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1999 Acura TL 3.2L head lights VIN: 19UUA5649X
hi guys i have a 99 acura 3.2 tl the head lights and dash lights go off after driving for a while to get them to go back on you have to turn headlight switch off than on again then sometimes they come back on and sometimes they dont.when they dont come back on...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Battery light VIN: WAUEH64B71
The Battery light stays on on startup until the engine is revved up. Then the system works fine. Quite a few older vw/audi charging systems have exibited these symptoms if my memory serves me correctly. The alternator is a reman unit that we just replaced. Whe...
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1989 BMW 735iL 3.4L Suspension VIN: WBAGC42020
Fellow Techs, We have this 735iL that keeps displaying "suspenion leveling" on the dislpay in the instrument cluster.From my understanding the only electronics on this system come from the camber switch on the rear control arm.Does any one have a testing meth...
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1992 BMW 525i 2.5L battery VIN: WBAHJ631XN
Hello BMW tech's, we have battery that is going dead overnite. Did a draw test with a test lite and the lite is bright, we happen to have the exact car in the shop and did a draw test on that one and the lite is not on at all. So we pulled all the fuses and mo...
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No reverse VIN: WBAFB335XY
No reverse. It doesn't even seem to try. Have GT1. No codes. Live data seems OK. Can hear solonoids clicking when using activations. Note: this is a A5S440Z transmission. Is this one of those transmissions where the ball(s) in the valve body fall apart?
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1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L lower intake gasket VIN: 1G4CU5216S
Hello all I have trouble w/the lower intake gasket ends seals on this 3.8 s.c.engine failing.what has happened is the end seals split in two and start leaking oil after about 6 months time.the past gaskets were replaced in april 06 now its back again with the ...
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1992 Chevrolet Beretta 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1LV134ON
Just Shut Off one day driving down the road,need help ,No crank signal on hand held Matco scanner, no codes found, thought at first it was a fuel pump , because it just died and then restarted up but ran only for a few seconds and died again and has started up...
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1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL54T3P
Car arrived with customer complaint of poor driveability and MIL. We confirmed poor idle, poor acceleration, and rich exhaust. Car will start immediately. We scanned the ECM and found all the below codes which when erased return immediately with the KOEO. We a... Trouble codes: 35 (iac), 43 (ESC Module), 53, 16 (System Voltage too low. System voltage too high), 23 (IAT high), 21, 22 (TPS high. TPS low), 81 (Internal ECM problem)
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1996 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1BL52P0T
This is my boss's car. When the car is cold the engine runs fine. Once it goes into closed loop #4 cylinder starts to miss driving bank 2 to correct rich due to the excessive o2 in the exhaust.Some of the the other cylinders start to miss on this bank after a ...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R7V
This truck has a misfire under light load, usually when going up a slight grade, when rpm is between 1500 and 2000. According to my Snap-On Solus, cylinder #5 is misfiring. Although they have been replaced I tried swapping the spark plug and wire, no change. F... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0305 (Misfire Cylinder 5)
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
vehidle came in for fuel pump did that it runs fine untill it is put under a load like climbing a hill on the interstate. Then it starts misfireing on all cylinders number 4 and 8 mis most. cap rotor plugs wires all new coil checks out ok runs fine on flat gro... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14T7X
When we still had the same readings of low voltage at the rear O2s I unplugged the conector at the O2 and checked pins. The sensor wire (purple) and the tan wire which is grounded in the sensor both have 5 volt on them. We replaced the computer with a new one ... Trouble codes: P0157
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GNDT13W5Y
Hello, This blazer came in last month with a bad transmission. No forward or reverse. Fluid was very burnt and lots of metal particles in trans pan. Rebuilt tans installed, coolerlines flushed. The vehicle came back 3 weeks later with a complaint of a shake a...
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L compressor VIN: 1GNEC13T91
well I had this one posted before and had some responses on bad compressor, redesigned suction hose... after replacing both again vehicle left with no problems... less than a week it's back with the same vibration/ flopping tensioner (yes new belt and tensione...
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2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDM19W71
Van makes a "creaking" noise just as coming to a complete stop. Not the abs noise caused by rusted sensor. Noise comes and goes, is not at every stop. Has new rotors and new ceramic brake pads. Thank you for any help sent.
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Cranking Circuit VIN: 2GIWH55K61
To All, This is my wife's car.Car had a no crank situation this AM. Started to check it out and of course when I checked for power on the "s" wire it started. I must have tried it 100 times since then and it cranks every time.. Went over all connections at cra...
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.7L spark knock/ping VIN: 2G1FP22G42
Normal driving conditions on accell it will spark knock (and yes it is spark knock) and under hard accell it is very loud. Did engine decarb (X66P) with engine warm, then drove it with no change. Then soaked overnight and still same noise. Looked at Modis and ...
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1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L starter VIN: 2C3HC56G7X
thank you all in advance! this was towed in, will not crank, has power to starter relay at crank position of key, asd relay, engine starter motor relay and fuel pump relay have fused b+ power (cavity b) , they all have fused ignition switch output (cavity a), ...
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1982 Dodge B250 5.2L 2nd gear VIN: 2B6HB23P4C
since rebuilt there is no second gear,in drive it will start in first then kicks into drive.If i use the shifter start in first,then shift to 2nd it stays in first,then shift to drive it will go into 3rd Rarely if i,m in drive around 40kmph and i shift into ,2...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L no shifts VIN: 1B7KC2360X
Hello to all, I have this truck that has went from skipping 2nd gear only when cold or after sitting for @10 minutes to no shifts at all. My Snap-On scanner will not communicate, I think I read somewhere that the PCM needed flashed for aftermarket scanners-any...
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.8L lr wheel speed VIN: 1B4GT44L7X
Good morning all.I have this 99 awd caravan that when vehicle is driven over 15 mph and you come to a stop abs activates at aprox. 8mph (every time).I replaced lr wheel speed sensor 10 months ago and problem wasnt fixed,boss got tired of me messing with van to...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R7Y
customer stated that car was running ok,attempted to pass another car and engine died.towed in and the only thing i can find is a lack of spark in cyl 5 and 6.others ok fuel injectors working when cranking engine/steady fuel pressure drop,also did ballance tes...
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2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46RX1
This car came to my shop with check engine light on . complaint of misfire runs rough at idle and upon accelleration and surge when running down the road at cruise speeds. I hooked scanner to the car found code po355 coil #5 cyl. coil current problem. I ran cu... Trouble codes: P0355, P3191, P0300
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF2371G
vehicle has been back 3 different times with the mil on, has had the po442 this time has po455 also, smoke test system with evap smoke machine, i'm not too familar with the ldp, i have a modius scanner and cannot take control of the ldp, i would like to know i... Trouble codes: P0442, P0455
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2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L speedo VIN: 1D4GP25R35
Vehicle came in from a body shop with no speedo working, checked our mitchell but not much info available, checked all wires that where repaired and all look good.. any ideas would be great..
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5141T
looking for suggestions as to why cylinder# 6 misfires at hot idle - drops rpm & voltage & shrtftrim goes to a negative ( -4% ) at idle & ( -13% ) at cruise speeds when i also will lose power - intermittent - have to floor it to get moving down the road - then... Trouble codes: P0306, P0171, P0171
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1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L 3-4 upshift VIN: 1FDAF57F3X
I am seeking help on the company truck. Trucks shift points are good untill 3rd-4rth. The truck pulls normally for lower rpms then slips at higher rpm. When problem first occured it was worse cold. The more time goes by it is wose warm. As if it is slipping. h...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55UXY
this car has an intermittent CEL when its off no codes are stored ,if its on,you cant shut it off or it will lose the code,and the code it sets is the p1633 KAM volts low. anyone seen this before,any common faults. do i just check power at pcm and if its ok re... Trouble codes: P1633
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU72X6Y
Let me first start off by thanking everyone in advance. We have a 2000 Explorer that we did an engine on about 1500 miles ago. We replaced the sensor with the engine as well as the drive syncro. The check engine light came on shortly after the job left our sho... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam pos sensor ckt fault), P1309 (misfire monitor fault)
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2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56FXY
Believe I have hydrostatic lock from oil after replacing 5 fuel injectors. I don't know what to do to to remove oil or fuel from cylinders to releive the problem. Not sure where it would have come from. Didn't see much of any oil or fuel when removing the inje...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L a/c VIN: 1FTNW20561
Customer brought this truck in complaining about not having enough cooling last week. Today he say it is cooling much better. When we put gauges on it, inside the shop, at idle, and temp in the shop around 90 deg.s, the high side would fluctuate between 175 to...
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1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Power steering fluid VIN: 1HGCA5626J
We replaced power steering rack and pinion unit due to leakage at seals behind bellows. We did a complete flush and replaced fluid with Honda fluid. We are having problems with the fluid being foamy. The fluid will foam up almost right after start up. If we ru...
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1999 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6346X
Thanks for reading and possible reply.. Got this civic that throws a code p1706 intermittently no real driveability concerns but if the code is cleared it will return within a week or so. The book says to substitute a known good ecm but??? any ideas would be g... Trouble codes: P1607 (ecm Internal Circuit Problem.)
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1988 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L forward application VIN: SAJKV1540J
this 1988 jaguar with only 105k was towed into shop does not have forward gears at all not even a attempting to creep forward does have reverse application and that feels normal.. removed the pan found alot of soft very fine black material in pan checked the v...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01DIY
This vehicle has a engine code P1388 - Camshaft timing bank 2 too retarded. Removed left side valve cover to find secondary timing chain had a lot of slack in it so we replaced the secondary tensioner and reassembled it. Car runs fine but check engine light co...
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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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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4GW4855Y
customer brought Jeep to me after a brief out of town trip, on which it was overheating at extended stops in heavy traffic. A mobile repair tech replaced the thermostat, but it still overheated during idle time or long intersection stops ( this would not happe...
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1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L obd monitor tests VIN: KNDJA7235T
hello, this 96 kia sportage is in for a smog test. a majority of the obd monitor tests fail to run or pass in order to be able to run the smog check. have reset computer several times, and have driven vehicle as prescribed by information found on alldata, bu...
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2002 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L alternator(?) VIN: KNBUP13132
This van belongs to my front-counter guy. It had a 'went dead on highway' episode a few weeks ago, but after being towed in and having the battery charged, it worked flawlessly. He had a spare alternator, tested good by the local rebuilder, and asked it to be ...
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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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1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L charging VIN: 1LNLM97USY
system not charging . i have power on y/w and b/o but no power on lg/r . i can feed power to and system will charge. also the battery light on dash will light up. has anyone ever run into this before.
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2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 1LNHM82W73
it's a headache, cause i could not duplicate the complaint. the customer described she turned the key to start the vehicle and the instrument cluster went blank; nothing happened, no click, no noise and of course: no start, the first visit to our carmax store;...
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1988 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM2UF3132J
This vehicle came with the complaint of poor fuel mileage and lack of power. When accelerating it will blow black smoke from the tailpipe and lay down on power. I have replaced the catalytic converter because it had melted down. I am on the second carburetor, ...
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1994 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Safety VIN: JM1FD33ORO
Howdy Have a 94 RX7 with the air bag light on. Is there any way to read codes on this system with out the scanner. The light flashes three time, then stops and then flashes three time again. Is this displaying a code #? Alldate only has a sytem brake down ...
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2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4F24407111
hello from texas i have this mazda tribute with a intermitant misfire when the trk is in lock up--overdrive. after we replaced cyl 1 coil we do not have a cyl misfire recorded but the vihcl still miss and the longer you run it the worse it gets. i read that th...
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28A42
Have an 02 mpv with a misfire , under load w/brake torque will miss and backfire . Have good fuel pressure , compression, all coils scope good , replaced plugs , read all previus posts on subject , checked for bad harness out of pcm , idles like a kitten , eve... Trouble codes: P0300
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDBGA32E4P
Vehicle has hard upshift(all gears). Vacuum at upshift delay switchover valve. Vacuum pressure between 8-10psi at idle. Do not have specs for testing valve. No Vacuum out of switchover valve, but not understanding when valve is suppose to open. Can Anyone tell...
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1986 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4L Misfire VIN: JA3BB46LXG
been trying to fix for a week . car came in with miss. checked plugs found #2 fuel fouled replaced plugs and wires.checked injector for leakage found none.changed out #2 injector with # 3 injector still same problem car run real bad .any help will be helpful t...
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1992 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA3XC57B6N
engine is not the one car came with , used from junk yard ,but that was over 2 years ago, timing belt was also redone due to oil problem at crank seal or pump, not sure ,I have scoped this out signals are very clean all be it the crank is a bit strong ?!over s...
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1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S7W
code po440 evap system small leak. smoke tested and found small valve behind spare tire leaking. has 1 hose going to it.not sure what it is or if it needs to be turned off.fuel cap tested ok. Trouble codes: P0440 (evap small leak)
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2002 Other European ARNAGE T. 6.75L oil capacity VIN: SCBLF34F92
i need the oil fill capacity w/filter, location and oil type specifications
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1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G2NE14NXP
We have a problem the car came in with no start found no spark or injector pulse ck crank sensor and module found ok checked wiring to crank sensor found no resistance. We have checked every thing i can think of. We have even changed module and crank sensor. ...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Hesitation, spark knock VIN: IG2WP52K42
vehical came to me will poor accelation and spark knock no codes found in computer, good fuel pressure and flow when in bay if rev engine will hesitate and starts to random misfire engine seems to be running lean but unplugger maf did not make change replace w...
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1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L Surge VIN: 1G8ZJ5272V
Found POS battery cable loose, causing a no crank/no start. Cleared codes and drove for 15 mi no codes came back. Car has flat spot/ EGR surge when EGR is opening about 1/4 to 3/4 throttle, EGR voltage and % match on scanner.When I unplug EGR car runs good. Ha... Trouble codes: P0141, P0300, P0326, P1555
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1985 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: JT3RN65W9F
Greetings All I have an odd problem on this 4-Runner with a 22RE. Under a very light load it misfires, its very similar to a vehicle that has over advanced timing. In fact if I retard timing 7-10 degrees the problem completely disapears! I found a very similar...
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1991 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L main power source VIN: 2T1AE94AXM
This vehicle will not crank when the motor is hot or has travelled for some distance. All accessaries are functional, when I try to crank the engine the starter motor is not activated. If I leave the vehicle sitting for 10 minutes it starts right up. Please he...
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1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, "anchor syndrome" VIN: 4TARN01P0R
Hello all! This little truck came to me with customer complaint of no power and a sudden drop in mpg from 22 to 14. It had been running well since last worked on. 4 months ago it got a new fuel tank and pump. It also got a new filter. It was also treated to a ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPA81H3X
Looked for vacuum leaks(can't find). No obvious running problems (smooth & has good power). (vehicle is in Atlanta GA, 1,400 miles from here...) Trouble codes: P1476 (leak detect pump), P1582 (idle adaptation at limit)
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M6X
good evening; this vw tdi refuses to start when the engine is hot. will start first thing in the mroning, and in the evening if it is let set all day. after the engine is warmed up, it is very hard to start. it will start faster if we unhook the coolant temp ...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCS21C41
Car has come in with a long term lean code. I have checked fuel pressure (at specs)residual pressure. Checked for vacuum leaks. Cleaned mass air flow and injectors. Replaced the front O2 sensor. I am stumped. Hopefully someone has seen this before and has a fi... Trouble codes: 1128 (Lean Bank 1 o2 sensor)
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1989 BMW 535i 3.4L Poor Idle Quality
I do thank those that took time to reply to my post. Many of you mentioned things I had already tried before posting. I did adjust the AFM back and forth looking for good results and received none. The customer has chose to drive the vehicle as is. Some replie...
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1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G6KS52YXR
Many of you that replyed were on the same page as me. fix the basics first, then address the idle issue. this car just had too many issues, and I am hoping the car stays away! he never came back... Trouble codes: P0035, P0025, P0080 (ac delco replacement).
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L abs module VIN: 1GKFK16K2R
Thanks to all who responded. As most of you guessed, there was a defenite problem with the remanufactured units. A used unit from an identical one from a boneyard solved the problem. I did learn a thing or two about this 4wal system, you must use the right yea...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNFK16R4V
Thanks for all the sugestions on fixing this problem,we replaced the cap and rotor with a better quality one and seemed to fix the problem. Thanks Again
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1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16R7X
At this point in time, we are calling our problem fixed. Customer has driven quite a bit with no more complaints with check engine light or driveabilty issues as of today 9/12/06. We replaced the sub-harness from the O2's to the back of the engine. The harness... Trouble codes: P0137 (bank 1 sensor 2 low signal).
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1995 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L Security VIN: 1C4GP64L2T
We have given up and sent this beast to the dealer. We tried every suggestion we got. Before we posted a request for help, we had changed the ign switch. WE checked for power and grounds to the appropriate pins on the BCM & the PCM and all were present. We che...
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2000 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L valve train
I recieved 3 replies and it seems there is no known cure.1 said poor maintenance can lead to these problems.I guess like the 2.7s. 1 said to try risolene i will leave that for the owner to choose. sounds like these mitsu motors have had valve train noise alot....
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2003 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L L-R Shift solenoid VIN: 2C3HD36M13
I was actually able to finally duplicate the problem. The vehicle would actually lock in second gear. Found a couple valves hanging up in valve body, and during problem, would not be able to actuate solenoids. With customer permission replaced valve body/ sole...
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1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1B3HD46F2R
Rechecked cam and crank sensors. Found burnt wiring at the crank sensor. Repaired wiring harness as necessary and problem was gone. Still not quite sure how this effects the cruise control light, but the problem is repaired. Thanks for your suggestions. Trouble codes: 27 (54 -), 54 (77 -), 77.
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1995 Dodge Caravan 3.0L steering vibration
I want to thank all the members who took the time to offer help. The owner has not brought the vehicle back to be repaired at this time. I have to close this request and will share any information once the vehicle is repaired. Thanks Bill [...]
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Electrical VIN: 2B3HD46T5V
OK!!! So first of all I must clarify something from the customer. When asked face to face the customer admitted that everything was not dead, just the engine would stall. It would then crank but not fire. (a different symptom than first explained) So with that...
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2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: FHDJFHNC12
well after being able to make the truck stall out on comand and make the tps and throttle angle go to 38%,just by pressing on the brake peddle witch as not to activate the brake booster i checked all the wiring that had a combination to the brakes like the cru...
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L maintenance indicator VIN: WD2YD64213
Thank You. We passed on the procedure to our very technical customer and he has not replied to his success or failure. We beleive he must have been able to reset his interval reminder or we would have heard by now. Thanks again for the help
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Differential Bearing Retainer VIN: 2FAPP36X9N
The problem was that side thrust forces from the diff carrier caused the bearing race to wear a groove in the bore of the retainer on one side creating a ridge that the bearing would not slide past easily. The only way it would come out was to pull it as far o...
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1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Heater Core VIN: 1FMEU15N2P
I am writing this as a fix because we have gone two weeks and this truck has not been back. Now I will see it tomarrow you know how that goes. After installing a new alum. core. (we will try brass if it comes back next time) We reflushed the cooling system che...
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1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B9S
Well we had 2 problems, 1) I can fire the coil by supplying 12v to the power term at the 3 pin and tapping ground to the tach term, this verified the coil. Then I verified the ignitor failed by supplying 12v to the power term of the 3 pin and redundant ground ... Trouble codes: 03.
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FTHF26F8S
thank you for all of your replys and sorry for the slooooowwww response. Been on vacation might say and just got around to checking email. The fix for the ford was IPR seals and the gasket between the high psi oil pump and the housing was leaking. thank you al...
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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L speedometer VIN: 1FTJS34H1T
speedo works now, this van did not have a sensor in the transmisson as several suggested checking. the main wire harness bulkhead under the van was the problem. corrosion got the best of some of the wires. ran new wires around the bulkhead. needed new instrume...
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1997 Ford Contour LX 2.5L monitors dont run VIN: 1FALP66L8V
well the customer finnally brought the car back.i got some very insightful help,but no cigar,the long and short of it as i drove the car the monitors would flip to ready(all but evap) so i figured the customers driving habits were not enough to run monitors.wh...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L d/s power window VIN: 1FAFP52U92
Thanks to all who replied!!! This wbsite is the greatest tool in the shop.The problem turned out to be a burned solder joint on the circuit board inside the fuse box assembly itself. This ciruit suplied power to the drivers window control through the gem modul...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L horn VIN: 1FTNF21596
I can not call this fixed, we changed grounds,moved the horn to a different location,checked all voltages, all amps,tried different types of horns, all failed with in one to two days,and they were only used maybe 3 or 4 times, i used them in the shop several t...
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1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GTGK29F9V
it's been a week and follow up with our client shows our repair was sucessfull. we replaced the sending unit in the tank. the suction line had a tiny pin hole caused by rust which allowed air into the fuel system and fuel back into the tank. the air in the lin...
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1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L brake pedal VIN: 1GTEK19M7V
First I would like to thank all the people who replied, I recieved many good tips. Most pointed to either bad/loose wheel bearings, rust or dirt under the sensor mounting pad, or bad connectors to sensor. I cleaned the sensor connectors, and their mounting pad...
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1998 GMC c6500 .0L hyd\elect pk brake VIN: 1GDTJ6H1J9
found book with simuarl system read theroy of system found out that system uses [...] ATF.not brake fuild even tho it is a brake system called GM.and they said the ATF was correct fuild so fulshed system completly replaced with ATF as of 5pm today system wa...
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L pings under load VIN: 2HGEJ6358Y
Thanks for all of the great replies,fellas.I came in early this morning and took it all apart. ALL of the marks lined up perfectly-what to do now? Ibacked up the cam one tooth,misaligning the timing marks.Ithen road tested the vehicle-no pinging.A new Honda be...
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF25F2X
Thank You everyone for your help. I found excessive voltage drops on the ground side between the engine and the negative side of the battery--ran extra ground wires to over come this. At the DLC connector I cleaned that with contact cleaner and tightened the c...
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2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1212Y
The problem turned out to be an incorrect computer. Somewhere along the life of this car it has had a 99 or older computer put in it. Replaced computer with used out of 2000 and no more codes and it runs slightly better (will be much better after timing belt i... Trouble codes: P0451 (evap pressure sensor voltage low).
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1990 Mazda 323 1.6L Engine VIN: JM1BG2322L
Drove car with upper timing belt cover off,so I can see if cam seal was cause of oil leak. Not the case.Someone else said they saw headgasket leak like this with this engine.Customer declined to put anymore money into this vehicle so I could not continue.Thank...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22191
cleaning egr passages at the throttle body work like a charm,thanks to all who replied!! Jim Trouble codes: P0400.
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1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: WDBCB20A2D
Although replies had good info, none proved to be the correct answer. I am almost to the point of replacing the entire trans. If I do find something I will update my findings.
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBHA23E9V
The main 'FIX' was installing fuse #23. My theory is that this fuse had blown and had been replaced. But it had blown again then simply removed before being towed to our shop. I believe that the shorted radio,R.F. door lock button rod stuck under door trim... Trouble codes: P1570 (Fault in DAS to the ME-SFI control unit).
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Starting VIN: 3N1CB51D61
We still have not licked this Nissan. The customer purchased a new car and is leaving this one with us until we can get it fixed. Some suggested the crank sensor but it had been replaced by the dealer. Someone else suggested the security system but everyth...
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1984 Other European Silver Spur 6.5L No Start VIN: SCAZN42A4E
Thank you for the replies, most suggested it was the engine run sensor. I was never able to find the rascal. I did find another Bosch (standard type) relay below the ignition column marked engine run and it had no power fed to the 30 terminal. I believe it wou...
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1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Brake Pedal VIN: 1P3EJ46C1V
Thank you for all of the help on this one. We test drove the vehicle using our scan tool to read speed sensor values as we drove. Al sensors tested good, except for right rear sensor below 5mph. When the vehicle speed dropped to less than 5mph, the sensor outp...
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1999 Plymouth Voyager SE 2.4L mile display VIN: WWRR543567
Thanks for help but vehicle had to go to dealer to get dash programed
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1988 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L oil gauge VIN: JT3FJ62G0J
WE had verified as many have said the waring from the gauge to sender is OK, we verified the oil pressure is correct. We do believe the senders we have received are defective, we will continue to search for a quality unit. Thank you for taking the time to repl...
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L ignition cylinder VIN: 4T1SK12W1P
Thanks to everyone for your quick response. Donald [...] directed me to a Ford By pass tool that looks like a key blank with a hex head that I will definitely look into.Michael and Stephen suggested driving the spring loaded pin with a small punch, which I...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Power Widow VIN: 3VWSE29M1Y
Thanks to all who replied to this post. After attempting, with little success to find a complete wiring diagram of this system, and running several inconclusive tests, my Buck knife turned out to be the tool that diagnosed the problem. That's right, While the ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L clutch VIN: 3VWTG29MX1
Thanks for the 3 replies, this was a weird one, I could not find any problem externally, I decided to remove trans and check the clutch, when I unbolted the pressure plate the ring of the pressure plate fell into several pieces, what was happening was the cent...
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1996 Volvo 850 2.3L no readyness VIN: 25T1273455
Thank you all for your kind replays.This customer is not the most cooperative. Sinds i had no idee what or were to repair this automobile i printed out your replies and gave them to the customer.After several calls to him with the request to upsate my and so f...
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