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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14V6Y
I found one post fixes on the theft sensor in the coloum. So I replaced it . tryed to do relearn prodedure and no security telltale appears .I had seen it intermittenly before. but not now. Went into the body control module and found no codes, but history code... Trouble codes: B2960
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.3L VIN: 2C4GP2433R
When cruise is turned on the light comes on as normal. Soon as cruise is set light goes out . If tries to turn cruise on it will not unless the key is cycled off and back on. Then the problem repeats as described. Any direction or knowledge will be appreciated...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW35F2S
Hi all I have a dilemma here with this Ford that I hope someone can help me with. The vehicle is a no start. Customers says this happened a few times then finally no start at all. Scan tool shows P1283-IPR circuit fault. If I clear this code ( KOEO ) and re... Trouble codes: P1283 (IPR circuit fault)
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L a/c and heating VIN: 1FMUZ34EOW
Hello this truck came in with a compliant of no a/c. found leak and repaired. Customer called back to say that, to take the truck for a drive and it will have no a/c while driving. sure enough took it for a drive and the a/c cool air goes away and feels like h...
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3FAKP1139X
This vehicle exhibits a large sag/hesitation during throttle tip-in, sometimes resulting in an immediate stall. Occurs most prominently when cold, but is still noticeable when warmed up. No codes found, long and short fuel trims stay around +/- 4%. Engine also...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hydro-boost VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
Hello techs! Please help with this problem! Customer brought in this vehicle with a complaint that when he applies the brakes the power steering diminishes and also that the stopping distance is very long. This is a hydro-boost system. I test drove the vehicl...
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2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L engine VIN: 1FMDK06186
It is not a serious problem but semms like a big deal. This is new 2006 Model Ford. I could not read the ODO on the message center screen because there is a message of "Oil Life is Zero." How can I reset the engine oil life warning signal? Thank you guys!
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1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GKDT13W7X
Fuel pump was replaced because the pressure was low. Now have good pressure however has a misfire that will not turn on mil. When the misfire occurs it is random will get so bad that motor stalls. Will start an idle fine for a couple of minutes then starts to ...
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2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Electronic VIN: 3GKEC16T71
Thank you for any helpfull insight,my depth of knowledge and work experiance is limited on these trucks. REAR AC / HEAT system Inopertive, NO BLOWER , I have the rear pannel removed there is 12 volts at the orange wire at power module ( that's what im calling...
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCD5658T
when cly #1 misses vacuum for cly one is highest. acts like exaust valve is not opening (according to vacuum wave patterns) don't know much about vtec. can one valve be affected? have alot of blow by have informed customer about different engine. Trouble codes: 301 (cly one missfire), 302 (cly two missfire), 303 (cly three missfire)
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1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cruise VIN: 1MEMF50U7X
Another Tech started this thing...condemned the Clock Spring and replaced it. No change. I've been through the Mitchell On Demand diagnostic flow chart for this Cruise Control system three times. Everything checks perfect. Boss was convinced the switches were...
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA3101Y
hey guys i have a po400 incorrect egr flow if anyone knows about these please help. Trouble codes: P0400
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D71
This must be my week for headaches as this nissan was towed in for no go. Upon testing found fuel pressure was low, replaced with bosch pump, now have good pressure however engine will not idle has spark and noid all the time while cranking and until it dies t...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4L11DX5C
We had this 05 Altima in about May 5 for an intermitten stall and no start after warm up. We replaced the cam and crank sensors at that time and fixed the problem. I don't recall if it had any codes at time because we had old scanner updates then. I also don't... Trouble codes: P1111 (Intake/Valve timing control solenoid valve)
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4L Turn Signals VIN: 1G3WH51X5N
Hello all. The original complaint was smoke coming from the steering wheel, and I could verify it everytime. It only smoked when the turn signals were used. I pulled the steering wheel and re-produced the symptom to see exactly where it was smoking. There are ...
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52E6Y
Hello all. The customer stated the MIL was on with no driveability problems. I pulled code P0442, small leak detected. I started with a visual inpection and found nothing unusual. I didn't touch the gas cap as the code actually set during the current ignition ... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap system small leak detected)
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L super charger
A customer has a noisey front bearing in the super charger on this engine. my alldata says to replace the whole super charger. has anyone successfully repaired one . thanks
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1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L ABS LIGHT and ETS LIGHT VIN: 1G2NE52M9W
Hello techs, this car turns the ABS and the ETS lights on intermitanly, checked for codes found none in the ABS, checked codes for PCM, none found, checked codes for theft detterent sytem found none,,,also one time all the warning light came on while the car w...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Compressor? VIN: 3VWSC29M9X
Hello Techs, Your expertise is needed with air conditioning issue. Vehicle was fine with the a/c not until I pulled up to slow down and cooling disappeared and it was blowing warm air. Checked compressor clutch for engagement and it was fine. Evacuated, vacuum...
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L warning light comes on VIN: WAULD64BX2
Unfortunately cust. hasn't make an oppointment to fix it yet.So i've to close this help request due to time.Thanks for David from British Columbia,Anthony from Connecticut & George from California for the replies.I'll try to follow the steps they show me to so...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Unknown VIN: 5UXFB33582
Well I opted to remove the dash and attack the Evaporator, based on replies and other research. Even Pressurizing with Nitrogen using BMW TIS method did not show the breach. Once I had the Evaporator out, you could tell there was a dark spot and corrosion in t...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L hard to turn no assist VIN: WAAB345678
Thank you so much everyone. The shaft pulled out of the pump with ease. I replaced it with a new one from BMW and flushed it with BG synthetic. Steers, oh so, well thanks again. Eric
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L remote opener VIN: 1G6KD54Y4X
I receieved 5 responses very quickly and all stated the same thing. This is pretty much what I was advised by everyone: Important: The order that the transmitters are programmed is important. Program transmitter #1 first. Program transmitter #2 second. You may...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Right Side Turn Signals VIN: 1G6KD54YXY
Thank You to all who replied. the overall concensus was a bad ground. The problem was ground 109 which is attached to the radiator support next to the window washer resovior. I had over looked this when I first read the Alldata schematic. After looking at the ...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W1S
We replaced the oxygen sensor with an AC/Delco part, so far everything is working normally, sensor switches correctly, no black smoke, runs great. Thanks for the input. All the wiring checked out, there are no fuel leaks such as supply lines or spider, no va... Trouble codes: P0133 (lack of O2 switching), P0171 (lean), P1133 (slow or no switching of O2).
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF5243V
I have not fixed yet. I do not have the car back yet. I learned the the map should be close to 5 volts KOEO. I need to reck the egr. I did NOT try at the EGR gasket at the back of the head. My next step is to mark the crank pulley at DTC and put a timming ligh... Trouble codes: P0172, P0300.
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2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L lifter VIN: 1GNDX03E13
Thanks for input guys. All Comments made sense. We fixed van by installing a doulble stacked heli coil, tapping the coil and torquing bolt just over OE spec. It worked good. No problems so far... What happend will have to end as a question. Suggestions were va...
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1997 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L Stall VIN: 1B4GP55R3V
I traded vehicles with this customer for one week. After driving it several times I found that there was three seperate problems. Problem one was that the engine 'bucked' and the speedo went towards zero and came back up in a matter of two seconds. This proble... Trouble codes: P0106.
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L Pressures VIN: 2B4GP44321
This one is cold now. Here is what went wrong: When the high side service port fitting came apart, the ball valve rested in the end of that line as the exit point was too small for it to travel into the dryer. When I replaced the fitting and looked in the li...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Right turn signal flashes very fast on dash--outsi VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Could not get the owner to come back to try the repair. I'll let you know when she does.
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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L compressor VIN: 1HGCD5608V
I had very few replies, but a couple supported my ecm theory. After verifying power from a/c control head to computer, and double cking the termistor, I went ahead and tried a ecm from a 'doner car' and that fixed it!
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1988 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L quick up-shift VIN: 1JCMT7898J
Well I put on a new TPS and right away shift points are close to being what I would say is normal for this vehicle. AS I remember these vehicles where not the best shifting when new. I'm happy with the results and I'm calling this complaint fixed. One thing I ...
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1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L radio display VIN: JT8BF22GV0
thanks to everyone on the speedy replys. both said lcd had leaked and it could be replaced without sending radio off for repair. lcd display is on order from lexus as always thanks to a great bunch of people for taking the time to make me look smarter than i a...
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L horn VIN: 4F2YU08192
Thanks to everyone who replied to my request. This car drove me a little crazy. It came from a used car dealer and they had already replaced the clock spring and the horn relay. When they realized that they could not fix it they sent it to me. It took me a whi...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
This one turned out to be a pattern failure. The crankshaft position sensor was suggested by all responses. I hooked up my CS2000 and went to the live data area on the engine run. When cranking there was no rpm signal. On the 4th try there was signal and the e...
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NF12E51
Got it fixed! The first response from Robert [...] hit it right on the spot: security system needed to go through a relearn. I let it crank, then let the switch drop back to 'on' position and waited for the security light to go out: took several minutes. I t...
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1996 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4UN24D6T
Thanks to all that replied. It turns out that the ECM didn't like not seeing a bad neutral safety switch and a bad speedometer cable at the same time. We replaced the speedometer cable and the problem went away. The spedo had not been working for a while witho... Trouble codes: P1780 (Neutral Safety Switch malfunction).
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