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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGF6325S
Car has a poor idle problem, also has a "puffing sound" from the intake manafold. If you pinch off the idle motor inlet from the intake tube the "puffing" goes away. This sound is like when you have a bad belt in one spot but it is coming from the intake manaf...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L cam timing VIN: 1GFTYU456Y
This car was at a nearby body shop for front end damage. As the story goes the coolant jug was cracked but undetected resulting in coolant loss and subsequent gasket damage. Water pump impeller is fine. We bought the cam fixture, timing pin and temporary tensi...
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1963 Buick Riviera 401CID Voltage regulator
Hi all, Vehicle was towed in as a no start/ crank. Rebuilt original starter, now starts Ok. Tested battery and charging system, battery is fully charged, but alternator is not kicking in. When I full field alt @ regulator, it charges OK{this jumps terminals 1...
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1995 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L all interior electrical VIN: 1G4BN52P3R
this car came in on the hook for a no start , i have power at the battery,all fuses and fusable links check ok power in and out of the dist. box, power to ignition switch and switch checks ok, however no accesories power up, no interior lights headlights,ac, r...
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1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L starting VIN: 1GYEK13R1X
This is a tow in starts and stalls right away i am thinking antitheft but no light on dash at all for it. am stuck not much info on it...note..the key can be pulled out of the igntion any position..but customer say been able to do that for a long time..no code...
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22P1R
Car has an intermitant noid or no noid on all injectors. Engine always runs rough or stalls. Never do all 8 injectors have noid at the same time. Cleaned grounds, checked fuses, ok, installed reman computer, checked continuity on wires from pcm to injectors, a...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L #5 cylinder VIN: 1GCEC14R3T
when engine is cold it runs great but once it reaches 160 deg or higher it runs rough on initial acceleration. most of the time u can only notice it on acceleration from 0 to 35 mph. Once you are above 35mph its runs ok. The ces light keeps coming on for #5 mi...
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1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1BNDU06E3V
When the van is first started it will run fine for about 5 minutes, then no. 1 cylinder will start to misfire. Gas will start comming out the vent hole in the muffler. About a pint every 5 minutes. The injectors were switch from side to side with no change . I...
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1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L compressor VIN: 1GTCS1947W
This one came in with a dead compressor (not building any highside pressure). We replaced the compressor, accumulator, manifold assembly, the condeser, and flushed the evaporator... Truck left with good pressures blowing ice cubes... Came back 3 days later wit...
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1999 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCGK29J3X
Hi Group, This truck came in with a misfire at idle, sometimes more pronounced and sometimes hardly there. Overall the engine is strong and has good power. I scanned the computer for trouble codes and found none, but the misfire counter for cyl 6 and cyl 5 we...
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1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 5.7L Idles way up in Rev.
This chiefs fire command rig is reported to idle up very high in reverse only. We cannot duplicate it at our shop, nor can they due to its intermittent nature. It is very normal for us- only maybe a 50 rpm bump just like when going into drive. It has happened ...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Starting VIN: 2G1WF55E6Y
This Impala has an intermittent no crank but at times everything works fine. The starter is not receiving a signal when the car acts up. I tested the 3 fuses that seem to be related to the control side of the starting system, the BCM/PCM/CLSTR, BCM, and STOP f...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L motor mounts VIN: 1GCCS1448Y
I am going to replace the motor mounts on this S-10 tommorow. I would like to know if anyone could send me a r&r proceedure since our MOD does not cover this item. Thanks in advance.
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Rear Tires VIN: 1GCHK29235
HI all of you out there have a custermer that brougt this truck to dealer a few times becouse the rear tires on this truck are wearing fast we put 4 new tires on at 17000 miles and he rotates them evry 6,000 miles or so and now the rear are just abuou wore out...
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1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Interior lights, door locks other misc. curcuits VIN: 2B3HD56J3W
Customer just bought this car, drove home and the next day blows fuse #19 for int. lights, BCM, Trunk release, and many other curcuits. Including power door locks, when BCM doesn't work because of fuse and no cumm. from the ECM to scanner. Installed a fuse and...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Starting VIN: 2B3HD56J3Y
Intermittent NO Crank on this Intrepid, Battery, connections,starter all good.Has no power at pin 86a(yellow)on relay when not starting and key in crank position. appears yellow wire comes directly from ignition switch,figuered ok needs ignition switch, nope y...
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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDJE37FXS
the resistance of all injecteur are 3.5 homs i have inspect the wire .i am able to ride with the car when i unplug the 5 and 7 injecteur when i plug it i am not able to drive the car. Trouble codes: P0279
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMDU34X7S
3 weeks after install of rebuilt trans i have a problem with the transfer case. i know its not a related problem but i cant seem to correct it. when i start the truck [ or koeo] the transfer case motor cycles from one position to another then back to 2wd. if y...
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1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTSX31F82
Truck has 46000 miles, and is hard to start on cold mornings. Glow plugs replaced and injectors replaced, The wait to start light is only staying for about 2 secs I thought it should stay on for about 10 secs, what controls the timing on the glow plugs. Tested...
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1997 Ford Probe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVLT20A6V
Hi I have this Probe with the check engine on. Retrieve code p0441 in memory. I am trying to find a pinpoint test to help diag this code, but oddly enough Alldata does not show a code p0441. Both of my scanners (NGS and MODIS) give me the same code. I am not s... Trouble codes: P0441
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDR15X7V
hi: this must be my week for problem childs!this truck came in with a mil light on and code po340.first off let me tell you it is no fun getting to the cam sensor on 1 of these.after pulling the upper plenum to gain access i got to the sensor the sensor had no... Trouble codes: P0340
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
This vehicle came to us it was stalling out everytime you put it in gear we changed the fluid and filter and then it only stalled when taking off in overdrive it would take off fine in drive .We called the customer and explained to them what it was doing now ,...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU34X4W
I have a wierd Explorer here. The owner of the truck noticed a miss a few weeks ago. He also noticed that there was no spark coming from the #5 coil tower. He then replaced plugs, wires, and the coil pack. The miss was still there. Then he brought it to me. It... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire), P0306
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1768W
hi everybody, this truck is killing me. it has a misfire cylinder #6, we checked compression, leak down tests, fuel pressure checks o.k., we replaced spark plugs, wires,fuel and air filter and pcv valve, and fuel injector, performed an injector balance test o....
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6637W
i have this 98 ford contour 2.0 litre. the timing belt broke on the customer on the freeway. i was wondering how likely the valves are bent? i was also wondering if any ford techs. have any tips on aligning the cam gears and the crank gear. the book list a cou...
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L spark knock VIN: 1FDRE14W2Y
cust states developed spark knock after tune up. first installed champion double platinums, then after complaint used autolite iridiums, then used motorcraft o.e. plugs. test drove for 10 miles with no spark knock. then knocked on every accel. egr appears to b...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Readiness Monitors VIN: 1FTNX21S91
Vehicle failed a state Smog Check on May 18 for obd monitors incomplete.Continuos monitors for misfire,fuel system and Comprehensive component monitors show complete,monitors for catalyts,HO2S,HO2S heater and evap show incomplete.Vehicle has had several attemp... Trouble codes: P1000
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L power door locks/anti-theft/door ajar VIN: 1FTSX31F22
power door locks not working from remote fob or either door. radio is not shutting off when key off and drivers door opened, door "open" icon on instrument panelis staying on like a door is open (but its not), ALL of these items pullpower from the 30 amp #50 f...
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2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L ac system VIN: 2FMZA57694
this is a night mare van so far all i have done is check pressure low was 45 psi high was 300 psi max ac does not seem to work well blows warm air from drivers side and cool air from pass side i called ford hotline they told me to evacuate and recharge the sys...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Transmission VIN: 1FTNW21P14
Hello all. This transmission was just returned from the dealer after being repaired for the same concern. The concern was stalling in both forward and reverse. I just installed the transmission along with a new cooler and inline filter which come with the tran...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33P95
has anyone run into repeat injector failure on #'s 4 and 6. i have removed the injectors and checked for any missing gaskets,clips and o-rings. the injectors look like new. performed relative compression all at 100%. fuel pressure is in spec at 50 psi under lo... Trouble codes: P0272 (cylinder4 cylinder contribution), P0278 (cylinder6 cylinder contribution)
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L horn VIN: 1FTNF21596
Please help, i have this new pickup with only 11000 miles on it and i have changed out 5 set's of horn's. It will burn the horn,s out. I will replace them with factory OEM parts and they will last maybe one day, maybe a week.I have checked the voltage, grounds...
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1990 GMC R3500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTHR33N3L
truck sat for 1 year in arizona, drove to minnesota no problems. once here it started running really bad. very long crank, when it does start it will idle up and almost stall and idle up again a few times before stalling. fuel injectors ohm at 1.2 each. the in...
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2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Charging VIN: 1GTEK19T1Y
hi techs.the truck im working on has a intermitant battery light coming on. i have checked the charging system and it reads normal at idle 14.2volts @25amps,at cruise readings are14.2 volts @ 60amps under load. the alternator was replaced twice with a rebuilt....
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7162L
This car is my future son-in-laws. He had been having trouble starting and then intermittent stalling and finally couldn't be restarted after a stall while driving. Towed to a garage and diagnosed with faulty distributor. I replaced it with a rebuilt and ran w... Trouble codes: 15 (Ignition output signal)
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Misfire, SMoke from tailpipe VIN: JNKBY31A9V
Verified # 2 cylinder misfire. Checked coil on scope(ok) Replaced spark plugs(All) client said could not remember last time they were changed and looked severly worn. Also swapped coil between Cyl#4 and 2. Roadtested again(20 miles) no problem Vehicle returns... Trouble codes: P0302, P1135 (VTC problem)
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2003 Infiniti M45 4.5L trans in fail safe VIN: JNKAY41EX3
This car was brought to us from a trans shop. The customer brought it to them because The trans was in fail safe mode. They told the customer it needed a trans. The trans was rebuilt and all solenoids were replaced. I hooked are modis up and checked codes p0...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L tire wear VIN: SAJKN6044X
hi to all this car has been to the dealer and now to us for the same problem. three sets of tires all develop inside wear and feathering, mostly the inside, and mostly the front. the dealer said it was the type of tires. (all three sets???) we installed new...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L engine VIN: SAJDA14C2Y
This engine smokes BADLY after a 1 hour hot soak.Engine was totally carboned up from severe lack of maintenance. Carfax showed the car bounced from auction to auction until we got it. I tore the engine down all the way to the piston rings and they were all stu...
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1991 Jeep Wrangler Islander 4.0L No Start VIN: 2J4FY39S8M
Hey Guys, got a weird thing here. When this Jeep runs you can drive it anywhere, as long as you want with no problem, stop and cut it off and restart immediately and all is well. Let it sit a few minutes or longer and sometimes it wont start, no fuel pressure ...
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1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8VK13T9P
This car came in running rough with a customer complaint of excessive fuel consumption (she said she had to fill it twice just to get to the shop!) We brought it in the shop, and it is misfiring on #2 and #6, and it has gasoline pouring out of the exhaust (sev...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM86S71
haven't worked on too many LS's. I have a vacuum leak at rear of engine. when I pump smoke into intake, smoke seems to be coming out of lower gaskets on drivers side but I cant see very good down there. are there any vac lines back down there or anything else ... Trouble codes: 171 (lean)
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1988 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3513J
Hello mazda folks, not really posting a problem but looking for parts, This little rx7 will flood out very easily and being that I just installed a reman engine form mazda I want to keep this from happining again. I have heard that there are fuel delay kits ou...
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1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L Unknown VIN: JM2UF314XM
91 mazda b2600, a/c conversion to 134a and now the low side is to low and the high side to high and doesnt cool well at all, also the pressures wont equalize after turning off the vehicle, it takes several hours to get close to equal pressures. at idle when fi...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA24D6K
Please help I am a little Mercedes challenged. We work on a lot of cars for this customer so I said I would give it a try. Well originally it would not restart after shutting veh. off, Now it will not start at all, It has spark and 75 psi of fuel pressue. ther...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L inop VIN: WDBHA23E6V
Cruise control inop after tires were rotated.Noted that fronts were 195/65 and rears were 185/65.With this set up cruise worked ok. 185 front and 195 rear...cruise works up to 45 mph on ACCEL then kicks out. On road test above 45 mph the cruise will initially ...
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L ball joint VIN: 4A3AA46G73
inspected vehicle found 3/8 inch of play in lower ball joints dealer says its ok is there any spec available for them ,i worry about my customers safety. thanks in advance
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1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L Cuts out VIN: JN1FU21P0N
this vechicle runs great cold, when it gets warm it will not take any fuel, backfires and will not accelerate. if you turn it off and restart it will rev for a few seconds. if you let it cool, it wiil run good till warm again.this car has eatin my breakfest, l...
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 3N1AB51A92
after getting back from nissan and test driving to verify repair car died going down the road but restarted with a ses light. got back to shop and found p0340 (cam sensor problem) cleared codes and let sit in shop running. once in awhile it will just die on it... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor problem bank 1)
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D92
vehicle came in with no power . in park vehicle will only rev up to 2200 rpm then will start to cut out as if rev limiter trying to come in. po340 will set cam sensor checks out good. fuel pressure under specs volume good.tried to add fuel while it acted up no... Trouble codes: P0340
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1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Brake Pedal VIN: 1P3EJ46C1V
This problem happens when braking and decelerating from over 30mph. At about 5 mph, the brake pedal pushes back toward the driver and the vehicle makes a metalic scraping sound. Brakes and lines appear to be in good condition. Has anyone seen this before?
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2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Suspension
Hello I have this 02 Bonneville that came in with a clunck at slow speeds (25mph.) over bumps. It sounded like the typical front struts and plates. I replaced them with Monroe struts and plates. I still have the noise but it doesn't sound as loud. I removed t...
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2003 Pontiac Montana 3.4L 2nd gear starts VIN: 1GNDX03E43
the vehicle will start in a higher gear when you come to a stop and then go to pull away . customer will drive vehicle for several days with no fault then will have fault several times that day and then will quit again. we found sevice bulletins for valve body...
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CB29884
checked codes & checked long term fuel trim -15 replaced AMM & long term fuel trim went to 16 , reinstalled original AMM ,cleaned throttle plate smoke tested intake no leaks found Trouble codes: P1275 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC), P0133 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC), P0153 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC), P1276 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC)
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6857V
Hello everyone I have a real hair puller here. Originally I tuned this car up because of a bad plug wire (#2 cyl.). Car ran good for a couple weeks then this misfire started and turned on the check engine light. Has never set a code for any other cylinder misf... Trouble codes: P0303
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1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Shift Interlock VIN: 4S3BK6755W
System works fine for me...but obviously there is an intermittent problem with the shift interlock on this car. Customer states that sometimes it is impossible to start the car. Shifter will not move with key on and foot on the brake. Has anybody experienced...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T1GK12E8R
Car will just cut off like switch is turned off will fire back up have replaced crank sensor and computer no effect engine is idiling to high turn on ac and idiling goes down to normal have done volt meter and vaccume checks according to specs. ideas please Trouble codes: P0336
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, won't rev over 2500r VIN: 4T18F22K1V
HELP!! Our problem is as follows. Customer called in after wife driving car at highway speed and quit. Car towed in found flooded plugs and fuel in crankase (owner cranked untill battery would not crank car) Installed new plugs and changed oil, started car, ra... Trouble codes: P1300 (ignitor circuit)
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1992 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L engine VIN: WVWPAD1G8N
We have a interesting one-gas engine! replace some drive belts(p/s and alternator), clutch cable, did front brakes. The car has developed a nasty engine vibration at about 4,000 rpm! we have disconnected the belt, exhaust and clutch cable but will not disappea...
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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Shift indicator VIN: WVWBB81E9T
I need help in diagnosing a Multi-function Transmission Range (TR) switch. Shift indicator on dash will only display reverse and neutral regardless of gear selected and intermittently will display drive when these gears are selected. When it first came in it w...
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1995 Alfa Romeo 164 LS 3.0L Starter bolt? VIN: ZARED33E2S
Thanks for all the help, advice, and moral support. The car is now a working automobile once again. Someone along the way suggested removing the false firewall, this helped a little by providing a little more room to work. There were several suggestions to...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN53451
Hello to all, This car is fixed. We had a 2 fold problem. We found the the purge valve and the knock sensor have the same connector and we had swap them incorrectly. after fixing that, we found a blown fuse. replaced the fuse and the car would rev, and no red ... Trouble codes: P1347, P1349, P0300.
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Air Bag VIN: 5UXFA53542
Customer did not want to spend the additional money for diagnostic time. We suggested that they take the vehicle to the dealership. (Boss was out of town, tech didn't want to lose any time)
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1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L brake lite VIN: 1GNCT18Z8K
I posted a fix for the Jimmy the same day it was posted but it didn't go through. Un plugging the ABS computer put out the lite. I went down the wrong path when I was told the lite came on after the column was replaced. Thanks for the help.
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1990 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCFK24K4L
thanks for the input.everything that was replied had been checked.it turns out that i need a new fuel pressure quage. fuel pressure was 17psi.new regulator and problem gone.thanks again.
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1993 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Low power VIN: 1GNGK26N5P
Hi eveyone and a special thank-you to all 25 of you who took time to respond with help on this suburban. I am sorry it took this long too close this but I was hoping we could come to a fix first. A number of techs thought it maybe could be injectors or fuel pr...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 8.1L Starting VIN: 3GNGK26G21
As most of the replies stated. Check your cables. I found the positive cable slightly dirty and ever so slightly loose. It has been a week now and no problems with the vehicle. Thanks, Alan
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L all shifts VIN: 1GCHK24U72
I found a chewed lip seal in the low piston. It was caused by a lock ring that came out, guess it was not clamped in all the way. It's these mistakes that keep us humble, thanks to everyone who replied.
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L blower motor and headlights VIN: 1GNEL19X82
Wow! this one is fixed but get comfortable for the explanation. First we had got the vehicle to act up consistently and were able to eliminate concern by performing overide of DRL by pushing the dome lamp overide button 5 times quickly until chime is heard. Af...
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNEL19X42
Okay, First I would like to thank everyone who took the time to read my lenghtly post and espaecialy thanks to those who replied back with ideas and input. I got seven excellent replies and recomend that anyone who is having a similar problem read them. The fi... Trouble codes: P0335, U1300, P0706.
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1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L cooling fan operation VIN: 1C3HD56F3S
this client did not want to spend any more money on the proper diagnosis of this cooling fan. i told him i could ground the low speed cooling fan relay and the low speed fan would run when ever the car is on. he agreed with this. not the way i like to repair c...
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2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L inoperative VIN: 2C3HE66G6Y
Thank's everyone for the replies.Sorry to take so long to close but wanted to make sure it was fixed.First the problem was NOT the brake switch,it had been replaced recently,but I tested it antway and it was good.What did fix the vehicle was a good cleaning of... Trouble codes: P1595, P1683 (sc power relay circuit).
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3C8FY4BB51
Thanks for all the usefull responses. We have not unfortunetlly ben able to re-check this car. The customer has decided to 'FIX' it with some fuel system cleaner that has supposedly brought the gas milage back up. We will be the first to know if this really di...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Blower Motor VIN: 2C4GP54LX2
The Blower Resisitor Was The Problem. I Thank You All For Your Help!!!
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1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP45R4T
its fixed! i guess i haven't seen this style of sensor with the spacer that comes with it. i took it off thinking it was some protective film for the sensor... what a dork. i got the spacers, re-installed the sensors and all is well. the really good part is th... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multiple misfire detected).
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, hard start VIN: 1B7KF26W0T
Hello again and thank you for your help. Because of the intermittent nature of the problem I wanted feedback from the owner before I considered this truck fixed. I replaced the o2 sensor. I never anything truely unusual in its operation but there are a large n...
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Leak VIN: 1B4GT44L4X
I'd like to post this one as a fix, but I'm not really sure if it is. The customer took it back to the dealer and they replaced the fill plug that they said was the leak. I talked to the customer about it last week and he said he had not seen a puddle under th...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44331
So far its still fixed. I say that because I'm not fully convinced its fixed. I found a loose spaid connector in the harness plug to the coil pack, it was one of the 3 Primary feeds to coil, not the power supply. I had codes for all primary circuits. Well I ju... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ign. coil 1 Pri. CKT), P0352 (Ign. coil 2 Pri. CKT), P0353 (Ign. coil 3 Pri. CKT).
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Stall VIN: WD2YD74223
This vehicle has been gone for 3 weeks now with no probelms. I made an educated guess on the fuel pressure regulator on the rear of the fuel rail and thats what fixed it. It's kind of a pain to change on the '03 sprinters (3.5 hours), but the good news is the ... Trouble codes: P1187.
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDKE3061P
thank you for your time in reading our post,ted advised us about choke being electric.we did check that choke was open and also cleaned out bowl. craig advised to check flywheel key and rajesh told about problems with module that is mounted near flywheel. this...
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJW36FXR
First let me say thanks to all who responded. This was my first diesel with this problem and I learned alot. The injector control module varies the voltage to the injectors from 1 to 115 volts so be careful where you probe. I found that the mini harness in the...
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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4441R
This one is FIXED. The problem was the constant control relay module. Brian from Tx was right on about a relay problem. I used a special tool called a BFH to lightly tap on the little relay center and it started without disconnecting the module. I took the cov...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Accessories VIN: 2FMZA5142X
I will have close this request without a fix. As suggested in some of the replies, I checked the fuse boxes for corrosion but did not find a problem. It seems this can happen due to leaks around the windshield. Other replies said either the FEM or REM was the ...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Case VIN: 1FDWF37F32
Thanks to all for your replies. Several members got me pointed in the right direction, Paul from Florida, Tim from Florida,and David from California all suggested issues with driveshaft slip yokes. I inspected rear driveshaft slip yoke and found it slipped smo...
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2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRE112HB
Customer took vehicle and have no real fix but do have some Theories about the problem. I believe the fuel pressure was too high and also talking to some other techs there may be a Flash for the pcm to correct this problem. I want to thank all thoes who had so... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich b1), P0175 (system too rich b2), P1000 (obd 2 monitor test/drive cycle not complete), P1132 (lack of ho2s b1s1 sw indicates rich), P1152 (lack of ho2s b2s1 sw indicates rich).
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2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P62
Hi there! I want to thank each and everyone of you out there. Although just about everyone said it was the thermostat, which I thought was the best idea, it wasn't. After replacing the thermostat with one from the dealer, and letting the customer drive it ...
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1999 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L evaporater core VIN: 1GTGK29U8X
Thank you to all who replied. We replaced the low pressure switch and it has been over a week and no complants. THANKS alot!!!
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KMHJW25F3X
thanks to micael, michael, david, boris, and kiho since this problem is extreme intermittant I wanted to wait with a response to at least feel that it seemed to be fixed I rated the responses according to the most likely and spent a week driving with the scan ...
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2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on, PINGS UNDER LOAD VIN: KMHCG35G31
thank you for all the replies, the problem ended up being the mass air flow sensor, ordered one from the dealer all's o.k. Trouble codes: 1128 (system lean under load).
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21D8T
Thank you all with your help on this Nightmare. I did call a Tech line after all else failed, they suggested that I fix the P0500 first. I used my MODIS to check the signal in, and out, in was good, out was intermittinet. I replaced the speedo head and circu... Trouble codes: P0500 (VSS Failure 8 key cycles since last set), P0600 (TCM-ECM Com line Problem 10 key cycles since last set).
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L a/c blower VIN: 1J4GX78Y6W
Thanks for the help guys, I could never get this one fixed right but i did get the blower motor working by modifing the system to a manual system.I added a blower switch resistor and relay. This truck is a used car dealers and he just wanted it to blow. I hate...
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L steering VIN: KNDJA72331
Thanks for eveyone's reply. We have not heard from the customer in about 2 weeks. The last repair we did was reroute the front steel braided brake hoses away from the tires.
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L compressor noises VIN: KNDUP131X3
called the dealer and found that there was an updated expansion valve that many of you suggested. replaced that, recharged the system and all has been quiet since. thanks for all the imput.
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1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Coolant VIN: 5LMPU28A0X
Okay, Coolant color is green until 7/2002. Fitting behind the water pump corroded away to nothing. A complete flush and refill with green coolant (took a long time to flush out completely). Truck worked fine and coolant stayed green after extensive road test. ...
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1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: JM1NA3512L
Thanks for all the help. We went back and checked the thermo to make sure it did have a bleed valve. It did. We ended up bleeding the cooling system through the switch in the top on the thermo cover. This seemed to help enough to make the customer happy. So we...
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2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2211Y
Well thanks everyone who replied ! It ended up being the egr valve assembly, i checked the passages again just to make sure, and they were fine. I ordered the 'UPGRADED' egr valve, and it looks more heavy duty, it has a heat shield to protect it to. P.S. if ... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow detected).
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22151
Thanks to all that replied customer already passed emissions and no check engine light is on. thanks to john from new jersey helping us under stand the reading of the o2 sensor this is what he said. Here's what you should see - normally good running engine sho... Trouble codes: 400 (Egr system malfuncation), 421 (warm-up catalyst system right efficiency below threshold).
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L lines VIN: WDBCA33A8D
Just released this vehicle this past Saturday. My problem, with the Benz in particular, is that years ago my partner had an issue with the local (40 mi. away) dealer. She has since refused to deal with them- instead she relies on our foreign supplier who in tu...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L AAM Module VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
I let car sit over weekend and for some reason it just decided to accept coding.Go figure?Dont you hate when things fix themselves and you dont know why?Wish I had more info.Thanks for the THREE PEOPLE that was nice enough to share.thanks guys!
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Fuel Trim Bank 1 VIN: WDDJH65J81
Hey Guys, Sorry for the late reply. We took advantage of the long hoilday. Turns out that all of you said to check the MAF.We were waiting on a reply from a Mercedes dealer to confirm before we reached out to IATN for help. This was our first time to use thi... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim Bank one).
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