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1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA7673M
this car wont start, has good spark and fuel pressure, tryed to read codes, crossed the two wirs together on top of ecu, mil stayed on solid, shop key says to disconnect the map,and egr senser,did that and the mil was still on solid, but it doesnt say what to ...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L alarm VIN: WAULH24B4Y
Audi Techs, This A6 wagon took on some water through the cowl area which flooded the interior with rain water. Most of the water was on the driver's side. The comf/conv module was toasted and connectors showed signs of corrosion which led me to believe water ...
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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Handling VIN: WBAAA1302K
At 55 MPH, all of a sudden this car seems to take on a mind of its own. Sort of Christine of the BMW set, if you remember that movie. I have inspected all of the tie rod ends, ball joints and rubber bushings in both the front and rear suspension. Everything ap...
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Accessories VIN: 1G4GD2216S
This Regal, equipped with controls at the steering wheel for radio and AC, suffers from random changes of AC temp settings, radio volume, radio stations, and blower control. It appeared to be caused by moving of the steering wheel (that is why we changed the c...
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1998 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L hvac -ipc display VIN: 1G6KS54Y6W
hello, i have a 1998 seville with no vf lights except for radio. have good power and ground to ipm except for 55 volt display feed. cannot find if voltage on circuit 1369 yellow wire is coming from ipc to ipm or visa versa. any insight would be appreciated.
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1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L master cyl VIN: 1G1JC1446N
guys, reading all the information on the archives ,i think now , this problem is in the abs hydraluic unit and its piston positions. can some one please correct me on this one?.and what scanners can we use to rehome pistons? we have a genysis spx, i tried this...
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNFK16K6P
on initial am starts idle fluctuates up and down between 400 and 800 rpm. sometimes it will stall/die. will restart okay but when driving it will usually die at first stop. on acceleration there is a bad misfire. it acts like a flat spot, if you give it more o...
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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L no power VIN: 1G1LD5544T
this car has no power at any time. smooth idle, but when driving, forget it. feels like driving in third gear, but trans does shift at regular points. we replaced head gasket as there was external leakage, along with plugs, wires, fuel filter, moro-vac, air fi...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GM6546364
I have a 97 Chev Pickup 5.7L with a random misfire code 300. I've replaced all secondary ign components and clean fuel system with motor vac. My scan tool shows #4 and #3 cylinder misfire, #4 misfires much more then #3. It happens on accel up hill and when I c... Trouble codes: 300 (Random Misfire)
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Valvetrain VIN: 1G1YY22G1W
Came in for running poorly, and MIL on. Customer stated it happened after missing a shift into 4th gear. My questions are: Why did this happen? Shouldn't rev limiter kicked in before damage occured? Could rod stretch be a factor?GM dealer had to order exhaust ...
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1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W8W
Customer complained vehicle intermittantly revs up like stuck throttle when actually throttle isn't sticking happen at a idle and cruise. when this happenned check engine light flashing. turned key off then restarted and check engine light steady on but idle i... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Unknown
this truck has a 4L60 trans, it shifts late to second gear([...]-4000 rpm) also no overdrive, has code 1870, and tcc slip is [...] most of the time, it has been my experiance that it proboboly needs that valve in the vb replaced, but is a late shift a...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 1-2 shift and no od
this truck has a 4L60 trans, it shifts late to second gear([...]-4000 rpm) also no overdrive, has code 1870, and tcc slip is [...] most of the time, it has been my experiance that it proboboly needs that valve in the vb replaced, but is a late shift a...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L electric VIN: 2G1WF52E0Y
It is not a big problem. I do not know what catagoly it is included in. After changing engine oil, I set the key on and put the gas pedal three or five time, and key off. I expected that "replace engine oil" message went out. However, it did not happen. How co...
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2003 Chevrolet W3500 Tiltmaster W3S042 4.8L fuse's VIN: J8BB4B1443
help have this chevy w3500 box truck. the boby is bulit by isuzu. the problem i have is there four fuse in the fuse box behind the golve box that has no power on either side. we have mitchell,identifix, can't seem to find any wiring diagrams. can't find anythi...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L anti theft VIN: 2GCEC19X93
hello techs. this time i have an anti theft problem.the truck was towed in because the customer said he got in the truck after stopping for fuel and it would not restart .when i tried to start it it would act like it wanted to start but would not .after spinni...
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L Front & Rear Windshield Wipe VIN: C4GP64L3TB
Hi to All. If anybody has encountered this problem, I'd be very grateful if you can e-mail me the possible solution and fix to the problem. Many Thanks.
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1992 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L abs VIN: 2B4GH55R1N
This van has been a nightmare. So far, when it first came in it had a bad accumulator, not one of the lifetime warranty parts. After putting on the accumulator we got a code for the boost pressure switch (both ABS and BRAKE lights were on). We shipped it to th...
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2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L 0 compression VIN: 1B3EJ46X7Y
Cust states suddenly died on the freeway. No warning signs like noises, overheating or warning lights. Has spark and fuel. No compression in any cylinder. We are very unfamiliar with newer domestics. Is this an interfering engine ie will it bend valves if t-be...
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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Engine VIN: 1FTEX15NOJ
I've had this truck for 4 years without any problems. Recently it started running funny and i cant figure out why. It started as upon exceleration, it was like tge power cut out then came back on and then it would go again. Also when coming to stop, it would a...
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1990 Ford Taurus L 3.0L shifting VIN: 1FACP55U7L
I am not a transmission man. I was given this car, so it sat around for several months before I decided to get it going. The Engine was overheated. I replaced the engine with a 95 model salvage yard unit. I also repaired the radiator. When I drive the car, if...
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A0P
The vehicle will act like the timing is advanced, when stating at times. It will also cut off when decelling in park. When checking the timing marks it is showing 20 BTC all the time at idle, even when the spout connecter is out. When accelerating with the tim...
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1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFALP54N5T
typical ford taurus problem, check engine light was the main concern of the customer, no drivability problem. did as any normal tech would do, and replaced the 3 egr parts, problem disappeared for a week or two, and showed back up. after going through multiple... Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient egr flow detected)
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1FMYU24X4U
Came in for shifting hard. It was at times hard to get into gear. Pulled trans and found partial destroyed pilot bearing. Installed clutch kit. Now it still is sometimes hard to shift. If you move the shifter around it will work at times. I know its not the sl...
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2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L engine cooling fans VIN: 1FAFP343XY
Customer complains of engine temp sometimes higher than normal.Checking veh. found that cooling fans only operate with ac on.The system has a high&low speed relays,and a cylinder head temp sensor.Fans work with ac on ,but engine overheats with it off.I replace...
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1997 GMC Sonoma SLE 2.2L Clutch VIN: 1GTCS1942V
The vehicle is difficult to get into gear. The clutch was smoked when it came in. We replaced the clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing, pilot bushing, flywheel, slave cylinder, clutch master cylinder. We have bled the system every way possible. After sitt...
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GKDT13W5W
Hello everyone, This truck is stalling just driving down the road after it is hot, customer state's that the tach pegs out then back to zero when it shuts down. It does start right back. My boss has it happen once with fuel gauge on it and it did not lose any...
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2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L igntion key VIN: 1GKDT13W1Y
i can put ket into igntion switch start car put into gear all good but if you try to take key out it only returns halfway. tried to find help in alldata nothing available or i'm looking in the wrong place. please help
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L cooling fan VIN: 1HGCD553TA
car came into shop with complaint of ac inop. checked presures and found compressor not turning on but both fans on. heres the crazy part: the fans shut off if you turn the headlights on. if head lights off fans work untill you unplug both headlights. found fa...
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1999 Honda Civic DX 1.6L monitors VIN: 1HGEJ6121X
Initally checked for codes and found none just that 3 monitors had not run and the emissions test failed for lack of in-sufficient monitors run. Customer was ok with this as he said the battery had gone dead and he would drive the vehicle for a few days and br...
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2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L starts & goes dead VIN: JHMES96625
we removed head and sent out to have checked for warpage/cracks none found. replaced head gasket and reassembled. now engine starts and revs up then dies, won't think about idling. no codes, all data appears normal, when turning key off immobolizer light flash...
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1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 4S2CY58Z7M
i need some help, i replaced the timing chain set. and now my fuel pump relays will not click, and the injectors will not pulse. i have spark. if i spray carb cleaner in throttle engine runs and runs well. i have good oil pressure, and its not low on oil. i ch...
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1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJAV1345H
car starts good cold, problem gets worse as car is driven. hesitates, stalls, no power under load, idles rough in drive. smooths out in nuetral. have driven car with fuel pressure gauge hooked up and pressure is always 35#. car runs ok off idle. it is hard to ...
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1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L noisey fuel pump VIN: SAJKX6048X
looking for tool information. I am working on this 99 xj8 and it has a noisey fuel pump we are trying to change. we are looking for the special fuel line release tool that releases the lines from the bottom of fuel tank under car, above rear suspension. { a re...
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1982 Jeep CJ7 4.2L valve cover VIN: 1JCCN87A1C
Never seen this vechicle before. Owner says he just bought it. Wanted temp gauge - oil pressure - fuel gauges repaired. OK no problem. Says the person he got it from just changed motor. Valve cover leaking - would I put on new gasket. OK. Took off sais valve c...
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1997 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ78S2V
Here is the deal replaced the trans range switch because of code p0705 trans range input low. Also it would barely start and had to put it in nuetral to get it to start. The thing starts fine now but the cel keeps coming on. I cant find any info for code p0705... Trouble codes: P0705, 71 (aux 5 volt ref low)
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L all gauges & ses light VIN: 1J4G248SXY
all gauges go dead and have no communication with the cluster at anytime even when the gauges are working. the skim light and check engine light come on at the time of the problem.sometime the vehicle will start and stall. disconnected all module related with...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Shifter VIN: SALTY16493
Hi Land Rover Techs, My Boss took in this 2003 Land Rover Discovery, the shifter will move down to neutral and then stay there, won't go into any forward gears. If I put it back in park, turn off the ignition and then turn it on, rapidly pull it down, it will ...
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1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Dies, then no-start VIN: JM2UF3235L
This pickup dies at times then will not resart until it sets for 15 minutes to an hour. During the time it will not resart it DOES HAVE IGNITION SPARK, but there is NO INJECTOR PULSE, however there is B+ power to the injectors. Have not been able to get it t...
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C5Y
Hi thanks in advance. We replaced the engine with a used japanese engine and it wouldnt start. we figured out that the crank pullies were different, swapped them and it fired right up. It runs excellent but the check engine light is on and it gives us a P0340 ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor)
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L condenser VIN: WDBCA3909H
Thanks for your time. This car came in with AC not working. We replaced the condenser (leaking), dryer, flushed system and installed 134; The vent temps are around 60f, and the pressures at idle rise. Both fans are working and the radiator is clear. We are goi...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Hesitation, no power VIN: WDBFA61E0M
This car sat for three years. Fuel was drained from tank. prefomed additional maintiance service. A/c service. When driven with a/c off car runs just fine. When A/C is turned on you can floor the pedal and after a long delay the car will slowly pick up. Then a...
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L wdo motor and blower VIN: 1ZWFT61LOY
vehicle came in with the drivers wdo inop along with the blower motor. checked vehicle thoroughly for service manual, unable to locate for fuse diagram. checked for power at switch ok. checked for power to connector ok. replaced wdo motor. window went down but...
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1991 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4EB32A6N
veh.was in about one month ago. check engine light was on for e.g.r. insufficient flow. tested e.g.r. function with vac. pump, engine stalled. checked for power and computer driver function during test drive, ok. replaced e.g.r. solinoid. cleared codes. custom... Trouble codes: 55 (no codes present)
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L reset VIN: IN4BU31D7S
this is a used car from a local lot. the battery has a draw that we need to fix BUT, every time we hook the battery up the alarm goes off. the alarm seems to be factory and we have no key fob for the car. do any of you nissian techs know how to shut this noise...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L ride control VIN: 1N4BA41E74
This THUMPING noise is driven everybody nuts at CARMAX; It has been two days of diagnostic for noise; make the long story short: Customer complaint thumping noise in the front end at less than 20 MPH, more than this speed, the noise is gone; even over bumps or...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L fuse for compressor VIN: 1G2WJ52MXV
Car came in no AC replace compressor fuse and did performance check and gave back to owner. Came back blown fuse, replace fuse and did check. Owner came for car and it would not leave lot w/o blowing fuse. They took it then and brought it back. Intermittantly,...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52F22
Hello fellow tech's, we have this Grand Am that came in on the hook with a no start condition. It had good spark, fuel pressure and compression but no injector pulse. We had battery power at the injector's but no signal from the computer. Scanner showed no inj...
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2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L immobilizer VIN: WPOCA29962
WE had this 911 in for a clutch and rear main seal. changed the parts without any problems, but a door was left partially open overnight and drained the battery. we pulled the battery and charged it, but now the car will not crank. I believe the immobilizer is...
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1997 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L Opening/closing VIN: YS3CH68M8V
The sliding roof will not open as a sliding roof every time. It has another open/shut mode where the rear end of the roof pops up several inches, or shuts to fully closed. The switch will open the roof when pressed to the rear, and close it when pressed forwar...
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2000 Suzuki Swift GA 1.3L Low Beab Headlights VIN: 252AB21H7Y
The low beam headlights work with the DRL's, so the bulbs and wiring to the bulbs is good, but they do not work when the headlights are switched on. The high beams work fine, but the headlights go out when switched to low beam. They are wired a little differen...
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1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT2SW22N6M
Hey Toyota Turbo guys. Got a head scratcher. This MR-2 came to use with a complaint of low/no boost. Vehicle is stock with the exception of a Greddy boost controller which seems to do nothing. Also has non-oem pop-off valve installed. Verified on test drive, l...
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1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W0N
Hello folks. Here's what I've got, tacometer would jump, check engine lamp would come on and engine stall during decel. Back at shop confirmed that when I moved the wire harness between the passenger side fender well and the distributor (driver's side of engin... Trouble codes: 14 (no rpm signal)
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K5Y
GOOD MORNING, 2000 TOYOTA CAMRY 2.2L CAME IN LAST WEEK WITH FAULT CODES PO440 & HISTORY CODE PO442... WE RAN VSV TESTS FOUND ALL SYSTEMS IN ORDER REPLACED CAP (just in case!) CLEARED CODES AND TOLD THYEM TO DRIVE IT!!! OF COURSE IT IS BACK!!! WE USED OUR SMOKE... Trouble codes: P0440, P0442
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2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Compressor VIN: JTEHF21A52
The vehicle came to us with a compressor noise and no cooling. We recovered the system and got 7 oz. back out of a 24 oz. system. We pulled a vacuum and got a good vacuum that holds. We recharged the system to spec. Cooling is great, pressures are on the money...
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1994 Volkswagen cabrio 2.0L no rpm VIN: WVBC81EXSK
Yes folks my total and life goal has been totaly dedicated to this fine automobile...(sarcastic very much so) after doing the cylinder head upon completion the vehicle will start and idle but will not rev up i have been over timing a millon times as with the w...
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1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Speedometer VIN: WVWBA31J2X
Car orginally came in with code p0501 and intermittant speedometer working. Replaced speed sensor. Was working breifly and quit again (would not start up until driving a few blocks). Transmission shop says sensor gears are fine. Tried new sensor. No change and...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69MX1
This car came in with the MIL and EPC light on and trans in default. Some times after restart lights stay out and trans shifts ok and then starts shifting erratic after it warms up. Had numerous codes [see below]. Serviced the trans as it had over 100,000 and ... Trouble codes: 16610 (petal position sensor signal not plausable--1/2-679 g185), 16990 (defective ecu), 00777 (trans- petal pos. sensor signal not plausable), 18554 (unknown)
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cooling system VIN: WVWAC63BX1
hey everybody got me a stumper, 2001 vw passat is overheating,I can let the vehicle idle in the shop for 30 min. even longer and it doesnt overheat,then got out and drive it and within 1 to 2 miles it"ll go to 260 f vehicle tells you to stop. the gauge and mon...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L controls on steering wheel VIN: WVWPD63B52
Hello all-gotta love VW electronics... Car came to us July 3 with dead controls on the steering wheel-cruise, horn, and radio volume all inop. All controls on the column worked just fine. A previous post in the iatn archives saved untold diagnostic time, as it...
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1995 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JH4DC4461S
I know my time is up on this car. Really appreciate all the help, 34 replies, but after searching all the helps, we still did not find a guaranteed solution. I can only touch the surface of all these helps: check thermostat housing ground and/or other ground i...
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1996 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HR52KXT
All replies were great. I ended up going down to the chevy dealer and borrowing a tech two scanner and checked the voltage of the map sensor with that, and it checked to 1.2 volts. It just goes to show you can't always trust your machines(my solis was saying t... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L power windows VIN: 2G4WB52K4Y
First let me say thanks to all who took time to help.It was indeed abroken ground.I trace the problem and fixed the broken ground.I did end up having to replace the drivers front motor-it was very week and moved realy slow.Thanks again for the help.
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1991 Cadillac other 4.9L No communication
When the motor conversion was done, some of the ECM connector terminals were not crimped properly causing intermittent drivability problems and no communication with the scanner. 'Tug-tested' all of the connector wires and repaired the ones which came out easy...
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6CD53B6P
Well, as I said before Juan from California hit my bigger problem dead on with the #2 injector fuse blown under the passenger side hush panel. Then it ran better, but I had no decent idle quality and I couldn't get it to idle under 2k. Even though I had alread...
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1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AY0784E
Gentlemen This Vette is fixed and running stronger than it has in the last 12years (according to customer). Fredrick hit the nail right on the head, went in to work this morning and checked the distrubitor for ground and I had 6.2ohms, wow pulled dist out of m... Trouble codes: 42 (esc).
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1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1FP23T8M
Will fix tomorrow w/new injectors. Thanks for replies and car always had good spark/fuel, would run when cold for decreasing times down to 2 minutes cold, never any codes, had replaced coil (warrranty), Module, and Tps (had dropped out) and Ecm when Injector p...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 8.1L Cuts out VIN: 1GAHG39G31
The largest number of responses indicated that the CPS was a known problem which could exhibit the symptoms of stalling while driving and restarting after stopping and either immediately cranking or waiting for a short cooldown period. The pattern of the senso...
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2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19252
Well I got this one fixed, pulled the connector apart and found it was very corroded on the back side of the pins. Put new pins in and truck never died again. Trouble codes: P341, P0341 (History Code), P1122 (History Code), P122, P0300 (Engine misfire detectedfail since clear), P122.
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L compressor belt tensioner VIN: 1GNEC16ZX3
Thanks to all. Replacing compressor fixed the problem.
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2005 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L engine cooling VIN: 1GCDM19X85
After some helpful hints, i removed the front grill and fan shrouding and separted the radiator and the ecore for a inspection and found that even though these are almost new vehicle that they can pack enough dirt and grim between the rad and condensor for 20 ...
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2006 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L CD changer VIN: 1FASTCORVE
A big thank you to Terry [...] for lending their expertise. Both were correct in saying this CD changer is a straight plug and play despite the navigation and XM systems already installed. Also they both felt there would likely be no comm with ...
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1994 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L radiator fan VIN: 2P4GH4533R
I recieved 2 responses , one to check for codes related to the relays , I had already replaced them , but thanks for the tip and one to check the wiring harness @ the Left hand strut tower close to the master cylinder .As soon as I can get the van back I will ...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Clutch VIN: 3C4FY4BBX1
MASTER! After replacement the throw on the slave went from 1/4 to 1/2 inch. WARNING: Difficult to bleed. This was the first time a simple gravity bleed did not work for me. Ended up having a party in my stall. One guy pumping the pedal, one to keep the master ...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, speedometer bounces VIN: 3C8FY4BB01
Apparently there is lots of trouble with pin or terminal connection at the output speed sensors on these cars, as the 3 replies all suggest. However, the speed signal on the scanner never dropped out on our test drives even though the speedometer was bouncing....
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Stall VIN: 1B4GP54L8V
I just want thank everyone who offered help on this Dodge Caravan, most of you were right on target, I took Pat's advise as it was the first one I received and changed out the cam sensor also. I had already changed the crankshaft sensor. His suggestion was bot...
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1986 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP28M8G
hi evryone, well this mustang had more than one bug, the heater stove is bolted on inbetween the egr plate and the plinum, coolant runs thru it, it was clooged and not heating up making the air sensor react cold, and the injectors were leaking causing to rich ...
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1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.9L MIL Lamp on, code 98 VIN: 1FTCR14TXK
Hi All Recieved four replies, One said to sign up for alldata, another said tcc was the problem, another offered to help ,but I never heard back. any way aftr checking all sensors and wireing I dis connected battery over night problem gone, It has now been... Trouble codes: 98 (hard code).
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F0V
The PCM driver that controls the IPR went poof. Replaced the PCM and all is now well. Thanks to Charles (aka Dieselman) for the great tip to check the driver. He said to probe the yellow/red wire (at the IPR or PCM pin 83) with a test light to ground while cra... Trouble codes: P1283 (IPR Circuit failure-KOEO), P0603 (KAM error-Continuous cleared), P0344 (Intermittent cam sensor-Continuous cleared), P0236 (MAP Turbo Boost-Continuous cleared).
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L fuel pump VIN: 1FAFP57SOW
hey guys thanks for all the help the dealer cut new keys and reprogramed theft system everything ok thank you
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
.. we ended up taking this one to the dealer.. our local Ford dealer has a guy who is real good on Ford ele. plus he is privy to the information Ford releases. the problem turned out to be the pcm relay. it seems Ford has had alot of peoblems with this relay, ...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Accessories VIN: 1FTZR15V5Y
Thanks for ALL the replies, the IATN is and always has been awesome, just because we are clueless at times, we appreciate you people. This one was the air bag bulb that was burned out. As soon as we replaced it the dinging went away and of course the light is ...
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U72
well guy's what i may not have mentioned was that this truck also needed a rear diff. after reading some of the possible causes of this missfire and cost related, customer decided not to fix truck. Trouble codes: P0171, P0175, P0305, P0304, P0306.
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP44472
Replacing rodent damaged vent hose and valve was the fix. Many thanks to IATN members for the assist. Pete [...]. Trouble codes: P0457.
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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK29182
Thanks to everyone that provided tips on this repair. Checked EGR system last to be sure the valve wasn't hanging up or that a vacuum leak was present. It was all good too, so I had checked everything except the CATALYTIC CONVERTER. The cat is nothing but a bi... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF out of range).
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1996 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Cuts out VIN: JHMBB2156T
ex tech had broken one of the ears of of crank gear that passes hall effcct causing rev limiter to set of at 3grand instead of 6grand thanks to the 3 responces i hate folling someone elses mistakes thanksd Trouble codes: 1361 (tdc sensor).
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, Stall, TRASN STUCK IN 4th VIN: HGEJ8243XL
Hello and thanks to all who replied, with exception to Steve from New Mexico who treated us like a first grader with no diagnostic skills at all. Now, to the rest of you who supplied helpful information, this was the fix. Tracing out the circut using a wiring ... Trouble codes: P0501 (vss circut failure), P1509 (iac circut failure), P1768 (linear solonoid short or open).
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L hard starting VIN: KM8SC83D71
after dropping the canister, the filter was completelty covered in mud. replaced, also with new purge valve at the intake. customer has not had problem yet! thanks
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1997 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L alternator VIN: 4S2CK58E9V
i disconectted the red and white wire at the alt. and now charging system is ok.i have no idea why the car maker wanted to wire the system up like that .
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L air cond. VIN: JTJGF10U11
It turns out that all the function relating to the 'TV' screen in the console are controled by a couple of circuit boards in the center console. The unit is SO EASY to remove and work on you have to love Lexus/Toyota. I got a complete center control board with...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling Systems
well the customer brought the car back and it was overheating again I did not have a clue what to do but i got to looking and i found that the fan was not blowing fast as it should be radiator was new according to the customer so i did a pressure test on the a...
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2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1YVGF22C01
thanks for all of your help. what i found was an intermitant open in br/r computer ground for the maf. my coworker was able to find on another site that people have been starting to find that the wire harness between the firewall intake may cause wires to brak... Trouble codes: P1100 (maf intermittent).
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2002 Mazda Miata 1.8L discharge temperature VIN: JM1NB35362
hi and thanks to all who responded. The responses I received were full of good ideas. I would like to say I fixed this one, but unfortuantely as one respondant indicated, with our ambient temeratures, the discharge temperatures inside the vehicle were not too ...
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1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Turn Signals VIN: 1070441204
Thanks to all. With schematic in hand (provided by a tech here), checked wiring and switches (turn signal and 4-way flasher switch), all was good. Installed replacement flasher unit (three terminal type) Bosch p/n 0 335 200 007 - signals work perfectly. Th...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF70J53
Well the relay position 'M' was blank in this model. This one went to the dealer. According to them there was a 'connector' that had some corrosion on it and was keeping the Gateway Module from communicating with the rest of the CAN network. If I can get someo...
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L warm air from passanger ducts VIN: 4M2ZU86W12
Thanks for the replies. After loooking closely at the box I noticed that the heater core to evaporator seam was slightly open from distortion. due to the labor involved in R&R of this box, The best way to repair was to replace the box assembly. We ordered from...
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1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4N2DNIIW4P
Thanks to all who responded, i checked everything that was mentioned. Everything was working right. I eventually found the problem at the throttle body. Unfortunatly no one was close, there is a wax thermostatic pental in the throttle body. I cleaned the throt...
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1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA2100X
As many of you suggested, it was the NATS system that was acting up. The clue was that the security light was on after the ignition was turned on. We sent the car to the dealer, and the ECM needed replacing, not just reprogramming. The customer said that just ...
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1992 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L timing chain VIN: 1G3NL5434N
It is out the door but I am not certain if it is fixed completely. I asked what oiled the timing chain and no one seemed to know, but it appears that it is only drips from the camshaft bearing. The back of the chain housing is designed so that the oil from thi...
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1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L No Start VIN: 1G3GR62C75
I'm not sure what happened but it starts and runs. I belive it has a bad ground. When I started checking voltage drop across the grounds things started working. However I may have just bumped some random wire. At any rate it runs and I hope I never have to fin...
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