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1998 Audi A4 2.8L communicaton
car came in last week with code 0123= elect. connection between abs and inst. cluster intermittent no signal. we cleaned the connections on the abs unit, and reset the code. customer said light came back on, and he took it to the audi garage. they say the con...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L drivers' window VIN: WAULC68E72
Need some help from Audi techs on this one. Intermittently, the drivers' window will malfunction in the following way. When trying to lower the window, it will go down partially, then reverse and go back up. Sometimes you can stop it by hitting the switch in ...
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1984 BMW 325e 2.7L low beams VIN: WBAAB6404E
hi bmw guys, i have only limited experience with bmws so i am at a loss. the high beams seem to be working fine, along with the low beam bulbs, but when you click the high beam switch over to low beams the headlights stop working. the parking lamps are still w...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L abs,traction control VIN: WBAAM333XK
Good evening BMW techs everywhere.I have this E46 323i that was in last week for a complete brake job.the only light that was on was the wear sensor light. after finishing the job I started the car and the abs and traction control light and the red brake light...
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L charge system VIN: 1G4HP52L7S
This vehicle has a cs alternator. It came in two weeks ago on my day off. The technician inspected the charging system, replaced the alternator with a non-factory reman. The vehicle appeared to charge normally and was returned to the customer. It came back yes...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L dies at times VIN: 1G6KD54Y3V
customer complaint is that is dies at times with no warning and at anytime like idling in gear or driving down the highway. it was in about two weeks ago and we drove it and when it died we lost fuel pressure and replace fuel pump and reflashed compuiter for p... Trouble codes: P0603 (pcm keep alive memory), P0741 (tcc perf or stuck off), P1599 (cc power mgmt mode or engine stall), P1630 (theft learn mode or system volt error), U1016 (loss of pcm communication), U1040 (loss of ebcm/ebtcm comm)
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1998 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KE54Y1W
Thanks for your time in reading this. Customer concerns are a stall on decell or at stop lights, he states it usually happens while driving below 40 mph. I have not been able to reproduce the concerns. I initiall replaced the crank sensors and fuel pressure re... Trouble codes: P1599
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1998 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L message center VIN: 1G6KE54Y1W
another shop which i help out has this cad which on the message center says to service the charge system went thru the archives and checked the previous repairs that were listed. even with the charge system not dropping below 13.2 volts it still says to servic...
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1985 Chevrolet C10 Custom 6.2L Engine leaks oil VIN: 2GTEC14C2F
Hi group, I have this 6.2 diesel and there is a lot of oil behind the engine. It seems to run down and get on the exhaust pipes and leak from there. I thought the rear main was leaking and spraying around, but I ran it on the hoist with the convertor cover off...
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1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Disc Brake system VIN: 1GIYY3181K
I hope there are some Corvette techs out there. This one was dropped in my lap a couple of days ago. Problem is vehicle will not stop without excessive pedal effort. It acted like a bad booster but without the tell tale hard pedal. I checked the vacuum supply ...
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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 2G1WL51T3L
On this car it came in with a complaint of a tip in hesitation when cold. I have monitored tps, coolant temp and map sensor. I have chaned the prob that is for that complaint but i am still having a issue.
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1991 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDM15Z1M
THIS VEHICLE IS A REAL PUZZLER I THINK IT HAS A DEMON IN IT OR SOMETHING THE PROBLEM IS SO INTERMITTENT. iT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DRIVING CONDITION,WEATHER ETC.WHEN YOUR DRIVING ALONG IT WILL JUST FALLS ON ITS FACE LIKE ITS RUNNING OUT OF FUEL. WHEN IT FIRST ... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor short/bad), 33 (map sensor circuit high)
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1991 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 2G1WL54T7M
Hi everyone, this car exibits a tip in hesitation, most noticeably felt from light accel from stop or rolling stop. feels just like bad tps but scoped tps and is working perfect, tried known good map as well, no vacuum leaks and fuel system pressure/volume all...
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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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1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCCS1442X
truck came in running rough and we found cylinder #4 dead due to #4 injector driver faulty and causing constant power to injector and flooding cylinder with fuel, we then replaced the pcm with a used one from salavge yard. tryed starting vehicle and it would s... Trouble codes: U016, P629
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13WO1
I have little diagnostics aids for this suv i smoked vacumn system under hood and found 2 split hoses near lf fender rear spring and replaced then customer returned in about 140 miles i replaced selinoid on firewall with known good part from another blazer sam... Trouble codes: P0440
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2002 Chrysler Concorde Limited 3.5L no reverse, default to 2nd after drive VIN: 2C3HD56G62
this vehicle came in with the complaint that vehicle does not move, ran scan tool found code p0740, cleared all codes. vehicle has no reverse gear what so ever, when viewing data on scan tool watching prndl you see ever gear corespond with the gear the scan sa...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Instrument Cluster, Radio VIN: 1B4GT54L5V
Hi again guys, another electrical problem here. This one is a 1997 Dodge Caravan AWD. Problem we're having with this one is at random times when drivng vehicle with or without cruise on, all guages will zero, cruise shuts off and vehicle basically acts as if ...
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1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7FL26X6W
This is driving us crazy - mainly because there is such a small window of testing time available. When the vehicle sits overnight and you drive it, after 2-5 miles when letting off the accelerator pedal, it wants to stall. Also, when in high gear and low RPM's... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ign Ref - 130 Starts Since Set)
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1999 Dodge Avenger 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AU42N9X
This car came in code p0175 bank2 rich. Scope the bank 2 o2 and it does stay rich with rpms 2k. Sometimes in sec. sometimes min. looking at the scanner It loos like all four o2s go rich when bank2 is rich on scope .90-.92v on scanner.Any help would be greatful... Trouble codes: P0175
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Radiator VIN: 1B7HC13Z1X
Looking for some help on this Dodge headache. This truck came to us for the first time with just under 90k on the odometer, with a complaint of coolant leaking under the hood. A pressure test revealed a leak at one of the tanks and a new replacement was inst...
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Cluster VIN: 1B4GP25321
This vehicle has an 800 mA drain that I traced to fuse 24 which feeds the BCM, cluster, and message center. The current is going to the cluster. I researched the archives and the closest thing I could find was a shorted cluster wake up signal bcm pin 5 in C4. ...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L wheel sp sensor VIN: 2B4GP44RO2
I have this van here with an LR wheel sped sensor code I have no 12v ref (only has .8v fluctuating) to the sensor its coming directly out of the ABS module. I can put battery voltage to the connector and get 12v at sensor What would cause the module not to sen...
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1987 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L clutch quadrant and pawl VIN: 1FABP41AXH
When you depress clutch pedal it starts to disengage clutch and then you here ratchet type noise and pedal goes to floor with no clutch action, for some reason the pawl disengages from the quadrant.
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1991 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP54Y9M
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for help during my week of nightmares. I had this SHO towed in for a no start. It cranks but has no fire or injector pulse. The customer had a used engine put in it by another shop. He then drove it for 4 days and it stall...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A5R
this vehicle dies intermittently, its been to couple other shops, with no success. ignition module, ignition switch, ecm, crankshaft sensor and coils have been replaced in an attempt to repair this vehicle. i tested the ecm relay and it is ok. i tested all my ... Trouble codes: 218 (idm open or high)
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1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Blend Door VIN: 2FALP74WXS
Hello, This Crown Vic is driving me nuts it orginally came in for no tempature change from vents we found that the blend door actuator was stuck replaced it and everything was fine. One month later its back again stuck completely hot we test system again and f...
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1996 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L fuel guage/tanks VIN: 2FALP729XT
ok guys i am working on a 96 crown vic natural gas. it has 4 tanks and one of them is not taking or using fuel (customer says it takes 25% less fuel and 25% less milage) i don't have schematics for this so if someone could email them or fax i would really app...
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1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5149V
GOOD MORNING FORD TECHS. I HAVE GOT A MISFIRE ON CYL NO 6 ONLY. CUSTOMER STATED IT HAPPEND ALL AT ONCE. COMPRESSION IS 150psi, GOOD SPARK AND INJECTOR PLUSE. BACK PLUGS WHERE A LITTLE BACK BUT NO 6 WAS WHITE. ORIGNALLY HAD A P0 151 CODE NEW O2 TOOK CARE OF THA... Trouble codes: P00, 306
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L wipers, dome light, Head lights VIN: 1FTZX1868W
Greetings, I have 1998 F150 that has an intermitten inoperative dome light and wipers I think that they are caused by a faulty G.E.M. but other times the high beams go out while driving and I was wandering if the GEM would cause that to happen. I am thinking t...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMPU18L8W
this expedition idles around 1200rpm. fuel trims are both around 0. didn't find any vacuum leaks either. Iac is reading 24% at idle so its opening even though the idle seems high. thought the tps might be reading off. its about 1.09v at idle, throttle is readi...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU34X3W
Intermittanty it feels like the abs pump is kicking in (racheting) at the end of a slow stop. There are no codes and the abs light does not come on when it happens. With solus it passes the KOEO test. I could not make it happen with the scanner connected but d...
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1999 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MISSFIRE HOT VIN: 1FAFP54N1X
Hi,ford experts!I've got a taurus sho with a idling problem.Idles fine for a long time(hot)this morning.As soon as i put in drive idle comes up for about 1 min.Then idle starts coming down (iac)starts going up starting at about 28%.At about 45% car starts idli...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L door chime VIN: 1FMRU15L5Y
The truck came in with the seat belt/door ajar chime going off. I pulled code 1428/belt indicator light not operating corectly (chime ok) even though the belt light and door ajar light worked properly . All the door switches and belt indicators are working per...
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L buzzing noise VIN: 1FMYUO3181
CUSTOMER STATES THAT THERE IS A HIGH PITCHED SQUEAL FROM DASH AREA.IT DID HAPPEN ONCE IN THE SHOP . BUT IF YOU STEP ON THE BRAKE PEDAL THE NOISE GOES AWAY.THIS IS NOT THE DOOR BUZZER.IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS ON THE PASSENGERS SIDE.IT IS NOT CONSISTENT .THERE ARE N...
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2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDXW47Z01
this truck runs fine on gas but when switched to propane runs with a miss talked to a ford shop that is familiar with this system they said to try to stress test the coil packs did the poor mans version by disconnecting each coil individually found miss on #3/...
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1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 4.3L no start VIN: 1GTEK14W8T
Vehicle was towed to my shop from customers yard,no start cranks strong,has lots of fuel pressure and flow, pressure measures 55-62 #'s of pressure.Exhibits no trouble codes.Coil produces good arc at the plugs , tried to unplug the mass air flow doesn't do any...
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2000 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L Starting VIN: 1GKEK63R9Y
ive got this yukon came in with dead battery replaced ran fine came back no start another tech cleaned and tightend battery termanals ran fine back today no start customer said he had starter put in last month when turning ign starter clicks no start i found b...
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2000 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L transfer case VIN: 1GKEK13T5Y
sorry we do not do alot of transfer case work so this may be a stupid ? customer came in with a load clunk in transfer case when going from park to drive or reverse also in 2nd and 3rd gear while driving. he had afetr market warrenty coverage so they approved ...
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1985 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: SAJNV5849F
Have two of these beauties in the shop. The problems are virtually identical. Both cars will start and run fine cold. After ten minutes they will shut off and not restart or run without adding extra fuel(carb cleaner in the snorkels). Fuel pressure is in spec ...
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2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, No acceleration VIN: SAJDA24C71
Vehicle came in with customer stating it would not accelerate. MIL on,indicator on dash reads tracs. not available,engine in limp mode. Performed all tests available including pin checks and ground checks. It seemed evident that car needed a throttle body. Ord... Trouble codes: P1229 (No throttle response engine in limp home mode)
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1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UZ30C2P
Hi everybody : Customer complaint everytime first start up,the engine runs rough,the rpm is surging,and the check engine light came on.After few minutes driving,the problem will go away,and the check engine light went off.This problem will stay out until the ... Trouble codes: 31 (air flow meter circuit), 41 (TPS circuit)
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Hard Start Cold VIN: 4F2YUO8162
Hi everyone I have a customer with a hard start problem only when the car has been sitting for a long time, but once you get the car started after it gives you a hard time it runs and start fine and will only give you a problem after sitting for a long period ...
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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, HIGH IDLE WHEN COLD VIN: 4A3AE45G32
Thanks in advance for any help. We have a part time customer with this car.We changed timing belt 5/27/05, next time we seen car was 7/25/06 on the hook for a dead battery. Replaced battery and both terminal ends. next visit was 9/29/06 with complaint of high ...
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L Starter VIN: 1G3WX52H6Y
This Intrigue has been plagueing are shop since before i started working here. In the past previous tech about a year and half ago replaced pass lock cyc and key. Vehicle had intermittent no start and pass lock codes. Vehicle came back 6 months later no start ...
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1991 Pontiac 6000 LE 3.1L No Start, Stall, START AND STALL VIN: 1G2AE84T1M
HELLO FELLOW TECHS I HAVE A 10-91 PONTIAC 6000LE. IT HAS THE 3.1L V-6. THE CUSTOMER BROUGHT IT IN FOR A STALL PROBLEM. OUR FIRST TECH CHECKED SOME THINGS OUT ON IT A RECOMMENDED REPLACING THE CRANK SENSOR AND MAP SENSOR. THE CUSTOMER BROUGHT IT BACK IN THE NEX...
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L trac light VIN: 1G2WP1212W
this car has trac light on and no tach. wiring good and i have square wave on tach output and to cluster and ebtcm. i cant make the tach jump when i stick cir. 121 off and on ground. i have code c0236. no ohter complaints tach moves when key powered up. not cl...
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1993 Subaru Impreza 1.8L No Start
hello, i have this subaru here. it has spark but no injector pulse. i scoped the crank and cam sensor both seem to be working, customer wanted the temp sensor repalced becuase she said it had a hard start and someone told her its the temp sensor. so we replace...
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2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.5L Cuts out VIN: JSAHTX92V0
Hi every one, i need some help from any one knowledgeable in the Suzuki world. I have this grand vitara and i am trying to find the crankshaft sensor with no luck, i went on the Suzuki factory site and checked the online manual it said it was behind the flywhe...
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1980 Toyota Cressida 2.6L No Start VIN: MX32037208
Vehicle was running great, shut it off in the shop to but a couple brackets on and pulled the coil wire off to put the rubber boot on the distributor and vehicle has not started since. The spark will jump an inch at the plug wire end, the fuel pressure is 30-3...
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1984 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Stall VIN: E5F3144993
This car runs great;;. No misses ,no codes, no problem starting. In fact this car will run forever as long as you keep your foot on the accelerator.So sitting at the light you apply light pressure on the pedal. Take off and go to55 mph and let off or some call...
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V2Y
no power/bogs under heavy accel.if eased into throttle drives ok.idles good.scaned but values in scaner are very slow to respond.called a mobile diag guy who has oem scan tool.his dose the same thing slow response.i can manualy check maf and o2 and tps with va... Trouble codes: 1128 (fuel system lean)
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2003 Volkswagen Toureg 3.8L Lighting VIN: VWGB67L84D
This is a two part request. First, I'm trying to replace the headlight bulb. I saw the retaining screw for the lights. The case moves outward. I don't want to break anything, so what else is holding the case in? I'm working on the right side. #2 Customer is c...
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1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L no spark VIN: YV1FX8844H
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this old Volvo. I have little experience with them and need help. The customer was dragged in with a no start condition. We found no spark, but good injector drive. I checked for spark at the coil and the plug wires..n...
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1990 Buick Regal Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WD14L9L
The final cure for this vehicle was to go thru each wire in the harness from the ignition module to the multi connector at the back of the engine. On the engine side of the multi connector I found a wire which had been melted but not all the way thru. At times... Trouble codes: 42 (est).
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1989 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Stall VIN: 1G6CD5152K
sorry i have not replied.. I have let the customer take the car home it runs great just the timing is off. I will let you all know something if i get it back again Thank you all agian...
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1990 Chevrolet G10 Sportvan 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GNDG15ZXL
well this van is finally fixed. jim from new jersey had it correct. when i removed the fuel return line from the tbi unit i had very little fuel flowing during the prime cycle. the problem was that there is a rubber section of hose right near the transmission ...
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1995 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GBKC34N4S
Well this beast is fixed! It ended up being a poor ground at the 1 wire o2 sensor going into the exhaust. Who would ever think that this could be a bad ground spot!. - We installed an old gm design 2 wire o2 sensor & ran a seperate ground wire to the block(Jus...
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1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Surge, Misfire, fish bite VIN: 1GNDM19W2T
Thanks to all who replyed Amin from BC suggest the MAF may be defective but no change noted when unpluged. Roger from Alberta ofered the posibility that the distributor shaft may be worn. Inspection showed no damage The cam offset is fixed on this vehicle and ...
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1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E4W
I did as many of you said. I checked the compression and found that to be good. I changed the coil pack with one I had at the shop that I knew was good and it still had a misfire on #6. So I knew the air & fire was right so that only left the fuel. I could hea... Trouble codes: P0306.
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29U02
i want to thank you for your patience with this fix,this pickup belongs construction co and we had to wait for rain to get it back in shop. the p0157 code is bank 2s2 stays lean. we dropped the converter today to check rich's and joseph's idea about converter ... Trouble codes: P0157 (b2b2).
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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNEK13T05
Wish I could tell you it was fixed but we opted to send him to the dealer since he wasn't to eager to spend what it was going to take to properly diagnose it and we weren't sure that it would'nt involve re-programming the moduales. What I did learn from the 7 ...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Steering VIN: 1C3EJ56H2S
Thanks to all who sent help. After checking for a screen in the reservior and trying different bleeding procedures as most of you suggested, I replaced the rack. While I had the rack out I did some poking around and tested the control solenoid, which seemed to...
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1987 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1B7GN14M24
egr valve was causeing the problem , unhooked the vacuum line and it was gone, vacuum control temp valve was open properly, think the aftermarket egr valve was open to far to soon customer decline to repair or replace valve .. thanks for all thus of you huh re...
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1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L when a put in reverse the engine died, but VIN: 1B7HC16Y4R
hello; i rebuilt the trans but everithin was o.k then i put everithing back to especificasion. now is working great! thanks everybody for your help.
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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L master cyl VIN: 2FTJW36M1M
Again I would like to thank everyone who took the time to reply to my call for help. I'm sorry it took so long to get back to you but the customer is from out of town and didn't get in untill yesterday.The most prevalent answers I received were to either repla...
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1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAPP14J4P
Thanks to all this one is fixed. Several members pointed out to me that this is a Mazda built trans,a call to my local dealer got me one ordered. Mazda calls it a pulse generator. Installed yesterday,all good. Thanks also to Matt in Ontario who had one collect...
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1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L Cruise and Horn VIN: 1FTEX14NOS
Once again, thanks to everyone who replied. Fix was indeed a bad wire powering the horn relay.
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6633W
Hi and thanks to all. I replaced the upstream 02 and it seems to have taken care of it. I started to go off track. So Thanks again to all that replied. Trouble codes: P1131 (HO2 Indicates Lean).
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6537W
exhaust cam was off on tooth. overlap problem. thank you for all your help. great iatn team,,, rich Trouble codes: 1131 (corecting rich for lean condition).
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1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Ball joints VIN: 1FMYU24E7X
Everyone has the same opinion on this underdesigned suspension. It is a wonder why the manufacture wants such low tire pressure in the front tires. .030' is about no play to me and I understand about El Cheepo parts use on these rigs. Thank you to all that res...
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L spark plugs VIN: 1FAFP4046Y
we removed the pistons an did find that the oil rings were collapsed we replaced rings and all is good thanks everyone for the help on this one
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
thanks to every one who replied.almost every one came up with a fix to the 2000 ford windstar van that was making the chirping noise.it was the cam synchronizer just like you all said.the chirping noise was from cam synchronizer ,shaft was binding.each time it...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L torque convertor VIN: 1FMZU67E71
I posted the fix in the wrong place.see the 9th reply . New solonoid and retainer seemed to do the trick.thanks to all that replied.
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Stall VIN: 1FDWF36PX4
Well I had to swallow my pride and bring it to Ford because they are able to do a live cylinder power balance test while the truck was acting up. They told me that #2 and #5 cylinders were real weak while it was acting up. They recommended new fuel injectors f...
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1HGCD7136V
Thank you for all the input. After verifying all grounds, replacing wires and plugs and cap, rotor with known good (test pieces) we discovered that when the alternator belt was revoved the arcing between the cranskaft pulley inner and outer ring dissapeared. W...
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1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Crankshaft Pulley VIN: JHMEJ6571V
Wow, what a mixed bag of replies. I am unclear as to the Official Honda specification for this specific year and model, but a large majority of the techs said they just tightened the bolt with their impact guns and shipped it, apparently with no ill effects. I...
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1988 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1LNBM81F9J
Hey techs, I do appreciate all that replied to my lincoln problem. Most suggested that I had a valve train problem, and with the tests that I ran on this car I tend to agree. I did check the ecm output to the injector and found it to be good, I also did a smok...
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2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L 17 codes, no power VIN: 5LMEU27R72
First I want thank all the guys who responded and although no one 'hit the nail on the head' some were very close. The problem was that the wiring harness that snakes through the left front wheel well was the victim of oversize tires. The the left front tire h... Trouble codes: P0740, P0743 (TCC Fault TCC Electrical Fault), P0750, P0753 (Shift Solenoid A Shift Solenoid A Electrical Fault), P0755, P0758 (Shift Solenoid B Shift Solenoid B Electrical Fault), P1747 (Pressure control solenoid short CKT), P1754 (Coast clutch solenoid CKT Fault), P0141, P0135, P0155, P0161 (All 4 O2 heater codes.).
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1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L rear suspension assy VIN: JM1NA3512L
We do know that the engine mounts are good. We suspect that the PPF is in some way bent or mismounted . We have not been able to determine the real cause as the customer has not had the time to leave his car long enough for us to compare measurements with anot...
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1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L air bag light VIN: JM1NA351XP
Thanks for relpies and most of them said about the bad air bag module. The blue module is avaiable at the dealer for $220 and the customer declined to spend at this time, so when he returns I will post the fix. In the mean time, I want to thank each and everyo...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L door locks VIN: WDBGA51E4T
Smoke tested vehicle, found cracked fitting at one of nipples on vacuum lock pump, replaced pump, still had problems with power closing of trunk. On a whim, replaced trunk closing vacuum actuator, worked fine since Monday.
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2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1MEHM55S42
Ok guys, there is a vaccuum leak coming from the upper manifold. I'm closing the request because the customer has some family issues to deal with, and this isn't a priority. Trouble codes: 1131 (Lack of H02s11 Switches-sensor indicates lean), 1154 (Lack of H02S21 Switches-sensor indicates lean).
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L gas cap door VIN: WMWRC33433
Grand prize goes to Erik [...] of Akin Bimmer Works in Brentwood,TN. He is the only one who responded. He graciously faxed 5 pages of info on removing the LR inner fender liner and gas tank filler tube to gain access to the filler door.
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N4DL01DXY
removed ecm from vehicle and found water damage inside computer case. electrical arch on inside of case.replaced with remaned computer and fixed the problem thanks for your input Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire).
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L timing chain VIN: 1N4AL11DX2
Replaced tensioner, Niissan tech recommended nissan oil filter. inspected inside cam timing cover, still makes some noise on cold start, customer took car for now.
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1996 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 10TU67O568
hey,thanks. everyones input on this one was worth it i checked everything and everything on this was bad ,changed plugs wires, cleaned mass senor with mass cleaner.cleaned throttle body ,cleared codes ran about 36 miles run perfect and no light agian thanks gu... Trouble codes: P300.
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2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3DF78KXY
sorry for the late post, my tech did'nt know how to post the fix. thanks to all of the techs that suggested the oil seperator on the back of the block. in addition, after replacing it, we found that the intercooler was full of oil, again, after flushing it twi...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L pre-igintion VIN: 2T1BR12E41
Well this one is in the books. I had a lot of great replies. But the problem was the crankshaft angle sensor plate was installed backwards. I do not know why base timing was showing correct, but it was. This was a simple fix, remove front cover and install pla...
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1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWGA0164G
Thanks for all those whom replied to my message. After repairing all the problem's that the customer had provided me by working the car themselves I was able to perform diagnostics. After reading the replies I was tipped that the vehicle was a mass air flow sy...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L oil light VIN: 3VWSC81H0R
Many thanks to Jose [...]. What a wealth of in...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WVWRP61J63
Sorry I left this open this long. I recieved 6 very good replies, But I think Aaron from Oregon might have the answer. 'From: Aaron from Oregon Date: Oct 2, 2006 9:42 PM Air can sometimes enter at the 'T' fitting at the fuel filter. If you haven't done so ... Trouble codes: P1248 ([...] start of injection timing regulation control devaition).
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