer has been concerned with fuel milege for the last two months. The truck also suffers from red hot exhaust manifolds when the customer drives it. The vehicle also suffers from a lack of power. After several attempts to find something wrong we have c...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7KF23651
Customer complaint is truck starts hard after sitting a while checked for pressure from lift pump it is in specs. He had run this truck out of fuel at least four times I know of in the last year and I don't know how long he run it with the transfer pump with l...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18N42
Vehicle has inop speedometer, check engine light on, ABS light and brake light on. Has VSS code. Changed output shaft speed sensor. Still inop speedometer. Checked voltage input at TCM from output shaft speed sensor and the voltage is rising smoothly from 0 to... Trouble codes: P0500 (VSS fault)
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2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L hard start VIN: 2B3HD56M42
customer just bought car and next day started starting hard. seems to load up after hot soak or sitting for long time. fuel pressure seems high 70 psi all the time spec 53-63 .
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2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L temp/fuel gauge VIN: 1D4HS58N73
Temp. gage reads all the way hot, but vehicle does not overheat. When temp. gage reads hot, temp gage reads empty, and check gages light comes on. After several days we are not able to verify cusotmer complaint. The ipc self tests good, and no dtc's in any of ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L #1 cylinder VIN: 3D7HU18Z72
2002 Dodge pickup that came in with mega oil consumption and missing on #1. Found that #1 had no compression. Pulled the head and there's a hole in the piston right next to the cylinder wall. Customer wanted a new Mopar engine so I put it in. Test drive and ev...
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2004 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Low Power VIN: WD2PD54454
Engine had no power when he bought in yesterday. This morning it appears to be running normal. It's time for a new fuel filter anyway so we took it off to replace, but it does not appear to be causing this problem. Only clue we have is the DTC p0091 for a fuel... Trouble codes: P0091 (fuel pressure regulator control circuit low)
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L shifting VIN: 1FTCR14U0S
truck has soft shifts and all gears work,after a few miles o.d. light flashes then starts out in 3rd or 4th,ngs shows 3rd comanded when 1st should be for take off,when holding o.d. botton down shows tcc on but its not, in manual 1and 2 it feels locked up,hard ...
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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L orfice tube VIN: 1FASP15J2S
Hey guys I feel like a fool asking but I'm not sure which end of the orfice tube to put in the ac line. I was distracted when I took it out. I only do one compressor replacement a yr and I didnt notice whether the brown end goes in first or the white end of th...
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1996 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDLE40G4T
good morning fellow tech's, i have this rv here that be long's to my neighbor. he had this rv into a shop to have the heads repaired do to cracking. they replaced the heads and also the exhaust cross over pipe, o2 sensor and also they performed a complete tune... Trouble codes: 172 (exhaust system lean)
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTDX1725V
Customer had installed plugs trying to get vehicle started. Plugs were dripping with gas, I removed all six, cranked engine over with fuel pump disabled to clear cylinders, installed fresh plugs, they too got flooded within a few seconds. Vehicle has strong sp...
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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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1991 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2CNBE18UXM
not sure where to go on this one. customer states vehicle wont start at times and when i went to look at this vehicle it started. so, here is whats happening. when it doesnt start its because the fuel pump relay is clicking steady and when it stops clicking th...
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1857Y
this is the third time in for this honda. the first time in we smoke tested the system (snap on evap tester) with no leaks found and tested all the sol vsv's and the only one that did not work properly was the bypass vsv so we replaced it. cust picked up and c... Trouble codes: P1456 (evap system leak fuel tank area)
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on
[PGM]HONDA SCANNER.please if anybory out there knows where to get a good used or new one i will apreciate it if you let me know. Thanks, Javier [...]
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Looses monitor memor VIN: JHMCG56681
Hi everyone, We have this Honda Accord (01)that was rejected at the Illinois Emissions Test lane because none of the non-continous monitors had been completed. I hooked up my scanner and sure enough they were right. However, if I drive the Honda with my scan...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Light On VIN: 5FNRL18993
Transmission has just been rebuilt and works wonderfully. There are NO CODES. Problem is at about 45 M.P.H. and at lock-up the D4 Light Flashes. We have looked everywhere and still have this condition. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L Cuts out, stalls after start VIN: KMHCF24F1W
vehicle starts and runs with the key in start position or with the fuel pump test terminal powered. when the key is returned to run position the fuel pump loses power the main relay shuts down the pump tried main relay but no luck it has rpm showing on scanner
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1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L none VIN: JACDH58W0P
This one is a stumpper. This vehicle has been well maintained. The check engine light comes on intermittently when on a drive over 20 miles. Code 32 EGR SYSTEM FAILURE appears in memory every time. I have checked and cleaned every part of system e.g. valve, vs... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system failure)
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1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHW1742P
Hi, this vehical came in custumer states it starts when it wants to. Ran the usal testest and it has no fuel presure until several key cycles or very long crank time. Check the fuel pump relay it has a signal when the engine is running, no signal with the key ...
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1995 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Hesitation, Stall
tip in hesitation when cold this jeep came in with requst for tune up cap wires rotor and fuel filter well it was hesitatin before the work and same after cust returned next week on a recheck for hesitating and stalling when cold no codes tps sweeps good on va...
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1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4FY19S1W
vehicle came in with poor drivability cold. drove vehicle and run fine. contacted customer for more info. only acts up when cold and driving like "grandma" {very lite accelaration} vehicle will start "bucking" and backfiring through throttle body/air cleaner a...
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1287V
how do I test the MAF, on two difrent scaners I get 0.01 gps and 0.06 gps and only increses to 0.19 off idle. I think the moniters must not read them properly. I am very lean acording to fuel trim 10% short term and 24% long term on both banks. I think maybe i... Trouble codes: 1176 (O2 fuel system monitoring)
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling Systems
customer states after repair to vehicle home and it overheated on them brought it back i bleed the system again as per ford manual no rad kit left came back today saying it was overheating i checked it and coolant level is ok as vehicle is running it did overh...
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2000 Mazda Millenia 2.5L traction control VIN: JM1TA2222W
This car has been around looking for a fix now it's my turn,after aprox. 5 to 10 miles at diff. speeds with a/c on the traction control sys engages and stays on until you drop it into neutral turn the ing. off then back on then back into gear, the tcs light co...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Gage VIN: WDBFAG1EXM
Here is a odd one for the group, perhaps you have run across this before. On this SL when one first turns on the turn signal the coolant temp gage will drop/flicker and the digital display of the outside temp will flash - turning on and off. I removed the clu...
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1991 Mercury Tracer 1.9L no power VIN: 3MAPM10JXM
the problem we have now is that the vehicle has no intial power. for the first 100 feet the car goes about 10-15 miles per hour maybe and then it revs to 4500 and shifts and has power. up hill as long as you have a good run is no problem but has trouble going ...
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MEFM75W13
Car came in with a slight jerk or bucking under load. Will also do it in the bay under load. Scanner shows only P0300 as far as codes but Mode-6 shows misfire counts on all but three cylinders! One thing we did discover was however that when you unplug the EGR... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Stall VIN: JA4LS31P1W
engine stalls intt when turn ac on when stopped at signal. cold and hot idle are good. when ac is turned on the engine stalls immediately. no run rough, stumble etc. the engine just dies. when it doesnt stall, the idle drops approx 200 rpm and goes back to nor...
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2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AA46H32
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L V6 Hello all, Yesterday this car came in with an occasional light buck/miss at cruise speed. We installed spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor. We also installed valve cover gaskets due to #1 and #2 oil weep in plug holes. When we... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L starting VIN: 3N1AB41D5X
Hi techs - this is a new customer and I have no previous history on this car. He just bought it from a suzuki dealership a few months ago. This car will not crank when hot - even if it is parked in the sun for the afternoon. It will crank and start fine when ...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y31
Hey guys, cam sensor ohm checks good and position solenoid ohm checks good. Wiring voltages look good. Is this left bank cam sensor bad even with good resistance test or is there some other common problem setting off this p1145 code? Code will set immediately ... Trouble codes: P1145 (left cam position sensor or circuit fault)
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1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3AJS1R7H
Very hi idle at times. codes24, 35, 33, 34. if I remember, the idle can be affected if there is no speed sinal. It has a cable and the vss is on the speedo. The speedo works. Scanner shows no speed. According to wiring diag. the ecm supplies 12 volts ref to vs...
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1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G3AJ51N4K
This car sat for about a year before it was given to me. It did not run at all. The battery was shot, I replaced it. There was very little fuel pressure, I replaced the fuel pump. Then the engine ran very rough, I found 3 shorted injectors, which I replaced. T...
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1990 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX54C6L
Vehicle stalls after take off, Check engine light comes on and goes off while driving. Sometimes it runs fine for miles until car is stopped and on take off will either stall or hesitate badly or drive fine. Check engine light comes on and it drives well light... Trouble codes: 34 (Mass Air Flow sensor Circuit Gm/SEC Low)
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G2NE15M5M
Dear Techs. This Grand Am is driving me crazy. It was brought in on a flatbed, because the customer said it would only run a few seconds at a time. Easy enough right? Wrong. It started and drove into the shop running good. Hooked up the fuel pressure gauge and...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K5Y
Hi Guys! I have had this vehicle into my shop occasionally and have seen a stored DTC PO128 for cooling system temp below threshold value. Since the complaint seemed to be intermittant I replaced the thermostat and gasket first trip in. Next trip (still interm... Trouble codes: P0128
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Loss of Power VIN: 3VWCF21C5X
Yes, common problem I know, but this one seems to not fall into the usual air mass sensor fault. This 1999 VW Beatle came in with a low power complaint, no surprise there. All the filters, air/fuel, were checked and replaced. I disconnected the air mass senso...
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1999 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC2390X
The original code was a P0108 Manifold Absolute Pressure Circuit High. 1. We first replaced MAP with a new one, no change to behavior 2. Check TPS by back probing signal and sensor ground, checked out good no drop outs throughout sweep 3. Checked timing and al...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start VIN: WAUED64B91
All, thanks for the responses. The cam timing was all good. My tech mistakenly put the flywheel on wrong. Appearently there is more than one way it will bolt up, causing the crank trigger to be out of time with the camshaft timing.Pulled the engine and moved t... Trouble codes: P0346, P0341.
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L timing chain VIN: WAULC68E42
owner took car to dealer they desluged engine under warranty also said timing chain tensioner was leaking oil and this was not covered under the warranty dealer said that the leak was normal for this engine at this milage total charge to owner was about $900.0...
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1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBACG7322V
Sorry about the long delay in closing this techmail help request, I was preparing a Powerpoint presentation that would better describe the steps I took in diagnosing and repairing this vehicle. This first issue I had was the P1585 code description, Gary from... Trouble codes: P1585 (MFG Specific), P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire).
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L steering angle snr VIN: WBADT43451
I couldnt fix this veh because my local dealer has prob with the equip in this moment, I have waited until today to see if they could fix it sooner but nothing. Nevertheless its important to know that the only way to clear this code is by calibrating (adapting...
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1966 Chevrolet corvair 3.0L flywheel
i would like to thank all who replied to my post . i gave my customer a quote based on 8 hours because i remember the underside of this thing had been very rusty when i did the brakes on it years ago . i can always adjust the price if things go better than the...
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1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 2GCEC19Z8R
First of all thanks to everybody that had a response. I found out that this particular symptom can be caused by a multitude of issues. We fist checked fuel pressure 11 lbs, prior shop had replaced fuel pump because they thought that was not enough. We tested 2...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W3T
ty to all who responded to this.as stated i slotted customers dist hold down to get within spec's.customer declined new delco distributor.just for our own info we installed another dist from a low mileage vehicle same dist # same result.and no it's not a tooth... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1GNEK13R4V
thanks for all the help- the fix is the installation of a anti slosh module- iatn is great
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L r.f. wheel sensor VIN: 2GCEC19TXY
o.k. its fixed.the first thing i learned from the guy in VA. BEACH,VA is that when monitoring wheel sensors to monitor them with the scanner is not good enough.the code was for erratic r.f.wheel sensor. when looking at just scanner the MPH on all three sensors...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG15WX1
ok calling this fixed. after putting on a maf the next morning it ran fine until secound road test and it started again. fuel pressure still good even as it acts up(60-65psi. open drain on gauge while running as suggested. hose in container and put out a qtin ... Trouble codes: P0131 (p0151-), P0151 (testing and results).
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1978 Chrysler motorhome 440CID Poor Idle Quality VIN: M40CA8T505
well since the reply section does not have a choice that applies to this fix i must select this section. first I had 8 people reply to the post and I thank each of them for that, however I am not sure if anyone really read the post completly, I was not asking ...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L engine bearings VIN: 1C3EL55U81
I want to thank all who answered my request and I informed the customer he needs another engine. I printed all your replies and showed him it was a usless idea to repair this engine so we are in the process of getting a good used engine or a rebuilt, not sure ...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L engine cooling fans VIN: 1B4GP44G9W
Thank you all for your rapid responses. I stopped by the nearest Chrysler dealer & picked up a fan relay/module(latest updated part #5017491-AB) priced at $61.37. As with the altitude so are prices around here. No service campaign or recall was found relating ...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B4HS28Z8X
Thanks for the encouragement from you fellows that said we just needed to replace the computer with Chrysler. We did and still had trouble with it setting Code 505 Idle Air Control Circuit. After checking it out, we determined the computer was at fault. Instal...
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2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES46C1Y
I would like to thank everyone who tried to help me with this Dodge Neon. I followed everyone's advice including the ones from All Data. The grounds, the connectors, and the voltage were okay. I even tried a cluster that was in good condition and I still had t... Trouble codes: P1687.
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7HA18NX2
This is my closing statement for this vehicle. I have read and appreciated each response I received but this customer has not returned for service. He has not returned my calls to arrange a follow up appointment and is not one of my 'regulars' so I must assume...
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2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP25RX2
Well I checked every wire from the sensor to the pcm,no other wires were cut and the sensors were oem.Had a freind from the dealer and confirmed that it was the pcm and the customer declined it for now.Thank you for all your inputs it did help. Trouble codes: P0134 (upstream O2 stays at centre), P0171 (Lean).
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1986 Ford F-250 6.9L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YFTHF261C8
Thanks for all the help on this one. We have fixed the truck. I checked the NEW injectors and found 2 bad so replaced them but it took a injection pump rebuild to fix it. Thanks!!! Mickey
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L clutch
Well we started doing some checking and I had never had this much troble with hydralic clutches before.But we found out they do make shims for this engine but for the difference we feel we are going to need is too great for adding shims. And as we priced the s...
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L no power compressor VIN: 3FAKP1133W
Thank you to everyone that replied to this request and would help to take on the burden of the all mighty blue oval (haha) lots of people dont like them but they also pay the bills. After repeatedly beating my head on the wall and following wiring diagrams i f...
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1136X
HOly Cow! What a nightmare! We were finally able to get this thing fixed. As suggested, we adjusted the tension on the timing belt while the car was idling (good thing the insurance man was not watching)We were still unable to get the belt to stay in the exact...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU1562Y
Thanks everyone, I replaced the canister and vent valve and problem solved. The canister was not completly blocked but restricted enough to cause higher than normal vacuum in tank. After repairs the ftp volts never went below 1.4v and vacuum was releasing norm... Trouble codes: P1450.
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L AC,Theft,Speed control,abs VIN: 1FAFP55271
Thanks for replies, Chris hit nail on the head. He wrote. I have seen a few taurus's (dont remember what year range i have seen with these problems)that have problems with broken wires and corrosion inside inner fender well on drivers side.havent seen to many ...
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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cruise,A/C,ABS,odo,speedo VIN: 2FMZA51462
I apologize for the long delay in posting a fix. This was case where tech A thought tech B checked the fuse and tech B thought ...you get the idea. We both had checked the fuses under the hood. Nobody checked the fuses under the dash...till I got the e-mail fr...
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.6L hub bearing VIN: 1FMZU73W74
Thanks to all of you who replied! It appears the fix is to cut the inner bearing with a torch. NAPA has the hub and bearing assembly for a reasonable price. These things are just a BEAR!
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1996 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L abs VIN: 3GKFK16R4T
sent to dealer for further diagnoses w/ scan diagnostics felt like may be a communication problem also.??? he's a good customer so he understands.(i guess) thanks for the help
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2001 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTGG25M11
Hi guys well I did not fix this one...the body shop decided to let it go to auction. If I had to guess as to what the fix would have been I would have leaned towards the intake leaking on this one as it appears to be a common problem. I thank every one for try... Trouble codes: P0507, P0300.
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2003 GMC 7500 8.1L Stall VIN: 1GBM7J1E33
upon further testing, i found the fuel pump was cavatating due to both suction screens were plugged inside tank. removed tank and dissassembled electric pump assy and cleaned socks. washed out tank and reinstalled. all ok. thanks to all replies. test results w...
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1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L starting VIN: 2HGED6357L
Yes its fixed, first off I'd like to say that I Scott [...] ASE Master Tech BLA BLA BLA had one of my associates use my iatn account when this help request was sent in. So to Steve(lighten up a bit). After I did get my hands on this car and the tapping test ...
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1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L speedometer VIN: IHGEJ115XP
Thanks for the replies. The major vote was replace the speedo. One suggested checking for wire harness rub thru at back of intake manifold. Another mentioned checking for loos screws for printed circuit on back of speedo- these were ok. Another mentioned verif...
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Speedo VIN: 2HGJ6448WH
Thanks for all help. Installed new speedo And problem solved.
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8175X
Hi gang, I had responses covering filler necks to leaky purge valves. Since I have been on light duty due to dealing with carpal tunnel, I just did the initial diagnostic and someone else did the actual repair. I looked at the freeze frame data for the c... Trouble codes: P1457.
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2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L abs system VIN: SAJDA14C11
We took the ABS controller out, cleaned the connectors and sprayed contact cleaner on the pins. Worked the plug in and out several times and the light went out. The cust took the car and returned after two weeks, said the light was on and off less sporadically...
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1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Pressure reading VIN: JM1NA3511L
The final upchuck was restriction in the liquid line from the dryer to the expansion valve.Dessicant from the dryer , the strange thing is that the AC would work at all.Usually when the dryer barfs the line is pretty much completely clogged , this car would co...
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2218S
The owner of this vehicle moved out of town so I am not sure if the problem came back with the EGR sensor disconnected. I recieved 3 replies which referred to possibly a defective distributor or an air leak between the air flow sensor and the throttle body.App... Trouble codes: P1522 (VRIS 2 circuit open or short), P1195 (egr boost /baro sensor open or short), P0725 (engine speed input circuit problem).
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Electronic VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
Thanks to all that replied. We replaced the traction control module. No warning lights came back. Speedometer working correctly. Followed up with customer a week later. All is well.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ74G51
Original: MIL lamp came on after vehicle came into the shop, codes were P2086 (fuel trim bank 2) and P2017 (self-adaptation R bank at idle). Replacement of O2 sensors (Fr WPAC, Rr MBZ; WPAC supplies wrong ones for the after-cat application; you want 001 540 11... Trouble codes: P20C2 (O2 sensor heater circuit sensor 2 bank 1 voltage supply), P20C3 (O2 sensor heater circuit sensor 2 bank 2 voltage supply).
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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L abs VIN: IGHDX03EXW
someone installed the wrong power booster and was keeping the brakes on all the time. i didn't know this untill the customer came and told me
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L ABS module VIN: 1G3NF52E62
Thanks to all who replied, Turned-out to be a SECOND grond tree way in back of engine that was tucked-up and we just could not see. ABS system now works great. Special thanks to Mark [...] from downunder for all his help. Thanks all, Monte
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