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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Radio VIN: WAUDH28D4Y
We replaced the radio for an intermittent "dead" unit. The radio works fine, intermittently it will not power on, everything is dead. If I unplug the connectors and plug the unit back in the radio comes alive. The connections are fine. I can't believe I have 2...
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1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon Collector's Edition 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4BR82P5T
Cust came w/check eng light on,tested code P1441 evap sys, purge during non-flow code.Removed purge flow on intake manifold and was open/normally closed.Installed new delco purge flow tested sys w/scanner could manually operate purge and watch 100% purge and i... Trouble codes: P1441 (Flow during non purge)
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1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Magnsteer VIN: 1G6EL12Y2V
Hello fellow technicians. It was my privelege to be assigned to this vehicle upon my return to work from a back injury.Here s the story I got: The customer recently bought this used vehicle, and he brought it in with a "constant correction" complaint- he had t...
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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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2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L no communication VIN: 1GCCS145X1
bcm and pcm issuing corrupt serial data. unplug bcm and communication is recoverd, but still get false data from pcm to speedo "making needle jump around" checked serial datalines in harness-ok, replaced pcm and bcm and still the same problem. what inputs to t...
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2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L lifter VIN: 1GNDX03E13
In the glad it's not my car department...Van came in Dignoised misfire in #2 hole. No compression. Pulled valve cover and found rocker assm laying on head. The mounting stud pulled out of the head. I know that the most likly fix is to Heli coil and repair. I'm...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L bcm VIN: 2G1WF52E43
Thanks for taking the time to read this, I have this 03 Impala with a bad BCM, when it gets hot it goes nuts, lights flash, relays click and no start. According to Mitchell Repair the BCM has to be programmed with a Tech 2 when you put in a new one. Is this co...
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2003 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 8.1L alternator VIN: 1GBC4E1EX3
checking if anyone has wiring diagram for charging system for this truck. e-mail to [...] any help would really be appreciated
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EJ56H0S
i need some help on this one please. this 95 cirrus has come to my shop with an intermittent no start. it broke down on me while driving and i was able to see that there was no spark or injector pulse. as soon as i get it back to the shop it runs fine. if i ju...
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1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L compressor VIN: 1B3E542C8T
Thanks in advance for the time you take and help given. I have a Neon here that is kicking my butt!, I have no compressor engagement,( ac pressures @ 90 psi) the scan tool will under a funtional test engage the clutch, I have no power to the low pressure switc...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Unknown VIN: 1B7HF16YZ1
SES light comes on, DTC P1740. Unable to verify fault with trans on test drive, fluid in good condition, no debris in pan. Anyone have an ideas to get me headed in right direction? Thanks!
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L Pressures VIN: 2B4GP44321
After servicing of the A/C, when we removed the high side hose the fitting dumped the charge. We found the high side fitting had only the spring left in it and it was in there sideways. No idea where the ball or base to the spring went. This is a dual A/C sys...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18N32
I have this truck with missfire code p300,p303,p306 & p308.I checked each coil's amperage with Vantage Pro lab scope & all of them have about 10.5 amps.This truck coil on plug system.I did injector drop test with my otc tester,they all drop from 45 psi to 30 p... Trouble codes: 300 (random missfire), 303 (missfire 3), 306 (missfire 6), 308 (missfire 8)
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2005 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2D4GV58215
This hemi magnum has a misfire problem. It intermittently misfires on cyl 7. The problem mostly happens at idle after an extended cruise. No dtc's have been set but our service records show a previous repair attempt with a pending p0307 set. Monitor misfire wi...
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Radiator, engine VIN: 1FTEX15Y6S
This vehicle came into the shop with an overheating condition while driving at road speeds. A visual inspection showed a possible flow problem. Not much movement of the coolant. The owner said that the radiator shop had inspected the radiator and said it was i...
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW35F7R
Greetings. Searched archives with no satisfactory results. PCM is not controlling the IPR. The unit has battery voltage on both sides. A jump to ground on the yellow/red wire will fire the engine on the first bump. (It's 106 degrees outside.) I am satisfied w... Trouble codes: 841 (ICP Not Controllable), 983 (PCM-IDM Com Error)
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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP4042R
this one drives me crazy front o2s sensors always stay above 900mv full rich and rear o2s stay below 100mv full lean car runs ok when in closed loop but will switch to open and runs very rich car has been at 5 other shops been broken for 1 year all sensors and...
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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L abs module VIN: 1FDKE30G4S
test drove to confirm, no light on during drive, testing of the isolation valve/ rear axle isolation valve and left front dump valve all test good, circuit integrity is good with no shorts found, found several identifix posts with these codes and stated replac...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Theft System VIN: 1FMZU34E9W
Hi, This Explorer has a factory theft system and goes on by it's self (4 way lights flash on and off by themselves) when this is happening the headlihgts and dash lights flash also,(but alternetly of 4 ways)and as this is going on the theft lite on dash flashe...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L courtesy lights VIN: 1FTNX20S9X
opening either door, the courtesy lights go on and will not shut off(usually this is on a time delay), normally stayed on after shuting doors for about 20-30 seconds. now, they will stay on for anywhere to a 1/2 hour to maybe not turning off at all. this is a ...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP552XY
Hey ford guys,been fighting this one off and on for a while.Freeze data indicates code sets at idle,warmed up and in gear.VERY intermittent.Have put many miles on this one and never seen the actual event myself.Have thrown a few parts at it [see related repair... Trouble codes: P1237
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cailbration id VIN: 2FMZA5143Y
how do you check the pcm for its calibration status, before going to the dealer. can you use the scanner or can ford tell you from the vin #. i have just come from the dealer and they told me it already had the latest software, but couldnt tell me what version...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTNX21F21
customer had poor tire wear, front end vibration and wandering. after inspection, we replaced all 4 ball joints, inspected front axle u-joints, which were good, and aligned the front end. after above, front end still had wandering, memory steer where the ste...
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Abs, AC VIN: 2FMZA51471
Hi Everyone, I have this van that is interesting. It came in because the AC, odometer and speedometer were all inoperative, and the abs/brake light was on in the dash. I plugged in my scan tool and pulled out more codes than ever from the ICM, FEM and PCM. The...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L drl, VIN: 1FTNW21L72
Good evening friends, This unit is giving me fits! Truck was brought in with headlamp complaint. Had no idea what the customer meant but we discovered the battery cable was disconnected. After connecting battery cables and performing other repairs we discovere...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L ABS module VIN: 1FMYU04102
To all Ford techs, got a wierd one here. ABS actuates on dry dry roads periodically and ONLY at 32 mph while slowing dowm. No ABS light on. Road tested vehicle with scanner and watched road speed from each sensor. All are identical but when you slow down from ...
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1995 GMC K2500 Suburban 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKGK26F1S
suburban came in with complaint of lack of power and overheating only when towing. unable to duplicate concern, but have concerns on what i found and do not know if they would cause the cust. concern. first of all code 78 turned out to be a bad solonoid. when ... Trouble codes: 78 (wastgate solonoid)
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1999 GMC Yukon Denali SLE 5.7L Headlights VIN: 1GKEK13R9X
Hi Everybody, This Denali has no headlamps in the manual position but the DRL system works. When you switch to manual headlamps the running lights turn on but not the headlights. LT Blue wire from headlight switch has current upon activation, headlamp control...
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L Radio & entire I/P except oil pressure gauge VIN: 1GTHK23111
Symptoms are intermittent - tach, speedo, odometer, radio, all I/P warning lights are inoperative. Oil pressure gauge reads normal. I hooked my scanner to the vehicle whicle malfunction was occurring and guel gauge reads 10% lower than actual, temp gauge reads...
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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L compressor VIN: 1HGCD5608V
This is a strange one...I cannot get a ground signal to close the compressor clutch relay unless the radiator cooling fan switch is closed! Once the car warms up and the radiator fan kicks in, then the compressor will engauge and dissengauge in harmony with th...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HKRL1876Y
Ok folks this one has really got my goat...This vehicle came in a couple of weeks ago with a noisey a/c-alternator belt which we replaced and all was quiet. The next week the customer returned with the a/c inop. Upon inspection we found a melted a/c compressor...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Hesitation VIN: KMHWF35V2Y
customer states car jerks when accel,drove car,when shifting gears(5 speed)car has large flat spot and jerks slightly then accelerates ok,would swear it is early opening of egr(car does not have one)cranks sensor leaking oil and wires frayed(replaced)air mass ...
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1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L No Start VIN: WXP7901053
customer stated had right side of engine noise and low power.so he changed oil installed plugs and wires it would not start after he was done we have spark but fuel fould plugs it will try to start. but pops out intake so pulled timing belt covers and its in t...
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1998 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L PRNDL 1-2 gear VIN: 1GGCS1442W
prndl indicator inop in run position, works in start and acc. position. did not work before tranny replacement, figured was bad safety switch, even tried another safety switch. tried new igntion switch. old tranny was slipping badley and fluid burnt. new used ...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L rediness monitors VIN: 1G4GZ78S3T
car failed state inspection for rediness monitors not ready , no trouble codes on reject inspection report . scanned car found all monitors ready exept cat monitor . gave customer copy of drive cycle from mitchel had him drive car for a few days. when car retu...
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2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L trunk lock VIN: JTHBF30G02
Trunk lock actuator will not operate. Niether by key control or interior switch. Does anyone know how I can open the trunk to repair this vehicle. One of those small but nagging issues. Thanks in advance to all who can help.
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1993 Lincoln Continental 3.8L oil gauge VIN: 1LNLM9744R
This vehicle is my cpa's. Start car and take off, few miles down road will have dcl light flash and chimes, also have oil indicator on and it chimes. digital oil gauge will fluctuate, and then straightens out. May not chime or have dcl light on again the rest ...
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1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L 1-2 shift VIN: JM1TA2226S
This is a very clean and low mileage Millenia S 2.3 (48k miles) There is a not so strong but abnormal 1-2 shift shock. It will be better but still noticeable when hot. I'm not a A/T specialist but I'm sure there is a large number of possible causes for this ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on, supercharger engagem VIN: WDBKK47F1W
After replacing supercharger and learning a bit more about how this system operates along with secondary air and control of the system via o2 readings I am getting a bit further on this. Given the O2 (heater codes) I am going to exchange these in morning. Supe... Trouble codes: 1420 (air pump switchover y32), 806 (magnetic coupling output stage compressor), 805 (air flap recirculated signal out put stage), 135/1, 1525 (camshaft timing current accuator), 443/4
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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L temperature blend door VIN: 2MEFM75W1W
this car came in with ac not working-noticed ac working but blowing hot air. found temperature blend door not moving on command. this has automatic temperature control. pulled blend door motor & check motor command & no voltage. pulled fuses for control head &...
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Headlights VIN: JN8DR09Y42
All fuses ok. Bench test switch, ok. All lights ground through main switch. All evidence points towards DRL module. Mitchell wiring diagrams were inaccurate. All data were correct. I am ready to condemn the DRL mod., unless someone has seen this before. Cust...
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1985 Other European 308 GTS 3.0L cooling system VIN: ZFFUA13A5F
I have a 1985 308 QV ( a usa model ) with an overheating problem. The temperature gets up to 220 to 250 depending on the temperature outside. Both of the fans are comming on and is turning the right way ( pushing air into the radiator) the fans are comming on ...
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1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L theft detected
my dealer is hush hush about this problem i would just like some pointers on the most comen problems with these vehicals i am having a real hard time getting info about theft systems especially on the cavalier and sunfire the vehical starts for a few and shuts...
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1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L charging system VIN: 1G2JB5249X
vechile came in with the battery light on not a problem put an alternator in it charging system test was fine light out vechile left shop came back two days later with DRL light, charging system light, high beam light always on and hard starting. so once again...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L blower motor VIN: 1G2WP12K9Y
Vehicle brought in with blower motor not working. The motor, resistor and ignition switch have all been replaced. I tried using known good test parts to make sure everything that was replaced was indeed good. Still no luck. Tried adding extra ground to blower ...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3ED48E21
We have a saab that first came in with noise in upper end. we found 6 of the lifters down so replaced and did a oil pressure check (30psi@2000rpm). still had noise droped oil pan and checked the pick up screen and it was allmost pluged up. so cleaned it,checke...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L losing coolant VIN: 3VWSR69M44
This vehicle came in about 3 months ago complaining of a low coolant dash light coming on. The coolant reservoir was down approximately one quart. We added coolant and pressure tested the system. No apparent leaks showed up so we ran the vehicle with the cap o...
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2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L noise VIN: YV1TS92D93
hi all you volvo technicians,ihave a question on the crankcase ventilation system on this car.i have never seen a closed pcv system before and need to know how it works.can't find any information.also this vehicle i am working on is making a moaning sound afte...
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1988 Acura Legend L 2.7L brake pedal VIN: JH4KA3259J
First, THANK YOU for all your feedback. After installing a used brake booster (since the part is on national backorder) we were able to improve the pedal slightly. The customer is willing accept it as is - so we are done. I would have liked to proceed with a...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAHD632XS
Thanks everyone for your help. Good old fashioned skill, luck and determination fixed this large headache. Got the correct ecm with silver label. Engine immediately fired to life and stayed running. BUT was not 100%. Still sick. not 100% smooth. I rev'd the en...
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1997 Buick Riviera 3.8L Air Distribution VIN: 1G4GD2211V
Thirteen replies all with the same advise...don't overlook the basics. Completed Evacuate/recharge this morning and cured the problem. Thanks to each and everyone for taking the time and effort to share your expertise & experience I had read only one reply b...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L flickering check engine light VIN: 3G5DA03E12
found a voltage drop in the ignition switch. Installed new switch & problem was fixed.
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1993 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: DJFGGUURUG
Hey guys it turned out to be the hise inside the gas tank it had acrack in it.I went ahead and put a new fuel pump in it one time.Thanks guys good info.
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1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L tint VIN: 1GCDT14Z7R
Thanks all for the great advice. I will replace all the tint.
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L electric VIN: 2G1WF52E0Y
I never had the idea of using the radio. Thanks for so many detail information of great guys. I sucessfully reset using the radio. Anyway, it is amazing that they did not reset although the customer dropped by a GM dealership sometimes for changing oil. Have a...
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L compressor VIN: 1G1JF52T61
thanks for all the help guys , i can't believe i forgot to check the condensor fans, almost all the replys were right. the condensor fan was not working, and was causing press. build up and blowoff. further diag found creative engineering from a previous attem...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L Fuel guage VIN: 1GBJC34214
Well, we will call this a fix. William [...] had a good point. If you fill this vehicle with the key on, it will set a false code and zero out the fuel gauge. Since this is a fleet vehicle, a number of people fill it. We put out a bullitin to make sure the ...
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1990 Chrysler Imperial 3.3L master cylinder VIN: 1C3XY56R6M
customer declined to fix we told him about chrysler warrenty and he still declined work he said it still brakes good and no peadal problems so hes going to drive for a couple months then sell it thanks for the repliles it wasent over filled because i went thre...
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1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2C3HD56F1S
Most said that air was the problem and that bleeding was difficult. I pulled the water pump again, and checked the clearance between the impeller and the housing to make sure that was not a problem. It was within a 16th of an inch. I also checked all of the pa...
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1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GL23X1S
well a couple said to replace PCM, a few say to check cam sensor in dist ,some said to check crank sensor and some said to check wiring harness under fuse and relay box this is what happened my dad had someone come out and check it again told him the ref volag...
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1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Misfire VIN: 2B3HD46R7X
Thanks for all the replies. I disconnected the cam sensor and drove the car around and the miss was gone. I pulled the timing chain cover off and found alot of play in chain, replaced tensioner and miss gone. Thanks again for the replies.
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28Y1X
first off i would realy like to thank all of you that responded. with more than 75% of you saying that the tps could be the cause i put one in yesterday afternoon.i then went for a ride with my mother driving the truck ran excellent. as stated by chris jus... Trouble codes: P0203, P0202, P0205, P0206, P0207, P0208.
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2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: C23D145506
hi techs,we found a weak fuel pump it was 5lbs low.we install a new pump ,pressure is now ok but we still had a problem.the same problem as listed.after driving the car for 45 mins.we found the rear o2 senser froze for about 10 sec.then worked ok then froze ag... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L convertor VIN: 1FTJW36F9V
Thanks for all that replied to this problem. We found the problem to be the connector to the trans. One wire was not making a good connection. So far the customer has not experienced any more issues.
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1998 Ford F-150 4.2L Mechanical VIN: IFTZF1726W
All eleven replies stated the same, dont touch this or your marry it, 2k wont come close to resolving the prob.Locals calls to boneyards came up the same, no such thing as a good used 4.2, one guy even stated he would not sell us if he one. Anyone in the dat...
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L gas tank fuel gauge VIN: 1FAFP52S9W
hey guys cust returned to have tank dropped & neck inspected . as we took the gas from tank top gas caddy the gauge started dropping . i then sent the general service up to try & fill the tank that also worked . the tank was filled to the brim . we instructed ...
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1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Air Conditioning VIN: 1F4FP13POX
Thanks to all that took the time and helped. Customer declined repairs - too expensive and did not believe us. Most said to replace the CCR Module. Cory [...] gave us the best tests and confirmed that the Constant Control Relay Module was failed. With power i...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5521Y
Thanks everyone for all the info. Tried the simple stuff first. Swapped the fuel pump relay, no change. Replaced the fuel filter, no change. Customer not ready for the next phase (car runs with no problems except mil) to follow Andrew's suggestion to replace f... Trouble codes: P1237.
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W92
This truck has a vacuum controlled EGR valve. After double checking all the wiring I sent the customer to the dealer for a new ECM. Wish I could have done this for him, but I don't have a Star tester. This code would immediately set after disconnecting the bat... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR Circuit fault).
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1992 Honda Accord DX 2.2L fan VIN: JHMCB7646N
You can tell when you are not the only one with a problem, 13 replies the first day post and 23 total. This was a first time customer and needed his car the day I posted it and has not returned. I have talked to him though. Here is what I know, there is two se...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W94
Finally this vehicle is fixed. First I would like to thank all those that replied. Bill from Ohio suggusted checking to see if #6 coil had been put in wrong place. I checked and this was not the case although I can imagine how it could cause all sorts of wierd... Trouble codes: P1125 (ETC Limit Performance Mode).
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1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L front camber VIN: SAJMW134RC
All replies were helpful in determining the most likely cause. I should have mentioned that the front end sits a little lower than it should. This is consistent with the suggestion that the springs had relaxed over the years and need replacing, so I'll start w...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Alternator VIN: 1J4GZ78Y0R
As I suspected the test procedure in Alldata was invalid. Thanks for helping me confirm that, guys. This one was fixed by doing a lot of little things and I'm not sure exactly what made the most difference. When we began, this Jeep was charging only 12.5v at...
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1996 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ27S7T
The owner never indexed the dist. Before removing.Maynard and Mark refreshed me on how to re-sync. the dist.Using both methods i could not get the dist. lined up when the motor was at TDC.The reason why was the slack in the T-chain/gears.With 137k i first trie... Trouble codes: 1391 (Lost sync Cam/crk).
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, VIN: KNDJA72301
Thanks everyone for your help. It seems that replacing the coil for number 1&4 Cylinders fixed the missfire and the MIL P0300. The decarboning of the engine fixed the rough idle on first startup. The vehicle still hesitates on the first acceleration on a cold ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire).
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1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on, no excelatation VIN: JT8BH68X2W
I replaced the tps (on the drivers side of the tb) and the problem has not returned. Thanks to all that replyed. Trouble codes: P0120, P0121.
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22D7Y
Good Morning all. Firstly thanks to everyone that responded to my cry for help, I learnt something from your replies. firstly you cannot use a used ECM in the mazda with an immobilizer unit unless you swap the ECM and the immobilizer unit from the same vehicle...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L ignition VIN: WDBRN40J13
Good morning, thanks for all of your help. I did try a crank sensor on this vehicle. made no difference. I could not get compression back up. I had a tech from mb dealership come over and look at it. he thought needed an engine. Customer opted to take car to d...
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1995 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L distributor VIN: 4M2DV11W1S
Thanks again guys for the help.Over all out of 10 answers received 9 of you said timing belt. One said water pump. A new and properly tensioned timing belt did the trick. Since there was no evidence of the loose belt hitting anything Im guessing the noise is c...
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1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L a/c VIN: JA3AM84JXS
As most of you said - compressor! Replaced with new compressor, the 2 that were put on were aftermarket remans. Price difference was double but at least it works. Thanks for all the help!
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Stall VIN: JA4LS31P1W
thanks for the replies. they suggested that i check the throttle body for dirt, check the base idle speed, check ac system for mechanical problem. all those checked ok. i removed the iac and cycled ign key, the motor barely moved. i plugged in the new iac, the...
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1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Front pads VIN: 1G3HY54C5R
Ok gang, finally got this vehicle back in the shop, it seems he just could not live with out it, until he drove it so far the caliper pistons were leaking from overextension. Here is the horrific part, since the brake fluid was leaking and he was low on cash h...
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1993 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3CW53LXP
Great news guys this car had a chewed wire and one broken wire at the canister purge selonoid!!! So the computer actually was seeing an open circuit and setting this code. It is fixed and now the scanner shows LO instead of HI for Quad Driver A and the light s... Trouble codes: 26 (Quad Driver Module Fault).
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1989 Plymouth Voyager SE 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2P4FH45J7K
When we advised the customer of poosible cures from your replies, he chose to take the vehicle home, where he had another van of the same, and he swapped distributors. I followed up with him recently, and that did fix his problem. Thanks for all your help in t... Trouble codes: 54 (fuel sync signal missing).
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2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Passenger side under dash VIN: 1G2HX54K64
Thanks to all the responded. The fix for this vehicle was the cabin air filter was missing. Without the cabin air filter and bracket that hold it, the water poured in. With some help form a GM tech we were told to cut a peice of plastic about the size of a lic...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Speedo VIN: 1GZWP52KX1
The fix is in... Thanks to those who took time from their day to help, We tried unplugging radio and controllers disconnecting battery all the tricks no go I tested input from controller to speedo a that curcuit was good. What finally convinced me was the fact...
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1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF8Z1X3
The code evidently has to do with the electonic throttle body.What happens is it goes into limp mode.What i did was searched the archieves and found one which had a similar problem.What they did to repair it is to reset the electonic throttle.It took me severa... Trouble codes: P1260.
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1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Transfer Case VIN: JT3VN39W70
Hi Guy's I pulled down Transfer case Valve body and polished valves and bores per most of the replies I recivied and did get the 4x4 indicator lite to come on at that point, but still the problem remained at this point I suspect a mechanical problem with the t...
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