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1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start, Misfire VIN: JH4KA7670M
Car came into sister shop with intermed no start,rough running issue.Replaced spark plugs,fixed a couple broke vacuum lines.Started up for about 10,11 times before no start issues came back.Car was sent to us to fix being the car and cust are both problem chil...
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2000 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
This TT has code 1602 low battery voltage and code 1128 lean running,comes on after 80-100 miles I've looked at the air mass meter it's running well within specs, both O2 sensors are fine I've replaced all the vacume lines,checked the by pass valve,it holds.B... Trouble codes: 1602 (1128 -), 1128
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED64B91
We have oil leaks. The center of the engine valley was full of oil which was running down the rear of the engine. we pulled the intake and replaced the plate/cover that bolts to the center of the engine.(Part of pcv system I think)Vehicle back now with multipl...
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1989 BMW 735iL 3.5L No Start VIN: WBAGC4319K
we started our diagnostics with the following, installed good battery, reset vehicles theft deterrent system, checked for spark, has none, no fuel pump prime, no injector pulse, we checked for computer codes, none present, we checked the crank sensor, checked ...
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1993 Cadillac Seville 4.9L Rear sway bar VIN: 1G6KS52BXP
Rear sway bar is hitting on bottom of left rear shock when car bounces, normal position has 1/4" away. Wearing shock out & shocks are expensive & hard to find
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1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L trunk motor VIN: 1G6KS52YXR
automatic trunk closer motor is not working. iwill have this car in tomorrow dealer said there is several relays for \\this to work and might not be a bad motor.quit working after they hauled bike in trunk. i would like to know where i should start my search w...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L compressor VIN: 1G6KD52Y1V
OK Fellow Techs here is my problem.This Cadillac came into shop with concern that the compessor cyles off to soon and no cooling.We checked the refrigerant and it is full.We checked for codes and found a code for a shorted high pressure temp switch we discharg...
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1988 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L Surge, no power VIN: 2G1AW81W2J
car wont go over 20 MPH -- but will spin the tires from standstill - Problem is I got wrapped up into doing a scan -- all garbage and all screwy ( RPM 600 KOEO , MAT = 158 etc) so I "jumped" and replaced the ECM which had no improvement. Confirmed with a Mas...
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1990 Chevrolet G10 Sportvan 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GNDG15ZXL
this van is driving us crazy. under accell if falls flat on its face. we tried dropping the exhaust at the manifold thinking the cat was plugged but that was not it. when problem occurs, if we spray choke spray down the tbi unit the van picks right up. we saw ...
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1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: 1GNDM19W8S
Vehicle was parked for about a year. Drained fuel, added premium fuel and inj. cleaner. Changed oil and filter.Failed Etest badly [3 1/2 times allowable hc at idle and almost 6 times allowable co] Runs very rich cold not too bad warmed up. Watching ign advance...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L shifting all gears
Hi Friends, This truck came to me from a local trans shop who rebuilt the transmission. Using a scan tool the trans operates fine, without the scan tool it jerks, shifts hard and drives like a pile of you know what. I've Checked and rechecked the common patter...
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1997 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GCEC14W7V
Please Help !!! when the truck can in, the Mil was not on. Scaned found no code's. tps on data found no voltage at closed throttle, wot 0.6 .Mil still not on. took out tps and found no spring tention, replaced tps and found no voltage, wot there is 0.6 volt st... Trouble codes: P0122, P0046, P1122, P1406
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L steering box VIN: 1GNDM19W8V
suspect the control valve in the gear, would like some help before going on with r@r of gear. thanks joe.
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L clutch VIN: 1G1JC1242W
car came in on the hook and wouldnt move forward or reverse.goes into gear no problem.fluid was full in master cyl.we opened slave bleeder and shot out as if pedal was pushed in.after pressure was released car drives fine.clutch pedal feels a bit soft but does...
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1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E4W
This van just came to me with a rough idle & the MIL on. I did a scan and it came up po306 misfire on #6 so I thought it would be an easy fix like a tune up. I changed the plugs & wires and still have the misfire on # 6. I am getting spark and when I pulled th... Trouble codes: P0306
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G134TD342
anyone seen this set up with ecm providing ground and not enough continuity to pull solenoid shut? I am leaning towards a bad solenoid , but during my tests I put 12v and ground to connections and solenoid works fine. bad driver? or will a weak solenoid refu... Trouble codes: P0440
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2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHG35U23
Vehicle came in with skip. Never tuned up in 90,000 miles. Performed complete tune up. After long day of driving, vehicle started skipping again and stalling. Got code P0200. Checked for injector pulse,OK. Also have skip on cylinder 1 and 8. Did balance test,O... Trouble codes: P0200 (Fuel Injector Control Circuit)
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L Transfer Case VIN: 1GCJK33G14
Customer has leaking transfer case (np 263 hp/nvg 263 np1)Removed and resealed did not leak for a couple of weeks. It began to leak again.There is no gasket just rtv. Has anyone encountered this or have a fix. Thanks in advance.
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L odometer/tachometer VIN: 3C3EL55H0T
is this an inherent problem with the inst, cluster circuit board or should we look for aditional problems? wouldnt want to damage one if it can be prevented, when we inspected inst, cluster, we found that two resistors on ciruit board had damaged solder joint,...
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1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1C3EJ56H2V
Hi everyone, would like some input on this vehicle. 2.5 engine needs replaced. Alldata says remove engine and trans out bottom with cradle tool. Question is, has anyone replaced engine only from top? It looks like front upper core support is removable with rad...
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Oil cooler fitting VIN: 2CHE66G3XH
Trying to locate a back-ordered fittihg that the cooler line and oil pressure switch attach to. The car has been down for six weeks and the dealer has no clue when the part will show-up. Mopar calls it a "Valve Package, oil cooler pressure control".Part # 0479...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3C8FY4BB01
Here's the story. Vehicle towed to wrong shop first, had crank sensor replaced , not fixed. taken to dealer who installed a used ECM and programed it given to customer and died again 1 hour later. Towed to me and I Tested crank and cam with scope. Still replac... Trouble codes: 1391 (intermitten loss of cam and crank)
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1992 Dodge B350 5.9L Surge VIN: 2B7KB31Z1N
i'm having issues with an idle sure that happens intermittantly. i've done the operational tests on the isc, egr,and fuel system. i can not find a vacuum leak and ignition parts have been replaced recently. there are no stored codes and the only thing that see...
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3B7KC23ZX2
Customer says this one has been stalling and dying all week. It would always restart. Sometimes it would have to sit for a few minutes. I can't retrieve any data from any of the modules. The odometer says NO BUS. I have unplugged crank sensor, dist, tps. Fuses...
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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L erratic shifts VIN: 1FTHX26G3N
Hello group, this is my own truck and this is strange. this truck when driving feels like it goes into neutral then will slam back into gear. sometimes will do ia a couple of times or the entire drive. sometimes will not do it for several weeks sometimes every...
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1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVCT20A3P
customer complaint / chugging - lack of power (happened suddenly after coming to a stop sign) note: a year earlyer battery was hooked up backward, result new alternater as well, everthing ok until now. vehicle runs great at idle however if you try to accelera... Trouble codes: 186 (injector pulsewidth higher or maf lower than expected without baro sensor), 181 (fuel system at rich adaptive limit at part throttle system lean bank 1), 172 (lack of ho2s-1 switchs indicating lean bank 1), 171 (fuel system at adaptive limit ho2s-1 unable to switch)
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Windows,Guages,Radio,Lights,Air Bag,Anti Theft,Doo VIN: 1FMEU17L1V
Customer brought vehicle in with no start. Found Bat bad replaced bat checked charging. Charging ok. Customer picked up car and come back with radio not working. Got to checking fuses found fuse #2 (SRS)in underhood relay box blown,replaced fuse has direct sho...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L timing cover VIN: 1FTDF1722N
I replaced a timing cover gasket in this truck and the silicone between the timing cover and the oil pan leaked when I was done. One thing I realized that I did wrong was put the waterpump studs in before I put the cover back on. Does putting the studs in afte...
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1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCA11U1V
van has under load miss fire ( freeze frame 4300 rpm 88% load short term 2 long term 7 ) check for resistance in ignition wires & injectors all scope patterns look good (current side of injectors & ignition side ) mode 6 found 2 failures but do not have what t... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 miss fire)
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1999 Ford F-150 4.2L Odometer VIN: 2FT2F0823X
Hi , group . I have this F150 with the infamous instrument cluster problem . I have another cluster. But the vehicle wont start with it installed. Pats system. Can I program this ? I have A Genysis and a Redbrick snap on. Any tips would be appreciated . Have a...
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1999 Ford class a moto 7.4L left rear caliper VIN: 3FCNF53S2X
three bad left rear calipers all leaking after driving 300 miles would really appreciate your input. would like to help cust enjoy thier holiday safely as luck has it we have a 1997 ford class a in here now with left rear caliper hanging up and would like to s...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTSX31L4Y
The problem with this truck was the complaint was present prior to the repairs listed in the history I gave. The problem? engadgement noise gear meshing rumble from the left front area of the truck. Replaced ball joints, typical sloppy loose, replaced manual n...
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2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14W4Y
Thanks for looking- Have posted on this one before, it finally came back. Van originally came injust barely running. Inspection found sparkplug holes filled with mud/water. Replaced plugs and boots. Short after tune test drive had truck running fine, shipped ...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FPRAR0869
i would like some info on this code as well as how to go about this problem ,i check all the info i have but come up with nothing ,any help would be greatly bneeded. phil Trouble codes: P1639 (vehicle id block corrupted not programmed)
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2005 Ford E-250 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTN524L55
vhe came in whith miss and code 358 (#8 ckt fault) replaced coil then it blew a fuse replace coil and fuse ran good no miss. came back to shop to install engine cover miss came back. and has not been able to get to stop missing sense has power to coil acope pa... Trouble codes: P0358
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1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBE1360T
Thank you in advance for any help. This Geo has me stumped. Fuel pressure is higher than Mitchell specs, wich is 30-37 psi. I have 44psi regulated and 50 or higher unregulated. Vehicle will hardley run past 5 miles per hr. Vehicle is running rich. Replace fuel... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13WXY
Hello all,I am posting this truck again. I was closing the original and the cust. called.Same condition and codes.It took 2wks and 300mi to act up. I am including the original post& up date. Also, when acting up, B1S1 O2 is at 890mv on DVOM while scan data say... Trouble codes: P0171 (B1S1 lean), P0300 (multi missfire)
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2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L No Start VIN: 3GKFK16T11
The vehicle was towed in. Crank but no start. No way to really test the continuity at the pump itself, we did not hear the usual "buzzing" noise that the GM pump makes. This vehicle does not really allow us to lower the tank enough to have the enough space for...
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2004 Hummer H2 6.0L rear a/c VIN: 5GRGN23U04
Need some help with this one guys. First need to know how much freon one of these streched limos should hold. Here is the problem...custoner concern (e.g. complaint) is no cold air in rear of limo.Front air seems to cool well. There is one compressor, two cond...
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2000 Isuzu F FVR 7.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4G7M7C133Y
Truck runs well during the first 20 min operation, after that time when engine is at normal operating temp and when is under high load (more than 50% APP), the MIL comes on and code 0226 comes active, if I turn ignition OFF, and let truck idling code clears; b... Trouble codes: 0226 (Pump no Transfer or P/L operator)
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L condensate drain VIN: IJ4FX58S8W
I had another 1998 Jeep with the identical problem. I located the dimple on the evap. case and drilled a hole and blew it out and cleared the clog.water drained out of frame like it was supposed to. This Jeep is also a 1998 born on 9 0f 97 but no dimple like t...
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1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L starter VIN: SALPV1240S
To any Rover pro's, I'm at a loss. Cannot get a signal to starter from BeCM. If the wire from the BeCM is grounded the starter turns. The signal to the BeCM from the ignition switch is present. I checked the signals from the trans selector switch, OK. Checked ...
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1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8BH28F4W
This is a car that came from another shop to us with a crank no start. The came into their shop for a noise. They heard no noise but replaced the timing belt for mileage and maint. reasons. After they got done with timing belt, The car started and ran for abou...
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1998 Lexus LX470 4.7L battery VIN: JT6HT00W4W
car came in with complaint of battery going dead found a .200A draw cant find anything on and every thing apears to be working properly pulled all the fuses and found when you pull the ecu-b fuse the draw drops to about .030A. i cant find the control unit any ...
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1988 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1LNBM81F9J
Car had new motor installed at another shop. It had dead miss at first start up. Customer was frustrated with final bill, so he brought it to me. I tested the firing of dead cylinder( #4), had good hot spark, plug was not gas fouled, but did not appear to have...
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1990 Lincoln Continental 3.8L power steering and d VIN: 1LNCM9743M
dash goes black and power steering stops at same time. has a check dcl light on on the dash cannot find any info on what it means. has any one ran into this or have any ideas
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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM92V7V
This Lincoln has been here for a week due to the air suspension not working. The front sits real low while the back seems fine. I tried getting codes but could not seem to work the scan tool correctly. I checked the solenoids which both ohm out the same and th...
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNFM97VXW
Vehicle came in from another shop with a check engine light P0303. Has had history repair for that cylinder. Replaced igition coil that cylinder and ignition boot. Also replaced spark plug. Thought it would be an easy fix, I performed diagnostics, found all sc... Trouble codes: P0303 (Engine mis-fire number 3 cylinder)
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L no communication/esi VIN: JM3LW28G2Y
this vehicle will not communicate with esi and is not listed on apendix-j. can communicate with scan tool and moniter are set, but cannot get smog machine to communicate. took to a friends shop and his smog machine would not communicate either. any help would ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Intake VIN: WDBEA34E1S
The car came in with a miss at idle, maybe speeds up to 20 mph. Ignition looked good on scope. Tune up items are not new. Car ran well at mid and high RPM. Engine idle speed responded consistantly to B12 (carb cleaner) spray at intake manifold near cyl 3 and 4...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L no acceleration VIN: WDBJH82F6W
We have this vehicle in for brakes. After replacing all brakes we had to jump start due to the door being left open. Now the vehicle has no throttle response. The engine will only idle, even with throttle pressed to the floor. The check engine light does not c...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR07S6X
hello friends, this vehicle has has a new fuel cap and purge valve, has reoccuring code p1444, inspected hoses for debris in lines no troubles found, has anybody had common repairs for this code other than purge valve, do the canisters charcoal come loose and ... Trouble codes: P1444 (purge flow)
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN8AR07S7Y
got a weird one here... customer delivered vehicle to my shop yesterday, check engine light on and flashing at times (mostly at idle) complains of a slight loss of power and a rough idle. scanned codes found po300 random missfires. replaced plugs wires cap and... Trouble codes: P0300
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D81
hello all nissan techs. Car came in with a few weeks ago with tranny problem. I replaced all the solenoids and cleared code. Transmission shifts perfectly now so we returned to owner. after two weeks check engine light returned with four o2 codes. datastream h... Trouble codes: P0133 (o2s1b1 air fuel metering), P0153 (o2s1b2 air fuel metering), P0140 (o2s2b1 air fuel metering), P0160 (o2s2b2 air fuel metering)
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1MD28Y0S
Complaint is the MIL comes on. Code p1490 for evap vac cut by-pass valve. Went through the mitchell flow chart and problem is not found at this time. Took a gamble and replaced the valve, reset the MIL and retested the light came back on right away, same code.... Trouble codes: P1490
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L timing chain VIN: 1N4AL11DX2
Ok car is back now and sounds like timing chain makes noise on initial start up only after sitting for atleast 5 hours. the noise does not last A second and goes away. If you start later no noise, it has to sit for A long time. I was able to pull cam timing co...
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1988 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham 3.8L engine rocks on mounts when shifted to reverse VIN: 1G3CW51C8J
This Olds started as broken motor mounts. I know its old but it is a real cream puff. After replacing the front broken motor mounts the customer stated that it had a vibration that was not previously there. We checked and found that there was indeed a vibratio...
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52M3T
this olds has a mil light with code p0401:insufficient egr flow. there are no diveability complaints. i first removed egr valve and noted typical carbon build-up on egr valve pintle and passages. clean passages and valve. reset computer, after 3 mile drive the... Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient egr flow)
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1958 Other European Silver Cloud 3.0L Brakes
I hope there is someone who is more familiar with this old Rolls than I am. We have rebuilt the brake master cylinder, now we are trying to bleed the system. It has two cylinders attached to the transmission thru what looks like a boost system for the brakes. ...
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1978 Other European silvershadow 412CID brake bleeding VIN: SRG3328500
customer dropped car off after repairing a broken brake hose, customer could not bleed system, so what i need is the procedure for bleeding the brake system,i cannot get any brake fluid out of the bleeder screw next to the right side of engine, next to the acc...
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1993 Acura Legend L 3.2L automatic door locks VIN: JH4KA766XP
thanks to all who updated me on the door locks on the acura. no automatic locks. thats what we get for assuming. thanks a bunch.
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1WBADD6321
Hello BMW Techs After receiving 5 replies, indicating that the wheel speed sensors send the signal to the ABS computer and from there is sent to the engine computer(DME), we checked the signal from wheel speed sensors in the data stream of the scanner and we d... Trouble codes: 214 (PO500 speed sensor), 20 (mil lamp).
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1997 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSCD0322V
Hello again. Thanks to the first five rapid replies to our help request (thanks Eric and Erik and Randy and Hank and Greg), we removed the right rear inner fender liner and performed a second smoke test. The upper outer fitting on the evap tank had a very smal... Trouble codes: 251 (Minor tank leak).
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2003 Buick Century 3.1L low air pressure light VIN: XXGWXXXJX3
Thank you to all that replied. I am some what embarrassed that I could not figure this out with out help. Several of you suggested that I reset the TPM. The owners manual was not in the car. The owner had it put away at home. Anyway I found out the procedure f...
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1967 Cadillac eldorado 429CID head bolts
thanks to all who replied to this post. i got alot of replies on these bolts, we tried arp but i would still have been waiting on the bolts. long story short the manager ended up getting a set of used bolts from somewhere for us to install. special thanks to s...
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G6KD52B1R
Thanks for all the great replies.I checked the injectors first,I thought that was a pretty good suggestion.I also had already checked the fuel pressure and forgot to mention it in my post.Well a few of you led me to the fix.I removed the ground wires next to t...
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1976 Chevrolet K20 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: CKL246Z151
Thanks for all your inputs. The majority of you hit it on the head with the suggestion of the valve spring. I removed the valve cover, I noticed that the #3 exhaust valve was weaker than the rest. I removed that valve spring and found it broken. We later found...
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1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC14K7K
Very quick responses, two in about 1/2 hour. One with the same symptons, injectors firing while engie off [ecm issue fixed it]. I did check the grounds at the housing stud and the connectors at the ecm right off the bat. All said most likely cause would have t... Trouble codes: 42 (ets timing code.).
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1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L pressure switch in master cylinder VIN: 1G1YY23P2P
six out of the seven replies hit it on the head. WE HAVE A BAD MASTER CYLINDER !!! but david from texas supplied useful information about the theory and operation of the switch and how it operates in the master cylinder. there is a shaft that the sensor needle...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L no 4x4 VIN: 1GCGK2911Z
thanks to everyone, fix was the clutches in transfer case were burned up, even though it was new a year ago.
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1B4GP54L5V
Thanks to everyone who replied... After further testing, found the BCM to be the cause of the problems. Replaced with new BCM and reprogrammed. All is working well now. Thanks again...
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1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2B4FP2539V
thanx again fellas. the fix was globs of dirt in the fuel rail, cleaned fuel rail and all the injectors runs like a champ.how we found is a different story.first we did the scanner and fuel guage and all but no2 dropped fuel press.ordered a new injector .while... Trouble codes: P0302.
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1998 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Engine/Trans VIN: 4B3AU52N6W
Many of you sent helpfull information regarding transmission problems. I replaced the torque convertor and the noise is completely gone! Thanks again for the help guys and gals! Greg
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2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B87G2AN8Y
We tried getting this Dakota to act up some more on us by wiggling the wiring harness which Greg [...] brought up about the power steering switch leaking onto the harness, but it app... Trouble codes: P0202, P0207.
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC13Z71
sorry for the delay post. cust. refuse to go further with the diag. this was one that gave me and my boss the run around. thank you guys for the replies. Trouble codes: P0051.
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1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1F56C5DT5J
thanks for the help...didn't get a chance to read any though..found problem to be ing. module...after about 4 found parts house computer doesn't tell them the difference between a turbo or not and there is a difference..timing control..correct module and this ...
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1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L compressor VIN: 1FTCR14X4N
thanks everyone after everyone said where the relay was i started lookig harder found that it had been changed before and never put it back in its harness it was lying on the fender well full of water rust and corrosin replaced works fine
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1992 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L ride control VIN: 3937NKKKIE
hello all and thanx for all the good suggestions. im calling it fixed but... we tried to get into system with scanner but could not. the car rides fine and customer is happy. i guess thats all that counts. just for who wants to know... there are a few places o...
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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cylinder and block VIN: 1FAFP53231
I would like to thank all that responded to my problem. Most of you were right onthe money with a solution. I found a machinist who was able to confirm the cause. He told me that the way the coolant circulates in the back two cylinders on the driver's side act...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L coolant / fuel VIN: 1FTNY21F6X
Thanks to all who responded to my help request regarding this diesel. The test to confirm which bank is leaking sounds good.I never got the chance to try any of the tips as the owner decided to allow the ford dealer to perform the repair.
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L long crank VIN: 2FMZA5142Y
First let me clarify what I meant when I gave the voltage reading at the pump 'when running'; I meant with the ignition on, engine off, and 'pump' running. Sorry to misslead you. Second, thank you to the nine that replied. Now for the fix! Since our request fo...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L headlamps VIN: 1FDSF35S3Y
well, It would seem that this vehicle does not allow the daylight running lamps to disable, Barrie had that right...I advised the customer and they have not opted to modify the system to disable the lamps when they want... Thanks for all the help. Michael
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 1FMZU73E2Y
Thanks for all the help, had some good feedback. When the IAC is unplugged the idle would come down from 1300rpm to 650rpm within spec, which tells us it was PCM controlled. We purchased a new SOLUS scan tool and are still trying to be more profecient with it....
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Readiness Monitors VIN: 1FTNX21S91
Vehicle has yet to be fixed,we have monitored all inputs during warm up and test drive,all correlate to reality.Kam power supply,evap,pcm software,ect,iat and vss have all been tested. We have been in contact with engineers from California Air Resource Board a... Trouble codes: P1000.
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21L94
we were able to fix it by installing a threaded insert in the hole. the truck runs great. if any of you guys are interested, do a web search for 'spark plugs blown out'. we found out there are hundreds of other people who have had this problem with various yea...
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Compressor VIN: 1GKDT13W9W
We recieved several good replies on this one, bad connections at the compressor or a/c pressure sensors out of range. Faulty power feed to the control head. Pat & Eric supplied the info that ultimately fixed it. The ambient air temp sensor (mounted beside the ...
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2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13WXY
Had to open new help request on this truck today. New plugs and O2 had truck going fine for 2wks 300mi. NNow I have it back and it runs fine for me. Have added more info on new request. Thanks for all the replies. Most thought vac leak, not it. I am leaning to... Trouble codes: P0171 (B1S1 lean), P0300 (multi missfire).
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1992 Infiniti G20 2.0L Starting VIN: JNKCP01P9N
Well this one is finally fixed . It turn out it had two problems, the clutch interlock relay took care of no power at the ignition wire at starter and it also had a bad starter motor. I finally got it to mess up in the shop. Thanks Mike P
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13122
First thank you to Roberto,Jeremy & Jeffrey!You guys were all dead right! The problem was a restricted vent filter.My slop-key 5 missimformation system discribes this code as a electr- ical circut malfunction when it was a system performance problem!#?!I was r... Trouble codes: P0446.
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1992 Lexus SC300 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JT8JZ31C6N
Hello Sportsfans, The vehicle died on my lift and would not run which is a good thing. If I jumped the B+ and FP at the check connector under the hood the vehicle would run. I went to the Fuel Pump ECU which is located behind the interior panel under the dri...
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1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE31A5P
A big Thank You to Ferdinand, Eddie & David for their excellent help and advice. This vehicle was a (no fix) the most puzzling part to me and the senior deliverability Tech. At the Nissan Dealer was equally puzzled, was that leaving the ignition switch on unti...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA68F1X
The fix was a bad crank position sensor on left side upper of bell housing. Thank you all for helping. karan
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBUF82J35
Hi: This one went back to the dealer under warrantee. They installed ashort block. Has not been returned to the customer yet( my sister). Will advise if there are any other issues when she gets it back. Thanks to Paul, Alexander, Mirek, Vince, Adam, Lynda, Ant...
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1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, pops through t-body VIN: 2MELM74W8P
Thanks for the replies especially to Dave & Steve who put me on the right track buy suggesting I enrich the engine with propane or carb.clean.I added carb clean to the PCV and the hesitation and popping cleared up immediately, so I knew for sure it was running...
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1995 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L compression VIN: 1MELM5343S
I'm calling this Mercury fixed. Some suggested that the cylinder bores go out of round due to severe overheating. A few suggested that connecting rods can bend from the hydrolock. I honestly didn't look for that when I had the heads off but I will on the next ...
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1N6DD-26S8
The blown fuse was the problem. Customer reports no recurring issue. Yes, still no idea why that fuse blew. Defective? On the initial testing, I had focussed on high tech diagnostics, and missed the basics: I had checked the wrong fuse, and didn't check ALL of...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Engine? VIN: 1N4AL11DX2
This vehicle runs great, no noise. (I can hear piston slap, barely.) The noise was the intake cam sprocket, a variable cam timing device. As there were no parts available today, owner wanted her car back, and I wanted to cycle the solenoid to check the sprocke...
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2003 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX54K83
Thanks to all that replied, After leak testing one more time I decided that the problem was intermittant and replaced both the purge valve and pressure sensor with no further reoccurrance so far. Trouble codes: P0440.
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Clutch VIN: JT3HP10V7V
Thanks to all that replied, on our first and last Rav 4 clutch job we ended up pulling the engine and trans as a assembly. Lots more work than the 13.5 hours ALLDATA calls for. The more you do the lees time it would take I'm sure but next time will sublet to t...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BG22K0W
I want to start off by saying that IATN is the best. I got a lot of replies and all were good suggestions but Roy from Virginia hit it right on the head. I started off by scoping the ignition and could see no problems with the coils. I had already ruled out th...
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