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1996 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA88DXT
coolant temp low intermittently ground appears ok wiring harness spades not bent or seperated wiggle test no changes in scan tool reading i have a snap on red brick & a mastertech readings the same i do not have the european set up going off of obd 2 global do... Trouble codes: P0116 (ect cicuitrange/performance problem)
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1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Speedometer VIN: 1G4CW52K7W
Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen, Thanks in advance for reading this. This vehicle is at one of my customer shops with the speedometer not working. The shop has replaced the instrument cluster, PCM and the wire from the PCM to the instrument cluster that car...
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2001 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L power door locks,windows,mirrors VIN: 1G4CW54K61
hello fellow techs.we are lost and could use some direction.this 02 buick came in with customer complaint of no power door locks,windows or side mirrors.we also noted that the radio doesn't shutoff when door opened, key in ignition chime inop, headlamps on chi...
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1996 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L battery VIN: 1G6ET1295T
Hi all, All you cadillac pros help!!! The customer brought us this 1996 eldorado with a complaint of batt goes dead over a few day period of sitting. We checked for a parasitic drain the drain fluctuates between 1400ma-2700ma. After playing the remove 40 milli...
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1992 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L abs system VIN: 1GNE19WGNB
Okay fellow Techs, we replaced the ehcu with used unit due to codes # 62 & 63 but only after inspecting and cleaning grounds for unit clearing codes and retesting for codes all diagnostics for codes # 62 & 63 with good powers and grounds to unit call for repla...
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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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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W3T
we replaced motor with a gm reman for knocking noise. customer then comes back four months later with check engine light. (po442) we just bought a smoke machine so we put it to use for maybe the 5th or six time. we decided it was the vent solenoid that was the... Trouble codes: P0442
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNFK16R4V
truck was at another shop before we got it.the spider was changed,the crank sensor was changed and the starter was changed.cust complaint is when starting first thing it acts like timing is advanced and bucks when starting.We checked for codes and fuel pressur...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GNEK13V74
This vehicle is owned by the US Border Patrol. The agent which drives the vehicle states that when the vehicle is in the field at times extensive idling is required. After several hours of idling he experiences that the vehicle runs poorly, surges. It will run...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L engine VIN: 1GCHC29U04
hell-o i need some help on this one. truck came in with a oil pressure problem. driver say oil gauge goes to 0 and hears upper engine noise. the first time in we check engine oil pressure at oil filter. which is gm's way of checking oil pressure. truck had goo...
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1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 2C3HC56F5T
i have this lhs that will not stop over heating. it acts like air in the system. temp gauge stays cool and air comes out the bleeder. when we get the air out the gauge works fine and it idles o.k. but, afteer running awhile, it will bubble over the overflow. h...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L 3 and 4th VIN: 3C3EL45HOV
ok guys this car does not have 3rd or 4th gear it is in limp mode according to my scan tool.i dont have speedo or odometer (inop).identafix told me that it was a range switch,that was not it. driving down the road scan tool will say first gear and od. then it ...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC12Y4Y
Hi Guys, This headache runs bad. Almost acts like a bad fuel pump. But pump checks out ok. It runs fine in open loop as soon as it goes into closed loop it runs bad. Change o2 sensor and it still has same problem. please help!!! If i did not give enough info p... Trouble codes: P0132
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2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ56H4Y
Car came in with #5 misfire. 90,000 miles with original tune up. Changed plugs, wire, cap and rotor. #5 misfire gone. #3 misfire appeared but did not set a code. Engine runs poor. Swapped injector, wire, plug, 3 different distributors, Smoked it for vacuum lea...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11Y21
vehicle will run then dies, have fuel pressuer, don't have sprak, no codes. cranks no starte, wait a few menits then startes. noy sure if cam or crank sensor something is intermittent. no code on does sensors. Trouble codes: P1687
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16YX1
Vehicle came in with cracked charcoal canister. Replaced both canisters under bed on passenger side. Found charcoal in all lines leading to purge soleniod. Cleaned lines and replaced soleniod. Cleared codes. Light still comes back on. Replaced gas cap. Perform...
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WD2PD54415
i have this sprinter that sound like the transfer pump in the fuel tank is going bad. it makes a terrible whining sound and it loses power, won't go over 45 mph. there is a code, but none of our data base has the describtion. i called chrysler to order the pum... Trouble codes: P0087
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2006 Dodge Durango SXT 4.7L brakes VIN: 1D4HB38N96
I have posted this on the tech forum . This cars abs will activate while stopping on the crest of an upgrade.One particular upgrade. The car will not stop. Except for one time the only place this occurs is this upgrade or an almost identical one (our driveway)...
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1992 Eagle Summit 2.4L limp mode VIN: JE3CW50W5N
Posting for local trans shop. Transmission works ok cold. When transmission is hot it goes into limp mode, which is 3rd gear. Transmisson was rebuilt and pcm replaced. Still has concern when hot. Testing showed no codes or wiring problems. Any ideas??
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1970 Ford Thunderbird 429CID Pump pressure VIN: F0Y84N1216
Hello all, got a problem with a T- bird. Customer brought in A T- bird with a split in return hose, a major leak about two inches, on the power steering system. Specifically, from fire wall to steering gear. Also, can someone explain why the pressure hose and ...
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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Rear brakes VIN: 2FTJW35M2P
No codes present. As long as the truck is running when you apply pressure to the pedal it goes to the floor. After the above repairs we test drove. At a gentle stop the brakes appear to be working well. When you stop abruptly the vehicle will stop and then the...
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1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L rear brakes VIN: 1FABP12345
Any help would be great. I replaced all brakes as mentioned in March of this year, Don't remember what the condition was other than worn out, as vehicle is used by a flooring company. vehicle has rear wheel abs only,and no load sensing valve.the problem is aft...
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1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Hesitation, No Power at all VIN: 1FAFP13PXW
I have this 98 escort that has a very short "15 second" stumble at which time there is no throttle response what so ever. This happens on a cold start. Once engine is warm the problem is gone. I had a fuel pressure guage attached when the problem occured and f...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA514XW
van came in no start spark plugs fuel fouled changed plugs has good spark and injector pulse fuel presure good still will not start checked compresion in all cly. has 130psi in all of them fuel quality is good this one has me stumped any suggetions would help
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L power locks VIN: 1FMZU34X9X
Customer came in with drivers door unlock button non working. can lock all doors including drivers no problem. but there is no unlock function at drivers door... passangers door works just fine...customer replaced switch with no fix...just woundern if anyone r...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F0Y
this is my first powerstroke. a month ago it was towed in for no start. i used alldata, iatn, and diselman's site and found no pressure from supply pump. (admittedly, it took a while to get there). after new pump, she fired right up. now customer states that s... Trouble codes: P0476 (koer exhaust backpressure)
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Hesitation, JERKING VIN: 1FTRF17W12
hI FORD GUYS NEED SOME TESTING TIPS THIS TRUCK IN TERMITTANT. DROVE FOR ABOUT 14 MILES ONLY DID IT ONCE AND I WAS MAKING A U TURN ALMOST LIKE IF WE LOST IGNITION IT WAS LIKE A JERKING FEELING I NEED TO FEEL IT AGAIN I GOT THE FUEL PRESSURE GAUGE ON IT NOW. COM...
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Compressor VIN: 1GKDT13W9W
The problem is that the customer drives for 10 to 15 minutes before the a/c will start to work. Every function of the computerized automatic system works except that the a/c clutch will not engage until the vehicle has been run for at least 10 minutes. In auto...
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1999 GMC C1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GKEC16RXX
ck. all wiring, good, replaced ckp sensor, no change, replaced vcm with gm reman. and reprogrammed, no change. vehicle takes spells and cuts out, back fires, chugs, etc. have been unable to locate source of problem. any suggestions welcomed. Trouble codes: P0339
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2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Shifter stuck in park intermittently VIN: 1GKCS13W6Y
Hello everyone thanks for any help in advance. I am needing help determining exactly where the power feed for the pink wire that goes into the shift interlock solenoid (Floor shift) the wiring diagrams I have looked throug in alldata shows it being connected t...
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GTHK29131
After new injectors truck runs 100% but intermittently dies out, pump primer starts up. Somtimes in the morning, will also have no start. Pump hand pump and starts fine. Dealer said not their problem. Had in shop for two days, could not make it act up nor coul...
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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, spark knock VIN: 1GKFK16Z43
vechicle came in for at with 60794 miles on it for a maintnece flush on trans and fuel filter replacement, oil change and balance of tires. after the truck left the customer drove a few short miles and the check engine lgith came on and started to missfire. he... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L pings under load VIN: 2HGEJ6358Y
Hey, folks.The customer brought the car in for a tune up and timing belt- obviously it needed no tune up, as she never drives it.As a maintenance item ,we did the timing belt as it was past the 5 year mark,and she wanted it done. There was no road test prior t...
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2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1HGCG56762
I have spent about five hours on this car and i believe that I have covered everything normal so I'm hoping that someone has run into this before.The symptoms are as follows:Starts and dies several times cold. When it stays running ,it hesitates badly on accel... Trouble codes: 1399 (pending misfire)
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB82B01
Engine Idles rough and falls on its face on accell only when it is cold. I have checked fuel Pres. ok the MAF looks ok Coolant temp and intake temp sensor ok O2 sensor switching good after it warms up Runs good EGR works like it should have also check the knoc... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system to lean bank 1)
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1993 Infiniti Q45 4.5L engine VIN: JNKNGO1D5R
replaced #4 injector.. Cranked the engine and heard a delay. Found injector did not seal. fuel in # 4 cyl. Resealed and started engine. Now I have a light knocking tinning sound coming from the bell housing/ oil pan.. Rod bent!!??
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1996 Infiniti J30 3.0L water pump VIN: D6TM305394
Hi, I have this car in the shop,with the water pump broken off. Two time this happen,have anyone had this happen.I had one tech tell me that the fan clutch will do that.I this want to know have anyone ran across something like that.
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2003 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on, P1456 VIN: JNRDR09X73
Vehicle has P1456 code stored in computer. Have replaced vent solenoid, purge solenoid, and gas cap. Vehicle test good in the shop and has been in twice. Every time vehicle is in the shop we do serveral OBD11 drive cycles. Any help would be greatly appreciated... Trouble codes: P1456 (Evap. small leak)
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GW58SXX
this jeep bucks at about 2700 rpm between 2 n3 shift but not all the time more times than not. some ane told me that it may be trans fluid wrong im having a hard time believing that.its been doing it about 8000 mi. now. i dont know what to do. i took a movie w...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L cruise control VIN: 1J4GX48N82
Cruise works most of the time but intermittently releases while cruising along. When this happens the green cruise light goes off and the system will not reset. Owner states that sometimes he can pull over and restart vehicle and cruise may begin working (and ...
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1995 Lexus GS300 3.0L steering VIN: JTBJS47E8S
this car came in with no power steering we checked the fluid which was slightly low and was dirty ,we inspected the rack and saw it was leaking and when you turned the wheel there were no bubbles in the resivior,we dont have a pressure gauge for the power ster...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Evaporator Drain VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
Ladies and Gentlemen, A/C on this vehicle works well, blows hot or cold out of all the proper vents at all the proper times. The one problem is with extended A/C running, clear water starts running out of the lower foot well vents. (on a clear sunny day) I am ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L power door locks VIN: WDBRF61J91
Greeting i-ATN members, Not a Mercedes mechanic so I'm a little skittish about where to go. Problem via customers own description; Car locks itself, then electronic key will not unlock, must use mechanical key which sets off alarm, start car to silence alarm....
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1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on, spark knock VIN: 2MECM75W3N
This car pings on mild acceleration. It also has an intermittent check engine light that comes on but we are not able to get the processor to send us any codes. I know the scanner is communicating because you can do certain tests and the car goes through its p...
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1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX53L12
2 MONTHS ago this pontiac came in for no start, found cam sensor pick up missing from sprocket, r&r timming chain, cam and crank sensor and water pump, installed new ignition coil and coil module due to it leaking, then we replaced the computer for car runing ...
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1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF14N5K
help this women ran out of gas and then she filled it and drove it a few days and engine light came on p0300b,runs like @%$$&.changed fuel filter added $12.00 injector cleaner and full tank of 93 octane two tanks later same running condition anyone have this b... Trouble codes: P300
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1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L Air Bag VIN: 1GMDX03F2W
This vehicle has the air bag light on. The code that it shows is B1040. I cannot find a definition of code B1040. Does anyone have any info on this code. Thank you
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2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L alternator VIN: WPOCB29852
Good morning group. I have an 02 Boxster S that came in because the charging system light was on. We checked the charging system and it was not charging at all. We checked all of the fuses and cables. We then determined that the alternator was bad. We ordered ...
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2001 Renault Laguna 3.0L Door Locks VIN: VF1BG0D0B2
Vehicle has two keycards, will lock but struggles to unlock with both cards. I have replaced batteries in both cards. More often than not I have to use the emergency key which triggers alarm until card is inserted. Car starts fine. I notice the light on the ca...
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1993 Saab 9000 CD 2.3L Unknown VIN: YS3CK48B7P
Hello. The vehicle will not produce braking pressure at the right front wheel, and minimal pressure at the left rear. We cannot get any brake fluid to bleed from right front wheel. Right front brake hose was replaced. Any help?? Thanks.
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2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L 3-2 shift VIN: YS3DD75H2Y
Hello fellow techs, thanks in advance if anyone has encountered this problem. Trans shifts fine up thru all gears but will not downshift from 3 to 2 unless you push gear lever towards 1st and then will slide right in to 2nd. It does not grind. Checked shift li...
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2005 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AN12F55
2005 Saturn Ion (cobalt) with a 2.2 Ecotec which sets a p0171 all the time. Car has 4,000 miles on it. Came from a wholesale car lot full history not known. For some reason they said its not under factory warranty anymore (thats why its here) Original came i... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67571
this is the 3rd time this car has set this code it ussually happens about every 3 months, one time it had a dead front o2 sensor so we replaced it. when we get our hands on it every thing tests good, All tests lead to replacing converters but that is a lot of ... Trouble codes: P0420
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1982 Toyota Celica Supra 2.8L lifter noise VIN: JT2MA67LOC
Hello to all, after performing a valve job (leaking gasket exturnal) after a hot soak or after sitting a long time (days) I have a couple of hyd. plungers(lifters)making noise. I have little info on this one, can any toyo techs. tell me if the oil restricter o...
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1990 Toyota Corolla GTS 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AE98J3L
THIS CAR IS SETING A CODE 52 WITCH IS NOT IN THE CODE LIST FOR THIS CAR, ONE YEAR NEWER IT IS LISTED FOR KNOCK SENSOR. I SERCHED HI AND LOW AND FOUND NO KNOCK SENSOR, AT THE COMPUTOR THERE IS A BLACK WIRE WHERE THE KNOCK SENSOR PIN IS, ( IN THE WIRING DIAGRAM ... Trouble codes: 52 (not in code list for this car)
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L ignition cylinder VIN: 4T1SK12W1P
I have a camry wagon that was towed in with ign. cylinder jammed.Steering wheel is not locked though. Key doesn't line up with lock but if you pull the key part way out you can move it the last few degrees to line up with lock. The ign cylinder and switch are ...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E4S
car came in on the hook customer says car stalled at 40 mph no restart checked fuel pressure 42 PSI checked timing cam and crank right on checked injector pulse and I do have pulse I sprayed carb clean in the intake plenum and no change I pulled out #1 plug it...
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1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B7X
vehicle came in with PO446 but passed quick bay test, I also operated vsv multiple times with no problems, reset and sent on. Came back, same code drove thru drive cycles instead of bay test and it reset but still didn't find anything so I put on the vacuum ho... Trouble codes: P0446
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEVL52N51
Hey guys, my problem is minor compared to many of the others, I havce this truck with a code 446 in the system, evap vsv, I used the diagnostic tree and ended up finishing with a faulty Evaporative vacuum switching valve, the problem is, the stated repair is t...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHF21A21
thanks in advance for any help. this highlander came in for cel on and poor idle,scanned for codes and found po171,checked for vacuum leaks and cleaned maf,no change,replaced maf and now have po174 lean condition bank2,p1130 b1s1 perf.malfunction and p1150 b2s... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1130, P1150
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Overboost VIN: WAUCB88D3V
We won't see this car for a while so I guess I'll close out before I get in trouble. A lot of comment about cleanliness & continuity on the intake side and control hoses. Someone suggested inspecting the inside of the boost control valve even though it clicks,...
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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E52
As everyone seemed to agree, the MAF was the item needed. Thank you for your support guys. The customer is very pleased and the cost of a remanufactured MAF from Audi was nominal. Trouble codes: P0102, P1857.
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L clutch VIN: WBAHE1317R
Hello, sorry took so long the close but vehicle wouldn't make noise. Grant from Virginia hit the nail on the head. The noise was coming from the expansion valve. There is a TSB on these for this problem. Thanks again to everyone who replied.
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1995 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L all interior electrical VIN: 1G4BN52P3R
thanks to all who replied, this was a very simple fix and a large oversight on my part. i had power to all of the fuses in the veh. but nothing worked: pwr seats, lights, radio, i/p cluster, door chime etc. measured 12+ volts at the battery terminals. what i d...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L crankcase vacuum VIN: 1G6KD52Y6T
majority say intake gaskets failed. better inspections found that the hose i had vacuum at is normal. it is the fresh air port for the pcv. that was not a problem. the symptoms that lead me to believe a problem existed is the fact that o2 sensor readings chang... Trouble codes: P0138.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Tachometer VIN: 1GHK23123F
This one is fixed. Thank you to all that replied it was the instrument cluster. I guess the tach just burnt out.
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2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L door locks VIN: 1GAGG25U13
We are closing this post without a real fix. During the process of looking for frayed wires the problem went away and has not come back. As we stated before the problem was intermittent but it has been returned to the customer for two weeks now without any pro...
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1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4L Surge, Cuts out
Thaks to all the techs that replied, the vehicle never came back so i was unable to try any of those great sugestions. Thanks to all
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IP4GP44ROW
owner returned and said everything was fine , the only thing i did was wiggle wires and could not duplicate problem. this vehicle might be back, thanx for replies Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition a coil code), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0300 (mutiple misfire).
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1994 Dodge Viper 8.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3BR65E3R
I first want to thank everone who replied. I ended up taking some info from all of You and doing some more investigation on My own to fix this one. In my orginal request I thought I had the wroung year engine.Come to find out I have the correct engine but ther...
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1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L abs brakes VIN: 1B7GG22Y4W
I found out that the vehicle was hit in the rear while parked awhile back. so hard that it broke the spring off. Some of you gentle men pointed toward the speed sensor ring in the diff. So i decided to remove the cover and inspect all inside, There were some p...
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2001 Dodge Durango 5.9L lock up VIN: 1BHS28Z01F
Hello and thanks for the replies, I had installed a new aftermkrt. tp sensor but after reading the replies I installed a new dodge tp and that help the problem but it is still there at 50mph only. The new tp helped out some, it dosent do it above 50mph anymore...
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2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L a/c box VIN: 1B7GG32XX2
I did not recieve any helpful info on this one, it's getting into fall now and customer isn't running a/c as much now. I got replies about the box drain being plugged, which I clearly stated that there was nothing blocking it. I guess this will be an issue for...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L No Start, no scan data VIN: 3D7KU28C74
Hello, I still have this Ram with the CTD in it setting outside my bay. We have been waiting for the dealer to come and reflash the new CEM (ecm) for us for over a week now with no success. I had tested all the power and grounds to the ecm which were good and ...
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1987 Ford Aerostar 3.0L No Start, EXCESSIVE CRANK VIN: 1FTCA14U0G
i believe that the thermal information would have helped in this case; the customer stated however that even if i took care of all labor,and he purchase the part that is causing this condition the customer has decided not to put any more money into this van. i...
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14N5K
hey guys thank greatly for your imput,i ended up finding a the 6 ported tee off the top of the intake was plugged 3 out of 6 ports ,i also replaced o2 and ect as i was getting these codes,i anded up setting timeing 12,13 teen before tdc ran better.agian thanks...
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L rotors/pads VIN: 1FMDU34XXP
I would like to thank all of the techs that have taken the time to respond to my request for help. we have fixed this vehicle by replacing both calipers and front brake hoses and flushing the hydraulic system. we drove this truck for an extended road test and ...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR14A5R
OEM coilpacks fixed this one. It had 2 different brands of aftermarket coilpacks. I still donot understand why they would not misfire at WOT at 2-5k rpm. All I can think was that the aftermarket ICM and 2 different aftermarket coilpacks had issues. Trouble codes: 332 (KOER low EGR flow detected).
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1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTSX31F82
Thanks to all who replied, The problem was happining intermitted so everytime we tried to duplicated never happened but thanks for all the helpful info
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 2FABPXOXUX
The transmission is under 3 year 36k warrany customer to take to local dealer )same place I got the trans and will probably replace it. Ford tech said they have had some issues with their rebuilts. Trans also astarted making noises and seems to be getting wors...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZUL4EXX
Jason from Maryland you are the man !!! it was a fuse blown in the power distribution box . The O2 sensor heat shield on the drivers side rotted off and made a bare spot in the wire causing it to ground out . replaced the O2 sensor and now everything is great ... 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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1990 GMC Tracker 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JGTBJ18U3L
Hi, most replies I received on this vehicle was a defective ecm. I was not able to fix as customer is unwilling to try a used or rebuilt unit. thanks for all the help. dale
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L all gauges VIN: JNKCA2JD9Y
a couple say to check power and grounds at gauge cluster but its wierd the customer has not came back in some said the gauge cluster was bad anyways when it comes back in i will repost an answer thanks to everyone for the input
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L trans. VIN: ILNHM87AOI
removed trans from car tore down and found a stuck intermediate servo.bore was egg shaped.reamed out and installed a brass insert to fix the problem.assembeld trans and test drove.did not act up after that.thanks for the help.
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA24D6K
The fix was the ignition coil.Thank you very much to each and every one who took time out of their busy day to reply to my cry for help. We Got 14 replys and a few said that the ignition coil will fire the plug out side the cylinder but will not fire under com...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L soft top VIN: WDBFA67F7T
Thanks all for your responses. My tech made this post and there were a few things I want to add to this for anyone that might encounter the same problem. The windows did not operate, the sot top did not operate and the roll bar did not operate. When the codes ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBJH82F9X
Consensus was the plug wires even though we couldn't provoke them. Car's been good for a few days. The different mixture adaptations (with the single air mass meter) is likely different back pressures on the two cats. We'll let that dog (OK those cats) lie unt...
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2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L oil pressure VIN: WMWRC33434
Thanks for the replies raul and john were right to tell me to look at filter in the cap there is a spring and then a plastic insert that pushes on filter to hold it down the plastic insert was missing there is a oil drainback valve in the bottom of the filer h...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Oil Pressure VIN: 4A3AX35G4V
I failed to mention that the shop with this vehicle had already removed the balance shafts and had replaced the oil pump twice. Sorry, folks. The fix was a small crack in the pick up tube where it meets the flange that holds it to the oil pump. I guess it was ...
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1990 Nissan 240SX XE 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN1HS34P4L
well i found a ghost in this car check one power source then go back and check again it would be gone it was not in the pcm,sent it back to the shop that wire the car the custmer decided
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN8DRO7Y41
Thanks to everyone who replied. We re-checked intake manifold vacuum and fuel pressure and everything looked good. We took the vehicle on another road test and ran a propane line to the driver's side window. When it bogged down, we added propane manually and t...
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1999 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L won't shut off VIN: 1P3FJ46X7X
Thank you for all who replied. The problem turned out to be damaged wiring. The high pressure power steering hose was replaced on a recall & when replaced the wiring harness was pinched in the bracket. It took 2 or 3 days for the problem to arise after that jo...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Blower sppeds VIN: 1G2WP12K01
Well sometimes I have the habit of putting the cart before the horse,I want to thank everybody who replied to my request.Before I posted, I had already done a voltage drop test,Checked the grounds with a wiring diagram and checked voltage to and from the blowe...
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1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Starting VIN: YS3DD58BXT
Hello all, The virtual tall cold one goes to...Claude [...].Obviously when we checked the Ignition switch,we did not check well enough,or it was'nt acting up at the time.We replaced the Ignition switch over a week ago,and I called the client up today and...
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1994 Saturn SC2 1.9L rf headlight VIN: 1G8ZH1571R
found wires between radiator worn through replaced wiring and laa is ok now
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1995 Saturn SL1 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH5283S
Thanks to all who replied. Harold had 1/2 the problem. As i stated o2 sensor would be @0 untill short term wnt to max. Checked o2 voltage at sensor & found it was not the same as seen on scanner. Checked grounds for pcm. Found 400- 1000 mv on most wires. 1000 ... Trouble codes: 43 (esc module or sensor circuit problem- reoccurs), 44 (lean exhaust- did not return), 74 (info flag-coolant temp/ transaxle temp- did not return), 52 (info flag- battery volys out of range- needed alternator- repaired), 27 (quad driver module fault- did not return).
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1997 Saturn SW2 1.9L Vent temp VIN: 1G82K8274V
Thanks for all the replies. It turns out it was overfilled with oil. When I removed the lines to flush the system, oil just poured out onto the floor. Flushed evaporator, condenser and lines. After recharged, it put out a cool 48 F at vent. Good enough.
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1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWFB81HXR
Thanks to all who replied. Turns out the Bosch coil we installed two months ago was just not getting the job done. Installed a new coil and the car runs great.
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD23B8Y
thanks for the replies, after attempting to no avail from directly on top of the sensor, i ended up pulling the air intake, and was able to slide an o2 socket on. i used a long extension to break it loose, but still had to get someone with smaller hands to bur...
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