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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E52
Maybe this has nothing to do with the anything more than this car needing the MAF replaced. We set this car up and read from the block for the MAF meter using the Vag-com and it is not reading normally. I see maf reading .27-.35 we consistently should see a re... Trouble codes: P0102, P1857
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Air Bag VIN: 5UXFA53542
Our tool pulls a code 004 which we cannot locate on All Data or any other search. There are two air bags on this side of the car and we cannot pin point the problem. No accidents or other related possible causes. Runs fine. Looks good, just keeps turning on th...
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1994 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L voltmeter VIN: 2G4WB55L1R
Hi group, This car came in with a complaint that when the flasher is on, the voltmeter fluctuate. I checked all the grounds indicated on the wiring diagram and the powers according to Mitchell, they seem to be ok. I donot know what to check else. Has someone c...
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1997 Buick Century Custom 3.1L a/c compressor VIN: 2G4WS52M7V
Hi guys, I have one that blows the fuse in the engine compartment fuse box for the a/c compressor. Its been in several times but its working fine at the time. The customer will drive it a day or so and he has to replace the fuse. Its an intermittant problem a...
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1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L interior lights VIN: IG6EL1337L
hi all have a problem with interior lights inop when you open the doors. they come on with the switch only.i have tested each door pinn switch and handle switches at bcm all are ok ,have no bcm faults either.so i replaced the bcm ,still have same problem.has a...
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1988 Chevrolet V30 Scottsdale 7.4L gear box VIN: 1GBHV34K4J
Thanks for everybodies time. Thiss old tuck is in good condition but has a pull to the right. Upon inspection found alignment good but both axle u-joints froze up & steering wheel kicks to the right on start up & falls back to the left we shutting off. Replace...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19K7S
hopefully someone can help us on this one. customer came in and said mil light on. scanner - code 13. he changed the o2 himself and light comes back on and burns all kinds of fuel. changed the o2 and same thing - vehicle will go into closed loop initially and ... Trouble codes: 13 (O2 Sensor open short or no good)
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1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1942V
This is for a friend @ another shop I believe we have a computor or crank reluctor problem butttttttt.Here we go first after he brought the truck up today to see what my scan tool showed on the missfires it does the same which is if if you disconnect injector ... Trouble codes: P0300
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1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L bogs on hard acceler VIN: 1GNDX03E8W
I know I'm overlooking something. When floored engine revs to about 2800 to 3600 rpm then bogs, spits,sputters,can't go faster. Seems worse when cold or warm. Seems like over-active rev limiter. Iatn data base says trans sends gear selection to pcm and rev lim...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55K8Y
This car originally came in with a vent valve code. Traced out wiring and found broken wire where harness loops under A/C accumulator. After repairing wire, found that car would not crank over. Tested circuits and found PCM was not grounding starter relay. Man... Trouble codes: P1825 (Mode switch)
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L compressor VIN: 1GNEC13T91
as mentioned we replaced the compressor for a vibration problem @ idle no complaint of noise... vehicl left throwing out ice cubes... no vibration or noise... couple weeks later it returned with A/C belt thrown... checked for locked up pullies and found none s...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCHK23172
vehicle at times won't rev pass 2000 prms. scan codes p01093. all parameters on scan tool in-line.actual fuel pressure parameters desired and actual are within flow chart limit. need help thanks. Trouble codes: P1093 (fuel pressure problem)
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1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L Cooling fans VIN: 2C3ED46F9R
Hello Chrysler techs, I have this New Yorker in my shop. It came in with a seized AC compressor. I replaced it and the receiver dryer and flushed out the lines. While I was recharging it, I noticed the cooling fans were not working. I checked the relays, both ...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Delay VIN: 1C3EL55U01
Wiper work on high and low. Intermittant works on delay . but won't shut off. Keeps operating in the delay mode. Lack of information on All(some)Data.
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1994 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8L acc. drive belt VIN: 1B4GH54L4X
this is an inherited problem for me. it was discovered after our shop replaced the waterpump and did the tensioner, idler and belt as maintence with the higher amount of miles. about 200 miles later i noticed the belt had walked inwards and had taken out the i...
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1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L backfire VIN: 2B3H046FXT
Hi all. This vehicle has a very intermitant backfire. It blows off the air intake tubeing when this happens. I have test driven it several times and it runs great every time. I'm unable to duplicate the problem. Fuel presure is good, there are no codes stored ...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Z9W
When the A/C is turned on, it sets the code P0123 I have isolated the wiring from the computer to the power distribution box and acted as the computer and grounded the drkblu/org wire (from computer to A/C relay), turning on the A/C, and the problem is still t... Trouble codes: P0123 (TPS voltage higher than max limit)
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Calipers VIN: 2B4GP44311
This caravan came in for a brake squeal so we replaced the front pads and rotors and the rear pads and rotors. The vehicle was fine, about 3 days later came back for abs light, found code 16 so replaced right rear wheel speed sensor, on test drive notice left ...
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2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L a/c box VIN: 1B7GG32XX2
The a/c/heater box builds too much condensation causing moisture to build up on passenger floor of vehicle. Gasket around evap core seems to be in tact. Drain tube is completely clear of debris and drains as it should. The previous time this vehicle was in her...
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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Stall VIN: 2FTHF25H1N
Vehicle runs well. But it will intermintently die on a decel or light tip in from a stop. Vehicle had evp code. EVP and EGR were replaced with oem parts. Still had problem. I realized the egr was opening with off idle rpm with egr vacuum line disconnected. I'm...
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1994 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDA41X9R
Idles fine Miss under load. Power brake in shop will cause symptom. With engine analizer connected, KV & Spark time is normal but power contribution drops to zero on cylindrs 1 and 4. fuel pressure does not drop off. spark does not go away has new injectors . ...
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1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVLT22BXT
this car would not start for the customer multible times then when towed in it would start fine for us. After two or three times we just tried a crank sensor as it was setting this code every time. So it didnt start again for him and i drove out to the house a... Trouble codes: P0335
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L abs VIN: 1FALP6538T
Greetings, ABS Light on with codes c1148, c1158, c1168, c1178. These codes will set after driving around 40mph. While driving I noticed the speed sensors for all four wheels are reporting about 15 to 20 mph above the speedometer which appears correct. I was on...
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1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62W5T
this one is killing us here.we have no power to the fuel pump.And the ccrm has been replaced.we have pin test all ground to the computor and check out good.pin 18 on the ccrm is not grounding at the pcm.all fusess are good.and power leads check out o:k.we repl...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L battery drain VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
Little ol lady with a gem of a problem. Several codes has drain. Am in the process of familiarizing myself with this problem and system. how do you check for a drain if it takes 45 minutes for the gem to shut down the relay? I have checked all engine grounds a...
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2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L cylinder head VIN: 1FAFP6639Y
Number 4 cylinder has a dead miss at all times. There is lifter noise and excessive clearance on #4 exhaust valves. Good compression and excessive clearance indicated collapsed lifters. Vehicle has been run approximately 30 min in shop and driven 30 miles and ...
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2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L ABS Lamp VIN: 1FTRE14251
Hello again, and thanks in advance for your help. This E150 has the ABS and Brake warning lamps flashing at all times. The ABS light comes on, then the Brake lamp, then they will go out in the same order. About a second later, it does it again. I have no commu...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Case VIN: 1FDWF37F32
Truck came in 2 months ago w/ fluid leak due to crack extending around rear of case. As our trucks are operated offroad on cattle ranch, I figured had hit a pothole causing the damage so replaced w/ ford reman. unit . Now 2 months later truck is back w/ crack ...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Extended crank VIN: 1FTWW33P33
Hello all, I have an 03 ford F350 with a 6.0L. The engine oil pressure is low and I have an extended crank. Has anyone seen any issuse internal engine that cause this other than the oil pump? Thanks in advance, Alan
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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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2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L speedometer VIN: 1GKDT13S84
tachometer intermittently increases above engine speed and will stay high when engine is shut off. if you turn key on and off several times it will settle back to being acurate. speedo will be way high sometimes too. we have checked the main ground under conso...
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1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGED6348L
This vehicle has long cranking times. After vehicle starts, the ck engine light comes on and stores a code 4 (crank angle sensor problem). If you scope the signal at the distributor with the distributor disconnected, the signal is there and looks good. As soon... Trouble codes: 4 (crank angle sensor)
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L air VIN: JHMCB767XN
R-12 system came in with poor cooling and we converted it. If I had had a bulletin from Honda. I would have putr in 4 oz PAG oil and 2lb r-134a and sent it out. But, I fluched the system and removed the compressor to drain out the old oil. Could not get fluch ...
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2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Warning Lamp On VIN: 1HGCM56373
Does it take the special Honda tool to access the ABS codes on this year model? I know about shorting pins 4 & 9 of the DLC. Which I haven't tried yet. Don't want to damage anything. Anyone got any tips or advice? Thanks!
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1990 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2J4FY9E7LJ
Thanks for looking.This jeep came in with a complaint of dying at stops .I found the check valve in the carbon canister was pulling vacuum at the egr at idle.I replaced the canister with a good used unit and fixed the leak.The jeep returned the next day with t...
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1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on, p1698 VIN: 1J4FF68S6X
Scanned vehicle and came up with P1698 code...cleared and light came right back on with same code. Can any person help me with this code. Thank you and God Bless. Trouble codes: P1698
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L steering VIN: KNDJA72331
The noise at the left front wheel area is heard on a hard crank left at slow speeds, now seems to be worse in reverse on hard crank left. The customer has returned several times for the "same noise" which has varied from squeaks, squeals to grinds and did not ...
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1995 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L door locks VIN: SALHC1347S
I have this rover that the power door locks work using the manual push/pull buttons. They do not work with the key (the key switch shows to be working w/ohnmeter). My info says they are tied into the BCM...it is unplugged. How does the PDL system work? Does it...
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1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: JM1NA3512L
This car startes and runs fine and cooling as long as you don't shut it off after the first start. It will stay cool no matter how long you run it wether you are driving it or it is sitting in the shop running,A/c running or not. If you shut it off and let it ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Evaporator VIN: WDBEA32EXS
Thanks for reading this post. We recieved this Mercedese that had a leaking evaporator core. Installed a aftermarket evaporator since the dealership evaporator was $800 versus $250 for the aftermarket. The aftermarket evaporator looked slightly different but w...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBHA23E9V
Car was driven into local shop for hesitation and poor driveability cold . While in shop, car became no start. Customer was told, problem not found , but could be bad keys. Car was towed to our shop with dead battery. After recharge car will only crank 2 turns... Trouble codes: P1570 (Fault in DAS to the ME-SFI control unit)
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L engine VIN: WDBGA76GXV
This benz was towed in for a no start.customer stated it just died after some kind of noise(couldnt pin him down better than that). we found spark and fuel ok and it acted like it wanted to start but just wouldnt. we performed a compression check and found all...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L starting VIN: WDBHA29G3X
Hi, I have a c280 towed in with key not turning in ignition. All fuses are good, could not communicate with eis, ordered new eis with green key. plugged new green key in eis and the light went out and did its thing, cannot talk to new eis either ( alldata st...
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Stall VIN: 4A3AL54F7W
please help! anyone and everyone! well this vehicle does not seem to what to leave. first of all the vehicle was towed in for died on road. we inspected and found oil pump siezed, timing belt snapped, and valves bent. we installed reman. long block and vehicle...
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1RZ24AXL
Vehicle will stall at highway speeds when you coast in nuetral or with the clutch in. Originally towed to us needing an engine as one cylinder was dead from low compression. We installed a low mileage used engine with new timing belt and spark plugs and vehicl...
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1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L overheating at idleblock test VIN: 1G3GR62C4S
Engine runs hot at idle,in the red when driven and let idle for 15 min. Cooling fans operating correctly, low speed and high speed. Scanner temp closley matches temp at thermostat housing (taken with infared thermometer). Thanks for the help !!
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2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L engine VIN: 1G2JB1241Y
This vehicle was brought in on the hook, no start, customer said it died while driving and wouldnt restart. Car was first taken to pontiac dealership near where it died, about 50 miles away from me, they put a reman pcm and still no start so customer had it de...
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1984 Porsche 911 3.2L Clutch VIN: WPOEB0912E
We have a 84 911 frame and driveline with a 930 body. The car has extremely wide tires on the rear( 345/35ZR15). We have completely rebuilt the trans due to lose of 2nd gear. We also installed new clutch. The only real problem we are having now is 1st Gear. If...
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3EF58Z9Y
Doing a timing belt on a 2000 95 (early VIN) and timing belt had jumped a tooth or two. I'm aware of the concerns about valve interference, however we need to get it timed up to be sure. The camshaft sprockets all have 2 timing marks on each gear. Which is use...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6851W
This vehicle came in about 2 months ago with a CEL on. Code P0483 was in memory, cooling fan funtion problem. After checking the function of the cooling fans and wiring, they are operating normally and efficiently. I found no problems. The car does not overhea... Trouble codes: P0483 (cooling fan function problem)
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1991 Suzuki Sidekick JL 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2S3TA01C6M
hello, this is one of those nightmares that you wish you never got involved in. the customer had this 1991 suzuki sidekick towed to our shop to diagnose a no start condition. we found that is had no compression on 1 cylinder and very low compression on 2 othe...
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1992 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L engine VIN: JT4VN13GXN
vehicle aws towed for no start. customer had started engine and backed up in driveway turned engine off.next morning engine would not start no spark.we have checked all fuses,fusible links,grounds,tested and replaced with known good componenets-ecu,dist.,coil ...
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1999 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5766548987
Vehicle was service recently at a different shop (ignition wires,spark plugs, fuel filter you know, the basics) customer has always complaint of the check engine light "on" that is the reason he got the tune-up done (per own request!)any ways light is still "o... Trouble codes: P0171
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1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Misfire VIN: JT3HT05J6X
Headscratcher..Vehicle came to us with severe coolant leak. Unable to test drive, diagnose water pump. Replace water pump & tbelt. Upon restart, vehicle idles rough. Identify code for #7 misfire. Swap coils, misfire moves to different cylinder. Replace bad coi...
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2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E2X
Getting tired of this one. Did the obvious first, visual inspection, and new OE gas cap. OK for a couple of days, then same code resets. Did the new VSV and VPS at the cannister. Next day, same code. Replaced with new cannister from dealer, which came with sen... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent solenoid problem)
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2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L Misfire VIN: 4TASM92N4Y
hello techs,thanks in advance for taking look at my post i have this 2000 tacoma 2.7l,distributorless ignition. customer came in with cylinder 3 misfire code,light "not" on.(stated light came on last week and went off) truck feels pretty rough at idle like mis... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 3 misfire detected)
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1988 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L engine VIN: WV2YB0257J
This car came in with a very noisy engine and the oil light was coming on at hot idle. The customer said his son rebuilt the engine in shop class. First we changed the oil to 20w/50 and installed a german filter. Next we readjusted the lifter preload and ran t...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: NO VIN
Dear friends , car failed in year test . the CO at idling is 0.6 % and at accel at 2500 rpm is 0.6% too. i need to get it down to 0.3% approx at 2500 rpm, and when idling untill 0.5% aprox. the lamba sensor was too lazy so i replaced it too , but still co is ...
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1991 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: YV1AA8843M
vechile stalls in traffic intermittenly,restarts after cooling down vechile has long crank time with no spark,but eventually starts. fuel pressure ok, imtermittent no start,sometimes will not start for days.
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2004 Volvo V40 LSE 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW27574
This is a repeat customer complaint for the past 18 months. Each time the same DTC {68} is recorded {intermittent fault}, and each time leak diagnostic test was successfully completed without showing any leakage. Sometimes this fault does not re-occur for 2 we... Trouble codes: 68 (Evaporative emmisions leak-no leak qualifiersize of leak unknown)
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1994 Alfa Romeo 164 LS 3.0L abs VIN: ZARED33E0R
the following information was received and passed on to the tech with whom i was attempting to provide aide to. Ensure ignition switch OFF Bridge diagnostic socket terminal A and Earth.{Diagnostic socket have THREE (3) terminals A,B,C}. Switch ignition O...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6345Y
Thanks to all that replied to my problem, most of you were right on track with the crankcase vent problem. After several attempts to get the right part from the dealer, I replaced the vent valve and all is well. I'm not sure about the first reply that I reciev... Trouble codes: 1188 (O2 sensor malfunction), 1189 (O2 sensor malfunction).
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1989 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L ignition VIN: 1G6EL1159K
thanks for all the help !! The fix ended up a rat problem , it chewed on a harness that included the theft system I solved this problem with a shotgun, some solder and shrink. again thanks for the help! Dave
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Charging VIN: 1G6KD54Y5Y
sorry for the delay in posting a fix, but we werent sure on this one. after we installed the first alternator the charging voltage was low, after the second alt is was the same, apparently it can take up to 10 minutes to excite the field in these alternators, ...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS18WXS
Thanks to everyone that replied. After checking and rechecking everything I was running out of ideas. All readings on Map, Iac, Fuel Trims etc. were fine. I tried a distributor and now it runs perfect. Thanks again for the help. Trouble codes: 44 (Lean Exhaust).
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2001 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L Idles high VIN: 2CNBE63481
We scanned this Tracker and could not find a reason why it wanted to idle high. Cleaned the battery cables and tested the charging system. Never found any reason for the high idle. As a last attempt to fix this truck we disconnected the battery cables and touc... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19T42
After running some checks to make sure of no vacuum leaks went a replaced the cat on the left bank and that solved all my problems,so thanks to all who sent replies to me it was greatly appriciated.All the O2 sensors are reading correctly & the rpm's steadied ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Theft System VIN: 1C3EJ56H5S
Got a couple of replies stating that alarm must be disarmed before I could program new RKE keypad and to pull doorpanel and ground circuit at lock cylinder switch - pulled door panel - no switch/actuating rod/electrical connector - called my chrysler parts sup...
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1954 Dodge coronet 3.8L cylinder VIN: 3466170XXX
thanks for all the information, just back from a weeks vacation so have not done much with searching - will post how i made out shortly - thanks again - we get vehicles older than most of us here on occasion.
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1994 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L front and rear parking lamps/interior door chime VIN: 2B3ED56F5R
Wow this is a grrrreat network!!! I do want to say thanks a lot to everyone. 99% said BCM problem so I told the employe to go buy one. Meanwhile, I located the old BCM and just for kicks I was gently tugging on wires making sure I had tight connections and the...
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1995 Dodge B3500 5.2L emcc relay VIN: 2B5WB35Y1S
Thanks a bunch for taking the time to help!!! After striking out with the dealers and salvage yards on getting the correct relay, we installed aftermarket diodes in the harness it self. Radio Shack has them (50 pack for a few bucks). The van no longer blows th...
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1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L right front caliper VIN: 2B4GP45R2T
Thanks to everyone who assisted with the repair of this vehicle. We believe that the problem was with the abs unit, not so much a mechnical failure. We checked everything over again and re-bleed the brakes system over again, this time putting the abs unit into...
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW35F7R
Sorry for the dalay in posting the fix. My customer spent a few weeks in Colorado to escape the 100+ degree heat here. Nearly all of the replies pointed to the PCM. The Injection Pressure Regulator is a pulse width modulated device which is controlled by t... Trouble codes: 841 (ICP Not Controllable), 983 (PCM-IDM Com Error).
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1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L head bolts VIN: 1FALP4048T
I took everyones input to consideration, but since I still have the engine appart I figure its not to much more work and money to replace the bolts and gasket on the one head I over torqued. I guess this way I am definatly safe and its only an extra 30 bucks f...
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2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP36362
Hey guys, Thanks for all your help. I performed a cylinder leak down test. All cylinders had minimal leak down. We ended up swapping out the faulty fuel injector for a known good one. We had contacted the shop forman at our local ford dealership here in town... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cylinder number four).
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1990 GMC V1500 Suburban 5.7L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GKEV16K1L
Thank you for all your replies. After talking to the customer directly, which from what they told our service advisor she had the distributor replaced already and it made no difference, we found out that they may have only replced the cap and rotor. Upon inspe... Trouble codes: 22 (tps voltage low), 33 (map voltage low.).
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L #7 cylinder VIN: 1GCHK23U53
The problem was determined to be that the case hardening came off cam lobe for #7 intake. We replaced the engine.
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1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Surge VIN: JHMBB2259N
thanks for all the great tips. i removed the air intake hose and the lower port was sucking a lot of air. i plugged the hole with my finger and the idle smoothed right out. so i removed the cover on the fast idle valve and the large plastic screw was completly...
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1993 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2L Small light VIN: JHMBB1178P
This early morning I did ''push/shake ''the wire harnes at the fuse box very hard (don't get me wrong,I did that many many many times ) AND at one direction I have a response( lights on!!!) Removed the fuse box(again) & clean up very very good.(saw very litt...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG2257X
Hello all. Well, this one is still a mystery. Several replies stated that they had no trouble with the Mastertech pulling these codes. Vetronix (Mastertech designer) states that the 99-00 Accord had trouble pulling certain codes and that no fix was available. ...
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1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L alternator VIN: KMHVFI4N67
After three reman alternators from three different suppliers the charging system is working. And the supplier who sold me a alternator which actually worked would of been my last choice.
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1992 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L a/c and blower motor VIN: 1J4FJ88S4N
Thanks to all...I replaced the compressor clutch assembly and that fixed the problem! Once again, thanks.
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1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L whole vehicle VIN: 1J4FJ67S2T
Well let me first start off by thanking everyone who replied. The fix ended up being a combination of the front brakes hanging up slightly and the control arm bushings. We turned the front rotors with an on the vehicle brake lathe, relaced the pads, calipers, ...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L coolant sensor VIN: 1J4GZ78Y2T
Thanks for all the replies. We make a new ground for the low coolant sensor still no help. Customer did not want to spend any more time in the repair. Dave
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB62381
Well first thanks for all the help guys and I have to apoligize for the delay in this fix... I just don't have the time to get on here often... Anyway I received a few replies some toward MAF, coolant sensor, to name a couple... these systems are very sensitiv... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3534X
The problem Miata is fixed! Thanks to Vincent in NJ., Glen In MD. (same Glen as the original post) Howard in FL. and John in NJ. For those of you who may be struggling with this 402 code at some future date!!! 1) there is a aluminum blind plug in the plenum(... Trouble codes: P0402.
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1986 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L air conditioning VIN: JN1HZ165XG
thanks for the help. customer didnt want to diagnoses any further didnt know if he was going to keep vehicle. did find that vacuum lose was allowing heater control valve to open and it would out put hot air until vacuum would recover he up to puting a check va...
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1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Brougham 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3AM19W6G
we installed a mass air flow sensor from the dealer and the light stayed off. the vehicle has been gone for 4 days. thanks for the help. Trouble codes: 33 (maf sensor error), 34 (maf sensor low).
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1990 Pontiac 6000 LE 3.1L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2AF54T1L
Thanks for all the help guys. I wasn't very clear in my request. Many were confused at the integrator readings w/ a junk O2, but we had already changed it. Sorry for the confusion. The problem turned out to be junk injectors. This car sits a lot. We replaced a... Trouble codes: 44 (Lean).
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1993 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WH51T7P
I did not get the vehicle back in the shop at this time. I tend to think that the reason may be is that the customer does not want to spend too much money on the car. Might be the 345,000 kms?? :-) I'm a little disappointed with half of the replies, telling me... Trouble codes: 35 (51), 43 (Etc...), 53 (36 -), 36 (42 -), 42 (15 -), 15.
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1975 Porsche 911 S 2.7L leak VIN: 9110101704
Thanks for the help. We put the OE line on. We had tried to put a different line on the car. That line caused the injector to pulse at low fuel rates, causeing a pop in the exhaust. Pelican parts did show a listing but no longer avalible. Thanks again.
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1994 Saturn SL1 1.9L Dash gauge VIN: 1G8ZH5599R
Thanks for all the help. I guess its going to have to go as is. We monitored the temp of the engine and the resistance for the sensor and all were correct. but the gauge still went to the red zone. we used a resistance box and along with the published specs an...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6852X
changed plugs and wires road tested.no more check engine light on Trouble codes: P0303, P304.
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6850X
Thanks for the suggestions. The customer has decided to let the missfire problem become more pronounced as I drove the vehicle for two days but never experienced the miss/loss of power. Most suggested the problems with valve guides but would have to disconnect...
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1992 Toyota Celica All Trac 2.0L No Start VIN: JT2ST88P4N
Hi - Sorry for delay in closing, we just moved to a new shop and the last month has been crazy. Got some replies suggesting to check timing belt and camshaft - Origigal post did mention cam timing and compression tested ok. Was told to check if distributer was...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L block/head VIN: 4T1BG22K9X
Thanks to all who responded to my problem. Dave [...] hit it...carbon. Apparently because that engine sits at about a 25-30 degree angle if enough carbon dislodges in a cylinder it can collect at the lowest area on the top of the piston and cause interferen...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs VIN: WVWMA23BY3
Sorry for late post, I wanted to make sure this was a fix. The replies I got was that the dealer need to code the ABS Module for the traction control. Customer finally took to dealer and had it coded and all is well again. The ABS Module did fix the original c...
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