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1998 Acura TL 3.2L p.s steering pump VIN: JH4UA3648W
Hello tech's. I have this Acura that came in with a power steering pump noise and fluid all over the side of the engine. The pump was making a lot of noise. We check and talked with the owner about what they did. They had added regular ps fluid and have driven...
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2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L voltage drain VIN: 19UUA56873
Hello iatn technicians. We need help with this 2003 acura 3.2tl type s, the vehicle have a 147 milli amp draw and we are not sure if this is too much. Fuse 13, 7.5amp on passenger side powers the passenger's multplex control unit. keylesss receiver unit, gauge...
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV53421
driver from out of town, car died, would not restart. restarted for me. can not clear above codes. cannot find any information on the codes. no open recalls. Trouble codes: P1620, P1632
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1988 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP54C1J
Here it goes, The customer came in with a crank no start. We quickly determined the crank sensor failure fron damage. We inspected the balencer and found no reason for damage and wrote it off to road debris. Three days later the same problem occured. The senso...
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G4HP52LXR
Origionaly came in with a work order stating 'check for misfire'. Checked for codes and none found. Test drove and no trouble noted. Further discution with service writer/owner revealed that symptom only occured 2 or 3 times on drive from Oregon to central coa...
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HR5215S
This vehicle came to us on the hook with a no sart. I checked spark, fuel and codes. Had code 629, good spark, good fuel pressure, and no injector pulse. Also when it came in, with ignition on we heard clicking/buzzing noise from under right side of dash. Foun... Trouble codes: 629 (invalid passkey frequency)
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2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYEK13R4Y
need help; truck came in with oil & coolant mixed, removed the head and rebuilt heads were installed, after heads installation code p1345 keeps coming on and truck has no power Trouble codes: P1345 (cam position sensor)
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L cruise control VIN: 1G6DM57N73
Good day people. I have this 03 Caddy with an intermitted cruise control operation. Cruise control works normally for about 30-60 minutes than will shut off. The light for the cruise control shuts off at the same time. No codes in any computer. Once it shuts o...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: IGNDT13WOV
Intermittent stall, usually only once a day, while driving, usually restarts right away. It can do it at highway speeds, accel., or decel. or stop sign. No codes. When acting up the 12 volt signal from PCM to fuel pump relay is 0 volts. Fuel pump was replaced ...
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1998 Chevrolet P30 STEP VAN 5.7L ABS Module VIN: 1GBHP32R4W
I have taken on this job from another mechanic to fix little glitches after he replaced engine. ABS light seemed to have been on already, but car never ran when it got here. The ABS would stay on when you first started the vehicle and go off, and come right ba...
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1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L ignition lock cylinder VIN: 1Y1SK5235W
Hello, Was just wanting to see if anyone has experience with an inoperable ignition lock cylinder, The cylinder will turn just a very small amount, enough to unlock the steering wheel, According to Identifix hotline the shift interlock system should not have a...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L ing switch VIN: 2GCEC19V8X
costomer said that he did forget to shut the engine off as it run in his drive way for 2hrs.thats when he feels this problem occured.the trans switch was shorted and connecters melted to housing.making testing impossible.did not crank the next am due to blown ...
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2000 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L won't run monitors VIN: 1GCGC24R0Y
I am having a hard time getting this truck to pass a CA smog test.The truck will not run the monitors. Only one of the continous monitors will run out of the three. The misfire monitor will run, the fuel system or the comprehensive component monitors willnot r...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L no start VIN: IC3EJ56HOS
hi fellow techs.i have a cirrus that won't start.checked fuel none, spark none ,injector pulse none.tried to scan, no data.inspected cam and crank signal look ok.swaped asd relay with starter relay no change.check for 2 second fuel pump pulse none.by passed fu...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L engine VIN: 3C8FY4BB71
hello to all members! this vehicle was brought to us with a complaint of running hot while driving down the road. we drove it and it seemed to run hot while idling. the cooling fans were running on low and high, both radiator hoses were hot, the temperature of...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 2C8GP64L41
hi everyone, customer parked car at night came out in morn and no crank and towed in. no comunication with pcm so cant get any codes or information. i have all power and grounds to pcm all sensors have their 5 volt readings i can talk to trans and body and br...
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1994 Dodge Dakota 5.2L 2nd gear start VIN: 1B7GG23YXR
All is fine except for second gear start after stopping. Put it in drive or manual low, first gear is fine. Once upshifting, it won't easily downshift back to first. Extra throttle will force a downshift at low speeds. The governer was taken apart during rebui...
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1995 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B4GH253XS
This vehicle left running real good yesterday, came back today stalling when the ac is turned on. Easily verified, and will stall at idle in gear with no ac. Acceleration is poor, cuts out and sputters until about 25mph. Spark plugs were old and worn, wires a...
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1997 Dodge Avenger 2.0L Fuel injection VIN: 4B3AU42Y9V
This car is a no start.If it does start it is only for a second and is rough.I have good injector pulse at Injector's 1 & 3 but no pulse at 2 & 4. If injectors 2 & 4 do pulse it is during first key cycle and is only for about 2 to 3 seconds at the most. I am g...
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1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP4530V
Hey guys and gals,thanks in advance for the help,before i tell the customer they have an internal engine problem i thought i would get a few opinions...van came in with check engine light on(po300&po306),felt like a light ignition miss,customer says it runs gr... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L front end VIN: 3B7KF2629X
Driving down the road this truck needs to be driven constantly. It pulls left, you correct it, it pulls right, you correct it, pulls left. In a long sweep to either side it takes some effort to steer it, hit a bump and it takes of in the direction you are turn...
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1995 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FALP66L6S
vehicle was tow from other shop previous shop has replaced crank sensor cam sensor coil pack icm and ecu, vehicle still has no spark, fuel pressure is good and injectors have pulse. checked all wires from icm to ecu for continuity and are good. checked power a...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L chain tensioner VIN: 1FMDU34E9V
this vehicle came in with a terrible noise in the front of the motor. upon further teardown the main timing chain tensioner and guide were blasted and so was the lh cassette guides. installed all new parts and new cassette chain kit including new tensioner for...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L None VIN: 1FAFP53U9X
This is a 1999 Ford Taurus, 127,xxx miles. Note VIN specified does not match the actual car in question because I do not know the VIN for it, and haven't peeked under the hood yet. Supposively, the car was run out of transmission fluid somehow. Another shop r...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMZA5142X
customer just purchased this van. seems like an internal balance issue, tried a balancer but no change. also there is no sign of a misfire, tune-up items are newer, also no codes. it only vibrates at a low idle and upon accel. it is worse when in gear,also wor...
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2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L dash lights VIN: 1FAFP55051
This car has no dash lights. The dash is the common guage style (not digital). The turn signal indicators stay lit all the time, but also blink w/ the turn signals. All other aspects of lighting are normal. Any ideas would be helpful.
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2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L poor accel VIN: 1FDXF46P94
this truck starts right up cold but will hardly accelerate maybe to 1000 rpms untill about 5 min of running,engine runs rough at this time.the engine will then smooth out & will accel modestly up to about 2500 rpm in park on the floor.if the truck is then driv... Trouble codes: P0670, P0683
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2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16T41
good morning, problem is this denali i have here , was here 2 days ago with 2 codes as you see in related history , customer had originally brought truck last week complaining of hard starts, and c.e.l. flashing then about a minute after everything would retur... Trouble codes: P0430
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13WX1
Hope someone can help with this,truck came in for heater core replacement,pretty straight forward,pulled dash,heater module,replaced core. Will not restart,cannot get theft relearned via 3 ignition cycles. Security light never goes off. Cannot communicate with... Trouble codes: P1626, U1064
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1990 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L Mechanical VIN: JHMBA4167L
Hi we have this prelude that makes a clicking noise from the trans axle{not c.v shafts}, in second gear only coasting or accelerating , clutch in or out. we jacked the car up and the noise is definitely from the trans. has anyone ran into this before . i don't...
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1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Pressures VIN: JHMEG8682S
a year ago checked a/c & topped up, put dye in it as well, came three weeks ago wasn't as cold, coolant shutoff was unhooked and high side line leaking (dye), replace line & charged, appeared to work Good. came back saying works good for awhile then fades, che...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L rear VIN: JA3AH86J01
I am working on this accord that is making me crazy. it has a creak or tinny rattle while driving in the right rear. I have narrowed it down to the strut area and have loosened the 2 nut that mount it to the body and retorqued them noise gone for a short time ...
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1995 Hyundai Accent 1.5L transmission VIN: KMHVF14N2S
2 trans same condition i had a vehical i bought at the salvage sale that drove out fine took the trans out and installed it along with the pcm same problem it will shift from first to 3rd about 35mph and then it goes in to limp home 2nd snap on with aisean say...
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1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L blend door VIN: SAJNX2743S
vehicle came in with evap leak after replacement upper servo wont allow blend door to open for center dash vent removed dash again to double check and all is as it should be except no operation of upper servo alldata offers little help please jag guys help me
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1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ68S7T
This vehical died turning a corner and has not restarted. customer replaced fuel pump (based on no fuel pressure) before bringing the vehicle to us for repair. The first thing we noticed was that it had no fuel pressure, no spark, and no computer cummuiction. ...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58N4Y
This one is taking me for a ride, seen all the post with tps so I ran a tps sweep and found 3 glitches at different times so I replaced the part with a Mopar part, Jeep ran great till the customer left drove a few miles left it sit and cool down came back out ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0201
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1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L air ride VIN: 1LNM97V6SY
vehicle came with air ride inop,tested the solenoids and have no power to them,trying to locate air ride pump (because it is supposed to have a fitting on it to pump up air ride)(--per service manager any help in this matter would be greatly appreiciated there...
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1989 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L no power VIN: JM1FC3326K
Hey RX7 dudes. This turbo rx was parked for several years but the only thing it took to get it to run was a new tank and pump assembly. Also replaced fuel lines and filter w/ new plugs and wires. This thing starts perfect and runs great until the turbo spools ...
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2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35381
This miata is back with the MIL lamp on. The last time we cleared the code after replaceing the gas cap was 3 weeks ago. The code is the same P0455 large leak in the EVAP system. I checked the purge valve and the canister vent valve by manualy applying voltage... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap System Large leak)
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Climate control VIN: WDBHA28E1R
This one came in with full heat blowing from vents all the time. AC sytem low on refrigerant, so we charged it till evap outlet gets cold and pressures are good, but still full heat. We do not do a lot of electrical on Mercedes, so am not very familiar with th...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L compressor VIN: WDBKK47FXX
Hey Guys and Gals, I have this car in the shop with an A/C compressor that doesn't power up. I have very little knowlege about how this system works. All i have in the shop is alldata and its pretty limited. My question is, are there any common issues with the...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L ignition switch/steering lock VIN: WDBJF70H1X
Looking for basic instructions for replacing the ignition switch/steering lock unit. Another shop diagnosed it, dealer had the part in stock, and I haven't a clue how to proceed beyond removing the lower panel. Mitchell and Alldata don't appear to address the ...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AK34Y9V
hi everyone and thanks in advance for your time and assistance in my vehicle. well here we go, 97 ecplise 2.0 dohc non turbo installed head did valve job and a new timing belt. it runs good on the highway but take off is sluggish and idle is terrible and makes... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P1784, P0700
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L hard 1-2 shift VIN: 4A3AC84H01
trans shifts hard intermittently only on a 1-2 shift- also jerks real hard when shifting from nuetral to drive-nuetral to reverse is normal- anyone had this type of problem before?
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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L ac compressor VIN: JA4LX41G33
Hello Ladies & Gents, checked the archives and found some help, but nothing has fixed me yet. This outlander will loose compressor operation mostly I think in the heat of the day. Compressor quits and ac light starts flashing. replace the heat switch or rpm sw...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Hi Guys, This Sentra has me thinking..., thatís not always a good thing for me to be doing too much of! This car came in running rough at idle and hesitates and bogs down on acceleration. All 4 fuel injectors were measured for resistance and seemed good at ... Trouble codes: P0134 (HO2 Sensor 1 Bank1), P0154 (HO2 Sensor 1 Bank2)
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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette GS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDU03E5W
The van came back after 600 miles with new codes P0172 Fuel Trim rich and P0440 Evap Systems. I have checked most everything. Mode 6 on a Genisys says EGR Cruise fail and EGR Decel Fail. Checking the Digital EGR showed no problems either operating it with a sc... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel Trim Rich), P0440 (Evap Emission System)
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1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4L Unknown VIN: 1G2WJ52X7R
Hey Techs. The Pontiac has an oil leak coming from between the right side of the engine block and the transaxel. I thought It was coming from somewhere in the vally under the intake manifold. The oil is dripping at a prety good rate. Has anyone seen this and w...
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1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L P/Steering Pump VIN: 1G2HX52K4S
Hi everyone.I have this 1995 Pontiac Bonneville that has a power steering WHINE noise that does'nt seem to change no matter what i do.The old pump was very noisy,same pitch,but was leaking out of the front seal.I replced the pump expecting to fix the problem,f...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L general cooling system VIN: 1G2NE55M0S
I'm in Texas,which is about 100 degrees or so every day.When sitting in traffic,the temp gauge climbs slowly and will go all the way hot if you let it. The gas probe sniffed trace amounts of exhaust gas in coolant tank so I pulled heads and resurfaced them a...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Stall VIN: 1G2NE15D5S
vehicle will start and idle fine.After a few minutes, engine will begin to stumble and stall.Restarts immediately.Repaced fuel filter and did complete fuel check.Air filter NEW. Scanner shows the the fuel trim drop to 0 when stalling.O2 sensor sluggish but the... Trouble codes: 45 (rich)
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1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS30F78N2T
This Saab had P0171 P1171 P0303 with no drivability problems except the MIL on and flashing. I checked all the normal stuff. I read in the arcives about a 02 sensor splice in the harness. I cut the splice out cleared the codes, depowered the PCM for a half hou... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire)
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lack of Power VIN: 1G8JW52R9Y
Hello all, I have a Saturn here I'm having some difficulty diagnosing. The customer stated that after replacing the battery, the vehicle bucks and runs rough. The vehicle does run extremely rough, has a noticeable misfire (engine light flashes), stalls occassi... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire), P0171 (fuel trim system lean bank 1), P0174 (fuel trim system lean bank 2)
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1996 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L compressor VIN: JF1GF4858T
Hi Subaru folks, got a problem with this 96 impreza 2.2 compressor seemed to be bound up, would cause accessory belt to slow down (originally car came in w/ loose crank pulley bolt). replaced compressor/clutch with used one and same symptom occurs, its as if t...
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1993 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L hard start cold VIN: JS3TD02V8P
this one is weird because it starts like the timing is way off cold but after warmup its pretty much normal its like it wants to run backwards on startup thanx in advance for any ideas
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1992 Toyota Celica All Trac 2.0L No Start VIN: JT2ST88P4N
Help - This one is kicking my butt. Car came in not running in a month or so. Cranked real easy (too easy). Checked cam timing = ok, checked compression = was weak, got better as kept testing. Replaced old spark plugs, then tested ignition system = no spark. R...
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, VIBRATION AT IDLE VIN: JT2SK12E6P
This camry has an annoying vibration in the steering wheel when hot (or warm) and only at idle in gear with car not moving. There are no codes. The engine is lean at hot idle, all other rpm ranges are ok. there is no noticable vibration at other rpm ranges. -...
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1VK12E2P
Check complete engine including compression (150 psi) all cylinders. Check timing and timing belt- Loose but still aligned. Replaced belt. Check computer for codes- None. Check injectors- all show good spray pattern. Engine will start but will not pick up RPM'...
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L timing belt VIN: JT3HN85R3V
I am looking for actual experience with timing belt life on this engine.Toyota doesn't list it as a maintenance item unless it's used under "special conditions".Please no opinions,Iv'e already got one,I'm looking for when, if ever, anyone has seen these fail.
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2001 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L overdrive VIN: JT3HN87R61
vehicle came in with complaint of check engine light on, found code po755 for shift solenoid 2, removed solenoid to inspect and found it was working properly. removed and disassembled valvebody, nothing plugged up or sticking. vehicle also doesn't go into over...
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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L blower motor inop VIN: 1G4HP54K11
I apologize for taking so long to close this, but I finaly got a fix report on this car. The car was sent out to the dealer by the service writer before I could get a good look at it. Turned out to be an intermittent open in the fuse block under the rear seat....
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1996 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L A/C compressor VIN: 1G6EL12Y6T
Thanks to everyone who replied, I appreciate your time! Turned out that I installed the orifice tube in backwards, DUH! That also took out the low pressure sensor located in the evaporator inlet, Marty wins the prize. Again THANK YOU VERY MUCH to every one all...
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1998 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L hvac -ipc display VIN: 1G6KS54Y6W
Thanks to all who replied, especially John [...] from Louisiana. He turned us on to Carey Ubank from AAE inc. We sent the cluster to him and he found a burnt power suuply in the cluster. After he repaired and sent it back to us everything powers up and reads c...
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCFC19K7N
found good ecm truck runs good but low oil pressure the customer didnt tell me about probably had a factor in the ecm shorting out.thanks to everyone that helped
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1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L speed control VIN: 1GNDM152XR
I want to thank you all for your replies. I checked the wiring and connections to all and they were fine. The speed sensor will put out voltage if working, about 2 volts and as it spins the voltage drops. My diagnosis was the speed buffer taht turns analog to ...
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L static VIN: 1G1JC1247Y
replaced the napa fuel pump with oe pump and the noise went away.thanks for all the help.
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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 North Face 5.3L 1st gear VIN: 3GNEK13T93
hi,first i would like to thank those that replied to my help request.the prob was the filter had a crack in it and took out the trans.after rebuild all is well.thanks again bob
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1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L fuel pump VIN: 2C3HL56T1R
Wow this is finally fixed and I'm a happy guy. Got 2nd pcm from dealer and it started. Stumbled a bit and led us to check some wiring. Found 3 or 4 wires fused together going to iac and I think o2 sensor. They were melted on egr tube. Not in the proper place a...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H3S
A new crank sensor did fix this vehicle. When we uplugged the crank sensor the 8 volts did come back. Thank you to all of you that replied to this post.
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY68B22
What I found by using the Snap On MT-2500 scanner was; if I reset the Adaptive fuel the engine would start and run fairly decent. As soon as I shut it down and went for a restart it ran terrible and always set a P0106 DTC. I used Mitchell On Demand to follow t...
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L skim VIN: 3C4FY58844
Thank you for all your help,Most of the sugestions were already tried long before posting.Turns out that Chrysler sent me a Defective SKIM.Thanks a Lot!!! I had even called the dealer in Mississippi to confirm that the PIN # was correct.it was.They would only ...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L tcc lockup VIN: 3B7KC22DOW
Sorry for the long delay in posting, but I wanted to be sure this truck is really fixed(it would sometimes go for a long time without acting up). The DTS noise filter finally fixed this monster. What a great tip! As several techs suggested, I cleaned Battery c...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start, No PCM comm VIN: 1B7HC13Y11
It's fixed but unfortunately I don't know exactly why. I've concluded fuel pump failure caused the breakdown. I think debris (from rusted pump parts or deteriorated fiber washer) jammed the pump rotor causing the pump motor to overheat and the pump drive to sh...
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1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L loses power VIN: 1FTCR15TXJ
Thanks to all who replied. I finally had the vehicle act up while driving it. I was watching o2 voltage and fuel pressure, when it started to lose power the o2 reading jumped quickly to over 1 volt and then to zero. I replaced the o2 with a motorcraft o2 senso...
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1992 Ford Ranger Custom 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14V0N
Thanks for the replys, I retested the PIP and SPOUT signals and verified they were present. I then looked for the cause of the grounded #1 injector and traced it to a short in the grommet where the wires pass through the firewall. I replaced both wires thru th...
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1994 Ford F-250 XL 4.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTEF25Y8R
thanks to everyone who replied .and special thanks to the ones who replied about the fan /that is what it was.customer had put the wrong fan on and it was pushing air instead of pulling it .this truck is fixed.
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3FAKP1139X
Thank you to all who replied to this help request (10 replies). As it turns out, the intake cam had jumped a tooth on this engine. We performed a complete timing belt replacement and delivered the vehicle to the customer and have received a call praising us du...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L speedo, odo VIN: 1FTRX17L3X
Thank you to those who replied. The fix for this vehicle was the wiring harness. Who ever replaced the transmission managed to get the wiring harness in contact with the right exaust manifold. The heat melted the harness and caused a short to ground in the OSS...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cailbration id VIN: 2FMZA5143Y
this vehicle is fixed, i had to just tell the customer what ford told me, that it was up to date. the customer was very happy about how the car ran, etc. but i really dont think as of yet that there is a good answer. the ford reprogramer wgs doesnt show the cu...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Remote Key fob VIN: 1FMDU73E32
I want to thank all the guys who tried to help me with my delema.After scanning with the NGS we found that the computer was only letting 1 key FOB to be programed.We tried to reprogram the module to no avail. after replacing and programing the new module all i...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP713X1
The no compressor engagement was the evaporator temp sensor. Just because I didn't see it on the scan tool, It was over-looked. Checking the voltage readings at that sensor would have saved alot of time. After I installed the sensor, charged it up, I had very ...
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2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L engine VIN: 1FMDK06186
Thank you big guys. I successfully reset the messages using two buttons. Currnet computer toys make tech stupid. Thank so much guys. Take care!!!
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2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Electronic VIN: 3GKEC16T71
High Tech diagnosis & Noraml routine components replacement Fix for this Yukon was the HVAC control pannel second one in roof , there are 2 of these HVAC roof controls. I had to use the services of IDENTFIX the diagnostic procudure it's kinda tricky but not th...
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1978 Honda Civic 1200 1.2L Vacuum routing VIN: SBA6038669
I want to thank everyone for their replies, iATN was a great help as always. I sent this one down the road with my home-made tee and I haven't heard any complaints(yet...). Thanks to David from California, I did call the emissions help line, and I think I have...
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2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD18431
Thanks for all the help, and my apologies for the late 'fix' posting. But as we all know with EVAP MIL problems, it isn't fixed for about three full tanks of gas run through it, and about 50 drive cycles. And I hate reading fix postings that really aren't. So.... Trouble codes: P1456 (Leak in EVAP system near fuel tank).
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1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1217W
hi all, sorry for the fuzzy info, vss signal goes to the speedo and then from there to ecm and tcm. signal was very repititiuos and just looked like it was missing some of the pattern. like a bad sensor or drive/driven gear that was rythmically jumping. phil f... Trouble codes: P0501 (vss), P1624 (TSS CODES Ratio error codes in 234).
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1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, hard start VIN: SALJY1240S
We replaced the rotor and this fixed the problem. The voltages in the mass air flow sensor corrected themselves with the new rotor. The tip that I got that most helped with the problem was to take the cap off and take the coil wire from the cap and see if it w...
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2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L trunk lock VIN: JTHBF30G02
Simply a matter of pulling out the back seat and getting the old coat hanger tool out of storage. Thanks to all the folks that took the time to help.
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Cylinder head VIN: WDBCB25D0H
Most replies have suggested a new head. The old head is not meant to be repaired. New heads are priced from as low as $1600 to $2300. Because the body is not in good condition, I'll probably get rid of it soon. Thank you INTA members
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21DXS
Replaced comp. with used sim. computer because i could not find exact replacement,car runs great but service light is on(fuel temp sensor )wich car does not have.This is good enough for cust. because they really do not have the 650 dollars to purchase correct ...
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2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L MIL Lamp on, PO340 VIN: JN1AZ34D93
thank you for the responces. mike, no i did not check fuel control or ignition system because i did not believe this was the problem area. two said check for aftermarket flywheel, we installed a aftermarket flywheel for this customer over 10000 miles ago,we al... Trouble codes: P0340, P0011, P0021 (ivt control solenoid).
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1947 Pontiac 4 door sedan 350CID clock
I received a number of suggestions for repairing the clock. I first sent it to Instrument Services, unfortunately they could not repair it. I initially said the company was Clocks and Gauges, this was incorrect. In fairness to Instrument Services, they mainly ...
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2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L clutch pressure plate VIN: 2G2FV22G2Y
Due to aftermarket pressure plate, a shim was required between the slave cylinder and front of trans. The shim pushes the slave closer to the pressure plate. It's up to the custome to fix this one.
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3ED48E21
The fix is to eather rebuild or replace engine. We will fine a used engine for this one. The trouble is piston slap on #4 cylinder. the oil sprayers plug and starve the pistons for oil. It seems that #4 is the first to go on the saab engines.Thanks to every on...
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Steering VIN: 4S3BK4357T
ALignment helped but when the car is hot it still goes to the left according to the customer. He is scheduled to bring the car back in 2 weeks and I plan to recheck axles and transmission after I experience the pull condition. Thanks
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L pump VIN: 5TEGN92N42
Thanks for the replies. I finally installed a factory Toyota pump and reservoir and it fixed the problem.
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1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L Alternator - Regulator VIN: 1532994148
Thanks for your responses and special thanks to Luke Peterson of Integrity Motor service who called me and faxed me exactly what I needed. I now have 13.5 volts idling.I'll try and describe how the wires fit in what holes. If you are looking at the regulator s...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWHG83A5T
The customer hasnt returned the vehicle so I have to close this request because of time. Mark from Connecticut answered my question about boost numbers. I know that the wastegate linkage is working properly, and the n75 solinoid is working too. I know that its... Trouble codes: P0605 (Internal Control Module ROM test error).
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Fail smog test VIN: 3VWTD81H6W
Thanks to Don, the air pump was drawing too many amps every once in a while, keeping the monitor from setting. One new air pump later, and a long, long drive cycle, all monitors set, and a passed smog. Thanks to all my replys, Regards to the greatest staff in ...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Radio/ Key FOB VIN: 3VWBB61C9W
Thanks to everyone that replied to my little post. Donald from Florida gave a great tip to look in the spare tire well. It had a sticker with the radio serial # and a 4 digit code underneath. I never would have guessed. As far as the remote goes, I have tried ...
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