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1993 Acura Legend 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JK4KA8274P
engine idles is 625 and rough with ac on and idle increased it smooths out. What could make the idle be under 700 in drive, no codes all good grounds
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1999 Acura SLX Premium 3.5L Ramdom high idle VIN: JAEDJ58X3X
Hello group and thanks for your time This customer complains of a random high idle. Have not been able to duplicate problem. According to customer, problem happens after vehicle warms up, when starting or coming to a stop, idle will be up to 2200 rpm at times...
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1995 Audi S6 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUKA84A2S
The car came in with a missfire failed inspection. Found the #2 coil bad and replaced coil and ignition stage units. Grounded plus wire at coils by mistake and blew the 15 amp fuse #S115 for ignition coil terminal #15. We cannot locate this fuse anywhere. I ho...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L bleeding VIN: WAUZL54B81
I just finished replacing the oil cooler and all associated o-rings and am now trying to bleed the system, but cannot find the bleeder that Alldata says is on the heater core. the engine will overheat if I let it, I have gone through at least 8 hot/cold cycles...
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2002 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Dome Lamp VIN: WAUML440D8
Hopefully there is some Audi Guys out there that have seen somthing like this, I have a 2002 A8L that has a problem with the interior lights. Basically if you close the door the dome lamp dims out and comes back on over and over. Also if you lock the doors wit...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L starter VIN: WBACD4326T
E36 towed in with no start condition would not crank - no communication with EWS - new dealer EWS module allows car to now crank - no spark condition now present - but now EWS communicates with scan tool has code - 068 in EWS module data communication error s...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS warning lamp on, stability control light on, s VIN: WBADM6344X
Good Morning All, I need help with this 99 528i E39. The car came into the shop with the following customer complaints: -ABS warning lamp on -stability control lamp on -check engine lamp on sometimes -speedometer not working sometimes -loss of power (cou...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM5330X
GENTS, HAVE this ABS problem with this 99 528I Scanned ABS codes, got 21 left front speed sensor wirring, also got an 00E1 for left rear wheel speed sensor wirring. we have replaced both sensors to be sure, have ohmed the wires at ABS pump and they are good, s...
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1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Noise VIN: 2G4WS52M4X
Hi iATN techs, thanks in advanced for trying to figure out this problem. This car is my own vehicle. The car makes a noise both when applying load to the engine from a stop and right away releasing the gas pedal after the initial applying the heavy load. The f...
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1993 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Low power VIN: 1GNGK26N5P
This has been to different techs and we are now working at diagnosing it. First of all the problem: The timing retards about 19 degrees when accelerated instead of advancing. This has had the computer replaced with a GM computer it has had a new Prom put in it...
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Misfire VIN: 2G1WL52M1S
This car has a miss on No. 1 cylinder. If I take the injector conector from 1 and move it to number 2 cylinder then the miss also goes to number 2. I have ran a new wire from the ECM to the injector. I have rplaced the ECM. I have checked the injector connecto...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L ac/heater mode switch VIN: 1GNDT13W3T
Having prob with my 1996 blazer, the typical upon accel the mode switches from the vent to the defrost. have replaced the vac check valve under the hood. can hear vac leak from the vac part of the mode switch on the dash. pulled switch and tested all vac lines...
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L brakes VIN: 1GKDM19W3Y
customer came in with a pulling to the left, test drove vehicle toduplicate concern. it was evident 5 min. into test drive. brought vehicle into shop to check brakes. found the frt bearings had minimal play suggested repacking bearings. checked the operation o...
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2001 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L Idles high VIN: 2CNBE63481
This Tracker is in for a MIL on, idles high at times and intermittent no crank no start. We could not duplicate the no start. It only idles high with the AC off. The ECM is commanding the IAC from 25 in park to 64. Idles at about 1600 rpm in gear. Cleaned the ... Trouble codes: P0340
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Tachometer VIN: 1GHK23123F
Good moring. I have a 2003 chevy 2500hd that the tach just quit working on. My scanner shows a tach signal so i think its the IPC but not sure. Shop key is not very clear where the tach signals generated from. Just looking for input before i replace somthing t...
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2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 6.0L a/c lines VIN: 1GAHG39U03
Good morning everyone. I have this van in the shop that needs the rear a/c lines changed (leaking due to corrosion). Alldata has no procedure for this, and the labor guide shows a little over an hour.The job looks like it could be a real bear,the rear ac line...
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2004 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L ABS Module VIN: 1G1ND52F24
Pedal drops when firmly braking from 45-50 mph down -feels like abs is holding pressure and then releasing it- both rear inlet valves are activated when problem occurs- no pump motor running when it happens- does not appear to be a false activation- Braking pe...
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2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L inoperative VIN: 2C3HE66G6Y
HELP!Thank's in advance guys!This one has me stumped.This came in with a intermitant speed control problem.When I first checked it out (I was able to get it to act up)it had no power supply from the PCM(YL/RD wire,pin5)to the brake switch(pin3 of brake switch)... Trouble codes: P1595, P1683 (sc power relay circuit)
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L blower VIN: 1C4GP64L1Y
if the high speed of evaporator blower is on and your turn on the front wipers the air stops. we think that the problem is the a/c control. we already check all wire harness and relays, no luck.
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Stall VIN: 2C8GP64L43
I replaced the engine in this Town and Country (3.8) a few months ago. Went great, van ran perfect. But recently the van has been stalling out when cold. I have run every possible test I can think of, and it is random enough that I have been unable to verify...
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1970 Dodge Charger 6.3L head lite door relay VIN: XP29L0G165
I'm not up on Mopars I have a 1970 chrger that i cannot find the headlite relay that opens and closes the head lite buckets
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1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7KB31Z4X
Help me! It's been one of those weeks. This van came in for a check engine light. Found P0443, P0500, P0505, P0720. Replaced listed parts, test drove, everything looked good. Van came back 2 days later with check engine light on and engine intermitantly stumbl... Trouble codes: P0443 (EVAP purge solenoid control circuit), P0505 (IAC motor circuit)
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Starting VIN: 1B7HF16YXX
Hi All, I need your help on this one !!! We have a 99 Dodge P-U, 5.2L with no spark. I have changed the pick-up in the Dist. and the coil. I've been all over the wiring and fuses and I dont see anything wrong. The Dealer wants about $400 for a new ECM, But bef...
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2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L electrical VIN: 2B4EP2539Y
Vehicle had problems with courtesy lights inop, radio off memory inop, driver's door lock inop, miscellaneous electrical since customer's son installed aftermarket radio, then reinstalled original. Had blown fuse in underhood 10a iod memory fuse, when installi...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Instrument cluster VIN: 1B7HC13Y7Y
This one is the boss' son-in-laws truck. He has an intermittent inop cluster. When it is not working, the odometer says "no bus". Scanned for codes and got P1687. Any help would be appreciated.
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L ABS Module VIN: 1B7KF23641
Good Morning, Having problems w/ Kelsey Hayes ABS System. Came in w/ ABS & Brake light on. Rear wheel locking up, Front brakes not working. Replaced master cylinder, flushed system, replaced rear wheel speed sensor to remove any electrical issues. Retrieved co...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44331
Intermitent No Start/No Spark. I do have Inj. Pulse. I can fire all coil circuits through ATM functional test on Scan tool. (Good spark) I have checked CMP and CKP both on lab scope at PCM and the 1,2 & 3 square wave from CMP sets almost dead center on the gap... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ign. coil 1 Pri. CKT), P0352 (Ign. coil 2 Pri. CKT), P0353 (Ign. coil 3 Pri. CKT)
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44311
We have this caravan in for an intermittent no start, bear with me becuase this is long. The conditions of the no-start are as follows: vehicle will intermittently crank and not start. this will continue until the ignition switch is cycled to off then back on....
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L power widows VIN: 3B3HD46R22
Customer states that when airbag lite comes on power windows become inoperative along with blower motor and turn signals. Scan airbag system for codes, no current or history codes. Cannot get failure in service bay or on road test. Any replies welcome. Thanks,...
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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, Extreme overfueling VIN: 1FTHX26G4J
Would not idle when came in, blowing black smoke, unhooked 2 injectors and would idle, though poorly, yesterday, Signal line on all sensors fuzzy when running about .5 volt spikes above base. Today hooked up injectors again, runs better but with above Exh. rea...
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1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 2FABP74F6K
hello i have a 89 ford crown vic that has no power while driving.runs fine has no miss.checked cats per alldata,removed and test drove no better,checked fuel psi and volume ok,checked timing,plugs,wires ok but plugs look like burning lean.hooked up vaccume gau...
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1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDV32X2M
Can anyone tell me how to pull codes without a scanner? This vehicle turns the MIL light on after driving about ten minutes. After re-start the light is out until driven for another ten minutes. I used a Snap-On scanner on it while the light was on and it repo...
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15Y8S
This vehicle came in for stalling and black smoke from tail pipe. There is no codes present. Cant get live data for this vehicle. Cold start is fine and will run fine all day. Once you shut it off and let it sit for appx 4 hours when you start it it will flood...
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1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L head bolts VIN: 1FALP4048T
I am installing heads on my daughters car and just realized that on the final torque I went 360 deg instead of 180 deg. Does anyone know if i can leave this as is or do I need new bolts again and new gaskets? Thanks for any input you may have.
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6639X
This Contour has a reoccuring problem of the timing belt riding off the front of the cam pulleys. The car came in 6 months ago with the timing belt lower idler pulley bad. The plastic pulley had come apart and allowed the timing belt to jump a tooth. At that t...
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1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L charging system
Hello Techs, We have this Windstar that will not produce any charging system output and the warning lamp is on. Battery was replaced. First generator was a Visteon, no improvement. Second and current generator is a Motorcraft #[...]. PCM was reprogrammed p...
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2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA57431
Thanks you for taking the time to read this. I have a 2001 Ford Windstar Taxi with a 3.8L that continues to foul spark plugs every 20000-30000 Kms. The problem started very suddenly and is getting worse as more milage is accumulated. Four of the six plugs(cyl....
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP40492
I have this sick mustang here. When accellerating (hold the pedal to the floor) it cuts out at about 1800 rpms and poors out black smoke. if you unplug the maf sensor it goes away. I have tried a new MAF sensor and checked all the inputs cam, crank, etc. It wi...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L d/s power window VIN: 1FAFP52U92
hey ford techs this is an interesting problem that has been driving me crazy! I have a ford taurus lx that cust. complaint of intermittent d/s window. This was brought to us after another shop threw in the towel, at this point I can see why! As I would with an...
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2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L oil in diesel VIN: 1FDXF46F72
Hi all i have this F450 that is loseing oil. The oil is going into the diesel. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated..
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP53U63
Sometimes car will just hesitate and go through bulb test, other times vehile will need to be restarted. HWY OR CITY.
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: P23ED44187
maybe some one can help with this one. i don't work on diesels but this is a buddies truck (you all know how that gos) anyway he replaced the air filter with a k&n cold air kit which had a filter & box with a snorkel after the install the check eng. light came... Trouble codes: P0671, P0673, P0675, P0677, P2285 (p2287-), P2287
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1990 GMC V1500 Suburban 5.7L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GKEV16K1L
Thanks in advance. This problem that this suburban is having is probably common, but we are just unsure of how to test wheather it is the PCM or the ECM. The vehicle runs, and while in the shop the it will occasionally stall and the idle is at about 1000 RPM. ... Trouble codes: 22 (tps voltage low), 33 (map voltage low.)
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1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L air in fluid VIN: 2GDEC19R8T
A power booster and master cylinder were replaced by a chain store. When the customer picked up the truck the brake pedal would go to the floor and the will not stop. The store then said the wheel cylinders were the problem. they replace them and the truck wil...
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2000 GMC K3500 Sierra SLT 7.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK33J1Y
Hi everybody, have a head scratcher here. Truck came in with a code p0338 & intermittant stall/ misfire, changed crank sensor as per TSB in alldata, truck wouldn't start. Checked signal from new sens., found bad, replaced with new A/C delco sensor, same thing,... Trouble codes: P0338
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GTGK29U91
Hi guys got a bit of an odd one. This 2500 has a semi-random misfire at idle. Genisys scanner shows misfires on cylinders 1,2,5,6,7 an average of 6 times (sometimes 2,4 or none) for every 100 misfire data cycles. Noticed a couple plug wires had some nicks in...
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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L engine VIN: 1GTHK29U42
Hello fellow technicians and staff of IATN,I have a 2002 GMC K2500 with 73k miles and the customer is complaining of a engine noise and is convinced it is a lifter noise.I have looked at this problem and found a problem with lifter noises ,Yes.I initially did ...
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1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Surge VIN: JHMBB2259N
this si has great power. but at an idle it will surge from 800 rpm to 2200rpm. it acts like a huge vaccuum leak but i can not pin point one. how can i test the iac motor? the problem occures at all engine temps. ther are no codes set. thanks in advance
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L brake lamp light VIN: 1HGCB7654P
brake lamp light in dash will illuminate and stay on when the car is started. it will not go out until it is shut off. then if started again the light will stay out. it will illuminate again if the car sits for a few hours. i replaced all bulbs(including third...
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1993 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2L Small light VIN: JHMBB1178P
I Need help on this please . This prelude came in for NO small lights problem.( NO dash lights ,NO tail lights ,NO marker lights ) Head lights, brake lights are OK Light switch is OK. has good 12V at under dash fuse box ( Red/blk wire. I replaced a integrat...
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1997 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB6154V
Got this car from another shop. I was told it's been to several. Original problem was a no start when cold. I have a no start at all. Has no spark! Traced circuit to ICM, customer said it was new, customer brought us a "new aftermarket ICM." We replaced it, ca...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L valve train? VIN: 1HGCG1659W
hello all, have this accord with a tappet noise heard with a warm engine. noise is repatisous with engine rpm.and sounds like it is coming from the #1 cylinder aera. performed valve adjustment (cold) as recomended every 105k on this modle. all the valves were ...
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S6DM58W9Y
hello honda techs. need some insight or tips on this one.customer towed this one earlier this week with an intermittent problem. the passport will actually fall on its face.she stated she left her door open the night before so got a jump for dead battery and a...
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1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L alternator VIN: KMHVFI4N67
This car has a new battery and alternator. When the car is started the charging system works perfect. As soon as you open the throttle it will stop charging. When you return to idle it will start charging again. Voltage drop testing is negative at battery and ...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ58S8W
within the first 5 min of road test it will loose power and start to backfire in the intake, it lasts about 30 sec and then the car will run fine. fuel pressure is good 50psi ,car has no codes car does need major tune up but i dont feel like that going to chan...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L hard start VIN: 1J4GW48S21
Hello everyone This Jeep presented with a hard start cold problem. Fuel pump is running KOEO like it should but fuel pressure only increases by 10 psi per key cycle. Once you get the pressure up to normal operating (aprox. 5 key cycles from cold) it starts and...
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13102
We have persistant lean codes we cleaned the MAF & smoke tested, could not find any vacuum leaks, we suspect a bad MAF, but can't confirm, and don't want to guess. Any of you Kia guys seen this? Thanks a million! Trouble codes: P0174 (lean bank 1), P0171
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1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start VIN: 5LMPU2LWLJ
no start,mil on ,does not go off,security lamp comes on then off, has spark ,tested all the way to pcm ,will crank with additional fuel . no rpm signal.under self test parameter 21 failed.ecuid 10 comp id 00. cam signal good.
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2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L wide open throttle VIN: 1LNHM97V1Y
car will go wot killing the vacum and consequently the brrakes are useless. has occured 3 times in 200 miles. first time the lady customer was leaving a stop sign and the car (Christine) took off and the salesman reached over and turned off the key. afterward ...
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87AX2
Hello everyone. I have a this Lincoln LS that has a misfire at idle and cruise. It also will surface at WOT. The car came in with an intermittent miss. Checked mode 6 data and found 2800 mifires on #8. All the spark plug tubes were full of oil. I replaced the ...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L alarm VIN: WAULH24B4Y
I have not had the opportunity to follow up on this vehicle since the original post. The car, having been interior flooded, had all the interior and electrical work completed on time to the customer's satisfaction until he noticed that the red flashing LEDs at...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGH83411
thanks to everyone who replied. i wanted to make sure this one was down the road b4 i closed it. so far so good. at the suggestion of a couple of respondants, i checked the fluid level. sure enough, 1 pt low . topped it off, dropped it off, customer is happy a...
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2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L Head Lights VIN: WBAEU334X2
Those who replied seem very knowledgable, I thank you for your time. I had a chance to look at the headlight assemlies and it looks like you can swap modules left to right and see if broblem folows they look like they are a different part and appear to be mark...
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2003 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBADN53433
After researching the Motorola chip in the box we have concluded that this is the Bluetooth Transceiver for the hands free telephone. As this is a salvage car, we will not be relacing this. Thanks, Dave
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1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L sets ac codes VIN: 1G6CD51559
It went away last Friday and we have not heard anything back so I will assume that the car is fixed and if I find out different I will add to the post. I had some very useful posts. One guy said to install a new temp sensor that sits just after the orifice tub...
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G6CD53B8P
thanks to everyone who answered my call for help. turns out we did have a bad ground at the starter but was because the stud that held the cable to the block was tight but broke. i moved the ground cable to the starter bolt & it seemed to run better but still ...
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1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Poor Idle Quality
car is still not right. has cyl 6 and 7 not firing, got 6 to work. but not cyl 7. thinking maybe cam lobe warn down enough to cause no fire, but vacuum reads ok. compression ok. injector is popping, can spray carb cleaner into it, and it wont fire number 7. cu... Trouble codes: P0135.
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1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1YY0785G
thank everyone that sent ideas on this problem: iac relearn, distributor problem, number of place i might find a good throttle body (didn't have this one), other things that i had tried. turned out there was a short in the wire harness to the iac valve, repair...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF12T1V
We'll not too many responnses. We have not replaced anything on this vehicle. Since the Diagnostic was done the light has not re appeared. So what the heck is the fix. Tracing back out steps we have found that we spent alot of time working the solenoids and ve... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap control system small leak detected).
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23171
Thanks for the 4 replies.Most said to look for air getting into the system.Upon further inspection we found that the main fuel line coming from the tank had been crushed up against the frame sometimes earlier in this trucks life when someone else must have had... Trouble codes: P094, P380.
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L lifters VIN: 1GNF16Z72J
found the oil pump pick up screen plugged and the pan full of sludge, thanks for all your help, cleaned pan and replaced screen no noise , and thats great,thanks again.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L oil presure VIN: 1GBHK24U23
Thanks to all who took the time to reply to my help request.It would appear after reading all of the responses that my gutt fealing was right.I was thinking that a motor with 110,000 miles in todays standereds should not be shelling out the lower end,i guess t...
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1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HC56FOV
thanks to all replies i found the t-belt had jumped the only thing is it was replaced 5 months ago by a local dealership so customer had it towed to them for warrenty thanks again,dave Trouble codes: P1391 (intermittent loss of cmp or ckp).
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1995 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B4GH45R5S
Thanks to all who replied. Further exploration and testing revealed 2 things. First, I discovered that I was indeed dropping voltage on the 8 volt line for cam & crnk sensors; 1.71 volts. I fished the connector for the cam sens out of it's hiding place and fou... Trouble codes: 32 (egr).
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L no accel VIN: 1B7KF2360W
sorry it has taken me so long on this one. with the help of robert [...], i was able to trace the problem to the ecm that bolts to the side of the engine block. the ecm would not communicate with the injector pump, therefore causing the truck to run in fail sa... Trouble codes: P1689 (no comm. between pcm and injector pump module).
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1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L temp gauge VIN: 1B4HS2826X
well i checked all gorunds and ran truck for a long time. a/c compressor hub assm. noisey and want to repair that before i fails in the shop and it becomes my fault. customer,insurance co. and body shop all know a/c compressor need repair but no one wants to p...
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2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B5WB35Z2Y
thanks for yalls input.turned out that it was a bad ecm.replaced and reprogramed it and all is good.thanks again
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2001 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L compressor VIN: 1B3AJ56U91
Thanks to all who replied, i was really leaning toward a conrtoller on this one,but never got a chance to try one,the customer took the car , she said she would return when it acts up more often, cant really say i am sorry to see it go!
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L ABS light VIN: 2FTHF26F2S
Charles [...] slam dunked this one. This is one of those problems that remind you to always start with the basics. Check the fuses. Fuse 13 was blown. I still wonder why Ford would design the ABS indicator to flash code 16 {means all systems go} when this fus...
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1998 Ford Contour 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
i truly appreciate all the replies--thanks everyone. i never got this one fixed--owner took the vehicle to another shop--its been there for a while--the shop foreman called me cussing--they went ahead and replaced the tensioner and pulleys then the pcm then th... Trouble codes: P1380, P1381, P1383.
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1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP4442X
Most of you guys were right on the money as always. Found a broken spring in the 1-2 accumulator piston. Replaced the lower spring and piston. Car shifts like a dream. Thanks a bunch
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
This is a good one for the books. every thing was right we smoked the engine 5 times. didn't find any thing but we knew that it was running lean with the long term +25% after the replacing lower intake gaskets for vacuum in crankcase numbers dropped to +20%. t... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0303.
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55U71
after grilling my customer for more history on this vehicle, i discovered it had been badly overheated twice and had the head gaskets replaced twice (25k miles apart). when the engine was cold compression was good. with the engine at operating temp, cylinders ... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire).
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTNX21F21
Hello techs, I need to extend a special thanks to all 27 techs that responded to the memory steer problem. Unfortunitly, after following all the advise, we didn't fix the problem. We followed the TSB that Tim was nice enough to research, 01-3-2(Thanks Tim), ev...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L high pressure oil pump VIN: 1FTNW21F12
No fix. I informed customer that should a leak in this area become unacceptable, it will cost him a new high pressure pump. Many thanks for all the replies. One reply stated that the threads in the bottom plug are prone to strip, and that is why the TSB recomm...
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1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Air Bag VIN: 1GKDT13W0S
The replys were spilt about 50/50. Half said to replace the clock spring due to the code 26 and the other 1/2 said to replace the DERM. I checked with a mechanic at our local GMC dealer and he suggested checking the DERM connector for corrosion. He also said t...
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1996 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GKEL19WXT
Hey thanks to all who answered. You won't believe it but we have had two new hoses that are plugged. The second one we took right out of the box and couldn't blow air through it. I have been in this business for over 30 years and I guess I still have things to...
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L blower motor VIN: 1GKDT13W6W
Thanks to all who replied. The ignition switch was the culprit. My gut told me that was probably going to be it but I wanted to be sure. Again, a big thank you and have a great weekend!
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCM81603
To all of you guys who took invaluable time and sent your replys THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! This Honda still proudly resides at Honda dealer. Even Honda USA sent their reps to do Guess what, measure bellhousing(we did clutch a few months back). They keep saying we...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KMHWF2552Y
Hello hyundai techs This car is fixed I would like to thank Michael [...] for all their input.Andrew and Boris hit it right on the button it was the mass air flow sensor.Iwould also lik...
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1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L blend door VIN: SAJNX2743S
i believe that the blend door motor died however cust. hates the car and said make it stay open so he could sell it so i did he was happy
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L no power VIN: KNDJA72391
Hi Techs, Thank you guys who took time to help me. I was stuck with this one but Gary and Mark woke me up with possible air restrictions. Even though I had previously checked the air filter which was new, checked the filter housing and hoses linked to the fi... Trouble codes: P0101.
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1991 Mazda 626 LX 2.2L seal VIN: 1YVGD22B8M
the transmission is currently at the transmission shop for rebuild. upon trans removal the torque converter bushing was found to be worn as well as the mating surface on the pump. we decided on a rebuild rather then trying to patch this unit up. thank you fo...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L cruise VIN: WDBBA45C7F
Thanks for all the replies. I did need to remove the bridge between the pins. The cruise worked after I did this. Albert, gdl.online.com is a great website.
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Camshafts VIN: WDBGA43E8T
Thanks to all who responded correctly starting with crankshaft @ 45 degrees BTDC. Special thanks to Don [...] with his very clear and concise step by step response for proper cam timing. We don't often have to ask for help but you guys have saved the day every...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Readiness monitors VIN: WDBGA70E4T
Thanks to Chuck Jeckell and Dana Baum for your very informative insights. Thanks to everyone else who replied as well. I am closing this post because I am not allowed to update the information more than once, and I have a more specific post in mind regarding...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WDBFA67F9T
Thanks to all the replies, this vehicle is all but fixed. The windshield company came to the shop yesterday and removed the windshield again, and indeed there is a 'coolant tank' under the bottom of the windshield. The piece itself spans along the entire botto...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L transmission VIN: WDBGA43G0W
thanks for all the replies. all info. was very helpful. noise is now gone. indeed there was metal particulars when i removed the pan. replaced with rebuilt tranny. problem now is multiple tranny codes, of course. 050 (rpm n3), 106 (solenoid valve), 146 (rpm n3...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F3W
Sorry for taking so long on the fix but i've been very busy!!! thanks to evryone who replied! Perry from virgina was right on the money the reed valve was the culprit it had metal flakes cuaght in between the valve giving me all the trouble thanks again!!! Trouble codes: P0410 (air injection system malfunction).
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1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1MEFM66L0W
well bit the bullet and ripped the front cover off. on the one chain guide the bottom 1/4 inch of plastic had broken off. the chain was hitting the alumuim. the chain was also streched. replaced everyting reassembled and all is well
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