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1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA4666K
customer claims the car is not charging causing a no start,unable to prove the charging concern,i keep getting this code 4 which has been in the ecm memory since befor we ever worked on the car.my concern is the code 4 causing the no start? if so how can the c... Trouble codes: 4 (crank angle sensor)
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2004 Acura TL 3.2L rotors VIN: 19UUA66224
I have a customer that came in with this TL for a brake squeek with 100,000 miles and original brakes. They were squeeking and needed replacement. After replacing the front and rear rotors and pads, (Wagner's) I still continue to get front brake squeek. I remo...
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAB348UYE
Euro gurus This v6 audi with 4 heated o2s .bank 1 sensor 2 heater code. heater checked bad, ok no problem. replace 02. still have to check for power and ground to heater. a and b terminals. no problem with battery positive but no ground. checked 02 next to it ...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS light is on VIN: WBADM6341Y
Thank You to all techs that read this in advance. This car came in with the ABS light on. Faults 41 steering angle sensor, 81 pressure sensor circuit, 105 brake light switch signal were present. I used the Snap On 2500 with the bmw cartridge to get these codes...
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBABM3348Y
Hello all, This started as a simple replacement of a floppy AC drive belt tensioner. Replaced tensioner and serpentine belt, took it for a short test drive (all was well), and delivered to owner. He's back in ten minutes with a noise on acceleration and a roug...
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1982 Cadillac Cimarron 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G6AG69G6C
Before you laugh out loud, this is a serious request. The carb base gasket which is a heated grid in a rubber mount is badly cracked and leaks like a sieve when smoke tested. They are no longer available from GM, go figure. Does anyone have another source for ...
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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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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GCEC14Z1P
Hey everyone, I've been scratching my head about this one for a while. This one came in on a hook with a hole in the block. I replaced the 4.3L and went to test drive. It shifts good at a medium or heavy throttle, but at a light throttle it will shift gears wa...
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L heating syst VIN: 1GNDX03E1X
this hvac system throws no heat(front or rear). a/c works fine & air flow comes out the correct vents. turning temperature control has no effect. coolant is full & both heater hoses are hot. before i start tearing into dash unit i was wandering if there is any...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L prestone in oil VIN: 2GCEK19T7Y
the customer told me that the prestone goes down,it takes 1 liters by week and oil in engine goes up.First off all,I check the prestone in oil and i found some.I put the pressure on rad and pressure hold,doesn`t go down.there isn`t any leak outside engine.Irep...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L on star VIN: 3GNFK16T71
Hi, everyone. I have a noise coming out of the on star speak it like alternator noise you would hear out of a radio on a older car. this noise will happen with engine running & with engine not running key on. what funny is when you turn key of noise slows down...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCJC39G32
Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time to help me out. This truck is primarily used to tow RV's all over the country. This thing will exhibit a misfire under load at or above 3500 rpm. When this occurs, the motor makes a vibration noise similar to a heat shie... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC524X2
I replaced an ignition swithch on this vehicle per customer request for some electrical problems I could not verify with the warning lights on the dash would come on for no reason. I replaced the switch and now the car wont start.It cranks over but the injecte... Trouble codes: U1000 (class 2 data malfuntion), U1064 (lost BCM communication), P1626 (theft deterent)
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Fuel Economy, low power VIN: 1G1ND52512
Hi, I am haveing a prob. with low power under load and at cruise speed. Also is getting very poor fuel mileage. Owner put in new plugs and wires. We checked plugs and gapping, all ok. Car has no codes. No vacuum leaks. We replaced the fuel filter and fuel pres...
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2000 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L valve train
This car has a ticking noise ( valve train ).I thought they came out with some shims to put under the lifters in the 3.0l motors.I was wondering if there was any cure for these 2.5L?Or is there some other problem.I see the 2.7 have a few issues does anybody ha...
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2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) 2.7L engine VIN: 2C3LA43R46
i have brought the vehicle in to the dealer three times ! i have brought in for misfirng , shakes on cold starts , when on drive will not shake , neutral will not shake , reverse will not shake but on parking will shake ! when driving up a hill looses power an...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46F2V
We recieved this vehicle as a no start condition upon intial testing we have a no spark no injector pulse condition we have checked and cleaned all computer grounds replaced the ecm with a mopar unit and also have replaced the cam and crank sensor with mopar p...
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1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L abs brakes VIN: 1B7GG22Y4W
The truck came into the shop with a code 37 and a false abs stop under normal brakeing, even on smooth roads (abs activates under normal conditions and the pedal fades) The rear speed sesor was bad replaced it. It toke care of the code. Not the false abs stop....
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF13YXX
hi this truck runs fine at times then will buck and try to stall.the owner replace the battery and coil. he has replaced the wires and cap and rotor last fall they only have 20000 mile on them.he has replace the plugs 30000 ago the intake was done 30000 ago I ... Trouble codes: 132 (bank 1 sensor 1)
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2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.2L a/c shuts down VIN: 1B4HS28Z3Y
customer complained of a/c not cooling so we did a evac and recharge of a/c system and noticed a bad fan clutch so we replaced that at same time a couple of weeks later they tell me a/c system shuts off while driving more on a hot day so i hook gauges up and w...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L instrument panel VIN: 1B7HC16Y9Y
Hi everyone, I have this dodge 2-wheel drive pick-up that comes up with a code I cant find in my manuel p-1687 mic bus messages not received. the dash gauges are not working and the speedometer shows ( no bus) has any one come across this before?? any help wo...
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B7GG26X61
this dakota has a very intermittant problem where if will just fall on its face. only got it to do it once. has no codes and it looked like cyls 2 4 6 were affected on the scanner when this tried to occure. has anyone out there seen anything before like this o...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1D4GP44R43
This van is driving me crazy!!! It stalls very intermittantly(to me anyway)the cutomer says it stalls for them all the time! What happens is it runs perfect then i stopped for a light (the only one in town!)let my foot of the brake went to touch the gas and it...
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L engine VIN: 1FTEF14N0K
help!!!.have this ford pickup in running rough.found low cylinder contribution cylinders 6 and 7.found wires arching under load.replaced cap rotor wires plugs.compression at 150 psi all cylinders on bank.low overall engine vacuum but steady.timing at 10 btdc.g...
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Differential Bearing Retainer VIN: 2FAPP36X9N
The left side diff bearing retainer gasket is leaking, so I pulled the CV axle and took out all of the retainer's bolts because I want to replace the gasket and axle seal. The problem is that the retainer is loose and it spins but will not pull out of the tran...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L power windows VIN: 2FTEX17LXV
Good evening Ford techs.I have this 97 F150 that the left window will not go down.I checked codes and I have code B1410,LH window regulator electric drive circuit failure.I replaced the switch,no good.The funny thing I've noticed is whenever I unplug anything ...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8D
I've got a sick taurus that I need advice on. The car stumbles on acceleration, bad, and among others it has a code p0340 (cmp sensor). Mitchell and Alldata both said if the sensor is damaged, the synchro will need to be replaced. Thats exactly what I found. M... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP sensor)
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5149W
guys and gals...this vehicle misfires badly after driven about 30 miles..ok cold.when it misfires it was flagging 4 cylinders.replaced plugs and the misfire went down to 2 cylinders 2 and 5..coil has good spark but the trigger from ecm looks real funny,not at ... Trouble codes: P0351, P1537, P0430
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZUL4EXX
This vehicle was towed in the shop . will idle perfect . put it in gear it idles , step on the throttle and it quits. Fuel pressure holds at 63 lbs. even when stalling . this also has a ton of codes in it mostly transmission related also has 4 HO2S HEATER CKT ... Trouble codes: P1409 (evr ctrl ckt fault), P1451 (evap sys vent ctrl valve fault), P1747 (pres ctrl sol short ckt epc)
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
I have coolant in no 7 cyl bright green antifreeze and cyl had a dead miss i cleaned out the plug well and now it misses only under a heavy load my question isnt about the miss its how did coolant get into this cyl? its on the drivers side no heater hoses any ... Trouble codes: 307 (7 misfire)
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2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Charging VIN: 1FDXE45575
We have a fleet of 13 of these buses that we service at our shop. We have had three of these vans in a row that have failed in this order. First one came in with a bad fuel pump, we replaced fuel pump. After the customer picked it up the alternater had failed ...
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2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Breaks up VIN: 1GKDT13W5Y
After intake gasket repair. truck was skipping, we did fuel injection cleaning, seemed to straighten out. Customer took and brought back next day says couldn't go over 2500 rpm. we have hours into this and can't figure out. idles ok, as soon as you rev up to 2... Trouble codes: P0339, P0340
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCG2258W
This is a once a week intermittent issue. The vehicle will always start in the morning but when taking a lunch break or after work he will go out to start the car and it will crank only, no start. It is ussually when the car is in the sun or warmer day above 8... Trouble codes: N0NE
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1995 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF23M2S
OK. I have no information on this code. e8 lower case e. On Demand has nothing and Alldata doesn't have a code e8, but has a code 8 under engine. So thinking that, it would have been a Camshaft postion sensor. Tested the sensor and it had no signal. Replaced S... Trouble codes: E8 (unknown)
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D52
my question is long term fuel trim displays on scanner at 25% after you run car at highway speeds and then remains there till you disconnect battery it then goes back to zero cant find info in alldata or on hyundia website on what correct readings should be ca... Trouble codes: P0133
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1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L Surge VIN: JNKAY21D1R
The car came in with a check engine light on and we scanned and cleared the codes. The first code was EGR flow too low, we cleared and sent the customer off. The light came bach on a week or so later and we re-checked the codes and it was the same. We tested t... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR sytstem malfunction)
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2002 Infiniti G20 2.0L No Start VIN: JNKCP11A22
we got this car as a no start. no spark. we have two codes 1612 and 1610. after clearing the codes 1610 returned immediately. 1610 refers to the NATS module or immobilizer module. this vehicle also has a lojack system installed. Customer states that she had tr...
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1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L bulb failure indicator VIN: SAJHV1640J
Well I'm at my last option with this vehicle besides a stick of dynamite! car came in with circuit failure 1 and also bulb failure on. found right side tail light fuse (3amp) blown, replaced, blew again. checked rear modules found someone had spliced side mark...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2742V
We don't get the pleasure of dealing with too many of this breed (thankfully) but every so often we do cross this cat's path. This one came in with a p0352 ignition coil fault, and ran poorly. We checked coil resistances and all were identical and consistant. ... Trouble codes: P0352
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L bleeding VIN: 1J4GW58N61
We replaced the front calipers with no problems and when we went to bleed we could get no fluid out of the right front caliper. We took the line loose at the ABS module and no fluid there. There is pressure to the abs module from the master cylinder and from t...
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1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8UZ3OC7S
Car came in with complaint of lack of power. We noticed on initial take off has "tip in" hesitation(like egr bogg) - All ign. components ok, exhaust backpressure ok(1/2 lb) fuel pressure at specs. We cleaned slightly dirty throttle bore/plate. Fuel filter new....
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2005 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L pass windows VIN: 1LNHM84W75
I have recurring issues with rear passenger window glass raising outside of window channels as glass reaches top. replacing regulator/varying small amount of adjustment available @ top 2 regulator mounting bolts doesn't seem to help. only happens w/ L series t...
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L starting system VIN: 1161201202
Hello, we just replaced this 3.0L SOHC L5 turbo diesel the other day with a used replacement. Everything seems to work fine starting and running, but when we shut the key off, the vehicle stays running. I cannot find much at all for diagrams or information on ...
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2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L oil pressure VIN: WMWRC33434
Okay you mini gurus have 04 with very low pressure (light on at idle) It has 2lbs at idle warm alldata says 3.62 min, at 3000 rs has 22 alldata says 24 to 79 lbs the oil is very clean the sticker calls for 5w 30 synthetic ive tryed a new switch before we scrou...
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L purge prob VIN: 4A3AK34Y3W
This care came in about 2 months ago with a code p1594 ldp sw or mech fault. Replaced ldp and now it is back with smame code. Any ideas? Trouble codes: P1494
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4A3AE45G01
car came in with broken timing &balance shaft belts(looked like arats nest inside lower timing belt cover) ,also broken ckp sensor&(low& behold,bent valves. head was reconditioned by avery reputable machine shop,&new belts&ckp sensor&reluctor were installed.be...
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2002 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Speedometer VIN: 4A3AA36G22
Speedometer quit after the customer installed a new stereo. I assume he connected the speed signal wire to something and killed the speedometer, He disconnected all the stereo wiring but the speedometer still doesn't work. I'm guessing I'll have to R&R the spe...
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1984 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L ect sensor VIN: AC177252MD
we have looked everywhere a cts normally is positioned on a car, and we cannot find where to install the coolant temperature sensor, or remove it for that matter (for pcm) nissan part #22630-01p01. we have the part we just can't figure out where it goes. allda...
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1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1EJ01F9N
this car has been a nigtmare for me,this car will die drivig down the road at 40 to fifty mph. almost like somebody shut the key off.there is no check engine lite when this occurs it then will pick up again and run fine.replaced airflow meter, crank angle seno...
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1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L alt. light VIN: 1N4EB32HXR
Have a problem with the alternator light and the brake light coming on intermittantly while driving. Alternator is charging fine, even when light is on. Diodes check good, drop test on battery leads is o.k. Also, sometimes has a buzzing noise from the fuse box...
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1997 Nissan cefiro 2.5L engine condition VIN: WPA32-7224
Hi there, i am looking for a bit of direction with this v6 nissan it has a VQ25(DE) engine in it and it smokes on acceleration after decelleration ie after intersections or after slowing for small towns and then accelerating back to open road speed. it smokes ...
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3WH54T3L
Customer had engine replace with a used by a "podna" and hasn't run since. Old engine spun a rod, knocking bad. Engine was replaced over a year ago. They got fed up with podna taking so long, so it's mine. It will start if you hit it lucky and don't touch the ...
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G3NL52T7X
Hi,everybody i have a crazy one on my hands.no codes has interment misfire under load when cold mainly.parts as listed have been replaced twice to conferm part were good.I have tested fuel presure,at modual i tested crank sensor & module out puts,tested cam se...
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1999 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L won't shut off VIN: 1P3FJ46X7X
This vehicle has a long crank time (constant)& the vehicle will not shut off right away after the key is turned off & pulled out. It eventually sputters out. We replaced the ignition switch to no avail. The ignition fuse supplies power to Pcm with ignition on ...
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2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L abs VIN: 3G7DA03E61
Hi iATN, I have a 2001 Pontiac Aztek in for ABS light intermittently coming on. I pulled a history code C0040 RF WSS CIRCUIT MALFUNCTION. I have checked all connections, WSS resistance and WSS A.C. voltage. All test show the sensor is okay. I have had other in...
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2004 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L no compression VIN: 1G2JB12FX4
died while driving. cranks fast and wont start. oil is very nasty but full, and feels ok. Removed valve cover to look at cams all seems to be in place and oiling fine. removed plugs for compression test all 0 psi dry or wet makes no differents. The engine show...
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2002 Saturn SC2 1.9L compressor clutch VIN: 1G8ZY127X2
This Saturns A/C compressor clutch is PCM/BCM controlled. while monitoring BCM data, the A/C request will go from no to yes when the A/C button is depressed. This indicates that the pressure switch is ok as it is in the circuit between the switch and the BCM. ...
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1996 Subaru Impreza LX 2.2L Electronic VIN: JF1GF4551T
The trans temp light flashes on start up. I know where the test connectors are, but I cant get any trans codes to flash.What color wire do you jump or ground to get the flashes? Mitchel just says to jumper terminal 6. Thank you
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S3BK4256X
Vehicle has hesitation and cuts out. First came in September 2005 with same complaint, had code p0122 TPS low input, replaced TPS and had no problems for 4 months but returned with same complaint but difewrent problem recommended to dealer for MAF recall but e...
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2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L engine VIN: JF1SF63522
intermittently engine surge and lack of power when engine is warm
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1992 Alfa Romeo 164 L 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZAREA43L0N
Hi iatn members : Hook up the scope meter to the O2 signal wire and I have 0.7 volts straight line,check coolant temp sensor circuit no problem found,and then when I unplug the vacuum line at the fuel pressure regulator,the O2 start to swithching,plug the va... Trouble codes: 1223 (O2 sensor).
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E62
This car ended up going to the dealer,who fought it for two weeks. The final fix was a cam sensor according to the owner, but he didn't know which one, probably the exhaust cam sensor for bank 1 which was giving us a code. Thanks to Michael from Cal. who corre... Trouble codes: P3301, P1356, P1057.
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Gauges, A/C, rear windows VIN: WBAAM5336X
We told the customer to send the car off to the dealer. Without the BMW scanner we could not do much more.
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1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G4HP52K4W
Thanks for all the replies. This one had me stumped. All it was is a bad IAC. When I was doing my original checks I thought by unplugging the IAC that it should idle low if it was bad but yet with it unplugged the idle still climbed. I still do not understand ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder misfire).
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1996 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS 7.4L No Start VIN: 3GNGK26J8T
Thank you all for the replies. The problem was with the distributor. The drive gear was totally worn out...allowing the timing to be off. You were a great help. Bob [...]
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1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY22GSV
I thank everyone who tried to help ,I spent many hours trying to reduplicate the problem,we ended up putting an ignition switch in and the problem never reoccured. The customer brought it back for a fuel gauge problem (sending units) has not had a problem sinc... Trouble codes: P0134 (low ho2s activity), P0135 (heater circuit bank one sensor one), P0141 (heater circuit bank one sensor two), P0155 (heater circuit bank two sensor one), P0161 (heater circuit bank two sensor two).
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1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1BNDU06E3V
The no.1 injector had a ohm reading of 11.6 at the wiring harness but only 1 ohm at the injector harness. After unplugging the first connector at the computer where the injector wires are connected nothing happened. I the unplugged the second connector at the ...
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1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCHG39R9X
turned out to be a weak valve spring on #1 cylinder. The fluctuation in the vacuum gauge was the clue. Even though it was very slight so was the miss. thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missifire).
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L a/c VIN: 2G1WF55K81
we actuallyhave not fixed this car, becausethe local police department dicided to scrap the vehicle. beats me i am going to try and buy it at the auction. we believe it to be the bcm , we have inp but no output when it is acting up. thanks for all the help
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Body Control Module VIN: 2G1WF55E61
Thank God for friends like you guys! A special thanks to Paul [...]. This morning I decided the best approach would be to focus on theft relearn p...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L transfercase VIN: 2GCEK19T94
Thanks to everyone that replied,I got very useful information.One reply was about being cracked,well it actually had a hole in it on the right side of the rear half.What I did was split the case and seperate it in the truck cleaned it off then rv sealant.the h...
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1997 Dodge B3500 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B5WB35Z3V
Ed from Ontario had the answer. I checked the coolant temperature on the scanner with the engine cold and it was 120 deg. although the air temperature here at the time was around 85 deg.. Reaching back behind the a/c compressor I found the temperature sensor p...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Z9W
I recieved several replies concerning this truck, none of which proved fruitful. I had to send him to the dealer and hopefully he will let me know what the final fix was, most pointed to possible short to power between the tps and a/c supply wiring, but these ... Trouble codes: P0123 (TPS voltage higher than max limit).
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1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAPP13J9P
After checking all points of circuit and its functionality,I replaced fuel pump and pressure did increase,although still slightly under spec(30psi running).Several responses indicated using a Ford quality pump,but this project didn't have it in the budget.I ha... Trouble codes: 186 (Injector pulse width high or MAF low), 172 (EGO not switchinglean bank 1).
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMDU34X7S
thanks for the replies. the fix on this explorer was the wire harness under the drivers front seat that goes to the transfer case motor. did not see anything with the harness but replaced it on a techs advice and it worked the transfer case motor no longer cyc...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L abs VIN: 1FMEU18W6V
On this truck it orignaly came in with just a red warning indicator on. I tested the low level switch and the e-brake switch first. Then I atempted to scan the abs and recieved a no communication message. I did a visual inpection and found that someone had dis...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L 1st VIN: 1FAFP53UOX
thanks for the help guy's i hope this one is fixed. on advice i tried the sonax forward clutch vavle tool and valve. although i could not see anything wrong with the valve. the installation of the transgo shift kit requires removal and teardown. i didn't want ...
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L fuse 22 circuit VIN: 2FAFP71W81
Thanks to all for help. short was due to some nimrod securing front pass side sill plate w/ small sheetrock screw which pierced harness to top mounted stop light. this screw was v. difficult to see as head was covered w/ usual dust and dirt. it should be noted...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Transmission VIN: 1FTNW21P14
Thanks to all again for all of the tips. After many phone calls and all of your tips and a lot of head bangin. The problem was the TCC soleniod on the first two transmission I installed, the third went in and ran with no problems. I did check for flow and blew...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air bag system VIN: 2FAHP71W75
Thanks for all replies. Several offered flow charts and insight on system. I ended up replacing the Passenger Airbag Deactivation indicator bulb and problem fixed. The part number is 5W1Z-10A936-A. Thanks to all.
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1991 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GKDM19Z8M
Thank you for the replies, sevral said EGR problem, I forgot to mention that I had tried disconnecting the EGR with no improvement. Sevral said secondary ignition problem, that seemed to be the answer. I replaced the distributor cap and rotor and also replaced...
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2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Hydroboost/brakes/steering VIN: 1GDKC34F7Y
As many suggested, replacing the powersteering pump has restored both the brakes and the steering. Thanks to all those who replied. Tom
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1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCA6185J
Thanks to all who response my post. The fix is a rem: ecu. The egr solenoid is now switching like a pulse signal to the egr valve and the nox reading drops down to below average ppm at both 15mph as well as 25mph speed on a dyno. Before I replace the ecu, I re...
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCB7154N
thank you all for your replies after some blood and tears i found the #1 runner on the exhaust manifold was totaly clogged with an unknown substance the only way i found it was when i removed the manifold to get a good look at exhaust vaves i saw unburnt fuel ...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L valve train? VIN: 1HGCG1659W
thanks to everyone who replied to this post. recived one very good reply talking about the lost motion assemblies that get weak and cause noise. that was not yhe problem on this engine. i was unable to determin where the noise was coming from. few of you said ...
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Piston Ring VIN: 2HKRL1859Y
Well, things are looking up. After soaking the cylinder with Gm TEC and doing a wet/dry with mediocre results, customer was called and given an estimate on a short block (OEM) and was asked to stop down for the down payment. Customer stopped by and I took a wa...
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2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF18604
Thank you all for helping fix this Honda. Pulled the cover on the upper intake, cleaned out the plugged EGR passages, no more misfire! This job is simple enough that if I owned one of these, I would clean the passages whenever the spark plugs are changed. You'... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1).
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1990 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2J4FY9E7LJ
Sorry for the delay,I just got back to work on the Jeep.I tapped into the O2 and MAP at the computer and went for a long drive.The MAP was ok but,O2 would read 14volts for a period of time.I beleive the heater circut must come on at times while driving.This ne...
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1988 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3513J
Thanks to David from missouri and Mazdatrix.com I have parts on the way Thanks to all that responded!
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1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1070441202
Well, I went through more basics, including, but not limited to the following: Valve adjustment, removed and cleaned trigger points, set ignition timing slightly advanced. These last 3 items definitely helped unearth about another 50 horsepower, and my custome...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Stepper motor VIN: 2030642R01
Unfortunately, the vehicle is unlikely to return in the next few weeks & will close this help request. At least the replies were able to help me establish that i was using the correct reset procedure and that i had used the updated gear & linkage set. I will c...
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L evap core VIN: 1ZWFT61LXX
we fixed this car after removal of the evap core case.the case has a foam gasket at the drain spout that was deformed & after close look we determined to replace the case as well. the dealer states that the evap core has been redesigned but the case seems to b...
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1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L AC Heater controls/blend door?
Sorry to close this post without a fix, but customer did not keep her appointment so I have not worked on the vehicle, seen or heard from this customer. One reply...system undercharged, another said system overcharged, another said check resistence ambient air...
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2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1ZWFT61L12
Well I calling this one fixed, Car has been gone for a few weeks and i guess no news is good news, Replaced fuel pump module assy. and cleaned maf sensor reset values and test drove for a few miles and the problem dissapeared and ran great, Thanks for all the ...
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2004 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L No Start VIN: JN1AZ34D24
Thank for everybody who helped me.The body shop man said that the car started even with the car crashed & it doesn't have key fob.Customer will take the vehicle to the dealer.I don't have Nissan Consult II scanner & i don't have any choice.Thnaks for everybody...
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52E93
well this one made me go back and recheck everything aagain from the begining. what i found was that after the car ran for about an hour i was checking fuses in dist. box and tapped the fuel pump relay, seconds later the car shut off and would not fire again. ...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L valves VIN: 1NXBR12E81
Well we haven't actually fixed this but we know what happened and what we need to do to fix it. Thanks to Allan who send two responses. The exhaust cam was not broken, was turning, the timing marks on the gears were lined up, bolt was tight and the alignment p...
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2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5BRT38112S
This truck has not come back as of yet. The owner had the intake installed but somehow the original tube was misplaced/thrown out? We are in agreement that the tube is to be replaced first as suggested by a few here. Thank you all for your time! Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 fuel system lean), P0174 (Bank 2 fuel system lean).
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2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BE46K27
Thanks to all who replied. Apparently this is a common problem with these systems. One member offered a TSB, but it doesn't apply to this situation. Some think there may be a fix comming in the way of a memory flash, but nothing yet. I passed the info along to...
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1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EE0704S
I recieved 3 replies to our post. these were for checking map sensor and timing which we did...we actually took cover of the ecm and checked map signal at internal pins with scope no glitches were found. we set timing with vag-com hooked up. but problem is sti... Trouble codes: 00519 (intake pressure), 00758 (secondary air faulty), 00560 (egr sys signal short to b).
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